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*Student Announcement (College Related) – Campus Chronicle

Join Us for the Inaugural Spirit Day!

Posted: November 21, 2017, 1:42 pm

The Viking wants you to “Go Green!” on Spirit Day!

Spirit Day? What’s Spirit Day? It’s a chance for students, faculty and staff to come together, enjoy some food and fun, show your college pride and help restock the college food pantry! Free Hudson Valley t-shirts will be given out, and non-perishable food items will be collected.

When? Wednesday, Dec. 6, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where? First floor of the Campus Center

Details: Give a non-perishable food item and get a free t-shirt to wear on Spirit Day! Come together for free music, pizza, wings and ice cream, too.

Faculty and staff can make a non-perishable food donation, and pick up a Hudson Valley t-shirt starting Monday, Dec. 4 in the Office of Communications and Marketing (Guenther 267). We’ll be taking food donations and handing out shirts all day on Monday and Tuesday.

Shirts will be available while supplies last at the event on Wednesday, Dec. 6 for students, faculty and staff.

Who can participate? We all can! Students, faculty and staff are invited to take part. Spirit Day is sponsored by the Division of Enrollment Management and Student Development.

Need more spirit? The Viking’s Cove Bookstore is offering 20 percent off college-branded clothing in-store beginning Dec. 1.

Get your green on! Give a little! Show your college spirit!

Vance Valerio
Interim Vice President
Enrollment Management and Student Development


Theatre Arts students present Will Eno’s “Middletown” Nov. 30 – Dec. 2

Posted: November 21, 2017, 1:40 pm

Students in the Theatre Arts Program present “Middletown” by Will Eno at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30, Dec. 1 and 2 in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, located in the Siek Campus Center. Admission is free at all performances.

Eno’s play is a moving and witty inquiry into what it means to live out the “middle” of one’s life in a small town community where the middle of life begins right after one is born and lasts until one’s death. The college’s production is directed by Assistant Professor Roseanne Raneri.

As a friendship develops between longtime resident John Dodge and new arrival Mary Swanson, the lives of the inhabitants of Middletown intersect in strange and poignant ways in a journey that takes them from the local library to outer space and points between. Middletown features a wide array of characters — cop, mechanic, librarian, to name just a few — who together populate the play with Eno’s trademark subversive style.

“Will Eno is an original, a maverick wordsmith whose weird, wry dramas gurgle with the grim humor and pain of life,” — The Guardian. He has been called “a Samuel Beckett for the John Stewart generation.”


Updated PRIME Cafe hours for today, Nov. 21

Posted: November 21, 2017, 1:20 pm

Please note the following changes in cafe hours for Tuesday, Nov. 21:

PRIME Elements in the Science Center will close at 2 p.m.
PRIME Pit Stop in Williams Hall will close at 10 a.m.
PRIME Books and Bites in Marvin Library will close at 3:30 p.m.
PRIME in the Siek Campus Center will close at 2:30 p.m.

From the entire PRIME team: Have a Happy Thanksgiving!


A-Tech Club hosts Holiday Silent Auction

Posted: November 20, 2017, 7:46 pm

Members of the A-Tech Club, which is made up of automotive technology students, will hold its annual Holiday Silent Auction on Wednesday, Dec. 6 on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center. Bidding will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Items up for bid include Sky Zone Family Fun Packs, Rotterdam 7 movie tickets, chess set, floral arrangement, screwdriver set, Lebanon Valley Speedway Family Pack, car washing kits, Napa train set, restaurant gift cards and more!

Stop by early and then check back throughout the day to keep a eye on your bids!


NYC shopping trip on Saturday, Dec 2!

Posted: November 20, 2017, 4:09 pm

A few more seats are available on the NYC shopping trip on Saturday, Dec. 2. The bus leaves Hudson Valley at 7:30 a.m. with drop off at Bryant Park. The bus will depart Bryant Park at 6 p.m. for the return trip to campus.

Student: $20/person
Employee: $30/person
Student or employee guest price: $30
(Each student or employee may is allowed one guest.)

If you are interested, please stop by the Student Activities Office (CTR 210) between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. with your Hudson Valley ID. CASH ONLY accepted for payment!


This week in athletics

Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:13 pm

Men’s Basketball (3-3) split games last week, defeating Adirondack, 94-65, at home on Wednesday, Nov. 15. Mitchell Dame led all scorers with 26 points and added nine rebounds. On Sunday, Nov. 19, the Vikings were on the wrong side of a buzzer beater as they lost in overtime at Schenectady, 70-69. Dame and Sean Webb each scored 13 points.

Men’s basketball is on the road Tuesday, Nov. 21 when they travel to play Ulster at 7 p.m.

Women’s Basketball (5-1) has now won four straight games and surpassed last season’s win total (4-20 in 2016-17) with Sunday’s 55-50 win at Schenectady. Late in the fourth quarter, Schenectady pulled within a possession of the Vikings and Hudson Valley’s Melpomeni Doutsis responded by hitting a clutch 3-pointer to put the game out of reach of the Royals and secured the Vikings fifth win of the year and remain undefeated in the Mountain Valley Collegiate Conference (3-0).

The Women’s team also defeated Adirondack, 76-70, on Wednesday, Nov. 15 and Kingsborough, 98-62, on Saturday, Nov. 18. The team’s 98 points are the most points scored by the Vikings since Feb. 6, 2007 when they defeated Adirondack 102-62.


PRIME Science Center Cafe

Posted: November 20, 2017, 1:01 pm

PRIME Elements in the Science Center will be on shortened and delayed hours for Monday, Nov. 20. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Please visit us in the PRIME Books and Bites Cafe in the Marvin Library, first floor, the Siek Campus Center, second Floor, or PRIME Pit Stop at Williams Hall.


Marvin Library Learning Commons Thanksgiving break hours

Posted: November 16, 2017, 6:53 pm

The Marvin Library Learning Commons’ Thanksgiving break hours are as follows:

Monday, Nov. 20 — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 — 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 22 through Sunday, Nov. 26 — closed
(The college is closed during this period.)

Have a safe, peaceful and happy Thanksgiving.


SUNY Board vote on College President expected today, Nov. 15

Posted: November 15, 2017, 1:41 pm

Dear Colleagues:

You are invited to view the Open Meeting of the State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees at 1 p.m. today. At that meeting, the SUNY Board of Trustees expects to vote on the appointment of the next president of Hudson Valley Community College.

The SUNY Board is making this appointment after a multi-month, nationwide search led by the Hudson Valley Community College Presidential Search Committee, under the leadership of Board of Trustees Chairman Neil Kelleher. The committee invited three finalists to the college to meet with students, faculty, staff, and the greater Capital Region community. The Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees then voted to appoint a candidate as the next president, subject to the approval of the SUNY Board of Trustees.

You can watch the meeting live or recorded at: http://www.suny.edu/about/leadership/board-of-trustees/meetings/meetingNotices.cfm.


Speak-Off Competition is cancelled

Posted: November 15, 2017, 1:01 pm

The Speak-Off Competition scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 15 is cancelled.


Dental Hygiene’s holiday goodie bag sale

Posted: November 14, 2017, 8:16 pm

The Dental Hygiene Department’s 2017 holiday goodie bag sale will benefit a 16-year-old boy who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.

Christmas goodie bags for adults or children are $1 each.

When: 10 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. through Tuesday, Nov. 21
Where: Dental Hygiene Clinic, Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, room 127


Library Tip of the Week: Science Magazine

Posted: November 14, 2017, 1:30 pm

This week in athletics

Posted: November 14, 2017, 12:46 pm

Football (1-9) concluded the 2017 season Saturday, Nov. 11 after falling to The Apprentice School, 28-27, in overtime.

Trailing 21-14 with 3:13 remaining in the game, the Vikings marched down the field in 10 plays to tie the game up at 21-21 with 44-seconds remaining. Wesley Manning (Setauket/Ward Melville) completed the comeback drive with a 14-yard touchdown pass to Shaquille Edmond (Farmingdale, N.J./Wall) in the back of the end zone.

In the overtime period, The Vikings scored on their opening drive as the duo of Manning and Edmond connected once again for a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone, giving the Vikings the 27-21 advantage. The Vikings missed the extra point and opened the door for The Apprentice School to win with a touchdown.

The Apprentice School took advantage of the opportunity as Ethan Bryce scored on a five-yard run, tying the game at 27-27. Zack Schwenke converted the extra-point and secured the 28-27 win over the Vikings

Men’s Basketball (2-2) split games last week, defeating Jefferson at home on Friday, Nov. 10, 80-78, and then were defeated at Herkimer on Saturday, 88-69. Men’s basketball is home this Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.

Women’s Basketball (2-1) also split games this past weekend. The women’s team lost a tough 79077 game to Jefferson on Friday night before bouncing back to defeat Herkimer on the road, 73-71, on Saturday. The women’s basketball team is back home on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.


“Reversing the Stigma” a documentary about addiction to be shown on campus Nov. 29

Posted: November 13, 2017, 1:38 pm

The Human Services and Chemical Dependency Counseling Department will host the documentary “Reversing the Stigma” on Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 1 p.m. in the BTC auditorium.

The film provides a historical perspective on addiction in New York and focuses on new recovery efforts that are happening around the state.

A panel discussion with representatives from local law enforcement, the Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services as well as members of the local recovery community will follow the film.


PRIME Cafe specials

Posted: November 13, 2017, 1:21 pm

BREAKFAST
M – Greek Omelet (Spinach, Tomato, Feta); $4.49
T – Bacon, Egg & Cheese on French Toast; $3.99
W – Western Hot Mess; $3.99
TH – Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes; $3.99
F – Ham, Egg & Swiss Melt; $3.99

GRILL
M – Bacon, Mushroom, Blue Cheese Burger; $6.49
T – Pulled Pork Grilled Cheese; $5.99
W – Mac & Cheese Balls or Bacon Cheese Burger Arancini with French Fries; $5.49
TH – Tuna Melt on Rye; $5.49
F – Bahn Mi (Pork belly, Slaw, Pickles Onions); $5.99

PRIMITTO
M – Classic Tacos (Hard Shell, Ground Beef, Lettuce, Tomato, Sour Cream); $5.99
T – Short Rib Fajitas (Peppers & Onions); $5.99
W – Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (Served in a bowl with 3 Lettuce Cups); $5.99
TH – Shrimp Tacos (Avocado, Mango Salsa, Pickled Onions); $5.99
F – Teriyaki Pork Bowl; $6.49

PIZZA
M – Taco Pizza (Beef)
T – Shrimp Scampi
W – Margarita
TH – Short Rib
F – Cheesy Idaho

SOUP
M – Chicken & Rice
T – Bacon Cheeseburger
W – Italian Sausage and White Bean
TH – Beef Stew
F – Chef Choice

CHEF CORNER
M – Hot Dog Mac & Cheese; $4.99
T – Chicken Pot Pie; $5.49
W – Penne Barese; $5.49
TH – Chicken Stir Fry; $5.49


Voices lecture: Climate Change and Climate Justice in New York

Posted: November 13, 2017, 1:10 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to “Climate Change and Climate Justice in New York” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

The impacts of climate change are felt throughout the world. New York is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from burning fossil fuels. Communities are developing their own resilience plans to mitigate the impact created by worsening heat waves, storms and floods. Eleanor Stein, J.D., LL.M in Climate Change Law at the Albany Law School, presents our state’s initiatives to address climate change.


