Three grants totaling just over $350,000 have been awarded to Fredonia to improve overall energy efficiency through “BuildSmart, NY,” Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to reduce energy use in state buildings by 20 percent by 2020. Fredonia was one of 11 SUNY campuses and SUNY System Administration that will share in $2.7 million awarded through the New York Power Authority’s first-ever Operation and Maintenance Acceleration Program (OMAP) grant competition.
Zachary Beaudoin’s commitment to environmental and sustainability issues is taking the senior from Angola to COP21, a United Nations-sponsored conference in Paris focused on crafting a long-sought and far-reaching international agreement on climate change.
The Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) is launching a business competition for students at Fredonia.The competition will provide students the opportunity to submit a business proposal and compete for admittance into FTI and other prizes.The competition complements other student-based entrepreneurial initiatives in Western New York and is being powered by AT&T.
With the end of the fall semester firmly in sight – and with it finals week, too – students can take advantage of a wide range of events, programs and workshops designed to help them find ways to reduce stress in a healthy and productive manner. They’re all part of “De-stress for Success” -- 12 consecutive days chock-full of free events that run from Monday, Dec. 7, through Friday, Dec. 18 -- that’ll give students the focus they need to succeed.
Fredonia alumnus Ron Nasca, owner of the Mudslingers pottery studio, and Marv Bjurlin, professor emeritus, will be hosting the Empty Bowls Fundraiser on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk. Local potters, including Fredonia employees, have donated their materials, time and skills to make bowls for the event.
The recent Days of Service at Fredonia was a resounding success, drawing more than 950 participants who supported over 20 local service agencies to make a difference in the community in the program that combines volunteer efforts and service-learning projects.
State University of New York Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher, the SUNY Board of Trustees, and student and faculty governance leaders asked all New Yorkers to “Stand With SUNY,” announcing the launch of a statewide advocacy campaign urging public support for the university system, its campuses, students, faculty, and staff. SUNY will seek to secure increased state investment and the renewal of the landmark reform legislation, NYSUNY 2020, in order to keep tuition setting authority with the SUNY Board for the next five years.
Internationally acclaimed author, orator, and activist Winona LaDuke (Anishinaabe) will speak at Fredonia on Dec. 2, addressing her audience on the topic of, “Love Water Not Oil: Native American Perspectives on the Keystone Pipeline.” The talk will serve as the closing ceremony for Fredonia's month-long celebration of Native American History Month.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be presenting “The Resurgence of Vinyl, Books, and Cassette Tapes: Looking Back to Go Forward” as part of the Fall 2015 Brown Bag Lecture Series on Dec. 2 at noon in the Williams Center Room 204.
Spectrum Entertainment is hosting its annual "Hanging of the Greens" event on Thursday, Dec. 3 in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free and open for all students and community members to join in the holiday fun.
The Biology Club is sponsoring its second Annual Gingerbread Competition in early December, open to all students, faculty, staff and community members. Jordan Lamb, president of the club noted, “Last year kicked off what is going to be a really great tradition for the Biology Club.”