Welcome, Students

You will need a username and password before you can access any of the following systems. Help Accessing Student Computer Systems

The following systems are available to students:

Access to Google Apps is available through Spring 2017 for students with accounts created on or before May 27, 2016. [Documentation on how to download your Google Data]

Technical support for current students, including mobile and wireless assistance, is provided by the Computer Learning Center.

Student Announcements
  • Automotive Lab accepting appointments
    - Posted on January 20, 2017
    • The purpose of the senior automotive lab, located in Cogan Hall, is to provide live work for our students to gain experience on during their senior year at school. Many faculty, staff and students have taken advantage of the services the automotive students have provided throughout the years.

      The live lab environment helps instructors evaluate the practical hands-on ability of our students as opposed to just learning from a book in an atmosphere that is close to, but not quite, an actual shop.

      The benefit to the college community is that there is the possible opportunity to have your personal vehicle worked on for a fraction of the price found at a regular automotive shop.

      More details and an appointment request form are available on our webpage.

      Any questions can be sent to George P. Raneri or Randy Howarth.

  • Dwight Marvin Library adds Digital Theatre Plus to its repertoire of online media resources
    - Posted on January 20, 2017
    • The Dwight Marvin Library has purchased a subscription to Digital Media Theatre Plus, a database combining theatre, education and technology to offer a vibrant and relevant theatre arts experience for instructors and students worldwide.

      Find over 300 films of contemporary staged productions from playwrights and authors including William Shakespeare, Arthur Miller, Stephen Sondheim, Sam Sheperd, Joyce Carol Oates, Wendy Wasserstein, and others. Digital Media Theatre Plus also includes interviews with actors, directors, and production specialists, along with operas and films of late 20th century stage productions.

      To access, visit the Dwight Marvin Library’s Media Resources Research Guide, where you also will discover an ever-expanding array of online media along with film and video open educational resources. Digital Media Theatre Plus is created and made available in association with some of the UK’s leading theater practitioners, film makers and academics. Check it out and let us know what you think.

  • Spring 2017 Chemistry Club meetingschedule
    - Posted on January 20, 2017
    • The Hudson Valley Community College Chemistry Club will meet on the Mondays listed below during the Spring 2017 semester.  All dates are Mondays and the meetings are at 2 p.m. in SCI 345.

      All are welcome regardless of major!

      Jan. 30: Chemistry Cartoons

      Feb. 27: Chemistry of Sports (an ACS Webinar)

      March 27: Fragrant Plants & Aromaticity

      April 24: Topic to be determined

       

  • Windows on “bridge” to be replaced
    - Posted on January 19, 2017
    • Work commences Tuesday, Jan. 24 to replace the windows on the “bridge” between the Guenther Enrollment Services Center and Amstuz Science Hall.

      Passage through and under the the bridge will be maintained, but we ask that everyone please remain aware of the ongoing work for your own safety and the safety of others, including the workers.

      Thank you,

      Richard L. Edwards
      Director of Physical Plant

  • Monday (Jan. 23) is the last day to vote in the “Best of the Capital Region” readers’ poll
    - Posted on January 19, 2017
    • Vote for Us! Times Union Best OfIt’s time again to make your picks in the 2017 Best of the Capital Region, the Times Union’s annual polling of the region’s finest people, places and things.

      All are encouraged to fill in “Hudson Valley Community College” for 6. Best college in the “Best of the Rest” category. Prior to 2015, when the “best two-year college” category was eliminated, Hudson Valley was ranked Number 1 for six, consecutive years and (of course) has ranked as a top three “best college” since.

      Anyone who makes selections in at least 20 of the categories listed in the ballot will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate at a local restaurant. Voting closes at noon on Monday, Jan. 23. Please click here to vote!

      The results of the poll will be published on March 23.

  • Marketing competition
    - Posted on January 19, 2017
    • Are you innovative?  Join us for the Marketing Competition!

      Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017 — 2 p.m.
      SCI 185

      Four Person Teams

      Teams will be provided with the challenge 24 hours prior to the competition. Last year, students created new products for 16 Handles at the college competition and new products for McDonald’s corporate executives at the SUNY Plattsburgh competition.

      Open to all students!
      Application Deadline:  Feb. 13, 2017

      Please contact Jodi Mather (BRN 225 or j.mather@hvcc.edu) or the Entrepreneur’s or Investment Club for applications.

      Winners will travel to SUNY Plattsburgh to compete against 10 other colleges on March 9, 2017. Winners will compete in an individual speech contest and also be part of a five-member team in an innovation competition.

      Up to $7,000 in prizes are awarded in this competition. Hudson Valley Community College’s team placed second last year.

      Sponsored by the Entrepreneur’s Club and Investment Club.

  • Vote for us in the Times Union “Best of the Capital Region” readers’ poll for 2017
    - Posted on January 18, 2017
    • Vote for Us! Times Union Best OfIt’s time again to make your picks in the Times Union’s annual rundown of the region’s finest people, places and things.

      All are encouraged to fill in “Hudson Valley Community College” for 6. Best college in the “Best of the Rest” category. Prior to 2015, when the “best two-year college” category was eliminated, Hudson Valley was ranked Number 1 for six, consecutive years and (of course) has ranked as a top three “best college” since.

