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  • Free tickets: “Taikoza” Japanese Taiko drum ensemble on April 11
    - Posted on April 1, 2015
    • Drawing from Japan’s rich tradition of music and performance, Taikoza brings the thunderous rhythms of ancestral Japanese Taiko drums and the magical sounds of bamboo flutes to the stage for a highly visual performance.

      Tickets are $10 for the general public; free for children under 12; free for HVCC students, faculty & staff. Available in Gunther 267.

      Taikoza performs on Saturday, April 11 at noon in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre.

  • April Fools’ Day specials from Chartwells (no foolin’)
    - Posted on April 1, 2015
    • Happy April Fools’ Day everyone!

      To kick things off, Chartwells is offering a Thanksgiving lunch with roast turkey, homemade stuffing, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce for just $5.99.

      We also will be kicking off our “perfect combination turkey mushroom Burger” — A Natural Combination Burger. These burgers were designed by students with the help of Chartwells associates. They contain a blend of ground turkey and mushrooms. This lowers the fat content while increasing the flavor and B vitamin content. There are four, delicious options to choose from throughout the month of April.

      For the health conscious, Chartwells also has started making its own granola bars.  These tasty breakfast bars contain oats, molasses, light brown sugar, dried fruits (some have chocolate). They are nut and seed free!

      For the past month, Chartwells has moved away from Au Bon Pain soups and  begun making all soups here on campus. This provides a greater variety and a lot less sodium. Our selections for the rest of the week are:

      Wednesday, April 1
      Cheddar and Apple Soup Cheese Soup
      Chicken Noodle

      Thursday, April 2
      3 Bean Vegan Chili
      Chicken Florentine

      Chartwells Dining

  • Please vote! You could win an iPad!
    - Posted on March 31, 2015
    • The annual Times Union “Best of the Capital Region” poll is underway and we’re counting on you to vote for Hudson Valley Community College! For six consecutive years, Hudson Valley has been the top vote getter as “best two-year college.”

      The online ballot is available at
      Online voting closes at noon on Friday, April 17. Only one ballot per person (or computer) is allowed.

      PLEASE NOTE: There is no “best two-year college” category this year, so please list Hudson Valley Community College for “#23. Best college” in the Goods and Services section of the survey.

      Vikings can be entered for “#24. Best local college sports team.” Also, earlier in the poll under “Arts and Entertainment,” please write in The Teaching Gallery at Hudson Valley Community College as your choice for “Best art gallery.”

      And don’t forget, those who complete at least 20 of the survey questions are entered into a drawing for an iPad! A winner will be announced June 18.

  • Easter Egg Hunt at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore!
    - Posted on March 30, 2015
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      Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2
      It’s the Viking’s Cove Easter Egg Hunt!
      The hunt begins when the doors open at 8 a.m.
      and continues until all the prizes have been found!
      One (1) egg per student, please!

      The Viking’s Cove Bookstore is on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center.

  • Annual Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13
    - Posted on March 30, 2015
    • Hudson Valley Community College will hold its annual Memorial Service at 2 p.m. on Monday, April 13 in the BTC Auditorium. The service will remember students, faculty, staff, retirees, former employees and board members, who have passed away during the past academic year. (If you are aware of anyone who should appear in the listing below, please e-mail their name to me at:   e.maloney@hvcc.edu.

      All are invited to attend the Memorial Service.

      As of this date, we will recognize:

      Cathryn T. Blair
      Robert L. “Robbie” Conley
      Alexander W. Held
      Aaron M. Mastropietro

      Faculty, Staff, Retirees
      William L. Bonney
      Joann Brodzik
      Joseph “Ron” Doyle
      Erica A. Ferro
      Adrian C. Gonyea
      George J. Gravrogkas
      Thomas Griesemer Sr.
      Brook Hobson
      John W. Judge
      Janet Bielinski Lupe
      James M. McDonough
      Jean Winifred Robinson Meehan
      Carl Floyd Newton
      Kathleen E. Siek Quirk
      John James Skelly
      Michael J. Thayer
      Marion A. Young Viasner
      Roberta “Annie” Vumbaco

      Former Trustee
      William “Billy” Harrell

      There will be an opportunity for all in attendance to cite the names of loved ones who have died during the past year, so that they may be remembered at the ceremony.

