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The 101 on Kevin

If you have attended one of Geneseo Late Knight’s event, you have probably seen a blue owl hanging around. Well, who is he? It’s Kevin!!!

He has been living at the MCU for roughly two years, but he’s actually native of Letchworth Park! He has two older sisters and nurturing parents. His favorite past times are sunset watching, late night hunting, and learning new things.    

At the age of one, Kevin was out playing with his friends and he accidently flew into an “unknown” area of the park. His friends were no longer in sight, but he saw a group of Geneseo students hiking around. He found their conversation interesting, so he secretly followed the students back to the MCU. He ended up playing bingo at GLK and winning a big box of Pop-Tarts from a drawing! Naturally, he became the life of these festivities. (He claimed that he got “lost” at Letch and could not find his way back to his nest, but we think he was looking for an adventure - again.)   

On Saturday night at 11 pm, he heard loud music coming from the Knight Spot; he couldn’t help himself but to dance and sing along. As he participated in more GLK events, he knew Geneseo was the right fit for him. He really appreciates the free food and candy! (I mean, whooo wouldn’t?)       

He misses home a lot, but he didn’t want to leave his new buddies behind. He decided to stop by his nest to bid his family farewell; his mother was actually very proud of Kevin’s new endeavor at Geneseo. She was also reassured that his best friend is the Knight. 

Kevin cordially invites you to GLK events from Thursday to Saturday!
Come pose for a picture or two; Hoot Hoot Hooray!

Fun Facts:
Kevin loves chocolate covered mice from the chocolate fondue machine and s’mores.
He enjoys singing, dancing, craft making, and most of all, discovering new friends! 

This is a public service announcement: Kevin did not come home for over a week already. Where is Kevin? – We’re not sure.

If you know of his whereabouts, please let us know! We miss him dearly, and his family is worried. Help us find him before he misses his favorite holiday: Halloween. He’s also super excited for the week of horrors.

                                 Owl always love you Kevin! <3

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Ready, Set, GO! We’re Kicking Off Fall 2014 at MCU

Whether it’s your first year or your last, we know you’re just as excited as we are to start off this new semester at Geneseo!  Like most Geneseo students, you’re probably keeping very busy and making big plans for this year.  Here are a few things to keep in mind as you kick things off:

1.)    MacVittie will be your new home. It’s the center of campus, houses Starbucks, Fusion, the bookstore, the mailroom, the multicultural center, the GOLD rooms, and contains super comfy couches for all of your sitting needs.  What more could you want?  As a bonus, you’ll probably run into every person you know.

2.)    The library is your friend.  Maybe it’s a cliché, but the library is the perfect place to get all those projects done and reach that 4.0 you’re striving for!  Milne has countless resources and helpful librarians who know exactly what you’ll need in any situation.  Trust us, this is one place you’ll want to know.

3.)    “Freshman 15” doesn’t have to be a thing. Or Sophmore/Junior/Senior/anything in between.  One great thing about Geneseo is the amount of food choices on campus, many of which offer healthier options.  All it takes is some willpower on your part to make those choices, and you’ll be fine!  (But if you drop the ball there, no worries, the fitness center’s got your back).

4.)    Get involved=Make friends. You’ve probably heard this a million times, and that’s because it’s true! Give it a shot. You’ll thank us later.

5.)     …But “Get involved” doesn’t necessarily mean “Do everything”. There are tons of things to do on campus, and you may want to do them all!  You’re encouraged to try everything and anything you want, but don’t forget to take care of yourself (and your homework).  Overstretching yourself can get in the way of a successful, fun year.

And last, but not least…

6.)    Call your folks. Let’s be real, they worry.

Your Geneseo experience will be what you make of it, and we’re here to help you turn it into the best it can be!  Keep up with the MCU blog, Twitter, and What’s Up emails to find out what you really need to know about campus life. #hottestunioninamerica

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Let’s go get away!

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When you’re a broke college student, you want to find the cheapest ways to have a good time. Upstate Escapes lets you do just that! And most trips are only.. get this…. FIVE DOLLARS! Including tickets and transportation. Is that insane or WHAT?

These trips are sponsored by mandatory student fees, which explain why they are such a great deal. Some of these tickets price up to 80 dollars EACH. Maybe even more. That doesn’t even include the ride there! Upstate has had trips to hockey games, Darien Lake, white water rafting, Sky High Adventure Park, and indoor rock climbing.

