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Alumni golf tournament benefits scholarship funds
Alumni golf tournament benefits scholarship funds

The scores were not nearly as important as the camaraderie at the 8th Annual Fredonia Alumni Golf Tournament held Friday, July 15, at Shorewood Country Club. Approximately 100 Fredonia alumni and friends joined employees of Fredonia’s Division of University Advancement and the Fredonia College Foundation to raise money to help current and future students reach their goals.

  

Starbucks reopens in University Commons
Starbucks reopens in University Commons

Frappuccino and latte lovers rejoice! The only Starbucks in northern Chautauqua County is open again in University Commons. Renovations, which started at the end of the spring semester, include new seating, new paint, décor and flooring. In addition, some fixtures were moved. The end result is a much more contemporary feel for customers.

  

Alumnus Woodard named Director of Marketing and Communications
Alumnus Woodard named Director of Marketing and Communications

Jeffrey Woodard has been named the new Director of Marketing and Communications for Fredonia. He will begin his new duties on campus July 6. “Fredonia changed my life and had a profound impact on my career,” Woodard said. “I am thrilled to bring my marketing, branding, and story-telling experience back to campus to advance Fredonia’s image throughout Western New York and the entire northeast.”

  

Fredonia quartet receives Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence
Fredonia quartet receives Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence

Two highly regarded English professors, the adept planner behind an impressive inventory of capital projects and a key front-line staff member at the Science Center have been chosen as recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, a SUNY-wide honor that recognizes consistently superior professional achievement.

  

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.”

  

Future of Chautauqua County discussed at Science Center event

The Fredonia Science Center was the venue for the Northern Chautauqua Community Foundation Local Economic Development (LED) Committee’s recent “Chautauqua County: On the Move!” event. Over 80 community members turned out for an update on the exciting opportunities coming to Northern Chautauqua County.

  

Fredonia incubator announces student entrepreneurial competition winners

The region may have a few new businesses on the horizon thanks to the Fredonia Technology Incubator, the university and AT&T, who collaborated to host the first campus-wide student business competition. The grand prize winner was Ryan Alonge for his plan to develop a children’s play museum in Dunkirk. ArcAtlas Records and its principles, Michael Gonzalez-Kelly, Virginia Croft and Ariel Arellano, were awarded second place.

  

Baltimore playwright receives 2016-2017 Marion Fellowship
Baltimore playwright receives 2016-2017 Marion Fellowship

Juanita Rockwell, an award-winning theater director, playwright, composer and educator from Baltimore, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016-2017 Marion International Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts. The Marion Fellowship was created in 2013 by Fredonia alumna Cathy Marion and her husband, Jesse, to support artistic journeys that lead to new opportunities for collaborative artistic excellence that are affiliated with Marion Fellowship Circle member institutions.

  

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.

  

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.

  

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.

  
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Alberto Rey featured in Journal of American Studies’ essay
Alberto Rey featured in Journal of American Studies’ essay

The art of Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey is explored in the essay, “Seeing in the Dark: The Aesthetics of Disappearance and Remembrance in the Work of Alberto Rey,” in the May issue of Journal of American Studies. University of Nottingham Lecturer Stephanie Lewthwaite examines how contemporary Cuban American artists have experimented with visual languages of trauma to construct an intergenerational memory about the losses of exile and migration.

  
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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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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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SUNYAC cites 101 Blue Devils for classroom work
SUNYAC cites 101 Blue Devils for classroom work

Members of the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Academic Team and Commissioner List have been announced for the 2016 spring semester, including 101 Fredonia Blue Devils.

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Long, Young named 2016-17 hockey captains
Long, Young named 2016-17 hockey captains

Fredonia team captains for the 2016-17 seasons are senior Hunter Long (Lebanon, Tenn./Lebanon) and junior Jamie Young (Russell, Ohio/Gilmour Academy), it was announced by Head Coach Jeff Meredith.

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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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