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  Issue Number 20 • June 26, 2012  

DJ Johnson

Campus Champion

While most of his friends returned home to rest and relax, Delvin “D.J.” Johnson stayed at SUNY Cortland this summer to keep busy. The sport management major from White Plains, N.Y., is running the show in Corey Union as student director for Campus Activities. Regardless of the hour, if there’s an event going on in Corey Union, D.J. is there. The Randall Hall resident assistant also will work at the New York Jets summer training camp. Constantly busy is the only speed he knows. “Whatever I’m needed to do,” said D.J., an active member of the Student Activities Board. “I’ll do.”

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Wednesday, June 27

Summer Session II begins. Continues through Wednesday, Aug. 1. 


Wednesday, July 4

Independence Day: No classes and offices are closed.


Friday, July 13

Alumni Reunion 2012: Campus-wide events throughout the day.


Friday, July 13

CSEA Annual Picnic: Paul Hill Community Building, Homer Fire Department, 45 S. Main St., Homer, noon-5 p.m.


Saturday, July 14

Alumni Reunion 2012: Campus-wide events throughout the day.


Sunday, July 15

Alumni Reunion 2012: Campus-wide events throughout the day.


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Jets to Arrive July 26

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The New York Jets will officially start 2012 training camp on Thursday, July 26, when the team reports to SUNY Cortland.

The first practice open to the public will be Saturday, July 28. That’s when the initial wave of the tens of thousands of fans expected to visit campus during the annual camp will arrive.

“Since I’ve been the head coach, our time in Cortland has been very important to the development of our football team both on and off the field,” said Jets Head Coach Rex Ryan. “The support that we receive from the College is top notch and the time that we spend in that environment enables us to focus on getting better while learning about each other and drawing closer together as a team.”

It also gives fans an opportunity to get a close-up view of their favorite New York Jets players.

During training camp, fans will again be able to enjoy Jets Fest, a football theme park with skill challenges and inflatable rides, and the Jets Shop Merchandise Tent.

The team will announce more training camp details in the coming weeks.

“The College is incredibly proud to play a role in the success of the New York Jets, a truly professional organization that continues to be an engaged and generous partner,” SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum said. “Our relationship goes beyond the three weeks of training camp and benefits the College and our students throughout the entire year. To say we are happy to have them return would be an understatement.”

The Jets have practiced at SUNY Cortland since 2009. The team did not hold training camp at Cortland last year because schedules were impacted by the negotiation of a new collective bargaining agreement.

In 2010, the last year the Jets held camp at SUNY Cortland, more than 41,000 people visited the campus during the team’s three-week stay, boosting the regional economy by an estimated $5.8 million. Also that year, more than 50 SUNY Cortland students across a range of majors worked training camp internships for the Jets. Many economics and business economics majors, meanwhile, received field experience researching and quantifying the Jets’ economic impact on the region.

Orientation Parody Video Welcomes First-Years

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In the latest amusing remix of the popular Carly Rae Jepsen tune “Call Me Maybe,” SUNY Cortland’s orientation advisors (OAs) sing, dance and entertain in a new video for first-year students.

Call Me OA (Call Me Maybe Remix) – SUNY Cortland Orientation 2012” conveys the comforting message that “we’re just like you” in re-worked lyrics to the number one hit that’s been covered in parody videos by everyone from Justin Bieber and Katy Perry to the Harvard baseball team and Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster. The SUNY Cortland version is being shown during all five sessions of the College’s summer orientation program, which began on Monday, June 25, and continues through mid-July.

“The most important message we wanted to convey to the incoming students is that we are just like them — we are all students,” said Ryan Walker, a junior physical education major from Hampton Bays, N.Y., who produced the video. “We’re mentors for these first-year students, but the video says that we’re fun-loving and can talk to them as friends who have recently gone through the experience.”

Within 24 hours of being posted on the Internet, the video had received nearly 800 hits.

This is the second summer that Walker has worked as an OA. “When I received the letter that I was hired as an OA, I started thinking about how we could make the new students feel comfortable during their first days on campus,” Walker said. “I wrote the song and everyone (OAs) got behind the project and it really took off. I sing the rap parts in the video and the chorus is sung by another phys ed major, my friend Dan Spector, but the project wouldn’t have worked without the commitment of all the OAs.”

