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  Issue Number 14 • Tuesday, April 3, 2018  


Campus Champion

SUNY Cortland’s men’s rugby club president Mike Dotzler will leave a lasting impact on the College’s club sports program. In 2016, the senior criminology major from Massapequa, N.Y. was concerned about the lack of access to athletic trainers for club sports participants. He worked tirelessly on a budget proposal to hire an athletic trainer and, recently approved, his efforts will result in trainers on the field by fall 2018. With that try on the scoreboard, Mike turns his focus to the third annual charity rugby game he founded to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, set for 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 21 at the Stadium Complex.

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Tuesday, April 3

It’s On Us Week of Action Lecture: “Stalking Awareness,” presented by New York State Trooper Representative Senior Inv. Ed Marecek, Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: English and Professional Writing professionals, presented by Alumni Engagement, Old Main Colloquium, 7 p.m.

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

Wednesday, April 4

Sandwich Seminar: “A Discussion of Water Usage, Aquifers and Environ-mentalism,” presented by Brock Ternes, visiting assistant professor of sociology/ anthropology, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Film Screening: “Nobodies Business,” by Alan Berliner, winner of 12 international awards and prizes, Sperry Center, Room 104, 6 p.m.

It’s On Us Week of Action Lecture: “Ending Rape: A Social Change Approach,” keynote lecture by Keith Edwards, Corey Union, Function Room, 7 p.m.

Lecture: “Discover the Heart of Asia: The History, Culture and People of Afghanistan,” presented by Jahan Masjidi, Moffett Center, Room 205B, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 5

Community Roundtable: “Sustainability at SUNY Cortland: Why does the Sierra Club think we are a “Cool School”?” A discussion of SUNY Cortland’s consistently high ranking by the nation’s premiere environmental organization, presented by Mathew Brubaker, campus energy manager with Facilities Operations and Services, and Beth Klein, professor of childhood/early childhood education, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 7:45 a.m. refreshments and the presentation is from 8 to 9 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Minding the Learner: A Conversation about Supporting Students in their Learning Process,” presented by Academic Support and Achievement Program (ASAP) professional staff, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Multi-media Presentation: “The 1917 Copper Mine Wars: 1917 WWI and the War on Labor: From the Butte Disaster to the Bisbee Deportation,” a multimedia account of the Copper Mine Wars that changed U.S. history, presented by storyteller, musician and activist Charlie King, with discussion to follow, Old Main Colloquium, second floor, 12:30 p.m.

Faculty Book Chat: The Tyranny of the Meritocracy: Democratizing Higher Education in America by Lani Guinier, led by Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman, Disability Resources Office, Lynn Parks Alumni House, 4 to 5 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Christine Kitano, author of Sky Country and Birds of Paradise, sponsored by the English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: By Dusty Herbig, NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Printmaking/Drawing/Artist’s Book ’11, as part of the Artists as Innovators exhibition, Dowd Fine Arts Center Gallery, 5 to 6 p.m.

Sexual Awareness Week of Action Discussion: “Who Do You See First? Options in Reporting Sexual Violence,” Sponsored by Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER), Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, April 6

SAFER Tie-Dye Awareness T-shirt Event: Corey Union, Room 301-303, 4 to 6 p.m.

Greek Showcase: Greek Multicultural Council, Old Main Brown Auditorium, doors open at 7 p.m.; $3 tickets available at the door starting at 6:45 p.m.

Saturday, April 7

Campus-Wide CPR/AED and First Aid Certification Courses: Sponsored by SUNY Cortland EMS, Sperry Center, Room 105, 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register online by midnight on Friday, April 6:

Kente Celebration: Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Monday, April 9 through Friday, April 13

Get Caught Being Green Contest: a special Green Reps Crew will travel campus looking for students who are exhibiting sustainable practices. “Green” students will receive a prize.

