Life Experience Program - Posted on September 3, 2015
The Life Experience Program is designed to provide matriculated students with an alternative method of obtaining college credit. Knowledge acquired from a combination of work experience, non-credit courses, seminar training and workshops may translate into college credit.
If students can document their experience and articulate the learning that resulted, they may be eligible to receive life experience credit.
Please contact Andy Russell, advising specialist, in the Office of Continuing Education, Summer Sessions, and Workforce Development (GUN 231) for additional information on this program. He can be reached at 629-7338 or email@example.com.
Seats still available in ASLN 101, ARBC 101, ESLS 092, ESLS 096 for fall 2015 - Posted on September 3, 2015
The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department still has seats available in ASLN 101, ARBC 101, ESLS 092 and ESLS 096 for fall:
American Sign Language & Deaf Culture II (ASLN 101 – CRN 17466)
Tuesday: 6-8:50 p.m.
Instructor: B. Johnson
Arabic Language & Culture II
(ARBC 101 – CRN 1761)
Thursday: 6-8:50 p.m.
Instructor: W. Hawana
Fundamentals of English as a Second Language I
(ESLS 092 – CRN 11100)
Monday and Wednesday: 10-11:50 a.m.
Instructor: E. Friedman
Speaking & Listening for English as a
Second Language Students I
(ESLS 096 – CRN 16716)
Wednesday: 66-8:50 p.m.
Instructor: B. Reynolds
LAC math workshop: scientific calculator (new dates) - Posted on September 3, 2015
Free workshop: Scientific Calculator
Join us for an informative, 50-minute workshop in the Learning Assistant Center (LAC), located on the lower level of the Marvin Library Learning Commons:
Tuesday, Sept. 8 at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 11 at 9 a.m.
You will learn how to perform these basic operations:
Find the reciprocal, square root of a number
Use of parentheses
Multi-step calculations using the order of operations
Use the fraction key to perform basic operations
Use the +/- key to change the sign of a number
Use of scientific notation
Fitness Room & Racquetball hours for Fall 2015 - Posted on September 2, 2015
Hudson Valley Community College Sports Complex Recreation Schedule Fall 2015 — Sept. 8 – Dec. 18
Please Note: The McDonough Sports Complex, McDonough Fitness Room, and Racquetball Courts have a mandatory registration procedure that must be completed prior to utilization of these facilities. Registration will take place in the Fitness Room.
A photo ID is required for access to all recreational facilities.
McDonough Fitness Room & Racquetball Courts Mornings
Monday – Friday from 6 to 8 a.m.
Afternoons McDonough Fitness Room
Monday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Tuesday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Friday from 2 to 6 p.m.**
**Beginning Oct. 30, the McDonough Fitness Room will be open only from 4 to 6 p.m. on Friday.
Monday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Tuesdays from 2 to 6 p.m.
Wednesday from 3 to 6 p.m.
Thursday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Individuals utilizing the Racquetball Courts MUST supply their own equipment. Protective eyewear is mandatory. Courts are available on a first come, first serve basis.
Open Gym Mondays Only from 2 to 4 p.m.
Ice Skating (Opening day TBA)
Monday – Friday from noon to 2 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 4 to 6:15 p.m.
Ice Skating Fees Free – current Hudson Valley students with valid ID (skate rental additional)
$ 3 – adults
$ 2 – children under 12 years, Hudson Valley faculty/staff, Hudson Valley alumni (proof required)
$ 3 – skate rental
$ 5 – skate Sharpening
Welcome from the Center for Access and Assistive Technology - Posted on September 2, 2015
Welcome back from the Center for Access and Assistive Technology! We hope you had an enjoyable summer!
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology is located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center, room 130. When you get a chance, please stop by and see our state-of-the art Technology Lab and Accessible Facility!
Fall 2015 Extended Hours Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday: by special appointment
The Center for Access and Assistive Technology (CAAT) would like to take this opportunity to welcome you back and to remind you of the services we provide to students, staff and faculty with disabilities at Hudson Valley Community College.
* Extended Hours Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, the Center for Access and Assistive Technology will continue extended hours during the academic semester. These extended hours give students, faculty and staff an opportunity to utilize our adaptive computer lab, receive training on the assistive technology, testing accommodations, and to provide evening students and faculty access to the Center for Access and Assistive Technology.
* CAAT Publications The following brochures are available: Center for Access and Assistive Technology, Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and Policies & Guidelines for Alternative Testing Services. Please contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at 629-7154 or stop by Campus Center, room 130 if you need a brochure.
