Sep 282012
 
 Posted by on September 28, 2012

Thanks to the HVCC community that has so generously contributed to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society annual Light The Night Walk.

There is still time to make your donation and see your name on a balloon in the window of Admissions.  Help us to fill the window!

Contact Sharyn Bouck or Mary Maloney in the Admissions Office, catch us as we walk around with our donation box and balloons  or go directly to our team Web page:

http://pages.lightthenight.org/uny/Albany1212/Luv4All

Sep 282012
 
 Posted by on September 28, 2012

I know we all are still thinking about Bob and how he is doing.

Many of you have been asking how to contact Bob now that he has made his way home.

Bob’s home address is 55 Fairlawn Drive, Latham, NY 12110.

He has greatly appreciated all the cards and letters he has received from his friends and colleagues at Hudson Valley!

Sep 282012
 
 Posted by on September 28, 2012

The men’s soccer team (2-8) defeated Fulton-Montgomery Community College (2-8), 6-1, on Thursday afternoon.

The Vikings jumped out to an early 3-0 lead and never looked back. Jon Joyal (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa) led the Vikings with two goals, while Scott Joyal (Ballston Spa/Ballston Spa), Daniel Menne (Roxbury Central/Roxbury), Mitch Haas (Catholic Central/Clifton Park), and Miguel Arauz (Sheep Shead Bay/Brooklyn) each chipped in a goal.

The men travel to Mohawk Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 2 for a game at 4 p.m.

Sep 282012
 
 Posted by on September 28, 2012

The women’s soccer team (4-6) defeated Fulton-Montgomery Community College (1-6), 5-2, on Thursday afternoon.

Carolyn Gibbons (Galway/Galway) led the Vikings with four goals and Alexi Anderson (Heatly/Green Island) added a goal and assist in the win. Gibbons leads the team with 11 goals on the season.

The women host Mohawk Valley on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 4 p.m.

Sep 272012
 
 Posted by on September 27, 2012

Did you know that you can design tests in Blackboard that will assign each student a different set of questions?

You can set up a test that pulls from a pool that has as few or as many questions as you like. If you allow students to take tests multiple times, they will get a different test each time they take it.

To find out how to set up a pool of questions so each student gets a different set of test questions on the same topic, contact Bonnie Farrell at b.farrell@hvcc.edu.

Sep 272012
 
 Posted by on September 27, 2012

Hudson Valley’s  Emergency Preparedness Committee recently completed an update of the college’s  emergency response plan. Procedures for faculty, staff and students are available online: www.hvcc.edu/publicsafety/emergency.

Please familiarize yourself with the plan and rely on it as a quick reference guide in the event of an emergency. Responding to an emergency is the responsibility of every member of our campus community.

Karen Seward
Director, Physical Plant
Chairman, Emergency Preparedness Committee

Committee Members
James LaGatta, Vice President, Administration
Fred Aliberti, Director of Public Safety
Dennis Kennedy, Director of Marketing and Communications
Claudine Potvin-Giordiano, Director of Health Services and Clinical Coordinator
Laurie Vivekanand, Director, Environmental Health & Safety

Sep 272012
 
 Posted by on September 27, 2012

EOC graduate Mfon Bassey received a $500 scholarship from the New York State Black, Latino and Asian Legislative Caucus during a reception held at the Albany EOC on Sept. 25, 2012. Bassey, originally from Nigeria, came to the United States in 2009.  She completed EOC’s Nursing Assistant program in January 2011 and was hired by St. Peter’s Healthcare partners.

With the assistance of EOC’s College Connections department, Bassey applied to Hudson Valley Community College.  The College Connections department then encouraged Bassey to apply for scholarships, including the inaugural New York State Black, Latino and Asian Legislative Caucus award, which was provided with the assistance from Syracuse Assemblyman Sam Roberts.

“The scholarship was for someone who showed initiative, but who didn’t go the regular route, they had struggled in life, but were determined to do well,” explained the Honorable Carolyn McLaughlin, President of the Albany Common Council.  McLaughlin presented the award to Bassey during the Sept. 25 awards reception.

Selection criteria for the scholarship included the completion of some college work, with plans to continue, merit, character and academics.

