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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Apart but Together
Jul14

Apart but Together

Members of the Geneseo family have built community and supported others in creative ways during the pandemic. By Kris Dreessen When the novel coronavirus became a worldwide crisis, Noah Chichester ’18 was working in A Coruña, Spain, helping adult learners improve their English. Confined to a high-rise apartment for months, he left only to buy groceries or take out the trash. He embraced and built community despite the circumstances....

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Fostering a Love of Learning
Jul13

Fostering a Love of Learning

A lifetime of inquiry builds our knowledge and inspires us to serve others. By President Denise A. Battles I am writing this message in early June, as the nation and world continue to face the COVID-19 pandemic and are engaged in a crucial conversation about systemic racism and the need for change. By the time of your reading, the particulars of that environment may have again altered, but there’s little doubt that these public health...

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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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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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Home Away from Home
Mar05

Home Away from Home

Raina Schoen Thomas ’20 builds connections and friendships by volunteering in a respite program for senior citizens and caregivers. By Kris Dreessen If it’s a Tuesday or Thursday, Terry Price ’58 is probably on the Geneseo campus, spending several hours with student volunteers visiting, taste testing cooking projects, creating art and enjoying their company. Price and his wife, Dianne Price ’60, are part of the Home Away from...

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Rewind: A View of Yesterday
Mar05

Rewind: A View of Yesterday

Peek down memory lane with an iconic view of Main Street. By Kris Dreessen This image from the College archives captures the feel of the 1950s, with finned cars, the Red & White Food Market and other Main Street businesses. Much has changed, though the small-town welcome and independent stores operated by neighbors — and Geneseo alumni — stay the same. Emmeline, the bear statue, has watched over Main Street for more than 100...

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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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Video: Learn Helpful American Sign Language Words
Nov27

Video: Learn Helpful American Sign Language Words

As of fall 2019, Geneseo students can take American Sign Language to fulfill foreign language requirements for graduation. Stephanie Pearl ’19, a member of the student club Gestures: Organization for Deaf Awareness, shares with us helpful signs to get anyone...

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Photo album: 50 Years of the Union
Nov20

Photo album: 50 Years of the Union

The MacVittie College Union is celebrating 50 years ….view some photos of students gathering there for performances, fun and more.

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