      Anyone who makes selections in at least 20 of the categories listed in the ballot will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate at a local restaurant. Voting closes at noon on Monday, Jan. 23. Please click here to vote!

      The results of the poll will be published on March 23.

  • Novel Bunch Book Group meetings for Spring 2017
    - Posted on January 17, 2017
    • The Novel Bunch Group will meet at 2 p.m. in the Marvin Library Multipurpose Room (2nd floor) on the following dates:

      Jan. 23, Feb. 27, March. 27, April 24

      Monday, Jan. 23“Circling the Sun: A Novel” by Paula McLain and “Boston Girl” by Anita Diamont
      New York Times Bestseller • Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR, BookPage and Shelf Awareness
      “Paula McLain is considered the new star of historical fiction, and for good reason. Fans of ‘The Paris Wife’ will be captivated by ‘Circling the Sun,’ which… is both beautifully written and utterly engrossing.” — Ann Patchett, Country Living.

      McLain, author of the phenomenal bestseller “The Paris Wife,” now returns with her keenly anticipated new novel, transporting readers to colonial Kenya in the 1920s. “Circling the Sun” brings to life a fearless and captivating woman, Beryl Markham, a record-setting aviator caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, who as Isak Dinesen wrote the classic memoir “Out of Africa.”

      Brought to Kenya from England as a child and then abandoned by her mother, Beryl is raised by both her father and the native Kipsigis tribe who share his estate. Her unconventional upbringing transforms Beryl into a bold young woman with a fierce love of all things wild and an inherent understanding of nature’s delicate balance. But even the wild child must grow up, and when everything Beryl knows and trusts dissolves, she is catapulted into a string of disastrous relationships.

      Beryl forges her own path as a horse trainer, and her uncommon style attracts the eye of the Happy Valley set, a decadent, bohemian community of European expats who also live and love by their own set of rules. But it’s the ruggedly charismatic Denys Finch Hatton who ultimately helps Beryl navigate the uncharted territory of her own heart. The intensity of their love reveals Beryl’s truest self and her fate: to fly. Set against the majestic landscape of early-20th-century Africa, McLain’s powerful tale reveals the extraordinary adventures of a woman before her time, the exhilaration of freedom and its cost, and the tenacity of the human spirit.

      Monday,  Feb. 27 – “Anarctica: Life on the Ice” Travelers’ Tales Guides, edited by Susan Fox Rogers

      Antarctica’s legend as a fascinating, forbidding place isconfirmed and expanded in these insider articles. Covering everything from “Happy Camper

      School” to washing dishes to what it’s like to fall in love in a place where the sun never goes down (or never comes up), these articles limn a world of colorful characters (human and otherwise) and breathtaking backdrops. The humor runs high here in work by Karen Joyce, who recounts an odd afternoon when it “rained chickens,” and Glenn Grant, who riffs on the dreaded “psych test.” Some of the contributors are award-winning travel writers: Bill Fox, for example, leads a pithy tour through the remote base McMurdo, while Lucy Bledsoe tells of looking for krill and finding dinosaur bones instead. Other contributors are newbies, who vividly conjure the region’s extraordinary sights, from gale-force winds and magnificent glaciers to mummified seals and charming penguins.

      Author Susan Fox Rogers will be on campus Thursday, March 2 as part of Voices: A Library Lecture Series to share her experiences living at McMurdo Station in Antarctica and on the ship Antigua in the Arctic.

      Monday March 27 –to be determined
      April 24 to be determined

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

  • Viking Child Care Center is hiring!
    - Posted on January 17, 2017
    • The Viking Child Care Center, a nationally accredited and licensed day care center located right here on campus, has openings for teachers and substitute teachers.

      The center offers quality early education, daily hands-on art and play experiences. It’s a great place to spend your time earning some extra cash while guiding a child’s development.

      Please call 629-4506 for information or stop in to complete an application.

       

  • PRIME cafes open today!
    - Posted on January 17, 2017
    • The PRIME cafes now are open for breakfast and lunch! Come check out our new menu items!

      Main Cafe, Campus Center, 2nd Floor: 8 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
      Books and Bites Cafe, Marvin Library: 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
      PRIME Elements Cafe, Science Building: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
      PRIME Pit Stop Cafe, Williams Hall: 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

      Please note: PRIME Beat Cafe, located on the first floor of the Campus Center, is closed this week. It will reopen soon featuring a new smoothie menu!

       

  • Resigning from Campus Ministry
    - Posted on January 17, 2017
    • Dear Hudson Valley Community,

      It is with a heavy heart that I announce my departure from Hudson Valley Community College to begin a new career. While this transition presents exciting opportunities for me and my family, I am very sad to leave the college.

      Over the last five years, I’ve been privileged to get to know so many of you. You shared your hopes, dreams, challenges, fears, and concerns with me. You trusted me to hold a sacred space where anyone, regardless of religion, race or nationality was welcomed.

      Students, my hope and prayer for you is that you will bring your whole self to all you do — in the classroom, on the playing field, at work, and at home. Don’t be afraid to be who you are and bring all your gifts to bear. And even as you work to improve your own life, may you also seek ways to better the lives of those around you.

