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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 1 • Monday, Aug. 29, 2011  


Campus Champion

Khalia Brown, a junior speech and hearing sciences major, offers incoming freshmen and transfer students this advice: seize every worthwhile opportunity. One of 24 orientation assistants who introduced new students to campus earlier this summer, Khalia follows her own advice. She does it all, from leading the Black Student Union to singing the national anthem at Commencement to serving as a campus tour guide. A welcoming voice for prospective students and a model for current ones, Khalia’s strong work ethic and warm personality make her the perfect student ambassador for SUNY Cortland.


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Monday, Aug. 29

Fall semester classes begin

Monday, Aug. 29

Welcome Week Event: Hypnotist Kevin Hurley, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, Aug. 30

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

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Welcome Week Event: Block party, sponsored by the Residence Hall Association, Shea Hall-Bishop Hall Quad, 5-7 p.m

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Exhibit: “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” a national traveling exhibit, Memorial Library second floor. Continues through Friday, Oct. 14. 

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Volunteer and Civic Engagement Fair: Sponsored by Career Services and the Institute for Civic Engagement, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Wellness Wednesday Series: “A Non-Threatening Introduction to Yoga,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Welcome Week Event: “Dragon Drive-In,” Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House at 29 Tompkins St., 9 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1

$ Welcome Week Event: “Condom Casino,” Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 2

Dance: “Back to School Bash,” sponsored by the Black Student Union, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 p.m. Students must bring identification.

Saturday, Sept. 3

Cortland Nites: “Extravaganza” in the Corey Union lower level hallway, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 4

$ Baseball Game: Buses will leave from campus at 5:30 p.m. for Syracuse Alliance Bank Stadium where the Syracuse Chiefs take on the Leigh Valley Ironpigs at 6:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance in Corey Union, Room 406.

Monday, Sept. 5

Labor Day: No classes, offices are closed.

Monday, Sept. 5

$ The Great New York State Fair: Buses will depart from campus at noon for the fairgrounds in Syracuse, N.Y., and return at 6 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance in Corey Union, Room 406.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Welcome Week Program: “Know the Code,” Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m. 

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Coffeehouse: Sponsored by the Student Activities Board and Health Promotions Office bi-weekly during the semester, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Student Employment Fair: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge and lobby, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Study Abroad Fair: Corey Union, Dragon Court Hallway, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Sandwich Seminar: “911 @ 10: Reflections from the Web on the 10th Anniversary of the Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks,” Steve Schneider, Department of Communications and Humanities, SUNY IT, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Wellness Wednesday Series: “So You’re In College: Now What?” workshop discussion for first year and transfer students, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Opening Reception and Presentation:In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” by Nicola Morris, English Department and Jewish studies scholar, Memorial Library, second floor, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Welcome Week Program: “Know the Code,” Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m. 

Friday, Sept. 9

$ UUP Picnic: Yaman Park, 4-7 p.m. 

College Announces Record Number of New Faculty

The College will begins its academic year with 35 new full-time faculty members. read more

Inclusive Effort Will Carry President’s Challenge

A mentoring-training program highlights the College's efforts. read more

Capture the Moment


Returning students offered each other help and shared a laugh while they moved their belongings into Glass Tower Hall on Aug. 27. The rain stayed away long enough for thousands of SUNY Cortland students to settle in their campus residence halls this past weekend.

In Other News

Exhibit on Illustrator Maurice Sendak Coming

College Offers Opportunities for Civic-Minded Students

Wellness Series Spotlights a Campus Priority

College Dedicates Room to Emerita

Field Placement Office Reorganized

Post Industrial Iron Exhibit at Dowd Gallery

Class Will Distribute $10,000 to Charities

College's "No Mow" Zones Promote Sustainability

College Enters Construction Boom

‘The Bulletin’ Moves to Tuesday Distribution

Updated Directory of Campus Offices Available as PDF

Small Grant Applications Due Sept. 15

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Available

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People on the Move

Michael Pitaro to Lead Student Conduct Office

Thomas Hanford Named Interim Registrar

Lewis Rosengarten Directs EOP

David Snyder to Retire from SUNY Cortland

Susan Wilson Named Interim Associate Dean

Wisch Retires from Art History Department

Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy Davis received a partnership agreement to support a new graduate assistant position. read more

David A. Kilpatrick presented a paper at the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading International Conference. read more

Christopher McRoberts presented the keynote address at the Museum of the Earth/Paleontological Research Institution’s Summer Symposium. read more

Jerome O’Callaghan has had a book review published in the Law and Politics Book Review. read more

Robert Spitzer co-authored a new book, Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights. read more

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