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  Issue Number 12 • Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012  


Campus Champion

Champions lead by example. Marie Blanden, the secretary for the Division of Student Affairs, is a healthy reminder of that. The 30-year College employee quit smoking 13 years ago. Now, she’s a catalyst for Freshstart, a campus program that educates tobacco users and helps them develop plans for quitting. Blanden prepares materials and organizes meetings, which begin again on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. in Corey Union. But it’s her empathy that adds authenticity to the program. “Tobacco’s a monster and I’ve been there,” she said. “Quitting seems impossible.” Her own triumph and subsequent work certainly suggest otherwise.

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Tuesday, Feb. 28

Recruitment: Disney College Program interviews, Career Services Library, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-7, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Poskanzer Lecture: “Global Health Equity and the Location of Culture,” Collins O. Airhihenbuwa, The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Health and Human Development, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

In/Civility Film: “Dead Man Walking,” Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Coffee House: Featuring performances by student groups, followed by Open Mic Night, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Racial History My Teacher Never Told Me About,” Joe Feagin of Texas A&M University, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Recruitment: Disney College Program interviews, Career Services Library, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-7, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Information Meeting: “COR 101 Teaching Assistant Internships,” Corey Union, Room 301, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Lecture: “Racial Diaries of White and Black Students: No Post-Racial America,” Joe Feagin of Texas A&M University, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 29

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia,” with national presenters Doris and Tom Smeltzer, Andrea’s parents, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m. 

Thursday, March 1

Sandwich Seminar: “Lithuania Today: Life on a Stage Without an Iron Curtain,” Thomas Hischak, Performing Arts Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, March 1

In/Civility Teach-In: “Life After Executions: Abolishing the Death Penalty in America” series documentary “Deadline” at 5 p.m., refreshments at 6:30 p.m., presentations at 7 p.m., Sperry Center, Room 105.

Monday, March 5

Spring Break begins. Continues through Friday, March 9.

Alumna Named to Academic Hall of Fame

California anthropologist Suad Joseph ’66 becomes the 11th inductee on April 2. read more

Sculpture a Nod to Faculty's Contributions

The Moffett Center sculpture was created by Vaughn Randall and funded by Craig Little. read more

Capture the Moment


Robert Djed Snead, a performing historical re-enactor, lecturer and storyteller from Rochester, N.Y., portrayed Rev. Jermain W. Loguen, a famous Syracuse abolitionist, Feb. 16 in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. The emotional re-enactment was part of the College’s Black History Month celebration.

In Other News

Army ROTC will Return to Campus this Fall

Arabic and North African Concert Set

Student Wins National Honor for Transfer Students

College Writing Contest Winners Announced

Broadcast Journalist to Discuss Civility

Noted Speech Researcher to Speak

In/Civility Series Continues in the Spring

Brooks Talk Investigates Gender in Text

‘Directory of Campus Offices’ PDF Updated for Spring

Cast Announced for ‘Violet’

Raquette Lake Summer Reservation Forms Available

Faculty Sought for Residence Hall Mentoring Program

Fulbright Scholar to Talk on Lithuania

Memorial Ceremony Set for Roger Sipher

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Brian D. Barrett had his article published in the British Journal of Sociology of Education. read more

Christopher D. Gascón reviews four plays from the Spanish Golden Age in a soon-to-be published article. read more

Robert Spitzer authored a chapter titled "Gun Control" for the Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics. read more

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