  • Mindfulness Meditation on Tuesdays at noon
    - Posted on March 30, 2015
    • All are welcome to join our Mindfulness Meditation group on Tuesdays at noon in the Interfaith Prayer Room (Siek Campus Center, room 220). Participants will be introduced to the practice of Mindfulness Meditation through guided practice and group discussion. Sessions last between 10 and 20 minutes.

      Mindfulness Meditation is simply the practice of intentionally focusing your attention on the present moment, without judgement. Mindfulness meditation promotes mental and physical health. It is especially beneficial in our busy world today.

      For information, contact Cylon George in the Office of Campus Ministry at 629-7168 or c.george@hvcc.edu.

  • Easter egg hunt at the bookstore!
    - Posted on March 27, 2015
    • The Viking’s Cove Bookstore will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Wednesday, April 1 and Thursday, April 2.

      The hunt begins when the doors open at 8 a.m. and continues until all the fabulous and exciting prizes have been found! One egg per student, please!!

  • Scholarship deadline is Friday, March 27
    - Posted on March 25, 2015
  • Learn about free, unlimited CDTA ridership for the summer on March 25
    - Posted on March 24, 2015
    • If you plan to enroll in summer courses here at Hudson Valley, you’ll have the added benefit of free, unlimited ridership on all CDTA buses, including STAR service and the Northway Xpress commuter service.

      This expansion of the free, unlimited ridership program offered to students throughout the fall and spring semesters just was announced by the college and the Capital District Transportation Authority (CDTA). Please click here for more details.

      CDTA Travel Trainers will be on hand in the Siek Campus Center on Wednesday, March 25 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to provide students with information and assist them in planning summer travel.

      Also, the CDTA recently redesigned its Web site to include real time information for all routes, a trip planner and free mobile applications to help students track their preferred schedule and route.


  • Need a part time job?
    - Posted on March 24, 2015
    • The Viking Child Care Center, a nationally accredited and licensed day care center located right here on campus, has openings for 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.   

  • Journalism Internship has seats available for Fall 2015
    - Posted on March 24, 2015
    • The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in Journalism Internship (ENGL 134 – CRN 17457) with Instructor:  M. Palmara  for fall.

      Students engage in supervised internships 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
      EFL Dept., BRN 035A

  • Emmy Award-winning writer speaks Wednesday
    - Posted on March 24, 2015
    • Sheila Curran Bernard, associate professor, Department of History and Documentary Studies Program, at the University at Albany, speaks Wednesday, March 25, at noon in the BTC Auditorium in the final scheduled Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle program for the semester. Professor Bernard presents “Documentary Storytelling and Slavery By Another Name: A Case Study”.

      Professor Bernard is known for her award-winning writing for film and is the recipient of an Emmy Award as well as a Peabody Award. After a national search, Professor Bernard was selected to adapt Douglas Blackmon’s 400-page, Pulitzer Prize-winning book Slavery by Another Name for the screen. The completed film was selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.

      The event is free and all are welcome.

  • Be a voice for the voiceless: join the Animal Outreach Club
    - Posted on March 23, 2015
    • Hi All!  Care about animals?  Want to make a difference and meet like thinkers?  Come to the student Animal Outreach Club meeting every Monday at 2 p.m. in Brahan 108 and learn more about what you can do to get involved!

      Here is our website and see this treasure chest of animal advocacy information created by  Professor/Librarian and Animal Outreach Club Adviser Val Waldin. Learn more, use the material for research papers, start something!

      You can also find us on Facebook.  For more info about the club, contact Val in MRV 141, v.waldin@hvcc.edu. 





  • Student Health 101: Get your academic act together + Flight, invisibility, or Beyoncé? + Watch: Body weight exercises
    - Posted on March 23, 2015
  • Registration now open for Fall and Summer Courses
    - Posted on March 19, 2015
    • The Summer and Fall 2015 class schedules are now available for registration.

      Summer Sessions
      Save time on earning your certificate or degree by taking a summer session course. More than 550 on-campus and online classes are offered in 3-, 5-, 6- and 12-week sessions starting May 18, May 26 and June 29.

      Fall Courses

      Day Classes Begin on Campus – Monday, Aug. 31

      Evening On-Campus Classes Begin – Tuesday, Sept. 8

      Off-Campus Classes Begin – Monday, Sept. 14

      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.