      Know that without you, there would be no Hudson Valley Community College. The college is here to serve you. Know that you are cherished and loved by the people here who have dedicated their lives to supporting your educational and life goals. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. This is probably the single biggest advice I can give you to help you succeed.

      Faculty, staff, and administration, I’ve seen up close how dedicated you are to the students you serve. Your genuine love for your students is what makes this community great. Regardless of what’s going on in your own lives, you show up every day to serve your students. You care, not only about their academic success but their life success. May you continue to be strengthened in your work and may you be richly rewarded for it.

      Thank you all for making me a part of the Hudson Valley family. I am eternally grateful to you for enriching my own life through our friendships. To that end, I’d love to stay in touch. Please feel free to email me at cylon.george@gmail.com if you’d like to do so.

      Blessings, peace, and love be upon you always.

      Cylon George
      Former Chaplain.

  • Save the Date: Web Redesign Town Hall Meeting
    - Posted on January 16, 2017
    • Hudson Valley Community College is working with iFactory, a Boston-based digital web design agency with more than 20 years of web experience specializing in higher education clients. iFactory was on campus in November 2016 and met with about 40 faculty, staff and students in small focus groups. We followed these meetings up by distributing surveys to students and faculty/staff.

      iFactory is returning to campus to present their strategic report at a campus-wide Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium, which will serve as a high-level roadmap to help move the college’s public website from its current state to an aspirational one. The purpose of this report is to summarize the findings from the focus groups, strategic brief, documentation review, student and faculty/staff survey, and site analysis in way that will answer the following questions about the website redesign:

      • What are we trying to do?
      • Why are we doing it?
      • How will we know when we’ve done it?

      It’s critical that we know that the strategic report is aligned with what Hudson Valley Community College and, more importantly, visitors to www.hvcc.edu’s needs, as it will act as a building block for the rest of the project so we hope you can join and participate in the conversation.

      Any questions about this project may be directed to Sandi Eyerman or Halea Dickinson.

      We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Seats available in late sprint, online Communication Class
    - Posted on January 13, 2017
    • The English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in a late sprint online Communication class for spring:

      CRN 37755 Communication (ENGL 120/620) — ONLINE
      Late Sprint: March 13 – May 12, 2017
      Instructor:  G. Greco

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

       

  • Spring 2017 Fitness Room & Racquetball Court public hours
    - Posted on January 13, 2017
    • Hudson Valley Community College
      Sports Complex Recreation Schedule
      Spring 2017

      Please note: The McDonough Sports Complex; McDonough Fitness Room and Racquetball Courts have a mandatory registration procedure that must be completed prior to utilization of these facilities. Registration will take place in the Fitness Room.

      Picture ID is required for access to all recreational facilities!


      JANUARY 17 – MAY 12, 2017

      Mornings — Fitness Room & Racquetball Courts
      Monday — Friday from 6 to 8 a.m.

      Afternoons — Fitness Room
      Monday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Tuesday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Wednesday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Thursday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Friday — 2 to 6 p.m.

      Afternoons — Racquetball Courts
      Monday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Tuesday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Wednesday — 4 to 6 p.m.
      Thursday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Friday — 2 to 6 p.m.
      Individuals utilizing the Racquetball Courts MUST supply their own equipment.
      Protective eye wear is mandatory!

      Open Gym
      Mondays only — 2 to 4 p.m.


       

  • Please vote! Times Union “Best of the Capital Region” readers’ poll for 2017
    - Posted on January 13, 2017
    • It’s time again to make your picks in the Times Union’s annual rundown of the region’s finest people, places and things.

      All are encouraged to fill in “Hudson Valley Community College” for 6. Best college in the “Best of the Rest” category. Prior to 2015, when the “best two-year college” category was eliminated, Hudson Valley was ranked Number 1 for six, consecutive years and (of course) has ranked as a top three “best college” since.

      Anyone who makes selections in at least 20 of the categories listed in the ballot will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gift certificate at a local restaurant. Voting closes at noon on Monday, Jan. 23. Please click here to vote!

      The results of the poll will be published on March 23.

  • Bookstore accepting Financial Aid Bookstore Advances
    - Posted on January 11, 2017
    • Do you receive Financial Aid?

      If you do, you may be eligible for a Bookstore Financial Aid Bookstore Advance. The last day to use your Bookstore Advance is Friday, Feb. 3.

      See the link below for more information:
      http://www.hvcc.edu/finaid/book_waiver.html

      The staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore wishes all students a great spring semester!

       

  • Bookstore extended hours
    - Posted on January 11, 2017
    • The staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore looks forward to seeing you for the start of the spring semester!

      For your convenience the bookstore will have extended hours through Friday, Jan. 27.

      Click the link for the schedule of extended hours:
      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/exthours.html

       

       

       

  • Textbook Pre-Pack: Friday, Jan. 13 is the last day to submit orders
    - Posted on January 11, 2017
    • The last day that Pre-Pack orders will be accepted is Friday, Jan. 13. Orders must be submitted by noon. Don’t hesitate do it now!

      Let the staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore Pre-Pack your books for you for the spring semester. It’s the best way to get used books and if you use this service, you automatically are entered into a drawing for prizes from the Bookstore.

