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Benefit scholarships through purchases with Amazon
Benefit scholarships through purchases with Amazon

Make a purchase on Amazon and benefit Fredonia students and their education. It’s really that simple for students, faculty and alumni to have a portion of their Amazon purchase relayed to the Fredonia College Foundation through AmazonSmile.

  

Career Development Office to host Job and Internship Expo March 10
Career Development Office to host Job and Internship Expo March 10

Fredonia’s Career Development Office (CDO) will host its annual Job and Internship Expo on Tuesday, March 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center. The event is free and open to current students as well as Fredonia alumni of any age. More than 70 employers will be on hand to discuss possible job openings and internships within their organizations.

  

Fredonia secures articulation agreement with UB pharmacy school

A new 3+4 articulation agreement between Fredonia and the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences will enable Fredonia students to fulfill requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctor of Pharmacy degree in less time. Instead of taking four years to complete an undergraduate degree and another four years to complete the doctor of pharmacy degree – for a total or eight years – students can complete both programs in seven years.

  

Fredonia celebrates Black History Month
Fredonia celebrates Black History Month

Black History Month will be celebrated at Fredonia with events throughout the month. Week four will focus on, "Unveiling You!" The month's events are sponsored by the Student Association, Ethnic Studies program and the Black Student Union.

  

Psychology major in NASA/NIA competition
Psychology major in NASA/NIA competition

Junior Elizabeth Mastro is taking a path seldom traveled in engineering circles by students from other fields of study. She’s a junior Psychology major engaging in a nationwide competition geared for students preparing to enter what remains a very male-dominated field. And she’s doing it from long distance, too.

  

Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture on ‘Living with Stress’

The Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture “Living with Stress” will explore healthy ways of dealing with stress as well as some of its positive aspects, on Wednesday, March 4 from noon to 1 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204.The panel will feature a variety of expert Fredonia faculty and staff who will share knowledge in their areas of expertise relating to the topic.

  

Pi Mu Epsilon chapter to host talk by past national president

Fredonia’s Pi Mu Epsilon chapter, New York Pi, will host Dr. Paul Fishback, past president of the national mathematics honor society, who will give the talk, “The Least-Squares Property of the Lanczos Derivative,” on Wednesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m., at Fenton Hall Room 108.

  

Alumna Ana Santos and students to be honored at EDP Award Ceremony
Alumna Ana Santos and students to be honored at EDP Award Ceremony

Ana J. Santos, ’04, will be honored as the 2015 Distinguished Alumna at Fredonia’s Educational Development Program’s (EDP) 33rd annual awards ceremony, slated for Wednesday, March 11, at 4 p.m. in the Horizon Room of the Williams Center. Several other awards will be presented during the event.

  

Alumnus Mark Anthony Neal to discuss social protest
Alumnus Mark Anthony Neal to discuss social protest

Fredonia alumnus Mark Anthony Neal, professor of African and African American Studies at Duke University, will visit on March 10 to conclude the university's three part discussion that began with Tracy Martin, will continue with Treva Lindsey, and will close with Dr. Neal's talk about African Americans’ pursuit of social justice.

  

How literature deals with trauma focus of grad student symposium
How literature deals with trauma focus of grad student symposium

Four graduate English students -- Naomi Coufal, Leslie Cairns, Abigail Griffin and Jill Durland – will conduct a symposium on trauma, which has emerged as a predominate preoccupation of literary critics over the last 30 years, on Thursday, Feb . 26, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Williams Center Room 204E.

  

Educator preparation programs achieve national recognition

The Fredonia College of Education - Professional Education Unit (COE-PEU), currently accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) is seeking re-accreditation. As part of maintaining accreditation, every seven years 21 educator preparation programs must be reviewed, and all 21 programs at Fredonia have received national recognition in the current program review cycle.

  

Fredonia senior Emilyann Pleszewski receives national scholarship
Fredonia senior Emilyann Pleszewski receives national scholarship

Emilyann Pleszewski, a senior Social Work major at Fredonia, has received one of 37 national scholarships awarded by Tau Sigma, the academic honor society that recognizes transfer students for their achievements. “She’s articulate, intelligent and her optimism just shines through whatever she does,” said Helen Leysath, co-advisor of Fredonia’s Tau Sigma chapter and transfer coordinator in the Registrar’s office.

  

Sigma Kappa sisters honor one of their own at Pink the Rink
Sigma Kappa sisters honor one of their own at Pink the Rink

Sisters of Sigma Kappa sorority gathered at last Friday’s Pink the Rink hockey game in Steele Hall Ice Arena to support Jessa Webber, a sister who lost her seven-year battle with brain cancer on Jan. 6, 2010, with the purchase of a jersey in her honor. Members of Jessa’s family bought another jersey for Jessa’s Quest, a non-profit organization.

  

International Studies Honors Society welcomes expert Luz Rivera Martinez

Fredonia’s International Studies Honor Society, Sigma Iota Rho, will host a visit from Luz Rivera Martinez, featured speaker of the Mexico Solidarity Network (MSN) and creator of the Consejo National Urbano Campesino (CNUC) for a talk, "Maiz y el Pais: Political Violence in Mexico and Corn's Lessons for Justice."

  

Student tutor positions available for next year

The College Tutoring Services (CTS) office, together with the Learning Center, the Full Opportunity Program, Disability Support Services for Students and the Educational Development Program, is hiring students to join its tutoring staff for the 2015-2016 academic year. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 13 by 4 p.m.

