Dec 262012
 Posted by on December 26, 2012

Eddie Bauer wood bassinet with storage underneath; used very little, $65

Graco Stroller; good condition, $50

Call or e-mail Sherri at 518-429-4736 or

Dec 212012
 Posted by on December 21, 2012

Did you know you can insert symbols into your Blackboard course?

There is a symbol picker symbol picker among the icons at the top of any text box with a number of symbols to choose from. You also can use HTML code which provides access to many more symbols. This web page has a list of many symbols and their corresponding code

For more information, contact Bonnie Farrell at

Happy Holidays!

Dec 202012
 Posted by on December 20, 2012

Blonde oak dining room table with one leaf and eight matching oak chairs with original off-white upholstery, many still with original protective plastic over top. (Chairs in use had original upholstery covered a with different fabric, since removed)

Asking $500 for the set. Pictures available upon request. Contact Rich Porter at ext. 7626 or Home number is 765-4582

Dec 202012
 Posted by on December 20, 2012

The History, Philosophy and Social Science Department is promoting a core group of courses for students who ultimately wish to pursue a four-year degree in political science, law, political advocacy, government or a related subject.

The new Political Science sequence contains a core group of foundation courses in the subject area. The college also is fortunate to have faculty members with a broad range of specializations so several higher-level elective courses are also available.  Students studying political science at the college during the past several years have transferred to several top baccalaureate institutions such as Cornell University, University at Albany and SUNY Binghamton. Students in the Political Science sequence may major in either the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Science or Individual Studies degree programs.

Read the news feature on the new sequence or find out more information here.

Dec 202012
 Posted by on December 20, 2012

As of Jan. 1, 2013, Hudson Valley Community College President Andrew J. Matonak will assume the office of chairman of the board of the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Please click here to read the Chamber’s press release about the Chamber’s recent board elections. The election results also were published in the Times Union.

Dec 202012
 Posted by on December 20, 2012

Hudson Valley 101, an information session for students accepted for the Fall 2013 semester and their parents, returns on Saturday, Mar. 16, 2013.

The program is designed to help students learn more about the enrollment process and Hudson Valley’s commitment to strong academic programs, affordable education and student access.

The event begins at 8:30 a.m. with registration and a continental breakfast and continues throughout the morning, offering various workshops and opportunities for parents and students to interact with staff at various information tables.

More information is available at or by calling (518) 629-7550.

Dec 202012
 Posted by on December 20, 2012

Everett M. Ashworth, a Cambridge resident who taught math at Hudson Valley Community College from the mid 1960s until his retirement in 1991, died Monday at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington, VT.

Please click here to read Mr. Ashworth’s obituary in the Times Union.

Dec 192012
 Posted by on December 19, 2012

The men’s hockey team (6-4) jumped Broome Community College (6-6) to move up to #3 in the nation.

The Vikings already defeated Broome earlier this year, 7-2.

Freshman forward, William Huber (Arlington/Hopewell), leads the Region with 16 goals and 15 assists, good for 31 points on the season.

The Vikings next game is at the County College of Morris on Friday, Jan. 4 at 9 p.m.

Dec 192012
 Posted by on December 19, 2012

The following titles are scheduled for a Rensselaer County Civil Service Exam

BICS Operator  (exam # 64-579)

Last filing date for the above exam is Jan. 2, 2013 and the exam date is Feb. 9, 2013.

Director of Children with Special needs  (exam # 66-110) (Health Department)

Industrial Wastewater Technician  (exam# 67-494)

Last filing date for the above exams is Jan. 2, 2013 and the exam date is Feb. 23, 2013.

Dec 192012
 Posted by on December 19, 2012

I have a student who would like to hire a tutor in Excel. He is willing to pay $120 for six hours of training. He is looking for someone with experience in Data Analysis. You will need to show proof of expertise such as a certification or coursework. It can also be someone with significant experience in the field of Data Analysis.

Please contact Trevor Frierson at 518-265-6929 if interested.

Dec 192012
 Posted by on December 19, 2012

Are you looking for a new and interesting course to take this spring? Do you love animals? Are you interested in criminal justice? If you answered yes to any of these questions, CRJS 137 is the course for you.

A strong connection has been documented between animal abuse and interpersonal and/or family violence. This course will provide students an opportunity to learn about this connection, why it exists and how to address it. Definitions, statistics, warning signs, theories and possible solutions to the problem will be discussed. Students will be expected to work on an individual and group basis to fulfill class requirements.

This course is open to all majors. Please contact Sara Martin at with any questions.

Dec 182012
 Posted by on December 18, 2012

Oak Adirondack Woodshed Entertainment Center, 61 inches long, 58 1/2 high, 22 inches deep.  Fits 37 inch TV, lots of storage for dvds, cd, game consoles,etc. $300 or best offer. If interested, contact

Dec 182012
 Posted by on December 18, 2012

Experimental Drawing in ItalyHudson Valley Community College’s Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications, in partnership with the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), is offering a three-credit, month-long Experimental Drawing in Italy course. During four weeks in Rome and Florence, students will explore their personal artistic relationships to the ideas, images and architecture of the Italian Renaissance.

Departure from Albany, NY: June 1, 2013
Departure from Italy: June 29, 2013

More Information

Dec 182012
 Posted by on December 18, 2012

“Help us to fathom the unfathomable;

to offer comfort to others out of our own deep woundedness;

to release our bitterness in ways that will not continue the violence;

to recognize and embrace kindness in the midst of cruelty;

to find hope in the midst of overwhelming doubt,

And Life, somehow, in the dark and bloody midst of this Death, which consumes us.

