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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, May 2, 2017  


Campus Champion

Megan Dill is collecting data to aid next fall’s statistical analysis on the effect of organic versus chemical fertilizer in garden soil. Happening right outside Memorial Library, she will plant vegetable seeds in three new raised beds — one with chemical fertilizer, one with organic soil and a control with no fertilizer — then will measure, photograph and compare the crops. The inclusive education junior credits SCI 141: Integrated Earth Science and Biology professors Michael Hough and Timothy Conner with spurring her interest and the Garden Advisory Committee for ongoing guidance. Her extraordinary energy and enthusiasm will yield results – for science and for the local food pantry.

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Tuesday, May 2

Lip Sync Battle: Free refreshments, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

EdFlix Series Film: “To Be and To Have,” sponsored by the School of Education, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-136, 7-9 p.m.

Choral Union Concert: Presenting Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aenea, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 3

Sandwich Seminar: “Service-Learning Corps Interns: Reflections, Revelations and Recommendations,” student presentations, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 4

Sandwich Seminar: “Is College Conducive to Psychological Wellbeing?” presented by Leslie Eaton and Raymond Collings, Psychology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Senior Send-Off 2017: Kentucky Derby themed event at Parks Alumni House, 5-9 p.m. Register at

Reading: “Claudia Rankine, Reading from Her Work,” New York Times Bestselling Poet, author, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, May 5

Final Day of Spring Semester Classes

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: “The Great Gatsby” (1974) Old Main, Room 223, 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

Friday, May 5 Moving Up Day Rock Ceremony: The Class of 2018 is invited to join President Bitterbaum on the quad between Old Main and Bowers Hall, 4:30 p.m.  

Saturday, May 6

Final Exam Study Days. Continues through Sunday, May 7.

Dance Demo: Energizing dances featuring students from the Performing Arts Department’s dance performance classes, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Monday, May 8

Final Exams. Continue through Friday, May 12

Paws for Stress Relief: Corey Union lobby level, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

SUNY CORTLAND WORKS! Walk and lunch celebration honors all participants in shared endeavors at SUNY Cortland: academic and professional faculty, staff, ASC employees, students and Cortland community members; 11:10 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Walks begin at 11:10 a.m.; photo at Corey Union steps at 11:30 a.m.; music and food and speakers begin at 11:35 a.m. at Corey Union steps. Rain location Corey Union Fireplace Lounge.

Midnight Breakfast: Neubig Dining Hall, 10 p.m. – midnight. The proceeds go to a local charity. Volunteers needed from 9:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m.

Tuesday, May 9

Paws for Stress Relief: Corey Union lobby level, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

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

Friday, May 12

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 2:30-3:30 p.m. The ceremony recognizes graduating seniors Mark Shelhamer and Kevin Murphy for completing the Army ROTC program as they are commissioned at the rank of Second Lieutenant.

Graduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 13

Undergraduate Commencement 1: Park Center Alumni Arena, 9:30 a.m.

Undergraduate Commencement 2: Park Center Alumni Arena, 2:30 p.m.

Undergraduate Commencement 3: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.

Monday, May 15-Tuesday, May 16

13th Annual Summer Ethics Institute (SEI): For information contact Andy Fitz-Gibbon, Philosophy Department, Lynne Parks ’68 Alumni House, 29 Tompkins Street, Cortland, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17

UUP Professional Employees’ Recognition Luncheon: Corey Union Function Room, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP requested by Tuesday, May 9.

Lt. Governor Returns with Answers on Free Tuition

Kathy Hochul will answer questions about the Excelsior Scholarship on May 5. read more

Students Travel to Cuba This Summer

The College's first study abroad program in Cuba takes place in June. read more

Capture the Moment


Adding more color to spring than nature could provide, the Sertoma Celebrate Sound 5k Color Run saw 170 runners and walkers cross the finish line on April 23. Sponsored by the Student Activities Board and the College’s student chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSLHA), proceeds benefit Sertoma’s Hearing Charities of America which provides scholarships for students with hearing impairments and students pursuing degrees in communication disorders and sciences. Additional support is provided for clinics such as SUNY Cortland’s Center for Speech, Language and Hearing Disorders. With the help of 40 student volunteers, the event raised more than $10,000.   

In Other News

Six Honored with SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Nontraditional Student Programs Recognized

College to Hold Four Commencement Ceremonies

College Seeks Entrepreneurs to Start Businesses on Campus

ASC Employee Recognized Nationally for Food Safety

Cicero Earns Prestigious National Newman Civic Fellowship

Students Gain Experience on ‘Quantico’ Set

Capitals’ Behind-the-Scenes Star

April the Giraffe Shares Cortland Connection

WGS Studies Expands Reach, Mission

Award-Winning Poet to Visit Campus

Professional Staff Learn to Lead with Impact

Library’s ‘Food for Fines’ Will Help Area’s Hungry

College Recognizes Student Leaders

Transfer Students Honored for Academic Excellence

Non-Traditional Students Inducted into National Honorary

Nine Initiated into History Honor Society

ASC Lists 2017-18 Grant Recipients

Student Achievements

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway was recognized for excellence in teaching and will serve as a journal guest editor. read more

Jena Nicols Curtis was a presenter at the Ending Violence Against Women's International Conference. read more

Tim Delaune presented at the Western Political Science Association Meeting in British Columbia. read more

David Kilpatrick presented on reading development and reading difficulties to the Colorado Department of Education. read more

Ryan Vooris and Kerry Fischer had their article published in Global Sports Business Journal. read more

Dennis Weng was invited to submit an op-ed article about the recent meeting of U.S. and China leaders to a Taiwan newspaper. read more

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