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These trips are truly unbeatable experiences. They are a great way to get off campus for a few hours and spend time with friends, or make new ones. You can take a break from your dorm room, your books, and “escape” for a little while to enjoy life.

Here are some upcoming trips (Updated 4/22)

Beauty & The Beast at Shea’s Performing Arts Center

May 3, 2014

Tickets SOLD OUT

Transportation Provided

Bus departing College Union Loop at 4:30pm and returning by 9:30pm

True Night Sky: Cherry Spring State Park

May 3, 2014 - May 4, 2014

Tickets $3
Sign up available at the SA Ticket Office
Transportation Provided
Bus departing College Union Loop at 5pm and returning on 5/4 by 11am

Interested in seeing the true night sky? Join Astronomy Club and Outing Club for a guided sky tour and a fun night of stargazing at a Dark Site in Pennsylvania. Please bring your own equipment to stay outdoors. For more information please contact Kunal Datta at kd10@geneseo.eduLeadership, Teamwork and Communication Building at Camp Stella MarisMay 4, 2014Transportation Provided
Tickets available in the SA Ticket Office
Bus departing College Union Loop at Noon and will return by 4:00pmJoin Inter Residence Council climbing the ropes course at Camps Stella Maris while they promote leadership, teamwork and communication! For more information, please contact Rachael Burganowski at rpb2@geneseo.edu

Find more at: https://www.geneseo.edu/union/escapes

You can even apply for a grant program if you’re part of a student organization on campus. These grants can be used towards transportation costs or community-based learning or volunteer trips! Your organization can save up to $400 on transportation costs by applying for this grant. How do you do this?

Check out this link for all the information you will need: https://www.geneseo.edu/union/upstate_escape_grants

If you are a Geneseo student, take advantage of these awesome opportunities!

Like https://www.facebook.com/SUNYGeneseoUpstateEscapes for more information on upcoming trips and spread the word!

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Mics & Mochas!

Come to Mics and Mochas every Thursday night at 7 p.m. on the Starbucks stage in the Union! At Mics and Mochas any SUNY Geneseo student can perform. Performances range from singing, dancing, juggling, piano performances and much more! To sign up book a slot at our website: https://micsmochas.youcanbook.me/

 Congratulations to our recent talent show winners:

1st place: Ben Spaid—Hula-Hooping

2nd place: Kailey Diedrick—Cup stacking

3rd place: Jahnna Ravenell—singing

And a special thanks to our judges and MC’s:

Marty Rogachefsky

Philip Romano

Daveyy Sak

Katie Becker

James Mead

Oliver Diaz

Mics and Mochas aims to provide a relaxing environment promoting social interaction, and to provide good music, and food.


Check out all the drinks you can order from starbucks!!

APRIL SPECIALS:

Grab a seat, bring your homework or a friend and come down to the Union! Join our group on Facebook to find out everything new and receive updates! https://www.facebook.com/groups/748399291846256/

Follow us on instagram: Geneseomcu

Follow us on twitter: Geneseomcu

Tags: Geneseomcu, Geneseo, Hottestunioninamerica, mcuinterns, department of student life, music, macvittiecollegeunion

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Playlist of the Day!

The Union is a place where several students come in and out throughout the day. Why not have a playlist to set your mood right? Here are our songs of the hour to set your mood right in the #HottestUnionInAmerica:

8:00AM – “Falling in Love at a Coffeeshop” – Landon Pigg at Starbucks

Early morning? To start your day off with a good note, listen to this soothing song as you sip a latte before your class.

12:00PM – “Danza Kuduro” – Don Omar ft. Lucenzo at FUSION

You have a meeting with your friend before your afternoon class. Why not pick up some stir fry or a set of tacos from Fusion together? Enjoy this worldly cuisine while listening to this upbeat song that will send you on your way.

2:30PM – “Happy” - Pharrell at CORNER POCKET

Your class just ended and you have some down time. Why not shot some pool or play table tennis while listening to this “happy” song? You can dance along as you try to figure out which ball to shoot next!

7:00PM – Listen to whoever is performing that night at STARBUCKS (every Thursday)

Want to check out the talent at SUNY Geneseo? Stop by Starbucks every Thursday at 7PM to listen to live music and performers. Or better yet, why not be brave and perform your favorite hits?

9:00PM – “Requiem in D Minor” - Mozart @ CU134

Have writers block from your 15-page paper tonight? Listen to this classical song to get your creative juices flowing as you think of a different angle to approach your paper!