  

EDP looks back on 45 years of life-changing guidance
EDP looks back on 45 years of life-changing guidance

Rachael James is as accomplished as any student at Fredonia. In May, this Bronx native will complete a bachelor’s degree in Communication-Public Relations with a minor in Political Science. She has completed internships with the New York State Assembly and at Ralph Lauren’s corporate headquarters. She has served as a Fredonia Student Ambassador, supporting campus administrators in a variety of event management capacities. As vice president of the Black Student Union, she has coordinated the annual People of Color Concerns Conference, assisted with the group’s annual fashion show and organized peaceful civil rights demonstrations. She has been an EDP peer advisor and was even elected Homecoming Queen in 2014.

As impressive as these accolades are, they nearly never happened.

Ms. James’ story is shared by nearly 120 students on campus today — and more than 800 alumni since 1970, all of whom only became Fredonians thanks to the Educational Development Program (EDP) and its generations of caring counselors.

  

Rosa Parks Memorial Scholarship event on March 4

The 2015 Rosa Parks Memorial Scholarship event is slated for March 4, with three $350 scholarships to be awarded for the top original works. Submissions focused on an aspect of multiculturalism or social justice and included a typed statement reflecting the work's content.

  
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Michael Jabot appointed to Leopold National Leadership Team
Michael Jabot appointed to Leopold National Leadership Team

Science Education Professor Michael Jabot of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction has been named to the newly-formed National Leadership Team for the Leopold Education Project.

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Faculty teaching community-based Books@Work Program
Faculty teaching community-based Books@Work Program

Six Fredonia faculty members are participating in the nationwide, community-based “Books@Work” program, whose mission is to promote complex literacy while serving companies and employees.

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Campus ticket office manager elected to international board
Campus ticket office manager elected to international board

Alison Barry, ticketing and audience services manager for the Campus Ticket Office at Fredonia, has been elected to the board of directors for the International Ticketing Association (INTIX). Barry began a three-year term on the board on Jan. 15.

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Fitzpatrick to have paper published in business journal
Fitzpatrick to have paper published in business journal

Finance professor Julie Fitzpatrick will have her paper, "Estimating the Link between QE3 and Business Investment," published in the forthcoming edition of The Business Research Consortium Journal of Business. Co-authored with Joseph Cheng of Ithaca College, the article explores the effectiveness of Quantitative Easing (QE) in stimulating business investment.

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Bartlett wins two SUNYAC championships, named Diver of the Meet
Bartlett wins two SUNYAC championships, named Diver of the Meet

For the 10th year in a row, the SUNYAC Championship's female Diver of the Meet is a Fredonian. Meghan Bartlett (Johnstown, N.Y./Johnstown) continued Fredonia's storied tradition by winning the 3-meter and 1-meter events.

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Clouthier, Hewitt earn SUNYAC men's swimming titles, set school marks
Clouthier, Hewitt earn SUNYAC men's swimming titles, set school marks

Adam Clouthier (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport) and Jake Hewitt (Duanesburg, N.Y./Schalmont) each won individual SUNYAC titles on Saturday in the conference championship meet. Clouthier, a sophomore, won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:05.77. He broke his own school record set of 2:07.74 and registered an NCAA provisional qualifier. Hewitt, a freshman, set a school record in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 1:54.31. He broke his own school record of 1:56.04 set earlier in the day during preliminaries.

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Dobson wins SUNYAC breaststroke championship
Dobson wins SUNYAC breaststroke championship

Larissa Dobson (Hamburg, N.Y./Eden) is now a SUNYAC champion. On Saturday evening Dobson, a senior, won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:23.07. She broke her own school record in the earlier preliminaries with a time of 2:22.83, registering an NCAA provisional qualifier.

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Hess sets men's indoor 3,000 record
Hess sets men's indoor 3,000 record

Fredonia senior Zakk Hess (Newark, N.Y./North Rose - Wolcott) set a school indoor record in the 3,000-meter run Saturday while competing at Cornell. Hess rounded the Barton Hall oval in 8:30.03 to take down Kevin Rumsey's 1983 record of 8:30.24.

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Arts on Campus

Mainstage series continues with work by Pulitzer Prize winner
 Mainstage series continues with work by Pulitzer Prize winner

"Balm in Gilead," A gritty urban drama by Lanford Wilson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning American writer, will be the next offering in the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series at Fredonia from Feb. 27 through March 7 in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center.

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Five artists featured in exhibition at Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery
Five artists featured in exhibition at Fredonia’s Marion Art Gallery

Photographs, ceramic sculpture, drawings and a mixed media installation by five artists will be on display beginning Feb. 27 in a new exhibition at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery. “These Are a Few of My Favorite Things” features works by Jason Briggs, Linda Cordell, Fotini Galanes, Lorrie Fredette and Chris Walker.

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Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn to give master class
Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn to give master class

Broadway will come to the School of Music at Fredonia when Judy Kuhn, a three-time Tony Award nominee, conducts a master class with seven students majoring in either Musical Theatre or Vocal Performance on Saturday, Feb. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Mason Hall Room 1080.

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Rachel Lee Priday to perform with CSO
Rachel Lee Priday to perform with CSO

Violinist Rachel Lee Priday will join the Fredonia College Symphony Orchestra for what is being called the orchestral event of the season on Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall. Together, under the direction of Dr. David Rudge, the orchestra and Ms. Priday, will perform one of the most beloved and demanding concertos in the violin repertoire, the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major.

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Music Therapy Awareness Week to bring campus presentations

A variety of educational presentations – all geared to promote music therapy as a profession and raise public understanding of music therapy is and how it benefits clients – will be given at Fredonia during Music Therapy Awareness Week, March 2 to 6, at several campus locations.

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Emergency Preparedness

University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

The University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential college services (i.e.: Heating/Plumbing, Electrical, Automotive, Grounds, 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.


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.


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