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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, April 30, 2013  

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Campus Champion

Six years at SUNY Cortland have afforded graduate student Melissa Da Costa plenty of opportunities, although most of them are the result of her own hard work. Melissa will speak at Graduate Commencement on Friday, May 17, and plans to reflect on the importance of support systems and believing in others. With a bachelor’s in adolescence education: English and a master’s in literacy education to go along with an abundance of poise and a deep level of caring for others, this residence hall director is well prepared for a career in education, student affairs or anywhere else life takes her.

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See you there!

Tuesday, April 30

Presentation: “My Two Moms – A Conversation,” discussion about gay love and straight love, marriage and kids foster care and adoption, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.


Tuesday, April 30

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, May 1

Tobacco Litter Clean Up: Volunteers needed, Corey Union steps, 3-4:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 2

Community Roundtable: “Inequality in America: Where in the World Are We?” by Craig Little, Sociology/Anthropology Department, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m., refreshments served at 7:45 a.m.


Thursday, May 2

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: Student Select 2013 exhibition, Dowd Gallery, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., 3rd floor, 4:30-6:30 p.m.


Thursday, May 2

Student-Directed One-Act Plays: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.


Friday, May 3

Workshop: “Preventing Bullying, Promoting Kindness,” Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.


Friday, May 3

Performance: Verdi Requiem, sponsored by SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department and The Arts at Grace, in association with McNeil Development Company, will feature members of SUNY Cortland’s College Singers and the Choral Union, conducted by Stephen B. Wilson, at the former United Community Church, 19 Church St., Cortland, 8 p.m.


Friday, May 3

Student-Directed One-Act Plays: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.


Saturday, May 4

The Great Cortlandia 2.5 mile Adventure Race: Organized by the SUNY Cortland Fit Club, Lime Hollow Nature Center, 338 McLean Road, Cortland, 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Sign up by Friday, May 3, at the Corey Union Information Desk


Saturday, May 4

Dance Demo 2013: Student and faculty choreography, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 2 p.m.


Saturday, May 4

Student-Directed One-Act Plays: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.


Sunday, May 5

Student-Directed One-Act Plays: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 2 p.m.


Sunday, May 5

Performance: Verdi Requiem, 19 Church St., Cortland, 3 p.m.


Monday, May 6

Lunch and Learn: “First Time Home Buying,” presented by The Summit Federal Credit Union, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m. Lunch provided; R.S.V.P. by Thursday, May 2, to robin.abbott@cortland.edu or 607-753-2302.


Tuesday, May 7

Spring 2013 Classes End


Tuesday, May 7

Sandwich Seminar: “The Health Benefits of Laughter,” Local comic Hugh Anderson to perform, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.


Tuesday, May 7

Senior Send Off: Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House on Tompkins, 5-9 p.m.


Tuesday, May 7

Midnight Breakfast: Neubig Hall, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.


Wednesday, May 8

Study Days Begin


Friday, May 10

Final Exam Period Begins


Friday, May 10

Golf Tournament: 2013 SUNY Cortland Athletics Red Dragon Golf Classic, Elm Tree Golf Course, Cortland, noon shotgun start


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Distinguished and Honorary Alumni Named

Mary Joy Greene Sherlach ’78 will be posthumously recognized during Alumni Reunion. read more


“Lofty Elm” Highlights Arbor Day Event

The College launches a campus "Tree Walk" and begins a new Arbor Day tradition. read more



Capture the Moment

spring fling zipline

Michelle LoPiccolo, an adolescence education: biology major, glides on the zipline set up outside of Fitzgerald Hall during the Spring Fling Carnival on April 27. Perfect weather accompanied the barbecue and activities that the College's Student Activities Board offered along Neubig Road, which drew hundreds of students throughout the day.


In Other News

Graduate Commencement Planned for May 17

Undergraduates to Walk on May 18

Philanthropy Course Again Awards $10,000

New Students to Orient at Raquette Lake

Three Professionals Selected for Service Awards

Freshman Earns Air Force ROTC Scholarship

American Cancer Society Recognizes College

Phi Kappa Phi Lists 2013 Academic Aces

Roundtable to Address Worker Income Gap

Teacher of the Year to Address Educators

Atlantis Scholars Forge Political Ties Abroad

Musical Masterpiece 'Verdi Requiem' to Be Performed

College Recognizes Student Leaders

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Mark Dodds co-authored an article that appears in the current issue of The Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. read more

Thomas Hischak will be in Turkey for three weeks in May to teach and run workshops about American theatre and film. read more

Denise D. Knight had her essay included in a new e-book titled Grading Strategies for the College Classroom: a Collection of Articles for Faculty. read more

Kathryn Kramer presented at the College Art Association conference in February and in Shanghai, China, in March. read more

Gregory D. Phelan presented results of his research during a session at the American Chemical Society’s national meeting. read more

Susan J. Rayl presented “Student-Athletes as Agents of Social Change” at the “Athletes and Social Change” forum. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch recently had two chapters published, one each in very different books that will be available this summer. read more

John Suarez had his book chapter accepted for publication in a collection of peer-reviewed presentations from a 2012 conference. read more

Deborah Wilson and Mary Emm had their article published in the journal Perspectives on Administration and Supervision. read more

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