Sep 222017
 
 Posted by on September 22, 2017

Fitness Room Hours Fall 2017

(September 25 – December 8)

Changes may occur – refer to website/Facebook for most current hours.

Mondays:

6 – 10 a.m.              MCD Fitness Room

2 – 5 p.m.                MCD Fitness Room

1 – 3:30 p.m.           Hudson Hall Fitness Room (112)

Tuesdays:

6 – 8 a.m.                 MCD Fitness Room

Noon – 6 p.m.          MCD Fitness Room

Wednesdays:

6 – 9 a.m.                  MCD Fitness Room

1 – 4 p.m.                 MCD Fitness Room

Thursdays:

6 – 9 a.m.                  MCD Fitness Room

Noon – 3 p.m.           MCD Fitness Room

1:00 – 3:50 p.m.      Hudson Hall Fitness Room (112)

Fridays:

2 -5 p.m.                    MCD Fitness Room

 

HOLIDAYS

October 9 / Columbus Day – TBA

November 22 – 24 / Thanksgiving – CLOSED

 

Contacts:

Colleen Ferris                                    Chris Kelly

(518) 629-7366                                   (518) 629-7327

c.ferris@hvcc.edu                           c.kelly@hvcc.edu

MCD 206

Sep 222017
 
 Posted by on September 22, 2017

Grab a spot (or two) before they are gone!  Open to faculty, staff, students and anyone in the community! Call or stop by the Office of Community and Professional Education (Guenther 252) or x7339.

Day Trip to Fort Ticonderoga and Narrated Boat Tour on Lake Champlain
Join Leslie C. Johnson, faculty member and secretary of Le Federation Franco-Americaine du New York, to experience living history at Fort Ticonderoga.

This large 18th-century fort was built by the French at a narrows near the south end of Lake Champlain in northern New York. The site controlled a river portage between Lake Champlain and Lake George, and was a key battleground in conflicts over trade routes between the British and the French.

Later, we will step aboard a 60-foot, 49-passenger tour boat to travel around the Ticonderoga Peninsula. In 90 minutes, you will enjoy centuries of stories that floated across this ancient lake.

This day trip includes free time to explore the various museums on the fort grounds and a chance to experience the daily routines of 18th century military life, along with a stop at the King’s Garden to explore one of the oldest cultivated landscapes in America. Round-trip bus transportation from the college and a boxed lunch is included with this trip. The bus will return at approximately 6 p.m. Course fee includes $74 materials fee.

$89

Saturday, 10/7, 8:30 a.m. departure

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Historic Huguenot Street
Join Leslie C. Johnson, faculty member and secretary of Le Federation Franco-Americaine du New York, to travel back in time and experience the story of the French Huguenots.

The history of the Huguenots began in 1517 in Wittenberg, Germany, when Martin Luther launched the Protestant Reformation. The Reformation spread throughout Europe as thinkers such as Luther and John Calvin, a Frenchman, influenced people to break their ties to the Roman Catholic Church and embrace new manners of Christian worship that focused on the central importance of Biblical texts and a personal relationship with God. Calvin was especially important in France where his followers, drawn primarily from the middle class and skilled artisans, came to be called Huguenots.

This day trip inludes free time to explore the museum and gift shop as well as walking the short distance to the streets of New Paltz. Round-trip bus transportation from the college is included with this trip. The bus will return at approximately 6 p.m. Course fee includes $50 materials fee.

$65

Saturday, 10/14, 8:30 a.m. departure

Sep 222017
 
 Posted by on September 22, 2017

The 2017 Viking Cup Challenge is the annual student vs. faculty softball game played at Joe Bruno Stadium. This year’s game is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 5 from noon to 1 p.m. 

If you are a student or a faculty member and are interested in playing, please be sure to stop by the Student Activities Office (CTR 210) to sign up.

For additional information, call the Student Activities Office at 629-7348.

 

Sep 222017
 
 Posted by on September 22, 2017

STEP AFRIKA! combines African and modern dance to create a style known as stepping. Stepping is a high-energy art form, punctuated with claps, kicks, stomps and chants, that quickly has audience members on their feet.

