Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same
Oct29

Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same

  Karen Brown Bryant ’74 and Clara Worrall ’22 celebrate what makes Geneseo special in any era. By Kris Dreessen This spring, Clara Worrall ’22 will graduate with degrees in French and chemistry and a minor in anthropology. She started her four years at Geneseo navigating outdoor challenges with other first-year students in the Adirondack Mountains, and she has since studied abroad in Western Africa, completed an internship in a...

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Looking Back, From the Class of 1948
Oct29

Looking Back, From the Class of 1948

Joyce Perry Johnson loves reading and has learned listening is most important.  By Kris Dreessen Joyce Perry Johnson ’48 spent her first year as a Geneseo student in Emerson Hall, sharing the large boarding house with 15 other women. World War II wasn’t over, and the lack of male students — only one among the 300-plus undergrads — meant all men’s sports were canceled. She and her friends used to walk to the movie theater and diners on...

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Geneseo Stories — Including Yours
Oct29

Geneseo Stories — Including Yours

  Alumni Relations is publishing an oral history project to celebrate 150 years. By Kris Dreessen Learn more about the Oral History Project and submit your own Geneseo story. An hour-long tour that made the campus feel like home. A visit with an admissions counselor who offered new possibilities to attend college. Friends made in the first days on campus who are like family 40 years later. Alumni remember their college experience as...

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VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet
Oct29

VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet

The Livingston County Historical Society shows us how to play croquet, a traditional game that has roots in Geneseo: Read the story.

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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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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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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 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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Mission Driven: The Necessary Push
Jul06

Mission Driven: The Necessary Push

Matt Cook ’17 knows the value of an encouraging nudge to dream bigger. Now he provides that support for other young adults. By Kris Dreessen Matt Cook ’21 has had people push him to do and be better throughout his life. In high school, teachers saw what the distracted, loud teen could do and motivated him to focus. The nudges took him to Geneseo, where professors again challenged him to meet his goals, then think bigger for his...

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