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Fredonia officially dedicates state-of-the-art Science Center
Fredonia officially dedicates state-of-the-art Science Center

With the “splicing” of a giant double-helix DNA model, Fredonia officially ushered in a new era in science teaching and learning. Fredonia President Virginia Horvath led hundreds of students, alumni, faculty, staff, administrators and community members in a celebration of the stunning, 92,000-square-foot, four-story Fredonia Science Center.

  

Family Weekend offers a full slate of activities
Family Weekend offers a full slate of activities

Many events will be offered during Family Weekend on Friday through Sunday, Oct. 24 to 26. Hypnotist Tom DeLuca, a four-time National College Entertainer of the Year, will perform on the stage of Rosch Recital Hall on Oct. 24 at 8 p.m., and the Scholars Breakfast will be held Saturday morning in Steele Hall. For the complete schedule, go to http://www.fredonia.edu/campuslife/familyweekend.asp.

  

Student vocalists to be featured with Buffalo Philharmonic
Student vocalists to be featured with Buffalo Philharmonic

Eight Fredonia student jazz vocalists have been given the rare opportunity to perform at the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra’s “Glorious Gershwin” concert as guests of featured artist and guest conductor Matt Catingub on Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m., at Kleinhans Music Hall. The eight students were recruited based on their singing style, ability to master difficult musical arrangements and availability for rehearsals, noted Director of Jazz Studies Bruce Johnstone.

  

Senior Ben Searle wins two awards at Toronto Student Film Festival

Senior Ben Searle’s short film, “Niche,” won two awards at the Toronto Student Film Festival – the CBC Documentary Channel Award for Best Documentary, as well as the Vistek Award for Best Cinematography. Searle, a senior in the Department of Visual Arts and New Media, created “Niche” in his advanced experimental video class.

  

Fredonia sorority to host trivia night
Fredonia sorority to host trivia night

The Sigma Kappa sorority at Fredonia will host a trivia night on Thursday, Oct. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the Williams Center Multipurpose Room to raise money for the Ultra Violet campaign that supports the philanthropic goals of the Sigma Kappa Foundation. Groups are invited to participate by answering trivia questions on a wide assortment of topics. Prizes will be given to the winning team.

  

Brown Bag Series to discuss movement, memory and mood

Fredonia’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will present the program, “Brain Breaks’ and Other Coping Strategies – What Science Tells Us about the Connections between Movement, Memory and Mood,” on Wednesday, Nov. 5 , from noon to 1 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204. The event is part of the school’s 2014-2015, “A Healthy Climate,” Brown Bag Lecture Series.

  

Veterans Remembrance Ceremony slated for Nov. 7
Veterans Remembrance Ceremony slated for Nov. 7

Fredonia will host its seventh annual Veterans Remembrance Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 7 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony, honoring and remembering veterans and active duty military members of the Armed Services, will be held in the Multipurpose Room of Fredonia’s Williams Center. Students, staff and the local community are invited to attend.

  

Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series to host poet Daisy Fried
Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series to host poet Daisy Fried

Nationally recognized poet Daisy Fried will visit Fredonia as the second speaker in the Department of English’s Mary Louise White Visiting Writer Series. Her author craft talk will be held Thursday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m., followed by a reading at 7 p.m. Both events will take place in McEwen Hall Room 202 and are free to students and the general public.

  

Criminal Justice major named September Student of the Month
Criminal Justice major named September Student of the Month

Senior Briana Taddio of Silver Creek has been named Student of the Month for September by the Office of Residence Life. Ms. Taddio was nominated for this award by Megan Mackowiak, assistant director of Financial Aid, for being an instrumental part of the Financial Aid Office team for the past three years, providing superior front-end customer service to current and prospective students and parents.

  

A decade of community service celebrated with Fall Sweep
A decade of community service celebrated with Fall Sweep

With temperatures dropping and leaves falling, student organizations are invited to join together once again for the 10th annual Fall Sweep on Sunday, Nov. 9 from 9 a.m. until about noon, beginning in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room and extending to the local community.

  

Fredonia for St. Jude continues seventh year of fundraising efforts

Fredonia for St. Jude will be hosting the seventh annual “Up ‘til Dawn” all-night challenge for Fredonia students beginning on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 11:30 p.m. in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. The all-night fundraising and awareness event will last until Sunday Nov. 16 at 6 a.m. Entertainment, food, raffles and prizes will be a provided to all in attendance.