12AM – “Let’s Get It Started” – Black Eyed Peas @ UNION LOBBY

Done with all your work? Give yourself a reward by doing a celebratory dance to this funky song! Take your dance moves to a GLK event hosted at the College Union where there will be a fun, fantastic, and free event!  

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WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER! (MidtermzSpring2k14)

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We can practically see spring break approaching. But what about midterms? You know, those tests and papers that are due right before spring break that you might have forgotten about? Don’t worry if you have! Just take a deep breath and start studying!

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Study Spots:

The Union is now open:

Monday-Thursday 7:30am-12midnight

              Friday 7:30am-2am

Saturday 10am-2am

Sunday 12noon-12midnight

You can study in Starbucks, upstairs in Fireside or the East Side lounges, in a conference room if it’s not booked, or downstairs in MOSAIC, the mailroom, the quiet study room, or the commuter study lounge.

Club Milne:

Spring Break Hours:

            CLOSED Saturday and Sunday, March 15 and 16

            8am-4pm Monday to Friday, March 17-21

CLOSED Saturday, March 22

12pm-1am Sunday, March 23

Regular Hours:

            7:30am-1am Monday to Thursday

7:30am-9pm Friday

            10am-9pm Saturday

            10am-1am Sunday

Extended Finals Week Hours:

            10am-1am Saturday, May 10

            7:30am-10pm Wednesday, May 14

            8am-4pm Thursday, May 15

            8am-4pm Friday, May 16

            8am-4pm Saturday, May 17 (Commencement)

            CLOSED Sunday, May 18

Fraser Library:

It exists! Go to the left when you enter the main door of Fraser Hall.

In your Residence Hall!

Your desk! (If you can find it under the mounds of notebooks and dishes)

A quiet study lounge

The laundry room (This is the place that gets me through midterms and finals every semester!)

Academic buildings:

Just like the union conference rooms, students are usually allowed in classrooms if there are no classes currently there.

Your professor’s office hours: GO TO OFFICE HOURS. THEY ACTUALLY HELP!!

Study Sessions:

            Sometimes run by a professor, TA (Teaching Assistant), TI (Teaching Intern) or LI (Lab Instructor), sometimes with an already established group (like a group project), and sometimes impromptu with classmates when you realize you really need to study!

Now that you have a place to study, how/when do you do it?

DO NOT START STUDYING THE NIGHT BEFORE

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Make a study plan! DO NOT SAVE ALL OF YOUR STUDYING OR PAPER WRITING FOR THE NIGHT (OR DAY) BEFORE IT IS DUE!!! That involves a lot of coffee and sorrow.

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Especially if you have multiple midterms, make a plan of when you’re going to study for which exam, and FOLLOW IT! Also, remember to take breaks! Stand up, stretch, take a walk, shoot some hoops, watch High School Musical (1, 2, or 3), take a Tumblr break, or eat a snack! Or all of the above, but not at the same time…trust me….

Remember, midterms are MIDterms. You have six more weeks of classes after spring break and before finals to bring up or maintain your grades!

Stay $w@ggy, Geneseo, and remember that YOU CAN DO IT IF YOU GET’CHA HEAD IN THE GAME AND START STUDYING EARLY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G—VfuI0fNs

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What is Positively Geneseo anyways?

You’ve seen our Facebook and Twitter page, but what is Positively Geneseo?  Well it’s a great way to spread the positive, motivational and awesome things occurring around campus every day!  We see things like charity events, fundraisers, tremendous athletes and students who go above and beyond to achieve great accomplishments.  We want to publicize these achievements to show the student population and the general public what a great school SUNY Geneseo is.  

                                   

            We are striving to spread the word about this campaign in order to really promote our school as the amazing campus that it is.  Emphasizing community, excellence and service we want to shine the light on the greatness that happens at Geneseo on a daily basis.  You can submit your positive experiences at goo.gl/aiK5v7.  Share any student organization you’re involved with, a charity event that you see on campus or a student who has achieved something great!  You could be featured on our Facebook or Twitter page for your Positively Geneseo experiences!

Like us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PositivelyGeneseo

Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/PositiveGeneseo

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If you are even slightly into crafting or procrastination, chances are you’ve given Pinterest a look.  Pinterest is a website where you can “pin” interesting posts and form collections of items that interest you.  Whether you’re planning a wedding or decorating your dorm room, Pinterest has great ideas for all occasions.      
If you’ve ever wanted to try a Pinterest DIY project or craft, you’re in luck because Geneseo Late Knight is bringing Pinterest projects to you!  On Friday, February 7th, GLK hosted its first Pinterest Project night.  Students were able to craft their very own Geneseo Seuss Spruce snow globes using mason jars, water, and glitter.  The snow globes were easy and fun to make, and students left with great finished products.   