  • Riverstone Quintet concert at noon on Friday, March 20
    - Posted on March 19, 2015
    • Based in the Capital Region, Riverstone Quintet, performs classical music from baroque to contemporary. An intriguing blend of instruments – flute, oboe, cello, viola and harp – lends itself to a unique listening opportunity.

      The group will perform a 50-minute concert, followed by a Q&A. This free event will take place at noon on Friday, March 20 in the Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

      Presented by the Cultural Affairs Program.

  • Plug into a new career today!
    - Posted on March 19, 2015
    • ELECTRICAL WIRING: Principles and Practices
      32 hours, 32 CEUs, Non-Credit

      Take the first step in your new electrical career with our 32-hour, non-credit Workforce Development Institute course! Our next course starts soon, so read below for more details!

      April 14 – May 9, 2015
      Tu./Th.: 6 – 9:30 p.m.
      Sat., May 9, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
      Tom McLaughlin
      Tuition: $595
      Location: Troy Campus, Lang Hall

      The course content includes the following critical topics: performing basic electrical tasks, recognizing distinguishing characteristics of electrical systems and applying design principles and calculations for electrical distribution systems.

      With an emphasis on safety, hands-on training in a modern lab setting is provided at our main campus in Troy. For those interested in Photovoltaics (PV), this course also provides the necessary foundation in electricity needed for the PV field.

      For more information, please visit:

      For additional information and to register: visit hvcc.edu/wdi, call (518) 629-4827 or 629-4235, or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu

      Registration is required seven days prior to the start of class!

  • Train for a fast-paced, in-demand career!
    - Posted on March 19, 2015
    • Pharmacy Technician:
      Blended Classroom/Online or Online-Only Formats
      108 hours, 10.8 CEUs, Non-Credit

      Train for a Fast-Paced, In-Demand Career!

      You can prepare for a career in pharmacy, beginning as a pharmacy technician! You can choose from two convenient formats – an online-only format or a blended classroom/online format.

      Pharmacy Technician — Blended Classroom/Online Format
      (click on link for more information)

      May 12 – July 31, 2015
      Tu., Th., and Fr. from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
      Deb Brown

      For those who prefer some in-person interaction as well as the opportunity to work online, this non-credit course includes 25 three-hour, in-person sessions, including an 18-hour internship in a pharmacy, and 11 three-hour online sessions, totaling 108 hours.

      The classroom sessions are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at the college’s Albany Extension Center, located on the 4th floor of 175 Central Avenue. The online sessions are scheduled for each Friday, with both the students and the instructor participating independently, but simultaneously.

      The internship is comprised of six sessions at a pharmacy, and attendance is required for course completion. Please Note: Participation in the internship is contingent upon passing a background check. Students in this training program must not have any felonies or drug-related criminal offenses on their records.

      Pharmacy Technician — Online Format
      (click on link for more information)

      May 12 – July 31, 2015
      Deb Brown

      To provide you with the flexibility to learn on your own schedule, this non-credit course option is held exclusively online. You will have e-mail access to the instructor, and you will participate in discussion boards with fellow students. Our online students also have the option of participating in an 18-hour internship, which is held in an Albany-area pharmacy.

      Please Note: Participation in the optional internship is contingent upon passing a background check. Students in this training program must not have any felonies or drug-related criminal offenses on their records. 

      Tuition: $1,525

      For additional information and to register: visit hvcc.edu/wdi, call (518) 629-4827 or 629-4235, or e-mail workforce@hvcc.edu

      Registration required seven days prior to the start of class.

  • Albany Business Review navigation training on March 19
    - Posted on March 18, 2015
    • The Dwight Marvin Library is very pleased to provide a one-hour training session on navigating the Albany Business Review, a powerful information resource made available to Hudson Valley students and employees via the Marvin Library‘s subscription.

      The training session will be held:
      Thursday, March 19 at 10 a.m.
      Marvin Library Multipurpose Room
      (2nd floor)


      The Albany Business Review is:

      • the Albany area’s source for breaking business news online,
      • filled with stories, industry news and reporter insights, exclusive interviews with local business leaders, and expanded Top 25 Lists,
      • including local and national news, people, events, jobs, resources, company profiles, upstarts, and its Book of Lists which includes essential information on the leading buyers, businesses and employers in over 60 of the U.S.’s most vibrant markets, and
      • archived full text 2000 – present.

