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  Issue Number 20 • Tuesday, July 20, 2021  


Campus Champion

Jessica Del Bene ’19 speaks from experience when she encourages students to get involved, join a club and sign up for activities. She’s been at SUNY Cortland for seven years, the first four as an involved student, resident assistant and admissions tour guide. With a bachelor’s degree in Selected Studies, she started her career as a resident hall director (RHD). This summer she guided new students as an Orientation programming assistant. With Orientation completed, Jessica joins 15 other RHD professionals at an intensive training. “As the students’ first responders, it’s our responsibility to be aware of campus resources and to develop programs that support their academic experience.”

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Wednesday, July 21

Scoops of Gratitude: An employee appreciation ice cream social Wednesdays in July beginning on July 14, hosted by the President’s Office, Brockway Hall, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, July 28

Scoops of Gratitude: An employee appreciation ice cream social Wednesdays in July beginning on July 14, hosted by the President’s Office, Student Life Center, 1:30 to 3 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 24 

SafeZone Workshop for Faculty and Staff: The mission of the Safe Zone program is to identify, educate and support lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, queer, intersex, asexual and pansexual allies, sponsored by Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, online via Webex, 2 to 4 p.m. Register with link

Thursday, Aug. 26

Welcome Week begins: Designed to help new students become a part of the campus community. Welcome Week events continue daily through Monday, Sept. 6.

New Students Move In: Halls open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. New students attending orientation may move in.

Study Abroad 101: Old Main, Room 220 Colloquium, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 27

New Students Move In: New students who attended orientation may move in. Halls open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

International Welcome Party: Corey Union steps, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 28

Students Move In: Returning students may move in. Halls open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Sunday, Aug. 29

Students Move In: Returning students may move in. Halls open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Monday, Aug. 30

Fall semester classes begin

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Study Abroad 101: Corey Union, Room 204, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Student Employment/Part-time Jobs Info Session: Online via Handshake, 4 p.m.

The next issue of The Bulletin will be published on Tuesday, Aug. 31.

NSF grant to promote STEM among underrepresented students

Workshops, seminars and undergraduate research will benefit first-year and transfer students. read more

A Red Dragon Olympian

Melique Garcia ’15 will represent Honduras in the 100-meter dash at the Tokyo Summer Olympics. read more

Capture the Moment


Jahdlyna Jean Louis, a sophomore sport management major from Queens, N.Y., was part of a team of student summer painters working in rooms in Higgins Hall on July 14. The 15 student painters are retouching every room in all 18 of SUNY Cortland's residence halls this summer.

In Other News

Fall 2021 reopening plan posted on website

Robert Spitzer appears in political documentary

SUNY Cortland introduces signature ice cream flavor

Alum wins second straight Stanley Cup as coach

2021 Fall Schedules Announced; Cortaca Jug Game Moved to Cortland

Columns available online

President announces vaccine requirement for residential students

President urges students to get COVID-19 vaccine now

UUP Welcome Picnic Planned

CALS lecture grant applications due Sept. 9

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Jamie Dangler and Dan Harms presented on the process of promotion and tenure at a library conference. read more

Lauren deLaubell and Jennifer Kronenbitter presented at the SUNYLA 2021 (Virtual) annual conference in June. read more

Bonni C. Hodges and Donna M. Videto were invited to serve on the Expert Review Group of the National Consensus on School Health Education. read more

Moyi Jia and Haiyan Zhang had their article published in The Northwest Journal of Communication. read more

Szilvia Kadas was a presenter at the Popular Culture Association Conference in June. read more

Christina Knopf had her new book, Politics in the Gutters: American Politicians & Elections in Comic Book Media, published. read more

Katherine M. Polasek, Larissa True, Erik Lind, Joy L. Hendrick and Patrick R. Boerner ‘13 had their paper published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. read more

Daniel Radus has been selected as a new fellow in Rare Book School’s Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. read more

Gregg Weatherby was awarded the Aurora Poetry Chapbook Prize for the title poem of his next collection. read more

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