Nov 302010
 
 Posted by on November 30, 2010

The following title is scheduled for a Rensselaer County Civil Services exam:

Child Services Specialist (exam # 68-379)

The last filing date for the above exam is December 29, 2010 and the exam date is February 5, 2011.

Nov 302010
 
 Posted by on November 30, 2010

Please don’t pass up the opportunity to nominate a deserving student to receive this prestigious honor.

To be considered for the competitive recognition, students must have completed 24 credit hours at Hudson Valley Community College by the end of the fall 2010 semester; have matriculated; have a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of the fall 2010 semester, and demonstrated active participation or leadership in extracurricular activities and/or voluntary community service while enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College. (GPAs and credit hours will be confirmed at the end of the fall 2010 semester.)

Complete details are found on the nomination form available on the College’s website, https://www.hvcc.edu/staff/whos-who.pdf or in Guenther, Room 159.

If you know of a student who meets the criteria to be considered for this honor, please complete the nomination form and bring it to the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development, Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 159. Thank you.

Nov 302010
 
 Posted by on November 30, 2010

There will be a lot of happy children come Christmas morning with all the donations that were given. Enjoy the gift ideas and tags that you made to thank you for participating. Hope to see many more of you next year, as this was such a success, it will become an annual event!

Stampingly yours,

Sharyn Bouck

Nov 302010
 
 Posted by on November 30, 2010

Dear HVCC faculty and staff,

A local charity is asking for the help of the HVCC community. Hannah’s Hope for GAN is working tirelessly to fund a clinical trial to save children suffering from Giant Axonal Neuropathy (GAN). Over the past 2.5 years, the scientists working with Hannah’s Hope have developed a treatment and now Hannah’s Hope is raising funds to pay for the studies required by the FDA to begin a clinical trial. Kids with GAN become quadriplegics, dependent on feeding tubes and ventilators and die in their late teens or early 20s. Six-year-old Hannah Sames of Rexford is the inspiration of Hannah’s Hope.

Please help Hannah’s Hope win a $250,000 Pepsi refresh grant this month! Pepsi will fund the top two vote getters in this category that.

Right now, Hannah’s Hope Fund is #4. Hannah’s Hope needs our free votes daily to boost it into the top two by midnight on Nov. 30! Please vote THREE times DAILY! Thank you!

Instructions:

1. TEXT to contact 73774 (it stands for Pepsi) the message 104051. It’s free!

2. ONLINE

Vote at www.refresheverything.com/hannahshope with every valid e-mail account you may have (work, personal, yahoo, hotmail, gmail, etc.). After you vote, click the Facebook icon on lower right to share our voting link with your FB friends.

Remember, the sound of the Pepsi can opening verifies you are now logged in. To cast your vote, you must click the “vote for this idea” button again.

3. ONLINE VIA FACEBOOK

You can upload a Pepsi application that lets you and your friends vote from your FB page. http://apps.facebook.com/pepsirefresh/idea or click on a www.refresheverything.com/hannahshope voting link shared to your facebook. You also may click on the LOGIN WITH FACEBOOK button on the top left of Pepsi login window.

We are a 100% volunteer organization with NO paid employees. Please get everyone you know to vote!

Here’s a link to voting instructions:

https://sites.google.com/site/hhfgblog/home-1/Voting_Directions

Thank you!

Lori Sames

Hannah’s mother

Volunteer Executive Director, Hannah’s Hope Fund

Nov 292010
 
 Posted by on November 29, 2010

Hudson Valley Business Administration student Pui Sze Hau, who also is one of the college’s student bloggers, was featured in an article about the growing number of Chinese students attending American colleges and universities.

The article appeared on the cover of last week’s Business Review. If you have a subscription to the Business Review online, you may read the complete article there, otherwise you might want to track down a copy. Here’s a video of the reporter, Robin Cooper, talking about the story.

Nov 292010
 
 Posted by on November 29, 2010

Faculty Workshop Day 2011 — Critical Thinking in a Digital World — is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 9.