“The EOC is a place where you can’t go wrong,” Bassey said, “I have seen people helped in class and with other services.”

Sep 272012
 
 Posted by on September 27, 2012

The Hudson Valley Community College women’s volleyball team (3-8) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (1-12), 25-23, 23-25, 25-16 and 25-16, on Wednesday evening.

Kaitlyn Ward (Bethlehem/Glenmont) led the Vikings with 14 kills. Emily Sherman (Cambridge/Cambridge) had a team-high 13 digs and Vanessa Addo (Troy/Troy) recorded four blocks.

The women travel to the Fulton-Montgomery Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 29.

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

It’s a new semester with lots of changes from our dining services team:  a new director, a new café in the library and new hours of operation at the campus locations. Now is the perfect time to learn more about Chartwells and the Faculty Student Association, and to share your feedback and ideas.

The first Food Service Committee meeting of the semester will be held on Monday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in the Campus Center dining area (second floor).

Students, faculty and staff are all invited to discuss quality and customer service, raise and address concerns and help implement creative solutions. We want to hear from you so we can serve you better!

Join us! Bring your friends. We will even show you ways to stretch your food-buying budget!

To volunteer or to find out more, please contact Lori Christian, FSA Program Assistant, at 629-7143 or l.christian@hvcc.edu.

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

The women’s tennis team (5-0) defeated SUNY-Delhi (2-1), 9-0, on Tuesday afternoon.

The Vikings took all six singles matches and all three doubles matches. Below are the results of each flight.

Singles
Flight 1: Emily Qua (Ichabod Crane/Stuyvesant)- 6-1, 0-6, 6-2
Flight 2: Jenna Brophy (Greenwich/Greenwich)- 6-3, 6-0
Flight 3: Haley Knight (Chatham/Canaan)- 6-1, 6-1
Flight 4: Katie Vogel (Averill Park/Averill Park)- 6-1, 7-5
Flight 5: Sarah Nuss (Averill Park/Wynantskill)- 6-3, 6-1
Flight 6: Nicole Cassidy (Maple Hill/Castleton)- 7-5, 6-3

Doubles
Flight 1: Emily Qua (Ichabod Crane/Stuyvesant) & Haley Knight (Chatham/Canaan)- 8-4
Flight 2: Katie Vogel (Averill Park/Averill Park) & Nicole Cassidy (Maple Hill/Castleton)- 8-6
Flight 3: Janel Weaver (Schenectady/Bellevue) & Elizabeth Batchelder (Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake/Burnt Hills)- 8-3

The women are off to their best start winning their first five matches. They look to continue their streak as they travel to Adirondack on Friday, Sept. 28 for a match at 4 p.m.

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

The 2013-2014 College Operating Budget process has begun. The budget call letter can be found at the following link:

www.hvcc.edu/finance/budgetcallletter.pdf

Department heads can locate the instructions for placing their budget requests online in the Banner system at the following link:

www.hvcc.edu/finance/budgetmanual.pdf

Please contact the Budget Office at extensions 4528 or 7989 with your questions.

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

Interested in having a 12 step meeting on campus?

If so, attend an upcoming planning meeting to help get one started.

12 Step Planning Meeting
Wednesday, Oct. 3
1:30-2:30 p.m.

Center for Counseling & Transfer
Campus Center – 260

For more information contact:
Kelly Sweener
Director of Counseling & Transfer
k.sweener@hvcc.edu

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Prescription & Over-the-Counter Drug Collection Sites in Rensselaer County:
Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department
West Sand Lake Fire House
3697 Route 43, West Sand Lake

East Greenbush Police Department
225 Columbia Turnpike, Rensselaer

Hoosick Falls Police Department
29 Main Street, Hoosick Falls

Schodack Police Department
1797 Columbia Turnpike, Castleton

Troy Police Department
55 State Street, Troy

Accepted: unused, expired and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter tablets and capsules

Not accepted: needles, sharps, syringes with needles, aerosols or pressurized containers, thermometers, bloody or infectious waste or hydrogen peroxide

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

The following titles are scheduled for Rensselaer County Civil Service exams:

Occupational Therapy Assistant (exam #2012-06)

Assistant Physical Therapist (exam #2012-07)

Physical Therapist (exam #2012-08)

Staff Psychiatrist (exam #2012-09)

Assistant Supervisor of Nursing (exam #2012-10)

Head Nurse (exam #2012-12)

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner I (exam #2012-14)

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner II (exam #2012-15)

Last filing date for the above exams is Oct. 30, 2012 and the exam date is Oct. 30, 2012.  The only subject of examination, for the above exams, will be an evaluation of training and experience. Therefore, include in the application a summary of all pertinent training and experience in sufficient detail so that the applicant’s background may be evaluated against the duties of the position.

