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  Issue Number 1 • Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2021  


Campus Champion

Enchanted by her own 2015 Adirondack Trailblazers first-year student experience, former history major Kaycie Haller ’19 served as a student staff member in 2016, 2017 and 2018 for the program. As program coordinator and historian at the William H. Parks Family Center for Environmental and Outdoor Education at Raquette Lake, she has helped students, alumni and visitors since 2018 with paddling instruction, silk-screening, historical tours and other camping experiences. Haller has taped and transcribed audio histories of individuals closely associated with Camp Huntington and Antlers, conducting priceless research for the center while currently earning a Ph.D. from University at Albany.

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Tuesday, Aug. 31

UUP Open House: Cortland Chapter officers will be available in the Park Center lobby, 2 to 4 p.m.

Welcome Week Trivia: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, Sept. 1

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

Welcome Week Bike Tour Cortland Community: advance registration required. Bicycles provided. Student Life Center, 3 to 5 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: Intro to Yoga, for beginners or advanced, Student Life Center Mind Body Room or via Webex, 3 to 4 p.m.

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

Thursday, Sept. 2

Dowd Gallery Opening Reception: "Laying in the Cut," a solo exhibition by Ithaca-based artist Jack Elliott, Dowd Gallery, 5 to 7:30 p.m. 

Welcome Week Board Games and Chocolate Fountain: Corey Union Function Room, 8:30 p.m. 

Welcome Week Intro to Rock Climbing: Student Life Center, 9 to 11 p.m. 

Sweets Sociable: Hosted by Student Activities Board, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 8 to 9 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 3

Welcome Week Food Festival and Resource Fair: Corey Union Function Room, 1 to 5 p.m.

Dowd Gallery First Friday: Cultural Council of Cortland County, virtual and In-person event, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Cortland Nites Hypnotist: Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 4

Welcome Week: Ithaca Farmer’s Market and Waterfall Excursion, advance registration required, departs from Student Life Center, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 5

Welcome Week Outdoor Movie: Moffett Center lawn, 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 6

Labor Day: No classes, offices closed

Student Club Fair and Carnival: Corey Union steps, noon to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 8

Wellness Wednesday Series: Explore Outdoor Pursuits, Student Life Center, 3 to 4 p.m.

Peer Diversity Workshop for Students: Sponsored by Multicultural Life and Diversity, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4 to 6 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Documentary Screening: “The Hidden Life of Trees,” 2020, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 9

Intro to Handshake and LinkedIn Workshop: online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Cortland wins expanded diversity teaching grant

The C.U.R.E. program will add students and continue for at least five more years. read more

Cortland ranks high for service, social mobility and value

Washington Monthly ranked the university among the top master’s-granting institutions in the nation. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland’s first-year students gathered for a group photo at the Stadium Complex on Sunday, Aug. 29. Students signed the It’s On Us pledge and received additional information from the Title IX Office, picked up Welcome Week 2021 T-shirts and enjoyed an ice cream social. Welcome Week continues through Monday, Sept. 6. Learn more online about other Welcome Week events.

In Other News

President touts resiliency, looks toward strong fall semester

Student researchers make the most of summer experience

Student excels in Army National Guard competition

SUNY Cortland earns national dining awards

Gratitude tree placed in Memorial Library

Tree artist Jack Elliott to exhibit at Dowd Gallery

SUNY Cortland shines light on 21-Day Anti-Racism Challenge

Cortland’s NBA champ

Kelsey Van Alstyne named women's lacrosse head coach

Three student-athletes named first team Academic All-America

Fall 'Wellness' Series Offered

COVID-19 safety reminders: Masks, testing and Red Dragon Safe Pass

Red Dragon Safe pass now available

CALS lecture grant applications due Sept. 9

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Jesse Bloom Bateman coauthored a paper that was published in Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry. read more

Tyler Bradway had an article published in July in Textual Practice. read more

Lisa Czirr presented a session on lessons learned from online delivery at the SUNYLA 2021 conference in June. read more

Lisa Czirr, Jenifer Sigafoes Phelan and Maria McLane showcased a guide for diverse classroom resources at the annual SUNYLA conference. read more

Dan Harms presented at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, held virtually in May. read more

Szilvia Kadas gave an invited lecture at the Holon Institute of Technology in Holon, Israel. read more

Caroline K. Kaltefleiter was a guest on “Anarchy on the Airwaves! Under the Pavement," a weekly radio program broadcast from Manchester, UK. read more

David Kilpatrick coauthored a chapter on learning disabilities that was published in Consultation and Mental Health Interventions in School Settings: A Scientist–Practitioner’s Guide. read more

Christina Knopf presented a talk at the Comics Studies Society annual conference in August. read more

Doug Langhans was a panelist on a webinar presented by International English Language Testing System USA. read more

Mechthild Nagel co-authored a book titled Contesting Carceral Logic Towards Abolitionist Futures. read more

Jeremy Pekarek recently became a Certified Archivist through the Academy of Certified Archivists. read more

John Suarez was a panelist at the SUNY Academic and Innovative Leadership Institute's “Leaders Learning Live: Effectively Managing Student Assistants." read more

Donna West edited a multinational special issue on Peirce and Consciousness recently published in Cognitive Semiotics. read more

Hilary Wong presented strategies she has found most effective in creating new opportunities for instruction at June's SUNYLA 2021 conference. read more

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