      Come learn how to maximize the potential of this extraordinary database!

      Questions? Contact Val Waldin at v.waldin@hvcc.edu or 629-7319.




  • Free HIV testing on March 18
    - Posted on March 17, 2015
    • Take a rapid HIV test

      • no cost to you
      • no blood
      • no needles

      Written results are available in 20 minutes!

      Wednesday,  March 18  from 9 to 11 a.m.
      College Health Services
      Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, room 146

      STD treatment referral also available.

  • SUNY’s Mascot Madness has begun! Vote for the Viking!!
    - Posted on March 17, 2015
    • The State University of New York’s third annual Mascot Madness, a month-long social media-driven competition between SUNY campuses to name New York’s favorite campus mascot, has begun on the Generation SUNY Blog.

      In Round 1, Hudson Valley’s Viking is in the running against SUNY Farmingdale’s Ram-bo, so we need the campus community, alumni and other supporters to vote for the Viking!

      Last year’s campaign drove a half-million new visitors to the system’s website, www.suny.edu.

      This year’s competition includes 40 SUNY mascots who will vie for supporters’ votes in a single-elimination, bracket-style competition online.

  • Chartwells celebrates St. Patrick’s Day
    - Posted on March 17, 2015
    • Please feel free to stop by the Campus Center Food Court for a delicious corned beef and cabbage lunch ($5.99) in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

      Chartwells also will be serving a home-made lamb stew ($3.99) at all of its cafes.

      Andrea Hotaling-Lizzi
      Catering Director

  • Scholarship deadline extended to March 27
    - Posted on March 16, 2015
    • In order to allow our students maximum access to scholarships, the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is extending its scholarship application deadline to Friday, March 27.

      If you are a student who can benefit from a scholarship, please apply online at:


  • Student Health 101: Is your friend at risk of suicide? + Thrifty threads + Pancakes, waffles, or french toast?
    - Posted on March 16, 2015
  • SUNY Delhi presentation with free pizza
    - Posted on March 13, 2015
    • A SUNY Delhi presentation and workshop will take place on Tuesday, March 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Campus Center, room 150.

      Enjoy free pizza and hear about the great program options Delhi offers on the Schenectady Community College Campus. If you are interested in a Business or Criminal Justice degree, these programs may be a great choice for you.

      Registration for this event is required. Please contact the Center for Counseling and Trasnfer at 629-7320.





  • African American History expert speaks Tuesday, March 17
    - Posted on March 13, 2015
    • Oscar Williams, Ph.D., chair of Africana Studies at University at Albany, will present Reflections on Themes from the ‘Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle’ Series on Tuesday, March 17, at 2 p.m. in the BTC Auditorium.  Dr. Williams is an expert on 19th and 20th century African American history.  Join us as the dialogue continues, examining the long history of civil rights struggles in America considered in the context of current events and through the lives of HVCC students.

      This presentation is supported through the generous sponsorship of the Hudson Valley Community College Foundation. Refreshments will be available following the presentation through the support of the HonorScholars Program. Many thanks to our co-sponsors!

      Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle is made possible through a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as part of its Bridging Cultures initiative, in partnership with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

      For more information, visit HVCC’s Created Equal library resources page.


  • Disaster drill volunteers needed
    - Posted on March 12, 2015
    • The New York State Department of Health has instructed Rensselaer  County to conduct a Medical Countermeasures Point of Dispensing Exercise (MCM POD).

      As one of the Primary Dispensing sites, Hudson Valley Community College, specifically the McDonough Sports Complex, is the site for the exercise on Friday, May 1 from 9:30 to 11:30 a,m. It will take approximately one half hour of your time if you can participate during these hours.

      The objective of an MCM POD exercise is to drill the local health department staff on the protocols involved in dispensing medical regimens (medications) that would be used to treat a public health emergency such as an influenza or disease outbreak or a bio-terror attack. They are looking for a good number of civic minded volunteers to attend the exercise/drill as participants/role players walking through the event receiving the “mock medical regimens.”

