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  Issue Number 15 • Tuesday, April 16, 2024  


Campus Champion

Jasmilka Peña, a senior community health major, is completing a fieldwork internship in New York City but she’ll return to campus on April 20 to receive some nods for her hard work while at SUNY Cortland. She’ll receive the Community Health Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement at a Health Department awards ceremony and later she’ll join SUNY Cortland students in the top 5% of their class for acknowledgements, awards and scholarships distributed at Honors Convocation. Here, Jasmilka will accept a Presidents List Achievement award and the Katherine Allen Whitaker Award, given to a senior health major based upon academic excellence, charm and compassion. 

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Wednesday, April 17

Challenge Day: Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends can give to the Cortland Challenge cause of their choice at

Teacher Recruitment Day via CareerEco: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Research Impact and Metrics, presented by Memorial Library staff, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Opening Reception Student Select 2024: Exhibition that celebrates artwork created by students, exhibition continues through Friday, May 3, Dowd Fine Arts Center, first floor, Room 106, 5 to 7 p.m.

First-Year Teacher Panel: Presented by the Education Club, Sperry Center, Room 205, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

Coffee & Coursework: Drop-in tutoring event sponsored by The Learning Center, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: I Learned by Doing, presented by interns from Institute for Civic Engagement, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

EAP presents Cortland County Office for Aging: A representative will talk about the services and programs they offer including benefits for those nearing retirement age as well as information about elder care for caregivers, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, noon to 1 p.m.

Career Services presents Strategic Salary Negotiation: Online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Friday, April 19

Cortland Nites: Paint & Sip, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 20

Spring Fling Glow Foam Party: Hayes/Hendrick Quad (Corey Union Function Room Rain Location), 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, April 21

THE BIG EVENT!: Student Government Association's day of community service for Cortland students to give back to the local community. Meet at Park Center Alumni Arena, 9 to 9:30 a.m. Check-in and light breakfast; 9:30 a.m. depart to jobsites.

Monday, April 22

Career Services presents Money Talks Mondays – All About Credit: Online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Spring Fling Karaoke: Corey Union first floor lounge, 6 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, April 23

Spring Fling Comedy Night: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 8 to 9 p.m.

Wednesday, April 24

Sandwich Seminar: COIL First-hand Experiences, presented by a faculty panel, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Author Hai-Dang Phan, Old Main Colloquium, Room 20, 5 to 6 p.m.

Powerlifting Meet: Open to students and staff, hosted by the Recreational Sports Department, Student Life Center, 6 p.m.

Spring Fling DIY Night: Corey Union Function Room, 6 to 8 p.m.

Take Back the Night March: Students Active for Ending Rape (SAFER) host a Take Back the Night event to raise awareness about sexual assault, community march and speeches, Corey Union steps, 7 p.m.

Thursday, April 25

Sandwich Seminar: Toyhacking and Digital Storytelling, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Transformations Keynote Address: Delivered by Kevin Dames, recipient of the 2024 Dr. Peter DiNardo ’68 and Judith Waring Outstanding Achievement in Research Award, Sperry Center, Room 104, 4 p.m.

Career Services presents Understanding Benefits: Online via Handshake, 5 to 6 p.m.

Spring Fling Bingo: Sperry Center, Room 105, 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, April 26

Make a Difference on Arbor Day: A campus beautification event, meet at Moffett Center for work assignments, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., annual Arbor Day Tree Planting, near Casey Tower parking lot, 11 a.m. 

Transformations: Student presentations, Bowers Hall, 10:20 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Transformations Writing Gala: Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Saturday, April 27

Spring Fling Carnival: Moffett Center lawn (Corey Union Rain Location), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spring Fling Concert: Park Center Alumni Arena, 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.

Monday, April 29 

Life After Cortland - Get Career Ready: Online via Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Disability Resources Office Focus Group: Please register using the QR code, Corey Union Caleion Room, first floor, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, April 30

Sexual Assault Awareness Month Event: Planting Healthy Relationships, learn how to take care of healthy relationships as well as a succulent. Plants will be available to the first 100 participants, Corey Union steps, rain location in Corey Union lobby, 1 to 3 p.m.

Pizza and Papers: Get writing and research done with Memorial Library and the Writing Center, registration required

Cortland Challenge 2024 is April 17

Supporters get even more gift match opportunities this year to help their favorite Cortland cause. read more

Make a Difference Day returns for campus spring cleaning

After more than a decade of dormancy, the annual volunteer campus cleanup will return on Arbor Day. read more

Capture the Moment


SUNY Cortland students add a little color to their lives as they celebrate Holi, a Hindu holiday, during a festival on April 10 organized by Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies students. Celebrants traditionally throw colored water and powders on one another in joyous celebration of spring and the triumph of good over evil.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland wins $2 million in teacher preparation grants

SUNY Cortland senior earns EOP’s highest honor

Fish conservation research presented by students

Special Olympics club aims high

The Big Event Returns April 21

Student research showcased at Transformations

Michael Holland Fund added to The Cortland Challenge

SUNY Cortland recognized for election encouragement

Executive-in-Residence spoke on economics of Broadway

Dowd Gallery presents Student Select 2024

Transfer students inducted into honor society

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Joseph Anthony co-edited Lessons Learned from the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election: Hindsight is 2020. read more

Teagan Bradway gave the keynote lecture at Binghamton University's annual Shifting Tides, Anxious Borders Graduate Conference. read more

Terrence D. Fitzgerald had a research paper published in the current issue of the Journal of Insect Behavior. read more

Caroline Kaltefleiter recently presented papers at Rutgers University and Cornell University. read more

Nancy Kane introduced Irish Step Dance to 7- to 10-year-olds as part of a grant to provide physical education opportunities to youth in under-resourced communities. read more

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