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  Issue Number 14 • Tuesday, March 22, 2016  


Campus Champion

Nominated as “one of the busiest people on campus,” meet Justin Kompf ’12, a former fitness development major who followed an internship to the west coast before returning a year later as athletic department strength coach, lecturer and exercise science graduate student. Mornings find him teaching classes, working on his thesis and providing personal training sessions. Afternoon team strength training sessions have him enthusiastically encouraging SUNY Cortland’s student-athletes. When asked what he does for fun, he pointed to a wall of his published papers then joked about a recent half marathon and powerlifting competitions. “But that’s another story,” he said.

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Tuesday, March 22

Workshop: “Making the Most of a Guest Speaker,” Corey Union Caleion Room, 3-7 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artists’ Talk: Artists Marie Lorenz and Jef Williams will discuss their artwork in “Coordinates,” sculpture exhibition, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 0106, 5-6 p.m.

Women’s History Month Lecture: “Legal Advocacy and Grassroots Action: Saving Women, Babies and Families One Case at a Time, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7-8:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7-9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 23 

Advising Workshop: “Understanding Course Substitutions/Exceptions,” Corey Union, Room 209,

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Compounding Harms, Women and Girls in the Criminal Justice System,” by Lisa Sangoi, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Lecture: “National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW): Legal and Ethical Issues in Case Studies,” by Lisa Sangoi, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 3-4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 24

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Speaking the Truth: U.S. Militarism and the Making of War Resisters,” with peace and justice advocates Jack Gilroy and Ann Tiffany, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Family Literacy Activities: “JOYFUL – Joining Our Youth, Families, and University for Learning” event includes projects, books and songs for children ages 2-8 years, Memorial Library Teaching Materials Center, 6-7:30 p.m. 

Performance: “The Predator,” Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7-9 p.m.

Lecture: “Dinosaurs and the Comparative Anatomy of Mass Extinctions,” by Paul E. Olsen, an international authority on dinosaurs and the Storke Memorial Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences at Columbia University, Bowers Hall, Room 1129, 7 p.m. 

Tuesday, March 29

Kick Butts Day: Sponsored by the Health Promotion Office and Cortland’s Tobacco Free Zone, Student Life Center lobby, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. A tobacco clean up will be held between noon and 2 p.m. There will also be a station for students and faculty/staff to take a selfie saying “I love attending a tobacco free college” or “I love working at a tobacco free college.”

Advising Workshop: “The Role of Transfer Credit in Degree Completion,” Memorial Library, Room B-111, 1 – 2 p.m.

Women’s History Month Class Lecture: “Violence Against Women,” with Cathy Marston, Free Texas Battered Women, as part of the Feminist Social Thought Class, Old Main, Room G10, 4:25-6:50 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30

Advisor Walk-in Question and Answer: Sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library A-111, 1-4 p.m.

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Standing Our Ground Against Battering and Freeing Survivors,” Cathy Marston, Free Texas Battered Women, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Brooks Series Lecture: Student Presentations on Global Walls, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 3-5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Disability Sport Education,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 31

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Wildcraft Versus State Craft: A Look at DIY Herbal Care,” by Colleen Kattau, Modern Languages Department, Old Main Colloquium, noon-1 p.m.

Lecture: “I am Not A Terrorist,” by Zohra Sarwari, educating people throug positive dialogue that fosters tolerance towards people of all races, religions and backgrounds, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 1

Advisor Walk-in Question and Answer: Sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Memorial Library A-111, 1-4 p.m.

Speaker: Jackie Cruz, who plays Flaca on the critically acclaimed show “Orange is the New Black,” will focus on overcoming adversity. Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m. A meet-and-greet photo opportunity will follow. 

Monday, April 4

Alumni Speaker Series: “Interviewing for Educators: Insider Advice,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 5

Lecture: “Cortland’s Red Scare: Immigration, Radicalism and Civil Liberties in the Post World War I Period,” by Randi Storch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7-9:30 p.m.

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Capture the Moment


Emily Woods, a sophomore from Staten Island, N.Y., seen at center in the role of Celeste 2, rehearses a scene from the SUNY Cortland production of “Sunday in the Park with George.” Performances will be held April 8 to 10, and April 15 to 17 in Dowd Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets will be available online and at the door. Also participating in the March 21 rehearsal, having a discussion over cheating spouses, are, from left, Camille Parlman, a senior from Hudson, N.Y., as Frieda, Andrew Cuccaro, a junior from Baldwinsville, N.Y., as Franz, Matthew Spina, a junior from Sayville, N.Y., as Jules, and Kayla Arias, a junior from Long Island, N.Y., as Yvonne.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland Seeks Qualified STEM Teachers

Roundtable to Discuss Student Life Center

Tobacco Clean-Up Looks to ‘Kick Butts’

Parents to Discuss 'Opt-Out' School Test Movement

Muslim Speaker Strives to Further Tolerance

SUNY Cortland Holds the Line on Room and Board

Annual Admissions Open House Set for April 2

Onondaga Nation Litigator Joe Heath to Speak

College Will Stream Dunwoody’s Campus Speech Live

Business Economics Majors Boost Free Tax Prep Service

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah will be recognized as one of SUNY Oneonta’s Alumni of Distinction. read more

Tyler Bradway was a presenter and organized a seminar at the American Comparative Literature Association's annual meeting. read more

Noelle Chaddock presented on inclusive campuses and cultivating inclusive leadership at recent SUNY events. read more

Jena Nicols Curtis and Susan Burnett presented a workshop titled “Responding to Campus Sexual Violence” at a conference in February. read more

Mark Dodds authored a paper that was accepted to run in Sports Management International Journal ‘Choregia'. read more

Karen Downey and students Laura Patrick and Matthew Ellis presented research n San Diego. read more

Thomas Hischak had a second edition of his textbook released in March. read more

Deborah Matheron presented at a motor speech conference on the topic of speech breathing in individuals with Multiple Sclerosis. read more

Melissa Morris was invited to contribute comments to Scientific American on a recently published paper. read more

Mechthild Nagel presented an edu-drama talk at a "Woman of Character, Courage and Commitment" program in March. read more

Jennifer Olin and Mark DePaull were recognized by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services for leadership and dedication. read more

Robert Spitzer is one of several experts interviewed in the new documentary film, “Under the Gun.” read more

Tiantian Zheng edited a book titled Cultural Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Contemporary Asia. read more

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