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UC Santa Barbara professor to analyze controversial Trump policies at talk
UC Santa Barbara professor to analyze controversial Trump policies at talk

Less than three months into the presidency of Donald Trump, Dr. Eileen Boris of the University of California at Santa Barbara will give the talk, “Trump’s America in Historical Perspective: The War Against Women, the Fight Against Unions and Assault Against Mexicans, African Americans and Muslims” on March 29 at 6 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204.

  

Alumnus van Schoonhoven a Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert
Alumnus van Schoonhoven a Winner in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals Concert

Fredonia alumnus Kyle van Schoonhoven was a Winner on Sunday at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Mr. van Schoonhoven performed the “mad scene” from the opera “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten, and "Rienzi's Prayer" from Richard Wagner's "Rienzi." In addition to van Schoonhoven, 2017 MONC Winners included Kirsten MacKinnon, Vanessa Vasquez, Samantha Hankey, Richard Smagur and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen.

  

Fredonia and AT&T STEM Exploration Program Student Expo
Fredonia and AT&T STEM Exploration Program Student Expo

More than 30 rural high school students from Chautauqua County celebrated the completion of the Fredonia and AT&T STEM Exploration Program with an expo and demo event where they demonstrated some of their STEM projects, including virtual reality, mathematical posters, sealed seeded petri dishes with bacteria, gliders, Theremins, an electrical musical instrument that they learned to assemble, and other projects.

  

Poetry slam team wins top regional award at RIT
Poetry slam team wins top regional award at RIT

Poetic Perspective, Fredonia’s four-member poetry slam team, won the first place trophy at the Regional Intercollegiate Team Poetry Slam on March 4, rising above Mental Graffiti, of host school Rochester Institute of Technology, and three other teams.

  

Fredonia first-year student earns honors at SUNY-wide coding challenge to promote the Excelsior Scholarship
Fredonia first-year student earns honors at SUNY-wide coding challenge to promote the Excelsior Scholarship

Today, Facebook hosted the final judging of the "Making College Possible Coding Challenge" at its New York City office – and the Campus HIVE project team including Fredonian Kermit B. Mitchell III was honored as the fourth place finisher out of 70 teams. The project team included Mitchell, of Glen Cove, and Justin King, a sophomore Electrical Construction and Maintenance major at Alfred State College.

  

Fredonia renews educational exchange with Japanese university
Fredonia renews educational exchange with Japanese university

Educational and cultural exchanges between Fredonia and Aichi Prefectural University of Japan will continue, thanks to renewal of the long-standing study abroad agreement signed on Thursday, March 9, by President Virginia Horvath and Yumiko Kataoka, who serves on the faculty of the Japanese university and is also an alumnus of Fredonia.

  

Fundraiser to benefit Camp Southern Ground

The student organization Council for Exceptional Children will host its inaugural “Love is the Remedy,” a fundraiser to benefit Camp Southern Ground, a camp for children with special needs being developed by country music star Zac Brown, on Friday, March 31, 7 to 10 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.

  

New Politics headliner and Joywave supporting act for April 1 concert in Steele
New Politics headliner and Joywave supporting act for April 1 concert in Steele

Fredonia’s Spectrum Entertainment Board will present New Politics as the headliner and Joywave as the supporting act for this year’s Spring Concert in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.

  

Rizzo to discuss how musicians, producers can ‘tune up’ their financial future
Rizzo to discuss how musicians, producers can ‘tune up’ their financial future

The flip side of being a successful musician or producer – building a secure financial future – will be explored by Tom Rizzo Jr., a highly successful West Coast musician, arranger and producer who now helps professional musicians manage their own money, in a presentation for Fredonia’s Music Industry program.

  

Herstory Month activities include movie, workshops
Herstory Month activities include movie, workshops

Herstory Month events continue through the end of March at Fredonia. The student body at large is welcome to participate in the unique and thought-provoking events.

  

Fredonia Radio Systems named 'Best College Station in the Nation'
Fredonia Radio Systems named 'Best College Station in the Nation'

Fredonia Radio Systems (FRS) brought back top honors from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System's 77th annual conference held in New York City March 4. FRS was awarded the overall Abraham & Borst Award as the “Best College Station in the Nation.” The top prize was one of six awards received by the students.

  
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Residence Life staff participate in regional conference
Residence Life staff participate in regional conference

Recently, the Office of Residence Life sent 11 Resident Assistants and three Residence Directors to the 2017 Residence Life Conference held at SUNY Cortland.

  

Dunham presents at conference in Chile
Dunham presents at conference in Chile

Dr. Michael M. Dunham, assistant professor of physics, recently attended the conference "Star Formation: From Cores to Clusters," held in Santiago, Chile, and gave an invited review presentation summarizing recent developments in astronomical observations of the formation of stars.  

Nezhukumatathil to have two books published in 2018
Nezhukumatathil to have two books published in 2018

English Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil has had two books accepted for publication in 2018. Her fourth book of poems, “Oceanic,” will be published by Copper Canyon Press, the nation's largest independent publisher of poetry.

  

Parsons to have book published by University of Georgia Press
Parsons to have book published by University of Georgia Press

Department of English Associate Professor Dustin Parsons has signed a contract with University of Georgia Press for publication of “Exploded View: Essays with Diagrams.” The book is due to be released in the spring of 2018.

  

Gee authors paper in Journal of Applied Developmental Science
Gee authors paper in Journal of Applied Developmental Science

Dr. Nancy Gee of the Department of Psychology co-authored a new paper in the Journal of Applied Developmental Science. The paper reviews current challenges to research on animal-assisted interventions. It is the lead paper in a special series of papers on the topic of "Animal Assisted Interventions in Special Populations" in the journal.