HVCC Novel Bunch to discuss Jim LaBate’s novel: “The Things I Threw in the River”

Posted: November 10, 2017, 9:35 pm

On Monday, Nov. 20, the HVCC Novel Bunch will discuss a novel by Jim LaBate, “The Things I Threw in the River: The Story of One Man’s Life.” 

Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Multipurpose Room, second floor of the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

ALL students, faculty and staff are welcome!

In the novel, the first-person narrator lives near the Mohawk River in upstate New York during the 1950’s, ’60’s, ’70’s, and ’80’s. He tells a series of related stories about what he threw into the river and why. The first story concerns an incident that occurs when the narrator is four years old, and the final story occurs in 1988 when he is 37. That final story is the most dramatic of all, takes up 50% of the novel, and is based on a real incident.

For more info. contact Anne LaBelle at a.labelle@hvcc.edu or 518-629-7384.


Deadline Nov. 17: All-USA / Coca Cola Academic Teams Scholarship Programs

Posted: November 10, 2017, 6:48 pm

*** Deadline to apply is Nov. 17! ***

Dear Students,

On behalf of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), we are currently accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 All-USA Community College Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Programs. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships will be awarded to outstanding community college students across the nation, and we have an opportunity to nominate four students from Hudson Valley Community College. This is a national competition, open to all Hudson Valley students, and nominations are welcome from both PTK student members as well as students who are not members. Two nominations are reserved for students who intend to transfer for further study; the remaining two are for students who intend to enter the workforce. The deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 17, 2017.

Nominations must meet the following criteria: students who have demonstrated outstanding performance within an academically-rigorous program, earned high grade point averages; and have been recognized through awards and honors for academic achievement. Demonstrated service to the college and community is also important. Letters of recommendation are required. An important part of the application is an essay describing how the student has used his or her community college education to improve his or her community or institution. The evaluators will look primarily for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements in these essays.

Again, both PTK and non-PTK members are welcome to apply. If you are not currently a member of PTK, please visit www.ptk.org, select “LOGIN” at the top of the screen, then click the sign up for free access link located on the right side of the page and follow the prompts to create an account. Select the link in the center of the page that says “2017-2018 Fall Scholarship Application.”

PTK members, please visit https://my.ptk.org and log in using your PTK username (your email address used at the time of accepting membership) and password.  If you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Password” on the login page and follow the prompts to change the password. Select the link in the center of the page that says “2017-2018 Fall Scholarship Application.”

Scholarship recipients will be recognized by USA TODAY, Follett, and Coca-Cola, and nominees to these programs are recognized in All-State Academic Team programs held in 38 states. All-State Team programs may offer students academic scholarships, stipends, newspaper coverage, medallions and/or certificates.

Applications must be completed and successfully submitted by Nov. 17, 2017, including submission of letters of recommendation. After all applications have been received, you will be notified if you have been selected as a nominee. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Whitaker at r.whitaker@hvcc.edu.

Thank you, and good luck!


Additional writing assistance available for Comp I students working on their final research paper

Posted: November 10, 2017, 4:36 pm

Attention Composition I Students!

Additional Writing Assistance is Available for Composition I Students Who Are Working on Their Final Research Paper for Composition I.

Beginning Monday, Nov. 20, in addition to the regularly scheduled writing assistance available in the Writing and Research Center, Hudson Valley Composition I instructors will be offering writing assistance for students working on their final research papers required in Composition I. (See schedule below.)

All stages of the writing and research process are welcomed. However, to maximize assistance, we ask that you please bring a copy of your final project assignment in Composition I as well as any notes, pre-writing materials, drafts, and sources you may have. It is also recommended that you bring or are able to access an electronic version of your working draft if you have one.

The Writing and Research Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Marvin Library. Please remember to bring your ID card.

Monday, Nov. 20 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 21 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 27 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m and 5-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 29 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m and 4-7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 30 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-8 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 1 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 2 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m
Monday, Dec. 4 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m and 5-8 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 5 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m and 4-7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 6 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m and 5-7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 7 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m and 4-7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 8 — 10 a.m.-2 p.m.


Fall 2017 Withdrawal Deadline

Posted: November 8, 2017, 8:49 pm

Fall 2017 Withdrawal Deadline is Friday, Nov. 17, 2017.

It is strongly recommended that a student discusses the impact of either course withdrawals or a total withdrawal with an academic advisor and the Financial Aid Office prior to completing the process. All completed forms must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017 in order to receive a grade of “W” (withdrawal) on the student’s record.

Course Withdrawals
A student may withdraw from a course or courses prior to the end of the day on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. A student must obtain the approval and the signature from his or her advisor or department chair for course withdrawals. The official date of withdrawal is the date that the completed form is received in the Registrar’s Office. Discontinuance of class attendance or notice to the instructor does not constitute authorized withdrawal.

Course withdrawals from a term may jeopardize current and future financial aid eligibility.

Total Withdrawal
A student may withdraw from all registered courses within a term prior to the end of the day on Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. To complete a total withdrawal, please visit the Registrar’s Office in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 136. The official date of withdrawal is the date that the form is completed.

A total withdrawal from a term may jeopardize current and future financial aid eligibility.

If a student is unable to complete either of the above in-person, a signed letter will be accepted as long as it is postmarked and mailed through the U.S. Postal Service by Nov. 17, 2017. Any request received after the deadline will not be accepted.


NYC shopping and Rockette’s seats still available to students!

Posted: November 8, 2017, 8:46 pm

If you are interested in going to NYC to go shopping or see the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall, stop by the Student Activities Office, CTR 210!

Tickets are on sale until Monday, Nov. 20 (while supplies last!)
Seats are limited and filling up fast!

The bus leaves the McDonough Sports at 7:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2 and will drop everyone off at Bryant Park. The bus will pick up everyone back at Bryant Park at 6 p.m.

Shopping is $20 for students and each student can bring one non-student guest for an additional $30 (CASH ONLY).

The show is $55 for students and each student can bring one non-student guest for an additional $75 (CREDIT ONLY).

For more information, contact the Student Activities Office, CTR 210, (518) 629-7348.


Voices lecture: Climate Change and Climate Justice in New York

Posted: November 7, 2017, 9:28 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to “Climate Change and Climate Justice in New York” on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 11 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

The impacts of climate change are felt throughout the world. New York is working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions resulting from burning fossil fuels. Communities are developing their own resilience plans to mitigate the impact created by worsening heat waves, storms and floods. Eleanor Stein, J.D., LL.M in Climate Change Law at the Albany Law School, presents our state’s initiatives to address climate change.


Library Tip of the Week: Source Evaluation: Does it pass the C. R. A. P. Test?

Posted: November 7, 2017, 1:04 pm

Library Tip of the Week – CRAP Test

Miss a past Library Tip of the Week?
View them all here: https://hvcc.libguides.com/tipoftheweek


Human Services Club conducting mitten drive for Viking Day Care Center

Posted: November 6, 2017, 7:54 pm

Human Services Club
MITTEN DRIVE

The club is collecting new gloves and mittens for the
3- and 4-year-old students at the Viking Day Care Center.

Help us keep their little hands warm!

You may drop off your donation of gloves and mittens at BRN 008
until Dec. 14, 2017.

Thank You!


Seeking outstanding students for scholarship nomination

Posted: November 6, 2017, 1:17 pm

Dear Students,

On behalf of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), we are currently accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 All-USA Community College Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Programs. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships will be awarded to outstanding community college students across the nation, and we have an opportunity to nominate four students from Hudson Valley Community College. This is a national competition, open to all Hudson Valley students, and nominations are welcome from both PTK student members as well as students who are not members. Two nominations are reserved for students who intend to transfer for further study; the remaining two are for students who intend to enter the workforce. The deadline for submitting nominations is November 17, 2017.

Nominations must meet the following criteria: students who have demonstrated outstanding performance within an academically-rigorous program, earned high grade point averages; and have been recognized through awards and honors for academic achievement. Demonstrated service to the college and community is also important. Letters of recommendations are required. An important part of the application is an essay describing how the student has used his or her community college education to improve his or her community or institution. In the essays, the evaluators will look primarily for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements.

Again, both PTK and non-PTK members are welcome to apply. If you are not currently a member of PTK, please visit www.ptk.org, select “LOGIN” at the top of the screen, then click the sign up for free access link located on the right side of the page and follow the prompts to create an account. Select the link in the center of the page that says “2017-2018” Fall Scholarship Application”.

PTK members, please visit https://my.ptk.org and log in using your PTK username (your email address used at the time of accepting membership) and password. If you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Password” on the login page and follow the prompts to change the password. Select the link in the center of the page that says “2017-2018” Fall Scholarship Application”.

Scholarship recipients will be recognized by USA TODAY, Follett, and Coca-Cola, and nominees to these programs are recognized in All-State Academic Team programs held in 38 states. All-State Team programs may offer students academic scholarships, stipends, newspaper coverage, medallions and/or certificates.

Applications must be completed and successfully submitted by Nov. 17, 2017, including submission of letters of recommendations.

After all applications have been received, you will be notified if you have been selected as a nominee. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Whitaker at r.whitaker@hvcc.edu. Thank you, and good luck!


Psychology Club speaker: Parapsychology today, Nov. 6

Posted: November 6, 2017, 1:07 pm

Parapsychology, a fun topic for the Halloween season, is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena. This presentation will discuss efforts to study these phenomenon, difficulties and criticisms.

Date: Monday, Nov. 6
Time: 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Location: BRN 002


This week in athletics

Posted: November 6, 2017, 1:06 pm

Cross Country
Hudson Valley Community College cross country concluded the 2017 season Saturday, Nov. 4 after competing in the NJCAA Nationals meet hosted by Holyoke Community College at Stanley Park in Westfield, Mass.

The men’s program finished 24th out of the 29th participating teams as Holden Maynard placed 64th overall with an official time of 29:14.

