Lisa Schrantz and Mindy Ostrander, who have simultaneously met unique challenges and demands of their respective departments while earning high praise from students, faculty and staff, were recognized as recipients of secretarial awards at the Fall 2014 Secretarial/Clerical Fall Conference. Read More..
Fredonia Business Administration professors Kenneth Plucinski and Moj Seyedian’s paper, “Principles of Economics Textbooks: A Readability Analysis,” has been accepted to be published in the December 2014 issue of the Business Education Innovation Journal. It is the second writing collaboration for the professors. Read More..
Associate Professor Natalie Gerber of the Department of English spoke at the recent annual Frost Symposium at Dartmouth College to an invitation-only audience of Frost scholars, addressing topics such as parallels in versification between Frost and William Carlos Williams, as well as narratives that present Frost as a conventional metrist and Williams as a modernist innovator. Read More..
Associate Professor Birger Vanwesenbeeck of the Department of English has just had the article, "I Read Because it is Absurd," on the significance of religion within contemporary American literature published in the Electronic Book Review. Read More..
Fredonia science education professor Michael Jabot spoke at the annual meeting of the Environmental Education Association of Indiana (EEAI) recently, and will also be a featured presenter at the Northern Woodlands Writers’ Conference to be held Oct. 17 to 19 in Fairlee, Vt. Read More..
English professor Emily E. VanDette presented her research paper, “Fuller Objectification: From Phenomenally Homely to Sexy Muse,” at the annual conference of the American Literature Association held in Boston in May. Dr. VanDette's presentation focused on 21st century representations of one of the first feminist public intellectuals, Margaret Fuller, a 19th century journalist, essayist, philosopher and political activist. Read More..
Associate Professor Dustin Parsons of the Department of English had his essay, “Pumpjack,” selected as a “Notable” work for the 2014 Best American Essays by the guest editor John Jeremiah Sullivan. The essay originally appeared in Crab Orchard Review in late 2013. Read More..
Five Fredonia employees, whose collective university service spans more than 85 years and all five major departments within the Finance & Administration division, have received the Outstanding Administrative Service Award in recognition of exemplary service during 2014. Read More..
Visual Arts and New Media professor Phil Hastings has received a $2,500 New York State Electronic Media and Film Finishing Funds grant from the New York Council for the Arts to assist in the completion of his “Morphology” series. Hastings was one of two Western New York artists to be funded, the remaining 10 recipients based in the greater New York City region. Read More..
English professor Jeanette McVicker wrote an essay, “Rethinking revolution: American youth and political subjectivity,” published as part of a special issue on “Imaging the Revolution” in the journal Postcolonial Studies.The volume originated in a roundtable session at the 11th International Symposium on Comparative Literature hosted by Cairo University in 2012. Read More..
Biology Professor Jon Titus and his wife, Priscilla, discovered two rare species -- Hill's pondweed (Potamogeton hillii) and lesser bladderwort (Utricularia minor) -- in the large marsh at the College Lodge property recently while kayaking in its marsh. The nearest known occurrence of Hill's pondweed, a threatened species, is in Central New York. The species is also imperiled globally. Read More..
Distinguished Teaching Professor Ted Steinberg of the Department of English edited a selection of essays on the subject of teaching the medieval English poem “Piers Plowman,” and an essay also written by him was featured in the journal, Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching. Read More..