Jul 182014
 
 Posted by on July 18, 2014

The Collegiate Academic Support Program (CASP), under the direction of Roy Pompey, is hosting a Male Leadership Day for incoming black and Latino male students on Friday, July 25 from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the BTC. Presentations by three recent Hudson Valley graduates and members of CASP, as well as several administrators, are intended to acclimate the students to college life and start them on the path to academic success.

More than 50 students have registered for the event, and a number of parents and other family members also are expected to attend to learn how to have a role in student support.

Pompey cites statistics from the American Council of Education that put black male graduation rates at 35 percent and Latino male rates at 46 percent, compared to 59 percent for white males.

“The goal of the Male Leadership Day is simple,” he says, “We are doing our absolute best to take away reasons for these students to fail. We’re going to prove those statistics wrong at Hudson Valley.”

Jul 162014
 
 Posted by on July 16, 2014

Hudson Valley Community College is hosting a first-time event for incoming female students — Women’s Empowerment Workshop Day — on Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the BTC auditorium and meeting room. The event is supported by the Women’s Fund of the Capital Region.

Students interested in registering should RSVP by Friday, Aug. 8.

Women’s Empowerment Workshop Day is designed to provide extra support for young women as they begin their journey toward becoming future leaders in their communities and career fields. The day will lay a foundation for academic and personal success, as well as provide opportunities to meet classmates, college and community leaders, and to learn about academic and student support services. Highlights of the agenda are:

Welcome and Introductions
Karen Ferrer-Muniz
Associate Dean, Instructional Support Services and Retention
Jessica Gilbert
College Success Specialist

Comments and Introduction of Keynote
Dr. Carolyn Curtis
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Keynote Speaker
Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino  

Panel
Elaine Houston
Anchor/Today’s Women, WNYT-TV News Channel 13
Marissa Lanchak
Assistant Program Director, Music Director and Afternoon Host, WFLY/FLY92.3,
Dr. Ann Geisendorfer
Department Chairperson, Criminal Justice, Forensic Science, and Public Administration
Deborah Benson
Executive Director, NYS Council on Children and Families

Lunch and Speaker
Dr. Lucille Marion
Vice President/Executive Director, Capital District Educational Opportunity Center

Workshops (2 Sessions)
1) Vision and Goals for Hudson Valley and Success
with Joyce Chupka, President, Vision Power Consulting
2) Academic Success Tips
with Kristen Riegel, Jessica Gilbert and HVCC Student Leaders

Please click here for a more detailed agenda

If you have any questions about the event, please feel free to contact me at j.gilbert@hvcc.edu or 629-7609.

Sincerely,
Jessica Gilbert
The Center for Academic Engagement

Jun 172014
 
 Posted by on June 17, 2014

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

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

May 292014
 
 Posted by on May 29, 2014
Still life by Iraheem Jara is part of Best of SUNY show

Still life by Ibraheem Jara is part of Best of SUNY show

A still life by Ibraheem Jara, a student enrolled in the Fine Arts program, is included in 2014 Best of SUNY, an annual exhibition that showcases some of the best work by students from SUNY campuses throughout the state.

His work was the feature photo in this week’s Metroland Museums and Galleries section. (see left)

The exhibition opens Saturday, May 31 in the New York State Museum’s West Gallery at the Empire State Plaza, Albany. It remains on view through Aug. 31.

May 222014
 
 Posted by on May 22, 2014

“Out of Print,” a fresh look at books and printed materials through the eyes of artists as they reflect upon the past and uncertain future of these information mediums, is on view in the Troy Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Atrium of the Marvin Library Learning Commons through September 19.

The artists — Fern Apfel, Cara Barer, Doug Beube, Doug Manchee, Scott McCarney, Fawn Potash and Robert The — manipulate and document existing books to create new book forms and structures. Also included are artists’ books from the Women’s Studio Workshop.

Each artist treats books and print materials differently: as found objects and relics, as flawed systems for information delivery, or as simple raw materials. Their queries allow us to see books anew – as subjects and objects of art – expanding their shelf lives for just a moment longer through interpretation and inspiration.

Hudson Valley acknowledges the Albany Public Library for allowing Out of Print to be reconceived for the Marvin Library Learning Commons. The exhibition originally was curated by Judie Gilmore for the 2013 Winter Art Exhibition at the Pine Hills Branch of the Albany Public Library. For more information about current Albany Public Library exhibitions, please visit www.albanypubliclibrary.org/art.

“Out of Print” is open during regular library hours.