Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable
Mar13

Getting Comfortable with Being Uncomfortable

My mission is to challenge myself and to be present. The journey has helped me to better appreciate life. Read how Krista creates and follows a bucket list, with tips on how to create your own. Last fall, I booked a rather spontaneous trip to visit Virgin Islands National Park. It was my first solo journey to an unfamiliar destination, and while I was a little nervous, I was excited for everything new I would experience. It’s a...

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How to: Making a Bucket List 101
Mar13

How to: Making a Bucket List 101

Krista Muscarella ’12 spent this past Christmas on Ofu, a remote island of America Samoa. She and her friends shared a meal with a local family, sampled the local dish of coconut crab, and looked forward to 2019 surrounded by the Pacific Ocean. With that, she is one adventure closer to completing another item on her bucket list — which includes visiting all 60 U.S. national parks. She has ridden the “Swing at the Edge of the World” in...

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Geneseo’s Power of Place
Dec11

Geneseo’s Power of Place

For generations, members of our College community have created memories on campus. They embrace them for life. SUNY Geneseo is set on a hill, bordered by a village main street, farmland and a valley that appears to stretch beyond the horizon. Alumni remember the golden orange sunsets and the rolling landscape.  “At first, students see it as a landscape of academic buildings. By living in it and experiencing it, it becomes a place, and...

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Who You Are,  Where You Are
Dec11

Who You Are, Where You Are

Geneseo researchers explore the connections between people and place.  It’s not hard to figure out your location on the map. Nowadays, you can just ask your phone. Understanding what it means to be in that location is a different story. The character of a place (Hilly or flat? Bustling or deserted? Settled in the 1890s or the 1980s?) shapes your experience there, and maybe even shapes the person you are. Whether you’ve lived in a...

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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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Seven Marathons. Seven Continents. Seven days.
Dec11

Seven Marathons. Seven Continents. Seven days.

Check out Cara’s “ultimate motivating playlist” for tunes to keep you going on a run or exercising.  Teacher Cara Nelson ’09 brought the experience of completing an impossible feat to her students. Along the way, she learned that succeeding is all mental. Last spring, Cara Nelson ’09 accomplished something that may seem impossible. She completed seven marathons on seven continents — in seven days. Nelson first ran...

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