Jan 312012
 
 Posted by on January 31, 2012

Kalik Parker (Ragsdale (NC)/Greensboro, NC),a memeber of the men’s basketball team, has earned Region III Player of the Week honors.

Parker led the Vikings to a 3-0 week with wins over SUNY Adirondack, Fulton-Montgomery Community College and Columbia-Greene Community College. During that three-game stretch, he averaged 18.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and shot 20-38 from the field. Parker currently ranks sixth in the region in scoring, averaging 16.8 points per game, and seventh in rebounding, pulling down 9.2 rebounds per game.

The men’s basketball team is off to a 16-6 start and is currently ranked fifth in Region III. Meanwhile, the women’s basketball team is 12-7 and ranked sixth in the coaches poll.

Jan 312012
 
 Posted by on January 31, 2012

The Flexible Learning Space (FLS) in the lower level of Marvin Library will remain available for scheduled instruction by librarians and education specialists during the Spring 2012 semester, despite announcements made in December indicating it would close during renovations.

The scope of the renovations planned for the Marvin Library building has changed and the FLS is not expected to be affected by renovations.

Thanks for your patience as we renovate to better serve you.

Jan 312012
 
 Posted by on January 31, 2012

Super Bowl time again!

The Super Bowl is here once more. Though millions of eyes will be glued to the game on flat screens on that day, there are many other factors that draw us around living rooms, bars, and TV trays all across the nation: food, friends, a sense of camaraderie, and of course, those ads! For many of us, the game will be a great opportunity to reconnect with friends we have not seen in a while, maybe not since the last Super Bowl!.

The Super Bowl, one of the most watched events in the United States, demonstrates one of our most basic needs. We are social beings. Having a sense of belonging is a powerful need that we share. The need is so powerful that a hundred thousand souls will pay large sums of money for Super Bowl tickets and brave logistical hurdles and large crowds in order to experience this significant social event. They will gather to experience together their common love of the game and of their team. They will experience the same sights and sounds together.

If you are going to a Super Bowl event this weekend, don’t forget to invite that friend who may not have anyone to be with — you probably will make his or her day! And while you are enjoying the big game, remember to take the time to truly enjoy each other’s company.

 

Jan 312012
 
 Posted by on January 31, 2012

A Survey With Benefits to Many

As the Instructional Resources Committee (IRC) evaluates its charge in an effort to refine/define our mission-goals-objectives, we are advocating supporting the many adjunct faculty on our campus. To that end, we ask all teaching faculty to think back to the first time you stepped up to the podium of a campus classroom.

What were your greatest concerns or things you wished you had known before meeting students in your classroom for the first time? Your willingness to share those issues will not only provide the feedback we are seeking to support our adjuncts, but should prove quite useful to both the NFO (New Faculty Orientation) and FWD (Faculty Workshop Day) planning efforts as well.

Your willingness to complete our ONE QUESTION survey is most appreciated.  Thanks to all who share your anonymous insights.

Direct link to the survey: http://www.zoomerang.com/Survey/WEB22DZMCQXR9N/

Jan 312012
 
 Posted by on January 31, 2012

The men’s basketball team (16-7) lost to Albany College of Pharmacy (5-10), 56-54, on Monday evening.

Conor Maisch (Coleman Catholic/Kingston) led the Vikings with 20 points converting on six 3-pointers and Kalik Parker (Ragsdale (NC)/Greensboro, NC) added 14 points in the loss.

The Vikings host Clinton Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 1 for a 6 p.m. tipoff.

Jan 312012
 
 Posted by on January 31, 2012

At the request of the student representatives on the Food Service Committee Chartwells has extended the closing times at Mondo Subs, Blue Agave Southwest Grill and Wild Greens to 2:15 p.m. on Monday through Thursday to accommodate students and faculty who have classes that last until 2 p.m.

We hope to see you soon at the Campus Center Food Court!

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

The men’s basketball team (16-6) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (8-13), 56-46, on Saturday afternoon.

Columbia Greene pulled within four points with a minute left, but a deep three-pointer by Conor Maisch (Coleman Catholic/Kingston) sealed the victory. Kalik Parker (Ragsdale (NC)/Greensboro, NC) led the team with 19 points and Jacob Palmer (Coleman Catholic /Kingston) added 13.

The Vikings host Albany Pharmacy on Monday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m.

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

The men’s bowling took first place in the Orange & Blue Classic at Wappinger Falls on Saturday afternoon.

Eric Birdsall (Colonie/Albany) finished third in singles rolling a total of 676 and Ryan Sickler (Guilderland/Guilderland) finished fifth in All-Events with a 615-1278 series, averaging a 213 on the day. Scott Lansing (Shaker/Latham) teamed up with Sickler in doubles action finishing fifth with a team total of 1194.

Victoria Jansen (Kingston/Kingston) bowled a 520-1050 series, averaging a 175, and also teamed up with Candace Dawson (Ravena/Ravena) in doubles finishing fifth with a total of 1013.

The next conference match is Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the Adirondack Invitational at Ft. Edwards starting at 4 p.m.

