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Senior Spotlight: Imasha Silva

Imasha Silva ’19 chose to come to Geneseo to study from her home in Sri Lanka because it was her dream to earn a U.S. college education, and her brother, Malan Silva ’09, had such a positive experience pursuing his education here.

Catherine Shields ’19 Earns State Dept. Critical Language Scholarship

Catherine Shields '19 has won a U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarship. The Grandview Heights, NY, native will spend the summer in Baku, Azerbaijan, at the Azerbaijani University of Languages for an intensive eight-week course of university-level Turkish.

Senior Spotlight: Katelyn Brooks

Katelyn Brooks ’19, from Gates, NY, a musical theatre and communications double major, understands what a life in theatre will take. Eleven Geneseo productions, years of voice and dance lessons, and an active role in the Geneseo Chamber Singers have burnished her musical theatre credentials, and she’s poised to launch into the theatre life.

Geneseo Invites 92 Students Into Phi Beta Kappa

The State University of New York at Geneseo has invited 92 students into the College’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa this spring, prompted by their recent election by the College’s faculty. Phi Beta Kappa is the nation’s oldest and most widely known academic honor society.

Geneseo Ranked a Top National Public College

SUNY Geneseo is on a list of the nation’s top public colleges, ranking 65th out of 505 four-year public institutions in the country and 19th among the 73 eastern region colleges on the survey, compiled by <em>Business First</em>, a Buffalo-based publication. The 2019 survey results were based on academic excellence, affordability, diversity, and economic strength.

Encore Career Closet Earns Award

Geneseo’s Department of Career Development has earned a Diversity and Inclusion Focus award from the SUNY Career Development Organization (CDO) for its Encore Career Closet, a service that assists students who need professional attire for career-related occasions. Winners will be honored at the annual SUNY CDO conference June 12–14 in Java Center, NY.

Musical Pippin Runs April 10–14

The SUNY Geneseo Department of Music’s Musical Theatre Program’s latest production, Pippin, runs next week, April 10–13, at 7:30 p.m., with an additional matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. All performances are in the Alice Austin Theater on Geneseo’s campus.

Julie Buehler ‘89 Named Vice President for finance and administration

SUNY Geneseo has named Julie L. Buehler ‘89, executive consultant at Mitrano and Associates, LLC, as the College’s new vice president for Finance and Administration. Buehler will begin as VPFA on July 25.

Earth Day's Campus Spruce Up

In celebration of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the Buildings and Grounds Advisory Committee will join with Facilities Services and the Office of Sustainability to revive a college tradition — campus beautification. The effort kicks off with a Spruce Up Day, with plans for an Adopt-a-Garden program. The first Spruce Up Day begins April 22 at 3 p.m.

Senior Spotlight: Austin Ainsworth

Austin Ainsworth ’19, from Honeoye Falls, NY, is a skilled xylophone player. He's also a late-night Dungeons & Dragons gamer, a former Pride Alliance officer, a budding recreational poet, and a genetics researcher — and he’s all those things because he chose to attend SUNY Geneseo.

Documentary Highlights Professor’s Longtime Research on Indigenous Land Rights in Ecuador

Geneseo’s Department of Political Science and International Relations will present a special screening of the documentary “Who Speaks for Nature?" by Larry Engel on Friday, March 29, at 4:30 p.m. at the Riviera Theater in Geneseo. The documentary is based on a book co-authored by Geneseo Associate Professor Karleen West.

We're a Peace Corps Top-Producing College Five Years Running

SUNY Geneseo is ranked No. 13 among medium-sized schools on the Peace Corps’ 2019 Top Volunteer-Producing Colleges and Universities list. Currently, 22 Geneseo alumni are volunteering with the worldwide program.

Student Health and Counseling Earns Medical Home Designation

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Student Health and Counseling was recently designated as a Medical Home by the Accreditation Association of Ambulatory Health Centers (AAAHC). Of the nearly 4,000 higher education institutions in the U.S., only 17 have achieved Medical Home accreditation, considered by the AAAHC as the highest achievement for primary care.