The video includes lines like, “You’re a first-year orientation baby … your life begins here, so don’t get lazy…” and “We’re here to help you, so call us OAs.” The original “Call Me Maybe” song was written by Canadian recording artist Jepsen and Tavish Crowe and released in September 2011.

Video for the SUNY Cortland remix is shot at various locations around campus and at the College’s Raquette Lake facility. Together, the OAs came up with the concept of showing off the many campus locations, Walker said.

Walker is a self-taught videographer and uses his skills to help other groups and individuals to get their message out. Producing videos is Walker’s hobby and he has 78 of them posted on his YouTube site, ODDJobMedia. 

“This spring I helped my friend Colin Wilson by filming the Great Cortlandia video so that he could promote an adventure race hosted by SUNY Cortland’s FIT Club,” said Walker. “He raised $740 for the Wounded Warrior Project and I benefited by sharpening my video and photography skills.”

During the school year Walker produces videos of the Gymnastics Club and photographs athletes playing club sports. He said he gives the students links to their photos, as it is often the only pictures club sport student athletes have of themselves.

Walker produced “Orientation Intro Video Summer 2011” and now, when he looks back at work he did a year ago, he sees that he is growing as an individual.

“The quality of this year’s video is much sharper and I’m better at conveying the message more creatively,” he said.

The OAs sing, “Say bye to your mom, say bye to your dad, say bye to your friends, ‘cause you’re coming to college, let the fun begin.”

In two months, the first-year students targeted by the video will be doing just that.


Capture the Moment

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An overhead fire hose drenched Julian Wright, left, the director of recreational sports, and his wife, Jean, a lecturer of physical education, after they crossed the finish line at the J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Liverpool, N.Y., on June 19. Temperatures approaching 90 degrees forced organizers to cut the 3.5-mile race to two miles. SUNY Cortland sent 121 faculty and staff members to the event, an all-time high for the College and the 10th highest employee participation total among the 283 businesses in attendance.


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Corporate Challenge Turnout Melts Record

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When the going got tough Tuesday evening, 121 SUNY Cortland faculty and staff members got going at the J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge in Liverpool, N.Y.

Despite temperatures inching towards 90 degrees and suffocating humidity, employee participation ranked 10th among the 283 organizations competing in the annual running and walking event for Central New York businesses. The turnout marked an all-time high for the College.

“I think it says something about the type of people we have working at SUNY Cortland and their commitment to health and wellness,” said Christopher Tucker, one of the lead organizers for the SUNY Cortland team and the property control manager at the College. “It was boiling out there and everyone still made the effort to participate.”

Concerned about heat-related medical risks, race organizers decided to shorten the Onondaga Lake Parkway course from 3.5 miles to two miles. They also turned off the finish line’s time clock to shift the feel from competitive race to “fun run.”

SUNY Cortland’s team adapted well to the change. Some employees blasted off with the runners in the lead pack. Others walked at a brisk pace and chatted with their co-workers, an approach that promoted fitness, but cautiously.

One thing, however, stayed consistent across the board.

“Everyone I talked to said they had a great time, even with the weather and the changes made to the race,” Tucker said.

As much as the event highlights the College’s passion for staying healthy and active, it also has taken on a social significance, Tucker said. Many participants look forward to attending largely because they get to mingle with co-workers they might not see regularly on campus.

“That’s such a big part of it,” Tucker said. “The team component.”

The 121-member team included employees from across SUNY Cortland’s campus, including College President Erik J. Bitterbaum. After their exercise was complete, team participants gathered underneath a massive party tent, swapped stories and enjoyed a delicious barbecue prepared by Murphy’s Complete Catering.

Tucker deflected most of the praise for organizing the event and passed it on to the committee that helped him. That group included staff members Kerry Mincher, Melissa Fox, Brenda Chaffee, Harland Bigelow and Tucker’s wife, Jillian.

Tucker also praised Vice President for Finance and Management William Shaut for securing the event’s financial support; Matt Murphy, the chef who prepared the food spread; and William McNamara, the executive director of dining services for Auxiliary Services Corporation, for supplying several cases of much-needed water.

Everyone played a role, he said, from the group that came up with t-shirt designs to the people who provided bus transportation.

“Honestly, this was all about strength in numbers,” Tucker said. “When more than 100 co-workers come together, no amount of heat is going to dwarf their spirit.”


