Apr 302012
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2012

The women’s golf team came in first place Sunday at Elmtree Golf Course, hosted by Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

Lisa Oyangen (Mohonasen/Niskayuna) finished in first place overall and was the winner of the individual medalist.

The golf team wraps up its season on Saturday, May 5 at Batavia Country Club hosted by Genesee Community College.

Apr 302012
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2012

The baseball team (16-18) defeated RPI JV, 15-6, on Saturday afternoon.

John Craig (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) led the team with two hits including a triple, two RBIs, and three runs scored. Kyle Brisson (Waterford-Halfmoon/Waterford) added a double, two RBIs, and two runs scored, and Tanner Cornacchini (Rhinebeck/Rhinebeck) reached base four times scoring two runs.

The baseball team hosts Clinton Community College on Tuesday, May 1 for a doubleheader beginning at 2 p.m.

Apr 302012
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2012

The lacrosse team (10-7) lost to Suffolk County Community College (11-4), 17-8, on Sunday afternoon.

The team received the #4 overall seed in the Region III Tournament and will host #5 SUNY-Delhi on Wednesday, May 2 at 4 p.m.

Apr 302012
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2012

The softball team (10-9) lost to Monroe Community College (22-14), 21-6 and 8-0, on Sunday afternoon.

Gabriella Daniels (Troy/Troy) led the team in game one with three hits, including a triple and RBI. Taylor Kleis (Chrysalis-Juanita/Kirkland, WA) added two hits with a homerun, and Meghan Roullier (Columbia/Wynantskill) added a single and double. In game two, Aimee Lefebvre (Waterford/Waterford), Sam Mattey (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh), and Kleis each recorded a single in the shutout.

The softball team travels to Finger Lakes Community College on Tuesday, May 1 for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.

Apr 302012
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2012

The  lacrosse team (10-6) lost to Alfred State (7-9), 11-10, on Saturday afternoon.

Mason Agosto (Cary Grove/Cary Grove, IL) led the Vikings with six goals and one assist, and David Wilber (Columbia/East Greenbush) added two goals and two assists. Andrew Reilly (Bethlehem/Bethlehem) recorded 27 saves in goal allowing 11 in the loss.

Apr 302012
 
 Posted by on April 30, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College is launching a new branding/marketing campaign that is the culmination of months of research and planning with our strategic marketing partner, Smith & Jones Idea Agency.

On April 16, more than 100 members of the campus community turned out for a “first look” at the college’s new branding during a presentation in the BTC Auditorium. If you weren’t able to make the presentation, you can view it here.

We encourage the entire campus community to learn about the college’s new marketing, and to understand what it means when we say “Be bold. Be a Viking.”  Video, radio, print and digital marketing aimed at fall recruitment will begin soon with this new theme, and we’re asking for your help in defining the college in a bold, forward-thinking way. Check out the “Viking Manual” branding guide, view some of our new ads (more will be posted shortly) and advocate for the college as we head into our critical fall enrollment push.

The office of Communications and Marketing will keep the campus community updated as we roll out the brand through these last few weeks of the spring semester and throughout the summer.

Thank you for your support,

Dennis Kennedy

Apr 272012
 
 Posted by on April 27, 2012

The softball team (10-7) split with Fulton-Montgomery Community College (10-6) losing game one, 11-2, and picking up the win in game two, 17-5.

Sarah Patzwahl (Chatham/Canaan) and Taylor Kleis (Chrysalis-Juanita/Kirkland, WA) led the Vikings on the day both going 5-7 at the plate. Aimee Lefebvre (Waterford/Waterford) went 3-3 in game two including two RBIs, and Kleis picked up the win with five strikeouts.

The softball team hosts Monroe Community College on Sunday, April 29 for a doubleheader at 1 p.m.

Apr 272012
 
 Posted by on April 27, 2012

On behalf of President Matonak and the members of the Senior Staff, it is my great pleasure to announce this year’s recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence in College Service:

Elissa Baker, Online Learning Specialist, Center for Effective Teaching

Carrie Farley, Secretary I, Office of the Dean of Health Sciences and Liberal Arts and Sciences

The award recipients will be honored at the Faculty/Staff Honors Convocation to be held Thursday, May 10 at 4:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, followed by a reception in the lobby of the Guenther Enrollment Services Center.

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues for receiving this prestigious award!

Apr 272012
 
 Posted by on April 27, 2012

Did you know that HVCC has a program that creates activities for your students that you can load directly into your Blackboard course or publish to your HVCC home page?