Tuesday, April 10

Movie Screening and Discussion: “GRACE,” an award-winning short film featuring Marisa Vitali, who also produced the film. The short film was inspired by her own journey through addiction and recovery and she will lead a panel discussion following the viewing. Old Main Brown Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, April 11

Sandwich Seminar: SUNY Cortland’s student Green Reps will share “Stories of Sustainable Eating,” an exploration of how they incorporate sustainability into their daily eating habits. They will talk about eating locally sourced foods and describe how being a vegetarian and/or vegan affects them and the environment. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Moving Upstream: Preventing Human Trafficking and Exploitation,” presented by Hannah Britton, who leads the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Initiative at the University Kansas, 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 

Lecture: “Bizarre Cave Animals of Southern China,” presented by Jut Wynne, a conservation biologist and explorer who has traveled to some of the world’s most remote places.” Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Take Back the Night March: Corey Union steps, 8 p.m.

Friday, April 13

Transformations 2018: A Student Research and Creativity Conference, Old Main, 12:30

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: “Tampopo,” (Japan 1985), Old Main, Room 223, 4 p.m.

Musical Performance: “9 to 5,” music and lyrics by Dolly Parton; book by Patricia Resnick; directed and choreographed by Kevin Halpin and music direction by Jacob Carll, both from Performing Arts Department;
Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 14

Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social JusticeCorey Union, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Registration and check-in from 8 to 8:45 a.m., Corey Union lobby. Lunch and cultural performances in the Corey Union Function Room from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by the keynote speech from 12:30-1:15 p.m.

Musical Performance: 9 to 5, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Sunday, April 15

Yards for Yeardley Event: Lusk Field House and the Stadium Complex, noon. 

Musical Performance: 9 to 5, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m.

Monday, April 16 

Teacher Recruitment Days: Park Center Alumni Arena, 8 a.m. Introductions and orientation is followed by recruitment interviews from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, April 16. Event continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17.

Film Screening: The Mask You Live In,” Sperry Center, Room 105, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Wellness Event: A Better High, Corey Union Function Room, 5:45 to 9 p.m.

It’s On Us Discussion: Healthy Relationships and Consent, led by Jena Curtis, Health Department, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 17

Teacher Recruitment Days: Park Center Alumni Arena, 8 a.m. Introductions and orientation is followed by recruitment interviews from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Film Screening: “Miss Representation,” Sperry Center, Room 105, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

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

Oscar and Emmy-Winning Documentary Producer to Keynote Transformations

Susan MacLaury ’68 wants to encourage students to try new things. read more

Spring Musical Mirrors Career Paths for Graduating Seniors

"9 to 5," an office comedy, is relevant to students about to join the workforce. read more

Capture the Moment


Paul Alexander ’82 returned to campus on March 27 for a dual lecture and concert that explored the links between sports and music, particularly for those who perform at world-class levels. Alexander, who has more than two decades of NFL coaching experience and is the Dallas Cowboys’ offensive line coach, started studying piano just a decade ago at 48. Music, however, has been a lifelong passion for Alexander. He majored in physical education and minored in music during his time as a SUNY Cortland student. Learn more about Alexander at

In Other News

College Springs into Action for It’s On Us Campaign

College Takes Leadership Role in European Union Studies

SUNY Cortland Hosts Around the World for Yeardley

Female Filmmakers Featured at Blackbird Film Festival

UPD Commits to Help People Through Mental Health Crises

SUNY Cortland, Filmmaker Address Drug Abuse with “Grace”

Conference on Diversity Set for April 14

Folk Musician to Perform Hidden History

Lenhart Earns Milestone 900th Win

Netflix Actor Justin Prentice to Speak

Filmmaker’s Talk to Focus on Women

Van Buskirk Chronicles Black Patriots’ Struggle

SUNY Cortland Students Present at National Education Conference

SUNY Cortland Celebrates Green Days

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Julie Ficarra presented research on the decolonization of study abroad at the Forum on Education Abroad conference in Boston, Mass. read more

Richard Hunter co-authored an article in the current volume of Rangelands. read more

Jeremy Jimenez presented findings from his collaboration with Egyptian educators at a conference in Mexico City. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence learned her poem was selected as one of the favorite by editors of Scryptic Magazine. read more

John Suarez received a $3,000 Performance Improvement Fund planning grant from SUNY’s Office of Applied Learning.  read more

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