Worthy Reads
Dec13

Worthy Reads

Judge a book by its cover? Yup, you can. Shortly after graduation, psychology majors Sunday Steinkirchner ’03 and Joshua Mann ’03 found an old copy of “Alice in Wonderland” at a street sale for $1. “We thought, ‘We don’t know what this is worth, but it’s more than this,’” Steinkirchner remembered. Living in New York City, they were looking for a way to earn extra money. That copy wasn’t valuable, but their investigation resulted in a...

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In Memoriam
Dec11

In Memoriam

The Geneseo Scene acknowledges the alumni and faculty we have recently lost. Eloine Judkins Dunlap ’42, July 13, 2018 Elizabeth Fraser McLernon ’45, May 6, 2018 Audra Packard Renswick ’48, July 23, 2018 Lucille Scheerschmidt Dieterle ’49, April 14, 2018 Kathleen Huggins Hurley ’50, July 22, 2018 Mary Thompson Ransom ’52, May 30, 2018 Domenica Evangelista Valvano ’56, July 28, 2018 Dr. John P. Madison ’62, May 8, 2018 Sara Cleveland...

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Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places
Dec11

Finding ‘Place’ in Unexpected Places

Helping residents in Puerto Rico Reminds Us What Home and Belonging Really Are. Danny stood on the curb waiting for us every day in front of his hurricane-ravaged house in Puerto Rico as we arrived to help him rebuild.  His residence outside of Carolina City was among thousands all but destroyed by Hurricane Maria in the fall of 2017, and Geneseo alumnus Dan Martin ’16 and I led a group of seven Geneseo students last May.  The...

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Gallery: Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Nov04

Gallery: Old Friends, Newly Reunited

In our winter 2018 issue that highlights the sense of community Geneseo fosters, we featured alumni who made lifelong friendships at the College, who treasure them through the years. We invited alumni to submit images of their friendships and reunions. Submit yours at scene@geneseo.edu. (Click on the image to see the entire...

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10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music
Aug15

10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music

John Lombardo ’74, taught himself guitar while he was a Geneseo student. Then he founded one of the most popular alternative bands of the 1980s and 1990s — and is still going strong. During the summer between his junior and senior year at Geneseo, John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar in his bedroom in Lakewood, N.Y. When he returned to campus in the fall, he joined the band Succotash, which he preferred to call...

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Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.
Aug15

Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.

My dear friend’s life was cut short. How he lived his life, teaches me how to live mine best. If you were on campus in the early ’80s, you probably remember my Genesee Hall roommate — the guy with the long hair and the derby hat. What you may not know is that Mike Annis ’84 died much too young at 54, taking his last breath in October 2016 in his Nashville home when his body finally said enough to a 33-year battle with Crohn’s, liver...

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