The State University of New York Board of Trustees Monday announced the appointment of Dr. Kristina M. Johnson as the 13th chancellor of SUNY, the largest comprehensive system of public higher education in the United States. Dr. Johnson is the current founder and chief executive officer of Cube Hydro Partners, LLC, which develops hydroelectric generation facilities that provide clean energy to communities and businesses throughout the country.
The Fredonia 19th Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition will be held on Thursday, April 27 in the Williams Center. There will be student posters on display, and oral presentations and performances will be taking place throughout the day. The keynote speaker will be Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, assistant professor in the Department of Biology.
Donato J. Tramuto, CEO of Tivity Health, Inc. (NASDAQ: TVTY), a leading provider of fitness and health improvement programs, with strong capabilities in developing and managing network solutions, will be the featured speaker at Commencement on Saturday, May 13. Ceremonies will be held at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Steele Hall, recognizing recipients of bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and the advanced certificate.
SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Ted Schwalbe of the Department of Communication has received a Fulbright Specialist Award to work with A. Xhuvani University in Elbasan, Albania, during May and June. Dr. Schwalbe has previously received Fulbright Traditional Awards to Bulgaria (1997) and Hungary (2004) and Specialist Awards to Swaziland (2002) and Namibia (2007).
Food pantries will be up and running during the last two weeks of the semester to help students whose own cupboards are becoming increasingly empty. The pantries, which begin operation on Monday, May 1, are co-sponsored by the Office of Campus Life, Student Health Center and Counseling Center.
The campus and community is invited to the screening of the movie, “The Abolitionists” on Wednesday, April 26 in Fenton Hall Room 105, at 5:30 p.m. The movie focuses on awareness of rescue operations of children in slavery. This event was rescheduled from April 19 due to the power outage on campus.
Sarah Rose Chamberlain has been named the recipient of the 2017 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment in the Fredonia College Foundation. The award will be presented at Fredonia’s Commencement on Saturday, May 13, during the 10 a.m. ceremony.
Three Fredonia seniors who collectively have five majors, two minors and GPAs of 3.9 or higher were among 256 SUNY students from across the state to receive the 2017 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.The awards ceremony and reception for recipients was held on April 5 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.
Two Geology professors with over 60 years of combined teaching experience at Fredonia will deliver separate lectures in the spring semester’s last two Sigma Xi weekly programs held in the Major Alice Sam Conference Room, third floor of the Science Center.
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus County Library System (CCLS) Regional Read is partnering with Fredonia English capstone students to explore the topic "Beyond Human: Animals in Literature" in several local libraries in April. The community reading series will offer a selection of literature that appeals to readers of various ages and reading levels.
A workshop on the accounting software program QuickBooks, conducted by Fredonia accountant Sham Baghat, will be offered on Wednesday, April 26, at 9 a.m., at the Fredonia Technology Incubator as part of its Entrepreneurial Workshop Series.
Fredonia is participating for the 15th year in Buffalo News Kids Day, slated for Tuesday, April 25. The event’s purpose is to raise money for the Women and Children's Hospital in Buffalo, Cradle Beach and the children of Western New York.
The 23rd Annual Leadership Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 26, at 5 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Tickets ̶ $2 for students, $3 for non-students ̶ can be purchased at the Fredonia Ticket Office in the Williams Center.
The Faculty Student Association (FSA) will hold its annual Community Meeting in the Williams Center Horizon Room on Tuesday, April 25, 3:30 p.m.
The Office of International Education will present Fredonia's first ever Food Truck Thursday on Thursday, April 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., in the Jewett Hall parking lot. Food trucks from around Western New York will be on campus selling unique eats and treats.
A film screening of “A Sinner in Mecca,” by Parvez Sharma, followed by a lecture/discussion with the director, will be held on Wednesday, April 26, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., in McEwen Hall Room 209. Mr. Sharma has created multiple award-winning films about faith, identity, religious extremism and social justice.
For their final projects, students in Dr. Jeff Iovannone's HONR 228: LGBTQ American History & Literature course are creating a web magazine, “LGBTQ American History for the People.” The magazine will officially launch on Monday, April 24.
Commencement is just around the corner and the organizing committee is asking for volunteers from throughout the campus. It takes many volunteers to make the ceremonies run smoothly. The committee is looking for volunteers for any and all shifts: the Morning Ceremony shift from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; the Afternoon Ceremony shift from 1 to 5:30 p.m.; and the Full Day Shift from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
With the spring semester about to wrap up soon and finals week just ahead, students are invited to tap into a wide assortment of events, programs and workshops designed to help them reduce anxiety in a healthy, productive manner. They’re all part of “De-stress for Success” -- 12 days beginning Monday, May 1, and ending Friday, May 12.
The Interactive Theatre Society is presenting a murder mystery dinner theatre show on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29, in the Horizon Room in the Williams Center. Organizers note that this is an event in which the cast will be interacting with the audience.
Latinos Unidos will host El Carnival -- featuring a wide assortment of attractions, games including Big Jenga and Connect 4, a bounce house, music and food -- on Sunday, April 30, from 1 to 4 p.m., outside of the Williams Center.
Kanard Lewis, a junior Audio/Radio Production major, will deliver a motivational speech, “Our Purpose,” sponsored by the Leadership Program, on Thursday, April 27, from 5 to 6 p.m., in McEwen Hall Room 209.