      The top prize is FREE books for the semester! Yes — you read that right– FREE books for the semester!

      Fill out your order now and cross it off your to do list!

      Forms are available in the Bookstore or by clicking the link below:
      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/prepackinfo.htm

  • Textbook buyback Jan. 16 to 20
    - Posted on January 4, 2017
    • The staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore looks forward to seeing you for the spring semester!

      Do you have any textbook(s) you no longer need or want? We are sponsoring a Textbook Buyback from Jan. 16 to 20.

      Get cash for your book(s)!

      During the textbook buyback in January, the college bookstore will be buying books back from students in addition to the wholesale company that does textbook buyback. If you have a book we are buying back, you’ll get 50% of the current new retail price of that book even if you purchased it used!

      See the link below for buy-back hours:
      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/book_buyback.html

  • Textbook Pre-Pack
    - Posted on January 4, 2017
    • The start of the spring semester will be here before you know it!

      Let the staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore Pre-Pack your books for you for the spring semester. It’s the best way to get used books and if you use this service, you are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes from the Bookstore.

      The top prize is FREE books for the semester! Yes — you read that right– FREE books for the semester!

      Fill out your order now and cross it off your to do list.

      Forms are available in the Bookstore or by clicking the link below:
      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/prepackinfo.htm

  • PRIME library cafe closed until Jan. 3
    - Posted on December 21, 2016
    • Books and Bites Cafe, located in the Marvin Library Learning Commons, will be closed beginning Thursday, Dec. 22, and will reopen on Jan. 3, 2017.

       

  • PRIME Cafe hours beginning Monday, Dec. 19
    - Posted on December 15, 2016
    • Beginning Monday, Dec. 19, all PRIME locations on campus will be closed with the exception of the Books and Bites Library Cafe.

      The Books and Bites Library Cafe will be opened from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

      All campus cafe locations will be closed the week between Christmas and New Year’s (Dec. 26 through 30). Books and Bites winter cafe hours will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

      Have a happy holiday season!
      — PRIME at Hudson Valley Team

  • Holiday Video Greeting 2016
    - Posted on December 15, 2016
    • This year’s holiday video shows our students working together to create a special message for display in the Siek Campus Center.

  • Bookstore holiday clothing sale ends Friday, Dec. 16
    - Posted on December 13, 2016
    • Season Greetings to all!

      Just 3 days left! Come to the Viking’s Cove Bookstore now and take advantage of the clothing sale. The sale continues through Friday, Dec. 16.

      All clothing is 20% off.

      Just in stock is a “three-piece-combo pack,” which includes two T-shirts and a hoodie sweatshirt on sale for just $24. These will go quickly, so shop early!

      Skip the crowds at the mall and do some of your holiday shopping right here on campus! We have a large selection of stylish clothing from which you may choose.

      The bookstore staff wishes all members
      of the campus community and their families
      a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

  • Changes to reserve textbook lending for students in Spring 2017
    - Posted on December 13, 2016
    • What’s new with reserve textbook lending in the Instructional Media Center?imc service desk

      Starting with the Spring 2017 semester, ID cards will not be held by the Instructional Media Center while items are on loan.

      Do I need my HVCC ID card to borrow a book?

      Yes! Staff will scan your ID card and then scan the barcode on the book. This will complete the procedure. Staff will immediately return your ID card to you along with the book.

      How long can I borrow a book?

      Reserve textbooks will continue to be due when the library closes on the day the book is borrowed. Reserve textbooks CANNOT be removed from the library.

      What if I return the book overdue?

      You will be charged an overdue fine of $3 per day, to a maximum of $30 (10days late).  After 10 days, you cannot return the book, but must pay the replacement cost of the textbook if it were purchased new at the bookstore. The replacement cost will be put on your BANNER account on the first day the textbook is overdue. The overdue fine will also be added on your BANNER account.

      If I return the book within ten days, do I still owe the overdue fine?

      Yes! Overdue fines must be paid if the book is returned late. Overdue fines are added to the replacement cost if the book is not returned within 10 days.

      How do I find out if the textbook for my course is available?

      You may ask IMC staff by stating your course number (MATH100, for example). Staff will check to see if the textbook is available. You also may check the library catalog and look up your course number to see if the textbook is available.

      How many textbooks may I borrow?

      Only one item may be borrowed at a time unless a workbook accompanies the textbook.

      Where can I get more information about reserve textbook lending?

      Visit the IMC website for a full description or ask staff at the IMC service counter.

  • Intersession hours: fitness room & racquetball courts
    - Posted on December 12, 2016
    • Office of Institutional Services & Events
      McDonough Sports Complex
      Recreation Schedule

      Intersession 2016-17
      (Effective Dec. 19 – Jan. 16)

      PLEASE NOTE: The McDonough Sports Complex Fitness Room and Racquetball Courts have a mandatory registration form that must be completed prior to using these facilities. Registration will take place in the Fitness Room. Please see the attendant.

