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  Issue Number 6 • Monday, Nov. 9, 2009  


Campus Champion

Richard "Bear" Zurell is well known to the campus community as the friendly bus driver who connects with students and makes them feel welcome and secure. His genuine enthusiasm for students extends beyond the bus routes. An avid Red Dragon fan, he is an omnipresent figure at SUNY Cortland intercollegiate athletic contests.

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Monday, Nov. 9

Resumé Writing Workshop: Corey Union, Room 209, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

High School Leadership Day Conference: Corey Union, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Veterans Day Ceremony: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Service-Learning Talk: "Planning and Evaluating Service-Learning Projects," Susan Wilson, recreation, parks and leisure studies, Corey Union, Room 209, 3-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Walls Panel Discussion: "Wall Breaking and Building in Iran, China and Germany," Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 10

Native American Film Series: "Frozen River," award-winning film about illegal immigrant smuggling, Sperry Center, Room 204, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day: Classes are in session, offices are closed.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

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

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Study Abroad Fair: James M. Clark Center for International Education, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Sandwich Seminar: "Germans, European Sport and SUNY Cortland Connected," Aaron Zipp, sport management, and German exchange students, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Wellness Wednesday: "Wellness and Restorative Justice," Mecke Nagel, philosophy, and Nanette Pasquarello, judicial affairs, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Leadership Conference: "Fire It Up: Lead the Way to Change," Corey Union, 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Sandwich Seminar: "Sport as a tool for AIDS education in Africa," Kevin Heisey, sport management, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Untold Stories Movie Series: "The War on Democracy," a documentary on the Israel-Palestine conflict and the U.S. media that report it, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12

Performance: "Taikoza," featuring ancestral Japanese Taiko drums; Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 13

Cortaca Mug: All night alcohol/drug-free party, Interfaith Center, 7 p.m., continues through 5 a.m. on Nov. 14.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Children's Museum Workshop: "Nature Nook Series" program called "Insect Circus," O'Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., Cortland, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 15

College Singers Concert: "Country Livin'," songs from Broadway musicals about rural America, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

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

Tuesday, Nov. 17

International Education Expo: "A Showcase of International Education Endeavors Part I," Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

College-Community Orchestra Concert: Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Workshop: Union Matters Workload Workshop sponsored by UUP, Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Study Abroad Fair: Clark Center for International Education faculty advocates and study abroad program alumni will be available, Corey Union, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Sandwich Seminar: "Teaching the World: The Great Identity-Pedagogy Intersect," Syed Pasha, communication studies, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

Lecture: "How Will Arctic Warming Affect the World's Fastest Glacier? New Findings from Greenland," David Barclay, geology, Bowers Hall, Room 109, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19

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.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Untold Stories Movie Series: "Breaking Ranks," featuring testimony from Iraq War veterans who have deserted the military to oppose the current wars, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Sandwich Seminar: "SUNY Cortland's Belize Zoo Project," Tom Pasquarello, political science, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Global Workshop Skills: "How to Succeed in the Global Economy," Lynne Rosansky, Levin Institute, and William Skipper, sociology/anthropology, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Children's Museum Workshop: "Nature Nook Series" featuring 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.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Relay for Life: Lusk Field House, 6 p.m., continues through 6 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Sunday, Nov. 22

Choral Union Concert: Fall concert to be performed at St. Mary's Church, Cortland, 3 p.m.

2009 New York Jets Training Camp Generates $4.26 Million Locally

The New York Jets 2009 Summer Training Camp attracted 34,000 spectators and generated $4.26 million in economic activity in Cortland County, according to a study released today by three SUNY Cortland faculty members. The report, which was prepared by SUNY Cortland Associate Professors of Economics Kathleen Burke and Timothy Phillips along with Assistant Professor of Geography Wendy Miller, involved surveys of training camp visitors as well as local business owners conducted in connection with the July 31-Aug. 20 professional football training camp on the SUNY Cortland campus. read more

SUNY Trustee Stephen J. Hunt ’72 to Speak at Leadership Conference on Nov. 12

Stephen J. Hunt, a member of the SUNY Board of Trustees, will give the keynote address on Thursday, Nov. 12, as part of SUNY Cortland’s “Fire It Up: Lead the Way to Change” Leadership Conference. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland Education Club officers Cari Scoppa, pictured on the left, and Juliann Lykos, place the final items into one of two bins for the Education Building and Child Care Center time capsule. The Club collected historical items, letters from SUNY Cortland presidents and alumni, textbooks and technological items for the capsule, made of wood from the Cornish Hall renovation. A ceremony was held on Nov. 5. The time capsule will be interred in an Education Building wall and will be opened in 2034. 

In Other News

SUNY Cortland Receives $80,000 ARRA Grant for Lusk Field House Lighting

SUNY Cortland and Onondaga County Health Department Partner to Control Tobacco Use

Regional High School Students Attend Leadership Conference Nov. 10

Veterans Day Ceremony Set for Nov. 10

SUNY Cortland Hosts Second Fall Open House on Nov. 11

Taikoza Musicians Perform in Japanese Tradition on Nov. 12

College Council Meets Nov. 16

Cortland Men's Lacrosse Fall Tournament Benefits Make-a-Wish Foundation

DEC Draft Gas Drilling Regulations Available at Memorial Library

Performing Arts Announces Cast for Thornton Wilder Plays

College Names Fall 2009 Building Administrators

2010 Orientation/Advisement and Registration Dates Put in Place

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Robert Spitzer will participate in the live broadcast of the 300th episode of "The Ivory Tower Half Hour." read more

Donna K. Anderson gave talks in London and in the Czech Republic. read more

Gretchen Herrmann participated in a book reading in Ithaca, N.Y. read more

Mary Lynch Kennedy had a book published, led a workshop and addressed a literary club. read more

George McDermott will present at a special event in North Carolina honoring women during World War II. read more

Jerome O'Callaghan has been recognized with Irish and Irish-Americans who have made significant contributions to the field of education in the United States. read more

Bob Ponterio and Jean LeLoup authored an article appearing in the Oct. 2009 volume of The Language Educator. read more

Brett Troyan organized and hosted a workshop at SUNY Cortland. read more

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