Tuesday, March 3, 2015

‘Caught on Camera’ talk reveals wildlife habits

A member of Finger Lakes Community College’s conservation faculty will share the findings of a trail camera study during a free community talk scheduled for Tuesday, March 10.

Nadia Harvieux, conservation educator at FLCC’s Muller Field Station, will lead the 7 p.m. talk called “Caught on Camera.” It will be open to the public and held at the field station, which is located at 6455 County Road 36.

Harvieux’s talk is part of Muller’s Speaking of Nature guest lecture series. She will discuss the findings so far of the ongoing study of wildlife at the field station as captured by trail cameras. Images have revealed which animals are most commonly found on the property, as well as interesting data on habitat preferences and seasonal activity.

Some of Harvieux’s favorite pictures show black bear, river otters playing on the shore of the Honeoye Inlet, and white-tail deer in the autumn. The cameras also captured watershed flooding in the spring of 2014. 

Space is limited and registration is required by calling Nancy Lawson at (585) 785-1257 or emailing Nancy.Lawson@flcc.edu.

Friday, February 27, 2015

FLCC faculty to give free concert March 4

Two original works by David McGuire, professor of music at FLCC, will be performed by The Rita Collective at a free concert March 4. 
Members of the Finger Lakes Community College music faculty will share their instrumental and vocal expertise in a free concert open to the community on Wednesday, March 4.

The spring FLCC Faculty Recital begins at 7 p.m. in the FLCC main campus auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. It is free and open to the public.

College faculty will be joined in performance by The Rita Collective, a band comprised of marimba player Kristen Shiner McGuire, bass clarinetist Dean Keller, bassist Kyle Vock and percussionist Matt Bevan-Perkins.

The Rita Collective will perform two new works by David McGuire, professor of music at FLCC and husband of member Kristen Shiner McGuire.

Additionally, The Craig Snyder Group will perform original arrangements of fusion standards by Pat Metheny and Wayne Shorter. Snyder, a guitarist and composer, is a member of FLCC’s adjunct faculty.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Brockport, FLCC launch new model for nursing education

Monday, February 23, 2015

FLCC honors Tom Waits with variations on ‘Mule Variations’

Nani Nehring Bliss, interim director of the writing center at Finger Lakes Community College, sings with an ensemble of faculty and alumni in a past Tom Waits tribute, called “Frank’s Wild Years Revisited.” Many of the same musicians have come together again for this year’s performance.
Over a dozen Finger Lakes Community College faculty and alumni musicians will pay tribute to Tom Waits for the fifth and final time, with a concert and optional gourmet dinner on Friday, March 6.

The ensemble Drop Dead Suits and female vocalists Sad Luck Dames will recreate Waits’ 1999 Grammy-award winning album “Mule Variations” with a performance at 8 p.m., March 6 in the FLCC Student Center auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Entry is $5 for the general public or free with an FLCC ID.

A Waits-inspired Dinner at Julia will be offered before the show. Held in FLCC’s Stage 14, Julia has students and faculty in the college’s culinary program preparing and serving five-course meals on select Friday evenings each semester. The $35 fee includes the meal, taxes, tip and admission to the Waits tribute. 

The event, called “Variations on ‘Mule Variations,’ celebrates the 15th anniversary of the album’s release as well as Waits’ recent birthday. Organizers made the difficult decision to make this the event’s final year.

Curt Nehring Bliss, director of honors studies at FLCC, said ‘Mule Variations’ is a fitting finale because “the theme of the album is really about home.” The album was released in 1999, the same year he joined FLCC.

“Its thematic center is focused on what it’s like to be at a place that’s home, with family and friends, and on the building of long-term relationships,” said Nehring Bliss, who will host the event. “It so happens that that’s the year we landed here in the Finger Lakes – when we came ‘home.’ It’s very personal on that level.”

Friday, February 20, 2015

FLCC hosts improvisational trio for free concert

Finger Lakes Community College will host the three-member improvisational band The Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes at the Honors House on Tuesday, Feb. 24.

The 8 p.m. concert is free and open to the public. The Honors House is located at 4340 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua, across from the FLCC main campus. This concert had been previously scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25; however, the date was changed after the college spring 2015 arts brochure was released.

The Ensemble of Irreproducible Outcomes, or EIO, is made up of composers David D. McIntire, Ryan Oldham and Brian Padavic. Formed in 2012, the group performs works designed to be different each time they are played, making each performance “irreproducible.”
McIntire plays the clarinet, saxophone, ocarina and electronics. Oldham is a trumpeter who also produces unique sound with found objects, whistling and voice. Padavic also whistles and plays the double bass.

Each member of the trio studied music at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. McIntire has a local connection, having earned degrees at Nazareth and Ithaca College.

For more on the band, check out their Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Ensemble-of-Irreproducible-Outcomes.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

FLCC announces restaurant night dates

Amber Matthews, a Spencerport
High School graduate, is studying
culinary arts at FLCC.
The culinary arts program at Finger Lakes Community College has set dates for spring semester Dinner at Julia restaurant nights, which offer low-cost, five-course fine dining to the community at the main campus in Canandaigua.

Dates for the spring semester are Feb. 20, Feb. 27, March 6, March 27, April 3, April 17, and April 24. Reservations can be made for arrival times between 5:30 and 7 p.m. by calling (585) 785-1476. The cost is $35 per person and includes tax and tip.

Menus and additional information are available at www.flcc.edu/restaurant.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

FLCC hosts Division III hoops championship games

Dozens of men’s basketball players from across New York state will converge on Putt Moore Court at Finger Lakes Community College later this month for a series of championship games.

For the first time in its nearly 50-year history, FLCC will host the National Junior College Athletic Association Region III Division III Men’s Basketball Championship. From Friday, Feb. 27, to Sunday, March 1, eight teams will face off in competitions. Among them will be the FLCC Lakers, who claimed 20 wins in 24 games so far this season.

The teams will play the tournament quarterfinals Friday afternoon and evening. The four winners will face off in the semi-finals on Saturday. The championship game will begin at 1 p.m. Sunday. The tournament champion will advance to the 2015 NJCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship hosted by Sullivan County Community College in Loch Sheldrake March 12 to 14.

Admission to the games is free with an FLCC ID or $5 for each session. A $15 tournament pass will also be available, offering admission to all games and a program. Putt Moore Court is located on the main campus at 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Spectators arriving before 3 p.m. Friday should park in the main lot in front of the campus; after 3 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday, visitors are encouraged to park in the lot closest to the gym behind the college. 

Twenty-four two-year colleges in New York and Pennsylvania are part of Region III of the NJCAA. Of those, 17 compete in men’s basketball on the Division III level. Under the direction of Head Coach Richard Jones, the Lakers claimed the Region III championship in the 2005-2006 basketball season. In his tenure, Jones has taken the Lakers to 244 wins and a pair of Mid-State Athletic Conference Championships.

All seven championship games at FLCC will be aired live on Finger Lakes Television (FLTV), a public access television station based at the college. Those outside the broadcast range can watch games online and see live statistical updates at www.flccathletics.com/Region3.