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Move-In Weekend 2016 highlights
Move-In Weekend 2016 highlights

Thank you to all the volunteers from the various student organizations who helped move Fredonia students into their residence halls to start the Fall 2016 semester. Approximately 257 volunteers helped hundreds of students and their families save the strain of carrying items up several flights of stairs. Thanks to you, Fredonia is more than just a great college, it's a great community!

  

Fredonians made Iceland a summer destination for study abroad
Fredonians made Iceland a summer destination for study abroad

A group of students, faculty, and community members traveled to “Magical Iceland,” for a study abroad experience during June. The 3-credit hour interdisciplinary course was designed to introduce students and community members to the unique geology, culture and history of Iceland.

  

Exclusive Club: College of Education program one of the first in the U.S. to receive full accreditation from CAEP
Exclusive Club: College of Education program one of the first in the U.S. to receive full accreditation from CAEP

Fredonia recently received full accreditation for seven years through the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) as the first institution of higher education in the State of New York to meet all five of the 2013 Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) Standards. It is also one of the first institutions in the nation to be fully accredited through CAEP, the single specialized accreditor for educator preparation in the United States.

  

Lots in store during student Welcome Week
Lots in store during student Welcome Week

An ice cream social, a popular summer movie and a luau-themed party will join other events during Welcome Week, a popular tradition that welcomes students to a new academic year and begins on Sunday, Aug. 21.

  

Fredonia extends its international reach to Portugal
Fredonia extends its international reach to Portugal

Fredonia has entered into a new study abroad agreement with the Study in Portugal Network (SiPN), a project of the non-profit Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). SiPN provides its students with housing and support in the heart of one of Europe's best loved cities.

  

Annual stroke awareness walk slated for Sept. 10

A stroke awareness walk  ̶  a community event that provides education on stroke prevention and introduces services available at the Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at Fredonia  ̶  will be held on Saturday, Sept. 10, at 10 a.m. Free hearing screenings, educational handouts and informational brochures will be offered to participants and community members.

  

Summer ‘prime time’ for campus building, maintenance projects
Summer ‘prime time’ for campus building, maintenance projects

Dismantling of the academic spine bridge in the heart of the Fredonia campus and expansion of the Rockefeller Arts Center, combined with improvements to the original building, are two “can’t miss” changes awaiting students, faculty and staff upon their return to campus.

  

VIDEO: A permanent place for alumni
VIDEO: A permanent place for alumni

The first bricks have been installed in the Scholarship Brick Walkway outside Williams Center. 

  

Honoring those who blazed a trail
Honoring those who blazed a trail

When it came to developing a project to honor Fredonia track and field and cross country coaches Everett (Doc) Phillips and Jim Ulrich, a group of alums who will forever “bleed blue” has struck gold.

  

New Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences announced
New Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences announced

The university has announced the formal merger of the former Department of Geosciences with Environmental Sciences to create the new Department of Geology and Environmental Sciences.

  
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Gerber pens book review published in SHARP News
Gerber pens book review published in SHARP News

A book review by Department of English professor Natalie Gerber of “Explicit and Implicit Prosody in Sentence Processing: Studies in Honor of Janet Dean Fodor” has been published in the August edition of SHARP News, the newsletter of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing.

  

Raymond Bonilla profiled in trade magazine, Communication Arts
Raymond Bonilla profiled in trade magazine, Communication Arts

Adjunct faculty member and Visual Arts and New Media alumnus Raymond Bonilla is featured in the July/August issue of Communication Arts, a premier trade magazine for illustration and graphic design.

  
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Athletics

Cancer Awareness Day set for Sept. 10
Cancer Awareness Day set for Sept. 10

Cancer Awareness Day 2016 is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 10, as part of the annual Fredonia Blue Devil Classic. Held for the first time in 2015, Cancer Awareness Day is a joint venture between Blue Devil women's and men's soccer teams to raise awareness  ̶   and donations  ̶  about ovarian and prostate cancer.

  
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Arts on Campus

‘Truppe Fledermaus’ opens on Sept. 6 at Marion Art Gallery
‘Truppe Fledermaus’ opens on Sept. 6 at Marion Art Gallery

The artwork of the internationally renowned collaborative duo Kahn and Selesnick will be on display in the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery starting Sept. 6 in “Truppe Fledermaus and the Carnival at the End of the World.”

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Pathways to Music series begins in September

Registration has begun for Pathways to Music, a series of unique classes offered by the Fredonia School of Music that provide opportunities for children and their parents to discover the joy of music together while singing, moving, listening and dancing.

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Eggers exhibit to open at Fredonia Technology Incubator
Eggers exhibit to open at Fredonia Technology Incubator

Forty-five lithographs, drawings, pastels, and watercolors by George W. Eggers (1883-1958) will be exhibited at the Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) Art Gallery from Aug. 22 through Sept. 30.

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Fredonia alumnus donates outdoor sculpture to campus
Fredonia alumnus donates outdoor sculpture to campus

“Cutter,” a painted steel sculpture created by Eric Stein, ’74, has found a permanent home at Fredonia in the Science Quad as part of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media’s In Sight/On Site program. The formalistic, geometric sculpture, which features two thin discs and diagonal square rods, reflects an industrial design, with the rods cutting the discs into two pieces.

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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.

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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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