Video: Ambassador Nawang Sherpa ’20
Jul15

Video: Ambassador Nawang Sherpa ’20

Nawang Sherpa ’20 struggled during his first year at Geneseo. It inspired him to explore his roots as a Sherpa-American and help other first-generation, Sherpa-Americans be introduced to and prepare for college. As the 2019 John A. ’87 and Mary Grace ’84 Gleason Ambassador in Student Affairs, Sherpa designed a three-part, immersive project in Nepal, Queens, N.Y., and...

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Video: Reconstructing Fashion
Jul13

Video: Reconstructing Fashion

Katherine Andersen ’19 spent an entire semester creating and constructing a wearable historical traveling gown, inspired by a museum visit while studying abroad in the Netherlands. Bonita Bauter Stubblefield ’82, lecturer in theatre and dance, theatre costume designer, mentors students like Andersen who wish to learn to create costumes. She says she the beauty of students is that they are new to the field and have...

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Video: Apart, Together, One Knight
Jul13

Video: Apart, Together, One Knight

Members of the Geneseo family reached out and offered support during the pandemic last spring— from Geneseo faculty quickly adapting to remote learning, to members of Geneseo First Response offering assistance in hard-hit Rockland County in New York, to students volunteering at home or online. “This is exactly the character and spirit of our students, faculty, staff and alumni, to address needs and be responsive,” says Garth Freeman,...

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Video: Fuel for the Future
Jul13

Video: Fuel for the Future

In his lab in the Integrated Science Center, Barnabas Gikonyo, lecturer in chemistry and director of introductory chemistry labs, teaches students the foundations of chemistry research. Last year, 10 of them assisted with long-term projects to support better health and more sustainable use of resources. Gikonyo, an expert in organic and materials chemistry, and his team are developing both biofuels and a biocompatible cement that may...

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Video: Noah Chichester ’18 Quarantine Concerts
Jul13

Video: Noah Chichester ’18 Quarantine Concerts

Noah Chichester ’18 was living and working in A Coruña, Spain when the coronavirus forced everyone into quarantine. Noah began putting on impromptu concerts from the window of his high-rise apartment to lift the spirits of his neighbors. Here are a couple snippets of those...

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Online Extra: Geneseo Alumni Who Are Collegiate-Level Coaches
Jul12

Online Extra: Geneseo Alumni Who Are Collegiate-Level Coaches

GENESEO ALUMNI COACHING AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL AT GENESEO AND BEYOND. THE Geneseo student-athlete experience has developed a strong tradition of alumni coaches at the collegiate level. There are currently 45 alumni serving as coaches at higher-education institutions. Email us your name, class year and position if we should add you to the growing list! scene@geneseo.edu. AT SUNY GENESEO: Dan Moore ’06: SUNY Geneseo Men’s and Women’s...

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Video: A Little Zen — A Tutorial on Mindfulness
Apr14

Video: A Little Zen — A Tutorial on Mindfulness

Scientific American has published several articles examining neuroscience and clinical research that shows mindfulness and meditation practice actually change practitioners’ brains — how they respond to stimuli and stress, how they adapt and how they focus. There is also evidence that meditation alleviates pain, anxiety and depression. “There is a natural slowing down when you are not trying to do 20 things at once,” says Beth...

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Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged
Mar06

Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged

At Geneseo, Nik Varrone is the support services manager for IT. At home, he and his wife, Anya, run a farm and plows the land using a method that was most popular in the 1700s. The Varrones use horse plowing and have created a lifestyle that fits their beliefs, goals and is more sustainable. “If you look at what we do from the outside, it looks simple,” says Nik Varrone, Geneseo’s support services manager in the IT...

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Video: A Home Away From Home
Mar06

Video: A Home Away From Home

If it’s Tuesday or Thursday, Terry Price ’58 is probably at the Home Away From Respite program, which provides companionship and programming for seniors with memory-related illnesses and free time for their caregivers. Students like Raina Schoen Thomas ’20, he says, have become friends and help him with his memories....

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Video: A Forest Sanctuary
Mar05

Video: A Forest Sanctuary

Geneseo’s Director of Sustainability Dan DeZarn and Kimberly Keil-DeZarn ’06 show us around their home, which they’ve built to have many sustainability related features. It’s even built from mostly recycled and reclaimed...

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