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  Issue Number 5 • Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2023  


Campus Champion

After Samantha Frisch transferred from the University of Arizona, SUNY Cortland gained a campus champion. The inclusive childhood education major embraced new opportunities, established friendships and pursued her talents as a student leader. In the two years Samantha has been a student at SUNY Cortland she has been Student Alumni Association president, Alumni Board of Directors student representative, a National Society of Leadership and Success member, Hillel treasurer, a member of Tau Sigma, the national honor society for transfer students, and a former Transfer Network Team member. In appreciation of Samantha and all our transfer students, the university offers them several events during National Transfer and Non-Traditional Student Week being celebrated through Friday, Oct. 27. 

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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.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Purple Shirt Day: Students, faculty and staff will be encouraged to wear purple shirts and stickers that state “ask me why I am wearing purple.”

Sandwich Seminar: Study Abroad - Strategies for Wellbeing, presented by Kenneth Cohen, Recreation, Parks and Leisure Studies Department, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Week: Study Abroad 101 Transfer Edition, Old Main Colloquium, 3 to 5 p.m.

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Week: Transfer Fall Festival, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 4 to 6 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 6 to 7 p.m.

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Week: Planetarium Show, Bowers Planetarium, 6:30 p.m. Advanced sign-up required.

Student Book Club Discussion: Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer, the campus Common Read, Corey Union, Room 209, 7 p.m. 

Take Back the Night March: Speakers followed by a march to stand against sexual violence. Corey Union steps, 7 p.m.

Thursday. Oct. 26

Non-traditional and Transfer Students Week: Take a Student for Donuts, Newmark Pavilion, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Red Cross Blood Drive: Call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit to schedule an appointment, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, noon to 5 p.m.

Sandwich Seminar: Sharing Gender Diversity Picturebooks, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Non-Traditional Students Organization Meeting: Online via Webex, 6:30 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Pride: Sexpertise with Dr. Jena Curtis – Corey Union Voice Office, 7 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 27

Flu Clinic: Walk-ins are welcome, offering the flu vaccine, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Register online

SUNY Cortland Hockey #stopsuicide Charity Game: Alumni Arena, Resource Fair at 6 p.m., puck drop at 7 p.m.

Cortland Nites: Haunted House trip, Syracuse, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Level Up! Cortland BIPOC Male Career Design Conference: Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SUNY Cortland Pride: Homecoming Dance, dinner provided, RSVP on Cortland Connect, open to faculty, staff, students, alumni. Corey Union Function Room, 5 to 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 29

SUNY Cortland Pride Drag Brunch, sponsored by Student Activities Board, Corey Union Function Room, 11 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 30

Teachers workshop on mandated reporting: The Ethics of Mandated Reporting Workshop, geared for preservice teachers, online at 7 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Graduate School Fair: Corey Union Function Room, 1 to 4 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Sandwich Seminar: Discussing NSSE and FSSE Results, presented by Stuart Daman and Dilmini Alahakoon, Institutional Research and Analysis, Old Main Colloquium, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Wellness Wednesday: Relationship Jenga, to understand the difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, Neubig Hall lobby, 1 to 3 p.m.

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

Thursday, Nov. 2

Sandwich Seminar: ChatGPT in EFL Writing, presented by Colum Yip, Modern Languages Department, Old Main Colloquium, noon to 1 p.m.

Theatre Performance: Love, Billy, a co-production between the Performing Arts Department and Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 3

73rd Cortland Recreation Conference: Conference registration is open. Register for details. Read more

Friday, Nov. 3

Theatre Performance: Love, Billy, a co-production between the Performing Arts Department and Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m.

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

Saturday, Nov. 4

13th Annual Student Conference on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Social Justice: Registration required, read more.

Theatre Performance: Love, Billy, a co-production between the Performing Arts Department and Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, two performances, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Campus Artist and Lecture Series: Konrad Paszkudki Trio, Old Main Brown Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Sunday, Nov. 5

Education Club Teacher's Book Drive: Teachers are invited to come and get free books to add to their classroom libraries and can donate books from their classroom library that they no longer use or need, Corey Union Exhibition Lounge, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Theatre Performance: Love, Billy, a co-production between the Performing Arts Department and Cortland Repertory Theatre, Dowd Fine Arts Center Lab Theatre, 2 p.m.

Monday, Nov. 6

Black Immigrant Literacies: A Dinner Time Dialogue with Dr. Patriann Smith, online via Zoom, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Election Day

Distinguished Voices in Literature: Raul Palma, author of the short story collection In This World of Ultraviolet Light and the novel A Haunting in Hialeah Gardens, Brockway Hall Jacobus Lounge, 3 p.m.

Mexican celebration brings a lighter side to the Other Side

The Modern Languages Department is bringing Day of the Dead traditions to campus. read more

Recreation conference focuses on inclusion

The nation’s longest running collegiate recreation conference is set for Nov. 2 and 3. read more

Capture the Moment


Goalkeeper Jordan Ott defends the Cortland net with a leaping effort in a 1-1 tie versus Brockport on Oct. 14. The nationally ranked Red Dragons, who clinched the top seed in the upcoming State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) playoffs, earned the draw despite being down a player over the final 72 minutes, 14 seconds. Cortland hosts a conference semifinal game on Wednesday, Nov. 1. The Red Dragons also have secured the number-one seeds for the SUNYAC tournaments in field hockey and women’s soccer and the volleyball team currently holds first place with an unbeaten conference record. Darl Zehr Photography

In Other News

Afghanistan pullout survivors to speak

Ithaca pastor to keynote diversity conference

Book Club to unwind 'Braiding Sweetgrass'

Dowd Gallery to exhibit international collage works

Moviemaker returns to mentor students

Charity game/jersey auction Oct. 27 supporting suicide prevention

SUNY Cortland plans week to celebrate non-trads and transfers

Classified staff to be recognized for years of service

Teachers workshop on mandated reporting planned

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Faculty/Staff Activities

Teagan Bradway was awarded a fellowship to teach at the University of Sydney's Institute in Sexuality Studies in 2024. read more

Jessica Carrick-Hagenbarth, Avanti Mukherjee and Eric Edlund co-authored a paper published in the Eastern Economics Journal. read more

Kevin Dames co-authored an article recently published in Human Movement Science. read more

Kate McCormick co-authored an article published in Art Education. read more

Nance S. Wilson received the Literacy Practice Research Journal’s Knowledge Award for an article she co-authored. read more

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In Memoriam

Alice Greene, former secretary in the Art and Art History Department, passed away on Oct. 13, 2023.

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