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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017  


Campus Champion

Michael Ryan Lopes is crazy about sports. The senior sport management major returns home to New Jersey in January to complete his required internship semester with a sports consulting firm. He’s built a resume filled with marketing and social media experience earned during this semester’s internship with SUNY Cortland’s Athletics Department and organizational skills acquired while serving as Sport Management Club co-president. Michael can now add “Winner – 2017 Cortaca T-Shirt Contest.” Michael created the winning design in the recent Alumni Engagement contest in preparation for Saturday’s big game. His classmates are crazy about his work, picking up their shirts in the annual “Lose the Blues” campaign. Cortaca week events 

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Tuesday, Nov. 7

Fall Food Drive: To benefit Loaves and Fishes, sponsored by SUNY Cortland Employee Assistance Program, continues through Monday, Nov. 20. Donations accepted at numerous locations on campus. For more information, contact Julie Randall.

Dowd Gallery Artist Talk: “Incited / Blazo Kovacevic,” Dowd Gallery, 5-6 p.m.

Native American Film Series:The Good Mind, award-winning documentary follows the political struggles of Onondaga Nation members. The film will be introduced by Freida Jacques, a respected clan mother from the nearby Onondaga Nation. Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Lose the Blues: Donate a blue clothing item and receive a free 2017 Cortaca t-shirt, Student Life enter, 5 to 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Poets, musicians, singers, free food, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Wellness Wednesday: “Party Smart with Us Before Cortaca,” Student Life Center Lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “The Devadasi and Human Rights: Blind Faith, Promised Redemption and Patriarchal Prison,” presented by Shalini Aiyappa, Psychology Department, St. Aloysius College, India, 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.

Discussion: “Understanding and Advocating for Racial Justice,” presented by Multicultural Life and Diversity, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4 to 7 p.m.

Lose the Blues: Donate a blue clothing item and receive a free 2017 Cortaca t-shirt, SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Sandwich Seminar: “When Policymaking Is Ruled by Politics,” by Associate Professor of Economics Biru Paul, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference Metcalf Endowment Lecture: “Off to Neverland,” presented by Lynn Barnett-Morris, a scholar on children’s play at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, at the Cortland Repertory Theater, at 24 Port Watson St., 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. Free and open to the public. The conference continues with professional development sessions and more through Friday, Nov. 10, at SUNY Cortland.

Cortaca Week Event: "Grocery Trivia - Cortaca Edition," Sperry Center, Room 215, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 10

Faculty Workshop: “Introduction to Internal Grants,” funding for teaching, research and scholarship, presented by Bonni Hodges, College Research Committee, Faculty Research Grants, and Thomas Frank, Research and Sponsored Programs, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Car Smash Fundraiser: Sponsored by Theta Chi Fraternity to benefit United Service Organizations (USOs), between C-Club Pavilion and Lusk Fieldhouse, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., $1 per swing or 5 swings for $3.

Veterans Day Ceremony: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 3 p.m. A reception will follow.

Films at Four FilmFest: “Waitress” (2007), Modern Languages Lab, Old Main, Room 223. Refreshments will be served beginning at 3:50 p.m. 

Greek Expo: Cultural fraternities and sororities will perform, Corey Union front steps; rain location is Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Cortaca Week Event: "Grocery Bingo - Cortaca Edition," Sperry Center, Room 215, 7:30 p.m.

Cortaca Mug: Live music by the Rock N Blue Ensemble, free food, tie dying, crafts, karaoke, prize giveaways, Interfaith Center, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

New Member Presentation: Lambda Sigma Upsilon Latino Fraternity, Inc., Corey Union, lower outside patio area, 9:38 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Men’s Basketball Free Throw-A-Thon: Park Center, 9 a.m. to noon.

CORTACA Jug™ Football Game vs. Ithaca College: Butterfield Stadium, Ithaca College, noon. Free viewing party, Corey Union Function Room, noon.

Performance: “Mad in the Hat: The Ultimate DJ Experience,” Corey Union Function Room, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Cortaca Clean-up: Meet outside of Brix at 11 a.m. to get trash bags. 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 13

Admissions Open House: Student Life Center and campus-wide, 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: Non-Trads Rock! Salad lunch buffet and rock painting, Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: Sandwich Wrap Lunch, Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

UUP Union Matters Lunchtime Series: Corey Union Function Room, noon to 1 p.m. Buffet opens at 11:45 a.m.

