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Catalano ’20 Receives Gilman Award

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.

The Office of Financial Aid to Implement Students On Track

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.

Evans Named SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor

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.

Holiday Choral Performance

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. 

Holiday Good-Deeds Round-Up

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.

Student-led Composting Program Cultivates Waste

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.

Greg ’64 and Elizabeth O’Connell Endowment to Support Underrepresented, Underserved Students

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).

New Match-Making Hub Aims to Boost ‘Town-Gown’ Engagement

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.

Planetary Geologist and Students Preparing for NASA’s InSight Mars Landing

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.

Dance Ensemble's 101st Concert Performances

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.

A Washington Monthly Best College for Student Voting

The College was named to <em>Washington Monthly’s</em> "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.

A Mentor’s Magic

Alumnus Paul Grassi '96 reflects on two moments during his undergraduate years as a business major at Geneseo that would change the course of his professional life.

Livingston CARES Offers 11 Week-Long Service Trips in 2019

Livingston CARES is offering more trips than ever before, to more cities. Eleven week-long trips will be offered in 2019 to students, faculty and staff, and community residents. Registration is open and trips are filled on a first come, first served basis.

Residence Hall Conference to Bring 300 Attendees to Geneseo

SUNY Geneseo is hosting the North East Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls’ (NEACURH) Regional Leadership Conference, Friday–Sunday, Nov. 2–4. Approximately 300 students and professional staff members from 45 different institutions will be attending the conference.

Geneseo Foundation, SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association Recognize Exceptional Philanthropy and Service

The Geneseo Foundation and the SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association presented awards for philanthropy and service on Oct. 19 during Geneseo President Denise A. Battles’ annual donor recognition gala, this year a benefit to support the President’s Access to Excellence Scholarship Endowment.


October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. This is the final article in a four-part series on security brought to you by Geneseo’s Information Security Program Team.

School of Business Trading Room Named for Edward Pettinella ’73

The Trading Room in SUNY Geneseo’s School of Business is now the Edward Pettinella ’73 Trading Room in honor of the generous alumnus, whose $750,000 gift to the College will create an endowment to support the annual operating costs of the applied learning lab. The College cut the ribbon two years ago for the facility, which gives business students real-time trading experience.

Geneseo Named to Princeton Review's Green College List

SUNY Geneseo is included in the newly released 2018 edition of The Princeton Review’s Guide to 399 Green Colleges. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.

I Think I've Been Compromised!

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is the third article in a four-part series on security brought to you by Geneseo’s Information Security Program Team.

Academic Affairs Honors Commitment to Values

The Division of Academic Affairs recently honored five employees with its inaugural Academic Affairs Awards for Outstanding Commitment to Geneseo’s Values.

NYC Business Trip Prepares Students for the World of Finance

Several alumni met with current students from the School of Business during their annual New York City trip. Alums working in finance emphasizes the types of positions available to accounting majors, from financial planners to risk managers.

How to Recognize Phishing and Other Scams

October is National Cyber Security Awareness month. This is the second article in a four-part series on security brought to you by Geneseo’s Information Security Program Team.

Jeremy Jackson's '16 Shakespeare Gig

Jeremy Jackson ’16 found a way this summer to combine his two passions: literature and theater. Jackson served multiple roles both behind the scenes and on stage working with the Shake on the Lake theater troupe.

International Law Expert to Deliver Phi Beta Kappa Lecture

A leading expert on international law, Harold Hongju Koh, will deliver SUNY Geneseo’s 2018-19 Phi Beta Kappa lecture on Thursday, Oct. 25. The lecture, "The Trump Administration and International Law," will take place at 4 p.m. in Doty Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.

Geneseo Announces Online, Study Abroad Offerings for Reinvigorated Winter Intersession

The revised academic calendar for 2018–19 and beyond now includes the option for students to take courses over intersession. The 2018-19 intersession will have a range of offerings that include online courses.