  

Fredonia to give back with third annual Days of Service

Students, faculty and staff will give back with a week-long effort of community service endeavors on Nov. 6 to 12. Fredonia’s third annual Days of Service is a campus tradition that combines volunteer efforts and service-learning projects to help the campus community engage with and improve the village and other surrounding areas.

  

Student scientists to present findings on Oct. 24 and 31

Student researchers in the Department of Biology will give presentations on Summer 2014 research on two consecutive Fridays. On Friday, Oct. 24, Fredonia biology departmental fellowship recipients will give talks, on Oct. 31, presenters will be students who have received National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Experience for Undergraduates and NSF Research at Undergraduate Institutions grants.

  

The joy of natural spaces to be discussed in forum at Fredonia
The joy of natural spaces to be discussed in forum at Fredonia

On Wednesday, Oct. 29, Fredonia students, faculty, staff and community members are invited to engage in Maintaining Joyful Discovery in Natural Spaces, a conversation about the joy of discovery. The event is slated from noon until 3 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204D. The three-hour, interactive, discussion-oriented forum will aim to engage participants in discussion with practitioners from a wide range of disciplines.

  

'Terror in the Trees' celebrates 10 spooky years on campus
'Terror in the Trees' celebrates 10 spooky years on campus

Fredonia’s annual “Terror in the Trees,” produced by the Interactive Theatre Society, will once again haunt the Ring Road Forest on Thursday, Oct. 23 and 30, Friday, Oct. 24 and 31, and Saturday, Oct. 25 and Nov. 1. With the exception of Halloween night, the haunted, walk-through forest will be open from 8 p.m. until midnight. On "All Hallows Eve," the terror runs until 1 a.m.

  

All-Campus Appeal 2014 launched by Fredonia College Foundation

The All-Campus Appeal is a terrific way to increase awards, funds and scholarships that benefit all Fredonia students. Gifts of cash received by Dec. 31 are tax deductible for the calendar year 2014, as allowed by law. Pledges made through payroll deduction will begin in early January 2015. Payroll deduction forms should be returned by Dec. 15 to take advantage of the pay period deduction cycle in 2015.

  

Annual SEFA campaign aims to raise funds for WNY service agencies
Annual SEFA campaign aims to raise funds for WNY service agencies

The State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) is set to kickoff its annual fundraising campaign at Fredonia on Oct. 2. The campaign’s goal is $45,000, and all funds raised go to support New York health and human service agencies year-round. SEFA is the United Way Foundation’s charitable initiative that uses donations to aid people of all ages and backgrounds statewide.

  

Fredonia StartUp NY campus plan approved
Fredonia StartUp NY campus plan approved

A new door has been officially opened for economic development and job creation in Chautauqua County with formal approval last week by SUNY of the Fredonia StartUP NY campus plan, part of a statewide initiative launched by Governor Andrew Cuomo to create tax-free zones on or near institutions of higher education.

  

Students to host Italian History Month dinner celebration
Students to host Italian History Month dinner celebration

The students of Unione Italiana, Fredonia’s Italian student organization, will celebrate Italian History Month by hosting an authentic dinner buffet on Sunday, Oct. 26, at 5 p.m., in the Williams Center’s Horizon Room East. The event is open to the campus and community and the cost is $18.

  

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.

  
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Celebrating Homecoming!

Dennis Costello, '72, shares memories of his Fredonia years at the celebration dinner for the Science Center dedication. Homecoming brought hundreds of alumni to campus for a weekend of fun. Check out the blogs with additional photos from the weekend at http://blog.fredonia.edu/2014/10/20/science-center-dedication/ and http://blog.fredonia.edu/2014/10/20/alumni-weekend-fall-2014/.

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Arts on Campus

Fredonia film series offers dynamic look at the power of volcanoes
Fredonia film series offers dynamic look at the power of volcanoes

Those interested in experiencing the rush of the exploding lava and in talking to a filmmaker brave enough to capture such moments will have the opportunity to do so when Rockefeller Arts Center presents Peter Rowe’s “Volcanic Planet” on Sat., Nov. 1. Showtime is 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.