Panel Discussion: “Nuclear North Korea and Iran Practitioners’ Views,” presented by Vice President, Finance and Management David Duryea, a retired rear admiral in the U.S. Navy, and Clark Center for Global Engagement Scholar-in-Residence Edward Erickson, Ph.D., a retired professor of military history, Marine Corps Command and Staff College, Quantico, Va., and a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel. Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1 p.m.

Discussion: “Intergroup Dialogue,” presented by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office and James Felton, Chief Diversity Officer, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 3-4 p.m. For more information, contact  

Native American Film Series:Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World,” documentary explores the profound influence of indigenous people on American music, Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Professional Skills: “What Employers Want,” Career Library, Van Hoesen Hall, Room B-5, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 15

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: Mid-Week Breakfast Break, Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 9 to 11 a.m.

Wellness Wednesday: “Great American SmokeOut,” Student Life Center Lobby, noon-3 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony: Re-opening of the Ralph A. Brown Auditorium, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 11 a.m. to noon.

Science Exhibition: Earth Tech students from Seven Valleys New Tech Academy will display their research projects on local geohazards and mitigation-based architecture in Central New York. Seven Valleys New Tech Academy, a public project-based high school in the Innovative Education Department of Onondaga-Cortland-Madison BOCES, serves the Cortland and surrounding communities. Bowers Hall Science Museum, noon to 1 p.m. Free and open to the public.

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: Dessert Reception “STRESSED spelled backwards = DESSERTS,” Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 12:30 to 2 p.m. 

Dowd Gallery Workshop: “Incited / Blazo Kovacevic,” Dowd Gallery, 4-6 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 17

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Event: Coffee, Cocoa, Cookies and Conversation, Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 9 a.m.

Portfolio Development Workshop: Corey Union Caleion Room, 1 to 2:30 p.m. RSVP to Susan Suben, Faculty Development Center

Cortland Nites: Comedian, Corey Union Function Room, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Celebration of Men: Sponsored by Men of Value and Excellence (M.O.V.E.) , recognizing and celebrating outstanding men on campus through an awards ceremony, nominations accepted through Thursday, Nov. 9, semi-formal, free and open to the public, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon. For more information, contact

College Singers Concert: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 2 p.m.

Cortaca Week Packed with Events

Students have many ways to show their school spirit. read more

College Launches Student Food Pantry

The SUNY Cortland Cupboard is open weekdays from noon to 1 p.m. this semester. read more

Capture the Moment


The Diversity, Rhythm and Movement Association (DRAMA) dance team performed at Saturday’s Music for the Cause Talent/Fashion Show in the Corey Union Function Room. More than 300 people attended the fundraiser, sponsored by the Caribbean Student Association, and 60 people took to the stage to perform or model. The event raised more than $2,000 for Doctors Without Borders’ hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean. Read more

In Other News

SUNY Cortland Among Best in State in Special Education

Recreation Conference Planned for Nov. 9 and 10

Sport Management Majors Help Run NYC Marathon

SUNY Cortland Advances to College Fed Challenge Semifinals

Helping Those in Need, One Show at a Time

Brown Auditorium Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Set

SUNY Cortland Experts Weigh in on Nuclear Issues

SUNY Cortland Recognized for Low Student Loan Default Rate

Colgan ’80 Speaks on Chemistry Career in Campus Visit

Speaker to Discuss the Devadasi and Human Rights in India

Non-Traditional Students Will Be Celebrated Nov. 13 to 17

Classified Staff Recognized for Years of Services

College Honors Accrual Achievement Award Winners

2018 Orientation, Advisement and Registration Dates Set

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni co-authored a recently published article about a wild edible mushroom from Peru. read more

Christopher D. Gascón had his article published in a volume on classical Spanish theater from the Golden Age to the 21st century. read more

Richard Hunter co-authored a research article that is published in the current issue of the journal Rangelands. read more

Jeremy Jiménez had two articles published; one in The History Teacher and one in European Journal of Education, Research, Development and Policy. read more

David Kilpatrick presented a two-hour colloquium at the City University of New York Graduate Center Oct. 17 read more

Denise D. Knight will present at the Transatlantic Women III Conference in June 2018 in Dublin. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence recently had a haiku published in the online magazine Haikuniverse. read more

William Veit, Julia West and John Suarez presented at the fourth SUNY Applied Learning Conference held Oct. 24 and 25 in Niagara Falls. read more

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