      Those interested in playing a role can sign up to participate by contacting the Rensselaer County Department of Health at (518) 270-2720 or e-mail lclaus@rensco.com.


  • Would You Like to Have Lunch with Author Joseph Luzzi?
    - Posted on March 11, 2015
    • Luzzi, Joseph (c) Roy Volkmann As part of HVCC READS 2015, author Joseph Luzzi will visit Hudson Valley Community College on Friday, March 27 to discuss his book entitled “My Two Italies.” During his day on campus, Luzzi will visit two morning classes, share lunch (from noon to 1 p.m.) with a small group (10-12) of students, faculty, and employees, plus present an afternoon lecture with a question-and-answer session to follow.

      If you’re interested in being part of that luncheon, here’s what you have to do.

      Write a short note explaining why you want to have lunch with this author. Perhaps you’ve already read his book, and you want to ask some questions about his ideas. Or, maybe you want to be a professional writer yourself, and you want some advice from someone who has published a book about his life and his Italian heritage. Or maybe you have another unique reason that I can’t even imagine. In any event, describe clearly your motivation, and send an e-mail to me at j.labate@hvcc.edu.

      The opportunity is open to students, faculty, and employees!

  • Employer on campus to interview Engineering Technology and Information Technology students
    - Posted on March 11, 2015
    • Bechtel Marine Propulsion Corp. will be on campus Wednesday, March 11 to interview students who have a background in Engineering Technology and Information Technology.

      The employer will be located in the Campus Center, room 294 on the second floor from 9-11 a.m. Bechtel will be interested in interviewing students at this time.

      For further information, please contact the Center for Careers and Employment Office, Campus Center 270 or (518) 629-7326.

  • Stress relief with therapeutic sound on Wednesday, March 11
    - Posted on March 10, 2015
    • Wednesday, March 11 from 9 a.m. to noon
      Siek Campus Center, room 204

      Three hours of therapeutic sound with Amy McTear, musician, mentor and spiritual activist (www.amymctear.com).

      Drop in for a quick fix or stay for a deep immersion.
      Yoga mats, cushions and back-jacks are set up. Come and go as needed!

      The Labyrinth and refreshments also will also be available.

      Click here for more information or contact c.george@hvcc.edu or 629-7168.

      Sponsored by Campus Ministry.

  • JENGA Tournament sponsored by the Human Services Club
    - Posted on March 10, 2015
      A game of physical and mental skill.

        The Human Service Club is having a head-to-head Jenga Tournament.

      March 23 from noon to 2 p.m.
      Siek Campus Center, lower level (between the stairs)

      We’re accepting 20 entries!
      Sign-ups are in BRN008 and end on March 18.

      1st Prize —  $25 Gift Card to the Vikings Cove Book Store
      2nd Prize —  $15 Gift Card to the Vikings Cove Book Store
      3rd Prize —  $10 Gift Card to the Vikings Cove Book Store

      For more info please call Gail at, 518-629-7341.

  • Cheryl Strayed, best-selling author, on campus on March 12
    - Posted on March 9, 2015
    • Cheryl Strayed, author of “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail,” will visit  campus on Thursday, March 12 to offer a reading, talk and book signing. The event — free to all — begins at 7 p.m. in the BTC auditorium.

      “Wild” chronicles Strayed’s solo, 1,100-mile hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, undertaken in the wake of her mother’s death, a divorce and slide into an out-of-control lifestyle that included heroin use. “Wild” has been a New York Times Best Seller for 99 weeks and was released as a major motion picture in December 2014.

      Please note: Tickets for Cheryl Strayed will be distributed at the door on a first-come basis. Doors to the BTC auditorium will open at 6:15 p.m. with attendees allowed to gather beforehand in the lobby. No tickets will be distributed before 5 p.m.

      If necessary, the program will be broadcast live to an overflow seating area located in the BTC meeting rooms.

      Cheryl Strayed is presented by the Cultural Affairs Program. The Viking Cove Bookstore will be selling her books at the event.

  • Free HIV testing on March 9
    - Posted on March 9, 2015
    • Take a rapid HIV test

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

      Written results are available in 20 minutes!

      Monday,  March 9  from 1 to 3 p.m.
      College Health Services
      Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, room 146

      STD treatment referral also available.

