Check-In at Family Weekend Headquarters
MacVittie College Union Lobby
Friday, September 19, 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 
Saturday, September 20, 8:00 a.m. -4:00 p.m.
Registration Opens on July 1st.

Family Weekend Schedule

Fri., Sept. 19, 2014

 

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

Gallery Exhibits

Campus Galleries will be open for your viewing enjoyment.

Lederer Gallery (203 Brodie Hall)

  • Landscape Today and Tomorrow (a group show)
  • Gallery B2 (in Lederer)
    Prophecy by Peter B. Jones, curated by Kris Laun

Lockhart Gallery (McClellan House on 26 Main St)

  • Aligned Works: Jill Levine and Lindsay Walt

Kinetic Gallery (MacVittie College Union)

  • New Deal Gallery Exhibit

2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Check-In at Family Weekend Headquarters, MacVittie College Union.

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 

Office of Career Development Open House, Erwin Hall

Families and students are invited to drop by the Career Development office (Erwin 116) to meet the Career Development staff (including our Peer Career Advisors, who will be sitting outside at their "Career Mobile" table), learn about our services, explore our top-notch career library, tour our spacious suite, and enjoy dessert and coffee.  Learn how we will personally guide your student in their career development process throughout their time at Geneseo.  All are welcome, and no reservations necessary! 



5:00 p.m.

 

Women’s Volleyball Tournament vs. Medaille

Fee charged at the gate; students with ID are free to attend.

5:15 p.m

5K, sponsored by Sigma Kappa Sorority, benefiting the Ultra Violet Campaign

To learn more:  http://go.geneseo.edu/SK5K

7:00 p.m.

 

Women’s Volleyball Tournament vs Canton

Adults: $5.00


Senior Citizens: $3.00


12-18 years old: $3.00


11 years old & under are free

Student with ID are free

8:00 p.m.

 

 

High Energy Magic of Speed-Comedy Magician/Illusionist, Wadsworth Auditorium

High Energy Magic and Comedy by one of the Top Rated Comedy Entertainers on the East Coast.

Experience the High Energy Magic and Comedy of one of the East Coast's premiere entertainers... Speed. Speed is the original "High Energy Magician and Illusionist" known for his hyperactive, fast-paced, fun and modern performance style. This amazing magician has performed over 3,500 live shows across the entire East Coast and Canada over the past 18 years. Speed has been featured in many Newspapers, TV, Internet and Radio Station Programs.

9:00 p.m.

Geneseo Late Knight,  Knightspot

Stop down to the College Union for a rousing game of Family Bingo!  Hosted by Geneseo Late Knight, this activity will be fun for the whole family.  

  

Sat., sept. 20, 2014

 

 

7:00 a.m.

 

Yoga class, Milne Library


*Bring your own yoga mat or towel


8:00 a.m.


Zumba class, Milne Library


8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

 


Check-In at Family Weekend Headquarters, MacVittie College Union.


8:00 a.m.

 


Coffee, tea and danish will be served in Newton Hall.

9:00 a.m.

 

Study Abroad Information Session, Newton Hall

At Geneseo, students are encouraged to map out adventures off campus through educational experiences in countries throughout the world. With more than 45 programs in 20 countries, the possibilities abound. This seminar gives tips for navigating the selection, application and preparation processes and getting the most of the study abroad experience. Hear from study abroad advisors, students and faculty about their trips abroad.

10:00 a.m.

 

Parent College Sessions

On Saturday morning, Geneseo faculty will offer four mini-college classes from a broad spectrum of academic disciplines. The 45-minute sessions will be offered in Newton Hall.


10:00 a.m.

 


Women’s Volleyball Tournament vs Rochester 

Adults: $5.00


Senior Citizens: $3.00


12-18 years old: $3.00


11 years old & under are free

Student with ID are free

12:00 p.m.

 

Men’s Soccer vs Hobart 

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

 

A Conversation with Interim President Carol Long

Don't miss this opportunity to hear Interim President Carol Long speak about the College's latest news and initiatives in her annual report to parents.

12:00 p.m.

