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  Issue Number 13 • Tuesday, March 26, 2019  


Campus Champion

When prospective students and their families visit SUNY Cortland, there’s a good chance Jamie McKinney will be one of the first friendly faces they see. At the front desk in the Admissions Office, Jamie greets everyone who has scheduled a weekday tour — welcoming them to campus, matching them with student tour guides and helping to satisfy their various requests. Recognized for her energy and positivity, Jamie offers genuine help to students, colleagues and strangers alike. The spring marks an especially busy time, with Open House taking place Saturday, April 6, and many future Red Dragons confirming their college decision.

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Tuesday, March 26

Lecture: “Doctors Without Borders Around the World: When Emergencies Won’t Go Away,” presented by Patricia Carrick, board of directors, Doctors without Borders (Medecins Sans Frontiers) Moffett Center, Room 2125, 6 p.m.

School of Education Series Lecture: “Naming the Moment, Building the Movement: Five Lenses for Democracy, Education and Social Justice,” by Kevin Kumashiro, sponsored by Foundations and Social Advocacy, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 27

Active Shooter Training: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 9 to 10 a.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Food for Thought,” suggestions on how small changes can make a difference in your diet, Student Life Center lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “The Study Place Project,” presented by Associate Professor Raymond Collings and Professor Leslie Eaton, Psychology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lecture: “Madame President: Inclusive Student Leadership at SUNY Cortland,” Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 2 p.m.

Lecture: “Pink Triangle Legacies: Holocaust Memory and Gay Rights Activism,” presented by Jake Newsome, historian with the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Sperry Center, Room 106, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Panel Discussion: “Barriers to Election Success,” sponsored by the Institute for Civic Engagement, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 to 6 p.m. An Action Team intern will moderate as local officials describe challenges that they faced while conducting election campaigns.

Lecture: “Sex and Scripture: What can the Qur’an tell us about male privilege and gender equality?” presented by Ithaca College Professor Asma Barlas, Sperry Center, Room 105, 4:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 28

Sandwich Seminar: “What the Vape is Going on Here?” panel discussion, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Gender and Gender Identity Abroad, sponsored by the Health Department, Old Main Colloquium, 2 to 3 p.m.

Lecture: Phoebe Brown, director of the Alliance of Families for Justice, will speak about the challenges families face when loved ones are incarcerated, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 2:45 to 4 p.m.  

Facilitator Training: One Love Escalation and/or Behind the Post Facilitator, for students, faculty and staff, Old Main Colloquium, “One Love Escalation” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and “Behind the Post” from 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Discussion: “Ask a Curator Night,” question and answer session as part of the Faculty Biennial 2019 exhibit; Jaroslava Prihodova and Bryan Thomas will discuss curating exhibitions, organizing programs and projects, Dowd Fine Art’s Center, 5 to 6 p.m.

Saturday, March 30

Literacy Department Symposium: “Teaching for Hope, Actions for Change,” Sperry Center, 7:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Keynote speaker is Dr. Nicole Sieben, author of Writing Hope: Strategies for Writing Success in Secondary Schools

Mr. Move Event: Sponsored by Men of Value and Excellence, Corey Union Function Room, Mocktail, 5 p.m.

Earth Hour: At 8:30 p.m. local time, SUNY Cortland residence halls will join people around the world to celebrate this grassroots movement for the environment by turning out the lights for an hour and sparking conversations about nature and the unique diversity of life on Earth.

Monday, April 1

Film Screening and Discussion: “‘A Girl Like Anna,’ a Conversation on Sexual Violence,” Sperry Center, Room 105, 5 p.m.

Focus Group on Religion and Spirituality: “Religion and Spirituality,” sponsored by Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office, Old Main Colloquium, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Green-flix Environmental Documentary Series: “Wasted: The Story of Food Waste,” followed by a discussion facilitated by Brock Ternes, visiting assistant professor of sociology/anthropology, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 2

Lecture:Talking About Human Rights in India,” by Ute Ritz-Deutch, a lecturer in the History Department and volunteer leader for Amnesty International, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 to 6 p.m.

