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  Issue Number 14 • Tuesday, April 4, 2017  


Campus Champion

Business economics major Michael Baiardi will graduate in May well-prepared for a career in New York’s financial district. Mike creates his own financial models on one of four campus Bloomberg Terminals, the computer set-up that receives real-time market information from the New York City-based financial data provider. As a TA for an Excel-based management course, he’s learned the valuable distinction between telling someone how to do something and teaching. In this final semester, he is applying skills learned in the tax preparer class as an IRS-certified tax preparer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA).

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Wednesday, April 5

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “The Future of the Past: Revitalizing Ancient Maya Cultural Traditions in Modern Maya Communities,” by Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History Department, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Dowd Gallery Artists’ Talks: Faculty Biennial 2017,
featuring Art and Art History Department members Lori Ellis, Charles Heasley, Kevin Mayer, Jenn McNamara, Brian Murphy and Jaroslava Prihodova, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Spirituality, Religion and You,” Campus Minister Rachel Ditch and a panel of students host a discussion of the intersection between religion and spirituality, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Community Teach-In: No, It's Not Okay: Addressing Hurtful Language and Bias in School Settings, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7-9 p.m.

Take Back the Night March: Corey Union steps, 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 6

Community Roundtable: “Cortland, City and SUNY; Stronger When Working Together,” presented by Mayor Brain Tobin, City of Cortland and head coach of SUNY Cortland’s Swimming and Diving. Refreshments will precede the presentation at 7:45 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Exercise and Early Onset Parkinson’s Disease, by Jeff Bauer, Kinesiology Department, and Irena Vincent, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Reading: Essayist Amy Monticello, as part of the English Department’s Distinguished Voices in Literature series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “SPEAK UP: Sexual Assault in Underrepresented Groups,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 7

Make-A-Wish Dodgeball Tournament: Moffett Center Gymnasium, 6 p.m.-midnight

Saturday, April 8

Conference: 8th Annual Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice: “Inspiration, Compassion and Our Shared Humanity,” sponsored by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Health and Wellness Symposium: Sperry Center, Room 105, 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

Monday, April 10

Escalation Workshop: Learn about the warning signs of abusive relationships, Corey Union Function Room, 7-8:30 p.m. RSVP requested by April 5, 607-753-4550.

Presentation: “Researching the Hydrology System at the Bottom of the Antartic Ice Sheet,” Sperry Center, Room 0106, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11

The Louis Larson Lecture and Performance Series: “Trans*+ing Classrooms and Schools,” by SJ Miller, deputy director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

EdFlix Series Film: “The Class,” sponsored by the School of Education; Ed Club members earn participation points, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-136, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 12

Lecture: “The ESF Gateway Center: Use of Native Plants on an Intensive Green Roof,” Sperry Center, Room 0105, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Louis Larson Lecture and Performance Series: “Putting Gender Revolution into Practice,” by SJ Miller, deputy director of Educational Equity Supports and Services at the Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

It’s On Us Panel Presentation: Supporting Survivors of Sexual Assault, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Film: “Far from Kleinwanzleben,” Afro-Europe Series, Sperry Center, Room 0106, 7-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 13

Recognizing Campus Book Authors: Recent authors (2016), 12th annual event, Memorial Library, 3-4 p.m.

Panel: “Talking to Terrorists, Non-Violence and Counter-Terrorism,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Monday, April 17

Film: “Fresh!” A film about sustainable food, Sperry Center, Room 0105, 7-9 p.m.

Film: “Sorceress of the New Piano,” Sperry Center, Room 0106, 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 18

It’s On Us Speaker: Jessica Luther, investigative sports reporter, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Students with Disabilities Share Experiences at College Forum

Middle school students learn about college support for students with disabilities. read more

College Launches Awareness Campaign Against Sexual Violence

A full schedule of events and opportunities is planned for Sexual Assault Awareness Month read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland President Erik Bitterbaum stopped by Bowers Hall on March 24 when the College’s Chemistry Club was entertaining about 50 kindergarten children from Barry Elementary School. Club member Ray Kim is demonstrating hopping Boo Bubbles using soap, water and dry ice. “We strive to spark an interest in science,” said Tariq Hussain, the club’s founder, about the annual chemical demonstration show. Mission accomplished: Some of the kids were yelling, “I want to be a scientist” as they were leaving. 

In Other News

SUNY Chancellor Honors Four Students

Spring Fling is in the Air!

Blackbird Film Festival Returns

Investigative Journalist Discuss Campus Sexual Violence

One BIG Difference. One BIG Event

Comedian’s Act Addresses Overcoming Disability

Concert to Feature Alumna Gospel Soloist

Economics Majors Volunteer Tax Help

Brooks Lecture Series Concludes with Maya Culture Talk

Folk Guitarist Pamela Means to Perform April 27

Mosher Inducted into New York State Basketball Hall of Fame

Mayor to Present Community Roundtable

‘Urinetown: The Musical’ To Reflect on Current Events

Students Organize Eighth Diversity Conference

Faculty and staff participated in Tech Savvy

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah was keynote speaker for the 60th Ghana Independence Day Anniversary Celebration Banquet in Syracuse. read more

Bonni C. Hodges served as a grant reviewer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. read more

Li Jin presented at the Northeast/North-Central Geological Society. of America Joint Section Meeting read more

Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo was named a Zonta Woman of Achievement. read more

Kathleen Lawrence had two abecedarians accepted for publication in Lemon Quarterly. read more

Melissa Morris gave a talk at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held in Texas. read more

Robert Spitzer is the author of the new paperback edition of his book, Guns across America: Reconciling Gun Rules and Rights. read more

Nance S. Wilson had her blog post, titled “Interactive, Asynchronous On-line Discussions,” published. read more

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