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Hillman Opera to present 20th century masterpiece from Nov. 7 to 9
Hillman Opera to present 20th century masterpiece from Nov. 7 to 9

A work that is considered to be a masterpiece of 20th century American music and theater will be presented as the 2014 Hillman Opera. Carlisle Floyd’s “Susannah” will be performed on Nov. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. in Marvel Theatre. The opera tells an age-old morality tale using Appalachian folk music themes framed in operatic drama.

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Ninth annual String Experience welcomes young musicians to Fredonia
Ninth annual String Experience welcomes young musicians to Fredonia

Now in its ninth year, the annual String Experience workshop hosted by the Fredonia School of Music will welcome middle and high school-aged violinists, violists, cellists and bassists on Saturday, Nov. 15. The full day of workshops starts at 10 a.m. and concludes at 5:30 p.m.

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Wind Ensemble to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and noted bassoonist
Wind Ensemble to feature Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and noted bassoonist

On Saturday, Oct. 25, at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall, the Fredonia Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb, will feature a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Michael Colgrass and noted bassoonist Nadina Mackie Jackson.

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World premiere of ‘Sinfonietta’ by WNYCO in King Concert Hall

On Sunday, Oct. 26 at 4 p.m., the Western New York Chamber Orchestra will premiere John Musto’s latest orchestral composition, “Sinfonietta,” in King Concert Hall as part of its program, “Classics II: Music about Music.”

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Shakespeare comedy opens Walter Gloor Mainstage Series
Shakespeare comedy opens Walter Gloor Mainstage Series

One of the most popular works by one of the world’s greatest playwrights will by presented by the Department of Theatre and Dance to open the 2014-15 Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will run for six performances from Oct. 17 to 25 in Marvel Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center.

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Marion Art Gallery to host exhibition by printmaker Poskovic

The works of a Michigan-based print artist will be featured in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery beginning Friday, Oct. 17. "We Were All – Endi Poskovic: Printworks,” will open with a reception from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the gallery, which is located on the main level of Rockefeller Arts Center.

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Fredonia to host Double Reed Day
Fredonia to host Double Reed Day

Fredonia will host its ninth annual Double Reed Day on Sunday, Oct. 26, at Mason Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 9:30 a.m. The day is designed specifically for middle and high school oboists and bassoonists to spend time working in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere with Fredonia's double reed faculty and students.

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Athletics

Swimmer Rokos a double winner
Swimmer Rokos a double winner

Sam Rokos won the 100- and 200-yard freestyles as the Fredonia Blue Devil swimming and diving team opened its season at Ithaca on Saturday. Brockport also participated in the tri-meet. In the 100 free, Rokos finished in 55.50, and put up a time of 2:00.22 in the 200 free.

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Vitae

President Horvath to participate in Girl Scouts of WNY Career Day
President Horvath to participate in Girl Scouts of WNY Career Day

President Virginia Horvath will speak at the upcoming "I Can Be" Career Day, hosted by the Girl Scouts of Western New York. She will be among approximately 30 volunteer professionals who will share their career  journeys and conduct interactive modules with the scouts, to educate and inspire them on how to make an informed choice about  their future careers.

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Tillery editor of new audiology textbook
Tillery editor of new audiology textbook

Dr. Kim L. Tillery of the Department of Communication Disorders and Sciences was one of five editors for the audiology textbook, “Handbook of Clinical Audiology, 7th Edition” used by graduate students and audiologists at the national and international levels.

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University Police train with U.S. Department of Homeland Security, New York State Police

As part of SUNY’s ongoing commitment to safe campus environments, 44 University Police investigators, supervisors, and officers from 23 SUNY campuses and System Administration, including Fredonia University Police Officers Scott Martin and Matthew Austin, recently participated in an Investigators Roundtable training conference.

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Health Matters Newsletter

Boo Flu Clinic
October 29 and 30
Noon to 3 p.m.
Williams Center near the Information Booth
Cost is $10 for Students and $20 for Employees using a Fred Card


Health Matters Newsletter

The November 2014 issue of the newsletter shares information regarding a pertinent medical issue. At Fredonia, we continue to monitor the information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the New York State Department of Health regarding Ebloa. The risk in the U.S. for an Ebola Outbreak continues to be very low. Our emphasis is on awareness building, acquiring accurate information and being prepared. Read it at http://www.fredonia.edu/healthcenter/2014Novemberebola.asp.

 

State University of New York at Fredonia