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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.