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  Issue Number 5 • Monday, Oct. 25, 2010  

Sam Kelley 10-25

Campus Champion

In March 1985, Sam Kelley helped to organize the first SUNY Cortland Gospel Music Festival as a way of promoting diversity on the campus and in the community. The annual event celebrated its 25th anniversary on Oct. 24 and Kelley, a Distinguished Service Professor of Communication Studies, has planned every one of them. He admittedly enjoys creating opportunities for the Gospel Choir members, who in recent years have performed in Europe and Canada. He gets excited talking about his plans to take the choir to Cuba or Malta in 2012. His enthusiasm is contagious. His passion for making the students’ experience a better one is the mark of a champion.

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Monday, Oct. 25

Speaker: Congressman Michael Arcuri, the incumbent Democratic candidate for Congress, Exhibition Lounge Corey Union, 2-3 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 25

Chemistry Lecture Series: “Green Alchemy: a Gold-based Approach to Generating Ethanol,” Chad Rezsnyak, Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, Sperry Center, Room 106, 3 p.m.; A reception begins at 2:40 p.m. Sperry Center outside Room 106


Monday, Oct. 25

EIT Conference: Sponsored by the Center for Educational Exchange, Corey Union, 8:30 a.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Leadership Conference: “Fire It Up: Lead the Way to Change,” Corey Union, 8:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m.; Keynote address, “Building Community Leaders,” Catherine Bertini, Syracuse University, Corey Union Function Room


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Information Security Fair: Corey Union Food Court, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Speaker: “ID Theft: Minimizing Risk,” Al Weissmann, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

$ Interviewing Etiquette Program: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6-8 p.m. R.S.V.P. required.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Film: Sorceress of the New Piano: The Artistry of Margaret Leng Tan,” Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Native American Film Series: “Reel Injun,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Lecture: “Plato Not Prozac!” by Author Lou Marinoff, CUNY City College, Sperry Center, Room 204, 7:30 p.m.


Tuesday, Oct. 26

Speaker: “Jonestown: The Untold Story,” Author Julia Scheeres, sponsored by  NeoVox, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 27

Sandwich Seminar: “The World is Your Classroom,” Steven Broyles, Biological Sciences Department, Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History Department, Mecke Nagel, Philosophy Department, and Sharon Steadman, Sociology/Anthropology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Oct. 27

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Avian Flu, SARS, MRSA, Swine Flu … What’s Next? How Do I Keep from Getting It?” College Physician Devin Coppola, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.


Thursday, Oct. 28

Sandwich Seminar: “What Arab Countries Can Teach Us About Democracy: Lessons About Civic Engagement from Around the Middle East and North Africa,” Members of Syracuse University’s Civic Education Leadership Fellows Program, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.


Friday, Oct. 29

Homecoming Weekend


Friday, Oct. 29

 $ Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 30

Children’s Museum Series: “19th Annual Education Club Halloween Celebration,” Children’s Museum, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Saturday, Oct. 30

Halloween Bike Ride: Sponsored by Community Bike Project, wear a costume, prizes awarded; ride begins at Community Bike Shop near Lusk Field, 11:30 a.m. 


Saturday, Oct. 30

 $ Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.


Sunday, Oct. 31

$ Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 2

Election Day


Tuesday, Nov. 2

Faculty Senate Meeting: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1:15 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 2

International Celebration Event: “Study Abroad: Now and Then,” student presentations, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 2

Native American Film Series: “The Only Good Indian,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, Nov. 2

Faculty Recital: Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 8 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 3

Sandwich Seminar: “The 2010 Elections: The Day After,” members of the Political Science Department will analyze the results of the 2010, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 3

High School Leadership Day: Corey Union, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 3

Wellness Wednesday Series: “The Hidden Addiction,” two presenters discuss gambling addiction, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Nov. 3

World Tour in the Residence Halls: International Celebration, residence halls, 7 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 4

SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference: Corey Union Building, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Continues on Friday, Nov. 5.


Thursday, Nov. 4

Community Roundtable: “Consolidations of Local Governments: Misconceptions and Realities,” Mary McGuire, Political Science Department, Fred Forbes, town supervisor, Town of Homer, and Connie Sowards, Village of Seneca Falls, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m.


Thursday, Nov. 4

Sandwich Seminar: “The U.S. Human Rights Record in the Spotlight: An Overview of the first Universal Periodic Review Submitted to the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights,” Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.


Thursday, Nov. 4

International Celebration Open House: J.M. Clark Center for International Education, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3:30-5 p.m.


Thursday, Nov. 4

Eastern European Film Series: Carla (1965), shown as part of the Intellectual Theme of “Re-education,” Sperry Center, Room 305, 7 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 6

Children’s Museum Series: “Nature Nook – Insect Circus,” explores the habitats and behaviors of insects and bugs with entomology students from Cornell University, Children’s Museum, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.


Sunday, Nov. 7

$ African American Gospel Music Festival: 25th annual event featuring six choirs, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 p.m.


Athletic schedule

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Library hours

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Catherine Bertini Addresses Leadership Conference

Catherine Bertini, the 2003 World Food Prize Laureate, will speak at the second “Fire It Up: Lead the Way to Change” Leadership Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 26. read more


C-Club Hall of Fame Adds Six Members

The SUNY Cortland C-Club will induct six new members into its Hall of Fame during the 42nd Annual Awards Banquet on Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Corey Union Function Room. This year’s honorees are: Alfred Pisano ’61, Fred Acee ’63, Richard Bianchino ’63, John Anselmo ’71, Sue Lauder ’75 and honorary inductee Joan Sitterly. read more



Capture the Moment

Lusk Field House 10-25

The newly renovated Lusk Field House reopened its doors on Oct. 11 following a $3 million facelift that took six months. The improvements include a new floor, new lights with energy-efficient fixtures, a new heating and ventilation system, additional storage for users, a new vestibule and refurbished and newly painted bathrooms and locker rooms.


In Other News

Author Relates Untold Story of Jim Jones Disaster

Philosophical Practitioner Presents 'Plato, Not Prozac!'

Native American Film Series Opens Oct. 26

Chemistry Lecture Series Concludes with Nov. 15 Talk

Safe Halloween Activities Planned for Children

Faculty Recital Features Trumpet and Piano

Recreation Conference Planned for Nov. 4-5

Roundtable Addresses Local Government Consolidation

African American Gospel Music Festival Celebrates 25 Years

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers Perform Nov. 8

Campus Promotes Cortaca Climate Challenge

Student Teachers Attend Oct. 25 Conference

Information Security Fair Planned

Faculty Senate Revises Committee on Teaching Effectiveness

High School Students Attend Leadership Conference Nov. 3

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Kevin Heisey, David Snyder and Taerin Chung presented at the 2nd European Conference in Sports Economics held in Cologne, Germany. read more

Amanda Mullan had her paper, “To Drill or Not to Drill? Policy and Politics of Drilling for Natural Gas in the Marcellus Shale” published. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch was a commentator at the German Studies Association Conference held in California. read more

Robert Spitzer had his article, “President Obama: Veto Yes, Pocket Veto No,” posted on the Huffington Post. read more

Mary Ware co-authored a publication titled “Diversity in Career and Technical Education On-Line Classrooms: Considering Issues of Gender, Race and Age.” read more

Ben E. Wodi spent the summer as a visiting professor at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. read more

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