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A message from President Horvath on pending storm

With significant lake-effect snow predicted for Fredonia and the surrounding area, President Horvath wants to remind everyone about the severe weather procedures for students, faculty, and staff.  

  

Milligan receives sub-award from $11 million Tonawanda Coke environmental study
Milligan receives sub-award from $11 million Tonawanda Coke environmental study

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Michael Milligan has received a sub-award of just over $87,000 to support his work in a State University at Buffalo investigation that will assess the health and environmental impacts of Tonawanda Coke manufacturing operations on residents of Tonawanda and Grand Island, N.Y. Two separate, but complimentary studies, comprise the $11 million project.

  

Presentation demonstrates commitment to affordability issue
Presentation demonstrates commitment to affordability issue

As part of Fredonia’s effort to address the issue of college affordability, noted researcher and author Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab presented her thought-provoking findings to an audience in Rosch Recital Hall on Nov. 30.

  

De-Stress for Success events slated for Dec. 12 through 16
De-Stress for Success events slated for Dec. 12 through 16

De-Stress for Success, a series of activities and study aids, is sponsored by the Student Counseling Center, Reed Library, Student Affairs, Student Health Center, Residence Life, Campus Life and Spectrum. Dance, meet furry friends, eat healthy, relax or craft for a study break. Quiet study areas are also established in Reed Library and the Williams Center, and the popular Exam Study Break is slated for Dec. 13.

  

Theatre tour brings alumni quartet together ‘Once’ more
Theatre tour brings alumni quartet together ‘Once’ more

Between them, Colin Braeger, Jacob Brinkman, Bobby DiCandia and Justin Petito worked – often alongside one another – on dozens of shows presented in Rockefeller Arts Center venues before earning B.F.A. degrees in Technical Production and Design. “We were all great friends in Fredonia and always dreamt of working together again once we graduated,” Mr. Brinkman recalled. That seemingly distant dream arrived a lot sooner than anyone expected.

  

Pottery sale Dec. 7 to benefit University Police Criminal Justice scholarship fund
Pottery sale Dec. 7 to benefit University Police Criminal Justice scholarship fund

On Wednesday, Dec. 7, the Annual Pottery Show and Sale will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit the University Police Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund. The fund was established through the Fredonia College Foundation by University Police Lieutenant Clifton Wheeler, who recognized a need for more scholarship opportunities for Criminal Justice majors.

  

Peace Corps representative on campus Dec. 7

A Peace Corps representative will be at Fredonia on Wednesday, Dec. 7, to provide information on the program and to help students apply for service. The Peace Corps is a post-graduation volunteer opportunity that allows United States citizens to work in areas in the developing world for two years.

  

Dunham to analyze cost/benefit ratio of large telescopes at Sigma Xi lecture
Dunham to analyze cost/benefit ratio of large telescopes at Sigma Xi lecture

Department of Physics Assistant Professor Michael Dunham will present "Large Telescopes and the Cost of Science" at the last Sigma Xi Brown Bag of the fall semester on Friday, Dec. 9, at noon in the Major Alice Sam Conference Room in the Science Center.

  

Record label students to host jazz night to benefit Why Hunger charity
Record label students to host jazz night to benefit Why Hunger charity

HAIL! Fredonia Records, Fredonia’s student record label, has partnered with Why Hunger for “Music to Nourish,” a night of live music to benefit the global hunger organization. The black tie event will be held at the Clarion Hotel in Dunkirk on Friday, Dec. 9, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

  

Helpful information regarding the holiday break campus shutdown

With some exceptions, campus buildings will be closed effective close of business Thursday, Dec. 22, and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017. Human Resources will make alternate work site arrangements for employees requesting them (save faculty). UUP Professionals and Classified staff members must notify their supervisors and Human Resources in writing if they wish alternate work sites. These requests should be received no later than Dec. 9.

  

Special admission option puts Fredonia senior on track to attend Upstate Medical University
Special admission option puts Fredonia senior on track to attend Upstate Medical University

Four years ago, Zachary Eklum was a high school senior in Jamestown who wanted to work in the health care field. Today, he’s on course to become the first student from Fredonia to attend Upstate Medical University through its Early Assurance Program. “We will have our best year for students and alumni going onto medical, dental, optometry, veterinary and pharmacy schools next fall,” noted Biology professor and Health Professions Committee advisor, Dr. Ted Lee.

  

Resources created by students for area classroom teachers
Resources created by students for area classroom teachers

Preservice Elementary School teachers enrolled in Dr. Cynthia Smith's Teaching Mathematics in Inclusive Classrooms course have created interactive learning centers based on the York State Learning Standards for Mathematics. Interactive learning centers are small-group, hands-on activities that help students understand content in a game-like format. They are particularly useful for children who struggle to learn mathematics content during typical instruction.

