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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Reach Out and Be Surprised
Jun24

Reach Out and Be Surprised

Artist Ivan Cash ’08 encourages connection and curiosity in the digital age. A few years ago, Ivan Cash ’08 had an idea to bring strangers together — using a digital tool that can often make us more insular and detached. Cash created Selfless Portraits, an interactive art project that invited Facebook users to receive a random user’s profile picture, draw it and welcome a stranger drawing theirs in return. He posted the finished...

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Yesterday’s High Tech
Jun21

Yesterday’s High Tech

All those gadgets? They are all now replaced with a laptop or smartphone. In 1997, the Kodak DC120 was one of the first consumer digital cameras sold. Dennis Showers, interim director of the Ella Cline School of Education, remembers when they first got them for teaching. It was 1.2 megapixels and cutting-edge tech.  Today, Showers presses a button on his phone to take a snapshot.  Such drastic changes in technology are why education...

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In Memoriam: Summer 2019
Jun21

In Memoriam: Summer 2019

ALUMNI Eleanor Bonnet Betlem ’47, March 12, 2019 MaryJane McCormick Hoeffner ’50, March 8, 2019 Anna Jones Roach ’51, Dec. 4, 2018 John J. Roach ’52, April 8, 2019 Mary Luckern ’53, Feb. 10, 2019  Marie McTarnaghan ’54, March 9, 2019 Janet Hudson Brown ’55, March 23, 2019 Dorothy Einsiedel Deimel ’58, Feb. 9, 2019 Shirley Pruden Corey ’59, Jan. 21, 2019 Donna Beader Pascucci ’59, March 13, 2019 Raymond Papaleoni ’64, March 15, 2019...

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On the Front Lines to Defend Wildlife
Jun19

On the Front Lines to Defend Wildlife

Working with the National Geographic Society, I have turned my passion for animals into my purpose.  Follow Tara Keir on Instagram: @tarankeir   If you are lucky in life, you find something you love. If you are even luckier, passion will find you. And if you are me, it will hit you as if you’ve run head-on into a brick wall.  From that perspective, I have been incredibly lucky all of my life. Traced back to elephants and their...

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Change, Before It Happens
Mar15

Change, Before It Happens

Bruce Himelstein ’76 started hotel work as a bellhop. He became a sales and marketing expert known for innovation and customer service. Six months after graduating as a communication major from Geneseo, Bruce Himelstein ’76, in desperation, took a job as a housekeeper at the Americana Inn in Albany, N.Y. He struggled to clean hotel rooms and was fired after a week. The hotel’s general manager, however, liked him and rehired him...

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Big Names on Campus
Mar14

Big Names on Campus

Some of entertainment’s most beloved artists performed at Geneseo. Students who helped book them remember the experiences. View our photo gallery of celebrity performances.  Before Steve Martin was a household name, he performed stand-up at Geneseo in 1976. Tom Clyde ’76 will never forget it.  “At the end of the show, he’s playing the banjo and walks from the back of Wadsworth Auditorium outside and the whole crowd follows him,”...

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