Please note that the Learning Disabilities Office and the CAAT have merged. If you have a learning disability and are looking to obtain information or register for services, please contact the CAAT office.
* Handicapped Parking There are currently 105 handicapped spaces throughout the campus:
• A-lot located on the left of Holliday Drive has eight spaces
• B-lot located on North Drive have 14 spaces throughout the entire lot
• C-lot located near the Student Pavilion has two spaces
• E-lot located on South Drive has nine spaces to access the Joe Bruno Stadium
• G-lot located on upper South Drive has nine additional spaces for access to the Joe Bruno Stadium
• H-lot located on the south side of Williams Road as four spaces
• J-lot located near Williams Road has four spaces for access to Cogan Hall and the Viking Child Care Center; there also is one additional space near the side entrance to the daycare center.
• N-lot located behind the Campus Center has 10 spaces
• Visitor’s Lot on Holliday Drive has four spaces
• The Parking Garage has 16 spaces
• North side of the Conway Ice Rink has three spaces
• Fire lane has 15 spaces for access to Lang, Brahan and the New Science Center
• Lapan Hall has two spaces
• Cogan Hall has one space
* Scooters The Center for Access and Assistive Technology has seven electric scooters available on loan for students, staff and faculty use, based on individual needs and documented disabilities.
* Emergency Evacuation Chairs have been strategically placed throughout the entire campus buildings in the event of an emergency situation.
If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions on how we can continue to enhance the services and learning environment for students with disabilities, please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding testing policies, special scheduling, or about accommodating a student in your class or lab, please call us at 629-7154 or TDD 629-7596. It would be our pleasure to schedule a meeting with you and the student to discuss any concerns you may have.
Have a fantastic semester!
Center for Access and Assistive Technology
Welcome from the Campus Ministry - Posted on September 2, 2015
Dear new students and returning staff and faculty,
Welcome (and welcome back) to
Hudson Valley Community College!
I invite you to stop by the Campus Ministry office to learn more about how this office can be helpful to you during your time here. My goal is to help you honor and develop the spiritual dimensions of your life and to support your academic endeavors in a holistic manner.
You are welcome to join me in meditation today from 8:30 to 9 a.m. in the Interfaith Prayer Room (Siek Campus Center, room 220) and/or at the labyrinth walk in the Student Pavilion.
Please feel free to stop by anytime to say hello. I’d love to meet you.
May you enjoy peace, happiness, and all academic success.
Cylon George Campus Chaplain
Viking Child Care Center has immediate openings for 3-year-olds - Posted on August 31, 2015
The Viking Child Care Center, a nationally accredited and licensed day care center located right here on campus, has openings for 3-year-olds.
The center offers quality early education, daily hands-on art and music experiences, circle time learning to share and play with other children, and opportunities for play in the gym or outdoor playground. Breakfast, lunch and snack are provided as well.
Tuition is based on a sliding-fee scale for Hudson Valley Community College students with some assistance available to those who qualify. We also are accepting children of community members (faculty, staff and neighbors).
Please stop in for a visit or call 629-4506 to schedule a tour!
Janitronics’ Job Opportunity Fair Tuesday, Sept. 15 at TEC-SMART - Posted on August 31, 2015
Job Opportunity Fair Tuesday, Sept. 15 from noon to 5 p.m. TEC-SMART 345 Hermes Road, Malta
Come to the Job Opportunity Fair and learn how to prepare for a career with Janitronics Facility Services in the semiconductor-technology industry. Full- and part-time positions will be available in the leading semi-conductor foundry in Malta; get the information needed to be ready for hiring!
Janitronics Facility Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment company. Applicants must be 18+ and undergo comprehensive background checks and pre-employment drug testing.
Welcome Back! coffee and cookies - Posted on August 31, 2015
Please enjoy complimentary coffee and cookies as a warm welcome to all new and returning students. These refreshments, provided by the President’s Office and Faculty Student Association, will be available as follows:
Monday, Aug. 31 & Tuesday, Sept. 1 7 – 10:30 a.m.*
Brahan Hall (first floor, next to freight elevator)
Bulmer Telecommunications Center (lobby)
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center (outside room 100)
Guenther Enrollment Services Center (lobby)
Siek Campus Center (first floor)
Williams Hall (outside room 141)
Tuesday, Sept. 8 4:45 – 6:30 p.m.* Brahan Hall (first floor, next to freight elevator)
Bulmer Telecommunications Center (lobby)
Siek Campus Center (first floor)
Williams Hall (outside room 141)
*while supplies last
Welcome from Counseling and Health Services – The Wellness Center - Posted on August 29, 2015
Welcome new and returning students and faculty! We hope you had a great summer and are ready to kick off the fall semester.
