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Bill Brown named Kasling Lecturer and Tim Frerichs selected for Hagan Award

Friday April 26, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

Gary Lash, chair of the Kasling Memorial Lecture Committee, announced that Dr. William Brown of the Department of Biology has been selected to present the 2013 Kasling Memorial Lecture, and Associate Professor Tim Frerichs of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media has been selected as the recipient of the 2013 William T. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award.

McCormick, McVicker and Hamilton to present papers at Literary London conference

Monday April 22, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

English department faculty Adrienne McCormick, Jeanette McVicker and Katrina Hamilton will present papers during a panel titled, “Mapping London: Englishness and Otherness in Literary, Journalistic, and Filmic Narratives," at the Annual Literary London Conference at the University of London July 17 to 19. The conference theme is “London in Crisis and Disorder."

Nefin Dink's new film garners Istanbul Film Festival award

Friday April 12, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

“The Memoirs of Antoine Kope,” a documentary film project now under development by SUNY Fredonia Film professor Nefin Dinc, received the Binger Lab Award at the Istanbul Film Festival. The film will be based on the memoirs of an Austro-Hungarian foot soldier stationed in Istanbul during World War I and was one of 12 projects – selected from among 159 applications – to be presented during a two-day workshop before an international jury at the festival held April 5-12. The film will be released during the centennial of the “Great War.”

History department holding conference on religion this weekend

Tuesday April 9, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

The Department of History at SUNY Fredonia is hosting the conference, "Shifting Paradigms in Religious Studies: History, Culture, and Practice," on Friday and Saturday, April 12 and 13. In keeping with SUNY Fredonia's 2012-2013 Convocation Theme, "Time for Change: Shifting Paradigms, Creating Possibilities," the conference will highlight new work being done in religious studies in both western and non-western contexts.

President's Awards for Excellence Luncheon set April 23

Monday April 8, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

The 14th annual President’s Awards for Excellence and Service Recognition Luncheon -- and first under Virginia Horvath -- will be held on Tuesday, April 23, at noon, at the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Recipients of the 2013 President’s Awards for Excellence are Joseph Baxter, network security administrator, ITS; Darlene Burchett, janitor, Facilities Services; Patricia Feraldi, director, Alumni Affairs; and Dr. Keary Howard, professor, Mathematical Sciences.

Pre-health professionals discover challenges of aiding the visually impaired

Tuesday April 2, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

Fourteen students, all members of the new Health Professions Club at SUNY Fredonia, functioned as “sighted guides” for Dining in the Dark, an annual event held by CBA Vision Rehabilitation Services of Jamestown to raise money and increase community awareness of the myriad challenges — both big and small — that visually impaired people face in their everyday lives.

Ralph J. Blasting appointed dean of new College of Visual and Performing Arts

Tuesday April 2, 2013Lisa Eikenburg

On July 1, SUNY Fredonia will officially open its new College of Visual and Performing Arts, formally combining its world-renowned School of Music with its strong departments of Theatre and Dance, and Visual Arts and New Media, as well as the Michael C. Rockefeller Arts Center. Today, the university named Dr. Ralph J. Blasting as its founding dean.