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Bill Nye to speak this Thursday in Steele Hall
Bill Nye to speak this Thursday in Steele Hall

Note:  As of noon today (9/18) - all tickets have been distributed for today's Convocation lecture by Bill Nye. For those holding tickets, doors to the fieldhouse will open at 2:30 p.m. for the 3:30 p.m. lecture.  As part of the semester-long celebration of the opening of its new Science Center, Fredonia will welcome world-renowned scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to campus as the Convocation series keynote speaker. His Thursday, Sept. 18, 3:30 p.m. appearance is slated for the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. The 2014-15 Convocation series theme is, “The Joy of Discovery.”

  

Fredonia climbs in U.S. News & World Report rankings

U.S. News & World Report released its yearly “Best Colleges” rankings today, naming Fredonia as the ninth best “Top Public Regional University in the North” within its 2015 edition, up from 14th a year ago. In the larger category of both public and private institutions in the North, Fredonia tied for 41st, up from 60th in 2014 among the “Best Regional Universities,” which the publication defines as 620 universities nationwide that offer primarily bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

  

Fredonia cuts ribbon on new University Village
Fredonia cuts ribbon on new University Village

Fredonia held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new University Village townhouses, a seven-building residential complex located on the northwest end of campus along Ring Road. The new complex offers students apartment-style living with all of the comforts of a fully-furnished residence coupled with the safety and convenience features of on-campus living.

  

The evolution continues with new Science Center
The evolution continues with new Science Center

Students returning to campus this fall noticed an immediate, unmistakable, transformational change to Fredonia’s campus. In the southeast corner, a brand new, 92,000-square-foot, three-story structure shines in the summer sun. The new Fredonia Science Center, surrounded by a stunning courtyard and connected to Houghton Hall, now hugs the Science Quad.

  

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.

  

Niigata student visitors to Fredonia visit Seneca Nation
Niigata student visitors to Fredonia visit Seneca Nation

During their four-week English language immersion and intercultural program at Fredonia in August, a small group of students and faculty from Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences were introduced to the Seneca Nation of Indians and its culture. The day-long excursion to Salamanca and the Seneca Allegany territory demonstrated the breadth of Fredonia’s many collaborations within the Chautauqua-Allegany region.

  

Fredonia ENACTUS and United Way host first Tour D’Vine family bike rally

Fredonia ENACTUS and the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County are co-sponsoring the first Tour D’Vine family bike rally on Saturday, Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Merritt Estate Winery in Forestville. Two bicycle rallies, a family route and one for more experienced cyclists, will explore several Chautauqua County wineries and include food and other activities.

  

Annual Freedonia Marxonia festival opens Oct. 2
Annual Freedonia Marxonia festival opens Oct. 2

Fredonia renews its connection to Hollywood’s legendary Marx Brothers by staging the annual “Freedonia Marxonia: Marx Brothers Film Festival and Symposium,” a two-day gathering that opens, quite fittingly, on Thursday, Oct. 2, the birthday of the bespectacled Groucho Marx. The festival celebrates the link between the village of Fredonia and the 1933 Marx Brothers’ film “Duck Soup,” which is set in the mythical country of Freedonia.

  

Updated signage donated to Fredonia campus

The SmartSign brand, MyParkingSign.com, recently donated 83 handicap parking signs to Fredonia. The signs are compliant with the newly passed New York State law which features the redesigned International Symbol of Access (ISA). The updated ISA parking signs have been installed in most Fredonia parking lots by the school’s Facilities Services department, replacing 83 signs that still featured the old handicap symbol.

  

Fredonia participates in AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge

Technology giant AT&T along with Fredonia, the University at Buffalo, Z80 Labs, InfoTech Niagara, Launch NY, United Way of Buffalo and Erie County and Hack Upstate have announced the AT&T Western New York Civic App Challenge — a two-month “virtual hackathon” in which developers are encouraged to “Solve Local” by building smartphone apps that serve Western New Yorkers.

  

Fredonia Technology Incubator welcomes new business

The Fredonia Technology Incubator is welcoming a new business to the central business district of Dunkirk, N.Y. ProQuip, International (www.pqi.ca), a Canadian-based business, is staging its presence in the U.S. market at the incubator. The Brantford, Ont.-based company is an energy sector leader that creates green energy products and services, such as LED lighting, Solar LED lighting, and Solar PV solutions.

  

Stroke, head injury survivor support meetings return at Fredonia

The Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at Fredonia is resuming support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members. The first meeting of the fall semester will be Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room E148.

