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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, May 7, 2019  


Campus Champion

Junior business economics major Chester Bennett added political science as a second major last fall. He hasn’t wasted any time putting it to use. He is president-elect of the Student Government Association and he will intern in Rep. Anthony Brindisi’s Washington, D.C. office this summer. Chester understands the importance of staying focused and this is how he intends to govern. He and other SGA officers plan to engage the student body and open conversations between students and the administration. “We would like to focus on two or three major areas and work with the College on continuing to improve SUNY Cortland for all future students.”

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Tuesday, May 7

DiNardo Lecture: The 2018 Dr. Peter DiNardo ’68 and Judith Waring Outstanding Achievement in Research Lecture, presented by Professor Brian Barrett, Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 5 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, May 8

Sandwich Seminar: “Where’s My Voice?” presented by Communication Disorders and Sciences Department graduate students and Assistant Professor Deborah Matheron, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Cortland Normal School Cornerstone Rededication: Old Main lobby, 2 p.m.

Thursday, May 9

Sandwich Seminar: “The Most Important Part of a College Education: Sleep,” presented by Associate Professor of Psychology Joshua Peck and student Marla Hairston, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

HeatSmart CNY: Sponsored by SUNY Cortland Sustainability Office, HeatSmart participants learn what they can do to improve the efficiency and comfort of their homes, receive a free site visit and evaluation and have access to vetted and trusted installers, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, May 10

Classes end

Dance Demo 2019: Works by faculty and student choreographers, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 11 and
Sunday, May 12

Study Days

Monday, May 13

Final examination period. Continues through Friday, May 17.

PAWS For Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Works! Join the walks that begins at the Professional Studies Building, Smith Tower and Moffett Center bus stop and meet at Corey Union for a photo, music and food, 11:10 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Midnight Breakfast: Neubig Dining Hall, 10 p.m. to midnight. Volunteers needed and are asked to be at the event from 9:30 p.m. to 12:45 a.m. (usually earlier as we leave once the dining hall is ready for the next service). To volunteer, email Eamon O’Shea or Chris Kuretich

Tuesday, May 14

PAWS For Stress Relief: Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday, May 17

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps Commissioning Ceremony: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 1 – 2:30 p.m.

Graduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.

Saturday, May 18

Undergraduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, Ceremony A at 9:30 a.m.; Ceremony B at 2:30 p.m.; Ceremony C at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, May 21

J.P. Morgan Chase Corporate ChallengeBuses will provide transportation to those who registered to participate on the SUNY Cortland team, Onondaga Lake Parkway, Liverpool, N.Y. The 3.5 mile run/walk begins at 6:25 p.m. 

Wednesday, May 22

Summer Session I BeginsRead full schedule

Thursday, May 23

UUP Professional Recognition Luncheon: Corey Union Function Room, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP requested.

Monday, May 27

Memorial Day: No classes, offices are closed.

Colorful Commencement to Cap College Careers

Graduates will wrap up their college careers in a Blaze of color May 17 and 18. read more

Cortland Normal School Cornerstone to be Rededicated at Old Main

Cortland Normal School's 150-year-old cornerstone will be rededicated in Old Main on May 8. read more

Capture the Moment


Sophie Umansky, left, and Julianna Santamaria help senior Jun Wong pick out a jacket and tie at the College’s new career clothing closet, Dragons Dress for Success. Located in Corey Union, Room 215, students now have a full selection of donated suits, blazers, shirts, shoes and more to assemble suitable attire for a job interview or professional event. Umansky, the Student Government Association president, united with Ronnie Sternin Silver ’67, emerita SUNY Cortland Alumni Association board member, to launch Dress for Success at the start of this semester. Since then, the campus community response has been fantastic. Read more

In Other News

SUNY Cortland student receives prestigious Goldwater scholarship

Chancellor’s Award Winners Named

Dowd Gallery Opens Student Select Exhibit

Student Wins SUNY-Wide Legal Essay Contest

SUNY Cortland Hosting Academic Summer Youth Programs

SUNY Cortland Graduate Student Leads Milkweed Planting

SUNY Cortland Named Safest Campus in New York

Non-Traditional Students Inducted into Honorary

Library’s ‘Food for Fines’ Will Help SUNY Cortland Cupboard

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Carolyn Bershad recently learned that the Counseling Center has met the criteria for full re-accreditation. read more

James A. Felton, III was elected president of the Iota Iota Lambda Alumni Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. read more

David Kilpatrick traveled to Ohio and Virginia state departments to provide professional development for teachers. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence had her abecedarian published in the journal of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association. read more

Natasha McFadden received three awards at the College's Leadership in Civic Engagement Awards Ceremony. read more

Celeste McNamara gave a guest lecture, taught a seminar and led a workshop at The College of William and Mary in Virginia. read more

Mechthild Nagel had her article published in a German gender studies forum. read more

Frederic Pierce learned that the Communications Office received a SUNYCUAD Best of Category Award. read more

Ryan Vooris was a presenter at the International Association for Communication and Sport. read more

Jennifer Wilson earned a SUNYCUAD Judges’ Citation for Excellence in Writing – News Writing. read more

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