Jul 302013
 
 Posted by on July 30, 2013

The English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department has opened the following additional sections of English Composition I (day and evening), Public Speaking (evening), and American Sign Language I (day and evening) for fall 2013:

CRN 16735 (ENGL 101) — Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8 to 8:50 a.m.
Instructor: A. Surdin

CRN 15489 (ENGL 101) — Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Instructor: TBA

CRN 16294 (ENGL 101) — Monday/Wednesday/Friday: noon to 12:50 p.m.
Instructor: TBA

CRN 16956 (ENGL 101) — Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. and Thursday: noon to 12:50 p.m
Instructor: TBA

CRN 16765 (ENGL 101) — Wednesday: 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Instructor: M. Schoolman

CRN 17007 (ENGL 125) — Monday: 6 to 9 p.m.
Instructor: J. Sperber

CRN 16989 (ASLN 100) — Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Instructor: R. Wolff

CRN 17008 (ASLN 100) — Wednesday: 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Instructor: B. Johnson

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385

Jul 302013
 
 Posted by on July 30, 2013

In our ongoing efforts to alert visitors and students to the imminent tobacco-free campus policy, we have created handcards that are available to any office that may need them.

The cards may be handed out to visitors or students  to alert them to the new policy. The college’s Health Services will be mailing them out to new students prior to the fall semester. If your office would like a supply, contact Debby Gardner (d.gardner@hvcc.edu) and she can send a supply to you via interoffice mail. Campus signage related to the new policy will be installed next month.

Jul 302013
 
 Posted by on July 30, 2013
A new, online section of BIOL 125 Nutrition is available.
Interested students should register for 17005 BIOL 125 321 with Linda Pezzolesi.
Martha C. Wilkins
Technical Assistant
Biology, Chemistry & Physics
629-7678
Jul 302013
 
 Posted by on July 30, 2013

ILLiad will be unavailable from 8 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Aug. 6 while it is updgraded.

You will not be able to submit any requests during the upgrade.

Questions? Please contact ill@hvcc.edu with questions.

Thank you,
Jennifer Acker
629-7387

Jul 302013
 
 Posted by on July 30, 2013

This is a follow-up my communication earlier this month regarding safety precautions for the new Science Center.

Although the construction work is wrapping up in the Science Center, contractors still are working in the building and construction hazards are still present in several areas of the building. Due to the work of various construction trades and the possibility of falling objects or eye hazards, the current level of required personal protective equipment (PPE) for HVCC employees for any entry into the building remains as: safety glasses, hard hat and closed toe shoes. This PPE requirement will be reassessed as the construction trades finish their work and any changes will be communicated.

If any employee needs to borrow safety glasses or hard hats for Science Center entry, please see Environmental Health and Safety or Physical Plant.  If there are any questions about safety hazards or precautions in the Science Center building, please let me know.

Thanks!
Laurie Vivekanand, CIH
Director, Environmental Health and Safety

Jul 302013
 
 Posted by on July 30, 2013

Jennifer Acker heads to Syracuse today for the annual meeting of interlibrary loan librarians and support staff, who gather for the IDS Project conference each August. The IDS Project is a consortium of 60 public and private college and research libraries throughout New York State. The project is committed to research sharing and rapid response to requests for borrowing and lending and received several national awards and honors for innovations. Anyone who has recently used interlibrary loan services at Dwight Marvin Library can provide testimony to the blazing speed with which requests are filled! Several enhancements to interlibrary loan services will be announced at the start of the academic year.

Jennifer has the official title of “mentor” within the project and is now a leader for the regional user group in the Capital District. She provides guidance on implementing best practices for processing and workflow. Earlier this month, SUNY New Paltz library staff visited Dwight Marvin Library to meet with Jen and to learn from our practices. Jen’s travel expenses are paid by the project based on her role as a mentor.

