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  Issue Number 11 • Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2012  


Campus Champion

Valerie Smith, a senior geography major from Auburn, N.Y., is due for a lifestyle change in late February when she reaches Beijing, her spring semester study abroad destination. Beijing’s population hovers around 20 million people, more than 700 times that of her hometown. But Smith, the first individual American student to receive the College’s $1,000 Wah Chip and Yuki Chin Memorial Scholarship, will travel overseas with confidence, curiosity and three semesters of Chinese language study under her belt. “This is my chance to let the Chinese tell their story unfiltered,” said Smith, who aspires to earn a doctorate.

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Tuesday, Feb. 14

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

Wednesday, Feb. 15

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

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Who Deserves to Die? Racial Discrimination and the Death Penalty in the US,” Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Brooks Museum Presentation: Poster session on “Books that Changed the World,” Moffett Center, Room 2125, 3:30-4:30 p.m.


Wednesday, Feb. 15

Film and Discussion: “American Teacher,” based on the bestselling book Teachers Have it Easy: The Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers, by Daniel Moulthrop, Ninive Calegari and Dave Eggers, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Zumba,” with SUNY Cortland student  and Zumba instructor Brittany Jarrard, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 16

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Is Music the Universal Language? Jazz, Rap and Constructed Meaning,” Lewis Rosengarten, Educational Opportunity Program, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Black History Month Presentation: “Re-Enacting a Historical Figure (Rev. Jermain W. Loguen)” by Robert Djed Snead, a performing historical re-enactor, lecturer and storyteller from Rochester, N.Y., as part the “Traveling Abolition Museum” Memorial Library exhibit, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Black History Month Performance: “Escaped Slave and Now Rev. Jermain W. Loguen Visits Cortland,” by Robert Djed Snead, a performing historical re-enactor, lecturer and storyteller from Rochester, N.Y., as part the “Traveling Abolition Museum” Memorial Library exhibit, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 16

Artist Lecture: “Artist as Innovator,” Matt Sheridan, Cortland native now based in Los Angeles, as part of Innovations exhibition, Dowd Gallery, 4:45 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17

Siblings Weekend: Campus-wide events, pre-registration with Campus Activities requested. Continues through Sunday, Feb. 19.

Monday, Feb. 20

Alumni Speaker Series: “Business/Economic Careers,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

UUP Lunch Meeting: Union Matters, Corey Union Function Room, 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Panel Discussion: “Healthcare and Healthcare Funding,” presented by the Appalachian Regional Commission, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Harriet Tubman and Beyond: Documenting the Underground Railroad in New York State,” Judith Wellman, SUNY Oswego and Historical New York Research Associates, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Wellness Wednesday Series: “So You’re Leaving College – Now What?” by Career Services Director John Shirley, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Feb. 23

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Mixed Race and Black Identity Development: Historical Inheritance and Intimate Realities,” Noelle Paley, Multicultural Life and Diversity Office and Africana Studies Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26

$ Gospel Choir Cultural Celebration: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 27

Monday Afternoon Talks about Writing: "Sharing Teaching Methods and Assignments for Using Writing in Courses," Old Main Faculty Lounge, 3-4 p.m.

Wiz Khalifa to Headline Spring Fling

The Grammy-nominated rap artist performs on Saturday, April 28. read more

Health Scholar to Give Poskanzer Lecture

Collins Airhihenbuwa will discuss global disparities in health care on Feb. 28. read more

Capture the Moment


The critically acclaimed Step Afrika dance company delivered a special Black History Month performance, part of the 2011-12 Campus Artist and Lecture Series, in Old Main Brown Auditorium on Feb. 13. The group is dedicated to stepping, a type of dancing that uses a combination of footsteps, claps and spoken words to create rhythms and sounds.

In Other News

Talent Shines at Gospel Choir Cultural Celebration

Scholar to Discuss Harriet Tubman History

Groundbreaking Books Focus of Brooks Series Lecture

Body Appreciation Week to Embrace Talents

Noted Scholar Will Discuss 21st Century Racism

Performer to Portray Famous Abolitionist

Black Student Union to Hold Kings and Queens Event

Student Conduct Office Recruiting Justices

Alumni Speaker Panel Looks at Careers in Business and Economics

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni co-wrote a paper that appeared in the Harvard Papers in Botany 2011. read more

David Kilpatrick will have his article published in Canadian Journal of School Psychology. read more

Denise D. Knight gave a talk in Rhode Island that was attended by former SUNY Cortland President Judson Taylor and his wife, Elise. read more

Tom Lickona had a review of the book, “Lost in Transition: The Dark Side of Emerging Adulthood,” published in MercatorNet. read more

Gregory D. Phelan was featured in an article titled "Cracking Open the Scientific Process" that ran in The New York Times in January. read more

Mark Prus co-wrote a manuscript that was accepted for publication in the journal Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management. read more

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