Sep 302011
 Posted by on September 30, 2011

The women’s volleyball team (0-10) lost against Adirondack Community College (6-6) 25-19, 25-16, 25-10 on Thursday evening.

Hailey Frament (Catholic Central/Waterford) led the Vikings with five kills, while Baleigh Morrow (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk/Selkirk) added two aces and 13 digs.

The women head to the Onondaga Invitational this Saturday beginning at 11 a.m.

Sep 302011
 Posted by on September 30, 2011

Did you know that Wimba Pronto is now Blackboard IM? It is just as easy as ever to use. You still can hold virtual office hours using video conferencing, chat, application sharing or all three with your students anytime anywhere.

For a user guide go to

To schedule training, e-mail or call Bonnie Farrell at or 8197.

Sep 302011
 Posted by on September 30, 2011

For those of you who attended Academic Senate this week you learned how productive the Facility Review Committee was this summer.  Over the years many of us have watched as our college has morphed from a 1960’s campus to the beautiful facility we have today.  Although these changes have been positive, sometimes they have come as a surprise to us.  Even when we know of an upcoming project, we often wish we had the opportunity to give feedback.

At Academic Senate, many people have had questions regarding the Science Center and the renovations of the Amstuz, Fitzgibbons and Brahan buildings.  The campus community expressed to the officers of Senate a desire to know more about what is being constructed. As a result, in April 2011, the Academic Senate established a sub-committee of the Planning Committee named the Facility Review Committee to accommodate this need.

Communication was the committee’s primary goal.  We wanted to find ways to inform the college and solicit feedback about current projects.  The classroom survey sent to all faculty at the beginning of the semester is one way the committee is gathering information. Your responses will help us in the creation of classroom standards for our college. If you have not taken it please consider doing so.

Another way to reach out to the community was to provide information about upcoming construction projects on our campus and offer a place to view and comment on those plans.  The library has graciously agreed to provide an area for plan review.  In this area, you will find the plans for construction projects through 2013, a computer to access our feedback form and instructions on how to do this.  Librarians will direct you to this location.

Our next goal was to create an electronic response form where you could ask questions and receive feedback directly from the project architect. The form the committee designed is a digital spreadsheet. Anyone with access to the portal may access it. All posted queries and the architect’s responses to each will be viewable in our folder on the portal.

Two projects are currently available for review in the library. They include the well publicized Science Center building and the equally exciting renovation of the Marvin Library building. The last project to be placed there this fall will be the plans for the renovation of Amstuz, Fitzgibbons and Brahan. These will be forthcoming as soon as the architect presents the drawings to Steve Cowan. Due to the high cost of change orders however, once a project is bid, comment periods will close on these projects. The one exception will be comments regarding health or safety issues.

We hope you will take the opportunity to look at these plans.  The ability to read drawings is not a prerequisite for asking a question or mentioning concerns you might have. Each project will have its own form.

Please use the following instructions to access the feedback form:

1)    Open the HVCC Web Page
2)    Click Faculty/Staff or Students
3)    Click My HVCC Portal/Blackboard
4)    At left under “My Organizations” click Academic Senate
5)    Click Committees – scroll down below the standing committees
6)    Click Facility Review Committee
7)    Click Facility Review Committee Feedback Forms – (there is one feedback form per building project)

Other information you will find in this folder includes:

  1. Facility Review Committee Charge
  2. About the Facility Review Committee
  3. Facility Review Committee Membership
  4. Facility Review Committee Minutes

Again, we urge you to take advantage of this new service and if at any time you feel your question has not been answered to your satisfaction feel free to contact a committee member. As noted above, our names are in the same folder where the electronic comment forms are found.

Sep 302011
 Posted by on September 30, 2011

Getting to know the new software on the ACE this fall?

The CET is pleased to let you know that we have QuickSource software guides now available in the Faculty Resource Room (BTC 1052) for you!

Access, Excel, PowerPoint and Word for Office 2010 are all covered. Don’t forget — we also have guides available for Office 2007 products, Adobe Acrobat 9, Digital Photography and more! Be sure to check out the binder next to the copy machine in the Faculty Resource Room and get up-to-speed with the latest Office products.

