Hello! My name is Brooke Christman

Hello everyone, I am from Nassau County Long Island. I am a freshman this year and I am excited this upcoming school year. I am a political science major. I’m currently living in Fitzgerald hall. I am hoping to join either the cheer leading or gymnastics club. I am looking forward to getting to know all of you this semester.

Hi! My name is Andrea

Hi everyone! My name is Andrea and I am from Middletown, NY, which is about an hour and a half outside of New York City. My major here at SUNY Cortland is Speech and Hearing Sciences, and I hope to pursue the career of being a Speech Pathologist. During my free time I enjoy spending time with family and working out. So far I am enjoying my time here at SUNY Cortland and I am very excited for this upcoming school year!

Hi I am Jaden Forteau

Welcome to my blog. I’m from Nassau County which is in Long Island. One interesting thing about me is I did competitive cheer all throughout high school and stopped when i got to college. My mother is Dominican and my father is Trinidadian. I hope to learn more about all of you as the semester goes on!

Hi! My name is Pilar

I’m a freshman majoring in Speech and Hearing Science at Cortland. I’ve lived in Warwick, NY (Orange County) my whole life and I have 3 older brothers and a pet dog that i miss very much. I love to take pictures, go to concerts, play soccer, hike, and just hang out with my friends. I absolutely love to travel, and my current favorite city is Nashville in Tennessee. I’m excited to meet all of you this semester and have a good time!

Hey! I’m Emma

I’m a freshman at SUNY Cortland from Bayport, Long Island. I’ve decided to major in Speech and Hearing Science. I grew up in a house on the water with my mom, dad, younger sister, Norah, and golden retriever, Biscuit. I’ve been a dancer for fifteen years and love to read, create, exercise, and spend time with friends. I also played field hockey and golf at my high school and ran for the track team. My favorite places to be are my home town, Orient Point, and Kismet Beach on Fire Island. I look forward to getting to know all of you this semester and fully becoming a part of Cortland 🙂

Hello! My name is Miranda.

I am a freshman here at SUNY Cortland and I am a Speech and Hearing Sciences major. I am from Middletown, New York where I live with my mom, dad, and little brother. Some facts about me are that I have been playing piano for about 10 years, I like to play tennis, and I love anything Disney and Marvel. I am looking forward to getting to know everyone this semester!

Hi! My name is Kate.

I am an Exercise Science major here at SUNY Cortland, and I am now in my Junior year. Something interesting about me is that I am a Swim Coach! I have been swimming since I was able to walk, and I have taught swim lessons for over 6 years! I also have a 6 year old cat named Nahla that lives with me here in Cortland, and I will gladly show you pictures!


Welcome to “ENG252 – Intro to Multicultural Literature.” I’m Professor Savonick, and I can’t wait for our semester together!

Prior to our first course session, there are a few things that you can do to ensure a smooth start to the semester.

  1. Read through the syllabus. I will make small adjustments throughout the semester, but this should give you a general idea of what will be covered in our course. We will go over the syllabus on the first day of class, so please come prepared with questions.
  2. Obtain all required readings for the course.
  3. Register to use this course site. Before you are able to access readings, blog, and comment on our course site, you will need to register. For this course, you will be writing blogs that are publicly available. For that reason, I encourage you to sign up for an account with a username that will not disclose your identity. Your username and name should include your first name and last initial and I recommend you set “Who is allowed to see this field?” to “All Members” so that only our class can identify you. Remember to save your username and password! Once you register, you should receive a confirmation email. I will then activate your account and you will be all set to read and write.
  4. You might find it useful to bookmark this site.

Looking forward to meeting you on Monday, August 26. Enjoy the rest of break!

Image courtesy of Karolina Szczur