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  Issue Number 13 • Tuesday, March 23, 2021  


Campus Champion

Kristina Petrella Furi ’20, sets an example for her four daughters and one son by living her life to the fullest. After earning her bachelors in psychology, with minors in women’s, gender, and sexuality studies and forensic psychology, she is now a graduate student in community health. Employed as a child protective services case worker and an American Sign Language interpreter, she relaxes by training for triathlons, having recently completed an ultra-run. But first, she’ll close Women’s History Month with a Sandwich Seminar, presented with her friend and local community activist from Cortland Black Lives Matter, Melissa Kiser, at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31.

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Tuesday, March 23

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

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

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

Wednesday, March 24

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar:  “After Carceral Feminism: Abolition as a Lived Practice,” online via Zoom, Noon. 

Starfish Learning Opportunities: Focus is on setting up academic advising appointments. Join meeting via Starfish WebEx at 3 p.m.

LinkedIn Essentials with Kevin Martin '05: Sponsored by Career Services, online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: Stress Relieving Yoga, online via Webex, 5 to 5:30 p.m.

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation: Part 1 of 2, online via Handshake, 7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 25

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Resilient Learners: How to Bend Without Breaking,” online via Webex, noon.

Documentary Screening: Series of Shorts, register online, in-person event at Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Presentation: Graduate Health Services Administration Program at the University of Central Florida, join via Webex, 6 to 7 p.m.

Virtual Trivia Night: Online via Webex, 6:30 p.m.

Friday, March 26

Plant and Decorate Your Own Mini Garden: Students will pick up supplies to decorate their own planter, 3 to 7 p.m.

Monday, March 29

Starfish Learning Opportunities: Focus is on setting up academic advising appointments. Join meeting via Starfish WebEx at 1:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session: Australia, online via Webex, 4 p.m.

Educator Panel and Virtual Networking Event: Online via Handshake, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30

Film Screening: “The Loving Story,” 2011, ticket reservation online, Dowd Gallery, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Alumni Panel: In conjunction with Alumni Engagement, register online, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, March 31

Women’s History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Navigating race and gender to ensure that Black Lives Matter: Exploring the role of intersectional feminism in community activism,” online via Webex, 12:30 p.m. 

Remote Study Abroad 101: Online, 3 p.m.

SafeZone Workshop #2 for all: Register for SafeZone #2, online via Webex, 3 to 5 p.m.

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation: Part 2 of 2, online via Handshake, 7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, April 1

Lecture: The Global Future of the COVID-19 Pandemic, register for the event here, online via Webex, 10 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: COVID and Human Rights, online via Webex, noon.

Lecture: Justice as Healing and Transformation, online via Webex, 2:50 to 4 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Conversation: Hoxie Gorge Review,register at, 6 p.m.

Friday, April 2

First Friday: Guided Tour, including Dowd Gallery, organized by the Cultural Council of Cortland County, online and in person, 5 to 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 3

SUNY Cortland Literacy Department Conference: Cultivating Self-Awareness with Critical Literacies through Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive Pedagogies, conference information, online via Zoom, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read more.

Monday, April 5

The Power of Faces: Refugees in Greece, Bangladesh and Mexico, followed by Q&A, online via Webex, 7 to 8 p.m.

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

Tuesday, April 6

Gallery Conversation: From Washington to Biden: How Presidents Use the Law to Impede Racial Justice, online via Webex, 4 to 5:30 p.m.

Charles N. Poskanzer Lecture: Global Public Health: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa – Challenges and Opportunities, online via Webex, 5 p.m.  


Junior selected as Newman Civic Fellow

Patricia Winston's passion for equality and diversity is reflected in the national fellowship. read more

President provides update on Fall 2021 semester

SUNY Cortland expects to welcome students for in-person living and learning this fall. read more

Capture the Moment


Students Isaac Caballero and Grace Penhollow enjoyed the sunshine and put their footwork skills to the test with some juggling drills behind Hayes Hall on Tuesday afternoon. Looking for things to do? Check out Cortland Connect for the latest events.

In Other News

Discussion on race, gender and intersectionality on March 23

Writer/poet to join campus race conversation

Health scholar to discuss COVID-19 in Africa

Panel to discuss resilient learners

Performing Arts presents “Raise Your Voice: A Call to Social Change”

Muralist returning home for Cortland project this summer

Literacy conference to raise self-awareness

Poets, authors to discuss craft of writing

Website fosters lively virtual campus life

President Bitterbaum reaffirms support of Asian American community

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Lindsey Darvin had her article published in The Conversation. read more

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