  • Student Health 101: Cherish your sleep + Lion-sized puppies? + Help prevent sexual assault
    - Posted on March 9, 2015
  • Chambers, Pesca, and Pompey to moderate discussion on March 11
    - Posted on March 6, 2015
    • Professors Tamu Chambers and Carmine Pesca will be joined by Roy Pompey of the Collegiate Academic Support Program to lead a discussion based on the film “Slavery by Another Name.”  The event is Wednesday, March 11, at 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor) of the Marvin Library Learning Commons.

      The trio led a lively discussion last week, blending sociology, history, criminal justice, and education in a frank look at the legacy of slavery and the emergence of the industrial prison complex as a new form of slavery after the Reconstruction period and passage of the 13th amendment. The film sheds light on a little known period of American history when convict leasing was practiced at significant economic benefit to owners and at tremendous cost to convicts, many of whom were falsely or unfairly imprisoned.

      The discussion is another in the Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle program series organized by the Dwight Marvin Library. The film “Slavery by Another Name” may be viewed in its entirety on the PBS website. All are welcome to the discussion either before or after viewing the award-winning documentary.

      For more information regarding the series, visit www.hvcc.edu/created-equal.

  • Human Services Club meets Monday, March 9
    - Posted on March 4, 2015

      Monday, March 9 at 2 p.m
      Brahan Hall 109

      Come Join the Fun and Get Connected
      We need your input in planning upcoming events.
      So, join us at our next meeting and see what we are all about!
      Snacks/Muchies will be provided.


      Elections of Officers
      MACHS Conference
      Fund Raising Events
      Social Events

      Please come and join us, we need your ideas!

      All Majors are welcomed!

  • Zonta Club scholarship available
    - Posted on March 4, 2015
    • The Zonta Club of Albany is pleased to announce the application process for the 2015 Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship.

      The scholarship is open to all women of any nationality pursuing an undergraduate or a master’s business degree. The applicant must demonstrate outstanding potential in the field of study. The scholarship must be used for any expenses that support the achievement of a degree in a business-related field. These include tuition, books, fees, supplies or required equipment for the program of study.

      A student from Hudson Valley Community College was a former recipient. If you are interested in applying for this scholarship, contact Doreen Lablanc at jmkzontaalbany@aol.com for more information and an application.

  • Bereavement Studies instructor to facilitate campus discussion on death and dying on March 4
    - Posted on March 4, 2015
    • A Discussion About Death, with Dessert

      Wednesday, March 4, 2015
      7-8:30 p.m. Siek Campus Center, first floor cafe

      Heidi L. Parker, an adjunct faculty member in the college’s Bereavement Studies certificate program, will facilitate an open, interactive forum about death, dying, grief, mortality and making the most of the time we have. The discussion will provide a forum for people to discuss what is one of the most important, but least talked-about, topics for humanity.

      The discussion will follow the “death cafe” model, which is becoming increasingly popular around the world.

      Faculty, staff, students and the general public are welcome.

  • Important graduation deadlines
    - Posted on March 3, 2015
    • Spring & Summer 2015 Degree/Certificate Application Deadlines

      This is a reminder that the degree/certificate application deadlines for Spring 2015 and Summer 2015 graduation are as follows:

      Spring 2015 — Tuesday, March 31, 2015
      Summer 2015 — Monday, June 15, 2015

      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. a spring application received on April 1 will be considered a Summer 2015 application and a summer application received on June 16 will be considered a Fall 2015 application).

      Important Note: Summer 2015 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.

      This degree application deadline reminder has been posted to the Student Announcement Board, the digital monitors and all students have been sent a reminder e-mail to their HVCC e-mail account.



  • Student Health 101: Grocery store hacks + Phone or best friend? + VOTE: #sharethehealth video contest
    - Posted on March 2, 2015
  • Voices Presentation on March 3: Education in the Prison Setting
    - Posted on March 2, 2015
    • The Voices: A Library Lecture Series Committee is pleased to present “The Transformative Power of Education in the Prison Setting” by Emily Patka on Tuesday, March 3 from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in the BTC Auditorium.

      Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison was founded in 1998 with the mission to provide college education, life skills and re-entry support to incarcerated men and women.

