Apr 242014
 Posted by on April 24, 2014

HVCC Voices of Valhalla Presents

The second annual HVCC Cabaret Night

Friday, April 25 from 6 to 8 p.m.
BTC Auditorium

Admission is one non-perishable food item
for the HVCC Food Pantry.

Come experience the talent that HVCC has to offer!

Apr 242014
 Posted by on April 24, 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 242014
 Posted by on April 24, 2014

Denim Day is back!

President Matonak has approved Friday, April 25 as Blue Jeans for Baby Day. Donate $5 and wear your jeans! Donations may be made in two, great locations:
– Erin Hatter, GUN 252
– Carrie Farley, SCI 128

According to The National Center for Health Statics, one in eight babies will be born premature. The work of the March of Dimes is helping to shrink this figure!

I’m very excited to be a part of March for Babies again this year. Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick. I am walking on Sunday, April 27 because I want to do something about this.

The money we raise will support March of Dimes research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies begin healthy lives. And it will be used to bring comfort and information to families with a baby in newborn intensive care right here in the Capital District.

Please help support this great cause by donating to my walk. http://www.marchforbabies.org/erinmarie520.  I am only $295 away from my goal of $1,200!

It’s not to late to join the HVCC team and raise you own money for the walk. You can join the team and walk with us by clicking this link http://www.marchforbabies.org/team/t2046562. The HVCC team is only $315 away from its $2,000 goal!

Thank you so very much!

Erin Hatter
HVCC March for Babies Team

Apr 242014
 Posted by on April 24, 2014

The campus community is invited to the 26th Annual Special Programs Awards Ceremony to be held at noon Friday, April 25th in the BTC Auditorium.

Students enrolled in the Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT), Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) and International Student Services, scheduled to graduate in May, will be recognized for their academic achievements. Special recognition will be given to students from each program who earned the highest grade point average through the fall 2013 semester.

Mr. Pablo Negron, recenlty retired director of the CAAT Program, will receive the Special Programs’ Life Time Achievement Award. Ms. Sheila Gaddy, ’91, CAAT and EOP alum, will be the guest speaker and Dr. Michael Green will offer congratulatory remarks.

Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our students!

For more information, please contact Louis Coplin at 629-4843




Apr 242014
 Posted by on April 24, 2014

WE CREATE will meet at noon on Friday, April 25 in the Honor Scholar Research Room of the Marvin Library (room 143).

WE CREATE is new, so read on if you’d like to know more about it.

WE@HVCC is proud to announce the creation of WE CREATE, a lunchtime get-together  to knit, crochet, paper craft, hand-sew. . . whatever portable creative undertakings we can bring to the table. We are thinking that a noon-time, once a week lunch-time session would give us a chance to relax and enjoy each other’s company. All creative endeavors and skill levels are welcome!

The first thing that WE might want to create are some ideas for how we could use our skills to raise a few bucks for the WE@HVCC scholarship fund. Maybe we could do squares for an afghan to raffle off or just do our own items for the WE Luncheon raffle. It’s all open to suggestion and our collective creativity. And the fund-raising part is only if you want to.

You don’t have to come to every session; you don’t have to bring a project the first time; you can just come, hang out and see what you might enjoy doing.

Apr 232014
 Posted by on April 23, 2014

Sunday, April 27
2 to 5 p.m.
Congress Street, Troy

Come and join your fellow students, co-workers and colleagues in helping make Troy’s Prospect Park beautiful by raking leaves. Bags will be provided, but please bring a rake if you have one.

Please sign up in the Student Activities Office (room 210, Siek Campus Center) by noon on Friday, April 25.

For more information, contact the Student Activities Office at 629-7348 or the Campus Ministry at 629-7168.

Apr 232014
 Posted by on April 23, 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 232014
 Posted by on April 23, 2014

The next campus-wide surplus sale will be held on Thursday, April 24 from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the storage facility at the rear of TJ Maxx.

Items for sale include tables, chairs, old scientific equipment, laptops without hard drives, and desktop printers and scanners.

If you have any questions regarding the sale please contact Larry Amos at 629-7141.

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.