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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 9 • Jan. 25, 2010  


Campus Champion

Spearheading an initiative that ultimately seeks to provide New York’s school-aged children with healthier lifestyles, SUNY Cortland Health Department Chair Bonnie C. Hodges was awarded a nearly $1 million grant from the New York State Department of Education to help her achieve her goal.

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Monday, Jan. 25

Spring semester classes begin.

Monday, Jan. 25

College Council Meeting: Miller Building, Room 405, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 27

Sandwich Seminar: “What You Should Know About Hydrofracking,” Joseph J. Heath, Esq. and Jeanne Shenandoah, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Sandwich Seminar: “Report Back from Gaza Freedom March,” Tim Rodriguez, Civic Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon-5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 2

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

Tuesday, Feb. 2

Volunteer/Civic Engagement Fair: Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 3

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “The Racial Politics of Cool Britannia,” Kim Stone, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Community Roundtable: “Obama After One Year: Is the Honeymoon Over?” Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:45 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 4

Field Placement Fair: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 5-7 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Receives Record $5.18 Million Gift from Alumnus

SUNY Cortland alumnus John Fantauzzi ’58, a retired social studies teacher now living in Cape Coral, Fla., will bequest $5.18 million — the largest individual gift in the College’s 140-year history — to support a scholarship he established in 1990 for children of immigrants and first-generation college students attending SUNY Cortland. read more

College Awarded State Grant to Improve Health in Secondary Schools

The New York State Department of Education (NYSED) recently awarded almost $1 million to health educators at SUNY Cortland to provide school district health offices across the state with the tools and training needed to help their students live healthier lives and enjoy more academic success. read more

Capture the Moment


Campus community members looking for a meal at the Caleion Room in Corey Union will be greeted instead by the friendly faces of the School of Professional Studies staff.

Pictured, left to right, are: Lori Porter, secretary II; John Cottone, interim dean of professional studies and education; Eileen Gravani, associate dean; and Teresa Ripley, keyboard specialist I. They were among more than 70 faculty and staff displaced from their Studio West offices by construction and now occupying temporary sites in Old Main, Van Hoesen Hall, Park Center and in downtown Cortland.

In Other News

President Unveils College’s Web Redesign

Kiplinger's Ranks Cortland Among Nation's Top 100 Colleges for Fourth Straight Year

College Council to Meet Jan. 25

Sandwich Seminar Looks at Hydrofracking Jan. 27

SUNY Cortland Plans Black History Month Celebration During February

Community Roundtable Analyzes Obama Administration Campaign Promises Feb. 4

College Offers Spring ‘Wellness’ Series for Campus, Community

College Awards 2009-10 Affirmative Action Grants

Nominations for Excellence in Professional Service Awards Due Feb. 15

Updates Made to Faculty and Staff Directory

ASC Accepting Program Grant Applications for 2009-10

Political Science Honorary Inducts New Members

Undergrads Allotted Four Guest Tickets for Commencement 2010

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People on the Move

R. Bruce Mattingly Named Dean of Arts and Sciences

Karen Hartnett Gallagher Directs Financial Advisement

Stephanie Plude Becomes Community Outreach Coordinator

Faculty/Staff Activities

Marley Barduhn receives The Paul Harris Fellow Award from Cortland Rotary Club. read more

Catherine Porter Lewis, president of the Modern Language Association, participated in its annual conference in December. read more

Joel Shatzky had his article, "Educating for Democracy," published in Jewish Currents. read more

Robert Spitzer was a guest blogger for the Web site The Huffington Post. read more

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