International Treasures Bring Us Together
Dec12

International Treasures Bring Us Together

Milne Library’s special collections include mementos from some of the first Geneseo students who studied abroad. To view the full collection visit: scene.geneseo.edu/web-exclusives In 1969, Chris Walsh ’71 spent the summer in what was then Yugoslavia as a student ambassador. He lived with a family in Split and toured the country to learn about its culture. He remembers after news of the moon landing spread, people approached him to...

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Bringing Clean Water to Everyone
Dec12

Bringing Clean Water to Everyone

Inspired by her experience teaching in Africa, Megan Renfro ’07 devotes her career to H2o access there. Hear Megan talk about her work: scene.geneseo.edu/web-exclusives For decades, the residents of the tiny village of Maiwayna in northern Ethiopia suffered from diarrhea and chronic stomach aches. The problem was their source of drinking water: a pond contaminated with animal feces and insects. Then in May of 2017, a crowd of...

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Geneseo’s Power of Place: 360-degree images
Dec11

Geneseo’s Power of Place: 360-degree images

Geneseo’s power of place stays with students, alumni, faculty and staff. Explore some of our beloved places with this 360-degree photo gallery by Keith Walters ’11.

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Gallery: Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners
Dec11

Gallery: Study Abroad Photo Contest Winners

Geneseo students first started studying and living abroad more than 40 years ago. Now, some 40 percent of all Geneseo students will learn internationally before they graduate, choosing from more than 600 programs, with more than 50 led by Geneseo faculty. The annual photo contest — sponsored by the Study Abroad Office, the Geneseo Scene, and Campus Auxiliary Services — celebrates the moments big and small that make up such journeys,...

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Calendar: Events on Campus and Beyond
Dec11

Calendar: Events on Campus and Beyond

Reunion June 7-8, 2019  | Campus and Geneseo village  Let the good times roll! Return to Geneseo to reconnect and celebrate with fellow alumni and friends. Special events include a reunion of the 1980s Onondaga Hall residents as well as anniversary reunions for the Arethusa (Sigma Gamma Phi) Sorority (125th), Phi Lambda Chi Sorority (55th) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (40th). Milestone class reunions include the Class of 1969 (50th),...

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Geneseo’s Power of Place
Dec11

Geneseo’s Power of Place

For generations, members of our College community have created memories on campus. They embrace them for life. SUNY Geneseo is set on a hill, bordered by a village main street, farmland and a valley that appears to stretch beyond the horizon. Alumni remember the golden orange sunsets and the rolling landscape.  “At first, students see it as a landscape of academic buildings. By living in it and experiencing it, it becomes a place, and...

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Who You Are,  Where You Are
Dec11

Who You Are, Where You Are

Geneseo researchers explore the connections between people and place.  It’s not hard to figure out your location on the map. Nowadays, you can just ask your phone. Understanding what it means to be in that location is a different story. The character of a place (Hilly or flat? Bustling or deserted? Settled in the 1890s or the 1980s?) shapes your experience there, and maybe even shapes the person you are. Whether you’ve lived in a...

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Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places
Dec11

Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places

Helping residents in Puerto Rico Reminds Us What Home and Belonging Really Are. Danny stood on the curb waiting for us every day in front of his hurricane-ravaged house in Puerto Rico as we arrived to help him rebuild.  His residence outside of Carolina City was among thousands all but destroyed by Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, and Geneseo alumnus Dan Martin ’16 and I led a group of seven Geneseo students last May.  The...

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Seven Marathons. Seven Continents. Seven days.
Dec11

Seven Marathons. Seven Continents. Seven days.

Check out Cara’s “ultimate motivating playlist” for tunes to keep you going on a run or exercising.  Teacher Cara Nelson ’09 brought the experience of completing an impossible feat to her students. Along the way, she learned that succeeding is all mental. Last spring, Cara Nelson ’09 accomplished something that may seem impossible. She completed seven marathons on seven continents — in seven days. Nelson first ran...

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Beyond the Red Pin.
Dec11

Beyond the Red Pin.

The power of place thrives at Geneseo. Thanks to Danish inventor, designer and software developer Jens Rasmussen, finding places has never been easier. A searcher simply types in the name or GPS coordinates of any destination, and the ubiquitous red Google Maps pin that Jens designed (or a close variation) precisely marks the location. The pin, however, tells only part of the story. It doesn’t reveal the power of place, the impact...

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