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  • Campus community invited to view/discuss PBS documentary “American Promise” on April 16
    - Posted on April 16, 2014
    • The Teacher Preparation Department in collaboration with WMHT TV will present the documentary “American Promise” on Weds., April 16, in the BTC auditorium. A faculty/staff panel discussion will follow.

      Panel participants will include:

      • Toni Howard, Teacher Preparation faculty
      • Eileen Mahoney, Teacher Preparation faculty – moderator
      • Amy Kiley, Teacher Preparation faculty
      • Roy Pompey, Coordinator of Collegiate Academic Support Program
      • Dr. Peter Sawyer, Department Chairperson – History, Philosophy and Social Sciences

      The campus community and the general public are invited to join the viewing and discussion. Please view the agenda below. 

  • “After the Finish Line: Saving America’s Horses” today at 6 p.m.
    - Posted on April 16, 2014
    • When:  6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 16
      Where: BTC Auditorium

      After the Finish Line: Saving America’s Horses

      This evening, please join Steve Caporizzo of WTEN, the New York State Humane Association and the HVCC Animal Outreach Club for a seminar on the fate of America’s horses.

      Discussion will be centered on horse racing and slaughter, a practice once legal in the United States; one which continues to be debated as a legal option in the United States, and is legal in Canada and Mexico.

      Currently, the U.S. exports live horses to Canada and Mexico, where slaughter and human consumption are legal. America’s horses are then transported to Europe and Japan for human consumption. Horses from all backgrounds are subject to this end.  Ferdinand, the 1986 Kentucky Derby winner, was sold to Japan’s JS Company in the fall of 1994.  Reporter Barbara Bayer, author of The Blood Horse who attempted to learn of Ferdinand’s whereabouts, wrote, “No one can say for sure when and where Ferdinand met his end, but it would seem clear he met it in a slaughterhouse. Ferdinand’s fate is not the exception. It is the rule.”

      The speaker line up is extraordinary: Dr. Lester Castro Friedlander formerly veterinarian with the USDA and NYS Racing & Wagering, Susan Kayne, former race enthusiast and  thoroughbred expert, Sharon Boeckle, filmmaker from NYC, the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition, along with Steve Caporizzo, and the New York State Humane Association (NYSHA). Author J.R. Anderson’s telling book, The Fancy Hat Veneer, on the realities of horse slaughter will be available, and Ms. Anderson will also be speaking.

      Area horse rescues will be present and we have invited and welcome pro-horse racing and pro-slaughter individuals to attend. The goal is to be factual, educational, and eye opening. The connection between horse racing, drugging and slaughter will be made. Finally, Dr. Holly Cheever from NYSHA will make remarks on what we as citizens can do about this fairly unknown issue of our time.

      There will be opportunity for audience participation.

      After this semester, I will be stepping down as Animal Outreach Co-Adviser. I would be honored if you would attend this last seminar that captures one of the most critical issues of our times: the mass slaughter of the animals that helped build America: horses.

      There have been many wonderful years, but a new chapter outside of the college beckons in terms of animal protection and advocacy.  If you need advice or assistance with regard to animal issues of any kind, you can continue to find me in one of the best places to work on campus: The Dwight Marvin Library.

      Valerie Lang Waldin, J.D., M.L.S.
      Faculty Librarian/Assistant Professor

  • Seats available in Journalism Internship for Fall 2014
    - Posted on April 15, 2014
    • The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Journalism Internship (ENGL 134 – CRN 17137) – Instructor:  M. Palmara. Students engage in supervised internship in news and public relations agencies. Placement assignments will be arranged by the student intern with the consent of the supervising instructor. Students may consult the instructor for suggestions or they may present options of their own. This is a 3 credit course. Prerequisite: ENGL 101, Composition I and ENGL 130, Journalism and/or approval by department chair.

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

  • Celebrate spring with Chartwells on Thursday
    - Posted on April 15, 2014
    • Join Chartwells at its Spring Luncheon on Thursday, April 17 from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Siek Campus Center Exhibition Room.

      Please click here for details and the menu.

  • College Hosts Annual Two-Part Juried Student Exhibition
    - Posted on April 11, 2014
    • Hudson Valley Community College’s Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications announces the opening of two year-end student exhibitions, the Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition and the Advanced Study Exhibition, on view in the college’s Teaching Gallery from Friday, April 11 to Saturday, May 3. Both exhibitions were organized by students in the college’s Gallery Management classes.

      The opening of the exhibitions will be celebrated with a reception and awards ceremony for the Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications department, with students from each department in attendance, from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11 in the Teaching Gallery. Three cash awards will be presented at the reception. The reception and exhibitions are open to the public, free of charge.

      Students in the college’s Fine Arts and Digital Media programs submit class work in painting, drawing, photography, two-dimensional design, video, graphic design, animation and net art completed during summer and fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. From the approximately 250 works submitted by students last year, 114 were accepted for exhibition.

      This year’s guest juror, Cassandra Hooper, is a professor at the State University of New York, College at Purchase and holds an MFA from Purchase College and a BFA from the California State University, Long Beach. She is a Puffin Foundation grant recipient and has had solo exhibitions at Atelier 31, Seattle and Fine Arts Center Galleries, University of Rhode Island.

      Student participants in this year’s advanced exhibition, “Root/Paths,” are David Bashe, Regina Coraldi, Lillian Ela, Melissa Flagler, Kyle Hotaling, Pete Hume, Katie Kelly, Smantha Kowalewski, Morgan Kunz, Sara O’Shea and Sidra Smith. Advanced study in drawing and painting is an academic year-long course of guided study for students who have completed foundation arts courses and wish to pursue their own body of work. Cash awards also will be presented for this exhibit.

