Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ensemble and holiday concerts start Dec. 6

Dennis Maxfield
Singers and musicians based at Finger Lakes Community College will give seven performances, a mix of holiday, jazz and ensemble concerts, in December.

All concerts are free and open to the public.

Join the FLCC jazz ensembles for music that runs from traditional jazz to modern funk on Monday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. Three different jazz groups will play each evening in room B355 on the third floor at Finger Lakes Community College, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. The ensembles are led by faculty members Geoffrey Smith, David McGuire, Robert Barbuto, Craig Snyder and Paul McArdle.

Fisher, bobcat making comebacks


Friday, November 19, 2010

Laura Jackett captures images of 'awe-inspiring' festival

Angel in the Desert
A new exhibit, “Burning Man Notes: Photographs of Laura Jackett,” will open Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Finger Lakes Community College Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34.

The opening at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 in the gallery will be followed by an artist talk from 2 to 3 p.m. in room C404. A reception will be held on Friday, Dec. 10, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. in the art gallery.

The Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 is located on the first floor of the FLCC main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. All events are free and open to the public.

The Burning Man Arts Festival is a world renowned event in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada.  Jackett attended the festival in 2003 and 2005 and said she had never she seen such an awe-inspiring artistic community.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

YMCA, FLCC offer family event with a focus on American Sign Language

Students Lauren Diesenberg,
left, and Hannah Miller
practice signing at an ASL social.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

FLCC Foundation names officers, welcomes new board members

The Finger Lakes Community College Foundation recently welcomed eight new members to its board of directors: Susan "Sudy" Landholm of Canandaigua, Elaine M. Jackson of Canandaigua, Ronald R. Parrish of Bloomfield, Daye A. Parsons of Stanley, Christopher J. Rockwell of Walworth, Doreen L. Secor of Geneva, Thomas M. Sexton of Fairport and Craig R. Welch of Canandaigua.

Their three-year terms began July 1, 2010.

The board of directors also elected the following officers: Chairman Stephen R. Martin, vice president of public relations and marketing at Canandaigua National Bank and Trust Co.; Vice Chairman Donald J. Culeton, president and CEO of Info Directions; and Secretary Ethan S. Fogg '00, director of community relations and foundation for Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Woodsmen teams compete in Canada

Brian Kidder of Hornell took first place in the pole climb at a woodsmen event in Ontario, Canada, on Nov. 6. See more photos on the FLCC Flickr site. Click here.

Three teams from Finger Lakes Community College were among 34 loggersports (woodsmen) teams from the United States and Canada to compete in 14 events on Saturday, Nov. 6, at Sir Sandford Fleming College in Lindsay, Ontario.

The University of New Brunswick men placed first with 1,183 points. Paul Smith’s College placed second with 1,075 points. Third place went to Nova Scotia Agricultural College with 984 points.

The Finger Lakes men’s first team placed fifth overall with 979 points, less than one point behind fourth place McGill University.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Ontario County historian to share insights on native people

Preston Pierce, Ontario County historian and adjunct professor at Finger Lakes Community College, will present a historical perspective of Native Americans of the region at the college on Tuesday, Nov. 16.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Stage 13 on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Visitors should allow time for parking.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Peter Conners to read from new book on Timothy Leary, Allen Ginsberg

Peter Conners
As part of his national book tour, Peter Conners will read from his new book, “White Hand Society: The Psychedelic Partnership of Timothy Leary and Allen Ginsberg,” at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, Nov. 18.

The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. at the Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive at the corner of Routes 5 and 20 in Canandaigua. Parking is available at the Honors House.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Now's the time to register for Winter Session

Phi Theta Kappa welcomes 73 new members

Thirty-nine of the 73 new members joined several current members for a group photo after the FLCC Phi Theta Kappa induction ceremony on Oct. 10. For more photos, go to the FLCC Flickr site by clicking here.
Seventy-three students from Finger Lakes Community College were inducted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society of the two-year college, on Oct. 10.

Phi Theta Kappa officers Elizabeth Pfaff, president; Ellen Martin, vice-president; Theodore Aguglia, secretary; and Maria Zeh, public relations secretary, conducted the ceremony. 

Joseph Nairn, executive assistant to the president, delivered the keynote address, and alumnus William Bendschneider ’91 gave a motivational speech urging the new inductees to take advantage of the opportunities Phi Theta Kappa offers. Co-advisor Doug Albert, assistant professor of computing sciences, was made an honorary member for his service and dedication to the organization.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Celebrate: The main FLCC parking lot reopens

The long wait for students is over. FLCC’s main parking lot, also called the A lot, is scheduled to reopen Monday, Nov. 8.

The CMAC lot, also called the G lot, will still be necessary on weekdays for overflow parking during peak hours (generally between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m.), meaning students and visitors should leave plenty of time for parking during the busiest part of the day.

The reconstruction of parking lot A is part of the modernization of the main FLCC campus. The main road through campus, Marvin Sands Drive, has been widened at the Lakeshore Drive entrance to allow for smoother traffic flow. A bridge was installed to replace a culvert to improve the flow of Fallbrook Creek through the area.

As a safety measure, a raised sidewalk has been installed from the CMAC parking lot to the library entrance.

Work continues on the 78,000-square-foot student services center, an environmentally friendly building which will house all enrollment services, a larger cafeteria and bookstore and a 410-seat auditorium.

Anyone with questions about construction can e-mail construction@flcc.edu.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Coming in January: "Putt" Moore Court

Dennis "Putt" Moore
The Finger Lakes Community College Board of Trustees voted Wednesday, Nov. 3, to rename the college’s basketball court in honor of longtime faculty member and coach Dennis “Putt” Moore.

A reception naming “Putt” Moore Court will be held in January, during which the FLCC Alumni Association will also present Moore with its Exceptional Service Award for his consistent support of alumni activities and initiatives.

“Not only has he been instrumental in the physical education and athletic programs, he’s really respected in the community,” noted FLCC Athletic Director Bob Lowden. “He’s really set a strong foundation for our athletic programs.”

Information night at Geneva Campus Center

Mime Bill Bowers brings show to FLCC

Bill Bowers studied with
Marcel Marceau.
Actor and mime Bill Bowers will bring his off-Broadway hit, “It Goes Without Saying” to Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The 12:30 p.m. performance will be held in Stage 13, on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Visitors should leave extra time for parking due to construction on campus.

In “It Goes Without Saying” Bowers shares hilarious and heartbreaking true stories from his career and his lifelong exploration of the role silence plays in all our lives.

Acclaimed poet to share works at FLCC

Poet Lance Henson
Lance Henson, one of the few contemporary Native American poets who writes bilingual verse, will present his work at Finger Lakes Community College’s Honors House on Thursday, Nov. 11.

The 7 p.m. event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive, at the corner with Routes 5 and 20, just east of the city of Canandaigua. Parking is available at the Honors House.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Student, professor to give remarks at FLCC Veterans Day Ceremony

In honor of the students, faculty, staff and community members who have served in the military, Finger Lakes Community College will hold a Veterans Day Ceremony, Thursday, Nov. 11, at 1 p.m.

The observance, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the FLCC gymnasium at the back of the main building, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Visitors should leave extra time for parking due to construction on campus and use the lot behind the main building.