Alumni Reunion Set for July 12-15

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Nearly 600 alumni and friends will enjoy class get-togethers, parties and other activities on campus and at the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House from Thursday, July 12, through Sunday, July 15, during Alumni Reunion 2012.

“We are excited for another great turnout at our largest alumni event of the year,” said Erin Boylan, interim executive director of alumni affairs. “As always, the Parks Alumni House and campus will be the focal points for the majority of events, while community establishments will service many class gatherings. It is sure to give alumni the opportunity to take a walk down memory lane while also seeing the enhancements made to their alma mater.”

Reunion opens Thursday, July 12, for the Class of 1957 with a pizza party at the Parks Alumni House. The other reunion classes will begin gathering on Friday, July 13, starting with the Hamilton Building Services Golf Tournament at the Cortland Country Club. The Classes of 1952, 1957 and 1962 will enjoy a boat cruise on one of the Finger Lakes.

Also on Friday afternoon, the SUNY Cortland Alumni Association, the Cortland College Foundation and President Erik J. Bitterbaum will host a special reception for the Reunion Committee members at Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The Class of 1962 will celebrate its 50th reunion with a dinner held at the Parks Alumni House. The featured fraternity, Gamma, and featured sorority, Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Sigma, will begin their weekend with welcome parties. New this year, the Cortland College Foundation will host a welcome reception for all alumni at the Parks Alumni House.

Saturday’s events include campus tours, a hike of Hoxie Gorge, classes offered by alumni for alumni and tours of the Parks Alumni House. Participants include the Half Century Club, comprised of alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago; the Classes of 1947, 1952, 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982 and 1987; sisters of Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Sigma sorority and Gamma fraternity. Members of Nu Sigma Chi sorority will sponsor an alumnae tea from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at their house on 52 Prospect Terrace.

The SUNY Cortland Alumni Association will present its highest honor, the Distinguished Alumna/Alumnus Award, to two graduates during the Alumni Reunion 2012 luncheon. One alumnus will be honored with a Distinguished Young Alumni award. The luncheon begins Saturday at noon in the Corey Union Function Room and honors reunion classes and award recipients.

The 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are:

• Lawrence W. Fielding ’66, a professor of sport management and sport history at Indiana University who was named a research fellow by the North American Society for Sport Management.

• James T. Costa ’85, a professor of biology at Western Carolina University who serves as executive director of the Highlands Biological Station.

The 2012 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award recipient is:

• Michael C. Draper ’03, a Massapequa (N.Y.) School District educator who is behind the successful peer mentoring program The Senior Nation.

Immediately following the luncheon, the fun shifts downtown. For the third time, alumni can participate in Cortland Downtown Partnership’s “Taste of Downtown.” Participants will enjoy food and beverage samples from more than 20 city eateries, listen to musical performances and receive a commemorative wine glass. The Nu Sigma Chi Legacy Fund will again underwrite an All-Greek Reception at the Parks Alumni House.

Individual class dinners will be held Saturday evening at various campus and downtown locations. Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Sigma sorority and Gamma fraternity will celebrate their reunions with dinners planned by reunion committees at the Parks Alumni House.

On Sunday, a farewell breakfast is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. at the Parks Alumni House. Alpha Sigma Alpha/Alpha Sigma sorority and Gamma fraternity will enjoy breakfasts in Brockway Hall. Before departing, Gamma fraternity will tour their former fraternity house.

The campus community is encouraged to attend Alumni Reunion 2012. For more information or to register for the weekend, contact the Alumni Affairs Office at (607) 753-2516 or visit the website.


Overseas Scholarships and Awards Flourish

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SUNY Cortland recently awarded approximately $70,500 in scholarships and exchange awards to help 66 of its students expand their educational horizons through study in Ghana, Turkey, Peru or other countries.

The College will provide $42,575 in scholarships so 59 students can study abroad during the 2012 summer session or fall semester; and for two students awarded after the fact. Additionally SUNY Cortland, through its many exchange agreements with international universities, presented seven SUNY Cortland students with a total of almost $28,000 in tuition waivers and grants at host institutions to help pay for international study during the Fall of 2012.

Six different SUNY Cortland scholarships, ranging in size from $300 to $2,500, were awarded. They are managed along with the exchange awards through the College’s International Programs Office. The students will study in Australia, Belize, China, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Ghana, Ireland, Italy, Peru, Spain, Turkey, Ukraine or the United Kingdom.