Lunch and Learn: Eat. Engage. Explore., Letchworth Dining Hall

Enjoy the option to purchase lunch and then explore all the various tables hosted by staff members of Student and Campus Life.  This event offers you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding campus services and other topics related to your student’s time outside the classroom.

Afternoon Activities and Workshops

Throughout the afternoon, we are offering a wide variety of tour and workshop options that offer broad appeal to help you make the most of your day on campus.

1:00 p.m.

 

First Year Institute: Adirondack Adventure Reunion, MacVittie College Union Hunt Room

If your student attended the FYI: Adirondack Adventure Program this summer and you are looking forward to meeting the one and only Griz (Geneseo's own faculty member Gary Caudle who led the program)- this is your chance!

Please join us for a coffee and dessert reception. Meet Griz and watch a great DVD compilation of photos from the summer 2014 trips.
RSVP necessary, an individual invitation will be mailed to the participant's home in early September.

Questions? Call 585.245.5500. We hope to see you there! 

1:00 p.m.

WHAT: ENTREPRENEURSHIP PITCH FEST

WHEN: FAMILY WEEKEND, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20TH

WHERE: CAMPUS HOUSE, 17 MAIN ST., GENESEO

Students, parents, faculty, and staff are all welcome to participate in the first SUNY Geneseo Pitch Fest! The event is sponsored by VentureWorks, the new entrepreneurship program launched January 2014 through Geneseo’s School of Business.

Students enrolled in the entrepreneurship program are looking for business ideas to analyze and possibly pursue as new start-ups companies. They will be pitching some very raw business ideas in 3-minutes or less to all pitch fest participants and attendees. Ideas will fall into six categories: life sciences, energy, new tech, IT, products/services, and social/NFP. We strongly encourage parents, faculty, and/or staff to also pitch their business ideas. The pitch fest will be very interactive and we’ll be soliciting insights and comments from the audience. Also, participants will be voting for their favorite ideas! Please come join us for some fun with a very serious objective.

To view the pitch fest flyer click here.

1:00 p.m.

 

What I Know Now, That I Wish I Had Known Then…Getting the Most Out of the Geneseo Experience, Newton Hall

A panel of recent Geneseo graduates will provide insight and information about coursework, extra-curricular activities and more that they recommend to students who seek a competitive advantage in job and post-graduate school interviews.
 


2:00 p.m.

 


Women’s Volleyball Tournament vs Hilbert

Adults: $5.00


Senior Citizens: $3.00


12-18 years old: $3.00


11 years old & under are free

Student with ID are free

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

 

Mini-GREAT Day, Integrated Science Center and Newton Hall

GREAT (Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement and Talent) Day is held each year in April.  It provides students with an opportunity to present their research findings, scholarly activities and creative endeavors.  The Poster Session is a significant component of GREAT Day.  A showcase of selected posters will be available to share many of the stimulating work students have conducted over the past year.

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m

Center for Inquiry, Discovery & Development Open House & Coffeebreak

Join us in the CIDD, 303 Doty Building for a relaxing coffee, tea and snacks break in the unique atmosphere of the CIDD. It is definitely worth the journey up to the third floor! Enjoy the international feel of the center while you browse our library, listen to music or chat with our Ambassadors about their amazing projects. Learn more about our Ambassadorship program that provides selected students $5,000 to carry out their self-directed, transformational projects.

2:00 p.m.

 

GOLD Workshop: Who Moved My Cheese?, Newton Hall

Presented by Charles (Chip) Matthews, Director of Student Life
We all get comfortable with routine and many of us like to repeat things and do things the way we did them last year. However, change happens, and we have to be flexible and ready to adapt to new situations. This workshop is based on the best-selling book, Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson, author and consultant to major corporations. Learn what corporate executives are taught about dealing with change in work and in life.

Students are able to earn GOLD credit.

3:00 p.m.

 

Finding an Internship, Newton Hall

Presented by Robert DiCarlo, Associate Director of Internships, Office of Career Development and Dan Foley, Student Intern.

