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Welcome Week and Activities Night jump-start student involvement on campus
Welcome Week and Activities Night jump-start student involvement on campus

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!

  

Social media and reality intersect at next Brown Bag talk

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.

  

New York Sea Grant funding provides research opportunities for faculty and students
New York Sea Grant funding provides research opportunities for faculty and students

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.

  

FSA now accepting program account funding applications

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.

  

Fredonia to host 3-1-3 information session for high school juniors

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.

  

Sigma Tau Delta book drive enriches alum’s classroom library
Sigma Tau Delta book drive enriches alum’s classroom library

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.

  

Statement by President Virginia Horvath on Governor Cuomo’s tuition-free college plan

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.”

  

Virtual tour of Fredonia now available on website, mobile
Virtual tour of Fredonia now available on website, mobile

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.

  

Theatre tour brings alumni quartet together ‘Once’ more
Theatre tour brings alumni quartet together ‘Once’ more

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.

  

Milligan receives sub-award from $11 million Tonawanda Coke environmental study
Milligan receives sub-award from $11 million Tonawanda Coke environmental study

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.

  
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Fredonia trio to attend Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium
Fredonia trio to attend Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium

Music Education professors Christian Bernhard and Jill Reese, along with graduate student Yunshu Tan, will travel to Tampa, Fla., for the Suncoast Music Education Research Symposium to be held Feb. 1-4 at the University of South Florida.

  

Gerber named president of the Robert Frost Society
Gerber named president of the Robert Frost Society

English Associate Professor Natalie Gerber has been named President of the Robert Frost Society, an affiliate organization of the Modern Literature and Languages Association (MLA). In this capacity, she is involved in many Frost projects.

  

Smith artist documentary screened at Montreal’s Sweet As Film Festival
Smith artist documentary screened at Montreal’s Sweet As Film Festival

“Moons, Mountains and Masterpieces: A Portrait of an Artist,” a documentary by Assistant Professor of Communication Roslin Smith, was screened in December at the inaugural Sweet As Film Festival in Montreal, Canada. The 15-minute film presents a video portrait of local landscape artist Tom Annear, exploring his artistic process, work, exhibitions, goals and aspirations.

  

Vanwesenbeeck’s Gilgamesh interview published in ‘Translation Tuesday’

“Translating Gilgamesh: A Conversation with Benjamin Foster,” an interview that English professor Iclal Vanwesenbeeck conducted with noted Assyriologist Benjamin Foster, has been published in “Translation Tuesday,” an online blog of “World Literature Today.”

  

Jabot awarded YLACES funding to advance science education
Jabot awarded YLACES funding to advance science education

Michael Jabot, professor of Science Education at Fredonia, has received funding from the Youth Learning as Citizen Environmental Scientists (YLACES) Foundation to be allocated to help establish a regional climate network that supports teachers working with Dr. Jabot in implementing the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) Program and the NASA El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO field campaign).

  

Jarvis’s WLA publication caps off year of Vonnegut events
Jarvis’s WLA publication caps off year of Vonnegut events

Department of English Professor Christina Jarvis wrote an essay “Displaced Trauma and the Legacies of the Vietnam War in Hocus Pocus” that was published in the 2016 issue of War, Literature & the Arts: An International Journal of the Humanities. Dr. Jarvis’s publication is the most recent of several Vonnegut-related scholarly endeavors.

  

Kinkela to deliver presentations at AHA annual meeting
Kinkela to deliver presentations at AHA annual meeting

Department of History Associate Professor David Kinkela will give two presentations at the American Historical Association's annual meeting that draw on his research and teaching. “Historical Scale: Linking Levels of Experience” is the theme of the association’s 131st annual meeting, to be held in January 2017 in Denver, Colo.

  

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 www.fredonia.edu/humanresources/policies.asp.

  
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Bogart chosen SUNYAC Goalie of Week
Bogart chosen SUNYAC Goalie of Week

Fredonia sophomore goaltender Eric Bogart (London, Ont.) has been chosen SUNYAC Men's Hockey Goaltender of the Week. Bogart stopped 68 of 70 shots he faced in a pair of non-conference wins at home last week -- 7-2 over Western New England and 4-0 over Johnson & Wales.

