Paws-itive Joy
Feb25

Paws-itive Joy

President Denise A. Battles and Michael Mills introduce us to their family member, Vejo, and the light he brings into their lives.  

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A Finder of Hidden Gems
Feb25

A Finder of Hidden Gems

Environmental educator Conrad Baker ’14 combines his journalism background with his enthusiasm for nature. by Robyn Rime From the joy of seeing his first-ever mourning cloak butterfly to the architectural history of an old stone wall, Conrad Baker ’14 finds magic in nature’s details. Happily, as an environmental educator for Letchworth State Park, he gets to share that enchantment with others every day. “In some ways, Western New York...

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VIDEO: A Finder of Hidden Natural Gems
Feb25

VIDEO: A Finder of Hidden Natural Gems

Meet English major Conrad Baker ’14, who turned his love of nature and exploration into a career in multimedia and outdoor education at Letchworth State Park. Storytelling, which he developed at Geneseo, is the basis of his work.  

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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: Shana Lydon ’98 and the Bicycle Boom
Nov14

VIDEO: Shana Lydon ’98 and the Bicycle Boom

Sometimes finding joy can be as simple as riding a bicycle. Since March, amidst the novel coronavirus challenges, people seeking adventure, family activity outside or alternative transportation have created a boom for bicycle sales and riding. Shana Lydon ’98 is part owner the manager of Full Moon Vista, a full-circle bicycle shop in Rochester, N.Y., shares some insight and tips on finding the best bike for you.

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VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients
Nov14

VIDEO: Hear from our Fulbright recipients

The U.S. Student Fulbright award is one of the most competitive and prestigious fellowships in the world. Geneseo holds a remarkable distinction: For the past three years, the College has been named a Top Producer of Student Fulbright awards and was the first SUNY institution to be named a Top Producer. We have created a landing page of all of our videos made with Fulbright winners (go.geneseo.edu/fulbright )— see and hear about their...

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Video: A Little Zen — A Tutorial on Mindfulness
Apr14

Video: A Little Zen — A Tutorial on Mindfulness

Scientific American has published several articles examining neuroscience and clinical research that shows mindfulness and meditation practice actually change practitioners’ brains — how they respond to stimuli and stress, how they adapt and how they focus. There is also evidence that meditation alleviates pain, anxiety and depression. “There is a natural slowing down when you are not trying to do 20 things at once,” says Beth...

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Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged
Mar06

Video: The Simple Life, Unplugged

At Geneseo, Nik Varrone is the support services manager for IT. At home, he and his wife, Anya, run a farm and plows the land using a method that was most popular in the 1700s. The Varrones use horse plowing and have created a lifestyle that fits their beliefs, goals and is more sustainable. “If you look at what we do from the outside, it looks simple,” says Nik Varrone, Geneseo’s support services manager in the IT...

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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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Video: A Forest Sanctuary
Mar05

Video: A Forest Sanctuary

Geneseo’s Director of Sustainability Dan DeZarn and Kimberly Keil-DeZarn ’06 show us around their home, which they’ve built to have many sustainability related features. It’s even built from mostly recycled and reclaimed...

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