Easily create flash cards, pick a letter, crosswords and matching activities for your students in one easy process! You also can download this program, StudyMate, to your home computer. Here is an example I published on my home page, www.hvcc.edu/~b.farrell/Environmentalsciencedefinitions.htm

To download the program, go to the courses tab in Blackboard and look for ‘Respondus & StudyMate Installation Instructions and Software Download under Faculty Support.’

For more information, contact Bonnie Farrell at b.farrell@hvcc.edu.

Apr 272012
 
 Posted by on April 27, 2012

A Forum on Tick-Borne Diseases  — What’s NEXT?
Monday, May 21
Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs

Honorary Chairman: Congressman Chris Gibson

A Special Invitation

Congressman Gibson invites all individuals, communities, organizations or enterprises with interests pertaining to Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases to join him for a unique public forum he will host on Monday, May 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs.

The event, entitled A Forum on Tick-Borne Diseases – What’s NEXT?, seeks to focus public awareness on the future of these difficult diseases. A group of speakers, leaders in their fields, will present forward thinking, problem-solving proposals to a  panel of policymakers from both private and public sectors about what can reasonably happen NEXT to advance the cause of improving the lives of people suffering with Lyme disease and other TBDs.

Pamela Weintraub, renowned author of Cure Unknown and executive editor of Discover, will be the keynote speaker for this event. Pam will speak to the multi-dimensional nature of this extraordinary subject, from the patients to the politics, from the science to suppositions that define this stunning medical debacle.

Dr. Richard Horowitz, an internationally renowned clinical physician and consultant in the field of Lyme and tick-borne diseases, who has been working with patients for over 20 years, will present a proposal for a paradigm-shifting approach to the diseases that could encourage new perspectives, new synergies and new research in this difficult subject. He has seen the evolution of the diseases from the clinical perspective.

Dr. Daniel Cameron, former president of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society, an active clinical physician, researcher and vocal advocate for Lyme patients and improved Lyme policy in the U.S., will speak to the extreme difficulties the current medico-political environment imposes on the doctors who aggressively treat Lyme disease.

Dr. Kenneth Liegner, a board-certified internist with additional training in pathology and critical care medicine, practicing in Pawling, NY, has been actively involved in diagnosis and treatment of Lyme disease and related disorders since 1988. Dr. Liegner will present his ideas for a comprehensive plan for dealing with the spectrum of problems that are the “Lyme issue.”

Lorraine Johnson, J.D., MBA, one of the best known and most highly regarded advocates for Lyme patients, is an attorney advocate on issues related to the medico-legal and ethical aspects of Lyme disease and has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles on this topic. She is the chief executive cfficer of LymeDisease.org, and is a director and an officer of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society.  She will speak on the Burden of Illness, an in-depth study of what the costs are to people who have Lyme  and other tick-borne diseases and to their communities. She will recommend research paths forward to address these issues. Johnson authors the Lyme Policy Wonk blog, on the lymedisease.org site.

Holly Ahern, associate professor of Microbiology at SUNY Adirondack, will present the findings of her 2011 research study on the number of cases of Lyme disease that go uncounted in our “official” statistics. Most cases of Lyme disease are NOT reported and this number of “invisible” cases ultimately will have a significant impact on all our communities. Multiplying the “undocumented” cases with the financial burdens of the disease foreshadows a public health crisis on the horizon.

Dr. Ahmed Kilani, president, founder and director of Clongen Labs, will discuss new laboratory methods to enhance the detection sensitivity in the testing process.

Dr. David Leiby, head of transmissable diseases at the Red Cross, will speak on the concerning and challenging issue of Babesiosis now being found in the blood supply.

Dr. Edward Breitschwerdt, DVM of North Carolina State University, will address the emerging challenges of Bartonella, one of the co-infections that is being observed with increasing frequency.

Lyme victims, their families and friends, advocacy groups, medical professionals, business professionals, government agencies, policy makers, and others associated with these diseases or their impact on people are urged to attend to both hear what the speakers are proposing as well as to demonstrate to the public, government and the media that there are a LOT of victims of tick-borne diseases.

There is no cost to attend the forum.  Information about how to pre-register can be found at www.lymenext.org.

Apr 262012
 
 Posted by on April 26, 2012

For the third time in four years, the #9 nationally ranked lacrosse team (10-5) has won the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference Championship with an 11-4 win over Herkimer County Community College (2-11) on Wednesday afternoon.