The women’s program had two individuals compete in Saturday’s championship meet as Sarah Rosenberger placed 38th overall with a final time of 21:44 with an average 1K time of 4:21.3. Mercedes Planavsky also competed and finished 54th overall with a final time of 22:30.0 for an average 1K time of 4:30.

Football (1-8) dropped a hard fought match-up, 18-7, to Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) at home on Saturday afternoon.

Taj Beckett finished the game with 13 completions for 253 passing yards and Andres Blanco carried the ball 15 times for 54 yards to lead the Vikings offensively. Shaquille Edmond quickly became Beckett’s top target as he hauled in five catches for 148-yards and a score.

Defensively, Kapone Brown and Isaiah Moak each recorded a sack and combined for 22 total tackles. Richard Eversleigh added eight tackles while Jaleel Kyles and John (Jack) Fitzgerald each had seven total tackles on the afternoon.

Men’s Basketball (1-1) dropped Saturday”s away game against Cayuga, 88-78. The Vikings were led offensively by Mitchell Dame as he scored a team-high 17-points with sophomore guard David Reo adding 16 points as the Vikings couldn’t overcome the late game deficit to Cayuga.

Basketball tipped-off the 2017 season with an 88-83 win over Rockland on Nov. 1. The Vikings had five student-athletes surpass double-digit scoring as Taylor Slattery led all scorers with a game-high 23 points, including 19 points in the second half. Slattery also led the Vikings from behind the arc, hitting four three-pointers on the night.

Men’s basketball is home this Friday, Nov. 10 to play Jefferson at 8 p.m.

Women’s Basketball (1-0) kicked off the 2017 season with an 88-82 victory over Cayuga Community College on Saturday afternoon.

Hannah Kreiger scored a game-high 30-points as she was one of three Vikings to reached double-digit scoring in the season-opener. Taylor Engster hit a team-high five field goals from three-point range and added five clutch free throws in the fourth quarter for 22 points for Hudson Valley.

Women’s basketball is home this Friday, Nov. 10 to play Jefferson at 6 p.m.


PRIME Cafe Specials

Posted: November 6, 2017, 12:58 pm

BREAKFAST
M: Breakfast Burrito (Potatoes, Salsa), $3.99
T: Buffalo Hot Mess, $3.99
W: Ham & Gouda Omelet, $4.49
Th: Farmers Omelet (Egg Whites, Spinach, Tomato, Onion), $4.49
F:  Hole in One with Bacon, $3.99

GRILL
M: Monte Cristo (Turkey, Ham, Swiss, Russian), $5.99
T: The Gobbler (Turkey, Stuffing, Cranberry Mayo), $5.99
W: Pesto PBLT (Pork Belly, Lettuce, Tomato, Pesto Mayo), $6.49
TH: Sweet & Spicy Chicken Philly (Pepper Jack, 1000 Island), $5.99
F:  Angry Burger (Blue Cheese, Hot Sauce, Crispy Onion), $6.49

PRIMITTO
M: Chipotle Pork Bowl, $6.49
T: Thai Chicken Bowl (Pineapple, Cilantro, Corn Salsa), $6.49
W: Walking Taco (Choice of Meat & Toppings), $5.99
TH: Soba Noodle Bowl (Crispy Pork belly, Carrot – Cabbage Slaw), $6.49
F:  General Tso Bowl over Rice with Broccoli Florets, $5.99

PIZZA
M: Garlic Parmesan Buffalo Chicken
T: Meatball Parmesan
W: Italiano (Pepperoni, Sausage, RRP, Basil)
TH: BBQ Chicken, Bacon, Ranch
F: Green Machine (Pesto Base, Broccoli, Spinach)

SOUP
M:  Turkey and Corn Chowder
T: Beef Vegetable
W: Broccoli Cheddar
TH: Chicken Noodle
F: Chef Choice

CHEF’S CORNER
M: Shepherd’s Pie, $4.99
T: Beef & Broccoli over White Rice
W: Penne & Meatball Bake
TH: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Steamed Vegetables over Rice


Drummer William Hooker accompanies “Within Our Gates” at noon and 6:30 p.m. today (Nov. 3)

Posted: November 3, 2017, 12:40 pm

Drummer and composer William Hooker accompanies “Within Our Gates,” a 1920 silent film by director Oscar Micheaux that is the oldest known surviving film by an African-American filmmaker. The film portrays the hardships, duplicity and amazing reversals of fortune a black schoolteacher experiences on a journey north to raise funds for her school. Despite the director’s graphic depictions of racial injustice and violence, the film ultimately delivers an uplifting message of racial pride and self-respect. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Mr. Hooker.

William Hooker started drum lessons at age 10 and says “I consider myself a ‘jazz musician.’ My work fits in the jazz tradition because it’s based on improvisation, it’s based on learning one’s craft.” On his more than 60 CDs, his compositions range from jazz to “new” and experimental music.

This event will take place in the BTC Auditorium on
Friday, Nov. 3 at both noon and 6:30 pm.
It is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.


Call for nominations for the Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research

Posted: November 3, 2017, 11:50 am

Just a reminder that the Dwight Marvin Library faculty welcome students and faculty to nominate research papers for consideration for the Bulmer Award, named after Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer, president of Hudson Valley Community College during the years 1979-1996. Dr. Bulmer funded this prestigious award through the college’s Foundation, with the goal of recognizing academic scholarship in library-based research.

Papers are submitted throughout the fall and spring semesters. The nomination deadline is May 1, each spring. One recipient is selected each year. The recipient receives a monetary award, is recognized at the Student Honors Convocation and in the commencement program, and is included on a perpetual plaque in the Dwight Marvin Library Learning Commons.

Criteria are as follows. A winning paper will meet all of the following:

  • Grade of A
  • Extensive bibliography with a minimum of five sources. Papers having fewer than five sources are not eligible. More quality sources are preferred.
  • Evidence of initiative, persistence, and ingenuity in identifying sources. Papers with a variety of sources are ranked more highly. For example, a paper including books, academic journals, newspapers and credible websites will rank more highly than a paper using mainly websites.
  • Evidence of critical thinking in evaluating sources for credibility and appropriateness. Depending on the assignment and subject matter, seminal works, core journals and critical sources are preferred. For example, if you are writing a research paper on the legacy of Adolf Hitler, including his autobiography Mein Kampf, a newspaper article written during his lifetime (the library has the historical New York Times!), or an interview with a Holocaust survivor/descendant demonstrates great critical thinking (and initiative).
  • Correct citation format. NOTE: MLA citations are expected to reflect changes instituted in April 2016 (MLA 8 format).
  • Authentic academic work, i.e. free of plagiarism (papers may be reviewed using turnitin.com or similar software).

Students: the 2017-18 recipient could be you! The tools to help you succeed are right here in the Marvin Library Learning Commons: research librarians and writing specialists in the Writing and Research Center, individualized research appointments and LAC workshops,  just to name a few.

To submit a paper for consideration, review criteria and learn more about the award, visit the Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research guide, and for additional information contact librarian Val Waldin at v.waldin@hvcc.edu, MRV 141.


New Single Sign-on Screen

Posted: November 2, 2017, 8:26 pm

Single Sign-On (SSO) is an authentication process that allows a user to access multiple web applications by requiring a one-time login with one set of credentials. Below is a screen shot of the current SSO login page:

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017, ITS will be implementing a new look for this page. Below is a screen shot of the new SSO login page layout.

Thank you,
Information Technology Services


Drummer William Hooker accompanies “Within Our Gates” at noon and 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3

Posted: November 2, 2017, 11:59 am

Drummer and composer William Hooker accompanies “Within Our Gates,” a 1920 silent film by director Oscar Micheaux that is the oldest known surviving film by an African-American filmmaker. The film portrays the hardships, duplicity and amazing reversals of fortune a black schoolteacher experiences on a journey north to raise funds for her school. Despite the director’s graphic depictions of racial injustice and violence, the film ultimately delivers an uplifting message of racial pride and self-respect. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Mr. Hooker.

William Hooker started drum lessons at age 10 and says “I consider myself a ‘jazz musician.’ My work fits in the jazz tradition because it’s based on improvisation, it’s based on learning one’s craft.” On his more than 60 CDs, his compositions range from jazz to “new” and experimental music.

This event will take place in the BTC Auditorium on
Friday, Nov. 3 at both noon and 6:30 pm.
It is free and open to the public.

Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.


Seeking outstanding students for scholarship nomination

Posted: November 1, 2017, 6:26 pm

Dear Students,

On behalf of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), we are currently accepting nominations for the 2017-2018 All-USA Community College Academic Team and the Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Programs. Approximately $400,000 in scholarships will be awarded to outstanding community college students across the nation, and we have an opportunity to nominate four students from Hudson Valley Community College.

This is a national competition, open to all Hudson Valley students, and nominations are welcome from PTK student members, as well as students who are not members. Two nominations are reserved for students who intend to transfer for further study; the remaining two are for students who intend to enter the workforce. The deadline for submitting nominations is Nov. 17, 2017.

Nominations must meet the following criteria: students who have demonstrated outstanding performance within an academically-rigorous program, earned high grade point averages; and have been recognized through awards and honors for academic achievement. Demonstrated service to the college and community also is important. Letters of recommendations are required. An important part of the application is an essay describing how the student has used his or her community college education to improve his or her community or institution. Evaluators who review the essays will look primarily for innovative, creative, original and lasting achievements.

Again, both PTK and non-PTK members are welcome to apply.

If you are not currently a member of PTK, please visit www.ptk.org, select “LOGIN” at the top of the screen, then click the “sign up for free access” link located on the right side of the page and follow the prompts to create an account. Select the link in the center of the page that says “2017-2018” Fall Scholarship Application.”

PTK members, please visit https://my.ptk.org and login using your PTK username (your email address used at the time of accepting membership) and password. If you have forgotten your password, click “Forgot Password” on the login page and follow the prompts to change the password. Select the link in the center of the page that says “2017-2018” Fall Scholarship Application.”

Scholarship recipients will be recognized by USA TODAY, Follett, and Coca-Cola, and nominees to these programs are recognized in All-State Academic Team programs held in 38 states. All-State Team programs may offer students academic scholarships, stipends, newspaper coverage, medallions and/or certificates.

Applications must be completed and successfully submitted by Nov. 17, 2017, including submission of letters of recommendations. After all applications have been received, you will be notified if you have been selected as a nominee. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Robert Whitaker at r.whitaker@hvcc.edu.

Thank you and good luck!


Criminal Justice Club hosts a two-day bake sale!

Posted: November 1, 2017, 6:16 pm

The Criminal Justice Club will have its Bake Sale on Thursday, Nov. 2 and Friday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Siek Campus Center.

We look forward to your support!

