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Gratitude and global citizenship to be celebrated during International Education Week
Gratitude and global citizenship to be celebrated during International Education Week

 International Education Week 2014 will take place between Nov. 17 and 20 and will highlight the Fredonia's "global citizens," as well as provide opportunities to enhance students' global awareness.The Office of International Education, in conjunction with Campus Life, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, the Career Development Office, the Educational Development Program, and others on campus, will collaborate and host various programs throughout the week.

  

Fredonia to host first GIS Day on Nov. 19
Fredonia to host first GIS Day on Nov. 19

Fredonia will host its first GIS Day on Wednesday, Nov. 19, in the atrium of the school’s new Science Center from noon to 2 p.m. Students, faculty, staff and members of the local community are invited to a join the event, which will explore Geographic Information Systems technology.

  

Three week Trash Tracker project conducted on campus

Beginning on Oct. 27, Fredonia students have been working on the Trash Tracker project, an initiative to analyze the amount and location of litter throughout the campus. The project has been adopted from fellow SUNY schools in an attempt to determine patterns in littering, and how it can be prevented.

  

Film about founder of Pakistan to be screened Nov. 20
Film about founder of Pakistan to be screened Nov. 20

“Jinnah,” an award-winning 1998 film about the life of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, founder of modern Pakistan, will be screened Thursday, Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room W101. Scholar Stanley Wolpert noted, “Few individuals significantly alter the course of history. Fewer still modify the map of the world. Hardly anyone can be credited with creating a nation-state. Muhammad Ali Jinnah did all three.”

  

Poetry reading to shed light on LGBTQ+ domestic violence

Fredonia’s Women’s Student Union, the Vagina Monologues, Pride Alliance and the Queer Studies in Literature class will be hosting a poetry spotlight on queer inter-partner violence on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 209. The organizers intend to use poetry as an artistic way to bring attention to domestic violence and assault on underrepresented communities, particularly those in the LGBTQ+ community.

  

Incubator receives Oishei Foundation Grant
Incubator receives Oishei Foundation Grant

The John R. Oishei Foundation of Buffalo has awarded $300,000 to the Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) to support its mission of creating jobs and cultivating entrepreneurial opportunities in the region. The award - the second Oishei grant provided to the incubator since its inception - will provide expanded services and resources that promote the interaction of technology and the arts.

  

Antonio Regulier honored with ACT award
Antonio Regulier honored with ACT award

Senior Antonio Regulier, a Social Work and English major at Fredonia, was a recipient of this year’s State University of New York Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) award, a $1,000 scholarship honoring his outstanding academic performance and commitment to the campus and community.

  

Native American History month alive with education, enrichment
Native American History month alive with education, enrichment

The Native American Student Union (NASU) at Fredonia will host Native American History month, featuring more than a half-dozen educational and enrichment events for the campus and community throughout November, to celebrate Native American history and culture. Lisa Marie Anselmi, an archaeologist and chair of the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo State, will deliver the opening address, “Indigenous Stereotypes: Past and Present,” on Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m.

  

Senior Ben Searle wins two awards at Toronto Student Film Festival
Senior Ben Searle wins two awards at Toronto Student Film Festival

Senior Ben Searle’s short film, “Niche,” won two awards at the Toronto Student Film Festival – the CBC Documentary Channel Award for Best Documentary, as well as the Vistek Award for Best Cinematography. Searle, a senior in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media, created “Niche” in his advanced experimental video class.

  

Veterans Book Project creator to present program

The Veterans Book Project will be unveiled at Fredonia when its creator, visual artist Monica Haller, discusses the collection of first-hand experiences conveyed by veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 209.

  

Ski and Ride Club announces winter package deals
Ski and Ride Club announces winter package deals

The Fredonia Ski and Ride Club have announced discounted ski and snowboard packages for the upcoming winter season at Holiday Valley Ski Resort located in Ellicottville, N.Y. Students, faculty, staff and community members may purchase tickets at the Fredonia Ticket Office. Ski and snowboard packages range in price from $130 to $395 depending on frequency and time of day.

  

Student groups to host activities for Dunkirk seniors

The Advanced Leadership Program at Fredonia will treat members of the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center in Dunkirk to two days of enjoyable activities during the university’s Days of Service in early November to help foster a lasting relationship between campus groups and the local adult day care center.

  

Sigma Kappa Sorority celebrates 140 years of ‘sisterhood’

Theta Iota, Fredonia’s chapter of the Sigma Kappa Sorority, observed the group’s Founding Day with a brunch held on Saturday, Nov. 8, at which the Buffalo Alumnae Chapter joined the celebration. On Nov. 1, Sigma Kappa Theta Iota welcomed 21 of its newest members at the sorority’s fall initiation, and President Virginia Horvath was initiated as an honorary sister last summer.

  
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Health Matters

Health Matters Newsletter

The November 2014 issue of the newsletter shares information regarding a pertinent medical issue. At Fredonia, we continue to monitor the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health regarding Ebloa.The risk in the U.S. for an Ebola Outbreak continues to be very low. Our emphasis is on awareness building, acquiring accurate information and being prepared. Read it at http://www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter/2014Novemberebola.asp.