“We aim to give every SUNY Cortland student the opportunity to have an overseas educational experience at least once during their studies,” said Mary Schlarb, director of international programs.

“Through the generous scholarship contributions of College alumni and friends who believe in the transformational power of intercultural experiences, along with our tuition exchange agreements, careful program budgeting and financial aid, every eligible student can afford to participate in at least one of SUNY’s 600-plus exchange, faculty-led and internship study abroad programs.”

Recipients for the scholarships and exchange awards were selected based on criteria that included high academic achievement, financial need, involvement in extracurricular activities, a personal essay and letters of recommendation. A description of the scholarships and the award recipients appears below:

Overseas Academic Program (OAP) Award

Overseas Academic Program (OAP) scholarships are awarded to students accepted in a study abroad program. The scholarship is $300 to $750 for summer recipients and $500 to $750 for fall recipients. The OAP Award recipients of $750 for Summer 2012 are:

• Dana Cole, a senior adolescence education: Spanish major from Cazenovia, N.Y., for study in Spain through SUNY New Paltz;

• Ashley Garry, a senior childhood education major from East Meadow, N.Y., for study in Ghana, Africa;

• Charlotte Heavern, a junior inclusive special education major from Hamburg, N.Y., for study in Veritas, Costa Rica;

• Melissa Howard, a junior adolescence education: social studies and history dual major from Hyde Park, N.Y., for study in Turkey through Binghamton University;

• Talia Parisi, a junior adolescence education: mathematics major from Seaport, N.Y., for study in Veritas, Costa Rica;

• Danielle Payne, a senior international studies major from Cortland, for study in Hamburg, Germany;

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A scholar from SUNY Cortland captured these African children arrayed in festival wear.

• Marilyn Scribner, a junior childhood/early childhood education major from South Salem, N.Y., for study in Italy through Stony Brook University;

• Amanda Slattery, a junior psychology major from Ithaca, N.Y., for study in Dingle, Ireland; and,

• Claire Wickersham, a senior speech and hearing science major from Syracuse, N.Y., for study in Cork, Ireland.

The OAP Award recipients of $300 to $700 for Summer 2012 are:

• Khalia Brown, a junior speech and hearing science major from Brooklyn, N.Y., for study in Ghana, Africa;

• Patricia Langdon, a sophomore undeclared major from Bellport, N.Y., for study in Ghana, Africa;

• Jessica Palmer, a senior early childhood education major from Mohegan Lake, N.Y., for study in Peru through SUNY Geneseo;

• Gabrielle Lantier, a senior Spanish and childhood education dual major from South Setauket, N.Y., for study in Veritas, Costa Rica

• Rosalie McKee, a junior communication studies major from Slingerlands, N.Y., for study in Spain through University at Albany;

• Kathryn Bruno, a junior childhood/early childhood education major from Seaford, N.Y., for study in Italy through Stony Brook University;

• Madelyn Howes, a junior physical education major from Oyster Bay, N.Y., for study in Australia through SUNY Brockport;

• Marissa Merson, a senior education and Spanish dual major from Yorktown Heights, N.Y., for study in Peru through SUNY Geneseo;

• Rachel Orrico, a junior childhood/early childhood education major from East Amherst, N.Y., for study in Italy through Stony Brook University;

• Melissa Tierney, a sophomore undeclared major from Irvington, N.Y., for study in Ghana, Africa;

• Emily Cochrane, a senior business economics major from Ravena, N.Y., for an internship in Belize;

• Brittany Harden, a senior sociology major from Wallkill, N.Y., for study in Ghana, Africa;

• Robert Poliszuk, a senior exercise science major from Webster, N.Y., for study in Veritas, Costa Rica;

• AnnMarie Scoppettone, a senior sociology major from Holbrook, N.Y., for study in Italy through  Stony Brook University;

• Lorraine Campanaro, a senior childhood education major from Mohegan Lake, to participate in the Belize Summer Teacher Institute;

• Abdoul Diallo, a senior international studies and French dual major from Bronx, N.Y., for an internship in Belize Internship;

• Hillary Shippee, a senior inclusive special education major from Fort Edward, N.Y., for an internship in Belize Internship; and,

• Nicholas Kolod, a senior adolescence education: social studies and history dual major from Cortland, to take part in the Belize Summer Teacher Institute.

