Tuesday, November 29, 2011

FLCC concert pays tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Waits

Lisa Bigwood will be a
special guest at the FLCC
tribute to Tom Waits on Dec. 7.
In celebration of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Tom Waits’ birthday, Finger Lakes Community College faculty and alumni will perform eclectic selections from his adventurous musical works on Wednesday, Dec. 7.
The event, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 7 p.m. in Stage 13 on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua.
A revolving ensemble of 16 faculty, alumni and special guests will perform selections from Waits’ recordings, which include nearly 20 albums spanning five decades.
The alumni performers are Nash Bock ’06 of Hemlock, the ensemble’s music director and an FLCC music adjunct faculty member; Brian Thibodeau ’06 of Portville; Leo Medler ’06, a music adjunct faculty member from Brockport; Evyn Grassl ’06 and Rachael Johnson ’06, both of Farmington; Justin Rister ’06 of Brockport; Kurt Johnson ’05, a Hornell resident, and Meredith Faulkner ’03 of Canandaigua.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Tickets remain for Michael O'Hanlon lecture

Canandaigua native Michael O’Hanlon, author of a new book on the state of the U.S. military, will speak at Finger Lakes Community College on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 4 p.m.
Earlier this month, O’Hanlon released his latest book, an e-book from Penguin Press, called "The Wounded Giant: America's Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity."
O’Hanlon has just returned from his most recent trip to Afghanistan. His lecture will provide fresh perspective from the embattled country as well as his position that the U.S. needs to build up other Afghan politicians, institutions, and parties as opposed to just working with President Hamid Karzai. 
O’Hanlon, director of research and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, is also the author of “Toughing It Out in Afghanistan,” “A Skeptic’s Case for Nuclear Disarmament,” “The Science of War” and “Budgeting for Hard Power.”
His visit is the first in the new lecture series, the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum. A community committee created and oversees the series, which will be hosted by FLCC, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua. For maps and directions, click here.
Tickets are available by phone at (585) 785-1386, online at gmeforum.org, e-mail at hudsoncj@flcc.edu or at the door. Single event tickets are $29 to $39, depending on seating. Season tickets are $79 to $99. Patron tickets for the season, which include a reception with the speakers, are $175.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

FLCC to showcase artwork of three alumni



Clockwise from top: A painting by Erica Bapst, a children's book illustration by John Hume and a faux finish by Michelle Garlock

Finger Lakes Community College’s Biennial Alumni Art Exhibit, “A Few of Our Own,” will open Thursday, Nov. 17, featuring the works of John Hume ’77, Michelle Capozzi Garlock ’87 and Erica Koch Bapst ’98.

The exhibit will open with an Artists’ Forum Thursday, Nov. 17, from 1-3 p.m. and a reception Friday, Nov. 18, from 4 to 8 p.m. Both events will be in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 on the first floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The events are free and open to the public and sponsored by the FLCC Foundation.

John Hume, Michelle Garlock and Erica Bapst, all FLCC art department alumni, demonstrate a commitment to their craft and involvement in their respective communities.


Wednesday, November 9, 2011

One-day farmers market at Holiday Inn, Waterloo

The public is invited to a one-day farmers market organized by Finger Lakes Community College students on Saturday, Nov. 12, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, off Routes 5 and 20 in Waterloo.
The FLCC chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, the honor society for two-year colleges, will hold a weekend conference for fellow honor society students throughout New York.  Part of the conference will feature a Cornell University professor’s presentation on the myths and facts of buying local. As a related event, FLCC students organized the farmers market, to be held in the Seval Room of the Holiday Inn.
Vendors will sell maple syrup, honey, produce, juice, wine, cheese, cooking mixes and soap and personal care items.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Earn college credits over 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. 27 to Feb. 3 and most in-seat classes run from Dec. 27 to Jan. 13. The cost is $144 per credit hour; online classes cost $154 per credit hour.
More than 60 credit-bearing classes are scheduled, with subjects ranging from Introduction to Psychology to English 101 to statistics. Search for a specific class by clicking here.

To register for a Winter Session course, visit
www.flcc.edu/winter.
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. 23-25, Dec. 23-26, and Jan. 1-2, 2012, for the holidays.) The One Stop Center is located on the second floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, off Lakeshore Drive.
For more information, call the One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000.
For campus maps and directions, click here.

Monday, November 7, 2011

FLCC students to hold hydrofracking awareness concert Nov. 11

Finger Lakes Community College students will host a concert as part of a hydrofracking awareness event on Friday, Nov. 11, from 8 to 11 p.m. at the FLCC Honors House, 4340 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua.
Performers are guitar soloist Mike A! from 8 to 9 p.m. and the Naples band The Prickers from 9 to 11 p.m. Music styles include bluegrass, folk and rock ’n’ roll. The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the student club Finger Lakes Environmental Action and the Honors House.

