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A hilarious evening is in store on Tuesday, April 2 at 8 p.m. when the Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo troupe, also known as the Trocks, brings a mixed-rep of comedic dance to the Anderson Center stage. Although this all-male company portrays classical ballet in a funny fashion, they are serious professional dancers. In the nearly 40 years since its inception, the original concept of Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo has not changed. The Trocks continue to entertain and amuse ballet aficionados as well as novices while bringing dance to the widest possible audiences. Ticket prices: General public: $45; Faculty & Staff: $40; Senior Citizens: $40; Students: $22 (group discounts are available) For tickets: 607-777-ARTS or anderson.binghamton.edu

 

Take home a piece of Newing College. The Alumni Association and Uncommon Goods (founded by David Bolotsky '85) offer alumni the opportunity to purchase banks made from mailboxes salvaged from the Newing Dining Hall. A Newing bank can be a great keepsake to remind you of your time as a student at Binghamton.  Banks also make great gifts! Find out more and purchase a bank today.

Binghamton University is on iTunes! If you're on campus, you can access the iTunes site using your PODS ID and password. If you are off campus, you can access our video and audio files through Apple's iTunes store. Search for "Binghamton University" and you'll find academic lectures, videos from Alumni Association events and more!

 

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Are you looking for ways to save money on your dental bills this year? AlumniDent® provides affordable group dental insurance to alumni and their families, with immediate coverage for preventive, diagnostic and restorative services. AlumniDent also offers budget-friendly payment options to help keep costs low. And best of all, there is no network – so you can keep your family dentist! For online enrollment, or to learn more about this exclusive plan available through the Alumni Insurance Program, visit the AlumniDent website.

University receives record number of freshman and grad applications

 

From staff reports

Binghamton UniversityBinghamton University received a record-high 29,089 freshman applications for fall 2013 admission, surpassing the previous record high of 28,963, set in 2009. The number is up from the 28,141 freshman applications received for fall 2012 admission.

Applications for graduate study have reached historic heights as well, according to Susan Strehle, interim dean of the Graduate School, which has received 3,402 completed applications for fall admission – an increase of 66.6 percent over last year.

"It's always exciting to break records, and these are the kinds of records we're proud to break," Binghamton University President Harvey Stenger said. "We have stellar students and an amazing faculty to teach them, so it's gratifying to know that so many students are interested in the high-quality education they can receive at Binghamton."

As Binghamton continues its growth in students, Donald Nieman, provost and vice president for academic affairs, expects to increase the number of faculty by nearly 60 for fall 2013.

"These new faculty will help us lower the student-to-faculty ratio while helping us build on Binghamton University's tradition of excellence," Nieman said. "These applicants have applied to a growing University focused on providing them the best possible education."

Particularly significant is the surge in applicants to the School of Management. With more than 4,226 prospective freshman students seeking admission, it marks a 15 percent increase in applicants over the prior year.

In addition to freshman applications, the University has received 3,025 transfer applications so far this year, with more to come. "Many transfer students wait until the spring semester to apply," said Townsend Plant, assistant provost for undergraduate admissions. "We anticipate and welcome more transfer applications in the coming weeks."

"Beyond Binghamton's reputation for academic excellence, a variety of factors such as campus visits, successful alumni, more targeted recruiting and the University's academic and social atmosphere influence students' decisions to apply," Stenger said.


 



 

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Last Updated: 11/12/13