The OAP Award recipients of $750 for Fall 2012 are:

• Madison Messina, a junior professional writing major from Oneonta, N.Y., for study in London through SUNY New Paltz; and,

• Samantha Sand, a junior adolescence education: Spanish major from Bellmore, N.Y., for study in Salamanca, Spain.

 The OAP Award recipients of $500 for Fall 2012 are:

 • Susan Caccavale, a junior adolescence education: French and Spanish major from Schenectady, N.Y., for study in LaRochelle, France;

• Dana Cannatella, a senior early childhood education major from Lynnbrook, N.Y., to complete the student teaching requirement at a school in Australia;

• Zuri Delfosse, a junior adolescence education: mathematics major from Bayshore, N.Y., for study in Italy through Stony Brook University;

• Sharon Girgenti, a senior childhood education major from Norwich, N.Y., to complete her student teaching requirement at a school in Australia;

• Caitlin Lanigan, a junior community health major from Buffalo, N.Y., Australia through SUNY Fredonia;

• Emily Mittelman Freeman, a junior musical theatre major from Bellmore, for study in London through SUNY New Paltz;

• Alicia Murdock, a senior adolescence education: French and Spanish major from Black River, N.Y., for study in LaRochelle, France;

• Jessica Nickles, a senior adolescence education: mathematics major from Rochester, to complete her student teaching requirement at a school in Australia;

• Alyson Prunier, a senior biology major from Cortland, for study in Spain through SUNY Oswego; and,

• Ashley Quent, a senior childhood education major from Babylon, N.Y., to complete her student teaching requirement at a school in Australia.

 Willi Uschald Scholarship

Created in 1991, the Uschald Study Abroad Scholarship is named for Willi A. Uschald, professor emeritus of foreign languages and director emeritus of international programs at SUNY Cortland. Uschald Scholarships are open to students accepted to a study abroad program who are U.S. citizens.

The Summer 2012 Uschald Award recipients of $750 are:

• Siobhan Brady, a senior childhood/early childhood education major from Valley Cottage, N.Y., for study in Italy through Broome Community College;

• Kelsie Foster, a junior new media design major from Elmira, N.Y., for study in Dingle, Ireland;

• Taylor Garry, a junior adolescence education: Spanish major from Oneida, N.Y., for study in Spain through Binghamton University;

• Rebecca Hall, a senior childhood education major from Seneca Castle, N.Y., for study in Cork and Dingle, Ireland;

• Ashleigh Mulcahy, a senior international studies major from Massapequa Park, N.Y., for study in Ghana, Africa.

The Summer 2012 Uschald Award recipients of $600 are:

• Amanda Fossli, a senior adolescence education: Spanish major from Yorktown Heights, for study in Spain through University at Albany;

• Very Moraza, a junior health education major from Bronx, for study in Ghana, Africa.

The Fall 2012 Uschald Award recipient of $1,500 is:

• Elise Thorsen, a senior psychology major from East Hampton, N.Y., for study in Spain through SUNY Oswego.

The Fall 2012 Uschald Award recipients of $1,000 are:

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This quintessentially European seaside vignette was photographed by a SUNY Cortland student experiencing an international education.

• Zhuo Chen, a junior economics major from New York, N.Y., for study in London through SUNY Brockport;

 • Theresa Connelly, a senior childhood education major from Mohegan Lake, to complete her student teaching requirement at a school in Australia;

 • Rachael Gambino, a senior communication studies major from North Rose, N.Y., for study in Italy through University at Albany;

 • Mallory Gorman, a junior adolescence education: Spanish major from Syracuse, for study in Salamanca, Spain;

 • Michelle Krenzer, a senior childhood education major from Scottsville, N.Y., to complete her student teaching requirement at a school in Australia;

 • Victoria Maione, a senior childhood education and Spanish dual major from East Northport, N.Y., to complete her student teaching requirement at a school in Australia;

 • Peter Rakowsky, a junior international studies and political science dual major from Clifton Park, N.Y., for study in Lviv, Ukraine.

Gregory R. Huether ’10 Scholarship

A scholarship created in 2010 by Ronald and Marguerite Huether and family honors the memory of their son, Gregory R. Huether ’10, and the wonderful international education experience he had at SUNY Cortland. The Gregory R. Huether ’10 European Sport Study Seminar Memorial Scholarship offers the College’s sport management majors a study abroad opportunity. The scholarship of $2,500 for Fall 2012 was awarded to:

• Rhiannon Jardim of Greenville, N.Y., for her participation in SUNY Oswego’s Barcelona, Spain, program in Spring 2012.

