ENCompass - 5/24/04
Faculty Chancellor Award winners announced
Five faculty and staff members at SUNY Geneseo have been named recipients of the 2004 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence. Carol Faulkner, assistant professor of history, and Edward M. Pogozelski, assistant professor of physics, received Excellence in Teaching Awards; Sue Ann Brainard, associate librarian, received an Excellence in Librarianship Award; Barbara Howard, assistant dean of the Jones School of Business, received an Excellence in Professional Service Award; and Steven D. Derné, associate professor of sociology, received an Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Award. For more information, see http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=FacultyChancellorAwards.html
Nearly 1,200 Geneseo grads receive diplomas at May 8 commencement
More than one thousand SUNY Geneseo graduates, along with their families and friends, weathered intermittent rain and graupel in an outdoor stadium on May 8 to participate in the college’s 138th commencement. The rain stopped falling over the Genesee Valley as the last graduate’s name was called, at about 12:15 p.m. Approximately 1,200 individuals received bachelor’s degrees during the exercises, and approximately 50 graduate students received master’s degrees. American composer and SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Professor Emeritus James Willey delivered the commencement address and received an honorary degree from the State University of New York during the ceremony. Gordon Gross, a member of the SUNY board of trustees, conferred the Doctor of Music degree on Willey. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer shared brief remarks with those gathered, and told graduates that if … To see the entire news release, see
SUNY Geneseo adds M.S. in accounting
The College will begin offering a master’s degree in accounting next year to better prepare students for the increasingly demanding profession and comply with new stringent New York state requirements. The master’s program, which will start in the summer of 2005, will provide students with "an additional year of education that the accounting profession says they need," noted Mary Ellen Zuckerman, dean of the Jones School of Business. Accounting has become "an ever-changing profession" with increased technological demands and regulations, Zuckerman explained. In addition, accountants are increasingly being required to have excellent oral, written and critical thinking skills, she said. "It is really a field that has changed dramatically," Zuckerman observed. For more information, go to http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=AccountingMasters.html.
Alumni reunions slated for June, July
SUNY Geneseo and the Geneseo Alumni Association have invited graduates of the Classes of 1954 and 1979-80 to join their classmates for their 50th and 25th anniversary reunions, to be held in Geneseo. The 50th Reunion of the Class of 1954 will run from the evening of Thursday, June 10, through Friday, June 11. The 25th Reunion of the Classes of 1979 and 1980 will take place on Saturday, July 10. Program highlights will include award presentations to the following Geneseo graduates and faculty: Ronald Hilton ’54 of North Chili, N.Y.; S. Mbua Ngale (Simon) Efange ’79 of Buea, Cameroon; Teresa Mensing ’80 of Marysville, Ohio; Weston Kennison ’79 of Geneseo; Professor James Kimball of Geneseo; and Professor Carl Shanahan of Hemlock, N.Y. For more, see http://www.geneseo.edu/news/nrap.php?pg=2004ClassReunionsweb.html
Dr. Cynthia Klima is Chair of Regional Affiliates and is serving on the Board of Directors for the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS). She is past-President of the Rocky Mountain-Western Slavic Association and now serves as the Regional Affiliate Representative to AAASS.
SUNY issues news release touting Geneseo, other SUNY school rankings in Intel, Forbes surveys
SUNY Chancellor Robert L. King announced on May 17 that five SUNY campuses are ranked in the top 100 in Intel’s "Most Unwired College Campuses" survey of wireless computing access and six SUNY campuses are ranked among the "Most Connected" campuses according to Forbes Magazine. "These SUNY campuses have worked hard to provide the innovative, technological services that today’s students need to achieve the academic excellence they deserve," King said. The Intel survey ranked Geneseo as the 25th most unwired campus in the United States, the University at Buffalo as 30th, Binghamton University as 41st. The Forbes survey ranked the University at Buffalo as the 57th most connected campus, Binghamton University at the 70th, Geneseo as 84th, Stony Brook as 157th, the University at Albany as 268th and Buffalo State College as 347th of the 351 leading U.S colleges. To see the entire news release from SUNY, see http://www.suny.edu/SUNYNews/News.cfm?filname=2004-05-17CampusesHighRankingsUnwired.htm
College receives safety program award
SUNY Geneseo has received an Award of Excellence from the Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Division of the National Safety Council for its entry in the Council’s Newsletter Program. The program is intended to recognize the creativity and relevance in the design and content of newsletters that address general campus or laboratory safety for an intended audience of faculty, staff and students. The award will be conferred at an awards luncheon at the International Conference on Campus Safety at the Chicago Marriott on July 7. The National Safety Council is a non-profit, non-governmental membership organization that promotes safety, health and environmental issues in the work place, at home and in the community.