Apr 172014
 Posted by on April 17, 2014

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series Committee is pleased to present “Local vs. Organic Food? How CSAs Help Solve the Puzzle” by Justine Denison on Thursday, April 17 from noon to 12:50 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

There is a growing movement among consumers to shop for food in places other than the grocery store, including farmers’ markets, food co-ops and CSAs (community supported agriculture). The proliferation of misleading product labels, green washing and other marketing ploys creates confusion for people looking for the best nutritional foods.

Having operated a CSA farm for nearly 10 years, Justine Denison, farmer and co-owner of Denison Farm in Schaghticoke, addresses the CSA model, farmers’ markets and the question of local versus organic with the goal of raising awareness on how to make healthy food choices and knowing what questions one should ask when selecting what to eat.

This presentation will be video streamed at:       https://new.livestream.com/hvccstreaming/voices

Apr 172014
 Posted by on April 17, 2014

bodWorld Book Night is a worldwide initiative promoting the love of reading. Scheduled this year for Wednesday, April 23, designated givers around the world will distribute free copies of a selected book. Brenda Hazard is participating this year as a giver.  She will give a copy of Michael Pollen’s Botany of Desire to any interested person while supplies last.  No college funds were used on this project; it is funded by participating publishers, which provides 20 copies of the selected book.)

To get a copy of the book, stop by MRV143, from 1 – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 23. Clips of the PBS special highlighting Pollan and his book will be shown. The giveaway continues will supplies last. Read the book and post a comment to the Library’s Facebook page!

Learn more about World Book Night at www.us.worldbooknight.org/books/2014.
Check out other titles that will be distributed by other givers in the Capital District and beyond.

Keep reading!


Apr 172014
 Posted by on April 17, 2014

The annual Threads Reception and Reading will be held on Thursday, April 24 starting at noon in BTC meeting rooms 1, 2, and 3.

Threads is the college’s magazine of student writing and art. Students will read from their work that has been published in Threads 2014. Copies of the magazine will be distributed, and winners of the Threads Writing and Art Awards will be recognized. Refreshments also will be served.

Students, faculty, staff and members of the community are welcome at this event. Please note that the language and themes of some performances may not be suitable for young children.

We hope to see you there!

Apr 172014
 Posted by on April 17, 2014
We have many new and interesting professional development opportunities coming up over the next couple of weeks! Click on any of the workshop titles below for more details or to register.Using Tabs, Indents & Paragraph Spacing Features in MS Word
Thursday, April 24, 9 – 10 a.m.

Balancing Academic Advising with other Faculty Responsibilities- NACADA Webinar
Thursday, April 24, 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Caelynn Prylo
Assistant Director
Office of Community & Professional Education
Center for Effective Teaching

Apr 172014
 Posted by on April 17, 2014

Mark you calendar!

The Sustainability Committee again is hosting an electronic recycling event on Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parking Lot A. The event is open to the public so pass the word!

There will be a $5  fee for CRT monitors and TVs. For more information, please contact Maxine at 629-7787 or e-mail m.ortiz@hvcc.edu.

Apr 172014
 Posted by on April 17, 2014

The Advanced Manufacturing Technology Capstone Ceremony will be held at noon on Thursday, May 8 int he BTC Auditorium

Executives from local companies — GE Schenectady, Simmons Machine Tool, Haas Automation, Allendale Machinery Systems, Kintz Plastics and others — will be on hand to recognize this year’s senior class and present awards totaling $2,000.

AMT will distrivte  16 customized working capstone models, valued at $60,000, to 12 sponsors. Also, Haas Automation and GE Research will be presenting their sponsored models to the Regional Hospice in support of their fine work in the area.

More than 200 people attended last year’s ceremony. If you have never attended one of the past AMT Capstone Ceremonies, you will be in for a pleasant surprise.

Dave Larkin
Professor, AMT

Apr 142014
 Posted by on April 14, 2014

Mindfulness Meditation classes will held at noon on Tuesdays, in the Interfaith Prayer Room (Siek Campus Center, Room 220).

Participants will be introduced to mindfulness meditation through guided practice and group discussion. Sessions will last 10 to 20 minutes.

For information contact:
Campus Ministry
629-7168 or c.george@hvcc.edu

Apr 142014
 Posted by on April 14, 2014

Senator Kathy Marchione  will hold a community forum on heroin and opioid addiction on Wednesday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Hudson Valley Community College. The event will be held in the BTC Auditorium

The panel will include representatives from local law enforcement, addiction treatment and recovery, educators and civic leaders, who will discuss solutions to stem the rising tide of heroin and opioid abuse in New York and to better protect children and families from these addictive, deadly drugs. The forum will be include the Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction, one of 12 taking place throughout New York State.

Senator Marchione was named in March to the new, bi-partisan Joint Senate Task Force on Heroin and Opioid Addiction. The task force is led by Senator Phil Boyle of Suffolk County, chairman of the Senate Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, and was created to solicit input on the rise in the use of heroin and other opioids, and to develop legislative recommendations for treating and preventing addiction and its consequences.

The forum will invite audience participation, input and dialog.

“The rising, deadly tide of heroin and opioid abuse is something that should concern every parent and every New Yorker. The community forum I am hosting at Hudson Valley Community College on April 23 is focused on starting a real conversation so we can develop community-based solutions to better protect families and children from these addictive, deadly drugs. Our bi-partisan forum will encourage audience participation and feedback for a constructive dialog about how we can solve the growing problem of heroin and opioid abuse from the perspectives of prevention, treatment, recovery and law enforcement,” Senator Marchione said.

Senator Marchione’s press release

Apr 112014
 Posted by on April 11, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications announces the opening of two year-end student exhibitions, the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and the Advanced Study Exhibition, on view in the college’s Teaching Gallery from Friday, April 11 to Saturday, May 3. Both exhibitions were organized by students in the college’s Gallery Management classes.

The opening of the exhibitions will be celebrated with a reception and awards ceremony for the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications department, with students from each department in attendance, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in the Teaching Gallery. Three cash awards will be presented at the reception. The reception and exhibitions are open to the public, free of charge.

Students in the college’s Fine Arts and Digital Media programs submit class work in painting, drawing, photography, two-dimensional design, video, graphic design, animation and net art completed during summer and fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. From the approximately 250 works submitted by students last year, 114 were accepted for exhibition.

This year’s guest juror, Cassandra Hooper, is a professor at the State University of New York, College at Purchase and holds an MFA from Purchase College and a BFA from the California State University, Long Beach. She is a Puffin Foundation grant recipient and has had solo exhibitions at Atelier 31, Seattle and Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island.

Student participants in this year’s advanced exhibition, “Root/Paths,” are David Bashe, Regina Coraldi, Lillian Ela, Melissa Flagler, Kyle Hotaling, Pete Hume, Katie Kelly, Smantha Kowalewski, Morgan Kunz, Sara O’Shea and Sidra Smith. Advanced study in drawing and painting is an academic year-long course of guided study for students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue their own body of work. Cash awards also will be presented for this exhibit.

Teaching Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. For directions and more information, visit: www.hvcc.edu/teachinggallery. The Teaching Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications with assistance from the Office of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to the Faculty Student Association for their support of the reception. All exhibitions are installed and assisted by students in Gallery Management courses.