  

Latino History Month to be celebrated on campus
Latino History Month to be celebrated on campus

Latinos Unidos, a student group, is the primary sponsor and will partner with the Ethnic Studies Speakers Series on several events. The Ethnic Studies Speakers Series, in its inaugural year, hopes to team with all student groups as they celebrate various history months. Among the featured speakers is Dr. Barbara Browning of Tisch School of Performing Arts at New York University.

  

Volunteers to participate in semiannual beach cleanup
Volunteers to participate in semiannual beach cleanup

Fredonia is hosting its semiannual beach cleanup event on Saturday, Sept. 20, from noon to 2 p.m. The event, which is part of the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup initiative, will take place at Point Gratiot Park in Dunkirk. Students who require transportation are asked to meet in the Jewett Hall parking lot and transportation will leave the lot at 11:30 a.m.

  

Community group to rally against climate change

The community group, Chautauqua Citizens Respond to Climate Crisis, will host a rally in downtown Fredonia on Saturday, Sept. 20, to educate attendees on the problematic nature of the world’s changing climate. Fredonia students and faculty, and other community members will have the chance to learn more about the climate crisis while enjoying activities for all ages.

  

11th Annual Community Service Fair to be held at Fredonia
11th Annual Community Service Fair to be held at Fredonia

The Office of Volunteer and Community Services welcomes students and Fredonia community members to the 11th Annual Community Service Fair on Friday, Sept. 26 in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. All interested individuals will have the opportunity to meet and learn more about local community service agencies.

  

Take time to get the flu vaccine
Take time to get the flu vaccine

Flu vaccine will be available in the Student Health Center in LoGrasso Hall beginning Sept. 2, Mondays through Fridays, from 9 to 11 a.m., and 2 to 4 p.m. The cost is $10 for students and $20 for university employees using a FredCard. Interim Director of the Student Health Center Debbie Dibble notes, "An annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others.”

  

Fredonia NIH grant earned by Communication Disorders and Sciences' Castilla-Earls
Fredonia NIH grant earned by Communication Disorders and Sciences' Castilla-Earls

Dr. Anny Castilla-Earls is an enthusiastic researcher and teacher. Her passion is driven by a deep caring for Spanish-speaking children struggling to overcome language difficulties, as well as a desire to remain connected to her Colombian heritage. Within Fredonia’s Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences, she’s found an environment in which she can excel at both, which has led her to become Fredonia’s second-ever recipient of a grant from the prestigious National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  

Fredonia launches responsive home page
Fredonia launches responsive home page

The home page at fredonia.edu has a new look and feel, sporting a responsive design and mobile-friendly layout, driven by images and stories. Content can be pulled into the new site and onto its grid layout that showcases an eclectic collection of Fredonia glimpses. Stories can come from anywhere on the Internet including the Campus Report, Twitter and Instagram, student blogs and other media outlets.

  

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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.


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Christian Bernhard selected to present Hagan lecture
Christian Bernhard selected to present Hagan lecture

Dr. Christian Bernhard, recipient of the 2014 William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award at Fredonia, will present the Hagan lecture, “Stress and Burnout Among University Students: Research and Recommendations for Health and Happiness,” on Tuesday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. at Rosch Recital Hall.

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Fredonia researcher discovers rare plant species on College Lodge property
Fredonia researcher discovers rare plant species on College Lodge property

Biology Professor Jon Titus and his wife, Priscilla, discovered two rare species -- Hill's pondweed (Potamogeton hillii) and lesser bladderwort (Utricularia minor) -- in the large marsh at the College Lodge property recently while kayaking in its marsh. The nearest known occurrence of Hill's pondweed, a threatened species, is in Central New York. The species is also imperiled globally.

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Work by Distinguished Teaching Professor Ted Steinberg published in scholarly journal
Work by Distinguished Teaching Professor Ted Steinberg published in scholarly journal

Distinguished Teaching Professor Ted Steinberg of the Department of English edited a selection of essays on the subject of teaching the medieval English poem “Piers Plowman,” and an essay also written by him was featured in the journal, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching.

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Rebecca Cuthbert featured in publications

Department of English lecturer Rebecca (Schwab) Cuthbert, who teaches creative writing, has had three works published recently including flash fiction, poetry and the non-fiction work, "Things My Students Don't Know."

