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Earth Week programming announced for April 22 to 27
Earth Week programming announced for April 22 to 27

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.

  

Four SUNY Fredonia students receive Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
Four SUNY Fredonia students receive Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence

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.

  

'Teach-in' to commemorate Earth Day at College Lodge
'Teach-in' to commemorate Earth Day at College Lodge

In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, SUNY Fredonia will host a daylong teach-in at the College Lodge in Brocton. Featuring presentations by more than 20 individuals, the program will include guided nature walks, lectures on a range of environmental issues, nature writing and drawing classes, sustainable refreshments, a percussion workshop and a drum circle, a meditation labyrinth, and other educational events. The events, all of which are free and open to the public, will start at 9 a.m. and run in 50-minute increments until 5 p.m.

  

Fredonia named to Princeton Review's 2014 Guide to Green Colleges

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."

  

Big Read keynote speaker to discuss Emily Dickinson on April 23 and 24

Keynote speaker Alexandra Socarides, associate professor of English at the University of Missouri, will discuss 19th century poetry as part of The Big Read series on Wednesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m. at the 1891 Fredonia Opera House. She will give a second presentation on Thursday, April 24, at 6:30 p.m at the Patterson Library in Westfield.

  

Campus to host 'Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day'

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.

  

Panel to discuss interrelations of tribal, state and federal legal systems

A panel focused on criminal law enforcement as it relates to interrelations of tribal, state and federal legal systems will be held on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. in Thompson Hall Room W101. The discussion will feature Hilda Manuel, a member of the Native American group Tohono O'odham, and Cochise Redeye, a member of the Seneca Nation of Indians.

  

Health Professions panel to give insight about the Fredonia experience

SUNY Fredonia’s Health Professions Club and Advisory Council will hold its first Health Professional Panel to discuss how undergraduate students should prepare for health professional schools. The event is scheduled in Houghton Hall Room 213 on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.

  

Italian Club to host fifth semi-annual Indoor Soccer Tournament

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.

  

Students receive honorable mention in global math competition

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, faculty and alumni shine at GIS-SIG conference

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.

  

Dr. Tamar Jacobson to speak at 2014 Convocation Series event
Dr. Tamar Jacobson to speak at 2014 Convocation Series event

Educator Dr. Tamar Jacobson will address the challenges of becoming culturally cognizant in the classroom as part of the 2014 Convocation Series of events with the theme, “Raising Cultural Awareness and Building Global Relations,” on Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. in McEwen Hall Room G26.

  

Fredonia Radio Systems announces Rockin' The Spot on April 24

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.

  

Women's and Gender Studies senior capstone to hold a 'Jog for Justice'
Women's and Gender Studies senior capstone to hold a 'Jog for Justice'

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.

  

Annual meeting of the Faculty Student Association slated for April 29

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.

  

Mary Cappotelli named Student of the Month for February
Mary Cappotelli named Student of the Month for February

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.”

  

Korean banquet slated for April 19

The Korean International Student Society (KISS) will host its annual Korean Banquet on Saturday, April 19 at 6 p.m. in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room. There will be a variety of Korean food favorites and several musical performances.

  

University Police earns coveted Criminal Justice Services accreditation
University Police earns coveted Criminal Justice Services accreditation

The University Police Department at SUNY Fredonia has earned the New York State Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (LEAP) designation – the gold standard in law enforcement – from the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

  

Campus Life to host 20th annual Leadership Awards Ceremony
Campus Life to host 20th annual Leadership Awards Ceremony

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.

  

Fredonia students go 'Bald for Bucks'

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 fran7403@fredonia.edu, by April 15.

  

Hillel to celebrate Jewish History Month in April

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.

  

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University policy for weather-related cancellations and closings

The University policy on extraordinary weather requires that normal operations continue to the extent possible. Essential college services (i.e.: Heating/Plumbing, Electrical, Automotive, Grounds, University Police, and Food and Health Services) must be maintained in spite of severe weather. When cancellation of classes has been declared, the President will notify the Director of Public Relations to facilitate announcements via the campus' emergency messaging channels (NY Alert, listserv email, website, etc.) and on radio and TV stations across Western New York, if appropriate.


