Making Everyday Life, Art
Mar14

Making Everyday Life, Art

Zach Motl ’07 skyrocketed his design career when he transformed his tiny room into a stylish house. Now he creates living spaces that can always evolve. Zach Motl ’07 arrived at Geneseo as a musical theater major with plans to launch an acting career after graduation. But after taking a sculpture class his junior year, his passion shifted to the visual arts.  Outside of class, Motl experimented with interior design by...

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Video: Tom Matthews, a 51-year legacy
Apr05

Video: Tom Matthews, a 51-year legacy

Video Exclusive Tom Matthews, associate dean of leadership and service, will be remembered for a lifetime spent creating community and opportunities for students to grow as leaders — and for his stellar mustache. Celebrate the style and learn how to get your own Matthews...

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Living the Dance
Apr05

Living the Dance

Seven questions with Geneseo Dance Ensemble member Emily Ellmann. As the Geneseo Dance Ensemble celebrates its 50th anniversary this April, Emily Ellmann ’18 has found joy practicing and performing with the group since her freshman year. The ensemble, she says, has inspired her to take new challenges, and nurtured her creative side. This year, Ellmann has showcased her own choreography and is collaborating with Geneseo Dance Ensemble...

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A World Journey, Through Food
Apr04

A World Journey, Through Food

A dinner series inspires connections across cultures, as guest chefs serve up dishes from their homeland. Ethiopian misir wat and shiro wat burst with the soft tan and orange hues of spicy red lentils and chickpeas respectively. That’s what was cooking for the evening’s meal at the Letchworth Dining Hall, as guest chef Habiba Boru transformed part of the dining room into her home by adding a little “flavor” of Ethiopia. Boru’s...

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Beer + Dinner 101
Apr04

Beer + Dinner 101

Master brewer Peter Kreinheder ’92 shares tips on how to best pair beer with food — even dessert. Peter Kreinheder’s path as a master brewer, a beer connoisseur and a restaurateur illustrates the power of inspiration and imagination. After teaching youth about oceanography, then working for a high-end print and photography company, the Class of 1992 graduate became interested in brewing. He completed a brewing course in California...

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The Future of Friending
Apr04

The Future of Friending

Facebook and other social media give a resonant voice to more people. By Kris Dreessen Facebook allows users to see what their friends across town are thinking and learn about the life of a Serengeti safari guide with little more than a click. Since its launch in 2004, Facebook has grown to more than 2 billion monthly users worldwide. More voice to more people is a key tenet of the company’s philosophy,” says Facebook’s director of...

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Grit is Not Enough
Apr04

Grit is Not Enough

It isn’t enough to be strong and resolute. We all need each other’s help. In the past year, I’ve read a torrent of articles and papers about college students. Two concepts receiving considerable attention are the traits of grit and resilience. I’ve read how the lack of these qualities has purportedly left today’s students ill-equipped to succeed. I’ve read about college student “snowflakes” who, according to a Washington Post op-ed,...

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Chenussio
Apr04

Chenussio

A glimpse into the past. Distinguished Professor of History Michael Leroy Oberg looks at a map dated 1771 and can’t help but wonder. What was life like back then? — when Geneseo was known as “Chenussio,” a Seneca Iroquois town along the Genesee River. Trails through the woods — forerunners to Ridge Road, Route 20A and others — connected the Senecas with their Haudenosaunee kin in the “Land of the Iroquois.” People were constantly...

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A Lifetime of Friendship
Apr04

A Lifetime of Friendship

Former Geneseo roommates Joanne Goldstein Siegel ’47 and Eleanor Bonnet Betlem ’47 became lifelong friends shortly after they arrived on campus in 1943. “She didn’t have a sister, and I didn’t have a sister,” said Betlem, “so we became sisters.” Though Siegel settled on Long Island and Betlem in Rochester, they’ve remained close for 75 years. Their husbands, who are both deceased, also became good friends. After Geneseo alumni...

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The Junior Ice Knights
Apr04

The Junior Ice Knights

Geneseo hockey players team up with a youth club on and off the ice. Hockey practice might not be the place where you’d think to find examples of what makes Geneseo a great community. But, when the team comes off the ice after practice, there’s a special interaction that occurs — one that’s been forged for more than 15 years. As the team exits, they cross paths with a scurry of pint-sized hockey players, the Junior Ice Knights, whose...

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