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Fredonia faculty to appear at Buffalo Humanities Festival
Fredonia faculty to appear at Buffalo Humanities Festival

Fredonia faculty members Alberto Rey and Dr. Jessica Hillman-McCord will be among the featured presenters at the Buffalo Humanities Festival on Sept. 26 and 27, with the theme, “Migration Nation: Moving Stories.”

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Artist's work added to Rare Book Collection at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library
Artist's work added to Rare Book Collection at Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

“Shale,” an artist book by Associate Professor Professor Timothy Frerichs, has been added to the Buffalo & Erie County Public Library's Central Library Rare Book Collection. Frerichs is also set to exhibit a site-specific installation at the library on Sept. 6 and 7.

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Arts on Campus

Seneca culture highlighted in special dance program at Fredonia
Seneca culture highlighted in special dance program at Fredonia

The culture of the Seneca people and the art of dance will come together in September for a special program. Rosy Simas, a Minneapolis-based choreographer, will present two performances of, “We Wait In The Darkness,” in Bartlett Theatre at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 19 and 20.

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Quartetto Gelato to entertain with virtuosic talent and a taste of acrobatics
Quartetto Gelato to entertain with virtuosic talent and a taste of acrobatics

Quartetto Gelato will take the stage of Rosch Recital Hall on Friday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m.The internationally known ensemble’s performances encompass classical master works, operatic arias, pyrotechnical solos, multi-instrument mastery, the sizzling energy of tangos, gypsy and folk songs, acrobatics and more into one classical, yet eclectic, act.

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Brass ensemble opens Fredonia pops series with popular film music
Brass ensemble opens Fredonia pops series with popular film music

Since forming in 2006, Presidio Brass has rocketed to success as the face of a bold new generation in brass entertainment. Their unique sound has become a trademark for the ensemble from San Diego, Calif. The group will present their touring show of Hollywood’s greatest hits, “Sounds of the Cinema,” on Friday, Sept. 26 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.

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Pathways to Music now offering fall classes
Pathways to Music now offering fall classes

Registration is now open for the fall sessions of Pathways to Music, a series of developmentally age-appropriate classes designed to teach the joy of music to children ages 6 months through 5 years old. Classes will begin Sept. 16 and 20 in the gymnasium of the Campus and Community Children’s Center.

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Marion Art Gallery to host Western New York artist’s exhibition
Marion Art Gallery to host Western New York artist’s exhibition

The works of Western New York artist Jan Nagle will be featured in the next exhibition in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery at the State University of New York at Fredonia beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9. “Place & Space” is the opening exhibition of the 2014-15 season.

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New art gallery director arrives, Marion Fellow prepares new book

The spotlight this fall in the College of Visual and Performing Arts shines on a new art gallery director and creation of a limited edition book by the 2014 Marion Fellow. Barbara Räcker becomes the visionary force, leader and overseer of the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery. Graphic Design Assistant Professor Jason Dilworth is the recipient of the second Marion Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts.

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Theatre and Dance Mainstage Series features rock musical ‘Hair’

The Department of Theatre and Dance will present five productions as part of the 2014-15 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series – including a work considered to be “the original rock musical.” The series opens in October with six performances of a classic work by William Shakespeare. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” opens Oct. 17 in Marvel Theatre and runs through Oct. 25.

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Project alters access to Rockefeller Arts Center and Steele Hall
Project alters access to Rockefeller Arts Center and Steele Hall

The ongoing addition and renovation project at Rockefeller Arts Center will impact parking and access to both buildings. Varsity Drive has been closed between Mason Hall and Dods Hall and a new access road has been constructed from Park Drive to the parking lot on the northwest side of the building.

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Athletics

Josh Best honored with SUNYAC Award of Valor
Josh Best honored with SUNYAC Award of Valor

In mid-June, the State University of New York Athletic Conference awarded Josh Best of Fredonia with its 2014 Award of Valor. Best’s distinction: he played four seasons of men’s college soccer with one arm. If you didn’t know about the Blue Devils’ one-armed player, you’re not alone. Best preferred it that way.

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'Battle by the Lake' afloat for SUNYAC rivals
'Battle by the Lake' afloat for SUNYAC rivals

Fredonia and SUNY Buffalo State, who already have a rich history of athletics as long-time travel partners and rivals, will enhance that rivalry beginning this season with the development of the "Battle by the Lake," a season-long all sports competition between the two institutions for The Lake Erie Cup.

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Today

Place & Space at 12 p.m., Rockefeller Arts Center Marion Art Gallery.
We Wait in the Darkness at 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Arts Center Bartlett Theatre.
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