The National Geographic photography duo of David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes, who create visual voices for the world’s oceans, will deliver Fredonia’s Earth Month Keynote Address on Monday, April 3, at 10 a.m. in Rosch Recital Hall. Their talk, sponsored by the Division of Finance and Administration, is free and open to the public.
The professor twosome of Drs. Nancy Boynton and Joseph McFall will present the talk, “Reproducibility of Science: In the Lab and in the Classroom,” at the weekly Sigma Xi presentation on Friday, March 31, at noon, in the Major Alice Sam Conference Room in the Science Center third floor.
The confluence of poetry and science will be explored at Well Lit Café, an evening program featuring award-winning poet Alice Major and Lisa Graziano, owner/editor of Leapfrog Press, on Saturday, April 1, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Williams Center Horizon Room. “Binocular Visions: Science Meets Poetry” is the theme of the inaugural event.
Fredonia alumnus Kyle van Schoonhoven was a Winner on Sunday at the Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finals, held at Lincoln Center in New York City. Mr. van Schoonhoven performed the “mad scene” from the opera “Peter Grimes” by Benjamin Britten, and "Rienzi's Prayer" from Richard Wagner's "Rienzi." In addition to van Schoonhoven, 2017 MONC Winners included Kirsten MacKinnon, Vanessa Vasquez, Samantha Hankey, Richard Smagur and Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen.
More than 30 rural high school students from Chautauqua County celebrated the completion of the Fredonia and AT&T STEM Exploration Program with an expo and demo event where they demonstrated some of their STEM projects, including virtual reality, mathematical posters, sealed seeded petri dishes with bacteria, gliders, Theremins, an electrical musical instrument that they learned to assemble, and other projects.
Poetic Perspective, Fredonia’s four-member poetry slam team, won the first place trophy at the Regional Intercollegiate Team Poetry Slam on March 4, rising above Mental Graffiti, of host school Rochester Institute of Technology, and three other teams.
Today, Facebook hosted the final judging of the "Making College Possible Coding Challenge" at its New York City office – and the Campus HIVE project team including Fredonian Kermit B. Mitchell III was honored as the fourth place finisher out of 70 teams. The project team included Mitchell, of Glen Cove, and Justin King, a sophomore Electrical Construction and Maintenance major at Alfred State College.
Educational and cultural exchanges between Fredonia and Aichi Prefectural University of Japan will continue, thanks to renewal of the long-standing study abroad agreement signed on Thursday, March 9, by President Virginia Horvath and Yumiko Kataoka, who serves on the faculty of the Japanese university and is also an alumnus of Fredonia.
The student organization Council for Exceptional Children will host its inaugural “Love is the Remedy,” a fundraiser to benefit Camp Southern Ground, a camp for children with special needs being developed by country music star Zac Brown, on Friday, March 31, 7 to 10 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room.
Fredonia’s Spectrum Entertainment Board will present New Politics as the headliner and Joywave as the supporting act for this year’s Spring Concert in the Steele Hall Fieldhouse on Saturday, April 1. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m.
The flip side of being a successful musician or producer – building a secure financial future – will be explored by Tom Rizzo Jr., a highly successful West Coast musician, arranger and producer who now helps professional musicians manage their own money, in a presentation for Fredonia’s Music Industry program.
Herstory Month events continue through the end of March at Fredonia. The student body at large is welcome to participate in the unique and thought-provoking events.