Jan 312013
 Posted by on January 31, 2013

The men’s bowling team finished second and the women finished fourth at the Adirondack Invitational on Wednesday evening.

Michael Hartmann (Coxsackie-Athens/Earlton) overcame an opening 171 to finish with 258-258 for a 687 series, and Brendon O’Donnell (Averill Park/Poestenkill) posted scores of 224-236-224 for a 684. The Vikings also got great contributions from Michael Kincy (Oak Harbor/Oak Harbor, WA) with a 236-652, Craig Wojtaszek (Averill Park/Averill Park) with a 216-645, and Dean Smith (Mechanicville/Waterford) with a 247-644.

On the women’s side, Megan Rzeszuto (Colonie/Schenectady) led the Vikings with a 180-182-188 for a 550 series, and Elizabeth Pratt (Lansingburgh/Troy) posted a 205-540.

The men’s and women’s bowling teams travel to Utica on Friday for the Mohawk Invitational beginning at 3 p.m.

Jan 312013
 Posted by on January 31, 2013

Welcome to the Spring 2013 semester.

Over the last quarter of 2012, the Physical Plant converted to a new work order system.  The new system will provide features to the Physical Plant department that will save administrative expenses and provide operational efficiencies.

All faculty and staff of the college are able to access the system with an ID and password.  To obtain your ID and password, please contact Tina Maloney (t.maloney@hvcc.edu) or Sue Costello (s.costello@hvcc.edu).  They also will be able to provide a quick tutorial over the phone if you are unfamiliar with the system.

Please submit work orders for items on campus in need of repair. This includes custodial, grounds and other maintenance requests. General maintenance items are not charged to a department’s budget. Specialized items and requests that have significant costs will be reviewed with the Director of Physical Plant.

The new link to the HVCC Physical Plant work order system is:  http://www.maintenancepartner.net.

Please update your records so you do not access the former Web address.

Jan 312013
 Posted by on January 31, 2013

The men’s basketball team (14-10) lost to Clinton Community College (10-9), 71-62, on Wednesday evening.

Giacomo Giglio (Catholic Central/Glenmont) and Jose Reyes (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) led the Vikings with 13 points each, and Richard Williams (Harry S. Truman/Bronx) added 11 in the loss. Hudson Valley has six more games as they look to make a run for post-season play.

The men host Mohawk Valley on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

Jan 312013
 Posted by on January 31, 2013

Please let me know if you have a pair of twin bedrails — that hook into the headboard and footboard on each side — that you don’t need.

Please contact Sherri at s.wait@hvcc.edu.

Jan 312013
 Posted by on January 31, 2013

The Animal Outreach Club continues to collect empty cans and bottles with a 5 cent return at various locations around campus.

The money we collect from these returnables goes toward:

  • spay neuter initiatives
  • pet medical care, and where possible,
  • area rescues.

Over the years, we’ve made a difference for countless helpless animals in our neck of the woods.  While we can’t save them all, the money we collect from these empties has helped many.

If you see a bin that’s looking full, rest assured we are on it. Also, feel free to call the Animal Outreach Club co-advisors for quick pick up if you see a bin that is unsightly or overflowing.

Club Co-Advisors are:

Val Waldin,  629-7319  and Alice Malavasic, 629-7697

Thank you for your continued support!

Jan 302013
 Posted by on January 30, 2013

Used Yamaha Trumpet.  Asking $160. Receipt to prove cleaning and overall maintenance.  Call Stephanie at 279-4563.

Jan 302013
 Posted by on January 30, 2013

Invictor Russian Divers Watch, list price: $695.

Bought through Groupon for my son, but it is way too large.

$80 — brand new in a real nice presentation box

Contact: c.franco@hvcc.edu or (518) 496-7340

Jan 302013
 Posted by on January 30, 2013

New sealed in box:

Vizio 42″ HD TV, 120hz, 1080p, SRS w/ additioal inputs/outputs in box/never opened, decided to up-grade and lost the receipt.

Paid $674, selling for $500.

Contact: c.franco@hvcc.edu

Jan 302013
 Posted by on January 30, 2013

In an effort to eliminate the disorderly behavior that was occurring in the club corner, located outside of the Student Activities Office on the second floor of the Siek Campus Center, the area was re-arranged over the intersession to encourage a more conducive social/learning environment.

The far end of the corner — civic engagement center — will be the designated area for clubs, organizations and departments to schedule meetings between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The area is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for casual gatherings. The middle area — educational/cultural enrichment lounge — is designed for relaxation, social gathering along with continuous playing of select educational DVDs on various social, cultural and historical events. On Friday, a select commercial DVD will be shown throughout the day.