      Teaching Gallery hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 – 7 p.m.; Saturday, 12 – 4 p.m.; closed Sunday and Monday. For directions and more information, visit: www.hvcc.edu/teachinggallery. The Teaching Gallery is located on the ground floor of the Administration Building.

      Gallery exhibitions are supported by the Department of Fine Arts, Theatre Arts and Broadcast Communications with assistance from the Office of Cultural Affairs. Special thanks to the Faculty Student Association for their support of the reception. All exhibitions are installed and assisted by students in Gallery Management courses.

  • THEA 170: Introduction to Improvisational Theatre
    - Posted on April 9, 2014
    • Introduction to Improvisational Theatre (THEA 170) will be held Monday and Thursday evenings, May 19 through June 27 (Summer Session 2), in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre.

      Introduction to Improvisational Theatre introduces students to the fundamentals of improvisational acting. Theatre games and exercises, intended to free students from the anxiety and mental blocks associated with performing without any prior preparation, will be utilized. Students will work in groups to develop the communicative and cooperative skills needed to confidently participate in the various styles and forms of improvisational theatre. Finally, this course will allow students to develop the skills of listening, observation, impromptu thinking, and expression that are necessary for effective interpersonal communication in work, school, and social situations.

      Instructor Joshua Sperber has taught “Introduction to Improvisational
      Theatre,” “Creative Writing: Stage and Screen,” as well as public speaking
      classes as an instructor at Hudson Valley. He also has served as both an
      actor and a director for several local improv troupes, has performed
      stand-up comedy at venues throughout the Northeast, and has had plays
      produced in the Capital Region. Sperber holds degrees in English, dramaturgy and educational theatre.

  • Teacher Preparation Department: Week of the Young Child events continue
    - Posted on April 9, 2014
    • The college’s Teacher Preparation Department will host a series of workshops and lectures to mark the Week of the Young Child, April 7-11. The events, which will take place in Higbee Hall, are open to all in the campus community and the public.


      Making a Rainstick Workshop: presented by Dr. Dawn Kolakoski

      Monday, April 7, 2 to 4 p.m.

      Kolakoski is a professor in the Teacher Preparation Department.  She also teaches graduate courses in education for Leslie College and is the author of a book, “Write it Down!”  Participants in this workshop will have a chance to make a rainstick, which were originally created with the belief that they could bring on the rain. Many early childhood programs use rainsticks in their classrooms for story-telling, music, movement and more. Cost is $3 per person and pre-registration is necessary. Contact Dr. Kolakoski at d.kolakoski@hvcc.edu.


      Responding to Bullying – Prevention Strategies That Work: presented by Professor Nancy Cupolo, Department Chair

      Tuesday, April 8, 1 p.m. 

      Cupolo has nearly 40 years of teaching experience.  She has been a keynote speaker at state and national conventions on topics relative to children and has done extensive research and presentations on the topic of bullying intervention and prevention. She will explore the origins of bullying behavior and discuss why bullies act as they do.  Emphasis will be placed on practical ideas and strategies that parents and teachers can use when children are bullied.


      Brain Breaks – Movement Activities That Help Children Focus and Learn: Presented by Meg Smith, MS in Education, teacher, St Pius X School

      Wednesday, April 9, 3 p.m. 

      Smith has taught kindergarten for 13 years and has worked in a variety of child care settings, with infants, toddlers and preschoolers. This Brain Breaks program will introduce movements that assist children to refocus, re-energize and learn. Studies show that children learn best when given movement breaks during the day.


      Toys for Infants and Toddlers – Making Materials that Grow with the Child

      Presented by: Wendy Sullivan and Sarah Gould-Houle, MS in Education, Infant Toddler Specialists, Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council

      Thursday, April 10, noon 

      Sullivan and Gould-Houle travel on behalf of the Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council to share their knowledge of infant/toddler development with teachers, parents and family day care providers.

      This workshop will feature developmentally-appropriate homemade materials that can be used in a variety of ways with children.  The teachers will discuss how the same toy can be used in a variety of ways for different purpose as the child ages.


      Child’s Play: Enrichment Ideas to Foster Development While Promoting Motor, Language and Coping Skills.

      Presented by Laurie Phibbs, OTR/L and Michelle Ring, M.S. CCC-SLP

      Friday, April 11, noon

      Phibbs is a New York State registered occupational therapist who works with young children and their families.  Ring is a licensed speech-language pathologist who has worked with young children and their families for more than 17 years. This seminar will highlight the importance of children’s play as it relates to physical, cognitive and social emotional growth and development. The presenters will share practical ideas for promoting a child’s motor, language and social skills.

      For more information, contact the Teacher Preparation Department at x7250.

  • Free HIV testing on Wednesday
    - Posted on April 7, 2014
    • Take a rapid HIV test…

      • no cost to you
      • no blood
      • no needles!

      Written results are available in 20 minutes!

       Wednesday,  April 9 from  9 to 11 a .m. College Health Services Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, room 146

      STD treatment referral available.

      Sponsored by College Health Services and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services.

  • Poet Billy Collins books available at bookstore
    - Posted on April 7, 2014
    • The Viking’s Cove Bookstore has the following books by poet Billy Collins, who will be on campus on Friday, April 11, available for purchase.

      Ballistics – $16
      Horoscopes For The Dead – $17
      Aimless Love: New And Selected Poems – $28
      Prices include sales tax.

