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Howard named new Vice President for Student Affairs
Howard named new Vice President for Student Affairs

Dr. Cedric B. Howard has been named Fredonia's new Vice President for Student Affairs. He will assume his duties at Fredonia on Aug. 1. Dr. Howard currently serves as Vice Chancellor for Student and Enrollment Services at the University of Washington at Tacoma, a position he has held since 2007.

  

Fredonia’s Enactus chapter earns high honors; McNamara feted at national competition
Fredonia’s Enactus chapter earns high honors; McNamara feted at national competition

There was no shortage of accolades bestowed upon Fredonia’s Enactus team at the 2016 National Exposition, a competition that drew teams from over 100 private and public universities to St. Louis in mid-May. Led by School of Business Assistant Professor Susan McNamara, who was named a Sam M. Walton Free Enterprise Fellow of the Year at the event, Fredonia advanced to the quarterfinals and was awarded a trophy as one of the top 32 programs out of over 450 from across the country.

  

Alumnus Marletta elected Resident member of American Philosophical Society
Alumnus Marletta elected Resident member of American Philosophical Society

Fredonia alumnus Dr. Michael Marletta was recently elected as one of 28 new Resident members at the American Philosophical Society’s Annual Spring Meeting in Philadelphia. The oldest learned society in the United States, it was founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for the purpose of “promoting useful knowledge.”

  

Fredonia celebrates nearly 1,400 among its Class of 2016
Fredonia celebrates nearly 1,400 among its Class of 2016

President Virginia S. Horvath shook the hands of nearly 1,400 students in Steele Hall Arena today as they walked, one by one, across the stage to receive their diplomas and earn their President’s congratulations. Fredonia’s 189th annual Commencement ceremony included bachelor’s and master’s degree recipients, as well as those earning advanced certificates, honored during two ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on campus.

  

Distinguished alumnus Dr. Jeffery W. Kelly named Commencement keynote speaker
Distinguished alumnus Dr. Jeffery W. Kelly named Commencement keynote speaker

Fredonia will welcome home one of its own to Commencement, slated for Saturday, May 14, with ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Steele Hall Arena. Alumnus Dr. Jeffery W. Kelly, a member of the Class of 1982 and the Lita Annenberg Hazen Professor of Chemistry and Chairman of the Department of Molecular Medicine at The Scripps Research Institute in California, will be the keynote speaker.

  

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn to receive Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at Fredonia Commencement
Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn to receive Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree at Fredonia Commencement

Actor, singer, teacher, and four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the State University of New York at Fredonia's Commencement on May 14. The degree will be conferred during the morning ceremony, slated for 10 a.m. in the Steele Hall Arena.

  

Feit named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor
Feit named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

The State University of New York Board of Trustees recently approved the appointments of 29 faculty to the Distinguished Faculty Rank (DFR), including Dr. Neil Feit of the Department of Philosophy, who has been named a Distinguished Teaching Professor.

  

Julianne Foster to receive Fredonia’s Lanford Presidential Prize
Julianne Foster to receive Fredonia’s Lanford Presidential Prize

Julianne Foster, a senior from Rochester, N.Y., who has achieved high academic success and made significant contributions to the campus and surrounding community, has been chosen to receive the 2016 Lanford Presidential Prize, an honor that recognizes a member of the graduating class who has exhibited balanced achievement and exemplified Fredonia's ideals.

  

Trio of faculty members receive Fulbright awards
Trio of faculty members receive Fulbright awards

English Professor Iclal Vanwesenbeeck, Biology Professor William Brown and Paul Chambers, an adjunct faculty member in the School of Music who has undergraduate and graduate degrees from Fredonia, have received Fulbright awards.

  

VITA program returns big dividends for Accounting students, local residents
VITA program returns big dividends for Accounting students, local residents

More than two-dozen Accounting students made filing 2015 income tax returns less “taxing” for a growing number of local residents – while sharpening skills they’ll utilize in their professional careers – through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at Fredonia. A record 238 sets of federal and state tax returns were prepared by these students through the IRS program that provides basic tax preparation services to low- and moderate-income individuals at no charge, according to Accounting Professor Linda Hall.

