Student Announcements

 

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The following announcements are posted to the Current Students Web page and in MyHudsonValley Portal/Blackboard.


*Student Announcement (College Related) – Campus Chronicle

Fall 2017 Fitness Room Hours

Posted: September 22, 2017, 7:45 pm

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


Center for Careers and Transfer Fall 2017 Transfer Fair

Posted: September 22, 2017, 2:15 pm

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 visit www.hvcc.edu/transfer/.


Human Services Club Meeting – all students welcome!

Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:55 am

Human Services Club Meeting

Monday, Sept. 25 / 2 p.m. / Brahan 109

Join us and share your ideas as we plan for the semester.  Help make a difference!

You don’t have to be a Human Services or Chemical Dependency Counseling major! All are Welcome!

For more information please contact Professor Birch –   p.birch@hvcc.edu

 

 


Looking to relax your mind, body and spirit? Come on the fall retreat Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:47 am

Students are invited to attend a weekend-long fall retreat from Sept. 29 through Oct. 1.

Come get away to the mountains of Greenwich, New York at Christ the King Spiritual Life Center. Meet college students from SUNY Albany, SUNY Oneonta, Union and Russell Sage Colleges!

FREE

Please register by 9/27 with Campus Chaplain Michelle Thivierge, m.thivierge@hvcc.edu

Sponsored by the Office of Campus Ministry


Step up to the plate: Sign up for the 2017 Viking Cup Challenge

Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:44 am

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.

 


Step Afrika! Returns to HVCC

Posted: September 22, 2017, 11:41 am

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


Theatre Club First Meeting

Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:45 pm

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!


Chemistry Club meets on Monday, Sept. 25

Posted: September 20, 2017, 6:39 pm

The first Chemistry Club meeting of the Fall 2017 semester is Monday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in SCI 385. The topic is “Introduction to Chromatography.”

All are welcome to attend. Come learn a little about chromatography and take a tour of the college’s analytical lab to see our chromatography instruments!


Sign up today, Sept. 20 to be part of a SUNY photo shoot

Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:10 pm

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.


Revit® – Introductory evening course begins Oct. 30!

Posted: September 20, 2017, 12:05 pm

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


Voices Lecture: Community Policing on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 1 p.m.

Posted: September 19, 2017, 6:06 pm

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.


Library Tip of the Week: Films on Demand

Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:30 pm

The Dwight Marvin Library presents…

Library Tip of the Week: Films on Demand


WDI offers DRONE REMOTE PILOT FAA Test Prep, Oct. 24 and 26

Posted: September 19, 2017, 12:10 pm

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.


PRIME Cafe weekly specials

Posted: September 18, 2017, 8:27 pm

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

 


Sign up Wednesday, Sept. 20 to be part of a SUNY photo shoot

Posted: September 18, 2017, 12:10 pm

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.


This week in athletics

Posted: September 18, 2017, 12:00 pm

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.


Follow @HudsonValleyCC on social media

Posted: September 18, 2017, 10:00 am

The college uses its social media platforms to regularly communicate with the campus community. Stay up to date with the latest news, events, photos and more!

Visit our Facebook    Visit our Twitter     Follow us on Instagram     Merit Badge   Visit our YouTube    Visit our LinkedIn


Movie Night sponsored by PTK

Posted: September 15, 2017, 8:19 pm
Phi Theta Kappa
 is sponsoring 

a movie night with

The Breakfast Club

September 21st, 2017 
Doors open at 7 p.m. 
Movie starts at 7:30 p.m.

in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre
Siek Campus Center

Popcorn and concession will be available.

Bring an item for the food pantry!

 


Reminder: Two Scholarship Opportunities for Fall 2017

Posted: September 15, 2017, 8:12 pm

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation now is accepting applications for Second Chance Scholarships and Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships.

Second Chance Scholarships are aimed at students who not only are in need, but who have overcome tremendous personal obstacles in order to pursue an education. The goal is to reward those who demonstrate the initiative and desire to achieve self-sufficiency through education. Students also are required to demonstrate academic achievement.

Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships are offered through a collaboration between the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Faculty Student Association and the Foundation. Scholarships are for students who can contribute to the diversity of the campus (i.e. those with a physical or other disability, first generation college student, racial/ethnic minority, non-English speaking background) and who have demonstrated high academic achievement characteristic of an honors program.

Please click on links above to obtain application form or email scholarships@hvcc.edu to request an application form. Completed applications are due by Sept. 29, 2017.


Fitness Room hours for week of Sept. 18 through 22

Posted: September 15, 2017, 6:19 pm

Fitness Room Hours
Monday, Sept. 18 – Friday, Sept. 22
ONLY

Monday, Sept. 18
6 to 10 a.m. — MCD Fitness Room
2 to 5 p.m.– MCD Fitness Room
1 to 3:30 p.m. — Hudson Hall Fitness Room (112)

Tuesday, Sept. 19
6 t0 8 a.m. — MCD Fitness Room
2 to 6 p.m. — MCD Fitness Room

Wednesday, Sept. 20
6 to 8 a.m. — MCD Fitness Room
1 to 4 p.m. — MCD Fitness Room

Thursday, Sept. 21
6 to 9 a.m. — MCD Fitness Room
noon to 3 p.m. — MCD Fitness Room
1 to 5:30 p.m. — Hudson Hall Fitness Room (112)

Friday, Sept. 22
2 to 5 p.m. MCD Fitness Room

Contact Colleen Ferris (629-7366, c.ferris@hvcc.edu) or Chris Kelly (629-7237, c.kelly@hvcc.edu) with any questions.


Would you like to start a business?

Posted: September 15, 2017, 1:58 pm

Bruce Toyama and Robert Braathe will discuss opportunities and support available to entrepreneurs at Ignite U, a business accelerator in Troy.

Wednesday, Sept. 20
2 p.m.
BRN 104

Presented by the Entrepreneur’s Club.

Open to all!


Merit Announcement for Incoming Class; Helping You Spread the Word About Your Achievements

Posted: September 15, 2017, 12:15 pm

To help promote the wide variety of our students’ achievements, the college uses the Merit software.  New students may have received an e-mail noting their first achievement recognized by the college – your enrollment for the Fall 2017 term. Let’s hope this is the first of many achievements you will earn here at the college.

It’s easy to claim this achievement and set up your personal Merit page which can showcase all the achievements the college recognizes – dean’s list, honor societies, sports achievements. Merit also makes it easy to add your work experience and other college interests to your page. In essence, it can serve as a verifiable way to prove all the great things you are doing here at Hudson Valley – an informal online resume of your work and achievements.

So, claim that page!

Conversely, if you wish to opt out of Merit, they make that easy as well. Just look for the link on the email you receive and follow the path to opt out.

Message from Communications and Marketing


WDI offers Drone — Learn to Fly (Intro to sUAS) beginning Oct. 10

Posted: September 15, 2017, 12:10 pm

Discover drone-enabled possibilities!

The Workforce Development Institute hands-on, 12-hour Drones – Learn to Fly/Intro to sUAS course teaches business and hobby pilots to fly safely and legally, understand new jobs and business models, and get the most out of their drones. The course fee includes a quadcopter with a camera, a computer flight simulator, and a workbook.

Industry Applications
Construction | Agriculture | Insurance | Real Estate | Public Safety | Inspections | Law Enforcement | E-commerce | Environmental Conservation | Mapping

October 10 – 19, 2017
Mondays & Wednesdays, 6 to 9 p.m.
Tuition: $995

The following items (or any reasonable substitutions) are included in the tuition:
Syma X5C flight system for indoor training
AeroSIM flight simulator
Spektrum DXe controller
Workbook

For additional information or to register:
Visit — Drones – Learn to Fly (Intro to sUAS) on the WDI Webpage
Call — 518-629-4111
Email — workforce@hvcc.edu


True story! Which student do you want to be?

Posted: September 15, 2017, 11:50 am

From an HVCC librarian…

“I was working in the library one Friday afternoon when a student frantically approached me saying his research paper was due the following Monday and he was not ready to write it; in fact he hadn’t even really begun his research. He did say he had been walking around the library for two weeks, but had not asked for help. He was frustrated, stressed, and doing damage control.

The following week, a different student came up to me, very excited, and said he had met individually with a librarian for research help, had gotten an “A” on the research paper, had won an award for this paper, and was working as a peer tutor.”

Which student do you want to be?

If you aren’t sure about how to proceed with your paper, make an appointment with a librarian. You will walk away with resources, direction, and confidence.

For more information, visit the Make an Appointment With a Librarian web page.

Have a positive and productive semester! The choice is yours!


Evacuation guidelines for individuals with mobility impairments

Posted: September 14, 2017, 7:41 pm

Environmental Health and Safety
Evacuation Guidelines for Individuals with Mobility Impairments

An individual who has a mobility or physical disability may be anyone with a permanent or temporary disability who is unable to evacuate a building independently.

