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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 8 • Monday, Dec. 6, 2010  


Campus Champion

Arnold Rist has always been there for SUNY Cortland. The 1947 graduate was on campus Nov. 11 to share with today’s Cortland history students his firsthand experience of liberating Nazi death camps during WWII. He offered to play Taps and Reveille at the Veterans Day ceremony in Old Main. Over the years, he has funded scholar-ships, served on the Alumni Board and donated wheelchairs to our adapted physical education classes. Far from the public eye by design and never accepting a cent in return, he has tutored, counseled and actually driven students from Rockland County to SUNY Cortland. He’s a compassionate octogenarian who remains forever young at heart. He has a heart of gold and the heart of a champion.

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Monday, Dec. 6

Last day for in-class examinations.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Presentations: “State of the Planet Address,” by international communications class students, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 1:30-4 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 7

Tuesday Live Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Study day.

Sunday, Dec. 12

Performance: “The Nutcracker Ballet,” presented by the Performing Arts Department in conjunction with the Performing Arts Institute, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 2 p.m.

Monday, Dec. 13

Final Examination Period: Through Friday, Dec. 17.

Monday, Dec. 13

Health Fair: “Paws for Stress Relief,” Corey Union Function Room. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 3

Winter Session classes begin.

Friday, Jan. 14

Winter Session classes end.

Thursday, Jan. 20

Spring Semester Opening Meeting: President’s State of the College Address, Corey Union Function Room, 9 a.m.; informal coffee period from 8:30-9 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 24

Spring semester classes begin.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Performance: “The Nutcracker Ballet,” presented by the Performing Arts Department in conjunction with the Performing Arts Institute, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 11

Study day.

Friday, Dec. 10

Midnight Breakfast: Neubig Hall, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday

Friday, Dec. 10

All fall semester classes end.

Friday, Dec. 10

UUP Holiday Party: Corey Union Function Room, 4-7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Lessons, Carols and Candlelight: Celebration of the Christmas season, Interfaith Center, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Teaching Assistant Poster Symposium: Sponsored by Advisement and Transition, showcasing the work of COR 101 teaching assistants, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-4:30 p.m.  

Wednesday, Dec. 8

Wednesday Worship: “This I Believe,” by Louis Larson, Career Services, Interfaith Center, 12:20 p.m.

Multicultural Council Aligns with Campus Priorities

As it moves forward with initiatives to improve the campus climate of diversity, the Multicultural Council now seeks volunteers to serve on committees. read more

College Among SUNY Leaders for Graduation Outcomes

SUNY Cortland has emerged as a leader among its sister institutions for the rate by which its incoming freshmen earn a bachelor’s degree. read more

Capture the Moment


Participants walk the track during the Relay For Life event held Saturday night through Sunday morning at Lusk Field House. The relay attracted 76 teams who walked for 12 hours to raise money for cancer research, education and services. This is the sixth year SUNY Cortland has hosted the event.

In Other News

Lori Crandall Honored for Classified Service

Students Earn Math and Science Scholarships

Relay For Life Raises $45,000 for Cancer Society

Campus Wins Cortaca Climate Challenge

Connecting Rural Schools Topic of Dec. 10 Conference

Moot Court Competition Draws Ten from SUNY Cortland

Faculty and Staff A-Z Directory List Available on Website

UUP Musical Spoofs ‘Star Wars’

Faculty Offered Globally Networked Learning Grant Opportunity

ASC Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 18

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People on the Move

Ellen Jampole Retires from Literacy Department

Peter Koryzno Retires After 29 Years of Service

Professor of History William Sharp Retires

Faculty/Staff Activities

Marley Barduhn received a grant for her Liberty Partnerships Program project. read more

Andrea M. Lachance was awarded a New York State Education Department grant. read more

Christopher Latimer and Richard Kendrick had a book chapter accepted for publication. read more

Jean LeLoup was a presenter at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages annual convention. read more

Catherine Porter Lewis had translated works published and has presented several papers in recent months. read more

Robert Ponterio presented a workshop on using French cinema and video for teaching language and culture. read more

Susan Rayl participated on a panel at a national conference hosted by the Smithsonian Museum of American History and Howard University. read more

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