Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity will perform its 13th annual "Tree Trot for YouthAIDS" this Saturday, Dec. 7. The popular fundraiser features all 39 members carrying a Christmas tree from SUNY Fredonia all the way to Lafayette Square in downtown Buffalo using a 4-man relay style. The journey is a daunting 42 miles. The group will run north to Dunkirk and follow Route 5 all the way to Buffalo. They will arrive at Lafayette Square at approximately at 3:30 p.m., culminating the 12-hour run for charity. The 4- to 5-foot tree, donated by Tuscany Market in the village of Fredonia, will be donated to a needy family in the Buffalo area.
A SUNY Fredonia biology student has won a national award sponsored by the Genetics Society of America (GSA). Nancy Levensailor was one of 11 students out of 52 applicants who won the 2014 Victory Finnerty Undergraduate Travel Award that recognizes the top tier of early career geneticists and covers their travel expenses to the prestigious conference. It will enable the senior Molecular Genetics major to attend and present her poster at the society’s 55th Drosophila Research Conference to be held March 26-30 in San Diego, Calif.
An agreement has been reached between SUNY Fredonia and Niigata University of Pharmacy and Applied Life Sciences (NUPALS), of Japan, to encourage the development of joint research projects and facilitate faculty and student mobility between the two educational institutions. NUPALS works with local industry and government to identify future medical, food, environmental and technology needs relative to applied life sciences. It was founded in 1977.
On Wednesday, Dec. 11, the Annual Pottery Show and Sale will be held in the Multipurpose Room of the Williams Center at SUNY Fredonia from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit the University Police Criminal Justice Scholarship Fund (CJSF). Local potters will be selling their handcrafted mugs, trays, bowls, and jewelry and also donating a portion of their proceeds to benefit the scholarship fund through the Fredonia College Foundation.
The Fall 2013 Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series concludes on Wednesday, Dec. 4, with “Science and Technology,” a program which will examine the role of technology in areas of scientific research and some of the impacts of this technology on society. The presentation, moderated by Dr. Michael Jabot, professor of Curriculum and Instruction, will be held at noon in the Williams Center Room G103.
The Counseling Center, together with various campus departments and faculty, will host De-stress for Success, an initiative for students during the last week of classes and Final Exam Week. De-stress for Success is a series of events, programs and workshops designed to help students find ways to reduce stress in a healthy, productive manner, and gain the focus they need to succeed during the challenging end-of-the-semester time.