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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013  


Campus Champion

SUNY Cortland’s celebration of Non-Traditional Students Week will give way to a Veterans Day ceremony Monday, and students like Cadet Joseph Ursitti represent the importance of both. Roughly 300 non-traditional students — undergraduates who have decided to go back to school after a delay in their education — study at the College. Joseph, for instance, served tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan. The 30-year-old political science major won the Army Commendation Medal with Valor for his actions during a daring mission. It’s just one of the things he’ll address as keynote speaker at the 3 p.m. Veterans Day ceremony in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.

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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

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

Tuesday, Nov. 5

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

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Sandwich Seminar: “Culture Transformation: What is it and How Can it Benefit the Institution,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Open SUNY Forum: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 2-4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Wednesday At 4 Recital: Interfaith Chapel, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Panel Presentation: “Panel on Careers in International Studies,” Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30-6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Panel Discussion: “Race, Bias and the Zimmerman Trial,” presented by Africana Studies, Corey Union, Rooms 201-203, 7-8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Wellness Wednesday: “How to Eat Well in College,” Andrea Hart, Auxiliary Services Corporation nutritionist, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

Community Roundtable: “American Higher Education: Problems and Prospects,” Craig Little, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Children’s Museum Series Event: “Healthy Habits,” interactive art activities, literature and technology, Education Building, Child Care Center, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 9

Annual Drag Performance: Multicultural Life and Diversity, Corey Union Function Room, 5 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 10

College Singers Concert: Concert version of the musical “Wicked,” Richard Montgomery, piano, and Stephen B. Wilson, conductor, Interfaith Chapel, 3 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 10

Lecture: Maci Bookout, MTV’s Teen Mom, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 11

Admissions Open House: Park Center, 9:30 a.m. View the complete schedule at

Monday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day Ceremony: Keynote Speaker Cadet Joseph Ursitti , Brockway Hall Jacobs Lounge, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Ceramics Workshop: With artist Ashley Lyon in conjunction with Dowd Gallery’s Fleshing exhibition, Old Main, Room G40, 1-5 p.m. Registration is required by calling 607-753-5745 or by email to Erika Fowler-Decatur.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Lecture: “The Challenges to Women’s Full Citizenship in Morocco,” by Sournia Boutkhil, Mohamed I University, Oujda, Morocco, Old Main Colloquium, noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Artist’s Talk: Ashley Lyon, in conjunction with Dowd Gallery’s Fleshing exhibition, Dowd Gallery, 9 Main St., 3rd Floor, 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

Native American Film Series: “On the Ice,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

German Film Series: “Barbara,” Sperry Center, Room 305, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 12

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

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Democracy and Women’s Rights after the Arab Spring,” Larbi Touaf, Université Mohammed I Oujda, Morocco, 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, Nov. 13

Sandwich Seminar: “The Developing Brain: Toxic Stress, Trauma and the Power of Resilience,” Mona Ivey-Soto, Childhood/Early Childhood Education Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 13

Wellness Wednesday: “Back to Massage,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, attend either, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Sandwich Seminar: Gender Inclusive Housing, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 14

Speaker: “The Visual in Literary Art,” by Native author and visual artist Eric Gansworth, Corey Union, Rooms 201-203, 6-7:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 18

Reading: Native storyteller Joe Bruchac, author of more than 120 books, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Lecture: “The Impact of the Free Trade Treaty, GMOs and Seed Banks on Farmers in Guatemala,” Old Main Colloquium, noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

College-Community Orchestra Concert: Music of Bach, Beethoven, Chabrier, Mussorgsky and Vierne, directed by Ubaldo Vali, 19 Church St., 8 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Film Screening: “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

College Celebrates Non-Traditional Students

Meet some inspiring undergraduates during Non-Traditional Students Week. read more

New Degree Gets National Recognition

Professional Science Masters to be highlighted at Washington, DC event read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland’s Gospel Choir kicked off the College’s 28th annual African American Gospel Musical Festival Sunday, and was followed by groups from Binghamton University, Cornell University and Syracuse University. Each choir performed two songs, then the event concluded with all of the groups together performing a mass choir selection.

In Other News

Graduate to Lead Largest Veterans Day Event

College to Recognize Veterans Day with Ceremony

SUNY Cortland Runs Election Day Shuttle for Students

Community Marks Dragon Hall Completion

Recreation Conference Planned for Nov. 7 and 8

Moroccan Scholars Offer Women’s Rights Talks

Africana Studies Conference Seeks Proposals

College Writing Contest Offers $700 in Prizes

Panel to Discuss Careers Abroad on Nov. 6

Second Fall Open House Set for Nov. 11

Higher Education Cost Versus Benefit are Topics

Native Author Discusses Writing and Art

College Singers Perform ‘Wicked’ Songs on Nov. 10

College-Community Orchestra Plays Nov. 19

Updated Campus Directory PDF Available

Orientation, Advisement and Registration Dates Set

College Council to Meet Nov. 18

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Donna K. Anderson delivered a paper at an International Choral Symposium in the Czech Republic. read more

David Barclay, Jason Graves and Michael Kloczko wrote a paper that details the glacial-geomorphic histories of four glaciers and will be published in December. read more

Mark Dodds presented two papers on the topic of legal issues at the Sport Marketing Association conference in October. read more

Jordan Kobritz had an article published in the November edition of Sport Litigation Alert. read more

Robert Spitzer gave a talk about the Second Amendment and gun policy at Georgetown University in October. read more

John Suarez assisted sophomores Crissana Christie and Regina Gianfreda with their presentation on service-learning at a regional conference.. read more

Tiantian Zheng was invited by Yale University, University of Chicago and Columbia University to deliver talks on her research. read more

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