  

Students deliver research results at cross-cultural convention
Students deliver research results at cross-cultural convention

Original research findings compiled by nine students were presented at the 46th annual meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, held March 1-4 in New Orleans, La. The research  ̶  with updated data and analyses  ̶  will be presented at the Office of Student Creativity and Research (OSCAR) Expo and the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, both being held in April at Fredonia.

  

Dahlgren authors book on teachers and teaching in film
Dahlgren authors book on teachers and teaching in film

Robert Dahlgren, associate professor and chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education, recently had a book, "From Martyrs to Murderers: Images of Teachers and Teaching in Hollywood Films," published by Sense Publishers.

  
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Health and Wellness

March Health and Wellness Newsletter

The March newsletter focuses on Spring Break tips, introduces the "Health Hut" at the Williams Center information booth, a look at practicing self-compassion, and information on Employee Assistance Program cooking demonstrations and other programs

  

EAP to offer a wide array of programs, services during the spring semester

The start of the spring semester ushers in a new round of programs and services offered by the Employee Assistance Program to Fredonia faculty and staff, their family members and retirees of the university. The offerings encompass assessment, resource information, referral services and assorted wellness events.

  

CPR/AED classes scheduled beginning in February

The Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability department is continuing to offer the American Heart Association CPR / AED classes this semester, beginning in February. All courses currently scheduled are AHA HeartSaver level courses, and will be held at the office of Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability, located in 140 Hendrix Hall.

  

Emergency Preparedness

Sign up for NY-Alert

Members of the Fredonia campus community are urged to sign up for NY-Alert, a secure, web-based emergency text, email and voice message alert system maintained by SUNY Administration and the New York State Emergency Management Office. NY-Alert is the primary tool within the mass communication system used on campus during an emergency, and the only alert system which will send messages directly to students, faculty and staff without being having to be logged into email.

  

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential services (i.e.: Facilities Services, University Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, Environmental Health and Safety, University Police, and Food and Health Services) must be maintained in spite of severe weather. When cancellation of classes has been declared, the President will notify the Department of Marketing and Communications to facilitate announcements via the campus' emergency messaging channels (NY-Alert, listserv email, website, etc.) and on radio and TV stations across Western New York, if appropriate.

Fredonia's policy states that employees designated as Essential Service will report to work at scheduled start times and perform normal and customary duties in the event of an emergency, including but not limited to weather, power outage, etc. To learn more, visit the Human Resources website.

  
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Athletics

Chatley to receive One Love's 'Unsung Hero' honor
Chatley to receive One Love's 'Unsung Hero' honor

Fredonia junior swimmer Ben Chatley of Sanborn will be recognized in April by The One Love Foundation as the recipient of its Campus Unsung Hero Award. He will receive the award April 19 in New York City for his role in 10 Million Yards for Yeardley, a week-long initiative to raise awareness of domestic violence and relationship abuse on college campuses. The inaugural event will be held April 24-29 at Fredonia and the other nine SUNYAC campuses.

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Carlson closes out career 3rd in 3-meter
Carlson closes out career 3rd in 3-meter

Blue Devil senior diver Arron Carlson (LeRoy/Notre Dame) finished third in men's 3-meter springboard diving Saturday night at the NCAA Division III. A four-year student-athlete with the Blue Devils, Carlson will graduate as the school record-holder on both boards and in both 6-dive and 11-dive scores.

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Bartlett fourth in NCAA 1-meter
Bartlett fourth in NCAA 1-meter

Senior Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y./Johnstown) finished fourth on Friday in women's 1-meter springboard diving at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championship meet. It completed a sweep of six All-American awards in her three-year career at Fredonia.

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Carlson takes 4th in NCAA 1-meter; All-American
Carlson takes 4th in NCAA 1-meter; All-American

Arron Carlson (LeRoy/Notre Dame) finished fourth Thursday in men's 1-meter springboard diving at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving championship meet. Carlson's score of 492.90 earned him his third All-American honor in two years.

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Arts on Campus

Department of Theatre and Dance to offer rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan classic 'The Pirates of Penzance'
Department of Theatre and Dance to offer rollicking version of Gilbert and Sullivan classic 'The Pirates of Penzance'

Take a bright, clever score from the team of Gilbert and Sullivan, add a delightfully absurd story line, top it off with plenty of pirates and you have the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. The Department of Theatre and Dance presents “The Pirates of Penzance” from March 31 to April 8.

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Bonilla art exhibition to open at technology incubator
Bonilla art exhibition to open at technology incubator

An exhibition of paintings and illustrations by Raymond Bonilla, a nationally recognized artist and member of the faculty in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media, will be held at the Fredonia Technology Incubator. An artist’s reception will be held on Wednesday, March 22, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the incubator’s gallery.

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Roslin Smith’s artist documentary to be screened at opera house
Roslin Smith’s artist documentary to be screened at opera house

“Moods, Moons and Masterpieces: A Portrait of An Artist,” a short documentary of Fredonia artist Tom Annear by Roslin Smith, will be presented at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House on Thursday, March 30, at 7.30 p.m., prior to the feature film “The Artist's Garden: American Impressionism.”

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Quince vocal ensemble to give concert, lecture
Quince vocal ensemble to give concert, lecture

Ethos New Music Society will bring the Chicago-based Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble to campus for a two-day residency that includes a concert on Monday, March 27, 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall and a lecture on Sunday, March 26, at 7 p.m.

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