Management course intellectually stimulates students, analyzes business problems

Associate professor of management Farooq Sheikh teaches a rigorous Production & Operations Management course which serves to teach students about looking at business problems from an analytical perspective. Sheikh has taught this course since graduate school, and his passion for the material and his students shines through in the classroom.

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Beyond the Boarders: Nepalese student explores interest for international education systems, study abroad

Physics and mathematics double major sophomore Pranish Shrestha feels passionately about cultural and racial issues. As an international student originally from Nepal, he studied abroad in the Netherlands where he fostered his fascination with learning about different cultures, and he currently works closely with the International Student & Scholar Services office at Geneseo. 

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Outreach program introduces high school students to philosophical questions, topics

Beginning in fall 2018, Geneseo students have been visiting local high schools through a philosophy outreach program developed by associate professor and chair of philosophy David Levy. The students devise lesson plans to introduce philosophical topics to high school students and encourage philosophical thinking among younger audiences.

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Meet the Greeks: Sisters Making a Change

Sisters Making a Change is a sorority on campus that promotes service work, volunteerism and sisterhood within its members. The sorority was founded in 2004 and has since grown both in its membership and in becoming part of Greek Life at Geneseo.

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Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement and Talent Day

Geneseo hosted its 13th annual Geneseo Recognizing Excellence, Achievement and Talent Day on Wednesday April 17 in various locations around campus. Hundreds of students presented and attended the two poster sessions held in the College Union ballroom and various research presentations in academic buildings. 

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Geneseo alumnus reminisces on travels, returning as CAS employee

Ward Parker ‘00 is a Geneseo alumnus who has traveled the world spending his life looking for the next best adventure. Parker attended Geneseo in 1975. In 1984, Parker left Geneseo and moved to California, and returned in 2000 to finish his degree in communication.    

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Nutritionist informs about benefits of detoxing, harmful products to avoid

When you hear the word “detox,” you may picture someone making drastic cuts to their daily diet or participating in extreme and unsupervised fasting. Nutritionist and Wellness Coordinator Heather Carrera wants you to think otherwise.

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All-College hour speaker shares experience of social media harassment to encourage student activism

Social media’s prevalence within society has allowed people to write and comment on pictures that they would never have the courage to do in person. Kate Welshofer, a news reporter for WGRZ-TV in Buffalo, N.Y., has experienced this first-hand, and has consequently become an “accidental activist.” 

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G.R.E.A.T. Day speaker will address democracy, systematic power

Accomplished data strategist Stephanie Singer will speak at this year’s Geneseo Recognizes Excellence, Achievement and Talent Day. With her wide range of impressive life accomplishments and experiences, she will educate students by addressing the issues of power and democracy and discussing their prominent role in society.

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Sabor Latino dinner exposes students to Spanish culture through traditional food, telenovela play

The Latino Student Association presented Sabor Latino in the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Saturday April 6, a dinner intended to highlight aspects of Spanish culture and raise money for the Worker Justice Center of New York. 

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“Out of the Darkness” walk raises awareness, money for suicide prevention, resources

Love and positive vibes radiated throughout the College Green as both students and community members prepared to participate in the annual “Out of the Darkness” walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention.  The event was hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and local sorority Sisters Making a Change.

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Invasion of privacy: Senior fully explores love for photography during time at Geneseo

Communication major senior Annalee Bainnson is an aspiring photographer. While she does not plan to pursue a full-time photography career, she believes that she will always feel connected to the hobby. 

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Club Profile: Original Expressions

Original Expressions is a dance organization at Geneseo that offers students a mix of different styles of urban dance. Students who are actively involved in this organization provide a happy, welcoming environment to participants who may or may not have previous dancing experience. 

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The frugal foodie: Healthy, quick study snack

Midterms have passed and so has spring break, leaving students faced with the final stretch of the year. That being said, many of us may find ourselves bored with the snacks we have eaten all year and are searching for new snacks to munch on between classes or while watching Netflix with friends. These snacks are quick, tasty and easy to make and will keep your food options interesting over the last month and a half of the semester. 

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Class Profile: Honors course explores sustainability through visuals

If the environment was once a blank canvas for humanity to paint on as it wanted, pollution and other unsustainable practices have created a somewhat dismal picture. In a section of HONR 204, co-taught by associate professor of political science Karleen West and Director of Sustainability Dan DeZarn, students employ art and activism to better understand that picture.

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Author of American War addresses climate change, draws on personal experiences

The MacVittie Union Hunt Room buzzed with excitement on Thursday March 28 as people waited to hear a talk from Omar El Akkad, author of American War. The book is about a family living in a future version of the United States where a second civil war has broken out, this time over climate change.

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Beyond the borders: Sri Lankan student adjusts to American culture over four years at Geneseo

Mathematics major senior Imasha Silva, originally from Sri Lanka, has developed a passion for Geneseo over her last four years here. 

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Anna’s Ball raises money for charity, commemorates passing of alumnae’s child

Friends, family and members of Geneseo’s Greek life piled into the MacVittie College Union Ballroom on Sunday March 31 for the ninth annual Anna’s Ball fundraiser. Anna’s Ball is a formal mocktail party and the official philanthropic project of the Inter Greek Council hosted in order to raise money for Anna’s Wish Inc. 

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Invasion of privacy: Altruistic medical student returns to home country to serve community, volunteer

Neuroscience major senior Pema Sherpa recently spent a semester abroad in her hometown in Nepal where she helped students who are both impoverished and have vision issues. She learned through this experience how fortunate she is, and she plans to continue to assist the Nepali community. 

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Invasion of Privacy: Student demonstrates determination after return from mandated two-year stint in South Korean army

International relations and English double major junior Dong Won Oh has accomplished more in his life than most people his own age. While most students typically venture off to college after high school graduation, Oh enlisted as a soldier in the South Korean draft for two years in the middle of his college career.

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