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  Issue Number 13 • Tuesday, March 24, 2015  


Campus Champion

When Nate Farrington tells you he’s in a tight spot, he means it literally. The outdoor recreation major and student manager of the Student Life Center’s climbing wall recently rescued a trapped dog by descending into a foot-wide rock crevice at an area nature preserve. Although the daring effort made regional headlines, it’s the kind of adventure Farrington, an avid climber and caver, said he’s been having for most of his life. After studying film, writing and social work, the 32-year-old non-traditional student says he’s finally found his niche in SUNY Cortland’s outdoor education program. You can read more about his dog rescue here.

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Wednesday, March 25

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Bite Into a Healthy Lifestyle,” Andrea Hart, ASC Nutritionist, and Health Promotion interns, interactive tabling, taste tests and cooking demos in Bistro Live!, Student Life Center, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.  

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Why So Few Women in the STEM Professions?” moderated by Sheila Cohen, associate professor emerita of literacy, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.                     

Career and Internship Fair: For those interested in careers in business economics and communication studies, Corey Union Function Room, 1-4 p.m. 

Presentation: “What is EOP?” presentation by EOP regional directors from six area colleges and universities, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 p.m. 

Brooks Lecture Series: “Can We Sustain?” Student Poster Session and Presentations, Moffett Center lobby, 3:30-4:30 p.m.  

Women’s History Month Coffeehouse and Herbal Workshop: “Celebrating Women’s Music in the Americas,” with Colleen Kattau, Modern Languages, Old Main Mezzanine, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Film and Discussion: “Miss Representation,” with co-moderators Ellen Wright, AAUW, and Jessica Zdrowak, CDT/BC, Cornell Army ROTC, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4:30-6:30 p.m.  

Thursday, March 26

Body Appreciation Week Sandwich Seminar: “Perfectly Imperfect: Masterpiece in the Making,” panel discussion with the Body Appreciation Week Committee and the Health Promotion interns, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.  

Women’s History Month Presentation: “Once Upon a Time: Telling Our Real-Life Stories as Women,” slide show and discussion, Old Main Mezzanine, 4:30-5:30 p.m.  

Friday, March 27

Friday at Four Recital: Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 0110, 4-5 p.m.  

Saturday, March 28

6th Annual Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice: “Show Me Your Brave,” Keynote Speaker: Lyndon Huling, former assistant director of Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Function Room, 8:30 a.m.

Colleges Against Cancer for Relay for Life: Park Center Alumni Arena, 3 p.m. through 3 a.m. on Sunday, March 29. Food, entertainment and fundraising opportunities. 

Performance: The Woods Tea Company, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.  

Sunday, March 29

Women of Color: Annual Celebration of Women, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon-4 p.m.  

Monday, March 30

EAP Training Seminar: “Living Well on the Fast Track:  Eating Healthy on the Run,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Women’s History Month Book Chat: “Nice Girls (Still) Don’t Get the Corner Office,” by Lois Frankel with moderator Sally Dear-Healey, Old Main Mezzanine, 3rd floor, 4:30-5:45 p.m.  

Tuesday, March 31

Screening: “Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement,” followed by a question and answer session with director and producer Regan Brashear, as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s intellectual series theme, r/evolution, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Film Premiere: “What’s a Feminist and Why Would I Want to Be One?” by two students completing minors in women’s studies, Jocelyn Almodovar and Beesanne Kurzam. The documentary will include interviews with students on campus. Sperry Center, Room 304, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.  

Wednesday, April 1

Sandwich Seminar: “How Green is The Green Republic?” Scott Anderson, Geography Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Spirituality, Religion and You,” Corey Union, Room 220, 7-8:30 p.m.  

Thursday, April 2

Community Roundtable: Community Roundtable: “The Outdoor Four,” by Rhonda Jacobs ’01, associate director of the William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8 a.m.  

Sandwich Seminar: “Disability Studies and Special Education: What’s the Difference?” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Chancellor Honors Four Students for Excellence

Two seniors and two recent graduates earned SUNY’s top student awards. read more

Workshop Calls Young Girls to STEM Fields

The Tech Savvy event invites sixth- through ninth-graders Saturday, March 28. read more

Capture the Moment


President Erik J. Bitterbaum joined state dignitaries involved with making the Student Life Center a reality at a March 13 ribbon-cutting ceremony. Poised to cut the ribbon are, from the left, former City of Cortland Mayor Martin “Marty” Mack M ’76, now a senior staffer for the New York Attorney General’s Office; New York State Sen. James L. Seward, R-Oneonta; Assemblywoman Barbara Lifton, D-Ithaca; Bitterbaum, and Gil C. Quiniones, president and CEO of the New York Power Authority. To learn more about both the celebration and the $56 million complex that’s become the new focal point of campus life, go here.

In Other News

April Events Continue Project on Eastern and Central Europe

Filmmaker to Discuss Human Enhancement

College's Outdoor Centers Explained at Roundtable

Students Get Ready to Relay for Life

Woods Tea Co. to Perform March 28

Student Climber Rescues Trapped Dog

Sociologist to Discuss Humanity's Global Effects

Casting Complete for ‘Legally Blonde, The Musical’

Local Teachers Hone Skills at College

Diversity Conference Planned for March 28

Alumnus to Lead Southeastern Conference

Blaze Falls Just Short in Mascot Madness

EAP to Offer Tips on Eating Healthy on the Run

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Lorraine Berry gave an interview on the Ryan Tubridy show, a radio broadcast network in Ireland. read more

Carolyn Bershad presented at the annual convention of the American College Personnel Association read more

David Franke will help organize the “Writing Matters in Every Classroom” conference planned for March 28 in Homer, N.Y. read more

Mary Gfeller presented at the Professional Development Schools National Conference read more

David Kilpatrick spoke at the National Association of School Psychologists’ annual conference. read more

Jordan Kobritz and Ray Cotrufo were speakers at the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) conference. read more

Jordan Kobritz presented at the Sport and Recreation Law Association Conference. read more

Benjamin J. Lovett gave an invited talk to the American Association of Medical Colleges. read more

Angela Pagano was a speaker at the Professional Development Schools National Conference. read more

Robert Spitzer was named editor of the Presidential Briefings book series. read more

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