The Heinz Family Foundation named Dr. Sherri Mason as the recipient of the prestigious 23rd Heinz Award in the Public Policy category. She is recognized for her groundbreaking research identifying the presence of microbeads and microfibers in fresh water, and for raising awareness of the potential impact of microplastics and associated contaminants on the food chain and human health, resulting in state, federal and international policy change.
An opportunity to view a special collection at the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History in Jamestown led to a three-year major creative project for SUNY Distinguished Professor Alberto Rey of the Department of Visual Arts and New Media.
The Office of Volunteer and Community Services will hold its 15th Community Service Fair in the Williams Center Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, Sept. 26, for students with an interest in volunteering.
An eclectic variety of events, from music performances to athletic contests to a breakfast honoring scholarship recipients, will generate loads of excitement for students and their family members during Family Weekend 2018 on Sept. 28 to 30.
A new round of stroke/head injury support group meetings that provide opportunities for individuals to improve communication skills, socialize and share experiences is set to begin at Fredonia’s Henry C. Youngerman Center for Communication Disorders.
Kimberly Conti, senior lecturer in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, will give a presentation as the recipient of the 2018 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. in Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall.
Faculty and staff are invited to apply for funding through the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities for the 2019-2020 award cycle, to support events that enrich the cultural life of the university and include opportunities for community involvement.
The State Employees Federated Appeal (SEFA) is hosting their annual campaign for employees of New York State, including at Fredonia. The campaign is designed to provide year-round funds to support health and human service agencies who aid people of all ages and backgrounds in the region and statewide.
“Influence of the Marx Brothers” will be the theme of this year’s Freedonia Marxonia ̶ the annual celebration of the connection between the Village of Fredonia and “Freedonia,” the setting of the 1933 Marx Brothers’ movie “Duck Soup” ̶ that opens on Thursday, Oct. 4.
Insight into what it’s like to work in the non-profit world, utilizing writing and other communication skills, will be shared by three graduates of Fredonia when they return to their alma mater, Sept. 20-22, for the first Writers@Work alumni residence series of the 2018-2019 academic year.
Dr. Timothy Rasinski, a world-renowned expert in reading competencies and struggling readers, will give a local presentation for teachers, teacher candidates, and other education professionals addressing the reading competencies that are critical for success in reading.
Students and faculty from Fredonia had key roles – on both sides of the camera – during the recent filming of a key scene that recreated the Women’s Christian Temperance Union for the historical documentary “Among the Hemlocks. Fantastic Stories from Fredonia, NY”
It’s hard to imagine a more head-spinning journey than the one being taken by Mam Deng, a newly minted Fredonia graduate with a B.S. in Molecular Genetics. Suggesting that where he came from and where he’s heading are literally worlds apart is no exaggeration.
Dr. Robert Bullard, “The Father of Environmental Justice,” will deliver the annual Maytum Convocation Lecture, “Building Environmentally Just, Sustainable, and Resilient Communities for All: Why Equity Matters,” at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in King Concert Hall.
Arts on Campus
The world-renowned ensemble, Canadian Brass, will open the 2018-19 DFT Communications Pops Series on Friday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. in King Concert Hall.
“Angels & Demons,” a concerto for organ, string orchestra and percussion, will be performed by the Western New York Chamber Orchestra at King Concert Hall on Sunday, Sept. 23, at 4 p.m.
A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held in honor of Bernard Woma, a teacher, mentor and friend of the School of Music and a Fredonia graduate, on Saturday, Sept. 29, a 1 p.m., at Mason Hall.
The Harlem Quartet, which advances diversity in classical music while showing off an exciting repertoire that includes minority composers, will perform on Friday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall, during Family Weekend.
The artistic team behind “Agent 355: A New Punk-Rock Musical,” Marion International Fellowship recipients Jessica Kahkoska and Preston Max Allen, will conduct a lecture that explores the creative process they followed on Wednesday, Sept. 26, beginning at 5:30 p.m., in Rosch Recital Hall.
With a theme of “Dances,” an evening full of toe-tapping is most assuredly promised at Fredonia when the All College Band presents its first concert of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 8 p.m., in King Concert Hall.
Richard Nunemaker, a symphony musician, concert soloist and educator who compiled a storied career that includes four decades with the Houston Symphony Orchestra after graduating, will return to perform with the Fredonia Wind Ensemble.
Fredonia's first Oboe Day on Oct. 21 features the return of popular eclectic Quartetto Gelato oboist Colin Maier, this time in recital with accordionist and fellow Gelato member Charles Cozens.
The Fredonia School of Music announces the third annual Claudette Sorel Piano Competition, open to young pianists ages 15 to 18. The deadline to apply is Sept. 20.
Visitors will have the opportunity to travel through time with the opening exhibition of the 2018-19 season at the Cathy and Jesse Marion Art Gallery, “Exploring Photography," organized by the Louisiana State University Museum of Art from its permanent art collection. It will open Aug. 28 and run through Oct. 7.
The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) has chosen Fredonia's Anna Chiacchia and Olivia Miller as the Women's Tennis Athletes of the Week.
Fredonia's athletic teams kicked off another semester of #CelebrateMondays, a weekly initiative where student-athletes visit kids at Fredonia Elementary School and the elementary schools in the Dunkirk City School District every Monday morning.
Dr. David Rudge has been appointed Music Director and Conductor of the Rock Hill Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina.
The article “Indian Ocean Studies and the ‘New Thalassology,'" written by History professor Markus Vink and published in the March 2007 issue of the Journal of Global History, has been selected for a forthcoming edited volume of English essays that will be translated for Chinese scholars.