Friday, February 25, 2011

FLCC closing at noon on Friday, Feb. 25

Due to the weather, Finger Lakes Community College and the campus centers in Victor, Geneva and Newark will close today (Friday, Feb. 25) at noon to allow faculty, staff and students the opportunity to drive home safely. The weather forecast calls for a break in the snowfall from noon to 3 p.m., making this the safest opportunity to travel.
We anticipate normal Saturday operations.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Free gardening lecture series in Geneva

Finger Lakes Community College will offer a free gardening lecture series called Ecological Gardening in four evening sessions starting March 15 in room 307 of the Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St.

Classes will run from 7 to 8:30 p.m. on the following Tuesdays: March 15, March 29, April 12 and April 26. Entry is free but reservations for one or more of the sessions are requested at (315) 789-6701, Ext. 6000 or 6001.

Jana Lamboy, associate professor of ornamental horticulture at FLCC, will lead the lectures and discussions. Lamboy has a Ph.D. in plant pathology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She retired from the Integrated Pest Management Program of Cornell Cooperative Extension and has taught at FLCC since 2004.

The Ecological Gardening series classes are as follows:

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Dady Brothers share Celtic sounds at FLCC

The Dady Brothers will bring their Irish charm and music to Finger Lakes Community College for a concert performance and to conduct a workshop on Thursday, March 3. Both events are free and open to the public.

The 7 p.m. concert, which will include special guests and Irish refreshments, will be held in Stage 13 on the second floor of the Canandaigua campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive.  Parking is available in the main lot. Handicapped accessible parking is available directly in front of the building by the main entrance.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ATHENA panel: What makes a leader?

Canandaigua ATHENA Award recipients will reflect on the characteristics of a successful leader at Finger Lakes Community College on Tuesday, March 1. The ATHENA Award honors women for their leadership qualities such as professional excellence and community service.

The discussion will begin at 12:30 p.m. in Stage 13 on the second floor of the FLCC main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Parking is available in the Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center parking lot. Handicap parking is directly in front of the building. The event is free and open to the public.

The guest speakers are:
  • Ginny Clark, vice president of community affairs for Constellation Brands Inc.
  • Deb Denome, director of Seeking Common Ground
  • Kay James, Canandaigua city manager
  • Gail O’Brien, retired president of the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce
In 1985, the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce launched the first ATHENA Award program in New York state. Each year, a Canandaigua area woman is honored for her business and professional excellence, her community leadership, and her commitment and assistance to other women.

For more information, call (585) 785-1623.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Campus Safety takes action on tip

Quick action and a cooperative investigation by Campus Safety with local authorities led to the arrest of a man who allegedly brought a handgun onto campus on Thursday, Feb. 17.

Campus Safety received a tip that a man who takes an evening class in the FLCC building through another college’s program was in possession of a handgun.
Campus Safety officers and Ontario County sheriff’s deputies were on the FLCC main campus when the student arrived and approached him in the parking lot.  Sheriff’s deputies found a handgun in the trunk of his car. Although the gun was legally registered, the man was arrested for alleged criminal possession of a weapon for bringing it onto campus. (State law prohibits firearms on any school or college grounds.)

Eight graduate from culinary job training

Greg Belcher of Sodus and Jennifer Harshbarger were among eight students to graduate from culinary training.
Eight students graduated Feb. 17 from the Wayne Table Works 1-2-3 course in culinary preparation, a joint program with Finger Lakes Community College.

Registration is under way for the next sessions of the three-week, course which begin on March 7 and May 9 at the Lyons Community Center, 9 Manhattan St. Training runs Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Graduates now trained for jobs in the food service industry are Megan Alward and Justin Good of Lyons, Bobby Kemp of Newark, Clifford Teeter of Red Creek, Jennifer Harshbarger of Williamson and Greg Belcher, Thomas Townsend and Dan O’Lena of Sodus.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Victor center hosts talk on green buildings

Finger Lakes Community College will host an expert on green building design in a free lecture on Wednesday, March 2, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251.

Cathy Ahern, director of engineering services for facilities management services at Rochester Institute of Technology, will discuss Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification and RIT’s LEED construction projects. The public is welcome to attend.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Band Funknut to play the Honors House

From left, Tony Gallicchio, Tristan Greene, Sean McLay and Paul McArdle of Funknut will perform at the FLCC Honors House on Feb. 24

Get into the groove with Funknut, a band that includes three FLCC alumni, Thursday, Feb. 24, at Finger Lakes Community College’s Honors House.

The concert, which is free and open to the public, starts at 7 p.m. at the Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive at the corner with Routes 5 and 20. Parking is available.

Funknut describes itself as “a little bit of funk with a whole lotta soul.” Sean McLay of Almond and Tony Gallicchio ’04 of Hornell, Tristan Greene ’04 of Livonia and Paul McArdle ’04 of Canandaigua formed the band in 2008.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Master flutists visits for a jazz poetry slam

A master flutist will visit  Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, Feb. 17, to perform improvisational jazz to accompany students’ poetry.

Galen Abdur-Razzaq will join students for a jazz poetry slam called “Galen: On a Moment’s Notice” at two events on Feb. 17, as follows:
  • 12:30 p.m., Stage 13 on the second floor the FLCC main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive.  Parking is available in the lot in front of the campus or in the CMAC parking lot.
  • 7 p.m., FLCC Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive, at the corner with Routes 5 and 20.  Parking is available at the Honors House.

New round of wine classes starts Feb. 17

Finger Lakes Community College and the New York Wine and Culinary Center have partnered to offer four single-session wine education classes to be held in February and March.

Classes vary by topic, duration and price and are held at the New York Wine and Culinary Center, 800 S. Main St. as follows:
Local Pairs-Seasonal Cooking with New York Wineries, Thursday, Feb. 17, 6-8:30 p.m.: The winemaker from Billsboro Winery of Geneva begins the class with a wine tasting. Participants move to the hands-on kitchen and prepare a four-course menu under the guidance of a chef instructor. Then, they enjoy the foods paired with the wines. The cost is $60. (Click here for direct link to signup page.)

Monday, February 7, 2011

Dance, aerobics classes start in late February

Finger Lakes Community College will offer six-week classes in ballroom dance, Latin dance aerobics and a posture boot camp, all starting in late February.

Classes are held in Stage 13 on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, at the days and times below.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

FLCC students named All-Americans

Two FLCC athletes were recently named to the Women's Soccer All-American teams by the NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association).

Forward Colby Henderson of Canandaigua, below left, was named to the women's first soccer All-American team by a NJCAA committee.  

Defense player Alex McBride of Ontario, above right, was named to the women's second All-American team.