      Picture ID is required for access to all recreational facilities. You must bring your own equipment for the racquetball courts, racquets and racquetballs are not provided. Courts are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

      Fitness Room & Racquetball Courts
      Dec. 19 – 22 from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
      Dec. 27 – 29 from 6-6 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
      Jan. 3 – 6 from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
      Jan. 9 – 13 from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
      Jan. 16 from 6-8 a.m. and 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

      These facilities will be closed when the college is closed:
      Friday, Dec. 23
      Monday, Dec. 26
      Friday, Dec. 30
      Monday, Jan. 2

  • “Understanding Heroin, Addiction, and the Brain” on this evening, Dec. 12
    - Posted on December 12, 2016
    • All are welcome and encouraged to attend a special presentation — “Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain” — on Monday, Dec. 12 in the McDonough Sports Complex. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free.

      Described as a “must see” for parents and community members, “Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain,” will be hosted by Benita Zahn, News Channel 13 co-anchor and community health reporter, who will introduce several guest speakers and moderate a Q&A session. The keynote speaker will be Michael Nerney, a nationally-renowned expert in substance abuse education and prevention.

      The event will address the current community crisis of heroin addiction. Attendees will learn that addiction is a disease that causes multiple changes within a user’s brain, and about the roles age and gender play in addiction. Treatment will take time, but recovery is possible.

      Additional speakers and presentations will include:
      — Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino
      — Grant Jaquith, First Assistant United States Attorney
      — “Chasing the Dragon,” film trailer presented by Richard Southwick, Assistant United States Attorney
      — “There is Hope” presented by Eric Dyer

      Event sponsors working in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York are:
      NOPIATES Committee for Change
      — Rensselaer County Heroin Coalition
      Troy Drug Free Community Coalition
      RADAR (Rensselaer Area Drug Awareness Reality Coalition)
      New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force

      This event is free and open to all!
      Please plan on attending, and bring a friend. You’ll be glad you did.

  • PRIME Cafe announcements
    - Posted on December 12, 2016
    • PRIME Beat will be closed Monday, Dec. 12.
      PRIME Elements in the Science Building will be opening later this morning.

      We apologize for any inconvenience.

  • Bookstore holiday clothing sale — 20% off
    - Posted on December 9, 2016
    • Season Greetings to all!

      It’s not to late to take advantage of the clothing sale at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore. The sale continues through Friday, Dec. 16.

      All clothing will be 20% off.

      Just in stock is a “three-piece-combo pack,” which includes two T-shirts and a hoodie sweatshirt on sale for just $24. These will go quickly so shop early!

      Skip the crowds at the mall and do some of your holiday shopping right here on campus! We have a large selection of stylish clothing from which you may choose.

      The bookstore staff wishes all members
      of the campus community and their families
      a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

  • Textbook Buyback
    - Posted on December 9, 2016
    • It’s not to late to sell the books you no longer need or want. Textbook Buyback continues through Friday, Dec. 16.

      During Buyback, the Viking’s Cove Bookstore also will buy books back from students. If the book(s) you are selling back is one we selected, we will give you 50% of the current NEW price, even if you bought it used.

      Please note: not all textbooks are eligible for the buyback, and not all textbooks will be bought back at 50%. We only take back a limited quantity of each title, so be sure to come in early for your best chance of getting a greater value for your books!

      You will receive cash for the books that you sell and get a chance to spin the Bookstore Prize Wheel for free merchandise!

      See the link below for the hours the Buyback will take place:

      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/book_buyback.html

  • Textbook Pre-Pack
    - Posted on December 9, 2016
    • Let the staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore Pre-Pack your books for you for the spring semester. It’s the best way to get used books and if you use this service, you are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes from the Bookstore.

      The top prize is FREE books for the semester! Yes — you read that right– FREE books for the semester!

      Do this before the winter break and cross it off your to do list.

      Forms are available in the Bookstore or by clicking the link below:

      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/prepackinfo.htm

  • PRIME Beat closed today
    - Posted on December 9, 2016
    • PRIME Beat will be closed Friday, Dec. 9.

       

  • 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
    - Posted on December 7, 2016
    • Nominations are being accepted through Monday, Jan. 23 for the 2017 Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. This is a great opportunity to recognize your outstanding efforts!

      This award focuses on the integration of academic excellence with other aspects of your life including leadership, campus involvement, community service, arts (creative or performing), athletics, and/or career achievement.  Attached is the nomination form.

      Please submit completed forms to Gayle Healy in CTR 290 or by email at g.healy@hvcc.edu by Jan. 23.

  • Guided Mindfulness Meditation offered Thursdays at 10 a.m.
    - Posted on December 7, 2016
    • Guided Mindfulness Meditation Practice
      10 to 10:30 a.m. every Thursday
      Wellness Center
      Siek Campus Center, room 270.

      All are welcome to drop in and take a pause from their busy schedule. This free, easy-to-follow guided practice will help you feel calm and relaxed. No mediation experience necessary.

  • “Understanding Heroin, Addiction, and the Brain” on Monday evening, Dec. 12
    - Posted on December 6, 2016
    • All are welcome and encouraged to attend a special presentation — “Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain” — on Monday, Dec. 12 in the McDonough Sports Complex. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free.