Free, confidential HIV testing available on Dec. 2

LoGrasso Health Center will be offering free, confidential HIV testing to Fredonia students on Tuesday, Dec. 2, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., in recognition of AIDS Awareness Day.

Students must call the Health Center at (716) 673-3131 in advance to make an appointment, and space is limited. Interested students are not required to use their name in order to make an appointment. Instead, they will be given a four digit reference number.

HIV counselors from Evergreen Health Services of Buffalo will be available to students throughout the day. Evergreen Health Services is a non-profit, multi-agency service group committed to fostering healthy communities throughout Western New York.

Interested persons should contact Sherry Small at LoGrasso Health Center by phone at (716) 673-3131 or by email at small@fredonia.edu with any questions.

Emergency Preparedness

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

The University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential college services (i.e.: Heating/Plumbing, Electrical, Automotive, Grounds, 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.


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.


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Athletics

Hard-charging Hess has Devils seventh in Region
Hard-charging Hess has Devils seventh in Region

Fredonia senior Zakk Hess (Clyde, N.Y./North Rose-Wolcott) ran the fastest final 2,000-meter time Saturday at the NCAA Division III Atlantic Regional men's cross country meet. Hess's fourth-place finish in a time of 25:17.3 for 8,000 meters helped carry the Blue Devils to a seventh place finish out of 40 teams.

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Devils open season with win at Alfred State
Devils open season with win at Alfred State

Fredonia broke out to an early lead and built on it during a 75-64 women's basketball win Nov. 15 over the Alfred State Pioneers. Sophomore guard Alexis Cheatham (Lockport, N.Y./Lockport), the reigning SUNYAC Rookie of the Year, began the 2014-15 season with a team-high 23 points, including 5 of 8 on three-pointers.

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Stonefelt named SUNY Distinguished Professor
Stonefelt named SUNY Distinguished Professor

Dr. Kay Stonefelt of the School of Music has been named a SUNY Distinguished Professor. The Distinguished Professorship is conferred upon individuals who have achieved national or international prominence and a distinguished reputation within a chosen field. She is one of only 11 faculty, system-wide, to be appointed by the SUNY Board of Trustees to the distinguished ranks this fall.

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Vice President David Tiffany honored as Outstanding Fundraising Executive
Vice President David Tiffany honored as Outstanding Fundraising Executive

Vice President for University Advancement David Tiffany was the recipient of the Earle Hannel Outstanding Fundraising Executive award from the Western New York Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals awarded at the National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 12.

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Aimee Nezhukumatathil an invited speaker in U.S. and abroad
Aimee Nezhukumatathil an invited speaker in U.S. and abroad

Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil of the Department of English offered two poetry readings recently at prestigious programs. She was invited to kick off the 2014 President’s Speaker Series at Yale University’s Singapore and presented her work at Phillips Exeter Academy as the Fall 2014 Lamont Poet.

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Business students to have project published in professional trade journal

Five Fredonia students who majored in business will have their project, “Operations Management Students Use a Six Sigma Cycle to Improve Advising,” published in the professional trade journal, Quality Progress, the flagship publication of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

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Michael Jabot recognized for excellence in teaching
Michael Jabot recognized for excellence in teaching

Fredonia science education professor Dr. Michael Jabot was recognized by the Science Teachers Association of New York State with the Excellence in Science Teaching Award.The award was presented at the organization’s recent annual conference at the Riverside Convention Center in Rochester.

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Dr. Ann Deakin receives GIS Lifetime Achievement Award
Dr. Ann Deakin receives GIS Lifetime Achievement Award

The New York State Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Association has bestowed its Lifetime Achievement Award upon Ann Deakin, associate professor and coordinator of Interdisciplinary Studies in GIS at Fredonia, in recognition of her many contributions to the GIS profession. The award was presented to Dr. Deakin at the New York State Geospatial Summit held on Oct. 21.

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Dr. Lei Huang named associate editor of World Journal of Management
Dr. Lei Huang named associate editor of World Journal of Management

Lei Huang, assistant professor of Marketing in the School of Business, was selected on Oct. 29 to serve as the associate editor of the World Journal of Management. Dr. Huang was chosen by the search committee of the academic journal on the strength of his academic performance and publication record.

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Historian presents paper at environmental conference
Historian presents paper at environmental conference

Department of History Associate Professor David Kinkela presented an original paper during a conference at the Hagley Museum and Library in Wilmington, Del. The conference, “Green Capitalism? Exploring the Crossroads of Environmental and Business History,” brought together professional environmental and business historians to discuss businesses being “green” using historical perspectives.

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Arts on Campus

Wind Ensemble to premiere work by composer Paul Dooley

The Fredonia Wind Ensemble will be premiering, "Coast of Dreams for Wind Ensemble," by composer Paul Dooley at the group’s Thursday, Nov. 20 concert, to be held at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall. Dooley, a current lecturer in performing arts technology at the University of Michigan, will be present to discuss his new work.

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Madrigal Feaste slated for Dec. 6
Madrigal Feaste slated for Dec. 6

On Saturday, Dec. 6, the School of Music and Department of Theatre and Dance will present the third annual Madrigal Feaste dinner theater performance, held in the Williams Center. The traditional 15th century royal feast and musical program will be a feast for the senses, with authentic food, costumed performers, rousing music and merriment on a grand scale.

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