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Gregory Hall is the new home of the Department of Marketing and Communications
Gregory Hall is the new home of the Department of Marketing and Communications

Come in the main front door of Gregory Hall, go straight ahead, and you can’t miss us – between our colleagues in the Office of Residence Life and the Faculty Student Association are the new offices of the Department of Marketing and Communications.

  

'Building Toward Student Success' town hall meetings scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25
'Building Toward Student Success' town hall meetings scheduled for Jan. 24 and 25

One of the strategies outlined in the campus’ 2015 Strategic Enrollment Management plan is to “reimagine campus spaces to encourage and support engagement among faculty, staff and students.” All faculty, staff, and students are invited to join one of two “town hall” meetings to help develop Fredonia’s vision and philosophy of student success.

  

Winter clothing drive set to benefit rural ministry
Winter clothing drive set to benefit rural ministry

Donations of hats, gloves, scarves, mittens, coats, sweaters, socks, boots and snow pants will be accepted during a winter clothing drive, hosted by Alpha Phi Omega in conjunction with the Office of Volunteer and Community Services, at various campus locations during the last week of January to early February.

  

FSA accepting applications for program funding
FSA accepting applications for program funding

The Faculty Student Association is accepting program account applications for the 2018-2019 academic year (June 1, 2018 to May 31, 2019). Funding may be available for events or initiatives that benefit the campus community.The application deadline is Tuesday, Feb. 13, at noon.

  

Study Abroad Information Sessions scheduled
Study Abroad Information Sessions scheduled

The Office of International Education will be holding information sessions throughout the semester for its summer and semester study abroad programs in Iceland, Italy and Paris, France. The public is invited to attend.

  

‘Welcome Week’ events usher in spring semester
‘Welcome Week’ events usher in spring semester

Students can warm up to the new semester at the spring edition of “Welcome Week,” five consecutive days of fun activities for students, faculty and staff, hosted by Spectrum Entertainment Board and sponsored by Student Association. All attractions are free.

  

Devils 'Celebrate Monday' at Fredonia Elementary
Devils 'Celebrate Monday' at Fredonia Elementary

The Fredonia Blue Devil men's hockey team visited Fredonia Elementary School as part of the new "Celebrate Monday" program. The players formed a human tunnel at both school entrances and high-fived youngsters entering the building at the start of their school week. On future Mondays, other Blue Devil teams will do likewise.

  

Fredonia College Foundation funds awarded for cross-disciplinary projects
Fredonia College Foundation funds awarded for cross-disciplinary projects

The Costello Interplay Award Fund was established by Fredonia alumnus Dennis R., ’72, and Kathryn L. Costello with the Fredonia College Foundation in 2016. In 2018, a new collaboration has provided increased funding with Costello Interplay Award funds matched by the foundation’s Phyllis and Lawrence Patrie Endowment for the Sciences.

  

Destination to a Dream program expands opportunities for higher education
Destination to a Dream program expands opportunities for higher education

Fredonia and Jamestown Community College have announced a partnership designed to give prospective students a seamless pipeline from JCC to Fredonia, with opportunities for unique academic support from JCC and vibrant student life and research opportunities at Fredonia.

  
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Clarkson-Hendrix gives presentation at Society for Social Work and Research conference

Michael Clarkson-Hendrix, assistant professor in the Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences, presented an ePoster, “Secure Workplace Attachment: A Qualitative Study of Relational and Social Contingencies,” at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Social Work and Research, held Jan. 10-13, in Washington, D.C.

  

Kinkela delivers paper at ground-breaking plastic food packaging symposium
Kinkela delivers paper at ground-breaking plastic food packaging symposium

Associate Professor David Kinkela of the Department of History presented a paper, “Packaging the Six-Pack: The Business and Ecological History of Plastic Six-Pack Rings,” at Food Packaging: Uncovering the History, an international symposium held in Tokyo.

  

Hohle’s newest book tracks rise of neoliberalism
Hohle’s newest book tracks rise of neoliberalism

How simple racial binaries – notably black/white – are no longer able to explain the persistence of racism, capitalism and elite white power is examined by Associate Professor Randolph Hohle of the Department of Sociocultural and Justice Sciences in his new book, “Racism in the Neoliberal Era: A Meta History of Elite White Power,” published by Routledge.

  

Denton, ’16 alumnus co-author chapter in 'The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy'
Denton, ’16 alumnus co-author chapter in 'The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy'

Department of Psychology Assistant Professor Lisa Denton co-authored a chapter in the new book, “The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy,” published by Routledge, with alumnus Justin Hodges.

  
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Health and Wellness

How to mount your own successful fight against the flu
How to mount your own successful fight against the flu

The flu season is in full swing and the Fredonia Health Center wants to keep the campus community healthy this semester. Here are some tips to prevent getting sick.

  

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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Arts on Campus

School of Music to launch concert series for prospective students
School of Music to launch concert series for prospective students

Select faculty and students in the School of Music will be featured in Constellation Concerts, an initiative designed for prospective students, their families and the community. Rosch Recital Hall will host the free concerts that begin on Friday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m.

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West African dance troupe to perform at Fredonia
West African dance troupe to perform at Fredonia

The Saakumu Dance Troupe, a leading traditional/contemporary dance and music group in Ghana, West Africa, will give a public performance on Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall. Repertoire of the group, led by Fredonia alumnus Bernard Woma, master of the Ghanaian “gyil” xylophone, encompasses spiritual, ceremonial and recreational genres and contemporary African dance forms.

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Fredonia art gallery to host works by noted ‘cultural historian’
Fredonia art gallery to host works by noted ‘cultural historian’

By melding the roles of artist and cultural historian, Enrique Chagoya has made a name for himself as he creates alternative interpretations of current events. He turns his attention to current socio-political events for the first exhibition of 2018, “Aliens Sans Frontières” (Aliens Without Borders), which opens Jan. 19 in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery.

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School of Music opens registration for Fredonia Bass Fest
School of Music opens registration for Fredonia Bass Fest

An invitation is being extended to musicians – professional players, college and high school students, teachers and adult learners – to join Fredonia Bass Fest 2018, a day of performances and classes on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the School of Music.

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8th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival in February
8th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival in February

In what is sure to be a terrific event, the Intercollegiate Choral Festival is slated for Saturday, Feb. 24 at 4 p.m., in King Concert Hall. Gregory R. Gentry, director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will serve as festival clinician and conductor.

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Athletics

Francis named SUNYAC Student-Athlete of the Year
Francis named SUNYAC Student-Athlete of the Year

Fredonia's Ethan Francis (Dunkirk/Dunkirk) was named the Student Athlete of the Year by the SUNYAC for men's cross country. The junior video production/political science major carries a 3.94 GPA during his career, including a 4.0 mark this past semester. Francis finished seventh at the conference championship meet, a feat that placed him in the SUNYAC Cross Country Hall of Fame. Francis then went on to earn NCAA Atlantic All-Region honors.

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Fredonia to give overview of the collegiate student-athlete experience to area high school students
Fredonia to give overview of the collegiate student-athlete experience to area high school students

An introduction to the student-athlete experience in college awaits area students as part of National Girls & Women in Sports Day at Fredonia on Saturday, Feb. 3. “We’re gearing the event toward middle and high school athletes and their families who are interested in learning about the college athletics recruitment process, what it’s like to be a student-athlete in college, and how to best prepare while in high school,” said Rebekah Conti, assistant director of Pre-College Outreach at Fredonia.

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