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2010 November Moments

 November 2010


‘Out Standing’ in Iowa’s Cornfields

“Most (Iowa) landowners aren’t opposed to hunting, they just like to know who’s there,” said Todd Bogenschutz ’89, upland wildlife biologist for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources Wildlife Bureau.

During peak years about 200,000 hunters, one out of four traveling from out of state, plod the edges of this mostly privately owned, corn- and bean-planted patchwork in search of pheasant, Hungarian partridge, cottontail rabbit, and fox squirrel.

Bogenschutz works at a field station just outside Ledges State Park near Boone, more


The Importance of Community



A high school tennis standout in New York City, Wynne Leung ’96 sought a radically different experience from her urban life when choosing a college where she could concentrate on her academics. She discovered her ideal campus at SUNY more



Cortaca Events Still Open, Facebook Party Planned



The 52nd Cortaca Jug Football Game will be played at noon on Nov. 13 at the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex. The SUNY Cortland Alumni Association is excited to offer several  opportunities for alumni to cheer on the Red Dragons as they take on the Ithaca Bombers to fight for the Jug on the gridiron. In addition to several events, the Association will host the first-ever Cortaca Facebook Party. Post no matter where you are!  Check out the complete information at Register for the events today; seats are going quickly.


Thanking a Loyal Alumna

SUNY Cortland celebrated the many contributions of its altruistic alumna, Dorothea ”Dottie” Kreig Allen Fowler ’52, M ’74, with two special campus events on Oct. 1 — a dedication in Old Main and the presentation of the 2010 College-Community Appreciation more




A Fall Classic Turns 35
The annual SUNY Cortland baseball reunion, the grandfather of “affinity group” reunions on campus, traces its origins to Syracuse, where Red Dragon baseball legend Bob “Sparky” Wallace ’53 and his Onondaga Valley High School chums, most of them World War II veterans, have gathered for the past 50 years without fail on the first Thursday of every more

Military History Buff's Dream Job

Ronald Plante ’75 shares photos of himself standing beside empty nuclear missile silos, much like mountain climbers accumulate pictures of the peaks they have climbed.

Unlike most hobbyists, Plante can’t take home the actual object of his almost lifelong fascination. They don’t exactly fit inside a hip pocket...more

Science Mentors Inspired Her
Growing up in Oriskany, N.Y, SUNY Cortland junior Margaret Murphy always knew she wanted to pursue a career in teaching. During her senior year of high school, one enthusiastic educator also helped her discover a passion for physics in a most fascinating way...more
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3-7 Veterans Reunion, Branson, Mo.
7 25th African American Gospel Music Festival, SUNY Cortland Old Main Brown Auditorium
4-5 Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies 60th Anniversary, SUNY Cortland


52nd Annual Cortaca Jug Football Game, Ithaca, N.Y.

13 Cortaca Jug Alumni House Party, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House,
13 Cortaca Jug Dark Horse Alumni Party, Dark Horse Tavern, Cortland, N.Y.
13 1970-1989 Varsity Athlete Alumni Reunion, SUNY Cortland

Cortland Chapter Wrapping Party, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House

12 Holiday Open House, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House

Alumni Association Board Meeting, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House

27 Annual Africana Studies Cultural Celebration, SUNY Cortland, Old Main Brown Auditorium
4 East Coast Florida Reunion, Jupiter Fla.
5 West Coast Florida Reunion, Calusa Lakes Golf Club, Nokomis Fla.
11-13 Red Dragons Escape to Vegas, Las Vegas, Nev.
12 Syracuse Chapter St. Patrick's Day Parade, Mulrooney's Pub, Armory Square, Syracuse, N.Y.
2 Dinner and a Musical: "The Drowsy Chaparone," Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House
9 SUNY Cortland Diversity Conference, Corey Union
30 25th Anniversary Gospel Choir Reunion Social, Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House
1 25th Anniversary Reunion Spring Concert, SUNY Cortland, Old Main Brown Auditorium
11 Alumni Association Annual Meeting, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House
15-17 Alumni Reunion 2011, SUNY Cortland

Alumni Association Board Retreat, Camp Huntington, Raquette Lake, N.Y.