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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 13 • Tuesday, March 21, 2017  

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Campus Champion

For Jason Harcum, life is an adventure. This natural trailblazer travels the world extensively and shares his passion with our campus community as assistant director of recreational sports for outdoor pursuits (OP). Just back from leading a successful spring break trip to Joshua Tree National Park, Jason now introduces his participants to new challenges. He manages six programs that teach students lifetime leadership skills, engage them with the outdoors, inspire an appetite for our national, state and local parks, and offer lessons that cannot be taught in the classroom. Catch Jason in the OP Center. Better yet, sign up for his next adventure.

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Tuesday, March 21

Dowd Gallery Artists’ Talks: Faculty Biennial 2017, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Lecture: “Stylized Resistance: Boomerang Perception and Chonga Politics,” Sperry Center, Room 0104, 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Share your talent, free refreshments, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 22

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Put Your Best Fork Forward,” presented by Health Promotion interns and ASC nutritionist Andrea Hart, Student Life Center lobby and Bistro, noon-3 p.m.

Women’s History Month Event: Women’s Abilities Panel, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 5 p.m.

Forum: “State-Sponsored Terrorism: Fact or Fiction?” Moffett Center, Room 2125, 7 p.m.

Comedian Dan Mintz: Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 23

Lecture: “My Life as an Afghan Refugee in Iran,” by Hadi Hosainy, post-doctoral associate in the Department of History at Florida State University, Old Main, Room G09, noon.

Faculty Book Chat: Discussion of the book Just Babies: The Origins of Good & Evil by Paul Bloom, led by Mecke Nagel, Philosophy and Africana Studies departments and Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies, Corey Union, Room 301-303, 4-5 p.m.

Lecture: “Slavery, Women, and The Sharia Court in Seventeenth-Century Istanbul,” by Hadi Hosainy,  post-doctoral associate, Department of History, Florida State University. Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Film: Chi-Raq, Sperry Center, Room 0104, 7-9 p.m.

Saturday, March 25

Film: Chi-Raq, Sperry Center, Room 0104, 2-4 p.m.

4th Annual Mr. MOVE Event: Sponsored by M.O.V.E., Corey Union Function Room, 6-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 26

Celebration of Women: Sponsored by Women of Color, Corey Union Function Roo , 1-4 p.m.

Monday, March 27

Women’s History Month Panel Discussion: “The Women of Standing Rock,” Gail Bundy of the Indigenous Values Initiative will moderate the program, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Education: Interviewing and Etiquette, Corey Union Function Room, 5:30 p.m. RSVP required.

Tuesday, March 28

UUP Union Matters Lunchtime Series: Corey Union Function Room, noon-1 p.m. Buffet opens at 11:45 a.m. RSVP requested.

Film Screening: “The Secret Path,” as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s Arts and Everything Series, Sperry Center, Room 204, at 4:30 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 29

Lecture: “Will History Absolve US? Perspectives and Changes in Cuban-US Relations,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon

Brooks Series Event: The Destruction of Society: Islamophobia,Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served

Workshop: The Race Project: The Afro-Latino Academic Connection, sponsored by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 30

Workshop: “The Role of the Artist in Social Change Movements,” by performer Pamela Means, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Concert: Performer Pamela Means, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Documentary: “A Ballerina’s Tale,” about the rise and struggles of Misty Copeland, the first black woman to be promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theater, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 6-8 p.m.

Modern Languages Concert: Corey Union Function Room, 7:30-9 p.m.

Friday, March 31

Faculty Senate Open Forum Meeting: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 2-4 p.m.

Performance: “Urinetown the Musical,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 1

Spring Open House: Park Center Alumni Arena and campus-wide events, 9:45 a.m.-3 p.m.

Kente Celebration: Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 3

It’s On Us Week of Action: Daily events through the week.

Tuesday, April 4

Poskanzer Lecture: “How Can Societies Address the Social Determinants of Health? Lessons Learned from Research and the Real World,” by Arjumand Siddiqi, an international leader in public health, Sperry Center, Room 0204, 6:30 p.m.



Successful 321 Challenge Reaches Goal after Goal

A total of 601 donors made gifts totaling $117,073.70 during a 24-hour drive on Tuesday, March 21 read more


‘Urinetown: The Musical’ To Reflect on Current Events

Comedy tackles topical political and environmental issues. read more



Capture the Moment

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Senior diver Lee Wade cuts through the water in Park Center’s Holsten Pool while practicing for the NCAA Division III Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, which were held last weekend in Shenandoah, Texas. Wade, a therapeutic recreation major, set school records on the 1-meter board at the SUNYAC championships in February with an 11-dive score of 500.55 points and a 6-dive mark of 321.90. Although Wade did not win in Texas, he was the first SUNY Cortland men’s diver to compete at nationals since Kevin Stuttle in 2007. In other winter athletic news, seniors Bobby Dierna (wrestling) and Jack Flood (indoor track and field) won individual NCAA championships on March 11. To date, SUNY Cortland athletes have won 104 individual national titles.


In Other News

Lieutenant Governor to Speak on Campus Wednesday

Comedian’s Act Addresses Overcoming Disability

College Welcomes Accepted Students to April 1 Open House

Upcoming Talks to Address Global Issues

University Police Relocated to Whitaker Hall

‘The Secret Path’ Film to Screen March 28

Effects of Health on Lifespan is Talk Focus

Students Organize Eighth Diversity Conference

Mayor to Present Community Roundtable

Future Educators to Focus on Classroom Diversity

Two Red Dragons Win National Championships

This Graduate and Principal Makes House Calls

Alumnus Wins Mark Twain Look-alike Contest

Student Achievements

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People on the Move

Matthew Clark Joins Institutional Advancement


Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah was named a Boren Merit Review Panelist by the Institute of International Education and the National Security Agency. read more

David Kilpatrick presented research on effective interventions for reading difficulties at two conferences in March. read more

Kathleen Lawrence had a poem published in March in The 2017 Rhysling Anthology. read more

Melissa Morris recently gave two invited talks in England. read more

Susan Rayl recently had two chapters and one book review published. read more

John Suarez had a chapter accepted for publication and served on two panels, all geared toward teaching civic engagement. read more

Mary Ware facilitated a discussion on diversity and inclusion at D'Youville College. read more

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