Escalation Workshop: As part of the It’s On Us Week of Action, Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Corey Union, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, April 3

Sandwich Seminar: “Still Laboring: Unions and Workers’ Rights,” panel discussion moderated by Kristine Newhall, Kinesiology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Brooks Lecture Series: “Newfangled Vampires and Zombies in Latin American Literature and Film,” presented by Carmen Serrano, an assistant professor of Spanish, who has studied how vampire and zombie figures have inspired Latin American films since the 1950s, Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception to welcome Serrano will precede the lecture across the hall at 4 p.m. in the Rozanne M. Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Who is Jane Doe? Sex Trafficking in the U.S.” presented by Health Educator Lauren Scagnelli, as part of SUNY Cortland’s It’s On Us Week of Action, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 p.m.

Biological Sciences Lecture: “Impacts of Plastic Pollution Ingestion and Conservation of Albatross at Midway Atoll,” Sperry Center, Room 205, 6 p.m.

Thursday, April 4

Sandwich Seminar: “SUNY and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals,” presented by Matthew Brubaker, campus energy manager, and Beth Klein, campus sustainability coordinator and professor of childhood/early childhood education, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Lecture: Data Colonialism Talk, sponsored by the Philosophy Department, Old Main Colloquium, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

It’s On Us Pledge: T-shirt giveaway, Student Life Center lobby, 5 to 7 p.m.

Artist’s Talk: Faculty Biennial 2019, featuring art and art history faculty members Jeremiah Donovan, Charles Heasley, Hannah Hones, Scott Oldfield, Vaughn Randall and Wylie Schwartz, Dowd Gallery, 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: A reading and conversation with Sapphire, bestselling author of Push and The Kid, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m.

Friday, April 5

It’s On Us Pledge and Tie-Dye Event: Casey and Smith Towers lounge, 4 to 5 p.m.

Greek Showcase: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Performance: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a crowd-pleasing musical comedy, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, April 6

Spring Open House

Kente Celebration: Hosted by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Performance: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a crowd-pleasing musical comedy, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 7

Strength and Conditioning Symposium: Sponsored by the SUNY Cortland Athletics and Kinesiology departments, Park Center, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Park Center.

Yards for Yeardley: Help raise awareness about dating violence and show your support for healthy relationships by logging yards and participating in tabling activities in honor of Yeardley Love and all those affected by relationship violence. Lusk Field House, noon to 4 p.m.

Performance: “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” a crowd-pleasing musical comedy, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 2 p.m.

“Spelling Bee” Musical Offers L-A-U-G-H-S

"The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" continues performances through Sunday, April 14. read more

Tenth Conference on Diversity Planned

Conference co-founder Noelle Chaddock returns to speak on April 13. read more

Capture the Moment


Junior Micah Assibey-Bonsu reacts, alongside assistant coach Phill Wiltshire '11 M '13, after breaking a 36-year-old school record in the triple jump with his distance of 15.00 meters (49' 2.5") at the NCAA Division III Indoor Track and Field Championships March 9 in Boston. The Central Islip native finished as the national runner-up in the event. (Photo by

In Other News

Month of Sustainability Events Continues

Events Raise Sexual Violence Awareness

Sexual Assault Resource Card Available

Sapphire, Author Behind “Precious,” to Speak on Campus

Historian-Philosopher to Discuss Human Rights

Biographer of College Founder to Speak

Red Dragon Wins National Gymnastics Title

Blaze Advances in Mascot Madness

2019 Cortland Challenge Breaks Records

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway presented a keynote lecture at Cornell University's English Department Graduate Student Conference. read more

Stephen Halebsky had his chapter on “Big Box Stores” published in The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch had a chapter published in the book Becoming TransGerman: Cultural Identity Beyond Geography. read more

Greg Sharer was a panelist at the NASPA Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education Conference in Los Angeles. read more

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