Please note: The binder must stay the room, but feel free to make copies to practice in your own office or spend some time learning new skills in the Faculty Resource Room.

Sep 302011
 Posted by on September 30, 2011

The Enrollment Committee wants to promote this message to students: Check your college e-mail account regularly!

Some campus offices currently send information to students via e-mail, while others utilize both paper and e-mail.

A number of administrative offices are planning to transition to only e-mailing information to students, so it is important that students know that they have a Hudson Valley e-mail account that should be checked on a regular basis.

E-mail has many advantages as a way to communicate with students: it’s faster, saves the college money spent on paper and postage, and is the environmentally-friendly option.

Members of the Enrollment Committee will be working to get the message out this summer and throughout the fall semester. You should notice this message being added to various publications, our Web site, and in our conversations with students.

We also will be keeping the campus community informed along the way. Upcoming Campus Chronicle articles will provide information such as who receives an e-mail account, when they receive it and for how long, as well as updates from administrative and student services’ offices about changes being made to their method of mailing information (what will be e-mailed instead of mailed).

Stay tuned…

Sep 292011
 Posted by on September 29, 2011

Eugene Cooper, former football standout at Hudson Valley Community College, recently was named to the watch list for the prestigious Biletnikoff Award. He joins teammate Kamar Jorden, another former Hudson Valley athlete, who was named to the list prior to the start of the season.

After playing for Hudson Valley for the school years 2007 and 2008, both went on to Bowling Green University where they played for the Falcons.
Cooper and Jorden are on the watch list which leads up to the final award given annually to the nation’s top NCAA Division 1 wide receiver.

Through three games, Cooper leads the nation with six receiving touchdowns and is 15th in the country in receiving yards per game (107.7). He came into the 2011 season with 17 catches and 130 yards and no touchdowns in his Falcon career. In the first game of 2011, Cooper had four catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns versus Idaho. The following week, he had six catches for 134 yards and four touchdowns against Morgan State. This past week, he set a career-high with eight receptions for 79 yards, but did not score.

Cooper earned first-team All-Northeast as a kick returner at Hudson Valley. He compiled more than 500 return yards and two touchdowns on special teams and had 349 yards and 3 touchdowns as a sophomore.

During his first year at Bowling Green, Jorden played in and started all 12 games. He made First-Team All-MAC, leading with 96 receptions and chipping in with 1,109 receiving yards and four touchdowns. His record of 96 grabs for 1,109 yards are both third-best in school history, and he set a career-high 14 catches for 168 yards at Tulsa.

As team captain for his two years at Hudson Valley, Jorden had 60 catches for 938 yards and three touchdowns as a sophomore, earning first-team Northeast All-Conference. Both numbers are school records.

Sep 292011
 Posted by on September 29, 2011

The Hudson Valley Wrestling Club is looking for coaches to fill out it’s staff.

Any employee/faculty member interested in advising/coaching with the Wrestling club should contact Andy Donovan in HUD 117, at x-7651, or by e-mail at Prior coaching experience is not necessary.

The Club will practice several days/evenings per week in the McDonough Sports Complex with a focus of competing on weekends beginning in November.

Sep 282011
 Posted by on September 28, 2011

On Thursday, Paul Vandenburgh of Talk Radio 1300 (AM) will broadcast his early morning program from campus.

The show airs from 5 to 10 a.m. President Matonak will be Vandenburgh’s guest for an interview beginning at about 9:30 a.m.

Sep 282011
 Posted by on September 28, 2011

The women’s soccer team (1-7-1) lost 1-0 against Manchester Community College (CT) (5-4) on Tuesday afternoon.

The Vikings have lost five games by only one goal this season out of their seven losses. Jacqueline Howe (New Lebanon/Stephentown) recorded four saves in goal for the Vikings.

The women host Fulton Montgomery Community College on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Sep 282011
 Posted by on September 28, 2011

The men’s soccer team (2-4-2) defeated Clinton Community College (0-9) 5-1 on Tuesday afternoon.