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

The men’s hockey team (3-11) lost to RPI Club (6-15), 4-3, in overtime on Sunday.

The Vikings travel to Mohawk Valley Community College on Tuesday, Jan. 31 for a game at 7 p.m.

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

The men’s hockey team (3-10) lost to Erie Community College (16-3), 5-1, on Saturday afternoon

Jason Savino (Elwood John H. Glenn/Huntington) scored the lone goal assisted by Nick Innella (Schreiber/Port Washington) and Tanner Cornacchini (Rhinebeck/Rhinebeck).

The Vikings next game was Sunday at RPI against RPI Club at 1 p.m.

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

Jennifer Acker, senior clerk in the Interlibrary Loan Unit of Marvin Library, has been named an IDS Project mentor.  Ms. Acker will receive additional training in interlibrary loan (ILL) systems and workflow and will visit other libraries that are new members to the IDS Project to advise them on best practices.

The IDS Project (http://www.idsproject.org) is a resource sharing consortium of public and private academic libraries across the State of New York.  Member libraries are committed to rapid fill of interlibrary loan requests and effective implementation of new technologies.

Ms. Acker is supervised by Associate Professor Sue Grayson, circulation and interlibrary loan librarian.  Ms. Acker and Ms. Grayson already have visited Fulton Montomery Community College and Siena College to advise their interlibrary loan departments on implementation of ILL systems.  The Marvin Library joined the IDS Project in 2008.

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

Campus Center Food Court Menutainment
Monday – Chicken Parmesan & Stuffed Peppers
Tuesday – Fried Chicken & Chicken Teriyaki
Wednesday – Pork Spare Ribs & Marinated Chicken Tenders
Thursday – Crab Cakes & Sausage and Peppers
Friday – Fish Fry & Beef Stroganoff

Campus Center Food Court and Brahan Hall Cafe Au Bon Pain
Monday – Southwest Vegetable & Minestrone
Tuesday – Corn and Green Chile & Garden Vegetable
Wednesday – Chef’s Choice
Thursday – Chicken Gumbo & Potato Cheese
Friday – New England Clam Chowder & Tomato Florentine

Campus Center Cafe Au Bon Pain
Monday – Southwest Vegetable
Tuesday – Garden Vegetable
Wednesday – Chef’s Choice
Thursday – Potato Cheese
Friday – Tomato Florentine

Williams Hall Cafe
Monday – Minestrone
Tuesday – Corn and Green Chile
Wednesday – Chef’s Choice
Thursday – Chicken Gumbo
Friday – New England Clam Chowder

Jan 302012
 
 Posted by on January 30, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College’s Workforce Development Institute will offer a completely online entry-level course for those interested in beginning their training as certified photovoltaic solar panel installers beginning next month.

The new PV Entry Level Photovoltaics (Solar Power) Online course helps individuals from around the country prepare for the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) PV Entry Level Exam.

The eight-week course includes access to videos of the lab portions of the college’s PV-Entry Level course as part of a fully integrated online course led by a NABCEP-certified instructor. Students are guided through 16 separate modules covering all aspects of photovoltaic theory and design as it applies to the NABECP Entry Level exam. Students will receive a certificate of successful completion, which can be presented to NABCEP when applying to take the entry level exam.

The first eight-week section of PV-Entry Level Online begins Feb. 6, 2012 and runs through March 31.

The college’s Workforce Development Institute also offers a stackable curriculum of classroom-based solar panel installation courses, including PV-Entry Level Photovoltaics (Solar Power) Exam Preparation and PV-Advanced (Photovoltaic-Solar) Electric Systems.

For more information about this course and other PV installation courses offered by the Workforce Development Institute, call x4827 or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu.

Jan 272012
 
 Posted by on January 27, 2012

Did you know that you can delete and add columns and rows to a table in Blackboard?

As you click inside a cell, you can see an icon on the top and side of the cell. To add a column select the right or left arrow/triangle on the top of the cell. To add a row select the same icon on the side of the cell. To see this in action select this link. It contains a quick visual tutorial.

If you have questions or would like to come in to learn how to do this, contact Bonnie Farrell at b.farrell@hvcc.edu.

Thank you Linda Ryder for this quick tip idea!

Jan 272012
 
 Posted by on January 27, 2012

The men’s basketball team (15-6) defeated Fulton-Montgomery Community College (14-6), 77-59, on Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings jumped out to a 21-7 lead in the opening half setting the tone for the rest of the game. Kalik Parker (Ragsdale (NC)/Greensboro, NC) led the way scoring 23 points and Conor Maisch (Coleman Catholic/Kingston) racked up a double-double recording 15 points and 10 rebounds. Jacob Palmer (Coleman Catholic /Kingston) added 18 points and Jeffrey Kruzinski (Mohonasen/Schenectady) chipped in 17 in the decisive 18-point victory.

The Vikings host Columbia-Greene Community College on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m.

Jan 272012
 
 Posted by on January 27, 2012

The men’s bowling team finished second at the Hudson Valley Invitational at Hilltop Bowl on Thursday evening.

