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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 16 • Monday, May 2, 2011  


Campus Champion

When it comes to learning the ins and outs of SUNY Cortland and its surrounding area, just ask Jackie Pittsley. The part-time lecturer in the English Department grew up in nearby Cincinnatus, N.Y., and earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the College in 2002 and 2005. Jackie introduces students in her Cortland Experience class to campus facilities and parts of downtown Cortland they might not discover by themselves. The planetarium in Bowers Hall and the local YMCA are just two examples. Jackie’s ability to communicate the Cortland experience, as an alumna and a faculty member, marks one of her most winning qualities.

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Monday, May 2

Speaker: How to Write and Publish a Novel,” author Ginnah Howard, Sperry Center, Room 304, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3

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

Tuesday, May 3

Concert: SUNY Cortland A Capella celebrates its graduating seniors, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 3

Coffeehouse: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

Community Roundtable: “Local GIS Applications - Drug Free Zones, The Hill and FEMA's New Flood Maps,” presented by David Miller, Geography Department, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8 a.m. Refreshments will be served at 7:45 a.m.

Thursday, May 5

Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon-6 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

Speaker:Diversity on Sesame Street,” Emily Perl Kingsley, an Emmy Award-winning writer for “Sesame Street,” Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, May 5

Performance: “Oedipus Back-to-Back,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Friday, May 6

Performance: “Oedipus Back-to-Back,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Soccer Tournament Fundraiser: "Lose the Shoes Cortland 2011," Park Center soccer fields, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Saturday, May 7

Performance: “Oedipus Back-to-Back,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sunday, May 8

Performance: “Oedipus Back-to-Back,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 2 p.m.

Monday, May 9

Opening Reception: “Student Select 2011,” Dowd Gallery, 4-6 p.m. The show will run through Saturday, May 21.

Tuesday, May 10

Last day of classes

Tuesday, May 10

Choral Union Concert: “Carmina Burana,” Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 11

Study Day

Wednesday, May 11

Make a Difference Day: Campus beautification event sponsored by SUNY Cortland Physical Plan, meet at Moffett Center, 8 a.m.-noon

Thursday, May 12

Study Day

Thursday, May 12

Faculty and Professional Staff Awards Ceremony: Corey Union Function Room, 2-4 p.m.

Friday, May 13

Paws for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m.

Sunday, May 15

Golf Tournament: Red Dragon 2011 Golf Classic, Elm Tree Golf Course, shotgun start beginning at 1 p.m.

Undergraduates to Walk on May 21

The College will conduct two undergraduate Commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 21, in the Park Center Alumni Arena. read more

SUNY to Confer Honorary Doctorates at Graduation

Two individuals — a champion athlete who pioneered adaptive canoeing and a musician who plays internationally acclaimed concerts on the toy piano — will receive honorary doctoral degrees at Undergraduate Commencement ceremonies. read more

Capture the Moment


Two sixth graders from Hughes Elementary School in Syracuse, N.Y., Nuru Niyukuri, left, and Fatuma Muse, watch a classmate’s presentation in the Corey Union Fireplace Lounge. More than 40 students from the school visited SUNY Cortland on Wednesday, April 27, to attend Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators (C.U.R.E.) program event.

In Other News

Graduate Commencement Set for May 20

Students Earn SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

“Oedipus Back-to-Back” Features Drama, Comedy

College Council Approves New Residence Hall

College Hosts Visitor from Azerbaijan

Juried Student Art Show Opens May 9

College Recognizes Civic Engagement Efforts

Roundtable to Address Computer Mapping

Choral Union Will Perform ‘Carmina Burana’

New Broomstick Club Sport Takes Field

Campus Incorporates Dining Changes

Exam Break Brings Dogs to Campus

Volunteers Sought for Make a Difference Day

College Recognizes Student Leaders

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People on the Move

Lachance Named Interim Dean of Education

Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah wrote the guest foreward in a recently published book. read more

Brian D. Barrett had an article published in the Journal of Negro Education. read more

Terrence Fitzgerald had his article published in the French magazine Insectes. read more

Herb Haines was interviewed by the host of a South Korean radio station public affairs program. read more

Tom Lickona presented a daylong workshop on “Building Character, Preventing Bullying.” read more

Ellis McDowell-Loudan hosted the planning board meeting of the International Iroquois Research Conference and she presented a paper at a symposium. read more

Mary McGuire chaired a roundtable discussion at the New York State Political Science Association’s annual meeting. read more

Robert Rubendall was honored with an award recognizing longtime leaders in the field of experiential education who have made a distinct impact over the course of their career. read more

David L. Snyder participated in a symposium titled “Baseball and the Law: America’s National Pastimes.” read more

Barbara Wisch will have a book she co-edited reissued in paperback. read more

Gail Wood received a monetary award from the New York State Library. read more

Tiantian Zheng was invited by Yale University to give a talk on her ethnographic research on gay men in China. read more

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