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Hillman Opera ‘Beatrice and Benedict’ slated for late November release on YouTube

Lisa Eikenburg

The Hillman Opera, produced each year by the Fredonia School of Music in conjunction with the Hillman Memorial Music Association, is breaking new ground this year with a unique production in an online format. The production of “Beatrice and Benedict” will be available starting Nov. 27 on the School of Music’s YouTube channel, noted opera producer and Fredonia alumnus Dr. Robert Strauss of the School of Music.

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National Philanthropy Day to recognize Fredonia campus, community

Roger Coda

The entire campus and community of Fredonia will be recognized virtually by the Fredonia College Foundation for their efforts to raise money in support of students at a time of need during the coronavirus pandemic when National Philanthropy Day is commemorated in Western New York on Nov. 19.

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Author Matt Bell to give virtual craft talk, reading for Fredonia

Roger Coda

Matt Bell, the acclaimed author of “A Tree or a Person or a Wall” – a collection of short stories with a flavor of the experimental, the apocalyptic and often both – will present a craft talk and fictional reading as part of the Mary Louise White Visiting Writers Series at Fredonia.

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Spencer Morgan of Fredonia College Foundation receives CFRE designation

Roger Coda

Spencer D. Morgan, associate director of Development with the Fredonia College Foundation, has been awarded the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation, joining over 6,900 professionals from around the world who hold the CFRE International designation.

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Inclusion in a post-COVID world topic of virtual lecture

Marketing and Communications staff

Tiq Milan, a Black trans activist, writer, public speaker and strategic media consultant, will present a virtual lecture, "The Future of Inclusion: Innovating in a Post-COVID World," on Tuesday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 4 p.m.

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Student Emergency Fund grants exceed $50,000, meet essential needs

Roger Coda

Over $50,000 has been distributed to 240 Fredonia students to help them cover unexpected expenses related to the healthcare crisis and the pivot to distance learning, thanks to faculty, staff, alumni and friends who made donations to the newly created Student Emergency Relief Fund established through the Fredonia College Foundation.

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