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'Pink The Rink' presale tickets will be available for Jan. 21 game in Steele Hall
'Pink The Rink' presale tickets will be available for Jan. 21 game in Steele Hall

The Fredonia men’s hockey team will host its annual “Pink the Rink” game on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. in the Steele Hall Ice Arena. The Blue Devils will take on Post University in an exciting NCAA contest. It will be the 10th year the team has held the “Pink the Rink” game and players will be wearing a new style jersey unlike any worn in past years. All proceeds from the sale of the jerseys will go to the American Cancer Society and all available jerseys have been purchased for this year’s event.

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Devils clutch late, drop Knights
Devils clutch late, drop Knights

Richard De La Cruz connected on a pair of free throws with 1:29 left to play to give Fredonia its first lead of the game and the Devils dominated the final minute-and-a-half of play to claim a 68-62 victory at Geneseo on Saturday. Nicc Johnson would lead the Devils with 15 points.

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Devils drop thriller
Devils drop thriller

A three-pointer by Jacque Law (Machias/Pioneer) with 19 seconds left tied the game, yet league-leading Geneseo pulled out a 55-54 victory over Fredonia in SUNYAC basketball action on Saturday.

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Fredonia to mark National Girls and Women in Sports Day
Fredonia to mark National Girls and Women in Sports Day

The Department of Athletics and Recreation will commemorate the 31st annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day at Steele Hall on Saturday, Jan. 28, in conjunction with men’s and women’s basketball games and a men’s and women’s varsity swimming and diving meet. Free t-shirts celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day will be given out, while supplies last, to those attending the Battle of the Lake Series basketball doubleheader with SUNY Buffalo State. Tip-off for the men’s game is 4 p.m., with the women’s game to follow at 6 p.m.

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Arts on Campus

Socio-environmental-themed exhibition opens Jan. 27
Socio-environmental-themed exhibition opens Jan. 27

“Sharbani Das Gupta: Out of Step,” features five ceramic and mixed media installations by the New Mexico-based artist that all look at socio-environmental issues. In conjunction with the exhibition, Sherri Mason, professor of chemistry and chair of the Department of Geology and Environmental Science, will present a lecture, “The Perils of Plastic” in the Costello Community Room at Rockefeller Arts Center on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m.

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Fredonia family series offers nationally renowned canine cabaret act
Fredonia family series offers nationally renowned canine cabaret act

“Dog gone funny” may be the best way to describe the next offering in the Kaleidoscope Family Series. Rockefeller Arts Center will present two performances of “Mutts Gone Nuts!” as part of its popular family series. Show times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 in Marvel Theatre.

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Signups begin for child/parent ‘Pathways to Music’ classes
Signups begin for child/parent ‘Pathways to Music’ classes

Registration has begun for Pathways to Music, a unique series of classes offered by the Fredonia School of Music that provide opportunities for children and parents to discover the joy of music together through singing, moving, listening and dancing. Ten weekly sessions, beginning in February at the Campus and Community Children’s Center, help to improve language, motor, creative and social skills.

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School of Music launches Claudette Sorel Piano Competition for young pianists
School of Music launches Claudette Sorel Piano Competition for young pianists

The inaugural Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, an event designed to celebrate the creativity and excellence of young pianists, will be held by the School of Music in February 2017. The application deadline has been extended to Jan. 22. Named in honor of the late SUNY Distinguished Professor and Fredonia Professor Emeritus Claudette Sorel, the competition is generously supported by the Sorel Organization and offers a $2,500 cash first prize and $1,500 in additional prize money.

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Fredonia opens signups for annual Bass Fest
Fredonia opens signups for  annual Bass Fest

Registration is underway for the second annual Fredonia Bass Fest on Saturday, Feb. 11, a day devoted to performances and classes for double bass players of all levels – professional, college, high school, teacher and adult learner – at the Fredonia School of Music. Also part of the event, is a double bass solo competition that will provide performance opportunities, cash prizes, scholarship money and additional prizes to high school players.

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