We are happy to announce that our keynote presenter for the event is Cindy Scheibe, executive director of Project Look Sharp and Ithaca College professor of psychology, on the topic of “Integrating Media Literacy and Critical Thinking into the Curriculum.”

Dr. Scheibe will also be offering a concurrent workshop on the challenges of teaching in today’s media saturated world. More about Ithaca College’s media literacy educational initiatives can be found at the Look Sharp website: http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/?action=main&PHPSESSID=180980fca7d14d889a93d6ad4c8e3f82.

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Detailed program information, workshop descriptions, and registration options will be distributed at the start of the Spring semester. We hope you will plan on joining us in this annual event promoting interaction, growth and professional development.

Nov 292010
 
 Posted by on November 29, 2010

Customer Appreciation Week, December 5-11, 2010!

To thank you for being such a great customer, Staples invites you to take this special offer and treat yourself to a personal purchase in one of its retail stores.

Bring the attached coupon to any Staples store and save 10% on most of your in-store purchases. Some exclusions apply.

Nov 232010
 
 Posted by on November 23, 2010

Yes, it is true! Any faculty or staff member (college official) may initiate the nomination process for a deserving student to be included in the publication, Who’s Who Among Students In American Universities and Colleges 2010-2011.

Being named to Who’s Who is among the most prestigious honors a student can receive.

To be considered for the competitive recognition, students must have completed 24 credit hours at Hudson Valley Community College by the end of the fall 2010 semester; have matriculated; have a 3.2 or higher cumulative GPA at the end of the fall 2010 semester, and demonstrated active participation or leadership in extracurricular activities and/or voluntary community service while enrolled at Hudson Valley Community College. (GPAs and credit hours will be confirmed at the end of the fall 2010 semester.)

Complete details are found on the nomination form available on the College’s website, https://www.hvcc.edu/staff/whos-who.pdf or in Guenther, Room 159.

If you know of a student who meets the criteria to be considered for this honor, please complete the nomination form and bring it to the Office of the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development, Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 159, by Dec. 1.

Thank you.

Nov 232010
 
 Posted by on November 23, 2010

Marilyn Shapiro is retiring after more than two decades of stellar service to the Capital District Educational Opportunity Center.

Please join us at her Retirement Celebration Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010

Franklin Terrace

126 Campbell Avenue, Troy

5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Hors d-oeuvres – Plated Dinner (see menu choices below) – Cash Bar

$35 per person

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Nov. 23 with Lucille Marion or Marion Viasner at 273-1900 ext. 2212 or e-mail l.marion@hvcc.edu.

Send payment to Lucille Marion EOC 145 Congress St. Troy, NY 12180

When you RSVP, please identify your dinner choice from the following:

Sliced Top Round of Beef Au Jus
Chicken Marsala

Poached Salmon with Julienne Vegetables Dijonaise Sauce

Vegetarian dinners upon request.

All dinners served with Salad, Rolls, Carmelized Red Skinned Potatoes, Haricot Vert, and Dessert

In lieu of a personal retirement gift, Marilyn has asked that contributions be made in her name to the Regional Food Bank. If you would like to recognize Marilyn in this way, you may include additional funds with your reservation, send us a contribution to send along with others we received if you are unable to attend her party or make your contribution directly to the Regional Food Bank, 965 Albany Shaker Road, Latham, NY 12110-1478.

Nov 222010
 
 Posted by on November 22, 2010

Please click here to see photos of a beautiful, ceramic Nativity set that was made by a Hudson Valley Community College employee, who has donated it for this year’s Holiday Sale.

The asking price is $200.

Nov 222010
 
 Posted by on November 22, 2010

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 10 to 30 percent of hot air from home furnaces escapes through openings that you might not even be aware of in the system’s ductwork. That’s a lot of wasted energy and a significant amount of unnecessary carbon emissions. Sealing the holes yourself with duct tape should only be a temporary measure. Have a professional assess and repair ductwork for maximum energy efficiency. Proper sealing also will cut down mold and dust that can circulate into your air.(br>

Send green comments, suggestions or questions to gogreen@hvcc.edu.