Mason Agosto (Cary Grove/Cary Grove, IL) led the Vikings with four goals and three assists, and David Wilber (Columbia/East Greenbush) added five goals. Eric Plant (Guilderland/Guilderland) chipped in three assists, and goalie Andrew Reilly (Bethlehem/Bethlehem) recorded 15 saves in goal in the win.

The team travels to Alfred State on Saturday, April 28 for a game at 1 p.m.

Apr 262012
 
 Posted by on April 26, 2012

We are beginning the process of creating our pool of peer tutors for the fall semester.  Your input is requested to help make this a successful venture.  Please take the time now to recommend students so that when you tell students to go the Learning Centers for help we will be able to provide that assistance.  With your input we can plan for peer tutoring more effectively.

Requirements for Peer Tutors:
• On the Dean’s List or President’s List and have a faculty recommendation.
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• A quality student who is doing well in your class who seems to have the ability and desire to help others and you recommend them but they may not be on the Dean’s or President’s List.

Your part:
• Forward the names of students fitting the above criteria via campus (MRV 001) or e-mail to Don Frament. Please include the student’s Hudson Valley ID number if available.
• Advise the student that you are recommending them and that it is a paid student worker ($8/hr) position.
Please Act Now. Don’t wait until the fall as it takes up to four weeks for students to get interviewed, trained and hired before they can work as a peer tutor.
• You may get students asking you for recommendations because I am advertising to students in the Hudsonian and on the Student Portal.  If that happens, a short e-mail recommendation indicating that you approve them would be fine.

I look forward to hearing from you and I appreciate the time you take to forward student names. It is your input that helps us provide additional quality support to your students.

Thanks,
Don Frament

Apr 252012
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2012

The baseball team (15-18) defeated Jefferson Community College (19-23), 4-3 and 6-3, on Tuesday afternoon.

Freshman pitcher Josh Temple (Cohoes/Cohoes) pitched a gem in 6 2/3 innings, allowing no earned runs and seven strikeouts, and Nicholas Viola (Niskayuna/Scotia) came in for the final out to earn the save in game one. Joe Amorosi (Schalmont/Rotterdam) led the team with a triple and two RBIs, and Kyle Brisson (Waterford-Halfmoon/Waterford) added a double and RBI in the win. The Vikings came out in the second game putting up four runs in the first two innings which was enough to hold off the Cannoneers. Dennis Buckley (Christian Brothers Academy/Colonie) picked up the win on the mound pitching five innings, fanning seven batters. Michael Brienza (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Ballston Lake) picked up his first save of the year in relief, striking out three of the four batters he faced. Andrew Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) and Jesse Levine (Monticello/Monticello) led the offensive attack with two hits each in the final game of the doubleheader.

The baseball team travels to Jefferson Community College on Thursday, April 26 for a doubleheader at 2 p.m.

Apr 252012
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2012

In harmony with the Tao [the Way],
the sky is clear and spacious,
the earth is solid and full,
all creature flourish together,
content with the way they are,
endlessly repeating themselves,
endlessly renewed.

When man interferes with the Tao,
the sky becomes filthy,
the earth becomes depleted,
the equilibrium crumbles,
creatures become extinct.

The Master views the parts with compassion,
because he understands the whole.
His constant practice is humility.
He doesn’t glitter like a jewel
but lets himself be shaped by the Tao,
as rugged and common as stone.

- Lao-tzu

 

Apr 252012
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2012

The softball team (9-6) defeated Clinton Community College (2-12), 21-7, and 27-2, on Tuesday afternoon.

Sam Mattey (Lansingburgh/Lansingburgh) had a huge day at the plate for the Vikings going 6-8 with a double, two triples, a homerun, and grand slam for eight RBIs. Meghan Roullier (Columbia/Wynantskill) went 9-10 at the plate, and Sarah Patzwahl (Chatham/Canaan) added five hits in game two, including a two-run homerun. Kate Brown (Colonie/Colonie) recorded her first homerun of the year, and now moves into second place for most homeruns in a career with eight. Shayla Morris (Berlin/Berlin) and Taylor Kleis (Chrysalis-Juanita/Kirkland, WA) both got wins on the mounds in the doubleheader.

The softball team hosts Fulton-Montgomery Community College on Thursday, April 26 for a doubleheader at 3 p.m.