Gail Reed ’67 Scholarship

Created in 2007, the Gail Reed ’67 Scholarship is open to students who are U.S citizens and accepted to a study abroad program in destinations other than Great Britain for the sake of encouraging cross-cultural experiences. Reed created the scholarship to recognize the profound impact of the study abroad experience on her own life and to acknowledge the College’s study abroad program founder, Willi Uschald. The $1,000 scholarship for Fall 2012 is awarded to:

• James Burton, a junior adolescence education: English major from Mohawk, N.Y., for study in Salamanca, Spain.

 Kevin A. Rowell ’83 Award

SUNY Cortland graduate Kevin A. Rowell ’83 created the award in 1998 to support the overseas studies of a student who has participated in club sports, student government and volunteer work. The recipient of $1,500 for Fall 2012 is:

• Andrea Cooney, a sophomore psychology major from Olivebridge, N.Y., for study at London Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom.

Chin Memorial Scholarship

The Yuki and Wah Chip Chin Memorial Scholarship supports exchange students at SUNY Cortland from Capital Normal University in Beijing, other Mainland China universities and other Asian countries. It also supports SUNY Cortland students wishing to study in Asia. The scholarship was created by Chinese native Wah Chip Chin and his Japanese-born wife, Yuki. During their lives, the local Cortland couple opened their hearts and home to visiting Chinese students. Wah Chip survived his wife, expanding the scholarship in his estate in 2003. The Fall 2012 recipient of the $1,500 scholarship is:

• International graduate student Yu Yu of Harbin, China, a graduate of Harbin Engineering University who is currently completing her Master of Arts in Recreation with a concentration in leisure studies at SUNY Cortland.

The Fall 2012 recipient of the $750 scholarship is:

• Samantha Wong, a senior international studies major from Massapequa, for study at Capital Normal University in Beijing, China.

Exchange Awards

The College presented five SUNY Cortland students with exchange awards resulting from agreements it has with some of the College’s 25 international partner universities, saving the five selected students a total of  $19,789. The partner universities involved on both sides have agreed to waive tuition for students involved in the exchange so that, for example, an award recipient pays only the SUNY tuition for the duration of the study abroad opportunity. Recipients of exchange awards for Fall 2012 are:

• Sarah Brown, a junior anthropology major from Cincinnatus, N.Y., received an exchange award for study in Veritas, Costa Rica;

• Erin Kelly, a junior adolescence education: physics and mathematics major from Ballston Spa, N.Y., was given an exchange award for study in Cork, Ireland;

• Amanda McCarthy, a junior childhood education major from Bayport, N.Y., was presented an exchange award for study at Griffith University, Australia;

• Patrick McCue, a junior business economics major from Bayport, won an exchange award for study at Griffith University, Australia;

• Emeli Sena Lopez, a senior international studies major from Brooklyn, accepted an exchange award for study in Veritas, Costa Rica.

Fulda Grant

SUNY Cortland established in April 2011 a student and faculty exchange partnership in Germany with Fulda University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Fulda). SUNY Cortland Philosophy Professor Mecke Nagel, a Fulda native and former Fulda faculty member who currently teaches there through a Fulbright grant, facilitated the partnership. The first SUNY Cortland student participated in the program in Summer 2011 and two Fulda students studied at Cortland this past spring.

In Fall 2012, the studies of two students will be supported by Fulda Social Work Scholarship Grants, special scholarships worth approximately $4,000 apiece offered by Fulda’s president, Professor Karim Khakzar:

• Samantha Halicki, a junior sociology major from Akron, N.Y.

• Jonathan Herr, a junior history major from Bayshore.

For more information on the scholarships, contact the International Programs Office at (607) 753-5989.

 


College Division Earns Communications Awards

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SUNY Cortland’s Division of Institutional Advancement was recognized with four awards from the SUNY Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD), including Best of Category awards for news writing and annual reports.

The awards were presented at the 2012 Annual Awards for Excellence program at the SUNYCUAD conference held June 13 to 15 in Syracuse, N.Y.

