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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015  


Campus Champion

Politics and good conversation go hand in hand for Xavier Campbell, a junior political science major from Queens, N.Y., who grew up sharing intense debates on hot button topics with his grandfather. “We’re in the generation that finally gets where we’re at as a nation,” he said. The aspiring governor of New York state says he would enact major changes. Until then, he’s happy discussing his two passions — politics and history. Xavier hopes to encourage lively dialog among his classmates with his upcoming Sandwich Seminar lecture, “African Americans in the Military,” Wednesday, Feb. 18, in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.   

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Tuesday, Feb. 10

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: Five of the 10 members of the Art and Art History Department exhibition, “Faculty Biennial 2015,” will present their work in this second of two events, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Film Series: “Germany Year Zero,” (1948) as part of the Rubble Films: Classics of Post-1945 European Cinema, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

UUP Union Matters Chapter Meeting: Corey Union Function Room, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Morocco in the 21st Century: One Person’s Perspective,” Richard Kendrick, Institute for Civic Engagement and Sociology/Anthropology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Brooks Lecture Series: “Food Fight: When Genetic Engineering Makes Sense for Agricultural Sustainability,” Steven Broyles, Biological Sciences Department, Moffett Center, Room 2125. A reception begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wellness Wednesday Series and Black History Month Event: “Let’s Talk About Race: Who’s at Your Table?” Noelle Chaddock, Chief Diversity Officer, with selected interns, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 13

Presentation: A representative of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo will share the governor’s State of the State Budget presentation, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 10-11 a.m. R.S.V.P. 

Siblings Weekend, continues through Sunday, Feb. 15

Saturday, Feb. 14

Glow Skate: Park Center Alumni Arena, 9-11 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 16

Student Life Center opens

Tuesday, Feb. 17

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

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Study Abroad Fair: Corey Union Lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “African Americans in the Military,” by Junior Xavier Campbell, political science major, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Teacher Education Panel Discussion: “Cross-Cultural Miscommunication,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4-5:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Relationships: What Works—What Doesn’t,” an interactive discussion with Cathy Smith, health educator, and Steve Smith, senior counselor emeritus, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “I Can’t Breathe: Symbolic and Metaphorical Response of Africana Athletes to the Death of Eric Garner at the Hands of Police,” by Kharmen Wingard, senior admissions advisor, and Marques Dexter, assistant coach, Track & Field, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Lecture: “Solitary Confinement in New York’s Prisons and Jails,” Sperry Center, Room 204, 3-4:30 p.m.

Presentation: “Coevolutionary History,” by Edmund Russell, University of Kansas, as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s series, r/evolution, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Performance: “The Glass Menagerie,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 20

Performance: “The Glass Menagerie,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 21

38th annual SUNY Cortland Residence Life Conference: Corey Union

Performance: “The Glass Menagerie,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 22

Performance: “The Glass Menagerie,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 2 p.m.

Student Life Center Grand Opening Planned

Open for use in mid-February, a special celebration is set for Friday, March 13. read more

Carnegie Recognizes Community Engagement

The College is the first institution in the SUNY system to earn reclassification. read more

Capture the Moment


As part of the lab component for PED 356: Adapted Physical Education and Sport, SUNY Cortland undergraduates work up creative lessons to teach youngsters from the local Onondaga-Cortland-Madison (OCM) BOCES. Jenelle McDonald, a junior physical education major from South Glens Falls, N.Y., last week led youngster Nicholas Gleason in a jumping activity inside Park Center, Room 2213.

In Other News

Panel Explores Cross-Cultural Communication

Gov. Cuomo’s Budget Explained

‘Wellness’ Series Offered to Campus, Community

Genetic Modified Crops is Feb. 11 Topic

Students Get Ready to Relay for Life

Six Appeal to Offer A Cappella Concert Feb. 27

Spring 2015 Performing Arts Schedule Set

Study Abroad Scholarships Presented

Interdisciplinary Series to Highlight ‘R/Evolution’

College Again Wins Civic Engagement Distinction

ASC Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 20

Residence Life Conference to Train Superheroes

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People on the Move

Peter Perkins Named VP for Institutional Advancement

Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni taught a course and presented on mycology in Colombia during November. read more

Charlotte Pass presented at a Reading Association and a Teachers of English conference last fall. read more

Robert Spitzer had an article published on the editorial pages of the Los Angeles Times on Feb. 3. read more

Gregg Weatherby will perform in the Ithaca Shakespeare Company’s production of “Richard II: The Death of Kings” in February. read more

Tiantian Zheng will present a talk at Cornell University on Feb. 23. read more

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