      Emily Patka, the academic coordinator for Hudson Link’s college program at Greene Correctional Facility in Coxsackie, discusses Hudson Link’s unique model, the transformative power of education and the importance of offering educational opportunities in prisons. Tuesday’s program will include a panel of Hudson Valley Community College Criminal Justice students, who will explore the issue of educating prison inmates in a question and answer discussion with Patka.

  • “Created Equal” film screenings and discussions this week
    - Posted on March 2, 2015
    • The Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle program series continues this week:

      Slavery by Another Name, a PBS documentary based on the Pulitzer Prize winning book of the same title, will be screened in full on Tuesday, March 3 from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Maureen Stapleton Theater.  Popcorn will be provided. Viewers are welcome to bring a lunch.

      The film is the topic of moderated discussions led by Professor Tamu Chambers of the History, Philosophy and Social Science Department, Professor Carmine Pesca of the Criminal Justice, Forensic Science and Public Administration Department, and Roy Pompey of the Collegiate Academic Support Program. These events will be held on Thursday, March 5, at 7 p.m. at the First United Presbyterian Church in Troy and on Wednesday, March 11 at 1 p.m. in the Marvin Library Learning Commons Multipurpose Room (2nd Floor).

      All are welcome to attend these events. All programs are free and open to the public.

      The description below is from the PBS website:

      Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

      For most Americans this is entirely new history. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor and features their descendants living today.

  • Scholarships available for Fall 2015; application deadline March 13
    - Posted on February 27, 2015
    • The Hudson Valley Community College Foundation is offering scholarships to students continuing their studies in the 2015-16 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 13, 2015.

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

  • Film showing on March 3: Cowspiracy – The Sustainability Secret
    - Posted on February 26, 2015
    • Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

      Tuesday, March 3
      6:30 to 9 p.m.
      Maureen Stapleton Theatre
      Free and open to the public.

      The film, Cowspiracy, exposes animal agriculture as the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, generating more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry. Kathy Stevens, founder and director of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary, is guest speaker.

      Cowspiracy may be the most important film made to inspire saving the planet.” – Louis Psihoyos, Oscar-Winning Director of “The Cove”

      Sponsored by the Animal Outreach Club at Hudson Valley Community College and New York State Humane Association.

  • Friday, Feb. 27: The International Cinema Showcase presents “Sin Nombre”
    - Posted on February 26, 2015
    • The International Cinema Showcase

      “Sin Nombre”
      a Sundance Film Festival award winning film

      Friday, Feb. 27 at 1 p.m.
      Siek Campus Center, room 150
      Open free to the entire campus community.

      Honduran teenager Sayra reunites with her father, an opportunity for her to potentially realize her dream of a life in the United States. Moving to Mexico is the first step in a fateful journey of unexpected events.

      Directed by Cary Fukunaga (Mexico 2009)
      Language: Spanish with subtitles in English
      Focus Features
      Rated “R”
      96 minutes

      Professors Natasha Anthony and Malú Benton from the English, Foreign Languages and English a Second Language Department, will lead a discussion following the film.

  • Seats available in Sprint classes: ENGL 115, ENGL 117 & ENGL 152
    - Posted on February 26, 2015
    • The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in the following sprint classes for spring. Sprint classes run March 16 – May 8.

      Library Skills for Research (ENGL 115) — CRN 36853
      Monday and Wednesday: Noon to 12:50 p.m.
      Instructor: B. Hazard

      Mastering Grammar and Punctuation (ENGL 117) — CRN 36429
      Tuesday and Thursday: 10 to 10:50 a.m.
      Instructor: A. Collins

      Creative Writing: Poetry and Song (ENGL 152) — CRN 33423
      Tuesday and Thursday: 3 to 5:50 p.m.
      Instructor: S. Oringel

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

  • The Vagina Monologues on Friday, Feb. 27
    - Posted on February 26, 2015
    • The Hudson Valley Community College Theatre Club and Unity House of Troy present the ninth annual performance of The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler. Tickets will be available at the door.

      Performances will be 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 and Saturday, Feb. 28 in the Maureen Stapleton Theatre, located in the Siek Campus Center.

      Admission is free to all Hudson Valley students with a valid Hudson Valley ID. Tickets for other students with a valid student ID are $5 and general admission is $10. All proceeds benefit Unity House of Troy.

