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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 8 • Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015  

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Campus Champion

Growing up in Brooklyn, N.Y., Michael Guity often found himself in the spot of the leader – and he always ran with it, finding strength and success in the process. The junior math major again finds himself in the forefront as president of the Black Student Union (BSU). The group has initiated town hall meetings to discuss issues related to race, bias and discrimination on campus, and he was overwhelmed by the strong turnout at the first event last month. Charting a career in accounting, Michael’s learned to count on this: open dialogue is the path to action and change.

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Tuesday, Dec. 1

BSU Cortland Town Hall #2: The follow-up conversation on race, bias and discrimination will allow time for audience members to ask questions and provide feedback for the College President’s Cabinet, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 5 p.m.

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

Concert: SUNY Cortland College-Community Orchestra presents Music of Russia and America, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 2

Sandwich Seminar: “Student Opinion Survey Results,” by Stephen Chemsak, Institutional Research and Anaylsis, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 3

Sandwich Seminar: “An Update on Sustainability at SUNY Cortland,” by Beth Klein, Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Matthew Brubaker and Bill McNamara, Dining Services, and Katie Ingraham, Residence Life and Housing Office, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, Noon-1 p.m.

Discussion: “What does Sociology/Anthropology have to do with Climate Change? An Active Discussion,” Moffett Center, Room 2125, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Dec. 5

Sustainability Event: “Think Outside the Bag” practices and pledging to encourage “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle” activities, led by SUNY Cortland Green Reps, Student Life Center, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Sustainability Documentary: “Radically Simple,” will include an interactive session on sustainable ways of living, hosted by SUNY Cortland Green Reps, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Cortland Nites: Free bowling, tickets must be picked up between 8-9 p.m. and buses leave for 281 Bowling Alley at 9 p.m. and 10:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

COR 101 Teaching Assistant Poster Symposium: Memorial Library, Second Floor, 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 11

All classes end

UUP Holiday Membership Gathering: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-7 p.m. RSVP by Tuesday, Dec. 1.

Monday, Dec. 14

Final examination period. Continues through Friday, Dec. 18

Paws for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Paws for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.



College Forges New Partnership in China

Next fall exchanges may begin with Qufu Normal University, Shandong Province. read more


Young Alum Fit for Business, Cable TV

Kyle Coletti ’05 emerged the grand-prize winner of a Spike TV reality show for fitness business ideas. read more



Capture the Moment

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Staff members talk with students visiting the “Natural States” exhibition on view through Friday, Dec. 11, at Dowd Gallery. “Natural States” includes a selection of works by 15 contemporary artists working in various media. Their work explores the complex relationships people have with nature and addresses the incongruities of human-made “natural" environments.


In Other News

‘Forever Wild’ Program Builds Community, Prestige

Second Black Student Union Town Hall Event Added

Silent Night Makes Some Noise

Model European Union Students Prepare for Brussels Event

College Adds To Recreational Sports Program

Campus Directory PDF Available Online

Teaching Assistant Poster Symposium Set for Dec. 9

Outstanding Non-Traditional Students Recognized

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People on the Move

Lisa Court Announces Retirement as Associate VP of Development


Faculty/Staff Activities

Brian Barrett co-authored a chapter on Basil Bernstein, a British sociologist known for his work in the sociology of education. read more

Cynthia Guy will serve on the board of Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) of Cortland County and the Cortland Mental Health Sub-committee. read more

Jordan Kobritz presented to a group of high school students at the New York Times Pre-Collegiate Weekend Course in New York City. read more

Lin Lin and Valerie Widdall were presenters at the annual conference of the National Council for the Social Studies read more

Mechthild Nagel had her artcle published in a Max Planck Working Papers series. read more

Robert Spitzer co-authored a U.S. News and World Report article titled, "Obama's Guantanamo Paradox." read more

Nance Wilson presented at the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Annual conference and co-authored an article. read more

Fang “Faye” Yang was the lead author of an article published in a recent issue of the International Journal of Advertising. read more

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