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College Community Mourns Death of Former President Fitzgibbons
James J. Fitzgibbons, who served as president of Hudson Valley Community College from 1965 through 1979, died Tuesday, Dec. 27; he was 90.

While he was president, Hudson Valley was transformed from a largely technical college into one of the state's most comprehensive community colleges, offering degrees in business, liberal arts, the health sciences and technologies. More...

Groove to a
World Beat
Pangaea, a quartet that draws from its members' diverse musical backgrounds to create a unique, world beat and reggae sound, will perform at noon on Thursday, Jan. 19, on the second floor of the Siek Campus Center.

The event, which kicks off the Cultural Affairs offerings for the Spring 2006 semester, is free. For more information, call (518) 629-4TIX.

Spring 2006 Cultural Affairs Calendar

HVCC Reads - a program designed to encourage students, faculty and staff to read and discuss the same book - will begin this month with a meeting at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 24, in the Marvin Library's Multipurpose Room.

The program's inaugural selection is "Enough: Staying Human in an Engineered World," by Bill McKibben. Paperback copies of the book will be on sale at the college's Viking's Cove Bookstore, and copies also will be on reserve in the Marvin Library. The program will culminate with McKibben's visit to campus on Friday, April 28.

Interested in participating? Discussion groups will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, and Thursday, March 30, in the Multipurpose Room.

Public Ice Skating Continues
The Robert M. Conway Ice Rink is open through Friday, March 10.  Public skating hours are noon to 2 p.m. on weekdays, and 4 to 6:15 p.m. on weekends.
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Resolve to Broaden Your Horizons

Spring 2006 Credit-Free Offerings This winter and spring, the Office of Community and Professional Education will offer dozens of courses that will allow you to expand your mind, improve your body and balance your bottom line.

Courses run the gamut from money management and sign language to cardio kickboxing and ballroom dancing.

The Workforce Development Institute also has business and computer offerings on tap, and the Center for Creative Retirement is back with an expanded slate of courses, trips and hikes.

Can't find what you're looking for? E-mail the Office of Community and Professional Education and suggest a new course.

In-Person Registration

In-person registration, the last chance to register for classes before the start of the Spring 2006 semester, begins Wednesday, Jan. 11. The Spring semester begins Tuesday, Jan. 17.

The hours for in-person registration are as follows:

8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 11

8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 12

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Friday, Jan. 13

9 a.m. - noon, Saturday, Jan. 14

8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday, Jan. 16

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Hot Music on a Cold Night

Paco PenaFlamenco guitarist Paco Peņa - hailed by The New York Times as a "virtuoso, capable of dazzling an audience beyond the frets of mortal man" - will perform at the Alumni Association's first-ever Alumni Night at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.

Peņa's "pure flamenco" performance, which begins at 8 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 27, will feature three internationally celebrated guitarists, a singer and flamenco dancers. After the show, alumni will be treated to post-concert dessert reception with Peņa.

A free, pre-concert talk by Maria Zemantauski, one of the world's few heralded female flamenco guitarists, will begin at 7 p.m. at the Rensselaer County Historical Society at 57 Second St., a block south of the Music Hall.

Alumni tickets are $20 and are available at the Music Hall's box office. Tickets for current Hudson Valley students are free, but must be picked up at the Office of Communications and Marketing, and tickets for college employees are $10, and available at the Music Hall box office or Communications and Marketing. Tickets are limited.

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Hudson Valley Community College's mission is to provide dynamic, student-centered, comprehensive, and accessible educational opportunities that address the diverse needs of the community.
Hudson Valley Community College, 80 Vandenburgh Ave., Troy, NY 12180
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