Based in Washington D.C., STEP AFRIKA! tours extensively with its vast repertoire and arts-in-education programs that use stepping to emphasize teamwork, discipline and commitment, engaging young people and inspiring them to make positive choices. The company first performed at Hudson Valley in 2013.

STEP AFRIKA! performs Friday Sept. 29, at noon in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre.  This event is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program

Sep 222017
 
 Posted by on September 22, 2017

The Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness (AIE) Committee held its first meeting of the fall semester on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

The minutes for this meeting are presented below.

l. Middle States Update

Dr. Geehan informed the committee of the upcoming Middle States Conference in Philadelphia.  She, Dr. Green and Jim Macklin plan on attending.

ll.  SCoA Update

Dr. Geehan announced the upcoming SCoA session on curriculum mapping that will take place at Mohawk Valley Community College on Oct. 24. If anyone is interested in attending, we will begin curriculum mapping of the ISLOs in every degree program this fall.

lll. Review the Updated Institutional Effectiveness Recommendations for the 2017 IE Report

The committee discussed the recommendations, with a few questions and subsequent discussion about how individual initiatives, as well as college-wide initiatives, would be assessed and by whom.  Further discussion ensued about elevating findings and conclusions to senior staff for inclusion in ongoing campus operations and policy.

lV. Review of Middle States Standards

Dr. Green and Dr. Geehan led discussion on the Middle States Standards, with focus on the assessment aspect for each standard. Lengthy discussion took place regarding each of the criteria subtending the standards.  Focus was on identifying if there exists a responsible entity on campus or an appropriate deliberative body (committee) which implements or manages the particular policy or practice embodied among the criteria. Next was discussion on whether each of the criteria were being assessed or able to be assessed.  The committee covered Standards 1-4, but left further discussion for the next meeting on Standards 5-7.

Discussion also occurred on publishing college-wide committee minutes in the Campus Chronicle, including committees such as the AIE Committee, Enrollment Committee, Strategic Technology Committee, etc. This will provide better communication of information and enhance transparency on the campus. Also discussed was assessment of the committees themselves—are they satisfying their charge? The AIE Committee charge will be examined next meeting.

The meeting was adjourned at 2 p.m.

The committee subsequently met on Sept. 19 and minutes for that meeting will be posted when available. The next AIE Committee will be on Oct. 3, at 1 p.m. in ADM130.

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

The campus community is invited to meet the candidates for the positions of Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Interim Vice President of Enrollment Management and Student Development (VP-EMSD).

Today (Sept. 21) from noon to 1 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium, come meet the three candidates for the position of Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs: MaryAnn Janosik, Karen Rafinski and Richard Underbakke.

Tomorrow (Sept. 22) from noon to 1 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium, come meet the two candidates for the position of Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management and Student Development: Dan Soller and Vance Valerio. Please note that Charlotte Tullos has withdrawn her candidacy, as she has accepted another assignment.

Please visit the President’s Corner in Blackboard to access resumes for all candidates.

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

The Center for Effective Teaching (CET) is offering five workshops the week of Sept. 25 to 29 that address evaluating websites and integrating library sources in Blackboard, recognizing needs and working with students, and the challenges and solutions for anyone who is a supervisory position.

Website Evaluation
How can you tell if a website’s information valid or fake? Is a .org always better than a .com? How do you determine the quality of a website? Give the website the CRAP test! Attend this workshop to discover what the acronym stands for and to learn the criteria for evaluating a website. Also learn how to spot Fake News. Bring a website to discuss.

When: Monday, Sept. 25, 2:00-3:30 p.m.
Where: Marvin Library Room 010 (bottom floor lab)
Facilitator: Cynthia Koman
Certificate Credit: Teaching and Learning
Category: Integrating Instructional Technology

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Supervisory Challenges and Solutions – EAP
Supervisors will learn how to recognize and identify a distressed employee, what their role is in helping that employee meet work performance standards, and how to effectively utilize EAP as a tool for successful intervention.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 9-11 a.m.
Where: Campus Center 204
Facilitator: Capital EAP Representative
Certificate Credit: Leadership Development
Category: Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Effectiveness

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Integrating Library and Media Services in Blackboard
Learn how to integrate library resources (articles, e-books, and videos) through persistent links and creating web links in Blackboard. A persistent link will get you to the same source every time. The library databases that will be used as practice to link content include Academic Search Complete, JSTOR, ebrary, Films on Demand and more.