Since September 2012, the Dwight Marvin Library has borrowed nearly 1,000 books from other institutions at faculty and student request, saving the college over $70,000 in cost of purchasing those titles individually (using an estimate of $70 per book purchased). In that same period, the library has lent more than 500 books to other libraries as part of reciprocal agreements.

Congratulations to Jen for her important role in this award-winning library service that contributes to student and employee success.

Jul 292013
 
 Posted by on July 29, 2013

Brand new, Esteban “Rock On” Collection Acoustic & Electrical Guitar; comes with leather case, extra strings, tuner, and tools. Asking $75.00.  Interested call: Becky at 758-7968

Jul 252013
 
 Posted by on July 25, 2013

Viking Child Care Center
(518) 629-4506
part of the Faculty Student Association

Located on the Hudson Valley Community College campus
Building a strong foundation for your child’s educational future

  • Licensed by NYS Office of Children and Family Services
  • Accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Child
  • Outdoor fenced playground  and indoor gym
  • Healthy meals provided (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack)
  • Educated/experienced teachers
  • Open year round, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • For ages 6 weeks – 5 years
  • Collaborations with  Head Start and  UPK
  • Developmentally appropriate, learning through play philosophy
  • Not for profit organization committed to serving children and families for over 25 years

Special HVCC Students Rates
Sliding Fee Scale based on income
Grants available based on eligibilit

Jul 252013
 
 Posted by on July 25, 2013

The English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional section of Public Speaking for fall 2013:

CRN 16528 (ENGL 125) — Monday, Tuesday, Friday:  10-10:50 a.m.
Instructor:  J. Slattery

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035
629-7385

 

Jul 252013
 
 Posted by on July 25, 2013

Blackboard Users,

In order to reduce delays while Blackboard processes export/import requests, it is highly recommended that you export and import your course into the Fall 2013 course shell during the next few weeks while there are less demands on the system. If you wait until the last week of the semester, you will experience considerable delays directly proportional to the number of requests waiting in the cue. The exception to this is if you have been developing on the Training server in which case you will need to wait until after the upgrade to export/import into the production server.

It is extremely important to check your HVCC e-mail to see if you have received an e-mail confirmation from the Blackboard Administrator that states the export and/or import process has successfully completed. However, it has come to our attention that Blackboard is sending an e-mail that the import process has successfully completed, when in fact, it is still running. Depending on the number of users running the same processes and the size of the course, it can take anywhere from two minutes to two hours for these processes to complete. If you are concerned, please call or e-mail the Distance and Online Learning staff and we can check to see if the process is still running.

Important: Lengthy delays and/or incomplete imports are often caused by users either double clicking the “submit” button on the Export/Import course pages or by users starting an Export/Import process and then starting it again because it appears as though nothing has happened. These types of activities can cause the system to run really slowly or possibly cause downtime. Please click once only and wait for the export or import to complete.

Please contact the Distance and Online Learning Help Desk at 629-7070 or e-mail DLHelp@hvcc.edu if you have any questions or need assistance preparing your course for the semester.

Jul 252013
 
 Posted by on July 25, 2013

An Times Union blog post highlights the Taste of Malta event held recently at TEC-SMART.

The event, hosted by the Malta Business and Professional Association, attracted more than 300 attendess. Proceeds benefit the Clean Technologies & Sustainable Industries Early College High School, a partnership of the Ballston Spa Central School District with Hudson Valley Community College and NYSERDA.

Jul 242013
 
 Posted by on July 24, 2013

The English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department has opened additional sections of English Composition I for fall 2013:

CRN 10031 (ENGL 101)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday — 9-9:50 a.m.
Instructor:  N. Guardado

CRN 15490 (ENGL 101)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday– noon-12:50 p.m.
Instructor:  S. Hutchison

CRN 15224 (ENGL 101)
Tuesday — noon to 12:50 p.m. & Thursday:  11 a.m.- 12:50 p.m.
Instructor:  TBA

Thank you,
Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language
BRN 035A
629-7385

Jul 242013
 
 Posted by on July 24, 2013

Just a few weeks to go before the fall semester begins, so now is the time to have your textbooks prepackaged and ready for pickup. All you need to do is fill out a Pre-Pack form.