Ryan Hanehan (South Glens Falls/Halfmoon) continued his great play scoring two goals and adding one assist in the first half. Hanehan has eight goals on the year and has scored at least one goal in the last four games. Sean Maruscsak (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) had one goal and one assist while Emmanuel Oduor (Albany/Nakuru, Kenya) added two second half goals to seal the victory for the Vikings.

The men travel to Fulton Montgomery Community College on Thursday for a 4 p.m. game.

Sep 282011
 Posted by on September 28, 2011

The women’s tennis team (1-4) fell to SUNY Delhi (1-1) 6-3 on Tuesday afternoon.

Holly Fletcher (Catholic Central/Waterford) defeated her opponent (6-2, 6-1) in second singles action, making it her second consecutive win. Nicole Cassidy (Maple Hill/Castleton) battled back to win in third singles action (2-6, 6-3, 6-3) for her first win of the season. Cassidy also teamed up with Chelsea Antanasio (Columbia/Rensselaer) in second doubles winning (8-2).

The women host Mohawk Valley Community College to end their regular season on Saturday at 1 p.m.

Sep 282011
 Posted by on September 28, 2011

Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 28, the NYS fire inspector will be on campus for the college’s annual fire safety inspection. The inspection will take about five days to complete.

In preparation for the inspection, Environmental Health & Safety staff have inspected all buildings. Please help us by taking a moment to check your work area. Here are guidelines for good fire safety practices that should be followed at all times:

  • Power strips & extension cords:  Do not use in series to reach an outlet; do not overload by plugging in more appliances than the circuit can handle.  Submit a work order to Physical Plant if your area needs electrical service – this is a common violation during the inspection.
  • Fire doors (self-closing):  Keep these doors closed as much as possible.  If you need to chock open a door, please remember to remove the chock and close the door before leaving.
  • Exits & exit pathways:  keep clear and unobstructed
  • Materials storage:  Keep to a minimum and do not store materials in stairwells or underneath stairs.  Do not store furnishings/materials in basement hallways, electrical or mechanical rooms – call Physical Plant to have unneeded materials/furnishings properly stored or disposed.  Keep storage rooms neat and orderly
  • Shops, labs and work areas:  Keep neat and orderly.  Chemicals should be stored in labeled, closed containers in the appropriate location.
  • Damaged electrical cords:  Take equipment out of service and notify your supervisor or Physical Plant
  • Emergency equipment (electrical panel boxes, mechanical rooms, sprinkler controls, fire extinguishers, eye wash stations, etc.):  Keep access to these areas/equipment clear and unobstructed.
  • Fire lanes:  Keep clear at all times – no parking in a marked lane
  • Ceiling tiles:  Missing ceiling tiles should be put back in place or reported to Physical Plant
  • Exit signage and emergency lights:  These should be illumination at all times; report deficiencies to Physical Plant
  • REPORT ALL FIRES:  Even if it is a minor fire that is quickly extinguished, you are required to report this to Public Safety. If a fire extinguisher is used, this must be reported so that the extinguisher can be serviced.

If you have any questions or see a fire safety deficiency, please contact me ( or Maxine Ortiz (

With your help, we expect the fire inspections to go well this year.  Thank you for your assistance!

Sep 282011
 Posted by on September 28, 2011

Kathleen Smith has been appointed women’s head basketball coach at Hudson Valley Community College. Bringing with her more than 10 years of coaching experience at the high school level, she spent the last four seasons as the head varsity coach at her alma mater, Columbia High School.

Director of Athletics Kristan Pelletier said, “Kathleen is a coach who will be committed to the ideals and principles of Hudson Valley Community College and junior college athletics. She will continue the tradition of academic and athletic excellence that we have established in our women’s basketball program.”

Smith graduated from Southern Connecticut State University with a bachelor’s in exercise science, after receiving a scholarship to play basketball for four years. She captained her team in her junior and senior seasons, leading the Owls to the NE-10 playoffs and ECAC championships. Scoring more than 1,000 points while at Southern, she also led her team in minutes played, steals, assists, scoring and three-point field goals. Smith was named NE-10 player of the week and ECAC player of the week during her senior year and earned the NE-10 Scholar Athlete Award during her junior and senior years.

“I am very excited to have this opportunity to coach young women at the college level and I look forward to being a part of the successful tradition at Hudson Valley Community College,” said Smith.

