Rebecca Lewis in front of wall map

College earns visa authority with U.S. State Department

The college has recently been given the authority by the U.S. State Department to issue the document required for a J-1 visa to foreign students and faculty members wishing to study, teach or conduct research at Geneseo.

Previously, students and faculty members who wished to come to Geneseo on a J-1 visa had to be sponsored by the University at Buffalo, said Rebecca Lewis, interim assistant provost in the Office of International Programs. Due to changes in reporting requirements, the university no longer is able to sponsor exchange students or faculty on other campuses.

"Having the ability to issue the document required to obtain a J-1 visa will allow SUNY Geneseo greater flexibility in bringing international students and faculty to our campus," said Lewis.

The J-1 Exchange Visitor Program is designed to promote mutual understanding between people in the United States and other countries through educational and cultural exchanges. International visitors on J-1 visas are required to return to their home countries after completion of their program.

"We think Geneseo's strong focus on international education had a lot to do with the quick approval of our application," said Wes Kennison, faculty fellow for international programs. "The federal government wants organizations with exemplary track records in this area to administer these programs and Geneseo easily measured up."

Find our more about the Geneseo program online.






In memoriam: Former longtime coach dies

Paul RoseFor a decade, Paul Rose led two Geneseo sports teams — men's lacrosse and wrestling. He was coach from 1970-71 through 1979-80. Rose also was an instructor and lecturer in the Department of Health and Physical Education.

In 2004, the college honored Rose, inducting him into the Geneseo Sports Hall of Fame.

Rose died on March 27 at his home in Hamilton, N.Y.






  • IanalamIan Alam, associate professor of marketing in the School of Business, is a winner of the 2010 Hormel Meritorious Teaching Award. He is one of 10 winners selected by the Marketing Management Association from universities around the United States. The award is sponsored by Hormel Foods Corporation, Austin, Minn. Alam received the award at the 2010 Marketing Management Association Conference in Chicago.





  • On Sunday, April 11, at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium, Distinguished Service Professor James Walker will lead the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra for a performance. It's free and open to the public.
  • On Wednesday, April 14, at 2 p.m. in Milne 213, Lori Bernard, assistant professor of foreign languages, and Jim Aimers, assistant professor of anthropology, will present the seminar "Undergraduate Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: the Saints CAN win." Bernard will summarize the recent Conference on Undergraduate Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Aimers will discuss his fall course on food.
  • On Thursday, April 15 through Saturday, April 17, the Geneseo Dance Ensemble presents "New Dances: Edition 2010," in Alice Austin Theatre. Performances April 15 and 16 are at 8 p.m. and on April 17 at 2 p.m. and feature faculty, students, alumni and guests. Admission is $8 at the door.
  • On Sunday, April 18, at 3 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium, Associate Professor Amy Stanley will give a piano recital. It's free and open to the public.





Photo of the week ...

Ghana dance

 Students enjoy College Green, with tree in bloom

Adjunct  Lecturer Paul Scipione leads a class outdoors

Georgina T. Wood

Anna Hutchings '11 gets the lacrosse ball


The cast of Musical Theatre Club Revue


 GLBT Chocolate Seder

 Author Kirk Nesset

 CAS serves up grilled cheese outside











































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