The Pre-Pack works as follows:
• Fill out a Pre-Pack order form and return it to the Viking Cove Bookstore by mail, fax, drop-off or online.
• The bookstore processes the order by packaging your texts and setting them aside.
• You’ll receive an e-mail with your order information and pick-up details.
• You can then visit the bookstore (located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center), pay for your materials and you’re out the door!
• If you qualify, you can use financial aid funds to pay for your books.

Stop by the bookstore today and fill out a Pre-Pack form or fill it out online at:
https://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/prepackord.html.

Jul 232013
 
 Posted by on July 23, 2013

Move right in to maintenance-free living in this 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath condo in desirable Point of Woods, only 5 minutes from College of Nanoscale and UAlbany.

Features include living room with fireplace, first-floor den that could also be third bedroom; central a/c; fully equipped kitchen with new counter tops, stove, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal and washer & dryer; off-street parking; patio with privacy fence. Amenities include in-ground pool, tennis/basketball courts, recreation center and fitness room, all surrounded by walking trails at the edge of the Pine Bush.  Asking $136,900.

For more information, contact John at (518) 765-5780 or by email at j.mulcare@hvcc.edu.

 

Jul 232013
 
 Posted by on July 23, 2013

The library has one (1) 4′ x 6′ wooden table and matching chairs for on-campus use.

Please contact Pat Kaiser ext. 7333 before Friday, July 26 to arrange transfer to your office.

 

 

Jul 222013
 
 Posted by on July 22, 2013

Stephen J. Wiley, a senior partner in the Albany law firm of Featherstonhaugh, Wiley and Clyne LLP who served as the college’s attorney for more than a decade, died unexpectedly on July 19.

His obituary is published in the Times Union.

Jul 222013
 
 Posted by on July 22, 2013

Please contact Marjorie at sidekicktg@yahoo.com if interested in any of these items.
Some of the items are pictured below.

Complete set of Cathy Mitchell’s Xpress RediSetGo cooker: 2 insertable pans, a spatula, a recipe book, all in very good condition — $8

Couch with cushions in excellent condition: seating length 66,” height from seat to floor 18,” olive green color — $150

Four vintage Pyrex nested, colored mixing bowls — $65

New Mexican tile/wood tray, interior (tiled part) dimensions: 12”  x 16” — $6

New turquoise stoneware/porcelain decorative vase — $8

40 HP photo sheets, standard size — $7

Jul 192013
 
 Posted by on July 19, 2013

For more than five decades, Hudson Valley Community College has offered degree and certificate programs that lead to careers in the health care field. Degree programs like Dental Hygiene, Nursing and Respiratory Care, for example, have become so popular at Hudson Valley that many incoming classes are filled eight months before the fall semester.

To address the growing number of students seeking careers in the health care field, the college this fall will begin offering a one–year Health Sciences certificate program that provides course work in the basic sciences along with a concentration in health science areas.

With proper course selection, students who successfully complete the certificate can continue into one of the college’s health science programs, transfer to a four-year institution or enter the workforce in many entry-level areas within the health science field, such as home health care aide, health care administrative assistant, emergency medical technician, phlebotomist or EKG technician.

“Each year, we see many incoming students who are interested in our health science degree programs but they lack the requisite entry requirements or are closed out due to our programs’ popularity,” said Margaret Geehan, dean of the college’s School of Health Science and School of Liberal Arts and Science. “We also see many students who are simply looking for a way to gain the skills necessary for an entry-level career in the health care field. This program is aimed at both of those populations, and it’s broad enough so that students can specialize in a particular career area.”

Nationwide, the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects careers in the health care field to continue faster than average growth for the next ten years. Health care provides a large and growing sector of the Capital Region’s economy as well. Large health agencies such as Albany Medical Center and Northeast Health are among the largest employers in the Capital Region.