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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.