The college makes every effort to schedule these individuals in first floor classes in case of the need for emergency evacuation. However, these individuals are not always in regularly scheduled classes, and may need assistance in case an emergency evacuation is necessary.

Students and employees are encouraged to identify themselves to the Center for Access and Assistive Technology as someone who may require assistance in the event of an emergency evacuation.

Tips for persons with mobility and physical disabilities, and guidelines for emergency evacuation:

Multiple routes – Individuals with mobility and physical disabilities should identify primary and secondary evacuation routes from each building they utilize in case of a fire or building emergency.

Horizontal evacuation – The safest and easiest route may be to move into an adjoining building. Each building is designed with fire barrier structural components so that a fire in one building will not involve other attached buildings. It may be necessary for you to move to the nearest staircase. Dial the Public Safety office at 518-629-7210 from your cell phone or 7210 from a campus phone or emergency phone to notify public safety of your location and that you are in need of mobility assistance. Please wait for an officer from the Public Safety office to assist you.

Stairway evacuation – Use an “Evac Chair,” if available. The college has located these chairs in strategic areas of most buildings where they may be needed. An “Evac Chair” allows an individual to be strapped in and transported down stairways.

Relocate to a Safer Area – If an individual cannot evacuate safely, it is suggested that they be escorted to a part of the building furthest from the danger area. An enclosed area, such as an office or an enclosed stairwell with a phone, is best.  Landings of enclosed stairways are a good choice, as they often offer a higher fire-rating than other areas of the building and make it easier for responders to get to individuals. Use an emergency phone or any campus phone to dial 911 or a cell phone to dial 518-629-7210 to report your exact location and nature of the emergency to Public Safety.

Individuals should put the public safety phone number into their mobile device or cell phone. Emergency phones are strategically located throughout many buildings, and often in areas such as enclosed stairwells, where it is safe to wait for assistance.

Stay in Place – If an individual cannot evacuate or relocate safely, sheltering in place may be the best option. If the “stay in place” approach is used, dial 518-629-7210 from a cell phone to alert others as to your location. Close the door to prevent smoke and fire entry. If possible, move to a window and wave a brightly colored cloth so that emergency personnel can see where you are. DO NOT break the window unless absolutely necessary, since doing so could injure you or others and allow smoke to enter the room.


Automotive Repair Lab open!

Posted: September 13, 2017, 7:52 pm

Hudson Valley Community!

The Senior Automotive Lab is open for the semester! Many faculty, staff and students have taken advantage of the fantastic service the automotive students have provided throughout the years and we’re now taking appointments.

If you would like to learn more about the purpose of the lab, how it functions, and to make appointments, please visit http://www.hvcc.edu/departments/eit/ame/auto-lab.html.

 


Financial Aid Bookstore Advances are extended until Thursday, Sept. 21!

Posted: September 13, 2017, 12:34 pm

If you have financial aid you may be eligible for a Bookstore Advance!

The Bookstore Advance allows you to use your financial aid for school supplies, all electronics and books. The bookstore has computers starting at $299 + tax that can be purchased with you Bookstore Advance.

Please stop by before the Thursday, Sept. 21 deadline. The Viking’s Cove Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center.


Call for photographs for the 7th annual Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College exhibition

Posted: September 12, 2017, 12:15 pm

7th annual exhibition
Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS!
Submission deadline: Oct. 10, 2017

On the evening of June 6, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation in prayer for the 57,000 American soldiers — the “pride of our nation” — and their fellow allies participating in the invasion of France.

In celebration of our active duty servicemen and military veterans, students, faculty and staff are invited to submit photographs of loved ones or relatives, who served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. These photographs will be part of the 7th annual “Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College” exhibit from Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 in the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

To participate in this special event, please submit original or scanned photographs to Alice Malavasic (MRV 110), Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences, no later than Monday, Oct. 10.

Photographs submitted and exhibited last year will be on display along with the new ones. Those who submitted photographs last year may do so again, but priority will be given to first-time submissions.

All submissions must meet the following criteria:

The photograph or photographs must be of a family member or relative in uniform during his or her time of service and include a brief, typed statement that includes the following information:

  • Name of the service person and time of service or conflict served in.
  • Branch of service and any additional information available such as rank, regiment, company, awards and battles fought in.
  • Your name and relationship to the service person in the photograph. If you are a student please include your major. If you are a faculty or staff member, please include your department.

We also will accept artifacts along with photographs. Artifacts will be on display in locked cases. If you wish to submit an artifact with your photograph, please contact Alice Malavasic directly via email (a.malavasic@hvcc.edu) or at (518) 629-7697.


Wassa Pan Afrika Dance Ensemble on Friday, Sept. 15

Posted: September 11, 2017, 7:52 pm

By popular demand, Wassa Pan Afrika returns to campus under the direction of Nana Kwasi Anim, dance and drumming master for a performance at noon Friday, Sept. 15 in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre. The program is presented free to all by the Cultural Affairs Program.

Six dancers and five musicians present “Yedee Ba” (We Are Bringing It). The high-energy performance combines gymnastics, foot-stomping rhythms, and brilliantly colored costumes and props, and communicates the troupe’s message of peace and unity.


“From Target to Tourist: Building Forgiveness” opens Voices lecture series on Tuesday, Sept. 12

Posted: September 11, 2017, 12:10 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series Committee is pleased to present “From Target to Tourist: Building Forgiveness” by John Brownrigg on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

A special operations officer during the Vietnam War, Brownrigg tells the moving story of his return to Vietnam to dedicate a compassion house. Compassion houses are built and funded by veterans for victims of the war. This particular house was for a widow who lost two sons to the affects of Agent Orange. Brownrigg shares how this return closed old wounds and opened his mind, enabling him to learn more about the culture of Vietnam.


This week in athletics

Posted: September 11, 2017, 11:42 am

Cross Country participated in the SUNY Morrisville Mustang Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 9 with the men’s team finishing in fifth place out of 12 teams. Subri Ismail paced the men’s team by placing 21st with a time of 30:56 in the 8K race. The women’s team was led by Sarah Rosenberger for the second straight week, finishing the 6K race in a time of 27:58. The cross country program will compete again on Saturday, Sept. 23 at Bard.

Football (0-2) lost a tough home opener on Saturday to nationally ranked No. 8 Lackawanna College from Scranton, PA, 47-15. The Vikings points were scored by a pair of touchdown passes: Wesley Manning to MarShon Hoover in the second quarter and Tajmaleeak Beckett to Michael Allen in the fourth. Football is on the road on Sunday, Sept. 17 when the team travels to face Ithaca JV at 1 p.m.

Men’s Soccer (2-1) won twice at home this week, shutting out Fulton-Montgomery 3-0 with goals from Ryan Euell, Ethan Samarija and Cetin Karaca on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The men also defeated Ulster 1-0 on Thursday, Sept. 7 with the Vikings lone goal coming from Euell. The men travel to Adirondack on Wednesday, Sept. 13 and will be home this Saturday, Sept. 16 to host Corning at 3 p.m.

Women’s Soccer (1-1) won its first game of the season defeating Holyoke, 3-2, the evening of Thursday, Sept. 7 at home. The Vikings collected goals from Susannah Frisch, Anna Colarusso and Sydnee Metzold (PK). The women travel with the men’s team to Adirondack on Wednesday and will be at home on Saturday, Sept. 16 to face Corning at 1 p.m.

Women’s Tennis (0-1) dropped its first match of the 2017 season on Sunday, Sept. 10 as Mohawk Valley defeated the Vikings, 7-2. The Vikings two match wins were earned by No. 2 Madeline Gibbons and No. 3 Sarah Sampson in singles play. The women’s tennis team is on the road on Thursday, Sept. 14 at SUNY Delhi at 4 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball (0-4) participated in its first pod play at Adirondack on Saturday, Sept. 9, dropping three matches to Finger Lakes (3-0), Monroe (3-0) and Genesee (3-2). Meghan Woods paced the Vikings defensively with 43 digs on the day, including 26 digs against Genesee.


PRIME weekly specials for Sept. 11 – 15

Posted: September 11, 2017, 11:40 am

And they’re back! Check out PRIME’s weekly specials!

