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  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023  


Campus Champion

Tatum Pittman, senior adolescence education: English major works toward bringing more diverse curriculums into public schools. She intends to make these changes from the top — first as a teacher, then as an administrator and superintendent — and she’s already making a difference. The Syracuse City School District student teacher, as part of Cortland’s Urban Recruitment of Educators program, is making connections and setting her academic and professional plan. For the second year, she is director of diversity, equity and inclusion for the Student Government Association and recently led SUNY Cortland’s Abraham Lincoln DeMond Day, which launched Black History Month events on campus.

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Wednesday, Feb. 8

Sandwich Seminar: 'One in Two,' Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Talk: Between Sport and Art: Gender Biases at Play, presented by Erin Morris, Sport Management Department, Dowd Gallery, Room 106, 5 p.m. 

Workshop: Teacher Certification Requirements Overview, online via Handshake, 6 to 7 p.m.

Let’s Talk about Narcissistic Abuse with Lynn Catalano: Corey Union Function Room, 7 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 9

Black History Month Book Chat: “Ludic Ubuntu Ethics: Possibilities for Transformative Justice.,” presented by philosophy professor Mecke Nagel, the author of Ludic Ubuntu Ethics: Decolonizing Justice, Old Main Colloquium, noon.

Recital: An Evening of Beethoven, featuring music of the great German composer Ludwig Von Beethoven, Cortland Interfaith Center, 7 Calvert St., 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 10

Study Abroad Fair: Corey Union lower lobby. 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Foodways and Folkways: Soul Food and Health in the Black Community, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 3 p.m.

Cortland Nites: Stuff A Bear, Corey Union Function Room, 8 to 10 p.m. RSVP on Cortland Connect.

Monday, Feb. 13

Black History Month Sociology Lecture: “The End of France as a Parasitic State in Africa: Lessons from Mali,” presented by Kassim Kone, Sociology/Anthropology Department. Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Artist's Walkthrough: (re)Play with visual artist David B. Smith, Dowd Gallery, Room 106, 2 to 2:45 p.m.

Artist's Workshop: Communal Weaving, presented by David B. Smith, visual artist, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Fiber Studio, Room 101, 3 to 5:30 p.m.

Black History Month Panel Discussion: Creating a Culture of Care: Dismantling the Schoolyard to Prisonyard Pipeline, sponsored by SUNY Cortland’s Black Lives Matter at School, Corey Union Function Room, 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Ran’d Shine’s Magic Show: Corey Union Function Room, 8 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Prevent Defense: Race and Leadership in the NFL: Presented by psychology professor Craig A. Foster, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m

Wednesday, Feb. 15

Sandwich Seminar: Recruiting and Retaining BIPOC Students at SUNY Cortland, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

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

Understanding and Advocating for Racial Justice Workshop: Register for Racial Justice Workshop #1, 4 to 6 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 16

Sandwich Seminar: The Continued Miseducation of BIPOC Students: The Need for Culturally Responsive Pedagogy (CRP) and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy (CSP), Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Participatory Civics Event: “Social Media-Mediated Justice: Uncover social media’s influence on your thoughts and actions,” Institute of Civic Engagement, Moffett Center, Room 102, 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 17 

Black History Month Workshop: Cultivating a Culture of Anti-Racism and Allyship at Predominately White Institutions, Corey Union Function Room, 10 a.m. to noon.

Saturday, Feb. 18

Valentine's Day Formal: Hosted by the Student Government Association, music, food, dancing, Corey Union Function Room, 7 to 10 p.m. Free to SUNY Cortland students, RSVP at the SGA Office, Corey Union, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.

Monday, Feb. 20

African Dance Workshop: Corey Union Voice Office, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Sandwich Seminar Oral interpretation: “Black Voices Matter,” Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Internship Info Session: Pre-register on Handshake or join the afternoon of on Webex, 4 p.m. 

Virtual Author Lecture: Native Predatory Wasps - Their Role as Pollinators and Beneficial Insects, online via Zoom, 4:30 p.m.

Sport Advocacy Panel: “Advocating for Change — How We Can All be Better Allies and Co-Conspirators in Creating Inclusive Sport Management Spaces,” Professional Studies Building, Room 1176, 6:30 p.m.

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Capture the Moment


The SUNY Cortland Gospel Choir performed “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” often referred to as the “Black National Anthem,” at the inaugural Abraham Lincoln DeMond 1889 Day held in Corey Union on Feb. 1. This was the first of many events that will be held on campus recognizing Black History Month.

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Friendly competitors invited to Rough Raquette

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Faculty/Staff Activities

David Barclay co-authored a paper published in Science Bulletin. read more

Tyler Bradway gave an invited talk on his new book, Queer Kinship: Race, Sex, Belonging, Form. read more

Ashley Crossway coauthored an article published in January in Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine. read more

Christina Knopf delivered an opening presentation titled “Comics, Covidity, and Visualizing the Invisible.” read more

Rhiannon Maton had an article published in the Revue Internationale d’Education de Sevres. read more

Wylie Schwartz will present a research paper on Feb. 18 at the College Art Association Conference in New York City. read more

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