Today, Fredonia President Virginia S. Horvath will join President Obama, the First Lady, and Vice President Biden, along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
Fredonia is one of just three SUNY campuses to be named "With Distinction" to the 2014 President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, which recognizes colleges and universities who achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve and show a clear commitment to community service and service learning.
The Department of World Languages and Cultures’ French and Spanish adolescence education programs have recently achieved National Recognition status through the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), currently being replaced by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP ).
Advanced Leadership students brightened the day for several dozen area seniors by organizing activities and programs during a class project via a partnership with the Chautauqua Adult Day Care Center.
De-stress for Success is a series of events, programs and workshops designed to help students to find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed. Events, which are free to all students, will begin Thursday, Dec. 11 and conclude Friday, Dec. 19.
Marion Sonnenfeld Award Scholarships, which recognize outstanding female students who exemplify leadership, hard work and a good sense of community, were presented to Anna Ferrante, Kiri Ramos, and Quinn Patton.The Council for Women’s Concerns awarded the 2014-2015 scholarships to the three recipients at the annual awards ceremony held in November in the William’s Center Horizon Room.
The Fredonia State Accounting Society celebrated its First International Accounting Day by hosting an Accounting “Jeopardy” Tournament in the Williams Center in November. Students and campus community members watched as 22 competitors buzzed in and answered (in the form of a question) the Accounting “Jeopardy” answers.
With a few exceptions, services and operations at Fredonia will be curtailed due to due to the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. Most buildings will be close beginning at the close of business on Tuesday, Dec. 23, and will re-open on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015. University Police will continue to operate 24 hours a day throughout the shutdown; in the event of an emergency, call 673-3333.
Fredonia’s College of Education has launched a new master’s graduate program in Literacy. The new Birth to Grade 12 Graduate Literacy Program will prepare students for two New York State Reading Specialist certifications.
For the 24th year, Fredonia’s Information Technology Services Department will collaborate with DFT Communications and many community volunteers to donate their time and expertise and bring “Talk to Santa” once again into the homes of local viewers. Santa and his assistant, Elf Holly, are assisted from their North Pole television studio by a local crew of TV and phone elves to provide this special holiday program for area children.
Students in the Fredonia School of Music will have the opportunity to learn at the world renowned Pescara Conservatory in Italy, thanks to a pioneering agreement that establishes educational exchanges between the two institutions. Beginning in 2016, students from each institution will be able to spend one semester studying abroad on an alternating basis. The agreement also facilitates the exchange of faculty.
Fredonia students have been working on the Trash Tracker project, an initiative to analyze the amount and location of litter throughout the campus. The project has been adopted from fellow SUNY schools in an attempt to determine patterns in littering, and how it can be prevented.