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  Issue Number 18 • Tuesday, June 4, 2024  


Campus Champion

Julian deRoziere, a senior recreation administration major, will sharpen their planning and leadership skills as Orientation’s administrative coordinator. Organizing one of the university’s largest events is not daunting for Julian, who’s a resident assistant, the Recreation Association president and an active member of the New York Public Interest Research Group. Supervising 17 orientation assistants who will introduce our newest class to college life, Julian’s message to each Red Dragon is simple: get involved at Cortland, join clubs and sign up for activities — it’s all about community. Wise advice from a transfer student who calls Cortland “home away from home.”
Learn more about Orientation which runs from June 26 through July 24.

Nominate a Campus Champion

Friday, June 7

Red Cross Blood Drive: Hosted by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sign up online

Saturday, June 15

Juneteenth Celebration: The fourth annual event hosted by Cortland County Community of Color (C4) honoring the end of slavery in the United States, Court House Park, Cortland, noon to 3 p.m.

Monday, June 24

Summer Session II begins: Continues through Monday, July 29

Orientation Skit Preview: Our Orientation Assistants (OAs) write and perform a group of scenarios for our first-year students. After the preview, help the OAs prepare by asking questions they may face from students during the Orientation program, Corey Union Function Room, 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 11 to Sunday, July 14

Alumni Reunion 2024: Every Red Dragon is welcome back to Alumni Reunion. Join fellow alumni for a long weekend filled with fun and exciting events at your alma mater by registering today. Check out the full schedule of events.

Thursday, Aug. 22

President’s Opening Address and Faculty Meetings

Juneteenth festival planned for downtown Cortland

Fourth Cortland event on June 15 celebrates the enforced end of slavery on June 19, 1865. read more

Alumni awards to honor educators, volunteers

The SUNY Cortland Alumni Association will present the awards at this year’s Reunion. read more

Capture the Moment


More than 200 high school students from across the state competed on campus May 22 and 23, but not in any sport. The young scientists were seeking a title in the annual New York State Envirothon, a hands-on competition in natural resources and environmental science  sponsored by the New York State Soil and Water Conservation District. Students worked at field sites across Cortland, including Cortland Water Works near campus, in five categories – renewable energy, aquatic ecology, wildlife forestry, soils and land use. They analyzed items such as animal pelts, soil pits and plants, and they also enjoyed free time on campus. Photo by Charles Miller

In Other News

Twelve students conducting sponsored research this summer

Distinguished and Rising Star alumni honored

Cortland Auxiliary Services allocates funds to enhance campus life

Parkinson Voice Project awards sixth training grant

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Hugh Anderson participated in an international staff training week at Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. read more

Daniela Baban Hurrle was invited to facilitate workshops in Thailand in April. read more

Katie Ducett was awarded funding to incorporate teaching about accessibility into her existing courses. read more

Xiaoping “Ping” Fan received the Early Career Scholar Award at the 2024 International Association for Physical Education in Higher Education Convention held in Finland. read more

Eileen Gilroy and graduate students Douglas Bently and Savannah Hempstead celebrated with the local Friends of Aphasia chapter to recognize June as National Aphasia Awareness Month in Cortland County. read more

Ann McClellan presented at the Popular Culture Association conference in March and gave a virtual talk in April, both on the topic of Sherlock Holmes. read more

Juan Diego Prieto participated in an Ecuadorean Political Science Association virtual roundtable and had a commentary published in May. read more

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In Memoriam

Joseph E. Ludewig, publications editor emeritus, who worked in the Office of College Relations and Development for 26 years from 1966 to 1992, died on May 14, 2024.

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