Details on the FLCC Veterans Day Ceremony

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

The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will be held in the FLCC gymnasium at the back of the main campus building, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive. Visitors should leave extra time for parking and use the lot behind the main building.
Keynote speakers will be Daniel Butler and Lt. Gen. Charles P. McCausland. Butler, of Naples, is a former petty officer second class in the Navy and served on the submarine USS Santa Fe. He is vice president of the FLCC Student Veterans Club. McCausland is retired from the Air Force and chair of the FLCC Board of Trustees.
The event will also include the posting and retiring of the colors by Canandaigua’s American Legion Post 256 Honor Guard, singing of the National Anthem and “God Bless America” by FLCC students and an audio-visual tribute prepared by the Student Veterans Club.
The ceremony will also be aired live on FLTV, cable channel 12, beginning at 1 p.m.; it will also be recorded to air at a later date.  

Saturday, November 5, 2011

FLCC to host continuing ed for architects

The Finger Lakes Community College Victor Campus Center will host a free American Institute of Architects seminar for professionals on Tuesday, Nov. 15, from 3 to 5 p.m.
The seminar “Specifications and Integrated Project Delivery” will provide continuing education credit for architects and an opportunity for students to meet design professionals. The presenter is Donald W. Bataille, an architect and specification writer with SWBR Architects.
FLCC offers a two-year degree in architectural technology and building sciences, which trains students for immediate employment or allows them to transfer to a four-year school.
The seminar will be held in the Finger Lakes Technologies Group Multipurpose Room on the second floor of the FLCC Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251.  For more information or to RSVP by Nov. 10 e-mail to swolf@aiaroch.org or call (585) 232-7650.

Friday, November 4, 2011

FLCC to host ceramic artist David MacDonald


Nationally recognized artist and ceramicist David MacDonald will present “Cultural Influences and Artistic Transitions” at Finger Lakes Community College on Thursday, Nov. 10.
MacDonald’s talk begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, on the first floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua. The presentation is open to the public.
MacDonald, a Syracuse University emeritus professor of ceramics, will discuss how social activism and the inspiration of his African-American heritage influenced the evolution of his art.  Samples of his work will be on display.
MacDonald received his bachelor’s degree in art education from Hampton Institute in Virginia and a master’s of fine arts in ceramics from the University of Michigan. The Civil Rights Movement was at its height during his college years, and the social and political issues of the time affected the development of MacDonald’s ceramic work.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Author of new book on state of U.S. military to speak at FLCC

Mike O'Hanlon: What's going to happen with Gaddafi?
(This video was made shortly after the U.S. began supporting rebels.)


Canandaigua native Michael O’Hanlon, a Washington think tank’s well-known expert on U.S. defense strategy and foreign policy, will speak at Finger Lakes Community College on Sunday, Nov. 20, less than a week after returning from a trip to Afghanistan.
O’Hanlon, director of research and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will launch a new lecture series, the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum, which will bring expert and high-profile speakers to Canandaigua three times a year.
His talk will also follow the release of his latest book, an e-book from Penguin Press, called "The Wounded Giant: America's Armed Forces in an Age of Austerity."
The event begins at 4 p.m. at the FLCC main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua.
Tickets are available by phone at (585) 785-1386, online at gmeforum.org or by e-mail at hudsoncj@flcc.edu. Single event tickets are $29 to $39, depending on seating. Season tickets are $79 to $99. Patron tickets for the season, which include a reception with the speakers, are $175.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Learn about college close to home at the Geneva Campus Center

Finger Lakes Community College will host a free information session for prospective students Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6 p.m. in the Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St.
Reservations are required by Nov. 9 and can be made by online at www.flcc.edu/offices/admissions or by calling the FLCC Admissions Office at (585) 785-1279.
This session is meant for first-time students and those returning to college with an emphasis on the courses offered at the Geneva Campus Center. Day, evening and online classes are available in traditional transfer and career courses.
Information on all FLCC’s 54 degree and certificate programs, financial aid, transfer services, career counseling and tutoring will also be available.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Register for Nov. 14 forum on job creation

Finger Lakes Community College and Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME) will host “Creating an Economy that Works: Job Creation and Our Region’s Future” on Monday, Nov. 14.
The event will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. at Monroe Community College, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center, Warshof Conference Center, 1000 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester. Registration and networking will be from 2:30-3 p.m. 
Sree Ramaswamy, a fellow at the McKinsey Global Institute and a co-author of the recent “An Economy that Works” report, will address economic issues relevant to today’s job market.
Ramaswamy’s presentation will be followed by a panel discussion featuring key players from the region who are invested in building our local workforce. 
The panel includes:
, panel moderator and executive coach, WCEOHQ Radio