We would serve Love, but need help finding our way.”

~ Gretchen Thompson

Two entertainment units for sale

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Dec 172012

Selling two entertainment units and one 36-inch televsion that fits into either unit. They are both in good condition as you can see in the photos. I am asking $250 for the corner unit with the 36 inch Sharp television (also in good shape) and $150 for the other unit. I will be looking for the best offer so let me know if you’re interested.

Peter Sawyer

Dec 172012
 Posted by on December 17, 2012

2005 Silver Honda Accord EX

4 cyl engine — automatic — front wheel drive
Approximately 108k miles
Clean Record — No accidents
Great condition
Black leather interior
Moon roof
Power steering, windows, mirrors & driver seat
Heated front seats
6-disc CD changer

Asking $8,500  (midway between two book prices)

Call Rob at 518-669-2853, evenings.

Dec 172012
 Posted by on December 17, 2012

Various color and sizes for sale. Great gift idea and accent to any decor! $10 per bottle. Please contact Eric Kiel at if interested.  Thank you.

Dec 172012
 Posted by on December 17, 2012

From the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs

In this latest Update, we have exciting news to share with the college community including news on an international connection, the arrival of a special exhibit coming in January, successful Teacher Preparation Department collaborations and much more.

Congratulations to everyone for your outstanding efforts and achievements!

Please click here to access the full Update.

Dec 142012
 Posted by on December 14, 2012

I have a variety of Cookies in a Jar — the dry ingredients for a cookies recipe — that are decorated for Christmas for sale.  Please see the recipe descriptions below and click on the link to see the decorated jars.

The jars are $8 each and three for $20. If you are interested, please contact me at or 629-7290. I also will be selling these Cookie Jars at the Family Warriors American Cancer Society Relay for Life Vendor/Craft Fair on Sunday, Dec. 16 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Village of Colonie Recreation Center.

Cookies in a Jar

Applesauce Cookies
These light cookies are very much like apple cake – only crispier

Chocolate – Covered Raisin Cookies
These chewy cookies are big on taste. For a real treat, serve with a glass of cold milk

Paradise Cookies
Get ready for a taste of paradise. These cookies are loaded with incredible flavor.

Monster Cookies
Loaded with delicious ingredients and colorful too, these cookies will be sure-fire winners with all the cookie monsters in your home.

Pineapple Nut Cookies
Take these moist drop cookies to the office or your next potluck supper and watch them disappear!

Cherry Jell-O Cookies
Who would have thought that a favorite childhood dessert would be transformed into a wonderful cookie?

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies
The aroma of these chocolate chip cookies will entice you before you even take the first luscious bite.

Cranberry Cream Drops
The jarred mix for these cookies is so attractive that you’ll be tempted to keep it in your pantry as a permanent display. That would be a shame, though; these cranberry-studded treats are a true delight.

Gooey Turtle Bars
These delicious chocolate and caramel bars are a snap to make and they’re so good!

Nutty Chocolate Snickerdoodles
Cocoa powder gives this old-fashioned favorite a delicious chocolate twist!

“Good Dog” Treats for your Dog
Your best friend will sit up and beg for these mouth watering canine treats.  Complete with a dog bone cookie cutter.

Dec 142012
 Posted by on December 14, 2012

Discover how many web 2.0 tools are out there to help you organize, create content for your courses, and share resources.

This website lists the 30 best web 2.0 tools for educators for 2012:

Everything from VoiceThread,, already in use by many faculty at HVCC, to Text 2 Mindmap, a free concept mapping software, to Delicious,, a social bookmarking site.

Here are some quick videos illustrating some of the tools to help you get started.  You may also e-mail to schedule a time to discuss what tools might be helpful to you and get help integrating your work into your Blackboard course.

Go to this website to learn about voice threads:

Or learn about interactive Polling here:

And you or your students can create animations easily with this one:

Dec 132012
 Posted by on December 13, 2012

On Friday, Dec. 7, the college paid tribute to eight Meritorious Service Award honorees and 176 anniversary service pin honorees. Congratulations again to everyone and especially to our Meritorious Service Award recipients listed below. Well done!

Jeffrey D. Brooks
Building Maintenance Worker, Capital District EOC

Alice M. Busman
Program Assistant, Academics II, Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications

Joshua T. Dowd
Special Assignment Custodial Worker, Physical Plant

Norina M. Dowd
Secretary I, Center for Access and Assistive Technology

JoAnn M. Fowler
Program Assistant, Academics III, English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language

Polly D. Karis
Senior Clerk, Marvin Library Learning Commons

Josephine M. Nicoll
Program Assistant, Academics I, Individual Studies and Liberal Arts

Gail L. Van Wie
Program Assistant, Academics III, Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling

If you would like to view photos from the ceremony, please visit this link – 2012 Meritorious Service Awards and Pinning Ceremony.

Dec 132012
 Posted by on December 13, 2012

An interesting article from Insider Higher Ed today showcases one technical school in North Carolina that’s hoping a new focus on collaboration and soft skills will make their students more “job ready.”

Grades earned by many students at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will soon factor in “soft skills,” such as whether they show up for class on time or work well in groups. And next year the college will issue workplace readiness certificates alongside conventional credentials to recognize those skills.