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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012  


Campus Champion

Black history is America’s history, says Seth Asumah, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor of political science and chair of the Africana Studies Department. The organizer of the College’s Black History Month events since 1995, Asumah has spread that message near and far. Besides bringing prominent scholars and entertaining performances to campus, he has created study abroad programs in Ghana, Liberia, Kenya and Germany. Most recently, in December, he visited Germany to serve on the board of advisors for the Intercultural Migration Integration Center, lending advice on how the European nation could better integrate its black community.

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Tuesday, Jan. 31

Teacher Information Session: “An Overview of the New Annual Professional Performance Review Requirements,” Jeff Craig, OCM BOCES, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7-8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

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

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Black History Month

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “‘Drop Your Pants and Bend Over’ – Racial Profiling Before and After 9/11,” Sam Kelley, Communication Studies Departments, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Black History Month Library Exhibit: Opening Ceremony for the exhibit, “Abolishing the Chains of Slavery: Central New Yorkers to the Rescue,” Memorial Library second floor, 3-4 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Comedian: Ronnie Jordan, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Wellness Wednesday Series: “A Non-threatening Introduction to Yoga,” with Louise Mahar, Recreational Sports for Fitness, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Faith, Nationalism and the Liberation Struggle in Southern Africa, 1960-76,” John Aerni-Flessner, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Innovations Exhibit Gallery Talk: “Artist as Researcher,” by guest artist David Mazure, East Stroudsburg University, Pa., Dowd Gallery, 4:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

Bongo Ball: Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4

Children’s Museum Series: “Celebrate Chinese New Year,” sponsored by the Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, McDonald Building, 60 Tompkins St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 4

$ Rock for Remembrance Concert: Featuring recording artist Andy Grammer; scholarship fundraiser in memory of Mike Holland, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Sport Management, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Faculty Recital: “Music Made in America for Trumpet and Piano,” Edward Moore and Ralph Dudgeon, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “‘But I’m Not a Racist’ – Deconstructing Bias and Building Bridges,” Mona Ivey-Soto, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Memorial Library Black History Month Lecture: “We Must Abolish Slavery! — North Star Shining: The Abolition Crusade in Upstate New York,” Milton Sernett, Syracuse University and developer of the library panel exhibit, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Being Civil is all about Being Human: Is There An ISM Threatening Your Humanity?” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 9

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible,” film and discussion, Seth Asumah, Political Science and Africana Studies Departments, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13

Faculty Monday Afternoon Talks about Writing: “Getting Rid of the Fear of Teaching a Writing Intensive Course,” Brent Wilson, Communication Disorders and Sciences, and Kathy Lattimore, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 13

$ Black History Month Performance: “Step Afrika!” professional stepping, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

New Red Dragon Buses Start Rolling on Campus

The environmentally friendly and eye-catching fleet is fueled by propane. read more

Library to Showcase Underground Railroad

These Black History Month events will highlight the area's slave abolitionists. read more

Capture the Moment


Four new, propane-fueled buses covered with shrink-wrapped images greeted students when they returned for the spring semester. The pictured bus includes the head of a determined-looking red dragon with striking green eyes. The message on the side of the bus reads “Get Green Vision,” which incorporates the College’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and operate sustainably.

In Other News

February Events to Mark Black History Month

High-Tech Vehicle Pays Visit to College

Dining Hall Rewards Recycling Habits

'Innovations' Exhibition Opens at Dowd Gallery

Comedian Ronnie Jordan Heads to SUNY Cortland

African Dancers Offer Feast for the Senses

Model European Union Draws Students to UK

American Music Featured at Faculty Recital

Children’s Museum Offers Spring Saturday Series

College Offers Spring ‘Wellness’ Series for Campus, Community

Text Service Available for Library Research Inquiries

Alumni Speaker Panel Highlights Careers in Sport Management

Fine Teaching Development Award Applications Due March 15

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People on the Move

Cortland Names Steve Axtell Men’s Soccer Interim Head Coach

Daniel Driscoll Retires from Mathematics

Faculty/Staff Activities

C. Ashley Ellefson had his manuscript about Thomas Macnemara's troubled career posted on Archives of Maryland Online. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had her paper selected for presentation and serve as discussion about reality television programs that illuminate stage moms. read more

Gregory D. Phelan served on the leadership team at the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship National Conference. read more

Barry Schecter will attend two conferences to present research on the benefits of medication-assisted treatment and the role stigma plays in keeping people sick. read more

Robert Spitzer will have his article, “Growing Executive Power: The Strange Case of the ‘Protective Return’ Pocket Veto,” published this fall. read more

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