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Geneseo Honored for Excellence in Student Voter Engagement

SUNY Geneseo was honored recently by the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge for achieving a student voting rate between 30 and 39 percent in the 2018 midterm elections. The Challenge recognizes colleges and universities committed to increasing college student voting rates.

Dance Ensemble Performs Dancing to Defy Limits

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Theatre and Dance Studies presents the Geneseo Dance Ensemble in Dancing to Defy Limits. The program will be presented in the Alice Austin Theatre, William A. Brodie Hall, on the Geneseo campus on November 21–23 at 7:30 p.m. and November 24 at 2 p.m. The performances are open to the public and free parking is available. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Student Association Ticket Office or online at bbo.geneseo.edu.

College Launches Geneseo Points of Support Program

SUNY Geneseo has launched Geneseo Points of Support (GPS), a program that helps students address critical problems by providing them with guides who assist with navigating unfamiliar institutional processes. Spurred by the college’s committed retention efforts, the program is especially geared toward students who lack experience or support in understanding how colleges and college offices work.

A Q&A with Jason Ozubko: 'I Study Human Memory'

Assistant Professor Jason Ozubko runs the Human Cognition and Memory Lab at SUNY Geneseo. Ozubko, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, was recently awarded a grant from the National Institute on Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to study spatial memory using Google Street View. The project, which is aided by undergraduate researchers, is in its second year.

Karilyn Nieves ’20 Wins SUNY Educational Opportunity Program Award of Excellence

SUNY Geneseo student Karilyn Nieves ’20 was one of 42 students in SUNY’s Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to receive the inaugural Norman R. McConney Jr. Award for Student Excellence. The award recognizes outstanding EOP students for their academic achievements.

Vafier ’74 and Scoville Receive Alumni Association, Geneseo Foundation Awards

The SUNY Geneseo Alumni Association (SGAA) and the Geneseo Foundation, Inc., presented their top awards for service and philanthropy on October 18, during Geneseo President Denise A. Battles’ annual donor recognition gala. The 2019 Distinguished Service Award went to Frank L. Vafier ’74, and the foundation’s Philanthropic Leadership Award went to Larry Scoville.

Academic Affairs Honors Five with Annual Awards

The Division of Academic Affairs honored five employees on October 21 with its Awards for Outstanding Commitment to Geneseo’s Values. Provost Stacey Robertson recognized recipients at the division’s annual Fall Festival where faculty and staff celebrated their colleagues’ accomplishments.

A Princeton Review 'Green College' for 10 Years Running

SUNY Geneseo has been named among the most environmentally responsible colleges by The Princeton Review. The College has consistently been included in the annual guide since it was first published in 2010.

Csapo Family Endowment Will Support Student Engagement and High-Impact Practices

Frank Csapo, owner of the Ambassador Apartments in Geneseo, NY, and longtime supporter of the College, has made a $100,000 gift to establish the Csapo Family Endowment. The endowment will provide support for student engagement and high-impact practices with the intent to develop, expand, and facilitate educational programs and experiences for Geneseo students.

Online and Study Abroad Intersession Courses Expanded for 2020

Geneseo’s successful enhanced intersession term is expanded this year with additional offerings of online and study abroad courses for winter break. The term, which runs December 30, 2019–January 21, 2020, allows students to earn credits in the interval between fall and spring terms.

Geneseo Celebrates Campus Sustainability Month

The Ephemeral Arts Festival allows students and faculty to make and appreciate art made entirely from nature, from arrangements created with fallen red and orange leaves of fall to moss-covered sticks transformed into sculpture. Each creation is preserved with a photograph.

2019–20 Presidential Scholars

Thirteen SUNY Geneseo students are Presidential Scholars for the 2019–20 academic year, representing a variety of academic areas and exemplifying the college's institutional values. A presidential scholar is a top-achieving member of the senior class who also serves as an ambassador for the College.

Seven Geneseo Alumni Recognized With 40 Under 40 Awards

The <em>Rochester Business Journal</em> and the <em>Buffalo Business First</em> journal selected seven SUNY Geneseo alumni for their annual 40 under 40 awards. Honorees will be formally recognized at award ceremonies in November.

Geneseo Alumni Presidents Returned to Campus for Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019

Geneseo alumni college and university presidents returned to campus during Homecoming & Family Weekend to participate in a breakfast panel discussion on careers.

Native American Burning Key to Rare Oak Savannas

Assistant Professor Stephen Tulowiecki and Professor David Robertson, Department of Geography, recently published an article in the <em>Annals of the American Association of Geographers</em> that finds Native American land use—in particular, the use of fire—was critical in shaping the distribution of oak savannas in Western New York at the end of the 1700s.

Summer Campus Visitors Bring Economic Boost to Region

This summer, the Geneseo community welcomed a wide variety of visitors to campus, from fans of WWII aircraft to youth soccer enthusiasts, for events ranging from reunions to orientations. Nearly 9,000 people attended events or took part in activities held in college facilities, bringing to the greater Geneseo area tourist revenue and an economic impact of approximately $132,000.

Geneseo Student Voting Rose Nearly 600% in 2018

Student voting on the SUNY Geneseo campus rose by almost 600 percent in last year’s election, according to a report by the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement (NSLVE). The number of Geneseo students who voted increased from 335 in 2014 to 1,994 (or from 6.3 to 37.5 percent of students) in 2018.

Activist and Leader Winona LaDuke To Deliver Sustainability Lecture Oct. 2

American environmentalist, economist and writer Winona LaDuke will deliver the President’s 2019 Sustainability Lecture on Oct. 2 at 2:30 p.m. in the Doty Recital Hall. LaDuke will speak about “Economics for the Seventh Generation.”

Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 4

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part four in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

Geneseo to Purchase Large-Scale Aggregated Renewable Energy

Geneseo is a member of the NY Higher Education Large Scale Renewable Energy consortium of 20 public and private higher education institutions for the purchase of large-scale aggregated renewable energy. The consortium represents one of the state’s largest aggregated purchases of renewable energy to date.

Geneseo's a U.S. News Best Regional College

SUNY Geneseo has again been ranked no. 14 in U.S. News & World Report’s list of “Regional Universities in the North” <em>Best Colleges 2020</em> guidebook.

SUNY Geneseo Awarded NSF Grant for Undergrad Research

The National Science Foundation’s Division of Astronomical Sciences has awarded a $166,212 grant to SUNY Geneseo to support a collaborative undergraduate research project on understanding stellar structure. The three-year grant, led by professor of physics Aaron Steinhauer, will fund two undergraduate researchers per year and travel to telescopes in Arizona and Australia.

Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 3

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part three in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

ABC News’ Martha Raddatz to Deliver Wadsworth Lecture

Award-winning journalist Martha Raddatz, chief global affairs correspondent and co-anchor of ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, will deliver the Wadsworth Endowed Lecture at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 18 at the Wadsworth Auditorium. Raddatz’s talk, “From the White House to the Middle East,” will be followed by a Q&A. The event is free and open to the public.

Meet Our New Faculty and Staff: Part 2

Get to know the faculty and staff who have recently joined Geneseo. This is part two in a continuing series welcoming the newest members of our family and introducing them to the campus.

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