Monday, September 11
Grill Breakfast: Strawberry Stuffed French Toast
Pizza: Baked Ziti Romano
Grill: Patty Melt – Swiss, Caramelized Onions on Rye Bread, $6.49
PRIME-ito: 2 BBQ Pork Tacos – Sliced Avocado, Cilantro, Pico de Gallo, Ranch, $5.99
Soup: Tomato Bisque

Tuesday, September 12
Grill Breakfast: PRIME Egg-wich – Egg, Canadian Bacon, Cheese on English Muffin, $4.99
Pizza: Lasagna – Ground Beef, Marinara, Ricotta
Chef’s Corner: New York Style Gyro Platter, $5.99
Grill: Cajun Turkey BLT on Grilled White, $5.99
PRIME-ito: Crispy Chicken Bowl, $6.99
Soup: Chicken & Corn Chowder

Wednesday, September 13
Grill Breakfast: Banana Pancakes with Bacon, $3.99
Pizza: White Broccoli & Ricotta – Broccoli, Ricotta, Garlic
Chef’s Corner: Fall Pork Roast Dinner with Apple Bacon Brussels Sprouts, $5.99
Grill: Tuna Melt on Rye with Swiss, $5.99
PRIME-ito: Chipotle Beef Burrito, $6.49
Soup: Beef Vegetable

Thursday, September 14
Grill Breakfast: Eggs Benedict – Poached Eggs, Canadian Bacon, Hollandaise Sauce, $3.49
Pizza: Chicken Marsala – Chicken, Mushrooms, Alfredo Sauce
Chef’s Corner: Slow Braised Short Ribs – Mashed Potatoes
Grill: Black & Bleu Quesadilla – Shredded Beef, Onions, Pico de Gallo, Bleu Cheese, $6.49
PRIME-ito: Philly Steak Bowl – Peppers, Onions, Rice, Cheddar Cheese, $6.99
Soup: Chicken Noodle

Friday, September 15
Grill Breakfast: Cinnamon Raisin French Toast with Sausage, $3.49
Pizza: Spinach, Garlic, Ricotta, Mozzarella
Grill: Roast Beef Melt – Onions, Swiss Cheese, Horseradish Aioli, $6.49
PRIME-ito: Mole Chicken Burrito – Black Beans, Corn Salsa, Pico de Gallo, White Rice, $6.99
Soup: Chef Choice

WEEK-LONG SNAPCHAT CONTEST!
Snapchat us a picture of you enjoying your favorite special this week and be entered to win a free pizza! The more you snap, the more entries you get!

 


New leadership in Building Systems Technology Department

Posted: September 8, 2017, 12:43 pm

The college would like to welcome the new chairperson for the Building Systems Technology Department, Brittany Slingerland Kitterman.

Brittany is a graduate of the college’s Electrical Construction and Maintenance program and went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in technology education from SUNY Oswego and a master’s in technology education from Ball State University. She is currently pursuing a doctorate in educational policy and leadership at the University at Albany.

Brittany previously taught technology at Shaker High School.

 

She can be found at: Williams Hall, room 128; (518) 629-7777 or at b.slingerlandkit@hvcc.edu

Welcome, Brittany!


Do you know about Chemistry Club? All students are welcome to attend!

Posted: September 7, 2017, 7:22 pm

Did you know Hudson Valley Community College has a Chemistry Club? All students — regardless of major — are welcome to attend!

Meetings are at 2 p.m. on the following Mondays for Fall 2017 in Science Center 385. Fall topics are:

Sept. 25 — Introduction to Chromatography

Oct. 30 — Chemistry Rocks! Explore the chemistry of rocks & minerals (ACS Webinar)

Nov. 20 — Chemical Composition of Honey

Dec. 11 — Chemistry Ornament Award Ceremony

For more information, contact Dr. Danica A. Nowosielski, Chemistry Club co-advisor at d.nowosielski@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-8124.


Student Christian Association: Fun, Faith and Fellowship

Posted: September 6, 2017, 7:52 pm

The Student Christian Association (SCA) will hold its first meeting on Monday Sept. 11 at 2 p.m. in Brahan Hall, Room 107.

The SCA is a group of Christians from different denominations who are united in Jesus Christ. The purpose is to strengthen and encourage one another as Christians and to share faith and love with others on campus.

For more information about the SCA, please feel free to contact any of the faculty advisors listed below:

Jeff Schoonmaker, SCI 133 (518) 629-7139
Susie DiFranzo, SCI 277, (518) 629-7344
Mary Musso, MCD 214, (518) 629-7855
Jim LaBate, MRV 001, (518) 629-7226
Michele Wiltsie, BRN 225, (518) 629-7146


This week in athletics

Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:21 pm

Men’s Soccer (1-1) played at home Sept. 5, earning its first win of the season by defeating Fulton-Montgomery 3-0. Men’s soccer dropped a tough 1-0 decision last week to Finger Lakes.

Women’s Soccer (0-1) is back in action with its home opener on Thursday, Sept. 7 as the team welcomes Holyoke with a scheduled start time of 6 p.m. Women’s soccer fell in overtime 2-1 in its season opener at Finger Lakes last week.

Football (0-1) is at home this Saturday, Sept. 9 as the Vikings take on nationally-ranked Lackawanna College. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. Football dropped its first game last Friday at Nassau 42-13.

Cross Country competed in its first meet of the season last Saturday at the SUNY Poly Invitational and will be back on the course this Saturday, Sept. 9 as they travel to Morrisville for the Mustangs Invitational.

Women’s Tennis begins its 2017 campaign this Sunday, Sept. 10 with a home match against Mohawk Valley.

Volleyball (0-1) lost a tough 5-set match last Monday 3-2 (12-25, 17-25, 25-20, 25-23, 11-15) to Bergen and is back in action for the team’s first POD play at Adirondack this Saturday with three matches against Genesee, Monroe and Finger Lakes.


PRIME Pit Stop delayed openings

Posted: September 6, 2017, 12:19 pm

PRIME Pit Stop at Williams Hall will open today, Sept. 6 and Thursday, Sept. 7at 9:15 a.m.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

 


“From Target to Tourist: Building Forgiveness” opens Voices lecture series on Sept. 12

Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:35 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series Committee is pleased to present “From Target to Tourist: Building Forgiveness” by John Brownrigg on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

A special operations officer during the Vietnam War, Brownrigg tells the moving story of his return to Vietnam to dedicate a compassion house. Compassion houses are built and funded by veterans for victims of the war. This particular house was for a widow who lost two sons to the affects of Agent Orange. Brownrigg shares how this return closed old wounds and opened his mind, enabling him to learn more about the culture of Vietnam.


Two scholarship opportunities for Fall 2017

Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:26 pm

The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation now is accepting applications for Second Chance Scholarships and Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships.

Second Chance Scholarships are aimed at students who not only are in need, but who have overcome tremendous personal obstacles in order to pursue an education. The goal is to reward those who demonstrate the initiative and desire to achieve self-sufficiency through education. Students also are required to demonstrate academic achievement.

Empire State Diversity Honors Scholarships are offered through a collaboration between the SUNY Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the Faculty Student Association and the Foundation. Scholarships are for students who can contribute to the diversity of the campus (i.e. those with a physical or other disability, first generation college student, racial/ethnic minority, non-English speaking background) and who have demonstrated high academic achievement characteristic of an honors program.

Please email scholarships@hvcc.edu to request an application form. Completed applications are due by Sept. 29, 2017.


SEEN Gallery: Welcome Week at Hudson Valley

Posted: September 5, 2017, 12:42 pm

Were you seen during Welcome Week at Hudson Valley Community College?

Check out the SEEN Gallery in the Times Union.


Student Leadership Expo is Friday, Sept. 8

Posted: September 5, 2017, 12:21 pm

Hudson Valley Community College
Student Leadership Expo
Friday, Sept. 8 — 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center (BTC)

Please attend around your class schedule!

This event will introduce you to the college community and expose you to services geared toward your enrichment in an effort to maximize your potential for success.

It will be an amazing morning with inspiring speakers, interactive workshops where you will learn concrete leadership skills, and information tables staffed by campus and local organizations and groups that support you and your success.

You will have the opportunity to meet classmates, college and community leaders as well as learn more about academic and student support services.

The event is free and open to all students!
All attendees will receive a gift bag, and one will win a new laptop or tablet.
Plus prizes will be given away at lunch.

Below is an outline for the event. For times and more details, please visit www.hvcc.edu/leadershipexpo.

If you have any questions about the event and/or would like to attend, please feel free to contact Tanya Fredricks at t.fredricks@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7550.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP EXPO AGENDA

WELCOME and INTRODUCTION

Regina LaGatta, Executive Director, Institutional Advancement

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Elaine Houston, Anchor, WNYT

WORKSHOP FACILITATORS

Corey Jamison, President and CAE of Corey Jamison Consulting
Ainsley Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer

LUNCH with STUDENT SPEAKERS and GIVE-A-WAYS

My’Asia Colon, 2015 HVCC Alumna and Syracuse University Graduate Student
Samantha Bedell, 2015 HVCC Alumna and 2017 graduate of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

TABLES
Center for Academic Engagement (CAE)
Learning Assistant Center (LAC)
Wellness Center
Athletic Department
Faculty Student Association
Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT)
Career and Transfer Center
Public Safety
The Foundation
Student Activities
EOP – Equal Opportunity Program
Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program at Samaritan Hospital
Mission Accomplished

SPONSORED BY
Instructional Support Services and Retention and The Foundation

WITH SPECIAL THANKS TO
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology
The Student Senate
The Faculty Student Association
The Office of The President


Blackboard Mobile Learn is being replaced with the “Blackboard” app for students

Posted: September 1, 2017, 2:06 pm

FYI for Students who use Blackboard:

If you have been using the Mobile Learn app for Blackboard, please be advised that effective, August 31, 2017, Blackboard support for the Mobile Learn app ends and is being replaced with the “Blackboard” app for students.