      Mr. Collins will present a talk and reading at 11 a.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre as part of the college’s Cultural Affairs Program in association with the Department of English, Modern Languages and English as a Second Language.

  • New summer courses meet general education requirement
    - Posted on April 7, 2014
    • Two new courses will be offered this summer:

      Modern China (History 140), TR 0500-0950 from May 19 to June 27 with a CRN of 41929

      Modern India (History 145), MW 0600-0950 from June 30 to Aug. 30 with a CRN of 41930.

      Both meet the General Education requirement for Other World Civilizations and are being taught by someone who has wide experience of the life, culture and history of those increasingly important countries.

  • Foundation Friday: alumnus leads Hudson Valley students and staff in Schoharie clean up
    - Posted on April 4, 2014
    • On Saturday, March 29, a group of Hudson Valley students and staff traveled to Schoharie to do some much-need clean up. Organized by Campus Chaplain Cylon George and alumnus Doug Stinson ’11, the group partnered with the Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) organization, helping with ongoing restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

      As Volunteer Coordinator for SALT, Stinson has dedicated the past 31 months rebuilding the town he calls home. Drawing on his Hudson Valley education and expertise in emergency medical services, Doug has been able to provide hands-on assistance as he motivates his neighbors and other concerned citizens to continue rebuilding their town. Though it has been nearly three years since these storms caused unspeakable flooding and destruction, things are getting better; however there is still much work to be done. To learn more about SALT’s efforts please click here.


      SALTFrom L-R: Doug Stinson ’11, Mark Wright, Geoff Miller, Victoria Mausler, Debby Gardner, Josh Feldman, Helena Czaban, Bob Kruzinski and Cylon George.
  • Two Hudson Valley students named to All New York State Academic Team
    - Posted on April 4, 2014
    • James Greg and Jackson Lyons, two members of the Hudson Valley Community College student body, were named to the Phi Theta Kappa All New York State Academic Team this week.

      Nominees for the honor must demonstrate academic excellence and notable service to the college and community. Those who are named to the All New York State Academic Team are eligible for scholarships at transfer colleges and universities. Phi Theta Kappa is an honor society that recognizes and encourages scholarship among two-year college students.

      Greg, an Engineering Science student from Clifton Park, was named to the All New York State Second Team.

      Lyons, an Engineering Science student from Saratoga Springs, was named to the All New York State Third Team.

      The pair were were honored at the statewide Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony on Weds., April 2 at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

      The Phi Theta Kappa Award Ceremony recognizes outstanding community college students throughout the state. In addition to academic achievement, recipients of the award also are evaluated on their leadership and community service involvement.

      This year, 68 students were honored from SUNY and CUNY community colleges.

      The ceremony is sponsored annually by New York Community College Trustees, the New York Community College Association of Presidents, and the Faculty Council of Community Colleges.

  • Employers recruiting on campus
    - Posted on April 1, 2014
    • The following employers will be recruiting on campus and will be located in the Siek Campus Center, first floor:

      Vector Marketing — Wednesday, April 2 and Wednesday, May 7

      Center for Disabilities Services — Tuesday, April 8

      DJ Video — Wednesday, April 9

      Primerica — Thursday, April 10

      ISOGENICS — Tuesday, April 15 and Tuesday, May 6

      Mavis Discount Tires — Wednesday, April 16

      For further information, please contact the Center for Careers and Employment at (518) 629-7326 or visit the office located in the Siek Campus Center, room 270.

  • Join the newspaper staff
    - Posted on April 1, 2014
    • The Hudsonian, the official student newspaper of Hudson Valley Community College, currently is recruiting staff members for the Fall 2014 semester.

      Any HVCC student is eligible and no experience is necessary. Plus, editors and staff contributors earn a paycheck! The paper is looking for campus reporters, photographers and editors for all sections, including news, sports, and creative.

      The Hudsonian holds meetings every Monday at 2 p.m. in Campus Center 293. If you can’t make it to a meeting, simply stop by the newsroom any time in Campus Center 291.

      Rachel Bornn
      r.bornn@hvcc.edu or hudsonian@hvcc.edu

  • Stratton VA Hospital announces Diversity Internship Program
    - Posted on April 1, 2014
    • The Stratton VA Medical Center is actively recruiting college undergraduates for its summer National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP). The program is designed to help students obtain work experience and also may lead to career opportunities with the VA.

      Anyone interested in participating in the NDIP should apply with one of the vendor organizations listed here. To be accepted into the NDIP, students must be in good standing; currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree seeking program, full-time or part-time from an accredited post-secondary institution; and be a U.S. citizen.

  • April is Earth Month
    - Posted on April 1, 2014
    • Earth Day is April 22 and April is Earth Month at Hudson Valley Community College. Join the Sustainability Committee, the Voices Committee and the Marvin Library staff in celebrating Earth Month by attending the Sustainability Fair on April 30and participating in sustainability-themed events throughout the month:

      Voices Lecture: Reviving the American Chestnut Tree
      Wednesday, April 2 from 1 to 1:50 p.m.
      Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
      The American chestnut tree was once one of the most abundant trees in the eastern forests of the United States, important to the ecosystem, agriculture and society. A little more than a century ago, this majestic tree was devastated by the chestnut blight, caused by an exotic pathogen from Asia. After 23 years of research, the State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry has developed American chestnut trees with enhanced blight resistance, using the tools of biotechnology. Dr. William Powell, head of the SUNY-ESF research team, discusses this pivotal step in returning this king of the forest and presents the background and current research on the American chestnut.

