Jun 282013
 Posted by on June 28, 2013

Pre-pack order forms for fall 2013 semester now are available!

Pre-pack is a service the Viking’s Cove Bookstore offers during the fall and spring terms which provides students with the opportunity to have their books pre-packaged.

Basically, Pre-pack works as follows:

Students fill out a pre-pack order form and returns it to the bookstore — by mail, fax, drop-off or online.

The bookstore then processes the order by packaging the students texts and setting them aside. The student receives an e-mail when his or her Pre-pack is ready to arrange for pickup. The student simply comes in and pays for the materials, and is on their way.

If you are using a bookstore waiver from the Financial Aid office, you can pick up your books on or after Aug. 17. The Pre-pack is a great way to have your books held for you until that time.

Stop by the bookstore and fill out a Pre-pack order form today or fill it out online at:


Jun 272013
 Posted by on June 27, 2013

A photographic feature in today’s Times Union focuses on a clowning class at the College of Saint Rose.

Ann Neilson, the instructor, believes clowning around has a multitude of benefits. She got her start at Hudson Valley Community College, where clowning classes are offered through the Office of Community and Professional Education.

Jun 262013
 Posted by on June 26, 2013
I’m looking to purchase land in the Poestenkill, Wynantskill, Snyders Lake or the Sand Lake area. I need at least an acre (unless otherwise grandfathered in) buildable lot and am open to more land if affordable. If there are town water and sewer already on the land, that would be a plus.

Please let me know if you know of someone selling a bit of land or please have them contact me at 518-526-3551.

Thank you,
Jun 252013
 Posted by on June 25, 2013

I’m looking for a 50-gallon or so whiskey barrel to be used for a wedding.

Please contact Sherri at 518-429-4736.

Jun 252013
 Posted by on June 25, 2013

Throughout this week, Alice and I will be collecting all empties bins on campus for summer scrubbing and scouring. Clean bins will be returned to campus locations in mid August.

If you have summer empties you would like to donate to the Animal Outreach Club, e-mail me at v.waldin@hvcc.edu or call my cell phone at 518.478.1505. We will work something out during the absence of the empties bins!   Every cent of the returns goes toward the animals and we couldn’t do it without you!

We thank you for your ongoing support!

Val Waldin & Alice Malavasic

Jun 252013
 Posted by on June 25, 2013

Twelve student-athletes representing seven different sports earned Academic All-Region accolades announced Tuesday by Region III of the NJCAA:

Rich Acheson (Columbia/East Greenbush) — soccer

Vanessa Addo (Troy/Troy) — volleyball

Nicole Cassidy (Maple Hill/Castleton) — tennis

Joseph Fey (Ichabod Crane/Kinderhook) basketball

Matt Gallup (Christian Brothers Academy/Scotia) — baseball

Haley Knight (Chatham/Canaan) — tennis and golf

Hannah Koehn (Schenectady Christian/Albany) — soccer

Andrew Kramer (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park) — baseball

William McMahon (Burtn Hills-Ballston Lake/Burnt Hills) – soccer

Steve Nevins (Greenville/Greenville) — soccer

Charles Parslow (Fonda-Fultonville/Fonda) — baseball

Alena Putney (Schenectady Christian/Troy) — soccer

Jun 252013
 Posted by on June 25, 2013

East African Community Organization
8th Annual Dinner Fundraiser

 To Benefit Capital Region and East African Communities

6 p.m.
Saturday, June 29

Holiday Inn
205 Wolf Road, Colonie

Come and experience East African cuisine and rich culture.

$40 advance purchase/$50 at the door
$25 (ages 14-18 years)
$15 (ages 6- 13 years)

Visit http://www.eastafricaco.org.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact:
Jessica — 518-269-5846
Peter — 518-421-0217
George — 518-727-5953

Jun 252013
 Posted by on June 25, 2013

Are you tired of paying too much for eyeglasses? Are you tired of shopping at the big eyewear stores, working around the stores’ schedules and being treated like just another customer?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, and if you want convenience and great prices when shopping for high quality prescription eyewear, then you need to contact me, Jay Deitchman, at Clear Choice Optics (my side business) and I will explain why.

Fantastic Prices!

