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  Issue Number 16 • Tuesday, May 3, 2022  


Campus Champion

Ambitious. Dedicated. That’s sport management major Kasey Vaughan. Off campus, she’s a volunteer assistant varsity coach for the Jamesville-Dewitt girls’ basketball team, part-time event manager and operations intern for Cornell University and play-by-play high school football announcer at X101 radio. And she shines as an intern for the Athletics Office, broadcaster for the Red Dragons Sports Network and host of the podcast “Other Duties as Assigned.” Most fittingly, Kasey just received the 2022 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence for having “demonstrated a remarkable ability to balance professional development with academic excellence.”  

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Wednesday, May 4

Wellness Wednesday: “Grow Your Own Vegetable Plant,” Corey Union steps, noon to 3 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: “Leveraging Informal Writing,” panel presentation, online via Zoom, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Study Abroad 101 Information Session: Old Main, Room 220, 3 to 4 p.m.

2022 Dr. Peter DiNardo ‘68 and Judith Waring Outstanding Achievement in Research Lecture: “Assessing the Impact of Climate Change to the River Water Quality Using the INtegrated CAtchment Models: Threats and Opportunities,” Lynne Parks ’68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.   

Thursday, May 5

SUNY Cortland Spring Pottery Sale: Proceeds help support school supplies for the Belize San Antonio Primary School, Old Main lobby, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Haunted Campus Tour: Join the members of a history class for a walking tour of haunted sites on campus. Meet outside Cheney Hall at 2:50 p.m. Details here.

Dragon Fest: Field day event for students, faculty and staff, hosted by Residence Life and Housing and University Police, Bishop/Shea Hall quad, 3 to 5 p.m.

Mural Unveiling: Coordinated by the Institutional Equity and Inclusion Office, Moffett Center Forum, 4 p.m.

Senior Send-Off: Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., 5 to 9 p.m.


Friday, May 6

Last day of classes

SUNY Cortland Cupboard Filled Fridge Friday: 7 Calvert St., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Spring Pottery Sale: Proceeds help support school supplies for the Belize San Antonio Primary School, Old Main lobby, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Works! Join the walks that begins at the Professional Studies Building, Smith Tower and Moffett Center bus shelter and meet at Corey Union for a photo, music and food, 1:40 to 3 p.m.

Rainbow Reception: Celebrating the successes and contributions of LGBTQ+ students and allies, online via Zoom, 6 p.m.


Monday, May 9

SUNY Cortland Spring Pottery Sale: Proceeds help support school supplies for the Belize San Antonio Primary School, Old Main lobby, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Friday, May 13

Commencement Eve Senior Showcase: Dowd Fine Arts Center performance studio, Room 110, 5 p.m.

Class of 2022 Graduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m.


Saturday, May 14

Class of 2022 Undergraduate Commencement: Park Center Alumni Arena, ceremonies at 9:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.


Sunday, May 15

Class of 2020 Welcome Back Ceremony: Park Center Alumni Arena, 11 a.m. Reception immediately following the ceremony in the Park Center Corey Gymnasium.

Four students earn SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

The award is the highest student honor presented by New York’s public university system. read more

Every day is Arbor Day for this Red Dragon

Melinda Clancy ’13 hand-picks thousands of trees to plant in New York City each year. read more

Capture the Moment


Platinum-certified rapper Sleepy Hallow stopped to take selfies with students at the conclusion of the Spring Fling concert in Alumni Arena on Saturday, April 30. Tinashe, an R&B and pop artist, was the opening act.

In Other News

Campus childcare center adds paid student interns

History class explored real-life roots of ghostly claims

Black Lives Matter mural unveiling set

SUNY Cortland to host five Commencement ceremonies

Dowd Gallery presents Student Select 2022

Student-athletes honored at 2022 awards ceremony

A reminder about academic resources

An update on COVID-19

Resources for your academic success

Non-traditional students inducted into honor society

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexis Blavos recently presented “Exploring the Health Education Profession’s Response to COVID” with colleagues on a podcast. read more

Mark DePaull was appointed president of the state-wide SUNY Police Chiefs Association. read more

Christopher Gascón had his article published in the volume Staging and Stage Décor: Early Modern Spanish Theater. read more

Jacob Hall and Kate McCormick co-authored an article that was recently published in TechTrends. read more

James F. Hokanson, Bryanne N. Bellovary and Erik Lind presented with three exercise science students at the State of New York Undergraduate Research Conference. read more

Jeremy Jimenez presented at conferences in Minnesota and California in April. read more

Melissa Keelhar, M ’10 was recognized by New York state's Mothers Against Drunk Driving and the Stop DWI Program. read more

Rhiannon Maton  recently co-edited a special issue of Critical Education journal on the #RedForEd educator movement. read more

Erin Morris participated on a panel titled “Striving for Equality: The LGBTQ experience in Sport.” read more

Kristine Newhall organized and presented on a panel called “Teaching about Trans Athletes: Multidisciplinary Perspectives” recently. read more

Tiantian Zheng was invited by four universities to deliver campus-wide book talks on her book Tongzhi Living. read more

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In Memoriam

Fayann Searfoss, who worked at SUNY Cortland for several years as a secretary in the Chemistry Department, died on Sunday, April 17.

Memorial Service

There will be a memorial service for Bard Prentiss, associate professor of art and art history emeritus, and his wife Gina from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, at Dryden Lake Pavilion in Dryden, N.Y.

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