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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.

  

NPR interview leads to Californian’s selection as Commencement speaker
NPR interview leads to Californian’s selection as Commencement speaker

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.

  

Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ to speak this fall
Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ to speak this fall

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.

  

Fredonia receives SUNY's first ever Shared Governance Award
Fredonia receives SUNY's first ever Shared Governance Award

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.

  

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.

  

16th Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition on May 1
16th Annual Student Research and Creativity Exposition on May 1

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 to host Fred Fest 2014
Spectrum Entertainment to host Fred Fest 2014

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.

  

Student Italian club to hold awards ceremony

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.

  

Campus and community will come together for Buffalo News Kids Day

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.

  

President’s Award for Excellence given at SUNY Fredonia
President’s Award for Excellence given at SUNY Fredonia

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.

  

Ribbon-cutting held for Veterans’ Lounge in Nixon Hall
Ribbon-cutting held for Veterans’ Lounge in Nixon Hall

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 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."

  

Worship Night in the amphitheater

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.

  

Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series presents: 'Medicine and Technology'
Liberal Arts and Sciences Brown Bag Lecture Series presents: 'Medicine and Technology'

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.

  

Alum returns for book talk about Western New York steelmaking

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 to host a night of a cappella music for spring show
The Riveters to host a night of a cappella music for spring show

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.

  

Senior Class to sponsor Chiavaettas chicken barbeque

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.

  

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.

  

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.

  

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.

  

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.

  

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.

  

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.

  

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.”

  

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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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Wind Ensemble to give final concert of the academic year
Wind Ensemble to give final concert of the academic year

The SUNY Fredonia Wind Ensemble will give its final performance of the academic year on Wednesday, April 30 at 8 p.m. in King Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public. The concert will feature a diverse program of works under the direction of Dr. Paula Holcomb.

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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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'Stuff of Dreams' art exhibition continues
'Stuff of Dreams' art exhibition continues

An exhibition designed to offer a glimpse inside the human mind and into other worlds continues in the Marion Art Gallery through March 30.  However, it will be closed the week of March 17 during the campus spring break.

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Athletics

Lacrosse team ranked No. 20 for second consecutive week by IWLCA
Lacrosse team ranked No. 20 for second consecutive week by IWLCA

Marissa Cussins (jr.; Corning, N.Y.) scored the lone overtime goal April 19 to enable Fredonia State to turn aside an upset bid by Potsdam, 12-11, in SUNYAC women's lacrosse. The team was ranked No. 20 in NCAA Division III by the IWLCA on Monday for the second consecutive week.


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Devils split with Cortland on Strikeout Cancer Day
Devils split with Cortland on Strikeout Cancer Day

Fredonia State built an early lead and hung on late for a 7-3 SUNYAC softball win April 19 over the Cortland Red Dragons at Blue Devil Field. The Red Dragons bounced back for a 13-1 win in the second game of the doubleheader. In addition to being Senior Day, it was  also billed as Strikeout Cancer Day and both teams wore commemorative t-shirts.

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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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