Smith earned a master’s in education with a specialization in curriculum, instruction and assessment from Walden University, and this past August finished her second master’s in educational leadership and administration from the College of St. Rose. She currently teaches physical education at the middle school level in East Greenbush.

Sep 272011
 Posted by on September 27, 2011

Fine Arts faculty members Thomas Lail and Tara Fracalossi exhibited over the summer at the Galleria Cypriana Majernika in Bratislava, Slovakia in an exhibition entitled “Transport: Tara Fracalossi, Thomas Lail, Leah Singer, Lee Ranaldo”  (Singer and Ranaldo were subject of an exhibition at the college’s Teaching Gallery in 2009).

The four exhibitors  additionally invited some 27 artists to lend one work each for an exhibition within the exhibition. Fine Arts faculty members Gail Roberts, Ryan Parr, Kyra Garrigue, Justin Baker and Rich Garrison were all included in this portion of the show. The exhibition was funded in part by the US State Department.

Also during the summer, Fracalossi had a new large-scale photographic installation included in the exhibition “A Field Guide to Getting Lost” at Masters&Pelavin Gallery in New York City.

Both Fracalossi and Lail recently performed at “Cage 99” — a festival of music and works by American composer John Cage held at the Arts Center, Troy.  As members of Location Ensemble, Fracalossi and Lail performed Cage’s “Imaginary Landscapes IV.”  Lail also read from Cage’s  long-form poem, “Art is Either a Complaint or Do Something Else.” Location Ensemble will perform “Imaginary Landscapes IV” again as part of the Arts Center’s  “Wired Kingdom” exhibition on Friday, Oct. 30.

Location Ensemble also will perform works by its members (including a new composition by Lail) at The Arts Center in Saratoga Springs on Saturday, Nov. 12.

Earlier in the summer, Lail’s experimental music duo “soundBarn” was featured as Airtime Visiting Artist on radio station WGXC. The interview and performance can be found at

soundBarn next will perform a live, improvised accompaniment to Alfred Hitchcock’s 1929 film “BlackMail” on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Sage Auditorium at RPI in Troy.

Sep 272011
 Posted by on September 27, 2011

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Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

The women’s volleyball team lost all three games at the Corning Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The women lost to Corning (25-14, 25-12, 25-7), TC3 (25-21, 25-21, 25-15) and Broome (25-12, 25-19, 22-25, 25-17).

Baleigh Morrow (Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk/Selkirk) recorded 19 kills and 14 digs on the day.

The women host Adirondack Community College on Thursday at 6 p.m.

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

The women’s tennis team (1-3) picked up a dominating victory over Mohawk Valley Community College (0-2) 6-1 on Saturday afternoon.

Below are the results of the match.

First Singles: Holly Fletcher (Catholic Central/Waterford) (6-1, 3-6, 7-6 {7-4}) Win
Second Singles: Nicole Cassidy (Maple Hill/Castleton) (4-6, 2-6) Loss
Third Singles: Chelsea Antanasio (Columbia/Rensselaer) (6-2, 6-0) Win
Fourth Singles: Janel Weaver (Schenectady/Bellevue) (6-0, 6-2) Win
Fifth Singles: Hannah Infantado (Shaker/Watervliet) (6-0, 6-3) Win

First Doubles: Holly Fletcher (Catholic Central/Waterford) and Chelsea Antanasio (Columbia/Rensselaer) (8-1) Win
Second Doubles: Nicole Cassidy (Maple Hill/Castleton) and Janel Weaver (Schenectady/Bellevue) (8-4) Win

The women host SUNY Delhi on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

The women’s soccer team (1-6-1) lost 4-0 against Broome Community College (5-1) on Saturday afternoon.

Jacqueline Howe (New Lebanon/Stephentown) recorded nine saves in goal for the Vikings.

The women host Fulton Montgomery Community College on Thursday at 4 p.m.

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

The men’s soccer team (1-4-2) tied Broome Community College (4-4-1) 1-1 on Saturday afternoon.