Apr 252012
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2012

On behalf on the Chancellor’s Award Committee, I am pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Awards for Excellence:

Excellence in Classified Service
  • Patricia J. Kaiser, Data Analysis Coordinator II, Marvin Library

Excellence in Faculty Service

  • Donald C. Frament, Associate Professor, Instructional Support Services and Retention

Excellence in Professional Service

  • Suzanne B. Brownrigg, Director, High School Programs and Educational Outreach
  • Diane Teutschman, Advising Specialist, Teacher Preparation
Excellence in Teaching

  • Rachel Bornn, Associate Professor, English, Modern Languages and English as a Second Language
  • Michele Catone-Maitino, Associate Professor, History, Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • William J. Eckert, Professor, Business Administration
  • Andrew Hurd, Assistant Professor, Computing and Information Sciences

 

The award recipients will be honored at the Faculty/Staff Honors Convocation to be held Thursday, May 10, at 4:30 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, followed by a reception in the lobby of the Guenther Enrollment Services Center.

Please join me in congratulating our colleagues for receiving these prestigious awards!

Apr 252012
 
 Posted by on April 25, 2012

Here’s an interesting article for those who follow national enrollment trends at community colleges. According to the American Association of Community Colleges, online enrollment at community colleges nationwide may be stabilizing after a decade of rapid growth. The article discusses a recent study by the Instructional Technology Council, an affiliate of the American Association of Community Colleges.

Apr 242012
 
 Posted by on April 24, 2012

Hudson Valley Community College is part of the Tech Valley STEMSmart Alliance launched yesterday at the studios of WMHT Educational Telecommunications in the Rensselaer Technology Park in North Greenbush. This alliance is the first of what will be 10 alliances statewide to encourage training in the STEM courses.

Apr 242012
 
 Posted by on April 24, 2012

Megeen R. Mulholland, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of English, Modern Languages and English as a Second Language, has published a short story, titled “Maria Addresses Mr James Joyce,” in the current issue of James Joyce Quarterly.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of the current issue of James Joyce Quarterly, visit this link: https://payment.utulsa.edu/james_joyce_quarterlies/new

Apr 242012
 
 Posted by on April 24, 2012

The 32nd CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge will be held on Thursday, May 17 2012 at 6:25 p.m. starting at Empire State Plaza.

Please contact John Braungard at j.braungard@hvcc.edu for details if you are interested in running or walking and showing your support for the college.

Apr 232012
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2012

Bob Elling of the college’s EMT-Paramedic faculty was quoted in a Times Union article about the need for more widespread CPR training. The article was a follow-up to stories about a Colonie Little Leaguer who earlier in the week was hit in the chest by a pitch and was saved thanks to the quick CPR of league officials and others.

Statistics show that quick use of CPR greatly increases a victim’s chance of survival. To find out more about CPR training, go to the American Heart Association web site.

Apr 232012
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College women’s golf team came in first place at Kingswood Golf Course, hosted by Adirondack Community College.

Lisa Oyangen (Mohonasen/Niskayuna) finished in first place overall, shooting a 58 on the day.

The golf team travels to Elm Tree Golf Course on Sunday, April 29, hosted by Tompkins-Cortland Community College.

Apr 232012
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College softball team (7-6) defeated Broome Community College (6-17), 16-8, on Sunday afternoon, and game two was postponed because of rain.

Sarah Patzwahl (Chatham/Canaan) led the Vikings with four hits, including a three-run homerun and four RBIs. Gabriella Daniels (Troy/Troy) and Kayley O’Brien (Niskayuna/Niskayuna) added three hits each, and Shayla Morris (Berlin/Berlin) got the win on the mound.

The softball team travels to Clinton Community College on Tuesday, April 24, for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m.

Apr 232012
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (13-18) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (12-12), 7-6, in extra innings on Sunday afternoon. Game two of the doubleheader was postponed due to weather.

The Vikings trailed 6-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, but three runs in the sixth cut the lead in half. Dennis Buckley (Christian Brothers Academy/Colonie) singled up the middle in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game, forcing extra innings. Matt Leonardo (Colonie/Colonie) led off the eighth inning with a hit by pitch, and a few batters later, Dalton Wheeler (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa)) drove in the game winning run. Wheeler also got the win on the mound pitching 3 1/3 innings, allowing one hit and three strikeouts.

The baseball team hosts Jefferson Community College on Tuesday, April 24 at 2 p.m.

Apr 232012
 
 Posted by on April 23, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College baseball team (12-18) lost to Columbia-Greene Community College (12-11), 6-4 and 4-3, on Saturday afternoon.

Andrew Kozak (Sidney/Sidney) went 2-3 at the plate in game one with a double and an RBI, and John Craig (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) added a double and two runs scored. In game two, Kyle Brisson (Waterford-Halfmoon/Waterford) and Michael Brienza (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Ballston Lake) each recorded a double and an RBI in the loss.