Counseling and Health Services are excited to announce the opening of our newly renovated Wellness Center, located on the second floor of the Siek Campus Center in Suite 270. The Wellness Center is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters academic success and personal well-being for all students. Our medical staff and licensed counselors are dedicated to providing quality care through a holistic approach to wellness.
Stay tuned for upcoming health and wellness events that will be offered throughout the semester. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please stop by the Wellness Center or call us at (518) 629-7468 (health services) / (518) 629-7320 (counseling).
Bookstore Opens New Online Apparel Store; Offers Back-to-School Discount for Shoppers - Posted on August 28, 2015
The Viking’s Cove Bookstore is proud to announce the opening of a new online store with Lids Team Sports offering an extensive array of clothing and accessories for students, employees, alumni, friends and fans. More than 100 new products from 14 well-known brands including Nike, Badger Sportswear and SPORT-TEK are now available and can be customized by style, color, team or club name.
Take advantage of a special back-to-school discount, and save $20 on a purchase of $75 or more when ordering from the new online store between September 1-21. (Simply enter the promotional code SEPTSAVE when ordering.) Some items from the online store also will be sold on campus. Stop by to see the new styles and products offered this fall!
Have suggestions or questions? Contact us:
Viking’s Cove Bookstore
Siek Campus Center – First Floor
Phone (518) 629-7157
General Information firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Stegman email@example.com
Mark Wright firstname.lastname@example.org
Make sure to check your schedule in WIReD - Posted on August 28, 2015
Make sure to check your class schedule in WIReD to review your classrooms locations.
NOTE: Changes to classroom locations can be made through the first week of classes! Don’t get stuck walking all over campus trying to find your class.
You can print your schedule from the WIReD computers in the Guenther Enrollment Services Center lobby. Schedules can also be printed at the Registrar’s Office during business hours (with photo ID).
Message from the Scheduling Office
Welcome Week Experience 2015: Aug. 31 – Sept. 4 - Posted on August 27, 2015
The Welcome Week Experience debuts with the start of classes on Monday, Aug. 31 and continues with nearly non-stop fun and free events through Friday, Sept. 4. All — students, faculty and staff — are, of course, welcome to participate!
Each day has a theme — Fun Day Monday; Art, Science & Technology Tuesday; Cultural, Spiritual, Service & Wellness Wednesday; Sports Challenge Thursday, and Wind-down Friday! The all-free events include music, entertainment, giveaways, food, friendly competitions and a scavenger hunt (that ends Sept. 11). Plus, student clubs will be recruiting new members throughout the week.
Some highlights are Theatre Club and Choir Club performances, Mindfulness Meditation, Coach’s Free Throw Challenge and a Homerun Derby Whiffle Ball competition with President Drew Matonak, plus music by DJ Cool Cat (with karaoke), TEN 27 jazz trio, Sensamaya (Latin jazz), the Lustre Kings (rockabilly) and Paul Quigley, classical guitarist. Also on the “menu” are pancake breakfasts, lunches (sandwiches, pizza, BBQ chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers) and an ice cream social!
Take a look at the full schedule; there’s something for everyone and more!!
Welcome Week is brought to you by the Student Senate, Student Activities, Cultural Affairs, Faculty Student Association and the President’s Office.
Day care teaching positions available - Posted on August 27, 2015
If you are creative, fun loving with a sense of adventure and genuine concern for children’s development, the Viking Child Care Center is looking for you!
The Viking Child Care Center has open teaching positions for children ages 2 to 5 years. Employees are offered a great work environment, salary and benefits. We also are interested in hiring substitute teachers.
If interested, please stop in the center or call 629-4506. The job description is posted here.
Big events at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore - Posted on August 27, 2015
The Viking’s Cove Bookstore, located on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center extends a warm welcome to all new and returning students!
Marissa from FLY 92 is kicking off Women’s Empowerment Day! - Posted on August 26, 2015
Marissa from FLY 92, a HudsonValley Community College alumna, will be here Friday, Aug. 28 to kick off Women’s Empowerment Day! She will be here early to meet and greet and then will say a few words to start our morning.
