Minimize

Featured

Fredonia officially dedicates state-of-the-art Science Center
Fredonia officially dedicates state-of-the-art Science Center

With the “splicing” of a giant double-helix DNA model, Fredonia officially ushered in a new era in science teaching and learning. Fredonia President Virginia Horvath led hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and community members in a celebration of the stunning, 92,000-square-foot, four-story Fredonia Science Center.

  

Family Weekend offers a full slate of activities
Family Weekend offers a full slate of activities

Many events will be offered during Family Weekend on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 24 and 25. Hypnotist Tom DeLuca, a four-time National College Entertainer of the Year, will perform on the stage of Rosch Recital Hall on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., and the Scholars Breakfast will be held Saturday morning in Steele Hall. For the complete schedule, go to http://www.fredonia.edu/campuslife/familyweekend.asp.

  

British musicians to ‘invade’ Fredonia
British musicians to ‘invade’ Fredonia

Members of four British rock bands – the Hollies, Badfinger, The Moody Blues and Wings – who scored top 10 hits in the United States during the 1960s and 1970s, will relive that magical era of music in a program to be presented on Thursday, Oct. 23, 6 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall. Terry Sylvester of the Hollies, Joey Molland of Badfinger and Denny Laine, formerly of The Moody Blues and Wings, will discuss their respective histories and exploits in the music industry.

  

Historian Stanley Weintraub to lecture on 1914 Christmas truce
Historian Stanley Weintraub to lecture on 1914 Christmas truce

Historian Stanley Weintraub will give a talk, “Peace is Harder to Make than War: The 1914 Christmas Truce,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at Thompson Hall Room W101 at noon. Weintraub is the author of, “Silent Night: The Story of the World War I Christmas Truce,” which examines the unofficial truce among men on both sides of the trenches on Christmas Eve of 1914. The talk will be followed by a reception in the Japanese Garden of Reed Library at 1 p.m.

  

Campus participation sought for Fredonia Food Pantry challenge
Campus participation sought for Fredonia Food Pantry challenge

The “Feeding Fredonia Challenge” will be held Oct. 19 to 24 and is a village-wide food donation drive that aims to help feed Fredonians and surrounding community members who are in need. Donations can be made to any of several collection locations on campus and will benefit the Fredonia Food Pantry.

  

'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.

  

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.

  

Fredonia grad/VISTA volunteer promotes STEM careers to students
Fredonia grad/VISTA volunteer promotes STEM careers to students

Laurie Dutton has become a pioneer -- just months after earning her Fredonia degree – by helping to introduce career opportunities in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) disciplines to elementary school students as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer through the New York Campus Compact, a hub for service-learning based at Cornell University.

  

Laurent Seksik to deliver Stefan Zweig lecture
Laurent Seksik to deliver Stefan Zweig lecture

Internationally known French novelist Laurent Seksik will conclude a week at Fredonia devoted to Stefan Zweig – the Austrian author and biographer who reached the height of his career in the 1920s and 1930s as one of the world’s most popular authors – in a program to be presented at on Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 6 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall.

  

Annual SEFA campaign aims to raise funds for WNY service agencies
Annual SEFA campaign aims to raise funds for WNY service agencies

The State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) is set to kickoff its annual fundraising campaign at Fredonia on Oct. 2. The campaign’s goal is $45,000, and all funds raised go to support New York health and human service agencies year-round. SEFA is the United Way Foundation’s charitable initiative that uses donations to aid people of all ages and backgrounds statewide.

  

Fredonia StartUp NY campus plan approved
Fredonia StartUp NY campus plan approved

A new door has been officially opened for economic development and job creation in Chautauqua County with formal approval last week by SUNY of the Fredonia StartUP NY campus plan, part of a statewide initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo to create tax-free zones on or near institutions of higher education.

  

Fredonia named for third consecutive year to Victory Media's 2015 Military Friendly® Schools list

Fredonia has been selected as one of 1,600 Military Friendly® Schools nationwide by Victory Media, an organization which helps students transition from military to civilian life within a college setting. The university has received the distinction for three consecutive years and is part of the top 15 percent of qualifying educational institutions across the country.

  

Fredonia Technology Incubator adds new small business
Fredonia Technology Incubator adds new small business

The Fredonia Technology Incubator is welcoming a new business, Venture Productions, to its facility in the central business district of Dunkirk. Venture Productions is a start-up company that provides highly innovative, original and affordable entertainment, digital media, and high quality dramatic education for all ages. Venture Productions was founded by Ted Sharon, a faculty member with Fredonia’s Department of Theatre and Dance.

  

New program to assist Fredonia veterans’ transition to civilian life

Fredonia is one of three schools in New York State that will begin offering “Serving: Standing Down,” an innovative reading/discussion program designed specifically for veterans to assist them as they transition from active duty to civilian life. Sessions will be held every Wednesday, beginning at 6 p.m., from Oct. 1 through Nov. 19, in the Veterans’ Lounge in Nixon Hall.