  

Student biologists set to embark on veterinary school education
Student biologists set to embark on veterinary school education

Krystal Lebron and Mark Dudek, local residents who will graduate with degrees in Biology with honors from Fredonia on Saturday, are ready to continue their education in veterinary school this fall. Tuskegee University’s College of Veterinary Medicine is the destination of Ms. Lebron, a Dunkirk High School graduate, while Mr. Dudek, a Fredonia High School graduate, will attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  

Science Center architect receives AIANYS Excelsior Honor Award
Science Center architect receives AIANYS Excelsior Honor Award

Mitchell|Giurgola Architects LLP, the vision behind Fredonia’s new Science Center, has earned a 2016 Excelsior Honor Award for New Construction from AIA New York State, Inc., an organization of The American Institute of Architects. It was among 13 Honor Awards in the Public Architectural category that were presented at the AIANYS Excelsior Awards program and reception held May 2 in Albany.

  

Zlotchew inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote
Zlotchew inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote

Distinguished Teaching Professor Clark Zlotchew was inducted into Sigma Delta Pi's Order of Don Quijote, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society's highest award that is conferred annually upon only two to three people worldwide each year. In presenting the honor it was noted that Dr. Zlotchew’s exemplary record of scholarship and professional contributions earned him the international distinction.

  

President’s Awards for Excellence and Fredonia College Council Award for Community Engagement received by faculty and staff

Three employees with over 60 years of combined service – Dr. Ivani Vassoler-Froelich, Eric Hadley and Michael Kozlowski – were formally recognized as recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence, and Dr. Susan McNamara received the Fredonia College Council Award for Community Engagement, at the annual President’s Award for Excellence luncheon.

  

English Senior Seminar presents Chautauqua County History Exhibit in Reed Library

Dr. Shannon McRae's English Senior Seminar students will be presenting their final work at the Chautauqua County History Exhibit through Thursday, May 12 in Reed Library. There will be a presentation on Tuesday, May 10, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. in the Japanese Garden Room at the library.

  

The Youngerman Center to offer summer support group for stroke and head injury survivors

The Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders will be offering support group meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and family members twice during the summer on Tuesday, June 21 and Tuesday, July 19 at 3 p.m., in Thompson Hall Room E148.

  

Mason named EPA Environmental Champion Award recipient
Mason named EPA Environmental Champion Award recipient

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today announced that Dr. Sherri Mason of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry is one of six New York State recipients of the Environmental Protection Agency’s annual Environmental Champion Awards. The award recipients will be honored in New York City on May 13 for their commitment to environmental protection through green initiatives.

  
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Students receive College of Education awards
Students receive College of Education awards

Two dozen awards were presented to Education students at the Professionalism and Excellence in Student Teaching Award Ceremony held by the College of Education on May 11 at the Williams Center Horizon Room.

  

Student article published in BRC Academy Journal of Education

Nate Luciano and Tyler Lokietek, both senior Management majors, and Mary Bolo-Burr, who is pursuing a master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, had their paper, "How to Build It So They Come: Using Interrelationship Quality Function Deployment Matrix to Design a Professional Business Student Club," published in the BRC Academy Journal of Education.

  

Fredonia alumna featured in U.S. Department of Education blog

Stephanie Rosa, ’15, a Childhood Inclusive Education major with a concentration in Social Studies, was recently featured in the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services blog. Ms. Rosa is a first year, fourth grade special education teacher at the Major George Welch Elementary School in Dover, Del.

  

Zachary Moore named May ‘Student of the Month’
Zachary Moore named May ‘Student of the Month’

Zachary Moore, a senior Computer and Information Sciences major from Lancaster, N.Y., has been named Student of the Month for May by the Office of Residence Life. He was nominated for the award by Mark Mackey, interim ResNet coordinator and Veterans Affairs administrator, based on his academic excellence and outstanding service in the ResNet office.

  

Lillie writes chapter in language, immigration, naturalization book
Lillie writes chapter in language, immigration, naturalization book

Karen E. Lillie, assistant professor in the College of Education's Department of Language, Learning, and Leadership, has published a new chapter, "'The ELD Classes Are...Too Much and We Need To Take Other Classes To Graduate': Arizona's Restrictive Language Policy and the Dis-Citizenship of ELs," that appears in the book "Language, Immigration, and Naturalization: Legal and Linguistic Issues,” edited by Ariel Loring and Vai Ramanathan through Multilingual Matters.

