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  Issue Number 3 • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021  

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Campus Champion

Ardesian (Ardi) Binjakaj arrived in the U.S. four years ago. Ardi, who speaks five languages, spent his first 10 years in Italy before moving to Albania, his parents’ home country. He’ll graduate in the spring with a double major in business economics and political science and double minors in computer applications and international finance. He hopes to pursue his dreams in the U.S. He’s a research assistant for a Harvard professor and interning with economics professor Kathleen Burke, mapping how funds are managed across the SUNY system. Exceptionally connected and engaged, Ardi is most proud of time spent as an EOP peer mentor and tutor, helping others navigate life on campus.

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Tuesday, Sept. 28

Scholarships, Financial Aid and Study Abroad: Access online, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 29

Wellness Wednesday Series: Healthy Red Dragons wellness information, Student Life Center lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Undergraduate Research and You, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, Sept. 30

Latinx Heritage Month Sandwich Seminar: “Exploring the History and Use of Testimonios as a Tool for Social Change,” Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m. 

Guided Tour with the Artist: Jack Elliott, artist and educator, coinciding with the Laying in the Cut exhibition, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 6 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 1

Dowd Gallery First Friday: Cultural Council of Cortland County, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Virtual and in-person event, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, and Facebook, Instagram, Dowd Gallery website. 

Monday, Oct. 4

Teacher Certification Requirements Overview: Online via Handshake, 5 to 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 5

Open Mic Night: Corey Union, 7 to 8 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 6

Sandwich Seminar: Cross-Pollinating Courses to Support Learner Synthesis, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Speed Resumes Workshop: Online via Handshake, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Study Abroad 101: Online in the IPO Remote Advising Room, 3 to 4 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: Empowerment Self-Defense, presented by University Police officers, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4 to 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 7

Latinx Heritage Month Sandwich Seminar: “Immigration Under the Biden Administration,” Old Main Colloquium, 12 to 1 p.m.

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

Deliberation: Elections Security and Access, online via Webex, to register email, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Friday, Oct. 8

Art Tour Field Trip: To Storm King Art Center and the Dia Beacon, sponsored by the Art Exhibition Association, transportation provided, 7 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 11

Admissions Fall Open House: Campus-wide, 9 a.m. to noon.

Black Out for Justice March: Corey Union steps, 6 to 8 p.m.

Latinx Heritage Month Online Seminar: “Hybrid Spiritualities of Hybrid Identities,” 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., via Webex.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

SafeZone Workshop: Online via Webex, 3 to 5 p.m.

“Survivor” contestant a previvor

Alum’s preemptive surgeries have given her a shot to compete on CBS’ hit show. read more

2022 Cortaca Jug to be played at Yankee Stadium

Cortland and Ithaca building on success of record-setting 2019 game at MetLife Stadium. read more

Capture the Moment


Ithaca-based artist Jack Elliott, right, talks about his piece "Argenteum," with sophomore fitness development major Giovanni Gibson during a tour of his exhibit, "Laying in the Cut" in Dowd Gallery on Sept. 23. Elliott produces sculptures that explore the relations between trees, people and our shared biophysical environment. His work is on display through Saturday, Oct. 16.

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Performing Arts Department announces 2021-22 calendar

Biochemistry posters on display in Memorial Library

Online forums address voting, healthcare and climate

SUNY Cortland celebrating National Latinx Heritage Month

Brooks Lectures explore culture of extremes

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Jacqueline Augustine had her manuscript published in the European Journal of Applied Physiology. read more

Tyler Bradway gave a guest lecture on queer narrative theory at Cornell University. read more

Jacqueline Dyke M ’08, Jason Page M ’12, Lynn Anderson and Susan Wilson presented virtually at the American Therapeutic Recreation Association's annual conference. read more

Andrew Fitz-Gibbon was named to a three-year term on SUNY's Distinguished Academy Board read more

Denise D. Knight had her monograph published in American Literary Realism. read more

Kristine Newhall had an article published in Transgender Studies Quarterly. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki had his article published in Children and Libraries: The Journal of the Association for Library Service to Children. read more

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