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Destination to a Dream program expands opportunities for higher education
Destination to a Dream program expands opportunities for higher education

Fredonia and Jamestown Community College have announced a partnership designed to give prospective students a seamless pipeline from JCC to Fredonia, with opportunities for unique academic support from JCC and vibrant student life and research opportunities at Fredonia.

  

First LaceLocker scholarship announced at Ruterbusch 5K
First LaceLocker scholarship announced at Ruterbusch 5K

It seemed only fitting to name the first recipient of a LaceLocker Scholarship, funded by an endowment created by Carol “Stash” Stanley, at the Ruterbusch 5K run during the 2017 Homecoming.

  

Enactus helps new business bring Thai food option into area
Enactus helps new business bring Thai food option into area

Fredonia’s Enactus chapter is helping to introduce Thai food in the Fredonia/Dunkirk area and promote a startup business at the same time. The group’s E.D.G.E. consulting team partnered with Thailand native Sunisi “Bo” Sirijindaphan to launch Siri Thai Cuisine, a new food truck.

  

Christmas tree run benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America
Christmas tree run benefits Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America

Each and every December since 2000, Fredonia SigEp's have been delivering a Christmas tree to a family in need, located in the Buffalo area, by foot! Members started the 46.5 mile journey from the Williams Center in Fredonia to Lafayette Square in Buffalo at roughly 5 a.m. on Dec. 2. Every member of the fraternity participates and it is a great opportunity for them to get into the holiday spirit and give back to the Buffalo community.

  

Navigate through finals week with ‘De-Stress for Success’ activities
Navigate through finals week with ‘De-Stress for Success’ activities

De-stress for Success, a series of events, programs and workshops designed to help students to find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed during finals week, will be underway next week.

  

Late December campus closing/January hours information

With some exceptions, campus buildings will be closed effective close of business Friday, Dec. 22, 2017 and will reopen Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018.

  

Fredonia students take action to help Puerto Rico after hurricane
Fredonia students take action to help Puerto Rico after hurricane

Fredonia students, faculty, and staff have been affected by the devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria. They are hoping to raise aid and awareness for the people of the U.S. territory.

  

Students spending Thanksgiving break helping others
Students spending Thanksgiving break helping others

Many students are looking forward to going home and spending some time relaxing with their families. Others are content to stay on campus and hang out with their friends. The members of the Alternative Break Program, however, are gearing up for their first big event of the 2017-2018 school year.

  

Reed Library to welcome New York State Museum’s ‘Votes for Women’ exhibition
Reed Library to welcome New York State Museum’s ‘Votes for Women’ exhibition

The New York State Museum’s traveling exhibition, “Votes for Women,” will be on display in Reed Library throughout November, beginning with an opening reception on Tuesday, Nov. 7, at 5 pm. Also featured is a companion exhibition, curated by Fredonia English students, that focuses on local women’s suffrage history, as well as the history of the League of Women Voters.

  
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Denton, ’16 alumnus co-author chapter in 'The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy'
Denton, ’16 alumnus co-author chapter in 'The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy'

Department of Psychology Assistant Professor Lisa Denton co-authored a chapter in the new book, “The College Counselor’s Guide to Group Psychotherapy,” published by Routledge, with alumnus Justin Hodges.

  

Reiff receives lifetime achievement award
Reiff receives lifetime achievement award

SUNY Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus Daniel D. Reiff, a professor of art history at Fredonia from 1970 until 2004, received the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who’s Who, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to his profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community.

  

VanDette contributes chapter to new book, ‘Mark Twain and Philosophy’
VanDette contributes chapter to new book, ‘Mark Twain and Philosophy’

Associate Professor Emily E. VanDette has written a chapter, "Twain’s Critique of Human Exceptionalism: ‘The Descent of Man’ and the Anti-Vivisection Movement" for the new book "Mark Twain and Philosophy."

  

Rachel Painter named final ‘Student of the Month’ for the fall semester

Rachel Painter, a senior from Olean majoring in Business Administration – Marketing with a minor in Leadership Studies, has been chosen as the November Student of the Month by the Office of Residence Life.

  
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Health and Wellness

Food pantry set up to benefit students; donations sought
Food pantry set up to benefit students; donations sought

Donations are being accepted for a food pantry that has been established by the Student Health Center, Counseling Center and Office of Campus Life to assist students when food becomes scarce as the end of the fall semester approaches.

  

Students, faculty and staff asked to take Alana’s Foundation flu vaccination survey; urged to get flu shots
Students, faculty and staff asked to take Alana’s Foundation flu vaccination survey; urged to get flu shots

The Student Health Center has joined Alana's Foundation to get the word out about the importance of flu vaccinations. The challenge is to see how many members of the campus (students, faculty and staff) respond to a flu vaccination survey. “While we participate in this challenge, we would also like to encourage all members of the campus community to get their flu shot,” said Deborah Dibble, director of the Student Health Center. Although the Student Health Center has gone through its supply of seasonal flu vaccine for this season, students, faculty and staff are still able to get the flu shot at any of the local pharmacies.

  
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Arts on Campus

School of Music opens registration for Fredonia Bass Fest
School of Music opens registration for Fredonia Bass Fest

An invitation is being extended to musicians – professional players, college and high school students, teachers and adult learners – to join Fredonia Bass Fest 2018, a day of performances and classes on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, at the School of Music.

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8th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival in February
8th Annual Intercollegiate Choral Festival in February

In what is sure to be a terrific event, the festival is slated for Saturday, Feb. 24 in King Concert Hall. Gregory R. Gentry, director of Choral Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, will serve as festival clinician and conductor.

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Athletics

Fredonia icers named by SUNYAC for weekly honors
Fredonia icers named by SUNYAC for weekly honors

The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has selected its Athlete, Rookie, and Goalie of the Week for men's ice hockey. Goalie of the Week is the sophomore Anton Rosén and Rookie of the Week goes to Josh Biasillo.

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Devils complete sweep of SUNY Canton
 Devils complete sweep of SUNY Canton

Fredonia completed its weekend sweep of SUNY Canton with a 5-2 men's hockey win Saturday afternoon at the Steele Hall Ice Arena. Todd Schauss (Terryville, Conn.) and Sam Wilbur (Saginaw, Mich.) each had a goal and an assist for the Blue Devils (7-5-1), who beat the Kangaroos (2-9-0) on Friday, 5-1.

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Devils sink Lakers
Devils sink Lakers

The Fredonia women's basketball team evened its SUNYAC record to 2-2 with a 61-45 victory over Oswego on Saturday. Freshman Sydney Turley (Cheetowaga,/Cleveland Hill) scored 15 points and senior Jacque Law (Lime Lake/Pioneer) added 14 and 9 rebounds.

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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 the Human Resources website.

  
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