Your Guide to a Little Zen — Anywhere
Mar05

Your Guide to a Little Zen — Anywhere

Pausing a few minutes inspires mindfulness and boosts your everyday well-being. By Kris Dreessen Deadlines. Errands. There are a million tasks to do each day. But by taking a few minutes to sit, breathe and immerse ourselves in the present, we can boost our focus, reset our distracted minds and bring some much-welcome calm. “There is a natural slowing down when you are not trying to do 20 things at once,” says Beth Cholette,...

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A New Focus
Mar05

A New Focus

Jeff Fasano ’80 chose passion over an uninspiring career. He was rewarded with his dream job, photographing musicians and actors. By Kris Dreessen For 18 years, Jeff Fasano ’80 worked a corporate job organizing container ships carrying goods for import and export. Ultimately, it was disappointing to spend his days in New York City, poring over operations in an office. He wasn’t happy in life. “I was 33. I left my job one day,...

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Rewind: A View of Yesterday
Mar05

Rewind: A View of Yesterday

Peek down memory lane with an iconic view of Main Street. By Kris Dreessen This image from the College archives captures the feel of the 1950s, with finned cars, the Red & White Food Market and other Main Street businesses. Much has changed, though the small-town welcome and independent stores operated by neighbors — and Geneseo alumni — stay the same. Emmeline, the bear statue, has watched over Main Street for more than 100...

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In Memoriam
Mar05

In Memoriam

Alumni Lois Thorne ’36, Oct. 5, 2019 Jean Kupack Block ’45, Oct. 13, 2013 Hope DePuy ’45, Feb. 13, 2018 June Brignall Renner ’45, Oct. 20, 2019 Barbara Jean Roach McCaffrey ’51, Aug. 9, 2019 Cynthia Witt ’51, Feb. 19, 2018 Mary Philippone ’53, Oct. 2, 2019 MaryAnn Leicht Blum ’54, Nov. 1, 2019 Harlan Munn ’54, Dec. 29, 2019 Rosalie Bly McCaffrey ’56, Sept. 20, 2019 John Bellomo ’58, Dec. 29, 2019 Nancy Habes Rathke ’64, Oct. 23, 2019...

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The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus
Nov27

The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus

MacVittie College Union has been a place to come together for 50 years. See photos of the Union over the years in our exclusive photo gallery. Celebrating 50 years this winter, the MacVittie College Union has been a gathering place since its grand opening in 1970. From morning coffee to lectures, LateKnight ice cream socials to impromp-tu dance performances, the union has always been Geneseo’s hub — a transformative space to chill,...

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Video: The Power of Music and Science
Nov27

Video: The Power of Music and Science

  Jamie Sacca Dostal ’08 blends science and music to help children with disabilities. Learn about her work in the classroom and read her profile about the power of...

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Say Yes
Nov26

Say Yes

As an explorer, author and equality advocate, I have learned the importance of embracing life’s blurry lines. When I first arrived at Geneseo, I’d never been on a plane. Heck, I was born and raised in New York state, yet had never before visited New York City. My senior year at Geneseo set me on a different path after I enrolled in Semester at Sea. It’s pretty much like what it sounds: a semester on a ship sailing around the...

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The Power of Music
Nov22

The Power of Music

Jamie Sacca Dostal ’08 blends science and music to help children with disabilities. Watch a video of Jamie at work. Jamie Sacca Dostal ’08 was playing musical instruments with a group of children in her preschool classroom last spring when she heard a child diagnosed with autism utter his first intelligible word. As she cued the students with “Ready, set,” the 5-year-old boy suddenly said, “Go. “The first time he said it, we...

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Photo album: 50 Years of the Union
Nov20

Photo album: 50 Years of the Union

The MacVittie College Union is celebrating 50 years ….view some photos of students gathering there for performances, fun and more.

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Video: Identifying Yesterday’s High Tech
Jun24

Video: Identifying Yesterday’s High Tech

In 1997, the Kodak DC120 was one of the first consumer digital cameras sold. Dennis Showers, interim director of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education, remembers when first got them for teaching. It was 1.2 megapixels and cutting-edge tech. Now, he just uses his smartphone. We have fun with three education majors — Tristan Johnson ’20, Eliza Oliverio ’20 and Allyson Burzynski ’20 — as they try to determine what...

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