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  Issue Number 15 • April 19, 2010  


Campus Champion

Betsy Cheetham has coordinated the College’s annual Admissions Open House program since its inception 28 years ago. Her dedication has helped a generation of prospective SUNY Cortland students and their families maneuver the uncertainties of the college search process. Betsy’s exceptional working relationship with colleagues demonstrates itself regularly with the campus showcased in the most positive light during recruitment events. Betsy, an expert in transfer credit and curriculum policies, frequently works behind the scenes, but her consistent and valued admissions efforts bear the distinctive mark of a campus champion.

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Monday, April 19

SUNY Cortland Sustainability Week: Daily events and workshops, volunteer opportunities, community-wide presentations, conferences and educational films to encourage recycling and care of the earth, through Friday, April 23.

Monday, April 19

Lecture: “Resolving Extremely Commingled Skeletal Remains at the Armed Forces DNA Identification Laboratory: Merging Physical Anthropology and Forensic Biology,” by Jennifer E. O’Callaghan ’01, forensic anthropologist, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 3 p.m.

Monday, April 19

Student Employment Recognition Reception: Sponsored by Career Services, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

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

Tuesday, April 20

Training Program for UUP/MC Staff: “Students in Distress,” Sheila Dai and Richard Peagler, Counseling Center, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

Lecture: “The Justice System: A View from the Bench,” Judge Edward D. Carni ’82, Sperry Center, Room 105, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

Sustainability Week Film Screening: “Food Inc.,” the Academy Award-nominated documentary film, followed by a discussion led by a local foods panel, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20

Faculty Recital: Performing Arts Department faculty members Ralph Dudgeon on trumpet and Edward Moore on piano, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

Sustainability Conference: Concurrent sessions offered from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Bowers Hall, Rooms 146, 155 and 161.

Wednesday, April 21

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Going Green!” exhibit, Corey Union first floor, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

Sandwich Seminar: “ASC and Sustainability Initiatives in On-campus Dining,” Bill McNamara, director of dining services, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

UUP Union Matters Chapter Meeting: “Looking Back, Looking Forward,” lunch provided, Corey Union Function Room, noon-1 p.m., buffet opens 11:45 a.m. Advance signup requested to or (607) 753-5991.

Wednesday, April 21

Sustainability Week Keynote Address: “Carbon Free — Nuclear Free: A Roadmap for U.S. Energy Policy,” Arjun Makhijani, president of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

Entertainer: Lou Ferrigno “Incredible Hulk,” Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Earth Day: Campus-wide events commemorating the 40th anniversary

Thursday, April 22

Alumni House Clean-up: Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Outdoor Gear Swap: Sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Recreation Association, Community Bike Shop Building next to the Lusk Field House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Sustainability Week Demonstration: “Build Your Own Wind Turbine,” presented by the Physics and Engineering Club, Sustainability Week tent located between Bowers Hall and Sperry Center, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Sustainability Week Bike Ride: “Critical Mass Bike Ride” will commence at the Community Bike Shop Building next to the Lusk Field House, noon-12:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Sandwich Seminar: “The Cortland County Relocalization and Resilience Initiative: Building Community Sustainability,” presented by co-chairs of the Community Forum Sustainability Track, Beth Klein, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department and Brice Smith, Physics Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Sport Management Awards Ceremony: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Man of the Year Award Dinner: Sponsored by M.O.V.E., Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 23

Alumni House Clean-up: Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., between 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, April 23

History Honor Awards Ceremony: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6 p.m.

Saturday, April 24

Children’s Museum Series: “Wonderful Water,” Heather Bridge, Childhood/ Early Childhood Education Department, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, April 24

Spring Fling Carnival: Corey Union lawn, noon-4 p.m.

Saturday, April 24

$ Concert: “The Fray,” and “Steel Train,” Park Center Alumni Arena, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 25

Zumbathon Fundraiser: Corey Union Function Room, sponsored by Alpha Phi, $5 for Cortland students, $10 for non-students.

Sunday, April 25

College Singers Concert: Presenting songs from the Broadway musical “Ragtime,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m.

Monday, April 26

Geology Lecture: “Dr. Pearl Sheldon: Why Her Study of Jointing in Devonian Shale Really Matters to the North American Gas Shale Play 100 Years Later,” Terry Engelder, a structural geologist and professor of geosciences at Penn State, Sperry Center, Room 104, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, April 27

College-Community Orchestra Concert: “Rome, Parisian Style,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28

Sandwich Seminar: “Professional Development via SkillSoft: An E-Learning Solution,” Brent Danega, Human Resources, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Managing Stress and Feeling Better,” Richard Peagler, Counseling and Student Development, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 29

Sandwich Seminar: “Central New York Teacher Professional Development Network,” Alexis Abramo, Beth Klein and Andrea Lachance, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon.

Thursday, April 29

Leadership in Civic Engagement Award Reception: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 29

EOP Annual Awards Ceremony: Corey Union Function Room, 5:30 p.m., Reservations closed.

Saturday, May 1

Children’s Museum Series: “Nature Nook Series,” Susan Stratton, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

Sunday, May 2

Gospel Choir Spring Concert: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Sustainability Week to be Celebrated

SUNY Cortland will celebrate Sustainability Week 2010 through Saturday, April 24, with events including an all-day Sustainability Conference, information sessions on “going green,” community cleanups, a film, a sustainable lunch, an art exhibition and a public forum. read more

New York Jets Training Camp Returns

Gov. David A. Paterson announced that the National Football League’s New York Jets have entered into a three-year agreement with SUNY Cortland establishing the campus as the site of its summer football training camp and attracting both economic activity and visitors to the central New York campus. read more

Capture the Moment


Central New York media converged on the campus on April 12 for the much-anticipated announcement that the New York Jets will keep their summer training camp at the College. Jets owner Robert “Woody” Johnson explains to reporters the merits of practicing at SUNY Cortland. The press conference, moderated by President Erik Bitterbaum in the Park Center Hall of Fame Room, included remarks by Gov. David Paterson, Congressman Michael Arcuri, State Sen. James Seward, Cortland Mayor Susan Feiszli and Cortland Chamber of Commerce Director Bob Haight.

In Other News

Four Students Earn SUNY Chancellor's Awards

Bitterbaum to Advance Statewide Service-Learning

Judge Edward Carni '82 Offers Perspective

“Incredible Hulk” Lou Ferrigno to Speak

Shale Expert Discusses 100-Year-Old Research

Physical Education Chair Presides Over Association

Two Students Showcase Work in Albany

Psychology Honor Society Inducts Members

Faculty Recital Features Trumpet and Piano

College Singers Perform Concert Version of ‘Ragtime’

Orchestra Presents Music of Rome and Paris

Fraternity/Sorority Honorees Recognized

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Robert Spitzer had is article, “Upset About a Census of People? How About a Census of Guns?” posted on the Huffington Post Web site. read more

Tracy Rammacher and Tony DeRado have learned they will receive a SUNYCUAD Judges’ Citation Award for the 2009 Undergraduate Commencement tickets. read more

Peter Koryzno and Jennifer Wilson received notice that Columns has earned a 2010 Award of Excellence from SUNYCUAD. read more

Bonni C. Hodges, Joseph F. Governali and Donna M. Videto were part of a panel discussing school health education at the AAHPERD national conference. read more

Robert Darling co-presented a paper with a former student John-Luke Henriquez ’09 at the regional meeting of the Geological Society of America. read more

David Collins had his article published in Crystal Growth & Design. read more

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