Nov 222010
 
 Posted by on November 22, 2010

If you are receiving a health insurance waiver check and your paycheck is normally directly deposited, please note that your waiver payment will be in the form of CHECK, but WILL NOT be directly deposited into your account.

If your paycheck or paystub is normally mailed to your home address or sent via interoffice mail, your health insurance waiver check will be mailed to your home address.

If your paycheck or paystub is normally sent to the Cashier’s Office, your health insurance check will also be available for you to pick up at the Cashier’s Office on Dec. 3.

Please call the Payroll Office at ext. 4514 or 4515 if you have any questions.

Nov 222010
 
 Posted by on November 22, 2010

If you are…

An hourly employee and you are paid based on timesheets, your timesheet must be submitted to the Payroll Office no later than 9 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 23 for payment on Friday, Dec. 3.

All timesheets received in the Payroll Office after the deadline will be processed on the following paydate.

Please mark your calendars!

For a complete list of timesheet due dates and other important payroll information, please visit Payroll on the web at www.hvcc.edu/finance/payroll/index.html.

If you have any questions, please contact the Payroll Office at ext. 4515, 4514 or 4565.

Thank you,

Christine Lasch

Payroll Supervisor

Nov 222010
 
 Posted by on November 22, 2010

The PRC funding committee will meet on Nov. 23.

All submissions must be to Carrie Farley, BRN 211, by noon on Monday, Nov. 22.

This will be the committee’s last meeting of this semester.

Thank you.

Nov 192010
 
 Posted by on November 19, 2010

The Fall 2010 issue of Career Directions was mailed to select Capital Region homes last week. The publication, which encourages adults to start or complete their higher education at Hudson Valley, was aimed at the Southern Saratoga County communities and is also available at libraries, community centers and other locations around the Capital Region.

To get a look at the new edition, got to www.hvcc.edu/careerdirections.

Nov 192010
 
 Posted by on November 19, 2010

Nearly 300 Hudson Valley Community College students and alumni took part in two information sessions held Thursday afternoon and evening at the college’s new TEC-SMART facility in Malta.

Officials from GLOBALFOUNDRIES were on hand to familiarize attendees with employment opportunities that will exist when the chip fab plant opens, while admissions and academic program representatives outlined relevant curriculum choices here at Hudson Valley.

Please click here to see photographs taken by Anthony Salamone, the college’s photographic specialist. Photos also are posted on the college’s Facebook page.

Several local news programs also covered the event:

Your News Nine

Fox 23 News

WTEN

Nov 192010
 
 Posted by on November 19, 2010

It is strongly recommended that a student discusses the impact of either course withdrawals or a total withdrawal with the Financial Aid Office before completing the process.

Course Withdrawals

A student may withdraw from a course or courses prior to the end of the day on Friday, November 19, 2010. A student must obtain the approval and the signature from his or her advisor or department chair for course withdrawals. The official date of withdrawal is the date that the completed form is received in the Registrar’s Office. Discontinuance of class attendance or notice to the instructor does not constitute authorized withdrawal.

Course withdrawals from a term may jeopardize current and future financial aid eligibility.

Total Withdrawal

A student may withdraw from all registered courses within a term prior to the end of the day on Friday, November 19, 2010. To complete a total withdrawal, please visit the Registrar’s Office in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 136. The official date of withdrawal is the date that the form is completed.

A total withdrawal from a term may jeopardize current and future financial aid eligibility.

If a student is unable to complete either of the above in-person, a letter will be accepted as long as it is postmarked and mailed by the U.S. Postal Service by November 19, 2010. Any request received after the deadline will not be accepted.

Nov 192010
 
 Posted by on November 19, 2010

Viking’s Cove Bookstore Giveaway

TWO WAYS TO WIN’

Way #1:

Help us gain more fans on Facebook and we’ll help replenish the HVCC food pantry!