The following awards were presented to the College:

In the Excellence in Writing category, Jennifer Wilson, associate director of public relations, received a General News Writing “Best of Category” award for her article, “Philanthropy Class Mixes Academics, Real World.” Also for Excellence in Writing, Frederic Pierce, public relations director, received a “Judges’ Citation” in the Feature Writing category for “NFL Coach Writes Musical Playbook.”

The SUNY Cortland Annual Report was recognized with a “Best of Category” award for Fundraising Publications: President’s/Annual Reports.

“SUNY Cortland Bus Wraps” earned a Judges’ Citation for Internal Communications Vehicles. The Division worked with other College departments to create striking “wraps” for new propane buses that featured SUNY Cortland’s red dragon and sustainability messaging.

Thirteen employees from SUNY Cortland attended the conference, which included professional development and networking opportunities for advancement professionals working in public relations, alumni relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations and marketing.


Two Seniors Earn Academic All-America Honors

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SUNY Cortland seniors Alyson Dalton and Jenna Evarts have each been named to the 2012 Capital One Division III Women’s Track and Field/Cross Country Academic All-America Third Team.

Academic All-Americans are chosen by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). In addition, Dalton and Evarts were selected to the District 3 academic all-district first team. Under a new structure this year, NCAA Division III schools are no longer combined with other divisions for CoSIDA academic awards. In Division III, District 3 encompasses all schools in New York state.

Dalton, a kinesiology major from Sherrill/Vernon-Verona-Sherrill, entered the spring semester with a 3.83 overall grade point average. During her senior year, she earned three All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 10,000-meter run at the NCAA Div. III Outdoor Track and Field Championships, an eighth-place finish in the 5,000 meters at the NCAA Div. III Indoor Track and Field Championships and a 30th-place showing at the NCAA Div. III Cross Country Championships. She was also a cross country All-American as a junior in 2010 with a 31st-place national finish.

Evarts, a childhood education major from West Islip, N.Y., began the spring semester with a 4.05 grade point average. She was part of Cortland's winning 4x400-meter relay at the 2012 SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships and ran on winning 4x100-meter and 4x400-meter relay teams at the 2011 ECAC Div. III Outdoor Track and Field Championships. She competed in the 60-meter and 200-meter dashes at the 2012 ECAC Indoor Championships and in the 4x100-meter relay at the 2012 ECAC Outdoor Championships.

Cortland won SUNYAC women’s outdoor track and field titles in both 2011 and 2012 and was the SUNYAC women’s indoor champion in 2012. The Red Dragons also won the 2010 SUNYAC women's cross country crown.

Five SUNY Cortland student-athletes among all sports earned national Academic All-America honors during the 2011-12 school year. In addition to Dalton and Evarts, Cortland's honorees included men's lacrosse attackman Mike Tota, softball infielder Abby Martin and football quarterback Dan Pitcher.

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Available

Campus Artist and Lecture Series (CALS) Lecture Grant Applications are now available for the 2012-13 academic year. Applications are eligible for a maximum award of $500 and are open to any club, program or department. These lecture grants will not cover performances of any kind.

The fall semester deadline is Thursday, Sept. 6, to receive funding for lecture programs taking place in September, October, November and December 2012. Applications received after Sept. 6 may not be eligible for any fall semester funds remaining.

For more information or to request a copy of the CALS Lecture Grant Application, email Sandra Wohlleber or call her at (607) 753-5574.


Classified Staff Recognized for Years of Service

The Human Resources Office has announced staff that will be recognized later this year for their years of service to SUNY Cortland.

To note a correction or addition to the list, contact the Human Resources Office at (607) 753-2302.

The following employees are slated to receive awards at the 2012 Annual Service Awards Ceremony set for Friday, Dec. 7, in the Corey Union Function Room:

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Teri Wood, Psychology Department

30 YEARS

Marie Blanden, Student Affairs

Deborah Dintino, Political Science Department

Darleen Lieber, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Department

Connie Piech, Payroll

Susan Stout, Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies

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Ronald Hulslander, Transportation Services