When: Wednesday, September 27, noon-12:45 p.m.
Where: Marvin Library Room 010 (bottom floor lab)
Facilitator: Stephanie Clowe
Certificate Credit: Teaching and Learning
Category: Integrating Instructional Technology

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How Faculty Can Support Transgender Students
in Today’s Political Landscape

Research finds that trans students report more hostile campus environments, including classroom environments, than other students. This webinar will provide specific strategies that faculty can use to create supportive classroom and department environments for trans students. Topics covered will include sexual harassment, misgendering and misnaming, restroom access, and strategies for teaching about trans people.

  • Learn about the experiences of trans college students today and the current cultural, legal, and political landscape for trans people.
  • Recognize how faculty can affirm trans students’ identities through name and pronoun practices in the classroom.
  • Understand ways in which you can respectfully teach about trans people and provide support to trans students.
  • Receive resources on addressing the needs of trans college students.

When: Wednesday, Sept. 27, 3-5 p.m.
Where: BTC Meeting Room 1
Facilitator: Michelle Bannoura
Certificate Credit will be offered to one of the following areas:
Teaching & Learning (Classroom Management)
Leadership Development (Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Effectiveness)
Academic Advising (Advising Special Groups)

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Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities
This workshop address how learning disabilities (LD) can impact an individual’s academic ability and faculty and staff can make a course accessible to students with learning disabilities. Along with a PowerPoint presentation, there will be interactive role playing.

When: Thursday, September 28, 10-11 a.m.
Where: Campus Center 150
Facilitator: Donna Tortaro
Certificate Credit will be offered to one of the following areas:
Teaching & Learning (Classroom Management or Pedagogy)
Leadership Development (College Policies and Issues)
Academic Advising (Advising Special Groups)

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To register for any of these workshop, please visit the CET registration page at http://www.hvcc.edu/cet/workshops/register.html.

For more information about upcoming workshops, please visit the CET website at http://www.hvcc.edu/cet/workshops/index.html.

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

The Theatre Club’s first meeting for the fall semester will be held Monday, Sept. 25 at 3 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, located at the north end of the Siek Campus Center, first floor.

Information on club activities, operations, officer positions, and on-campus theatrical productions will be shared. For more information, please contact Rosanne Raneri, club advisor, at r.raneri@hvcc.edu.

All are very welcome!

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

The Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) is hosting its Fall College Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 20 in the McDonough Sports Complex. Sessions are 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The College Fair provides high school students an opportunity to speak with representatives from more than 180 colleges and universities, including public and private, four- and two-year, large and small, liberal arts and vocational colleges. Military recruiters and financial institution representatives also will participate.

 

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

A photographer from SUNY Central Administration is seeking student volunteers to take part in a photo shoot scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2 on the Hudson Valley Community College campus.

If you’re interested in participating, look for the photographer at a table in the Siek Campus Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The campus will serve as a backdrop for photographs SUNY will use in marketing materials.

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

What’s new with CAD? Find out by taking the college’s Workforce Development Institute (WDI) intensified training in 3D computer-aided drafting (CAD), and building information modeling (BIM), using Autodesk® Revit®.

The Revit® – Introduction 30-hour evening class will focus on light commercial project applications and is ideal for individuals/firms interested in updating or switching from 2D CAD to 3D BIM.

WDI offers convenient classes in Revit® and other Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD) Courses that take only a few weeks time to complete!

Oct. 30 – Nov. 16, 2017
Monday: Oct. 30, Nov. 6, 13 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Nov. 1, 8, 15 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Thursday: Nov. 2, 9, 16 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

For more information or to register, please contact the Workforce Development Institute:
Visit www.hvcc.edu/wdi
Call (518) 629-7338
Email wdi@hvcc.edu

Sep 202017
 
 Posted by on September 20, 2017

Kindly be advised that Human Resources has updated many of its forms.

Please ensure you check the HR web page to ensure you have the most recent version.

