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Events set to mark Music Therapy Awareness Week
Events set to mark Music Therapy Awareness Week

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.

  

Summer job opportunities added to CDO job/internship expo roster
Summer job opportunities added to CDO job/internship expo roster

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.

  

Black History Month brings lectures, music and culture
Black History Month brings lectures, music and culture

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.

  

Virtual tour of Fredonia now available on website, mobile
Virtual tour of Fredonia now available on website, mobile

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.

  

Next ‘Brown Bag’ talk to probe virtual reality
Next ‘Brown Bag’ talk to probe virtual reality

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.

  

Nominations being accepted for new Global Initiative Awards
Nominations being accepted for new Global Initiative Awards

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.

  

Incubator launching student business competition
Incubator launching student business competition

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.

  

A ‘super’ time for Sport Management students at Super Bowl LI
A ‘super’ time for Sport Management students at Super Bowl LI

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.

  

Fantasy illustrator to speak at arts and business luncheon
Fantasy illustrator to speak at arts and business luncheon

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.

  

Aichi students guests on the Fredonia campus

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 program begins Feb. 14
Democracy 101 program begins Feb. 14

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.

  

Diversity Quilt project seeking contributions from the campus community
Diversity Quilt project seeking contributions from the campus community

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 Cuomo announces President Horvath to serve as Co-Chair of Western New York Regional Economic Development Council
Governor Cuomo announces President Horvath to serve as Co-Chair of Western New York Regional Economic Development Council

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.

  

Help wanted: student tutors for 2017-2018
Help wanted: student tutors for 2017-2018

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 seeking new members from the campus community
Pride Alliance seeking new members from the campus community

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."

  

Relay for Life slated for March 25
Relay for Life slated for March 25

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.

  
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Tillery named to editorial boards of two journals
Tillery named to editorial boards of two journals

Kim Tillery, chair of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, has been invited to serve on the editorial boards of two journals; the American Journal of Audiology and American Journal of Undergraduate Research.

  

Valentine selected for leadership institute
Valentine selected for leadership institute

Megan Valentine, associate director of Athletics and Recreation/Senior Woman Administrator, was recently selected for the Women in the Spotlight’s Brand Leadership Institute. Through a new collaboration with the National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA), Ms. Valentine was tabbed as the Division III representative.

  

Harper sabbatical includes new musical work
Harper sabbatical includes new musical work

A new musical work will be the high point of School of Music Associate Professor Joe Dan Harper’s sabbatical, which will revolve around a variety of professional development activities including coaching with experts in the field, repertoire development, auditions, performing, and study of the French language, vocal pedagogy and lyric diction for singers.

  

Igoe, Smith to receive Best Education Video award at BEA convention
Igoe, Smith to receive Best Education Video award at BEA convention

Mike Igoe and Roslin Smith, assistant professors of Communication, will receive a video award for their production, “Good Storytelling,” at a screening and award ceremony to be held at the Broadcast Education Association’s 15th annual convention on April 23 in Las Vegas, Nev. “Good Storytelling” won Best Educational Video honors at the BEA’s 2017 Festival of Media Arts.

  

Walters has paper published in Quality Management Journal
Walters has paper published in Quality Management Journal

Lisa Walters, assistant professor of operations management in the Department of Business Administration, had a paper she submitted in early February to the Quality Management Journal accepted for publication.

  

English faculty member invited to give Magliocco Lecture
English faculty member invited to give Magliocco Lecture

Birger Vanwesenbeeck, associate professor of English, has been selected to give the Magliocco Lecture at Western Illinois University in March. The prestigious annual lecture series, named after a professor emeritus of English at the university, has brought scholars to the Western Illinois campus for talks on literature, film, theory, or the state of the discipline.

  

Jabot professional activities focus on global learning and regional climate education
Jabot professional activities focus on global learning and regional climate education

Michael Jabot, professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, served as lead presenter at the North American Regional Meeting for Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. In addition, he has been elected to the Advisory Board for the Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER) and awarded a grant to support climate education across the region by the Chautauqua Education Coalition through support by National Grid.

  

Swansinger sabbatical centers on Morocco and Girard

Dr. A. Jacqueline Swansinger of the Department of History is spending her sabbatical year writing up an article on language and Post-colonialism in modern Morocco to be included in an anthology organized by Dr. Xin Fan of the history department and colleagues. Additionally, Dr. Swansinger is also developing a book proposal on Stephen Girard, an early American merchant and millionaire.

  
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Health and Wellness

February Health and Wellness Newsletter

The February Health and Wellness Newsletter is available online and offers information on Heart Month, health and wellness service including the Health Center, FredASSIST, the Employee Assistance Program, recreational opportunities for students, the Counseling Center and the Health Hut.

  

EAP to offer a wide array of programs, services during the spring semester

The start of the spring semester ushers in a new round of programs and services offered by the Employee Assistance Program to Fredonia faculty and staff, their family members and retirees of the university. The offerings encompass assessment, resource information, referral services and assorted wellness events.

  

CPR/AED classes scheduled beginning in February

The Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability department is continuing to offer the American Heart Association CPR / AED classes this semester, beginning in February. All courses currently scheduled are AHA HeartSaver level courses, and will be held at the office of Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability, located in 140 Hendrix Hall.

  

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 www.fredonia.edu/humanresources/policies.asp.

