Campus Announcements

Welcome to Campus Announcements

The guidelines for submitting a Campus Announcement can be found on the Instructions page.

  • Your announcement must be related to a campus activity and that relationship must be present in your text.
  • You can submit an announcement for a maximum of two consecutive weeks or every other week.

Use the link above (Submit an Announcement) and log in with your NetID credentials.

Latest Issue: January 14, 2019

01. Administrative (dept moves/closes, employee info, Admin announcements)

Call for Nominations for the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service

For award guidelines and the nomination form please visit the Provost Office website- The nominee for this award must meet all of the eligibility requirements; the nominator must complete the nomination form and write a narrative statement (less than 500 words) in support of the nominee. Both the nomination form and the narrative statement must be emailed to in the Provost Office no later than Thursday, January 24, 2019.
03. Workshops/Courses/Training (work related; HR, EAP, DoIT, etc…)

Respectful Communications: January 23, 2019, 9:00am-4:00pm. Improve your workplace communications (Register now for one of our most popular offerings!)

This workshop is designed to provide participants with tools and techniques for improving communications in the workplace. Case studies, small group discussions, and listening skill building activities are an integral part of this highly interactive session.

Target Audience: All faculty and staff from all campuses. New supervisors and anyone else interested in improving communications skills.

Wang 301

Graduate Student Workshop: February 5, 2019, 9:00 am – 10:00 am, Wang 301

This training will provide you with a step-by-step explanation of the hiring process, reappointment process, additional supplements, lump sums, summer appointments and required documentation for hiring graduate students. We will also review the form I-9 process as needed.

Target Audience: Graduate Student Coordinators or anyone who must authorize or approve graduate student appointments on West Campus, South Campus, HSC, Manhattan, and Southampton.

Wang 301

HRS 101, Part 1: Performance Management – February 13, 2019, 9:30am-11:30am, Wang 301

Comprehensive overview of the complete performance management process; from preparation to administering the annual appraisal.

Target Audience: Managers and supervisors responsible for managing the performance of others on West Campus, South Campus, HSC, Manhattan, and Southampton.

Permanent Appointments: February 14, 2019, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM, Wang 201

This workshop will provide information covering eligibility, initiating and completing the Permanent Appointment Process for UUP employees.

Target Audience: VP Coordinators, Departmental Personnel Administrators and anyone who is responsible for HR Administration.

Instructors – Don’t let bad weather interfere with your courses, CELT staff are here to help you!

Did you know that CELT provides tools that you and your students can use for teaching & learning? Call us at 631.632.3258
We can help you find ways to:
– deliver content via Blackboard & ECHO360 (Universal Capture)
– foster student – to – student and faculty – to – student interaction in real time and asynchronously utilizing Adobe Connect & Google Hangouts
– deliver formal and informal assessments using VoiceThread, Google Docs, & Blackboard quizzes, assignments & exams

January 2019 Workshops in Tech Park & West Campus

Workshops on communication for faculty, staff and students plus three 2 hr. workshops specifically for supervisors on the following topics: Creating a Positive Environment, Team Building and Negotiating Conflict. Click on website for details and to register online.

Spring 2019 On Campus Job & Internship Fair – Registration Open for On Campus Departments

The Career Center is hosting the On Campus Job and Internship Fair!

Are you looking to hire students for on campus internships for the 2019-2020 academic year and/or student employees/FWS students for spring 2019? This is a FREE event for all SBU and Hospital Departments!

Wednesday January 30th
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
*Registration is required: Please register here:

NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education and Training – Spring 2019 Skills for Success

The NYS & CSEA Partnership for Education & Training is pleased to announce the spring 2019 Skills for Success courses. Skills for Success courses provide CSEA-represented employees with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to meet personal and professional development goals. Employees may enroll through the Statewide Learning Management System or completing the course application form located in the the catalog. They can visit for additional information.

Online Training: Array Formulas in Google Sheets (or 1 Formula To Populate a Whole Column of Data) Mini Byte

Do you have 100s or 1000s of rows of data to sum columns for, maybe for budget or scores? Do you need to compare two lists for matches? Array Formulas make these tasks easy: Write one formula to populate values down an entire column. Use it to sum or average columns, search for matches, and more. This training is online, Fri., 1/18/2019, 10:00-10:30am.
05. Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

Transient Luminosity Events in the Upper Atmosphere

IACS Seminar Speaker, Dr. Mikhail Shneider
Applied Physics Group, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, USA
When: 3/28/2018
Where: IACS Seminar Room
Time: 1pm

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology Seminar

Please join Dr. Jorge Benach, who will be hosting seminar speaker Dr. Sean Riley of Louisiana State University today at 12 noon in Room 038 of the Life Sciences Building. Dr. Riley will present “Host Pathogen Interactions: Rickettsia and Complement”.

