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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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 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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.