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Forum today to gather input on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion strategic plan

All members of the campus community are invited to participate in an open forum at Williams Center Room 204 on Tuesday, Sept. 27, from 4 to 6 p.m., to discuss the goals developed for the strategic plan of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

  

Fall Gathering to mark 20th anniversary of Women’s and Gender Studies
Fall Gathering to mark 20th anniversary of Women’s and Gender Studies

The Women's and Gender Studies program will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its annual Fall Gathering on Monday, Oct. 3, beginning at 3 p.m. in the Horizon Room in the Williams Center. Included in the program is the Ask & Answer Tour, which will feature award-winning multidisciplinary transgender artists Chase Joynt and Vivek Shraya.

  

Titus to describe how forests are changing in Kasling Memorial Lecture
Titus to describe how forests are changing in Kasling Memorial Lecture

Biology Professor Jon Titus will explore “The Forest, not the Trees” at the 39th Robert W. Kasling Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2 p.m., at Rosch Recital Hall. In his talk, Dr. Titus will deliver a report summarizing his current research that’s addressing some of the many aspects of rapid changes underway in forests throughout the area. Also to be recognized at the lecture will be Dr. Natalie Gerber of the Department of English, who is the recipient of the William T. and Charlotte N. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award.

  

Veteran political author/consultant to examine presidential speech writing
Veteran political author/consultant to examine presidential speech writing

With the U.S. presidential election drawing ever-so-close, the timing could not have been better for the State University of New York at Fredonia to host a lecture/discussion by Dr. Craig R. Smith, a skilled political researcher and commentator, sought-after speech writer and author, on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 5 p.m., at Williams Center Room 204.

  

Brown Bag lectures begin, set to explore detours encountered on the information highway

“Detours on the Information Highway” will serve as the theme of the 2016-2017 Brown Bag Lecture Series hosted by the College of Liberal Arts and Science. The roadmap for the initial adventure on the information highway, “Communication in the Sciences,” will be delivered on Wednesday, Oct. 5, with Nicholas Quintyne, associate professor, Biology; Michael Dunham, assistant professor, Physics, in the driver’s seat.

  

Assorted events, attractions lined up for Freedonia Marxonia
Assorted events, attractions lined up for Freedonia Marxonia

Freedonia Marxonia, Fredonia’s tribute to the irreverent Marx Brothers, will feature a talk by a successful playwright and Fredonia alum, an exhibit devoted to Marx Brothers contemporaries and screenings of two of their most popular films.

  

Biology's Ferguson continuing research on disease with $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation
Biology's Ferguson continuing research on disease with $250,000 grant from the National Science Foundation

Fredonia Biology Associate Professor Scott Ferguson continues his research, aided by a $250,000 Research in Undergraduate Institutions grant from the National Science Foundation. The funding allows him to conduct the three-year research project, “Genetic Analysis of Gurken Translational Control in Drosophila,” that has the potential to assess how humans develop and are affected by disease.

  

Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund now accepting applications
Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund now accepting applications

A new cycle for the Carnahan Jackson Humanities Fund has begun with an application deadline of Friday, Oct. 28 for the 2017-2018 award year. The intent of the fund is to support events that enrich the cultural life of the university and include opportunities for community involvement.

  

SEFA Campaign launched at Fredonia
SEFA Campaign launched at Fredonia

The annual State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) Campaign at Fredonia has begun, with a campaign total goal of $47,000. It is the single combined campaign for employees of New York State, providing funds year-round to support health and human service agencies who aid people of all ages and backgrounds in the region and statewide. It works in junction with the United Way, aiding those in need.

  

Incubator to host research and development funding opportunities workshop

The Fredonia Technology Incubator will host the Federal and State Technology Research & Development Funding Opportunities Working Conference in collaboration with Jamestown Community College on Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

  

'Zweig at Fredonia' slated for early October
'Zweig at Fredonia' slated for early October

Continuing the surge of interest in the Austrian-Jewish author Stefan Zweig since Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel," including the premiere of a new film in Europe this summer, and a host of new critical studies worldwide, a scholarly examination of the work of Zweig is slated for "Zweig at Fredonia 2016," slated for Oct. 3 through 5.

  

Fredonia College Foundation seeks faculty and staff support of All-Campus Appeal
Fredonia College Foundation seeks faculty and staff support of All-Campus Appeal

It’s that time of year again when Fredonia faculty and staff will begin receiving information in their campus mail on how to contribute to scholarships, or to endowments that benefit their favorite departments and programs. Through the annual All-Campus Appeal, the Fredonia College Foundation makes a special effort to draw in needed support from faculty and staff to help sustain and expand Fredonia’s excellence.

  
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Fredonia faculty member participating in international microplastics citizen science study with focus on Chautauqua Lake
Fredonia faculty member participating in international microplastics citizen science study with focus on Chautauqua Lake

Fredonia Department of Biology faculty member Dr. Courtney Wigdahl-Perry was recently contacted by international colleagues about conducting microplastics sampling on Chautauqua Lake, one of only a handful of North American sites to be included in a larger European study of microplastics in inland lakes.

  

String faculty on tour in Long Island
String faculty on tour in Long Island

The Fredonia School of Music's full-time string faculty will travel to Long Island during the week of Sept. 25 for performances and workshops with high school string students.

  

Min has two articles accepted by academic journals
Min has two articles accepted by academic journals

Sport Management Assistant Professor Sungick Min of the Department of Applied Professional Studies served as the lead author of two articles that have been accepted for journal publication.

  

Music Composition senior wins international competition
Music Composition senior wins international competition

John Secunde, a senior from Limerick, Maine, majoring in Music Composition, has won the Novus New Music Inc. Composition Competition. His entry was selected from among 60 submissions submitted by composers from 17 states and 13 different countries. With the honor, Mr. Secunde will have the opportunity to write a concerto for saxophone and band and receive a premiere performance of that new work.

  
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Arts on Campus

Playground Academy offers theatre, movement classes at technology incubator

Students of all ages as well as adults can learn fundamentals of theatre from professional instructors at the Playground Academy, a client of the Fredonia Technology Incubator, 214 Central Ave., Dunkirk. In addition to creating dramatic characters, adults can attend Zumba classes held throughout the week.

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‘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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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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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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Devils drop Oswego State, 7-2
Devils drop Oswego State, 7-2

The Fredonia women's tennis team defeated over Oswego, 7-2, on Saturday at the Steele Hall Courts. In their longest played match of the season, the Blue Devils started the day with doubles wins at one and two.

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Devils making a difference
Devils making a difference

The semester is but one month old and already members of Fredonia's athletics teams have been making a difference in the Dunkirk-Fredonia community through service projects.

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A track and field legacy with its roots in the '70s
A track and field legacy with its roots in the '70s

Forty years ago this fall, the tilt of power in SUNYAC Men’s Track and Field underwent a drastic westward shift. For the next 20 years, no other school with men’s track and field teams – save one – would earn the right to pose with the championship banner. That lone exception – the Fredonia Blue Devils.

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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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