With the holidays upon us, many departments across campus are collecting food, gifts, and other goods for those in need this holiday season. Here is a sampling of what is needed for those less fortunate in our region. Please check back often for updates to the list.
Members of Southside Boys and Hips-n-Harmony will join the Geneseo Chamber Singers and Spectrum Singers in a festive holiday-themed choral concert at historic St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in the Village of Geneseo at 3 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 9. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
A student-led campus composting program has kept more than 1,000 pounds of plant and food waste from going to the landfill this month alone. Student interns from the Office of Sustainability have created a compost-collection program that includes distributing compost buckets to individual faculty and staff members who are diverting the compostable waste they generate during the day — such as food scraps from lunches and paper towels, for later use in other campus sustainability efforts.
Study Day Pet Therapy!
2:30-4:00 PM. Join SOPHIE, lovable therapy dog owned by Student Health and Counseling counselor Sarah Covell for a special visit to South Village Counseling Services, Onondaga 203-SOUTH. This is a 90-minute drop-in session; feel free to come by for a few minutes or to stay awhile. All are welcome!
Gandy Dancer 7th Volume Launch Party
3:30-5:30 in the Hunt Room of the College Union. Gandy Dancer is Geneseo's literary journal and it accepts submissions from all across the SUNY system. It is the only SUNY-wide literary journal. Come and celebrate the launch of the seventh volume with student readings and snacks. All are welcome!
Men's Ice Hockey vs. Lebanon Valley
7:00 PM in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena. It's the Knights' first home game of 2019. Full schedule.
Women's Basketball vs. Rochester Institute of Technology
6:00 PM in Schrader Gymnasium. The Knights' first home game of 2019. Full schedule.
In the Spotlight...
Angela Catalano ’20 has won a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship in support of her Spring 2019 study abroad to Costa Rica. Catalano is a psychology major from Webster, NY and will be studying at the Universidad Veritas in San Jose in the spring. Angela’s award makes her the 27th Geneseo student to win this State Department award.
Beverly J. Evans, professor of French and Western Humanities in Geneseo’s Department of Languages and Literatures, is among the latest cohort of 14 faculty members the State University of New York Board of Trustees has named to a distinguished professorship.
The Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Family Endowment supports general scholarships for students with financial need from the Downstate New York area with a preference for students living in Brooklyn, particularly the Red Hook area. In addition, the endowment will help fund an array of student needs in the Transition Opportunity Program (TOP) and Access Opportunity Programs (AOP).