Sign up for NY-Alert

Members of the SUNY Fredonia campus community are urged to sign up for NY-Alert, a secure, web-based emergency text, email and voice message alert system maintained by SUNY Administration and the New York State Emergency Management Office. NY-Alert is the primary tool within the mass communication system used on campus during an emergency, and the only alert system which will send messages directly to students, faculty and staff without being having to be logged into email.


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Arts on Campus

Mainstage Series concludes with drama, 'The Shape of Things'
Mainstage Series concludes with drama, 'The Shape of Things'

The Department of Theatre and Dance concludes its season with the modern drama, “The Shape of Things,” by American playwright Neil LaBute. Six performances are scheduled from April 25 to May 3 in Bartlett Theatre at Rockefeller Arts Center as part of the Walter Gloor Mainstage Series. Dates and times are April 25, 26 and May 1, 2 and 3 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee on April 27 at 2 p.m.

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New Horizons Band to present spring concert on April 24
New Horizons Band to present spring concert on April 24

The New Horizons Band of Western New York will present a spring concert at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 24, in King Concert Hall. The event is free and the public is invited to attend.

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SUNYWide Film Festival honors four Fredonia students

Four Fredonia students received awards at the 5th annual SUNYWide Film Festival and Symposium held on campus April 10 to 12. Those honored included Maisy Keller of Kingston, Kyra Slawski of Wading River, Jason Chadwick of Grand Island and Kirsten Vine of Corning.

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Children’s Concerts Series concludes season on April 26
Children’s Concerts Series concludes season on April 26

The Musical Journeys Program of the School of Music concludes its eighth season of free events designed to appeal to very young children, with half hour concerts on Saturday, April 26, at 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. at the Dunkirk Free Library at 536 Central Ave. Selected student ensembles from the Fredonia School of Music are featured in the series during the academic year.

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An evening with the Marion Fellow for Visual and Performing Arts
An evening with the Marion Fellow for Visual and Performing Arts

Professor Elizabeth Lee was awarded the SUNY Fredonia Inaugural Marion Fellowship for the Visual and Performing Arts for the 2013-2014 year. On Thursday, May 1 she will be presenting, “Cosmological Process,” at 5:30 p.m. in Marvel Theatre. The new Art Gallery Director will be also announced and the 2014-2015 Marion Fellow will be introduced. The event is free and all are welcome.

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DuffleBag Theatre returns with 'Cinderella'
DuffleBag Theatre returns with 'Cinderella'

The Kaleidoscope Family Series at the Rockefeller Arts Center concludes its season with an interactive production of “Cinderella” with DuffleBag Theatre on Friday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in Marvel Theatre. Since being founded 1992, the “Nearly World Famous” DuffleBag Theatre has become one of the most celebrated companies in North America.

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Vitae

Myers author of chapter in new edition of dance book
Myers author of chapter in new edition of dance book

Professor Helen Myers of the Department of Theatre and Dance is the author of the chapter, “Piercing the Mask of Japanese Dance Theater,” in a new edition of the book, “The Dance Experience.”

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Faculty member hosts podcast series discussing Christianity
Faculty member hosts podcast series discussing Christianity

Dale Tuggy, professor of philosophy and coordinator of the Religious Studies minor, discussed religious claims with Dr. Bart Ehrman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of a podcast series. The second episode will be accessible on Monday, April 14.

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Faculty poet headliner for Massachusetts Student Day of Poetry
Faculty poet headliner for Massachusetts Student Day of Poetry

Professor of English Aimee Nezhukumatathil served as a headliner for the 2014 Massachusetts Student Day of Poetry held on March 21 at the University of Massachusetts-Boston.

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Athletics

Lacrosse team defeats No. 20 Oneonta
Lacrosse team defeats No. 20 Oneonta

The Fredonia State women's lacrosse team defeated SUNYAC opponent, No. 20 Oneonta, 13-8, at University Stadium on Saturday afternoon. The Blue Devils improved to 9-3 overall and 3-1 in the SUNYAC. Oneonta fell to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the conference.

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Softball team splits with Potsdam
Softball team splits with Potsdam

Fredonia State and Potsdam split their SUNYAC softball doubleheader Saturday at Blue Devil Field. The Blue Devils won the opener, 3-2, while the Bears bounced back to win the second game, 4-0.

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