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  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019  


Campus Champion

Musical theatre major Bailey Hovermale continues to prove she can do it all. As a freshman, she took on significant responsibility as the assistant music director for three musical productions. During her sophomore year, she sang the national anthem and alma mater at Academic Convocation, then turned her talents to the stage, playing Helga in “Kindertransport.” In March, the junior musician, singer and pianist steps into the lead role of Karen Wright in the 1934 Lillian Hellman play “The Children’s Hour.” There’s no doubt her dreams of a New York City theatre career are well within her reach.

Read more about "The Children's Hour."

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Tuesday, Feb. 12

Black History Month Lecture: “Know Better/Do Better,” presented by bestselling author and filmmaker Lawrence Ross, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar/Concert: “Music of African American Composers,” presented by Edward Moore and Lois Pfister, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Building, Room 110, 12:30 p.m.

Photo Exhibition Opening Reception: “Cortland Normal School through the Generations,” Education Building, second floor atrium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Breaking the Stigma,” presented by AnnaMaria Cirrincione and Lima Stafford, director and assistant director of Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Black History Month Read-In: “African American Read-In,” led by Charlotte Pass, Literacy Department, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Special Event: “Flavor of Love Collaboration,” by Drama Dance Club, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 14

Study Abroad Fair: Returned study abroad students, international students studying at SUNY Cortland, and representatives from other-SUNY study abroad programs will attend the fair, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Inclusive and Student-Centered Pedagogy,” presented by Danica Savonich, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Black History Month Lecture: “Spotlighting Cortland’s Black Success Story,” presented by principal Tara Jennings, Old Main Colloquium, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 15

Black History Month Event: “Miss Kortland: Emerging Empowerment Showcase,” presented by Kappa Alpha Psi and Women of Color, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 16

Gospel Choir Multicultural Festival: Hosted by the SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 4 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 18

Body Appreciation Week Lecture: “Intuitive Eating,” presented by Ashley Vormwald, a certified intuitive eating counselor, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Deliberative Dialogue: “Immigration: A Debate,” Old Main Colloquium, Room 220, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 19

Black History Month Lecture: “The Attica Prison Uprising: Lessons on White Supremacy,” presented by Joe Heath, attorney at law, Old Main Colloquium, 4:30 p.m.

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Food for the Soul Isn’t Always Food for the Body: The Unhealthy Eating Habits of the Black Community,” presented by Alice Nudoa Luo, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Celebrating Body Appreciation Week, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 20

Wellness Wednesday Series: Inside Out: An Experience with Eating Disorders and Mental Health,” as part of Body Appreciation Week 2019, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 21

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “The Electoral Connection in Kenya? An Evaluation of Legislative Committee Assignments,” presented by Brian Williams, Political Science Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

SUNY’s Got Your Back at Cortland Program: Assemble bags for victims and survivors of violence across New York state, co-sponsored by SUNY Cortland’s Title IX Office and Institute for Civic Engagement, Corey Union Function Room, 2 to 6 p.m. Register to volunteer.

Black History Month Lecture: “The Delta Blues: The Development and Effects on American Culture,” presented by Richard Harris, Africana Studies Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Documentary Screening: “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” 2017, directed by George C. Wolfe, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m. 

Body Appreciation Week Indoor Cycling: Free cycling at the Student Life Center, 5:15 p.m.

Film: “Hidden Colors – A Film,” Sperry Center, Room 106, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 22

Great DuBois Circus Show: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23

Performance: Nazu African Dance Company, a Baltimore-based West African dance and drum ensemble that uses traditional and contemporary forms of West African dance and drumming as a vehicle for cultural expression and a medium for personal healing. Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 25

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

Panel Discussion: “The Forgotten Faces of Cortland,” Sperry Center, Room 105, 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26

Lecture: “The Global Struggle for Black Life,” Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Poskanzer Lecture: “I AM ENOUGH; Racism Related Stress, Self-esteem and Racial Identity in the #blackgirlmagic Era,” presented by Victoria McNeil, University of Florida, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 6 p.m.

Collective Effort Builds Student Success

Many offices and programs can help if students are struggling in a class, feeling alone or seeking additional guidance. read more

SUNY Chancellor to Visit Campus

Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson will visit SUNY Cortland on Thursday, Feb. 14 read more

Capture the Moment


As part of Dowd Gallery’s “Beyond Obvious Symposium” on Feb. 6, Nazareth College Assistant Professor and Art Gallery Director Holland Houdek, far left, led a workshop in the Old Main Sculpture Studio. Senior Darien Fernandez watches as Vaughn Randall, art and art history professor of sculpture, right, assists with sheet copper annealing for a demonstration called “Fabrication Technique - Hydraulic Press." SUNY Cortland is showcasing the work of several artists in a multidisciplinary project comprised of two exhibitions that find art in medical research through Friday, Feb. 22, at Dowd Gallery. Read more.

In Other News

SIMS Lab Expanding to Include Multisensory Environment

“The Children’s Hour” Explores Timeless Themes

Anne Burns Thomas to Address Top Students

After 38 Years, Musician Tom Chapin Will Return to Campus

Educator to Discuss Minority Mental Health

School of Education Marks Sesquicentennial

SUNY Cortland Holding First Adventure Race

Musical Duo Simple Gifts to Perform

Pioneering Digital Signage Start-Up Launches From Campus

Gospel Choir Multicultural Celebration Set for Feb. 16

Fear of Wilderness Is Feb. 27 Topic

Study Abroad Fair Planned for Feb. 14

'Beauty and the Beast' Gymnastics/Wrestling Event Feb. 13

Strength and Conditioning Symposium on Campus April 7

ASC Online Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 15

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexandru Balas presented at Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. read more

Tyler Bradway had his book, After Queer Studies: Literature, Theory, and Sexuality in the 21st Century, published recently. read more

John C. Hartsock had his article published in the journal Brazilian Journalism Research. read more

Szilvia Kadas has 34 of her illustrations and designs on display in a solo show in Budapest. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had one of her poems nominated for a Rhysling Award. read more

Robert Spitzer authored two recent op-eds, one in the New York Daily News, the second in the Los Angeles Times. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki co-authored an article recently published in the Journal of Interdisciplinary Education. read more

Gregg Weatherby recently had three of his poems published in Home Planet News Online. read more

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