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  Issue Number 10 • Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2024  


Campus Champion

Adolescence education: English major Calvin “Clay” Barnett led activities for Abraham Lincoln DeMond 1889 Day honoring SUNY Cortland’s first Black graduate on Feb. 1, launching the annual Black History Month celebrations. Clay was honored to be formally acknowledged as a leader. As someone who was quiet and kept his head down, he has grown immensely since committing to a SUNY Cortland many years after completing high school. “A little support and kindness go a long way” said the Alger Hall resident assistant and SGA director of diversity, equity and inclusion. Respectful words from a future urban high school teacher.

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Tuesday, Feb. 6

Cortland Nites: Trivia Tuesday, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 9 to 10 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

Black History Month Lecture: Geography of disability, “The Intersection of Disability and Individuals from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Backgrounds,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 11 a.m. to noon.

Conley Wellness Wednesday Information Table: Microaggressions 101, Student Life Center lobby, 1 to 3 p.m.

Intro to Handshake and LinkedIn: Online via Handshake, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 8

Ecotourism: Tanzania/Thailand Information Sessions, learn about study abroad opportunities in Tanzania or Thailand this summer, Corey Union, Rooms 207-8, representatives will be on hand between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Summer 2024 Undergraduate Research Fellowships Open Work Session: Old Main Colloquium, Room 220, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Black History Month Lecture on Race: If Black Lives Matter at School, then What is Race? Online via Zoom, 6 to 7 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 9

Cortland Nites presents Stuff a Bear: Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Study Abroad Fair: Corey Union lower lobby, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Community Conversations: Open to all students to provide a space to share some great conversation with peers over some good food, O'Heron Newman Hall, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 12

UUP Lunch Meeting: "Critical Decisions - Retirement & Healthcare Considerations for UUP Members," Corey Union Function Room, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Please RSVP by Friday, Feb. 9.

Tuesday, Feb. 13

Black History Month Panel Discussion: Black Woman Superhero Complex, a panel of speakers will weigh in on what is otherwise known as the “strong Black woman narrative,” Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 2 p.m.

Information Session: Dingle Summer Art in Ireland, receive six credits in painting/drawing or print making/photography, details on the Program Page, Old Main Colloquium, Room 220, 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 14

Sandwich Seminar: Spike Lee's Life and Career, "Those That'll Tell Don't Know, and Those That Know Won't Tell," Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Lecture: Security Conundrum in the Sahara — The Tragic Trajectory of the World’s Largest Desert, presented  by Berny Sèbe, associate professor in Colonial and Postcolonial Studies, University of Birmingham, online via Webex, noon to 1 p.m.

Black History Month Lecture: “Those that’ll tell don’t know, and those that know won’t tell: Spike Lee’s life and career,” presented by Christopher Ortega ’06, SUNY Cortland associate professor of communication and media studies, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:20 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 15

Human Resources Workshop: Building a Culture of Positive Accountability, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 1 to 4:30 p.m.

Black History Month Lecture: Black women’s health, “Black feminist thought and the health disparities of Black women at predominantly white colleges and universities,” Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 1:15 to 2:15 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Artist Talk: Lin Price will share personal experiences as an artist as part of "Eye Witness," an exhibition of fine art featuring Minna Resnick, Carla Stetson, Lin Price and Susan Weisand. Dowd Gallery, 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Feb. 16

Cortland Nites: $3 Movie Night, Crown City Cinemas, 8:30 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 19

Black History Month prison letter-writing workshop: The Black Student Union will take time to recognize the injustice experienced by men in the Black community, share their solidarity and encourage hope by writing letters to incarcerated men, Corey Union Voice Office, 6 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 20

Division of Finance and Management Open Campus Meetings: Overview of SUNY Cortland’s financial state and the university’s budget, with updates on campus reserves and allocation of resources, Park Center, Room 1118 C-Club Hall of Fame Room, 10 to 11 a.m.

Black History Month Wheel of Fortune: Hosted by the Black Student Union, Corey Union, Room 301, 6 p.m.

Cortland wins grant for invasive species research 

Nearly $100,000 in state funding will bring new opportunities and equipment to campus. read more

Ski jump trip lets students reach new heights

Sport management majors get a feel for running a major international competition. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland’s Abraham Lincoln DeMond 1889 Day celebration honoring the first African American to graduate from SUNY Cortland featured a special guest — DeMond’s great nephew Calvin B. DeMond, pictured here. The event opened the university’s Black History Month celebrations and included other distinguished guests including New York State Senator Lea Webb and keynote speaker Yusuf A. Muhammad Jr. ’99, M ’01.

In Other News

Talk will review 21 Day Anti-Racism Challenge

Application deadline extended for TEDxSUNY Cortland

Lecture to explore empowerment through activity

Memorial to a caretaker

Two open meetings to share university budget

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Helena Baert and Matthew Madden were planners for AHPERD's Central South Zone Conference held on campus Jan. 19. read more

Teagan Bradway presented a paper and chaired a roundtable at the Modern Language Association Conference in January. read more

Moyi Jia had an article published in Humanities and Social Science Communications. read more

Nancy Kane wrote a chapter titled “Cirit: An Etic View of Horseback Javelin” that is included in a recently published book. read more

Rhiannon Maton had a coauthored article about teacher union organizing during Covid-19 published.  read more

Helene Roth Schmid was named NYS AHPERD's North Zone Higher Education Professional of the Year. read more

Robert Spitzer was interviewed on the Canadian Broadcasting System and the Australian Broadcasting System discussing the legal action against the National Rifle Association. read more

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In Memoriam

Maurice Daniel "Maurey" Schmaier, who held several positions at SUNY Cortland between 1967 and 1989, died on Jan. 31, 2024. 

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