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  Issue Number 13 • Monday, March 22, 2010  


Campus Champion

Jack Sheltmire has worn many hats as director of the Center for Outdoor and Environmental Education — College ambassador, administrator, academic, handyman and visionary. In a job that defies description, he brought a tireless energy and love for the history and tradition of the College’s Raquette Lake property. He championed the effort that made it a National Historic Landmark while never stopping to perform all the little things that made the experience a memorable one for all who visited there.

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Monday, March 22

Women's Initiatives Brown Bag: “An Unconventional Approach to Health and Nutrition,” Mecke Nagel, professor of philosophy and director of the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS), Corey Union, Room 209, noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23

Informational Meeting: The application deadline for the 2010-11 Noyce Scholarships is Friday, April 30. Student applicants or faculty interested in learning more should attend one of two sessions, Bowers Hall, Room 320, 9-9:45 a.m. or 1-2 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23

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

Tuesday, March 23

Faculty Advising Workshop: To assist academic advisors with the advising and registration process, with special emphasis on transfer credit procedures, sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library Conference Room, 1:30 p.m., R.S.V.P requested to (607) 753-4726.

Tuesday, March 23

Workshop: Visiting artist Li Jiansheng, one of China’s foremost ceramic artists and scholars, Old Main, Room G-39, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23

Lecture: “Environmental Constraints on the Production of Biofuels: The Report from the International SCOPE Biofuels Project,” Robert Howarth, David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology and Environmental Biology, Cornell University, Bowers Hall, Room 109, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24

Faculty Advising Workshop: To assist academic advisors with the advising and registration process, with special emphasis on transfer credit procedures, sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library Conference Room, 11:30 a.m. R.S.V.P requested to (607) 753-4726.

Wednesday, March 24

Lecture:A New Age of Contemporary Chinese Art,” visiting artist Li Jiansheng, one of China’s foremost ceramic artists and scholars, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Healthy Steps for a Healthier Life,” health education majors Sara Gleisle and Caitlyn Lawrence, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 25

Sandwich Seminar: “On Being a Black Girl,” by Noelle Paley, interim director, Multicultural Life Office, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Saturday, March 27

$ Conference: SUNY Cortland Student Conference on Diversity, Equity and Social Justice, focusing on the theme of “Imagining Communities Without Walls,” various locations in Corey Union, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Keynote speaker Arlette Miller Smith will present in Corey Union Function Room at 9:20 a.m. Reservations required, contact Ann Cutler, Multicultural Life Office, at (607) 753-2336.

Saturday, March 27

Children’s Museum Series: “Blasting off!” Orvil White, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, March 27

Event: “Celebration of Women,” sponsored by Women of Color, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30 p.m. Invitation only.

Monday, March 29

Sandwich Seminar: “Breaking the Glass Ceiling: Culture, Administration and Sport,” Luisa Velez, Sport Management Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30–1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30

Lecture: “The Witch and the Friar: The Execution of Matteuccia di Francesco, 1428,” Lorraine Berry, Director NeoVox, Bowers Hall, Room 109, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30

Forum: “Human Rights in Asia: Fundamental Principle or Political Tool?” with panelists Sanford Gutman, History Department; Adrian Hull, Political Science Department; Elliott Prasse-Freeman, Harvard University; Andrew Mertha, Cornell University; and moderated by Girish Bhat, History Department; Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

Summer Job and Internship Fair: Corey Union lobby, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Giving Blood,” blood drive, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon-5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

Sandwich Seminar: “Swimming Up Stream: The Women’s Movement and the Fight for Reproductive Rights,” Randi Storch, an associate professor in the History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

Lecture: “Gun Rights to the States: Incorporation and the McDonald Case,” Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor and chair of the Political Science Department. Refreshments will be served and a question-and-answer period will follow the presentation, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

Lecture:The Canoe Way: The Sacred Journey,” Philip H. Red Eagle, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 1

Community Roundtable: “The U.S. Business Cycle and the Recession of 2007-2010,” Economics Department faculty members Alan Haight, Biru Paul and Brian Ward present an extended-length Community Roundtable, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9:30 a.m.

Thursday, April 1

Sandwich Seminar: “The Role of 21st Century Schools in Building a Health-Literate Population,” Bonnie Hodges, chair of the Health Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, April 1

Unity Celebration Reception: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5-6:30 p.m., R.S.V.P. requested by Wednesday, March 24, to Ann Cutler at (607) 753-2336.

Friday, April 2

Music: J. S. Bach’s complete “St. Matthew Passion” presented in English by the SUNY Cortland Choral Union, Select Chorus, Children’s Choir, orchestra and guest artists, McNeil Building, 19 Church St., formerly the United Community Church, Cortland. Part One begins at 4 p.m. and Part Two starts at 7:15 p.m. To reserve a light supper or for more information, call (607) 753-3073 or visit

Occidental College Alumni Recognize Cortland President

The Alumni Association at Occidental College in Los Angeles, Calif., will present SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum with an Alumni Seal Award for Professional Achievement during the annual Alumni Weekend June 11-13 on the campus. read more

Bruce Tytler Joins College Council

Gov. David Paterson appointed educator and former mayor Bruce R. Tytler M ’88, CAS ’05, of Cortland, N.Y., to the SUNY Cortland College Council on Jan. 12. The principal of Whitney Point (N.Y.) High School since August 2008, Tytler has been an educator for nearly three decades. read more

Capture the Moment


While the students were away on Spring Break last week, workers took advantage of the unseasonably warm Cortland weather to start drilling the first two of 60 geothermal wells behind the Professional Studies Building, formerly known as Studio West. Environmentally sound, the wells will be used to both heat and cool the remodeled facility when it reopens next year. A mixture of water and clay is used in the drilling process to prepare the hole for the installation of a geothermal system that will eventually reach more than 300 feet into the ground.

In Other News

Studio West Renamed Professional Studies Building

Chinese Artist Shares Ceramic Techniques

Peace Activist Randy Kehler Lectures

Gun Rights Expert Discusses Controversial Case

Roundtable Analyzes Great Recession of 2007-10

Unity Celebration Rescheduled for April 1

Indigenous Peoples Cultural Leader Visits

Civic Engagement Leadership Award Nominations Due

Choral Union Performs in Community

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Robert Spitzer authored an article that appears in Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System. read more

Jenn McNamara will have two works of art on display at "Fiber: TwentyTen." read more

Marni Gauthier had her essay published in March. read more

Martine Barnaby and Jenn McNamara have artwork on display during April at the Bundy Museum in Binghamton, N.Y. read more

Chang Ki Bahng officiated the U.S. Open International Taekwondo Championships held in February. read more

Jeffrey J. Walkuski was appointed chair of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Student Services Committee. read more

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