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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, May 5, 2015  


Campus Champion

Brooke McGahan’s college experiences included multimedia production for the New York Jets, field reporting for ESPN, marketing at a New York City PR firm, and directing SUNY Cortland’s television and radio stations. Last fall, the College’s Public Relations Office set her loose on video production. Her latest project, SUNY Cortland’s ‘It’s On Us’ video, educates students about preventing sexual assault. With more than 19,000 YouTube views on SUNY Cortland’s Facebook page — so far — it’s been an overwhelming success. Next week, this impressive resumé will be strengthened by a diploma in communications with a sport management minor. Congratulations Brooke!

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Tuesday, May 5

Choral Union Concert: Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8-9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 6
Student Spring Pottery Sale: Old Main lobby, 10 a.m.-noon. 

Sandwich Seminar: “Challenging Students to be Engaged in the Lives of our Communities; Identifying Needs and Creating Solutions,” by Shena Driscoll Salvato, Modern Languages Department, and students majoring or minoring in TESOL, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 7
Sandwich Seminar: “The Great Vaccination Debate,” by Sally Dear-Healey, visiting professor, Sociology/Anthropology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony/Tour: Grand opening of the Cortland Rural Cemetery Trail next to campus, 3-4:30 p.m. 

Senior Send-Off: “Lights, Camera, Cortland!” for members of the class of 2015, Parks Alumni House, 5-9 p.m. Reservation required. 

Friday, May 8

Red Dragon Golf Classic: Tournament is hosted by the Athletics Department, Elm Tree Golf Course. Proceeds will support the Athletics Department and its student-athletes.??For more information, contact the Cortland Athletics Department at 607- 753-4953 or by email at

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: Continuing the Classic Comedies theme, "Young Frankenstein" (1974) directed by Mel Brooks, Old Main, Room 223, Modern Languages Lab, 4 p.m.

Dance Performance: Presented by the Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7-9 p.m.

Midnight Breakfast: Neubig Hall, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.

Monday, May 11
PAWS for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Tuesday, May 12
PAWS for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Student Spring Pottery Sale: Old Main lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.  

Wednesday, May 13
Student Spring Pottery Sale: Old Main lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Friday, May 15
Commissioning Ceremony: Army Reserve Officer Training Corps, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement: Ceremony 1, Park Center Alumni Arena, 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, May 16
Undergraduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, Ceremony 2 at 9:30 a.m. and Ceremony 3 at 2:30 p.m.

Graduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 19
Professional Employees’ Recognition Luncheon: Corey Union Function Room, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Four Ceremonies Planned for 2015 Commencement

Roughly 1,333 students will walk in three separate undergraduate ceremonies May 15 and 16. read more

Chancellor’s Awards Honor Four Faculty and Staff Members

The recipients will be honored during undergraduate commencement ceremonies May 15 and 16. read more

Capture the Moment


Hundreds of student volunteers, many of them dressed in distinctive blue shirts, poured into the community Saturday to help make SUNY Cortland's first-ever Big Event a giant success. Their work included painting, trash and brush haul, mulching and gardening, hedge trimming and raking at dozens of local job sites.

In Other News

Geologist Christopher McRoberts Gains a Fossil Namesake

Student to Publish Children’s Book

Students Win SUNY Study Abroad Awards

Students to Award Local Grants Worth $10,000

EPA Names Cortland SUNY Conference’s Green Power Champion

Women’s Lacrosse Captures First-Ever NCAA Crown

Corporate Challenge Registration Due Wednesday

College Posts Sexual Assault Message in Bathrooms

Professional Staff Learn to Lead with Impact

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Lorraine Berry recently had two articles published. read more

Tyler Bradway presented two papers and had two articles published. read more

Thomas S. Hischak announces the release of his book, The Encyclopedia of Film Composers, and has another in publication. read more

Jeanine Rose presented “The ‘Formula’ for Success: Putting Algebra to Work” at a recent symposium. read more

Robert Spitzer titled “Stand Your Ground Makes No Sense,” published in the New York Times. read more

Gregg Weatherby will perform with the Ithaca Shakespeare Company in July. read more

Tiantian Zheng discussed “Gender Politics in Current Regime in China” at Columbia University. read more

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