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  Issue Number 3 • Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012  


Campus Champion

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon did not foresee becoming a U.S. citizen when he visited from his native England 17 years ago, but the chair of the College’s Philosophy Department recently did just that, alongside his wife and daughter. The pacifist minister, educator and author took a modified oath as a conscientious objector to war. Months of preparation and declarations from distinguished comrades further proved that this champion for peace and nonviolence lives what he teaches. The newly elected president of Concerned Philosophers for Peace, an international organization of philosophers, will give the presidential address in October at Mercer University in Macon, Ga.

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Tuesday, Sept. 25

Rock the Vote! Concert: As part of National Voter Registration Day, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6-8 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Geology Department Speaker Series: “The Champlain Sea: A Record of Marine Conditions in the Lake Champlain Valley,” John Rayburn, SUNY New Paltz, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

Take Back the Night March: Corey Union steps, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Mayan Weaver Demonstration and Sale: Alida Perez Santos, Old Main, first floor, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Sandwich Seminar: “Teach in Thailand,” Old Main Colloquium, Room 220, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

Wellness Wednesday Speaker: “Response Ability: Being an Every/Day Hero,” Mike Dilbeck, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 28-Sunday, Sept. 30

Family Weekend: Campus-wide events

Saturday, Sept. 29

Second Language Educator’s Conference: “Many Cultures, One World: A Celebration of Diversity,” Old Main, 8:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

Saturday, Sept. 29

Children’s Museum Saturday Series: “Apples and More Apples,” Education Building, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29

Performance: Lindsey Stirling, violinist, musician, dancer, composer, and performance artist, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 1

Workshop: “Introduction to Faculty Advising,” Advisement and Transition, Corey Union, Room 209, 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 1

Film and Discussion: “Sun Come Up,” climate change education event, Corey Union, Room 207-208, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 2

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Emotional Wellness Seminar Series I: “Get S.M.A.R.T. - Stress. Management. And. Relaxation. Training,” facilitated by Lesley Teitelbaum, Psychology Department, for faculty and staff, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Climate Change Panel Discussion: “A Campus Conversation on Climate Change,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-7 p.m. Pre-registration required.

Wednesday, Oct. 3

Wellness Wednesday Series Panel Discussion: “Depression and Suicide: Offering Hope,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Community Roundtable: “2012 Election: A Referendum of a Choice?” Distinguished Service Professor Robert Spitzer, Political Science Department, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m., Refreshments served at 7:45 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 4

Sandwich Seminar: “Active Play!” by Diane Craft, Physical Education Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m. 

Sunday, Oct. 7

Baseball Exhibition Doubleheader: SUNY Cortland vs. Marietta College of Ohio to benefit United Way of Cortland County, Wallace Field, 11 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 7

Performance: “Bharatnatyam Dancer Sonali Skandan,” classical dance form of South India, Corey Union Function Room, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Workshop: “Advising Nuts and Bolts,” Advisement and Transition, Corey Union, Room 209, 11:40 a.m.

Cancer Survivor to Meet Bone Marrow Donor

A Cortland football player saved a California toddler's life. They'll meet Oct. 13. read more

‘In/Common’ to Focus on Human Connections

The year-long series will raise questions about what unites and divides us. read more

Capture the Moment


Susan Wilson, the interim associate dean of the School of Education, enjoyed the shenanigans of Crossroads the Clown at the SUNY Cortland Fall Festival, held Sept. 15 at Lusk Field House. Hundreds of employees and their families enjoyed an afternoon of free food and entertainment before heading to football and women's soccer games on campus.

In Other News

‘Rock the Vote!’ Concert Tonight on Campus

Election Talk Kicks Off Roundtable Series

College Takes a Closer Look at Climate Change

Tech Gurus to Improve Digital Age Classrooms

Parks and Leisure Educators Honor Brooke Burk

Full-Year Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Training Piloted

Geologist Sees Sea Where Lake Now Flows

AmeriCorps Wins Fifth Year of Funding

Baseball Doubleheader to Benefit United Way

Speaker Aims to Turn Bystanders into Heroes

Children’s Museum Moves to Main Campus

Timely Return of Winter Session Contracts Requested

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Terrence Fitzgerald co-authored a published paper with former students Michael Smith ’11 and Steven Miller ’08. read more

John C. Hartsock learned his book is a finalist for International Wine Book of the Year. read more

Jordan Kobritz co-authored an article recently published in Facility Manager. read more

Gregory D. Phelan was recently featured in the journal Science. read more

Robert Spitzer authored an article for the journal Presidential Studies Quarterly. read more

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