Adjunct instructor and Fredonia alumna Grace Gerrity of the Department of Business Administration and adjunct instructor Dr. Susan McGee of the Department of English, also a Fredonia alumna, have been named recipients 2014-2015 SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching.
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Fredonia’s Career Development Office (CDO) will host its annual Job and Internship Expo on Tuesday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center. The event is free and open to current students as well as Fredonia alumni of any age. More than 70 employers will be on hand to discuss possible job openings and internships within their organizations.
A new 3+4 articulation agreement between Fredonia and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will enable Fredonia students to fulfill requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in less time. Instead of taking four years to complete an undergraduate degree and another four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree – for a total or eight years – students can complete both programs in seven years.
The Women’s Student Union will be hosting various free events throughout the month of March and the beginning of April in honor of Women’s “Herstory” Month, with the theme, “Women’s Herstory Month: Feminist Past, Present and Future.” Programs will review the history and progress of feminism over the years.
Fredonia has established a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University of Albany to offer a combined bachelor’s and master’s program open to all majors. An information session for Fredonia students will be held Tuesday March 10 at 5 p.m., in the Politics and International Affairs Reading Room, Thompson Hall Room E-369.
Geoff Kelly, founding editor of The Public, Buffalo's newest alternative media publication, will be the keynote speaker at the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists conference to be held on Saturday, March 7, beginning at 10 a.m. at Williams Center Room 204.
The Fredonia Blue Devils' Advocates have made history by qualifying for the National Championship Rounds of the American Mock Trial Association. Of more than 650 teams competing in regional competitions this spring, less than one-third earned a bid to the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS).
Professor Jonathan Titus of the Fredonia Department of Biology and his wife, Priscilla, have discovered the non-native invasive insect, Hemlock Woolly Adelgid (HWA; Adelges tsugae) on 50 hemlock trees in the campus woodlot neighboring Ring Road. It is the first known HWA infestation in Chautauqua County, according to Dr. Titus, the university’s Plant Ecologist.
The International Education Center will be hosting the seventh annual 5k Slush Rush on Sunday, March 29. The race kicks off at 9 a.m. outside of Steele Hall, with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m. inside Steele. The course will remain on campus, with finishers completing the race at Steele Hall.
In 2013, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo unveiled the New York State Master Teacher Program (NYSMTP) in partnership with the State University of New York and Math for America. Dunkirk High School biology teacher Cindy McMillen was recently inducted into NYSMTP.
The Interactive Theatre Society will be hosting Applause for Paws on Saturday, March 7 at 2:30 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose room. The fundraiser event, open to the public, will include carnival style games, entertainment provided by the Improv Society and a basket raffle.
Junior Elizabeth Mastro is taking a path seldom traveled in engineering circles by students from other fields of study. She’s a junior Psychology major engaging in a nationwide competition geared for students preparing to enter what remains a very male-dominated field. And she’s doing it from long distance, too.
The Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture “Living with Stress” will explore healthy ways of dealing with stress as well as some of its positive aspects, on Wednesday, March 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204.The panel will feature a variety of expert Fredonia faculty and staff who will share knowledge in their areas of expertise relating to the topic.
Fredonia’s Pi Mu Epsilon chapter, New York Pi, will host Dr. Paul Fishback, past president of the national mathematics honor society, who will give the talk, “The Least-Squares Property of the Lanczos Derivative,” on Wednesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m., at Fenton Hall Room 108.
Ana J. Santos, ’04, will be honored as the 2015 Distinguished Alumna at Fredonia’s Educational Development Program’s (EDP) 33rd annual awards ceremony, slated for Wednesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Williams Center. Several other awards will be presented during the event.
Fredonia alumnus Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will visit on March 10 to conclude the university's three part discussion that began with Tracy Martin, continued with Treva Lindsey, and will close with Dr. Neal's talk about African Americans’ pursuit of social justice.
The Fredonia College of Education - Professional Education Unit (COE-PEU), currently accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is seeking re-accreditation. As part of maintaining accreditation, every seven years 21 educator preparation programs must be reviewed, and all 21 programs at Fredonia have received national recognition in the current program review cycle.
Emilyann Pleszewski, a senior Social Work major at Fredonia, has received one of 37 national scholarships awarded by Tau Sigma, the academic honor society that recognizes transfer students for their achievements. “She’s articulate, intelligent and her optimism just shines through whatever she does,” said Helen Leysath, co-advisor of Fredonia’s Tau Sigma chapter and transfer coordinator in the Registrar’s office.
Sisters of Sigma Kappa sorority gathered at last Friday’s Pink the Rink hockey game in Steele Hall Ice Arena to support Jessa Webber, a sister who lost her seven-year battle with brain cancer on Jan. 6, 2010, with the purchase of a jersey in her honor. Members of Jessa’s family bought another jersey for Jessa’s Quest, a non-profit organization.
The College Tutoring Services (CTS) office, together with the Learning Center, the Full Opportunity Program, Disability Support Services for Students and the Educational Development Program, is hiring students to join its tutoring staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13 by 4 p.m.
Rachael James is as accomplished as any student at Fredonia. In May, this Bronx native will complete a bachelor’s degree in Communication-Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. She has completed internships with the New York State Assembly and at Ralph Lauren’s corporate headquarters. She has served as a Fredonia Student Ambassador, supporting campus administrators in a variety of event management capacities. As vice president of the Black Student Union, she has coordinated the annual People of Color Concerns Conference, assisted with the group’s annual fashion show and organized peaceful civil rights demonstrations. She has been an EDP peer advisor and was even elected Homecoming Queen in 2014.
As impressive as these accolades are, they nearly never happened.
Ms. James’ story is shared by nearly 120 students on campus today — and more than 800 alumni since 1970, all of whom only became Fredonians thanks to the Educational Development Program (EDP) and its generations of caring counselors.
The 2015 Rosa Parks Memorial Scholarship event is slated for March 4, with three $350 scholarships to be awarded for the top original works. Submissions focused on an aspect of multiculturalism or social justice and included a typed statement reflecting the work's content.