All users can expect increased efficiency with the simplified workflows. The Blackboard app is currently available on the Apple App, Google Play and Windows.


Seats available in Speaking and Listening for ESL I

Posted: August 31, 2017, 11:49 am

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Speaking and Listening for English as a Second Language Students I for fall.

CRN 16716 (ESLS 096)
Wednesdays: 6 to 8:50 p.m.
Instructor: B. Reynolds

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385


Dwight Marvin Library welcomes you!

Posted: August 30, 2017, 4:23 pm

The Dwight Marvin Library welcomes students, faculty, and staff for a new academic year. Highlights of library services include:

  • Textbooks on Reserve: Scroll the list of courses and textbooks available for use within the building from the Instructional Media Center on the lower level.
  • Streaming video collections: Tens of thousands of videos are available from various online collections. Need help integrating an online video in Blackboard?  Contact online media specialist Stephanie Clowe for assistance.
  • Ebooks and journal content: High quality sources, including thousands of peer-reviewed journals, reputable newspapers, and more than 150,000 ebooks are available fulltext online through research databases linked on the library website.  Like a print book in your hands? There are more than 80,000 available for loan.
  • Library instruction: Faculty may complete the online form or contact library instruction coordinator Professor Robert Matthews to arrange for a librarian to attend a class to provide instruction in getting started with research in a subject area, effective searching, and evaluating sources.
  • Research assistance: Make a research appointment to meet one-on-one with a librarian, walk in to the Writing and Research Center to speak with the a librarian, or get help online 24/7!
  • Online room reservations: Fifteen study rooms are available for students. Check which rooms are available at any time and reserve a group study room.  Two conference rooms, including the multipurpose room, are available for faculty and staff when not in use for library instruction or other academic support services provided in the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

Stay tuned for future announcements describing new and revised library and media services!

Questions and comments regarding Dwight Marvin Library and the Instructional Media Center are always welcome. Contact Library Director Brenda Hazard or your department’s liaison librarian for more information.


Financial Aid and Declining Balance Plan

Posted: August 30, 2017, 2:56 pm

FSA and Mazzone Hospitality would like to welcome you to another exciting semester at Hudson Valley Community College! We hope you had an enjoyable summer!

We would like to clarify some confusion surrounding the Declining Balance Plan that is available for food purchases in the cafeterias on campus. Mazzone Hospitality is the on campus food service provide for Hudson Valley. There is a Declining Balance Plan available to students for food purchases that when used saves you the sales tax on each purchase; that’s an automatic 8% savings each time!

Unfortunately financial aid is not applicable for this plan. Once you receive a disbursement of financial aid funds you can add the money to your Declining Balance Plan but financial aid is not directly applied to the plan. To add funds to your account, please see one of the cashiers or visit www.hvcc.edu/foodservice.  It will take approximately 24 hours before funds are available for use.

If you have any questions, please feel free to visit the FSA Business Office in Campus Center 240 or see a Mazzone Hospitality manager, Jon or Jes.

Have a great semester!


Call for photographs for the 7th annual Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College exhibition

Posted: August 30, 2017, 12:15 pm

7th annual exhibiton
Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS!
Submission deadline: Oct. 10, 2017

On the evening of June 6, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt led the nation in prayer for the 57,000 American soldiers — the “pride of our nation” — and their fellow allies participating in the invasion of France.

In celebration of our active duty servicemen and military veterans, students, faculty and staff are invited to submit photographs of loved ones or relatives, who served or are currently serving in the United States Armed Forces. These photographs will be part of the 7th annual “Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College” exhibit from Nov. 10 through Dec. 7 in the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

To participate in this special event, please submit original or scanned photographs to Alice Malavasic (MRV 110), Department of History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences, no later than Monday, Oct. 10.

Photographs submitted and exhibited last year will be on display along with the new ones. Those who submitted photographs last year may do so again, but priority will be given to first-time submissions.

All submissions must meet the following criteria:

The photograph or photographs must be of a family member or relative in uniform during his or her time of service and include a brief typed statement that includes the following information:

  • Name of the service person and time of service or conflict served in.
  • Branch of service and any additional information available such as rank, regiment, company, awards and battles fought in.
  • Your name and relationship to the service person in the photograph. If you are a student please include your major. If you are a faculty or staff member, please include your department.

We also will accept artifacts along with photographs. Artifacts will be on display in locked cases. If you wish to submit an artifact with your photograph, please contact Alice Malavasic directly via email (a.malavasic@hvcc.edu) or at (518) 629-7697.


Week of Aug. 28-Sept. 1 in athletics

Posted: August 28, 2017, 8:02 pm

Upcoming Week

Volleyball begins its 2017 season on Monday, Aug. 28 hosting Bergen Community College at 6 p.m. in McDonough Sports Complex.

Men’s and Women’s Soccer kick off their season on the road at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, Aug. 31. The women play first at 3 p.m. followed immediately by the men’s team at 5 p.m.

Football begins its 2017 season on the road on Friday, Sept. 1 as the team travels to play Nassau Community College. Game time is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start.

Men’s and Women’s Cross Country compete this Saturday, Sept. 2 in the SUNY Poly Short Course Invitational with the race expected to begin at 10a.m.

As a new initiative, the athletics department will be live-streaming Vikings home games this season through its new website.

Be sure to follow us on social media (@HVCCVikings) for up-to-date news and highlights for the Vikings programs!


Reminder… evening classes begin, Tuesday, Sept. 5!

Posted: August 28, 2017, 7:07 pm

If you are enrolled in an evening class, those classes begin on Tuesday, Sept. 5.

If you are an enrolled in an evening class that meets on on Mondays, your class begins Monday, Sept. 11.

If you are unsure whether or not you are enrolled in an evening class, please contract your advisement center for assistance.


Student Leadership Expo

Posted: August 28, 2017, 12:29 pm

Hudson Valley Community College
Student Leadership Expo
Friday, Sept. 8 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center

Please attend around your class schedule.

This event will introduce you to the college community and expose you to services geared toward your enrichment in an effort to maximize your potential for success.

It will be an amazing morning with inspiring speakers, interactive workshops where you will learn concrete leadership skills, and tables with information from campus and local organization and groups that support you and your success.

You will have the opportunity to meet classmates, college and community leaders as well as learn more about academic and student support services.

The event is free and open to all students.

All attendees will receive a gift bag, and one will win a new laptop or tablet.
Plus there will be prizes given away at lunch!

Below is an outline for the event. For times and more details, please see the attached brochure or go to the website at www.hvcc.edu/leadershipexpo.

If you have any questions about the event and/or would like to attend, please feel free to contact Tanya Fredricks at t.fredricks@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7550.

Student Leadership Expo Agenda

Welcome and Introduction

Regina LaGatta
Interim Executive Director, Institutional Advancement

10 a.m. — Keynote Speaker
Elaine Houston
Anchor, WNYT

11 a.m. — Workshop Facilitators

Corey Jamison, President and CAE of Corey Jamison Consulting
Ansley Thomas, Chief Diversity Officer

Lunch with Student Speakers and Give-a-ways

My’Asia Colon, Alumna and Syracuse Graduate Student

Tables

Center for Academic Engagement (CAE)
Learning Assistant Center (LAC)
Wellness Center
Athletic Department
Faculty Student Association
Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT)
Career and Transfer Center
Public Safety
The Foundation
Student Activities
EOP – Equal Opportunity Program
Sexual Assault and Crime Victims Assistance Program at Samaritan Hospital
Mission Accomplished

Sponsored by
Instructional Support Services and Retention and The Foundation

With special thanks to
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology
The Student Senate
The Faculty Student Association
The Office of The President

 


Welcome Week Experience

Posted: August 25, 2017, 8:20 pm

Welcome Week Experience begins Monday, Aug. 28 and is open to all students, staff and faculty!

The complete schedule can be found online or below.

