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  Issue Number 6 • Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021  


Campus Champion

Non-Traditional Student Week Nov. 15 to 19 celebrates our undergraduate students who often balance college with commitments such as family, jobs and long commutes. Lauren Murphy does all that and is active on campus. She’s treasurer of the Non-Traditional Student Organization and a valued member of the Transfer Network Team. Weekdays, the inclusive early childhood education major works an early-morning shift at a day care, commutes 50 minutes to campus and puts in a full day before heading home after dark. With 250 non-traditional students on campus, there are plenty of reasons to submit your nominations to the Celebrate-a-Non-Trad! Campaign.  

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Tuesday, Nov. 9

Alumni Speakers Series Careers in Sport: Student Life Center, Room 1104, 7 to 8:15 p.m. RSVP at

Trivia Tuesday: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 9 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 10

Wellness Wednesday Series: Party Smart Before Cortaca, information from Health Promotion, Substance Misuse Prevention and Education and Wellness PEER interns, Student Life Center lobby, noon to 3 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Understanding and Addressing Dyslexia, Presented by David A. Kilpatrick, professor of psychology emeritus, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

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

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “Extreme Hazards: Planetary Collision,” Moffett Center, Room 115, 4:30 p.m. A reception will be held at 4 p.m. in Moffett Center, Room 116.

Strategic Salary Negotiation: Online via Handshake, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 

WorkshopHealthcare Barriers for Immigrants in the U.S.A., online via Webex, 5 to 6 p.m. RSVP here.

The Newman Club: Question-and-answer session with our priest, Monsignor Jim Lang, O'Heron Newman Hall, 6 to 7 p.m.

Cortaca Event: Jersey Night, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Urban Education Guest Speaker: Joe Horan, a physical education teacher from Syracuse who is also executive director of the Building Men Program, Sperry Center, 7:15 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day

Admissions Open House: Campus-wide event, 9 a.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Person-to-Person: Citizen Advocacy, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

2021 Veterans Day Virtual Ceremony at SUNY Cortland: For more information, contact the Special Events Office, 3 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist’s Talk: Natalija Mijatović, professor in the Department of Art and Design at Binghamton University on her exhibition, “Of Snow and Sorrow," Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 12

Cortaca Event: Corta-Cupcakes & Carnival, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Performing Arts Musical: “Big Fish,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Visit our Box Office website to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Nov. 13

Cortaca Jug Parade: Parade from Corey Union steps to the Stadium Complex, interested groups should register and be at the starting location by 7:30 a.m. Parade will run from 9 to 10 a.m.

Cortaca Jug Football Game: SUNY Cortland will host the game against Ithaca College, Stadium Complex, noon.

For the Culture Carnival: Moffett Lawn, rain site is Corey Union Function Room, 3 p.m.

Performing Arts Musical: “Big Fish,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Visit our Box Office website to purchase tickets

Grocery Bingo: Corey Union Function Room, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 14

Performing Arts Musical: “Big Fish,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m. Visit our Box Office website to purchase tickets.

Dowd Gallery Musical Performance: “Three-Winged Wisdom: Sounds for Snow and Sorrow,” Dowd Gallery, 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 15

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Continental Breakfast: Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 10 to 11:30 a.m. 

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Game NightWebex, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 16

Bring-a-Reading Workshop: Learn strategies and resources for addressing challenging texts, Memorial Library, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Lunch: Macaroni and cheese, Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Talk by bestselling author Cheryl Strayed, online via zoom, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 17

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Talk: Scholarships for Non-Trads, Old Main, Room 130, 11:30 a.m.

Interview Essentials: 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.

Dowd Gallery Poetry Reading: “Imprints in Snow,” organized by Howard Lindh, lecturer, English Department, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

ONEHOPE Wine Fundraiser: Sample wine and start holiday shopping early at this fundraiser benefitting SUNY Cortland’s Newman Foundation. Attendees must be 21 or older. Newman Center, 5 to 7 p.m.

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

Public Deliberation: Climate Choices: How Should We Meet the Challenges of a Changing Climate? Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. To register, email

Workshop: The Ethics of Mandated Reporting, online via Webex, a link will be sent after registering, 7 p.m. Please register by Monday, Nov. 15.

Thursday, Nov. 18

Non-Traditional Students’ Week Coffee and Bagels: Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, 9 to 10:30 a.m. 

Celebrations Across Germany Cultural Presentation: Sponsored by International Programs, Old Main Colloquium, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

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

Friday, Nov. 19

Non-Traditional Students’ Week TGIF Pizza Party: Non-Traditional Student Lounge, Cornish Hall, Room 1221, noon to 1:30 p.m. 

Performing Arts Musical: “Big Fish,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Visit our Box Office website to purchase tickets.

Saturday, Nov. 20

Performing Arts Musical: “Big Fish,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Visit our Box Office website to purchase tickets.

Sunday, Nov. 21

Performing Arts Musical: “Big Fish,” Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m. Visit our Box Office website to purchase tickets.

Party: Celebration of Men hosted by M.O.V.E.: Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 5 to 8 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 22

Money Talks Mondays – All About Credit: Online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m. 

Dowd Gallery Documentary Screening: “In Company of Shadows,” a collection of shorts, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

New athletic training space blends service, education

A $1 million project brings an open concept and new equipment to the John L. Sciera ’52 Athletic Training Room in Park Center. read more

“Big Fish” opens Friday, Nov. 12

The musical will be performed in Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre through Nov. 21. read more

Capture the Moment


Members of SUNY Cortland's Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) led a Take Back the Night march around campus on Oct. 27. The event included a series of speakers on the topic of raising awareness and taking action to prevent sexual assault. Learn more about SAFER on Cortland Connect.

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Campus COVID-19 update recording is available

All you need to know about Cortaca Jug 2021

Veterans Day ceremony set

Alumna created scholarship for veterans

Tickets on sale now for 2022 Cortaca Jug game

Scholarship application opens Nov. 15 for current students

Brooks Lectures explore culture of extremes

University celebrates non-traditional students

‘Wild’ author Cheryl Strayed talk reset

Stream Native American Heritage Month films

Student artists sought for Black Lives Matter mural

History Department documentary competition on “revolution”

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Bryanne Bellovary, Erik Lind and James Hokanson co-authored research posters with seniors Lauren Roberts and Jacqueline Santaniello. read more

Mark Dodds presented at and chaired a conference, spoke at two symposiums and co-authored a paper. read more

Jacob Hall was recognized with an award from the Association for Educational Communications and Technology. read more

Christina Knopf had a chapter on communication in the 2020 presidential campaign and an article on wartime propaganda messages published. read more

Lin Lin and Krystal Barber presented at the New York Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the New York State Association of Teacher Educators conference. read more

Lin Lin, Margaret Gichuru and Mechthild Nagel delivered “Teaching Philosophy to Children in the Time of the Pandemic” at the educators conference. read more

John Suarez hosted the SUNY Consortium of Community Engaged Leaders’ first roundtable discussion, “Convening and Facilitating Community Forums.” read more

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