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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 19 • Tuesday, June 30, 2015  

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Campus Champion

A busy summer of service-learning greeted Mollie Blafer in May when she departed for a two-week service immersion trip to Oahu, Hawaii. One of 13 Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority members selected from a pool of national applicants, she teamed up with local environmental groups to take on projects in primitive island locations. Now back in Cortland, the senior sociology major serves for a second summer as an Orientation Assistant for incoming students. And when that work is done, she continues her ongoing service with the YMCA’s Bridges for Kids program. This summer she’ll be hanging with her 6-year-old friend named Lily.

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Saturday, July 4

Independence Day

Thursday, July 9-
Sunday, July 12

Alumni Reunion 2015: Campus-wide events

Tuesday, July 28

Lunch and Learn: Pathways to Opportunity, presented by the Institute for Civic Engagement, Main Street SUNY Cortland, Room 202, noon-1 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 25

Lunch and Learn: Pathways to Opportunity, presented by the Institute for Civic Engagement, Main Street SUNY Cortland, Room 203, noon-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 27

President’s Opening Address and Faculty Meetings: Corey Union Function Room, 8:30 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 30

Academic Convocation: Park Center Alumni Arena, 4 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 31

Classes Begin



Consumers Digest Lists Cortland as National “Best Value” College

Cortland is recognized for offering a great education at an affordable price. read more


Association to Honor Six Graduates During Reunion

The group includes three distinguished alumni, two outstanding alumni volunteers and one distinguished young alumnus. read more



Capture the Moment

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Orientation Assistant Chris Gutierrez, left front, leads his group of incoming first-year students in a game called Odds and Evens during Monday’s Orientation session. Coordinated by Advisement and Transition, the sessions run from mid-June through mid-July. They are designed to introduce new students and their families to educational opportunities and responsibilities in and outside of the classroom and to services and programs vital to their successful transition to the Cortland community.


In Other News

Hoxie Gorge Reaches 50th Anniversary

Alumni Reunion 2015 Underway July 9 to 12

Indoor Golf Range Named for Longtime Supporter

Lecture Hall Naming to Mark Graduate’s Legacy

Seven Physical Education Student Teachers Honored

Women’s Soccer Success Starts in Cortland

Adventurous Young Grad STOKED to Help Teens

It’s Been a Marvelous 99 Years for Malvie Cook ’38

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Available

Classified Staff Recognized for Years of Service

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People on the Move

Jaclyn Lawrence Named Assistant Director of Athletics


Faculty/Staff Activities

Mark Dodds was interviewed by an ESPN radio show about the legal issues surrounding FIFA. read more

Karen Downey and Matthew Ellis presented at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. read more

Fran Elia was recognized for outstanding contributions to the field of sports information. read more

Mechthild Nagel, presented on Ubuntu Philosophy at a forum held in Frankfurt, Germany. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki is a presenter at the International Literacy Association annual convention in July. read more

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