Kids On Earth in the 21st Century
Nov27

Kids On Earth in the 21st Century

Howard Blumenthal ’74 explores the future by interviewing kids around the world. Watch the Kids on Earth videos. Howard Blumenthal ’74 created and produced the Peabody Award-winning PBS series, “Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?” to teach kids geography and problem-solving. The show combined a detective story, game show, comedy and musical numbers. With his new online video project, “Kids on Earth,” he travels to cities,...

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Unexpected History Makers
Nov27

Unexpected History Makers

How ordinary people can catalyze extraordinary change. History is full of great people who have invoked great change. But just as often, great change happens through ordinary people, untrained in activism, whose convictions compel them to act and whose circumstances provide them an unexpected platform. Jim Obergefell is one such “ordinary” person, says Geneseo’s Chief Diversity Officer robbie routenberg ’05. Along with his partner of...

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Video: The Power of Music and Science
Nov27

Video: The Power of Music and Science

  Jamie Sacca Dostal ’08 blends science and music to help children with disabilities. Learn about her work in the classroom and read her profile about the power of...

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Make What You Imagine
Nov26

Make What You Imagine

Alumni conquer real-life boundaries — and serious topics — as illustrators, editors and actors of graphic novels, comics and anime. In the world of graphic storytelling, a teen morphs into a super-hero and swings between buildings with webs spun from his fingertips, and an orphaned goblin faces danger and creatures we’ve never seen before with a wolf pup friend on a mission for justice. What’s fantasy for readers and viewers is...

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The Power of Music
Nov22

The Power of Music

Jamie Sacca Dostal’ 08 blends science and music to help children with disabilities. Watch a video of Jamie at work. Jamie Sacca Dostal ’08 was playing musical instruments with a group of children in her preschool classroom last spring when she heard a child diagnosed with autism utter his first intelligible word. As she cued the students with “Ready, set,” the 5-year-old boy suddenly said, “Go. “The first time he said it, we...

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Reach Out and Be Surprised
Jun24

Reach Out and Be Surprised

Artist Ivan Cash ’08 encourages connection and curiosity in the digital age. A few years ago, Ivan Cash ’08 had an idea to bring strangers together — using a digital tool that can often make us more insular and detached. Cash created Selfless Portraits, an interactive art project that invited Facebook users to receive a random user’s profile picture, draw it and welcome a stranger drawing theirs in return. He posted the finished...

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A Stitch in Time
Jun24

A Stitch in Time

Students rekindle the art of knitting and crocheting on campus. At 6:30 p.m. on Mondays, Adelaide Weidner ’20 and other members of Geneseo’s Stitches Club gather in the College Union, needles, yarn and project ideas in hand.  Students of all experience levels knit and crochet while sharing stories and camaraderie with one another. At each meeting, everyone tells their names, preferred pronouns, class year and major before turning...

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Video: Bringing Back Knitting and Crocheting
Jun21

Video: Bringing Back Knitting and Crocheting

The student club Stitches is rekindling the art of knitting and crocheting on...

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Art That Dreams
Jun21

Art That Dreams

Artist Steve Prince and students create art that asks how we want to live together. Poverty. War. Greed.  Love. Beauty. Music.  A community art project in Geneseo’s Kinetic Gallery last winter tackled powerful 21st-century problems and proposed solutions in a collaborative piece that brought together students to create art and generate meaningful discussions.  Titled “Urban Garden,” the artwork was part of the innovative...

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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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