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  Issue Number 14 • Tuesday, April 1, 2014  


Campus Champion

The month of April brings Green Days to SUNY Cortland, along with an appreciation for the earth. It’s the same cause Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman champions throughout the year. The coordinator of assistive technology and test administration for Student Disability Services chairs the Student Affairs Sustainability Committee that hosts a farmer’s market each fall. The group also will lead a garden planting Thursday, April 17, and a “Get Wasted” event focused on campus waste habits Wednesday, April 23. Additionally, Jeremy serves on the committee that oversees the College’s model garden outside Neubig Hall, a place he says serves a dual purpose: growing good food and educating students of all ages.

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Tuesday, April 1

Fitness Workshop: “Women’s Strength Movement — Implementing Resistance Training and Mental Toughness,” Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-229, 7 p.m. 

Film Screening: “Exit Through the Gift Shop: A Banksy Film,” Sperry Center, Room 104, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, April 2 

Green Days Campus Litter Cleanup: Corey Union steps, volunteers eligible for prize drawings, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Getting the Most out of Blackboard,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Post-Traumatic Crime Policy Disorder,” Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wellness Wednesday Series:You Throw Like a Girl,” by Don McPherson, former SU quarterback, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Cortland’s Got Talent Auditions: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7-9 p.m.

Thursday, April 3  

Green Days Sandwich Seminar: “Renewable Energy on Campus,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Scavenger Hunt: “The Hunt to End Hunger,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 3-5 p.m.

Performance: “Stories and Songs of the West Virginia Mine Wars,” a one-woman, multimedia show by Appalachian activist Saro Lynch-Thomason, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

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

Friday, April 4  

Career Talk: “History Opens Worlds” by Robert D. Hofmann ’82, Old Main Faculty Colloquium, 10 a.m.

Black Out Night: Themed as Reduce night, CSAVE will help students learn how to reduce their carbon footprint, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 8 p.m.

Musical: The classic operetta “Candide,” presented by the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 5  

Admissions Open House: Campuswide event, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Green Days Event:Learn, Grow and Create: 3D Printing the Future,” live demonstration, discussion, Corey Union, Room 139, 1-3 p.m. 

Kente Celebration: Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.  Reservations have closed.

Musical: The classic operetta “Candide,” presented by the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Children’s Museum Series Event: “Painting from Books,” Education Building, Child Care Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sunday, April 6   

Musical: The classic operetta “Candide,” presented by the SUNY Cortland Performing Arts Department, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Monday, April 7   

Green Days Poster Presentations: Work of Service-Learning Writing in the Community students, Sperry Center, first floor atrium, 10-11 a.m. and 2-4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 8     

Phi Kappa Phi Lecture: “From Chain of Infection to Polymer of Disparities: Health (In)Equity in the 21st Century,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-5 p.m., reception to follow 5-6 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: “Careers in Recreation and Leisure Studies,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Green Days Stargazing on Bowers: Telescope views of planets and stars presented by the Physics Club, 8:45 p.m. Rain date is Thursday, April 10.

Wednesday, April 9    

Green Days Event: “Sustainability in the Caribbean,” sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association, Corey Union Voice Office, 6 p.m.

Workshop: “Maximizing the Character-Building Power of Children’s Literature,” led by Tom Lickona, Center for the 4th and 5th Rs, Sperry Center, Room 204, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Taoist Tai Chi Demonstration,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.  

Thursday, April 10  

Green Days Sandwich Seminar: “Making Cortland More Sustainable,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk and Demonstration: Lothar Osterburg, whose work is part of “Refocus: Contemporary Photogravure,” will present in the College’s digital photo lab, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 008, on campus, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, April 11     

Green Days Black Out Night: Themed as Recycle Night, view “Addicted to Plastic,” and join in a discussion about recycling on campus, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 12   

Relay for Life: Fundraiser for American Cancer Society, Park Center Alumni Arena, 4 p.m. through 4 a.m. on Sunday, April 13. Numerous activities throughout the night. 

Student Diversity Conference: Corey Union, 8 a.m.-4:15 p.m.

Monday, April 14    

Talk: Joseph Bruchac, Abenaki storyteller and author, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m. 

Green Days Talk: “Fukushima and Energy Plans for the Future,” by Brice Smith, Physics Department, Main Street SUNY Cortland, 9 Main St., Room 202, 6:30 p.m.

Green Days GMO Egg Hunt: Campus-wide event, find an egg on campus with a fact about GMOs and turn it in at the April 16 event to win a prize, sponsored by NYPIRG.

Green Days Bloom at SUNY Cortland

The month-long celebration of earth-friendly practices commences. read more

Chancellor Honors Four Students

SUNY named four campus standouts among the year's most accomplished. read more

Capture the Moment


The Red Dragons celebrate after senior Meaghan Kohler (#16) hit her second home run of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning to seal the first of two 9-1 wins over Plattsburgh. The doubleheader was moved to Cornell’s Niemand-Robison Field on March 31. Snow and cold postponed the start of most outdoor spring sporting events so check the Athletics website for updated schedules.

In Other News

Tobacco Trash Cleanup Planned

College Continues Fight against Cancer

Business Focus Earns Student National Honor

Don McPherson to Discuss Dating Violence

Talk Considers ‘Gut’ Reaction to Crime

Faculty Senate Considers General Education Changes

Folklorist Saro Lynch-Thomason to Perform

Performing Arts Department to Present ‘Candide’

College to Exhibit at Business Showcase Saturday

Admissions Open House Set for April 5

Native American Author To Visit April 14

Dragon Tracker Means Year-round Fun

Indigenous Authors to Speak April 17

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Genevieve Birren and Jordan Kobritz discussed NASCAR's Richmond race at a recent conference in Florida. read more

Anne Burns-Thomas co-led a post-keynote discussion on strategies for teaching students in poverty. read more

Timothy Conner recently presented with SUNY Cortland Noyce Scholars at the Noyce NE Conference. read more

Mark Dodds was a presenter at the annual Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference. read more

Mary Gfeller and two SUNY Cortland Noyce Scholars discussed culturally relevant teaching strategies for math at a recent NSF conference. read more

Jordan Kobritz presented talks on a hot dog throwing mascot and an NFL concussion lawsuit at a conference held in Orlando. read more

Angela Pagano joined two Noyce Scholars in presenting "Using Stories to Teach Science" at a conference. read more

Gregory Phelan and Kerri Freese were part of a team that planned and executed the annual Noyce NE Conference held March 20-22. read more

John Suarez conducted a conference workshop that addressed listening skills and cultural concerns that could compromise learning. read more

Chris Widdall recently led a hands-on workshop on using mobile technology in a STEM classroom. read more

Tiantian Zheng was an invited speaker at Brown University in March. read more

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