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  Issue Number 13 • Tuesday, March 20, 2018  


Campus Champion

Natasha McFadden, associate director of the Cortland Fund, drives the energy of SUNY Cortland’s young philanthropists. As co-advisor of the Student Government Association group SPARK, director of the Young Alumni Giving Project and head of the Call Center’s student staff of Dragon Dialers, Natasha helps build stronger ties between alumni and students while sharing with them the importance of giving. Join Natasha in philanthropic participation by supporting the #CortlandChallenge on Wednesday, March 21, during our annual 24-hour day of giving. Gifts we make will infuse resources with much-needed support and, more importantly, they will demonstrate our steadfast commitment to our students.

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Tuesday, March 20

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

Wednesday, March 21

Sandwich Seminar: “Campus Gender Climate: What Can We Do to Change It? Presented by Title IX Coordinator Nan Pasquarello and Economics Professor Kathleen Burke, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Freedom in the Balance: Free Speech Rights and the Current Global Context,” Presented by Roy S. Gutterman, associate professor of communications law and journalism, Syracuse University, 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 

Thursday, March 22

Training: Active Shooter Preparedness, presented by University Police and open to campus community, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 to 6 p.m. View Emergency Preparedness webpage for more information and to view the active shooter video. 

Sandwich Seminar: “’Walking the Graveyard of my Poems’: Reading the Poetry of Kathleen A. Lawrence,” several professors will present a reading of poems written by communications professor Kathleen Lawrence, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

March for Our Lives: Corey Union steps, 5:30 p.m. Inclement weather location: Corey Union Function Room

Biology Lecture: “Mushrooms (Termitomyces) Farmed by Termites in Africa: Diversity, Utilization, Ethnomycology,” presented by Dawit Abate, professor of mycology, Department of Microbial and Cellular Biology, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Bowers Hall, Room 1129, 6 p.m.

Film: “I Am My Own Woman,” sponsored by The Project for Eastern and Central Europe (PECE), Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Saturday, March 24

Interfaith Center Blood Drive: 7 Calvert St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. To make an appointment, call 1-800-REDCROSS

5th Annual Mr. MOVE: Men of Value and Excellence host a pageant with competitions being judged in a variety of categories. Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Monday, March 26

SUNY Cortland Sports Medicine Symposium: Featured speakers are members of the Buffalo Bills athletic training and strength and conditioning staffs. Corey Union Function Room, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. A keynote address by Hal Luther, assistant strength and conditioning coach for the Bills, is co-sponsored by Campus Artist and Lecture Series and is free and open to the public from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Laurie E. Gries, author of Still Life with Rhetoric, sponsored by the English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m.

Lecture: “Trans Feminism in the Trump Era,” presented by Blair Durkee. This talk draws from trans experience to address these questions and suggests strategies for strengthening the feminist movement and making it more inclusive as it moves forward, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, March 27

Lecture: “Coming of Age in the Other America,” presented by Stefanie Deluca, the James Coleman Professor of Sociology and Social Policy at Johns Hopkins University. As part of the Incllusion series sponsored by the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee, Sperry Center, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Performance and Lecture: “Perform,” a lecture and concert for athletes, musicians, coaches and teachers by Paul Alexander ’82, offensive line coach with the Dallas Cowboys, in conjunction with the SUNY Cortland College-Community Orchestra, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 28

Sandwich Seminar: “Sister Helen Prejean: A Life Devoted to Abolishing the Death Penalty,” presented by Karen Davis, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “The Moment of Disclosure: A Panel of Students and Faculty Discuss Best Practices for Talking About a Student’s Accommodations Letter,” sponsored by the Disability Resources Office, Old Main Colloquium Room, 2 to 3 p.m.

Lecture: “Public Education and Inequality in Post-War Northeast Sri Lanka,” presented by Darshan Ambalavanar, project manager, Church of the American Ceylon Mission, sponsored by Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee (CICC), Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 29

Training: Active Shooter Preparedness, presented by University Police and open to campus community, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 9 to 10 a.m. View Emergency Preparedness webpage for more information and to view the active shooter video. 

UUP Lunch Meeting: Park Center Hall of Fame Room, noon to 1 p.m. Buffet opens at 11:45 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Empowering Women to Improve Sexual Health in Southwestern Haiti,” presented by associate professor of health Jena Nicols Curtis, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1 to 2 p.m.

Monday, April 2

Environmental Documentary: Vanishing of the Bees” (2009) addresses humanity’s reliance on the honey bee species and investigates the potential causes of Colony Collapse Disorder, which is doing considerable damage to the world’s bee population. A discussion facilitated by Sociology/Anthropology Visiting Assistant Professor Brock Ternes will take place following the video. Moffett Center, Room 2125, 7 p.m. 

Speak Up Panel Presentation on Sexual Violence: Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) and the Multicultural Greeks will host this It’s On Us Spring Week of Action event, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 to 8 p.m.

OPEN, a SUNY Cortland Partner, Helps P.E. Teachers Across America

Free curricula has been used by more than 30,000 teachers and reached 17.5 million students. read more

NFL Coach and Pianist to “Perform” Lecture and Concert

Paul Alexander ’82 will discuss music and sports parallels and perform with the College-Community Orchestra. read more

Capture the Moment


Ivy Stevens-Gupta, right, an award-winning contemporary artist from Ithaca, N.Y., demonstrates “Applying Color Theory Principles” to Rebecca Cornell, library media specialist at McGraw Elementary School, during a workshop at SUNY Cortland’s “Connect, Create, Innovate 2018.” The color therapist, lecturer and marketing consultant teaches that color can be a form of communication in art and in healing. Nearly two dozen workshops were held during the all-day event for teachers and school professionals. Organized by the School of Education and co-hosted by TST BOCES, the conference was held in Corey Union on March 16.

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Grad’s Ability Translates into Success with MLB

Lecture Explores Termite Mushroom Farms

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Kathleen A. Lawrence received word that her poem “Blackest Night” was accepted for publication. read more

Lin Lin presented details of her recent Global Learning Fellow study tour at a conference in March. read more

Mechthild Nagel presented at a conference at the Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, where she is currently a research fellow. read more

Nan Pasquarello was recognized by the Zonta Club of Cortland for helping to improve the wellbeing of women and children in the community. read more

Ryan Vooris and Kerry Fischer presented their research at the 2018 Global Sport Business Conference in Mexico. read more

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