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  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018  


Campus Champion

Sophie Umansky was a Student Government Association senator when she realized she could make a difference on campus. Now, as SGA director of public relations, the junior business economics major helps students connect through activities that positively impact our community. She co-created a student-run Public Relations Committee to highlight, through social media, the dedication and achievements of passionate Red Dragons. And, as event organizer, she’s inviting all SUNY Cortland students to attend the free SGA Winter Formal at Greek Peak on Friday, March 2. “Let’s kick off the semester right, build relationships and enjoy music, dancing and food,” Sophie said.

Students can sign up to attend the SGA Winter Formal at the SGA Office in Corey Union, Room 217.

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Tuesday, Feb. 6

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

Wednesday, Feb. 7

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

Wellness Wednesday Series: A discussion about “Anti-Social/Social Media,” led by health educator Lauren Herman and students Kyra Newcombe and Adam Marino will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: The British Invasion: R&B Inspires the Beatles, by Lewis Rosengarten, Africana Studies Department and Educational Opportunity Program, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Black History Month Lecture: “Damning the Prison Pipeline: Carceral Citizenship and the Black Community,” presented by Bob Fullilove, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Girls Day Out: Girls in grades 4-7 are invited to participate in activities designed to engage and motivate young leaders. Sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Athletics Department and the YWCA of Cortland, in conjunction with the National Girls and Women in Sports Day, Park Center, 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12

Distinguished Voices in Literature Series: A.K. Summers, author of Pregnant Butch, a memoir, in comic format, of a self-identified butch lesbian’s experiences with pregnancy and childbirth, Sperry Center, Room 105, 5:15 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session: “China and Taiwan,” Old Main, Room 224, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

EAP Presents Get Fit at Your Desk: Led by Daniel Semprini CPT, B.S. graduate assistant Fitness-Personal Training, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, Noon

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “The New Negro Movement and Decolonization in Africa,” by Bekeh Ukelina, Africana Studies and History departments, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session: “Italy: Umbra Institute,” Old Main, Room 220, 4 p.m.

Black History Month Lecture: “Valuing Self, Valuing Others: Personal, Cultural and Racial Engagement in Difficult Times,” by Tori Omega Arthur, Colorado State University, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Reading Performance: “Vagina Monologues,” a collection of spoken narratives of women’s varied experiences with sexuality created in 1996 by Eve Ensler. Sponsored by CICC Incllusion series, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies and the Performing Arts departments, the reading is a fundraiser for the YWCA’s AID to Victims of Violence program, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Panel Discussion: “Confederate Monuments: Should They Stay or Should They Go?” with History and Africana Studies department faculty and Justin Behrend from SUNY Geneseo, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 17

Wintergreen Games: Sponsored by the Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, Moffett Center gymnasium, 2 to 4:30 p.m.

Black History Month Cultural Celebration: Featuring the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, Rock, Jazz and Blues Ensemble, Africana Dance Troup, Pyrodynasty Step Team and Drama Dance Team, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 to 6 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 19

Incllusion Series Film Screening: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s “We Should All Be Feminists,” based on the Incllusion series campus common read book of the same name, Sperry Center, Room 204, 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Department Play Tackles Gender Inequality in the Workplace

"Top Girls," set in England in the 1980s, touches on topical issues. read more

Geology Program First in State to Qualify Students for Licensing

The College was the first in New York to offer a geology major that qualifies for professional licensing. read more

Capture the Moment


Carlos J. Malave ’11 returned to campus on Thursday, Feb. 1 to give a motivational talk and sign copies of his book, Translating Your Success: The Student Guide to Transforming Your Small Wins Into Big Wins. The talk was sponsored by Men of Value and Excellence (M.O.V.E.) and kicked off the College’s series of Black History Month events. Malave coaches and teaches middle school physical education at YES Prep Gulfton in Houston, Texas. Read more on Malave’s inspirational visit.

In Other News

College Joins New Effort to Develop Struggling Writers

Broadway Performer’s Visit Inspires SUNY Cortland’s Aspiring Actors

Greenflix Film Series Focuses on Environmental Issues

Carlos J. Malave ’11 Translates His Success for Cortland Students

Spring 2018 ‘Incllusion’ Series Continues

SUNY Cortland Plans Study Abroad Fair

Proposals Sought for Sesquicentennial Celebration

Updates to Directory Contact Information

College Plans to Launch Student Opinion Survey

ASC Grant Applications Due Feb. 16

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway had a review published in the January issue of Journal of the History of Sexuality. read more

Christa Chatfield and Katherine Hicks co-authored a paper with three former students that was published in Biochemistry. read more

Caroline Kaltefleiter has been named to the editorial board of the journal Anarchist Studies. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had two poems accepted for publication and one poem nominated for an award. read more

Mechthild Nagel is research professor in residence at the Institute of Philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague. read more

James Webb, Chris Pecone, Alyssa McConnell and Nichole Snyder won an ASC team bronze medal at a culinary competition held in January. read more

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