Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Get ahead on credits at FLCC winter session

Current students as well as those home on break from other colleges can get ahead on earning credits by enrolling in Finger Lakes Community College’s winter session courses.

Registration for winter session is now under way, continuing until classes begin. Most online classes run from Dec. 29 to Feb. 6 and most in-seat classes run from Dec. 29 to Jan. 16. The cost is $167 per credit hour; online classes cost $182 per credit hour.

More than 75 credit-bearing classes are scheduled, with subjects ranging from Introduction to Psychology to English 101 to Business Mathematics. Search for a specific class by logging onto the FLCC website at and clicking on “Course Schedules” at the top of the home page.

To register for a winter session course, visit

To register in person, visit the One Stop Center Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (The college is closed Nov. 26-28, Dec. 24-26, and Jan. 1, 2015, for the holidays.) The One Stop Center is located on the first floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, off Lakeshore Drive.

For more information, call the One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Finger Lakes Camerata goes on the road for two holiday concerts

The Finger Lakes Camerata, a choral group based at Finger Lakes Community College, will hit the road for two community holiday concerts.

The first concert will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 30, at the Salvation Army, 110 Saltonstall St., Canandaigua. It will help the organization’s annual Red Kettle fundraising campaign.

The second concert will be held a week later, at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the First Congregational Church of East Bloomfield, 10 South Ave., Bloomfield.

Both concerts are called “We Need a Little Christmas,” and will feature secular and sacred music of the holidays.

“It brings us great joy to perform these classics for different audiences,” said Dennis Maxfield, director of the Camerata and an adjunct music faculty member at FLCC. “This year we are especially pleased to support the Red Kettle campaign – a worthy cause, indeed.”

Both concerts are free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted for the Red Kettle campaign at the Nov. 30 concert, and for the Dr. A. John Walker Music Award for FLCC music and music recording students at the Dec. 7 concert.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Do you know a new FLCC honor society member?

Christopher Beeney, left, administers the Phi Theta Kappa honor society pledge during an induction ceremony Oct. 30. At right is new member Cynthia Meyer.

Sixty-one Finger Lakes Community College students have joined the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for two-year students this semester.

The college held a swearing-in ceremony and reception for students and their families on Oct. 30 at the main campus. Membership requires completion of 15 hours of associate degree coursework and a GPA of 3.5.

Samantha Beeney ’13, FLCC graduate and alumni coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa, introduced keynote speaker Amy Fenwick, assistant professor of biology, crediting her teacher for encouraging her in math. “If it was not for her, I might not have graduated,” Beeney said.

To see more photos, click here.

Friday, November 7, 2014

FLCC to stage ‘The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’

FLCC student cast members, from left, Sean Britton-Milligan of Geneva, Alexa Bushart of Newark, and Dorren Allen-Carr of Canandaigua, are shown during a recent dress rehearsal for “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
The Finger Lakes Community College Visual and Performing Arts Department will present its first musical in 30 years with three performances of “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee ” on Nov. 21 and 22.

Shows will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 21, and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22. The performances will be held in the FLCC Student Center Auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. 

Tickets will be $8 for students and seniors, $10 for general admission, or free with a current FLCC ID, at the box office just before each show. This play is designed for mature audiences due to some of the comedy references.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

G.I. Jobs names FLCC a Military Friendly School

A website that provides resources to help members of the armed services transition to the civilian workplace has named Finger Lakes Community College a Military Friendly School for the assistance it provides veteran students.
“I believe it is a wonderful achievement that FLCC has been named a Military Friendly School, so that when students are trying to identify where they belong, they will know that they will be provided support at FLCC,” said Erin Militello, a licensed clinical social worker at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center who works with the college on veterans issues.

“Being Military Friendly doesn’t change what we do to support veterans on campus, but it does tell people outside of campus that we are doing it,” she added.

G.I. Jobs is a website run by Victory Media, a veteran-owned Pennsylvania-based business that connects the military and civilian communities. The site invites colleges and universities to take a detailed survey about the services they provide for veterans, such as mentoring specifically for veterans and programs that help faculty understand veterans’ needs. 

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Vietnam veteran to speak at FLCC Veterans Day ceremony

A retired Marine Corps officer will give the keynote address at the Finger Lakes Community College Veterans Day Ceremony on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 2 p.m. in the main campus auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive.

Lt. Col. Win Harper served as a battery commander in Vietnam and has been honored with the Legion of Merit medal and the Purple Heart, among others. His keynote address will be preceded by remarks from FLCC President Barbara Risser, and Lt. Col. John Sheppard, retired from the Air Force, who is also the Seneca town supervisor and a member of the FLCC Board of Trustees.

Heman Sweet, who is retired from the Air Force and currently an adjunct professor of anthropology and history, will also speak. Sweet is faculty advisor to the FLCC Veterans Club and a member of the college’s Veterans Advocacy Council.

The College Singers – Alyssa Trahan of East Rochester, Victoria Polla of Bloomfield, Elijah Flynn of Rochester and Spencer McGowan of East Aurora – will perform the national anthem and “God Bless America” under the direction of adjunct music instructor Maria Gillard of Canandaigua.

The Canandaigua American Legion Honor Guard will post and retire the colors. A dessert reception sponsored by FLCC Student Corporation and the Office of Student Life follows the ceremony.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Classes resume at FLCC main campus Nov. 5, list of classroom relocation now online

Classes resume at the FLCC main campus Wednesday, Nov. 5, but all classes that take place in fourth floor classrooms will be relocated to other rooms. The room juggling will also affect anyone with a class in the D214 lecture hall and O408 (Ontario Building). Employees and students are encouraged to view the relocation list on the FLCC website before coming to campus. Please allow extra time to get to classes as well. For a map of the main campus building, click here.