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Jewett Hall 50th Anniversary  
and SUNY Fredonia Science Alumni Conference
Sept. 28 - 30, 2012


The Biology Department is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jewett Hall, its home since 1963, during Homecoming 2012. This is a chance to reminisce, meet old friends, take a look at Jewett Hall before it closes its doors when the new Science Center opens, and meet many other science alumni who will be here for the Science Alumni Conference. We are having a dinner at the lodge, with a Nature Walk, and a Seminar by Dennis Thiele, who is one of the Alumni Association's honorees this Homecoming. 

This is an exciting time for all of us as we reminisce and reflect on the days spent in Jewett Hall, and look forward to another new era of science education in the Science Center.

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News from the Biology Department

Science Center toast
Left to right: Biology Department Chair Patricia Astry; John Dougherty, architect; Dr. John Kijinski, Dean of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Thomas Janik, chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

With the tossing of some ceremonial dirt and a celebratory toast from Erlenmeyer flasks destined for new chemistry labs, scores of SUNY Fredonia faculty, students, administrators and alumni marked the beginning of a long-awaited facility dedicated exclusively to the sciences at SUNY Fredonia.

With it, many in attendance agree, comes a new era in the campus’ academic evolution, and in the ways in which prospective students, faculty and others think of SUNY Fredonia.

The new, 92,000-square-foot building set to open in 2014 is the single largest facility investment in the campus’ history. When complete, it will house the biology and chemistry/biochemistry departments, in addition to the environmental science and science education programs, which at present collectively comprise more than 400 students.

Following its completion, a renovation of Houghton Hall will follow and eventually house the departments of physics, geosciences, mathematics, and computer and information sciences — another roughly 400 students at present — thereby creating a Fredonia Science Complex dedicated to all of the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) disciplines.

Science Center webcam

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Alumni Newsletter

Biology Dept.
Annual Newsletter

Wayne Yunghans and students
Professor Wayne Yunghans, above with students outside the Greenhouse, retired from teaching biology at SUNY Fredonia this summer. Welcome to the emeritus ranks, Dr. Yunghans! More news from the Biology Department can be found in our newsletter, downloadable below.

Summer 2012

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