      Voices Lecture: Local vs. Organic Food?
      How CSAs Help Solve the Puzzle

      Thursday, April 17 from noon to 12:50 p.m.
      Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium
      There is a growing movement among consumers to shop for food in places other than the grocery store, including farmers’ markets, food co-ops and CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture). The proliferation of misleading product labels, green washing and other marketing ploys creates confusion for people looking for the best nutritional foods. Having operated a CSA farm for nearly 10 years, Justine Denison, farmer and co-owner of Denison Farm in Schaghticoke, addresses the CSA model, farmers’ markets and the question of local versus organic with the goal of raising awareness on how to make healthy food choices and knowing what questions one should ask when selecting what to eat.

      “The Botany of Desire”
      Wednesday, April 23 from 1 to 1:50 p.m.
      Multipurpose Room, Marvin Library Learning Commons
      Watch excerpts from “The Botany of Desire,” the bestselling book by Michael Pollan that explores the human-plant relationship through four species.

      “The Botany of Desire” Book Giveaway
      Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
      Marvin Library Learning Commons
      While suppies last! Copies of “The Botany of Desire,” the bestselling book by Michael Pollan, will be given away free to interested readers as part of World Book Night (www.facebook.com/worldbooknightusa).

      Sustainability Fair
      Wednesday, April 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Siek Campus Center/Campus Quad
      Environmental demonstrations, seed and plant exchange, composting demonstration, farmers market, local artisans and craft vendors and more! To take part in the  seed and plant exchange, contact Maxine Ortiz at m.ortiz@hvcc.edu.

      Electronics Recycling Collection Day
      Friday, May 2 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Parking Lot A (in front of the BTC)
      The Sustainability Committee is looking for a few volunteers to help with traffic control. If interested please contact Maxine Ortiz at m.ortiz@hvcc.edu.

  • Cell phone collection for victims of domestic violence
    - Posted on March 27, 2014
    • Greetings everyone,

      Members of Sisters Incynch are collecting old or unwanted cell phones for victims of domestic violence.

      The collection will continue through Thursday, April 17.

      Phones should be dropped off with Kit Haynes, program assistant in the History Philosophy and Social Sciences Department, located in MRV 107.

      Thanks for kindness!
      Tamu Chambers
      Club Advisor


      Program Assistant Academic III
      History, Philosophy, and Social Sciences
  • Animal Outreach Club sponsors “After the Finish Line: Saving America’s Horses” on April 16
    - Posted on March 26, 2014
    • The  HVCC Animal Outreach Club will host  “After the Finish Line: Saving America’s Horses,”  6 to 8 p.m., Weds., April 16, in the BTC Auditorium.

      The panel discussion will include Dr. Lester Friedlander, DVM, the former chief inspector for the US Department of Agriculture; Loni Stewart of the Canadian Horse Defence Coalition; documentary filmmaker Sharon Boeckle; and Steve Caporizzo of WTEN.

      Sponsored by the Animal Outreach Club and the New York State Humane Association, the discussion will center on horse slaughter, a practice once legal in the United States and which continues to be debated as a legal option in the United States.  Currently, the U.S. exports live horses to Canada and Mexico, where slaughter and human consumption are legal. America’s horses are then transported to Japan for human consumption, as well. Horses from all backgrounds, including thoroughbred race horses, are subject to this ending.

      The event is free and open to the public.

  • Fall 2014 scholarships available; application deadline March 28
    - Posted on March 25, 2014
    • The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is offering scholarships to students continuing their studies in the 2014-15 academic year. Current students must apply using our online application process.

      To apply online, please follow these steps:

      1. Login to WIReD (www.hvcc.edu/wired).
      2. Click on “Enrollment, Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Student Services” tab.
      3. Click on “Financial Aid” link.
      4. Click on “Foundation Scholarships.”

      Before applying, please keep in mind the following:

      • Many scholarships require submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Please be sure your FAFSA is on file before applying for scholarships.
      • The application process requires one 250-word essay describing your educational and vocational objectives. This essay is used for all scholarships for which you apply – there is no need to write separate essays for each scholarship.
      • Please apply for all scholarships that are listed for you even if a secondary message screen indicates you may not be eligible for that particular scholarship.

      The application deadline is Friday, March 28, 2014.

      If you have questions, please e-mail scholarships@hvcc.edu.

  • Air Conditioning Systems Service and Repair Starts April 1st!
    - Posted on March 25, 2014
      36 hours, 3.6 CEUs, non-credit

      April 1 – May 1, 2014

      This AC Systems Service and Repair course provides instruction in entry-level skills in the field of air conditioning installation, service and repair. It includes an in-depth study of the practical aspects of residential and light commercial air conditioning equipment and systems for those individuals who have a strong interest in the fundamentals of air conditioning systems. An emphasis is placed on the theory of heat transfer, installation practices, the use of instruments and gauges to assist in fault diagnosis, and the importance of good service. Upon completion of the course, and prior to working in the field, students will need to obtain EPA 608 certification.

      Topics include:

      • Terminology
      • Refrigerants and Refrigerant Charging Methods
      • Air Conditioning System Mechanical Components
      • Heat Transfer Theory
      • Pressure Temperature Relationship
      • Tools and Materials
      • Installation Practices
      • Evacuation and Dehydration
      • Mechanical System Fault Diagnosis
      • Electrical Fundamentals System Troubleshooting
      • Refrigerant Recovery

      Students are required to bring to class: Safety glasses with side panels and work gloves

      Prerequisites: Minimum 9th grade-level  reading, writing and math skills.

      Textbook: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Technology 7th Edition, by Whitman & Johnson; available for purchase, (approx. $120), at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore.

