… If it Ain’t Got That Swing
Apr04

… If it Ain’t Got That Swing

Jazz-Era Swing is back in style — a student club revives ’20s dance moves. It’s 7 p.m. in Sturges, and “Just Sitting and a Rockin” by Duke Ellington can be heard through the halls. Although it’s 2018, it’s swing dance time. Members of the Geneseo Swing Dance club form a giant circle for a group stretch before more experienced student dancers demonstrate a few new moves, and share the history of the dance. They focus on the...

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Motivate from the Sidelines
Apr04

Motivate from the Sidelines

An ice hockey fan gives the lowdown on cheering your team to victory. Every Geneseo athletics event includes cheering fans, from classmates, friends, and family members to residents who pull on their favorite team garb and chant, “GEN-UH-SEE-OH” until they are hoarse. We have a passionate community that supports all who compete in the Blue and White. The Blue Crew, the enthusiastic, chest-painted fans in the student section of the...

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Good Food, Good Company and a Mission to Serve
Apr04

Good Food, Good Company and a Mission to Serve

The Philanthropic Chefs have created meals to foster community for three decades. For more than 30 years in Geneseo, friends, fun and food — glorious food — have come together in fellowship to help others. In 1986, the Marco Polo Dinner was established and became an annual event to assist homeless youth and later branched out to other fundraising meals. The group of College faculty and staff members, village residents, and sometimes...

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Cultivating Community
Apr04

Cultivating Community

Fostering inclusivity makes Geneseo stronger and better. On various occasions, I’ve heard people comment, “There must be something in the water!” to account for the strong sense of place that makes Geneseo so special. It’s almost magical how that feeling of belonging stirs passion among alumni and friends, drawing them close to the Valley across distance and time. I sensed that magic the first time I visited campus, and three years...

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Credo Kitchen: Try It At Home
Apr03

Credo Kitchen: Try It At Home

Chefs share traditional recipes you can do in your own kitchen. On campus, senior Sofia Villalón invites guest chefs who hail from other countries and now live in the United States to share their stories — and favorite dishes from their country — with students. The Credo Kitchen series sparks discussion, and cultural appreciation. Chef Habiba Boru shares her recipe for spicy red lentil stew from Ethiopia, and Alex Nnamdi Obinatu...

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Community Gold
Apr01

Community Gold

Tom Matthews has helped mentor student leaders for more than 50 years. Tom Matthews gazes through the window of his second-floor office in the MacVittie College Union, taking in the majestic Genesee Valley. It’s a view he has enjoyed thousands of times during his 51 years at the College. Many alumni remember Matthews as the ultimate mentor who could identify their hidden leadership talents and gently provide guidance on how to empower...

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Calendar: Events on Campus and Beyond
Apr01

Calendar: Events on Campus and Beyond

Friends Forever, Geneseo Forever: Reunion 2018 June 1 and 2, 2018 | Campus and Geneseo village Reconnect and celebrate with fellow alumni and friends. Class reunions: 1968’s 50th reunion, 1988’s 30th reunion, 1993’s 25th reunion, 1998’s 20th reunion, and 2008’s 10th reunion. Special events are a 55th Sigma Tau Psi Fraternity anniversary, 55th WGSU radio’s anniversary, and a retirement celebration for Tom Matthews, associate dean of...

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A Return to the Ice
Apr01

A Return to the Ice

Many people may brag that they bleed their school colors, but if you prick the finger of Dan Loughran ’86, you just may see blue. Loughran retired in 2016 after a successful 30-year career in investment management and currently serves as chair of the Geneseo Foundation’s Finance Committee and chair of the Roundtable Athletic Association, whose members support student-athlete programs at the College. Recently, he added “men’s ice...

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Breaking the Chains
Apr01

Breaking the Chains

Activists — including those from the Geneseo community — are using lessons from history to combat modern slavery and galvanize communities. An estimated 40.3 million people are in some form of modern slavery in 167 countries worldwide, according to the 2017 Global Slavery Index, published by the Walk Free Foundation, which works towards ending modern slavery. Some 50 percent are in forced labor, and 25 percent of slaves are children...

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A Major Gift for Global Awareness
Apr01

A Major Gift for Global Awareness

The Neureiter family creates scholarships for students to study abroad. A family with ties to Geneseo for 80 years has made a major gift to the College. The Neureiters’ connection to Geneseo as well as their experiences studying and working abroad have transformed their lives, and they want students to have similar opportunities. Norman Neureiter, Georgine Reid Neureiter, and Elizabeth Neureiter-Seely, have established the Neureiter...

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