Senior Fiscal Coordinator (exam #60-135)

Last filing date for the above exam is Oct. 30, 2012 and the exam date is Dec. 1, 2012.

Sep 262012
 
 Posted by on September 26, 2012

Thomas Kinkade, three mug set. Lenox porcelain, off white with gold trim. All three are lighthouse prints with lighthouse as the handle.  Gorgeous.   $40 for set.

Contact k.marafito@hvcc.edu.

Sep 252012
 
 Posted by on September 25, 2012

When: Friday, Sept. 28 and Saturday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days

Where: 3 Susan Court, Voorheesville
(off of Route 156/Altamont Road — on the way to Indian Ladder Farms)

What:

  • Kid’s items (clothes, toys, books)
  • Household items
  • Adult clothing
  • Jogging stroller

Take a nice fall drive to Indian Ladder Farms or Thatcher Park and stop by!

Sep 252012
 
 Posted by on September 25, 2012

The annual Light the Night Walk for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is Saturday, Sept. 29 at Siena College.

You can help support  the effort to find cures for cancer by donating a $1 or whatever amount you would like.

Contact Sharyn Bouck or Mary Maloney in the Admissions Office to make your donation and receive your name on a paper balloon that can be proudly displayed

You also can donate online.

My Personal webpage: http://pages.lightthenight.org/uny/Albany1212/SBouck

The Luv4All team page: http://pages.lightthenight.org/uny/Albany1212/Luv4All

We thank you in advance for all your help!

Sep 252012
 
 Posted by on September 25, 2012

Grady is a large, male, short hair, gray tiger cat who made his debut in 2011 as an adult feral cat. He was very wild and unapproachable in the beginning. He was trapped and neutered, and then released on the same property. After a few months of being fed, he began to associate humans with food and became less afraid and finally allowed his benefactor to stroke him. And a sudden transformation occurred: he just couldn’t get enough petting and stroking. He now stays near the house most of the day, waiting for someone to pet him. His only fault is a propensity to nip lightly from time to time or grab at our pants leg when we’re walking away. Grady doesn’t need a lot of care, just a shed or barn or other structure for shelter in the winter time and daily feeding. He would make a great barn cat!

If you’re interested in adopting Grady, please contact Patty at p.watt@hvcc.edu.

Sep 252012
 
 Posted by on September 25, 2012

On Sunday, Sept. 30, ITS will shutdown all network services beginning at 7am for approximately six hours (7 a.m. – 1 p.m.).  This downtime is necessary in order to complete network redundancy between our two data centers.

The entire HVCC data network and server infrastructure (on and off campus) will be unavailable during this outage.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

ITS

Sep 252012
 
 Posted by on September 25, 2012

The women’s tennis team (4-0) defeated Herkimer County Community College, 8-1, on Monday afternoon.

The Vikings took all six singles matches in straight sets. Below are the results of each flight.

Flight 1: Emily Qua (Ichabod Crane/Stuyvesant) – 6-2, 6-3
Flight 2: Jenna Brophy (Greenwich/Greenwich) – 6-0, 6-0
Flight 3: Haley Knight (Chatham/Canaan) – 6-1, 6-3
Flight 4: Katie Vogel (Averill Park/Averill Park) – 6-4, 6-2
Flight 5: Sarah Nuss (Averill Park/Wynantskill) – 6-1, 6-2
Flight 6: Janel Weaver (Schenectady/Bellevue) – 6-1, 6-2

Qua and Knight won 8-2 in the first flight of doubles and Cassidy and Batchelder won 9-7 in the second flight.

The women travel to SUNY-Delhi Tuesday, Sept. 25 for a match at 4 p.m.