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  Issue Number 9 • Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019  


Campus Champion

Junior Nicholas Swaha is pursuing a sport management degree, works for the Recreational Sports and Athletics departments, and officiates high school and college games. An official since high school, he’s focused on professional umpire training school before grad school. “Nick’s attention to his craft is incredible for a young man his age,” said Matthew Nuesell, assistant director for intramural sports and sport clubs. “Not only does he officiate at a high level for our intramural sports, but he is a board-certified baseball umpire who is regularly assigned to college-level games.” Register now for intramural sports and you’ll cross paths with two-time Intramural Sports Program’s Official of the Year.

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Wednesday, Jan. 30

Meditation Workshops: “Simple and Profound Meditation” with Raymond “Philip” Asaph, author of Entering Meditation Effectively and Four Short Stories and Ten Love Poems, Student Life Center Mind Body Room, 12:15 and 7:45 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Detox Power Yoga” will be open to the first 40 participants, Student Life Center Mind Body Room, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 31

Opening Reception: “Hidden Beauty and Beyond Obvious: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science,” a dual multidisciplinary traveling exhibition, Dowd Gallery, 4 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 1

Black History Month Lecture: “An Evening with Ruth Carter,” the movie “Black Panther” costume designer, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 2

Girls' Day Out: For girls in grades 4 to 7, a day of activities designed to engage and motivate yound leaders, sponsored by SUNY Cortland Athletics Department and the YWCA of Cortland, Park Center, 8:45 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. Registration required.

Sunday, Feb. 3

Student Club Fair: Corey Union Function Room, noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 4

Wellness Event: “A Shot of Reality — With a Comedy Chaser,” on alcohol awareness, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 6

Dowd Gallery Symposium: “Beyond Obvious Symposium,” in conjunction with the current exhibition, “Hidden Beauty / Beyond Obvious: Exploring the Aesthetics of Medical Science,” includes lecture, artist’s talk, workshop, panel discussion and reception, Dowd Gallery, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Careers in Health: Alumni Speakers Series and Wellness Wednesday Series come together to offer a panel discussion by alumni employed in health-related fields, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 7

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Schizophrenia and Elite Athletes: The Struggles of Kamara James,” presented by Susan Rayl, Kinesiology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Black History Month Panel Discussion: “Was Slavery a Choice? Historians Answer Kanye West,” presented by members of the History Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Black History Month Lecture: “Restorative Power,” presented by Carlos J. Malave ’11, author and speaker, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 8

Black History Month Event: “Fire Mic Festival,” with CJ Fly, sponsored by Kappa Alpha Psi, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 11

Black History Month Discussion: “A Conversation on Race at SUNY Cortland,” led by James Felton, III, chief diversity officer, Sperry Center, Room 304, 5 p.m.

“Black Panther” Costume Designer to Speak at SUNY Cortland

Ruth E. Carter earned her third Academy Award nomination for her work on the film. read more

College Opens Clothing Closet

Dragons Dress for Success will provide students with professional attire. read more

Capture the Moment


Meet K-9 Red, the newest addition to SUNY Cortland’s University Police Department. The German shorthaired pointer is still a puppy, but he’ll begin work for UPD this summer as a bomb-sniffing and missing person-tracking working police canine. While he’s in training, Officer David Coakley will show Red around campus, making new friends along the way. Read the full story about Red, who came to SUNY Cortland thanks to the help of two alumnae.

In Other News

Moffett Center Remake Planned

Black History Month Events Planned

‘Hidden Beauty’ Explores Art, Medical Science

Nazu African Dance Company to Perform

Fire Mic Festival Prepares to Ignite

New Cortland Honor Society Celebrates First Black Alum

Rhonda McLaughlin Honored for Outstanding Service

‘Planting Greatness’ Focus of Opening of School Meeting

Campus Welcomes New Police Puppy

Purcell Named Hispanic Leadership Institute Fellow

SUNY Cortland’s Kyle Richard Won Orange Bowl Courage Award

Former Cortland Volleyball Coach Passes Away at Age 89

Spring ‘Wellness’ Series Begins Jan. 30

College Hosts ‘Girls’ Day Out’ on Feb. 2

CALS Lecture Grant Applications Available

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Sam Avery was awarded grand prize for best short film at the Snowtown Film Festival in January. read more

Timothy J. Baroni collaborated on two articles for publication in Fungal Systematics and Evolution and Mycologia. read more

Tyler Bradway edited a special issue of College Literature which included 17 essays. read more

Jeremy Jiménez had an article accepted for publication in Comparative Education Review in May. read more

Ibipo Johnston-Anumonwo was recognized by the Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program to travel to Nigeria for research. read more

Szilvia Kadas received the Design Incubation Fellowship 2019 and participated in a workshop in New York City. read more

Kathryn Kramer recently published the first in a series of reviews of biennial exhibitions during her spring sabbatical. read more

Kathleen A. Lawrence recently had seven poems published. read more

Kristine Newhall co-authored a chapter in LGBT Athletes in the Sports Media that analyzes media coverage of transgender participation. read more

Charlotte Pass presented at the New York State Reading Association conference and the National Council of Teachers of English. read more

Robert J. Spitzer gave a talk at a conference on the Second Amendment at Lincoln Memorial University School of Law in January. read more

Ryan Vooris had an article published in The International Journal of Motorsport Management. read more

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