Welcome Week includes activities designed to exercise body and mind, all hosted by Spectrum Entertainment Board and sponsored by the Student Association. Activities Night is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse. Over 170 clubs will come together on one night! Join the fun!
The first Brown Bag Lunch Lecture of the spring semester will explore “How Social Media Creates Our Reality” on Wednesday, Feb. 1, from noon to 1 p.m., in Williams Center Room S204. All monthly Brown Bag talks are free and open to campus and community members. Serving as guest speakers will be Criminal Justice professor Michael Aiello, Communication professor Joseph Stabb and Director of Counseling Tracy Stenger.
A New York Sea Grant award of just over $135,000 will support a two-year study led by Fredonia Environmental Sciences Professor Sherri Mason, assisted by Fredonia Biology Assistant Professor Courtney Wigdahl-Perry, which will assess environmental impacts of plastics pollution in the Great Lakes.
The Faculty Student Association (FSA) has begun accepting program account applications for the June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2017 program year. Funding may be available for events, initiatives and other activities that benefit the campus community as well as enhance the educational mission and goals of the university. The application deadline is 7 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 13.
Area high school juniors interested in getting a jump-start on their college career are invited to attend an informational meeting to learn about the 3-1-3 Program at Fredonia on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 7 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204. The 3-1-3 program allows students to begin taking college courses on the Fredonia campus as fully-admitted students during their senior year in high school.
Christmas came early in the seventh grade English classroom library in the Bronx of a Fredonia English Adolescence Education graduate, thanks to campus support of a book drive undertaken by Sigma Tau Delta. More than 100 books donated during the English honor society’s first-ever book appeal arrived in Rachel Beneway’s classroom at P.S. M.S 279 Captain Manuel Rivera Jr. four days before Christmas.
President Dr. Virginia Horvath reacted to Governor Andrew Cuomo’s announcement of his proposed tuition-free college program, the Excelsior Scholarship, for New York residents. “I’m glad to see New York recognizing the need to make college more affordable for middle-class families,” said Dr. Horvath. “Public education should be affordable for everyone, and this proposed legislation addresses the fact that ‘need’ is for the middle class as well. I am supportive of Governor Cuomo’s commitment to encouraging and supporting student enrollment and success at public universities in the state. This investment in closing the gap between tuition cost and family need is an investment in families and in workforce development for New York.”
Fredonia has partnered with a virtual reality company to create a virtual tour of campus. The tool will help recruit students to apply and enroll at Fredonia.
Between them, Colin Braeger, Jacob Brinkman, Bobby DiCandia and
Justin Petito worked – often alongside one another – on dozens of shows
presented in Rockefeller Arts Center venues before earning B.F.A.
degrees in Technical Production and Design. “We were all great friends in Fredonia and always dreamt of working together again once we graduated,” Mr. Brinkman recalled. That seemingly distant dream arrived a lot sooner than anyone expected.
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Professor Michael Milligan has received a sub-award of just over $87,000 to support his work in a State University at Buffalo investigation that will assess the health and environmental impacts of Tonawanda Coke manufacturing operations on residents of Tonawanda and Grand Island, N.Y. Two separate, but complimentary studies, comprise the $11 million project.