Monday, Aug. 28: Fun Day Monday
Inclement weather location for outdoor activities: Siek Campus Center lobby

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Assorted pastries and whole fruit
Siek Campus Center lobby and Williams Hall cafeteria

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Sandwiches, chips, cookies and beverages
Siek Campus Center

Karaoke with DJ Cool Cat
Campus Quad (outside the Siek Campus Center, near the flagpole)

Visit the Student Senate information table
Learn about clubs, trips and events.
Campus Quad (outside the Siek Campus Center, near the flagpole)

2 – 3 p.m.
Chips and dips
Siek Campus Center lobby

Attend an open Student Senate meeting
Meet your student government leaders and representatives.
Siek Campus Center lobby

Tuesday, Aug. 29: Welcome Back BBQ Day
Inclement weather location for outdoor activities: Conway Ice Rink

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Assorted pastries and whole fruit
Siek Campus Center lobby and Williams Hall cafeteria

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Welcome Back BBQ
Featuring BBQ chicken, corn on the cob, macaroni salad, cookies, brownies, cotton candy, snow cones and beverages.
Student Pavilion

Games and caricatures
Play corn-hole and Can-Jam; get a caricature done.
Student Pavilion

Jazz music by Art D’Echo Trio
Student Pavilion

Wednesday, Aug. 30: Group Fair Day
Inclement weather location for outdoor activities: Siek Campus Center lobby

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Pizza, pasta salad, cookies, cotton candy, snow cones and beverages
Clock Tower

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Club Tables
Visit student club information tables; meet club leaders and advisors; sign up for student activities; enjoy a balloon artist and pick up a free step counter.
Clock Tower

Erin Harkes Band
Clock Tower

Thursday, Aug. 31: Sports Challenge Day

11:30 a.m. – noon
Coach’s Challenge
Free throw competition with the Vikings’ basketball coaches; accuracy and distance quarterback challenge with the Vikings’ football coaches.
in front of Siek Campus Center

Noon – 12:30 p.m.
Wiffle Ball with College President Drew Matonak
in front of Siek Campus Center

11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hamburgers, hot dogs, cookies, cotton candy, snow cones and beverages
in front of Siek Campus Center

Games
Compete at Can-Jam or volleyball; get some free sports swag.
in front of Siek Campus Center

World jazz by Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius and Heard
in front of Siek Campus Center

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Screening of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2”
Maureen Stapleton Theatre

Friday, Sept. 1: Music and Ice Cream
Inclement weather location for outdoor activities: Siek Campus Center lobby and Conway Ice Rink

10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Relax to the American roots music from Eli Hetko and the Five Mile String Band
in front of Marvin Library Learning Commons

11 a.m. – noon
Make your own ice cream sundae
in front of Marvin Library Learning Commons


Welcome from the Center for Access and Assistive Technology

Posted: August 25, 2017, 7:58 pm

CENTER FOR ACCESS AND ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

    WELCOME BACK! 

We hope you had an enjoyable summer!

The Center for Access and Assistive Technology is located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center, Room 130.

When you get a chance, please stop by and see our state-of-the-art Technology Lab and Accessible Facility!

Fall 2017 extended hours
Monday – Thursday:  8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: by special appointment

The Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT) would like to welcome you back and remind you of the services we provide to students, staff and faculty with disabilities at Hudson Valley Community College.

The mission of the CAAT office is to ensure individuals with disabilities receive the same opportunity to participate in all programs and activities provided by the college.

* New Accommodation forms: The CAAT has redesigned the accommodation form, and you will begin seeing this form starting this Fall semester. Faculty will no longer receive a colored copy of the form. All forms are white with an electronic signature of a CAAT staff member.

* Extended Hours: Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 5, The Center for Access and Assistive Technology will have extended hours during the academic semester.  These extended hours will allow students, faculty and staff to utilize our adaptive computer lab, receive training on the assistive technology, testing accommodations and provide evening students and faculty access to the Center for Access and Assistive Technology.

* CAAT Publications:  The following brochures are available: Center for Access and Assistive Technology, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, High Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Policies & Guidelines for Alternative Testing Services and Faculty Guidelines. Please contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at (518) 629-7154 and we will mail them to you.  These publications provide helpful information for college faculty and staff, to ensure access to college programs and activities for individuals with disabilities.

* Please note that the Learning Disabilities office and the CAAT office have merged. All disability services are now located in the CAAT. Donna Totaro is the assistant director/LD specialist and she would be happy to assist you with any questions you have regarding learning disabilities.

* Handicapped Parking:  There are currently 105 handicapped spaces throughout the campus. Please see the locations below:

  • A-lot located on the left of Holliday Drive has eight spaces
  • B-lots located on North Drive have 14 spaces throughout the entire lot
  • C-lot located near the Student Pavilion/Hudson Hall has 14 spaces
  • E-lot located on South Drive has nine spaces to access the Joe Bruno Stadium
  • G-lot located on upper South Drive has nine additional spaces for access to the Joe Bruno Stadium
  • H-lot located on the south side of Williams Road as four spaces
  • J-lot located near Williams Road has four spaces for access to Cogan Hall and the Daycare Center; there is also  one additional space near the side entrance to the Daycare Center.
  • N-lot located behind the Campus Center has 10 spaces
  • Visitors’ Lot on Holliday Drive has four spaces
  • Parking Garage has 16 spaces
  • North side of the Conway Ice Rink has three spaces
  • The fire lane has 15 spaces for access to Lang, Brahan and the Science Bldg.
  • LaPan Hall has two spaces
  • Cogan Hall has one space

* Scooters:  The Center for Access and Assistive Technology has seven electric scooters available on loan for students, staff and faculty use, based on individual needs and documented disabilities. Scooters are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

* Emergency Evacuation Chairs have been strategically placed throughout the entire campus buildings in the event of an emergency situation.

*Distance Learning/Blackboard: Please contact the Distance Learning Department in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center (BTC), room 1042 or phone (518) 629-7070, if you have any questions regarding adjustment of settings within Blackboard to provide accommodations. The CAAT and the Distance Learning Department work collaboratively to support both faculty and student needs with reasonable accommodations.

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions on how we can continue to enhance the services and learning environment for students with disabilities, please do not hesitate to contact us.   If you have any questions or concerns regarding testing policies, special scheduling or about accommodating a student in your class or lab, please call us at 629-7154 or TDD 629-7596. It would be our pleasure to schedule a meeting with you and the student to discuss any concerns you may have.

Thank you for your continued outstanding support and cooperation.  Have a fantastic semester and remember we are here to work as a team!

Center for Access and Assistive Technology:
Main Number: (518) 629-7154
TDD Number: (518) 629-7596
Fax Number: (518) 629-4831

STAFF:
Deanne Martocci, Director
d.martocci@hvcc.edu

Donna Totaro, Assistant Director/LD Specialist
d.totaro@hvcc.edu

Steve Motto, Coordinator of Testing
s.motto@hvcc.edu

Ann Petersen, Interim Coordinator of Accessibilty
a.petersen@hvcc.edu

Tara Isopo, Principal Clerk
t.isopo@hvcc.edu

Andrea Petley, Technical Assistant for Testing
a.petley@hvcc.edu

Kathy Henry, Technical Assistant for Testing
k.henry@hvcc.edu

ADA Coordinator:
John Ogden,  ADM 130, (518) 629-8110


Revit® – Introductory evening course begins Sept. 11!

Posted: August 24, 2017, 5:47 pm

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!

Sept. 11 – 28, 2017
Monday: Sept. 11, 18 and 25 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Sept. 12, 19 and 26 from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
Thursday: Sept. 14, 21 and 28 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


WDI offers AutoCAD – Basics course beginning Sept. 19

Posted: August 24, 2017, 5:44 pm

Just what is AutoCAD and how can it help you in your present or future job? Learn the fundamentals of design with AutoCAD tools and how to use them for specific design tasks.

The Workforce Development Institute (WDI) is offering the following non-credit, evening course:

AutoCAD – Basics:  Sept. 18 – Oct. 5, 2017
Monday/Tuesday/Thursday evenings
30 hours, 3 CEUs, Non-Credit

Explore the skills needed to produce 2D drawings, create custom templates, CAD plotting and layout, advanced CAD commands and file management, block, external references and the creation of libraries, as well as how to complete complex drawings.

Visit HVCC/WDI: AutoCAD – Basics for details or call (518) 629-7338.


Interested in helping to change the world, one person at a time? Consider Human Services

Posted: August 23, 2017, 3:09 pm

Signpost with 3 arrows shows "Guidance, Assistance and Support"

Are you interested in becoming a:

Addictions Counselor?

The Chemical Dependency Counseling A.A.S. degree program offers internships experiences in over 90 agencies in the Capital Region. Gain hands-on practical experience while earning your degree. Successful completion of core courses allows you to be eligible to sit for the OASAS credentialing exam.

Job Opportunities:

  • Treatment Facilities
  • Hospital and Detox Facilities
  • Mental Health Settings/Dual Disorder
  • Adolescent Programs
  • Drug Court

Counselor?

The Human Services A.S. degree program offers internship experiences in over 90 agencies in the Capital Region. Gain hands-on practical experience while earning your degree.

Job Opportunities:

  • Older Adult Facilities
  • Homeless Shelters
  • County Department of Social Services
  • Mental Health Settings
  • Disability Programs
  • Domestic Violence Programs
  • Alternative Schools
  • Child Welfare Settings

If you’re interested in learning more about either of these exciting career choices, stop by the Human Services Department, Brahan Hall 008, and speak to an advisor, or call (518) 629-7341.

