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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 2 • Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011  


Campus Champion

Vicki Johnson found the perfect words to conclude Sunday’s remembrance of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. “This is the time for you to think deeply,” SUNY Cortland’s Protestant chaplain told students. “What will you do to make a difference?” Vicki answered her own question this past weekend as a key contributor to Habitat for Humanity’s Faith Build Blitz and Sunday’s remembrance. Now in her fourth year at SUNY Cortland, her work is filled with the hope and purpose she professes. Vicki, also the executive director of the Cortland County Council of Churches, will help guide the College’s Interfaith Challenge this fall.

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Wednesday, Sept. 14

Student Involvement Fair: Corey Union steps, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Rain location is Corey Union Function Room.

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Sandwich Seminar: “To Be a Celebrity or Not to Be a Celebrity: The Constitution and Your Right to Control Your Name and Likeness for Commercial Use,” Mark Dodds, Sport Management Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 15

Sandwich Seminar: “Reconsidering What You Think You Know About ADHD,” David Kilpatrick, Psychology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Thursday, Sept. 15

Scholars’ Day Open Meeting: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 3-4 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16

Family Weekend Check In: Corey Union Lobby, 4-8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Family Weekend Check In: Corey Union Lobby, 9-11 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Family Weekend Event: Alumni Affairs Open House, Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Family Weekend Presentation: “How is Your Student Doing in College?” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17

Speaker: Astronaut Story Musgrave, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 18

In/Civility Series: Dramatic reading of “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” by Howard Lindh, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Lab Theater, 3 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 19

Naming Dedication Ceremony: Mary L. Hobson ‘61 Lecture Hall, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

Disney College Internship Interviews: Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-5, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

In/Civility Series: “The Uses and Abuses of Civility: A Roundtable,” Old Main Brown Auditorium, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 20

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

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Disney College Internship Interviews: Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-5, 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Cultural Transformation in Mesopotamia: The Invention of Writing and Writers,” Jennifer C. Ross, Hood College, 4:30 p.m., Moffett Center, Room 2125. A reception will begin at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126

Wednesday, Sept. 21

Lecture:In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak,” by Nicola Morris, English Department and Jewish studies scholar, Memorial Library, second floor, 7 p.m. Exhibit continues through Friday, Oct. 14.

Friday, Sept. 23

Reopening Ceremony and Tours: Cheney Hall, 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 25

SUNY Cortland Red Dragon Golf Classic: Sponsored by SUNY Cortland Athletics Department to raise funds for student athletes, Elm Tree Golf Course,  283 Route 13, Cortland, 1 p.m.

Classes to be Held on Scholars’ Day

Classes will not be cancelled for Scholars’ Day this year. read more

Famous Astronaut Visits College on Sept. 17

Story Musgrave speaks at 8 p.m. in Old Main Brown Auditorium. read more

Capture the Moment


John Carlisle, a junior history major and a member of SUNY Cortland’s ROTC program, raises a candle during Sunday’s remembrance of the people killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, including seven SUNY Cortland alumni. An estimated 200 students attended the hour-long ceremony held on the steps outside of Corey Union.

In Other News

Campus Rescue Aids Binghamton Flood Victims

Event Series Will Focus on Civility Theme

Louise Conley Helps Create Cortland's First Endowed Chair

Panel Series to Focus on ‘Education Reform’

College Honors Mary Hobson ’61

College’s Social Media Platforms Invite Followers

2011-12 Brooks Lecture Series Unveiled

Family Weekend Set for Sept. 16-18

Cheryl Hines Recognized for Work with Non-Traditional Students

Brooks Award Nominations Due Sept. 27

Timely Return of Winter Session Contracts Requested

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People on the Move

Courtney Wormuth Hired as Assistant Athletic Director

Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah was appointed to an international advisory board based in Ghana. read more

T. D. Fitzgerald co-authored a paper that appears in the journal Insect Science. read more

Richard Hunter co-authored an article that appeared in the latest issue of Journal of Historical Geography. read more

Kathleen Lawrence had her paper selected for presentation at the International Popular Culture Association annual conference. read more

Syed Pasha and Ralph Dudgeon will team teach a new two-week class in India as part of SUNY Cortland’s Study Abroad Program. read more

Gregory D. Phelan recently spoke about the use of digital media in scientific research at a public symposium. read more

Susan Rayl organized a three-article forum on basketball for The Journal of Sport History. read more

Robert Spitzer presented his paper at a roundtable panel on "In Defense of the Constitution," at the American Political Science Association's annual meeting. read more

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