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 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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.