When it comes to energy, Distinguished Service Professor of Education Dennis Showers wrote the book — the Boy Scouts of America’s (BSA) Energy merit badge book, that is. In a pre-Earth Day celebration, Showers and colleague James McLean, associate professor of physics, teamed up with BSA’s Seneca Waterways Council in Rochester to help 32 Scouts discover the exciting world of STEM during merit badge workshops held on campus April 21.
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One evening last fall, Sofia Villalón ’18 invited chef Habiba Boru to transform part of the Letchworth Dining Hall into her home by adding a little flavor of Ethiopia. Boru cooked four dishes for guests of the Credo Kitchen event, who enjoyed them as they talked and connected with her, and each other.
Three well-known instrumental and choral music companies — the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra, the Geneseo Festival Orchestra and the Geneseo Chamber Singers — are performing Brahms’ “A German Requiem” April 29 at 3 p.m. in SUNY Geneseo’s Wadsworth Auditorium. Also featured will be two soloists: soprano Keely Futterer and baritone Jorell Williams.
The SUNY Geneseo Percussion Ensemble will present its most adventurous performance in many years during its “Cirque Du Percussion” concert April 30 in Wadsworth Auditorium. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and is free and open to the public. It will feature physical theater, improvisation, humor and other surprises, according to Jim Tiller, the director of the ensemble.
Geneseo’s campus radio station WGSU is celebrating 55 years on the air by hosting a music festival and food truck rodeo April 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. on the College Union Plaza.
A team of students from the Geneseo chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) recently won the statewide SHRM Student Case Competition.
Julianne Sweeney '16 has won a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship in the area of geosciences. Sweeney, a Geneseo native, graduated with a degree in geological sciences and then worked as a research technician for the Geneseo Department of Geological Sciences under the advisement of Nicholas Warner, assistant professor of geological sciences. She is currently employed at EagleView, an aerial imagery company.
A few weeks into her 2017 study abroad semester in Córdoba, Amanda Langan’s Argentine friend Pilar Herrera asked a tricky but familiar question, “¿Por qué todos los estadounidenses se llaman americanos?,” which roughly means, “Why do all ‘unitedstates-ians’ call themselves Americans?”
Waderlie Mendez ’20 has been named a Fund for Education Abroad (FEA) Scholar for 2018-19 and will travel to Cadiz, Spain, and around the country this summer to study Spanish language and culture. The sophomore psychology major is the first Geneseo student to win this award and joins a class of 100 Scholars chosen from a pool of more than 2,300 applicants representing approximately 517 colleges and universities across the country.
Geneseo students raised $162,208 in last weekend’s Relay for Life, a annual fundraiser that supports the American Cancer Society. The student-run 24-hour event in the Ira S. Wilson Ice Arena is packed with activities and speakers and helps not only to raise money for cancer research but also to sustain services for cancer patients.
In one of his final appearances at a GOLD event, Tom Matthews (above), associate dean of leadership and service, will moderate the Geneseo Forum Event “What It Takes to Take the Lead: What Do Leaders Need to Know Today” on April 26, featuring three Geneseo alumni who have made a mark in their fields.
Geneseo is continuing to implement the highest priority (Phase I) action items that were identified in the Geneseo 2021 Strategic Plan. Out of a pool of $1 million dollars identified to advance those items, $350,000 was directed to time-sensitive student recruitment efforts.
During his four years at Geneseo, Justen Geddes has become a mathematician, biology researcher, athlete, chief of the student first-response emergency team, an anthropologist, and has studied in Brazil. With each experience, he challenged his idea of his limitations.
Violin students will have a rare opportunity to enhance their technique at a master class on campus with Jennifer Lee, a highly regarded orchestra musician who has performed throughout the United States and abroad. The class is scheduled April 19 at 7 p.m. in the Doty Recital Hall and is free and open to the public.