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Multicultural film series continues March 28

Lisa Eikenburg

The SUNY Fredonia multi-cultural “Renga” is hosting a spring film series, titled, “Through Your Eyes: International Diversity in Film.” The five film series will consider many facets of diversity across cultures and nations. Beginning on Friday, Feb. 14, the films will be shown at 7 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 202. Each film will be introduced by a faculty member with expertise in the region or topic.

Enactus team works for economic progress in Belize

Lisa Eikenburg

A team of SUNY Fredonia’s Fred Global Enactus students traveled to Belize to begin their mission of empowering local artisans to improve their standard of living. The team formed strategic partnerships with the National Institute of Culture and History and the Rotary Club of Belize to help in this effort and support Belizean children’s education.

Agreement signed with Niigata U. of Pharmacy and Applied Sciences

Christine Davis Mantai

An agreement has been reached between SUNY Fredonia and Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), of Japan, to encourage the development of joint research projects and facilitate faculty and student mobility between the two educational institutions. NUPALS works with local industry and government to identify future medical, food, environmental and technology needs relative to applied life sciences. It was founded in 1977.

Fundraising campaign for typhoon victims inspired by profs' kids

Lisa Eikenburg

English professors Aimee Nezhukumatathil and Emily VanDette have set up a fundraising campaign, inspired by their children, to support the victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Donors will receive original art created by the children depicting sea creatures found in the Philippines. All donations go to "ShelterBox," an international disaster relief agency that is currently working in the Philippines.

Students' international and cultural diversity is topic of panel Nov. 19

Christine Davis Mantai

All faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend a panel presentation from SUNY Fredonia students regarding their cultural perspectives, concerns, and experiences. As the campus begins to ponder what it means to be and support a global community, people are asked to come engage with current international and culturally diverse students about their experiences living, learning, and participating in the Fredonia community.