Transfer institutions include but are not limited to:

  • Cazenovia College
  • University at Albany
  • Empire State College
  • The College of Saint Rose
  • Siena College
  • Columbia University
  • Quinnipiac University
  • Fordham University
  • SUNY Plattsburgh

PRIME Beat: Siek Campus Center first floor

Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:35 pm

PRIME Beat, located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center, will be open Monday – Friday, Aug. 21 to 25, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

See you at the Beat!


Employment opportunities at Viking Child Care Center!

Posted: August 21, 2017, 12:34 pm

Viking Child Care Center at Hudson Valley Community College has immediate openings for full-time teachers/assistants. We are looking for qualified professionals who are enthusiastic about early care and education to come join our team. The ideal candidates must have the minimum qualifications required and perform the duties and responsibilities.

Qualifications:
• Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred
• Experience in a early childhood care setting

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, tuition assistance for SUNY classes and a rewarding career in our modern facility. Our center is rich in resources and materials for children and teachers and provides many opportunities for professional development.

Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. For further information please contact Kathleen at 518-629-4506.


Free Coffee in the Dwight Marvin Library, Friday, Aug. 18

Posted: August 18, 2017, 12:33 pm

Free coffee in the Dwight Marvin Library, Friday, Aug. 18 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

All other cafe operations will be closed.


Emergency communication system testing continues today (Aug. 17)

Posted: August 17, 2017, 11:56 am

Good morning,

We were unable to complete all Alertus testing yesterday, so the plan was to resume today around 8 a.m.

So far, we’ve successfully completed notifications to website, Twitter, all employee and student email, desktop alerts, and the parking garage. This morning they will continue testing our communication and notification systems.

Click here for additional information.

Thanks,

Rich Edwards
Director of Physical Plant


All calls will require area code beginning Saturday, Aug. 19

Posted: August 16, 2017, 7:56 pm

Greetings students,

As I am sure you have heard already, the 518 area is adding a new area code, 838. I wanted to send a reminder that beginning Aug. 19, 2017, you must dial the area code when placing any call, even when placing calls to other 518 area code numbers. This will be the case for your work, home, and cellular lines.

Who is affected and why?

The 518 area code region is close to the maximum capacity for assigned phone numbers.  Rather than trying to split the area into two distinct area codes, the area code 838 is being added as an overlay. Beginning Sept. 19, 2017, new telephone lines or services within the area potentially can be assigned the 838 area code, and both these area codes will be considered local.

All local calls will remain local for billing purposes. However, since there are now two local area codes, all calls will require the use of the area code and the 7-digit phone number or calls won’t be completed.

Calling Hudson Valley Community College offices and staff

Beginning August 19, 2017, you will need to dial the 518 area code along with the phone number of the college office or staff member you are attempting to reach. If you have preset, “Speed Dial” numbers programmed into your phone, these will need to be updated to reflect the required 10-digit calling number.

Thanks, and best regards,

Jonathan Brennan
Chief Information Officer
Hudson Valley Community College
518-629-7254


Reminder! Testing for new emergency communications system continues today (Aug. 16)!

Posted: August 16, 2017, 11:48 am

The college will be testing its new emergency communications system, Alertus, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15 and 16. Please do not be alarmed when you see, hear and experience testing of system functions, including:

  •  Outdoor public address/speaker system (See sample video: https://youtu.be/iYy8rFF5Q4g.)
  •  Alert beacons located inside campus buildings
  •  Internal public address/speaker system inside buildings
  •  College website, Facebook and Twitter accounts
  •  Student and employee email
  •  Desktops computers on college network
  •  Mobile application

We will do our best to diminish interruptions to college business, however testing will take place sporadically throughout the morning and afternoon.

When fully implemented, Alertus will help the college to automate and quickly distribute urgent and emergency messages through several systems. The college’s Emergency Preparedness Committee will share more information as we approach full implementation and deployment.

Thank you.


Reminder! Testing for new emergency communications system begins today (Aug. 15)!

Posted: August 15, 2017, 12:00 pm

The college will be testing its new emergency communications system, Alertus, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15 and 16. Please do not be alarmed when you see, hear and experience testing of system functions, including:

  •  Outdoor public address/speaker system (See sample video: https://youtu.be/iYy8rFF5Q4g.)
  •  Alert beacons located inside campus buildings
  •  Internal public address/speaker system inside buildings
  •  College website, Facebook and Twitter accounts
  •  Student and employee email
  •  Desktops computers on college network
  •  Mobile application

We will do our best to diminish interruptions to college business, however testing will take place sporadically throughout the morning and afternoon.

When fully implemented, Alertus will help the college to automate and quickly distribute urgent and emergency messages through several systems. The college’s Emergency Preparedness Committee will share more information as we approach full implementation and deployment.

Thank you.


Testing for new emergency communications system

Posted: August 14, 2017, 12:30 pm

The college will be testing its new emergency communications system, Alertus, on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 15 and 16. Please do not be alarmed when you see, hear and experience testing of system functions, including:

  •  Outdoor public address/speaker system (See sample video: https://youtu.be/iYy8rFF5Q4g.)
  •  Alert beacons located inside campus buildings
  •  Internal public address/speaker system inside buildings
  •  College website, Facebook and Twitter accounts
  •  Student and employee email
  •  Desktops computers on college network
  •  Mobile application

We will do our best to diminish interruptions to college business, however testing will take place sporadically throughout the morning and afternoon.

When fully implemented, Alertus will help the college to automate and quickly distribute urgent and emergency messages through several systems. The college’s Emergency Preparedness Committee will share more information as we approach full implementation and deployment.

Thank you.


Free Coffee in the Dwight Marvin Library Friday, Aug. 11

Posted: August 11, 2017, 12:00 pm

Free coffee will be available from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the PRIME Cafe in the Dwight Marvin Library on Friday, Aug. 11.

All other cafe amenities will be closed.


Office 365 authentication issue

Posted: August 10, 2017, 12:20 pm

NOTE: Online Office 365 has an authentication issue and Microsoft has been notified.

This should not affect the Outlook application or mobile devices.

UPDATE:

What was the problem?
Between 7:30am and 9:00am this morning, HVCC experienced a token failure between our Federation Server and Office 365. This outage affected users attempting to gain access to Office 365 via the web interface.

Resolution
As of 9:00am, the system failure was remediated through Microsoft and access has been restored to the campus. Services were impacted for approximately 1.5 hours.

If you continue to have authentication issues, please contact the ITS Helpdesk at 629-7364 and we will assist in getting you connected. We apologize for the inconvenience this disruption caused and thank you for your patience while it was being resolved.


Information about ticks from Barbara Boyle, SUNY’s environmental health and safety director

Posted: August 8, 2017, 11:58 am

Spraying pesticides for ticks is not as easy as fogging for mosquitoes. Ticks are more likely to be in hard to access brush areas rather than open, accessible athletic fields or manicure greens, so it is harder to get the pesticides in the right place.

While you can do it (and it may be needed in special situations), you usually don’t see the population decimation and tick reductions typically last only a few weeks. The benefits have to be weighed against some of the unwanted side effects of pesticide use.

So we are more inclined to address problems with landscape manipulations and more of an integrated pest management approach. You can trim, prune and clear greenery. You can take actions (e.g., thinning the tree canopy and building fences) to disrupt animal activity. You can use edging and mulch to create a three foot boundary between people-occupied areas and tall grass or brush areas. The Center for Disease Control provides some landscaping guidance at https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/in_the_yard.html.

A huge component of any program is to teach people about ticks, suggest appropriate clothing and the use of repellents, and urge people to inspect their bodies for ticks after they have been in potential tick areas.

The CDC page with information on the people part of the equation is https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/prev/on_people.html. The NYS Department of Health also has a good page, complete with videos, at https://www.health.ny.gov/diseases/communicable/lyme/.

The CDC page on Lyme disease is https://www.cdc.gov/lyme/.
The CDC page on tick borne diseases is https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/diseases/index.html.

Regards,

Barbara A. Boyle, CIH, CSP
Director, Environmental Health & Safety
Office for Capital Facilities
The State University of New York
State University Plaza
Albany, New York 12246
(518) 320-1879


Additional section of English Comp I for the Foreign Born (ESLS 101)

Posted: August 7, 2017, 12:12 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional section of English Composition I for the Foreign Born for fall 2017.

CRN 18610 (ESLS 101)
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 1 to 1:50 p.m.
Instructor: J. Brouker

Thank you,
Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385

 


Free Coffee at PRIME Cafe in Marvin Library, August 4!

Posted: August 4, 2017, 12:25 pm

From 10 a.m. -to 1 p.m. enjoy complimentary coffee in the Dwight Marvin Library on Friday, August 4.

All other cafe operations will be closed.


Additional English Comp I sections opened for fall

Posted: August 1, 2017, 9:17 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened additional sections of English Composition I for fall 2017.