Brian Mariano (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) rolled a high of 268-722 for the men and Victoria Jansen (Kingston/Kingston) bowled a 213-591 for the women. The men move to 9-1 in conference play this season.

The next conference match is Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Blue & Orange Classic in Wappinger Falls starting at 9:30 a.m.

Jan 272012
 
 Posted by on January 27, 2012

The women’s basketball team (12-7) fell to Fulton-Montgomery Community College (17-3), 61-49, on Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings went on an 11-1 run to take a 36-35 lead in the second half, but the Raiders were too much down the stretch. Arianna Youngs (Lansingburgh/Troy) led the team recording a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds, and Erica Houle (Shaker/Latham) added 17 points converting on five, three-point field goals.

The women’s next game is on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Clinton Community College at 6 p.m.

Jan 272012
 
 Posted by on January 27, 2012

The college will now offer academic advisement from 5 to 8 p.m. on Monday evenings at its TEC-SMART educational facility in Malta.

TEC-SMART – Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies – is the college’s satellite educational facility located in NYSERDA’s Saratoga Technology + Energy Park® (STEP®) on Hermes Road in Malta.

An academic advisor will be available to advise students on course selection and scheduling for upcoming terms. Prospective students can choose from courses at the TEC-SMART facility, at the college’s main campus in Troy or at additional off-campus locations.  Classes at TEC-SMART include those aimed at careers in the semiconductor manufacturing and clean energy fields as well as business, the humanities, and the liberal arts, including English, psychology, math and more.

For more information, or to make an appointment to speak with an academic advisor, call the college’s Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions and Workforce Development at (518) 629-7338.

Jan 262012
 
 Posted by on January 26, 2012

The men’s hockey team (3-9) lost to Broome Community College (11-6), 4-2, on Wednesday evening.

The Vikings next game is Saturday, Jan. 28 at home against Erie Community College at 1 p.m.

Jan 262012
 
 Posted by on January 26, 2012

The Information Technology Services department (formerly known as Computer Services) has implemented a new call center to help streamline its abundance of calls from the main line (518) 629-7311.  When calling there will be options to guide you through to the necessary help that’s needed.  We appreciate your patience while we  implement the new system. Thank you.

Jan 262012
 
 Posted by on January 26, 2012

And as a result, a few of the offered workshops are already full.  If you haven’t yet taken the plunge, don’t get shut out of those programs you would prefer to participate in.

As of last week, both of the Blackboard workshops no longer are available, however the Distance and Online Learning staff will again provide them as CET training workshops later in the semester.

At present, there is still room for new registrants in the following workshops:

  • Both3-Hour Certificate Programs: Reaching the Developmental Student in Your Classroom, and Building Valid Assessments

Available Session 1 Workshops Include:

  • Mobile Marvin Library
  • Challenge Can be Stressful! Destress: Learn to Meditate
  • HVCC’s Institutional Commitment to Student Success: The Faculty Role in Student Retention
  • Classroom Management in the Digital Age: Handling Constant Connectivity and Distracted Students‐‐Roundtable Discussion of Best Practices
  • Adjunct Roundtable Discussion

Available Session 2 Workshops Include:

  • Windows 7, Office 2010, and More!
  • Bullying Among Faculty: “What you allow you approve: you approve what you allow!”
  • Making Lessons Both Interesting and Informative (Panel Presentation)
  • Investing in the TIAA–Cref Retirement Plan
  • Student Veterans–Common Issues for Them and How We Can Help

Full workshop descriptions and registration can be found at the Faculty Workshop Day website. (Use the menu found on the left of the page).

Jan 252012
 
 Posted by on January 25, 2012

To view a list of the fall inductees to the college’s Alpha Xi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, please click here.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international academic honor society for two-year institutions of higher learning. Membership in Phi Theta Kappa is indicative of academic excellence. Those inducted are students in a degree program who have met standards including a grade point average of 3.71 or higher.

On Tuesday, the college sent this announcement to the students honored as well as their hometown media through Hometown Newsmaker/readabout.me.

Jan 252012
 
 Posted by on January 25, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College men’s basketball team (14-6) defeated Adirondack Community College (4-12), 54-48, on Tuesday afternoon.

The Vikings trailed by three at halftime but opened the second half with a 13-1 run. Conor Maisch (Coleman Catholic/Kingston) led the Vikings with 16 points and Kalik Parker (Ragsdale (NC)/Greensboro, NC) added a double-double recording 13 points and ten rebounds in the win.

The Vikings host Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. The Vikings fell to the Raiders, 98-85, earlier in the season.

 

Jan 252012
 
 Posted by on January 25, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College women’s basketball team (12-6) defeated Adirondack Community College (3-11) 64-32.

Arianna Youngs (Lansingburgh/Troy) led all scorers with a game-high 31 points, matching her career high, and Tiana Lott (Columbia/Troy) added 12 points in the win.

The women have now won eight straight games in a row and will get a rematch against Fulton-Montgomery in a conference showdown on Thursday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. The Vikings lost to the Raiders, 77-49, in their first game of the season.

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