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  Issue Number 12 • Tuesday, March 9, 2021  

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Campus Champion

Robert Binnall became associate director of Residence Life and Housing a year ago, just in time to help draft the office’s first COVID-19 message to students. Every day since, he addresses students’ and families’ concerns. “We listen, we present the full picture, and we take time to understand and find a solution,” said Rob. Rob’s role has expanded to include work with quarantine/isolation transport, move-in and departure logistics, campus policies and timely communications. Shifting the process of recruiting resident assistants and residence hall directors online was a huge undertaking. While they hope to return to in-person recruiting when things are safe, some changes to office processes will benefit staff and students for years to come.

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Tuesday, March 9

Trivia Tuesday, online, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, March 10

Panel Discussion: “The World Beyond the Pandemic,” register online, online via Webex, 11 a.m.

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Stacey Abrams’ Impact on Georgian Voter Empowerment,” online via Webex, 12:30 p.m.

Study Abroad 101: Old Main, Room 220, 3 p.m.

Virtual Interview Essentials: Register via Handshake or join meeting online via Webex, 4 to 5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: Sexual Health Jeopardy, 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Spread the Word for Inclusion: Month of March Raffle, hosted by Best Buddies, Webex link, 7 p.m.

Choose Your Own Adventures: Join History Club for a night of historical fun, Webex link Password: Cortland68, 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 11

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Building a Better Bystander: Using Research to Get Men Involved with Campus Sexual Violence Prevention,” online via Webex, noon.

SafeZone Workshop #1 for all: via Webex, register for SafeZone #1, 3 to 5 p.m.

Career: Building a Handshake Profile, online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Black Lives and Liberation Forum: Supporting Women of Color, register here, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Resume and Interview Tips with Meredith Chase: via Microsoft Teams, 5 p.m.

Lecture: Healthcare Leadership MBA and the Business Management MBA with the concentration of Healthcare Management, online via Webex, 6 to 7 p.m.

SGA Virtual Town Hall: Open forum for all students, Webex link meeting number 132 595 4341 Password SGA!, 7 p.m.

Friday, March 12

Custom Pop Sockets and Phone Wallets7 p.m.

Sunday, March 14

Pinterest Party To Go: Choose and pick-up one of five craft kits and join Student Activities Board on Webex to show off your masterpiece, 8 p.m. through Monday, March 15 at 9 p.m.

Monday, March 15

Money Talks Mondays: Goal Setting and Budgeting, online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Re-thinking Abilities Workshop: Hosted by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, 4 to 6 p.m. 

Green-flix Documentary: “An American Ascent,” virtual watch party, RSVP required, 7 p.m., followed by a live virtual alumni panel discussing diversity and inclusion in the field of outdoor recreation at 8:15 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Women in Sports Media - What does equal coverage mean? with six alumni panelists, hosted by Sport Management Department and Sport Management Club, registration required, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 16

Beloved Community Panel #2: Online via Webex, Registration link, 6 to 7 p.m. 

Doing Business in NYC: Virtual event, co-sponsored by Alumni Engagement and Career Services. Online via Handshake, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 17

Lecture: Do Human Rights and Democracy Have a Future in Myanmar/Burma? Online via Webex, 12:30 p.m.

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “‘When the Time is Right’ – Selling Compulsory Pregnancy to American Women,” online via Webex, 12:30 p.m. 

Distinguished Voices in Literature: “The Paradox of Anthologizing the Globe: Transnationality, Translation, and the Contact Zone of Poetry,” online via Zoom, 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 18

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Garifuna Women in Honduras,” online via Webex, noon.

Public Deliberation: The Cost of Health Careregister by email by Monday, March 8, 4 p.m.

Women’s History Month Presentation: “Where would be without RBG? A gender equity program for students,” online via Webex, Students can pre-register on Handshake or join on the afternoon of via Webex, 4 p.m.

Friday, March 19

Cortland Nites: Treasurer Hunt, follow @CortlandNites on Instagram for clues, 8 p.m.

Monday, March 22

Paint and Sip Mondays: Join online event, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Let's Get Ready to Grad School: Online via Handshake, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23

30-Minute Mentor: Therno Diallo ’16, online, 6 p.m.

Presentation: “The Intersectionality Wars,” register online, 6 to 7 p.m.

Women’s Herstory Trivia Contest: Online via Webex, 9 p.m.



Campus community sharing their diverse voices

Join faculty, staff and graduates discussing their Beloved Community Narratives Project participation.   read more


Cortland recognized again for transfer support

The university was named to Phi Theta Kappa’s Transfer Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year. read more



Capture the Moment

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Natalie Yoder, a senior anthropology major and international relations minor from Fairfax Station, Va., won the first heat of a wellness day triathlon at the Student Life Center. The event involved a 500-meter swim, a 6-mile bike ride and a 2-mile run. Later in the day, Jack Whalen set a new course record with a time of 39:43. The triathlon was one of many events held as part of wellness day to help students rest, relax and recharge.


In Other News

SUNY Cortland celebrates Women’s History Month

SUNY lauds Cortland’s diversity initiative

Men of Color Leadership Summit held

Faculty engage students in drone startup pitch contest

Film documents African American mountaineers

Surdam honored by CoSIDA

Panel to discuss treatment of women of color

Campus joins Women’s Empowerment Draft

SUNY Cortland planning COVID-19 time capsule

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Li Jin co-authored an article recently published in the journal Sustainability. read more

Rhiannon Maton had her interview on school nurse labor and organizing in the midst of Covid-19 published. read more

Celeste McNamara was named book review editor for the Journal of Religious History. read more

Katherine M. Polasek co-authored an article recently published in the International Journal of Sport Psychology. read more

Tiantian Zheng is organizer and chair for a panel presentation at the Association of Asian Studies Annual Conference. read more

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