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The Bulletin: Campus News for the SUNY Cortland Community

  Issue Number 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021  


Campus Champion

“Step out of your comfort zone and join something new,” advises senior human services studies major Claire Perini. She did that a year ago as a transfer student from Tompkins County Community College in the midst of remote learning. She applied to be an Orientation Assistant, which has allowed her to explain SUNY Cortland’s many resources to other new students. She practices what she preaches. Claire joined the social sorority Nu Sigma Chi and met new friends. She also found success when she visited the Writing Center for help. “When something sparks my interest, I go for it.” SUNY Cortland celebrates National Transfer Student Week Oct. 18 to 22. Follow along on social media using the hashtag #CortlandTransfers.

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Tuesday, Oct. 12

SafeZone Workshop: Sponsored by the Multicultural Life and Diversity Office, online via Webex, 3 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 13

Piñata Stress Relief Night: Join the Student Activities Board and release midterms stress on a piñata, Bishop-Shea Quad, 6 p.m.

Urban Ed Speaker: Carrie Rood will speak to the Education Club about her experiences working in an urban school, online via WebEx Link club meeting number 2631 307 3766, 7 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Piloting a Fully-Online Master's Program, presented by Katarina Silvestri, Brittany Adams and Nance Wilson, Literacy Department, online via Webex, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Brooks Lecture Series: “Why Do Communities Promote Scientifically Unreasonable Claims? Stupid, Crazy, or Just Humans Being Humans?” Presented by Craig Foster, professor and chair of the Psychology Department, Moffett Center, Room 115, 4:30 p.m., reception in the Moffett Center forum begins at 4 p.m.

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

Wellness Wednesday Series: The Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression (SOGIE) Committee will host a discussion about mental health in the LGBTQ+ community, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 3 to 4 p.m.

Simulation: On the Move: Populations in Crisis, Student Life Center Multipurpose Activity Court, 5 to 6:30 p.m. RSVP required.

Public Deliberation: Health Care: How Can We Bring Costs Down While Getting the Care We Need?  Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Online via Webex, register by emailing  

Thursday, Oct. 14

Simulation: On the Move: Populations in Crisis, Student Life Center Multipurpose Activity Court, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVPrequired.

Simulation: On the Move: Populations in Crisis, Student Life Center Multipurpose Activity Court, 2:40 to 4:10 p.m. RSVP required.

Gallery Talk: A Walk Through Woods, presented by Steven Broyles, professor, Biological Sciences Department, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, 5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 18

Fall Break begins: Continues through Tuesday, Oct. 19.

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Transfer Trivia: Sponsored by the Transfer Network Team, #CortlandTransfers, Student Life Center, Room 1104, 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Sandwich Seminar: Course Planning to Praxis, presented by Adrienne Raw, English Department, Kristine Newhall, Kinesiology Department and Karen Downey, Chemistry Department. Online via Webex, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday Series: All Mixed Up, with Multicultural Life and Diversity Office staff who will lead a conversation about the lived experiences of multi-racial and multi-ethnic people. Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 3 to 4 p.m.

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

Thursday, Oct. 21

Transfer Fall Festival: Sponsored by Tau Sigma National Honor Society, Sperry Center lawn, 3 to 5 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Run For All 5K: Hosted by the Student Government Association, register here by Thursday, Oct. 21. SUNY Cortland Sports Complex, 9 a.m.  

Cortland CROP Hunger Walk: Twenty-five percent of the funds raised in the county come back to the county to support local food pantries and feeding programs including our own SUNY Cortland Cupboard. Register here. The start and finish at Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St. 

Monday, Oct. 25

Lecture: “The New Fascism Syllabus: Exploring the Right through Scholarship and Digital Engagement,” presented by Brian J. Griffith, Post-Doctoral Scholar in European History at UCLA, online via Webex, 4:30 p.m.

Money Talks Mondays: Goal Setting and Budgeting: Online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m. 

Wednesday, Oct. 27

Flu Clinic: For both Flu and 65+ Flu, Corey Union in the Exhibition Lounge, Register online.

Simulation focuses on global refugee crisis

Reservations now open for “On the Move: Populations in Crisis,” planned for Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14. read more

Model Garden and Bioswales signage ceremony held

Sign explains many possible uses for the nine-bed plot near Van Hoesen Hall. read more

Capture the Moment


Professor Theresa Curtis, right, and Professor Patricia Conklin, second from right, both from the Biological Sciences Department, talked to prospective students and their families during Fall Open House in the Student Life Center on Monday, Oct. 11. Another Open House is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 11. Learn more at

In Other News

Education and awareness vital to end domestic violence

Update on campus dining services

Uncovered displays highlight Cortland’s concert legacy

Surveillance testing available for all students

Brooks Lectures explore culture of extremes

Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Suggest a feature story

People on the Move

Cyrenius Nelson ’19 to fill new diversity role

Faculty/Staff Activities

Tyler Bradway presented on a virtual roundtable, “Queer Kinship,” in September. read more

Ashley Crossway coauthored a research article recently published in the Athletic Training Education Journal. read more

Craig Foster had his article, “Race and the NFL: Teaching the chi-square goodness of fit test,” published. read more

Rhiannon Maton had a co-authored article published in Journal of Educational Change. read more

Tadayuki Suzuki had a blog article titled “Reading, Teaching, and Discussing LGBTQ+ Family Stories with Elementary Students” published. read more

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