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Author/activist/alumnus Neal to speak at Writers@Work residency
Author/activist/alumnus Neal to speak at Writers@Work residency

Dr. Mark Anthony Neal, a Duke University faculty member, author and Fredonia alumnus, will explore activism and the use of social media during a two-day Writers@Work residency on Sunday and Monday, Feb. 19 and 20.

  

Black History Month brings lectures, music and culture
Black History Month brings lectures, music and culture

The theme for Fredonia’s Black History Month observance is “Black: One Race, Many Traditions,” and is dedicated to spreading knowledge about African American culture, influence and history on campus. Among the highlights is a visit from anti-racism activist Jane Elliott for her presentation, "The Anatomy of Prejudice," on Feb. 22.

  

Virtual tour of Fredonia now available on website, mobile
Virtual tour of Fredonia now available on website, mobile

Fredonia has partnered with a virtual reality company to create a virtual tour of campus. The tool will help recruit students to apply and enroll at Fredonia.

  

A ‘super’ time for Sport Management students at Super Bowl LI
A ‘super’ time for Sport Management students at Super Bowl LI

Fredonia’s Sport Management Club members returned to the Super Bowl for the third time in four years, but Super Bowl LI – won by the New England Patriots in a stunning comeback over the Atlanta Falcons – was the first year they were issued “game day” assignments at the premier sporting event.

  

Sigma Xi speaker to focus on encouraging students in math and science

Each week, Fredonia’s campus chapter of Sigma Xi, the International Scientific Research Honor Society, hosts presentations of speakers from across campus and surrounding area. Mary Plumb, a mathematics teacher from Falconer Central School, will give the presentation, “Mistakes are Awesome!” on Friday, Feb. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Major Alice Sam conference room located in the Science Center.

  

Democracy 101 program begins Feb. 14
Democracy 101 program begins Feb. 14

Democracy 101 will provide a place for informal talks by Fredonia faculty who will offer contexts and explanation about topics in the news, with an open discussion to follow. The talks are planned weekly in the garden area of Reed Library and begin Tuesday, Feb. 14.

  

Diversity Quilt project seeking contributions from the campus community
Diversity Quilt project seeking contributions from the campus community

The newly-launched Fredonia Diversity Quilt Project encourages campus faculty, staff, and students to tell their own stories through art while working collaboratively. Each square will represent the uniqueness of the minds that wander this campus every day.

  

Governor Cuomo announces President Horvath to serve as Co-Chair of Western New York Regional Economic Development Council
Governor Cuomo announces President Horvath to serve as Co-Chair of Western New York Regional Economic Development Council

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Feb. 10 that Fredonia President Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Horvath will serve as the academic co-chair of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNYREDC). President Horvath, who has been a member of the WNYREDC since 2015, will lead the Regional Council in collaboration with Council Co-Chair Jeff Belt, president of SolEpoxy Inc.

  

Help wanted: student tutors for 2017-2018
Help wanted: student tutors for 2017-2018

Students are now being hired by Fredonia’s College Tutoring Services office to join its tutoring staff for the 2017-2018 academic year. CTS tutors are paid an hourly wage to work a scheduled number of hours, ranging between two to six hours per week, for drop-in students at the Learning Center or in one-on-one hourly sessions with specific students assigned by the program.

  

Fredonia Technology Incubator to host small business tax workshop
Fredonia Technology Incubator to host small business tax workshop

Taxes for small business will be the focus of the next presentation in the Entrepreneurial Workshop Series at the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk, on Thursday, Feb. 23, from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The guest speaker is Kathleen Richardson, an outreach specialist at the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

  

Pride Alliance seeking new members from the campus community
Pride Alliance seeking new members from the campus community

Pride Alliance is a Center for Multicultural Affairs group that exists "for the purpose of promoting unity and pride among the campus and community members of all romantic and sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, and intersex identities; and for helping to educate, foster respect for, and to provide a safe, supportive, and relaxed environment for all."

  

Relay for Life slated for March 25
Relay for Life slated for March 25

Fredonia’s Relay for Life is several weeks away, but it’s time for the campus community to begin taking their first steps to participate in the annual fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The focus of the gathering that will fill Steele Hall Arena on Saturday, March 25, beginning at 4 p.m. and continuing through Sunday, March 26, at 4 a.m., is on cancer victims and survivors and the need to raise funds for the Buffalo chapter of the American Cancer Society.

  

Kinkela offers perspective, remarks in new PBS Rachel Carson documentary
Kinkela offers perspective, remarks in new PBS Rachel Carson documentary

History Professor David Kinkela provided commentary in the PBS “American Experience” documentary on Rachel Carson, the influential writer, scientist and author of the best-selling “Silent Spring,” considered by some historians as the seminal event that launched the American environmental movement.

