10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music
Aug15

10,000 Maniacs, 37 Years of Music

John Lombardo ’74, taught himself guitar while he was a Geneseo student. Then he founded one of the most popular alternative bands of the 1980s and 1990s — and is still going strong. During the summer between his junior and senior year at Geneseo, John Lombardo ’74 taught himself how to play the bass guitar in his bedroom in Lakewood, N.Y. When he returned to campus in the fall, he joined the band Succotash, which he preferred to call...

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Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.
Aug15

Good Karma and Positivity: They are a Choice.

My dear friend’s life was cut short. How he lived his life, teaches me how to live mine best. If you were on campus in the early ’80s, you probably remember my Genesee Hall roommate — the guy with the long hair and the derby hat. What you may not know is that Mike Annis ’84 died much too young at 54, taking his last breath in October 2016 in his Nashville home when his body finally said enough to a 33-year battle with Crohn’s, liver...

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Video: Emily Borghard ’11 Pays it Forward
Aug15

Video: Emily Borghard ’11 Pays it Forward

Emily Borghard ’11 was one of the first people to receive a brain stimulator implant that helps control her epileptic seizures. For Borghard, the cutting edge procedure has opened up a new world. Learn about her life and how she has dedicated it to paying it forward, in her career and her Pay it Forward NYC...

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Trading Spaces
Aug15

Trading Spaces

Take a tour of the most beloved and new spaces where students gather to study, snooze or defy gravity. While Geneseo has evolved, one thing hasn’t changed: a desire for student study and community space. Join us for a walk-through and sample some of Geneseo’s tried and true — and new — favorite study and gathering spots on campus.  Bailey Hall main lobby  The sweeping renovations on the 1966 Bailey Hall included much needed updates to...

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A World View Of Sustainability
Aug15

A World View Of Sustainability

  Geneseo is part of a United Nations effort to protect resources — and build opportunities— across the world. As a participant in the United Nations Global Compact, Geneseo has joined world leaders in adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to help conserve resources and build opportunities employment, economic development and other factors for quality of life. As the largest global movement of sustainable companies...

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Don’t Get Sidelined
Aug15

Don’t Get Sidelined

Geneseo’s head trainer tells us how to be prepared for play at any age. VIDEO: Meet Sue Chichester and learn how she prepares for bicycling. Nearly 450 student-athletes compete as part of the Geneseo Intercollegiate Athletic Department. This year, they won a total of 13 SUNY titles. Head Athletic Trainer Angelo Zegarelli ensures they are competing at peak performance. With over 20 years of experience, he knows his way around sports...

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VentureWorks
Aug15

VentureWorks

  First Words: Student entrepreneurs create businesses and solve problems. Read more about Ben and his fair-trade venture. While still a student, Benjamin Conard ’16 launched a chocolate business that is helping to improve the lives of impoverished cocoa farmers in places like West Africa, where 70 percent of the world’s cocoa is produced. Conard’s chocolate is Fair Trade Certified™ — cocoa that is supported by fair wages, safe...

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Courageous Voices
Aug15

Courageous Voices

#MeToo Highlights the importance of speaking out, even when it is difficult. In 2017, actress Alyssa Milano published a simple Tweet on social media: “Me Too.” She suggested every woman who has been a victim of sexual harassment and abuse do the same.  Users shared or reacted to the post 24 million times in 24 hours, according to the Associated Press. “Me too” has since become a movement of speaking up about the problem so powerful...

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Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Aug15

Old Friends, Newly Reunited

Geneseo friends are friends for life. We celebrate “sisters and brothers” who stay together.  Still running Twelve years ago, Karen Merrill Livingston ’08 moved into a house at 25 South Street in Geneseo with eight friends from the cross-country and track teams. Though they aspired to different careers, they trained and competed, talked over dinner and then studied in the library together every day. “We became family,”...

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Sparking a New Generation of Knights
Aug15

Sparking a New Generation of Knights

Coaches, who themselves were stand-out student-athletes at Geneseo, know their athletes will fit in here.  Sustaining success isn’t always easy, but an important component of Geneseo’s run of athletic accomplishments are our former athletes who assist the next generation of Knight athletes. Their own experiences playing on teams at Geneseo have inspired them to recommend the Knights to their own stand-out student-athletes. Joe Zera...

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