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  Issue Number 9 • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017  


Campus Champion

Everyone believes in something, explains English Professor Noralyn Masselink. The question is whether the object of your faith will carry you through tough times. Noralyn’s has. Additionally, her poetry writing and teaching of seventeenth-century devotional literature helped her through crucial life experiences--most recently, a breast cancer diagnosis and breaking free from an abusive relationship. “Those who’ve experienced abusive relationships will recognize themselves in this book,” she said. She aspires to the Renaissance goal of “sprezzatura,” accomplishing many things with ease and grace. See for yourself at the Wellness Wednesday Feb. 1 event she will lead “Intro to Yoga.”

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Tuesday, Jan. 24

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

Thursday, Jan. 26

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: For Ian McMahon’s Semblance exhibition, which features two site-specific sculptural installations that focus on materiality and temporality. Dowd Fine Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 4:30-6 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Girls Day Out: For girls in grades 4-7, hosted by the SUNY Cortland Athletics Department and the YWCA of Cortland, in conjunction with the National Girls & Women in Sports Day, 8:45 a.m.- 2:45 p.m., Park Center

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Sandwich Seminar: “Black is Not a Color of the Rainbow: How the Harlem Hell Fighters Became America’s Most Decorated Regiment,” by Sam Kelley, Communications and Africana Studies departments, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: Ian McMahon will discuss his work in the Semblance exhibition, which features two site-specific sculptural installations that focus on materiality and temporality, Dowd Fine Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 5-6 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: Intro to Yoga, English Professor Noralyn Masselink will introduce the benefits of yoga. Bring yoga mat or towel and water and wear clothes you can move in. Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Making America Great? Historians Reflect on President Donald Trump and the 2016 Election,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 2

Sandwich Seminar: “Recruiting and Preparing Teachers of Color: The Promise and Challenge of Efforts to Diversify the American Teaching Force,” by Anne Burns Thomas, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Workshop: Inflatables, in conjunction with the Semblance exhibition, Dowd Fine Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 5-8 p.m.

Speaker: “The Shackles of Systemic Oppression: Prisons and Government Assistance,” by Tenisha Howard, Rutgers University, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

Athletics Fundraiser: “Red Dragons Support Cortland,” includes creative fun events and donation points at the SUNY Cortland basketball and hockey team games in Park Center beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Red Cross Blood Drive: Corey Union Function Room, noon-6 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Named “Military-Friendly”

The College has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® School. read more

Six Taiwan Students Spend Year on Campus

The six visitors from Tamkang University bring an East Asian outlook. read more

Capture the Moment


Cortland made the list of snowiest spots in Central New York today when more than four inches accumulated overnight, delaying the start of classes by two hours. The storm followed several days of spring-like temperatures, during which students returned to campus from winter break. Spring semester classes began Monday, Jan. 23.

In Other News

February Events to Mark Black History Month

Dowd Exhibitor to Wreck Work in Performance

Spring ‘Wellness’ Series Begins Feb. 1

International Student’s Sweet Experience Wins Photo Contest

Eric Greenwood Joins Parks Alumni House Staff

Cortland Hosting "Girls' Day Out" Jan. 28

Athletic Events to Aid Local Food Pantry

ASC Program Grant Applications due Feb. 17

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Mark Dodds taught courses at the International Winter School in Sport Sciences in Finland during winter break. read more

John C. Hartsock had his article accepted for publication in a literary journalism volume. read more

Jean W. LeLoup was recognized for her outstanding article by the New York State Association of Foreign Language Teachers. read more

Gregory D. Phelan had three new United States patents issued in October and November. read more

Robert Spitzer co-authored a new, third edition of The Gun Debate: An Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights. read more

John Suarez reviewed a book chapter for Culturally Engaging Service-Learning in Diverse Communities. read more

Ben Wodi recently spent four weeks partnering with public health professionals in Nigeria. read more

Tiantian Zheng was interviewed by NBC News regarding the “masculinity problem” facing boys in China. read more

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