      Described as a “must see” for parents and community members, “Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain,” will be hosted by Benita Zahn, News Channel 13 co-anchor and community health reporter, who will introduce several guest speakers and moderate a Q&A session. The keynote speaker will be Michael Nerney, a nationally-renowned expert in substance abuse education and prevention.

      The event will address the current community crisis of heroin addiction. Attendees will learn that addiction is a disease that causes multiple changes within a user’s brain, and about the roles age and gender play in addiction. Treatment will take time, but recovery is possible.

      Additional speakers and presentations will include:
      — Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino
      — Grant Jaquith, First Assistant United States Attorney
      — “Chasing the Dragon,” film trailer presented by Richard Southwick, Assistant United States Attorney
      — “There is Hope” presented by Eric Dyer

      Event sponsors working in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York are:
      NOPIATES Committee for Change
      — Rensselaer County Heroin Coalition
      Troy Drug Free Community Coalition
      RADAR (Rensselaer Area Drug Awareness Reality Coalition)
      New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force

      This event is free and open to all!
      Please plan on attending, and bring a friend. You’ll be glad you did.

  • Classic books available from William Keck Collection
    - Posted on December 6, 2016
    • The holidays are fast approaching. The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has a large selection of the William Keck classic books available for only $10 each.

      All proceeds benefit the William Keck Scholarship Fund. So, if you are looking for a timeless gift idea, why not stop by BRN 035 and check out the books in this classic collection. We have Dickens, Eliot, Faulkner, and Fitzgerald just to name a few.

      If you would like to see a list of the books available or have any questions, please contact Kris Lewis at 629-7385 or k.lewis@hvcc.edu.

  • Mitten drive for Viking Day Care
    - Posted on December 5, 2016
    • It’s that time of the year! Temperatures are dropping while children’s needs for gloves and mittens are rising. Please donate a pair of NEW gloves and/or mittens and help keep a child warm this winter.

      Donated gloves and mittens will be distributed to the children and families of our own Hudson Valley Community College Viking Child Care Center.

      The day care center specifically is looking for gloves for 3- to 4-year-olds, but serves children from birth through 5-years-old. Gloves will be accepted for any age group.

      Please drop off any donations to the Human Services Department, Brahan Hall 008. Members of the Human Services Club will deliver all donations to the Viking Child Care Center on Friday, Dec. 16.

      Happy Holidays!

  • Collection for TOYS FOR TOTS ends Friday, Dec. 16
    - Posted on December 5, 2016
    • You can help make the holidays happier for children throughout the Capital Region by donating a new, unwrapped toy to the U.S. Marine Corps’ TOYS FOR TOTS program. The Marines have been distributing toys to underprivileged children since 1947.

      On-campus collection, coordinated again this year by the Armed Forces Club, closes on Friday, Dec. 16.

      Collection bin locations:
      Armed Forces Room, room 223 in the Marvin Library
      Dental Hygiene Department, room 155 in the Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center
      Veterans Peer Mentors (Center for Academic Engagement), room 230 in the Siek Campus Center
      Wellness Center, room 270 in the Siek Campus Center

      Thank you for supporting this heartwarming holiday effort.

  • Sound Escapes today (Dec. 5) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    - Posted on December 5, 2016
    • Sound Escapes
      A sound way to escape the pressure of work, school and life.

      Siek Campus Center, room 204
      10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

      What is a sound escape?
      It is a SONIC POWER NAP that combines therapeutic sound from exotic world instruments, brainwave entrainment technology and musical artistry.
      What do you have to do? Nothing. Just take in the music. You can sit or lie down. And, you can come and go as needed.

      What can it do for you?
      • reduce stress
      • boost mood
      • enhance cognition
      • increase productivity

      We just ask that you disengage from and silence all personal devices (phone, iPads, etc.) while visiting Sound Escapes.

      Sponsored by the Campus Ministry.

  • PRIME Cafe Specials, Dec. 5 — 9
    - Posted on December 5, 2016
    • Monday, Dec. 5
      Grill Breakfast: Western Omelet; $4.99
      Deli/Salad Bar: Roasted Turkey, Avocado, Bacon, Chipotle Aioli; $7.49
      Grill: Crispy Chicken & Ham Melt – Provolone, Swiss, Tomato, Chipotle Aioli; $6.99
      PRIME-ito: BBQ Chicken Ranch Bowl – BBQ Chicken, Tomato, Corn Salsa, Scallion, Cheddar Cheese, Ranch Drizzle; $7.49
      Soup: Chicken & Rice
      Books & Bites Library Cafe: Buffalo Crispy Chicken Melt; $6.99

      Tuesday, Dec. 6
      Grill Breakfast: Egg White Omelet, Spinach, Tomato, Cheddar; $5.49
      Deli/Salad Bar: Chicken Salad, Swiss, Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato, Honey Mustard; $6.99
      Grill: Grilled Cheese w/ Tomato; $5.49
      PRIME-ito: Crispy Chicken Burrito – Rice, Pico de Gallo, Lettuce, Cheddar, Honey Mustard; $7.49
      Soup: Tomato Bisque
      Books & Bites Library Cafe: Grilled Cheese & Tomato; $5.49