Why should you pay $100, $300 or even more for eyeglasses, when you can pay less… and with Clear Choice Optics you will!  Buying your eyewear from Clear Choice Optics will save you more than 50%, compared to buying from the “big guys,” with complete sets of designer frames and lenses starting at only $73!

Clear Choice Optics Has it All!
Clear Choice Optics can meet all of you eyewear needs! We offer: single vision, lined bi-focals, no-line bi-focals, tri-focals, transitions lenses, tinted lenses, specialty lenses, polarized lenses, sun glasses, adult and children’s sports goggles and safety glasses.

I Come to You!

You can choose frames and lenses from the comfort of your own home or another convenient location (such as your office during lunch), because I bring everything to you! I then take your order along with the prescription that you provide, have your eyewear made and then deliver your eyewear. By the way, if you do not have your prescription handy, don’t worry, I can get it from the Optometrist or Ophthalmologist who has it.

Contact me at (607) 431-8479 or via e-mail at jdeitchman@gmail.com and experience the Clear Choice Difference!

Thank you for taking the time to read this,

Jay Deitchman

Jun 212013
 Posted by on June 21, 2013

Both The Business Review and The Record reported on the college’s newly added Architecture certificate program:

Beginning this fall, the college will offer a 29 credit hour Architecture Technology certificate program, focusing on the practical and technical aspects of the field.

Offered through the college’s School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies, this one-year program is designed for those seeking entry-level positions such as draftsperson, junior designer, construction/building inspector, material tester, set designer and more. Graduates also will be eligible to transfer into the Architectural Technology Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program at Hudson Valley with full credit granted for applicable courses.

Coursework provides a well-rounded overview of and introduction to the architecture profession with a broad-based exposure to the operations, standards and current practices of the industry. Students learn the current software and design criteria used by many architectural and engineering firms. They study sustainable design criteria, above and beyond energy-saving design. The department and faculty hold memberships in the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) and the Upstate New York USGBC.

Students will be admitted for fall semesters only.

Jun 212013
 Posted by on June 21, 2013

Two new Fine Arts courses will be offered for the Fall 2013 semester and now are  open to registration: ARTS 104 300 – History of Fashion and ARTS 205 300 – History of Western Architecture. Both courses have a humanities designation in liberal arts and qualify as SUNY General Education in Arts (AR) and Humanities (HU).

ARTS 104 300 – History of Fashion
This course is a survey of the forms, contexts and styles of Western dress and fashion from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The role of clothing styles in culture and their relationship to fine arts, decorative arts and architecture will be analyzed. The emergence of 20th century fashion and fashion designers, and the specific styles and trends of Western fashion will be examined, including historical references and cross-cultural influences. (3.000 credit hours)

ARTS 205 300 – History of Western Architecture
This course provides an overview of Western architecture from the prehistoric period up until the present (ca. 10,000 BCE until present day). The emphasis will be on the cultural content of architecture and the meanings, ideas and uses of architecture during the periods covered. (3.000 credit hours)

Jun 212013
 Posted by on June 21, 2013

The Albany VA  Woman’s Health Care Unit is looking for folks to donate “Baby Afghans.” When a mother comes in with her new baby, the health care unit likes to welcome them
with a gift of a afghan, but the shelves now are empty.

If you can help, please contact or donate to Carrie Farley (Brahan Hall, room 211).

Thank you,
Carrie Farley
Proud Mother of SSG Derek J. Farley
President of the Albany Chapter #11
American Gold Star Mothers Inc.

Jun 202013
 Posted by on June 20, 2013

Some of you may have read the recent post about Cassie the collie, who spent years in one room, living in her own feces and urine, in darkness and loneliness. Well, thanks to the Animal Outreach Club, Cassie’s story was heard and Alice and Val are happy to report that Cassie is now Fantine.

Fantine is getting used to the life  a dog should have — clean food and water, fresh air, time for walks, veterinary care and tons of love! Her new owner already has brought Fantine to a groomer, a veterinarian, taken her on car rides, walks and she sleeps on a couch.

Thank you Kit Haynes for noticing the post and making sure it got into the right hands — the new owner’s!.

