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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, May 1, 2018  


Campus Champion

Breanna Washington, a dual major in special education and childhood education with a concentration in the social sciences, will test her skills later this month when she begins a program in Thailand teaching English to school children. The recipient of the Diversity Abroad Honors Scholarship, Breanna’s application detailed the lessons she hopes to teach. “Breanna has goals that reflect her passion for being a teacher,” said Senior Study Abroad Advisor Hugh Anderson. Breanna will return in August for resident assistant (RA) training before beginning her third year as an RA in Dragon Hall. She credits this experience with building meaningful relationships and learning important life lessons.

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Tuesday, May 1

In Translation: A Multilingual Poetry Reading: Presented by the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee and the English Department, Old Main Colloquium, Room 220, 5:30 p.m.

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

College/Community Orchestra Concert: “Irrational Exuberance,” Music of Berlioz, Bohme, Bernstein and Beethoven, Including the SUNY Cortland Choral Union, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 2

Sandwich Seminar: “When Good People Do Something. The Actions of Two Romanians and an El Salvadorian during the Holocaust,” Alexandru Balas, director of SUNY Cortland’s Clark Center for International Education and coordinator of its International Studies Program, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Peter DiNardo '68 and Judith Waring Outstanding Achievement in Research Lecture: “In Search of American Song: A Discussion and Performance of “Night Songs,” presented by David Neal, Performing Arts Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 3

Sandwich Seminar: The Humanitarian Crisis of the Rohingya in Myanmar (Burma), presented by Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Graduate Student Roundtable: Sponsored by SUNY Cortland’s Masters in English Program, Old Main, Room 220, 5 p.m.

Friday, May 4

Spring Semester Classes End

Facilities Master Plan Open House Information Session: Student Life Center, Room 1104, 1 to 3 p.m.

Friday Films at Four FilmFest: Festen/The Celebration (Danish 1998) directed by Thomas Vinterberg, starring Ulrich Thomsen, Henning Moritzen, and Thomas Bo Larsen), Old Main, Room 223, 4 p.m.

Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6

Study Days

Monday, May 7

Final Examination Period. Continues through Friday, May 11.

PAWS for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EAP is collecting donations of pet food and supplies for CNY Snap

SUNY Cortland Works! Join the walks that begins at the Professional Studies Building, Smith Tower and Moffett Center bus stop and meet at Corey Union for a photo, music and food, 11:10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, May 8

PAWS for Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. EAP is collecting donations of pet food and supplies for CNY Snap

Choral Union Concert: Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St., 8 p.m.

Friday, May 11

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony: Recognizing Jeffrey Hock and Declan Fabrizio for completing the Army ROTC program as they are commissioned at the rank of Second Lieutenant, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 to 4:30 p.m.

2018 Graduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 12

2018 Undergraduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Monday, May 14

Summer Ethics Institute: Lynne Parks ’68 Alumni House, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., continues through Tuesday, May 15.

Tuesday, May 15

Professional Faculty Recognition Luncheon: Corey Union Function Room, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Embraces Inclusivity, Wins Goalball National Title

The sport was created for the visually impaired but is open to all comers. read more

SUNY Cortland’s Commencement Ceremonies to Be Held

Events are planned for Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12. read more

Capture the Moment


Jim Kline, a senior biology major from Newark Valley, N.Y., shows off his unique method for spreading mulch while volunteering at the fourth annual Big Event, a student-organized community clean-up that took place on April 22. More than 600 volunteers at worked at over 50 work sites throughout the Cortland community. Most of the volunteer sites are gardens where volunteers help with mulching, raking leaves, picking weeds and cleaning up litter.

In Other News

Five Faculty and Staff to Receive Chancellor’s Awards

Parkinson’s Research Finds Benefits in High-Intensity Exercise

Student Shot While Stopping Rape Receives National ‘Courage Award’ from Joe Biden

SUNY Cortland to Host Conference on Education and Technology

SUNY Cortland Mascot Gets a Makeover

SUNY Cortland’s Dowd Gallery to Present "Student Select"

Library’s ‘Food for Fines’ Will Help College Food Pantry

College Recognizes Student Leaders

Non-Traditional Students Inducted

Psychology Honor Society Inducts Members

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah presented a paper on the U.S. immigration policy at the New York African Studies Association conference. read more

Carolyn Bershad has been informed that the Counseling Center has met the criteria for full re-accreditation by the International Association of Counseling Services. read more

Alexis Blavos received a presidential citation for service to the field of health sciences from the national health education honorary. read more

Christa Chatfield and students Casey Peterson '15 and Cassidy Sauer '17, co-authored a paper recently published in Current Microbiology. read more

Eileen Gilroy and Jill Toftegaard were awarded a mini grant from the Central New York Speech Language and Hearing Association. read more

Thomas Hischak had his book, The 100 Greatest American and British Animated Films, published this spring. read more

Bonni C. Hodges had a paper accepted for inclusion in the inaugural collection “The Best of Health Promotion Practice.” read more

Bonni C. Hodges, Donna Videto, Alexis Blavos and Page Dobbs along with three students, represented SUNY Cortland at the Society for Public Health Education annual meeting. read more

Caroline Kaltefleiter and undergraduate student Karmelisha Alexander co-authored a paper that was accepted for publication in an edited collection titled Black Girls and Black Girlhood. read more

Caroline Kaltefleiter spoke at Ithaca College on a panel that explored representations of women in film and film crew positions. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had four of her poems published in the special Gothic themed April issue of Prachya Review. read more

Rhiannon Maton was elected to a leadership position and co-presented research at the American Educational Research Association conference. read more

Angela Pagano and Greg Phelan co-hosted the 2018 Noyce Northeast Conference from April 19 to 21 in New York City. read more

Robert Spitzer presented at Clemson University in South Carolina on gun laws, the second amendment and the gun debate. read more

Jennifer Wilson Jennifer Wilson, Communications Office, will be inducted into the SUNYCUAD Hall of Fame Class of 2018. read more

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