Thank you,
Professor Shawna Addison


Spring application for Excelsior Scholarship open through Dec. 4

Posted: November 1, 2017, 8:27 am

If you or a student you know missed the chance to apply for the Excelsior Scholarship this past spring, now is the time to take action. The Excelsior Scholarship application for the spring 2018 semester is now open and will run through Dec. 4.

The spring 2018 application is open to students first entering college in the spring 2018 term, students who caught up on credits during the fall 2017 term to meet the credit requirement, and current college students who missed the deadline for the fall 2017 application.

Visit hesc.ny.gov/excelsior to see eligibility requirements and submit an application.

After the first round of Excelsior Scholarship applications earlier this year, nearly 22,000 students are now attending college at a SUNY or CUNY school tuition-free.


Improve your public speaking skills Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m.

Posted: October 31, 2017, 4:06 pm

Please join us if you would like to improve your public speaking skills!

Professor John Meehan will share useful tips.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in Brahan Hall, room 001
  • Open to all!
  • Sponsored by the Entrepreneur’s Club

Wrestling Club practice has started!

Posted: October 31, 2017, 4:01 pm

Wrestling Club has started! You know you miss it! Please join us!

Every Monday from 2 to 4 p.m.
McDonough Sports Complex Gym
Bring your gear!

For more information, please contact:
Professor Fronhofer at v.fronhofer@hvcc.edu

Additional practice dates:
Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 30 from 6 to 8 p.m.


Voices lecture at noon Wednesday, Nov. 1: Building computer games

Posted: October 31, 2017, 12:10 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present Velan Studios: Building Games at the Tip of the Spear on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at noon in the BTC Auditorium.

Velan Studios is the latest business venture of the brothers Guha and Karthik Bala. Their newest startup centers on creating innovative and entertaining game experiences that stoke the imagination. The Bela brothers discuss their 25-year journey as leaders who push the frontiers of gaming.

All are welcome to attend.


Library Tip of the Week: Life Magazine Archive

Posted: October 31, 2017, 11:48 am

This week in athletics

Posted: October 30, 2017, 12:23 pm

Cross Country
Hudson Valley Community College cross country teams competed in the NJCAA Region III meet at Finger Lakes Community College on Saturday, Oct. 28.

The men’s program finished sixth out of six teams and combined for an average time of 36:48.8 in the five-mile race. Holden Maynard was the first Vikings runner to cross the finish line and placed seventh overall with a final time of 31:06.4.

The women’s program sent two individuals, Sarah Rosenberger and Mercedes Planavsky, to compete in the NJCAA Region III 5K meet. Rosenberger and Planavsky both placed inside the top-10 with Rosenberger placing sixth with a final time of 23:11.6. Planavsky crossed the finish line in 10th place with a time of 24:01.0.

Football (1-7) lost a tough game as they couldn’t overcome the slippery conditions and the steady rain as Erie Community College defeated the Vikings, 43-14, on Saturday, Oct. 28 afternoon in Orchard Park, N.Y.

The Men’s Soccer (9-8) season came to a close Tuesday evening, Oct. 24 as the No.7 Vikings fell to No.10 Finger Lakes, 5-1, in the NJCAA Region III Quarterfinal round. Ethan Thomas put the Hudson Valley on the board in the second half after being awarded a penalty kick as a result of a Lakers foul in the box.

Women’s Soccer (12-5) advanced to the NJCAA Region III Championship game after defeating Corning, 2-1, on Thursday, Oct. 26 but couldn’t overcome the top-ranked Herkimer Generals in the Championship match on Sunday, Oct. 29. The Vikings closed out their best year since finishing 2014 with a 11-4-1 record. Kaitlin Nadeau and Sydney Buhrke were named to the 2017 NJCAA Region III All-Tournament Team.

The women’s soccer All-Conference, All-Region and All-American teams are scheduled to be released this week with the expectation a few Vikings student-athletes will earn the year-end honors.

Men’s Basketball (0-0) begins its 2017 campaign at home on Wednesday, Nov. 1 when they welcome Rockland Community College to Troy. Game time is 7 p.m. The men’s program also will travel to Cayuga Community College on Saturday, Nov. 4 for a 3 p.m. game.

Women’s Basketball (0-0) also begins its 2017 season at home on Nov. 1 against Rockland Community College. They also travel with the men’s program to take on Cayuga Community College at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4.


PRIME Cafe specials!

Posted: October 30, 2017, 12:19 pm

Breakfast
M – French Toast with Bacon, $3.49
T – Pumpkin Pancakes with Sausage, $4.49
W – Egg Benedict Wrap (Scrambled Eggs, Diced Tomato, Ham, Hollandaise), $3.99
Th – “Doughnut” French Toast with Bacon, $3.99
F – Southwestern Hot Mess, $3.99

Grill
M – Tuna Melt on Rye, $5.49
T – “Bat Wings” Boneless Wings with Fries, $5.99
W – Chili Dogs with Cheese & Onions, $5.49
Th – Shaved Steak Grinder with Onions & Peppers, $6.49
F – TBA

Primitto
M – Bean Burrito with Chicken, $6.49
T – Mole Chicken Burrito w/ Black Beans, $6.49
W – Meatball Burrito, $6.49
Th – Ranchero Pork Tacos (Hard Shell)
F – Nachos, Your Way, $5.49

Pizza
M – White, Broccoli, Garlic
T – Buffa – Q Chicken
W – Hot Dog and Mac & Cheese
Th – Bacon, Pineapple, Pepperoni
F – Tomato, Bacon, Ranch

Soup
M – Chicken & Rice
T – Minestrone
W – Beef Chili
Th – Chef Choice
F – Chef Choice

Chef Special
M – Swedish Meatball over Penne, $5.49
T – Loaded BBQ Chicken Mac & Cheese (Texas Style), $3.99
W – Roasted Turkey with Stuffing & Corn Dinner, $5.99
Th – Beef Tips over Pasta with Green Beans, $5.99


Voices lecture at noon Wednesday, Nov. 1: Building computer games

Posted: October 30, 2017, 12:10 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present Velan Studios: Building Games at the Tip of the Spear on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at noon in the BTC Auditorium.

Velan Studios is the latest business venture of the brothers Guha and Karthik Bala. Their newest startup centers on creating innovative and entertaining game experiences that stoke the imagination. The Bela brothers discuss their 25-year journey as leaders who push the frontiers of gaming.

All are welcome to attend.


Known problem with library databases linking to full text

Posted: October 27, 2017, 8:18 pm

Linking to full-text journal articles through individual library research databases from EBSCO has been unreliable this semester. The vendor is aware of the problem and is working to resolve it. Some of the affected research databases include Academic Search Complete, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, Education Source, Humanities Source, and SportDiscuss with Fulltext. Here are several suggested alternatives:

Use OneSearch, the search option provided on the library web site. OneSearch linking has remained reliable. OneSearch searches multiple databases simultaneously so individual EBSCO database full-text results are included and properly linked.

Search individual non-EBSCO databases such as JSTOR for humanities, ScienceDirect for social sciences, and Academic OneFile for general searches. These and dozens of other library online resources provide high quality, scholarly content that can be used in research papers.  Note that OneSearch also searches these databases when queried.

The library’s alphabetical listing of research databases and online researches can be found online.

Get help from a librarian by walking in to the Writing and Research Center during library hours, making a research appointment, or asking for assistance online.

When the linking issue is resolved, an update will be posted.  The library regrets any inconvenience to students and faculty. Comments and suggestions regarding library services are always welcome; contact Library Director Brenda Hazard.


Psych Club speaker on parapsychology, Monday, Nov. 6

Posted: October 27, 2017, 3:32 pm

Parapsychology, a fun topic for the Halloween season,  is a field of study concerned with the investigation of paranormal and psychic phenomena. This presentation will discuss efforts to study these phenomenon, difficulties and criticisms.

Date: Monday, Nov. 6
Time: 2 – 2:50 p.m.
Location: BRN 002


HVCC Novel Bunch to meet Monday, Oct. 30

Posted: October 27, 2017, 2:37 pm

The HVCC Novel Bunch will meet Monday, Oct. 30 at 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Marvin Library Learning Commons to discuss the #1 New York Times Bestseller, “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman.

Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon — the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Behind the cranky exterior, there is a story and a sadness. So when one November morning a chatty young couple with two chatty young daughters move in next door and accidentally flatten Ove’s mailbox, it is the lead-in to a comical and heartwarming tale of unkempt cats, unexpected friendship, and the ancient art of backing up a U-Haul. All of which will change one cranky old man and a local residents’ association to their very foundations.

For more information, contact Anne LaBelle at a.labelle@hvcc.edu or 518-629-7384.


Albany Business Review’s “2017 Best Places to Work” and more!

Posted: October 27, 2017, 2:00 pm

One of the powerful resources available to students and faculty is the Albany Business Review, a full text online edition of the Capital District’s weekly business newspaper featuring latest breaking business news and the annual Book of Lists.

This week’s Business Review surveys the Capital Region’s 2017 Best Places to Work, which include tech startups and law firms that are just a few years old, as well as major regional employers that have been around for decades.

Last week’s edition reported on the relationship between higher employment and lower enrollment at community colleges, and quoted President Drew Matonak on this inverse economic pattern faced by community colleges.

The Dwight Marvin Library actively subscribes to more than 100 authoritative research databases, online sources, thousands of media sources and maintains over 70 subject guides — all accessible to students and employees on and off campus.

Seize the wealth of information at your fingertips!


Drummer William Hooker Accompanies “Within Our Gates”

Posted: October 27, 2017, 11:55 am

Drummer and composer William Hooker accompanies “Within Our Gates,” a 1920 silent film by director Oscar Micheaux that is the oldest known surviving film by an African-American filmmaker. The film portrays the hardships, duplicity and amazing reversals of fortune a black schoolteacher experiences on a journey north to raise funds for her school. Despite the director’s graphic depictions of racial injustice and violence, the film ultimately delivers an uplifting message of racial pride and self-respect. The film will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Mr. Hooker.

William Hooker started drum lessons at age 10 and says “I consider myself a ‘jazz musician.’ My work fits in the jazz tradition because it’s based on improvisation, it’s based on learning one’s craft.” On his more than 60 CDs, his compositions range from jazz to “new” and experimental music.

This event will take place in the BTC Auditorium on
Friday, Nov. 3 at both noon and 6:30 pm.
It is free and open to the public.


Would you like to improve your public speaking skills? Please join us!

Posted: October 27, 2017, 11:54 am

Please join us if you would like to improve your public speaking skills!

Professor John Meehan will share useful tips.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 2 p.m. in Brahan Hall, room 001
  • Open to all!
  • Sponsored by the Entrepreneur’s Club

Pumpkin Palooza contest winners!

Posted: October 26, 2017, 8:27 pm

There was a great turn out this year with a great number of pumpkins entered in the contest.  Thank you to everyone that participated!

