Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry of the Department of Biology is principal investigator for a project receiving a $10,000 grant funded by the SUNY 4E Network of Excellence supporting campus research collaborations in Energy, the Environment, Education, and Economics. The project is one of eight collaborative projects totaling $400,000 involving 14 SUNY campuses advancing research in waste water treatment, air quality, smart grid solutions, and conservation efforts, among others.
A new solar panel system that is expected to save $1,750 a year on utility costs has been placed into operation at the College Lodge at Fredonia. Comprised of two arrays or frames each containing 20 individual solar panels, the system is projected to generate nearly 15,000 kWh of power a year — enough to meet 70 percent of total electricity needs of the lodge.
Fredonia will host the Ying Wa College North America Tour 2015, bringing 100 of Hong Kong’s elite high school music students to the university on July 1 to 4 as part of the prestigious all-boys school’s 12-day tour of the U.S. and Canada. The highlight of their Fredonia stay is a free public performance featuring their band, choir, string and Chinese orchestras in King Concert Hall on Wednesday, July 1 at 8 p.m.
The Technology Incubator will host an all-day workshop, “Starting and Managing Your Own Business,” on Tuesday, June 30. Topics will include how to create a business plan, fundamentals of marketing, how to conduct market research, reading and understanding financial reports, legal organization, minimizing liability exposure and financial risk, federal and state tax considerations, and how to secure financing. Pre-registration is required. The cost is $30 with a discount for students, and is limited to 25 attendees. To register, visit www.fredonia.edu/incubator or call 680-6009.
President Virginia S. Horvath shook the hands of nearly 1,400 students in Steele Hall Arena today as they walked, one by one, across the stage to receive their diplomas and earn her congratulations during Fredonia's 188th Commencement ceremony.
Fredonia has released an economic impact report detailing the results of a third-party study conducted to determine the university’s influence on the local, regional and state economy. The study revealed a total annual economic impact of more than $157 million in the local region, $204 million in Western New York and $330 million statewide.
On Monday, April 20, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a report that details the hazard of plastic microbeads in the Great Lakes and other waterways, in an effort to re-introduce legislation that would ban their production and sale in cleansing and other products across the state. The study was supervised by Fredonia Environmental Sciences Professor Sherri "Sam" Mason, and if the law is approved, New York would join Illinois and New Jersey, which have already enacted such laws. The full story, which appears on the front page of today's (4/20) Buffalo News, can be found here.
Baris Can Secim became the 24th student from Turkey to graduate from Fredonia as part of its dual degree program with Izmir and Ege universities. He will now pursue a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Catholic University of America.
The SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence has been awarded to history professors Drs. Ellen Litwicki and David Kinkela, and Grounds and Landscaping worker Brent Kawski, in recognition of consistently superior professional achievement. The system-wide award, which recognizes the trio that has six decades of collective service at Fredonia, demonstrates the pride SUNY has in the accomplishments and personal dedication of its instructional faculty, librarians and professional staff at all 64 campuses.
The 10th anniversary of the Canadaway Creek Conservation Project will be fittingly observed with an afternoon devoted to cleaning up the stream, planting trees and removing invasive plant species, along with an educational presentation and community cookout on Saturday, June 20.
Three seniors followed different academic paths within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Fredonia, but Kaitlyn Crossan, Meghan Devine and Courtney Loiacono share a prestigious SUNY-wide honor, the Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher presented the 2015 awards to 256 students from across the university system on April 2 at the Empire State Plaza in Albany.