VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings
Oct29

VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings

Do you know who Geneseo’s buildings are named after? Take a tour of some of the history with us:

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In Memoriam: Fall 2021
Oct29

In Memoriam: Fall 2021

ALUMNI Sylvia Wightman Hunter Eaton ’51, Feb. 15, 2021 Anita Yazak Keenan ’51, Aug. 18, 2021 Freida Buerman Mulheron ’56, July 17, 2021 Beatrice Frisby Dewey ’58, July 31, 2021 John Cucinotta ’59, Sept. 3, 2021 Elizabeth Root Riedinger ’59, Aug. 30, 2021 Carol Morrison Rose ’61, Oct. 1, 2021 Marian McGraw ’63, July 13, 2021 Barbara Stanley Welch ’63, Aug. 15, 2021 Patricia Marcus...

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VIDEO: Enjoy the Geneseo Alma Mater
Oct29

VIDEO: Enjoy the Geneseo Alma Mater

Listen to the carillon play the SUNY Geneseo alma mater in celebration of the college’s 150th anniversary:    

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Generations of Mentors
Oct29

Generations of Mentors

Geneseo faculty and staff making a difference — past and present  By Carol Marcy View the complete (and growing) collection of comments about inspiring faculty. “Most successful people remember the one teacher in their lives who turned on the light for them and made them believe they could be all they wanted to be,” says Jim Sheehan ’71, a law professor and author of best-selling legal thrillers.  For Sheehan, that one teacher...

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The Music Will (Now) Always Play On
Oct29

The Music Will (Now) Always Play On

Because of Tom Matthews’ dedicated collecting, students have a permanent collection of 50 years of Geneseo’s concerts. By Robyn Rime Bonus track: YouTube can help you, too, relive Geneseo’s music history. See the MUSC 100 Playlist of Geneseo’s better-known performers.  More on the public exhibition.   In 1972, for the now-unimaginable price of $410, Aerosmith rocked the College Union Ballroom.  In 1970 — before...

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50 Years of Creating Opportunities — A Campus Tour
Oct29

50 Years of Creating Opportunities — A Campus Tour

From labs to landmarks, donors leave their marks on student experiences.  By Carol Marcy Fifty years ago, Geneseo’s then-president Robert W. MacVittie made the visionary decision to create the Geneseo Foundation, in recognition that private support would be needed in the years ahead to supplement declining state support for the College.   In the early years, contributions to the foundation from alumni and community members allowed the...

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Epiphany: 150 Years, Founded on a Normal School “Soul
Oct29

Epiphany: 150 Years, Founded on a Normal School “Soul

SUNY Distinguished professor and School of Education director Dennis Showers examines the college’s teaching history — and how it enriches Geneseo’s soul. By Dennis Showers Ella Cline Shear, for whom our School of Education is named, came to the Geneseo Normal and Training School in 1933 and stayed engaged with us for more than six decades. As director of the School of Education, I had the pleasure of corresponding with her over...

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The Human Dimensions of Conservation
Jul06

The Human Dimensions of Conservation

Amanda Lewis-Nang’ea’s research brings historical perspective to the issues of land management and resource stewardship in Kenya. By Robyn Rime Amboseli National Park in Kenya is one of the best places in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants. The park, formalized as a national game reserve in 1948 and as a park in 1974, seeks to protect a unique ecosystem through conservation, wildlife viewing and tourism. Supporting...

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Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community
Jul06

Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community

In March 2020, everyday life was put on hold, worldwide. Our Geneseo community, which thrives when we are together, was forced apart. In the months following, shrouded in uncertainty and without a blueprint to navigate, Geneseo leaned on the foundation of liberal arts thinking — creativity, problem-solving and innovation — to bring life back to campus in the midst of the pandemic. View our exclusive Scene photo essay (linked and...

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The Big Idea: Tackling Waste and Transparency Worldwide
Jul06

The Big Idea: Tackling Waste and Transparency Worldwide

View our interactive map to learn how alumni and the College are addressing the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals Peter Johnson ’02 is addressing the global problem of food waste and creating greater transparency and fairness in supply chains, worldwide.  By Kris Dreessen From harvest to dinner table, 30 percent of all food produced globally goes to waste, the United Nations estimates, which impacts the environment, workers and food...

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