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  Issue Number 3 • Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2023  


Campus Champion

Thinking outside of the box, international studies transfer student Lydia Sujkowski launched a service-learning project that meets both her Honors Program senior thesis requirement and a personal community need. Lydia has firsthand experience with the lack of local therapists to help with eating disorders and made a goal to raise money for specialized training for clinicians at Cortland County Mental Health Department. She developed her strategy — host the trEATING Disorders 5k on Sept. 9. And she found success — Lydia’s 5k raised over $8,000 that will be used to train several local clinicians in treating eating disorders.

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Tuesday, Sept. 26

Noche De Karaoke: Latiné Heritage Month event sponsored by La Familia Latina, Corey Union Voice Office, 6 to 7 p.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Sandwich Seminar: Student Conduct 101: Supporting Students, presented by Student Conduct Office staff, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: Stress Management, Health Promotion representatives will present different coping strategies to reduce your stress, Corey Union steps, 1 to 3 p.m.

Latiné Heritage Month’s Chips and Salsa: Learn salsa dancing and other cultural dances with SUNY Cortland club organizations such as Ritmo Latino, MSU and Spanish Club. All are welcome, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Career Services presents Get Resume Ready: Online, register on Handshake, 5 to 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 29

Cortland Nites: Laser Tag, Corey Union Function Room, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Cortaca Corn Maze: Wear your red Cortland gear and join the Student Activities Board on a trip to the Moore Family Farm’s Cortaca Jug Corn Maze. Bus departs Corey Union at 11 a.m. to return around 2:30 p.m. Purchase tickets in the SGA Office, Corey Union lobby level, weekdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 2

Latiné Heritage Month Lecture: “Writing for Life” talk by award-winning author Esmeralda Santiago, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Flu Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, offering the flu vaccine (Standard, Egg Free, Preservative Free, and Senior 65+), Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register online.

Internship Info Session: Online, register on Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Third Annual Mi Gente Happy Hour: Food, snacks and drinks will be provided. Corey Union steps, 3 to 5 p.m.

Rozanne M. Brooks Lecture Series: “Abbess, Judge, Jailor: Authority and Imprisonment in Medieval Normandy," presented by Laura Gathagan, History Department, Moffett Center, Room 115, 4:30 p.m. A reception precedes the talk at 4 p.m. in the adjacent Brooks Museum.

Wellness Wednesday: Empowerment Self-Defense, University Police Department (UPD) will present basic self-defense techniques. Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 to 6:45 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Community Roundtable: Addressing food insecurity in Cortland County, Park Center Hall of Fame Room, 8 to 9 a.m.

Dowd Gallery Talk: “The Art of Social Change: A Nordic Model ,” Wylie Schwartz, assistant professor, Art and Art History Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 5 p.m. Read more.

Gearing Up For Grad School: Online, register on Handshake, 5 to 6 p.m.

Online Sustainability Lecture: Doug Tallamy: A Chickadee’s Guide to Gardening, online via Zoom, register here, 6:30 p.m.

Comedy Performance: "Blithe Spirit,” presented by SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets online at  Ticket OfficeRead more.

Friday, Oct. 6

Dowd Gallery First Friday: Organized by the Cortland Arts Connect, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Dowd Gallery, 5:30 to 8 p.m. and online on Facebook, Instagram, Dowd Gallery website.

Comedy Performance: "Blithe Spirit,” presented by SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets online at  Ticket OfficeRead more.

Friday, Oct. 6 to Sunday, Oct. 8

Family Weekend: Register online for activities, campus-wide event.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Comedy Performance: "Blithe Spirit,” presented by SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 7:30 p.m. Tickets online at  Ticket OfficeRead more.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Comedy Performance: "Blithe Spirit,” presented by SUNY Cortland’s Performing Arts Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center Theatre, 2 p.m. Tickets online at  Ticket OfficeRead more.

Monday, Oct. 9

Admissions Open House: Student Life Center and campus-wide, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Dowd Gallery Talk: "Out of Time: Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal," presented by Howard Lindh, lecturer, English Department, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Dowd Gallery, 5 p.m.

Alumni Speaker Series: Careers in Exercise Science: Career Services and Alumni Engagement present this panel discussion, Corey Union Fireplace Lounge, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Cortland again named among nation’s top schools 

Washington Monthly and U.S. News rate the university among the best in several categories.  read more

Comedy classic “Blithe Spirit” kicks off theater season 

Expect ghosts and good times in this lighthearted lead-up to Halloween at the Dowd Fine Arts Center.  read more

Capture the Moment


The fall semester brought a renovated home for Advisement and Transition, a campus office that provides helpful services related to academic advising, transfer credit evaluation, coordination of COR 101 and 201, Orientation programs, transfer and non-traditional student support and academic decision-making in general. Located on Memorial Library’s first floor near the Bookmark, the renovation added collaborative work areas and dedicated space for COR 101 lead student facilitators, graduate assistants and the Transfer Network Team.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland celebrates Latiné Heritage Month

Teachers to revisit Gilded Age in Adirondacks

Cortaca maze road trip planned for students 

Medieval nuns rule in Oct. 4 lecture

2023 annual report available online

Take a survey on internal campus communication

CROP Hunger Walk set for Oct. 22

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Alexandru Balas had his review of two books published in the Romanian Journal of Indian Studies. read more

Li Jin co-authored two recently published papers that are part of a global research program to improve water security for the poor. read more

Patricia Martínez de la Vega Mansilla and Paulo Quaglio coordinated the Virginia Levine Second Language Educators Conference held at SUNY Cortland in September. read more

Rhiannon Maton had a co-authored article published in Teachers College Record. read more

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In Memoriam

Elliot B. "Barney" Mason, professor emeritus of biological sciences, died on Sept. 16, 2023.

Ann Veronica Stack, 97, who worked at SUNY Cortland for 25 years, died on Sept. 8, 2023.

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