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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018  


Campus Champion

Freshman Hallie Weinman wants to produce her own TV show, something like the popular "Fixer Upper" series, so her studies are currently focused on that goal. The communication studies major just added graphic design as her minor, and she’s immersing herself in those subjects. When she heard about the Alumni Association’s Cortaca T-shirt contest, she put her skills to the test and created the winning design. Hallie’s parents, who are both alumni, will join students and fans in wearing red on Saturday when Cortland takes on Ithaca College at noon at the Stadium Complex in the 60th annual Cortaca Jug game.

Students can receive a free Cortaca 2018 T-shirt by participating in this week’s Lose the Blues campaign.

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Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day

Native American Film Series: “What was Ours,” Sperry Center, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Documentary Screening: “Winged Migration,” Dowd Fine Arts Center critique area, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Midterm Election Review Party: Students, faculty, staff and community members are welcome to participate and discuss the results of the elections as they occur, Old Main Colloquium, 7 to 11 p.m.

Open Mic Night: Celebrating Cortaca, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7

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

Sandwich Seminar: “Teaching Across the Disciplines,” presented by Lisi Krall, Economics Department, and Kim Rombach, Childhool/Early Childhood Education Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Capital Punishment and the Rise of Right-Wing Nationalism,” presented by Herbert H. Haines, Sociology/Anthropology Department, as part of the series “The Culture of Death.” Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception will begin at 4 p.m. in the Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Distinguished Voices in Literature Series Van Burd Memorial Lecture: John Harvard, author of the forthcoming Disaffected Parties: Political Estrangement and the Making of English Literature, 1760–1830, sponsored by the SUNY Cortland English Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 p.m. 

Thursday, Nov. 8

Start Smart Workshop: Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, it is designed to empower women with the skills and confidence they need to successfully negotiate salary and benefits. Open to all students, the workshop will take place over two Thursday sessions, Nov. 8 and 15, from 2:50 to 4:05 p.m. in Old Main, Room G-10. RSVP to

Opening Reception: “Fragile Existence” exhibition by Szilvia Kada, Old Main Colloquium, 4 p.m.

Psychic Readings: Corey Union, Rooms 201-203, 6 to 10 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 9

CORTACA™ Trivia: Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 p.m.

Green Dot Rock Climb: Climbing shoes will be provided for free, Student Life Center rock wall, 7:30 to 9 p.m.

CORTACA™ Mug: Prizes, free food, live music and activities,Interfaith Center (across from Dowd Center), 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 10

CORTACA Jug™ Football Game vs. Ithaca College: the first 500 SUNY Cortland students to enter receive a Blaze Coupon good for one free hot dog, bag of chips, and beverage, SUNY Cortland Stadium Complex, noon.

SAB’s CORTACA™ Night of Events: Grocery Bingo, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.; Pizza and wings party, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8:30 p.m.; Stuff-A-Bear, Corey Union Function Room at 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 11

CORTACA™ Clean-up: Meet outside of Brix on Main Street, noon to 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 12

Admissions Open House: Begins with student services fair at the Student Life Center Gymnasium, 9:30 a.m., student service presentations continue at Corey Union from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and academic program presentations and tours campus wide until 2:30 p.m.

Veterans Day Ceremony: Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 p.m., A reception will follow in the Margaret A. “Peggy” Curry ’52 Main Lobby.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

Lecture: “Keywords: Capital an Interdisciplinary Discussion,” as part of the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee Lecture Series, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 4:30 p.m.

Native American Film Series: “Spirit Game,” the story of how lacrosse originated with the Iroquois, Sperry Center, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Lecture:Vestiges: Contextualizing Ornithology,” presented by SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum, an ornithologist, and Steven Broyles, professor and chair of the College’s Biological Sciences Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center critique area, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Reading: “Women’s Place is in the Wrong,” written by the late Rozanne M. Brooks in 1961, and read by local actress Barbara Jo Williams, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

Wellness Wednesday: “Great American SmokeOut,” health promotion interns will be on hand to assist those who want to quit and to recruit volunteers for the campus clean-up, Student Life Center lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Student Government Association Student Forum: Corey Union Function Room, 7 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 15

Start Smart Workshop – Part Two: Sponsored by the American Association of University Women, this is the second of a two-part workshop, 2:50 to 4:05 p.m. in Old Main, Room G-10.

Sunday, Nov. 18

6th Annual Celebration of Men: Semi-formal event sponsored by Men of Value and Excellence (M.O.V.E.), lunch will be provided, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon.

Celebrate Non-Traditional Students This Week

Read the stories about these remarkable students or attend an event from Nov. 5 to 9. read more

Cortaca Jug Week Runs Through Sunday

Fun events for students will be held across campus leading up to the big game, Nov. 10. read more

Capture the Moment


Hands-on lessons took place at the SUNY Cortland Model Garden on Oct. 23 when childhood/early childhood education preservice teachers worked with 3- and 4-year-olds from the SUNY Cortland Child Care Center. Following a literacy activity that explained how potatoes and garlic are grown, everyone got their hands dirty as they dug blue potatoes that were planted last spring. That was followed by planting garlic that will be ready for harvest in July. The Model Garden was created in 2013 for the purpose of educating the campus and broader community on sustainable gardening practices. Now located outside of Memorial Library, produce from the garden is used by Auxiliary Services Corporation (ASC), donated to area food pantries, and eaten by garden volunteers.

In Other News

“Dangerous Liaisons” Tells Timeless Tale of Sex, Love and Power

Midterm Election Watch Party Set for Nov. 6

Iraq War Translator Aspires to Teach Immigrant Children

Changes Announced for Undergraduate Commencement

Johanna Ames Honored for Community Service

Reading Reprises 1961 Speech on Empowering Women

Death Penalty Scholar to Speak Nov. 7

Sense of Duty Leads Carver to Marines, Back to SUNY Cortland

Lose the Blues Campaign Starts Nov. 6

ASC Online Program Grant Applications Due Feb. 15

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Timothy J. Baroni was recognized by the Northeast Mycological Federation for being a "friend of amateurs." read more

Alexis Blavos conducted a national webinar on advocating for gun violence prevention. read more

Tyler Bradway presented a paper at the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present conference. read more

Cheryl Hines presented a poster about supporting non-traditional students at a conference in Phoenix. read more

James Hokanson was invited to collaborate on a study in Salamanca, Spain, that focuses on the health and fitness levels of older adults. read more

Kent M. Johnson had a chapter published recently in Bioarchaeologists Speak Out: Deep Time Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. read more

Kathleen Lawrence will have her poem “Love Note” released this month in The James Dickey Review. read more

Tom Lickona recently chaired a symposium at the Society for Research in Child Development meeting in Philadelphia. read more

Rhiannon Maton presented a workshop on how educators can support students with incarcerated loved ones at a local conference. read more

Bruce Mattingly was a presenter at SUNY’s 5th Annual Applied Learning Conference. read more

Christina Papaleo was recognized for outstanding service to social justice in New York state. read more

Amy Russell and Chris Scagnelli were presenters at the annual SUNY Council on Writing conference in October. read more

John Suarez conducted a workshop at SUNY’s 5th Annual Applied Learning Conference. read more

Carol Van Der Karr had her chapter published in Building Transfer Student Pathways for College and Career Success. read more

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