This is the Vikings second consecutive tie after their 1-1 game against Adirondack on Wednesday. Ryan Hanehan (South Glens Falls/Halfmoon) scored for the Vikings assisted by Sean Maruscsak (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa). Brandon Leichman (Guilderland/Guilderland) and Richard Acheson (Columbia/North Greenbush) each recorded four saves in goal.

The men host Clinton Community College on Tuesday at 4 p.m.

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

The football team (0-3) lost to Dean College (2-1) 37-0 on Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings travel to Erie Community College this Saturday for a game at noon.

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

The men’s cross country team finished 14th at the Williams College Invitational and the women’s team finished 15th on Saturday afternoon.

Eric Young (Shaker/Latham) finished 96th (28:58) in the men’s 8k race while Stephen Huneau (Shaker/Latham) and Chad Coumbes (Lansingburgh/Troy) finished 65th and 66th in the 5k race. Hilary Crannage (Polytech/Alleghany) led the women finishing in 132nd place (20:35).

Below are all of the results from Saturday’s race.

Men 8K
Winner: Julian Saad-Fordham University (26:14)
96- Eric Young (28:58)
152- Brendan Reilly (30:42)
156- Michael Morrow (31:00)
173- Jamison Bundy (33:04)
175- Vincent Otto (33:10)
179- Nathan Clements (34:36)
180- Yousef Zaid (34:37)
182- Charles Tebbetts (34:40)
184- Philip Mastosimone (34:55)

Women 5K
Winner: Holly Smith- Destiny’s (22:00)
132- Hilary Crannage (26:39)
161- Amanda Slyer (28:26)
168- Nicole Dootz (28:54)
185- Megan Crawford (30:45)
188- Ashleigh Genito (31:07)
191- Allison Farnum (31:31)

Men 5K
Winner: Macky Lloyd- Saint Rose (15:59)
65- Stephen Huneau (23:12)
66- Chad Coumbes (26:39)

Both Cross Country teams travel to Hamilton College on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 11 a.m.

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

A new and exciting course is now available for those interested in the craft of improvisation, the art of thinking on one’s feet.  Introduction to Improvisational Theatre (THEA 170) introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisation through various games and exercises that have been designed to eliminate the anxiety and mental blocks associated with thinking, responding, and performing without any prior preparation.

In THEA 170, students will work in groups to develop the communicative and cooperative skills needed to confidently participate in the various styles and forms of improvisation. Also, the course will afford students the opportunity to develop the listening and observation skills that are necessary for effective interpersonal communication in work, school, and social situations. Finally, for non-theatre majors, THEA 170 is a fun way to fulfill a General Education Arts requirement.

THEA 170-600 (CRN 16245) is available this semester as a sprint course and will run from Oct. 26 through Dec. 16, Mondays and Thursdays from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre.

For more information, please contact Joshua Sperber at

Sep 262011
 Posted by on September 26, 2011

Campus Center Food Court: Menutainment

Monday – Eggplant Parmesan & Tortellini with Meatballs

Tuesday – Swedish Meatballs & BBQ Pulled Pork. Culinary theater featuring Cupcake display.

Wednesday – Latin American Street Food

Thursday – Foods of Malaysia

Friday – Shrimp Scampi & Fried Clam Strips

Williams Hall Cafe: Menutainment

Monday – Tortellini with Meatballs

Tuesday – BBQ Pulled Pork

Wednesday – Latin American Street Food

Thursday – Foods of Malaysia

Friday – Fried Clam Strips

Campus Center Food Court/Brahan Hall Cafe: Au Bon Pain

Monday – Chicken Noodle & French Onion

Tuesday – Baked Stuffed Potato & Minestrone

Wednesday – Broccoli Cheddar & Italian Wedding

Thursday – Tomato Florentine & Beef Barley

Friday – New England Clam Chowder & Garden Vegetable

Campus Center Cafe: Au Bon Pain

Monday – Chicken Noodle

Tuesday – Minestrone

Wednesday – Italian Wedding

Thursday – Tomato Florentine

Friday – Garden Vegetable

Williams Hall Cafe: Au Bon Pain

Monday – French Onion

Tuesday – Baked Stuffed Potato

Wednesday – Broccoli Cheddar

Thursday – Beef Barley

Friday – New England Clam Chowder