      Tuition: $650

      Course Schedule:

      Meeting   Dates and Times Location Instructor
      April 1 – May 1, 2014*
      Tuesday/Thursday: 5:30 – 9:30 p.m.
      Troy Campus, Williams Hall Tim Smith

      *Make-up date, if needed due to a class cancellation: Tuesday, May 6

      To REGISTER or for more information about these and all WDI training programs:

      Visit — www.hvcc.edu/wdi
      Call — (518) 629-4827 or 629-4235
      E-mail — workforce@hvcc.edu 

  • If you plan to graduate in May, your application is due Monday, March 31!
    - Posted on March 25, 2014
    • Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 Degree/Certificate Application Deadlines

      This is a reminder that the degree/certificate application deadlines for Spring 2014 and Summer 2014 graduation are as follows:

      Spring 2014 — Monday, March 31, 2014
      Summer 2014 — Friday, June 13, 2014

      If you plan on graduating either in May or August, a completed degree/certificate application must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by the appropriate deadline as noted above. Please note that a completed degree/certificate application requires department chairperson/advisor signature. Applications received after the noted date will be considered for graduation for the following semester (i.e., an application received on April 1 will be considered a Summer 2014 application and an application received on June 14 will be considered a Fall 2014 application).

      Important Note: Summer 2014 graduates are invited to the May Commencement ceremony. This will be the only commencement ceremony that you can attend. If you wish to participate and have your name appear in the Commencement program, you must have a completed degree/certificate application submitted by the March 31 deadline.

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

  • SUNY Mascot Madness: looking ahead to 2015
    - Posted on March 24, 2014
    • Hudson Valley Community College unfortunately was defeated in Round 2 of SUNY Mascot Madness, but we’re already looking forward to next year’s contest.

      Thanks to everyone who displayed their pride by voting for the Viking!


  • Human Services Club presents “The Jenga Tournament” on April 14
    - Posted on March 24, 2014
    • Think you have what it takes to win?
      Come join the Human Services Club in our Jenga Tournament!

      Monday, April 14
      11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
      Siek Campus Center, 1st floor

      Prizes Include
      1st Place: $30 Viking Cove Gift Card
      2nd Place: $20 Dunkin DonutS Gift Card
      3rd Place: Lots of Candy

      Please sign up in BRN 008!

      If you have any questions, please contact Professor Maryanne Pepe in BRN 009 or e-mail her at m.pepe@hvcc.edu.

  • Student Health 101: Week of March 24
    - Posted on March 24, 2014
  • Spring 2014 final exam schedule is now online
    - Posted on March 20, 2014
    • The Spring 2014 exam schedule is now available by clicking the following link: https://www.hvcc.edu/finalexam/

      If a student is scheduled for multiple exams at the same time, it is the student’s responsibility to contact the instructors to coordinate scheduling.

      Should a cancellation occur, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the instructor to obtain any reschedule information.

  • Volunteer opportunity in Schoharie on March 29
    - Posted on March 19, 2014
    • Calling on volunteers to partner with the Schoharie Area Long Term (SALT) organization in the ongoing work of restoring Schoharie after the devastating flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011.

      Saturday, March 29
      Bus will depart from McDonough Sports Complex at 8:30 a.m.
      Bus will return to HVCC campus at 3 p.m.
      Lunch will be provided.

      Volunteers will do demolition work and/or help administer surveys vital to SALT’s continued operation in Schoharie.

      To sign up, visit the Student Activities Office (CTR 210).
      Forms must be completed and submitted by Tuesday, March 25 at 3 p.m.

      For more information, please contact the Student Activities Office at 629-7348 or the Campus Ministry at 629-7168


  • New A.A. meeting on campus
    - Posted on March 18, 2014
    • A.A. Meeting

      Mondays at 3 p.m.
      Interfaith Prayer Room
      Siek Campus Center, Suite 220

      For more information contact either:

      Cylon George, Campus Chaplain
      Campus Center 220 / 629-7168

      Kelly Sweener, Director of Counseling & Transfer
      Campus Center 260 / 629-7178

  • Ready to break free from smoking?
    - Posted on March 18, 2014
    • Dear Student,

      Are you a smoker who is ready to quit? Do you want to earn up to $45.00 doing so?

      Hudson Valley Community College has partnered with the University of Rochester to give students the opportunity to quit smoking online.

      Whether you stop smoking or not, you can earn up to $45 for your thoughts and time by answering surveys.

      To see if you are eligible, click the link https://redcap.urmc.rochester.edu/redcap/surveys/?s=uzInNVMiT9, e-mail WATI@urmc.rochester.edu, or call the Project Manager directly at (585) 276-6243.


      Kelly Sweener, Director
      Center for Counseling and Transfer

  • Complete SUNY Plattsburgh’s Criminal Justice Program on the Hudson Valley campus
    - Posted on March 18, 2014
  • Registration begins today for Fall and Summer Courses
    - Posted on March 18, 2014
    • The Summer and Fall 2014 class schedules are now available for registration.

      Summer Sessions
      Save time on earning your certificate or degree by taking summer session course. More than 590 campus and online classes are offered in 3-, 5-, 6- and 12-week sessions starting May 19, May 27 and June 30.

      Fall Courses

      • Online and On-Campus Day (Full-term and Early Sprint) Classes begin Monday, Aug. 25
      • Evening Classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 2
      • Off-Campus and The Arts Center Classes begin Monday, Sept. 8
      •  Eight-week (Sprint) Classes begin Monday, Oct. 20

      You will need to contact your Academic Advisement Office to schedule your courses or get your Advisement Verification Number (AVN). Academic Advisement information is available here.

