Music Therapy Awareness Week, to be observed Feb. 27 through March 3 and sponsored by the Music Therapy Club, will be commemorated through enlightening talks by professional music therapists and inspiring musical performances that are free and open to all students, faculty and community members.
A bigger “help wanted” sign could easily be posted at the Williams Center for the Job and Internship Expo to be held on Wednesday, March 8, 2 to 5 p.m. New this year will be a Summer Job Expo, in G103 BC, which will be staffed by approximately 20 employers focusing on summer jobs. The annual Job and Internship Expo returns to its home in the Multipurpose Room. Both events are free and open to current students and Fredonia alumni.
The theme for Fredonia’s Black History Month observance is “Black: One Race, Many Traditions,” and is dedicated to spreading knowledge about African American culture, influence and history on campus. Among the highlights is a visit from anti-racism activist Jane Elliott for her presentation, "The Anatomy of Prejudice," on Feb. 22.
Fredonia has partnered with a virtual reality company to create a virtual tour of campus. The tool will help recruit students to apply and enroll at Fredonia.
Virtual reality will be explored at the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag presentation on Wednesday, March 1, from noon to 1 p.m. at Williams Center Room S204, with speakers including Dr. Scott Medler, Department of Biology; Dr. Neil Feit, Department of Philosophy; and Andrew Wheelock, technology coordinator for the Western New York Regional Information Center.
To recognize great strides achieved to internationalize the campus in recent years, the Office of International Education has created the Global Initiative Awards to honor the students, faculty and staff who have made direct contributions to advance the goal at Fredonia.
The Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) is launching its second annual business competition (SBC) for Fredonia students. The competition will provide students the opportunity to submit a business proposal and compete for admittance into the FTI and other prizes. The competition complements other student-based entrepreneurial initiatives in Western New York and is being powered by AT&T again this year.
Fredonia’s Sport Management Club members returned to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years, but Super Bowl LI – won by the New England Patriots in a stunning comeback over the Atlanta Falcons – was the first year they were issued “game day” assignments at the premier sporting event.
Tyler Jacobson, a science fiction and fantasy illustrator whose clients range from Dungeons & Dragons to publishers Simon & Schuster to The New Yorker magazine, will explore how his professional career in the world of illustration is connected to business at the next Arts and Business Luncheon on Friday, March 3, at the Fredonia Technology Incubator.
Fredonia is hosting 18 students from the Aichi Prefectural University from Feb. 27 to March 20 on campus. Members of the campus community wishing to connect to these students is invited to join the "Coffee Break" -- a weekly coffee/tea social held every Wednesday from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Williams Center Room S226B.
Democracy 101 will provide a place for informal talks by Fredonia faculty who will offer contexts and explanation about topics in the news, with an open discussion to follow. The talks are planned weekly in the garden area of Reed Library and begin Tuesday, Feb. 14.
The newly-launched Fredonia Diversity Quilt Project encourages campus faculty, staff, and students to tell their own stories through art while working collaboratively. Each square will represent the uniqueness of the minds that wander this campus every day.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Feb. 10 that Fredonia President Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Horvath will serve as the academic co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC). President Horvath, who has been a member of the WNYREDC since 2015, will lead the Regional Council in collaboration with Council Co-Chair Jeff Belt, president of SolEpoxy Inc.
Students are now being hired by Fredonia’s College Tutoring Services office to join its tutoring staff for the 2017-2018 academic year. CTS tutors are paid an hourly wage to work a scheduled number of hours, ranging between two to six hours per week, for drop-in students at the Learning Center or in one-on-one hourly sessions with specific students assigned by the program.
Pride Alliance is a Center for Multicultural Affairs group that exists "for the purpose of promoting unity and pride among the campus and community members of all romantic and sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and intersex identities; and for helping to educate, foster respect for, and to provide a safe, supportive, and relaxed environment for all."
Fredonia’s Relay for Life is several weeks away, but it’s time for the campus community to begin taking their first steps to participate in the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The focus of the gathering that will fill Steele Hall Arena on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, March 26, at 4 a.m., is on cancer victims and survivors and the need to raise funds for the Buffalo chapter of the American Cancer Society.