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  Issue Number 5 • Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013  


Campus Champion

When College officials went searching for a sustainability coordinator with leadership skills, solid “green” credentials and a deep understanding of both the campus and the community, they didn’t have to look far. They discovered that the co-founder and president of Sustainable Cortland, an environmental education group, was their own professor of science education Beth Shiner Klein. As part-time coordinator, Beth will guide campus efforts to increase energy efficiency, restructure curriculum and support student-based programs. She spent a spring sabbatical viewing sustainability models at other institutions and returned with great ideas. “We will serve as a hub, strengthening our programs through student, staff and community engagement,” she said.

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Tuesday, Oct. 22

Lecture:The Resilient Farm and Homestead,” by Ben Falk, M.A.L.D., land designer and author, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Sandwich Seminar: “Drone Warfare and Extrajudicial Killings,” Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Island Detentions: Migration, Enforcement, and Struggles Over Asylum,” by Alison Mountz, Wilfrid Laurier University, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m.; A reception to welcome speakers begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Lecture: “On Collecting Media Art,” Chris Eamon, curator and critic of new media art, Sperry Center, Room 104, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 23

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Healthy Relationships: What do They Look Like?” by Carolyn Bershad and Kathryn Gallup, Counseling Center, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 24

Sandwich Seminar: “The Tools of Engagement Project,” professional, self-paced development project for faculty and staff, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 25- Saturday, Oct. 26

Family Weekend: Pre-registration required for some events. See the schedule of events or call the Campus Activities Office at 607-753-2322.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Children’s Museum Series: The 22nd annual Education Club Halloween Party, for children ages 1 to 12 years, 1890 House, Cortland, 10 a.m.– 1 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 26

Performance: Sonalee’s Bollywood Dance Company, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 28

Dinner and Performance: “A Taste of the World: A Night of Culture and Cuisine,” Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m. Tickets go on sale at 5:45 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 29

German Film and Lecture: “Imagining the West from East Germany – From the DDR” Series presents “Divided Heaven (Der geteilte Himmel) (1964 ), Sperry Center, Room 305, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 29

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

Tuesday, Oct. 29

Native American Film Series: “More than Frybread,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Sandwich Seminar: “The Symphony Sings!” Lewis Rosengarten, Africana Studies, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30

Wellness Wednesday Series: “NEW Drugs of the Internet: Getting Amped on Ladybugs Is Not a Good Thing,” by emergency room physician Tracey H. Reilly, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 31

Sandwich Seminar: “Increasing Student Engagement Through Social Media,” Matthew Whitman, Institute for Civic Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 2

Children’s Museum Series: “Whose Tracks are These?” with Elaine Sturges, early childhood professional and Project Wild facilitator, Education Building, Child Care Center, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 3

Performance: SUNY Cortland 28th African American Gospel Music Festival, featuring four university choirs, Corey Union Function Room, 4-5:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 4

Alumni Speaker Series: “Careers in Sport Management,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Lecture: “Cave Archaeology in Western Belize and Its Implications for Understanding Ancient Maya Response to Environmental Change,” Jaime J. Awe, Galen University, Belize, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

German Film and Lecture Series: “Goodbye, Lenin,” Sperry Center, Room 305, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Native American Film Series: “Crooked Arrows,” with introduction by producer Neal Powless, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Master Teachers Selected

Nearly three dozen highly effective teachers will hone their craft at the College read more

Faculty will Help Select Tax-Exempt Businesses

A committee will review local ventures applying for breaks through a new state program read more

Capture the Moment


Audience members “got infected” Friday when SUNY Cortland’s senior musical theatre majors produced the ever-wild Rocky Horror Show to a sold-out audience at the former United Community Church in Cortland. Magenta, played by Jacquie Fisher, was one of several cast members who helped deliver the cult classic experience.

In Other News

Program Offers Tech Training for Employees

Films Take Nuanced Look at East Germany

Cortaca Tickets Go on Sale Nov. 4

College Celebrates Non-Traditional Students

Topic is Current Legal Issues in Education

Cornell Joins Nov. 3 Gospel Musical Festival

Talk Focuses on Immigrants and Islands

College Kicks Off 2013-14 SEFA Appeal

Student Writers to Offer Halloween Reading

CAPCO Recognizes Hurricane Relief from 2012-13

Archeologist to Theorize on Mayan Artifacts

E.R. Physician to Discuss Web-based Drugs

Family Weekend Set for Oct. 25-27

‘Bollywood’ Performance Planned for Oct. 26

Safe Halloween Activities Planned for Children

Events Mark Native American History Month

Professional Service Award Nominations Due Jan. 31

Alumni Speaker Panel Looks at Sport Management Professions

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Cynthia Benton, Orvil White and Susan Stratton wrote a chapter that describes the development of the Teach in Thailand program. read more

Chris Cubells, James Durr and Joshua Peluso presented topics including migrating to the MyRedDragon at the SUNY SICAS Summit read more

Nancy Kane was recognized for her work on behalf of the LGBTQIA community at SUNY Cortland. read more

Mechthild Nagel was a presenter at a symposium on Mass Incarceration, Religion, and Abolitionism. read more

Gregory D. Phelan was recently issued two patents, including one that looks at an environmentally friendly way to clean textiles. read more

Robert Ponterio presented a session titled "Make Web Materials Work on Student Smart Phones." read more

Robert Spitzer gave a featured address on “The Second Amendment and Guns in America” at Manchester University in Indiana. read more

Matthew Whitman recently presented “Using Social Media to Engage Students” at a national conference. read more

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