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  Issue Number 9 • Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014  


Campus Champion

Keep quality teachers in the classroom. That’s the ambitious goal of SUNY’s Master Teacher program in a nutshell, according to Dominick Fantacone M.A.T. ’12. Dominick would know; he’s both the Central New York regional coordinator and the chief campus coordinator for the crucial statewide effort touted by Gov. Andrew Cuomo at his State of the State address  in early January. Of the program’s 10 host sites, SUNY Cortland trains the most science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) teachers. Dominick not only assists their professional development locally, he also serves as the point person between all 10 training centers and the state’s capital.

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Monday, Jan. 27

College Council Meeting: Miller Building, Room 405, 4 p.m.; a presentation titled “The New Normal: Who’s Coming to College Now” will be held prior to the meeting at 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Function Room, noon-6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Film Screening: “The Other City,” hosted by Memorial Library and the CICC, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Sandwich Seminar: “Instructional Design and Support at SUNY Cortland,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 29

Wellness Wednesday Series: “An Intro to Yoga,” beginner-level yoga class. Participants should dress in loose, comfortable clothing and bring a towel, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, Jan. 30

Sandwich Seminar: “Emergency Response Plan,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 30

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: “Anomie: Fractured Art Norms!” Dowd Gallery, 9 Main St., 3rd floor, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

President’s Opening Talk Offers Encouragement, Updates

President Erik J. Bitterbaum covered plenty of ground during his talk Tuesday. read more

Emergency Response Website Unveiled

An updated emergency response plan and website were presented to faculty and staff Tuesday read more

Capture the Moment


Winter Break was not on the agenda for more than 300 contractors busy on campus completing three large projects, including the Student Life Center, pictured above. Nearly 150 workers have moved indoors at Bowers Hall, where they are wrapping up construction and testing building systems, and at Dowd Fine Arts Center, where they’re making finishing touches while faculty and staff begin moving in. As the weather improves and temporary enclosures allow for some heat, the number of contractors will swell at the Student Life Center, where there is plenty to do before its year-end opening.

In Other News

Sustainability Month Becomes Green Days

Eateries Add Nutrition, Allergan Information

Grant to Benefit Future Teachers, Local District

Spring ‘Wellness’ Series Offered

Study Abroad Scholarships Announced

Training Camp Brings $3.68 Million in Green

Gallery Exhibition Curator to Speak Feb. 18

Meola Earns Top Scholar-Athlete Award

Marie Blanden Honored for Classified Service

Campus SEFA Raises $47,543 for United Way

Local Teacher Showcased at Governor’s Address

ASC Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 21

Hockey Team Raises $5,578 for Autism Awareness

Athletic Training Club Exceeds St. Baldrick’s Fundraiser Goal

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Due Jan. 30

College Council to Meet Jan. 27

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Faculty/Staff Activities

John C. Hartsock has been invited to lecture for two weeks at South China University of Technology in Guang Zhou, China. read more

Thomas Hischak wrote a chapter on the “American Musical Theatre” for The Oxford Handbook of American Drama. read more

Richard Kendrick contributed the lead story that will appear on the front page of the Bringing Theory to Practice Winter 2014 Newsletter. read more

Yomee Lee and Sam L. Kelley presented on “Racism & White Privilege” at the Stony Point Conference Center in October. read more

Mecke Nagel had her Wagadu article published in the journal TripleC - Communication, Capitalism & Critique. read more

Robert Spitzer had his article “Separating Truth and Myth in the American Gun Debate” published in The Islamic Monthly. read more

Sharon L. Todd was inducted into the South Central Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame in November. read more

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