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Fredonia to host Teaching and Learning Conference
Fredonia to host Teaching and Learning Conference

Current and future challenges and opportunities in higher education will be explored at the annual Teaching and Learning Conference to be held at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Monday, Aug. 18. Now in its eighth year, the conference enables faculty from throughout Western New York ...  

Fredonia adds former Cliffstar headquarters to enhance Start-Up NY appeal
Fredonia adds former Cliffstar headquarters to enhance Start-Up NY appeal

The Fredonia College Foundation has been gifted the 25,000-square-foot office building that served as headquarters for the Cliffstar Corporation prior to its sale to The Cott Corporation in 2010. The facility, a gift of the Star Family, was formally appraised in late 2013 as having a value of $1.65 million. University officials hope it will greatly enhance Fredonia's appeal for potential Start-Up NY entrepreneurs.

  

SUNY Fredonia / Fredonia State College moves to single name, unveils new visual identity
SUNY Fredonia / Fredonia State College moves to single name, unveils new visual identity

SUNY Fredonia has announced a new name and brand identity. Going forward, the university will be known officially as, “The State University of New York at Fredonia,” although in most contexts, it will be referred to simply as, “Fredonia.” The change comes in response to growing feedback, coupled with a year-long research effort led by faculty, staff, student and alumni representatives from across the university, which revealed a degree of inconsistency, and even some confusion, among certain target audiences.

  

Class of 2014 celebrates its success, potential
Class of 2014 celebrates its success, potential

More than 1,400 students crossed the Steele Hall Arena stage today, receiving congratulations from President Virginia S. Horvath as they were conferred with degrees during the 187th annual Commencement ceremony. “From this point, it’s up to you to show what Fredonians can do,” President Horvath told the Class of 2014. “We’re counting on you to use what you have learned, to continue to learn as new questions and technologies arise, and to represent your alma mater in all you do.”

  

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.

  

Four Fredonia faculty, staff to receive SUNY Chancellor's Awards for Excellence

Four select faculty and staff have been named recipients of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, a SUNY-wide honor that recognizes consistently superior professional achievement. The quartet of award recipients – Steven Siragusa, for Classified Service; Michael Jackino, for Professional Service; Elizabeth Lee, for Faculty Service; and Andrew Cullison, for Teaching – have given 81 collective years of service to the campus.

  

Students receive scholarships for software engineering program in China
Students receive scholarships for software engineering program in China

Three students from the State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Computer and Information Sciences have been awarded full scholarships, and one student a partial award for the 2014 summer program at the School of Software Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) in China from June 9 to 23.

  

Fredonia to offer stroke/head injury support sessions

Group support meetings for stroke and head injury survivors and their family members will be offered at the Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders at the State University of New York at Fredonia on Tuesday, June 17 and July 15, at 3 p.m. in E148 Thompson Hall.

  

Fredonia hosts Western New York economic development leaders
Fredonia hosts Western New York economic development leaders

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote economic development and community engagement in the region, SUNY Fredonia’s Division of Engagement and Economic Development hosted the members of the Western New York Regional Economic Development Council (WNY REDC) for their regular meeting on May 29. The meeting was followed by a New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) workshop.

  

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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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Fredonia Dining Services duo wins bronze medal at conference
Fredonia Dining Services duo wins bronze medal at conference

FSA's Jason Domenico and Dean Messina won a bronze medal at the 2014 Tastes of the World Chef Culinary Conference in Massachusetts.

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Fredonia appoints two associate provosts
Fredonia appoints two associate provosts

The State University of New York at Fredonia announces the appointments of Dr. Judith Horowitz as associate provost for Graduate Studies, Sponsored Research and Faculty Development, and Dr. Lisa Hunter as associate provost for Curriculum, Assessment and Academic Support. Both have extensive experience in higher education administration as well as the Greater Buffalo region.

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Economics' Reinelt to address Shale Institute journalists at Dunkirk pier
Economics' Reinelt to address Shale Institute journalists at Dunkirk pier

Peter Reinelt, chair of the Department of Economics, will deliver a presentation to journalists attending the Shale Country Institute, a four-day expedition devoted to all aspects of shale gas, at the Dunkirk pier on Thursday at 3 p.m.

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Jabot receives Environmental Educator of the Year recognition
Jabot receives Environmental Educator of the Year recognition

Dr. Michael Jabot of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in the College of Education has been named Environmental Educator of the Year by the Nature Sanctuary Society of Western New York.

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Fredonia alumni and faculty shine at Artie Awards

It was a great night for Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance alumni and faculty at the 24th Annual Artie Awards held on June 2 at the Town Ballroom in Buffalo. The Arties is Buffalo’s annual celebration of its theatre season, a time to acknowledge the contributions of actors, designers and theatre companies in the city, and also a fundraising event for the Erie County Medical Center Immunodeficiency Services.

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Signups begin for Fredonia children's drama day camp
Signups begin for Fredonia children's drama day camp

The world of dramatic arts will come alive for area children who join the annual Playground Drama Day Camp at Rockefeller Arts Center at Fredonia. The first camp, for children ages 11 to 18, will be staged Aug. 11 to 16, the second session, for ages 7 to 12, runs Aug 18 to 23.

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Fredonia to offer ‘Intensive’ Shakespeare camp for students
Fredonia to offer ‘Intensive’ Shakespeare camp for students

The Midsummer Shakespeare Intensive, a unique, all-inclusive overnight camp for students, ages 15 and up, which focuses on the works of William Shakespeare, will be conducted July 20-26 at Fredonia’s College Lodge. Morning studio sessions will focus on acting, voice and movement, while afternoon and evening sessions will be devoted to stage combat, rehearsals and Shakespearean master classes.

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Fredonia to host week-long student film production workshop
Fredonia to host week-long student film production workshop

A casting and crew call is being issued for Action Film Workshops, an introduction to digital media production, that the State University of New York at Fredonia Department of Theatre and Dance will host for students, ages 13 and up, at Rockefeller Arts Center from July 28 through Aug. 2. For more information or to obtain registration materials, contact Sharon@fredonia.edu.

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Concerto Competition winners announced

The School of Music has announced the winners of the 2014 Concerto Competition including saxophonist Joseph Bennett, soprano Margaret van Norden and pianist Callen Lange. The event was held Sunday, May 4, in King Concert Hall.

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Women's lacrosse season ends with NCAA loss to Trinity
Women's lacrosse season ends with NCAA loss to Trinity

Fredonia State saw its 2014 women's lacrosse season come to an end Saturday with a 16-5 loss to No. 3 Trinity in the regional round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

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