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  Issue Number 15 • Tuesday, April 20, 2021  


Campus Champion

Every day is Earth Day for Campus Energy Manager Matt Brubaker. Matt is involved in environmental project planning, technical work and renewable energy projects, earning SUNY Cortland accolades in energy efficiency and sustainability. He’s a steering committee member of the state’s Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy Consortium and recently secured a grant from Second Nature, a non-profit that helps colleges and universities mitigate climate change. Beginning in July, he’ll spend two months working intensively with a facilitator to evaluate and produce an update to Cortland’s climate action plan that tackles our thermal demand needs with the goal of eliminating fossil fuels. 

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Tuesday, April 20

BA Capstone Project Exhibition: Anna Brasted: “Through the Lens: Micro Mindfulness,” Dowd Fine Arts Center, Hallway Gallery, through May 15

Framing and Display Workshop: Organized and sponsored by Art Exhibition Association, Dowd Fine Arts, Room 015, RSVP form, 5 to 7 p.m.

Disability Climate Forum: Survey data research analysis via Webex, 7 p.m.

Meet the SGA 2021-22 Eboard Candidates: Online via Webex, 7 to 9 p.m.

Trivia Tuesday: Join Cortland Nites for their weekly trivia contest, Webex, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21

Sandwich Seminar: The UN Sustainable Development Goals at SUNY Cortland, members of the Sustainability Coalition will discuss UN SDGs as a framework for guiding sustainability work on campus, online via Webex, noon.

Lecture: Words from a Writer — A Visit with Alida Dean, online talk by fiction author, email to receive the link, 3 to 4 p.m.

Framing and Display Workshop: Organized and sponsored by Art Exhibition Association, Dowd Fine Arts, Room 015, RSVP form, 5 to 7 p.m.

Roundtable: Graduate Research in English, the MA in English Program will host a roundtable with our graduating students, who will present on their thesis projects, register online, 5 p.m.

Study Abroad Information Session: Medieval England: There and Back Again, online via Webex, 5 to 6 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: To Tell the Truth - Cannabis Edition, online via Webex, 5 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 22

Sandwich Seminar: “Be Here Now: A Follow-Up to Solutions for Managing Stress During a Crisis,” presented by Linda Carignan-Everts, register on Webex, noon to 1 p.m.

UUP Sustainability Virtual Roundtable: Sponsored by United University Professions (UUP), register online, noon to 1 p.m.

Black Lives and Liberation Forum: What’s the term? Register online,  4:30 to 6 p.m.

Teacher Certification Requirements Overview: Online via Handshake, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

People Power for a Livable Future: NYPIRG’s 2021 Earth Day Celebration, RSVP, 5 p.m. 

Eyewitness to Climate Change: Melting Ice and Rising Seas, online via Zoom, Meeting ID: 893 0533 5466 Passcode: 470362, 7 p.m.

Friday, April 23

National Day of Silence: Pledge to be silent to bring attention to the marginalization of LGBTQ+ people and their allies, then join the SUNY Cortland community at an event to break the silence in support of our LGBTQ+ community. Webex link, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 24

Spring Fling SUNYFest Concert: Featuring Kesha with special guest AJR, online, 5 to 10 p.m.

Monday, April 26

Life After Cortland: Job Search, online via Handshake, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Study Abroad Info Session for Education Students: Online via Webex, 4 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, April 28

Sandwich Seminar: How Do We Rescue Our Companies In and After the Pandemic? European Approaches, presented by Dominik Skauradszun, Fulda University, Fulda, Germany, online via Webex, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Remote Study Abroad 101: 3 p.m.

30-Minute Mentor: Kerrie Findlay '11 answers study abroad questions, online, 6 p.m.

Take Back the Night Presentation: Hosted by the student organization Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER), online via Webex, password: safer, 8 p.m.

Friday, April 30

Transformations 2021 Virtual Conference: 10:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Faculty Discussion: Lessons learned during a year of COVID, online via Webex, 4 to 5 p.m.

Monday, May 3

Life After Cortland: Are You Career Ready? Professional skills, online via Handshake, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday, May 4

30-Minute Mentor: Jené Luciani '99, online, noon.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Reading with Myriam Gurba, author of Mean, register for Zoom link, 6 p.m.

SUNY Chancellor honors three students

Three students received the annual Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence. read more

Recent grad earns Fulbright to teach in Spain

Christina Garcia ’20, a dual major in childhood/early childhood education and Spanish, will teach abroad through the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. read more

Capture the Moment


Cortland Auxiliary’s food truck, the Red Dragon Wagon, made its debut during wellness day on Wednesday, April 14. Students sampled a variety of free tacos on a beautiful spring day. The Red Dragon Wagon will be used at many events around campus in the future.

In Other News

Disability climate forum set

President reaffirms commitment against racism

SUNY Cortland observes Earth Week

Day of Silence on April 23

Globe-traveling photographer documents melting ice caps

SUNY Cortland to receive climate action consulting

Cortland lands SUNY grant for food pantry

Join the Cortland Challenge on April 21

Virtual Transformations 2021 goes live April 30

Graduating B.F.A. students to exhibit

Kesha to perform in virtual SUNY-wide concert

Non-traditional student blends in

Future teacher is beating the odds

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexis Blavos was recognized for her work on the national board of Eta Sigma Gamma. read more

Justin Bucciferro had an article published in Cliometrica and a book chapter published in Time and Space. read more

Danielle Candelora and Gigi Peterson and students majoring in history and social studies presented “Love Your Major” events. read more

Jack Daniels wrote a biography, Luck of the Draw, now available from read more

Julie Ficarra had an article titled “Extending Decolonial Critiques of Education Abroad Beyond the Global South” published. read more

Bonni C. Hodges served as the chair of the Council on Education for Public Health accreditation site visit team for the University of Nebraska-Omaha. read more

Kate McCormick co-authored an article recently published in Early Education & Development. read more

Erica Pratt will be inducted in the Movement Science Alumni Hall of Fame at Westfield State University. read more

Mark Prus reviewed two manuscripts for publication in the Labor Studies Journal. read more

Danica Savonick received the Drescher Award and a yearlong faculty fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. read more

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