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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 4 • Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014  


Campus Champion

Colleen Buchanan took up Scottish highland dance as a child and soon after set her sights on a stage career. A performance-related injury altered those plans, but now here she is decades later: a well-rounded physical education instructor and the Dance Education Teacher of the Year as determined by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. In addition to rhythms and dance, Colleen teaches self defense, adventure activities, lifetime fitness activities and classroom methods at the College. She made the shift from performer to professor, and turned out to be a star just the same.

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Sunday, Oct. 12

SGA Fall Fest: Sponsored by the Student Government Association, games, refreshments, Corey Union steps, noon-2 p.m.

Performance: Akshara, percussion-based group rooted in Indian classical musical traditions, Corey Union Function Room, 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 13

Admissions Open House: Park Center, Corey Gymnasium, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Campus Technology Services Training Session: Excel Formulas and Functions I, Sperry Center, Room 326, 10 a.m.-noon

Movie: “Brothers of the Black List,” sponsored by La Familia Latina, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7-9 p.m.

SGA Meet and Greet: Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Campus Technology Services Training Session: Tips and Tricks for Microsoft Excel, Sperry Center, Room 103, 9-11 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “How HIP Are We? What the Data Tell us About our Campus’ High Impact Practice,” by Richard Kendrick, Sociology/Anthropology Department and Institute for Civic Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Series Lecture: “Population Control as Unsustainable Development,” Anne Hendrixson, Population and Development Programs at Hampshire College, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “LGBTQA Panel: Why Do We Still Need A National Coming Out Day?” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Discussion: Ukraine Crisis, with Political Science and Economics clubs, Sperry Center, Room 204, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 16

Community Roundtable: “November 2014 Midterm Elections,” by Robert J. Spitzer, distinguished service professor and chair, Political Science Department, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, refreshments at 7:45 a.m., presentation and discussion 8-9 a.m.

Workshop: “Advising Transfer Students,” sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Corey Union, Room 209, noon-1 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “SUNY Cortland’s Big Dig – What you need to know about the upcoming underground electrical infrastructure project,” by Rob Shutts, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction, and Zach Newswanger, Physical Plant, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Campus Technology Services Training Session: Apps for Productivity, Cornish Hall, Room 1310, 2-4 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Panel Discussion: Rockin’ the Research, School of Professional Studies, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 1:30-4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 18

Medieval Archaeology Conference: Sponsored by the Sociology/Anthropology Department, Moffett Center, Room 2127, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

College and Community Prepare for Cortaca Jug

Much is being done to prevent 2013's behavior problems from reoccurring read more

Indian Orphanages to Benefit from College's Award

Jena Nicols Curtis is the recipient of SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Internationalization. read more

Capture the Moment


Kelsey Reardon, an international studies: international health major, grabs debris from the Tioughnioga River as part of the Cortland County River Cleanup held on Sept. 27. The annual event, sponsored by the Cortland County Soil and Water Conservation District, encourages teams to volunteer to remove trash and debris from local waterways. The College’s Geology Club and Environmental Club were among the members of the community who showed up on this sunny fall morning. 

In Other News

College SCEMS Club Engages the Community

Geology Club Joins River Cleanup

Akshara to Perform Indian Percussive Sound Oct. 12

Open House to Showcase Campus Oct. 13

Anne Hendrixson to Speak Oct. 15

Trick or Treating: SUNY Cortland Style

SEFA Appeal 2014-15 Launches Soon

Midterm Elections Are Roundtable Topic Oct. 16

Classified Staff Recognized for Years of Service

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People on the Move

Avery Serves as Interim VP for Institutional Advancement

Fritz Named Interim Director of the Child Care Center

Newswanger to Direct Physical Plant

Faculty/Staff Activities

Laura J. Davies had an article published in The Next Digital Scholar. read more

Robert Spitzer has joined the advisory board of the journal for the national political honors society. read more

Tiantian Zheng was a presenter at the New York Conference on Asian Studies. read more

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