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Calendar of Events

English Department
277 Fenton Hall
State University of
New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3125
Fax: (716) 673-4661

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Writers@Work: An Alumni Writers-in-Residence Series

Randy Cronk, founder of greatwriting, LLC 


Wednesday, February 3

7–8:30 p.m.: "Making Good Writing Great: A Student Writing Workshop"

Whether you are writing a letter of intent or submitting a short story for publication, how do you make your writing stand out? Join Randy Cronk as he distills his 30 years’ experience into a dynamic workshop surveying your writing. Writers of all genres are encouraged to submit their writing or to come and listen in. In partnership with Alpha Lambda Delta, English Works, Golden Key, Sigma Tau Delta, Tau Sigma, and Writers' Ring.

Location: English Reading Room (Fenton 127). Limited space available.


Thursday, February 4

4:30–5:30 pm: Launch and Reception

We'll celebrate the kinds of opportunities that Randy Cronk, founder of greatwriting, LLC, has created. Come learn more about opportunities to partner with our students. Refreshments will be served.

Location: Fenton Faculty Lounge (Fenton 116). Limited space available.


Friday, February 5:

1011:00 a.m.: “Getting Started with a Long-Distance Student Internship”

Panel discussion with Randy Cronk, ’72 (English), founder of greatwriting; Tracy Collingwood, Career Development Office; Dr. Ann Siegle Drege, English; W. Dean Furness, ’16 (M.A., Interdisciplinary Studies).

Whether you are a business, nonprofit, or faculty member, join us for a panel discussion exploring learning outcomes, logistics, and lessons learned from years of long-distance student internships with Randy Cronk at greatwriting, LLC.

Location: Williams Center 204B

12:00 p.m.: “Why Great Writing Matters:  An Interview with Randy Cronk, '72” 
WNFY-televised interview by Fredonia President Virginia Horvath with Randy Cronk, ’72 (English), founder of greatwriting. Kevin Kearns, Vice President for Engagement and Economic Development, and Tracy Collingwood, Director of the Career Development Office, will join the conversation.
Join President Horvath as she explores the distinctiveness, value, and meaning of the Fredonia experience through a televised conversation about Randy Cronk's life and career, the development of his business, and the implications for Fredonia's future with engaged learning and economic development.

Location: Williams Center Multi-Purpose Room (MPR)


2:303:30 p.m.: “Why Great Writing Matters for Everyone, Including Your Business”
Join Randy at the Fredonia Technology Incubator to learn how you can use the power of great writing to draw potential clients to your website and to drive business.

Location: 214 Central Ave, Dunkirk, NY



Thursday, February 4

3rd Annual Poetry Slam

Fenton Hall 105 | 7 p.m 










Tuesday, February 9

Friday, February 12

Application for Student Teaching Meeting

Williams Center S204 | 4:00 pm to 6:00pm



Wednesday, February 10

How to Find an Internship with the Career Development Office

Williams Center G103B | 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 17

Resume Building Workshop with the Career Development Office

Williams Center G103B | 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, February 24

Innovative Interview Workshop with the Career Development Office

Gregory Hall, 2nd Floor | 7 p.m.

Wednesday, March 2

Interview Face-Off with the Career Development Office

Williams Center S204ABC | 7:05 p.m.


Wednesday, March 8

Q&A Publishing Session with Greg Roza from PowerKids Press

Location to be announced | 6 p.m.


Wednesday, March 16

Movie Night/ Game Night with English Works

Williams Center G103B | 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, March 30

Want to Write? : Information Session on the Writing and Rhetoric Minor & the Certificate in Advanced Study in Professional Writing

Williams Center G103B | 7:30 p.m.

Friday, April 1

Graduate program application deadline for summer/fall semester course. Late fee of $25 is charged after the deadline.



Wednesday, April 6

Book Club/ Short Story Club. Selection to be announced.

Williams Center G103B | 7:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 13

Want to be a Librarian?

Williams Center G103B | 7:30 p.m.





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