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  Issue Number 2 • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017  


Campus Champion

Andrew Duval met Associate Professor of Physics Melissa Morris during his freshman year, around the time she received a NASA Emerging Worlds grant linking SUNY Cortland with Caltech and Arizona State. This hard-working research assistant has proven himself as an interdisciplinary student in physics, geology and chemistry. Andrew is on course to see his first paper published in a peer-reviewed journal, summarizing his analysis of volumetric core-to-rim ratios of carbonaceous meteorite chondrules, all before he receives his bachelor’s in chemistry at the end of fall 2018. It’s an accomplishment that should launch Andrew into a leading doctoral program of his choice. 

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Tuesday, Sept. 12

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: “Reverence” exhibition artist Robert Knight, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 5 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7-9 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Sandwich Seminar: “NGO Cultures,” by Matthew Chambers, assistant professor, American Studies Center at University of Warsaw, Poland, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Dark Chocolate Meditation,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Sandwich Seminar: “Improving Intergroup Relations through Dialogue,” by Chief Diversity Officer James A. Felton III and Multicultural Life and Diversity Director AnnaMaria Cirrincione, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Speech: “Uncharte(r)ed Territory:  The Constitution in the Age of Trump,” by Political Science Professor Timothy Delaune. A question-and-answer session will follow. Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 15

Red Dragon Homecoming: A pep rally will begin on the front steps of Corey Union, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 16

Conference for Pre-Service Teachers: “Expert Voices from the Field,” sponsored by Kappa Delta Pi, in conjunction with the School of Education, Park Center, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Conference registration is required Register by Wednesday, Sept. 13.

Red Dragon Homecoming: Witness the unveiling of a permanent Red Dragon sculpture in front of the SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex at 11:30 a.m. Followed by an historic group photo celebrating the College’s Sesquicentennial and ice cream party.

Monday, Sept. 18

Speech: “Impeachment: Plausible or Improbable,” by Distinguished Service Professor of Political Science Robert Spitzer. A question-and-answer session will follow. Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: “Reverence” exhibition artist Ben Altman, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Study Abroad Fair: Corey Union lobby, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Works in Progress Discussion: “Two Paths Through the Field: Faculty Journeys in English Studies,” presented by the English Department, Corey Union, Room 204, 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Sandwich Seminar: “Transferring into the SUNY Cortland Honors Program,” by Frank Rossi, Honors Program director, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Documenting Cuba Through Cultural Programs – A Perspective from the Ludwig Foundation of Cuba,” by Wilfredo Benitez Munoz, executive director, Ludwig Foundation of Cuba, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Life Doesn’t Come with a Sober Sister (Brother, Designated Driver),” Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Sandwich Seminar: “The SUNY Cortland Civic Action Plan,” by Institute for Civic Engagement Director John Suarez, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 23

Second Language Educators Conference: A Conference for Second Language Teachers and Teachers In Training, Sperry Center, 8:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Distinguished Voices in Literature: The Van Burd Memorial Lecture presented by author Amber Jamilla Musser, Sperry Center, Room 104, 5:15 p.m.

Oldfield ’06 Gives Back by Sculpting Red Dragon

Installation at Stadium Complex to become campus icon for generations. read more

Bowers Hall Science Museum to Open Sept. 28

The collection includes rare items and focuses on local geologic history. read more

Capture the Moment


Bestselling author and leadership expert Ken Blanchard spoke to a packed auditorium in the Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre on Monday, taking questions from students and faculty following his talk, “Leading is Serving.” Blanchard is the co-author of the iconic bestseller, The One Minute Manager, and more than 60 other books whose combined sales total more than 21 million copies. Before the talk, SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum gave Blanchard a tour of campus and hosted a lunch in Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge.

In Other News

New Statue Testifies to Alum’s Red Dragon Pride

Cortland One of Nation’s Safest College Towns

Students Plan “Hustle for Houston” to Aid Hurricane Victims

Classroom Renovations Emphasize Technology and Collaboration

SUNY Cortland Rises in Annual “Best Colleges” National Survey

Study Abroad Fair Set for Sept. 19

Cuban Expert to Lecture on Cultural Studies

College to Host ‘Incllusion’ Series in 2017-18

Musicians to Perform in Japanese Tradition Sept. 27

Compete for Prizes in the Outdoor Nation Campus Challenge

New Students Recognized for Successful Transition

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah was invited to Hamburg, Germany, to give a keynote address on Africa Day 2017. read more

Timothy J. Baroni described a new species of mushroom from Africa in a co-authored article. read more

Brian Barrett had his book, Knowledge, Curriculum and Equity: Social Realist Perspectives, published this summer. read more

Mark Dodds presented two papers at the European Association for Sport Management conference in Bern, Switzerland. read more

James Felton was invited to serve on the System-wide SUNY Diversity Advisory Board. read more

Jordan Kobritz has been elected to the Florida State League Hall of Fame. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had two of her published poems nominated for 2017 Best of the Net. read more

Ben Lovett and Karen Davis had an article accepted for publication in the journal Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. read more

Holly Manaseri presented at the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership in August in Puerto Rico. read more

Katherine M. Polasek, Erik Lind, John Foley and Dan Jones '15, MS co-authored an article that was published in the Journal of Sport Behavior. read more

Robert Spitzer had his article on gun law history in the U.S. published in the journal Law and Contemporary Problems. read more

Mark A. Sutherlin presented at the National Athletic Trainers’ Association 68th Clinical Symposia & AT Expo in Houston. read more

Gregg Weatherby was a featured reader in July at New York City’s famed Cornelia Street Cafe. read more

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