  • College inks new articulation agreements with SUNY institutions, Penn. College of Technology
    - Posted on March 18, 2014
    • The college recently established several new articulation agreements with four-year institutions. The new agreements include:

      Pennsylvania College of Technology
      A.O.S. Automotive Technical Services-Autobody Repair – B.S. Automotive Technology Management

      SUNY Delhi
      A.A.S. Nursing – B.S. Nursing

      SUNY IT
      A.A.S. Health Information Management and Technology – B.P.S. Health Information Management

      SUNY Oneonta
      A.S. Digital Media – B.A. Computer Art

      More information about these new agreements can be found at the college’s Center for Counseling and Transfer, Siek Campus Center, Room 260.

  • Explore your learning styles with the “Midterm Check” survey
    - Posted on March 18, 2014
    • Explore and find out more about your learning styles and maximize your opportunities for academic success at Hudson Valley. Take the Midterm Check survey. You also may take the survey at one of the computers in the Computer Learning Center.

      To go over your results and what they mean for you, print the results and:
      -review them with your acadmic advisor or
      -visit Don Frament in the Learning Assistance Center (Marvin Library Learning Commons, Lower Level) or
      -visit one of the College Success Specialists in the Center for Academic Engagement (CTR 230)

      If you have questions regarding services offered by the Learning Centers, please call 629-7230 or stop by the lower level of Marvin Library.

      If you’d like to learn about Academic Coaching offered in the Center for Academic Engagement, call 629-7550.

  • Take a rapid HIV test
    - Posted on March 17, 2014
    • Take a rapid HIV test…

      • no cost to you
      • no blood
      • no needles!

      Written results are available in 20 minutes!

       Thursday,  March 20 from  2 to 4 .m. College Health Services Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, room 146

      STD treatment referral available.

      Sponsored by College Health Services and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services.



  • Exciting new English course offered for Spring Sprint Session: Mastering Essentials of Grammar & Punctuation
    - Posted on March 17, 2014
    • Are you interested in picking up one extra credit this semester? If so, consider taking Mastering Essentials of Grammar and Punctuation (ENGL 117).

      A command of English grammar, usage and punctuation is essential for success both in academia and the workplace. This course provides students with an overview of the conventions of Standard American English with a goal of improving written communication skills. This one credit course fulfills the Gen. Ed. Basic Communication requirement.

      ENGL 36429
      March 17 – May 9
      Monday and Wednesday:  noon – 12:50 pm (Late sprint, March 17 – May 9)
      Instructor:  A. Collins

      Thank you,
      Kris Lewis, Technical Assistant
      English, Foreign Languages and English as a Second Language
      629-7385/BRN 035A

  • New Physical Education electives for Fall 2014: Geocaching, Flag Football, Zumba
    - Posted on March 17, 2014
    • Students and staff: These new one (1) credit hour courses are open to ALL majors.


      PHED 155:  Introduction to Geocaching  – A modern day treasure hunt using technology (online course)


      PHED 156:  Flag Football/Cross Training


      PHED 160:  Zumba


      Registration begins Tuesday, March 18!

  • Thoughts from Campus Ministry: Where’s the warm sunshine?
    - Posted on March 17, 2014
    • Tired of the snow and cold yet? I am told that spring is due to arrive later this week but at this point you may be thinking “I’ll believe it when I see it!” For the last few weeks I have heard people say things like “Will spring ever come this year?” or “Maybe it will warm up in the next five months?” or “Not again!”

      There is a sense in us that winter has definitely overstayed its welcome. Furthermore, winter was not a very good guest during its stay. It snowed all the time and gave us long stretches of bitter cold temperatures.

      While we may be dying to get rid of this most unwelcome guest, maybe there is something that this harsh winter can teach us about the power of discomfort. We universally repel the thought of discomfort. One of our most natural instincts is to avoid it as much as humanly possible. However the popular blogger Leo Babuta says this about discomfort:

      “The problem is that when you run from discomfort all the time, you are restricted to a small zone of comfort, and so you miss out on most of life. On most of the best things in life, in fact.”

      As I reflected on this statement, I realized how true it is. If I wanted to avoid the cold at all costs, I would never leave my house and I would have the furnace turned up to 80. Of course, by doing this I would encounter other pains such as sky high heating bills and no social life.

      In truth, most of us go on with our daily lives despite the discomfort. We work, we play, we walk the dog (with layers on of course). Life goes on. In facing the discomfort, we may realize that it is not so bad and that we can continue to be happy and thrive in spite of it. You may even find yourself becoming a source of “warm sunshine” to someone in need of good cheer.

      By the way, the warm sunshine will eventually come! Until then, don’t underestimate the power of the sunshine that is already inside you.

      Peace and Blessings,

      Cylon George
      Campus Chaplain

  • Guitar Festival on April 4 & 5: Open Mic sign-up information
    - Posted on March 17, 2014
    • Friday, April 4 from 2-5 p.m.
      Open Mic hosted by Caroline MotherJudge
      Maureen Stapleton Theatre
      (part of the two-day Hudson Valley Community College Guitar Festival)

      “Be a part of the show that features YOU!”

      Once the allocated spots are filled, the sign up process is closed. So sign up now to secure your spot via e-mail to Caroline MotherJudge (rootsvolunteer@hotmail.com).  Please use subject line HVCC GUITAR FESTIVAL and provide:
      – Your name
      – Contact information (e-mail, phone and address)
      – Name of act
      – Number of performers and their instruments; any Vocals
      (or if you would like to play with the House Band)
      – Indicate if act is Spoken Word, Comedy or Dance (not to exceed 3 minutes in length)

      You will be contacted by the host.