  

Slush Rush on March 5 to benefit international student fund
Slush Rush on March 5 to benefit international student fund

Fredonia's annual Slush Rush 5K is set for Sunday, March 5. The race draws runners from all over Western New York and raises money for the Xylia Peterson '85 Memorial Fund established through the Fredonia College Foundation to benefit international students. The fund was created in memory of Mrs. Peterson, a Fredonia alumna and staff member.

  

Youngerman Center to offer head/stroke injury support sessions

A series of support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and their family members will be held at the Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders beginning in late February.

  

New York Sea Grant funding provides research opportunities for faculty and students
New York Sea Grant funding provides research opportunities for faculty and students

A New York Sea Grant award of just over $135,000 will support a two-year study led by Fredonia Environmental Sciences Professor Sherri Mason, assisted by Fredonia Biology Assistant Professor Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, which will assess environmental impacts of plastics pollution in the Great Lakes.

  
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Igoe, Smith to receive Best Education Video award at BEA convention
Igoe, Smith to receive Best Education Video award at BEA convention

Mike Igoe and Roslin Smith, assistant professors of Communication, will receive a video award for their production, “Good Storytelling,” at a screening and award ceremony to be held at the Broadcast Education Association’s 15th annual convention on April 23 in Las Vegas, Nev. “Good Storytelling” won Best Educational Video honors at the BEA’s 2017 Festival of Media Arts.

  

Walters has paper published in Quality Management Journal
Walters has paper published in Quality Management Journal

Lisa Walters, assistant professor of operations management in the Department of Business Administration, had a paper she submitted in early February to the Quality Management Journal accepted for publication.

  

English faculty member invited to give Magliocco Lecture
English faculty member invited to give Magliocco Lecture

Birger Vanwesenbeeck, associate professor of English, has been selected to give the Magliocco Lecture at Western Illinois University in March. The prestigious annual lecture series, named after a professor emeritus of English at the university, has brought scholars to the Western Illinois campus for talks on literature, film, theory, or the state of the discipline.

  

Jabot professional activities focus on global learning and regional climate education
Jabot professional activities focus on global learning and regional climate education

Michael Jabot, professor of Science Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, served as lead presenter at the North American Regional Meeting for Global Learning and Observation to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program. In addition, he has been elected to the Advisory Board for the Journal of Global Education and Research (JGER) and awarded a grant to support climate education across the region by the Chautauqua Education Coalition through support by National Grid.

  

Swansinger sabbatical centers on Morocco and Girard

Dr. A. Jacqueline Swansinger of the Department of History is spending her sabbatical year writing up an article on language and Post-colonialism in modern Morocco to be included in an anthology organized by Dr. Xin Fan of the history department and colleagues. Additionally, Dr. Swansinger is also developing a book proposal on Stephen Girard, an early American merchant and millionaire.

  

Jasmine Bell named ‘Student of the Month’ for February
Jasmine Bell named ‘Student of the Month’ for February

Jasmine Bell, a senior Voice major in the School of Music, has been named Student of the Month for February by the Office of Residence Life .She was nominated by Megan Mackowiak of the Financial Aid Office at Fredonia.

  

Hall presents paper in India
Hall presents paper in India

Dr. Linda Hall of the School of Business recently attended the 10th Annual Global Water Alliance Conference at the U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Kolkata, India, where she presented a paper titled “Exploring the Impact of Investment in WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) and Women’s Empowerment NGOs in West Bengal, India.”

  

Arnavut chairs international conference
Arnavut chairs international conference

Ziya Arnavut, professor and chair of the Department of Computer and Information sciences, chaired the 13th High-Capacity Networks and Emerging/Enabling Technologies (HONET) conference, held October 13-14 in Kyrenia, Cyprus.

  
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Health and Wellness

February Health and Wellness Newsletter

The February Health and Wellness Newsletter is available online and offers information on Heart Month, health and wellness service including the Health Center, FredASSIST, the Employee Assistance Program, recreational opportunities for students, the Counseling Center and the Health Hut.

  

EAP to offer a wide array of programs, services during the spring semester

The start of the spring semester ushers in a new round of programs and services offered by the Employee Assistance Program to Fredonia faculty and staff, their family members and retirees of the university. The offerings encompass assessment, resource information, referral services and assorted wellness events.

  

CPR/AED classes scheduled beginning in February

The Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability department is continuing to offer the American Heart Association CPR / AED classes this semester, beginning in February. All courses currently scheduled are AHA HeartSaver level courses, and will be held at the office of Environmental Health and Safety and Sustainability, located in 140 Hendrix Hall.

