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Voices: A Library Lecture Series - Spring 2015
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by Anthony Salamone.

Is There Still an Opportunity for the Dream?
Wednesday, February 4
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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Dr. Reverend Eric Shaw, pastor of Bethel Baptist Church in Troy, discusses the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and the lessons we can learn from him today as we grapple with contemporary racial struggles. In particular, Shaw speaks about Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail." This presentation kicks off "Created Equal: America's Civil Rights Struggle" programs. A reception follows.

Seizing Opportunities
Wednesday, February 11
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Todd Silaika, of Merrill Lynch and a Hudson Valley Community College alumnus, speaks of the history, goals and challenges of the student-entrepreneur. Silaika shares his powerful story of making the most of every opportunity – especially the opportunities in disguise.

Rehabbing an Historic Farmhouse into a Net-Zero Energy Green Home
Tuesday, February 24
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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The Peters-Lockrow farmhouse in Clifton Park was built in the 1830s and had been vacant for a decade. It had holes in the roof, water in the basement and a menagerie of animals living inside. Joanne Coons, professor of Building Technology at Hudson Valley Community College, discusses rehabbing this farmhouse using green building practices, while maintaining its historical integrity.

The Transformative Power of Education in the Prison Setting
Tuesday, March 3
11-11:50 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

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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, discusses Hudson Link's unique model, the transformative power of education and the importance of offering educational opportunities in prisons. A panel of Hudson Valley Community College Criminal Justice students explores the issue of educating prison inmates in a question and answer discussion with Patka.

Individual and Community Struggles with Narcotics in New York State
Thursday, March 19
Noon-12:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Patrick J. Hogan, investigator with the New York State Police and a Hudson Valley Community College alumnus, speaks about Community Narcotics Enforcement Teams (CNET) and the impact of short-term vs. long-range planning on the community. Hogan examines how all the choices we make in our daily lives are interrelated and link our individual actions to the community as a whole.

Growing an Idea: Mushroom Packaging and Beyond
Tuesday, April 14
1-1:50 p.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Sue Van Hook, chief mycologist for Ecovative, an international company based in Green Island, discusses the growth of a student entrepreneurial idea conceived at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Evocative developed an innovative way to turn backyard fungi into a biodegradable material that can be used as a responsible alternative to packaging and insulation.

Invasive Species - Coming to a Community Near You
Thursday, April 30
11-11:50 a.m.
Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium

Laurel R. Gailor, coordinator of the Mohawk Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (PRISM), provides a general overview of invasive species in the Capital/Mohawk Region. Information will include updates from research institutes and the Invasive Species Council, as well as a summary of citizen participatory activities, including IMapInvasives, science projects, internships and other research projects.


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Committee Members

Sushmita Chatterji
Bonnie Cook
Anne Dearing
Cylon George
Brenda Hazard
Cynthia Koman
James LaBate
Robert Matthews
G.G. Roberts
Joseph Stenard
Patricia Watt

For information call (518) 629-7336.
If you have a disability and require any reasonable accommodations or an interpreter,
please contact the Center for Access and Assistive Technology at (518) 629-7154 or TDD (518) 629-7596.

Mission Statement
The mission of Voices: A Library Lecture Series is to broaden and enrich the scope of studies at Hudson Valley Community College by presenting speakers on timely and enduring issues and freely sharing these lectures and discussions with the community.

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