Deborah Lawrence, Custodial Services

Wayne Leitch, Central Heating Plant

Daniel Narsasian, Grounds Maintenance

Connie O’Shea, Admissions

Melony Warwick, Institutional Advancement

Donna Young, Career Services

20 YEARS

Ellen Brown, Admissions

Karen Sue Brown, Parking Department

Penny Bushaw, Physical Education

Christopher Carey, Student Health Services

Daphney Guy, Custodial Services

Suzanne Pettitt, Residence Life and Housing

15 YEARS

Sila Argyle, Custodial Services

Thomas Hingher, Central Heating Plant

Paula Lundberg, Publications and Electronic Media

Joanne MacLean, Admissions

Tamara Magee, Custodial Services

Rhonda Moulton, School of Arts and Sciences

10 YEARS

Ingrid Casper, Custodial Services

Ryan Caughey, Custodial Services

Barbara Field, Custodial Services

LouAnn Hurlbert, History Department

Darlene Loope, Custodial Services

Joan Root, Custodial Services

Elizabeth Scott, Parking Department

Meghan Van Deuson, Student Accounts


College Honors Accrual Achievement Award Winners

The Human Resources Office announced the recipients of its Annual Accrual Achievement Awards for Classified Service. These employees have used one day or less of sick leave accruals during the 2011-12 fiscal year.

The employees will receive a letter from President Erik J. Bitterbaum, a certificate of recognition and a $25 gift certificate to the Cortland Downtown Partnership.

The program was created to recognize classified employees who use minimal amounts of sick leave and to encourage other employees to build up sick leave balances. The awards will be distributed on Friday, Oct. 26. Those employees who will receive the award are:

Robert Albro

Patricia Alter

Walter Anderson

Dale Argyle

Ronald Benda

Chauncey Bennett, III

Marie Blanden

Gregory Bliss

Tanya Brayton

Jackie Brown

Stacey Buckley

Susan Bush

Giuseppe Canzano

Duane Card

Kathleen Card

Wayne Carroll

Ingrid Casper

Scott Chierchio

Vicki Clark

Lucinda Compagni

Barbara Conrad

Michele Cornelius

Roger Cornelius

John Coye

Lori Crandall

Ann Cutler

Deborah Dintino

Ella Dorman

Karl Fox, Jr.

Burton Fritts

Billie Furlong

Gretchen Gogan

Charles Greenman

Carol Gridley

Katherine Gustafson

David Haggerty

Nancy Hartford

Faith Kashuba

Andrew Keegan, Jr.

Andrew Keegan, Sr.

Marty Kinner

Sandra Kline

Nancy Kuklis

Gary Lansdowne

Jane Leonard

Paula Lundberg

Jo-Ann MacLean

Greg McCartney

Valerie McConnell

Kathy McCracken

Elizabeth Mokos

Don Moody

Denise Morse

Rhonda Moulton

Linda Nelson

Marcia O’Loughlin

Debra O’Mara

Robert Orphan

William Parente

Linda Parmiter

Michael Partigianoni

Ruth Partigianoni

Claire Payne

Linda Pedrick

Edith Pennell

Gregory Peters

Sharon Peters

Darlene Phillips

Steven Phillips

Connie Piech

Shirley Randolph

Carlton Rodman

Rosemary Root

Susan Root

Elizabeth Scott

Russell Scott

Mitchell Seamans

Shirley Shepard

Lou Anne Simons

Lawrence Smith

Nadia Snell

Lynn Stevens

Kathleen Stockton

Mark Taylor

Lisa Walker

Melony Warwick

Fred Wheat

Nancy White

Joyce Willis

Cynthia Withers

Gary Withers

Patricia Wolff

Teri Wood

Kenneth Woodworth


Fall Opening Meeting Set

President Erik J. Bitterbaum has announced that the opening meeting of the Fall 2012 semester is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 23. The meeting will begin with light refreshments at 8 a.m. in the Corey Union Function Room.

Detailed information including an agenda and response form will be sent via email by Wednesday, July 25.

All classified, UUP and M/C campus community members are invited to attend. 

For more information, refer to the email or call the President’s Office at (607) 753-2201. 

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Charles DeMotte

Charles DeMotte, Sociology/Anthropology Department, will have his book, Bat, Ball and Bible: The Struggle for Sunday Baseball in New York, published in 2012 by Potomac Press.


Kathryn Kramer

Kathryn Kramer, Art and Art History Department, will present a paper at the Seventh International Conference on the Arts in Society on July 23 in Liverpool, England. It is titled “Doug Aitken’s Song 1 and Washington’s National Mall: Activating Monument Space.” Also, her review essay on Aitken’s video projection on the Hirshhorn Museum facade, “Fascinating Rhythm,” will appear in the July-August issue of Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism.


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