According to national surveys, the number one criteria employers seek in recent hires is prior internship experience.  This workshop covers all the basics of finding that first internship. Popular websites, networking, and College resources are discussed.   A brief overview of résumés, cover letters, application processes and college credits will also be discussed.   Strategies for how family members can help their student find an internship will also be discussed. There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience.

3:00 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs St. Lawrence

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

 

Gallery Exhibits

Campus Galleries will be open for your viewing enjoyment.

Lederer Gallery (203 Brodie Hall)

  • Landscape Today and Tomorrow (a group show)
  • Gallery B2 (in Lederer)
    Prophecy by Peter B. Jones, curated by Kris Laun

Lockhart Gallery (McClellan House on 26 Main St)

  • Aligned Works: Jill Levine and Lindsay Walt

First Seating:
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Second Seating:
5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Third Seating:
6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m.

 

Fall Harvest Dinner

Gather with other Geneseo families for a buffet-style harvest dinner featuring carved turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, harvest vegetables and dessert. Please indicate special dietary needs on your reservation form. SUNY Geneseo students with meal plans may pay for their meal with their meal plan; however, a meal must be reserved on the registration form. 

If you prefer to pay for your student’s meal, do not check the student box, but add to your number of tickets. 

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

 

Wine and Dessert Reception, Bailey Hall 

Come to the newly renovated Bailey Hall to enjoy, delectable desserts, live entertainment and a cash bar featuring local beers and wines.

Desserts and live entertainment are complimentary with Family Weekend registration.

8:00 p.m.

Acapella Concert, Wadsworth Auditorium 

This event is included with Family Weekend registration.

Enjoy musical harmonies of Geneseo’s time honored tradition of student Acapella singing

 

To register for events click here

Parents College Course titles and descriptions 

The Liberal Arts: Why Philosophers, Poets, Scientists, and Composers are Your Real BFFs 

Celia Easton, Dean of Residential Living

The tradition of the “liberal arts” goes back to antiquity: it means “studies essential for free people.”  In the modern world, we say that the humanities, arts, and sciences comprise the liberal arts curriculum.  There are many other ways to organize higher education: technical programs, conservatories, art institutes, agricultural schools, and professional training provide excellent directions for college students.  At Geneseo, however, even our professional programs situate themselves within a broader liberal arts curriculum.  In antiquity, liberales or “free” meant literally “not enslaved.”  Today we ask, “How does the study of history, literature, physics, and anthropology free your mind?”  Over the course of a student’s career, technical skills will need constant updating.  The study of the liberal arts creates a foundation for learning skills rather than teaching particular skills.  Why are Shakespeare and Plato your best friends forever?  Because they will exercise your mind, inspire you to think, and teach you how to question even the most confident authorities you will encounter throughout your life.  

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Dante and Mathematics

Gary Towsley, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Mathematics

Dante Alighieri, the Florentine Poet, is known mainly as the author of La Commedia, (The Comedy, not the Divine Comedy, a name that was attached later). He was also a scholar, a diplomat, and a politician. As a scholar he was well educated in the science and mathematics available at the time. His works, and in particular, Il Paradiso, the third portion of the Comedy, is filled with this science and mathematics in a significant fashion. It is the mathematical content of Dante’s work that I my talk will concern.

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Cancer from a Biologist's Perspective

Robert O’Donnell, Distinguished Teaching Professor of Biology

The talk will address four areas related to cancer. The first will look at the causes of cancer from a historical perspective. Second, I will look at the incidence of cancer based on “Cancer Facts and Figures, 2014” provided by the American Cancer Society. The third topic that will be addressed is what goes wrong inside the cell that leads to cancer and lastly, the important role of research in cancer prevention, early diagnosis and treatment.

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Fortune's Bones, Slavery, Justice, and Historical Memory 

Dr. Cathy Adams, Associate Professor of History

Fortune was an African American man enslaved by Waterbury physician Dr. Porter in the late 18th century. Upon Fortune's death in 1798, Dr. Porter, a renowned bone surgeon, prepared his skeleton to serve the study of anatomy. In 1910, Fortune's skeleton was found and was donated to Mattatuck Museum where it was on display until 1970. Come and learn more about Fortune and the work of the African American History Project.

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