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  Issue Number 1 • Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015  


Campus Champion

Rob Shutts dodges individual kudos for a job well done. Instead, the director of facilities planning, design and construction acknowledges his entire office for its teamwork in pushing through the College’s major capital improvement projects. Rob also credits the campus community’s patience during the electrical distribution upgrade. “It’s always a challenge when a project is not retained behind a fence,” he says. “It’s right out there in front of everyone — the blockades, dust, noise and construction — and the positive ‘we’re all in this together’ outlook has us ahead of the game.”

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Thursday, Aug. 27   

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

Friday, Aug. 28
Welcome Week Event: Pop Culture Clash Game Show, presented by the Student Activities Board, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29
Welcome Week Event: Sexual Assault Awareness Program, “A Call to Men,” presented by Tony Porter, Corey Union Function Room, 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. Required for all new students.

Welcome Picnic: Bishop/Shea Quad, 5-8 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29
Comedian/Hypnotist Dan Lornitis: Presented by Welcome Week and Cortland Nites, Corey Union Function Room, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Aug. 30
Academic Convocation: Park Center Alumni Arena, 4 p.m.

Residence Hall Welcome: Residence Hall Main Lounge, 7 p.m. Mandatory for on-campus residents.

Monday, Aug. 31
Classes Begin

Gallery Exhibition: “HOMEFRONT,” by Syracuse-based artist Sarah McCoubrey includes new paintings created in Brussels in gouache on paper and butter wrappers along with a selection of earlier drawings and mixed media pieces. The exhibit runs through Thursday, Oct. 15, Dowd Fine Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and by appointment.

Wednesday, Sept. 2
Student Employment and Volunteer Fair: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge and Lobby, 3 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: An Intro to Yoga, Student Life Center, Mind Body Room, 6 and 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3
Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Function Room, noon-6 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: “HOMEFRONT,” by Syracuse-based artist Sarah McCoubrey, Dowd Fine Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 4:30-6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 4
Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Function Room, noon-6 p.m.

Red Dragon Pride Day: Corey Union steps, 1-3 p.m., group photo at 1:40 p.m. followed by ice cream social

Cortland Nites Mini Golf at Shipwreck Golf: Buses depart from Corey Union at 7, 8, 9 and 10 p.m.

Black Student Union Back to School Bash: Corey Union Function Room, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 5
Cortland Nites Bubble Ball Soccer: Moffett Gymnasium, 7 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 7
Labor Day: No classes, offices are closed

Tuesday, Sept. 8
Open Mic Night: Parks Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St. Buses will leave from Corey Union; return buses also provided, 7 p.m.

Online Course Targets Achilles Heel in P.E. Teacher Training

The pilot motor development analysis course will aim to reach vastly more students. read more

SUNY Cortland to Address Sexual Assault from the Start

National speaker Tony Porter addresses sexual assault as part of an awareness program aimed at first-year students. read more

Capture the Moment


From late June through the middle of August, SUNY Cortland’s summer sports camps offered opportunities for children of all ages and skill levels a chance to learn from some of the College’s finest student-athletes. Current and former Red Dragons enhanced the sports camp experience by sharing passion and knowledge for their respective sports.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland Plans Academic Convocation Aug. 30

Students Start Fall Classes Aug. 31

Red Dragons Return to New York State Fair

Fall ‘Wellness’ Series Offered for Campus, Community

College to Paint Campus with Red Dragon Pride on Sept. 4

Exhibition to Depict Lingering Effects of War

Professor Takes High Tech Look at Lincoln’s Cottage

Tai Chi Master Plans Demo and Workshop

Princeton Review Lists College Among “Best in Northeast”

To Find a Career, Grad Says, ‘Volunteer’

Graduate Work on Dental Health Brings National Honor

SUNY Cortland Makes Best Small-Town Colleges List

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Available

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Brian Barrett and Anne Burns Thomas presented a paper at the Third International Social Realism Symposium in Cambridge, England. read more

Michael Bersani, Stephen Cunningham, Ron Hulslander and Christopher Tucker will represent the College at the international championship J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate Challenge race in San Francisco on Sept. 9. read more

Carolyn Bershad has been invited to serve on the Survey Team for a college mental health and development association. read more

Pete Ducey coauthored a paper that presents a new component to the genetic study of toxin resistance in predators. read more

Thomas Hischak has signed to write a second edition of his textbook Theatre as Human Action. read more

Melissa Morris was a presenter at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society in July. read more

Mechthild Nagel recently had her article, “Trafficking with Abolitionism: An Examination of Anti-Slavery Discourses,” published in a journal. read more

Robert Spitzer is the author of the recently published sixth edition of his book, The Politics of Gun Control. read more

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