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  Issue Number 4 • Monday, Oct. 11, 2010  


Campus Champion

Don Winnie and Shirley Shepard are much more than a janitor and cleaner to the residents of Hayes Hall. For the past 10 years, the conscientious and hard-working duo has served as surrogate parents and silent guardians. Their thoughtfulness will be displayed again on Halloween Day, when they continue their decade-old tradition of baking food and purchasing cider and candies for the students with money collected from bottle and can returns. Former Hayes Hall residents stay in touch with Don and Shirley years after they’ve left the hall. It’s difficult to forget these two champions, especially when they never stop thinking about the needs of others.

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Monday, Oct. 11

Open House: Park Center, 10 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 11

Speaker: “Shale Gas Drilling: What’s The Fuss About?,” a general overview is the first of two presentations by William Podulka, Residents Opposing Unsafe Shale-Gas Extraction, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 11

Speaker: “Is Marcellus Shale Gas Drilling a Cure for Upstate New York’s Economic Woes?,” second of two presentations by William Podulka, Residents Opposing Unsafe Shale-Gas Extraction, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Portfolio Development Workshop: Sponsored by the Faculty Development Center, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

SEFA Campaign Kick Off Lunch: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Rozanne M. Brooks Lecture Series Reception: “A Reception to Celebrate International Women,” Rozanne M. Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126, 4-5:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by the International Awareness Club. 

Wednesday, Oct. 13

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

Thursday, Oct. 14

Sandwich Seminar: “Moments of Anxiety: The Processing of Immigrants at Ellis Island,” Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Oct. 14

Speaker: “Student Teaching in NYC,” Natalie Lukas, director of SUNY Urban Teacher Education Center, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15

Fall Break: Begins at 8 a.m. Classes resume at 8 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Graduate School Day: Representatives from more than 70 programs, Corey Union Exhibition and Fireplace Lounges,  11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Speaker: Suzanne Bloom, children’s book author and illustrator, presenting two talks on the topic of literacy education and children’s books, Memorial Library, first floor, 1:15 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

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

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Speaker: Holocaust survivor and author Marion Blumenthal Lazan will share her story, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m. A reception will follow.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Sandwich Seminar: “What Caused the Great Recession of 2007-2009,” Biru Paul, Economics Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Speaker: “A Women’s Place is in The Wrong,” sponsored by Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, Helen Codd, University of Central Lancashire, Brooks Museum, Moffett Center. 4:30-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Magical Thinking,” Mary Dykeman, public health educator at the Jacobus Center for Reproductive Health, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 21

Sandwich Seminar: “Living and Learning in the U.S.,” International student panel discussion, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Speaker: “Enacting Healthcare Reform,” Lisa Codispoti ’86, senior counsel National Women’s Law Center, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Speaker: “Changing Attitudes, Changing Threats: Insights from New York’s Least Loved Animals,” Alvin R. Breisch, wildlife biologist, Bowers Hall, Room 109, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21

Eastern European Film Series:The Silent Star,” (1960), the first science fiction film made in East Germany, as part of the Intellectual Theme of “Re-education,” Sperry Center, Room 305, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22

Red Cross Bloodmobile: Park Center Hall of Fame Room, noon-6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 22

Conference: “Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals,” various locations on campus, registration begins at 1 p.m. Conference concludes Sunday, Oct. 24.

Friday, Oct. 22

$ Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Children’s Museum Series: “Go Fly a Kite,” participants will make a kite and learn about air and air pressure, Children’s Museum, O’Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Keynote Address: “Beyond Girl Power: Girls’ Studies In and Out of the Academy,” Sharon Mazzerella, a leading researcher in the field of girls’ studies, as part of “Reimagining Girlhood: Communities, Identities, Self-Portrayals,” Conference, Corey Union Function Room, 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 23

$ Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

$ Musical: “Kiss Me, Kate,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

25th Anniversary Gospel Concert: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Wins Federal Grant to Redesign Special Education Curricula

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded SUNY Cortland a renewable, cooperative agreement to begin a five-year project to enhance the special education and general education curricula within its School of Education. read more

International Celebration Begins Oct. 13

SUNY Cortland's month-long International Celebration begins Wednesday, Oct. 13, and recognizes internationalization efforts and awareness-raising opportunities to explore global issues in and out of the classroom. read more

Capture the Moment


Awash in a blaze of colors, the Water Works’ trees provided an idyllic autumnal backdrop for Marques Dexter’s track and field class last week. Freshman Erin Mulrain of Mattituck, N.Y., carries the baton around the Davis Field track.

In Other News

Scientist Discusses Marcellus Shale Issues

Holocaust Survivor and Author to Speak Oct. 19

Conference Set on “Reimagining Girlhood”

College Hosts Community “Writing Marathon” on Oct. 16

Children’s Book Author, Illustrator Will Speak on Oct. 19

Cole Porter Musical ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ Opens Oct. 22

Endangered Species Biologist Alvin Breisch to Speak

Alumna Discusses ‘Enacting Health Care Reform’

25th Anniversary Gospel Concert Planned

Catherine Bertini Addresses Leadership Conference

Information Security Fair Planned

SUNY Cortland Launches 2010-11 SEFA Appeal

Pianist Margaret Leng Tan Visits Campus Oct. 26-27

College Honors Accrual Achievement Award Winners

Interviewing Etiquette Program Provides Practical Tips

Student Teachers to Attend Oct. 25 Conference

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Faculty/Staff Activities

David J. Barclay will present at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Denver. read more

Herb Haines presented at the 2010 New York State Sociological Association conference. read more

Gretchen Herrmann had her article accepted for publication in The Journal of Popular Culture. read more

Wendy L. Hurley was the lead author of a new textbook that included contributions from Timothy J. Bryant, Amy Henderson-Harr and Brent T. Wilson read more

Greg Sharer, Ralph Carrasquillo and Nan Pasquarello presented at a conference in Rochester. read more

Robert Spitzer will serve as an advisor for a gun violence journalism project at John Jay College School of Criminal Justice. read more

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