Attending Commencement is always fun for Sila Argyle. In her 16 years on the College’s custodial staff, she has celebrated with seniors she met along the way and with two of her six children. This will be her fifth year as supervising janitor of Park Center and this Commencement Committee member’s high standards and attention to detail earn her accolades from peers across campus. Sila never loses focus as a working supervisor of four campus buildings, saying it’s the kids she enjoys the most. “They’re why we’re here,” she says of the students. “It’s why we do what we do.”
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Tuesday, May 14
Opening Reception: “Life Reimagined: A Bachelor of Fine Arts Exhibition,” by Kelli Withey, Old Main Faculty Colloqium, 5 p.m.; artist talk begins at 5:30 p.m. Exhibit continues through Thursday, May 16.
Friday, May 17
Graduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
SUNY Cortland’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Commissioning Ceremony: Professional Studies Building, Room 1166, 8 a.m.
Saturday, May 18
Undergraduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, Ceremony A, 9:30 a.m.; Ceremony B, 2:30 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21
Professional Employee’s Recognition Luncheon: Corey Union Function Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. R.S.V.P. requested
Two Promoted to Distinguished Ranks
Robert Darling and Peter McGinnis have earned distinguished designations.
Antlers Passes to Cortland College Foundation
The Adirondack camp is a resource to build ties with students and alumni.
Capture the Moment
Junior Tyler Fallon, an exercise science major from Poughquag, N.Y., studies anatomy and physiology in Memorial Library during the College’s scheduled study days on May 8 and 9. The two days are set aside each semester between the last day of classes and the start of the final examination period.
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Susana Davidenko and Gail Tooker participated in a consortium and presented workshops in Nicaragua in March.
Bonni C. Hodges, Donna M. Videto and Aimee Greeley presented at the the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance annual conference.
Richard Hunter authored an article that is currently in press with The Professional Geographer.
Lawrence Klotz had his article published in Hydrobiologia: The International Journal of Aquatic Science.
Jennifer Kronenbitter and Hailey Ruoff presented at the Computers in Libraries conference in April in Washington D.C.
Mechthild Nagel served as a panelist reviewing proposals for the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Cory Russell presented a program on sport management and related careers at the Access to College Education Regional Institute.
Robert Spitzer authored a chapter titled, “Hot Button Issues in the Presidential Campaign: 47 Percent Yes, Guns No?”
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