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  Issue Number 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012  


Campus Champion

Fran Elia eats, sleeps and breathes SUNY Cortland athletics. Tasked with promoting one of the nation’s strongest Division III programs, the College’s sports information director juggles press releases and media requests during the day with game scoring duties at night. Most weekends, from August to May, he’s covering at least one of the College’s 25 varsity sports teams. Many All-Americans and national champions have passed through Cortland during Fran's 22-year tenure. He’s set to join some of them in select company Oct. 20, when he’ll be inducted as an honorary member into the College’s C-Club Hall of Fame.

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Tuesday, Oct. 9

Dowd Gallery Artist Talk: “New Ways of Seeing: Jewish-Muslim Relations,” joint lecture as part of the “Remembered/Re-imagined” exhibition, Dowd Gallery at Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., 3rd floor, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 10

Wellness Wednesday Series Speaker: “Drink Think: A Personal Approach to Alcohol,” by Rick Barnes, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 12

Fall Break Begins: 8 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 15

Classes Resume: 8 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

Film: “Restrepo,” presented by the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee, Sperry Center, Room 105, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 16

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

Wednesday, Oct. 17

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

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Wellness Wednesday Presentation: “SafeZone,” a new program to identify, educate and support lesbian, bisexual, gay, transgendered and questioning (LBGTQ) allies, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 17

Speaker: Ghosthunters’ John Zaffis, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Sandwich Seminar: “Faculty Senate Open Forum,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 18

In/Common Series Speaker: “Combat, Afghanistan and Millennials,” Eamon Coyne will offer his perspective as an honorably discharged veteran from the U.S. Navy, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Oct. 18

An Afternoon Workshop: “Funding for International Study/Research for Your Students,” Associate Dean Jerry O’Callaghan, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30-5:30 p.m. R.S.V.P. required.

Thursday, Oct. 18

Biology Speaker: “Thorny Science in a Changing World,” Brian Rivest, Biological Sciences Department, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20

Race, Resistance & Reason Conference: “Rethinking the Boundaries” sponsored by the Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, Sperry Center and Old Main, registration due by Oct. 12. 

Sunday, Oct. 21

Student Government Association Fall Fest: Corey Union, 11-3 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 21

Crop Hunger Walk: To raise funds and awareness to overcome world hunger, begins at Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St., 1:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 22

Workshop: “Learn More About our Transfer Students,” sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Corey Union, Room 209, 11:30 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 22

Interviewing Etiquette Program: Career dinner program, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6-8 p.m., advance reservations required by Wednesday, Oct. 17

Tuesday, Oct. 23

Unity Celebration: Organized by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Function Room, 5 p.m.

Full-Year Undergraduate Clinically Rich Teacher Training Piloted

Twelve future math and science educators will learn at Binghamton High School. read more

College Takes Teaching to Thailand

SUNY Cortland now shares a unique partnership with a university in Thailand. read more

Capture the Moment


Election anticipation is building at SUNY Cortland. Campus community members, including Corey Laga, left, a first-year pre-major student from Park Ridge, N.J., and Rebecca Strausman, a first-year exercise science major from Oceanside, N.Y., filled Sperry Center, Room 106, for the first of four watch parties to be held during the presidential debates. The next viewing begins at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11, in the same location to watch Vice President Joseph Biden and Rep. Paul Ryan tackle foreign and domestic policy issues.

In Other News

Talk Sees Jewish-Muslim Relations in New Way

Campus Launches 2012-13 SEFA Appeal

Conference to Discuss Three Rs of Diversity

A Millennial Explores Combat, Afghanistan

College Set to Celebrate Unity Oct. 23

C-Club Hall of Fame to Induct Seven New Members

2012-13 Performing Arts Schedule Announced

Trip Sends Class Back Thousands of Years

Educational Leadership Breakfast Conference Set

Talk to Focus on Alcohol Awareness

Cast Set for Rock Musical ‘Spring Awakening’

College Honors James Yaman '40 for Service

Fungi in the Ecosystem Is Oct. 17 Topic

Classified Staff Recognized for Years of Service

Interviewing Etiquette Program Planned for Oct. 22

Brooks Dedicated Teacher’s Award Nominations Due

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Brian Barrett had an article published in Policy Futures in Education. read more

Chad Hovey will have his artwork shown in the 2012 Print Regional Design Annual, at Dowd Gallery and in San Francisco. read more

Denise D. Knight is a winner of the 2012 Bedtime Stories Competition at the Red Lion Inn in Stockbridge, Mass. read more

Jordan Kobritz had an article published in Cleaning & Maintenance Management magazine. read more

Christopher McRoberts co-authored a published paper that documents the first high-resolution analysis on macrofossils associated with the end-Triassic mass extinction event. read more

Henry Steck wrote a chapter that was published in The Oxford Handbook of New York State Government and Politics. read more

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