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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Geneseo Stories — Including Yours
Oct29

Geneseo Stories — Including Yours

  Alumni Relations is publishing an oral history project to celebrate 150 years. By Kris Dreessen Learn more about the Oral History Project and submit your own Geneseo story. An hour-long tour that made the campus feel like home. A visit with an admissions counselor who offered new possibilities to attend college. Friends made in the first days on campus who are like family 40 years later. Alumni remember their college experience as...

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History-Making Women
Oct29

History-Making Women

On Geneseo’s 150th anniversary, we celebrate women leaders. By Kris Dreessen Julia Delehanty graduated from the Geneseo Normal School in 1921. When she returned in 1956, it was as the college’s first physician. She was noted for being a skilled doctor and accessible to students. Only 5 percent of U.S. doctors were women during that time, says Amanda Roth, assistant professor of philosophy and women’s studies and coordinator of...

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How to Story and Video: Enjoy A Strategic Game from Yesteryear
Oct29

How to Story and Video: Enjoy A Strategic Game from Yesteryear

 Croquet was all the rage in the mid-1800s and has deep history in Geneseo. Here’s how to bring it into 2021. By Brett Ford The game of croquet has been interwoven in the fabric of Geneseo, even before the institution was founded in 1871. The American Croquet Company called the village home in the 1860s and 1870s, as the sport peaked in popularity. Employees produced and distributed croquet sets in a factory — right next to the...

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VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet
Oct29

VIDEO: How-to Play Traditional Croquet

The Livingston County Historical Society shows us how to play croquet, a traditional game that has roots in Geneseo: Read the story.

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VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings
Oct29

VIDEO: Namesakes of Geneseo’s Buildings

Do you know who Geneseo’s buildings are named after? Take a tour of some of the history with us:

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VIDEO: Enjoy the Geneseo Alma Mater
Oct29

VIDEO: Enjoy the Geneseo Alma Mater

Listen to the carillon play the SUNY Geneseo alma mater in celebration of the college’s 150th anniversary:    

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The Music Will (Now) Always Play On
Oct29

The Music Will (Now) Always Play On

Because of Tom Matthews’ dedicated collecting, students have a permanent collection of 50 years of Geneseo’s concerts. By Robyn Rime Bonus track: YouTube can help you, too, relive Geneseo’s music history. See the MUSC 100 Playlist of Geneseo’s better-known performers.  Explore the Live on Stage at Geneseo database.   In 1972, for the now-unimaginable price of $410, Aerosmith rocked the College Union Ballroom.  In 1970...

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Epiphany: 150 Years, Founded on a Normal School “Soul
Oct29

Epiphany: 150 Years, Founded on a Normal School “Soul

SUNY Distinguished professor and School of Education director Dennis Showers examines the college’s teaching history — and how it enriches Geneseo’s soul. By Dennis Showers Ella Cline Shear, for whom our School of Education is named, came to the Geneseo Normal and Training School in 1933 and stayed engaged with us for more than six decades. As director of the School of Education, I had the pleasure of corresponding with her over...

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Trips of Lifetimes
Feb23

Trips of Lifetimes

Geneseo faculty first led students on journeys of discovery abroad 45 years ago. Adventures of learning, self-reflection and global understanding have transformed students ever since. By Kris Dreessen The summer after his graduation, Jim Leary ’75 traveled to Italy to learn about The Age of Dante Alighieri with Bill Cook and Ron Herzman — two young professors who would become world-renowned scholars.  Leary and other students studied...

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