Professor Ziegler

Living and Learning in Newing College

At Binghamton University, we believe that you learn so much outside of the classroom that students live in residence halls called colleges.  Newing College is one of those places where you not only live, but you learn.  Because a large part of your growth as a college student happens outside the classroom, Professor Mark Reisinger, the Faculty Master of Newing College works to bridge your home to the academic side of campus. We like to think of Newing College as one big Learning Community. We offer sections of several University courses just for Newing College students in addition to dozens of programs offered each year by our Resident Assistants. Newing College provides many opportunities to interact with students outside the classroom including seminars by our Newing College Fellows on subjects that have included health, nutrition, Tai‐Kwon‐Do and a host of other topics. Students here feel like they are part of a small community while simultaneously enjoying everything that the University has to offer.

For an inside look at the Faculty Master of Newing College, Professor Reisinger, click here. Newing College offers three distinct Learning Communities, where students who live together (in Newing College) also learn together.

Global Engagement Learning Community

The goal of the Global Engagement  Learning Community is to provide both our international and domestic residents with a cross-cultural learning experience. During the fall semester World Regional Geography will be taught simultaneously to a group of students in China and Binghamton University students. An English as a Second Language course has been scheduled for Newing International students. English speaking Newing residents are encouraged to volunteer to be English speaking partners for the Community’s International students.

To apply for a spot in the Newing section of of World Regional Geography, fill out the form here

Education Learning Community

The Education Learning Community was established to offer students interested in the field of education an opportunity to interact with the faculty from Binghamton University’s School of Education. Special events are planned to introduce students to the field and local educators. The goal of the program is to provide Newing residents that are interested in education as a possible career, the opportunity to learn more about the field and to interact with those that work as teachers and educators.

Newing Leadership Program

The Leadership Program will combine a classroom experience that you will earn INTERNSHIP CREDIT for as well as participation in area-wide traditions and events. Accepted students will be enrolled in the Leadership class that meets in the fall and spring semesters on Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm. The goal of the Program is to provide participants with leadership knowledge and opportunities within Newing, across campus, or in the Binghamton area.

To apply for a spot in the Newing Leadership Program, fill out the form here. Deadline to apply is noon, August 1.

Binghamton University Scholars Program Learning Community:

Each year, Binghamton University invites 100 outstanding incoming freshmen to join the Binghamton University Scholars Program, a selective all-University four-year honors program for students of exceptional merit.  For the first year, all Scholars live in the Scholars Learning Community in Endicott Hall or Broome Hall, both of which are residence halls in Newing College. The Scholars program is by invitation only, and details can be found at  All Scholars freshmen take the same section of SCHL127 Discovering the Scholar Within - Thinking Like Leaonardo daVinci.

Courses and Discussion Sections

These are area based courses open only to students living in Newing Community. ABCs (area-based courses) are introductory courses (or in most cases, discussion sections of courses) specifically designated for first-year students who reside in the community sponsoring these courses. In ABCs you go to class with the students living in the same college or community, form study groups together, and develop deep, lasting friendships based on life both in and out of the classroom.

HDEV 105 COLLEGE STUDENTS IN TRANSITION Section 07 CRN 16552 Tuesday and Thursday 4:25 to 5:25

HDEV 105 is a 2-credit seminar course for new students to assist in their transition to the University. Students will be provided with opportunities to explore campus resources, potential majors and personal learning styles, as well as develop skills in oral presentations, critical thinking and time management. This residential area based section is specifically for incoming first-semester students who will be living in Newing College for the fall.

GEOGRAPHY 101 INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY Discussion Section A51 CRN: 10004 Friday 1:10 to 2:10

Introduction to the major subfields of Geography as well as the mapping tools and approaches used to depict geographic processes and patterns at local, regional and global scales.

WRIT 111 COMING TO VOICE Section 04 CRN: 20244 Tuesday and Thursday 2:50 to 4:50 and Section 05 CRN: 20246 4:25 to 5:50

Coming to the Table: Writing Personal, Civic, and Academic Arguments about Food, Area-Based sections will address argumentative writing in personal, civic, and academic contexts while engaging in discussion, activities, and assignments that explore the issues and rhetoric that inform our cultures, opinions, and politics as they pertain to food, food marketing, and food production. This course treats writing as a process, emphasizes revision, and gives students opportunities to experiment with different argumentative genres, reinforcing the notion that writing conventions differ according to rhetorical situations.

PHILOSOPHY 146 LAW AND JUSTICE: Discussion Section A09 CRN: 10442 Friday 2:20 to 3:20

This introductory, lecture-based course examines moral arguments and theories bearing on controversial issues in law and politics. Readings include both philosophical texts and legal documents including Supreme Court and lower court opinions. Students will reflect on moral and political issues, read and interpret philosophical and legal texts, identify and evaluate arguments, and write short essays responding to interpretative and evaluative questions. 

POLITICAL SCIENCE 117 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD POLITICS Discussion Section A12 CRN: 20784 Wednesday 5:50 to 6:50

Introduces major topics in the study of world politics including the role of power in international relationships; the importance of the state in the international arena; sources, causes, and consequences of war; international political economy; international diplomacy and institutions; and current global conflicts. Also introduces students to the social scientific approach to understanding these issues.

SCHL 127 THINKING LIKE LEONARDO DAVINCI Section 01 CRN: 25132 Monday and Wednesday 12:00 to 1:00 and Section 02 CRN: 25133 Tuesday and Thursday 11:40 to 1:05

Incoming Binghamton Scholars will learn and develop strategies for tackling challenges both timely and timeless, including open-ended problem solving, critical and creative thinking, self-expression, goal setting and balancing competing interests. Open only to students enrolled in the Binghamton University Scholars Program.

ESL 210 Section 05 CRN: 25403 Tuesday and Thursday 1:15 to 2:40

This course is for students who have beyond a basic command of English but whose skills still need improvement. There is a strong emphasis on writing, but this course also provides opportunities for practice in reading, speaking and listening.

CDCI  395 Sec 37 CRN 25642 Tuesday 6:30 to 8:30

This course is a component off the Newing Leadership Program. The seminar is the academic component of the internship and where students will address relevant issues pertaining to the nature of their experience. Not open to freshman. Permission of the Residential Life is required to add/drop the course. Instructor: Faculty Master Mark

HARP 424 Hot Topics, Hot Issues, and Hot Spots (spring semester only)

This course provides a critical examination of contemporary global/local issues. Broad topics to be addressed include: Globalization, Regional and Country Issues, Economic Issues, Issues about Violence, International Law and Organization, and the Environment. Other current issues will be included as they arise. Instructor: Faculty Master Mark




Last Updated: 7/18/14