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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014  


Campus Champion

When communication studies major Katie Kellas arrived on campus, it just made sense to get involved with the College’s TV station. Four years later, she considers CSTV a major priority. She’s club president, focused on fine tuning operations and guiding classmates for a smooth transition when she graduates next spring. Her experiences behind the camera led to a Time Warner internship last summer, and that training gave her the tools to launch innovative programming at CSTV. It includes an eight-minute halftime segment for the TV broadcast of next week’s Cortaca Jug football game. Undoubtedly, Katie will leave her mark on the station and it on her.

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Tuesday, Nov. 4

Election Day

Native American Film Festival: “California Indian,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Sandwich Seminar: “How HIP Are We? What the Data Tell Us About Our Campus’ High Impact Practices,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Student Flu Vaccine Clinic: Student Health Service, 2-5 p.m. 

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Climate Change and Sustainability in Rural Africa: Some Perspectives,” A. Peter Castro, Syracuse University, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Let’s Talk About Race” panel discussion, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 6

Community Roundtable: “New Spaces, Eager Faces: Social Justice Pedagogy for Teacher Candidates at SUNY Cortland,” Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8-9 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Building a Classroom for the Student Jugglers,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Lecture: Author Todd Miller discusses his book, Border Patrol Nation, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4:30 p.m.

University College Cork Information Session: Hosted by Caela Provost, visiting United States Representative of University College Cork in Ireland, Old Main Colloquium, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 7

SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference Metcalf Endowment Lecture: “Acting our Age: Re-imagining Recreation and Leisure Across the Life Course,” by Valeria J. Freysinger, a nationally recognized leader in leisure and aging, Corey Union Function Room, 1:15 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Saturday, Nov. 8

Music for the Cause: Talent and fashion show, music by DJ Tumbo, Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 10                  

Speaker: “Freedom Writers” Teacher Erin Gruwell, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 11                  

Admissions Open House: Park Center, 9:30 a.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 p.m.

Lecture: “Sweet Home Beijing:  Then and Now,” by Luo Xu, History Department, in conjunction with the “Transcendences” exhibition, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts, Room 106, 5 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 12          

Flu Vaccine Clinic: Open to students and staff, Student Health Service, 2-5 p.m. Free for students and $25 for employees, cash or check, and SUNY Cortland ID is required

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Like a Tattoo: Digital Dirt, Social Media and Your Personal Brand,” by Michele Baran, Career Services, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 13                

Sandwich Seminar: The Ebola Epidemic in West Africa: Etiology and Socio-Cultural Factors, panel discussion, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 14                       

Lecture: "Working as an International Diplomat," talk by Ionut Lacusta, Harvard University, Old Main, Room 230, 12:45 p.m.

American Heart Association HeartChase Kick Off: The official start of a new charity athletic event on campus, Corey Union steps, 4 p.m.

Friday Night Lights: The Cortaca Jug pep rally; features performances by Danceworks, Kickline and Cortland cheerleaders, followed by a carnival of activities featuring psychic readers, laser tag and a football obstacle course. Moffett Gymnasium, 6 p.m. Performances; 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

CORTACA Mug: Annual alternative event features prizes, activities, food and more! Sponsored by Cortland Nites, The Interfaith Center and the Cortland County Council of Churches. Interfaith Center, 9 p.m.-3 a.m. 

Tuesday, Nov. 18                  

Flu Vaccine Clinic: Open to students and staff, Student Health Service, 2-5 p.m. Free for students and $25 for employees, cash or check, and SUNY Cortland ID is required.

Film Screening: “The Third Man,” 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 104, 7 p.m.

Concert: SUNY Cortland College-Community Orchestra presents “Tell Me A Story: Music by Faure, Handel, Sibelius and Verdi,” Ubaldo Valli, conductor, Dowd Fine Arts Theater, 8 p.m. 

Alumna Makes Her Second $1 Million College Gift

Lynne Parks Hoffman ’68 is helping outdoor education and honoring her family. read more

Take Back Cortaca Events Finalized

The White Panda and $20,000 in prizes will be featured in a new, post-game event read more

Capture the Moment


Jake Slette of Nicros Climbing Wall Systems works on the 40-foot climbing wall under construction in SUNY Cortland’s $56 million Student Life Center. The wall is just one of the many amenities geared for student recreation, social interaction and experiential learning, all coming together ahead of schedule for the January opening. Located at the base of the wall will be boulders for free climbing. 

In Other News

Four Commencement Ceremonies Planned in 2015

College Hosts Assessment of Teacher Certification

College Celebrates Non-Traditional Students

Cemetery Project Renews Town-Gown Ties

Voices Sought for Inequality Discussion

Philanthropy Week to Honor 'Giving Back'

Raffle Offers Super-Sized Stocking Stuffer

Climate Change in Africa to be Discussed

Diverse Outlook Among Future Educators is Topic

Student, Coach to Speak on Veterans Day

Second Fall Open House Set for Nov. 11

‘Freedom Writers’ Inspiration to Speak

Panel to Discuss Ebola Issues Nov. 13

Eastern European Style Music Offered Nov. 22

College Council to Meet Nov. 17

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah and Mechthild Nagel recently presented papers at a Syracuse University symposium. read more

Timothy J. Baroni had an article about a new mushroom published in the recent issue of the journal Mycologia. read more

Ray Cotrufo was a presenter at the Sport Marketing Association Conference in October. read more

Michelle Cryan was the sketchnoter at the recent TEDxCortland Conference. read more

Steven Dangler and Paul Vanvalkenburg recently attended an Investigators Roundtable Training Conference in Saratoga Springs. read more

Laura J. Davies had her essay published in Composition Studies. read more

Mark Dodds presented two talks at the Sport Marketing Association Conference in October. read more

Tara Mahoney, Kate Polasek and Larissa True delivered a talk at the Sport Marketing Association Conference recently held in Philadelphia. read more

Melissa A. Morris learned her NASA proposal was selected for funding in the amount of $330,000. read more

Noelle Chaddock Paley presented “On Being a Black Woman” at Mohawk Valley Community College's Cultural Series. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch led a discussion on "Immigration 2014: Children and Families" at a recent YMCA meeting. read more

Robert Spitzer discussed gun control at two recent presentations including the TEDxCortland Conference. read more

Randi Storch and Kevin Sheets received training from the NEH before launching a teachers' workshop at Raquette Lake. read more

John Suarez conducted a two-part workshop at Barnard College’s STEM Colloquium. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki was a presenter at the Kentucky Reading Association Annual Conference. read more

Nance S. Wilson had an article published and recently presented at the Middle School Association conference. read more

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