The Career Development Office will hold its seventh annual Graduate School Fair on Thursday, Oct. 15 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. There will also be a series of individual workshops devoted to specific graduate school topics throughout the week.
The 2015-2016 Convocation theme is, “Rediscovering the Diversity of the Human Spirit,” with many events this fall, free and open to the public. The keynote speaker Wade Davis is slated to appear on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 3 p.m., in King Concert Hall.
The annual State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign has begun, with a campaign total goal of $45,000. The SEFA committee is seeking full participation from all employees. The deadline for participation to be eligible for the prize drawing on Dec. 3 is Nov. 20. Organizers are also giving away two $100 Faculty Student Association allocations in a drawing of the highest participating departments in the campaign.
Fredonia is up for the challenge…the Feeding Fredonia Challenge. The town-wide food donation drive is taking place on campus from Oct. 12 to 16 to benefit the Fredonia Food pantry at the Fredonia Presbyterian Church. The campus community is challenged to drop off non-perishable food items at designated drop-off spots around campus.
Fredonia has a new affiliation agreement with the New England College of Optometry (NECO). The 3+4 agreement allows students to matriculate to NECO after their junior year. The agreement allows for high school seniors and Fredonia freshmen and sophomores to apply to the program.
The Department of Applied Professional Studies of the School of Business will be hosting an event, organized by Dr. Stuart Shapiro, to discuss the issues of copyright, on Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room G24. Speakers will include Federal Court Magistrate Judge Jeremiah McCarthy, Dr. Terrence Burns, Paul Zuydhoek, Esq. and Kenneth Africano, Esq.
Throughout the month of October, the Professional Development Center will be hosting a series of events in honor of the weekly themes of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM). Celebrated every October, NCSAM was created as a collaborative effort between government and industry to ensure every American has the resources they need to stay safer and more secure online.
For anyone interested in skiing or snowboarding, the Fredonia Ski and Ride Club is offering discounted packages to Holiday Valley in Ellicottville. The next Ski Club meeting is slated for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 8:30 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204D.
The Fall 2015 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series begins on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at noon in the Williams Center Room 204ABC with discussions on “The Nature of Time,” featuring Drs. Neil Feit and Michael Grady, and Associate Professor Megan Urban.
A startup technology firm co-founded by two 2015 Computer Science graduates is competing for a $100,000 investment in the Rise of the Rest competition directed by AOL co-founder Steve Case. The firm created Cartefi, a web service designed to connect governments and agencies with consulting firms, real estate developers and non-profits.
On Sept. 23, Steve Moses was crowned the champion of CBS' Big Brother Season 17, which carries with it a grand prize of $500,000 in addition to the fame and “alumni” status that many of the show’s cast members enjoy. The lifelong fan of the hit reality TV show jumped at his chance to be on the program, even though it meant having to take a semester off from Fredonia, where he’s majoring in Sound Recording Technology with a concentration in Music Performance (Brass). Now, after three months of strategizing, analyzing, competing and aligning in a house that was completely cut off from the outside world, the 22-year-old Moses can relax, smile — and go outside — knowing that he’s fulfilled his dreams, and then some.
It’s that time of year again when Fredonia faculty and staff will begin receiving information in their campus mail on how to contribute to scholarships, or to endowments that benefit their favorite departments and programs, through the annual All-Campus Appeal of the Fredonia College Foundation.
The Office of International Education will be offering a new 12-day study abroad program in Iceland from June 12-24, 2016, open to all students.The new program is the first to be offered by Fredonia in Iceland.