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  Issue Number 5 • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017  


Campus Champion

In the recent Sandwich Seminar, “I Learned by Doing,” and in a video filmed at the Science Symposium, Marla Hairston speaks about her applied learning experiences. At the College’s psychophysiology lab, Marla’s passion for the process of research psychology is apparent. The junior honors student sees her future in neuropsychology, specifically in traumatic brain injury. She credits hands-on opportunities, faculty attention studying emotional resiliency under Associate Professor of Psychology Leslie Eaton and using SUNY Cortland’s new electroencephalogram (EEG) for focusing her career goals. Marla boasts that she picked the right college. She’ll soon join a growing list of alumni who credit their undergraduate research experiences with changing their lives. 

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Wednesday, Oct. 25

UUP Union Matters Lunchtime Series: “Sixth Annual Part-Time Service Awards Banquet Program on Contingent Faculty,” Corey Union Function Room, noon-1 p.m. Buffet opens at 11:45 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Learning to Fail Well, by David Franke, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Human Rights and Realities,” student presentation, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: Exhibition “Incited/Blazo Kovacevic,” Dowd Gallery, 4-5:30 p.m.

Career Presentation: “Intelligence Jobs: FBI, NSA, CIA, Border Patrol and More,” Career Library, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-5, 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Discover Your Learning Preference,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Faces of Urban Education: Who/What/Where is Urban,” presented by SUNY Cortland students, presented by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office and C.U.R.E., Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 7-8 p.m.

It’s On Us Performance: “The Script,” written and performed by Tim Collins, award-winning one-man show about sexual assault prevention, toxic masculinity and bystander intervention, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Sandwich Seminar: “Art and Activism,” by Jose Faus, artist, writer, poet and community activist, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon-1 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Reading by author Jaimee Wriston Colbert, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4 p.m.

Presentation: “Mentors for Change: Challenges of Transitioning Returning Residents,” with mentors Phoebe Brown and Edwin Santiago, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 2 to 3 p.m. Presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

Presentation: “The Integral Rehabilitation of Old Havana,” by Felix Julio Alfonso Lopez, Ph.D., professor of history and dean of San Geronimo University, Havana, Cuba, Sperry Center, Room 110, 4:45-5:45 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Performance: By (rust) Echoes artist Zeke Leonard and guests, Dowd Gallery, 7-8 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27

Training: Re-Thinking Abilities, sponsored by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 3-6 p.m.

Campus Equity Week Rally: Brockway Hall quad, 3 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Spooksville Children’s Festival: Corey Union Function Room, 4 p.m. Spooksville is a free event for families from the Cortland and nearby communities to come and enjoy fun games, activities, music and free giveaways. Sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association. Volunteers welcome.

Monday, Oct. 30

Chemistry Department Seminar: “Drug Development in the Global Pharmaceutical Industry,” presented by Steve Colgan ’80, Pfizer, retired, Bowers Hall, Room 1129, 3 p.m.

Networking: Marketing, Public Relations and Event Management, Corey Union Function Room, 5:30 p.m. 

Comedian D.J. Demers: Comedy Tour “Here to Hear.” Demers’ comedy tour coincides with Disabilities Employment Awareness Month. Demers, who has worn hearing aids since he was four years old, hopes by making audiences laugh, he can help de-stigmatize and raise awareness about hearing loss. Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Sandwich Seminar: “Wasp or Mosquito? Lawrence of Arabia and the Turks,” Edward Erickson, scholar-in-residence, Clark Center for Global Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Netflix and Chill or Catch Feelings?,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2

Community Roundtable: “SUNY Cortland’s ‘Civic Action Plan,’” presented by Institute for Civic Engagement staff and members of the Civic Action Plan’s Advisory Panel, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, refreshments served at 7:45 a.m.

Open Community Forum: “Answering the Burning Question of Inclusive Excellence,” Inclusive Excellence Scholar Residency Public Lecture by Damon A. Williams, Ph.D., boys and Girls Clubs of America, Corey Union Function Room, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Lecture: “Growing a Writing Career from the Roots Up,” presented by editor and reporter Greg Sukiennik, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4:30 p.m.

Public Meeting: SUNY Cortland’s Communication Disorders and Sciences Department invites comments regarding the continuation of a master of science degree program. As part of a national accreditation process, the department seeks public comment regarding the program’s relationship with the community, preparation of students, competence of graduates, and suggestions for change or improvement. Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Music for the Cause Talent/Fashion Show: Fundraiser event to benefit Doctors Without Borders, sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association (CSA). Students can showcase their talents and fashion, Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5

32nd Annual African American Gospel Music Festival: Corey Union Function Room, 4 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 6

Alumni Speaker Series: Sport Management panel, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Cortaca Jug Tickets Available Soon

Tickets available to purchase for students, faculty and staff later this month. read more

Communication Disorders and Sciences Ranked No. 2 in NYS credits career potential and graduation rate for Cortland students. read more

Capture the Moment


Freshmen Rachel Antonucci, left, and Sacesha Bennett stopped by Newmark Pavilion today for free apple crisp and apple cider as part of New York state’s Campus Crunch Day sponsored by Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC). Hundreds of students, faculty and staff took advantage of free locally-grown apples, cider and apple crisp distributed during lunch hours outside of Memorial Library. Cider and apples were also free at Neubig, Hilltop and Bistro, along with information on healthy eating and the health benefits apples have to offer. The annual event celebrates New York state farming and agriculture and highlights New York’s position as the second largest state apple producer.

In Other News

Cortland Hosts Statewide College Sustainability Conference

Health Interns Fill High-needs School Gap

College Council Honors Spauldings for Service

Service Learning’s Economic Impact

“Here to Hear” Comedy Tour Stops at SUNY Cortland

SUNY Cortland Named Economic Champion

Speaker Reshaping Sex Assault Discussion

Get Caught Being Green for Sustainability Month

Young Veteran Earns National Scholarship for Non-Trads

X-Ray Exhibition Reveals Human Smuggling

SUNY Cortland Alumna Maps Bright Future

Speaker to Discuss the Devadasi and Human Rights in India

32nd African American Gospel Music Festival Set for Nov. 5

Native American Film Series Starts Nov. 7

College Launches New Online Directory

Public Meeting Set for Communication Disorders and Sciences Program

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah served as conference co-chair at the Biennial Conference of the African Studies Association of Africa held at the University of Ghana. read more

Carolyn Bershad presented at the annual conference of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors. read more

Jena Nicols Curtis and Susie Burnett M ’15 had an article published in the American Journal of Sexuality Education. read more

Doug Langhans attended the European Association for International Education Conference in Seville, Spain. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had three poems accepted for publication. read more

Rhiannon M. Maton had two chapters published in a volume on alternative schooling and student engagement. read more

Melissa Morris had work featured in the headline article in the October issue of Planetary Science Research Discoveries. read more

Kristine Newhall was quoted in a recently New York Times article about California's gender-neutral designation legislation. read more

Christiana Papaleo, Robert Binnall and Jonah Reardon volunteered at the College Student Personnel Association – New York State 50th Annual Conference in October. read more

Robert Spitzer was a keynote speaker at the Gun Studies Symposium conference held recently in Tucson. read more

Ryan Vooris had an article published in the Journal of Contemporary Athletics. read more

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