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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 10 • Monday, Feb. 8  


Campus Champion

Throughout his 23-year tenure with the College, Doug DeRancy ’75 has been working without fanfare to establish relationships with alumni that benefit SUNY Cortland. His years of visits and the friendship he established with John Fantauzzi ’58 developed into a $5.1 million gift that will provide scholarships for deserving students wanting to attend SUNY Cortland for years to come. Doug’s consistent, concerned, friendly and honest approach with Cortland alumni define “friend-raising” at its best and why we honor the assistant to the vice president of institutional advancement as a campus champion.

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Monday, Feb. 8

Working Parents Brown Bags for Women and Men: “Keeping Your Kids Busy Over the Summer,” Corey Union, Room 209, noon.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Webinar: “Building Civic Pathways for Non-College- Bound Youth,” presented by the National Collaboration for Youth, sponsored by the Institute for Civic Engagement, Sperry Hall, Room 326, 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 9

Faculty Recital: "Music for Two Pianos, Four Hands," presented by members of the Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Rethinking the Multicultural Community: African American Intersections and Communal Identities,” Noelle Paley, Multicultural Life Office, and Steve Canals, Residence Life, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Brooks Lecture Series: “Revolution Girl Style Now: The Riot Grrrl Network and the Coalesce of Girls’ Studies,” Caroline Kaltefleiter, communication studies, Moffett Center, Room 2127, 4:30 p.m. A speaker reception will begin at 4 p.m. in Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wednesday, Feb. 10

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Meditation and Visualization,” Dawn Stranges, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 11

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “The Impact of Climate Change on Health in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Ben Wodi, Health Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Friday, Feb. 12

Friday Films at Four: “Klute” (1971), starring Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland, presented by Scott Anderson, Geography Department, Old Main, Room 223, 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50 p.m. 

Monday, Feb. 15

President’s Day: Classes are in session, offices are closed.

Monday, Feb. 15

Musician: Los Angeles- based songwriter Greg Laswell will perform, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 16

Faculty Senate Meeting: Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Precious Lord Take My Hand: Great Hymns in the African American Tradition,” Dorothy Thomas, Jamie Yaman, Sam Kelley and other Gospel Choir members, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Mind-Body Medicine,” Dawn Stranges, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Identifying Individuals at Risk for Schizophrenia: Is Race a Factor?” Diane Gooding, University of Wisconsin, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Feb. 18

Black History Month Dinner and Speaker: “Success and Challenges: A Black Woman’s Story in Higher Education,” Diane Gooding, University of Wisconsin, Sponsored by the Black Student Union, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6-8 p.m. Dinner will be served, reservations requested to Bari Smith, president, Black Student Union.

Friday, Feb. 19

Siblings Weekend: Campus-wide events, runs through Sunday, Feb. 21.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Children’s Museum Series: “Community Puppet Theatre,” Kim Rombach, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 20

Siblings Weekend Carnival: Western Round-up Carnival, Corey Union Function Room, noon-4 p.m.

Million-Dollar Bequest Supports Science Educators

Retired biology teacher Michael J. O’Reilly ’58, of Chaumont, N.Y., has made a bequest of $1.24 million — the second largest individual gift in the College’s history — to his alma mater, SUNY Cortland, for the creation of a science education scholarship. Last month, SUNY Cortland received a $5.18 million bequest from another Class of 1958 alumnus, John Fantauzzi, in support of scholarships. read more

Brooks Lecture Focuses on Young Women’s Empowerment Culture

Caroline Kaltefleiter, an associate professor of communication studies, will give a talk on “Riot Grrrl,” a girl-centered social movement, on Wednesday, Feb. 10. read more

Capture the Moment


The opening of Townie!, an exhibition of imagery from social networking sites showing Cortland area residents, took place on Feb. 4 in the Main Street SUNY Cortland’s Beard Building Galley. The exhibit, which runs through March 11, is curated by Cortland native and SUNY Cortland alumnus Colin Albro ’07.

In Other News

Exhibition Explores Experiences of Growing Up in Cortland

Energy Medicine Practitioner Dawn Stranges to Speak

Speaker Discusses Schizophrenia and Race on Feb. 18

Children’s Museum Announces Saturday Series Events

National Diet Author Evelyn Tribole Discusses 'Intuitive Eating' on Feb. 24

Mithril Performs Contemporary Celtic Music on March 6

Women Discuss Their Career Paths on March 3

Judicial Affairs Seeks Faculty, Staff and Student Justices for 2010-11

Nominations Sought for Research Award

Faculty Recital Features Piano and Violin Pieces

Information Resources Announces Restructuring

Nomination Deadline Set for Faculty Connection Award

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People on the Move

Marley S. Barduhn Appointed as Assistant Provost for Teacher Education

Faculty/Staff Activities

David Snyder wrote a book chapter that was recently published in Law for Recreation and Sport Managers. read more

Claus Schubert gave two talks at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2010 held in San Francisco, Calif. read more

Noelle Chaddock Paley co-authored an essay titled “Violent Interruptions" and spoke at Union College about the research and experiences. read more

Cynthia J. Benton co-presented a paper with senior Jeremiah J. Best at the International Conference on Education. read more

Robert Spitzer is the author of a book chapter titled “Gun Control: Constitutional Mandate or Myth?” read more

Anthony Taylor serves as a pro bono consultant in the research unit at the headquarters for Wildlife Conservation Society where he co-authored two journal articles. read more

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