Three categories were judged: Staff/Faculty, Students and Clubs.
If you won, please stop by the Student Activities Office, CTR 210, next week (Oct. 30-Nov. 3) to claim your prize!

Staff/Faculty
1st: Financial Aid — apple ($100 gift card to Subway)
2nd: Purchasing — beach theme ($75 gift card to Subway)
3rd: Cashiers — Dracula ($50 gift card to Subway)
Honorable Mention: Graphics Department — The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
(Please stop by for your prize — a $25 gift card to Subway —  as well!)

Student
1st: Conor Brown: TV ($100 gift card to the bookstore)
2nd: Maeve Uhalde: black tree ($75 gift card to the bookstore)
3rd: Megan Malanowski: brain ($50 gift card to the bookstore)

Club
1st: Mortuary Science: clowns ($100 gift card to the bookstore)
2nd: Criminal Justice: jail scene ($75 gift card to the bookstore)
3rd: EOP: logo ($50 gift card to the bookstore)

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!


Food Pantry and Sock Drawer donations needed

Posted: October 26, 2017, 11:57 am

The campus community is encouraged to continue supporting the Student Senate Food Pantry and Sock Drawer, particularly as the season begins to change. Staff and students may bring their non-perishable food products, along with newly-purchased undergarments, socks, thermal underwear, gloves, caps, etc. to the Student Activities Office, room 210 on the second floor of the Siek Campus Center.

The student senate recognizes that many members of the campus and community are in need of some of these bare essentials, according to Nathaniel Savasta, Student Senate president. “Some of the undergarments will be donated to local area missions and shelters,” Savasta said. “This drive is just one more way we are able to contribute to our campus and community to those less fortunate.”

Savasta added that the clothing donations will be collected throughout the winter season.

For more information on how to contribute, please call Student Activities at (518) 629-7348.


Books and Bites cafe hours for today, Oct. 26

Posted: October 26, 2017, 11:55 am

The Books and Bites Cafe in Dwight Marvin Library will close at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26.

Normal hours will resume on Friday.


Student Veterans: Learn how to make the most of your military benefits

Posted: October 25, 2017, 3:35 pm

Meet Retired Colonel Marty Dinan, director of veteran enrollment at The College of Saint Rose and members of Saint Rose’s Student Veterans Association and learn how to form a battle plan to utilize your military benefits to their max.

The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 7 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Junior’s, 48 N. Greenbush Road, Troy.

Register for the event here: https://saintrosevets.eventbrite.com


Chemistry Rocks! webinar

Posted: October 24, 2017, 8:42 pm

The next HVCC Chemistry Club meeting is this coming Monday, Oct. 30 at 3 p.m. in SCI 385.

The meeting topic is Chemistry Rocks! We will be viewing an American Chemical Society (ACS) webinar entitled ”Chemistry Rocks! Exploring the Chemistry of Rocks and Minerals.” Attendees will hear about the use of minerals to improve the quality of life, the structural chemistry of various gemstones, biomineralization, the energy-water-food nexus, extremophiles, and careers in rock and mineral chemistry. The webinar is part of the ACS Program-in-a-Box program.

Chemistry Rocks! ACS Webinar Flyer


“Tangled Up in” Worms on Thursday, Oct. 26

Posted: October 24, 2017, 12:10 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present “Tangled Up in” Worms on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

Through his companies BioSoil Farm and VermaGro Products, local entrepreneur Chad Currin invents and manufactures organic fertilizers from garbage that would otherwise go to the landfill. Currin brings along some of his farm workers — worms — to share their amazing story. Additionally, he will share how the worm farm led to an accident that uncovered the key to recycling Styrofoam. Through funny stories, interesting anecdotes, amazing creatures and a few surprises, Currin describes how he turns trash into cash with help from his worms.


Library Tip of the Week: Artstor

Posted: October 24, 2017, 12:08 pm

Library Tip of the Week – Artstor

Miss a past Library Tip of the Week? View them all here: https://hvcc.libguides.com/tipoftheweek


PRIME Cafe specials, week of Oct. 23

Posted: October 23, 2017, 12:05 pm

Monday, Oct. 23
Grill Breakfast: Bacon Pancake Dippers; $3.99
Pizza: Cheesy Idaho (Bacon, French Fries, Cheddar Cheese)
Chef’s Corner: Sweet & Sour Chicken with Crab Rangoons
Grill: Bacon, Egg, & Cheese Burger $6.49
PRIME-ito: Walking Tacos (Choice of Meat & Toppings)
Soup: Chicken Noodle

Tuesday, Oct. 24
Grill Breakfast: Stuffed French Toast; $4.49
Pizza: Chicken Parmesan
Chef’s Corner: Chicken Souvlaki Platter over Rice; $5.49
Grill: Island Turkey Burger with Mango Salsa; $6.99
PRIME-ito: Chicken & Andouille Bowl; $6.49
Soup: Tomato Bisque

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Grill Breakfast: Ham, Egg, & Cheese on a Waffle; $4.49
Pizza: Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza
Chef’s Corner: Chicken Cacciatore over Rice; $5.99
Grill: Cheeseburger Wrap; $6.49
PRIME-ito: BBQ Chicken Burrito; $6.49
Soup: White Chicken Chili

Thursday, Oct. 26
Grill Breakfast: Philly Steak Omelet; $4.49
Pizza: Sicilian
Chef’s Corner: Short Ribs over Pasta; $5.49
Grill: Crab Cake Sandwich with Remoulade; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Veggie Burrito with Sesame Ginger; $6.49
Soup: Italian Wedding
Please note: The Books and Bite Library Cafe will close Oct. 26 at 5:30 p.m. instead of 6.

Friday, Oct. 27
Grill Breakfast: 3 Meat Crustless Quiche; $3.99
Pizza: Pesto Chicken
Grill: Pesto Pork Belly BLT; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Pork Bowl with Coleslaw; $6.49
Soup: Chef Choice


Presidential Finalists: Survey Deadline Extended to Friday, Oct. 20 at 5:30 pm

Posted: October 20, 2017, 12:44 pm

We have extended the deadline to take the online surveys to share your impressions of the Presidential Finalists.  The surveys will close today, Friday, October 20th at 5:30 pm.  The login for Blackboard is found on the college’s web page under the “Current Students” tab or click on the link below:

MyHudsonValley Portall/Blackboard

The links to the surveys are posted in the Blackboard organization “Presidential Finalists” on the right hand side of the page after you log in.

The survey results will be compiled by the search firm and forwarded to the Board of Trustees for their review. Although the form does allow you to self-identify, surveys can be submitted anonymously. However, the search firm will send the comments only, without names, and all comments are confidential.

Also in “Presidential Finalists” organization are the videos from the three open forums, in case you didn’t have a chance to see the candidates in person. Videos will be available until Wednesday, Oct. 25.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your participation in this important process.


ICYMI: Talk on 2017 Constitutional Convention vote now is on YouTube

Posted: October 19, 2017, 6:10 pm

History Professors Alan Joseph and Robert Whitaker presented “The New York State 2017 Constitutional Convention Question” on Oct. 18.

If you were unable to attend, the presentation now is available on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5H52xBkNW0&feature=youtu.be

Thank you to Viking Video Technologies for making this available to the campus community.


“Tangled Up in” Worms on Thursday, Oct. 26

Posted: October 19, 2017, 3:40 pm

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present “Tangled Up in” Worms on Thursday, Oct. 26, at 11 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

Through his companies BioSoil Farm and VermaGro Products, local entrepreneur Chad Currin invents and manufactures organic fertilizers from garbage that would otherwise go to the landfill. Currin brings along some of his farm workers — worms — to share their amazing story. Additionally, he will share how the worm farm led to an accident that uncovered the key to recycling Styrofoam. Through funny stories, interesting anecdotes, amazing creatures and a few surprises, Currin describes how he turns trash into cash with help from his worms.


Pumpkins are here!

Posted: October 18, 2017, 6:57 pm

Stop by the Student Activities Office (CTR 210) to pick up your pumpkins to carve or decorate for the Pumpkin Palooza contest!

Carved and/or embellished pumpkins must be dropped off by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 26 to the first floor of the Campus Center to be included in the Pumpkin Palooza contest!

This event is open to all students, faculty and staff! Prizes will be announced following judging at 1 p.m.

If you would like to take your pumpkin home after the contest, please pick it up in the Campus Center by 1:30 p.m. All remaining pumpkins will be used for decoration at the community Pumpkin Palooza in the McDonough Sports Complex.


Films on Thursday, Oct. 19: Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy

Posted: October 18, 2017, 12:26 pm

Carlos Saura’s Flamenco Trilogy
Thursday, Oct. 19
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

11 a.m. — “Blood Wedding” (1981, 71 min)
12:30 p.m. — “Carmen” (1983, 101 min)
2:30 p.m. — “El Amor Brujo” (1986, 103 min)

Carlos Saura’s “Flamenco Trilogy” showcases the great film director’s passion for dance and music, and his ongoing exploration of Spanish national identity. All three films star and were choreographed by legendary dancer Antonio Gades, and feature thrilling physicality and electrifying cinematography and editing.

Open free to all. Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.


Dr. Ann Marie Murray, presidential candidate, on campus today, October 17

Posted: October 17, 2017, 12:00 pm

Dr. Ann Marie Murray, associate provost and chief of staff at the University at Albany, and former president of Herkimer County Community College, is the third of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Murray’s visit is Monday and Tuesday, October 16 and 17.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.


Library Tip of the Week: CQ Researcher

Posted: October 17, 2017, 11:50 am

Library Tip of the Week – CQ Researcher

Miss a past Library Tip of the Week? View them all here: https://hvcc.libguides.com/tipoftheweek


Spring 2018 off-campus courses available

Posted: October 16, 2017, 7:10 pm

Spring 2018 Off-Campus
Classes are now available!

Winter is coming very soon! Are you starting to dread the commute and wish there were courses you could take closer to home or near where you work?

Then you’re in luck!

Did you know that Hudson Valley Community College offers a variety of courses at several off-campus locations in the community? These are the exact same classes you could take on-campus and are taught by Hudson Valley instructors.

If you live in or near Albany, Troy, Clifton Park or Malta, we may have what you’re looking for! Depending on the location you choose, classes are available during the day, evening or both.

Our Albany Extension Center is conveniently located at 175 Central Avenue and is on a main bus route. Remember, you can use your Hudson Valley ID card to get there on a CDTA bus! For those driving, there is parking available behind the building for evening students. This location is offering 9 classes for the Spring 2018 semester.