Louis Coplin, director for Student Life and the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP), said the change was made because of some of the rambunctious behavior exhibited by some of the students who frequented the space to the extent  disciplinary measures were taken against two  students. “It got to  a point where the volume and the language of some of the students was very offensive, embarrassing and was causing a disruption in our ability to  conduct business professionally and efficiently.”

An educational DVD will shown continuously Monday-Thursday. On Fridays, a commercial movie will be shown. The Student Activities Office welcomes suggestions from the campus community on DVD selections. For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at 629-7348

Take a few minutes and have your lunch or cup of your favorite beverage, and join us at the new Civic Engagement Center and Educational/Cultural Enrichment Lounge!

Jan 302013
 Posted by on January 30, 2013

The #3 men’s hockey team (10-6) defeated Mohawk Valley Community College (0-11), 11-5, on Tuesday evening.

James Murphy (Comsewogue, Long Island) continues to dominate as he scored three goals and two assists, and leads the nation with 28 goals. William Huber (Arlington/Hopewell) added two goals and is tied with Murphy for the most points in the nation with 44.

The Vikings host Broome on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 1 p.m.

Jan 302013
 Posted by on January 30, 2013

Faculty Workshop Day 2013 — Engaging Our Campus Community— is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 27.

Our keynote presenter for the event is David R. Katz III, Professor of Political Science & History and Coordinator of Faculty & Staff Enrichment at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, NY

Professor Katz is responsible for organizational development at Mohawk Valley Community College. He has mentored faculty and staff on pedagogical, motivational and leadership issues at community college campuses across the country, at national educational conferences, and has presented to public and corporate audiences.  Beyond his keynote, David will also be offering a concurrent workshop on Emotional Intelligence, Efficacy & Success.

A full-event workshop entitled Teaching for Understanding/Backward Design: A HandsOn Introduction will be offered by Linda Ryder and is applicable to the CET Teaching and Learning Certificate.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us!

Detailed program information, workshop descriptions and registration options can be found at https://www.hvcc.edu/facultyworkshop/index.html. (Use the menu on the left of the page.)

Please plan on joining us in this annual event promoting interaction, growth and professional development!


Jan 292013
 Posted by on January 29, 2013

Take a rapid HIV test…

  • no cost to you
  • no blood
  • no needles!

Written results are available in 20 minutes!

Date/Time: Wednesday,  Jan. 30 from  9 a.m.  to 11.00

Location: College Health Services, Fitzgibbons room 146

Sponsored by College Health Services and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services.

Jan 292013
 Posted by on January 29, 2013

$10 off a $50 purchase at Dicks Sporting Goods plus many $5 discounts — all for a just $5 per Camp Card. The Dicks, Curtis Lumber and Great Escape coupons are break away tabs for a one-time use. But the back of the card (and the website) has reusable coupons.

Please let me know if you are interested. I am selling these for ONLY $5!

Andy Hurd
ext. 7269

Jan 282013
 Posted by on January 28, 2013

The Viking Child Care Center, a department of the Faculty Student Association of HVCC, currently has an opening for a Child Care Teacher.  Please submit resumes to Alycia Courter, CC 240, fax 518-629-7166 or email a.courter@hvcc.edu.


Applications are being accepted for the following vacancy on the Non-Teaching Professional staff of The Faculty Student Association of Hudson Valley Community College,80 Vandenburgh Ave,Troy,New York.

TITLE: Viking Child Care Teacher


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood and experience in a day care setting; Bachelor’s strongly preferred.  Candidate must be able to lift 25 pounds on a daily basis.

DUTIES AND/OR RESPONSIBILITIES:   The Viking Child Care Teacher reports to the Daycare Assistant Director and performs the following duties:

  • Establish and maintain a safe, healthy learning environment and be responsible for the care, cleanliness, and daily preparation of learning areas
  • Provide a classroom environment for children that is developmentally appropriate and responsive to individual children’s strengths, interests and needs
  • Provide and promote positive guidance and discipline while supervising children
  • Interact positively with children at meals.  Model appropriate table manners and encourage the development of independence and self help skills.  Encourage language development by carrying on informal conversations
  • Work cooperatively with co-teacher, center staff and outside service providers
  • Conduct parent teacher conferences twice a year to discuss the development and growth of the children
  • Complete all required paperwork including weekly lesson plans, weekly parent newsletters, anecdotal records, workshop evaluations, student intern and work study student evaluations, etc
  • Is knowledgeable of all Child Care, Head Start, Early Head Start and Universal Pre-K guidelines and implements those that relate to the teaching position
  • Establish and maintain positive, supportive relationships with families; greet parents and children upon arrival and departure; be available to discuss with parents progress or concerns regarding their child and encourage parent involvement
  • Show enthusiasm, teamwork and a positive attitude toward his/her job
  • Participates in training as assigned
  • Ensure the classroom is stocked with books and materials that reflect diverse images.  Initiate activities and discussions to build self-identity and teach the value of differences
  • Participate in fundraising and public relations events sponsored by the center
  • Attend and participate in center staff meetings
  • Perform all reasonable related duties as assigned by the Director or designated employee.

