The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus
Nov27

The Union at 50 Years: The Heart Of the Campus

MacVittie College Union has been a place to come together for 50 years. See photos of the Union over the years in our exclusive photo gallery. Celebrating 50 years this winter, the MacVittie College Union has been a gathering place since its grand opening in 1970. From morning coffee to lectures, LateKnight ice cream socials to impromp-tu dance performances, the union has always been Geneseo’s hub — a transformative space to chill,...

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The Birks Are Back
Nov27

The Birks Are Back

The ’70s flower children wore them first. Form and function once again take the forefront in campus fashion. While other students on cam-pus in the early 1980s sport-ed Birkenstock sandals, Denise Reed Lamoreaux ’84, P’11 never did — until her friends pooled their money and bought her a pair for her birthday. She didn’t think they looked great, but she eventually gave in. “They were my guilty pleasure,” says Lamoreaux, “because...

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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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Video: Identifying Yesterday’s High Tech
Jun24

Video: Identifying Yesterday’s High Tech

In 1997, the Kodak DC120 was one of the first consumer digital cameras sold. Dennis Showers, interim director of the Ella Cline Shear School of Education, remembers when first got them for teaching. It was 1.2 megapixels and cutting-edge tech. Now, he just uses his smartphone. We have fun with three education majors — Tristan Johnson ’20, Eliza Oliverio ’20 and Allyson Burzynski ’20 — as they try to determine what...

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Yesterday’s High Tech
Jun21

Yesterday’s High Tech

All those gadgets? They are all now replaced with a laptop or smartphone. In 1997, the Kodak DC120 was one of the first consumer digital cameras sold. Dennis Showers, interim director of the Ella Cline School of Education, remembers when they first got them for teaching. It was 1.2 megapixels and cutting-edge tech.  Today, Showers presses a button on his phone to take a snapshot.  Such drastic changes in technology are why education...

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Press Play: The Songs of Your Life
Mar14

Press Play: The Songs of Your Life

Cassette tapes are gone but sharing music lives on — with a digital touch. View our epic playlists created by WGSU DJs and students from 1960 to now. The iconic image of John Cusack in “Say Anything” holding a boombox over his head to the music of Peter Gabriel’s “In Your Eyes” to win back his girlfriend, is an enduring honor to the power of the “mix tape.”  In the 1980s and 1990s, people created mix tapes (with track titles written...

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Big Names on Campus
Mar14

Big Names on Campus

Some of entertainment’s most beloved artists performed at Geneseo. Students who helped book them remember the experiences. View our photo gallery of celebrity performances.  Before Steve Martin was a household name, he performed stand-up at Geneseo in 1976. Tom Clyde ’76 will never forget it.  “At the end of the show, he’s playing the banjo and walks from the back of Wadsworth Auditorium outside and the whole crowd follows him,”...

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Photo Gallery: Big Names on Campus
Mar14

Photo Gallery: Big Names on Campus

Some of entertainment’s most beloved artists performed at Geneseo. Students who helped book them remember the experiences. Click on the photo to go to the main gallery.

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Play It Again! Epic playlists from  1960s-now
Mar13

Play It Again! Epic playlists from 1960s-now

In the 1980s and 1990s, people created mix tapes to share music with friends, woo crushes and form bonds over new and favorite artists. Playlists shared via smartphone or text have made music sharing easier. In celebration of the tradition, we asked WGSU DJs and staff and students from the 1960s through 2019 to share an “epic playlist of music from their era.” Read the story about mix tapes traditions morphing into...

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Who am I? Look Here.
Nov05

Who am I? Look Here.

Students covered their books before tech. Now, stickers tell the story. Sophomore political science major Ellie Bain ’21 studies in the lower level of Milne Library. On her laptop are clusters of stickers — of wooden spoons and a whisk, which show her love of baking. Beside them are images of The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” and Jim Halpert and Dwight Schrute from the TV show “The Office,” boasting that it has been “6 days since our last...

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