Albany Extension Center, 175 Central Avenue
Economics

37841 ECON 100–800 Principles of Macroeconomics
English
37357 ENGL 101-800 English Composition I
30183 ENGL 101-801 English Composition I
31924 ENGL 102-805 English Composition II
Mathematics
37521 MATH 099–800 Elementary Algebra I
37932 MATH 110-800 Intermediate Algebra
30727 MATH 120-800 Real World Math
Psychology
37842 PSYC 100-800 General Psychology
33019 PSYC 205-800 Developmental Psychology

We are offering evening courses at the two area high schools listed below.

Lansingburgh High School
30238 ENGL 102-804 English Composition II

Shenendehowa High School
37406 ENGL 102-800 English Composition II
37993 ENGL 125-800 Public Speaking

For those of you in the Malta area, our TEC-SMART facility is offering 8 courses in a variety of topics.

TEC-SMART, Malta
General Computer

37765 CMPT 115-850 Introduction to Business Analytics w/Excel
English
34630 ENGL 101-851 English Composition I
37365 ENGL 102-850 English Composition II
History
37834 HIST 111-850 Interpretation of American History II
Mathematics
37262 MATH 150-850 College Algebra & Trig
37337 MATH 170-850 Precalculus
Music
34956 MUSC 106-850 The History of Rock & Roll
Psychology
30412 PSYC 210-850 Abnormal Psychology

For more information regarding days and times, please go to WiRed. After selecting Spring 2018 to look up available classes, select “Off-Campus” in the “Part of Term” box to see all of the details. Or you may speak with your advisor.

Remember to schedule soon so you don’t miss out!


Dr. Ann Marie Murray, presidential candidate, on campus today, October 16 and Tuesday, October 17

Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:25 pm

Dr. Ann Marie Murray, associate provost and chief of staff at the University at Albany, and former president of Herkimer County Community College, is the third of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Murray’s visit is Monday and Tuesday, October 16 and 17.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.


Constitutional Convention Talk on Wednesday, Oct. 18

Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:24 pm

During the general election on Tuesday, Nov. 7, voters in New York State will be asked if they wish to call a Constitutional Convention.

In preparation for this vote, Faculty Members Alan Joseph and Robert Whitaker present “The New York State 2017 Constitutional Convention Question,” an informative and educational talk on the New York State Constitutional Convention ballot question, from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 in the Multipurpose Room of the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

The presentation explores both the history of constitutional conventions in New York and past changes to the Constitution, as well as the process and function of a convention should the voters approve the measure this fall. It also examines arguments both for and against calling a convention. Audience questions will be welcome and light refreshments will be provided.


Oct. 18 & 20 film screening and panel discussion focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:12 pm

Join the Teacher Preparation Department for one of two film screenings of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” followed by panel discussion on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resulting short and long-term health effects.

When?

  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 3 p.m. in Higbee 100
  • Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in BTC Auditorium

Who should attend?

  • Students, faculty and community members

Panelists for the showings will include: Susan Garrigan-Piela, Hudson Valley psychology professor; Jennifer Haggarty, director of Rensselaer County Mental Health Substance Abuse; Nicole Arduini-VanHoose, Hudson Valley psychology professor; and Teresa D’Arcangelis, student assistance counselor, Rensselaer County.

The film discusses a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease. You can view this short video to find out more about ACEs.

The campus community is invited to learn how to intervene and combat the inter-generational effects of ACEs.


This week in athletics

Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:10 pm

Cross Country will be participating in the annual conference meet Saturday, Oct. 21 on the campus of SUNY Adirondack. The cross country team was off this last weekend and did not participate in any events.

Football (1-5) will be home on Saturday, Oct. 21 to face Monroe College at 2 p.m. Football also was off last weekend and did not play.

Men’s Soccer (8-6) lost a pair of tough match-ups last week with a 3-2 loss at home to Broome on Wednesday, Oct. 11 and a 6-1 loss on the road at Onondaga on Saturday, Oct. 14. Men’s soccer has two games left in the 2017 regular season with games at Bergen on Oct. 17 and home against Jefferson on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Women’s Soccer (9-4) has now won five straight games after winning twice last week. Women’s soccer defeated Broome, 4-0, at home on Oct. 11, marking the first time the Vikings have defeated Broome during Coach Pokines’ 13-year tenure. Women’s soccer also defeated Onondaga, 2-0, on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Women’s soccer has two games left in the 2017 regular season with games at Bergen on Oct. 17 and home against Jefferson on Sunday, Oct. 22.

Women’s Volleyball (8-13) competed in its final pod tournament of the 2017 season on Saturday as North Country hosted the pod at the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, N.Y.

Volleyball defeated Mohawk Valley in straight sets, but was unable to earn wins over Herkimer and Fulton-Montgomery, losing both matches in 3-2 in five sets. Volleyball has its final home game Monday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. Volleyball concludes the 2017 season on Thursday, Oct. 18 at Orange Community College.


PRIME Cafe specials

Posted: October 16, 2017, 12:08 pm

Monday, Oct. 16
Grill Breakfast: Southwestern Scramble; $4.49
Chef’s Corner: Spaghetti Pie with Meatballs; $4.99
Grill: Boneless Wings & Fries (Your Way);$5.49
PRIME-ito: BBQ Beef Burrito; $6.49
Soup: Beef Vegetable
Pizza: Meatball & Hot Pepper

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Grill Breakfast: Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Swedish Meatballs with Penne; $5.49
Grill: General Tso-Boy Sandwich (Chicken Tenders, Shred Lettuce, Mayo, Hoagie Roll); $6.49
PRIME-ito: Buffalo Chicken Bowl; $6.49
Soup: Chicken & Rice
Pizza: Cowboy

Wednesday, Oct. 18
Grill Breakfast: Caprese Omelet; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Fried Chicken with Mac & Cheese; $5.49
Grill: Chicken Florentine (Grilled Chicken, Sauteed Spinach, Provolone); $6.49
PRIME-ito: Fried Chicken Street Tacos; $6.49
Soup: Gumbo
Pizza: Stuffed Crust

Thursday, Oct. 19
Grill Breakfast: Pumpkin Pancakes with Sausage; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Taco Bake; $5.49
Grill: Cherry Pepper Pork Sandwich; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Cheeseburger Burrito; $6.49
Soup: Chef Choice
Pizza: Taco Pizza

Friday, Oct. 20
Grill Breakfast: PRIME Egg-wich; $3.99
Chef Corner: Chicken Fried Rice; $4.99
Grill: Patty Melt on Rye; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Make your own Nachos; $5.49
Soup: Chef Choice
Pizza: White Broccoli & Tomato


Dr. Roger Ramsammy, presidential candidate, on campus today, October 13

Posted: October 13, 2017, 12:00 pm

Dr. Roger Ramsammy, former president of the West Campus, Miami Dade Community College, is the second of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Ramsammy’s visit is Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.


Notice of Special Meeting of the HVCC Board of Trustees

Posted: October 13, 2017, 11:50 am

A special meeting of the Hudson Valley Community College Board of Trustees will be held Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Meeting Rooms on the main campus, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, New York.

It is anticipated that the Chairman will call for a motion to enter Executive Session for the purpose of discussing a personnel matter.

The agenda will be posted to the Board’s web page on Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017.


HVCC Novel Bunch to meet twice this fall

Posted: October 12, 2017, 4:30 pm

The HVCC Novel Bunch will meet twice this fall to discuss the following two books and hear from Jim LaBate, our own Hudson Valley Community College author. Both of these meetings will be held on Mondays at 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

For more info. contact Anne LaBelle at a.labelle@hvcc.edu or 518-629-7384.

Monday, Oct. 30 — #1 New York Times Bestseller “Man Called Ove”
by Fredrik Backman
Meet Ove. He’s a curmudgeon — the kind of man who points at people he dislikes as if they were burglars caught outside his bedroom window. He has staunch principles, strict routines, and a short fuse. People call him “the bitter neighbor from hell.” But must Ove be bitter just because he doesn’t walk around with a smile plastered to his face all the time?

Monday, Nov. 20 — “The Things I Threw in the River: The Story of One Man’s Life”
by Jim LaBate
In the novel, the first-person narrator lives near the Mohawk River in upstate New York during the 1950’s, ’60’s, ’70’s, and ’80’s. He tells a series of related stories about what he threw into the river and why. The first story concerns an incident that occurs when the narrator is four years old, and the final story occurs in 1988 when he is 37. That final story is the most dramatic of all, takes up 50% of the novel, and is based on a real incident.


Dr. Roger Ramsammy, presidential candidate, on campus today, October 12 and Friday, October 13

Posted: October 12, 2017, 12:10 pm

Dr. Roger Ramsammy, former president of the West Campus, Miami Dade Community College, is the second of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. Ramsammy’s visit is Thursday and Friday, October 12 and 13.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.


Oct. 18 & 20 film screening and panel discussion focus on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

Posted: October 11, 2017, 12:10 pm

Join the Teacher Preparation Department for one of two film screenings of the documentary “Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope” followed by panel discussion on the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and resulting short and long-term health effects.

When?

  • Wednesday, Oct. 18 3 p.m. in Higbee 100
  • Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. in BTC Auditorium

Who should attend?

  • Students, faculty and community members

Panelists for the showings will include: Susan Garrigan-Piela, Hudson Valley psychology professor; Jennifer Haggarty, director of Rensselaer County Mental Health Substance Abuse; Nicole Arduini-VanHoose, Hudson Valley psychology professor; and Teresa D’Arcangelis, student assistance counselor, Rensselaer County.

The film discusses a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators and communities, who are using cutting edge brain science to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction and disease.

The campus community is invited to learn how to intervene and combat the inter-generational effects of ACEs.


Dr. Julie White, presidential candidate, on campus today, October 11

Posted: October 11, 2017, 12:10 pm

Dr. Julie A. White, senior vice president of Student Engagement and Learning Support at Onondoga Community College, is the first of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. White’s visit is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.


Transfer students: Common Application presentation today, Oct. 11

Posted: October 11, 2017, 11:00 am

Learn how to navigate the Common Application!

Hear strategies to get your application noticed and improve your chances of admission at more than 700 colleges and universities!

Wednesday, Oct. 11
1 to 1:50 p.m.
Siek Campus Center, room 150

Presented by the Center for Careers and Transfers.


PRIME Cafe specials

Posted: October 10, 2017, 4:08 pm

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Grill Breakfast: Stuffed French Toast; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Loaded Mac & Cheese; $5.49
Grill: Chicken Bacon Ranch Melt; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Bean Burrito with Pork; $6.99
Soup: Chicken Enchillada
Pizza: Meatball
Please note: Books & Bites in the Marvin Library Learning Commons closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 11.

