Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Print artist and activist Sue Coe opens exhibit at FLCC

Sue Coe: The New World Order 1991, copyright © 1991 Sue Coe. Courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne, New York. Artist and activist Sue Coe will open her “30-Year Retrospective Exhibition in Prints at Finger Lakes Community College, Feb. 9.

Internationally acclaimed artist and activist Sue Coe will open her “30-Year Retrospective Exhibition in Prints” at Finger Lakes Community College Thursday, Feb. 9.
The opening will begin at 1 p.m. followed by an artist workshop and talk from 2 to 3 p.m. and a reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The events will take place in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 on the first floor of the main campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive in Canandaigua. All events are free and open to the public. The exhibit runs from Feb. 2 through March 9.

Monday, January 30, 2012

FLCC to screen ‘Green Fire’ film on conservationist Aldo Leopold

The student chapter of the Wildlife Society at Finger Lakes Community College will show the film “Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time,” on Thursday, Feb. 9, at the main FLCC campus, 3325 Marvin Sands Dr.

The screening begins at 7 p.m. in room D214 on the second floor. The club recommends reserving free seats on the club’s website: www.FLCCwildlife.com.

Friday, January 27, 2012

FLCC, Cornell Cooperative Extension establish teaching and demonstration vineyard

Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) and Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) have reached an agreement in principle to establish a teaching and demonstration vineyard at Anthony Road Wine Company in the Yates County town of Torrey.

The 2.5-acre vineyard will serve as a site where CCE’s Finger Lakes Grape Program can conduct applied research projects and demonstrations for current and prospective grape growers in the Finger Lakes region and beyond.

Students from the FLCC Viticulture and Wine Technology program will have the opportunity to participate in some of this research. They will also provide most of the vineyard labor, such as pruning, shoot thinning and harvesting, and learn how characteristics of grapes translate into winemaking.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

FLCC events feature cultures of Scotland, Thailand and Laos

Saturday, January 21, 2012

FLCC professionals to lead social media workshop in Waterloo

Two Finger Lakes Community College professionals will serve as instructors for a workshop on social media with the Seneca County Business and Workplace Exchange on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 1 to 4 p.m.
The workshop, which focuses on how to promote businesses and recruit employees through social media, takes place at the Seneca County Workforce Development and Youth Bureau Conference Room, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo. The cost is $50 with a $5 discount for members of the Seneca County and Geneva chambers of commerce. Call (315) 539-1905.
Colleen Aiezza and Marcy Lynch, both with the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office, will lead the workshops. Topics include using Linked In, Twitter and Facebook.

Friday, January 20, 2012

First FLCC cleanroom operator training class graduates

Students in the FLCC cleanroom operator training program suit up at the Smart Technology Center in Canandaigua. For more photos, click here.

FLCC offers free help for GED exam

FLCC offers two ways to improve English skills

Monday, January 16, 2012

Finger Lakes Chorale seeks singers for April concert

The Finger Lakes Chorale, hosted by Finger Lakes Community College, is seeking members for its 2012 spring concert to be held April 28 and 29.  
Under the direction of adjunct professor Dennis Maxfield, the chorale will perform classical music by British master composers Sir Edward Elgar and Gustav Holst.
Rehearsals will be held Tuesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 24 at Finger Lakes Community College, room B355, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. Previous choral singing experience is preferred but not required.
Registration will be held prior to rehearsal on Jan. 24 and 31 and Feb. 7. A $5 non-credit fee is payable at that time. Singers should arrive early to complete registration.
Participants may also earn one college credit which requires registering and paying tuition. To register for class credit, contact the FLCC One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000.
The chorale includes singers from numerous towns in the Finger Lakes area. For more information about the group, contact Dennis Maxfield at (585) 396-0027.

Friday, January 13, 2012

620 students on FLCC fall 2011 dean’s list

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

FLCC to offer a 'First in Family' scholarship

A new scholarship program will enable students from Monroe and Ontario counties to graduate from college debt-free. The scholarships will be available to students who are the first in their immediate families to attend college.

First in Family Scholarships will be provided by the Max and Marian Farash Charitable Foundation, which will commit up to $3.5 million to fund the scholarship program for students in the next three entering classes at institutions of higher education in Monroe and Ontario counties.

Each of the nine institutions in Monroe and Ontario Counties will designate one student each year to receive a First in Family Scholarship. They are as follows: Finger Lakes Community College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Monroe Community College, Nazareth College, Roberts Wesleyan College, Rochester Institute of Technology, St. John Fisher College, SUNY College at Brockport, and University of Rochester. Eligibility and application details are forthcoming and will be announced at a later date.

“We at the Farash Foundation are heartened by the prospect of helping local students to be the first in their families to gain a college education without enduring the burden of a financial obligation likely to last for decades,” said Thomas H. Jackson, Foundation trustee. “We know this will give these scholars brighter, more productive futures—perhaps far beyond their families’ dreams.”

"The Farash Foundation’s decision to support first-generation college students will, over time, have a transformational impact on entire families," said FLCC President Barbara Risser. "Students who are the first in their families to attend college are navigating unknown waters and often face unique challenges. The opportunity to pursue educational goals without the additional burden of a heavy work schedule is an incredible gift. These students will be able to focus all of their time and energy on learning, and will leave college debt-free and ready to pursue their dreams."

Monday, January 9, 2012

F. Oliver’s owner is keynote at FLCC entrepreneur seminar