Fredonia’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences is joining the largest coding learning event in history: The Hour of Code. This national event will take place Tuesday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m. in Room 115 of Fenton Hall.
Students in the Fredonia School of Music will have the opportunity to learn at the world renowned Pescara Conservatory in Italy, thanks to a pioneering agreement that establishes educational exchanges between the two institutions. Beginning in 2016, students from each institution will be able to spend one semester studying abroad on an alternating basis. The agreement also facilitates the exchange of faculty.
It isn’t every day a Fredonia student is invited to the White House, much less two. But this was recently the case for senior History major Charles Johnson and alumnus Jordan Nicholson ’13, who majored in Social Studies and is now on the staff of U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
Fredonia’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is hosting its second annual “Wellness for the Holidays,” a fair that showcases local business that offer wellness products and services. The event will take place on Monday, Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Fredonia’s Williams Center Multipurpose Room.
International Education Week 2014 will take place between Nov. 17 and 20 and will highlight the Fredonia's "global citizens," as well as provide opportunities to enhance students' global awareness.The Office of International Education, in conjunction with Campus Life, the Center for Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, the Career Development Office, the Educational Development Program, and others on campus, will collaborate and host various programs throughout the week.
Beginning on Oct. 27, Fredonia students have been working on the Trash Tracker project, an initiative to analyze the amount and location of litter throughout the campus. The project has been adopted from fellow SUNY schools in an attempt to determine patterns in littering, and how it can be prevented.
The John R. Oishei Foundation of Buffalo has awarded $300,000 to the Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) to support its mission of creating jobs and cultivating entrepreneurial opportunities in the region. The award - the second Oishei grant provided to the incubator since its inception - will provide expanded services and resources that promote the interaction of technology and the arts.
Senior Antonio Regulier, a Social Work and English major at Fredonia, was a recipient of this year’s State University of New York Association of Council Members and College Trustees (ACT) award, a $1,000 scholarship honoring his outstanding academic performance and commitment to the campus and community.
The Veterans Book Project will be unveiled at Fredonia when its creator, visual artist Monica Haller, discusses the collection of first-hand experiences conveyed by veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan wars, on Thursday, Nov. 6, from 8:30 to 10 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 209.