SALARY RANGE:   Available upon request

Cover letter and current resume, labeled with Viking Child Care Teacher, must be sent to the address below. To access employment information please visit www.hvcc.edu/jobs.


Faculty Student Association
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Ave
Troy, NY12180
Fax 518-629-7166

Jan 282013
 Posted by on January 28, 2013

Do you need a job?   If so, come to the job fair!

Wednesday, Jan. 30
Siek Campus Center, 1st Floor Lobby
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Over 35 employers will be visiting HVCC with part-time, off-campus job opportunities for students. Please bring your resume and be prepared to talk to employers about possibilities. If you don’t have a resume or would like someone to take a look at it, feel free to stop by the Center for Careers and Employment (2nd floor for of the Campus Center).


* Bring copies of your resume.  (Get help from the Career Center)
* Dress business casual/professionally (nice slacks and sweater, shirt and tie, etc.)
* Introduce yourself to employers, smile and be enthusiastic
* Ask before taking a give away/piece of candy and only take one

www.hvcc.edu/cce | 629-7326 | cce@hvcc.edu | CTR 270
Center for Careers and Employment

Jan 282013
 Posted by on January 28, 2013

The men’s basketball team (14-9) defeated Columbia-Greene Community College (8-12), 57-51, in overtime Saturday afternoon.

The Vikings held on in overtime to earn a six-point victory despite the Twins closing an 11-point deficit in the last three minutes of the game which forced overtime. Jeremy Taylor (Catskill/Catskill) led the Vikings with 16 points, and Giacomo Giglio (Catholic Central/Glenmont) added 10, including two free throws that iced the game in overtime. Richard Williams (Harry S. Truman/Bronx) recorded eight points, 12 rebounds, and a career-high five blocks in the win.

The men travel to Clinton on Wednesday, Jan. 30 for a game at 6 p.m.

Jan 282013
 Posted by on January 28, 2013

Monday Menutainment
Eggplant Parmesan
Chicken Parmesan

Soup of the Day — All Locations!
Chef’s Choice

Tuesday Menutainment
Penne Rustica
Arroz con Pollo
Seasoned Red Potatoes
Fresh Carrots
Herbed Rice Pilaf
Corn on the Cob

Soup of the Day — All Locations!
Chef’s Choice

Wednesday Menutainment
Vegetable Stuffed Peppers
Chicken Marsala
Au Gratin Vegetables
California Vegetable Blend
Cooked Orzo Pasta
Orecchiette Pasta
Roasted Potatoes

Soup of the Day — All Locations!
Chef’s Choice

Thursday Menutainment
Beef Franks
Cajun Style Rice
Capri Vegetable Blend
Brown Sugar Baked Beans
Vegetable Ratatouille

Soup of the Day — All Locations!
Chef’s Choice

Friday Menutainment
Vera Cruz Baked Fish
Chicken Caprese
Baked Macaroni and Cheese
Broccoli Au Gratin
Fried Rice
Potatoes Delmonico

Soup of the Day — All Locations!
Chef’s Choice

Jan 282013
 Posted by on January 28, 2013

The women’s bowling team finished second at the Orange & Blue Classic in Wappinger Falls on Saturday afternoon, and the men’s team finished in fifth place.

Megan Rzeszuto (Colonie/Schenectady) had a six-game total of 1061, which led her to a second overall finish for All-Events. She teamed up with Elizabeth Pratt (Lansingburgh/Troy) to capture the Women’s Doubles Championship. Rzeszuto rolled a 180-526 in doubles, and Pratt finished with a 220-534.

Michael Hartmann (Coxsackie-Athens/Earlton) was high bowler for the men, finishing with a six-game score of 1189. Dean Smith (Mechanicville/Waterford) put up his best outing on the year, bowling consistently throughout the day with a 1129 total.

The men’s and women’s bowling teams travel to Ft. Edwards on Wednesday for the Adirondack Invitational at 3 p.m.