Less than three months into the presidency of Donald Trump, Dr. Eileen Boris of the University of California at Santa Barbara will give the talk, “Trump’s America in Historical Perspective: The War Against Women, the Fight Against Unions and Assault Against Mexicans, African Americans and Muslims” on March 29 at 6 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204.
Fredonia alumnus Kyle van Schoonhoven was a Winner on Sunday at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Mr. van Schoonhoven performed the “mad scene” from the opera “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten, and "Rienzi's Prayer" from Richard Wagner's "Rienzi." In addition to van Schoonhoven, 2017 MONC Winners included Kirsten MacKinnon, Vanessa Vasquez, Samantha Hankey, Richard Smagur and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen.
More than 30 rural high school students from Chautauqua County celebrated the completion of the Fredonia and AT&T STEM Exploration Program with an expo and demo event where they demonstrated some of their STEM projects, including virtual reality, mathematical posters, sealed seeded petri dishes with bacteria, gliders, Theremins, an electrical musical instrument that they learned to assemble, and other projects.
Poetic Perspective, Fredonia’s four-member poetry slam team, won the first place trophy at the Regional Intercollegiate Team Poetry Slam on March 4, rising above Mental Graffiti, of host school Rochester Institute of Technology, and three other teams.
Today, Facebook hosted the final judging of the "Making College Possible Coding Challenge" at its New York City office – and the Campus HIVE project team including Fredonian Kermit B. Mitchell III was honored as the fourth place finisher out of 70 teams. The project team included Mitchell, of Glen Cove, and Justin King, a sophomore Electrical Construction and Maintenance major at Alfred State College.
Educational and cultural exchanges between Fredonia and Aichi Prefectural University of Japan will continue, thanks to renewal of the long-standing study abroad agreement signed on Thursday, March 9, by President Virginia Horvath and Yumiko Kataoka, who serves on the faculty of the Japanese university and is also an alumnus of Fredonia.
The student organization Council for Exceptional Children will host its inaugural “Love is the Remedy,” a fundraiser to benefit Camp Southern Ground, a camp for children with special needs being developed by country music star Zac Brown, on Friday, March 31, 7 to 10 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.
Fredonia’s Spectrum Entertainment Board will present New Politics as the headliner and Joywave as the supporting act for this year’s Spring Concert in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The flip side of being a successful musician or producer – building a secure financial future – will be explored by Tom Rizzo Jr., a highly successful West Coast musician, arranger and producer who now helps professional musicians manage their own money, in a presentation for Fredonia’s Music Industry program.
Herstory Month events continue through the end of March at Fredonia. The student body at large is welcome to participate in the unique and thought-provoking events.
Fredonia Radio Systems (FRS) brought back top honors from the Intercollegiate Broadcasting System's 77th annual conference held in New York City March 4. FRS was awarded the overall Abraham & Borst Award as the “Best College Station in the Nation.” The top prize was one of six awards received by the students.