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  Issue Number 4 • Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023  


Campus Champion

Senior early childhood/child-hood education major Elizabeth Quinteros leads by example in the Syracuse city school classroom where she is doing her field placement and as a Red Dragon. The Ritmo Latino dance club vice president taught a recent Salsa class and will guide a discussion about librarian and storyteller Pura Belpré at a Literacy Department read-aloud on Wednesday, Oct. 11 — all part of Latiné Heritage Month being celebrated through Oct. 15. Elizabeth shares her contagious enthusiasm as vice president of The Horaeziel Chapter of Mu Sigma Upsilon Sorority as well as the public relations coordinator for Men of Value and Excellence. 

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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.

Latiné heritage Month Discussion: Caribbean NY—and US!: "Caribbean NY—and US!  A Conversation," of how are Caribbean connections central to the history and present of NY and the USA? Moffett Center, Room 132, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Open Forum: Realities of Off Campus Living, Corey Union Function Room, 5:30 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.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Latiné Heritage Month Read-aloud: Reading Planting Stories: The Life of Librarian and Storyteller Pura Belpré, Old Main, Room 122, 11:50 a.m. to 12:55 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar Examining 9/11 TV News: Presented by Paul Arras, Communications and Media Studies Department, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesdays celebrates National Coming Out Day: Join Health Promotion and SOGIE Committee members to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community, Neubig Hall lobby, 1 to 3 p.m.

Distinguished Voices in Literature: “Black Feminist Ecology: Origins,” presented by Chelsea Mikael Frazier, Old Main Colloquium, 4:30 p.m.

Dowd Gallery Film Screening: “The Seventh Seal,” 1957, directed by Ingmar Bergman, Dowd Gallery, Dowd Fine Arts Center, Room 106, 5 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Sandwich Seminar: SUNY Cortland Cupboard: Panel presentation, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 16 and Tuesday, Oct. 17

Fall break

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Sandwich Seminar: Student Perceptions of Generative AI and Writing: Survey Results, presented by Michael Turner, director of the Writing Center, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Flu Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, offering the flu vaccine, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register online.

Friday, Oct. 20

Cortland Nites: Murder Mystery Dinner, Corey Union Function Room, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 22

The Cortland CROP Hunger Walk: The walk begins anytime between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. at Grace and Holy Spirit Church, 13 Court St., Cortland. Read more

Monday, Oct. 23

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Scholarship 101: Old Main, Room B-17A, 2 to 3 p.m.

Money Talks Monday - Goal Setting and Budgeting: Online, register on Handshake, 4 to 5 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Week: Pizza and Wings, Non-Traditional Student Lounge, second floor of Cornish Hall. Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Week: Transfer Tuesday Advising Prep: Advisement and Transition Conference Room, Memorial Library, Room A-111, 3 to 4 p.m.

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

Cortland campus increasingly reflects the world

New international student enrollment highest in recent campus history. read more

Club Introvert quietly adds to campus social scene 

A weekly, no-pressure gathering of shyer students offers a low-key option to socialize and make friends. read more

Capture the Moment


More than 500 prospective students and families registered to attend Fall Open House on Oct. 9. Visitors were able to meet faculty and staff members in the Student Life Center, attend presentations across campus and take student-led tours — some even scoring high-fives from Blaze, the university’s red dragon mascot. The second Fall Open House event takes place Friday, Nov. 10.

In Other News

SUNY Cortland plans week to celebrate non-trads and transfers

Read all about it: Community talk examines local news

Events planned to shine a light on Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Diversity conference seeks presenters

A message on violence in Israel and Gaza

Teachers workshop on mandated reporting planned

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Kati Ahern had two short fiction pieces published, one in the journal Fractured Literary as a 2023 Anthology Prize winner. read more

Teagan Bradway authored the lead chapter recently published in the Routledge Companion to Politics and Literature in English. read more

Katie Ducett co-authored two book chapters that were recently published. read more

Christopher Gascón guest-edited a special issue of the scholarly journal Symposium read more

Michelle LoGerfo won the Totally Unfair Insider and Nepotism Award for her entry at the recent Duck and Red Octopus Short Funny Animated and Stop-Action Film Festival. read more

Kate McCormick, Christine Uliassi, Krystal Barber and Kim Wieczorek co-authored an article published in Young Children. read more

Brian Williams had a political philosophy book published by Springer Nature. read more

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