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News & Upcoming Events

Civic Engagement Night 2020
Thursday, February 20
7:00-9:00 PM

Williams Center Multipurpose Room
» Sign-up to participate

In keeping with our mission to prepare students to be well-informed and engaged citizens, Civic Engagement Night is an opportunity to educate people about important issues, and to provide them with suggestions and resources for translating awareness into relevant action.

Members of the campus community and the public are welcome to attend. If your group would like to participate by educating about an issue, please complete the sign-up form. Each participating group will be provided with a table for laying out educational materials. If you have any questions about the event or how to participate, please contact Julia Wilson (julia.wilson@fredonia.edu).


SUNY/CUNY Undergraduate Research Conference (SURC)
April 4 at SUNY ESF
April 24 at SUNY Old Westbury

» Registration is now open

The sixth annual SURC will be hosted at two SUNY locations on separate days: SUNY ESF on Saturday, April 4 and SUNY Old Westbury on Friday, April 24. Registration is now open! Faculty and your students are encouraged to submit your proposal and register early. Questions can be emailed to SURC@SUNY.edu.


Applied Learning Plan Overview

On May 6th, 2015, the SUNY Board of Trustees (BOT) passed a resolution stating that SUNY shall develop a plan to make approved applied learning activities available to SUNY students enrolled in the 2016-17 academic year, and that this plan will include individual campus plans. The resolution follows from language in the 2015-16 Enacted State Budget (in an “Article VII” bill).

To achieve this goal each campus is required to submit an Applied Learning plan that documents the types of applied learning activities available. SUNY campuses are also required to examine the feasibility of making applied learning activities a graduation requirement.

The Applied Learning Guidance document is intended to provide guidance to campuses as they develop individual Applied Learning (also known as Experiential Learning) Plans. 

Fredonia Community Engagement
Fredonia faculty, staff, and students are actively engaged with our local communities. In addition, our strategic plan and mission clearly demonstrate Fredonia’s commitment to applied learning and community engagement (see Community Engagement Snap Shot).

Fredonia students on campus

Applied Learning Council Members
Tracy Collingwood (Chair), Naomi Baldwin, Chuck Cornell, Jack Croxton, Dawn Eckenrode, Michael Jabot, Kevin Kearns, Sarah Laurie, Brian Masciadrelli, Bruce Simon, Mark Suida, and Lisa Walters.