Video: Geneseo’s Living-Learning Communities
Feb25

Video: Geneseo’s Living-Learning Communities

Geneseo has diverse Living-Learning Communities on campus, in which students can live with, collaborate and discover with other students with similar interests. Two were launched in fall 2021. Umoja House is a community of students of diverse backgrounds who come together in a supportive environment to celebrate their identities while nurturing their leadership skills. Umoja is the first principle of Kwanzaa, meaning...

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New Sustainability Major Grows in Popularity
Feb25

New Sustainability Major Grows in Popularity

Courses and experiences prepare students for careers in fields from renewable energy to finance. By Kris Dreessen   Learn about how Geneseo is addressing sustainability in the world without our interactive map. Katelyn Adis ’24 entered Geneseo undeclared, open to trying many courses and activities in which she had interest, including dance, anthropology and environmental issues. She helped plan campus Earth Week events and joined...

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“SUNY G Believe”
Feb25

“SUNY G Believe”

The rallying cry for student-athletes created by cross-country Coach Mike Woods caught on with every team.  By Riley Damerell   “SUNY G Believe” has been the rallying cry for the most successful athletic programs at SUNY Geneseo for nearly 30 years, but what does it mean, and where does it come from?  Mike Woods ’69, ’82 MA, beloved cross-country and track and field coach for 23 years (1978-2015), was known for his success with...

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Photo Gallery: Geneseo Memories
Feb22

Photo Gallery: Geneseo Memories

On the 150th anniversary of the College, walk memory lane with us, appreciating moments from student life throughout the years. 

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The Ripple Effect
Feb22

The Ripple Effect

An alum and teacher sparked a love of photography in Keith Walters ’11, leading him to Geneseo and his life’s work. By Keith Walters ’11   The idea of ripple effects has always intrigued me: how one action can have a profound impact on the future. My ripple effect began in the early 1990s. I was only 5, but I like to think that’s when my journey to Geneseo began. During that time, 1995, a man named Gregory Ahlquist graduated from...

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Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same
Oct29

Q & A: Half a Century Passes, But Important Things Stay the Same

  Karen Brown Bryant ’74 and Clara Worrall ’22 celebrate what makes Geneseo special in any era. By Kris Dreessen This spring, Clara Worrall ’22 will graduate with degrees in French and chemistry and a minor in anthropology. She started her four years at Geneseo navigating outdoor challenges with other first-year students in the Adirondack Mountains, and she has since studied abroad in Western Africa, completed an internship in a...

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Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?
Oct29

Geneseo Traditions: Have You Experienced Them All?

The College is celebrating the time-honored “Must-Dos” for the 150th — with a Few Surprises. By Kris Dreessen The Traditions Challenge: How many have you done? When Maddy Hymowitz ’24 and her friends want to see the sun set over the valley from the gazebo, they get there early. You have to, she says, to get a seat on the wall.  Watching the sky transform into sunset hues is a decades-old tradition at Geneseo. It’s pretty...

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The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo
Oct29

The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo

George Gagnier graduated in 1988 — and has been a mentor and athletics behind-the-scenes guru ever since.  By Brett Ford After being part of SUNY Geneseo in one capacity or another for nearly 40 years, George Gagnier ’88 has become one of Geneseo’s most recognizable faces — both on and off campus. He strikes up conversations with nearly every employee he passes and is seemingly omnipresent at campus events and activities.   “I refer...

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VIDEO: Get to Know the President — Our Hard Rocker
Oct29

VIDEO: Get to Know the President — Our Hard Rocker

Did you know Geneseo President Denise Battles is a geologist, too? Get to know the president in our new video series:

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Looking Back, From the Class of 1948
Oct29

Looking Back, From the Class of 1948

Joyce Perry Johnson loves reading and has learned listening is most important.  By Kris Dreessen Joyce Perry Johnson ’48 spent her first year as a Geneseo student in Emerson Hall, sharing the large boarding house with 15 other women. World War II wasn’t over, and the lack of male students — only one among the 300-plus undergrads — meant all men’s sports were canceled. She and her friends used to walk to the movie theater and diners on...

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