Thank you,

Karen Paquette
Director of Human Resources

Sep 192017
 
 Posted by on September 19, 2017

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present “Community Policing: New Programs and Changing Ideas” on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

Police departments around the country are rediscovering community policing. Sgt. Matthew Dearing and Lt. Ryan Macherone of the Schenectady Police Department, along with Dennis Green, assistant director of Washington Irving Adult and Continuing Education Center in the Schenectady School District, discuss innovative programs and new ideas for a more effective policing program in Schenectady.

Sep 192017
 
 Posted by on September 19, 2017

Blackboard instructors:

According to policy, courses are retained in Blackboard for a period of 1 year and 30 days from the beginning of the semester the course was scheduled to be taught. Fall 2016 Blackboard courses are scheduled to be removed from the system on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 beginning at 4:45 am.

Please click here to learn how to Export/Archive your Fall 2016 courses for safekeeping.

For any given semester (except Sprint), you can see what date your course will be removed by clicking on:
Control Panel>Customization>Properties>Course duration>See end date

Development areas designated with ZZZZ_ prefix will not be removed.

Please contact the Distance and Online Learning Help Desk at DLHelp@hvcc.edu or 518-629-7070 if you have any questions or concerns.

Sep 192017
 
 Posted by on September 19, 2017

Please share this information with your students:

The Center for Careers and Transfer is hosting its Fall 2017 Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017. The Transfer Fair will be located in the Siek Campus Center, first floor, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

All Hudson Valley Community College students are welcome to attend!

More than 80 four-year colleges and universities will be in attendance. This is a chance for all  students to visit numerous four-year colleges and universities and research their transfer possibilities.

For further information, contact the Center for Careers and Transfer at (518) 629-7326 or http://www.hvcc.edu/transfer/.

Sep 192017
 
 Posted by on September 19, 2017

Now available for commercial use, Drones, aka Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), have applications across many industries and are quickly becoming indispensable tools to many industries, including agriculture, architecture, construction, law enforcement, the media, photography, real estate, search and rescue, and many more!

To legally operate a drone for any business purpose, FAA regulations now require remote pilot certification. The Workforce Development Institute’s six-hour Drone Remote Pilot FAA Test Prep course prepares pilots interested in pursuing commercial opportunities to successfully pass the comprehensive knowledge test required for FAA certification.

Participants will receive a training certificate of completion. Classes are offered in partnership with SkyOp LLC.

Prerequisites: Students must be at least 16-years-old, be able to read, speak, write and understand English (exceptions may be made if the person is unable to meet one of these requirements for a medical reason, such as hearing impairment).

Date: Tuesday/Thursday, Oct.  24 and 26, 2017
Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
Location: Hudson Valley Community College Main Campus
Tuition: $495. Tuition includes workbook. Tuition does not include the FAA certification test fee.

For more information or to register, visit www.hvcc.edu/wdi, email wdi@hvcc.edu, or call (518) 629-4235 or (518) 629-4111.

Sep 182017
 
 Posted by on September 18, 2017

The college, in partnership with the Marvin Library Archives, has an ongoing project. It is a collection of books, journal articles, and artistic works, authored or created by students, staff and faculty of the Hudson Valley Community College (both past and present) called the College Authors and Artists Collection. This is done to preserve a record of their work, and also follow them in their endeavors.

Here is a link to the website describing the collection: https://www.hvcc.edu/lrc/hvcc-published.html.

If you are, or know any faculty or student, that was published, or had artwork displayed, please contact John Staerker (j.staerker@hvcc.edu or [518] 629-7323) so it can be added to the collection. The article or artwork does not have to be academic in nature, just something that you or they created. singularly or with partners.

Thank you for your time.

