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  Issue Number 11 • Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019  


Campus Champion

Callie Klasek discovered more than an internship program when she answered an email from the Institute of Civic Engagement (ICE) her junior year. A year later, the senior business economics major is an ICE Action Team member leading homelessness efforts on behalf of SUNY Cortland. In October, Callie coordinated “Addressing Temporary Homelessness,” a deliberative dialogue that featured representatives from five community groups. In mid-February, she wrapped up the Homelessness Items Donation Drive, Engaging Neighbors (HIDDEN), which she created. “The results were beyond my expectations. We collected boxes and boxes of clothing, blankets, comfort products and more for our region's roughly 1,700 homeless members.”

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Wednesday, Feb. 27

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Cartographies of Historical Trauma: Hospitable Spaces in African American Literature,” Speakers:   Paula Barba Guerrero, Africana Studies and Communication and Media Studies, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Health Fair at the Parks Alumni House: 29 Tompkins St., 4 to 6 p.m. 

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Scared to Death? Changes in College Students’ Fear and Anxiety in Wilderness Environments Over Time,” presented by Sharon Todd, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A welcome reception will precede the lecture at 4 p.m. in the Rozanne M. Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wellness Wednesday Series: Join the SUNY Cortland Cupboard board of directors for dinner and learn about the campus food pantry. Interfaith Center at 7 Calvert St., 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 28

Sandwich Seminar: “You Don’t Have to be Jewish: Cultural (Mis) Appropriation in the Age of Trump,” presented by Jack Carr, Communications and Media Studies Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Climate Change-Enhanced Extreme Weather Event Simulation: The National Academy of Sciences’ LabX developed this flood disaster activity to help people understand the complexity of this increasingly frequent and devastating kind of event. Institute for Civic Engagement Action Team members and two community members will facilitate, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Workshop: “Stalking: Know It, Name It, Stop It,” presented by New York State Police Senior Investigator Judith Trimboli and University Police Department Investigator Amanda Wasson, Sperry Center, Room 104, 6 p.m.

Friday, March 1

Conference: “TRANSaction,” presented by SOGIE- Sexual Orientation Gender Identity and Expression Committee, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Performance: “The Children’s Hour,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at

Saturday, March 2

Fashion Show Performance: The Age of Queens, presented by Pan African Student Association and hosted by C.J. Obima, tickets on sale in the Student Government Association Office, Corey Union, Room 271, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Performance: “The Children’s Hour,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets on sale at

Sunday, March 3

Performance: “The Children’s Hour,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m. Tickets on sale at

Tuesday, March 5

Coffee with a Cop: Meet the University and City Police officers and try the police training simulator while enjoying a cup of coffee, Student Life Center, 4 to 8 p.m.

School of Education Series Lecture: “Working Towards Social Justice and Inclusion: Challenges and Possibilities,” lecture by Mara Sapon-Shevin, professor of inclusive education at Syracuse University, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6

Cortland ChallengeCollege’s annual 24-hour giving challenge.

Wellness Wednesday Series: What’s Your Green Dot?” Find out from Green Dot Trainer Alberto Lorenzo, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, March 7

Sandwich Seminar: “Encouraging Comment: Anonymous Peer Review in Writing Courses,” presented by Jaclyn Pittsley, English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Opening Reception: Faculty Biennial 2019, Dowd Gallery, 4 to 6 p.m.

Professional Development Workshop: “Developing Reflection Assignments,” facilitated by Joseph Cope, associate provost for Student Success and professor of history at SUNY Geneseo, for faculty and staff, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Lecture: “The Electoral College: Pro’s and Con’s,” presented by Assistant Dean of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor of Political Science Mary McGuire, Corey Union Colloquium, 7 to 8 p.m.

Presentation: “The Power of One… A Real Conversation About Leadership and Values,” by Kaylon Blake, Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 8

Red Cross Blood Drive: At the Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, Thompson Road, 1 to 6 p.m. Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or go online at to register today.

Performance: “Simple Gifts,” featuring two women plus 12 instruments, sponsored by Campus Artist and Lecture Series, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m. 

Saturday, March 9

Men of Color Student Leadership Summit: Political activist, poet, writer and entrepreneur Kevin Powell is the keynote speaker, sponsored by the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office, free admission, registration required, Sperry Center, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, March 10

Dance Marathon: Benefit supporting the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, featuring CNY DJ, sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, Corey Union Function Room, 2 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, March 12

Concert: Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Tom Chapin, sponsored by Campus Activities and Corey Union, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 to 9 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Launches Institute for College Teaching

The Institute will offer resources to help faculty. read more

Health Education Chapter Recognized

National Eta Sigma Gamma acknowledges health promotion efforts in Cortland. read more

Capture the Moment


Climbers make their way up the Student Life Center’s rock wall during the College’s first Adventure Race, held Feb. 24. In all, the 25 racers were timed on how quickly they finished three events — the rock wall, spin bikes and kayaking in the pool. The event encouraged students to try a new activity and recognized National Recreational Sports and Fitness Day. The climbers, from left, are Mike Petito, Kado Marino, Declan Brown, Skyler Russo and Luke Shively, who was the overall winner of the competition. Read more.

In Other News

College Plans ‘TransAction’ Conference

Committee Seeks Diverse Focus Groups

College Tries an Extreme Learning Adventure

“The Children’s Hour” Explores Timeless Themes

Support the Cortland Challenge on March 6

Seminar to Discuss College Archives

How Youth Use Self-Injury is Topic

Winter 2018-19 Edition of Columns Available Online

After 38 Years, Musician Tom Chapin Will Return to Campus

Fear of Wilderness Is Feb. 27 Topic

Cortland Impresses SUNY Chancellor

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway had his article re-published in Contemporary Literary Criticism. read more

Christopher Badurek was honored with the 2018 GISP of the Year Award in February. read more

Mark Dodds was appointed to the editorial board of Sports Marketing Quarterly. read more

Jim Hokanson presented "Physical Activity and the AlterG Treadmill" at a seminar held at the University of Salamanca, Spain. read more

Jeremy Jiménez contributed a chapter in a forthcoming book on how students cope with historical violence. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence received a third place and an honorable mention in a 2019 poetry challenge. read more

Erin Morris and Ryan Vooris presented their research at the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation Conference. read more

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