      Wednesday, Dec. 7
      Grill Breakfast: Cinnamon Bread French Toast; $4.49
      Deli/Salad Bar: Grilled Mushroom, Roasted Red Pepper, Provolone, Arugula, Balsamic Glaze, on French Baguette; $6.99
      Grill: Hot Pastrami Sandwich – Rye Bread, New York Pastrami, Swiss cheese, and Brown Mustard; $6.99
      PRIME-ito: Two Mole Beef Tacos – Choice of Toppings; $6.99
      Soup: Beef Vegetable
      Books & Bites Library Cafe: Tuna Melt with Cheddar on Rye; $6.49

      Thursday, Dec. 8
      Grill Breakfast: Ham, Egg & Cheese on Glazed Doughnut; $5.49
      Deli/Salad Bar: Cobb Salad – Turkey, Bacon, Avocado, Egg, Tomato, Onion, Bleu Cheese, White Balsamic; $6.99
      Grill:  Tuna Melt – Tuna Salad, American Cheese, Crushed Potato Chips, Chipotle Mayo, Wheat; $6.99
      PRIME-ito: 2 Cajun Shrimp Tacos – Limes, Cilantro, Pickled Vegetables; $7.49
      Soup: Italian Wedding
      Books & Bites Library Cafe: Monte Cristo – Ham, Turkey, Swiss, Russian; $6.99

      Friday, Dec. 9
      Grill Breakfast: Pancakes with Sausage; $3.99
      Deli/Salad Bar: “Toss Up” (Garden Salad with your Choice of Tuna, Egg, Chicken Salad on top); $6.99
      Grill: Italian Melt – Pepperoni, Capicola, Salami, Provolone, Brown Mustard; $6.99
      Soup: Chef Choice (Varies per location)
      Books & Bites Library Cafe: Pizza by the slice; $2

      Try our new holiday coffee flavors! Crushed graham cracker and egg nog!

  • 60 Minutes trial database to expire Dec. 14
    - Posted on December 2, 2016
    • The Dwight Marvin Library was pleased to offer a one-month trial of the video database 60 Minutes, available online in one streaming video resource. This resource is under consideration for continued access. The current trial expires on Dec. 14, 2016.

      Please try it out, and provide feedback about what you think! Contact your library liaison (http://www.hvcc.edu/lrc/liaisons.html) or email b.hazard@hvcc.edu.

      The 60 MINUTES: 1997–2014 collection grants unprecedented access to the CBS News archives from this period, including many episodes not widely seen since their original broadcast.

      Find 486 hours of 3,470 videos on subjects including but not limited to terrorism, war, presidents, politics, films, medical treatments and procedures, international relations, economic conditions, laws and legislation, criminal investigations, history, television programs, elections and election campaigns, children, health care issues, scientific research, technology, health, Internet and business enterprises.

      Copy and paste this link into your web browser, email client, Blackboard or any other app you like: http://search.alexanderstreet.com/cbsv.

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  • Bookstore’s holiday clothing sale — save 20%
    - Posted on December 2, 2016
    • Season Greetings to all!

      The Viking’s Cove Bookstore will hold its annual holiday clothing sale Dec. 5 – 16.

      All clothing will be 20% off.

      Why not stop by and do some of your holiday shopping right here on campus? We have a large selection of stylish clothing from which you may choose.

      The staff of the bookstore wishes all members of the campus community and their families a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season!

  • Muslim Student Association hosting luncheon on Dec. 7
    - Posted on December 2, 2016
    • The Muslim Student Association will host a Finals Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 7 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in the BTC Meeting Rooms.  At the luncheon, students can eat, unwind, meet new people and learn what the MSA is all about.

      Seats are limited, so please RSVP to Michael Naylor (m.naylor@hvcc.edu) if you would like to attend.

  • Textbook Pre-Pack
    - Posted on December 2, 2016
    • Have you registered for the spring semester? If you have, why not let the staff of the Viking’s Cove Bookstore Pre-Pack your books for you. It’s the best way to get used books and if you use this service you are automatically entered into a drawing for prizes from the Bookstore.

      The top prize is FREE books for the semester! Yes — you read that right– FREE books for the semester!

      Click on the link below and fill out your Pre-Pack form now:

      http://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/prepackinfo.htm

  • Career/College Fair at Capital District EOC on Tuesday, Dec. 6. All students welcome
    - Posted on December 1, 2016
    • The Capital District Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) will host a mini job and college fair on Tuesday, Dec. 6. Representatives from Home Depot and Aerotek will be on hand and there will be financial aid information and an Education Pay$ workshop offered by the EOC’s College Connections Specialist.

      The Capital District EOC delivers comprehensive, community-based academic and workforce development programs and provides support services leading to enhanced employment opportunities, access to further education, personal growth and development.

       

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  • Faculty artist talk at noon today (Nov. 30)
    - Posted on November 30, 2016
    • Faculty Artist Talk: Kyra Garrigue
      Wednesday, Nov. 30 / Noon to 12:45 p.m.
      Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

      Kyra Garrigue, assistant professor of digital media/video in the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Digital Media, presents the last of four artist talks scheduled in conjunction with the Fine Arts and Digital Media Faculty Exhibit on view through Saturday, Dec. 3 in the Teaching Gallery.

