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Rheu named October ‘Student of the Month’

Roger Coda

Jong Sang Rheu, a senior majoring in Musical Theatre from Busan, South Korea, has been named Student of the Month for October by the Office of Residence Life. Mr. Rheu was nominated by Department of Theatre and Dance faculty members Dr. Jessica Hillman-McCord and Professor Paul W. Mockovak.

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Fredonia Dance Ensemble presents virtual version of Merrins Chamber Series

Doug Osborne-Coy

When COVID-19 became a global pandemic in early 2020, the Dance faculty of the Department of Theatre and Dance at Fredonia promptly decided all Dance performances would be virtual for the academic year of 2020-21. The upcoming concert will feature four pieces created and filmed separately in advance and then brought together in a comprehensive format for viewing on the above dates.

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Dance, Theatrical Production Programs accepting applications

Marketing and Communications staff

Applications are being accepted from students within Fredonia as well as prospective students looking to transfer from other universities or community colleges who are interested in enrolling in the B.F.A. Dance or B.F.A. Theatrical Production and Design programs.

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Incubator business competition winner launches music lesson service

Marketing and Communications staff

Two Fredonia seniors, Olivia Soto and Niklas Dahlen, who won the Fredonia Technology Incubator’s fifth annual Student Business Competition, officially formed a new business, Lessons Learned, LLC., during the summer through the support and services provided by the incubator.

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Fredonia professor, Dance majors create work for Buffalo Pride Week

Doug Osborne-Coy

For an artist, the opportunity to perform is always special. In the current climate of COVID 19 restrictions, such opportunities take on even more significance. So, when a professor and his group of Fredonia Dance majors had the opportunity to perform at Buffalo Pride Week in late August, they made the most of it.

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Gender nonconforming artist to give Zoom presentations for Fredonia

Roger Coda

Donald C. Shorter Jr., a gender nonconforming artist, will conduct two separate programs – a conversation exploring community activism and the arts and presentation of his one-woman show “Genderosity” – on consecutive nights via Zoom.

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Virtual talk coordinated by Mockovak for theatre and dance students

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Carl Cofield, associate artistic director of The Classical Theatre of Harlem, gave a TED-type talk for the Department of Theatre and Dance on recently, discussing his journey working as an actor, a director, a person of color and human.

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