Welcome and Introduction Dr. Carolyn Curtis, Vice President for Academic Affairs
Keynote Speaker Coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, University at Albany
Panel of Local Women Leaders Karen Ferrer-Muniz, Associate Dean, Instructional Support Services and Retention, HVCC Jade Gibson, Small Business Owner & Master Stylist Angelicia Morris, Executive Director, Schenectady County Human Rights
Please make the necessary updates and refer all students to our new offices. The campus community also is welcome to visit our new office!
Additional Late Sprint Library Skills for Research offered for Fall 2015 - Posted on August 17, 2015
The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional Late Sprint section of Library Skills for Research for fall 2015:
CRN 17785 (ENGL 115) – Late Sprint (Oct. 26 – Dec. 17) Monday and Wednesday: 4-4:50 p.m.
Instructor: R. Matthews
Mindfulness Meditation on Tuesdays at noon - Posted on August 17, 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.
Viking’s Cove Bookstore news - Posted on August 10, 2015
Classes begin in three weeks!
The Viking’s Cove Bookstore will be accepting pre-pack forms through Friday, Aug. 28. If you’d like to reserve your books now and get first chance at available used books, please take a few minutes and fill out a pre-pack form: https://www.hvcc.edu/bookstore/prepackord.html.
The Financial Aid Bookstore Advance will be available in the bookstore starting Monday, Aug. 24.
Seats available in Creative Writing, Multicultural Perspectives, and Advanced Journalism courses for fall 2015 - Posted on August 4, 2015
The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has seats available in the following Creative Writing, Multicultural Perspectives, and Advanced Journalism courses for fall 2015:
Additional day section of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I for Fall - Posted on August 4, 2015
The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department has opened an additional day section of American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I for fall 2015:
CRN 17462 (ASLN 100)
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 9 – 9:50 a.m.
Instructor: R. Wolff
Journalism Internship has seats available for Fall 2015 - Posted on August 4, 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.
EFL Dept., BRN 035A
Fall 2015 English as a Second Language courses offered - Posted on August 4, 2015
The English, Foreign Languages, and English as a Second Language Department offers the following English as a Second Language courses for fall 2015:
Fundamentals of English as a Second Language I (ESLS 092 — 4 hours/0 credits) Classes focus on language development in grammar, writing, vocabulary, comprehension, and oral communication.
Mondays and Wednesdays: 10 – 11:50 a.m. (CRN #11100) OR Tuesdays and Thursdays: 6 – 7:50 p.m. (CRN #11983)
Reading for English as a Second Language Students I (ESLS 094 — 4 hours/0 credits) This course is intended for ESL students who would benefit from taking a pre-college level English language reading course. Students read a variety of texts including fiction, non-fiction, and poetry, and practice applying ESL reading strategies.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. (CRN #10393)
Speaking and Listening for ESL I
(ESLS 096 — 3 hours/0 credits) Through speaking and listening exercises, students will practice the sounds, rhythm, intonation, and classroom listening strategies.
Wednesdays: 6 – 8:50 p.m. (CRN #16716)
English Composition I for the Foreign Born
(ESLS 101 — 3 hours/3 academic credits) This course focuses on the processes of writing and revision in order to develop student mastery of college-level composition.
Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 10 – 10:50 a.m. (CRN #17567) OR Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 11 – 11:50 a.m. (CRN #10257)
English Composition II for the Foreign Born
(ESLS 102 — 3 hours/3 academic credits) This course expands on the processes and techniques begun in ESLS 101. Reading, practical applications of writing, and oral presentation will also be required.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 2 – 3:20 p.m. (CRN #16726)
For more information, please contact the Office of ESL Advisement at 629-7396.
Attention students and alumni: recruiter on campus June 24 - Posted on June 18, 2015
A recruiter for the Center for Disability Services will be on campus Wednesday, June 24, 2015. He will be located in the Marvin Library Cafe on the first floor from 9 a.m. to noon.
The Center for Disability Services currently has openings in the following areas:
Direct Support Professionals
Community Service Professionals
Please bring a resume with you when meeting with Mr. Zinoman. No appointment is necessary.
For further information, please contact the Center for Careers and Employment Office (CTR 270) at (518) 629-7326.
Al fresco dining on Thursday, June 18 - Posted on June 12, 2015
Please join us Thursday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside the Guenther Enrollment Services Center (Administration Building side) as Chartwells offers “Chop’d and Wrap’d.” The menu selections will feature local produce from the Capital Region and the Catskills.
Please join us outside
the Marvin Library from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.!
