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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.

  

Fredonia sorority hosts Couples Against Cancer fundraiser
Fredonia sorority hosts Couples Against Cancer fundraiser

Sigma Gamma Phi sorority will be hosting a Couples Against Cancer fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. All proceeds from the fundraising event will be donated directly to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

  

Antonio Regulier honored with ACT award
Antonio Regulier honored with ACT award

Senior Antonio Regulier, a Social Work and English major at Fredonia, was a recipient of this year’s State University of New York Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) award, a $1,000 scholarship honoring his outstanding academic performance and commitment to the campus and community.

  

Native American History month alive with education, enrichment
Native American History month alive with education, enrichment

The Native American Student Union (NASU) at Fredonia will host Native American History month, featuring more than a half-dozen educational and enrichment events for the campus and community throughout November, to celebrate Native American history and culture. Lisa Marie Anselmi, an archaeologist and chair of the Department of Anthropology at SUNY Buffalo State, will deliver the opening address, “Indigenous Stereotypes: Past and Present,” on Wednesday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.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.

  

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.

  

Veterans Book Project creator to present program

The Veterans Book Project will be unveiled at Fredonia when its creator, visual artist Monica Haller, discusses the collection of first-hand experiences conveyed by veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 209.

  

Eleventh annual Operation Breakfast Rescue to benefit Friendly Kitchen

The Office of Volunteer and Community Services will host its eleventh annual Operation Breakfast Rescue from Nov. 5 through 7 to benefit the Chautauqua County Rural Ministry’s Friendly Kitchen. The main event will take place from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 7, in Williams Center Room G103A. Additional donations can be placed on Nov. 5 and 6 in boxes placed in the Daniel A. Reed Library.


  

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 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.

  

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.

  

Ski and Ride Club announces winter package deals
Ski and Ride Club announces winter package deals

The Fredonia Ski and Ride Club have announced discounted ski and snowboard packages for the upcoming winter season at Holiday Valley Ski Resort located in Ellicottville, N.Y. Students, faculty, staff and community members may purchase tickets at the Fredonia Ticket Office. Ski and snowboard packages range in price from $130 to $395 depending on frequency and time of day.

  

Accounting Society to host ‘Jeopardy’ tournament

Fredonia’s Accounting Society is sponsoring its first “Jeopardy” tournament on Sunday, Nov. 9, at 6 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204. Students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to join in on the fun at the free event. In addition to food and refreshments, prizes will be awarded to all competitors, with a grand prize for the “Jeopardy” winner.

  

Student groups to host activities for Dunkirk seniors

The Advanced Leadership Program at Fredonia will treat members of the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center in Dunkirk to two days of enjoyable activities during the university’s Days of Service in early November to help foster a lasting relationship between campus groups and the local adult day care center.

  

History seminar to showcase Atlantic slavery research
History seminar to showcase Atlantic slavery research

Fredonia’s History Honors Capstone Seminar is presenting a conference showcasing its research on Atlantic slavery entitled, "A Forgotten Agency: Evolution, Resistance, and Rebellion in Atlantic Slavery," on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 1:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204. All events are free and open to students, faculty, staff and the local community.

  

Academy Award winning-film, 'The Great Beauty' to be screened
Academy Award winning-film, 'The Great Beauty' to be screened

Fredonia’s departments of Interdisciplinary Studies and World Languages and Cultures will be screening the Academy Award winning film, “The Great Beauty,” on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Fenton Hall Room 105. The screening is free and open to the campus and local communities.

  

‘Long Walk’ author to speak at Fredonia
‘Long Walk’ author to speak at Fredonia

Brian Castner, whose book, “The Long Walk: A Story of War and the Life that Follows,” chronicles his experience as the lead of a military bomb disposal unit in Iraq and his struggles post-Iraq, will speak on Thursday, Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. In his talk, “Returning Veterans and the Civilian/Military Divide,” Castner will explore the growing detachment typical citizens have with the military. The event is part of the 2014-2015 Convocation Series.

  

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.

  

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.

  
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Health Matters Newsletter

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

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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1980s Fredonia Jazz Ensemble concert slated for Rosch

The annual alumni reunion concert of the 1980s Fredonia Jazz Ensemble is slated for Sunday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. The concert is free and open to the public, and will feature tunes by Rob McConnell, Neal Hefti, Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Don Menza.

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DuffleBag Theatre brings interactive antics to Fredonia family series
DuffleBag Theatre brings interactive antics to Fredonia family series

Rockefeller Arts Center’s Kaleidoscope Family Series opens its 2014-15 season with a production about spinning straw into gold - and turning a classic fairytale into a barrel of laughs. On Friday, Nov. 14, DuffleBag Theatre returns with its production of “Rumpelstiltskin.” Curtain time is 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre.

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New Horizons Band to perform

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present a free concert on Monday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall. The program will include performances by the band, the New Horizons Brass Quintet and the New Horizons iPad Ensemble. Audience members are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the concert and donations will be given to local food banks.

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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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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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Vitae

West receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Empire State College
West receives Distinguished Alumni Award from Empire State College

Senior Director of Development Karen West recently received the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from SUNY Empire State College. Ms. West was recognized for community engagement, thoughtful philanthropy, personal perseverance and her commitment to the students of Western New York.

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President Horvath receives Women of Influence Award
President Horvath receives Women of Influence Award

President Virginia Horvath received a Women of Influence Award, an annual honor sponsored by Lake Shore Savings Bank to recognize women throughout Western New York for their contributions to the community. President Horvath was one of five recipients in the nonprofit leadership category.

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University Police train with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York State Police

As part of SUNY’s ongoing commitment to safe campus environments, 44 University Police investigators, supervisors, and officers from 23 SUNY campuses and System Administration, including Fredonia University Police Officers Scott Martin and Matthew Austin, recently participated in an Investigators Roundtable training conference.

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Fredonia professor licenses praying mantis video footage to CBC
Fredonia professor licenses praying mantis video footage to CBC

Phil Hastings, associate professor in the Department of Visual arts and New Media, recently licensed his video footage of praying mantises’ sexual cannibalism to Merit Motion Pictures, one of Canada’s leading producers programming for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s award winning series, “The Nature of Things.” The footage will be featured on the Nov. 6, series program, “Decoding Desire.”

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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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