Faculty members Maura Sullivan and Patty Thompson took students on an evening paddle at the Muller Field Station during the recent Conservation Field Camp, an annual tradition. (Photo credit: Alyssa Johnson ‘12)
George M. Ewing Forum lineup announced
Author Kent Nerburn, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston will join the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum for its seventh season at FLCC.
Nerburn opens the 2017-2018 season with a talk Oct. 15 titled “Seeing Through Others’ Eyes.” He is the author of a celebrated trilogy illuminating the Lakota experience that began with 1996’s “Neither Wolf Nor Dog.” Asimov’s talk on Nov. 5 is titled “Wine. Food. Who Could Ask for Anything More?” He will discuss how the wine industry has become integral to the Finger Lakes economy. Johnston wraps up the speaker series with a Jan. 28, 2018 talk, “Trump: What Just Happened?!?”
The speaker series takes place on Sunday afternoons in the college’s Student Center auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. The speakers will be joined by moderators who pose questions in the style of a TV talk show. Audience members will have an opportunity to submit questions.
Season tickets are $60 for general admission for all three events. Single event tickets are $25 each or free with a current student ID.
Forum organizers always welcome sponsors. Donors receive tickets and other benefits. For more information, contact Caroline Delavan at (585) 394-0896.
Free tuition offered for job training programs
Recent graduates of the FLCC 12-week mechatronic technology program hold up their completion certificates after a June ceremony at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. From left are Michael Kiefer of Pittsford, Kyle Mallaber of Palmyra, Michael Koban of North Chili, Kaeyla Erway of Fairport and Gabriel Tune of Chester.
A federal grant has made it possible for FLCC to offer free tuition to youth ages 17 to 29 to its short-term job training programs in advanced manufacturing.
The college will hold information sessions in July for its advanced manufacturing machinist and mechatronic technology programs.
The six-month advanced manufacturing machinist course, in which participants learn to use computer-controlled machines to make precision parts, runs from Sept. 11 through March 16 at G.W. Lisk Co. in Clifton Springs. The information session is scheduled for Thursday, July 13, at 9 a.m. at G.W. Lisk Co., 39 Pearl St., Clifton Springs.
A 12-week mechatronic technology program, which provides training in the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many local businesses, runs Sept. 25 to Dec. 22 at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. The course includes three nationally recognized industry certifications in soldering and safety. The information session is Tuesday, July 18, at 9 a.m. at the FLCC Victor Campus Center, off Route 251.
Anyone interested in either program should call (585) 785-1906 to reserve a seat at the information sessions.
“We like to call this the ‘other’ free tuition,” said Marcy Lynch, FLCC director of workforce development. “There has been a lot of publicity regarding New York’s scholarship to cover college tuition, but not everyone is ready to go to college right away. These training programs provide some different options that lead to good jobs.”
LAX tourney nets $5K for Adding Candles
The FLCC Athletics Department recently made a donation of $5,000 to the organization Adding Candles for Brain Cancer Research in memory of Shelly Stein. Shelly, who was married to Laker’s men’s lacrosse coach Dave Stein, lost her battle with brain cancer in April. The department rallied to raise funds in her memory and support coach Stein and their daughters with a two-day LAX tournament for area youth in June. Dave is shown above in the green shirt with two of his three daughters, Paige and MacKenzie, and Lois Warlick-Jarvie (holding check sign on left), president of Adding Candles, FLCC Athletic Director Bob Lowden, and past and present students and employees who helped with the fundraiser. The tally included a $1,000 donation collected by Michelle Messervey and Korey Goodman, the director and executive chef, respectively, for AVI Fresh.
High school equivalency celebration
Maria Hernandez is shown with her family at the annual High School Equivalency Graduation Ceremony on June 22 in the main campus auditorium. She was among 83 students who received their high school diploma. Of them, 51 were recognized for distinguished achievement scores on the Test Assessing Secondary Completion. The scores consist of higher benchmarks on the math, reading and writing portions of the exam and signify a student is ready for college-level classes. To see more photos from the ceremony, click here. To learn more about classes to help prepare for the exam, click here.
FLCC quick takes
Tell the neighbors: If you know of families sending students to FLCC in the fall, make sure they know about the Excelsior Scholarship. The college is hosting an information session on July 11, 12, 18 and 20. For the details, click here.
Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival: The 13th annual Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival opens in the FLCC Student Center Auditorium this Friday, July 14, with a 7:15 p.m. concert featuring pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute. In addition, this year’s festival lineup includes the award-winning Avalon String Quartet and other renowned musicians. The concerts are as follows:
July 14: “Ieva, Death and the Maiden” will have Jokubaviciute offering a rendition of Robert Schumann’s “Fantasy.” She’ll be joined by the award-winning Avalon String Quartet, which is also making its festival debut.
July 16: Titled “Memories & Souvenirs,” this concert will pair Jokubaviciute with festival co-artistic directors Kevin Kumar and Amy Sue Barston on stage to explore Beethoven’s piano trio, “Op. 70 No. 2 in E flat major.” The artistic co-directors will then partner with the Avalon String Quarter for the show’s second half with a rendition of Tchaikovsky’s “Souvenir de Florence.”
July 21: The trio Chalaca, comprised of harpist Bridget Kibbey, Grammy nominated clarinetist Benito Meza, and percussionist Samuel Torres, will celebrate composers who have immigrated from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and Venezuela.
July 23: The season finale, “Mozart in the Jungle,” will have Meza and Torres presenting Latin-inspired works in the unusual combination of their instruments. Then, Rochester Philharmonic musicians Melissa Matson on viola and Patricia Sunwoo on violin will join Barston, Kumar and Benito for Mozart’s “Clarinet Quintet.”
The four concerts begin with an artists’ chat in which performers talk about their background and the pieces they’ll perform. The events begin at 7:15 p.m. on July 14 and 21; the July 16 and 23 concerts will start at 1:45 p.m. Click here for tickets and more information.
Softball camp: The FLCC Women’s Softball Team will host a softball camp for area youth in grades 6 through 12 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 to 11 at the main campus. The cost to register is $120, or $100 for children of college employees. To sign up or for more, click here, or contact newly named head softball coach, Samantha Burmeister.
Coming up on Finger Lakes TV: If you missed the Susan B. Anthony Legacy Event in Canandaigua last month, you can watch it “On the Road with Finger Lakes TV.” Broadcast dates are July 14 at 9 a.m. and July 15 at 6 p.m. Finger Lakes TV is the public access station for the Finger Lakes on Channel 12 or digital cable 5.12. Programming is simultaneously broadcast online at fingerlakestv.org/live.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with life experience a chance to get college credit for what they already know at a fraction of the cost of a college course. For more information, visit www.flcc.edu/dsst. For questions, call (585) 785-1660 or email email@example.com.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification prepares people for work in preschools and is required for positions in daycare centers. Payment for modules can be offset by the Education Incentive Program. For information, including upcoming class dates, contact Andréa Badger at (585) 785-1906 or Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Customized Training: Businesses and county workforce development offices can receive customized training for current and potential employees. Courses are designed to the organization’s specifications and needs. For information, call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins July 17 in Clifton Springs, Aug. 5 in Greece and Aug. 17 in Rochester. Prospective students must attend an orientation session, held the first Wednesday of each month, before enrolling. For information, call (585) 785-1660 and click here.
Home Health Aide classes will be held in Rochester starting July 24 and Sept. 24. Prospective students must attend an orientation session before enrolling. To sign up or for more information, call (585) 785-1660 or click here.
Mechatronic technology is a 12-week program that runs weekdays starting Sept. 25 at the FLCC Victor Campus. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. For more information and to sign up for the mandatory orientation planned for July 18, call the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Advanced manufacturing machinist is a six-month program that runs weekdays starting Sept. 11 at G.W. Lisk in Clifton Springs. Students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. For more information and to sign up for the mandatory orientation on July 13, call the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Online Training: FLCC’s Professional Development and Continuing Education office has partnered with nationally-recognized providers to offer up-to-date and in-demand courses in a convenient online format. Providers include Career WebSchool, Ed2Go, Gatlin Education Services, and eLearning. For more information, click here.
Notary Public prep course: A preparatory course for those interested in becoming a notary public will be held in the weeks ahead at the FLCC main campus. The cost is $75 and preregistration is required. To be notified when the next class is scheduled, call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com.