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  Issue Number 13 • Tuesday, March 18, 2014  


Campus Champion

Professor of Philosophy Mecke Nagel protects those around her — offering a voice to the voiceless when civil liberties are threatened. This week is no different, with prison reform her current cause. The solitary confinement display in Memorial Library is a physical reminder of the conditions Mecke seeks to reveal and she’ll speak several times this week on the prison system, including 7 p.m. Thursday in Brockway Hall, Jacobus Lounge. Concerns tied to race, class, gender and sexuality also benefit from Mecke’s work and led to the creation of her community brainchild, United Voices of Cortland.

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Tuesday, March 18

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

Tuesday, March 18
Documentary Film: “The House I Live In,” about the 40-year war on drugs, its repercussions including overcrowding of prisons, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m. Note: A follow-up panel discussion on the prison system will be held Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m., Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge. 

Wednesday, March 19
Brooks Museum Lecture Series Poster Session: “Global Problems – Potential Resolutions?” hosted by students in the International Awareness Club, Moffett Center, Sociology/Anthropology lobby, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19
Presentation: “Ryan Leslie's Film Screening Tour,” sponsored by the Black Student Union, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-7 p.m. 

Wednesday, March 19
Faculty Book Chat: Discussing the book “Lean In,” by Sheryl Sandberg, Corey Union Caleion Room, 4-5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19
Brooks Museum Lecture Series Student Presentations: “Global Conflict – World Peace,” four lectures, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19
Alumni Speaker Series and Wellness Wednesday Series Presentation: “Health Professions Panel,” featuring five alumni who work in the health care industry, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 20
Sandwich Seminar: “The Crown Prince on the Glass Escalator,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon

Thursday, March 20
Louis Larson Lecture and Performance Series Workshop: “Trans 101: Diversity and Respect Workshop,” presented by Rebecca Kling, a Chicago-based artist and educator, who will discuss gender and identity using storytelling, personal narrative, humor and movement, Sperry Center, Room 205, 11:40 a.m.-12:55 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Thursday, March 20
Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: “Refocus: Contemporary Photogravure,” featuring the work of four contemporary artists, Dowd Gallery, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 4:30 p.m. The exhibit runs through Thursday, April 24.

Thursday, March 20
Performance: “Uncovering the Mirrors,” by Rebecca Kling, a Chicago-based artist and educator, confronts the gender policing people experience in their day-to-day lives, Interfaith Center, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, March 20
Panel Discussion: Prison Systems, a follow-up discussion to the documentary “The House I Live In,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 21
Cortaca Commission Public Meeting: For faculty and staff members to share their perspectives, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 2 p.m.

Saturday, March 22
Communication Disorders and Sciences Workshop: Sperry Center, Room 104, 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Pre-registration required; contact information

Saturday, March 22  
Lecture and Class: “Vocal Health and Wellness for Vocal Tri-athletes,” sponsored by the Performing Arts Department and presented by Wendy LeBorgne, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 110 from 2-5 p.m.

Saturday, March 22
Children’s Museum Series: “Staying Healthy and Being Active,” sponsored by Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department faculty and students teacher candidates, Education Building, Child Care Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Saturday, March 22  
Cortland Nites Carnival: Sponsored by Campus Activities, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 23  
Baroque Concert:
“Music to Welcome the Vernal Equinox,” featuring performing arts (voice) lecturer Marion Giambattista as soprano soloist; Preble Congregational Church, 1953 Preble Road, Preble, N.Y., 3 p.m.

Monday, March 24
Education Dinner and Panel Discussion: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?” unites school district administrators with students who want to learn about dining etiquette, interviewing skills and general job search strategies, Corey Union Function Room. Reservations were required by March 17. 

Tuesday, March 25
Seminar: Clinical Pathway, professionals in clinical careers, Sperry Center, Room 204, 3-5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25                              
Lecture: “Making a Difference by Taking a Stand against Wrongdoing: The American Whistleblower Tour Comes to Cortland,” as part of the Government Accountability Project. Jon Oberg, a former Department of Education researcher discusses student loan fraud, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25
Songwriters’ Workshop: Sponsored by the Health Promotion Office, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 25
Charles N. Poskanzer Lecture: “Scientific Evidence: Is There More than Meets the Eye?” by Marya Zilberberg, a scholar on the interpretation of health statistics, Sperry Center, Room 204, 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 25
Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26
UUP Lunch Meeting: Corey Union Function Room, noon-1 p.m., buffet opens at 11:45 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26
Women’s History Month Performance: “Permanent Ink: A Feminist Poet Speaks,” by Deb Ancillotti, poetry slam champion, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26  
Panel Discussion: Women’s Paths of Success, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3-4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26
Dowd Gallery Curator’s Talk: “Refocus: Contemporary Photogravure” curator and professor of art and art history Charles Heasley, Dowd Gallery, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 26
Wellness Wednesday Series: “Like a Tattoo: Digital Dirt, Social Media and Your Personal Brand,” Michele Baran, Career Services, discusses maximizing your positive professional brand and minimize online regrets, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 27
Career and Internship Fair: Corey Union Function Room, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Friday, March 28
SUNY Cortland Sports Medicine Symposium: Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Saturday, March 29
Children’s Museum Series: “Beautiful Butterflies,” sponsored by Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department faculty and students teacher candidates, Education Building, Child Care Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, March 30
Performance: The Ahn Trio, Corey Union Function Room, 3 p.m.

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ASC will produce a limited supply of tomato sauce made from local ingredients. read more

College Honored Nationally for Global Online Efforts

Education officials praise meaningful links with classrooms on five continents read more

Capture the Moment


Workers from SolarCity install an array of solar panels in a campus field off Route 281 near the SUNY Cortland Physical Plant. The installation is the first of three groups of panels that will eventually produce about 6 percent of the College’s electricity. When completed later this spring, those arrays — on the roofs of Park Center and the new Student Life Center as well as in this field — will comprise 700 new solar panels.

In Other News

J. Cole Ticket Info Announced

Cortland’s Dragon Wins Mascot Madness First Round

One Year Impact of Pope Francis is Topic

Undergrads to Take Research to Albany

Student Conference on Diversity and Justice Set

Student Loan Whistleblower to Speak

Ahn Trio Concert to Bend Classic Music Genre

For Students, Broomball Offers Intramural Glory

Workshop Uses iPad Apps in Speech Pathology

Gallery to Focus on Intricate Photography Technique

Two Events Address Transgender Issues on March 20

Faculty, Staff to Share Ideas About Cortaca

Raquette Lake Summer Reservation Forms Available

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Mechthild Nagel and Seth Asumah presented a talk at the National Conference of Black Political Scientists in March. read more

Angela Pagano, Mary Gfeller and Kerri Freese represented the College, along with eight students, at a NYSED event in February. read more

Tiantian Zheng was featured in an NPR interview titled “Corruption Blurs the Lines of China’s Mistress Culture.” read more

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