  

Students to host Italian History Month dinner celebration
Students to host Italian History Month dinner celebration

The students of Unione Italiana, Fredonia’s Italian student organization, will celebrate Italian History Month by hosting an authentic dinner buffet on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m., in the Williams Center’s Horizon Room East. The event is open to the campus and community and the cost is $18.

  

The joy of natural spaces to be discussed in forum Oct. 29
The joy of natural spaces to be discussed in forum Oct. 29

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Fredonia students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to engage in "Maintaining Joyful Discovery in Natural Spaces," a conversation about the joy of discovery. The event is slated from noon until 3 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204D.

  

Briefly

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 Director of Public Relations 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 SUNY 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.


Minimize

Celebrating Homecoming!

A great time was had by all at Homecoming. The dedication of the beautiful Science Center, cluster reunions, athletics and a lively folk music/geosciences reunion at the College Lodge brought hundreds of alumni to campus. Check out the blogs created with photos from the weekend at http://blog.fredonia.edu/2014/10/20/science-center-dedication/ and http://blog.fredonia.edu/2014/10/20/alumni-weekend-fall-2014/.

Minimize

Arts on Campus

Hillman Opera to host guest lecturer Michael Ching

Acclaimed opera composer and administrator Michael Ching is slated to present a guest lecture hosted by the Hillman Opera on Friday, Oct. 24, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in Diers Recital Hall. Mr. Ching studied composition with Carlisle Floyd, the renowned American composer of, “Susannah,” the upcoming Hillman Opera.

Read more.


Wind Ensemble to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and noted bassoonist
Wind Ensemble to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and noted bassoonist

On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall, the Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, will feature a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass and noted bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson.

Read more.


World premiere of ‘Sinfonietta’ by WNYCO in King Concert Hall

On Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m., the Western New York Chamber Orchestra will premiere John Musto’s latest orchestral composition, “Sinfonietta,” in King Concert Hall as part of its program, “Classics II: Music about Music.”

Read more.


Fredonia Oboe Trio to give children’s concert at Barker Library
Fredonia Oboe Trio to give children’s concert at Barker Library

The Fredonia Oboe Trio, comprised of School of Music students Michael Banko of West Seneca and Erin Rush, of Lockport, and Sarah Hamilton, associate professor of oboe, will perform two children’s concerts on Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., at Darwin Barker Library in Fredonia.

Read more.


Shakespeare comedy opens Walter Gloor Mainstage Series
Shakespeare comedy opens Walter Gloor Mainstage Series

One of the most popular works by one of the world’s greatest playwrights will by presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance to open the 2014-15 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will run for six performances from Oct. 17 to 25 in Marvel Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center.

Read more.


Marion Art Gallery to host exhibition by printmaker Poskovic

The works of a Michigan-based print artist will be featured in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery beginning Friday, Oct. 17. "We Were All – Endi Poskovic: Printworks,” will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the gallery, which is located on the main level of Rockefeller Arts Center.

Read more.


Minimize

Athletics

Swimmer Rokos a double winner
Swimmer Rokos a double winner

Sam Rokos won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles as the Fredonia Blue Devil swimming and diving team opened its season at Ithaca on Saturday. Brockport also participated in the tri-meet. In the 100 free, Rokos finished in 55.50, and put up a time of 2:00.22 in the 200 free.

Read more.


Minimize

Vitae

Mindy Ostrander, Lisa Schrantz receive Fredonia secretarial awards
Mindy Ostrander, Lisa Schrantz receive Fredonia secretarial awards

Lisa Schrantz and Mindy Ostrander, who have simultaneously met unique challenges and demands of their respective departments while earning high praise from students, faculty and staff, were recognized as recipients of secretarial awards at the Fall 2014 Secretarial/Clerical Fall Conference.

Read more.


Business professors' work published

Fredonia Business Administration professors Kenneth Plucinski and Moj Seyedian’s paper, “Principles of Economics Textbooks: A Readability Analysis,” has been accepted to be published in the December 2014 issue of the Business Education Innovation Journal. It is the second writing collaboration for the professors.

Read more.


English professor addresses annual Frost Symposium
English professor addresses annual Frost Symposium

Associate Professor Natalie Gerber of the Department of English spoke at the recent annual Frost Symposium at Dartmouth College to an invitation-only audience of Frost scholars, addressing topics such as parallels in versification between Frost and William Carlos Williams, as well as narratives that present Frost as a conventional metrist and Williams as a modernist innovator.

Read more.


Health Matters Newsletter

The October 2014 issue of the newsletter shares information regarding pertinent medical issues, including Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the upcoming flu season, and other timely medical news. Read it at fredonia.edu/healthcenter/2014October.asp.

 

State University of New York at Fredonia