Video: Spreading the LEGO Mission of Play
Mar15

Video: Spreading the LEGO Mission of Play

Amanda Santoro Madore ’05 spreads the mission of the world-famous toymaker in her career, which revolves around innovation, creativity and...

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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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Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics
Mar15

Sleeping Sickness Research May Advance Our Knowledge of Genetics

Researchers are studying the chemical modifications of a parasite RNA in hopes of finding new treatments for African sleeping sickness. Kevin Militello, a professor of biology at Geneseo, has spent his career studying the genetics of infectious diseases. His current research is supported by a $460,000, three-year grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Militello and his team study the parasite...

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Press Play: The Songs of Your Life
Mar14

Press Play: The Songs of Your Life

Cassette tapes are gone but sharing music lives on — with a digital touch. View our epic playlists created by WGSU DJs and students from 1960 to now. The iconic image of John Cusack in “Say Anything” holding a boombox over his head to the music of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” to win back his girlfriend, is an enduring honor to the power of the “mix tape.”  In the 1980s and 1990s, people created mix tapes (with track titles written...

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Irish Dance Meets Athletics for Beautiful Play
Mar14

Irish Dance Meets Athletics for Beautiful Play

Competitive footwork on stage has helped midfielder Caitie Cunningham ’19 on the pitch. Caitie Cunningham ’19 knows a little something about fancy footwork. Her friends have seen her exploits in a Geneseo Knights soccer jersey, but there’s another uniform that’s influenced her on and off the pitch.  It doesn’t take a lot of imagination to realize that soccer and Irish dance may have a lot common, and Cunningham’s aptitude shows...

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20 Years of Empowering Asian American Students Through Theatre
Mar14

20 Years of Empowering Asian American Students Through Theatre

A Q&A with alumnus and co-founder GENseng Carl Marcelo ’01. See our photo gallery of GENseng posters and performance photos.  GENseng, Geneseo’s Asian American Performance Ensemble, is celebrating 20 years of enriching the lives of hundreds of alumni and current students. It’s the only company of its kind in the 64-campus SUNY system. GENseng’s primary mission is to provide theatre training and performance opportunities —...

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The Gift of Music
Mar14

The Gift of Music

Distinguished Service Professor James Walker and his spouse Barbara Walker endowed a scholarship for incoming musicians. Retired SUNY Distinguished Service Professor James Walker and his spouse, Barbara, a retired nurse practitioner and former French hornist, made a gift to the College to create The James and Barbara Walker Scholarship in Music. Up to four scholarships will be awarded each year to incoming instrumental music majors...

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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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Making Time to Make a Difference
Mar14

Making Time to Make a Difference

Read and watch multimedia about the Biloxi trip with Dan Martin ’16. Daniel Martin’ 16 is building his career and volunteer skills. What he’s learned helps us find our niche and carve time to make a difference. When Superstorm Sandy hit New York City and Long Island in 2012, Daniel Martin ’16 rushed to help clear debris and start the rebuilding effort. Several of his classmates and their families were impacted by the...

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It’s All in the Numbers
Mar14

It’s All in the Numbers

Data can help athletes of all levels achieve their goals. Geneseo’s award-winning swimming and diving coach gets us started. If you take a look at Geneseo swimming and diving Head Coach Paul Dotterweich’s resumé since taking over the program in 2000, a couple of numbers jump off the page:  32: The number of SUNYAC Championships his teams have won.  18: The times he has been voted SUNYAC Coach of the Year.  What is the secret to...

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