With nearly all of the holiday-season campus drives completed, the hosting departments and programs are reporting that they've collected an abundance of food, gifts, and other goods for families and others who are in need in our region.
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.
Students on Track (SOT) is an application that integrates with DegreeWorks to determine if courses count toward a student’s degree program according to federal and state regulations. SOT will be operational in Spring 2019 for advanced registration of the Fall 2019 term.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Geneseo Community Engagement (GCE) is a new way to connect the resources at SUNY Geneseo with the needs of the community and vice versa. Combining the shared missions of several campus programs, GCE forges relationships between local residents and businesses and members of the SUNY Geneseo community.
SUNY Geneseo geology majors Megan Kopp '19 and Alyssa DeMott '19 will join Geneseo planetary geologist Nick Warner at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory Nov. 26 in Pasadena, Calif., for the scheduled 3 p.m. ET landing of InSight, NASA’s latest mission to Mars. The team will work for several weeks to characterize the area around the lander and make recommendations to NASA engineers on where to place the sensitive geological instruments that will explore the planet's crust, mantle and core.
SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Theatre and Dance Studies presents Geneseo Dance Ensemble's Dances the Liberal Arts in Bodies in Motion. The concert features new works by student choreographers. The program will be presented in the Alice Austin Theatre, William A. Brodie Hall, on the SUNY Geneseo campus at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6–8, and at 2 p.m. on Dec. 9. The performances are open to the public and free parking is available.
The College was named to Washington Monthly’s "2018 America’s Best Colleges For Student Voting" list. This is a first-of-its-kind list of the colleges and universities that are doing the most to help their students become engaged citizens.