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).
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.
Undergraduate students and faculty members from across the SUNY system will gather at Fredonia for the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference West on April 22, featuring a keynote address by Fredonia Biology alumna Dr. Diane Pennica that highlights the success of the clot-busting drug t-PA (Activase).
Members of the Health Professions Club at will again function as “sighted guides” for Dining in the Dark, an annual event held by CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services (AKA Chautauqua Blind Association) to raise money and increase community awareness of the challenges that visually impaired people face every day. The students will also be honored for their long-time service.
The observatory atop the Science Center at Fredonia will treat visitors to free celestial shows on Wednesdays, beginning April 5. Tours of the night sky and multiple opportunities to gaze at celestial objects through the telescope will be offered at public observing sessions that the Department of Physics is hosting each week.
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.
Fredonia will be partnering with State Senator Catharine Young, Spectrum Cable and e-recycler Sunnking to offer a free e-recycling event for area residents on Saturday, April 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the double-tiered parking lot off Ring Road (Lot #7). Residents can dispose of old, unwanted electronics free of charge.
The two-person team of Molly Kassirer and Charlotte Passero won the final Jeopardy grand prize of $100 at the Accounting Society’s annual Accounting Jeopardy Tournament, held Sunday, April 2, in McEwen Hall. Four teams competed for prizes.
Fredonia is in the midst of a series of faculty exchanges with Anadolu University, Turkey, during its inaugural semester of participation in the Erasmus+ Faculty and Staff Mobility Program.The bilateral exchange promotes academic and cultural exchanges between the two universities through visits that last between one and two weeks.
Fredonia Enactus took home a regional competition trophy from Washington D.C. on March 31. The team was one of four winners from League 7, joining the University of Nebraska at Kearney, Coker College of Hartsville, S.C., and Canisius College. The team will be heading to the national competition in Kansas City, Kan., during the last weekend of May.
The inaugural “Stars and Strikes,” a bowling fundraiser to sponsor a service dog for a deserving veteran through Western New York Heroes, will be hosted by the Fredonia Student Veterans Club on Saturday, April 22, 4 to 7 p.m., at Lucky Lanes, 10387 Bennett Road, Fredonia. Western New York Heroes is a not-for-profit organization assisting disabled and financially challenged veterans, their dependents and the widows and children of deceased veterans.
Following the success of its 2016 autism awareness event and launch of the single, “Not So Different,” HAIL! Fredonia records plans a second event in April with a “Lend a Paw” dog walk.The event is slated for Sunday, April 23 beginning at 1 p.m. on the Fredonia campus. Students, faculty, and townspeople are encouraged to bring their dogs and participate in the event. Participants are not required to bring a dog in order to walk and support the cause.
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.
Fredonia's chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, will host “Bedtime Stories,” on April 24, reading children's books that focus on the Earth and environment as a fun Earth Month activity for the campus and Fredonia community to enjoy with their children.
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 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.
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.