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  Issue Number 7 • Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019  


Campus Champion

Senior Caitlin Kukura cares about helping children. That’s why she was an early applicant to SUNY Cortland’s new inclusive childhood education major. Caitlin, a member of Phi Kappa Phi and Kappa Delta Pi, recognizing academic and education excellence, is focused on student teaching in January. She is personally touched by family members with special needs and is a champion for a campus “Make-A-Wish” letter-writing campaign for a fourth consecutive year. Join the Cortland Wishmakers president as she leads the Letters to Santa competition to raise funds for families of children with critical illnesses.

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Tuesday, Nov. 19

Native American Heritage Month Film: “Pine Ridge" (2013), Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Wellness Wednesday Series: Great American Vape Out, Student Life Center lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Sandwich Seminar: Hosting Accessible Events, presented by Jeremy Zhe-Heimerman and Jennifer Riekert, Disability Resources Office, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Red Cross Blood Drive: Sponsored by Theta Chi, Corey Union Function Room, noon to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Sandwich Seminar: Recycling and U, Waste Management and Recycling at SUNY Cortland, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Workshop: Demo of ONESearch, Memorial Library, Room B-202, IRA Computer Lab, 3 to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

International Philosophy Day Lecture: "Philosophy with Frog and Toad," presented by author Thomas E. Wartenberg, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Dowd Gallery Talk: "Who am I? Searching for Identity through Sport Studies and Art," presented by Yomee Lee, Kinesiology and Africana Studies departments, Dowd Gallery, 5 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Native American Heritage Month Lecture: Sid Jamieson ’64, a member of the Cayuga Nation, former head coach of Men’s Lacrosse at Bucknell University and a 2006 inductee of the Cortland C-Club Hall of Fame, Sperry Center, Room 0104, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Performance: “Head Over Heels,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22

Red Cross Blood Drive: Sponsored by Theta Chi, Corey Union Function Room, noon to 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 22

Performance: “Head Over Heels,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Performance: “Head Over Heels,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre Lab Theatre, 2 p.m

Saturday, Nov. 23

Performance: “Head Over Heels,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 23

Cortland Nites: Pinterest Party, Corey Union Function Room, 9 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 24

Performance: “Head Over Heels,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre Lab Theatre, 2 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 27

Thanksgiving Break begins at 8 a.m. Classes resume Monday, Dec. 2.

Monday, Dec. 2

Food for Fines at Memorial Library: Students may pay overdue library fines by contributing non-perishable, unopened, unexpired food in cans, boxes, and plastic jars to help those in need. Continues through Friday, Dec.13.

College Foundation launches $25 million campaign

The Campaign for Cortland has already raised $17.3 million toward the 5-year goal. read more

Cortland students evaluate Homer’s trees

Biology and geography students join in a tree analysis for a nearby village. read more

Capture the Moment


Tailgating at its grandest for “The Biggest Little Game in the Nation” took place in parking lots surrounding MetLife Stadium on Nov. 16 prior to the 61st Cortaca Jug game. SUNY Cortland students, staff and thousands of alumni traveled to East Rutherford, N.J. to celebrate the rivalry and to reconnect with friends. The contest, which saw senior running back Zach Tripodi score three touchdowns, set a Division III record with 45,161 fans in attendance.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland introduces master’s in athletic training

Inclusion Survey pulling in participants

SUNY grant opens campuses to online geospatial technology

Cortland launching SUNY-wide journal on civic engagement

Student actors “Head Over Heels” for latest musical

Cortland in the news

Class brings Cortaca crowd from Finland and Germany

Cortaca Jug game brings Red Dragons together

Outstanding Non-Traditional Students Recognized

Library’s ‘Food for Fines’ will help SUNY Cortland Cupboard

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Seth N. Asumah gave the keynote at the African Studies Association of Africa conference where he also was recognized for his leadership. read more

Kevin Dames had a paper published in the Journal of Physical Activity Research. read more

Lindsey Darvin had a paper published in the Journal of Vocational Behavior. read more

Mark Dodds was a featured speaker at the Athletic Business Show in Orlando. read more

Eric Edlund and Szilvia Kadas presented at the SUNY Applied Learning Conference held recently in Albany, N.Y. read more

Evan Faulkenbury had an article published in the Journal of African American History. read more

Moyi Jia co-authored an article that was recently published in the Journal of International & Interdisciplinary Business Research. read more

Szilvia Kadas and Benjamin Wilson are hosting a student-created graphic design exhibition in Old Main Colloquium. read more

Tom Lickona recently presented on the topic of raising kind kids in London, South Korea, the Philippines and Mexico City. read more

Rhiannon M. Maton was cited in a Chicago Tribune article on the topic of teacher activism. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch recently earned Amnesty International's Keeper of the Flame Activism Award for the northeast region. read more

Robert Spitzer is the author of a recent article titled “One Gun Policy Idea We Can Agree On: Magazine Regulation.” read more

Brian Williams recently gave a presentation titled “Public Bills in the Canadian Senate: An Evaluation of Partisanship and Seniority.” read more

Tiantian Zheng delivered a keynote speech at an international summit on HIV/AIDS. read more

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