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  Issue Number 3 • Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020  


Campus Champion

Health Department Chair Jill Murphy teaches students in her epidemiology class how to collect, analyze and compile data to make decisions. When SUNY Cortland began responding to COVID-19 in March, her expertise led to an invitation to work with the university’s Incident Management Team (IMT). Jill helps the IMT make science- and evidence-based decisions, taking into consideration many factors. “The best part is working across skill sets, getting to know this committed group of people whose goal is the health and safety of all members of the SUNY Cortland community,” she said. And in her classroom, students get to see epidemiology in action as they learn how COVID-19 data are gathered and analyzed. 

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Wednesday, Sept. 30

Red Dragon Pride Day: Virtual events

National Drive Electric Week: Ask an EV Owner, RSVP online, noon to 1 p.m.

Virtual Sandwich Seminar: "Himalayan Rivalry:The India-China Conflict," presented by Alexandru Balas, International Studies Program and Clark Center for Global Engagement, online via WebEx, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

In-person Study Abroad 101: Old Main, Room 220, 3 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Virtual October Community Roundtable: The 2020 Presidential Election, presented by Robert J. Spitzer, Political Science Department, contact to register, link available at 9 a.m.

Flu Vaccine Clinic: Register online, Park Center Alumni Arena, 10 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Latinx History Month Sandwich Seminar: “Tu lucha es mi lucha” – Your struggle is my struggle: Black/Brown unity in the time of COVID and BLM, hosted by Christopher Ortega, online via WebEx, noon to 1 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 2

National Drive Electric Week: EV Experts, RSVP, noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 5

Money Talks Mondays: Financial Wellness, register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 4 to 5 p.m. 

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Latinx History Month Event: Loteria Game Night, hosted by La Familia Latina, (Instagram @lafamilialatina), online via Zoom, 6 p.m.

Alumni Speakers Series: Careers in Medicine, register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services and Alumni Engagement, 7 to 8:15 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 7

Virtual Study Abroad 101: Online in Remote Advising Room, 3 p.m.

Intro to Handshake and LinkedIn Workshop: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 4 to 5 p.m. 

Latinx History Month Sandwich Seminar: Sor Juana and Her Aztec Sources,” hosted by Sofia Ortiz-Hinojosa, Webex Link, 5 p.m.

Latinx History Month Event: Punta Night, hosted by D.R.A.M.A (Instagram @cortland_drama), Webex Link, 8 p.m. 

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 7 to 8:15 p.m. (part 1 of 2). The second workshop, part 2 of 2, is Wednesday, Oct. 14, 7 to 8:15 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 12 through Friday, Oct. 23

Red Dragon Run Series: The Run for Equity and Inclusionregistration now open

Flu shots available on campus at no charge

Flu shots, a good defense against the double threat posed by the arrival of traditional flu season while the COVID virus continues to spread, will be available at no charge on campus. read more

Chancellor issues system-wide sanctions for COVID-19 violations

President Bitterbaum shares new, SUNY-wide mandatory sanctions for students who violate COVID-related policies aimed at keeping the community safe. read more

Capture the Moment


A student braces for her flu vaccination on Monday, taking advantage of a partnership with Wegmans Pharmacy to hold three flu shot clinics on campus. Since this year’s influenza season will be occurring in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a flu vaccination may help reduce the chances of having both infections at the same time, which could lead to serious complications. Students and staff can register online for the clinics, which continue on Thursday, Oct. 1 and Monday, Oct. 19.

In Other News

Cortland Cupboard is open and more available

Cortland among Sierra Club’s top “Cool Schools”

Greek Multicultural Council highlighted in forum series

University offers Latinx History Month events

Executive-in-Residence to speak on healthcare and politics

Wellness Wednesday events continue via podcast

Meet SGA President Callie Humphrey

Show your Red Dragon Pride on Sept. 30

Roundtable forecasts presidential election

Suggest a feature story

Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway had his article published in the journal Studies in the Fantastic. read more

Heather Bridge, M. Lorraine Melita and Patricia Roiger co-authored an Open SUNY Textbook. read more

Thomas Hischak and Mark A. Robinson ’98 co-authored the e-book, Musical Misfires: Three Decades of Broadway Musical Heartbreak. read more

Rhiannon Maton had a co-authored article on effective mentorship practices published in The Journal of the Scholarship of Engagement. read more

Will Montgomery received a SUNYCUAD Award of Excellence for a photograph of the Red Dragon sculpture. read more

Mary Schlarb served on a panel for an Association of International Education Administrators virtual town hall meeting. read more

Robert Spitzer authored a recently published article, “Gun Accessories and the Second Amendment: Assault Weapons, Magazines, and Silencers.” read more

Jennifer Wilson received a SUNYCUAD Award of Excellence Judges' Citation in the News Writing category. read more

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