Monthly Archives: June 2018

katy tatzel

Digital and Brand Strategist Katy Tatzel, in the Office for Institutional Advancement, was recently elected vice president of SUNYCUAD (SUNY Council for University Advancement). Involved with SUNYCUAD since winning the Charlton Scholarship for new professionals, she has given back to the organization in significant ways: coordinating the annual Awards for Excellence competition for the past two years and serving on the Digital Marketing Committee for five years. She also serves on the Board of Directors.

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Dr. Robert Saunders

It’s already been a busy summer for Dr. Robert Saunders,
professor in the Department of History, Politics, and Geography – and there’s no end in sight.

He recently arrived in Europe for a whirlwind tour of the conference circuit, beginning in Denmark, and then moving to Finland and Hungary. Not only that, he is spending the summer months doing research for his next book; completing the 2nd edition of  his Historical Dictionary of the Russian Federation (Scarecrow Press);

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Hand drawn Mathematics on chalkboard.

Dr. Steven Hoehner has submitted a research paper titled
“Almost sharp concentration for random polytopes and Dirichlet-Voronoi tiling numbers” to the journal, Advances in Applied Probability. The paper is a joint work with Gil Kur, Weizmann Institute ofScience, Israel.

A pre-print can be found on

Recently, Dr. Hoehner presented this paper at the AMS (American Mathematical Society) Spring Central Sectional Meeting at Ohio State,

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Proposals are being accepted for the 12th Annual Fredonia Teaching & Learning Conference, being held at SUNY Fredonia on 8/20. Deadline for submissions is midnight, 6/27.

The conference will focus on cultivating learning environments that strengthen student engagement, motivation and retention. Conference activities and presentations provide an opportunity to reflect on where we are, where we came from, and where we are heading. As institutions look for ways to remain competitive while continuing to provide students with quality,

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FSCNow cover - vertical

The Office for Institutional Advancement received two awards in
graphic design at the recent SUNYCUAD conference in Syracuse. A Judge’s Citation was awarded for the creation and publication of FSCNow, which debuted as the College’s annual magazine in February. The award went to lead designer Ru Jurow, Jonathan Goldstein, Nick Raia, Sylvia Nicosia, Kathy Coley, Jose Donneys, and Peter Crescenti for their combined efforts in design, writing,

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The words Express Yourself typed on a scrap of lined paper pinned to a cork notice board

College professors world-wide have been coming up against a problem for decades, and it is this: how do you  get students to open up about themselves in the classroom?

Dr. Laurie Rozakis, English/Humanities, seems to have discovered at least one cure for reticence: online tools.

“Last year, I started looking closely at ways to allow students to use digital tools to discover their identity and to share their stories,” Dr. Rozakis said.

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