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Fredonia names Cory Bezek, ’02, admissions director


Fredonia has named Cory Bezek, a veteran of its Admissions team, as its new Director of Admissions following a nationwide search to fill the key position. Mr. Bezek, who received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fredonia in 2002, has advanced through the ranks in Admissions after being hired as a counselor in 2007. He served as assistant director and associate director before becoming interim director in August 2014.

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Fredonia shines at awards competitions


Fredonia was recognized recently with several awards for excellence in design and publications, including recognition by the Buffalo Niagara Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the State University of New York Council for University Advancement (SUNYCUAD) and the Advertising Club of Buffalo.

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Fredonia dean, professor named to Regents Blue Ribbon Commission


The New York State Board of Regents has named two representatives from Fredonia to the New York State Blue Ribbon Commission on the Arts that will develop recommendations for an arts assessment pathway that could become part of Regents examinations. Alberto Rey, SUNY Distinguished Professor of Visual Arts and New Media, will become one of 17 members of the executive committee of the arts advisory commission. Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts Ralph Blasting will be a member of the commission.

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Fredonia philosophy professor dissects the ‘good life’ in new book


Drawing upon the works of both classical and contemporary philosophers in his newest book, “Why Philosophy Matters: Twenty Lessons in Living Large,” Distinguished Teaching Professor Raymond Angelo Belliotti of the Department of Philosophy tackles the age-old question of what constitutes a good life and, through that evaluation, affirms that philosophy is worthy of study in the 21st century.

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Technology Incubator adds UB’s Kemp


The Fredonia Technology Incubator (FTI) welcomes Monica Kemp to its staff. Ms. Kemp had served as a Research Support Assistant at the New York State Center for Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences at the University at Buffalo. At FTI Kemp will serve as the Administrative Assistant.

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Cruz first at Fredonia to be awarded Gilman International Scholarship


Darlene Cruz, an International Studies major at Fredonia, is one of 860 American undergraduate students from 332 colleges and universities across the U.S. selected to receive the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for study or internships abroad during the upcoming fall or academic year.

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Professor’s poem featured in ‘The Best American Poetry 2015’


Fredonia English Professor Aimee Nezhukumatathil’s poem, “Upon Hearing the News,” was selected by award-winning author Sherman Alexie for inclusion in the volume, “The Best American Poetry 2015.” Since its debut in 1988, “The Best American Poetry” has been called a mainstay for the direction and spirit of American poetry.

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Business research journal to publish Fredonia student paper


"How to Build It So They Come: Using Quality Function Deployment to Design a Student Management Club" – a research paper compiled by three students at Fredonia – has been accepted by the Business Research Consortium of Western New York for publication in one or more of its academic journals.

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Lanford Prize to be awarded to Antonio Regulier


Antonio Regulier is the recipient of the 2015 Lanford Presidential Prize from the Oscar and Esther Lanford Endowment of the Fredonia College Foundation. The award will be presented at the afternoon Commencement ceremony on May 16. The award recognizes a member of the graduating class who has exhibited balanced achievement and exemplifies Fredonia’s ideals.

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University Services Director Tzitzis receives national service award


At its annual meeting in Atlanta, Ga., on April 15, the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP), whose membership is made up of both public and private universities and colleges across the nation, Europe and Africa, presented Fredonia Director of University Services Terry Tzitzis with its National Distinguished Service Award.

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Vanwesenbeeck receives Scaliger Fellowship


Associate Professor Birger Vanwesenbeeck of the Department of English has been named the recipient of a prestigious Scaliger Fellowship from Leiden University in the Netherlands.The fellowship will enable Dr. Vanwesenbeeck to spend two weeks researching the  the archival collection of the Dutch art historian Johan Huizinga.

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Tatianna Baker receives Student of the Month award for April


Tatianna Baker, who has worked with young children at the Campus and Community Children’s Center, helped lead cheers at pep rallies and raised money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital, has received Fredonia’s “Student of the Month” award for April. She’s also excelled in academics, ranking in the top 15 percent of the junior class with a 3.85 GPA.

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