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Fredonia professor receives U.S. patent for pioneering flight tracking technology
Fredonia professor receives U.S. patent for pioneering flight tracking technology

A revolutionary technology, developed by Junaid Zubairi, professor of Computer and Information Sciences, has the potential to render obsolete the so-called “black box” – an essential  investigation tool used in all airplane accidents and incidents – through the real-time transmission of vital flight data to ground-level sensors. 

  

 Fredonia College Foundation seeks faculty, staff support of All-Campus Appeal
Fredonia College Foundation seeks faculty, staff support of All-Campus Appeal

It’s that time of year again when Fredonia faculty and staff will begin receiving information in their campus mail on how to contribute to scholarships or to endowments that benefit their favorite departments and programs through the annual All-Campus Appeal.

  

New Program Evaluation Center to partner with Chautauqua County Mental Health Services
New Program Evaluation Center to partner with Chautauqua County Mental Health Services

The opening of the Fredonia Program Evaluation Center (F-PEC) was celebrated at a reception held on Sept. 6, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator. Approximately 50 representatives from local and county government, Chautauqua County Mental Health Services, Chautauqua Tapestry, the university and the community attended the event to support the exciting collaboration between the Fredonia and Chautauqua Tapestry.

  

Applications now accepted for Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund

Faculty and staff are invited to apply for funding from the Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund. The application deadline for the 2018-2019 award cycle is Friday, Oct. 27.

  

The story behind the biggest sign-up on Activities Night!
The story behind the biggest sign-up on Activities Night!

For most couples, the moment when one proposes marriage to the other is tender, intimate, and often sheltered from the world. And for a brief moment, that's exactly how Rod and Amanda felt ̶ despite the screams, cheers, and cell phones of about 100 of their closest Fredonia friends gathered around them! That was when Rod got down on one knee.

  

Fredonia faculty to deliver Kasling Memorial Lecture, receive Hagan scholar/artist award
Fredonia faculty to deliver Kasling Memorial Lecture, receive Hagan scholar/artist award

The spotlight will shine on two faculty members when Visual Arts and New Media Professor Timothy Frerichs presents the Kasling Memorial Lecture and English Associate Professor Birger Vanwesenbeeck receives the William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award on Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Mason Hall.

  

Convocation Series lecture to explore feminist social justice, animal rights activism
Convocation Series lecture to explore feminist social justice, animal rights activism

Feminist social justice activism and animal rights advocacy will be examined by Chautauqua County native Carol J. Adams, author of the pioneering book on feminist animal rights theory, “The Sexual Politics of Meat: A Feminist-Vegetarian Critical Theory,” as part of the Convocation Series of events with the theme “Transformations,” on Thursday, Sept. 28, at 6 p.m., at the Kelly Family Auditorium in the Science Center.

  

Broadway delivers new flavor to annual Freedonia Marxonia celebration
Broadway delivers new flavor to annual Freedonia Marxonia celebration

“Broadway and the Marx Brothers” will be the theme of this year’s Freedonia Marxonia -- the annual celebration of the connection between the Village of Fredonia and “Freedonia,” the setting of the 1933 Marx Brothers’ movie “Duck Soup” -- that opens on Sept. 28.

  

First-year enrollment at Fredonia climbs, tops 1,150 students
First-year enrollment at Fredonia climbs, tops 1,150 students

The second-largest class of first-year students at Fredonia settled into their residence halls during “Move-In Weekend,” marking the first time since the 2014-2015 academic year that the campus enrolled more than 1,000 first-year students.

  

New campus calendar live online
New campus calendar live online

The Marketing and Communications Department is pleased to announce a new, robust campus calendar! “Events @ Fredonia” is at http://events.fredonia.edu and has a link on our homepage. A year of planning, set-up, and configuration has gone into the project, led by Web Content Manager Jonathan Woolson using a service called Localist. The resulting "Events @ Fredonia" calendar is a major improvement over the previous public calendar.

  
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Health and Wellness

EAP schedule full of wellness events for faculty, staff

A wide assortment of wellness activities and events for the fall semester has been assembled by the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for Fredonia faculty, staff and retirees.