      Transitory #1: Sand Stories, 2016
      Three-channel video installation, continuous loop
  • “Understanding Heroin, Addiction, and the Brain” on Monday evening, Dec. 12
    - Posted on November 30, 2016
    • All are welcome and encouraged to attend a special presentation — “Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain” — on Monday, Dec. 12 in the McDonough Sports Complex. The event will run from 7 to 9 p.m. and is free.

      Described as a “must see” for parents and community members, “Understanding Heroin, Addiction and the Brain,” will be hosted by Benita Zahn, News Channel 13 co-anchor and community health reporter, who will introduce several guest speakers and moderate a Q&A session. The keynote speaker will be Michael Nerney, a nationally-renowned expert in substance abuse education and prevention.

      The event will address the current community crisis of heroin addiction. Attendees will learn that addiction is a disease that causes multiple changes within a user’s brain, and about the roles age and gender play in addiction. Treatment will take time, but recovery is possible.

      Additional speakers and presentations will include:
      — Rensselaer County Executive Kathleen Jimino
      — Grant Jaquith, First Assistant United States Attorney
      — “Chasing the Dragon,” film trailer presented by Richard Southwick, Assistant United States Attorney
      — “There is Hope” presented by Eric Dyer

      Event sponsors working in partnership with the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York are:
      NOPIATES Committee for Change
      — Rensselaer County Heroin Coalition
      Troy Drug Free Community Coalition
      RADAR (Rensselaer Area Drug Awareness Reality Coalition)
      New York National Guard Counterdrug Task Force

      This event is free and open to all!
      Please plan on attending, and bring a friend. You’ll be glad you did.

  • Dr. Etiquette on campus today (Nov. 29)
    - Posted on November 29, 2016
    • Come learn the “do’s and don’ts” of resumes and interviews with Dr. Etiquette:

      — Tuesday, Nov. 29 in from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Siek Campus Center, room 204

      FREE movie ticket to all participants!

  • Athletics weekly update
    - Posted on November 29, 2016
    • Last week’s athletics results:

      Men’s Basketball (4-4) beat Ulster 99-93 in overtime on Tuesday, Nov. 22.

      Upcoming Week

      Men’s Basketball (4-4) will be away this week with the first game on Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. against Dutchess. Over the weekend, the men square off against Finger Lakes on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 3 p.m., and end the road trip against Corning on Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.

      Women’s Basketball (2-3) hosts Albany Pharmacy on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 6 p.m. After a short turnaround, they travel with the men to Dutchess on Thursday, Dec. 1 for a 5 p.m. tip-off. Continuing on the road, the women will be away Saturday, Dec. 3 versus Finger Lakes at 1 p.m. and then Sunday, Dec. 4 taking on Corning at 12 p.m.

      Ice Hockey (3-7-1) also will be traveling this weekend to take on the Club team of the University of Vermont. The game will be played Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. in UVM Gutterson Field House in Burlington, VT. For directions to the Gutterson Field House, please visit the following link: http://uvmhockeyclub.pointstreaksites.com/view/uvmhockeyclub/facilities/gutterson-fieldhouse.

       

       

  • Call for student models
    - Posted on November 28, 2016
    • ATTENTION STUDENTS!

      We are looking for students to model for Hudson Valley Community College promotional photographs to be taken during December.

      The photographs will be used on our Web site, in our catalog and brochures.

      To set up an interview, please contact:

      Vincent Giordano
      Photographic/Multimedia Specialist
      LSB-156
      518-629-7324
      v.giordano@hvcc.edu

       

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Women's Basketball Falls to Hawks

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Men's Basketball Loses to Mohawk Valley

Men's & Women's Bowling Results at Fulton-Montgomery

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Men's Basketball Takes Down Suffolk

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Upcoming Events

Jan 22 - Tri County Indoor Track Meet

Jan 23 - Spring 2017 Off-Campus Classes Begin

Jan 23 - Leadership Workshops

Jan 24 - Recruiter on Campus: Solutions Link

Jan 24 - Mindfulness Meditation

Jan 25 - Recruiter on Campus: Valet Park of America

Jan 25 - Startup Business Principles Information Session

Jan 25 - Women’s Golf Pre-season Meeting

Jan 26 - Recruiter on Campus: A New England Nanny

Jan 26 - Spring Sports Challenge

Jan 27 - Recruiter on Campus: Lowe’s

Jan 28 - Community Sports Day

Jan 30 - Recruiter on Campus: Air Force Reserve

Jan 30 - Animal Outreach Club Meeting

Jan 30 - LEAD at HVCC: Title IX VAWA

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Jan 21 @ 1 p.m. Women's Basketball (Home)

Jan 21 @ 3 p.m. Men's Basketball (Home)

Jan 21 @ 9 a.m. Bowling

Jan 22 @ 2 p.m. Men's Ice Hockey

Jan 25 @ 7:30 p.m. Men's Ice Hockey

Jan 27 @ 1 p.m. Bowling

Jan 28 @ 1 p.m. Women's Basketball (Home)

Jan 28 @ 1 p.m. Men's Ice Hockey (Home)

Jan 28 @ 3 p.m. Men's Basketball (Home)

Jan 28 @ 9 a.m. Bowling

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