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President’s Award for Excellence given at SUNY Fredonia

Thursday April 24, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

Five employees with 100 years of collective service at SUNY Fredonia were among those honored at the annual President’s Awards for Excellence and Service Recognition Luncheon. More than 250 people filled the Williams Center Multipurpose Room for the April 23 gathering that also recognized recent and soon-to-be retirees and awarded service pins and certificates to employees reaching milestone anniversaries.

NPR interview leads to Californian’s selection as Commencement speaker

Monday April 21, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

There are certain words which people hope to hear when a Commencement speaker is described. Their selections are intended to guide and inspire college graduates as they transition into the next chapter of their lives. SUNY Fredonia believes it has invited just such a person with its selection of Dr. Sarah Ramirez as its keynote speaker for its 2014 Commencement, Saturday, May 17, at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., in the Steele Hall Arena.

Woodstock music fest co-creator Kornfeld appears today

Monday April 7, 2014Michael Barone

Artie Kornfeld, co-creator and promoter of the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair, will revisit the iconic counterculture festival on Monday, April 7, at 6 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room 202. The talk, presented courtesy of the Music Industry program and the generous support of DFT Communications and Waring Financial Group, free and open to the public...just like the original.

Award-winning fiction writer L. Annette Binder to visit in March

Monday March 10, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

L. Annette Binder, writer of the award-winning collection of short stories, “RISE,” will meet SUNY Fredonia students and give a craft talk on Thursday, March 6, as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series. The craft talk will begin at 4 p.m. and will be followed by a reading from her book at 7 p.m., in McEwen Hall Room 202. The free event will include a question and answer session and book signing.

Comics coming to campus Feb. 19

Monday February 17, 2014Lisa Eikenburg

Judah Friedlander, proclaimed by “30 Rock” creator and co-star Tina Fey as “one of the all-time greatest weirdos,” will treat local audiences to his engaging and crowd-pleasing stand-up humor at King Concert Hall on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at 8 p.m. Also appearing are comedians Jermaine Fowler and Kevin Barnett, who can be seen on shows such as MTV's "Guy Code" and "College Humor." The event is sponsored by the Student Association and is suggested for mature audiences.

SUNY Fredonia, UB team-up for Lean certification course

Monday February 3, 2014Michael Barone

The SUNY Fredonia Technology Incubator is hosting a certification course this spring for business professionals of any industry who are interested in improving their company’s performance. The Certified Lean Professional (CLP) course educates candidates in the continuous improvement methodology of reducing waste.

FSA now accepting funding applications

Wednesday January 29, 2014Michael Barone

The Faculty Student Association is now accepting Program Account applications for the program year, which runs June 1, 2014 to May 31, 2015. The deadline for applications is Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 7 a.m. Over $146,500 is slated to be dispersed! To learn more about program funding and how to submit an application, visit

Alberto Rey installation chronicles demise of stream; SUNY Press book published about Rey's work

Friday December 20, 2013Christine Davis Mantai

A new installation will explore a beautiful stream once home to fish and wildlife that turned into a sewer. The artist hopes of nursing it back to health. Using Scajaquada Creek as his inspiration, Alberto Rey, artist, fly fishing guide and educator, will aim to reconnect with this important piece of the local environment through traditional and contemporary art media.