Monday, September 15, 2014

Famous sculptor to visit FLCC, talk about the creative drive

Albert Paley
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Albert Paley’s work can be seen everywhere from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to the grounds of Constellation Brands in Canandaigua.

Paley, an acclaimed metal sculptor, is the first non-architect to receive the coveted lifetime achievement award from the American Institute of Architects. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, he has completed more than 50 site-specific works. And, he has written and lectured extensively about his art.

On Sunday, Sept. 28, Paley will discuss his life’s work during a visit to Finger Lakes Community College. He’s the first of three speakers in the fourth annual George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum, a series named for a late publisher and philanthropist.

Paley will be joined by moderator R. Roger Remington, a distinguished professor of design at Rochester Institute of Technology. The forum begins at 4 p.m. in the auditorium at FLCC’s main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Learn about becoming a paramedic at FLCC

Finger Lakes Community College will host information sessions on its paramedic certificate and degree programs at its campus centers in Geneva, Newark and Victor in late September.

The one-year certificate program is designed to provide advanced training to students who have already certified as New York state emergency medical technicians at the basic level. Instruction is offered through lectures, lab experiences, clinical lessons and field training. The two-year associate degree in EMT-Paramedic expands on the certificate program with additional coursework in communication, science, math and psychology.

Monday, September 8, 2014

What is Constitution Day? No, not a day off, but a holiday of sorts ...

Finger Lakes Community College will mark Constitution Day, Wednesday, Sept. 17, with a program called: “Judicial Review and You: Why Marbury Matters.”

The event will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. in Stage 14 on the second floor of the main campus at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. It is free and open to the public.

Constitution Day recognizes Sept. 17, 1787, the day the Constitution was signed by 39 men representing the 13 former colonies as they sought to form “a more perfect union.”

James Michael Valenti, J.D., LL.M., Esq., assistant professor of criminal justice, and Eric Duchess, Ph.D., assistant professor of history, will present a program on the 1803 U.S. Supreme Court case Marbury v. Madison. It was the first case to apply the concept of judicial review, the Supreme Court’s right to void acts of Congress that are inconsistent with Constitution.

Visitors should leave time for parking as the college is in session. General parking is available in the main lot in front of the building or the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center lot. Handicapped parking is available at the front and back of the main building.  

Friday, September 5, 2014

Clean technology innovator to speak at FLCC Victor center

Jennifer Indovina
The Finger Lakes Community College Victor Campus Center will host a talk by clean technology entrepreneur Jennifer Indovina, founder of Tenrehte Technologies in Irondequoit, on Monday, Sept. 15.

Indovina’s talk begins at 4 p.m. in the Finger Lakes Technology Group, Inc. Multipurpose Room at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251. The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served.

Indovina’s company manufactures wireless consumer electronics products for energy management. Tenrehte's first product is the PICOwatt Smart Plug, an energy saving outlet adapter that allows users to remotely control the power their devices consume.

She will discuss her business, how she started it, and aspects of her business related to the FLCC instrumentation and control technologies two-year degree program.

Her TED talk is available online.

For more information or to RSVP, contact Sam Samanta, FLCC professor of physics, at or (585) 785-1623.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

High school equivalency exam preparation is free at FLCC

Finger Lakes Community College offers local residents, age 17 and older, day and evening classes to prepare for the state high school equivalency exam.

The exam, called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC, replaced the exam for the former general equivalency diploma, or GED, and corresponds to the new Common Core standards now being followed at K-12 schools.

FLCC offers English as a second language, high school equivalency classes in Spanish

Finger Lakes Community College offers day and evening classes in Geneva to help speakers of other languages improve their English skills.

The college has also launched classes in Geneva and Lyons for those who wish to prepare for the state high school equivalency test, called the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), in Spanish. All classes are free.

Monday, August 18, 2014

FLCC offers two-week health care job training

Finger Lakes Community College will host a two-week home health aide training program at its main campus in Canandaigua beginning Sept. 15.

Graduates will be certified home health aides and will be able to seek employment in hospitals and other health care facilities.

“The home health aide program allows people to get into the job market quickly,” said Lynn Freid, director of workforce development for FLCC. “It is a great first step for further advancement in the health care industry.”

FLCC offers a certified nurse assistant and home health aide course several times per year in varying locations; this class does include CNA training. The program is often hosted by health facilities, such as the Livingston County Center for Nursing & Rehabilitation in Mount Morris and the Hill Haven Transitional Care Center in Webster. Thompson Hospital in Canandaigua serves as a site for clinical practice as well.

Applicants to the program must attend one of the orientation sessions, held the first Wednesday of the month at the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office.

Tuition and fees of $1,250 cover all instruction, textbooks, supplies and exam and certification fees. For more information about the program, call (585) 785-1660.