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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 12 • Monday, March 8, 2010  


Campus Champion

Senior Jessica Laing of Bloomville, N.Y., the most prolific scorer and rebounder in SUNY Cortland basketball history, has been named one of 12 national finalists for the NCAA Div. III Player of the Year Award. Even more impressive than her many school records and league honors, Jessica has been an unfailing role model of sportsmanship and humility. Off the court, Jessica’s work with children with spina bifida, children of migrant workers and students with disabilities is approached without fanfare but with the same passion that defines this campus champion.

Photo by Darl Zehr Photography

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Wednesday, March 10

Performance: Magician Justin Kredible, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 11

Sandwich Seminar: “The Winding Road to Lesbian Fertility,” Kathryn Coffey, Health Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Friday, March 12

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: “Two Women,” a 1960 film directed by Vittorio De Sica, will be introduced by Anne Wiegard, English Department. Refreshments served at 3:50 p.m. and the film begins at 4 p.m.

Friday, March 12

Spring Break begins – 6 p.m. Classes resume Monday, March 22, 8 a.m.

Wednesday, March 17

Sandwich Seminar: “Procurement Cards: The Good, Bad and Ugly,” for procurement card users and approvers, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 18

Sandwich Seminar: “Procurement Cards: The Good, Bad and Ugly,” for procurement card users and approvers, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Friday, March 19

Conference: Educators in Training, Corey Union, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Faculty who plan to attend are asked to R.S.V.P. to CEE at (607) 753-4214.

Wednesday, March 10

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Staying Safe on Spring Break,” exhibit presented by health promotion interns and members of Colleges Against Cancer, Corey Union first floor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10

Sandwich Seminar: “Migrant Farmworkers in Upstate New York,” presented by Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10

Brooks Lecture Series Speaker: “Field Memories: Re-Remembering Resistance – Victimhood, Agency and Affect in Women’s Experiences of Violence,” by Himika Bhattacharya, an assistant professor of women’s studies at Syracuse University, 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, March 10

Lecture: “A Press-Pulse Model of Mass Extinction Meets T-Rex,” by Nan Crystal Arens, an associate professor of geology at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, N.Y., Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Community Service Earns Presidential Honor Again

For a fourth consecutive year, SUNY Cortland has received federal recognition for its community service by being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. read more

Academic Hall of Fame Adds Michael Morandi ’76

Michael Morandi ’76, a successful Wall Street consultant who since 1996 has guided his own consulting firm becomes the ninth inductee into the SUNY Cortland Academic Hall of Fame. He will be recognized on Friday, March 26, when he will address the President’s List reception. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland’s celebration of Women’s History Month brought together five talented women who shared personal and enlightening stories of their own successful career paths. Assistant Professor of Health Jena Curtis moderated the March 3 presentation in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The panelists, pictured left to right, were: Kimberly Potter Ireland ’97, the senior government relations representative for National Grid and a SUNY Cortland College Council member; Amy Berg, associate provost for information resources; Sharon Steadman, associate professor of sociology/anthropology and coordinator of the International Studies Program; Dianne Bays, a supervising janitor in custodial services; and Rita Wright, director of the YWCA Aid to Victims of Violence and a lecturer in the College’s Health Department.

In Other News

College Receives $95,680 for Energy-Efficient Lights

Lecture Addresses Women’s Experiences of Violence

Justin Kredible Brings Blend of Comedy and Magic

Conference on Diversity Set for March 27

College Writing Contest Winners Announced

Six Physical Education Majors Receive Awards

Belize Summer Teacher Institute Offered

Accepted Students Meet at Jets Headquarters

Geologist Presents Mass Extinction Model

Educators in Training Conference Begins March 19

Sustainability Week Proposals Due March 12

Awards to Encourage Civic Engagement Announced

Timely Return of Summer Session Contracts Requested

Faculty Senate Endorses College’s Vision Statement

Building Community Leaders Program Stipends Available

Online Learning Service Available to Employees

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People on the Move

Richard T. Coyne Manages Alumni House

Faculty/Staff Activities

J. Richard Kendrick Jr. was a panelist and presented a program at Syracuse University in early March. read more

Denise D. Knight had her book nominated for an MLA Morton N. Cohen Award. read more

Robert Spitzer is co-author of an amicus curiae brief submitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. read more

Tiantian Zheng was invited to speak about her book in England and in Chicago. read more

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