Thursday, Oct. 12
Grill Breakfast: Hash & Eggs; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Baked Ziti with Meatballs; $5.99
Grill: Greek Tuna Pita; $6.49
PRIME-ito: BBQ Beef Burrito; $6.49
Soup: Tuscan White Bean
Pizza: Carolina Pork & Bean

Friday, October 13
Grill Breakfast: Ham Egg and Cheese on Waffle; $4.99
Grill: PIG PEN Burger; $6.99
PRIME-ito: Pulled Chicken Bowl; $6.49
Soup: Chef’s Choice
Pizza: Tomato, Bacon Ranch


Dr. Julie White, presidential candidate, on campus today, October 10 and Wednesday, October 11

Posted: October 10, 2017, 12:10 pm

Dr. Julie A. White, senior vice president of Student Engagement and Learning Support at Onondoga Community College, is the first of three presidential candidates to visit campus, October 10 through 17. Dr. White’s visit is Tuesday and Wednesday, October 10 and 11.

Please review the visit schedule that includes separate meetings with staff, students and faculty, as well as an open forum for all faculty, staff and students. Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization.

All faculty, staff and students are invited and encouraged to share their impressions of each candidate by completing the survey also found in the Presidential Finalists organization.


Sarah Sampson, Region 3 Tennis Champion

Posted: October 10, 2017, 12:07 pm

Hudson Valley Community College women’s tennis student-athlete Sarah Sampson (Albany/Albany) won the NJCAA Region III No.3  Singles Tennis Championship and was named to the First-Team All-Region team on Sunday, Oct. 8 after defeating Onondaga’s Micah Mixon in straight sets 6-1, 6-2.

Sampson became the seventh Hudson Valley student-athlete to earn First-Team All-Region honors since 2012 and the first since Kathleen Mai earned the honors as the Vikings No.2 singles player in 2015.


“1942: A Year of Infamy” Voices lecture on Wednesday, Oct. 11

Posted: October 10, 2017, 11:45 am

The Voices: A Library Lecture Series committee is pleased to present “1942: A Year of Infamy” on Wednesday, Oct. 11 at noon in the BTC Auditorium.

Seventy-five years ago, Manila was captured by Japanese military forces, German U-boats had sunk 609 ships off the coast of the United States and the Nazis held a conference to decide the “final solution to the Jewish problem.” German General Irwin Rommel, known as “The Desert Fox,” captured Benghazi, Libya. The Imperial Japanese army and navy were on the verge of capturing Rangoon, Burma and Singapore. This was just January.

Anthropologist and historian David Van Aken, assistant professor at Hudson Valley Community College, recounts the important events as America entered World War II.


Transfer students: Don’t miss this presentation on Wednesday, Oct. 11!

Posted: October 9, 2017, 7:16 pm

Learn how to navigate the Common Application!

Hear strategies to get your application noticed and improve your chances of admission at more than 700 colleges and universities!

Wednesday, Oct. 11
1 to 1:50 p.m.
Siek Campus Center, room 150

Presented by the Center for Careers and Transfers.


Voter registration deadline for General Election

Posted: October 9, 2017, 6:20 pm

Friday, October 13 is the voter registration deadline for the General Election on Tuesday, Nov. 7.

Whether you need to update your information with the Board of Elections, or are looking to register to vote for the first time, you must do so by Friday, Oct. 13 to be eligible to vote on Nov. 7.

Mail-in New York State Voter Registration Forms may be picked-up at the Student Activities Office in the Siek Campus Center (room 210) or at the Center for Access and Assistive Technology (room 130). Assistance completing the form is provided at the Center for Access and Assistive Technology.


This week in athletics

Posted: October 9, 2017, 4:11 pm

Cross Country participated in the James Earley Invitational at Westfield State University on Saturday, Oct. 7 with the majority of the field hailing from NCAA Division II and III programs. The men’s program finished 31st out of 37 teams with a total time of 2:42:18.78. Subri Ismail was the first Vikings’ runner to cross the finish line in 92nd place with a time of 29:03.39.

The women’s cross country team participated in the 5K race at the James Earley Invitational at Westfield State University on Saturday morning. Sarah Rosenberger was the first Vikings’ runner to cross the finish line, placing 181st with a time of 22:38.92.

The cross country programs will be back in action for the annual conference meet to be held at SUNY Adirondack on Saturday, Oct. 14.

Football (1-5) lost 46-7 to Milford Academy (6-1) on Saturday night at Hudson Valley’s Outdoor Athletic Complex. Milford jumped out to an early 13-0 lead before the Vikings offense hit for a 75-yard touchdown pass as Wesley Manning found Edwin Baez down field for the the score, cutting into Milford’s lead 13-7.

During halftime, the Hudson Valley Athletics Department honored its newest members of the Vikings Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017. Former Football Head Coach Bob Jojo; former Football Players Emmanuel Marc and Darnell Stapleton; Lindsey Bradt, women’s basketball; Tracy Chesebrough (Sears), softball; Kristina Jenkins, bowling; Willie Hammett, contributor, and the 2001 National Champions men’s ice hockey team were also inducted into the Hall of Fame earlier on Saturday afternoon.

Men’s Soccer (8-4) won its third straight match after defeating North Country, 2-0, on Sunday afternoon at home. Luke Mara and Garrett Axtmann both scored for the Vikings and Benjamin Peay recorded five saves in the win.

Axtmann also was named men’s soccer NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week for the second time in the last three weeks. Axtmann was named the NJCAA Region III Player of the Week earlier today.

Men’s soccer will be home Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 4 p.m. against Broome.

Women’s Soccer (7-4) exploded for five goals in the second half as the Vikings defeated North Country, 8-1, on Sunday afternoon at home. Sophomore Sydney Buhrke scored three goals, all in the second half, and the Vikings leading scorer, Sydnee Metzold, added two goals and two assists in the Vikings win.

Women’s soccer is home Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 6 p.m. against Broome.

Women’s Volleyball (7-10) went on the road and defeated Adirondack in straight sets 3-0 (25-17, 26-24, 25-23) on Wednesday evening. Hudson Valley’s seven wins are the most since 2010 when the Vikings finished the year 11-10.

The Vikings combined for 39 kills with 39 assists and added four service aces, six blocks and 91 digs. In the three-set match, five Vikings surpassed double-digits in digs with Megan Woods leading the way with a match-high 30 digs. Kirstin Wood finished with 17 digs and added five kills against the Timberwolves.

Volleyball is on the road at Fulton-Montgomery Wednesday, Oct. 11 with a scheduled start time of 7 p.m.


Monday, Oct. 9: free coffee!

Posted: October 9, 2017, 12:22 pm

Free coffee is available in PRIME Beat on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 9.

All other cafe operations are closed.


Fall 2017 graduation deadline

Posted: October 6, 2017, 1:12 pm

Fall 2017 Degree/Certificate Application Deadline

This is a reminder that the degree/certificate application deadline for Fall 2017 graduation is Friday, Oct. 13, 2017.

If a student plans on completing his or her degree or certificate requirements in December, the student must submit a completed degree/certificate application to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 13.

Please note that the student’s department chairperson or advisor must sign the application before it can be submitted to the Registrar’s Office, so be sure to allow for enough time to complete the application.

Applications received after Oct. 13 will be considered for Spring 2018 graduation.

Degree/certificate application web link:
https://www.hvcc.edu/catalog/policies/gradreqs.html

This Degree Application Deadline reminder has been posted to the Student Announcement Board and all students have been sent a reminder email to their Hudson Valley Community College email account.


Dwight Marvin Library personal ebook accounts changing Wednesday, Oct. 11

Posted: October 6, 2017, 12:39 pm

Beginning Wednesday, Oct. 11, the Dwight Marvin Library’s primary electronic book provider ProQuest Ebook Central (formerly ebrary) will change the method to create a personal account to save ebook titles, annotations, and other notes. The new method will use Hudson Valley Community College’s single sign-on authentication and will no longer require a separate sign-on specific to Ebook Central.

Students and faculty who created accounts this semester have been contacted about this change. Those with accounts created before the start of the fall semester may import saved bookshelves from ebrary to the new platform. Contact library@hvcc.edu for details.

Saved links to ebrary or Ebook Central posted to Blackboard or elsewhere will be redirected to the new platform and are unaffected by this change. Contact online media specialist Stephanie Clowe for assistance with linking to ebook titles in Blackboard or other online venues.


Candidates for college President announced

Posted: October 5, 2017, 8:30 pm

Chairman Neil Kelleher and the members of the search committee are pleased to announce the following finalists for the position of Hudson Valley Community College President:

Dr. Ann Marie Murray – Associate Provost and Chief of Staff, University at Albany, and former president of Herkimer County Community College

Dr. Roger Ramsammy – Former President, West Campus, Miami Dade Community College

Dr. Julie A. White – Senior Vice President of Student Engagement and Learning Support, Onondaga Community College

Additional information about each of the candidates can be found in Blackboard in the Presidential Finalists organization. An updated schedule of each candidate’s visit to campus is available on the Presidential Search web page.

The candidates will be on campus Oct. 10 – 13 and Oct. 16 – 17.


Jo-Anne McArthur: We Animals presentation today (Oct. 5) at 7 p.m.

Posted: October 5, 2017, 12:15 pm

Jo-Anne McArthur, award-winning photographer and founder of We Animals, will speak and sign copies of her books on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium. The event is free and open to all.

We Animals, an ongoing project since 1998, photographs animals in the human environment to build awareness of how animals are mistreated in our daily lives. Today, We Animals is an internationally-celebrated photograph archive, and more than 100 animal organizations worldwide have benefited from the project’s work and continue to collaborate with McArthur on stories, investigations, campaigns and humane education.

Please read more about the program and plan to attend!

The fall 2017 keynote event, presented by the Cultural Affairs Program with co-sponsorship by the Animal Outreach Club, marks McArthur’s first visit to the Capital Region.

For Our Amusement: Marine animals perform for an audience at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada. (Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals)


Deadline extended to submit photographs for the 7th annual Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College exhibition

Posted: October 5, 2017, 12:00 pm

7th annual exhibition
Pride of Our Nation… Pride of Our College
CALL FOR PHOTOGRAPHS!
The new submission deadline is Friday, Oct. 13, 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 Tuesday, Oct. 10 Friday, Oct. 13.

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.


Speak-Off Competition — $100 prize — open to all students!

Posted: October 5, 2017, 11:57 am

Hudson Valley Community College Speak-Off Competition

Win $100 and a chance to compete for $750 in the
SUNY Plattsburgh Free Enterprise Marathon!

Nov. 15, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Siek Campus Center, room 150

Prepare a 3- to 4-minute speech.
The topic is “What it takes to be an Entrepreneur.”

Open to all students!
Applications are due by Nov. 13.

