Sunday, March 8, 2015

LSA Presents: Sabor Latino "Welcome to Nueva York"!

This weekend, Geneseo's Latino Student Association had one if its biggest events of the year: Sabor Latino, with over two hundred fifty people in attendance. This event included music, dances, and a dinner followed by an entertaining show, which featured the many types of Latino families living in New York City.

Graduating seniors in the organization were also recognized, including President Joel Pineda, Vice President Scarlet Nunez, Secretary Kevin Alvarez, and Public relations Liesel Gutierrez. Based on the crowds response, there is a general sentiment that the event was well received. We are looking forward to future events, LSA. Congratulations on a successful year!

Friday, March 6, 2015

WLI's Annual Leadership Conference

Yesterday, Wednesday March 4th marked the annual Leadership Conference for Geneseo's Women's Leadership Institute. In collaboration with CAS, the GOLD Leadership Program and other sponsoring organizations, WLI's program development Team organized this conference and invited T'sah Rodriguez, a Geneseo alumna to give a keynote address. T'sah spoke about her journey to where she is today, the importance of knowing who you are, asserting yourself when necessary, and reflecting on your path, and working towards becoming the person you'd like to be.

Over 80 people attend this event, including this years WLI participants, who networked with faculty, staff and alum, and practiced the skills they've learned with Women's Leadership Institute throughout the year. We are delighted this event was a success, and look forward to planning next year's conference, and expanding what participants experience from WLI.

Black Student Union: 26th Annual Soul Food Dinner

Saturday, February 28th marked the twenty-sixth anniversary of the Black Student Union's annual Soul Food dinner. Over two hundred tickets were sold for the event, and the Union ballroom was filled with positive energy, and much excitement. The organization hosts this event to acknowledge the struggles of their black ancestors, whose style of cooking originated during American slavery. Slaves were given only leftovers, and unwanted cuts of meat from their masters.

The dinner dishes included, rice and peas, baked beans, ribs, ham, sweet potato pie, and ice-cream for desert. The event included several dances performed by students, and a play directed by Marisa Sylvester, a senior Political Science and Communications major. We are certainly looking forward to next year's events by Geneseo's Black Student Union.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Saturday Bowling - Cindy Lin

With all the stress in the air, we were able to conclude the week with lots of fun activities! On Friday after dinner, there was a water balloon fight outside of Steuben with both students and peer mentors participating. This fight eventually became girls versus boys and with the shortage of water bottles, everyone ended up using water bottles and containers.

On Saturday, everyone enjoyed a trip to Clover Lanes in Rochester. More than half of the lanes were taken over by Geneseo students who quickly filled the place with laughter and excitement. Despite the fact that some students complained they were not interested in going bowling, it was made clear that they all loved the interactions today. Bowling is not everybody’s “cup of tea” but no one was discouraged. We all managed to find ways to score points. Each student had their own unique techniques to knock over the bowling pins and some used this to their advantage. Personally, I only averaged 82 points but the time spent was the most enjoyable aspect of today. I’m sure if we had the time to go bowling again, we would all agree on it. I’m happy to see that the students and staff enjoyed their time at Clover lanes today. Conveniently there is a bowling alley close by the school!