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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 9 • Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013  


Campus Champion

Whether the thermometer reads eight degrees or 98, the College has come to rely on Mitch Seamans and his colleagues to move its mail on a daily basis — with warm smiles, positive attitudes and great efficiency. In December, Mitch received the 2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service, and the accompanying story in this issue of The Bulletin details the many reasons he earned the honor. For those reasons and for many more, we launch the new year with this very deserving Campus Champion.  

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Tuesday, Jan. 22

Gallery Exhibit: “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” Dowd and Beard Galleries, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main Street. Opening reception is Thursday, Jan. 31. Exhibit continues through March 9.

Tuesday, Jan. 22

Performance: Mind Reader Alain Nu, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 23

Spring semester classes begin.

Friday, Jan. 25

InterGreek Council Carnival: Fundraiser event, Corey Union Function Room, 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 26

Girls’ Day Out: For girls in grades 5 to 8, Park Center, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 28

Red Cross Blood Drive: Urgent need for O negative and B negative blood types. Appointments can be made by calling 800-733-2767 (1-800-RED-CROSS) or at, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 12-5 p.m.   

Thursday, Jan. 31

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: “Americans Who Tell the Truth,” Beard and Dowd Galleries, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Screening and Discussion: The play “Cry for Peace: Voices from the Congo,” and discussion with Congolese refugee community leader Cyprien Mihigo, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7-9 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 1

Grant Seminar:“NIH Small Research Grants," by Kimberly Kraebel, Psychology Department, Professional Studies Building, Room 1166, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Lunch provided, from 11:30 a.m.-noon. R.S.V.P with the Research and Sponsored Programs Office by calling 607-753-2511.

“Teach-In” to Honor Sandy Hook Shooting Victim

The Feb. 5 event honors the memory of Mary Joy Greene Sherlach '78. read more

President Looks to Future at Opening Meeting

President Erik J. Bitterbaum spoke to faculty and staff members Tuesday morning. read more

Capture the Moment


Gallery Manager Jaroslava Prihadova prepares for today’s opening of a new exhibition titled “Americans Who Tell the Truth: Portraits by Robert Shetterly.” The joint exhibition in Dowd and Beard Galleries at Main Street SUNY Cortland features 28 portraits of Americans who, throughout history, have spoken the truth against injustice, often under difficult circumstances. New to the collection is a portrait of William “Bill” Griffen ’50, right, the former peace activist and longest tenured faculty member in the College’s history.

In Other News

Student Video Offers Tobacco-Free Tips

College One of Nation's Best Education Values

Campus Events Illuminate Violence in Congo

Residence Life Conference Bows Feb. 22 and 23

College Continues to Remember Sandy

Are You Ready for the SUNY Wellness Challenge?

Gallery Highlights Great American Activists

Alumnus Wins 2012 Super Bowl Raffle

Sales of DaBramo '48 Biography to Support Scholarships

Study Abroad Photo and Video Winners Named

Mitchell Seamans Honored for Outstanding Service

SUNY Cortland Child Care Center Reaches Milestone

Choral Union Begins Rehearsals for May Mega Concert

Political Science Honorary Inducts Members

College Hosts 'Girls' Day Out' on Jan. 26

New Online Faculty/Staff Directory Announced

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Due Jan. 31

College Council Convenes Jan. 28

ASC Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 15

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People on the Move

Thomas Hanford Chosen as Registrar

Faculty/Staff Activities

Mark Dodds had his case study accepted for publication in Case Studies in Sport Management. read more

Gretchen Herrmann served on a panel and contributed comments on an exhibition recently held at the Museum of Modern Art. read more

Denise D. Knight will present at the Transatlantic Women II Conference in June in Italy. read more

Peter M. McGinnis received an Award of Appreciation at the ASTM International meeting for his work on pole vault equipment. read more

Jerome O'Callaghan recently had a review published in the Law and Politics Book Review online publication. read more

Gregory D. Phelan served on the leadership team at the U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship National Conference. read more

Robert Spitzer had an article titled "Five Myths About Gun Control" published in a recent issue of the Washington Post. read more

Donna M. Videto will be inducted as an American Association for Health Education fellow at the April AAHPERD meeting. read more

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