      For more information, visit the Theatre Club on Facebook at facebook.com/hvcctheater or contact Mat Cantore at m.cantore@hvcc.edu.

  • Viking Child Care Center maintains national accreditation
    - Posted on February 24, 2015
    • The Viking Child Care Center recently was recognized by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) as it maintains its accreditation status. Early childhood programs accredited by the NAEYC voluntarily undergo a comprehensive process of internal self-study and improvement. Accreditation is awarded for five years.

      The Viking Child Care Center demonstrated excellence by meeting all 10 of the Early Childhood Program Standards that are based on the latest research on the education and development of young children:
      — promoting positive relationships;
      — implementing curriculum that fosters cognitive, emotional, language, physical and social development;
      — using effective teaching approaches that are developmentally, culturally and linguistically appropriate;
      — providing ongoing assessments of children’s learning and communicating the progress to the family;
      — promoting nutrition and health;
      — employing and supporting teaching staff that have educational qualifications, knowledge and professional commitment to support families diverse interests and needs while promoting children’s learning;
      — establishing  and maintaining collaborative relationships with each child’s family;
      — establishing and maintaining relationships with the community to support and achieve program goals;
      — providing a safe and healthy physical environment, and
      — implementing strong personnel, fiscal and program management policies so all children, families and staff have a high quality experience.

      Congratulations to the Center’s  dedicated and supportive teaching staff on this accomplishment!

  • Nursing resources at the library: NCLEX Board Review
    - Posted on February 23, 2015
    • Looking to review for the NCLEX or study for the next nursing exam?  Try out Board Vitals: NCLEX REVIEW


      >Available to all students/staff/faculty, Nursing NCLEX Board Review questions through StatRef! Board Vitals! An excellent resource that lets you create a practice test for yourself to test your strengths/weaknesses in the nursing curriculum and give immediate feedback to answers. Don’t worry that you may only have 15 minutes to take a practice test; you can create a short five minute question test and work on a specific area of nursing. As you create tests, the database remembers the questions/areas that you have chosen and continues to hone your skills.

      Here is the link to access this great resource: http://marketing.statref.com/lp/suny_nursing.htmlYou must register and create an account. Click on the large REGISTER button. Please use your HVCC e-mail so that the system recognizes that you are affiliated with SUNY.After you have registered you can then always access Board Vitals by this link:

      Click on the logon gold button at the top. Just enter your username and password and you should be all set to practice for the NCLEX-RN.

      This link is also available on the library website: https://www.hvcc.edu/lrc/databases/index.html. Click on StatRef! and then the box that says Board Vitals.

      This resource also has also been added to the Research Genius library subject guide for nursing accessible here: http://hvcc.libguides.com/nursing. . Click on the tab that says NCLEX Study Aids.

      Any questions? Please contact me at c.koman@hvcc.edu!

      Cindy Koman
      Health Sciences Library Liaison

  • Chartwells weekly newsletter
    - Posted on February 23, 2015
General News Releases and Media Advisories

Viking Child Care Center at Hudson Valley Community College Meets Top Standard by National Accrediting Body

Hudson Valley Community College Expands Free, Unlimited CDTA Ridership to Summer Students

Instant Admission and Open House at Hudson Valley Community College TEC-SMART on Saturday, March 28

Four Hudson Valley Community College Students Honored With SUNY Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence

Two Hudson Valley Community College Students Named to All New York Academic Team

Hudson Valley Community College Video Technology Brings Higher Education to Local High Schools

"Wild" Author Cheryl Strayed Comes to Hudson Valley Community College this Week

College to Host Summer Camp Fair on Sunday, March 8

Author Joseph Luzzi Dicussses "My Two Italies" and Cultural Dichotomies at Hudson Valley Community College in March

Hudson Valley Community College Expands HonorScholar Program to Business Administration Students

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Baseball Opens Season with a Pair of Shutout Wins

Lacrosse Picks Up First Win

Lacrosse Falls to No. 9 Monroe

Lacrosse Drops Opener

Women’s Basketball Falls in Regionals

My’Asia Alston Named First-Team All-Region

Men’s & Women’s Bowling Regional Results

Women’s Basketball Routs Delhi

Men’s Basketball Ends Season with a Win

My’Asia Alston Earns Conference Player of the Year Honors

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