John Staerker
Library Archives

Sep 182017
 
 Posted by on September 18, 2017

Tuesday, Sept. 19
Grill Breakfast: Breakfast Tacos with Canadian Bacon, Egg, Cheddar, Pico de Gallo; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Chicken Parmesan with Penne; $5.99
Grill: Cuban Grinder with Ham, Pork, Pickles, Dijon, Swiss on Texas Toast; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Smoked Chicken Burrito with Rice, Pico de Gallo, Corn Salsa, Guacamole, Black Beans; $6.49
Soup: Broccoli & Cheddar
Pizza: Taco Pizza

Wednesday, Sept. 20
Grill Breakfast: Banana Pancakes; $3.99
Chef’s Corner: Buffalo Macaroni & Cheese; $3.00 small/$4.00 large
Grill: Grilled Turkey with Bacon, Tomato, Swiss, Russian; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Cheeseburger Burrito with Rice, Ground Beef, Onions, Peppers, Lettuce, American & Cheddar; $6.99
Soup: Chicken & Rice
Pizza: Italian Stallion with Pesto, Roni, Sausage, Salami, Hot Pepper

Thursday, Sept. 21
Grill Breakfast: Waffle Sandwich – 2 eggs, Ham, Cheddar with Syrup on the Side. $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Chicken Milanese over Rice Pilaf with Vegetables. $5.99
Grill: BBQ Beef Wrap with Caramelized Onions, Garlic Aioli, Pepper Jack Cheese. $6.49
PRIME-ito: Buffalo Chicken Burrito with White Rice, Blue Cheese, Crispy Onion. $6.49
Soup: Beef Stew
Pizza: Big Mac!

Friday, Sept. 22
Grill Breakfast: Western Omelet; $4.99
Grill: Carolina Style Pulled Pork Sandwich; $5.99
PRIME-ito: Mole Pork Bowl with Black Beans, Cilantro, Corn Pico de Gallo, Sour Cream, Guacamole; $6.49
Soup: Chef Choice
Pizza: Meatball & Hot

 

Sep 182017
 
 Posted by on September 18, 2017

A photographer from SUNY Central Administration is seeking student volunteers to take part in a photo shoot scheduled for Monday, Oct. 2 on the Hudson Valley Community College campus.

If you’re interested in participating, look for the photographer at a table in the Siek Campus Center on Wednesday, Sept. 20.

The campus will serve as a backdrop for photographs SUNY will use in marketing materials.

Sep 182017
 
 Posted by on September 18, 2017

Cross Country was off this past weekend and will be back in action on Saturday, Sept. 23 when the team travels to Bard College for the Bard Invitational.

Football (1-2) won its first game of the 2017 season on Sunday, Sept. 17, defeating Ithaca JV, 10-7, on the road. Nathan Fankhanel kicked the game-winning field goal as time expired to secure the team’s first win. Linnea D’Achille converted the extra-point and in the process became the first female student-athlete to play a snap for the Hudson Valley football program. Football is back on the road Sunday, Sept. 24 when the team travels to face the New Jersey Warriors.

Men’s Soccer (4-1) has now won four straight games, including two last week to improve to 4-1. Garrett Axtmann scored three goals in Wednesday’s 5-0 win over Adirondack and added another goal in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Corning. The men’s soccer team has not given up a goal in over 360 minutes of play and are outscoring their opponents 13-1 this year.

Men’s soccer has three road games this week:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Mohawk Valley
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 at Erie
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 at Genesee

Women’s Soccer (2-2) went 1-1 for the week, defeating Adirondack, 7-0, on Wednesday, Sept. 16 and dropping a tough 2-0 match on Saturday, Sept. 16 to Corning. Susannah Frisch led the Vikings with two goals this week.

Women’s soccer has three road games this week:

  • Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Mohawk Valley
  • Saturday, Sept. 23 at Erie
  • Sunday, Sept. 24 at Genesee

Women’s Tennis (0-4) last three matches were at Delhi and two home matches against Onondaga and Broome. No.2 Madeline Gibbons and No.3 Sarah Sampson finished the week 2-1 in individual singles play for the Vikings. Tennis is home again Saturday, Sept. 23 to face Herkimer at 1 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball (3-6) finished the week with a 3-2 record. The Vikings earned their first win on Wednesday, Sept. 13 with a 3-1 win at home over Mohawk Valley and then defeated North Country on Friday, Sept. 15 in straight sets 3-0. Hudson Valley hosted its annual pod tournament on Saturday, Sept. 16 and volleyball finished the pod with a 1-2 record. They were defeated by Jamestown, 3-0, and Erie, 3-1, before winning in straight sets over Niagara, 3-0, to end the week on a high note.