It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts
Feb25

It’s Time to Brush Up on Your Random Facts

Trivia nights have invited friendly pub competition for 50 years — and there’s likely a game near you. By Erin Ball ’22 Attending a weekly trivia game was not a part of Connor Hughson’s life while she studied at Geneseo. But now, trivia at Lovin’ Cup in Rochester is a big part of her friend group’s weekly schedule.  “We go as often as we can,” says Hughson, who graduated in 2014. “They’re just so fun.”  Bars and restaurants in the...

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“SUNY G Believe”
Feb25

“SUNY G Believe”

The rallying cry for student-athletes created by cross-country Coach Mike Woods caught on with every team.  By Riley Damerell   “SUNY G Believe” has been the rallying cry for the most successful athletic programs at SUNY Geneseo for nearly 30 years, but what does it mean, and where does it come from?  Mike Woods ’69, ’82 MA, beloved cross-country and track and field coach for 23 years (1978-2015), was known for his success with...

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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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The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo
Oct29

The Unofficial Mayor of Geneseo

George Gagnier graduated in 1988 — and has been a mentor and athletics behind-the-scenes guru ever since.  By Brett Ford After being part of SUNY Geneseo in one capacity or another for nearly 40 years, George Gagnier ’88 has become one of Geneseo’s most recognizable faces — both on and off campus. He strikes up conversations with nearly every employee he passes and is seemingly omnipresent at campus events and activities.   “I refer...

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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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50 Years of Creating Opportunities — A Campus Tour
Oct29

50 Years of Creating Opportunities — A Campus Tour

From labs to landmarks, donors leave their marks on student experiences.  By Carol Marcy Fifty years ago, Geneseo’s then-president Robert W. MacVittie made the visionary decision to create the Geneseo Foundation, in recognition that private support would be needed in the years ahead to supplement declining state support for the College.   In the early years, contributions to the foundation from alumni and community members allowed the...

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Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community
Jul06

Photo Essay: A Year of Creativity and Community

In March 2020, everyday life was put on hold, worldwide. Our Geneseo community, which thrives when we are together, was forced apart. In the months following, shrouded in uncertainty and without a blueprint to navigate, Geneseo leaned on the foundation of liberal arts thinking — creativity, problem-solving and innovation — to bring life back to campus in the midst of the pandemic. View our exclusive Scene photo essay (linked and...

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The Soft Faces of Stress Relief
Jul06

The Soft Faces of Stress Relief

Watch out, kids — co-eds are hunting for your Squishmallows. By Kris Dreessen From Cabbage Patch Kids in the 1980s to Beanie Babies in the ’90s and Webkinz in the 2010s, each generation has seen a craze of collectible toys. Soft, huggable plushies have been a fan favorite for years — not just with the kids they’re targeted toward, but young adults, too. Their newest obsession: Squishmallows. Squishmallows come in a variety of...

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Ideas So Good They Stuck
Jul06

Ideas So Good They Stuck

Some of Geneseo’s innovative ideas came from students who saw a need and led the way. By Kris Dreessen As a first-year student, Allison Hoppe ’13 joined the Geneseo Environmental Organization. She found friends who shared an interest and then a calling: to build a community for like-minded students to learn about sustainability and adopt a more conscious lifestyle. Dreaming, planning and effort by Hoppe and others opened Eco House in...

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Old Songs, New Life
Feb24

Old Songs, New Life

Full Circle: Music apps and social media spur students to discover hits from decades past.  By Mary-Margaret Dwyer ’20 Last fall, Nathan Apocada’s truck broke down on his way to work. So instead, he rode his longboard down the Idaho freeway and posted a 15-second video to TikTok of himself cruising, sipping Ocean Spray cranberry juice — and listening to Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams.”  Apocada quickly rose to fame, bringing Fleetwood Mac’s...

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