Singers Welcomed for Community Sing of Beethoven's 9th

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Music will host a “unity-community sing” of Ludwig van Beethoven’s <iSymphony No. 9i/> on Sunday, May 5, in Wadsworth Auditorium. Volunteer singers will join the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, the Festival Singers, Geneseo’s town/gown choir, and professional soloists.

Roemer Lecture on Emerging Powers and Climate Change

Kathryn Hochstetler, a professor of international development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver this year's Roemer Lecture on World Affairs. Her talk, “Responsibilities in Transition: Emerging Powers in the Climate Change Negotiations,” will take place at 2:30 p.m., Thursday, April 11, in the Doty Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

Students Explore Sustainability Issues Through Art

Students in a spring honors course, “The Politics of Sustainability Through Art,” are exploring environmental concerns and the politics that affect sustainability issues in a creative way.
In addition to readings that provide background on climate change, food sustainability and other problems, students are viewing and discussing relevant artwork by artists from around the world creating their own visual art inspired by their learning. 

Senior Spotlight: Evelyn Welch

Evelyn Welch '19 has always been interested in the medical field, and chose to study biology and pursue a minor in human development to learn about the body and mind. She also loves to act, dance, and play music. She explored all her passions during her four years at Geneseo and found her career path along the way.

Leah Christman '19 to Serve as a Fulbright in India

Leah Christman '19. an English literature and Honors Program major, has won a 2019–20 U.S. Student Fulbright award. She will serve as a Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in either a middle or secondary school in a community in India.

Jaramillo '21 and Brush '20 Earn DAAD RISE Scholarships

Nolberto Jaramillo ’21, biology, and Daniel Brush ’20, chemistry, have been awarded 2019 DAAD RISE scholarships to intern this summer in German research laboratories. Jaramillo will work in Erlangen, Germany at the Friedrich-Alexander Universität in the Bosserhoff Laboratory. Brush will be researching in Giessen, Germany with the Schreiner Research Group at Justus-Liebig-Universität.  

Honorary Degree Recipients Announced

SUNY Geneseo alumni Mark J. Ashley ’77 and Joseph Carr will receive honorary degrees at this year’s commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 18. Ashley is the co-founder and president/CEO of the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS). Carr is a highly regarded fine wine producer, proprietor, and vintner.

Chemist Stephen Leone to Deliver Dreyfus Lecture “X-ray Eyes"

Stephen Leone, a professor of chemistry and physics at Berkeley, will give the Jean Dreyfus Lecture at 7–8 p.m., Tuesday, March 12 in Newton 202. In his lecture, “X-ray Eyes,” Leone will discuss the broad realm of X-rays, from their discovery and uses in medicine, to science fiction and new experiments in the chemistry lab. A reception in Newton will immediately precede the event. Leone’s talk is free and open to the public.

Senior Spotlight: Neha Marolia

First-generation Neha Marolia ’19 — an Indian American from Syosset, NY — began her schooling without a working knowledge of English. This May, she’ll graduate with a degree in English education and a passion for bringing language and literature to others.

Undergrads Stage Philosophy Takeovers in Area High Schools

A group of undergrads is staging philosophy takeovers in area schools as a way to introduce philosophical topics to high school students. The collaboration between Geneseo and local schools uses techniques such as The Trolley Problem to emphasize the value of studying philosophy.

Alumna to Share The Tales Teeth Tell

SUNY Geneseo is hosting biological anthropologist Tanya M. Smith ‘97, Ph.D., for a lecture based on her recent book, <i>The Tales Teeth Tell<i/>. Smith’s talk takes place at 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in Newton 204. Smith’s talk will be followed by a book signing. Copies of her book will be available for sale. The event is free and open to the public. 

Fulbrighter Brings U.S. Midterms to Belgian Undergrads

Leandra Marie Griffith ’16, a 2018-19 U.S. Student Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, provided a group of Belgian university students who were keen to learn more about the American political system, with a discussion on civics during last year's mid-term elections.