  

Emergency Preparedness

Sign up for NY-Alert

Members of the 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.

  

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential services (i.e.: Facilities Services, University Services, Residence Life, Campus Life, Environmental Health and Safety, 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 Department of Marketing and Communications 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.

Fredonia's policy states that employees designated as Essential Service will report to work at scheduled start times and perform normal and customary duties in the event of an emergency, including but not limited to weather, power outage, etc. To learn more, visit www.fredonia.edu/humanresources/policies.asp.

  
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Athletics

Bartlett sweeps SUNYAC boards
Bartlett sweeps SUNYAC boards

Fredonia senior Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y.) won the SUNYAC 1-meter springboard title Saturday to go along with the 3-meter title she won Thursday. Bartlett's winning score of 490.65 points was a new conference meet record. It included a six-dive score of 297.65 points during the Saturday night finals.

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Another Clouthier conference win and record
Another Clouthier conference win and record

Another school and conference record for Fredonia senior Adam Clouthier (Conroe, Texas) highlighted the Blue Devils' third-place finish at Saturday's SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championship meet in the Burt Flickinger Center. Two awards also went to senior diver Arron Carlson (LeRoy) during a ceremony at the end of the meet. Carlson, who doubled off the men's springboard boards during the four-day meet, was named Male Diver of the Meet and won the James Fulton Award for athletic, academic, and lifetime achievement.

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Clouthier wins 100 breast in SUNYAC record time
Clouthier wins 100 breast in SUNYAC record time

Fredonia senior Adam Clouthier (Conroe, Texas) set a new school and conference school record in the 100-yard breaststroke during Friday morning at the 2017 SUNYAC Swimming & Diving championships meet.Fredonia sophomore Jake Favret (Watertown) finished second in 57.06 seconds after earning the No. 2 seed during preliminaries.

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Carlson sweeps SUNYACs, sets league record
Carlson sweeps SUNYACs, sets league record

Two days after winning the SUNYAC 1-meter springboard diving title, Fredonia senior Arron Carlson (LeRoy) did himself one better Friday night. In a record-setting performance, Carlson won the 3-meter title with a final score of 594.40 points during the conference championship meet at the Burt Flickinger Center. That was better than Geneseo's Samuel Randall, who finished second with 554.10 points. Randall was the previous conference record holder at 568.45 set last year.


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Arts on Campus

School of Music launches concert series for prospective students
School of Music launches concert series for prospective students

Fredonia Constellation Concerts: Aligning Fredonia’s Brightest Stars, a new performance initiative to be offered by the School of Music to prospective students and their families, will debut on Friday, Jan. 27 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. A broad range of faculty and student performers will be featured in the series that continues on Feb. 3, 17 and 24 – each one coinciding with the night before an audition day of the season.

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Sorel Piano Competition finals in Rosch on Feb. 26
Sorel Piano Competition finals in Rosch on Feb. 26

The Fredonia School of Music has invited 10 gifted, young pianists to campus to compete in the Final Round of the Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, slated to take place on Sunday, Feb. 26, beginning at noon in Rosch Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

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Brahms Requiem to be presented March 4 in King
Brahms Requiem to be presented March 4 in King

The Fredonia College Symphony joins forces with the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, for Brahms' profoundly moving, Ein Deutsches Requiem (A German Requiem), on Saturday, March 4, at 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall. The performance also includes Richard Danielpour's two-movement work, “Celestial Night.”

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Connections to Earth, others highlighted in Fredonia art exhibition
Connections to Earth, others highlighted in Fredonia art exhibition

For artist Sharbani Das Gupta, the connection of humans to each other and to the Earth is paramount. Her current exhibition, “Sharbani Das Gupta: Out Of Step,” which runs through Feb. 26 at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, is an ode to the Earth and it exemplifies her trademark themes of connectivity and environmental awareness.

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Department of Theatre and Dance presents work from award-winning American playwright Tony Kushner
Department of Theatre and Dance presents work from award-winning American playwright Tony Kushner

The beauty of language, the art of humor and a touch of mystery come together for the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. The Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance presents six performances of “The Illusion” by Tony Kushner from Feb. 24 to March 4 in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center.

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Fredonia Technology Incubator to host Buffalo artist Anthony Leone
Fredonia Technology Incubator to host Buffalo artist Anthony Leone

Buffalo artist Anthony Leone will be featured at the Fredonia Technology Incubator to showcase his creative paintings and works on paper. The exhibition will be held at the FTI Art Gallery Feb. 6 through March 10. The gallery is free and open to the public, and hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A reception with the artist is slated for Friday, Feb. 24.

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