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  Issue Number 4 • Oct. 12, 2009  


Campus Champion

Associate Professor of Health Jena Nicols Curtis is a self-described "health zealot" whose passion for her subject surfaces in every conversation. "Our most successful students enter the program enthused about helping people lead better, healthier lives," she maintains. Besides her courses in mental health counseling, HIV/AIDS, sexual health education and methods of teaching, she is active as the faculty advisor for the AIDS Prevention and Awareness Club. The coordinator of the Human Services Program, she supports the SUNY Cortland Emergency Squad and the College's Relay for Life. 

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Monday, Oct. 12

Legal Holiday: Classes are in session; Offices are closed.

Monday, Oct. 12

Admissions Open House: Park Center, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

UUP Brunch Meeting: Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8:30-10 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

Groundbreaking Ceremony: Professional Studies Building, Studio West lawn, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

'Walls' Series Film: "This Way Up," a film by Georgi Lazarevski, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday Oct. 13

Lecture: "Walls of Oppression: Why the Unjust Cannot Be Happy," Robert Paul Churchill, George Washington University, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Domestic Violence Awareness Day: New York state employees are encouraged to dress in purple.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

SEFA Luncheon: 2009 campaign kickoff, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Information Session: "Introduction to Internal Grants: Funding Your Scholarly Work," Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Wellness Wednesday Event: "Take Back the Night" march, sponsored by Cortland Against Another Rape, Corey Union steps, 8 p.m., rescheduled from an earlier date.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Alumni Panel Presentation: "B.A. in English ... Now What? Career Options for English Majors," Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., Cortland, 5:30-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

Seminar: "The Restoration Marketplace," by Arborist Stephen Harris, RPM Ecosystems, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Sandwich Seminar: "English Department Faculty Reading," members will read their own fiction, poetry and creative non-fiction, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Oct. 15

Grand Reopening and Open House: Fitzgerald Hall, 2 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 15

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

Friday, Oct. 16

Fall Break Begins: 8 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 19

Classes resume: 8 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Service-Learning Shop Talk Series: "Designing Reflection Assignments as Learning Assessment Instruments," Bonni Hodges, health, Corey Union, Room 204, 3-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Brooks Lecture Series: "Women's World" theme, featuring "'It Was Torture': Traveling Discourses and Practices of Gender Violence and State Terrorism in Argentina" by Barbara Sutton, Department of Women's Studies at the University at Albany, Moffett Center, Room 2127, 4:30 p.m. A reception will begin at 4 p.m. in Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

College-Community Forum: Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Sandwich Seminar: "The New York State Inclusive Recreation Resource Center: Helping All People Play, from the Empire State Building to Niagara Falls," Lynn Anderson, Laurie Penney McGee and Vicki Wilkins, recreation, parks and leisure studies, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Untold Stories Movie Series: "Orwell Rolls in His Grave," Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

Conference: Biannual Educators in Training (EIT) Conference, Corey Union, 8 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

$ Conference: "Succeeding as Women in Higher Education," sponsored by the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. Registration in Old Main lobby, 1-4:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 23

$ Musical Drama: "Sweeney Todd," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Workshop: "Four Cups of Coffee," a walking and writing workshop, SUNY Cortland's Seven Valleys Writing Project (SVWP) Commons in downtown Ithaca, N.Y., 9-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

$ Conference: "Succeeding as Women in Higher Education," sponsored by the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies. Registration in Old Main lobby, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Children's Museum Workshop: "Great Dino Dig," led by Orvil White, childhood/early childhood education, Children's Museum, ground floor of O'Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

$ Musical Drama: "Sweeney Todd," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Concert: Joanne Shenandoah, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m. Free to students, $10 others; tickets available 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, Old Main, Room 122, or at the door.

Sunday, Oct. 25

$ Musical Drama: "Sweeney Todd," Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m.

SUNY Cortland’s Fitzgerald Hall Plans Grand Reopening Ceremony Oct. 15

SUNY Cortland will celebrate the completion of major renovations on one of its residential facilities, Fitzgerald Hall, with a grand reopening ceremony and open house on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 2 p.m. in the building lobby. The ceremony will feature guest speakers for the ribbon cutting followed by a reception and building tours. read more

SUNY Chancellor to Speak at National Conference at SUNY Cortland

Nancy L. Zimpher, who became the State University of New York’s 12th chancellor on June 1, will give an address during an Oct. 24 reception in her honor at SUNY Cortland’s “Succeeding as Women in Higher Education” conference. read more

Capture the Moment


The autumn morning mist hovers atop Raquette Lake near historic Camp Huntington.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland Hosts Fall Open House on Oct. 12

Professional Studies Building Groundbreaking Set for Oct. 13

SUNY Cortland Begins 2009-10 State Employees Federated Appeal

Alumni Panel Weighs Career Options for English Majors on Oct. 14

Women's Scholar Compares State and Domestic Violence in Argentina on Oct. 21

Student Teachers Attend Oct. 23 Conference

Aspiring Writers to Walk and Talk Over Coffee in Ithaca on Oct. 24

Belize Zoo Director Discusses SUNY Cortland-Belize Project on Oct. 27

C-Club Hall of Fame Inducts Eight on Oct. 31

C-Club Reunites College’s Women’s Cross Country National Dynasty

D.A.T.E. Conference Set for Oct. 30

Musical Thriller ‘Sweeney Todd’ Comes to Campus

Lecture Will Present Best Practices for Service-Learning with Diverse Audiences

Information Session Features Two Internal Research Grants

Vigars, Videto Become Faculty Senate Officers

Goofs and Goblets Planned for Oct. 26

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Faculty/Staff Activities

David Barclay had his paper published in Quaternary Science Reviews. read more

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