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  Issue Number 11 • Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018  


Campus Champion

In his second year at SUNY Cortland, Assistant Professor of History Evan Faulkenbury connects students to their world. He supervises student internships in public history, and his Introduction to Public History course sets students loose on projects in the community, where artifacts, statues, newspaper articles and interviews add nuance to what they learn in textbooks. These student projects live online at Cortland Public History, a blog managed by Evan. His recent class collected oral histories about Cortland’s 1890 House and his next group will teach us about Cortland’s Union soldier statue, located downtown in Courthouse Park. These projects give us a better understanding of history in our everyday lives.

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Tuesday, Feb. 20

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Lecture: The Impact of Incarceration, presentation followed by Q&A, Sperry Center, Room 105, 2:45 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: Black Music Matters, by Edward Moore, Africana Studies and Performing Arts departments, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Torture:  Strategies, Effects, and the Human Toll,” presented by Assistant Professor of Sociology Stephanie Decker, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception to welcome the speaker begins at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126

Information Session: Funding your Study Abroad: Scholarships and Financial Aid, Old Main, Room 220, 4 p.m.

Lecture: “History and Me…Why?” Judd Olshan ’05 will discuss the popularity of family history searches, Old Main, Room 209, 5:30 p.m.

Body Appreciation Week Speaker: “Andrea’s Voice: Silenced by Bulimia,” Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 24

Performance: Top Girls, a play by Caryl Churchill, Lab Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 8 p.m. Tickets are available at

Thursday, Feb. 22

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: Democratic Development and Kenya’s National Assembly, by Brian Williams, Political Science Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Performance: “Annual Soul Mic,” presented by Sigma Gamma Rho sorority, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 25

Performance: Top Girls, a play by Caryl Churchill, Lab Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 2 p.m. Tickets are available at

Tuesday, Feb. 27

UUP Union Matters Lunchtime Series: State Budget and Legislative Agenda Update, presented by Joe Westbrook, President, UUP Cortland Chapter, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Black History Month Presentation: “Music in the Black Lives Matter Movement — an Artist Talk with Pamela Means,” Old Main, Room 220, Colloquium, noon.

Lecture: “Call of Duty in the Congo: Conflict Minerals and the Kivus,” presented by Joshua Kennedy from Syracuse University, sponsored by the Clark Center for Global Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Performance: “Music in the Black Lives Matter Movement,” with musical artist Pamela Means, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 28

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Black and Abroad: Student Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities of Study Abroad, by Julie M. Ficarra, International Programs Office, and AnnaMaria Cirrincione, Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Performance and Soiree: Afro-Essence: A Night of Cultural Celebration,” Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 8 p.m.

Monday, March 5

Environmental Documentary Nights: The Last Mountain,” addresses the adverse effects of mountaintop removal mining. Moffett Center, Room 2125, 7 p.m. A discussion facilitated by Brock Ternes will take place following the video.

Tuesday, March 6

Lecture: “LGBT Historic Spaces: Telling All American Stories,” presented by Megan Springate, National Park Services, Sperry Center, Room 105, 4:30 p.m.

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

Wednesday, March 7

Panel Discussion: “Women of STEM and beyond: Stories of personal heroes,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 7

Lecture: “Are We Ready for the Abolition of ‘School’?: Lessons on Community Engaged Struggle for Quality Education,” presented by David Omotoso Stovall, professor of African American Studies and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Chicago-based scholar on the influence of race in urban education, community development and housing, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 8

Sandwich Seminar: “Fraud Reporting, Whistleblower Act and The Role of Enterprise Risk Management,” presented by Risk Management Officer Bill Veit and Institute for Civic Engagement Action Team members, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, March 9

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: “The Big Sick,” (2017), Old Main, Room 223, 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50 p.m.

College Earns National Recognition for Transfer Success

SUNY Cortland was the only SUNY institution named to Phi Theta Kappa’s 2018 Transfer Honor Roll. read more

SUNY Cortland Signs Agreements with Two Cuban Universities

Academic and scientific collaboration will continue in the years to come. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland’s Intramural Sports Program makes it easy for every student to participate in team sports. Choose from basketball, pictured above, or soccer, broomball and dozens of other team and individual sports. Sign up online now at  for an intramural league, a one-day event or tournaments and special events. Teams play one game per week and students decide when they want to play. Best of all, individuals can sign up even without a team and it’s all free! Learn more about intramural sports at

In Other News

New Major Combines Geology, Environmental Science

Graduate Named to Academic Hall of Fame

Teachers Sought for Two-Week, Two-Location “Common Ground”

Hundreds of Teacher Recruiters Coming to Campus

Guitarist Pamela Means to Perform Feb. 27

Links Between Torture, Human Rights Explored

'Leave Your Mark' Campaign Launches

Recreational Sports and Fitness Day Planned

College Honors P.E. Student Teachers

American Red Cross Plans Blood Drive

SUNY Cortland Wishmakers Raise $8,000 for Make-A-Wish

Performing Arts Department Play Tackles Gender Inequality in the Workplace

Raquette Lake Summer Reservations Open to Staff

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni co-authored an article recently published in the science journal Mycologia. read more

Li Jin and Kristina Gutchess ’13 co-authored a paper recently published in Environmental Science and Technology. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence has learned that a poem was accepted for publication, two were recently published, and one is nominated for a second award. read more

Erik Lind, Larissa True, Debbie Van Langen and Jim Hokanson and John Foley co-authored a paper with Lindsey Taylor (Funch) M.S. ’15 that was published in the journal Sports. read more

Mechthild Nagel had an encyclopedic entry on the work of Iris Marion Young published in December in The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. read more

John Suarez and three Institute for Civic Engagement interns hosted a video conference in February. read more

Mark A. Sutherlin presented a session at the Eastern Athletic Trainers’ Association Conference held in January in Boston. read more

Brett Troyan is on sabbatical as she was appointed a visiting scholar to Cambridge University’s Latin American Studies Center. read more

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