CRN 10031 (ENGL 101)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays — 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Instructor: R. Hartshorn

CRN 17905 (ENGL 1o1)
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays — 8 to 8:50 a.m.
Instructor: R. Hartshorn

CRN 17140 (ENGL 101)
Tuesdays — 9 to 10:50 a.m. and Thursdays — 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Instructor: L. Scoville

Thank you,
Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385


Added for fall 2017: Day and online sections of Spanish Language & Culture I

Posted: August 1, 2017, 6:21 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional day section and online section of Spanish Language and Culture I for fall 2017.

CRN 18576 (SPAN 100)
Tuesdays — 11 a.m.-12:50 p.m. and Thursdays — Noon to 12:50 p.m.
Instructor: C. Raphael-Cronce

CRN 18599 (SPAN 100/321)
ONLINE
Instructor: V. Sleight

Thank you,
Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A,
629-7385

 


Journalism Internship has seats available for fall 2017

Posted: August 1, 2017, 6:18 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Journalism Internship (ENGL 134 – CRN 17457) with Instructor M. Palmara.

Students engage in a supervised internship in news and public relations agencies.  Placement assignments will be arranged by the student intern with the consent of the supervising instructor. Students may consult the instructor for suggestions, or they may present options of their own. This is a 3 credit course. Prerequisite:  ENGL 101, Composition I and ENGL 130, Journalism and/or approval by department chair.

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385


Pre-fall semester math workshops

Posted: August 1, 2017, 6:17 pm

Join us for a refresher workshop at the Learning Assistant Center (LAC)/Training Room.

WORKSHOP DATE/TIMES
Monday Aug 21, 2017

Factoring — 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Factoring is recommended for Math 110,150 and upper level.

Operations with Fractions — 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Operations with Fractions is recommended for Math 100, 110 and Math 150.

Basic Integration —  3 to 5 p.m.
Basic Integration is recommended for Math 190.


Preschool openings at Viking Child Care Center

Posted: July 31, 2017, 12:08 pm

The Viking Child Care Center, a nationally accredited and licensed day care center located right here on campus, has openings for preschoolers. Come for a visit and stay for your child’s preschool years!

The center offers quality early education, daily hands-on art and music experiences, circle time learning to share and play with other children, and opportunities for play in the gym or outdoor playground. Breakfast, lunch and a snack catered by Mazzone is part of each day!

Tuition is based on a sliding-fee scale for Hudson Valley Community College students with some assistance available to those who qualify. We also are accepting children of community members (faculty, staff and neighbors).

Please stop in for a visit or call 629-4506 to schedule a tour!


FREE coffee at Books & Bites on Friday, July 28

Posted: July 27, 2017, 7:18 pm

Enjoy free coffee at the PRIME cafe in Dwight Marvin Library from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, July 28.

Other cafe sales and services will be closed on Friday, July 28.


AWS-Blackboard maintenance Sunday, July 30 4-4:30am

Posted: July 27, 2017, 4:25 pm

To all Blackboard users:

Please be advised that a maintenance moment will take place in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 30, between 4 and 4:30 a.m. As per memo below from Blackboard, there should be little if any impact on end users. However, the college’s Distance and Online Learning and ITS staff are advising that you not try to access, or be working in, your courses or organizations between 4 and 4:30 a.m., Sunday, July 30, in order to avoid error messages or other complications.

From Blackboard

“Amazon Web Services has notified Blackboard that a required maintenance update for Blackboard Learn SaaS instances has been scheduled for 4 – 4:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday, July 30… Very little impact is expected for Learn instances, and any downtime will be limited to one to two minutes at most. End users will experience slowness or a temporary ‘page cannot be displayed’ error during this time.”

Please contact dlhelp@hvcc.edu or 629-7070 if you have any questions.

Linda K. Ryder
Senior Instructional Designer


Marvin Library Learning Commons is OPEN during roof repairs

Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:12 pm

The Marvin Library Learning Commons remains open during roof repairs. The second floor is closed and all services have been relocated within the building. For details, please review the Chronicle post from July 15.

Contact Library Director Brenda Hazard with questions related to the project. The second floor will reopen in mid-August.


Board of Trustees August meetings: changes in time and location

Posted: July 20, 2017, 3:58 pm

The August 29, 2017 committee meetings and the regular meeting of the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees will be held at the college’s extension center, TEC-SMART, Room 206, 345 Hermes Road, Malta.

Committee meetings will begin at 3:30 p.m, with the regular meeting to follow at 4 p.m. or thereafter. The meetings are open to the public.


Second floor of Amstuz closed week of July 24!

Posted: July 20, 2017, 12:00 pm

The entire second floor of Amstuz will be closed all of next week, July 24 – 28.

Op-Tech, the college’s licensed asbestos abatement contractor, will barricade off the area and use tented enclosures to safely remove asbestos-containing insulation on pipes above the ceiling. Although the insulation is currently in good condition and poses no danger if left undisturbed, this proactive removal will eliminate the possibility of a future disturbance.

If there are any concerns about the abatement or disruption to operations, please contact Laurie Vivekanand or Rich Edwards.


Journalism Internship has seats available for fall 2017

Posted: July 14, 2017, 1:02 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Journalism Internship (ENGL 134 – CRN 17457) with Instructor M. Palmara.

Students engage in a supervised internship in news and public relations agencies.  Placement assignments will be arranged by the student intern with the consent of the supervising instructor. Students may consult the instructor for suggestions, or they may present options of their own. This is a 3 credit course. Prerequisite:  ENGL 101, Composition I and ENGL 130, Journalism and/or approval by department chair.

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385


Relocation of Marvin Library Learning Commons services during roof repair

Posted: July 14, 2017, 12:20 pm

Starting Monday, July 24, the second floor of the Marvin Library Learning Commons will be closed to the public during critical roof repairs in order to complete the project by the start of Fall classes. Services now available on the second floor will be relocated within the building as follows:

Writing and Research Center — Available on the lower level in the Flexible Learning Space.

Group Study Rooms — Eight Instructional Media Center (IMC) group study rooms are available. MRV009 will be temporarily designated as the Armed Forces Study Room. Keys are available at the IMC service desk; rooms may be reserved in advance online.

Book stacks — Library staff will retrieve books from the second floor by request during library hours. Request items from the first floor service desk.

Contact Library Director Brenda Hazard or Associate Dean Karen Ferrer-Muniz with questions.


Additional Early & Late Sprint sections for fall: Library Skills for Research

Posted: July 11, 2017, 7:46 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional early sprint and late sprint section of Library Skills for Research for fall 2017.

CRN 18584 (ENGL 115) — Early Sprint (8/28/17 – 10/20/17)
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Instructor TBA

CRN 18585 (ENGL 115) — Late Sprint (10/23/17 – 12/15/17)
Tuesday and Thursday, 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Instructor TBA

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385


Magazines and journals now available for loan

Posted: July 5, 2017, 12:38 pm

More than 100 current magazines and journals on display at the Dwight Marvin Library now are available for one-week loan. Previously limited to use in the building only, these issues* now may be checked out.

Current subscriptions include Consumer Reports, Sports Illustrated, Drone360, New Yorker, New York, Cooking Light, VegNews, Fine Homebuilding, O, Good Housekeeping, Car & Driver, Essence, Money, Shape, Mindful, U.S. Veterans Magazine, and dozens more.

Stop by the current display on the first floor and browse today!

*Note: the most recently received issue is not available for lending.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


PRIME Cafe July menu

Posted: July 5, 2017, 11:47 am

Visit us at Books & Bites in Marvin Library and try our new July menu!

PRIME Longhorn Panini, $6.49
Foundry Smoked Brisket, Fresh Tomato Salsa, Melted Cheddar, BBQ Drizzle on a Telera Roll with side of Cole Slaw

Caprese Panini, $5.99
Garden Fresh Tomatoes, Buffalo Mozzarella, Fresh Basil, Cracked Black Pepper, Sea Salt on a Telera Roll with Kettle Chips

Chopped Salad, $6.49
Baby Lettuce Blend, Tomato, Cucumber, Bacon Bits, Bleu Cheese, Grilled Chicken, Avocado Ranch

Chopped Salad Veggie Style, $6.49
Baby Lettuce Blend, Tomato, Cucumber, Poached Beets, Feta Cheese, Grilled Tofu, Avocado Ranch

Strawberry Spinach Salad, $5.99
Sliced Red Onion, Feta Cheese, Hickory Smoked Chicken, Sliced Mushroom, Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette

Cool off with a smoothie or an iced latte!


PRIME Cafe hours for today, June 30 and Monday, July 3

Posted: June 30, 2017, 12:21 pm

PRIME Cafe in the Dwight Marvin Library will be open Friday, June 30 and Monday, July 3 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

We are closed on Tuesday, July 4 and will reopen on Wednesday, July 5.

 

 


Extended bookstore hours on July 3 and 5

Posted: June 27, 2017, 3:35 pm

Need supplies for the next Summer Session?

The Viking’s Cove Bookstore will be open late, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Monday, July 3 and Wednesday, July 5 to help you access what you need.

We will be closed on Tuesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

Have a safe and happy holiday!


