Video: If I Knew Then
Dec13

Video: If I Knew Then

At one point, Molly Smith Metzler ’00 viewed her career as a playwright and screenwriter to be a failure. Now, as a producer and writer for the hit TV Showtime series “Shameless” and writer for “Orange is the New Black,” she can look back and see her “failures” were not failures at all, but the experiences that shaped her. We continue the series of “If I Knew Then” with other...

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Be a Jeopardy! champion: Take a Trivia Quiz from a Winner
Dec03

Be a Jeopardy! champion: Take a Trivia Quiz from a Winner

High-school history teacher Justin Vossler ’11 knows his trivia. He won five times on Jeopardy! this year and competed in the show’s Tournament of Champions. Want to test your trivia knowledge? Justin has created a quiz, just for the Geneseo Scene. Questions get more difficult the longer you play. Enjoy! 1. Despite trailing 28-3 in the 3rd quarter, this team rallied to win Super Bowl LI 34-28 in overtime: Show Answer New England...

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The Business of Building Hope
Dec01

The Business of Building Hope

It was the early 1980s and Mark Ashley ’77 was on his way to one of his patient’s living quarters in the residential area of the Centre for Neuro Skills (CNS), the rehabilitation facility he had founded to treat patients with acquired and traumatic brain injuries. He was carrying a small bottle of champagne.

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Office Space
Dec01

Office Space

Stepping into some professors’ offices is an encounter with  their passion for their area of expertise, their personalities and life journeys.

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Keeping the Winning Program Strong
Dec01

Keeping the Winning Program Strong

“It’s not really that hard of a decision to support Geneseo,” said Kevin Gavagan ’75. “The students are well-rounded, bright and hard-working, and we alumni have an obligation to give back and keep that winning program strong.”

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The Art of Failure
Dec01

The Art of Failure

My after-Geneseo plans were pretty simple. I was going to graduate in May of 2000, head to a Ph.D. program in September, and be an English professor by 2007. In my free time, I would: adopt a pug dog, start an herb garden, and be a calm human. But as graduation grew closer, I did something that shocked everyone. I decided to turn down a full ride to a prestigious Ph.D. program so I could move to Martha’s Vineyard and waitress.

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How To: A Recipe for The Perfect Holiday Cookie
Dec01

How To: A Recipe for The Perfect Holiday Cookie

Orders have grown from a handful her first year to thousands of cookies annually for customers, in all shapes, for many occasions. December is still her peak season, though her cookies are also popular throughout the year at children’s birthday parties and baby showers in the Denver area.

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Calendar: Events on Campus and Beyond
Dec01

Calendar: Events on Campus and Beyond

Geneseo Dance Ensemble 50th Anniversary Celebration April 19 to 22, 2018 | Campus and Geneseo village Celebration activities include dance performances, alumni panel discussions, master classes, and a special anniversary reception for the ensemble, which is led by Professor of Dance Jonette Lancos. New choreography will be introduced by alumni guest artists and dance faculty. There will be a featured performance, “Dancing Past to...

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Transcendentalism 3.0
Dec01

Transcendentalism 3.0

In 2014, the college launched Digital Thoreau (digitalthoreau.org), a digital humanities project featuring the writings of Henry David Thoreau (American, 1817-1862). The project encourages and enhances the study of Thoreau’s classic work, “Walden,” and promotes worldwide, online discussion of the text among scholars, students and general readers.

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Game Theories
Dec01

Game Theories

In the popular current “Sherlock” TV series, actor Benedict Cumberbatch is always reaching into his “mind palace” to retrieve vital information to solve the case. Which he always does. Justin Vossler ’11, too, has an impressive “mind palace,” and can even tell you the origins of the technique.  The class of 2011 history major and now history teacher, won five times on Jeopardy! last summer.

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