Low-cost, summer day care for school-age children (ages 5-8) here on campus! - Posted on June 3, 2015
The Viking Child Care Center is a licensed, accredited center with qualified, experienced and degreed teachers! Theme-based activities include sports week, insects and bugs, mad scientist, cooking, camping, pet week, planting a garden and much more.
Children have opportunities to play on a secure playground with daily water activities. Breakfast, lunch and a snack provided.
We are open from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. from June 29 to Aug. 14; the fee is only $150 per week.
Call 629-4506 for more information or to schedule a tour.
Catch of the Day coming Thursday, June 4 - Posted on May 28, 2015
In case you missed Shrimp Fest , Chartwells will offer another al fresco dining experience on Thursday, June 4 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
We will be featuring a trio of seafood options from herb crusted salmon to fish tacos. Please click below for more details.
Bookstore closing for inventory - Posted on May 26, 2015
The Viking’s Cove Bookstore, located in the Siek Campus Center, will be closed Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29 for inventory.
Library access during roofing repair - Posted on May 19, 2015
Marvin Library Learning Commons is open during roofing repairs. Access is available through the doors normally designated for exit only, to the left (or south) of the main entrance. Please do not cross into the construction area.
On Wednesday, May 20, contractors will replace and upgrade plumbing in the lower level where flooding occurred last month. There will be construction noise in that area. The campus will be alerted if services will be temporarily relocated.
Hot dogs across America, part 2 - Posted on May 19, 2015
In case you missed our alfresco dining selections on Monday, you can try some hot dogs across America in the Marvin Library Cafe from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, May 19.
Stay tuned for next weeks dining selections, date and location.
Annual Stormwater report posted - Posted on May 19, 2015
You can enter to win one of two $100 Viking’s Cove Bookstore gift certificates for participating.
All responses are anonymous and must be submitted by Friday, May 22.
Communications and Marketing
Hudson Valley Community College, GUN 267
Bookstore extended hours - Posted on May 18, 2015
The Viking’s Cove Bookstore will be open for extended hours on Monday, May 18 and Tuesday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Summer Fitness Room & Racquetball hours - Posted on May 15, 2015
Hudson Valley Community College Sports Complex Recreation Schedule Summer 2015
— Effective May 26 – August 14 —
Please note: The McDonough Sports Complex, McDonough Fitness Room, and Racquetball Courts have a mandatory registration procedure that must be completed prior to utilization of these facilities. Registration will take place during the hours listed below. Please see the attendant for a registration form.
Picture ID is required for access to all recreational facilities.
McDonough Fitness Room & Racquetball Courts Beginning Tuesday, May 26 Mornings
Mondays – Fridays, 6 to 8 a.m. Afternoons
Mondays – CLOSED
Tuesdays – CLOSED
Wednesdays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Thursdays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Fridays – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Individuals utilizing the Racquetball Courts MUST supply their own equipment. Protective eyewear is mandatory.
The rooms will be CLOSED on the following dates:
Monday, May 25 – Memorial Day
Friday, July 3 – in honor of Independence Day
Welcome Week Experience! - Posted on May 14, 2015
Hudson Valley’s new 2015-2016 Student Senate leadership already has started planning for a week-long series of events to welcome all students, faculty and staff to the start of the fall 2015 semester.
During the first week of classes, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4, the campus community is invited to the “Welcome Week Experience.” Featuring daily entertainment, food, club activities and exhibition areas, the new event aims to engage new and returning students in campus life and activities as the semester begins. Students (of course!), faculty and staff will be invited to all events.
Additional details will be shared throughout the summer as plans are finalized. For now, please mark your calendars and be on the lookout for more information!
Book Buyback at the Viking’s Cove Bookstore ends this week! - Posted on May 13, 2015
The Book Buyback ends this week!
The final days and times:
Wednesday, May 13 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 14 — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday, May 15 — 9 a.m. to noon
Book Buyback takes place just outside the Viking’s Cove Bookstore on the first floor of the Siek Campus Center.
E-mail and calendaring student survey - Posted on May 12, 2015
In an effort to determine the effectiveness and ease of usability for the college’s current e-mail and calendaring platforms, I have formed an e-mail work group. Thus far, the work group has developed a survey (link below) and taken part in an initial overview of Microsoft Office 365.
In order to provide the best possible service for the campus community, the work group has focused on two primary goals:
#1: To gather information from the campus community about interest in e-mail features and their usability.
#2: To use the information gathered about the campus community’s perspectives on the college’s current student and staff e-mail and calendaring platforms, in order to determine if changing platforms should be considered.