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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 12 • Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016  


Campus Champion

Many people know Miranda Fergus, the All-American diver and holder of several school records. She’s also Miranda the renaissance woman, an adolescence education: chemistry major who juggles a minor in art. Although she aspires to be a teacher, the senior from Pleasant Valley, N.Y., also enjoys using ceramics and sculpture as outlets for her creativity. Of course, Miranda’s talent extends to the swimming pool, where she was named Diver of the Meet at last week’s SUNYAC Championships after breaking her own school record in the 1-meter event. She’ll move on to the Regional Championships, which SUNY Cortland hosts this weekend.

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Tuesday, Feb. 23

Black History Month Open Mic Showcase: Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24

Sandwich Seminar: “Black Music Matters,” by Edward Moore and Lois Pfister, Performing Arts Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Bringing Recovery to Life,” Cheryl Kerrigan, author, speaker and  eating disorder survivor, as part of Body Appreciation Week.

Film Screening:Most Likely to Succeed,” documentary that examines the history of education, Sperry Center, Room 105, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25

Lunch and Learn: “Substance Abuse in Cortland,” presented by SUNY Cortland EAP, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Black History Month Speaker: Keri Blakinger, a journalist for the New York Daily News who focuses on criminal justice and addiction, offers a talk titled “The End of the Drug War and Me,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Meet and Greet: For SUNY Cortland Women’s Studies minor, live music, pizza and information, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30-6 p.m.

Film and Discussion: “This Changes Everything,” directed by Avi Lewis and inspired by international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything by Naomi Klein, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m. Presented by CICC.

Friday, Feb. 26

Siblings Weekend

Saturday, Feb. 27

Children’s Museum Family Times Event: “Music is Everywhere,” featuring new songs, old favorites and themed art projects, SUNY Cortland Child Care Center, Education Building, Prospect Terrace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cortland Nites: Magician Hypnotist, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 28

Performance: Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble, Africana Dance Ensemble, Rock and Blues, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 3 p.m.

Tuesday, March 1

Dialogue Series: “5-0-4inclusion,” sponsored by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office; an hour-long, three-part dialogue series that invites communication opportunities for students, faculty, and staff, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2

Faculty Presentation: “Fulbrignt U.S. Scholar Program," Fulbright Ambassador John Allegrante '74, Old Main Colloquium, 2-3:30 p.m.

Student Presentation: “Fulbrignt U.S. Scholar Program,” Fulbright Ambassador John Allegrante '74, Old Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Speaker: “Hazing and Bullying: Let’s Talk About Respect,” Robert Hackenson, Jr., the founder and professional self-described “edutaining” speaker and trainer for Dynamic Influence, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 3

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: “Coordinates,” sculpture created by 10 featured artists, Dowd Gallery, 4:30-6 p.m.

Lecture: “Turning Good Teaching on Its Head: A Thought Experience,” presented by Clark Center for International Education, Corey Union, Rooms 204-208, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lecture: “The UN at 70: Constructing a Balance Sheet," by Paul Diehl, president, International Studies Association, sponsored by Clark Center for International Education, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Film: The Cherokee Word for Water, Sperry Center, Hobson ’61 Lecture Hall, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 5

Children’s Museum Family Times Event: “Can You Hear It?” all about sound and crafts themed for spring, SUNY Cortland Child Care Center, Education Building, Prospect Terrace, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 8

Lecture and Discussion: “Justice Amidst a Media Frenzy: The McMartin Pre-School Sex Abuse Scandal,” presented by Glenn C. Altschuler, Cornell University, and sponsored by the Political Science Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

History-Making Four-Star General to Speak on Campus

Gen. Ann Dunwoody ’75, the Army's first woman four-star general, will be an executive-in-residence. read more

Student Researchers to Attend National Conference

Four students are headed to the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April. read more

Capture the Moment


Single-digit wind chill temperatures couldn’t stop our student artists, as they assisted in an iron pour outside the Professional Studies Building led by Associate Professor Vaughn Randall, a renowned sculptor in his own right. The Feb. 12 pour, which lasted more than seven hours, cast some works that will be featured in the “Coordinates” exhibition, opening Monday, Feb. 29, in the Dowd Gallery. Read more here: Iron Pour to Highlight Dowd Exhibition.

In Other News

Cornell Professor Unravels Judicial Injustice

Fulbright Alumni Ambassador to Discuss U.S. Program

Talk Considers Court’s Thinking on Same-sex Marriage

Health Profession Panelists to Speak Feb. 29

Sebastian Purcell to Research Enrique Dussel

National Speaker Continues Wellness Series

Climate Change Film Doubles as ‘Green Days’ Event

National Figure in International Education to Speak

Iron Pour to Highlight Dowd Exhibition

Comments Sought for Health Department Accreditation Review

Professional Salary Increases Recipients Announced

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People on the Move

Gary Evans to Lead Human Resources

Faculty/Staff Activities

Carol Costell Corbin was a presenter and an award recipient at the National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS) conference. read more

Karen Downey and senior Matthew Ellis co-authored a paper to be published in the International Journal of Quantum Chemistry. read more

Melissa Morris co-authored a paper that was accepted for publication in Meteoritics and Planetary Science. read more

John Suarez was accepted into the new Community and Civic Engagement Corps of New York Campus Compact. read more

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