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Student vocalists to be featured with Buffalo Philharmonic
Student vocalists to be featured with Buffalo Philharmonic

Eight Fredonia student jazz vocalists have been given the rare opportunity to perform at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Glorious Gershwin” concert as guests of featured artist and guest conductor Matt Catingub on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m., at Kleinhans Music Hall. The eight students were recruited based on their singing style, ability to master difficult musical arrangements and availability for rehearsals, noted Director of Jazz Studies Bruce Johnstone.

  

'Terror in the Trees' celebrates 10 spooky years on campus
'Terror in the Trees' celebrates 10 spooky years on campus

Fredonia’s annual “Terror in the Trees,” produced by the Interactive Theatre Society, will once again haunt the Ring Road Forest on Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30, Friday, Oct. 24 and 31, and Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. With the exception of Halloween night, the haunted, walk-through forest will be open from 8 p.m. until midnight. On "All Hallows Eve," the terror runs until 1 a.m.

  

Senior Ben Searle wins two awards at Toronto Student Film Festival
Senior Ben Searle wins two awards at Toronto Student Film Festival

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.

  

First openly transgender athlete in the NCAA to speak at Fredonia
First openly transgender athlete in the NCAA to speak at Fredonia

To mark the end of both Queer History Month and Trans Awareness Week, queer artist and athlete Kye Allums is set to speak on Thursday, Oct. 30, 7 to 9 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room W101. Allums is the first black transgender man in sports history to play openly as an athlete in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

  

Fredonia sorority to host trivia night
Fredonia sorority to host trivia night

The Sigma Kappa sorority at Fredonia will host a trivia night on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Williams Center Multipurpose Room to raise money for the Ultra Violet campaign that supports the philanthropic goals of the Sigma Kappa Foundation. Groups are invited to participate by answering trivia questions on a wide assortment of topics. Prizes will be given to the winning team.

  

Brown Bag Series to discuss movement, memory and mood

Fredonia’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present the program, “Brain Breaks’ and Other Coping Strategies – What Science Tells Us about the Connections between Movement, Memory and Mood,” on Wednesday, Nov. 5 , from noon to 1 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204. The event is part of the school’s 2014-2015, “A Healthy Climate,” Brown Bag Lecture Series.

  

Veterans Remembrance Ceremony slated for Nov. 7
Veterans Remembrance Ceremony slated for Nov. 7

Fredonia will host its seventh annual Veterans Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony, honoring and remembering veterans and active duty military members of the Armed Services, will be held in the Multipurpose Room of Fredonia’s Williams Center. Students, staff and the local community are invited to attend.

  

Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series to host poet Daisy Fried
Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series to host poet Daisy Fried

Nationally recognized poet Daisy Fried will visit Fredonia as the second speaker in the Department of English’s Mary Louise White Visiting Writer Series. Her author craft talk will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m., followed by a reading at 7 p.m. Both events will take place in McEwen Hall Room 202 and are free to students and the general public.

  

Criminal Justice major named September Student of the Month
Criminal Justice major named September Student of the Month

Senior Briana Taddio of Silver Creek has been named Student of the Month for September by the Office of Residence Life. Ms. Taddio was nominated for this award by Megan Mackowiak, assistant director of Financial Aid, for being an instrumental part of the Financial Aid Office team for the past three years, providing superior front-end customer service to current and prospective students and parents.

  

A decade of community service celebrated with Fall Sweep
A decade of community service celebrated with Fall Sweep

With temperatures dropping and leaves falling, student organizations are invited to join together once again for the 10th annual Fall Sweep on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until about noon, beginning in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room and extending to the local community.

  

Fredonia for St. Jude continues seventh year of fundraising efforts

Fredonia for St. Jude will be hosting the seventh annual “Up ‘til Dawn” all-night challenge for Fredonia students beginning on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:30 p.m. in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. The all-night fundraising and awareness event will last until Sunday Nov. 16 at 6 a.m. Entertainment, food, raffles and prizes will be a provided to all in attendance.

  

Fredonia to give back with third annual Days of Service

Students, faculty and staff will give back with a week-long effort of community service endeavors on Nov. 6 to 12. Fredonia’s third annual Days of Service is a campus tradition that combines volunteer efforts and service-learning projects to help the campus community engage with and improve the village and other surrounding areas.

  

Fredonia officially dedicates state-of-the-art Science Center
Fredonia officially dedicates state-of-the-art Science Center

With the “splicing” of a giant double-helix DNA model, Fredonia officially ushered in a new era in science teaching and learning. Fredonia President Virginia Horvath led hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and community members in a celebration of the stunning, 92,000-square-foot, four-story Fredonia Science Center.

  

Student scientists to present findings on Oct. 24 and 31

Student researchers in the Department of Biology will give presentations on Summer 2014 research on two consecutive Fridays. On Friday, Oct. 24, Fredonia biology departmental fellowship recipients will give talks, on Oct. 31, presenters will be students who have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates and NSF Research at Undergraduate Institutions grants.

