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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 5 • Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014  


Campus Champion

Catherine Skojec grew up appreciating classical theatre, so it’s fitting she earned the lead role of Fiona in the upcoming production of “Brigadoon.” The senior musical theatre major from Sherrill, N.Y., felt called to the College’s Performing Arts Department. “It’s like a family, and you won’t find that everywhere,” she says. You also won’t find many undergraduates with Catherine’s talent. This past summer, she was nominated for a Wilde Award while touring in Michigan. And after graduation, she plans to work professionally in New York City. First, however, comes Friday’s “Brigadoon” premiere and a role for which Catherine was destined.

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Wednesday, Oct. 22

UUP Chapter Meeting: Third Annual Part-Time Service Awards Ceremony and luncheon, Corey Union Function Room, noon-1 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “College Faculty Retirement – An End or a Beginning,” by Mary Ware, professor emeritus, Foundations and Social Advocacy, and Mary Stuck, professor emeritus from SUNY Oswego, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Opening Reception: “Transcendences,” Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts, Room 106, 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Video Screening: “Mississippi I Am,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 24

Performance: “Brigadoon,” Dowd Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 25

Performance: “Brigadoon,” Dowd Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 26

2014 Cortland CROP Hunger Walk: Starts at Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St., Registration at 1 p.m., Walk time at 1:30 p.m.

Performance: “Brigadoon,” Dowd Theatre, 2 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 27

Administrative Conference: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3:30 p.m.

Artist’s Talk: Diana Al-Hadid, in conjunction with the “Transcendences” exhibition, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts, Room 106, 5:15 p.m.

Interviewing Reception and Panel: Sponsored by Career Services. Corey Union Function Room, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reservations were required.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Speaker: Greg Sankey ’87, Southeastern Conference (SEC), will discuss current issues in college athletics, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 3:15 p.m.

Native American Studies Film Series: “The Lesser Blessed,” an eye-opening depiction of what it is like to be a vulnerable teenager in today’s modern world, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Faculty Development Book Chat: Equality for Contingent Faculty: Overcoming the Two-Tier System, by Keith Hoeller, led by Anne Wiegard, English Department; 30 copies available for distribution. Corey Union Caleion Room, 4-5 p.m.

Presentation: The Belize Zoo,” by Belize Zoo Environmental Educator Jamal Andrewin and Head Zoo Keeper Tony Garel, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Film Screening: “Ashes and Diamonds,” as part of the Rubble Films: Classics of Post-1945 European Cinema — A Year Long Series sponsored by SUNY Cortland’s Project for Central and Eastern Europe, Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Lecture: “The Other 4.0 That Matters,” by Jullien Gordon, author of 101 Things To Do Before You Graduate and The Ultimate Undergraduate Guide to Graduation, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 30

Trick or Treating SUNY Cortland Style: For local children and their families, Halloween Parade at the Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., and decorated mansion tours and activities, 4-7 p.m. with contest winners announced at 7:30 p.m. Trick or treating at all residence halls and activities at the Rec Center Lounge at West Campus Apartments, Route 281, 4-6:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 31

SUNY Cortland Family Weekend: Check-in, Corey Union Lobby, 4-8 p.m.

Performance:Brigadoon,” Dowd Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 1

Spooksville Halloween Party: Sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association, Corey Union Function Room, 4-7 p.m.

Performance: “Brigadoon,” Dowd Theatre, 8 p.m.

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

Sunday, Nov. 2

Performance: “Brigadoon,” Dowd Theatre, 2 p.m.

Annual African American Gospel Music Festival: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Cortaca Ticket Information Announced

Cortaca Jug 2014 tickets will be available for students, faculty and staff this weekend read more

Biologist Joins Space-age Science Venture

A Star Trek-like zapper could one day read a patient's neural health quickly. read more

Capture the Moment


Sunshine helped show off the colorful autumn trees on campus last week, giving students an enjoyable trek between classes. Busy sidewalks subsided over the weekend as students headed home for a two-day Fall Break, taking the sunshine and warm temperatures along with them.

In Other News

‘Brigadoon’ Returns to Dowd Center Oct. 24

Barry Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Cortaca Battle is Out for Blood Donations

College Joins Annual March to End Hunger

Post WW II Film Series ‘Rubble’ Continues

Recreation Conference Set for Nov. 6 and 7

From Undergrad to Owner: Young Grad Starts ABA Team

Professor Boosts Barduhn/EMS Award

Top Southeastern Conference Official to Speak

Halloween Coming to Parks Alumni House

Motivational Speaker to Discuss College Success

Belize Zoo Visitors Offer Oct. 28 Talk

Diverse Outlook Among Future Educators is Topic

New Exhibition Brings International Appeal

College Plans 29th African American Gospel Music Festival

Campus Directory PDF Available Online

Professional Service Award Nominations Due Jan. 9

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People on the Move

Daniel Dryja ’04 Named Supervisor of Grounds Department

Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni organized an annual event that drew together 40 mycologists from the northeast. read more

Laura J. Davies will present at the Northeast Modern Language Association conference next April. read more

Robert Spitzer presented a paper on New York State and the NY Safe Act at a recent conference in Albany. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki will speak this fall at reading and education conferences in Kentucky, Arizona and Washington, D.C. read more

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