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  Issue Number 14 • Tuesday, April 4, 2023  


Campus Champion

After 28 years as head coach of the men’s basketball program, Tom Spanbauer ’83, M ’86 announced his retirement. He’s stepping back from basketball, but SUNY Cortland is fortunate that he’ll continue as a lecturer and head women’s tennis coach. This Campus Champion’s love for SUNY Cortland runs deep and this longtime volunteer will continue to give back. Find him at Commencement, where he’s been a marshal as long as he can remember — “It’s the happiest event on campus,” he says. Also, he’ll be volunteering at student conduct hearings, Midnight Breakfasts and as a member of the Campus Safety Committee.

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Tuesday, April 4 

Charles N. Poskanzer Lecture: “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Tobacco Product Regulation: Promise and Peril in an Increasingly Complex Landscape,” presented by Brian King from the Food and Drug Administration, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 5 p.m. Also available on Webex. 

Dowd Gallery Documentary Screening: Why Art Education Matters Part 1, Compilation of Shorts and Talks, Dowd Gallery, Room 106, 5 to 6 p.m. As part of the Imagination Celebration, exhibition of art by K-12 Students and Teachers 

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Human Services, presented by the Alumni Association and Career Services, online via Zoom, 6:30 to 8 p.m. 

Y2Karaoke: Corey Union first floor lounge, 7 to 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 5 

Sandwich Seminar: The Benefits of Prioritizing Physical Activity for Children, presented by Physical Education major Joseph Iadevaio, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Exploring Entrepreneurship: One Alum’s Journey with Merchon Brower Hargrave ’09 online via Webex, 4 p.m.  

Workshop: Behind the Post, explore the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships, and the role social media can play, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 5 to 6 p.m. 

Thursday, April 6 

Sandwich Seminar: "Description, Source and Significance of Building Stones Used at SUNY Cortland’s Camp Huntington, Raquette Lake, NY, 1877 – 1900,” presented by Robert Darling, Distinguished Teaching Professor Geology, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Lecture: Africa’s Relations with Central and Eastern Europe in a Changing Global Order, presented by Stefan Cibian, director, Făgăraș Research Institute and associate fellow, Chatham House - The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4:30 p.m. 

Dowd Gallery Documentary Screening: Why Art Education Matters Part 2, Compilation of Shorts and Talks, Dowd Gallery, Room 106, 5 to 6 p.m. As part of the Imagination Celebration, exhibition of art by K-12 Students and Teachers 

Friday, April 7 

SAFER Volleyball Tournament: Park Center gymnasium, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery First Friday: Organized by the Cortland Arts Connect, 5:30 to 8 p.m., virtual and in-person, Dowd Gallery, Room 106 and online via Facebook, Instagram and the Dowd Gallery website. 

Monday, April 10 

Re-Thinking Abilities Workshop: Register for Re-Thinking Abilities Workshop #2, 4 to 6 p.m. 

Tuesday, April 11 

Panel Presentation: International opportunities for Cortland faculty, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 4 to 5:30 p.m. 

Interview Essentials: Presented by Nan Pasquarello, director of career services, online via Webex, 4 to 5 p.m. 

Dowd Gallery Talk: Thomas Albrecht, professor, department chair and associate dean, School of Fine Arts, SUNY New Paltz, online via Webex, 5 p.m. 

Wednesday April 12 

Sandwich Seminar: “I Learned by Doing,” presentations from four Institute for Civic Engagement Action Team interns, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. 

Brooks Museum Lecture Series: “‘Evolution and All That’: Why Americans Can’t Stop Fighting about Creationism," presented by Adam Laats, an assistant professor in Binghamton University’s Department of Teaching, Learning and Educational Leadership, Moffett Center, Room 115, 4:30 p.m. A reception to welcome Adam Laats precedes the talk at 4 p.m. in the adjacent Brooks Museum. 

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Barrett Bowlin, author of the short story collection Ghosts Caught on Film, Dowd Gallery, Room 106, 5 p.m. 

Recreational Sports Powerlifting Meet: Student Life Center, 6 p.m. 

Brendan Gay’s Comedy Show: Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m. 

Thursday, April 13 

Book Authors Event: Recognizing campus book authors from 2020 to 2022 at an annual event, Memorial Library, 3 to 4 p.m. 

Teacher Certification Requirements Overview: Online via Webex, 6 to 7 p.m. 

Friday, April 14

Cortland Nites: Roller Skating, Corey Union Function Room, skates provided, 8 p.m.

Monday, April 17 

Michael Misko's Magic Show: Corey Union Function Room, 8 to 9 p.m. 

Wednesday, April 19 

Presentation: Marty Essen's "Around the World in 90 Minutes," an Earth Week 2023 event sponsored by the Campus and Artist Lecture Series, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 6:30 p.m. 

Greg Sankey ’87 leads SEC, lends motivation for students

The commissioner of the NCAA’s Southeastern Conference visited campus for a two-day executive-in-residence program. read more

Winging it: peregrine falcons take flight at SUNY Cortland 

The endangered raptors like SUNY Cortland so much they’ve made the campus their winter home.  read more

Capture the Moment


Admissions tour guide Ramona Lewis, wearing a red jacket to the right, directs students and their families during SUNY Cortland’s Accepted Student Open House on Saturday, April 1. With temperatures approaching 70 degrees by early afternoon, the senior psychology major and Cortland’s other guides had a busy day. One of the highlights was the ice cream social in the Student Life Center, where more than 800 people were treated to Cortland’s Red Dragon Delight ice cream.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland dining increases food recycling

Yung Gravy will headline Spring Fling

The Big Event returns on April 23

Cortland joins nationwide effort to save local journalism

Symposium helps DIII athletes adjust after college 

University to launch student and faculty surveys

Men's basketball coach Tom Spanbauer announces retirement

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexis Blavos was recognized by the Society for Public Health Education and presented at its conference in March. read more

Tyler Bradway had his article titled “Graphic Attachment: Relational Formalism and Queer Dependency" published. read more

Caroline Kaltefleiter has been awarded a Community News Champion Fellowship Grant from the University of Vermont. read more

David A. Kilpatrick presented two half-day workshops at the National Association of School Psychologists annual conference in Denver. read more

Jaclyn Lawrence ’12 was part of the Syracuse Crunch Women in Sports Panel held March 31 in Syracuse. read more

Samantha Moss presented a research poster at the SHAPE America national convention in Seattle. read more

Kristine Newhall was a co-presenter at the Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology Conference in March. read more

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