PHY 680: Quantum Information and Quantum Computation

IACS Computational Methods Course: Instructor Vladimir Korepin
PHY 680: Quantum Information and Quantum Computation
Instructor: Vladimir Korepin,
Tuesdays/Thursdays: 8:30-9:50am Location: Physics building, Room P128
*3 credits, Students will use the computers provided

NACLO 2019: North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad

What is NACLO?
The North American Computational Linguistics Olympiad is a contest in which high-school students solve linguistic puzzles.
When: 1/24/2019
Where: IACS Seminar Room
Time : 1pm – 5pm

*Registration Required*

STRIDE Brown Bag Lunch – Christopher Gobler

When: 1/30/19
Where: IACS Seminar Room
Time: 12pm

Using Science to Build Public Policy that Protects Citizens from Harmful Algal Blooms
Speaker: Christopher Gobler, Professor, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences


The 3rd Hack@CEWIT will take place at the Center of Excellence in Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) at Stony Brook University, February 15-17, & is open to all undergraduate/graduate students in colleges/universities across the US & Canada.

A hackathon is a design-focused sprint-like event where computer programmers collaborate on software & hardware projects over 36hrs. These events inspire current and future innovators & this year’s event will prove to be fun and enlightening.

Panel Event: Strategies for Success for Women and Under-represented Groups in STEM

Panel Members:
Dr. Melissa Woo, Senior Vice President for Information Technology and Enterprise Chief Information Officer
Marianna Savoca, Assistant Vice President for Career Development and Experiential Education
Dr. Stella Tsirka, Professor of Pharmacological Sciences
Dr. Marci Lobel, Professor of Psychology

Thursday, January 24, 11:30 am-1:30 pm
Endeavor Hall, Room 120, School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences
RSVP to by Friday, January 18th

06. East Campus/Hosp/HSC Conferences/Seminars/Lectures

Public Symposium: Contact Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Public Symposium: Contact Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Presented by Stony Brook University Neurosciences Institute and Stony Brook University Program in Public Health
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
Time: 4:45 to 7:30 pm
Light buffet and refreshments from 4:45 to 5:30 pm
Location: MART, Room 5A-100, Stony Brook Medicine, 101 Nicolls Road, Stony Brook
Free. Open to the Public. For more information – (631) 638-1014

07. Charitable (Habitat, Blood drives, Cats, etc…)

Buy a brick, leave a legacy on Stony Brook’s campus

Legacy Way is a symbolic representation of individuals who have paved the way for the next generation of Stony Brook students, faculty and staff. Now is your chance to leave your mark on Stony Brook.

Reserve a personalized brick on Legacy Way with a $150 tax-deductible contribution. Make your purchase by February 8, 2019 to be included in the spring installation.

Visit to reserve your brick today!
08. Culture And Entertainment (Sports, Movies, Events, etc…)


SNMA invites you to join us for our annual African Diaspora Night on February 8th from 6 – 9pm in the HSC Galleria! The African Diaspora Celebration is the tent pole cultural event for the Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Each year, the first-year medical students organize a fun, exciting night to uplift and shine a light on black culture throughout the diaspora. The event, which takes place during Black History Month, also serves

09. For-Pay Workshops/Courses (SPD, Weight Watchers, Craft Center, etc…)

QuickBooks Basics

Learn the basics, uses and features of QuickBooks including: setting up, working with QuickBooks lists and bank accounts, entering sales, invoices and receiving payments, creating reports, graphs and analyzing financial data in a computer lab setting. This is for Windows based computers – not MAC. This course is for desktop-based QuickBooks software and does not cover QuickBooks Online.

Target Fitess Weight Management Program

Join Target Fitness!
A professional nutrition therapy program!
This 10-week* nutrition education, wellness and lifestyle program is led by Registered Dietitians who will help you reach your target weight for only $190.
Our team of nutrition experts provide you with:
• A body composition analysis (measure of body fat and muscle)
• Intensive education on research-based strategies for permanent weight loss
• Personalized short and long-term weight goals
• An introduction to stress reduction, mindful eating and behavioral change techniques
• Training on innovative tools that will change your relationship with food
• Guidelines on reading food labels and a supermarket tour!
The next session starts 2/12/2019 from 5:45-6:45p
Location: SB Family Medicine at 181 N. Belle Mead Rd, Suite 2
Register by: February 7th

Register by clicking the attached link.
10. Research (Studies, Testing, etc…)

Research on Periodontal Disease

The Department of Periodontology is seeking volunteers for a clinical research study. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a technique for reducing periodontal pockets. The study requires you come to the dental clinic for between 11 to 16 visits over 5 months. To qualify you must: have periodontal disease, be between 18 and 75 years old, and be in good general health. Please contact: Dr. Srinivas Myneni (631) 632-9703



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