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  Issue Number 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016  


Campus Champion

Genny Alexis, a senior criminology major from Rockland County, N.Y., left, and Ali Konnerth, a junior health education major from East Islip, N.Y., were the SUNY Cortland Healthier Campus Initiative winners of a Fitbit and a $100 Target gift card. They tweeted the most photos of themselves exercising, eating healthy and doing other activities, all in the name of health and fitness for the Healthier Campus Challenge. The busy health promotion interns sharpen their health-promoting skills by volunteering with the weekly Wellness Wednesday series, which leads campus conversations about wellness, sexuality, alcohol, drugs, relationships, eating disorders, sexual assault, grief, stress management and more.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11

Film Screening: “Under The Gun,” as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee series, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Psychology, Oct. 11, 7 p.m., Corey Union Exhibition Lounge. 

Wednesday, Oct. 12

Sandwich Seminar: “Confucius and the Aztecs on Ethics,” by Sebastian Purcell, assistant professor of philosophy, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature Lecture: “Poetry Reading with Camille Rankine,” author of Incorrect Merciful Impulses, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m.

Reading and Discussion: “At Risk Learning in the Schools,” by Ginnah Howard, author of I’m Sick of this Already, I’m Sick of This Already: At-Risk Learning in a High School Class, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Film and Discussion: Tested,” with question-and-answer with Director Curtis Chin, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “And Then I Met…” Giving allies a voice panel of students, staff and alumni, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13

DeGroat Hall Re-Opening Ceremony: DeGroat Hall Main Lobby, 10 - 11:30 a.m. RSVP was required.

Thursday, Oct. 13 Lecture: “Guernica,” by Kathryn Kramer, Art and Art History Department, Dowd Fine Arts, Room 0010, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14

Workshop: “Using Advising Tools to Empower your Advisees,” by Advisement and Transition, Cornish Hall, Room 1304, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 17

Fall Break Begins: 8 a.m. Continues through Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Classes Resume: 8 a.m.

Faculty/Staff/Alumni SafeZone Training: Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4-7 p.m.

EAP Parenting Series: “Talking to Your Kids about Sexual Health,” presented by Mary Dykeman, Prevention Specialist, Cortland Prevention Resources, a division of Family Counseling Services, EAP Office, Van Hoesen Hall, Room 119C, noon. Attendees are welcome to bring lunch. Feel free to bring your lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

Lecture: “The Art and Science of Maya Ceramics,” by Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History Department, and Robert Darling, Geology Department, as part of the exhibition “Future of the Past,” Sperry Center, Room 106, 5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Healthy Relationships,” tips and tools for building healthy relationships, with Carolyn Bershad, director of Counseling and Student Development, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

New York Campus Crunch: Sponsored by Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC), the SUNY Cortland community will confirm its commitment to local food and healthy living by crunching into New York state apples at noon to set a record for participation.

Opening Reception: “Future of the Past - Revitalizing Ancient Maya Tradition in a Modern Maya Community,” Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 5-6:30 p.m.

Performance: Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 21

Performance: Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 8 p.m. There will be an audience talk-back following this performance.

Saturday, Oct. 22

Performance: Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 8 p.m. There will be an audience talk-back following this performance.

Performance: Seraph Brass Quintet, featuring top female brass players, sponsored by Campus Artist and Lecture Series, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 23

Performance:Laramie Project,” a play by Moisés Kaufman, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre, 2 p.m.

Student Talent Takes Center Stage at Performing Arts Open House

Students interested in a musical theatre major can enjoy a special Open House event on Friday, Oct. 21. read more

DeGroat Hall to Celebrate Grand Reopening

Now occupied by 146 students, DeGroat cost $7 million to update. read more

Capture the Moment


Former SUNY Cortland Presidents James Clark, 1979-1995, at left, and Judson Taylor, 1995-2003, center, listen as President Erik J. Bitterbaum, 2003-present, responds to a question during the taping of an interview on campus Oct. 5. The interview will be part of a book titled Our Common Ground: An Illustrated History of SUNY Cortland, 1990-2017. Chapter one is titled “Building a Community: Profiles of Three Presidential Administrations” and features the three men who presided over the last 30 years at SUNY Cortland.

In Other News

Cortland Collaborates in Collective Campus Crunch

Memoir Talk to Address At-Risk Learning

College Launches 2016-17 SEFA Appeal

Students Will Walk to End Hunger on Oct. 23

Native American Storyteller to Visit Oct. 25

Classified Staff Recognized for Years of Services

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni had three peer-reviewed papers published recently. read more

Thomas Hischak had his play “The Emperor of North America” accepted for the New Play Fest. read more

Richard Hunter has an article published in Cultural Geographies. read more

Moyi Jia had an article published in the Chinese Journal of Communication. read more

Kathleen Lawrence had her poem “Trump’s Tip” appear in the Oct. 9 issue of Rattle magazine’s weekly Poets Respond feature. read more

Julie Lenhart had her chapter titled “Establishing a Strong Work Ethic” published in Practice Perfect Softball. read more

Mechthild Nagel will provide updates to the “Feminist Perspectives on Class and Work” in the reference source Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. read more

Robert Spitzer had his book Guns across America reviewed in the New York Review of Books. read more

Benjamin C. Wilson presented at the International Post Keynesian Conference in Missouri in September. read more

Tiantian Zheng will present at the Association of Chinese Professors of Social Sciences in the U.S. conference in Denver. read more

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