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  Issue Number 5 • Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020  


Campus Champion

Sue Pettitt estimates that she’s stitched more than 500 cloth face coverings since March, many of them for the daycare-age children at Whitney Point Head Start. An office assistant in the Clark Center for Global Engagement and a quilter by trade, Sue learned that local families sought smaller face coverings to fit their younger children. So she perfected her work featuring Disney characters and superheroes, sometimes sewing until 2 or 3 a.m. Sue donates her hand-made pieces to anyone in need, including Cortland students. She believes it’s a simple way to practice her craft while helping others.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

Let's Talk About it: Sex Health: Informing people on the importance of sex education, hosted by the SUNY Cortland NAACP, online via Webex, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

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

Virtual Book Discussion: The History Department will lead a virtual book discussion of Ibram X. Kendi's Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America8 p.m.

Halloween Trivia: Sponsored by Cortland Nites, online via Webex, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Wear purple to support those impacted by domestic violence and help bring awareness, Instagram at sunycortland.itsonus.

Webinar: Wellbeing Poetry as part of the Powertry - Poetry ‘Tasting’ Invitation Webinar Series, noon.

Intro to Handshake and LinkedIn Workshop: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

SUNY Cortland Virtual Graduate School Fair: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 1 to 4 p.m. 

Pumpkin Painting with Tyler Oakley: Sponsored by Student Activities Board, online via Webex, 8 to 9 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29 

Virtual Sandwich Seminar: Feminist Approaches to Online Teaching, online via WebEx, noon to 1 p.m.

Costume Contest: Sponsored by Student Activities Board, prizes for most creative, best duo/team, scariest and funniest, online via WebEx, 9 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 30

BSU Halloween: Black Student Union club members will distribute candy bags to SUNY Cortland students. Bags include Instagram and meeting information. Corey Union, the Student Life Center and Brockway Hall, 3 to 6 p.m.

Monday Nov. 2

Sustainability Film and Discussion: “Cooked: Survival by Zip Code,” virtual watch party at 7 p.m. followed by an online discussion led by Jeremy Jimenez, Foundations and Social Advocacy Department, at 8 p.m. RSVP to receive a meeting link:

Tuesday, Nov. 3

Election Day

Wednesday, Nov. 4

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

Thursday, Nov. 5

70th annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference: A virtual day-long conference, continues through Nov. 6. Read more

Presentation: Racism and Bias in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, register here, online via Zoom, 5 to 6 p.m.  

Friday, Nov. 6

70th annual SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference: A virtual day-long conference. Kelly S. Bricker, an international leader in sustainable tourism, will deliver the prestigious Metcalf Endowment Lecture, “Advancing Sustainability through Equity, Diversity and Inclusion” at 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 5 through Saturday, Nov. 7

Conference: Beyond the App hosted by the Literacy Department in partnership with the Graduate School of Education at American University in Cairo; geared to connect U.S. and Egyptian teachers of children particularly in grades 3 through 9. SUNY Cortland faculty and students and teachers in Egypt, can register without charge. Read more

Saturday, Nov. 7

Writing Matters Online Conference: Writing for Hope, Writing to Learn, Research by Teachers and for Teachers, contact David Franke, director of the Seven Valleys Writing Project and visit the Writing Matters Conference website, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 9

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

NYPIRG Presents Tenant’s Rights History: A NYPIRG intern will present about the past, present and future of Tenant's Rights in the United States in order to increase awareness of this manner of social justice, 5 p.m. RSVP here, a link to event will be sent to those who RSVP about one hour in advance.

Pride Club Presents Paint & Sip Mondays: Online from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 

Diversity posters come to campus

New artwork lets 25 campus community members tell their stories. read more

Mental health resources available for students

Students have many options when it comes to self-care. read more

Capture the Moment


A student walks through posters for the Beloved Community Narratives Project at the entrance to the Student Life Center on Oct. 23. The project is a collaboration between 25 SUNY Cortland community members and artist and author Adam Mastoon. The posters share messages about equity, inclusion and social justice and will generate conversation on these important topics. More posters will be installed soon at the Student Life Center and Moffett Center. Learn more on the Beloved Community Narratives Project page.

In Other News

President offers advice on how to stay active

SUNY Cortland Recreation Conference marks 70th year

Campus holds Blackout March for Justice

How to celebrate Halloween during COVID-19

Online Graduate School Fair on Oct. 28

President urges students to complete Fall 2020 Student Survey

Faculty, staff and alumni pitch in for “Ghosts in the Park”

Faculty member takes hands-on approach to virtual classroom

SUNY Cortland listed on “Guide to Green Colleges”

Cortland plans global literacy conference

Language professor “walks the talk” with students

SEFA kicks off 2020-21 campaign via email

SUNY Cortland’s 2020-21 winter athletics season canceled

Education professor gets creative teaching online

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Jack Carr performed in summer outdoor theatre productions and is working on an original script. read more

Lindsey Darvin serves on the Women in Esports Steering Committee with the Pittsburgh Knights and had a paper published in Sustainability Science. read more

Evan Faulkenbury had articles published in Perspectives in History and Oral History Review. read more

Nancy Kane was recognized for her performances in an outdoor summer production of 'Antigone' and had an article published. read more

David Kilpatrick had an article published in the International Dyslexia Association's publication Perspectives on Language and Literacy. read more

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