Bookstore system upgrade on Friday, June 23

Posted: June 20, 2017, 11:52 am

In order to better serve you, the Viking’s Cove Bookstore will be upgrading its system on Friday, June 23.

We still will be open for your business, but please be advised that processing times may be slowed from 9 a.m. to noon. Thanks for your patience!


Outdoor track/turf field closure

Posted: June 15, 2017, 2:47 pm

Please be advised that the outdoor track and turf field will be closed until Sunday, June 18.


Instant Admit Day today, June 14

Posted: June 14, 2017, 11:49 am

The Hudson Valley Community College Admissions Office will host an Instant Admit Day for the Fall 2017 semester on Wednesday, June 14.

In addition to today, prospective students may attend on Wednesday, July 12 at the Troy campus (GUN 223) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., or Wednesday, June 21, or Wednesday, July 19 at 175 Central Avenue from noon to 5 p.m.

Prospective students should bring high school/college transcripts, as well as GED score reports if applicable, to receive a decision on the spot. Those wishing to begin the financial aid process or ask questions should bring their 2015 tax returns.

Please contact Admissions at (518) 629-7309 with any questions.


WDI offers DRONE REMOTE PILOT FAA Test Prep, June 20 – 22

Posted: June 9, 2017, 5:46 pm

Now available for commercial use, Drones, or 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 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, June 20 and 22, 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 629-4111.


Heat up your career with AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS SERVICE & REPAIR!

Posted: June 9, 2017, 5:42 pm

The Workforce Development Institute offers AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS SERVICE & REPAIR, a 36-hour course providing an in-depth study of the practical aspects of residential and light commercial air conditioning equipment and systems.

Students will learn about heat transfer, good service and installation practices, and the use of instruments and gauges to assist in fault diagnosis. AC Systems Service and Repair provides students with entry level skills in the field of air conditioning installation, service and repair.

Upon completion of the course, students will need to obtain their EPA 608 certification prior to working in the field.

Students are required to bring to class safety glasses with side panels and work gloves.

Prerequisites: 9th grade reading, writing and math skill levels. Students also should have a strong interest in the fundamentals of air conditioning systems.

Tuition: $650

Textbook: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology, 8th edition, by Whitman & Johnson, available for purchase at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore (approximately $160).

Schedule: June 20 – July 19, 2017; Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 – 9 p.m.
Location: HVCC Campus, Williams Hall, Room WIL158

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


Journalism Internship has seats available for fall 2017

Posted: June 7, 2017, 7:00 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Journalism Internship (ENGL 134 – CRN 17457) with Instructor M. Palmara.

Students engage in a supervised internship in news and public relations agencies.  Placement assignments will be arranged by the student intern with the consent of the supervising instructor. Students may consult the instructor for suggestions, or they may present options of their own. This is a 3 credit course. Prerequisite:  ENGL 101, Composition I and ENGL 130, Journalism and/or approval by department chair.

Thank you,

Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A
629-7385


Additional sections of American Sign Language & Deaf Culture I and Spanish Language & Culture I open for fall

Posted: June 7, 2017, 7:00 pm

The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional section of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I and Spanish Language and Culture I for fall 2017.

CRN 17462 (ASLN 100)
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 9 to 9:50 a.m.
Instructor: R. Wolff

CRN 13874 (SPAN 100)
Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
Instructor: C. Raphael-Cronce

Thank you,
Kris Lewis
Technical Assistant
BRN 035A, 629-7385


Film crew on campus today and Tuesday, June 5 and 6

Posted: June 5, 2017, 12:16 pm

A production company, Working Pictures, is on campus Monday and Tuesday, June 5 and 6 to film part of a video series focusing on “workforce ready” programs often found at community colleges.

Please be aware that filming is scheduled for Monday in the Science Center, Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Siek Campus Center and on Tuesday in Williams Hall, Amstuz Science Hall and Hudson Hall. Crew members plan to begin their day at 7 a.m. and wrap up by 5 p.m.

Focus programs are Biotechnology, Nursing, and several programs in the School of Engineering and Industrial Technologies, including Heating/Air Conditioning/Refrigeration Technical Services.

The video series is a collaborative project of Columbia-Greene Community College, Fulton Montgomery Community College, Hudson Valley Community College, Schenectady County Community College and SUNY Adirondack. The project is funded with a corporate gift made to FMCC.


PRIME Books & Bites June menu

Posted: June 5, 2017, 12:12 pm

PRIME Books and Bites in Marvin Library is open:
Monday — Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

NEW MENU ITEMS!
Summer Noodle Baby Spinach, Chopped Napa Cabbage, Marinated Soba Noodles, Chopped Avocado, Diced Tomatoes, Scallions, Candied Walnuts, Sweet & Spicy Vinaigrette; $5.99
PRIME Turkey New York State Roasted Turkey Breast, Sprouts, Sliced Avocado, Chopped Bacon, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Bibb Lettuce, Tomato on Wheatberry Bread; $6.49
Crab Cake Sliders Pan Seared Lump Crab, Slow Roasted Tomato and Red Onion Compote, Bibb Lettuce, Chipotle Lime Aioli served with Kettle Chips; $6.99
Crispy Tofu Sesame Noodle Salad, Mango Salsa, Sliced Avocado, Peanut Sesame Vinaigrette; $5.99

Join us for smoothies, espresso beverages, coffee, breakfast and more!


Learn more about New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship

Posted: June 1, 2017, 7:51 pm

If you’re interested in learning more about the application process for New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship, please follow the link below:

http://www.hvcc.edu/news_events/newsstory.html?id=9409

 


Space still available for NYC bus trip on Wednesday, June 21

Posted: June 1, 2017, 11:50 am

There still is room in the Community and Professional Education’s NYC bus trip coming up on Wednesday, June 21.

The bus will drop off and pick up at Bryant Park. The day is yours to do as you please! The cost is only $40.

Give Community and Professional Education a call at 629-7339 to register or stop by GUN 252.

 


Who qualifies for free tuition with NYS’s Excelsior Scholarship?

Posted: May 31, 2017, 11:55 am

On May 27, the Times Union published a guide to New York State’s Excelsior Scholarship, which will provide free tuition to qualified students.

Applications for the scholarship become available Wednesday, June 7. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, July 21.

Please click here to read the full article.


New Interactive Campus Map and Directions

Posted: May 30, 2017, 12:47 pm

We have launched a new interactive campus map and directions website. The site is 100% responsive and mobile ready mobile responsive and also geo-location (GPS) ready. If users enable the GPS mode while walking around campus, the GPS will pinpoint the users’ locations and serve up nearby building content.

Check it out at https://map.hvcc.edu/.

If you note any issues or have any questions, please email editor@hvcc.edu.

NOTE: We are currently working to update the map to display the new Outdoor Athletic Complex.


Bookstore closed for inventory May 30 and 31

Posted: May 26, 2017, 12:09 pm

Don’t miss your chance to get all of your school supplies before we close for inventory! The Viking’s Cove Bookstore is open Friday, May 26 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We will be closed on Monday, May 29 in observance of Memorial Dayand also on Tuesday and Wednesday, May 30 and 31, to complete our annual inventory.

The bookstore will reopen at 8am on Thursday, June 1 and resume regular hours.


Textbooks on reserve in the Dwight Marvin Library

Posted: May 24, 2017, 3:58 pm

The Dwight Marvin Library has created a list of textbooks on reserve for the summer sessions: http://hvcc.libguides.com/reservetextbooks.

Reserve textbooks are located on the lower level of the library in the Instructional Media Center (IMC). Textbooks are loaned for the day and must stay with the student in the library.

To place a textbook on reserve, faculty should bring a copy of the required text to the IMC and complete the Textbooks on Reserve Classroom Reserve/ Copyright Compliance form.

If you have any questions, please call (518) 629-7386.


PRIME Books and Bites Summer Menu

Posted: May 22, 2017, 2:17 pm

PRIME Books and Bites Cafe in Marvin Library will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Come check out our new summer menu and beat the heat with PRIME smoothies!

Choice of sandwich, flatbread, or wrap!
ChiBaRa, $6.49
Crispy Chicken, Hickory Bacon, Tomato, House-made Ranch

Baja Pan Plano, $7.49
Grilled Chicken, Mozzarella, Avocado, Roasted Red Peppers, Cilantro, Bacon, Chipotle Ranch

Pesto Pollo, $6.49
Grilled Chicken, Roasted Red Peppers, Fresh Mozzarella, Pesto, Balsamic Glaze

You’ve Been Chopped, $6.49
Chopped Brisket, Fresh Tomato, Mozzarella, Basil, Herb Oil
Order without the brisket and make it vegetarian!

Buffalo Chicken,  $6.99
Buffalo Chicken, Diced Tomato, Bleu Cheese Crumbles

On Top of Old Smokey Quesadilla, $6.99
Smoked Chicken, Cheddar, Diced Tomato, Corn Salsa