      To secure any remaining spots, please be present in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre lobby at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 4.  The Open Mic schedule will be posted in the lobby at 1:30.  All Open Mic performers must be present at that time to confirm their participation. The show begins promptly at 2 p.m.

      • Each act should prepare up to two pieces 3 minutes or fewer each (all acts may be limited to only one piece as time permits).
      • Solo, duo and band ensembles welcome, but a performer may not perform in more than one act.
      • Performers MUST be  present in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre lobby from 1:30 to 2 p.m. when the order of performances will be posted.
      • All performers shall remain present as the show schedule is subject to change.

      Equipment provided by host:
      drum kit
      guitar amp
      bass amp
      four vocal mics
      (Performers bringing keyboards will go through a DI send; please bring any needed cables and power supply. An acoustic guitar, electric guitar and bass guitar will be available for use if needed, but all musicians are urged to bring their own instruments.)



  • Student Health 101: Week of March 17
    - Posted on March 17, 2014
  • “It’s out of this world affordable” health insurance
    - Posted on March 12, 2014
    • Dept. of Health & Human Services

      For Rachel Brown, getting covered through the Health Insurance Marketplace at HealthCare.gov was quick and easy. She was planning only to go on the website and see what was there, but before she knew it, Rachel was entering her name and choosing a plan. It took all of 15 minutes.

      She qualified for a reduced premium, making her health care bill just $7 a month for full coverage!

      “Now that I have the security of health coverage, I finally feel like I can breathe.
      I can pay my rent and go to the doctor.”

      Read more about Rachel’s #GetCovered Story.

      Then, follow her lead and visit HealthCare.gov today to #GetCovered.

  • Marvin Library adds exceptional array of databases to support business, economics and entrepreneurial programs
    - Posted on March 12, 2014
    • The Marvin Library has a terrific line up of cutting-edge business, economics and entrepreneurial resources in our repertoire of scholarly research databases. Following extensive research and analyses, the following determinations were made:

      • Albany Business Review (recently introduced) provides full text and digital edition of the Capital District’s weekly business newspaper plus daily updates and its annual Book of Lists.
      • BizMiner provides industry financial ratios and industry market reports useful when developing marketing or business plans. Highly recommended for entrepreneurial studies.
      • Morningstar Investment Research Center  includes information on stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchange-traded funds, separate accounts, and college savings plans. This database also makes available data used in the financial services industry for conducting research, developing products, and creating communications.
      • Reference USA provides market research, competitive analysis and people locator for business applications and entrepreneurial research.

      We welcome your recommendations and
      are committed to serving all faculty and students.


  • Animal Advocacy students: Library Subject Guide can help!
    - Posted on March 11, 2014
    •  If you are enrolled in an Animal Advocacy class, such as Animal Law I or II, Legal Issues for Animal Control, the Link Between Animal Abuse and Interpersonal Violence, or are just interested in learning more about animal protection, consider using the Marvin Library Subject Guide  to help you navigate the issues, find reputable sources, scholarly journals, and more. This terrific resource is one of our most popular subject guides, so check it out and see why!

      If you need extra assistance with research, you can make an appointment with a librarian and gain the confidence of knowing you have acquired credible resources for your research paper or project.

      We are here to help YOU.

  • The Community’s Job Fair is Tuesday, March 11
    - Posted on March 10, 2014
    • Plan to attend!

      Tuesday, March 11
      McDonough Sports Complex
      10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

      More than 80 employers with full-time job openings are participating in the annual Community’s Job Fair, sponsored by the college’s Center for Careers and Employment. Openings exist in a variety of fields, including human services, technology, automotive, education, business, healthcare, sales, construction and industrial technologies.

      The directory of employers can be seen here: https://www.hvcc.edu/cce/events.htm.

      Wear professional attire and bring several copies of your resume.

  • Free HIV testing
    - Posted on March 10, 2014
    • Take a rapid HIV test…

      • no cost to you
      • no blood
      • no needles!

      Written results are available in 20 minutes!

      Wednesday,  March 12 from 9 to 11 a.m.
      College Health Services
      Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, room 146

      STD treatment referral available.

      Sponsored by College Health Services and Whitney M. Young, Jr. Health Services

  • Student Health 101: Week of March 10
    - Posted on March 10, 2014
  • Four Students Honored With SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
    - Posted on March 7, 2014
    • Four members of the Hudson Valley Community College student body were named as recipients of the State University of New York Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence.

      The recipients are:  Shauna Anderson of Greenville; Charles Parslow of Fonda; James Greg of Clifton Park and Bryan Vandenburgh of Valatie.

      A member of the academic honor society, Phi Theta Kappa, Shauna Anderson of Greenville also has been involved in the Foreign Language and Culture Club and has had several short stories published in the college’s literary magazine, Threads.  Anderson excels academically in the college’s rigorous Liberal Arts and Science Honors Program and was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. She also teaches American Sign Language to adults and children at her local library.

      An All-Conference and All-Region baseball player for the college, Charles Parslow of Fonda is a peer tutor in the college’s Learning Assistance Center and has maintained a perfect grade point average in his Engineering Science studies.  Parslow also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

      James Greg of Clifton Park is a member of the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa and has been named to the President’s List for three consecutive semesters.  He is vice president of the college’s Student Senate and also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.  Greg volunteers weekly with SAFE, which helps students with disabilities play sports. He also helped establish a charitable organization in memory of local Shaker and Shenendehowa students who were killed in a car accident.

