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  Issue Number 3 • Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2015  


Campus Champion

Associate Professor of History Scott Moranda strives to emulate the small-school environment that’s ideal for stimulating conversations about the world around us. Naturally, the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC) caught his attention when he joined SUNY Cortland in 2005. Scott now chairs the committee that promotes cultural life on campus and has directed its focus on cultivating a greater campus-community connection. This week marks the start of the 2015-16 CICC series of lectures, discussions, film screenings and art exhibits, all of which ask the question, “Where are we?” and offer educational opportunities for departments and programs across campus.

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Tuesday, Sept. 22

Film: “Sleep Dealer,” Mexico, as part of the “Immigration to Europe” films series Global Walls: The Migration and Refugee Crisis 2015-16 sponsored by the?Clark Center For International Education, Sperry Center, Room 304, 6 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Sandwich Seminar: Pre-release Viewing of the Documentary Film ‘Goldwalker’ based in part on the novel of the same title by Scott Anderson, presented by Scott Anderson, Geography Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

CICC Series Lecture: “Did Bob Get His Gun (Permit)? What Local Gun Laws Tell Us About the National Gun Debate,” Robert Spitzer, a SUNY distinguished service professor and chair of the Political Science Department, as part of the “Where Are We?” themed series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “How to Eat Well in College,” ASC Nutritionist Andrea Hart, RDN, CDN, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Sandwich Seminar: “Solarize CNY Cortland County – A Community Solar Initiative,” Brice Smith, Physics Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Geography Lecture: “Timing and Genesis of Gold and Silver Mineralization within Four Historic Mining Districts, North-Central Nevada,” presented by Christopher R. Kelson, SUNY Potsdam, Bowers Hall, Room 1129, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25

Sandwich Seminar: Caleb Orozco: One Man’s Struggle for Human Rights in Central America, presented by Julia Scott, author, New York Times Magazine; Vicki Wilkins, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department; and Thomas Pasquarello, Political Science Department. Old Main Colloquium, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Faculty Portfolio Development Workshop: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1-3 p.m. RSVP to Susan Suben, Faculty Development Center

Homecoming Pep Rally: Corey Union, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 25-Sunday, Sept. 27

Homecoming Weekend. Campus-wide events.

Saturday, Sept. 26

Second Language Educators Conference: A Conference for Second Language Teachers and Teachers In Training, Sperry Center, 8:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Vocal Master Class: With Richard Lissemore, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., 2-5 p.m. For more information, contact David Neal 

Monday, Sept. 28

Lecture: “Beaded Birds and Beasts: Two Hundred Years of Iroquois Beadwork,” by Dolores Elliott, museum consultant and retired archaeologist, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:20 p.m.

SafeZone Training: For faculty, staff and alumni, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 5-8 p.m. to or call Dana Smith at 607-753-2336

Alumni Speaker Series: “Careers in Communication Studies,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Service Learning Panel Discussion: For faculty members, Corey Union Calieon Room, 3:30-4:30 p.m. RSVP to Susan Suben, Faculty Development Center

Film: “The Intouchables,” France, as part of the “Immigration to Europe” films series Global Walls: The Migration and Refugee Crisis 2015-16 sponsored by the?Clark Center For International Education, Sperry Center, Room 304, 6 p.m.

Greek Convocation: Information about fraternities and sororities, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Sandwich Seminar: “Find Your Tribe and Track Your Stats: Using Scopus to Identify Your Publication Impact and Future Publication Opportunities,” presented by Memorial Library Instructional Service Librarians Laura Stern, Anita Kuiken and Brian Story. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Mixed Drinks, Mixed Emotions: Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health,” by national presenter Ross Szabo, co-sponsored by Student Conduct. Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Farmer’s Market: Student Life Center lobby, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Workshop: Drawing Social Commentary, Dowd Fine Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 5-7 p.m. Free drawing workshop offered by Yvonne Buchanan in conjunction with "HOMEFRONT and other works by Sarah McCoubrey. Contact Erika Fowler-Decatur to register.

CICC Series Concert: Cortland Old Timers Band Concert, under the direction of conductor Edward O’Rourke, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Film Screening:Miss Representation,” sponsored by SUNY Cortland’s Title IX Office, the first of two films by The Representation Project, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

SUNY Cortland Employee Fall Festival: Lusk Field House, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Food service from noon-2 p.m. 

Performance: “Divas Through The Decades — Music of Madonna, Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and more!” Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m. Open to the public, tickets now on sale in Corey Union, Room 406.

Sunday, Oct. 4

Celebration of Men: Sponsored by Men of Value and Excellence (MOVE), Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon-3 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Film: “In this World,” United Kingdom, as part of the “Immigration to Europe” films series Global Walls: The Migration and Refugee Crisis 2015-16 sponsored by the?Clark Center For International Education, Sperry Center, Room 304, 6 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Falconry Demonstration: As part of the library exhibition "Renaissance Science, Magic and Medicine of Harry Potter's World," general falconer Mary Cope will discuss the medieval sport as she shows off her red-tailed hawks and owls. Coincidentally, most of her owls are named after Harry Potter characters, Memorial Library second floor, 7 to 8:30 p.m. abilities.

Wellness Wednesday: “An Intro to Meditation,” by yoga instructor Jeannine Gettis, Student Life Center, Mind Body Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Sandwich Seminar: “Risk Terrain Modeling: Predictive Crime Analysis using GIS,” by Adam Levine, GIS/FIS manager, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

CICC Series Lecture: “Land Ethic and Gaia Paradigm; The Co-evolution of Two Great Ideas,” by naturalist Martin Ogle, as part of the “Where Are We?” themed series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m. 

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Capture the Moment


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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexandru Balas will volunteer as a mentor for the Institute for International Education’s program to Myanmar. read more

Philip J. Buckenmeyer, Jeffery A. Bauer, James F. Hokanson and Joy L. Hendrick will have their article published in Physiology & Behavior. read more

Diane Craft will serve as a full-time consultant for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. read more

Anna Curtis presented her paper to the Society for the Study of Social Problems. read more

Theresa Curtis authored an article with Eric Plante '15 and Cornell University collaborators that was published in Stem Cell Research & Therapy. read more

Karen Downey and Joshua Eller '14 had their research published in the Journal of Computational Chemistry. read more

Janet Duncan has been invited by Disability Rights International to provide technical assistance in community living and assessing family needs in Georgia. read more

John Suarez had his presentation proposal accepted for presentation at Campus Compact's conference. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki published in the Multicultural Education Magazine in August. read more

Maria Timberlake was recognized for her vision and leadership in promoting social change to advance the rights of people with disabilities. read more

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