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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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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Illustrating History
Apr01

Illustrating History

Award-winning manga artist Akiko Shimojima ’00 brings Japanese history to life with her comics. From Tokyo, she credits Geneseo with helping her find her calling. After Akiko Shimojima ’00 won an international award for her illustration of the graphic novel “Secrets of the Ninja” last year, among the first people she told were Kenneth Kallio, her former psychology professor and now associate provost at SUNY Geneseo, and Suzy Boor,...

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Acting Up
Dec01

Acting Up

When William Sadler was acting in a high school play in Orchard Park, N.Y., the director asked him what he wanted to do with his life. “I didn’t know what I wanted to be,” he recalled. “I was a newbie, and this was a brave new world. But acting was interesting.” The play was about a young veteran who was confronting an alcoholic father. Sadler felt the complexity and the power of emotions and fragility of relationships that were brought to life on stage.

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Seeing the Light
Dec01

Seeing the Light

Everyone knows about Geneseo sunsets: Many evenings, nature’s show is the best show in town. While most students and visitors watch from the gazebo, some students have a secret advantage to viewing the oranges and pinks over the valley — from their rooms. Scott Williams ’20, a political science and geography major, has one of those rooms. When selecting where he was going to live, this perk was something he never anticipated at Genesee Residence Hall.

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Sweet Relief
Dec01

Sweet Relief

For Melissa “Marsh” Megliola ’02, Christmastime as a child meant visiting her grandmother and indulging in her fresh-baked Italian cookies. In 2011, Megliola started selling the holiday delicacies she grew up with, launching Sweet Treats by Melissa from her Denver home. Two years later, she started creating custom sugar cookies in unique shapes and with custom decoration for children’s birthday parties, baby showers and holiday events.   For making the perfect holiday cookie, Megliola likes to change her designs each year. Her favorites from last year were snowflakes, mittens, penguins and snowmen, decorated with her own royal icing recipe. Regardless of the design you choose, Megliola advises bakers: “A perfect holiday cookie should just be made with love.”

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