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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020  


Campus Champion

Emily Quinlan has spent more than a decade caring for our students and their well-being. Initially, she served first-year and transfer students as a member of Advisement and Transition. A year ago she started in a new role as Student Affairs Case Manager, a direct point of contact with students exhibiting signs of distress, crisis or other reported struggles. Student outreach and consultation during a normal year is all-consuming. During the pandemic, as a member of the Quarantine and Isolation Support Team, Emily’s responsibility has become broader than ever imagined. She’s grateful to have built campus and community connections. SUNY Cortland is grateful for her.

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Tuesday, Nov. 10

Dowd Gallery Exhibition Opening: Opening Remarks by artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz and Gallery Director Jaroslava Prihodova, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Business During COVID, connect with Cortland alumni and learn how the pandemic has affected their work, register on the Red Dragon Network to receive Webex link, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Discussion: School to Prison Pipeline, hosted by SUNY Cortland NAACP, online via WebEx, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 11

Lecture: Towards Containment? China-US Relations in the 2020s: Presented by Tudor Onea, Department of International Relations, Bilkent University, Turkey. Online via Webex, noon.

Virtual Veterans Day Ceremony: The ceremony will be available for viewing on our Veterans Day website:, 3 p.m.

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

BLM Watch Party and Discussion: View Ava DuVernay’s powerful documentary, “13th,” on racial inequality in the United States, particularly in our nation’s prisons. Followed by a discussion, 7 to 9:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 12

SUNY-wide Virtual Career Fair: Register here. Noon to 3 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Documentary Screening: Sculpture and Space, online via Webex, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

Presentation: Job Search Strategies for the Health Care Management/Administration Markets, online via Webex, 6 to 7 p.m.

Inclusive Special Education Club Speaker: Special Educator Linda Linn, online via WebEx, 7 pm.

Friday, Nov. 13

NYPIRG: Student Empowerment Virtual Conference, Register

Scavenger Hunt: Join the Student Activities Board for a virtual scavenger hunt filled with riddles and special tasks. Email by Friday, Nov. 13 to join the scavenger hunt and for instructions on how to complete it. Must use a Cortland email address to participate.

NAACP and Black Student Union Discussion: Something Bigger, discussion on what a Black Lives Matter mural should look like on our campus. Online via WebEx, 6:30 p.m.

Cortland Nites: Virtual event, 9 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 14

Singing Competition: The Voice of Cortland, featuring talented Cortland students who submitted videos of themselves singing. Follow @CortlandSAB to vote.

Student Activities Board Event: Get To Know President Bitterbaum, online via WebEx, 7 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 16

Film Discussion: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson, hosted by the Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Committee. Online via WebEx Meeting Link, noon to 1 p.m.

Study Abroad Panel Discussion: Going Abroad After College: Graduate Study, Work, and Teaching Abroad, presented by a panel of recent SUNY Cortland graduates who have done these things. Topics include applying for graduate school in another country and working or teaching abroad, access online through Webex with this link, 4 p.m.

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

Virtual Meet Up: Meet other students on WebEx through structured conversations, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Lecture: Daily Life in Italy During the Black Death, presented by Assistant Professor, of History Celeste McNamara, free and open to the public, online on Webex, register on link, noon.

Black Lives and Liberation Forum Series: Stereotypes and their Impact on People of Historically Marginalized Identities, register here, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

GIS Day 2020: This virtual event, hosted by the website, will include interactive maps, treasure hunts, videos and articles about what geographic information system (GIS) is, and more.

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

Panel Discussion: What's Next for AEN Majors? Intended for adolescence education English students and students of other majors who are interested in teaching English at the secondary level. Online, 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Interviewing for Success Workshop: Register online via Handshake, sponsored by Career Services, 4 to 5 p.m.

President's message to off-campus students

President Bitterbaum urges off-campus students to be safe this weekend. read more

Scholar discusses adding diversity in sciences

It’s no accident that science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields lack equity. read more

Capture the Moment


A student sends a pumpkin down a ramp during SUNY Cortland’s first annual Pumpkin Roll on Neubig Road on Friday, Nov. 6. The object of the contest was to roll a pumpkin as far down the hill as possible for a chance to win prizes. Most of all, it gave students, faculty and staff an opportunity to hang out together in the sunshine on a beautiful fall afternoon.

In Other News

Cortland plans Veterans Day ceremony Nov. 11

Student-athletes stay active in the campus community

Cortaca 2020 is ON(line)!

International Education Week begins Nov. 16

President's message on course registration

Pumpkin painting with Tyler Oakley

Buffalo-based sculptor to exhibit

GIS Day 2020 goes virtual this year

President highlights importance of COVID-19 testing

Classified staff recognized for years of service

Lorraine Lopez-Janove addresses President’s List honorees

President’s Circle Celebration broadcast online

Fall 2020 Columns available online

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Craig Foster had two articles published, one in October recommending Trump depart with dignity. read more

Moyi Jia presented analysis on promoting mental health on social media at a national conference. read more

Lorraine Lopez-Janove was recently named to the president’s cabinet. read more

Madeleine Orr made 2020’s class of Top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders. read more

Ute Ritz-Deutch had her chapter on German scientists in South America published in an anthology. read more

Robert Spitzer is the author of the new eighth edition of his book, The Politics of Gun Control. read more

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