  
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Athletics

Wilbur, Bogart chosen all-conference
Wilbur, Bogart chosen all-conference

Two Fredonia Blue Devils have been named to the 2017 SUNYAC Men's Ice Hockey All-Conference Team. A vote of conference coaches landed junior center Samuel Wilbur (Saginaw, Mich.) and sophomore goaltender Eric Bogart (London, Ont.) a place on the Third Team.

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Devil diving deering-do: High DD's at regional
Devil diving deering-do: High DD's at regional

The lists of dives submitted by two Fredonia divers will be the most difficult in their respective events Friday at the NCAA Division III Region 4 meet. The 11-dive 3-meter list submitted by senior Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y.) has a 25.00 total degree of difficulty, the highest total among the 27 women entered. In the men's 1-meter, Fredonia senior Arron Carlson (LeRoy) has submitted a list with a total event-high 26.30 degree of difficulty.

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Hockey season ends with 2-1 SUNYAC loss
 Hockey season ends with 2-1 SUNYAC loss

Fredonia's return to the SUNYAC men's hockey tournament ended with a 2-1 loss Wednesday at SUNY Buffalo State. Bengal freshman defenseman Colin O'Connor ripped a slapshot for the game-winner early in the third period. Fredonia senior center Mac McAvoy (Port Colborne, Ont.) scored the lone Fredonia goal and sophomore goaltender Eric Bogart (London, Ont.) stopped 27 shots.

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Devils' season ends at Cortland
Devils' season ends at Cortland

The Fredonia women's basketball was within one point of Cortland in the final 30 seconds of the game, but could not break through, falling 55-51 to Cortland in its SUNYAC quarterfinal contest Tuesday evening.

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Bartlett sweeps SUNYAC boards
Bartlett sweeps SUNYAC boards

Fredonia senior Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y.) won the SUNYAC 1-meter springboard title Saturday to go along with the 3-meter title she won Thursday. Bartlett's winning score of 490.65 points was a new conference meet record. It included a six-dive score of 297.65 points during the Saturday night finals.

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Another Clouthier conference win and record
Another Clouthier conference win and record

Another school and conference record for Fredonia senior Adam Clouthier (Conroe, Texas) highlighted the Blue Devils' third-place finish at Saturday's SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championship meet in the Burt Flickinger Center. Two awards also went to senior diver Arron Carlson (LeRoy) during a ceremony at the end of the meet. Carlson, who doubled off the men's springboard boards during the four-day meet, was named Male Diver of the Meet and won the James Fulton Award for athletic, academic, and lifetime achievement.

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Clouthier wins 100 breast in SUNYAC record time
Clouthier wins 100 breast in SUNYAC record time

Fredonia senior Adam Clouthier (Conroe, Texas) set a new school and conference school record in the 100-yard breaststroke during Friday morning at the 2017 SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championships meet.Fredonia sophomore Jake Favret (Watertown) finished second in 57.06 seconds after earning the No. 2 seed during preliminaries.

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Carlson sweeps SUNYACs, sets league record
Carlson sweeps SUNYACs, sets league record

Two days after winning the SUNYAC 1-meter springboard diving title, Fredonia senior Arron Carlson (LeRoy) did himself one better Friday night. In a record-setting performance, Carlson won the 3-meter title with a final score of 594.40 points during the conference championship meet at the Burt Flickinger Center. That was better than Geneseo's Samuel Randall, who finished second with 554.10 points. Randall was the previous conference record holder at 568.45 set last year.

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Arts on Campus

Sorel Piano Competition finals in Rosch on Feb. 26
Sorel Piano Competition finals in Rosch on Feb. 26

The Fredonia School of Music has invited 10 gifted, young pianists to campus to compete in the Final Round of the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, slated to take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, beginning at noon in Rosch Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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School of Music launches concert series for prospective students
School of Music launches concert series for prospective students

Fredonia Constellation Concerts: Aligning Fredonia’s Brightest Stars, a new performance initiative to be offered by the School of Music to prospective students and their families, will debut on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. A broad range of faculty and student performers will be featured in the series that continues on Feb. 3, 17 and 24 – each one coinciding with the night before an audition day of the season.

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Brahms Requiem to be presented March 4 in King
Brahms Requiem to be presented March 4 in King

The Fredonia College Symphony joins forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, for Brahms' profoundly moving, Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall. The performance also includes Richard Danielpour's two-movement work, “Celestial Night.”

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Connections to Earth, others highlighted in Fredonia art exhibition
Connections to Earth, others highlighted in Fredonia art exhibition

For artist Sharbani Das Gupta, the connection of humans to each other and to the Earth is paramount. Her current exhibition, “Sharbani Das Gupta: Out Of Step,” which runs through Feb. 26 at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, is an ode to the Earth and it exemplifies her trademark themes of connectivity and environmental awareness.

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Department of Theatre and Dance presents work from award-winning American playwright Tony Kushner
Department of Theatre and Dance presents work from award-winning American playwright Tony Kushner

The beauty of language, the art of humor and a touch of mystery come together for the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of “The Illusion” by Tony Kushner from Feb. 24 to March 4 in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center.

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Fredonia Technology Incubator to host Buffalo artist Anthony Leone
Fredonia Technology Incubator to host Buffalo artist Anthony Leone

Buffalo artist Anthony Leone will be featured at the Fredonia Technology Incubator to showcase his creative paintings and works on paper. The exhibition will be held at the FTI Art Gallery Feb. 6 through March 10. The gallery is free and open to the public, and hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception with the artist is slated for Friday, Feb. 24.

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