Judy Shepard, mother of the 21-year-old gay University of Wyoming student whose ruthless murder in Wyoming in 1998 sparked far-reaching state and federal hate crime legislation, will discuss civil rights, equality and hate crimes on Wednesday, March 2. Admission to Shepard’s talk at 7 p.m. in King Concert Hall is free, but tickets are required.
The second segment of the Fredonia Technology Incubator’s Entrepreneurial Workshop Series, “Best Practices in the People Cycle and Labor Law Compliance,” will be held on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to noon, at the incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk.
Entries are being accepted until Feb. 29 for the 27th annual Rosa Parks Scholarship Contest, which gives all Fredonia students an opportunity to voice their opinions or views on a wide variety of topics that include but are not limited to cultural heritage, social justice or the celebration of one’s identity.
Fredonia has been selected to participate in Re-Imagining the First Year of College (RFY), a sweeping, national, three-year initiative to remake the first year of college to increase student success rates. Only 44 public colleges and universities across the nation were accepted into the coalition assembled by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Sherri Mason and Department of Biology faculty member Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry received a multiyear New York Sea Grant award for plastic pollution research in Lake Erie. A subcontract for collaborative research has been awarded to Dr. Joseph Gardella from the University at Buffalo.
San Francisco’s Merola Opera Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious operatic training programs in North America, enrolls only 23 singers, five apprentice coaches and one technical director – out of nearly 800 applicants – in its summer program. And for 2016, three singers are alumni of the Fredonia School of Music.
Chicago-based black youth activist Charlene Carruthers will deliver a talk, “But no one is showing up to our events! Movement building on campus,” as part of Fredonia’s observance of Black History Month. The free talk is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 24, in Rosch Recital Hall.
In addition to the appearance of black youth activist Charlene Carruthers (see separate article), there are several other events slated for Black History Month including an African Drumming showcase, a "Know Your Rights" panel discussion and "An Evening with the Stars" closing ceremony.
The Fredonia Technology Incubator announces the graduation of one of its client businesses, iKoss Consulting, from its facility located in the Dunkirk central business district. iKoss specializes in process and organizational transition services, change management, and content writing, editing and synthesis.
The Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders will resume offering support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. The first meeting will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 16., in Thompson Hall Room E148.