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  Issue Number 7 • Nov. 22, 2011  


Campus Champion

Brian Tobin ’94, the head coach of the SUNY Cortland men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams, never wears down from his work at the College or in the community. He went beyond his coaching and teaching duties in the Physical Education Department by leading a successful community clean-up Nov. 13 after a Cortaca Jug football win. The 40-year-old Tobin, who won the city of Cortland mayor’s seat Nov. 8, also coaches a swimming program for community children with disabilities. And in July, in his free time, he completed an Ironman triathlon — which consists of swimming, biking and running 140.6 total miles — in Lake Placid, N.Y.

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Wednesday, Nov. 23

Thanksgiving Break Begins

Monday, Nov. 28

Sandwich Seminar: "Arab Spring: Changing Lives of Women in the Middle East and North Africa," Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

American Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

UUP Lunch Meeting: Union Matters, Corey Union Function Room, 11:45 a.m-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

Faculty Senate Meeting: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

$ Hanukkah Party: Sponsored by Hillel, Corey Union Function Room, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 29

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

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Manager Workshop: The second of a three-part workshop series titled “Nuts and Bolts of Performance Management” is designed for SUNY Cortland supervisors of classified employees, “Providing Continuous Feedback,” Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 9-11 a.m 

Wednesday, Nov. 30

Sandwich Seminar: “Mobile Technologies: Using the iPad in Education,” Chris Widdall, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, and Terence Cahill, College Store, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Sandwich Seminar: “Teaching Opportunities at Raquette Lake,” Rob Rubendall, Huntington Outdoor Education Center, Beth Klein, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, and Tom Pasquarello, Political Science Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 1

Concert: SUNY Cortland A Capella Group, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 2

Service Recognition Ceremony: Classified employees will be recognized for terms of service, sponsored by the Human Resources Office, Corey Union Function Room, 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 3

Children’s Museum Series: “Learning About Technology” invites families and children to participate in a technology session using iPads with students from SUNY Cortland’s Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, McDonald Building, 60 Tompkins St., 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 4

Choral Union Concert: In association with the Arts at Grace Series, Grace Episcopal-Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 13 E. Court St., Cortland, 3 p.m. 

Wheelchair League Offers Hoops at a Fast Pace

Now in its 12th year, the program adds a unique twist to a traditional sport. read more

Student-Athletes Deliver Thanksgiving Food Drive

In all, 56 local residents received food from the Nov. 20 food drive. read more

Capture the Moment


Seniors Danielle Shattuck, left, a community health major, and Amanda Cheetham, a health education major, were among several students to hand out educational materials and prizes related to SUNY Cortland’s celebration of the Great American Smokeout on Nov. 16 in Corey Union. The College, which plans to go tobacco-free in 2013, received a Partner in Excellence Award from the American Cancer Society. Throughout the day, student interns from the Health Promotion Office collected 55 pledges to remain tobacco-free for life and 15 commitments to give up smoking or tobacco for a day.

In Other News

SGA Creates Michael Holland Day of Service

College Honors Longtime Classified Staff Members

Baby Bottle Campaign Seeks Hunger Prevention

Talk Examines Roles of Middle Eastern Women

Teacher Education Programs Earn Re-accreditation

A Cappella Singers End Semester on a High Note

Choral Union Will Perform on Dec. 4

‘Scrooge’ Brings His ‘Bah! Humbug!’ to Dowd for Six Performances

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni coauthored articles that were published in journals about new species of mushrooms and a new polypore fungi. read more

Mary Gfeller presented a book chat on mathematics and social justice with Noyce Scholar Jason Miedema. read more

Bonni C. Hodges organized a webinar for the AAHE that she and colleagues including Donna Videto developed and presented. read more

David Kilpatrick presented a workshop on phonemic awareness at a recent school psychologists conference. read more

Bruce Mattingly and Jerome O’Callaghan recently presented at a conference in Montreal. read more

Gregory D. Phelan started a volunteer program using technology in the classroom with St. Mary’s School in Cortland. read more

Orvil White received an award for a professional development workshop. read more

Henry Steck presented papers at two conferences, one in Croatia and one in Romania. read more

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