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  Issue Number 11 • Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017  


Campus Champion

Blend first-rate writing, photography, videography and social media skills with a captivating personality and one might suggest a career in public relations. Jamon Kenshay Davis figured this out early and this summer the senior communication studies major will return to his hometown of Brooklyn to intern at a cinematography firm. But first, along with carrying 20 credit hours, Jamon is editing Multicultural Life and Diversity Office’s Race Project video, serving on a team preparing for April’s Blackbird Film Festival, shooting a promo film for the It’s On Us campaign and speaking at and photographing the April 1 Kente celebration.

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Tuesday, Feb. 21

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Exercise Science, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 7 p.m.

Black History Month Event: “Project Unspeakable,” Readings will explore the conspiracy that the killings of John F. Kennedy, Malcolm X, and  Martin Luther King, Jr. were linked, Student Life Center, Room 1104, 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 22

Afro-German Experience Sandwich Seminar: “Afro-Germans: Borderless and Brazen,” by Anne Adams, Africana Studies Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Speaker: Goodbye Ed, Hello Me® by Jenni Schaefer, author, speaker, singer, eating disorder survivor, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Afro-German Experience Documentary: “Hope in My Heart: The May Ayim Story,” (1977), a documentary about the life and untimely death of Ghanaian-German poet, academic and political personality May Ayim, one of the founders of the Black German Movement, Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 23

Sandwich Seminar: “Martin Luther King Jr., the Voter Education Project, and the Financing of the Civil Rights Movement in the American South,” by History Professor Evan Faulkenbury, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Panel Presentation: “Pan-Africanism: Are the Caribbean and Africa Rising?” presented by the Humphrey Fellows Panel from Syracuse University, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 24

Performance: “Crazy For You,” a Gershwin musical, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 25

Performance: SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, Rock and Blues Ensemble and Africana Dance, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Performance: “Crazy For You,” a Gershwin musical, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 26

Performance: “Crazy For You,” a Gershwin musical, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 28

Information Session: “Read & Write,” about a new a suite of reading, writing, and study tools Memorial Library, Room B-111, noon.

Book Chat: The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy by Maggie Berg and Barbara K. Seeber, led by Caroline Kaltefleiter, Communication Studies Department, Parks Alumni House, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Film: Toxi, as part of the Afro-Europe Series presented by Project on Eastern and Central Europe, Sperry Center, Room 104, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 1 

Culinary Arts, Social Media and the Performing Arts Series: “Pinocchio to Hamlet: Puppetry and the WPA,” Howard Lindh, Performing Arts Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m. 

Culinary Arts, Social Media and the Performing Arts Series: “Chefs and Political Advocacy, Food Systems Innovation and Value,” by Mitchell Davis, vice president of the James Beard Foundation and Ben Wilson, Economics Department, will address the changes that are occurring in our food systems and the professional opportunities that are becoming available as a result, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-5:15 p.m. 

5-0-4 Inclusion Dialogues: “Community Involvement,” What can we do create a more inclusive community?  Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 5-6 p.m.

Culinary Arts, Social Media and the Performing Arts Series: “The Federal Theatre Company and Modern Media Promoting Social Change and Creative Production,” by Scott Ferguson, University of South Florida, and Angela Branneman, Ithaca College, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Women’s History Month Film: “Miss Representation,” documentary, Sperry Center, Room 205, 6 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: Hazing education speaker, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 2

Literature, Critiques of the New Deal and Current Policy Considerations Sandwich Seminar: “The Man Who Wrote America: Henry Alsberg and the Continuing Legacy of the WPA’s Federal Writers’ Project,” by author Susan Demasi, Suffolk County Community College, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Literature, Critiques of the New Deal and Current Policy Considerations Presentation: “Reflections on the New Deal: The Vested Interest, Limits to Reform, and the Meaning of Liberal Democracy,” by John F. Henry, Bard College, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4-5:15 p.m.

Literature, Critiques of the New Deal and Current Policy Considerations Panel: “Employment, Labor Policy and Limits to Reform,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5:30-6:45 p.m.

Friday, March 3

Sandwich Seminar: “Reforestation, Local Communities, and the CCC in Central New York,” by Scott Moranda, History Department, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 -1:30 p.m.

Lecture: Works Progress Administration Artwork and Government Employment of Artists,” with Domenic Iacono, director of SUArt Galleries, Old Main Colloquium, 2-3:15 p.m. 

Saturday, March 4

Seminar: “Speaking Peace Together,” facilitated by Brian Newman ’84, hosted by the  SUNY Cortland Alumni Association committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Alumni House, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Cortland Fund Plans 24-Hour Fundraising Marathon

The 321 Champions Challenge focuses on participation, not the size of a gift. read more

A Champion Wrestler Finally Gets His Ring

Troy Monks '90, an NCAA national title winner, receives his ring in a surprise ceremony 27 years later. read more

Capture the Moment


Dowd Gallery Director Erika Fowler-Decatur lifts a piece of Ian McMahon’s latest masterpiece after it was intentionally destroyed on Feb. 21. All part of the plan as the exhibition “Semblance” comes to a close. As promised at the opening reception in January, the large crowd was treated to a “monumentally loud and emotionally satisfying crash.”

In Other News

Political Scientist to Deconstruct Middle East

Active Minds Club Focuses on Mental Wellness

College Renews Employee Homeownership Incentive

SUNY Cortland Hosts Teachers’ Writing Conference

You Studied What? From Hip Hop to Harry Potter

Bistro Flavor Station Shakes Up Student Meals

Events to Focus on Workers and Jobs

'Project Unspeakable' Explores Conspiracy Theories

SEFA Campaign Organizers Share Results

'Crazy For You' Continues for Second Weekend Performances

Information Session on Read & Write Planned for Feb. 28

Raquette Lake Summer Reservations Open to Staff

Homebuyer Information Sessions Planned for March

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni was a consultant on a recently published book on fungi. read more

Moyi Jia had an article published in Management Communication Quarterly. read more

Jean W. LeLoup was the plenary speaker at a conference at Auburn University in Alabama. read more

Mechthild Nagel announces the recent publication Wagadu in which she serves as editor-in-chief and a contributor. read more

Gregory D. Phelan had a United States patents issue in February read more

Kate Polasek had her article published in Dance and Gender: An Evidence-Based Approach. read more

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