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  Issue Number 9 • Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2023  


Campus Champion

When physical education graduate Kayla Sweeney ’21 sought a graduate assistant position last September, the health education major found a great fit working with Health Educator Lauren Scagnelli '12, M '14. This spring, Kayla is in the driver’s seat as Lauren takes maternity leave. She is managing the Wellness Wednesday Series, including a week of events in February centered around body appreciation. Kayla, a women’s lacrosse player who plans a career in physical education or coaching, is the daughter of two teachers who are Cortland alums — Candace Harvey Sweeney '92, M '96 and Matthew S. Sweeney '93, M '96.

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Wednesday, Jan. 25

Wellness Wednesday: Intro to Yoga, Student Life Center Mind Body Room, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Life Consequences: A Tale of Redemption, Choices and Decisions, sponsored by the Student Activities Board, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Resource Fair: Corey Union, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Opening Reception for (re)Play: A solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based visual artist David B. Smith, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 27

International Welcome Celebration: Corey Union, 1 to 2 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Student Government Association Club Fair: Corey Union Function Room, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Abraham Lincoln Demond Day: Join SGA in this celebration of the life of Abraham Lincoln Demond, Cortland's first African American to graduate from the Normal School, Corey Union Function Room, 6 to 8 p.m.

Gearing Up for Grad School Workshop: Sponsored by Career Services, for more information and to register, visit Handshake, 5 to 6 p.m.

Sip and Fro! Hosted by Curly Kinky Coily Hair, Voice Office, 7 to 8 p.m.

Celebrating 10 Years of Tobacco and Nicotine Free: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 2:30 p.m. reception and ceremony to follow.

Friday, Feb. 3

Dowd Gallery First Friday: The guided tour of the exhibition has been organized by Cortland Arts Connect to take place from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The event will be both live and virtual.

Monday, Feb. 6

Money Talks Mondays - Financial Wellness: Presented by Career Services, online, learn more and register on Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Celebrating a groundbreaking graduate 

Abraham Lincoln DeMond Day will recognize Cortland’s African American alumni annually. read more

Students shine light on under-covered news 

Investigations by media literacy class gain national recognition. read more

Capture the Moment


The SUNY Cortland women's ice hockey team held its third annual Make-A-Wish® charity game on Saturday, Jan. 21, when the Red Dragons hosted Hamilton College in a non-league game. The event supported Make-A-Wish® Central New York, whose representatives were on hand to drop the puck for a faceoff between (left) Nany Loh of Hamilton and Dany Donegan, team captain for Cortland. Read more about the fundraiser, which ends at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26.

Photo by Darl Zehr Photography

In Other News

Students help transform hallways into sensory pathways

SUNY Cortland earns high marks for online programs

Friendly competitors invited to Rough Raquette

State of the University Address tackles challenges

Student EMS organization gets new home 

Brooklyn artist explores landscape concepts with fiber

Spring ‘Wellness’ series begins Jan. 25

Women’s ice hockey hosts Make-A-Wish fundraiser through Jan. 26

Cortland Auxiliary Services grant applications due Feb. 17

CALS lecture grant applications due Jan. 31

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Jacqueline Augustine and Kevin Dames co-authored an article that was published in the Journal of Sports Rehabilitation. read more

Tyler Bradway presented two papers in January at the Modern Language Association conference held in San Francisco. read more

Lauren deLaubell, Dan Harms, Jenifer Sigafoes Phelan and Hilary Wong co-authored a book chapter recently published in Teaching Critical Reading Skills: Strategies for Academic Librarians. read more

Craig Foster had his article about his Psychology of Pseudoscience class published in The Conversation. read more

Thomas Hischak had two of his books published in January: The Abbott Touch: Pal Joey, Damn Yankees and the Theatre of George Abbott. read more

Tracy Hudson and her Edu 470 students took part in a panel discussion with university students from Hong Kong. read more

Christina Knopf made several presentations in November, including a guest appearance at the Comics, Security, and the American Mission conference. read more

Rhiannon Maton had an article that was co-authored with four students published in the Journal of Children’s Literature. read more

Mechthild Nagel had her book titled Ludic Ubuntu Ethics: Decolonizing Justice published. read more

Garrett Otto and Kevin Dames co-authored a paper that was recently published in Journal of Biomechanics. read more

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In Memoriam

Harry E. Bellardini Jr. ’56, M ’64, Alumni Board emeritus, Alumni House trustee, outstanding volunteer and College Community Appreciation Award recipient died on Jan. 20, 2023.

Anna Boserup Rush Zado ’57, M ’76, SUNY Cortland’s women’s soccer head coach from 1978-80 and physical education instructor at Cortland for nearly 30 years, passed away on Dec. 26, 2022, at age 87. 

Greg McCartney, who worked in maintenance for nearly 20 years and retired in 2022, died on Jan. 12, 2023.

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