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  Issue Number 14 • Tuesday, March 27, 2012  


Campus Champion

Student Government Association (SGA) President Jamie Piperato appreciates the monumental time commitment awaiting the winners of this week’s student elections, which take place Thursday and Friday through myRedDragon. The senior kinesiology major from Thiells, N.Y., spends up to 30 hours a week on her presidential responsibilities, which range from small campus events to giant, long-term projects. She worked with others to set up the first-ever SGA President’s Luncheon, a swearing-in ceremony to introduce newly elected representatives to the students, faculty and staff members they eventually will work with. “We’re a team of leaders,” said Jamie, a dedicated one herself.

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Tuesday, March 27

Author Lecture: “Raising Elijah: Protecting Children in an Age of Environmental Crisis,” Sandra Steingraber, scholar in residence at Ithaca College, ecologist and national recognized authority on environmental links to cancer, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27

Geology Lecture: “Marcellus ‘Shale’: Dynamic Deposition in an Oxygen-Poor Devonian Sea,” Charles Ver Straeten, Curator of Stratigraphy and Sedimentology at the New York State Museum, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27

Open Mic Night: Support Owego Flood Relief with a donation of a school supply and raffle donations, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Going Tobacco-Free,” tabling with information about going tobacco-free and tobacco cessation resources, presented by health promotion interns and the College’s Tobacco Advisory Committee. Corey Union first floor, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

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

Wednesday, March 28

Sandwich Seminar: “A Mind-Body Approach to Understanding Intuition,” Lesley Teitelbaum, Psychology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29

Sandwich Seminar: Women in Comedy, SUNY Cortland student Ryan O’Callaghan, professional writing major, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon

Friday, March 30

Curator’s Talk: “Bound By Silence” presentation by Heather Powell, guest curator of “Bound by Silence” exhibit, Dowd Gallery, Room 162, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Friday, March 30

$ Musical: “Violet,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Saturday, March 31

Admissions Open House: Park Center Alumni Arena 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Saturday, March 31

$ Musical: “Violet,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m. 

Sunday, April 1

$ Musical: “Violet,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 3

Alumni Speaker Series: Panel discussion with alumni about "Careers in Recreation and Leisure Studies," Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3

Lecture: “Indigenous Activism Across Borders: Linking California and Mexico,” Odilia Romero Hernández, Bi-national Front of Indigenous Organizations project coordinator for the Institute of Social Change Across Borders, UCLA Center for the Study of Urban Poverty, Corey Union Voice Office, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3

Lecture and Screening: WSKG’s “Nova Science Now” about dinosaur plague and mass extinction will be followed with commentary from local experts, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 4

Phi Kappa Phi Spring Lecture: “A Case for Memory,” Kevin Sheets, History Department, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 4

Comedian: Tom Cotter, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Most Holy Days,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 5

Community Roundtable: “Improving Emotional Intelligence: The Role of Mindfulness,” Lesley Teitelbaum, Psychology Department, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m., refreshments will be served at 7:45 a.m.

Thursday, April 5

Sandwich Seminar: “Alzheimer’s Association – Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters,” Jessica Cornell, Alzheimer’s Association, CNY Chapter, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.  

SUNY Cortland Again Receives Presidential Distinction

For the sixth straight year, the College has made the community service honor roll. read more

College Earns Silver Sustainability Rating

The rating demonstrates the College's progress toward environmental sustainability. read more

Capture the Moment


Latin dance-inspired fitness took over Park Center on March 24. Taylor Royce-Pavlot, a freshman athletic training major from Corning, N.Y., pictured at center, was one of more than 100 students who showed up to the College’s Zumbathon. The event raised roughly $400 for the Cortland Youth Bureau’s prom dress drive, which provides formal attire for local high school students who cannot afford it.

In Other News

One Day Remains in Facebook Photo Contest

Geologist to Share Story of Marcellus Shale

Roller Derby Women Dismiss Stereotypes

Sports Medicine Symposium Tackles Spine Injuries

Undergraduates Showcase Research at SUNY-wide Event

Did Mosquitoes Kill the Dinosaurs?

Latino Culture Shared Through Fraternities

Final Brooks Lecture Deals with Islamic Text

Admissions Open House Set for March 31

Tyler Freeman is Study Abroad's Chief Promoter

Roundtable to Focus on Emotional Intelligence

Faculty Member’s Wine Book Earns Top Honor

Alumni Speaker Panel Looks at Careers in Recreation

College to Exhibit at Business Showcase

College Singers Will Perform on April 10

Cast Announced for ‘Speaking In Tongues’

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah authored a chapter in a soon-to-be published book titled Globalization and the African Experience. read more

Cynthia Benton presented at the American Institute of Higher Education's International Conference in March. read more

Mark Dodds co-edited a book that was recognized with an award from Library Journal. read more

Karen Downey presented her research at the American Chemical Society national meeting in March. read more

Kathryn Kramer had a critical review published in March and an article published in the summer of 2011. read more

Molly McGowan facilitated an Appreciative Inquiry Summit at Troy University in Alabama. read more

Mechthild Nagel has begun her year-long teaching duties at Fulda University in Germany. read more

Robert Spitzer will serve as a leader on the American Political Science Association’s Distinguished Teaching Award panel. read more

Bryan Thomas had his work accepted for the “Made in New York 2012” exhibition opening on March 31 in Auburn, N.Y. read more

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