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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Gallery: Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Nov04

Gallery: Old Friends, Newly Reunited

In our winter 2018 issue that highlights the sense of community Geneseo fosters, we featured alumni who made lifelong friendships at the College, who treasure them through the years. We invited alumni to submit images of their friendships and reunions. Submit yours at scene@geneseo.edu. (Click on the image to see the entire gallery.)

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Trading Spaces
Aug15

Trading Spaces

Take a tour of the most beloved and new spaces where students gather to study, snooze or defy gravity. While Geneseo has evolved, one thing hasn’t changed: a desire for student study and community space. Join us for a walk-through and sample some of Geneseo’s tried and true — and new — favorite study and gathering spots on campus.  Bailey Hall main lobby  The sweeping renovations on the 1966 Bailey Hall included much needed updates to...

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Old Friends, Newly Reunited
Aug15

Old Friends, Newly Reunited

Geneseo friends are friends for life. We celebrate “sisters and brothers” who stay together.  Still running Twelve years ago, Karen Merrill Livingston ’08 moved into a house at 25 South Street in Geneseo with eight friends from the cross-country and track teams. Though they aspired to different careers, they trained and competed, talked over dinner and then studied in the library together every day. “We became family,”...

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A Lifetime of Friendship
Apr04

A Lifetime of Friendship

Former Geneseo roommates Joanne Goldstein Siegel ’47 and Eleanor Bonnet Betlem ’47 became lifelong friends shortly after they arrived on campus in 1943. “She didn’t have a sister, and I didn’t have a sister,” said Betlem, “so we became sisters.” Though Siegel settled on Long Island and Betlem in Rochester, they’ve remained close for 75 years. Their husbands, who are both deceased, also became good friends. After Geneseo alumni...

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… If it Ain’t Got That Swing
Apr04

… If it Ain’t Got That Swing

Jazz-Era Swing is back in style — a student club revives ’20s dance moves. It’s 7 p.m. in Sturges, and “Just Sitting and a Rockin” by Duke Ellington can be heard through the halls. Although it’s 2018, it’s swing dance time. Members of the Geneseo Swing Dance club form a giant circle for a group stretch before more experienced student dancers demonstrate a few new moves, and share the history of the dance. They focus on the...

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High Rises on Campus
Dec01

High Rises on Campus

Step into the time machine! Though high-waisted jeans may have peaked in the 1980s, they are making a strong comeback. Clothes that emphasized the waistline were all the rage at New York Fashion Week 2018.

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Seeing the Light
Dec01

Seeing the Light

Everyone knows about Geneseo sunsets: Many evenings, nature’s show is the best show in town. While most students and visitors watch from the gazebo, some students have a secret advantage to viewing the oranges and pinks over the valley — from their rooms. Scott Williams ’20, a political science and geography major, has one of those rooms. When selecting where he was going to live, this perk was something he never anticipated at Genesee Residence Hall.

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