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Seven from Geneseo Receive SUNY Scholar-Athlete Awards

Seven SUNY Geneseo student-athletes were named recipients of the 2017-18 State University of New York Scholar-Athlete Award, in recognition of outstanding academic excellence and athletic achievement. SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson recognized all of this year’s recipients in announcing the awards Wednesday.

David McGlashon '18
David McGlashon '18 Has Found His Place in the Classroom

As a childhood/special education major with a natural sciences concentration, David McGlashon '18 credits the Shear School of Education with providing him the skills to be an effective teacher.

Tom and Betsy Matthews
Tom Matthews Retirement Celebration Among Reunion Events June 1-2

Alumni and friends will be returning to campus June 1-2 for Reunion 2018. The annual event will highlight class years ending in three and eight, affinity anniversaries, and a celebration of the 51-year career of Tom Matthews, associate dean of leadership and service.

Rob DiCarlo
New ‘Handshake’ System Expanding Career Development’s Reach

SUNY Geneseo’s Department of Career Development has implemented a new career management system that greatly enhances the department’s ability to manage job and internship postings, run career fairs and track student usage.

Kate Dunn '15 in Malaysian school
For Kate Dunn '15, a Rewarding Fulbright Experience in Malaysia

As a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Malaysia, Kate Dunn '15 is living her dream of becoming a global citizen and helping build positive relationships among nations.

Tanairi Taylor, left, and Terese Caiazza, far right, are the first to graduate as women's and gender studies majors. Professor of English and Music Melanie Blood is with them.
Women's and Gender Studies Graduates Make History

Commencement is always a time to celebrate, but this year, Terese Caiazza ’18 and Tanairi Taylor’ 18 will make College history, becoming the first to graduate with a major in women’s and gender studies.

Miguel Baique welcomes McNair Scholars
SUNY Geneseo Welcomes First Group of McNair Scholars

A group of 25 rising juniors and seniors have become the first SUNY Geneseo students to enter the McNair Scholars Program, designed to prepare undergraduate students for doctoral studies through involvement in research and other scholarly activities.

Puerto Rico volunteers
Group Returning to Puerto Rico for Hurricane Relief Work

SUNY Geneseo students are returning to Puerto Rico May 14-20 for hurricane relief work, the second trip the College has made there since Hurricane Maria devastated much of the island last fall.

Denise Scott (left) and Jun Okada
Denise Scott, Jun Okada Receive Fulbright Awards

Two SUNY Geneseo faculty members have received highly competitive Fulbright Awards for the Spring 2019 semester. Denise Scott, professor of sociology, will conduct research at the H.N.B. Garhwal University in Srinagar, India, and Jun Okada, associate professor of English, will teach and conduct research at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Geneseo commencement
Final Preparations in Progress for Commencement May 12

Fnal exams wrapped up Wednesday and crew members have begun to prepare the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena for Saturday’s two undergraduate commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. An estimated 1,194 students will participate in the ceremonies.

Geneseo Chamber Singers
Chamber Singers to Celebrate 60th Anniversary with Spring Concert

Some 120 alumni from as far back as 1960 who sang in the Geneseo Chamber Singers will be on campus this weekend celebrating the organization’s 60th anniversary with a variety of events, culminating in a spring concert May 5 at 8 p.m. in Wadsworth Auditorium, assisted by the Alumni Choir.

WIG team
Academic Affairs Team Addressing Student Retention

"WIG" is a new initiative to improve student retention rates within the Division of Academic Affairs’ Office of the Provost. “We’ve only been at this for one semester, but already we’re speaking a common language and building a culture that will allow us to not only do our best work within the whirlwind, but in spite of it," says Provost Stacey Robertson. "It’s not an ‘either/or’ choice: We’re very confident that we will achieve our Widely Important Goal and increase retention.”  

Jack '76 and Carol '76 Kramer
Jack ’76 and Carol ’76 Kramer Make $1.35 Million Gift Commitment to Fund Four Endowments

State University of New York at Geneseo President Denise A. Battles has announced a combined outright and planned $1.35 million multi-purpose gift from alumni Jack and Carol Kramer in support of four endowments to enhance the quality of the educational experience at Geneseo.

Volt-Air team members
Geneseo Wins a First Place Award in State Business Plan Competition Finals

A student team from SUNY Geneseo’s VentureWorks entrepreneurship program won first place in the advanced technology track in the finals of the ninth annual New York State Business Plan Competition (NYBPC) April 27 in Albany.

Nick Warner, planetary geologist
Planetary Geologist Nick Warner Part of NASA's InSight Mars Mission

Nick Warner is taking a special interest in this Saturday’s planned launch in California of NASA’s InSight Mars lander since he’s been instrumental in determining where it will land in November. Warner, assistant professor of geological sciences at SUNY Geneseo and a planetary geologist, will be at Vandenberg Air Force Base for the liftoff as a member of the InSight Mission science team.