For an application, please contact:
Danielle Blesi / BRN 224 / d.blesi@hvcc.edu
Jodi Mather / BRN 225 / j.mather@hvcc.edu

Sponsored by the HVCC Entrepreneur’s Club.


Animal Outreach Club raises money for hurricane rescue work

Posted: October 2, 2017, 8:50 pm

Professor Valarie Lang and I, co-advisors of the Animal Outreach Club, are pleased to announce that the Animal Outreach Club of Hudson Valley Community College raised $577.26 in last week’s fund-raising drive to help animals affected by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

This is a wonderful tribute to the hard work of club members and it also is a testimony to the generosity of all campus members. Thank you to all for all your help as we donate this money to help animals in need from the hurricanes.

Sincerely,
Alan P. Joseph
Assistant Professor


Jo-Anne McArthur: We Animals presentation on Thursday, Oct. 5

Posted: October 2, 2017, 7:14 pm

Jo-Anne McArthur, award-winning photographer and founder of We Animals, will speak and sign copies of her books on Thursday, Oct. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

We Animals, an ongoing project since 1998, photographs animals in the human environment to build awareness of how animals are mistreated in our daily lives. Today, We Animals is an internationally-celebrated photograph archive, and more than 100 animal organizations worldwide have benefited from the project’s work and continue to collaborate with McArthur on stories, investigations, campaigns and humane education.

Please read more about the program and plan to attend!

The fall 2017 keynote event, presented by the Cultural Affairs Program with co-sponsorship by the Animal Outreach Club, is open free to the public and marks Ms. McArthur’s first visit to the Capital Region.

For Our Amusement: Marine animals perform for an audience at the West Edmonton Mall in Alberta, Canada. (Jo-Anne McArthur/We Animals)


Evening Student Reception is Wednesday, Oct. 4

Posted: October 2, 2017, 6:17 pm

Remember to join your fellow students and instructors during your regularly scheduled class break as we acknowledge our evening students and their contribution to the college. There will be food, a DJ and the chance to win a Viking Cove Bookstore gift card. We hope to see you there!

When: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017
Time: 7 to 8 p.m.
Where: Siek Campus Center, 2nd floor


Presidential Search Committee Update

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:31 pm

Please take a moment to read Neil Kelleher’s latest update on the presidential search. It highlights the search committee’s recent progress and a schedule of upcoming meetings for faculty, staff and students. More information will be shared this week.


Reminder: SUNY photo shoot is today, Oct. 2

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:22 pm

A photography crew from SUNY Central Administration is on campus Monday, Oct. 2 to use the campus as a backdrop for photographs SUNY will use in future marketing materials.

Locations for the shoot are:
Pressure House, 68 Morrison Ave.
McDonough Sports Complex
Wellness Center, Siek Campus Center, room 270
Fine Arts Studio, Hudson Hall, room 154
Dental Hygiene Clinic, Fitzgibbons Health Technology Center, room 127
Science Center, rooms 110 and 222


Tickets available for Boston day trip on Saturday, Nov. 4

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:15 pm

Tickets for the Boston Day Trip are currently available in the Student Activities Office, CTR 210.

Take the bus to Faneuil Hall Market Place on Saturday, Nov. 4, leaving the Hudson Valley Community College campus at 8 a.m. and leaving Boston at 6pm.

Student price: $20
Guest price (1 per student): $30

**CASH ONLY**

Tickets are on sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday now through Wednesday, Oct. 25*
Tickets usually sell out quickly, so stop by the office before it’s too late!

For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at studentactivities@hvcc.edu or (518) 629-7348.

*All ticket sales are while supplies last.


Center for Careers and Transfer Fall 2017 Transfer Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 4

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:15 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 www.hvcc.edu/transfer/.


This week in athletics

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:04 pm

Cross Country
The men’s cross country team won the Herkimer Invitational over the weekend as every runner finished inside the top-20. Holden Maynard finished second overall with a time of 23:27. Subri Ismail finished fourth with a time of 23:36, Ryan Moon finished fifth in a time of 24:00, Anton Conto crossed the line in 24:25, Parker Swierzewski placed 13th with a time of 26:46 and Nathan Savasta finished 18th with a time of 32:59.

The women’s cross country team placed three runners inside the top-10 with Sarah Rosenberger finishing second overall with a time of 23:08. Mercedes Planavsky finished third with a time of 27:19 and Hayley Smith placed seventh with a time of 26:26.

Football (1-4) had a tough 67-14 loss at home against ASA College on Sept. 30. Devon Hill scored for the Vikings defense after recovering a fumble in the end zone to tie the game at 7-7. Jean Charles Laguerre also scored for the Vikings with a 9-yard touchdown run.

Homecoming is Saturday, Oct. 7 and it is highlighted by the Hall of Fame Induction at 2:30-4:30 p.m. The football team will host Milford for a 7 p.m. scheduled start.

Men’s Soccer (7-4) went 2-1 last week and now have won two straight games after defeating Jamestown 4-2 on Sept. 29 and Clinton 6-0 on Sunday afternoon. Garrett Axtmann scored three goals and tallied three assists in the Vikings two wins. Ethan Thomas and Ryan Euell each scored two goals on Oct. 1 at Clinton. Men’s soccer is home Sunday, Oct. 8 to face North Country at 1 p.m.

Women’s Soccer (6-4) also went 2-1 on the week and have put together a two-game winning streak after defeating Jamestown 3-1 on Sept. 29 and Clinton 6-0 on Oct. 1. Six different Vikings scored in Sunday’s win over Clinton. Women’s soccer avoided overtime against Jamestown by scoring two goals in the final two minutes of the game to break the 1-1 tie and secure the win. Women’s soccer is home Sunday, Oct. 8 to face North Country at 3 p.m.

Susannah Frisch (Player of the Week) and Kaitlin Nadeau (Goalkeeper of the Week) were named NJCAA Players of the Week last week after the Vikings upset the No.1 team in the country, Erie, 2-1 on Sept. 23. Frisch scored the game-winning goal and Nadeau recorded 33 saves in 265 minutes of play in three games.

Women’s Tennis (2-5) went 1-1 this week, defeating Herkimer 7-1 on Sept. 25 and lost a tough match, 5-4, at Mohawk Valley on Oct. 1. Women’s tennis looks to participate in the regionals this weekend; the match-ups are announced later this week.

Women’s Volleyball (6-10) finished the week with a 1-4 record after facing a few tough teams in Jefferson (3-0), Onondaga (3-0) and Herkimer (3-0). The Vikings defeated Cayuga, 3-1, during Saturday’s pod play hosted by Onondaga. Volleyball is on the road Wednesday, Oct. 4 when the team travelsl to face Adirondack for a 7 p.m. start. Another win for the Vikings will give the team the most wins in a single season since finishing 11-10 in 2010.

Vikings Cup Reminder
If you are interested in playing in the Faculty vs Students Vikings Cup softball game on Thursday, Oct. 5 at noon, please sign up with the Student Activities office located in Siek Campus Center, room 210 or call (518) 629-7348.


PRIME Cafe specials

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:04 pm

Monday, Oct. 2
Grill Breakfast: Fat Elvis; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Penne Vodka with Chicken & Tomatoes; $5.49
Grill: Sweet & Spicy Philly Steak Sandwich; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Chorizo Bowl; $6.49
Soup: Chicken Noodle
Pizza: Breakfast All Day

Tuesday, Oct. 3
Grill Breakfast: Ham, Egg & Cheese on Glazed Doughnut; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: BBQ Bacon Macaroni & Cheese; $5.99
Grill: French Dip; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Cheeseburger Burrito; $6.49
Soup: Beef Barley
Pizza: Chicken Little

Wednesday, Oct. 4
Grill Breakfast: Sausage, Egg & Cheese on Raisin Bread French Toast; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Jambalaya; $5.49
Grill: Buffalo Chicken Melt; $6.49
PRIME-ito: General Tso Bowl; $6.99
Soup: Broccoli Cheddar
Pizza: Buffa – Q Chicken

Thursday, Oct. 5
Grill Breakfast: Greek Omelet; $4.99
Chef’s Corner: Bacon Cheese Burger Risotto; $5.99
Grill: Beef Gyro; $6.49
PRIME-ito: Crispy Chicken Bowl; $6.49
Soup: Chef Choice
Pizza: Hawaiian

Friday, Oct. 6
Grill Breakfast: Bacon, Onion, Tomato; $4.99
Pizza: Tomato, Bacon Ranch
Grill: Sausage & Pepper Hoagie; $5.99
PRIME-ito: Mole Pork Bowl (Black beans, Cilantro, Corn Pico, Sour, Guacamole) $6.49
Soup: Chef Choice


Seeking nominations for the Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research

Posted: October 2, 2017, 12:00 pm

The Dwight Marvin Library faculty welcome students and faculty to nominate research papers for consideration for the Bulmer Award, named after Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer, president of Hudson Valley Community College during the years 1979-1996. Dr. Bulmer funded this prestigious award through the college’s Foundation, with the goal of recognizing academic scholarship in library-based research.

Papers are submitted throughout the fall and spring semesters. The nomination deadline is May 1, each spring. One recipient is selected each year. The recipient receives a monetary award, is recognized at the Student Honors Convocation and in the commencement program, and is included on a perpetual plaque in the Dwight Marvin Library Learning Commons.

Criteria are as follows (a winning paper will meet all of the following):

  • Grade of A
  • Extensive bibliography with minimum of five sources. Papers having fewer than five sources are not eligible. More quality sources are preferred.
  • Evidence of initiative, persistence, and ingenuity in identifying sources. Papers with a variety of sources are ranked more highly. For example, a paper including books, academic journals, newspapers and credible websites will rank more highly than a paper using mainly websites.
  • Evidence of critical thinking in evaluating sources for credibility and appropriateness. Depending on the assignment and subject matter, seminal works, core journals and critical sources are preferred. For example, if you are writing a research paper on the legacy of Adolf Hitler, including his autobiography Mein Kampf, a newspaper article written during his lifetime (we have the historical New York Times!), or an interview with a Holocaust survivor/descendant demonstrates great critical thinking (and initiative).
  • Correct citation format. NOTE: MLA citations are expected to reflect changes instituted in April 2016 (MLA 8 format).
  • Authentic academic work, i.e., free of plagiarism (papers may be reviewed using turnitin.com or similar software).

Students: the 2017-18 recipient could be you! The tools to help you succeed are right here in the Marvin Library Learning Commons: research librarians and writing specialists in the Writing and Research Center, individualized research appointments and LAC workshops,  just to name a few.

To submit a paper for consideration, review criteria and learn more about the award, visit the Dr. Joseph J. Bulmer Award for Excellence in Library Research guide, and for additional information contact librarian Val Waldin at v.waldin@hvcc.edu, MRV 141.