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  Issue Number 2 • Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020  

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Campus Champion

Student-athlete Sydney Smith began running as young girl and was an accomplished athlete throughout high school, so the opportunity to run for the Red Dragons and earn an exercise science degree made Cortland the right fit. Sydney was third team All-SUNYAC in cross country last fall but she’s also had her share of injuries. She aspires to help others return to physical wellness after a setback. To help pay for college and find a focus for her future, a year ago Sydney enlisted in the Army National Guard. She spent January through June in Missouri at basic training. Now, Private First Class Sydney Smith serves her country, her team and her university.

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Tuesday, Sept. 15

Virtual Study Abroad Information Sessions: Australia Student Teaching, 7 p.m. Online via WebEx.


Wednesday, Sept. 16

Virtual Study Abroad Information Session: First Year Students - Set Yourself up for Study Abroad Success Microsession, online via WebEx, noon.

Virtual Study Abroad Information Session: Study Abroad 101, online via WebEx, 3 p.m.

Black Lives and Liberation Forum Series: The Role of Greek Life in Anti-Racism Advocacy, online, 4 to 6 p.m.

Virtual Study Abroad Information Session: St. Aloysius College, India, online via WebEx, 4 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Take 10 for You Podcast: Available each Wednesday on Sound Cloud and Twitter.


Thursday, Sept. 17

Virtual Gallery Conversation Series: Charles Heasley, Art and Art History Department, a virtual event that coincides with the “Artists as Collectors: Works from Private Collections” exhibition. Online via WebEx, details on the Dowd Gallery website or Facebook. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Virtual Study Abroad Information Session: Anglia Ruskin University and University of Cumbria U.K., online via WebEx, 4 p.m.

Virtual Study Abroad Information Session: Germany and Romania, online via WebEx, 7 p.m.


Friday, Sept. 18

Virtual Study Abroad Microsession: Internships Abroad, online via WebEx, noon.

Virtual Study Abroad Information Session: China, online via WebEx, 7 p.m.


Wednesday, Sept. 23

Speed Resumes Workshop: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 


Monday, Sept. 28

Teacher Certification Requirements Overview: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 



SUNY Chancellor endorses expanded COVID testing

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras Sunday endorsed SUNY Cortland's plan to test 1,000 students a week and increase restrictions on in-person activities. read more


University prepares for future study abroad

International Programs continues virtually despite closed borders. read more



Capture the Moment

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SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras, left, elbow bumps with SUNY Cortland President Erik J. Bitterbaum following a meeting in the Student Life Center between the chancellor and university leadership on Sunday. The chancellor endorsed the university’s plan to ramp up surveillance testing for the COVID virus and strengthen measures to stop its spread. Learn more.


In Other News

Students: join the ‘Mask Up or Pack Up’ campaign

Roundtable forecasts presidential election

SUNY Cortland to hold Constitution Day events

Volunteers maintain SUNY Cortland’s garden

Cottone inducted into Athletic Trainers’ Hall of Fame

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Chris Badurek was awarded for his project developing virtual field trips in the Adirondacks. read more

Peter M. McGinnis learned that the 4th edition of his book, Biomechanics of Sport and Exercise was published. read more

Madeline Orr was recognized internationally for making a difference through environmental education. read more

Jaroslava Prihodova is the subject of a feature story in the dArt International Magazine. read more

Danica Savonick had an article published in Multi-Ethnic Literatures of the U.S. read more

Robert Spitzer presented a paper at the Duke University Law School Conference on Historical Gun Laws. read more

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