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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 3 • Sept. 28, 2009  


Campus Champion

Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department Chair Lynn Anderson and her colleagues, Vicki Wilkins and Laurie Penney McGee, are changing the way New Yorkers view their parks and recreation resources. They want us to see each park and its accessibility from the vantage point of people with disabilities. Their groundbreaking training and assessment will be a valuable tool for many and is a testament to the highest ideals of Lynn and her department in their important service to our state.

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Wednesday, Oct. 7

Women's Brown Bag: Women faculty, staff and graduate students are invited to meet, share ideas and develop campus networks, Corey Union, Room 209, noon.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Wellness Wednesday Series: "Taken Away," presented by national motivational speaker Renee Damon, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Sandwich Seminar: "Is it the End of the University as We Know it? Do We Feel Fine?" panel discussion on the The New York Times op-ed article by Mark C. Taylor, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Gender Forum II: "The Chilly Climate: Doing Gender on Campus," Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:15-
6:15 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Closing Reception: Richard Jochum's "Unexpected Weight Loss," exhibition, Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Untold Stories Movie Series: "Manufacturing Consent," Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 9

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: "Aux Revoir les Enfants," (1987), directed by Louis Malle, presented by Jerry O'Callaghan, arts and sciences, Old Main, Room 223, 4 p.m., refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Lecture: "Laponite Nanocomposites for Solar Applications," Michael E. Hagerman, Department of Chemistry, Union College, Sperry Center, Room 204,
7 p.m.; Light refreshments will be served at a social hour beginning at 6 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 28

Display: AIDS Memorial Quilt, Corey Union Function Room. Exhibit runs through Friday, Oct. 2, 9 a.m.- 9 p.m. daily; special dedication ceremony
at 6 p.m. on Wednesday,
Sept. 30.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Sandwich Seminar: "Students in Distress," Sheila Dai and Richard Peagler, counseling and student development, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Lecture: "The G.I. Bill: The Mother of All Stimulus Packages," Cornell University Historian Glenn Altschuler, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Speaker: Lopez Lomong, a 2008 U.S. Olympic Team member and one of the "Lost Boys of Sudan," Old Main Brown Auditorium, 10:20-
11:10 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

UUP Lunch Meeting: "Mobilizing for What Lies Ahead — Cortland Campus Issues and Statewide Action Plans," Corey Union Caleion Room, noon-1:30 p.m. Buffet opens at 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Sandwich Seminar: "Rethinking the Multicultural Community," Noelle Chaddock Paley, multicultural life, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Wednesday Wellness Series: "Living With HIV" presentation by the Southern Tier AIDS Program, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge,
7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Community Roundtable: "Railroads in Cortland County: Past, Present and Future," Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9:45 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:45 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Children's Museum Workshop: "Nature Nook Series," hands-on nature-oriented activities, led by Susan Stratton, childhood/early childhood education, Children's Museum, ground floor of O'Heron Newman Hall,
8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 5

Phi Kappa Phi Lecture Series: "Teaching Alfie Kohn in Cairo," Cynthia Benton, childhood/early childhood education, a Scholars Without Borders: Local Experience/ Global Expertise fall lecture, Sperry Center, Room 104,
4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Faculty Senate Meeting: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1:15 p.m.

Professional Studies Building Groundbreaking Set for Oct. 13

President Erik J. Bitterbaum will preside over groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Professional Studies Building at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 13, on the Studio West lawn. Local dignitaries and College representatives will offer remarks and a reception will follow. read more

Federal Grant Fosters Student Exchanges Between U.S. and European Universities

Americans from two SUNY colleges and Europeans from two European universities will soon travel across the Atlantic to study at each other’s universities, thanks to a nearly $400,000 grant awarded by the U.S. government and the European Union (EU). The four-year Atlantis Mobility Project grant provides scholarships to study public administration and public policy. read more

Capture the Moment


Unfazed by the Sept. 24 dedication festivities for the Education Building and Child Care Center, four youngsters demonstrate the popularity of the geodome, a large, polished stainless steel disc located in the SUNY Child Care Center playground. 

In Other News

Community Roundtable Explores Railroad History in Cortland County

Reneé Damon Discusses Her Recovery from Drug Addiction on Oct. 7

'Walls' Series Begins with G.I. Bill Discussion

SUNY Cortland Hosts Fall Open House on Oct. 12

'Untold Stories' Movie Series Focuses on Media and U.S. Intervention

Cast Announced for Musical 'Sweeney Todd'

2008 U.S. Olympian Lopez Lomong to Speak at SUNY Cortland Sept. 30

Faculty Senate Endorses Handbook Changes

Return Those Signed Winter Session Contracts

Information Session Features Two Internal Research Grants

Early Registration Deadline for National Conference on Succeeding as Women in Higher Education

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People on the Move

Traci M. Washburn Joins The Cortland Fund Staff

Faculty/Staff Activities

Christopher McRoberts was interviewed for an episode of "Animal Armageddon," which aired on "Animal Planet" on Sept. 10. read more

Robert Spitzer authored a chapter titled “Leading Elite Opinion: Law Reviews and the Distortion of Scholarship.” read more

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