  

Singh article published in international research journal
Singh article published in international research journal

Dr. Gurmukh Singh of the Department of Computer and Information Sciences had his article, “Multifractal detrended moving average analysis of particle density functions in relativistic nuclear collisions,” published in Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications.

  

Gadikian and Vanwesenbeeck credited in new French documentary on Stefan Zweig
Gadikian and Vanwesenbeeck credited in new French documentary on Stefan Zweig

Director of Reed Library Randy Gadikian and Associate Professor Birger Vanwesenbeeck of the Department of English are credited in a new French documentary on Stefan Zweig that aired on the French national TV channel Arte earlier this year. The documentary, “Stefan Zweig: Histoire d’un Européen” (Stefan Zweig: History of a European), showcases many documents from Reed Library’s Stefan Zweig Collection.

  

Markham writes on rockism vs. poptimism
Markham writes on rockism vs. poptimism

Michael Markham, assistant professor of Music History in the School of Music, has written a new essay exploring the deeper roots of the ongoing squabble between rock and pop critics, rockism vs. poptimism. In it he traces the same struggle back to Beethoven and up through modern music.

  

Treacy presents basketball stats in a unique way at UP-STAT Conference

Steven Treacy, a junior Computer Science major, worked in collaboration with Dr. Reneta Barneva of the Department of Applied Professional Studies on a project for using the language R for basketball results. R is a modern language for statistical analysis which was introduced in Dr. Berneva’s Programming Languages class.

  
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Arts on Campus

Kringer places second in national musical theater competition
Kringer places second in national musical theater competition

Fredonia sophomore Jeff Kringer, a Bachelor of Fine arts Musical Theatre major from Skaneateles, placed second in The National Society of Arts and Letters’ (NASL) Musical Theater competition held May 19 to 22 in Phoenix, Ariz. The placement earned Mr. Kringer a $7,000 cash prize.

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Summer Music Festival slated for June 26 through July 2 for high schoolers
Summer Music Festival slated for June 26 through July 2 for high schoolers

The 26th annual Fredonia Summer Music Festival will be held from Sunday, June 26 through Saturday, July 2. The festival continues its tradition of excellence with the Honors Solo Vocal Camp for students interested in further developing their skills as a solo classical vocalist. The registration deadline is Monday, May 16.

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Athletics

Trio of runners headed to NCAA meet
Trio of runners headed to NCAA meet

The NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Track and Field Committee announced May 21 the participants in the 2016 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Outdoor Track and Field Championships. Three Fredonia Blue Devils are on the list.

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Mulcahy, Collins are SUNYAC Champions
Mulcahy, Collins are SUNYAC Champions

Distance runners Collin Mulcahy and Kyle Collins each won a SUNYAC Championship on Saturday. Running in the 2016 SUNYAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships, Mulcahy was first to win his event in the 1,500-meter run (3:50.80), finishing just two seconds shy of breaking Nick Guarino's 2010 school record of 3:48.74. Collins then won the 5,000-meter run, crossing the finish line in 14:44.56.

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Divers double at gala awards presentation
Divers double at gala awards presentation

Season-ending awards and presentations were made Sunday at the Fredonia Athletics Awards Gala in the Rosch Recital Hall. Athlete of the Year recipients were junior Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y./Johnstown) of women's swimming and diving and junior Arron Carlson (LeRoy/Notre Dame) of men's swimming and diving. Rookie of the Year honors went to freshmen Jenna Einink (Mayville/Chautauqua Lake) of women's basketball and Bobby Polachek (Kingston, Pa.) of men's ice hockey.

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Sherman, Danahy named All-SUNYAC in baseball
Sherman, Danahy named All-SUNYAC in baseball

Fredonia seniors Kyle Sherman (North Collins / North Collins) and Quinn Danahy (Buffalo/Bishop Timon) were named to the All-SUNYAC baseball team the conference office announced on Monday. Sherman was named First Team at shortstop and Danahy was named Second Team as an outfielder.

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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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