There are even more exciting GLK Pinterest Projects coming your way.  Be sure to check out our upcoming Pinterest Project Nights on March 7th and April 4th.  Craft for yourself or a friend!  Pinterst Project crafts make great gifts for anyone, and like all GLK events, they are completely FREE!        

If you are even slightly into crafting or procrastination, chances are you’ve given Pinterest a look.  Pinterest is a website where you can “pin” interesting posts and form collections of items that interest you.  Whether you’re planning a wedding or decorating your dorm room, Pinterest has great ideas for all occasions.      

If you’ve ever wanted to try a Pinterest DIY project or craft, you’re in luck because Geneseo Late Knight is bringing Pinterest projects to you!  On Friday, February 7th, GLK hosted its first Pinterest Project night.  Students were able to craft their very own Geneseo Seuss Spruce snow globes using mason jars, water, and glitter.  The snow globes were easy and fun to make, and students left with great finished products.   

There are even more exciting GLK Pinterest Projects coming your way.  Be sure to check out our upcoming Pinterest Project Nights on March 7th and April 4th.  Craft for yourself or a friend!  Pinterst Project crafts make great gifts for anyone, and like all GLK events, they are completely FREE!        

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The Hottest Union in America

“Oh the weather outside is frightful…” and Geneseo is so delightful. It’s that time of year again and mother nature is having her wicked way in the valley. On weeks such as this sitting in the Union is almost like living inside a life sized snow globe. So how can you stay warm and dry during this cold weathered season? Come to the heart of campus and spend the day!  There are several places within the union to take your mind off the weather but keep your schedule on track.

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Your first option is the Fusion Market! It is located on the second floor of the Union, next to Starbucks. They have a wide variety of all kinds of food but every Thursday they have the best kind for stormy weather-the Noodle Bowl! It’s a 32oz container filled with warmth and delicious noodles. After you snag your noodle bowl you can hang out in the Corner Pocket. With several seating areas, a wide-open atmosphere, and a soft murmur of student chatter it’s the perfect environment to catch up on that reading assignment you’ve been putting off; But if you’re all caught up on your work and want to wait for the weather to clear up before heading back to your dorm all students are welcome to play a round of pool or rent a board game from the recreation desk located within the Corner Pocket.

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Another option for keeping warm in the Union is visiting the popular Starbucks. It is also located on the second floor of the Union and serves up warm and aromatic beverages and treats all day long. Get a hot drink to heat up your insides before you brave the cold to head to class or back to your room. If you need a pick me up to distract you from the snowy weather outside-try something from the new La Boulange bakery menu. The savory squares are a personal favorite. They are croissant pastries filled with ham and cheese, tomato and cheese, or wheat spinach. It’s the perfect in between meals snack.

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            Another place to keep toasty within the Union while hiding from the winter weather is one of the many conference rooms located on the third floor. They all come equipped with big tables, plenty of chairs, outlets for charging electronics, white boards, and more! If there is no reservation for that time period, the rooms are free for student use! Each door has a Vacant/Occupied slider next too it. Make sure the room is not reserved or occupied before you walk in! The rooms are great place to get some quiet studying done on the days when the Union is busier.

             So if you find yourself contemplating trekking back to your dorm in between classes the next time a snow storm is brewing in Geneseo- stop by the Union to make your day a little warmer!

To stay up to date on all things MacVittie College Union:

Follow us on Twitter: @GeneseoMCU

Like us on Facebook: /MacVittieCU

Follow us on Tumblr: GeneseoMCU

And don’t forget to tag us in your posts or use the hashtag #HottestUnioninAmerica so we can see all the fun things people are up to in the Union! You may even see your post featured on our page!

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"Want to be a part of the MCU family?  Apply to be a marketing or event programming intern! 
For job descriptions and to apply:  Log into Knightjobs and search job numbers 6859 (Marketing) and 6860 (Event Programming).
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"Want to be a part of the MCU family?  Apply to be a marketing or event programming intern! 

For job descriptions and to apply:  Log into Knightjobs and search job numbers 6859 (Marketing) and 6860 (Event Programming).

Applications deadline has been extended to April 17th!”