For its seventh annual celebration of Earth Week, SUNY Fredonia will offer more than a dozen major campus and community events to promote environmental stewardship between Tuesday, April 22 and Sunday, April 27. For a complete list of Earth Week programming, please visit www.fredonia.edu/earthweek.
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.
To help celebrate the opening of its new, 92,000-square-foot Science Center, SUNY Fredonia will welcome world-renowned scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor Bill Nye “The Science Guy” to campus this fall. He will appear Thursday, Sept. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall as the keynote speaker for the campus’ annual Convocation Series.
SUNY Fredonia has earned the distinction of being selected out of all 64 SUNY campuses to receive the first-ever SUNY Shared Governance Award in recognition of success that it has achieved in promoting and engaging in shared governance. The award was presented April 23 at the SUNY VOICES Conference on Shared Governance in Albany.
The Office of Campus Life will be hosting the 20th annual Leadership Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, April 30, at 5 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. Timothy Piazza, president of Blackstone-Ney Electronics in Jamestown, N.Y., will be the special keynote speaker. Student tickets are available for purchase for $2 at the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office in the Williams Center.
The 16th Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition will be held on Thursday, May 1, in the William Center Multipurpose Room. The free event is from 1 to 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Spectrum Entertainment will be hosting Fred Fest 2014 on Saturday, May 3, from 2 to 6 p.m. in Dods Hall Grove. The rain location is the Steele Hall Fieldhouse.The event is free for students with a SUNY Fredonia Photo I.D., and tickets are available in the Ticket Office in the Williams Center.
Current and former students of the Italian club, Unione Italiana, will be honored by the SUNY Fredonia Italian Studies program and the local Chautauqua Italian-American Organization (CIAO) at an awards ceremony to be held on Friday, May 2, beginning at 3 p.m., in Fenton Hall Room 2157.
Over 270 SUNY Fredonia students and 21 groups will shower the streets of Brocton and Fredonia to help sell a special edition of the Buffalo News for the 2014 Kids Day on Tuesday, April 29 from 6 to 9 a.m. Volunteers will be posted up at 20 different locations to sell the special edition papers.
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.
The official ribbon-cutting ceremony was held April 18 for the Veterans’ Lounge in Nixon Hall, set aside for student veterans and dependents of military service members enrolled at SUNY Fredonia. The dedicated space for study, socializing and programming events was established to better assist a growing number of student veterans, service members and their families in the transition from military to college life.
Fredonia has been named to 2014 edition of “The Princeton Review's Guide to 332 Green Colleges.” Colleges named to the guide, “demonstrate a strong commitment to sustainability in their academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities, and career preparation."
The InterVarsity Christian Fellowship and the band, Divine Interruption, will collaborate in an outdoor Worship Night in the amphitheater between Reed Library and Mason Hall on Sunday, April 26 from 7 to 10 p.m, The event is free and open to the campus and community.
The Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series will be holding a “Medicine and Technology” free lecture on Tuesday, April 29, at noon in Williams Center Room S204. H. Gordon Deen, M.D., will address how technology has changed the field of medicine, in keeping with the technology theme that the Brown Bag Lecture established for the 2013-2014 series.
The history of Western New York Steel will be discussed at a book talk on Monday, April 28, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Japanese Garden Room in Reed Library. SUNY Fredonia alumnus Spencer Morgan will discuss his recently published book, “Western New York Steel.”
The Riveters, the collegiate female a cappella group, will serenade the SUNY Fredonia campus at its annual spring show on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the amphitheater between Reed Library and Mason Hall. The show will open at 6:45 p.m. with the all-male a cappella group, The Guerrillas.
The Senior Class is sponsoring a Chiavetta’s Chicken Barbeque on Friday, April 25, at 4 p.m. on the Williams Center patio. Pre-sale tickets are on sale at the SUNY Fredonia Ticket Office for $9 and will also be available at the event for $10.
SUNY Fredonia employees are encouraged to bring their children to work on Thursday, April 24, to celebrate “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.” Children 7 years and older are invited to come into work with their parents and partake in the Fredonia tradition. Employees will need supervisor approval to participate.
The Italian Club, “Unione Italiana,” is hosting its fifth semi-annual Indoor Soccer Tournament from April 25 to 27 at the Steele Hall fieldhouse. Each team will play either Friday, April 25 or Saturday, April 26. The top three teams from each day will play in the finals on April 27.
Much of the floor of the Williams Center Multipurpose Room will be covered with hair for “Bald for Bucks,” a fundraiser being staged by Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity, Sigma Kappa sorority and the Sophomore Class, on Tuesday, April 29, at 6 p.m., to benefit Roswell Park Cancer Institute. Register to participate by contacting Phil Frankino, vice president of Sigma Phi Epsilon, at firstname.lastname@example.org, by April 15.
SUNY Fredonia’s Hillel will be hosting multiple events celebrating Jewish History Month. Hillel will kick-off the celebration with a Holocaust speaker at its opening ceremonies on Thursday, April 3, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Williams Center Room S204ABC, funded by the Honors Program.
A team of SUNY Fredonia students including Nicholas Ahlstrom, Christopher Shartrand and John Tucker competed in the 2014 Mathematical Contest in Modeling (MCM), sponsored by the Consortium for Mathematics and Its Applications. The team was recently notified that they received an honorable mention for their work.
Students from the Interdisciplinary Studies in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) program participated with faculty and alumni in the 23rd Annual GIS/SIG Spatial/Digital Mapping Conference in the Rochester area held on April 15. Alumnus Bryan Wilson shared First Place with Dr. Ann Deakin and Professor Emeritus Douglas Shephard in the Professional Map category.
Rockin' The Commons, Fredonia Radio Systems' annual Roswell Park Cancer Institute fundraiser event/ concert usually held in April, has been moved to Sept. 27 in Barker Commons. The organization will be hosting an alternative spring event, Rockin' The Spot, at the Tim Hortons Café and Bake Shop in the Williams Center on Thursday, April 24.
Students in the Women's and Gender Studies program senior capstone course, Gender and Social Change, are holding a, "Jog for Justice 3k Fun Run," on Sunday, April 27 at 1 p.m., as their community engagement project. There is a $10 registration fee for participants which will include refreshments and a t-shirt for the first 200 people who register. All are welcome to participate in this event.
The Annual Community Meeting of the Faculty Student Association of State University College at Fredonia, New York, Inc. called by FSA President, Karen Porpiglia, will be held in the Horizon Room in the Williams Center, on Tuesday, April 29, at 3:30 p.m.
By the numbers alone, what Laura Hirst, Cory Jackson, Carl Lam and Samantha Jemiolo have achieved at SUNY Fredonia is impressive -- seven different majors, 11 scholarships and membership in 11 honor societies. They joined a highly select group of students as recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.
Mary Cappotelli of LeRoy, N.Y., has been named Student of the Month for February by Residence Life. Joseph McFall, assistant professor of the Department of Psychology, nominated Mary because “she is a truly exceptional student.”