      A United States Marine Corps veteran, Bryan Vandenburgh of Valatie is vice president for membership for the college’s chapter of the academic honor society Phi Theta Kappa. He was named to the President’s List for three consecutive semesters and he is serving his community as a member of his local volunteer fire department. Vandenburgh also was named to Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.

      All four Hudson Valley students will be honored along with other recipients from across the State University system on April 2 at a ceremony at the Empire State Plaza Convention Center in Albany.

      The Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence was created 17 years ago to recognize students who have best demonstrated, and been recognized for, the integration of academic excellence with accomplishments in the areas of leadership, athletics, community service, creative and performing arts or career achievement.

  • Free midterm preparation Engage-N-Go Workshops offered at CAE
    - Posted on March 7, 2014
    • The Center for Academic Engagement (CAE) is hosting a number of Engage-N-Go workshops focused on midterm preparation. Engage-N-Go workshops are free, focused, and fast (20-30 minutes long). Each workshop is dedicated to a topic designed to improve academic engagement.

      Midterm Preparation workshops are scheduled for:
      March 7                Noon
      March 11             10 a.m.
      March 12             11 a.m.
      March 13             1 p.m.

      After midterms, students can follow up with Engage-N-Go workshops that review a midterm self-checklist, which helps students identify strengths and areas in need of improvement. They also will spend time creating an academic plan for success for the rest of the semester.

      Midterm Checklist workshops are scheduled for:
      March 18             10 a.m.
      March 19             11 a.m.
      March 19             3 p.m.

      College Success Specialists also are available for 1-to-1 Academic Coaching sessions.  More information about Engage-N-Go workshops or Academic Coaching can be found at www.hvcc.edu/cae, by calling 518-629-7550, or by stopping by CTR 230.

  • Fall 2014 Pre-pack Service available at the FSA Viking’s Cove Bookstore
    - Posted on March 7, 2014
    • Pre-pack order forms for Fall 2014 semester now are available!  If you’ve registered for the Fall semester, you can reserve your textbooks now.

      Pre-pack is a service the Viking’s Cove Bookstore offers during the Fall and Spring terms which provides students with the opportunity to have their books pre-packaged.

      Basically, Pre-pack works as follows:

      Students fill out a pre-pack order form and return it to the bookstore — by mail, fax, drop-off or online.

      The bookstore then processes the order by packaging the students texts and setting them aside. The student receives an e-mail when his or her Pre-pack is ready for pickup. The student simply comes in and pays for the materials, and is on their way.

      Stop by the bookstore and fill out a Pre-pack order form today or fill it out online at:


  • Still tickets available for “Man of La Mancha” at Proctors on Saturday
    - Posted on March 5, 2014
    • If anyone still is interested in Proctors tickets for “Man of La Mancha” this Saturday, March 8 at 8 p.m., please stop by the Student Activities Office located in the Campus Center, room 210, or call 629-7348 with any questions.

      Student price is $20 per ticket. Faculty/staff and non-student guest price is $30 per ticket. (All tickets originally were $70.)

      These are great seats! We have a few left, so come get them before it’s too late!

  • SUNY’s Mascot Madness social media campaign kicks off on March 11
    - Posted on March 5, 2014
    • The State University of New York’s second annual Mascot Madness, a month-long social media-driven competition between SUNY campuses to name New York’s favorite campus mascot, will kick off Tuesday, March 11, on the Generation SUNY Blog.

      Hudson Valley’s Viking is in the running and we hope the campus community, alumni and other supporters will vote for the Viking!

      “Mascot Madness is a unique opportunity for students, alumni, and members of the public to show their pride for SUNY,” said SUNY Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. “With more than 100,000 votes cast over the course of last year’s contest, Mascot Madness has also proven to be a successful social-media tool that boosts school spirit across our university system. Good luck to this year’s competitors.”

      Last year’s campaign drove a half-million new visitors to the system’s website, www.suny.edu. Last year, SUNY New Paltz’s “Hugo” slightly edged out Stony Brook University’s “Wolfie Seawolf” in the championship round.

      This year’s competition includes 43 SUNY mascots who will vie for supporters’ votes in a single-elimination, bracket-style competition online. A winner of the contest will be announced when voting ends on Friday, April 4.



  • Need three extra credits this semester?
    - Posted on March 3, 2014
    • Discover the secrets to college success and earn three credits! Enroll in the Sprint* online section of Introduction to Academic and Personal Effectiveness, INDS 105 – 620 (CRN 36471).

      The goal of this course is to develop independent learners who understand and can demonstrate the process of learning. Online discussions, group/individual activities and course assignments will provide multiple opportunities to apply the concepts, principles and strategies to actual academic situations.

      Offered by the Individual Studies and Liberal Arts Department, this course is open to all students and is classified as a Social Science elective. Your desire to succeed in college is the only prerequisite!

      *Sprint courses start Monday, March 17 and end Friday, May 9th.

Upcoming Events

April 17

Student Year-End Exhibitions
Local vs. Organic Food? How CSAs Help Solve the Puzzle

April 18

College Closed – Spring Break/Holiday

April 19

College Closed – Spring Break/Holiday
Student Year-End Exhibitions

April 20

College Closed – Spring Break/Holiday

April 21

College Closed – Spring Break/Holiday

April 22

College Closed – Spring Break/Holiday

April 23

Community Forum on Heroin and Opioid Addiction
Student Year-End Exhibitions

April 24

Student Year-End Exhibitions
Empire State Plaza Information Session

April 25

Athletics Instant Admit Day
Student Year-End Exhibitions

April 26

AAU Basketball

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