  
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Vitae

VanDette to present talk in Mark Twain lecture series at Elmira College
VanDette to present talk in Mark Twain lecture series at Elmira College

Associate Professor of English Emily E. VanDette will give a lecture at "The Trouble Begins at Eight" series, hosted by Elmira College's Center for Mark Twain Studies, on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m., in Cowles Hall.

  

Smith documentary to be shown at Buffalo Niagara Film Festival
Smith documentary to be shown at Buffalo Niagara Film Festival

The documentary “Moods, Mountains and Masterpieces. A Portrait of an Artist: Tom Annear,” by assistant professor Roslin Smith, will be screened at the Buffalo Niagara Film Festival at the Four Seasons Cinema 6, 2429 Military Road, Niagara Falls, on Tuesday, Sept. 26.

  

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

Blue Devils win again in OT
Blue Devils win again in OT

Dylan Moeser (Amherst, N.Y.) cleaned up a goal-mouth scramble when he scored 1:10 into overtime and lifted Fredonia over Geneva, 2-1, in men's non-conference soccer Saturday afternoon.

  

 Devils outlast Rochester for split
Devils outlast Rochester for split

A five-set win over the University of Rochester gave Fredonia a Saturday split at the Buffalo State Bengal Classic. The Blue Devils (7-5) were down 2-1 before rallying in the final two sets, 25-23 and 15-12.

  

Public ice skating lessons offered

Public ice skating classes, offering learn-to-skate and figure skating instruction and hosted by the Department of Athletics and Recreation at Fredonia, will get underway in Steele Hall Ice Rink in October.

  

Poirier hits milestone as Devils sweep John Carroll
Poirier hits milestone as Devils sweep John Carroll

The Fredonia women's volleyball team improved to 6-4 as they topped John Carroll, 3-0, at the Bengal Invite held at Buffalo State on Friday. Senior Courtney Poirier (West Seneca/West Seneca West) earned her 1,000-career dig on match point. She is the 15th Blue Devil to reach that mark.

  
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Arts on Campus

Fredonia to host ‘Double Reed Day’ for middle/high school musicians
Fredonia to host ‘Double Reed Day’ for middle/high school musicians

Double Reed Day, an enriching experience that allows middle and high school oboists and bassoonists to spend a day working with double reed faculty at the Fredonia’s School of Music in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere, will be held on Sunday, Oct. 15, in Mason Hall.

  

Young pianists invited to enter Claudette Sorel Piano Competition
Young pianists invited to enter Claudette Sorel Piano Competition

Student entries for the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, an annual event that celebrates the creativity and excellence of young pianists and awards cash prizes, are being accepted by the School of Music. For the first round, participants are to submit an online entry form (there is no application fee) and provide a link to a high-quality video of a piece they are passionate about, approximately five to eight minutes in length. The deadline to apply is Sept. 25.

  

Marion Art Gallery to host Andrea Dezsӧ exhibition
Marion Art Gallery to host Andrea Dezsӧ exhibition

Visitors will have an opportunity to experience enchanted forests, bat caves and utopian cities in the first exhibition of the 2017-18 season at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery. “Andrea Dezsӧ: Enchanted Fictions” opens on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

  

Student animation exhibition opens at Fredonia incubator
Student animation exhibition opens at Fredonia incubator

“Fredonia Animation: Art Meets Technology,” a showcase of work by current students and alumni of the Visual Arts and New Media Department at the State University of New York at Fredonia, will be the first exhibition of the 2017-2018 academic year at the Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI). An opening reception is slated for Wednesday, Aug. 30, from 4 to 6 p.m.

  

School of Music hosts trio of dynamic music education workshops
School of Music hosts trio of dynamic music education workshops

Fredonia’s School of Music will offer three major events of interest to music educators -- at virtually all levels of instruction -- on consecutive weekends, beginning with the Western New York Orff Schulwerk Association Workshop "Read, Sing, and Dance with Patrick Ware" on Saturday, Sept. 16.

  

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