Fantine will need an operation on her very poor teeth. If anyone is interested in making a donation to the Animal Outreach Club for this purpose or any animal cause, we assure you the money is  put to good use and the rewards are endless.

Thank you!

Alice Malavasic and Val Waldin
Animal Outreach Club

Jun 202013
 Posted by on June 20, 2013

2001 Subaru Outback

A great running vehicle with all-wheel drive, new head gasket, timing belt, water pump, thermostat and brakes. It has good tires and no rust at 96,000 miles.

Call Jeff:  518-528-5537  or  518-283-5964

Jun 202013
 Posted by on June 20, 2013

Effective Thursday, June 20 through Tuesday, June 25, parking lot C, located south of Hudson Hall, will be closed in order to finish the planned construction work. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Jun 192013
 Posted by on June 19, 2013

If you are interested in purchasing and planting Rose of Sharon trees, I have various sizes available for you.

The colors could be either light pink, medium pink or light orchid. No way of knowing until the tree blooms.

Baby tree of 12″ is $2
Small tree of 24″ is $4
Medium-size tree of 36″ is $6
Tall tree of 48″ is $8
Tallest tree of 60″ is $10

Please e-mail me at m.pettograsso@hvcc.edu with the tree size and number of trees you would like to purchase.

I will be delivering them on Wednesday, June 26 from noon to 12:30 p.m.  in the BTC parking lot.

Mary Pettograsso

Jun 192013
 Posted by on June 19, 2013

Effective June 21, the Library Cafe hours of operation on Fridays will be 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. for the remainder of the summer.

Library Cafe Hours (recap):

Mondays – Thursdays,  7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fridays, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Jun 192013
 Posted by on June 19, 2013

Effective Wednesday, June 19, the two small staff parking lots east of the Siek Campus Center will be closed for reconstruction. This closure is part of the South Drive Reconstruction project.

We will make every effort to complete this work in the next three weeks, however when the new “gated” lot is completed it will be smaller than the existing lot thereby reducing the number of parking spaces available.

Jun 192013
 Posted by on June 19, 2013

Five Hudson Valley Community College student-athletes representing three different sports earned academic awards at the national level:

NJCAA Superior Academic Achievement
Steve Nevins (Greenville/Greenville), men’s soccer

NJCAA Exemplary Academic Achievement
Hannah Koehn (Schenectady Christian/Albany), women’s soccer
Andrew Kramer (Shenendehowa/Clifton Park), baseball
William McMahon (Burtn Hills-Ballston Lake/Burnt Hills), men’s soccer
Alena Putney (Schenectady Christian/Troy), women’s soccer

Over 1,600 NJCAA student-athletes met the requirements for individual academic honors, including 169 that earned the Pinnacle Award for Academic Excellence (4.0 GPA). Superior Academic Achievement (3.8+ GPA) honors went to 592 student-athletes and over 900 met the standard for Exemplary Academic Achievement (3.6+ GPA).

This season, close to 60,000 student-athletes competed in the NJCAA across 3,500 teams in 28 different sports.

Jun 182013
 Posted by on June 18, 2013

The Hy Rosenblum Center (HRC) has been issued a certificate of compliance as a vacant building by the Rensselaer County Codes Enforcement Official. Storage in or use of this building no longer is permitted.

No entry into the HRC Building is allowed unless approved by Environmental Health and Safety. Please let me know if there are any questions or if there are any individuals needing to enter the building for any reason.

Laurie Vivekanand
Environmental Health and Safety

Jun 172013
 Posted by on June 17, 2013

Congratulations to Andrew Ewing, son of Sue Grayson, associate professor, who finished 5th overall in the Valley Cats Father’s Day Home Run 5K.

Andrew also was 1st in his age group. His time was 18.41.

Here is the list of finishers.

Jun 172013
 Posted by on June 17, 2013

Random assortment of excellent quality jewelry for sale. These items belonged to my daughter and she is trying to sell them as part of a spring cleaning initiative and to raise a little money in the process.

Included items:
– 2 pairs large silver hoop earrings
– 1 pair silver snowflake earrings
– 4 rings
–  Blue turquoise (?) necklace & matching earrings
– 4 other random necklaces

Asking $10 for everything!

Please contact: j.heiser@hvcc.edu