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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2016  


Campus Champion

The force behind the four political candidate forums and the debate and election watch parties recently held on campus was TJ Keegan, a senior business economics major. TJ proved a master at securing commitments, managing facility and promotional logistics and moderating. And last week, TJ was promoted from chapter president of the Young Americans for Liberty (YAL), a group he founded at SUNY Cortland, to serve as a state chair of the national chapter. During Cortaca, find TJ and YAL members from Cortland and Ithaca College uniting to raise awareness of our rights to exercise free speech, with the help of oversized Free Speech Balls.

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Tuesday, Nov. 8

Native American Film Series: “Drunktown’s Finest,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Election Night Watch Party: Free pizza and wings, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.-midnight

Wednesday, Nov. 9

Sandwich Seminar: “Dissecting the 2016 Elections: The Day After,” presented by Political Science Department faculty members, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Cortaca Car Smash Fundraiser: Taking place between the tennis courts and Lusk Field House, 2-6 p.m.

Brooks Museum Series Lecture: “Mass Extinction Then and Now: Deconstructing Ecosystems and Biodiversity Loss,” presented by Christopher McRoberts, a SUNY Distinguished Professor of Geology. He will discuss how the Triassic period mass extinction offers humanity lessons for today’s world, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Revitalizing Maya Traditions: Object, Place, Time,” Jeremiah Donovan, Art and Art History Department; John Henderson, Anthropology Department, Cornell University; Sebastian Purcell, Philosophy and Art and Art History departments, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge at 5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Managing Your Reputation in the Social Media Age,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, free refreshments, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 10

Sandwich Seminar: “Neurobiology of Drug Addiction Concerning College Students,” by Marla Hairston, psychology honors student, and Joshua Peck, assistant professor of psychology, Old Main Colloquium, noon-1 p.m.

Lecture: “History of Picasso’s ‘Guernica,’”presented by Brett Troyan, History Department, as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee’s series theme Art & Everything, Sperry Center, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Grocery Bingo CORTACA Edition: Corey Union Function Room, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 11

Admissions Open House: Student Life Center, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Non-Traditional Students' Week Event: Veterans’ Day Brunch, the Non-Traditional Student Organization will host a brunch for our veterans and adult students. Non-Traditional Students' Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, stop by when you can between 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 p.m., a reception will follow in the Margaret A. Curry ‘52 Main Lobby

Friday Films at Four: “The Candidate,” (1972) directed by Michael Ritchie and presented by Scott Anderson, Geography Department, Old Main, Room 223, Modern Languages Lab, 4 p.m.

Psychic Readings: A CORTACA 2016 event, Student Life Center, 5-9 p.m.

Escape Rooms: Beat the clock and escape the rooms, a CORTACA 2016 event Student Life Center, 5-9 p.m.

CORTACA Mug: Activities, prizes, live music and free food, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 12

J.O.Y.F.U.L. Family Times: “Our 5 Senses!” event for children ages 2-8 and their families, Education Building, Child Care Center, 10 a.m.-noon

CORTACA Free Speech Ball: Express yourself, share a comment, sponsored by the SUNY Cortland and Ithaca College chapters of the Young Americans for Liberty. Stadium Complex parking lot, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Corey Union steps, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Student Life Center, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

CORTACA Jug Football Game vs. Ithaca College: The first 1,000 SUNY Cortland students to enter receive a Blaze coupon good for one free hot dog, bag of chips and beverage, Stadium Complex, noon.

CORTACA GlowRage: The Ultimate Paint Party Experience: Moffett Center gym, show starts at 8 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door.

Sunday, Nov. 13

CORTACA Clean-up: Volunteers should meet outside of Brix, 60 Main St. at the corner of W. Court St., noon-2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 14

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: “Coffee, Croissants and Conversation, Non-Traditional Students' Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 10 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 15

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: Non-Trad Week Fiesta, the Non-Traditional Student Organization will host a South of the Border luncheon. Non-Traditional Students’ Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, stop by when you can between 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Documentary: “Black Russians,” (U.S., 2014), investigates the lives of contemporary Afro-Russians aged 10 to 65, born and raised in Soviet Russia, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Native American Film Series: “Songs My Brothers Taught Me,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

College Singers Concert: Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Theatre at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Wellness Wednesday: “Great American SmokeOut,” Student Life Center, noon-3 p.m.

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: “Scholarships for Non-Traditional Students,” Cornish Hall, Room 1310 (Computer Lab), 1:30 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “‘Lock Her Up,’ ‘Build the Wall,’ and ‘the Radical Fringe’”: The Politics of Language Post-Election,” by Karla Awles, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Presentation: “Guernica: Poetry and Music,” Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee event, Dowd Fine Arts Atrium, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 17

UUP Chapter Meeting Luncheon: “Difficult Communication/ Reflective Listening Workshop,” by John Suarez, Office of Service-Learning, Institute for Civic Engagement, Corey Union Function Room, noon-1 p.m., buffet opens at 11:45 a.m. R.S.V.P. by email to

Sandwich Seminar: “Oral History Projects for Cortland County,” by Evan Faulkenbury, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 18

Non-Traditional Students' Week Event: “Planetarium Show,” family event limited to 40 seats. Non-traditional students should RSVP to Cheryl Hines, Bowers Hall, 5:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 20

M.O.V.E. Celebration of Men: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 12-2:30 p.m.

Full Week of Cortaca Jug Events Planned

Cortaca week will feature fun activities ranging from a glowing dance party to grocery bingo read more

Student Reconstructs Lost Maya Pigment

Undergraduate summer research grant helps fund historic experiments. read more

Capture the Moment


Sophomore midfielder Michael Miner heads the ball during Cortland’s 1-0 victory versus Oneonta in the championship game of the SUNYAC Men’s Soccer Tournament last Saturday at the Stadium Complex. The team has earned a berth into the 62-team NCAA Division III playoffs, and Cortland will host a four-team regional on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 12-13. The Red Dragons play Morrisville State in the opening round, Saturday at 5 p.m., while Scranton faces Penn State Behrend at 7:30 p.m. The two winners will meet in the second round at the Stadium Complex, Sunday at 5 p.m.

In Other News

College Recognizes Non-Traditional Students

Community Health Degree Earns Accreditation

College Continues Philanthropy Week Tradition

Admissions Program to Showcase Natural Sciences Majors

2017 Orientation, Advisement and Registration Dates Set

Student Achievements

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Samuel S. Avery had his short film accepted into the Miami Fear Film Festival. read more

Carolyn Bershad was a presenter at the annual conference of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. read more

Terrence Fitzgerald authored a paper based on studies by four former or current students that appears in the journal Insects. read more

John C. Hartsock had an article published in Witnessing the Sixties: A Decade of Change in Journalism and Literature. read more

Mechthild Nagel had her article, "Gender and the Law," published in the Journal of Research in Gender Studies. read more

Robert Ponterio was a presenter at the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers annual convention. read more

Nance S. Wilson authored a book chapter that appears in Teaching Adolescent Literature Today and was a presenter at a conference. read more

Tiantian Zheng was invited by University of Rochester to deliver a book talk. read more

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