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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, May 4, 2021  


Campus Champion

Associate Professor Ben Wilson of the Economics Department invites students to learn firsthand how national problems impact small rural communities through a summer course taught in the Adirondacks. The two-week class will connect students with local residents to survey the impact of climate, tourism, geography and overdevelopment. Ben is a collaborator. He’s a founding member of the Cortland Food Project that advocates for and supports policies and actions that promote a healthy population. He chairs the Cultural and Intellectual Climate Committee which delivers a year-long series of events under a common theme. Next year’s theme, memory, will bring us together through reflection and the promise of a great future.

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Tuesday, May 4

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

Trivia Tuesday – Disney/Pixar Theme: Online, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, May 5

Red Dragon Adoption Day: Sponsored by Advisement and Transition, Newmark Pavilion, (rain location, Memorial Library lobby), noon to 2 p.m., or until all stuffed red dragons have found a home.

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

Discussion: Afro-Religion in Latin America, online via Webex, meeting number: 132 690 7830, password: Latin, 6 p.m. 

Thursday, May 6

Student Select ’21 Opening Reception: Online via Webex, 4:30 p.m.

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

How to be an AAPI Ally to #StopAAPIHate: A student and alumni discussion about the rise of anti-Asian hate, violence and racism, online via Webex, 5 to 6:30 p.m.

Friday, May 7

Virtual Rainbow Reception for LGBTQ+ students and allies: Registration required, online via Zoom, 6 p.m.

Saturday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9

Study Days

Wednesday, May 12 and Thursday, May 13

Grad Walk: Open to graduating students only, Lusk Field House  

Wednesday, May 12 through Friday, May 14

Online Commencement Celebration: For more information on activities planned for the celebration, go to our Commencement Get Involved page.

Saturday, May 15

Virtual Commencement Ceremony: Online, 10 a.m.

Wednesday, May 19

Summer Session begins

Friday, May 21

2021 Virtual Kente Celebration: Guests are invited, RSVP, online via Webex, 6 p.m.

University replacing all campus lamp posts

The project will make the campus safer and more energy efficient. read more

Physics class using brand-new wind tunnel

Students are getting hands-on experience in a semester-capping group project. read more

Capture the Moment


Seniors John Concepcion (left), a sport management major from the Bronx, and Nathaniel Webster, a business economics major from the Bronx, helped with a downtown cleanup on Saturday, May 1. The cleanup was organized by Brian Tobin, Cortland’s mayor and SUNY Cortland’s head swimming and diving coach.

In Other News

Commencement 2021 celebration kicks off next week

New student government elected

COVID-19 vaccinations available Wednesday

Kente Ceremony set for May 21

MLDO intern to present on Afro-Religion in Latin America

President shares departure testing requirements

Cortland Challenge raises more than $313,000

University launches Student Satisfaction Survey

Women's lacrosse wins SUNYAC title

Outstanding non-traditional students named

Campus entrance lighting detailed on new webpage

Non-Traditional students inducted into honorary

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Brian Barrett had an article published in the Journal of Curriculum Studies. read more

Alexis Blavos presented her research on the COVID-19 response by health education specialists at a conference and had an article accepted for publication. read more

Lindsey Darvin had an article on gender stereotyping in the NBA2K accepted for publication, and presented a podcast talk on women in sports leadership. read more

Jeremy Jimenez and alumni Tova Wilensky ’00 received a best published paper award for their article in International Studies in Sociology of Education. read more

Tom Lickona had his Psychology Today blog post reprinted in Australia’s MercatorNet. read more

Kate McCormick and John Suarez presented “A Seat at the Table” at the April 23rd SUNY Student Success Summit. read more

Tiantian Zheng presented a paper and served as a moderator at the New York State Sociological Association annual conference and delivered a book talk at Syracuse University in April. read more

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