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  Issue Number 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017  


Campus Champion

When Kaity Eber reflects on her first year, the health major/communications studies minor remembers hanging out in her dorm room and watching friends go home on weekends. Midway through her second year, she connected with seven ambitious women and together they re-founded Nu Sigma Chi, a philanthropic sorority that originated in 1928. Kaity hasn’t slowed since, juggling her final semester classes while serving as Nu Sigma Chi’s vice president of recruitment and public relations. Kaity collected nearly $2,000 for the American Cancer Society (ACS) as homecoming queen, a fine example that forming relationships is essential for success.

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Tuesday, Oct. 10

Panel Discussion: “Expanding the Literary Canon in the Secondary Classroom,” presented by a panel of current secondary school teachers to discuss classroom management, public advocacy, and learning in the modern American classroom, hosted by the English Education Club, Old Main, Room 220, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

National Coming Out Day: Information at Student Life Center lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Re-viewing the Battle of Gettysburg in 3D Maps Using After-Effects and ArcGIS Technologies,” by John Sheehan, Sociology/Anthropology Department, and Cody Doane, geography student, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Reading and book signing by poet Jericho Brown, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m.

Presentation: Child development expert Sandi Schwartz ’68, a nationally recognized author, speaker, and parent coach, sponsored by the Education Club and the School of Education, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “I Didn’t Realize I Was _____ Phobic,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Sandwich Seminar: “Immigration Policies in the Age of Trump” by Ute Ritz-Deutch, History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m. 

Dowd Gallery Noise Workshop: By (rust) Echoes artist Zeke Leonard, Dowd Gallery, 4-5 p.m. 

Round Table Discussion: The Race Project, sponsored by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Caleion Room, 5-6 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 13

Kickoff Luncheon: State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign, for volunteers, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 11:30 a.m. The campaign will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 18, and extend through Wednesday, Nov. 1.

Monday, Oct. 16

Inclusive Excellence Café: For faculty and staff, hosted by the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Lunch will be provided.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Sandwich Seminar: “Urban Migration in India: Food and Family Life in Transition,” by Hayden Kantor, postdoctoral associate at Cornell Anthropology, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Rx Prescribed for You,” Student Life Center Lobby, noon-3 p.m.

Faculty/Staff/Alumni SafeZone Training: Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4 to 7 p.m.

Alumni speaker: Graduate programs in counseling and school psychology, presented by Zach Longo ’15, Alfred University, Sperry Center, Room 0106, 7-8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Sandwich Seminar: “Intergroup Dialogue,” presented by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office and James Felton, Chief Diversity Officer, Old Main Colloquium Room, 4-5 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Performance Rehearsal: By (rust) Echoes artist Zeke Leonard, Dowd Gallery, 6-7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 20

Films at Four FilmFest: “Lost in Translation” (2003), Modern Languages lab, Old Main, Room 223. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50 p.m.  

Saturday, Oct. 21

Cortland Survivors Brunch: For cancer survivors, those still battling the disease, and their caregivers, sponsored by the Colleges Against Cancer Club, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. RSVP requested. 

Sunday, Oct. 22

Cortland Area CROP Hunger Walk: Registration begins at 1 p.m., walk starts at 1:30 p.m. at Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St. 

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Graduate School Day: Sponsored by Career Services, Corey Union Function Room, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

New York Campus Crunch: Free cider, apples and apple crisp at selected Auxiliary Services Corporation locations beginning at 11 a.m.

$1 Million Grant for Milkweed Study May Produce Medical Benefits

Professor Steven Broyles to partner with researchers from BTI and Cornell. read more

Alumni, Undergraduates Connect at Science Symposium

The College's tradition of undergraduate research was celebrated. read more

Capture the Moment


Campus officials, faculty members and guests participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony at the updated Ross E. Bowers Hall Science Museum and Greenhouse on Sept. 28. The museum is located in the first-floor lobby of the recently renovated science complex. Ribbon cutters included, from left, President Erik J. Bitterbaum, Professor and Chair of Biological Sciences Steven Broyles, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences John Sternfeld, Dansville High School physics teacher Michael Terry ’13, Facilities Planning, Design and Construction Director Robin Shutts, Distinguished Professor of Geology Christopher McRoberts and senior conservation biology major Brandon WilliamsRead more.

In Other News

CROP Hunger Walk Set for Oct. 22

Teaching, Parenting Expert Returns to Campus

College Participates in National Transfer Week

SUNY Cortland Offers Campus Crunch Day

SUNY Cortland Launches 2017-18 SEFA Appeal

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Carol Van Der Karr, Susan Wilson, Andrea Dávalos, Michael Hough and Tim Baroni volunteered at a 24-hour community BioBlitz in September. read more

Heather Bartlett, Laura Davies, Tim Emerson, Mario Hernandez, Jeff Jackson and Kevin Rutherford presented together at the SUNY Council on Writing Conference. read more

Laura J. Davies had a chapter published in the edited collection What Is College-Level Reading. read more

David Kilpatrick was quoted twice by the chair of the British Reading Panel in an article written in an Australian magazine for teachers. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had her poem “I Am Puerto Rico” accepted for publication in New Verse News. read more

Jaclyn Pittsley is coordinating the UUP Campus Equity Week Rally on campus. read more

Robert Spitzer is the author of two recent articles about the consequences of the Las Vegas mass shooting. read more

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