  

The joy of natural spaces to be discussed in forum at Fredonia
The joy of natural spaces to be discussed in forum at Fredonia

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Fredonia students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to engage in Maintaining Joyful Discovery in Natural Spaces, a conversation about the joy of discovery. The event is slated from noon until 3 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204D. The three-hour, interactive, discussion-oriented forum will aim to engage participants in discussion with practitioners from a wide range of disciplines.

  

All-Campus Appeal 2014 launched by Fredonia College Foundation

The All-Campus Appeal is a terrific way to increase awards, funds and scholarships that benefit all Fredonia students. Gifts of cash received by Dec. 31 are tax deductible for the calendar year 2014, as allowed by law. Pledges made through payroll deduction will begin in early January 2015. Payroll deduction forms should be returned by Dec. 15 to take advantage of the pay period deduction cycle in 2015.

  

Annual SEFA campaign aims to raise funds for WNY service agencies
Annual SEFA campaign aims to raise funds for WNY service agencies

The State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) is set to kickoff its annual fundraising campaign at Fredonia on Oct. 2. The campaign’s goal is $45,000, and all funds raised go to support New York health and human service agencies year-round. SEFA is the United Way Foundation’s charitable initiative that uses donations to aid people of all ages and backgrounds statewide.

  
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Health Matters Newsletter

Boo Flu Clinic
Oct. 29 and 30
Noon to 3 p.m.
Williams Center near the Information Booth
Cost is $10 for students;
$20 for employees with Fred Card

Health Matters Newsletter

The November 2014 issue of the newsletter shares information regarding a pertinent medical issue. At Fredonia, we continue to monitor the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health regarding Ebloa. The risk in the U.S. for an Ebola Outbreak continues to be very low. Our emphasis is on awareness building, acquiring accurate information and being prepared. Read it at http://www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter/2014Novemberebola.asp.

Emergency Preparedness

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

The University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential college services (i.e.: Heating/Plumbing, Electrical, Automotive, Grounds, 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.


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.


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Arts on Campus

Fredonia film series offers dynamic look at the power of volcanoes
Fredonia film series offers dynamic look at the power of volcanoes

Those interested in experiencing the rush of the exploding lava and in talking to a filmmaker brave enough to capture such moments will have the opportunity to do so when Rockefeller Arts Center presents Peter Rowe’s “Volcanic Planet” on Sat., Nov. 1. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.

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Hillman Opera to present 20th century masterpiece from Nov. 7 to 9
Hillman Opera to present 20th century masterpiece from Nov. 7 to 9

A work that is considered to be a masterpiece of 20th century American music and theater will be presented as the 2014 Hillman Opera. Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah” will be performed on Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in Marvel Theatre. The opera tells an age-old morality tale using Appalachian folk music themes framed in operatic drama.

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Ninth annual String Experience welcomes young musicians to Fredonia
Ninth annual String Experience welcomes young musicians to Fredonia

Now in its ninth year, the annual String Experience workshop hosted by the Fredonia School of Music will welcome middle and high school-aged violinists, violists, cellists and bassists on Saturday, Nov. 15. The full day of workshops starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.

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Athletics

Matter, Bartlett take top diving honors vs. D-I Niagara
Matter, Bartlett take top diving honors vs. D-I Niagara

Meghan Bartlett won both the 1-meter and 3-meter boards against Niagara University on Saturday, while Jeff Matter claimed first place off the 3-meter board and was second off the 1-meter board.

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Women's Soccer claims No. 3 SUNYAC seed
Women's Soccer claims No. 3 SUNYAC seed

Fredonia women's soccer claimed the No. 3 seed in the SUNYAC Tournament with a 2-1 win Saturday over New Paltz at University Stadium. They will play host to Buffalo State -- the No. 6 seed -- in a first-round game at 1 p.m. this Saturday.

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Homecoming Photo Gallery

Dennis Costello, '72, shares memories of his Fredonia years at the celebration dinner for the Science Center dedication. Homecoming brought hundreds of alumni to campus for a weekend of fun. Check out the blogs with additional photos from the weekend at http://fred.ly/fredoniascience/ and http://fred.ly/fredoniaalumni.

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Vitae

President Horvath to participate in Girl Scouts of WNY Career Day
President Horvath to participate in Girl Scouts of WNY Career Day

President Virginia Horvath will speak at the upcoming "I Can Be" Career Day, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Western New York. She will be among approximately 30 volunteer professionals who will share their career  journeys and conduct interactive modules with the scouts, to educate and inspire them on how to make an informed choice about  their future careers.

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Dr. Christian Bernhard to present at music educators' national conference
Dr. Christian Bernhard to present at music educators' national conference

Dr. Christian Bernhard, associate professor of music, will present a session, “Improvisation in Traditional Concert Bands and Orchestras,” at the annual conference of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) on Tuesday, Oct. 28, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Tillery editor of new audiology textbook
Tillery editor of new audiology textbook

Dr. Kim L. Tillery of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences was one of five editors for the audiology textbook, “Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 7th Edition” used by graduate students and audiologists at the national and international levels.

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