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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 1 • Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013  


Campus Champion

High-energy sport management major Will McGrath is intent on chasing a career in athletics, which is why he’s willing to wear many different hats to make it happen — even the College’s mascot costume. The senior from Syracuse, N.Y., suited up as Blaze last week when SUNY Cortland exhibited at the New York State Fair. He also served as an events intern at New York Jets Training Camp this summer. During the fall, he’ll work the pro team’s home games and juggle a part-time supervisor’s job at the J.M. McDonald Sports Complex. They’re two more gigs to boost his big league aspirations. 

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Tuesday, Aug. 27

Dowd Gallery Exhibition: “Connective Existence: Paintings by Lin Price and Projects by Simon Høgsberg,” continues through Thursday, Oct. 3. Dowd Gallery, 9 Main Street, 3rd Floor, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Lunchhour Learn: myRedDragon for students, Memorial Library Technology Training Center, 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 28

Welcome Week Event: “An Intro to Yoga” Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m. Participants will experience a beginner-level yoga class and should dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a towel.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Volunteer and Civic Engagement Fair: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge 4-5 p.m. 

Friday, Aug. 30

SUNY Cortland at the New York State Fair: Under the State University of New York's tent on Chevy Court. Wear red for College Colors Day! and take a photo in your Cortland gear at the Fair!

Friday, Aug. 30

Red Cross Blood Drive: Sponsored by Sigma Delta Tau, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit or call 1-800-RED CROSS to schedule an appointment; walk-in’s taken as space is available.

Friday, Aug. 30

Red Dragon Pride Day: Part of national “College Colors Day.” The campus community is invited to wear their red and white and enjoy an ice cream social Corey Union steps, 1-3 p.m. A campus photo is scheduled at that location at 1:40 p.m. to capture demonstrations of school spirit.

Friday, Aug. 30

New Transfer Student Welcome Barbecue: Social opportunity, free dinner, games, raffles and door prizes, Bishop-Shea Quad area, 4 p.m.; in the event of rain it will be held at Hilltop in Brockway Hall.

Friday, Aug. 30

Cortland Nites Extravaganza: New students can make personalized decorations for their rooms, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 31

SUNY Cortland at the New York State Fair: Under the State University of New York's tent on Chevy Court. Stop by the tent for a free pair of SUNY Cortland sunglasses and a chance to win other prizes.

Saturday, Aug. 31

Hypnotist Tommy Vee: Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 2

Labor Day: No classes, offices are closed.

Monday, Sept. 2

Multicultural Life and Diversity Picnic: Yaman Park, noon-4 p.m. All students are invited. Transportation to and from the park will be provided from the Corey Union steps.

Monday, Sept. 2

Labor Day Mini-Carnival: Van Hoesen Hall lawn, 3-6 p.m. In case of rain, Corey Union Function Room.

Tuesday, Sept. 3

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

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Student Employment Fair: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge and lobby, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Welcome Week Event: Educational program “Know the Code,” Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: “Connective Existence” exhibition, Dowd Gallery, 9 Main Street, 3rd Floor, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 5

Italian Film Series: “Paisà” (“Paisan”) featuring Roberto Rossellini, 1946, as part of the “Wartime Italy” series, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 5

Welcome Week Event: Educational program “Know the Code,” Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 6

UUP Chapter Picnic: Yaman Park, Cortland, 4-7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7

Employee Fall Festival: Park Center Alumni Arena, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., catered food and entertainment, including music and bounce houses.

Dragon Hall Opens with Smaller Carbon Pawprint

The brand-new Dragon Hall opened to residents on Friday with a roar. read more

College Commits to Renewable Electricity

Starting this fall, all campus electricity will come from renewable sources read more

Capture the Moment


With about 7,200 students enrolled for the fall semester, last Friday’s Move In Day was busy on campus. The Welcome Team, made up of faculty, staff and student volunteers including Khalia Brown, center, helped new students move into the residence halls on Friday and Saturday. The process was complete in time for the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 26.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland Introduces Biochemistry Major

Performing Arts Shows Go On

Welcome Week to Engage Arriving Students

Raffle Tickets to Big Game Still on Sale

SUNY Cortland Returns to the State Fair

Series to Explore Cultures in Conflict

Institute Welcomes Fulbright Scholar

Dowd Exhibition Allows Viewers to Connect

SUNY Cortland to Go Red Friday

College to Host 'Wellness Wednesday' Series

College to Host Italian Film Series

UUP Welcome Picnic Planned

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Due Sept. 4

Publicizing Events Through the Room Reservation System

Brooks Award Nomination Criteria Posted Online

Student Employment Fair Provides Job Opportunities

Faculty Senate Posts Meeting Schedule

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People on the Move

Men’s Ice Hockey Coaching Changes Announced

Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni spent two weeks doing field research in Mexican forest preserves and special protected areas. read more

Gretchen Herrmann had her article, “New Lives from New Goods: Garage Sales as Rites of Passage,” published in Ethnology. read more

Thomas S. Hischak recently contracted to write Encyclopedia of Notable Film Composers. read more

Vicki Johnson served on a delegation that saw its resolution urging divestment from fossil fuel companies pass. read more

Joshua Peluso presented “The Pixar Way on a SUNY Budget,” at the SUNY Technology Conference in Lake Placid, N.Y. read more

Claus Schubert taught an honors abstract algebra course for the Summer Math Institute held at Cornell University. read more

Robert Spitzer was one of two recipients nationwide honored with "Chapter Advisor of the Year" from the national political science honors society. read more

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