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  Issue Number 17 • Tuesday, May 16, 2023  

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Campus Champion

Diversity Faculty Fellow Marcus Bell, assistant sociology professor, lectures on crime and inequality and serves on committees that uphold the university’s core values of diversity, equity and inclusion. “Important topics people care the most about often come with political partisanship,” he says. “For example, crime and the police response can be an either-or conversation, but most people grapple with both sides to varying degrees.” Marcus presents his ideas in his TEDx SUNY Cortland talk on “Freedom Dreaming” Thursday, May 4. He’s one of 10 speakers, along with SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Lecturer Renee Heitmann and Modern Languages Lecturer Shena Driscoll Salvato, who will share their thoughts for a better world. 

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Tuesday, May 2

Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Workshop: More than Kpop, “Chinavirus,” and the Model Minority Myth, Registration form, online via Webex, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. 


Wednesday, May 3

Student Select ’23: On view at the Dowd Gallery weekdays through Friday, May 12, and Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Spring Pottery Sale: Old Main lobby, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Get “Resume Ready” Career Services Workshop: Online via Webex, 6 to 7 p.m. Register on Handshake.


Thursday, May 4

Red Dragon Fest: Bishop/Shea Quad, 2 to 5 p.m. Rain location: Corey Union Function Room. Bring one non-perishable food item to use dunk tank.

Senior Send-Off: Lynne Parks '68 SUNY Cortland Alumni House, 29 Tompkins St., 5 to 9 p.m.

TEDx SUNY Cortland: Featuring 10 speakers who will share ideas related to “Freedom Dreaming,” envisioning a better world and exploring pathways to get there, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m. No-cost virtual tickets are required and are available online.


Friday, May 5

Last day of classes

SUNY Cortland Works! Join the walks along signed routes around campus beginning at 11:40 a.m. Group photo on the Corey Union steps at noon. BBQ and solidarity gathering followed by speakers on the Corey Union steps, or inside Corey Union if raining, from 12:05 to 2 p.m.


Saturday, May 6 and Sunday, May 7

Study Days


Monday, May 8 to Friday, May 12

Final examination period


Monday, May 8

PAWS for Stress Relief: Student Life Center 3-Court Gymnasium, noon to 4 p.m.

Moonlight Breakfast: The Bistro Off Broadway, 10 to 11:30 p.m.


Tuesday, May 9 

PAWS for Stress Relief: Student Life Center 3-Court Gymnasium, noon to 4 p.m.


Friday, May 12

Graduate Commencement: Ceremony: 7 p.m. in the Park Center Alumni Arena, doors open at 6 p.m. Students report to Park Center Corey Gymnasium at 6 p.m., reception immediately following the ceremony in Park Center Corey Gymnasium


Saturday, May 13

Undergraduate Commencement: Ceremony A: 9:30 a.m., Undergraduate reception: 11 a.m., Lusk Field House, Ceremony B: 2:30 p.m., Undergraduate reception: 4 p.m., Lusk Field House, Ceremony C: 7 p.m.


Wednesday, May 17

Summer Session begins: Visit cortland.edu/summer for registration details and tuition information. 


The Bulletin will be published the following dates during the summer:


Tuesday, May 16     

Tuesday, June 6        

Tuesday, June 27       

Tuesday, July 18



Chancellor King visits Cortland

SUNY’s newest leader is touring all 64 SUNY campuses during the first semester of his tenure. read more


Ann McClellan is Cortland’s new provost

McClellan starts as provost and vice president for academic affairs on May 4. read more



Capture the Moment

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Students turned out when rapper Yung Gravy performed at SUNY Cortland’s Spring Fling concert on Saturday, April 29, along with opening acts Kristin Merlin and DJ Lady Verse. The concert in Park Center Alumni Arena marked the end of Spring Fling Week which featured daily events including a color run, comedy night and carnival.


In Other News

Burke named Distinguished Teaching Professor

Dowd Gallery presents Student Select 2023

Students to perform musical off-Broadway

SUNY Cortland’s first TEDx event set for May 4

SUNY Cortland to host four Commencement ceremonies

Faculty, staff honored with Chancellor’s Awards

Three students earn SUNY Chancellor’s Awards

Partnership aims to reduce end-of-semester trash

Red Dragon Fest to splash down on May 4

Honors Convocation photo gallery available

Jean-Andre Sassine and Glynis Curcione earn SUNY Scholar Athlete of the Year honors 

Non-traditional students inducted into national honor society

Pychology honor society inducts members

Student leaders recognized

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Brittany Adams had two articles published recently, one in Reading Horizons and one in Middle School Journal. read more

Paul Arras presented a paper at the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference. read more

Tyler Bradway gave an invited guest lecture at Ithaca College in April. read more

Nichole Edwards was interviewed about our food waste composting by Spectrum News. read more

Craig A. Foster and his undergraduate students had an article published in the recent edition of Skeptical Inquirer. read more

Jeremy Jimenez had his article accepted for publication in the journal Teaching in Higher Education read more

David A. Kilpatrick was invited by the United States Library of Congress to present a talk and presented at two workshops. read more

Rhiannon Maton had a co-authored article published in the History of Education Quarterly. read more

Wylie Schwartz had her article published in the current edition of the Oxford Art Journal.   read more

Robert J. Spitzer was featured in WalletHub’s recent article titled “Cities with the Biggest Homicide Rate Problems.” read more

Nance Wilson was quoted in an article about the Lorax published April 21 in Education Week. read more

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In Memoriam

Louis Gebhard, professor emeritus of history, died on April 23, 2023.

The Bulletin is produced by the Communications Office at SUNY Cortland and is published every other Tuesday during the academic year. Read more about The Bulletin. To submit items, email your information to bulletin@cortland.edu

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