For each “like” we receive on Facebook in the month of November, we will donate $1 to the HVCC food pantry! We will make a donation up to $500.

The food pantry is consistently utilized by Hudson Valley Community College students through the student activities office.

Way #2:

Throughout the month of November, we will be collecting non-perishable food items on behalf of the food pantry and everyone who donates at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore by Nov. 30, will be entered to win one of these prizes:

1st- $100 Bookstore Gift Card

2nd- $75 Bookstore Gift Card

3rd- $50 Bookstore Gift Card

Suggested food items are pasta, spaghetti sauce, ramen noodles, macaroni and cheese, cereal, and juice, plus other non-perishable foods.

Last year, we were able to collect $287 and three cartons full of non-perishable food items.

With your help, we know we can do even better this year!

Nov 182010
 
 Posted by on November 18, 2010

The office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development has a longstanding working relationship with various New York State agencies and large employers in the area to provide courses through our ‘Learn Where You Earn’ program. For almost a decade we have served the needs of area employees by providing credit-bearing classes in the late afternoon or evening at their place of business.

We are very happy to announce that starting in the Spring 2011 semester, the NYS Department of Transportation (DOT) has, for the first time, agreed to participate in the college’s Learn Where You Earn program. Our meetings with DOT began in May and included critical input from department chairs as well as further discussions with DOT. This culminated with DOT’s final decision in October to offer the ISCI 135 Information Design course during the Spring semester.

The course will be run as a pilot program at DOT’s location on Wolf Road in Albany.

For some participating in the Learn Where You Earn program, employers pay the cost of their employees’ tuition and fees directly to the college. In others cases, the students are able to utilize vouchers or a tuition reimbursement process within their union’s bargaining unit.

We fully expect that this will be a successful collaboration and enable us to provide additional courses in the future.

Nov 172010
 
 Posted by on November 17, 2010

This article in today’s Inside Higher Ed outlines a policy brief released today by the American Association of Community Colleges. With for-profit institutions claiming a growing segment of the online learning market, community colleges are starting to advocate on their own behalf.

Nov 172010
 
 Posted by on November 17, 2010

The Faculty Workshop Day Planning Committee has been working throughout the semester to ensure that the February 2011 event program exceeds the expectations of you and our colleagues. Please let us know the workshops you would be interested in attending.

The list of potential workshop offerings can be found at http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22BFXEF3RRD

The survey will only be available through Wednesday.

Nov 172010
 
 Posted by on November 17, 2010

The Resource Committee for Promotion is an ad hoc committee of the Personnel Resources Committee of the Academic Senate. The purpose of the committee is to assist faculty members as they prepare their promotion portfolios.

Please contact a member of the committee if you need assistance preparing your portfolio for submission in January.

The promotion guidelines, promotion timeline and a list of members are available on the PRC web site.

Nov 122010
 
 Posted by on November 12, 2010

Work to install a communications line will be performed today by crews working on North Drive.

Workers will direct traffic as required. Please follow directions given.

Thank you.

Nov 122010
 
 Posted by on November 12, 2010

After 40 years of supporting and inspiring students, Fred Kakumba is retiring. Please join us at his celebration on Dec. 16 from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Moscatiello’s. There will be an Italian Buffet and a cash bar. Please RSVP by Dec. 6 with $25 payment to Carol Campbell MRV 106, 629-7216 for food.

In lieu of a personal retirement gift, Fred and his wife Dawn have requested contributions to support the refurbishing of his childhood school in Uganda, Africa. If you would like to contribute to Fred’s school, please submit additional funds when you RSVP on Dec. 6.

Nov 112010
 
 Posted by on November 11, 2010

Inside Higher Ed has a couple of interesting stories today that may be of interest.

First, this piece discusses a recent grant that will allow two-year Montgomery College to help establish community college ties in India.

This article outlines some results of the latest Community College Survey of Student Engagement, which was released today.