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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020  


Campus Champion

One year ago, Gia Greenidge started SUNY Cortland’s chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Numerous events are planned this month in celebration of the anniversary and of Black History Month, including a living museum of historical figures on Feb. 12 and a Divine 9 national Panhellenic Council Workshop on Feb. 22. Gia, a junior psychology major/Africana studies minor, has been a member of NAACP’s Youth and College Division since she was 13 years old. NAACP taught her to advocate for social justice issues and aligns with her goal to support children as a social worker.

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Wednesday, Feb. 12

Study Abroad Fair: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: Music of African Americans: Black Music Matters, presented by Edward Moore and Lois Pfister, Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 110, 12:30 p.m.

Speaker: "Nonformal Environmental Education Practices in Brazil," presented by Átila Calvente, Sperry Center, Room 106, 4:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: The Latest Trends in Nutrition, presented by Olivia Trumino, kinesiology graduate assistant, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 5 p.m.

NAACP Living Museum: As part of the SUNY Cortland NAACP Founders’ Month events, Corey Union Function Room, 6 p.m.

Gospel Choir Multicultural Festival: Corey Union Function Room, 7:15 to 9:15 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 13

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: Great Black Singers - The Dramatic Legacy, presented by Lewis Rosengarten, EOP, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Dowd Gallery Documentary Screening: “Between Art and Science,” a compilation of short films featuring artists and scientists that place their practice within the cross-section of art and science, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Black History Month Performance: “Scenes from the African American Theatre Canon,” presented by students from the Musical Theatre Program, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 110, 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 14

Cortland Nites: Stuff a Bear and Dessert Bar, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 15

Comedian John Hastings: Old Main Brown Auditorium, 8 to 10 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 17

Black History Month Lecture: "Revolutionizing the Struggle for Liberation: New York Members of the Black Panther Party," presented by the Black Panther Party - New York, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 6 p.m.

College and Catholicism Series: O'Heron Newman Hall, 8 Calvert St., 6:15 p.m.

Tuesday Feb. 18

Sustainability Event: Beyond the Green New Deal, presented by Stan Cox, a research fellow in Ecosphere Studies at The Land Institute, Sperry Center, Room 205, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 19

Sandwich Seminar: The Green New Deal and the Promise of Full Employment, presented by Benjamin Wilson, Economics Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Brooks Lecture Series: “Advocating for our Lives," presented by Alexis Blavos, associate professor of health, as part of the theme "“The Power of Action," Moffett Center, Room 2125, 4:30 p.m. A reception will start at 4 p.m. in the Rozanne M. Brooks Museum, Moffett Center, Room 2126.

Wellness Wednesday Series: Survivor's Perspective on Trauma and Recovery, Lisa Hamp, a professional mental health speaker and a survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting that took place in 2007, will share her struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, an eating disorder and infertility, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: Beyond Kaepernick: Exploitation of the Black Athlete, presented by James Felton, Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office, and Kristin Newhall, Kinesiology Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Debt Series Lecture: The Deficit Myth: "Modern Monetary Theory and Creating an Economy for the People," presented by Stephanie Kelton, Stony Brook University, Sperry Center, Room 105, 5 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: Ariana Gerstein, an interdisciplinary artist and associate professor of cinema at Binghamton University, will address “the idea of discrete” in the film “Working with Time,” Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 21

Black and Boujee Party: Sponsored by the Black Student Union, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 p.m.

Murder Mystery Dinner and Show: Hosted by the ACME Mystery Company, Alumni House, 6:50 p.m. Register by Friday, Feb. 14 by calling Parks Alumni House at 607-753-1561.

Saturday, Feb. 22

NAACP Workshop: “Learn Your D9 Workshop,” Corey Union Function Room, 4 p.m.

Cortland Nites: Ice Skating, Park Center Alumni Arena, 8:30 and 9:45 p.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23

Recreational Sports Second Annual Adventure Race: Student Life Center climbing wall, noon. Register through IM Leagues account.

Tuesday, Feb. 25

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: "Black is Always Beautiful: Readings from Ntozake Shange, Lorraine Hansberry, Nikki Giovanni and Maya Angelou," presented by Jack Carr and students from the Communications Studies Department, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon.

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 26

Black History Month Sandwich Seminar: "Black History and Literary Work Now," presented by the SUNY Cortland English Club, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: “Hazing Prevention: Sweating the Small Stuff,” Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Red Dragon earns a Super Bowl ring

Mitch Reynolds ’10 helped get the Kansas City Chiefs to the Super Bowl — literally. read more

Campus crime rate is lowest in 43 years

University Police Department in 2019 reported the fewest campus crimes since 1977. read more

Capture the Moment


Breanna Shannon, a first-year speech and hearing sciences major from Amherst, N.Y. and member of SUNY Cortland’s field hockey team, looks on as girls in grades 4 to 7 participated in the 19th annual Girls’ Day Out event on Feb. 8 in Park Center. The Athletics Department and the YWCA of Cortland, as part of National Girls and Women in Sports Day, hosted the day of activities designed to engage and motivate a total of 66 young leaders. 

In Other News

New Red Dragon illustrations and secondary marks available

Bernie Sanders’ economic advisor to speak

Register by March 1 to participate in Conference on Diversity

University to survey student experience

Students, faculty distributing Valentine's V-Cards

Professor to discuss health decision-making

SUNY Cortland to offer one-credit cannabis course

Gospel Choir Multicultural Celebration Set for Feb. 12

Cortland in the news

ASC Program Grant applications due Feb. 21

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People on the Move

Wetter to head Title IX Office

Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway received a Choice award for Outstanding Academic Title for his book. read more

Lindsey Darvin had a paper published in the Journal of Issues in Intercollegiate Sport (JIIA) and was featured in a recent Forbes article. read more

Mike Fusilli was inducted into the upstate New York chapter of the National Wrestling Hall of Fame. read more

Szilvia Kadas exhibits her recent graphic design works at “The SUNY Design Invitational” at The College at Brockport. read more

Kate McCormick co-authored an article published in the Journal of Research in Childhood Education. read more

Celeste McNamara presented a paper at the American Historical Association annual meeting. read more

Gregg Weatherby had three poems accepted for Home Planet News Online #7. read more

Brian Williams guest edited a recently published special issue of the journal Theory in Action. read more

Ben E. Wodi had the preliminary edition of his book, International Health and Culture, published. read more

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