  

Fredonia adds New Paltz to accelerated B.S./MBA program

The number of accelerated Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree programs that Fredonia has in place with other colleges and universities has expanded to nine with the addition of SUNY New Paltz. The 4+1 B.S./MBA program in the Department of Business Administration enables Fredonia students to earn a bachelor’s degree and MBA in five years.

  

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.

  
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Accounting students attend IMA Student Leadership Conference
Accounting students attend IMA Student Leadership Conference

Six students from Fredonia’s Accounting Society had the opportunity to learn from industry professionals and network with peers at the Institute of Management Accountants’ Student Leader Conference held Nov. 10 to 13 in Detroit, Mich.

  

Smith pens chapter for ‘Screen Lessons’ essay collection
Smith pens chapter for ‘Screen Lessons’ essay collection

A chapter written by Department of Communication Assistant Professor Roslin Smith has been placed in “Screen Lessons: What We Learned Have Learned from Teachers on Television and in the Movies,” a volume of 30 essays written by teachers and students about the teacher characters who have inspired them.

  

Dunham co-authors study in natural science journal

Department of Physics Assistant Professor Michael M. Dunham co-authored a study on the formation of multiple star systems that was recently accepted for publication by “Nature,” the premier journal in natural science disciplines.

  

Gee coordinates symposium at GSA conference
Gee coordinates symposium at GSA conference

Department of Psychology Professor Nancy R. Gee organized a symposium on human-animal interactions in healthy human aging at the annual scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America on Nov. 17 in New Orleans.

  

Bagmati River Art Project includes artists Alberto Rey and Jason Dilworth
Bagmati River Art Project includes artists Alberto Rey and Jason Dilworth

An exhibition at the Siddhartha Art Gallery at Barbar Mahal Revisited in Kathmandu, Nepal, which opened on Nov. 20, features paintings, water data from the Bagmati River, a book about the project, a documentary and artwork by Nepalese artists whose attention focuses on issues related to the river. Department of Visual Arts and New Media faculty Rey and Dilworth worked on the book and exhibition together, and Rey created the documentary for the project.

  
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Health and Wellness

Wellness comes in many forms at Fredonia

The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has organized several free activities designed to enhance wellness and well-being.

  

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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Arts on Campus

School of Music launches Claudette Sorel Piano Competition for young pianists
School of Music launches Claudette Sorel Piano Competition for young pianists

The inaugural Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, an event designed to celebrate the creativity and excellence of young pianists, will be held by the School of Music in February 2017. Named in honor of the late SUNY Distinguished Professor and Fredonia Professor Emeritus Claudette Sorel, the competition is generously supported by the Sorel Organization and offers a $2,500 cash first prize and $1,500 in additional prize money.

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Fredonia opens signups for annual Bass Fest
Fredonia opens signups for  annual Bass Fest

Registration is underway for the second annual Fredonia Bass Fest on Saturday, Feb. 11, a day devoted to performances and classes for double bass players of all levels – professional, college, high school, teacher and adult learner – at the Fredonia School of Music. Also part of the event, is a double bass solo competition that will provide performance opportunities, cash prizes, scholarship money and additional prizes to high school players.

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Annual Rockefeller Christmas concert to have Celtic flavor
Annual Rockefeller Christmas concert to have Celtic flavor

“Poinsettia Pops” will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall as part of the DFT Communications Series. The Highland Divas, a trio based in New York City, will bring their Celtic vocal stylings to some all-time Christmas classics. Also featured will be the Western New York Chamber Orchestra.

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Marion Art Gallery to host student exhibition
Marion Art Gallery to host student exhibition

The Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery will feature student works with a senior show titled “Taking Off” from Dec. 2 to 9. The exhibition highlights the best works by five graduating seniors in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media including Dylan Scacchetti, Alexandro Galiber, Kaitlin Padlo, Kara Koehler and Victoria DePalma.

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Athletics

Ritchie collects regional recognition
Ritchie collects regional recognition

The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announces its all-region teams last week and Fredonia's Jimmy Ritchie (East Aurora/East Aurora) made the list. Ritchie, a senior, made the All-East Third Team as a forward. He had seven goals -- two were game-winners -- and two assists in 2016

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Second-place Devils hold off Brockport, 6-5
Second-place Devils hold off Brockport, 6-5

The Fredonia men's hockey team hung on for a 6-5 win in a key State University of New York (SUNYAC) matchup vs. Brockport. Six different players scored for the Devils to even their overall record to 4-4-1 and improve to 4-3-1 in the conference. Brockport fell to 3-5-1 and 2-5-0 in SUNYAC play.


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Devil divers sweep at home invitational
Devil divers sweep at home invitational

Two Fredonia senior springboard divers were victorious in all four competitions held over the weekend at the Blue Devil Invitational. Meghan Bartlett and Aaron Carlson won the 3-meter and 1-meter contests.

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