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Archive — 2022

Nazareth named a 2022-23 College of Distinction

Nazareth College has been named a 2022-2023 College of Distinction — recognizing the College’s commitment to instilling the skills that allow students to become impactful changemakers who learn, grow, and succeed through Nazareth’s many opportunities for engaged and experiential learning.

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Nazareth students earn a record 10 Gilman Scholarships

Nazareth changemakers are making their mark worldwide as a record 10 students were selected as Gilman Scholars in the 2021-22 academic year, including eight students this spring. Several Nazareth Gilman scholars are attending programs this summer through Nazareth partners in Austria; England and Northern Ireland; and Italy, with two set to head to London this fall. 

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Nazareth students awarded Phi Kappa Phi study abroad grants

Three Nazareth students have received study abroad grants from The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society.

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Ray Cruz named director of Campus Safety at Nazareth

Nazareth College is proud to name Ray Cruz as the College’s director of Campus Safety. He has been a member of Nazareth’s Department of Campus Safety for more than a decade, has a wealth of higher education public safety experience, and prides himself on the relationships he’s forged.

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Nazareth partners with PeerForward to bring first generation students to and through college

Several hundred high school students from more than 70 schools across the country, including the Rochester, New York area, are heading to Nazareth College this summer, July 11-31, for a life-changing experience intended to guide more young people to and through college. Nazareth is teaming up for a new partnership with PeerForward, a national nonprofit organization that uses an engaging peer-to-peer model to guide students in under-resourced schools to pursue four-year college degrees.

 

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Nazareth College names new Konar Center Director Beth Lilach

Nazareth College welcomes Beth Lilach as the incoming executive director of the Konar Center for Tolerance and Jewish Studies. She comes to Nazareth with many years of experience working in various educational and leadership roles in Jewish studies.

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Nazareth students present at Phi Alpha Theta history honor society conference

Nazareth College history honor society students recently traveled to Pennsylvania to present at the eastern Pennsylvania and central/western New York Regional Phi Alpha Theta history honor society conference at Mansfield University.

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Nazareth celebrates Class of 2022 at 95th Commencement ceremonies, May 13 and 14

Nazareth College is celebrating the Class of 2022 at its 95th Commencement ceremonies in the Golisano Training Center on campus. The graduate ceremonies are Friday, May 13, at 6 p.m., and the undergraduate ceremonies are Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m., and 2 p.m. 

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Nazareth honored for its evolving partnership with Greece schools

The Greece Central School District — the 10th largest in New York state — honored Nazareth at the Greece school board meeting May 3, 2022, with a Power of Partnership award for teaming up to support children and families through multiple interprofessional initiatives. 

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Nazareth welcomes Maureen Forrester Finney as provost

Nazareth College welcomes Maureen Forrester Finney, Ed.D., as the new provost, the College's chief academic officer. With more than 20 years of experience in innovative excellence in higher education leadership, Finney's role is to shape and maintain the Nazareth learning community to prepare future-ready changemaking Nazareth graduates. She begins on or about July 1, 2022.

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Rochester Mayor Malik Evans celebrates youth development leaders in the Rochester community

Rochester Mayor Malik Evans ‘17G praised youth development professionals in a talk at Nazareth College and proclaimed Tuesday, April 26, “Thank a Youth Worker Day.” 

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Nazareth junior Ivy Dulysz selected for civic engagement fellowship

Nazareth junior Ivy Dulysz '23, (they/she)a music therapy major, has been selected for a 2022 Newman Civic Fellowship for their service work pursuing equity for people with autism and other marginalized groups. Dulysz joins 172 student civic leaders from 38 states, Washington, D.C, and Mexico to make up the 2022-2023 cohort of Newman Civic Fellows.

 

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Goat Yoga makes its return on April 26

After high popularity in the fall, goat yoga returns to campus for Naz students! As final exams quickly approach, Nazareth knows how much students need opportunities to relieve stress. Goat yoga is a perfect activity to not only provide physical wellness but mental and emotional wellness, too.

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Sondheim classic musical Into the Woods on stage April 28-30

One of Sondheim's most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy, highlighting the fantastical elements of a magical world. This Tony award-winning musical will be performed in the Nazareth Arts Center’s Callahan Theater on Thursday, April 28; Friday, April 29; and Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m; the Saturday evening performance includes American Sign Language interpretation. There is also a matinee on Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. The timing of the show is a celebration of composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim’s legacy. Sondheim passed away in November 2021.

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Nazareth students curate exhibit to educate about the impact of redlining in neighborhoods

American Studies graduate student Arlene Lopez ’18, ’22G and public history student Jordyn Bagley ’24 curated the exhibit Confronting Relics of the Past: The History and Impact of Deed Restrictions and Redlining in Brighton, on display at the Brighton Memorial Library’s main lobby until April 30, as a project for Nazareth’s Center for Public History. 

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New music therapy equivalency certificate program

Students who studied music for their bachelor’s degree have a new way to become a music therapist through Nazareth College, without the need for a second degree.

 

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Special Olympics awards Naz student a grant to promote inclusion on campus

Rachel Hance, president of Special Olympics Club@Naz and a junior communication sciences & disorders major, has been awarded a grant from Special Olympics to advance Unified Sports at Nazareth. Unified Sports brings together Nazareth students and Special Olympics athletes to play together and celebrate abilities.

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Nazareth College Commencement speaker Ruth B. Turner addresses graduates May 13 and 14

Ruth B. Turner, a champion of children and families who supervises education in the state as a member of the Board of Regents, will be Nazareth’s Commencement speaker on May 13 and 14, 2022.

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Student Art Show Opens April 5

Nazareth College’s Art and Design Department is hosting the 2022 Student Art Show and the Art Education Graduate Show in the Arts Center Gallery and Colacino Gallery. Both shows run Friday, April 5 - April 21.  Opening receptions are Friday, April 8, from 5-7 p.m. in the Arts Center Gallery and Colacino Gallery. The award ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. 

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Sodexo awards Stop Hunger grant to Nazareth's Oak Tree Food Pantry

Sodexo Facilities and Dining Programs awarded the Oak Tree Food Pantry with a grant of $1,000 to continue the student-run pantry’s mission — to serve as an on-campus resource for students, staff, and faculty who struggle with food insecurity. 

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