Members of the FLCC Women’s Volleyball Team were happy to pose for a photo during move-in day at the Suites at Laker Landing on Friday, Sept. 1. Check out more photos on FLCC’s Facebook page (and, be sure to “like” us)!
Alumni exhibit opens Sept. 28
While a graphic design and fine arts student at FLCC, Desiree Moore ’12 soaked up the lessons of faculty members like Liz Brownell and aspired to one day have her work featured in an exhibit in the college’s art gallery.
Sweetheart the cat is the hero in an ebook series by John Hume Jr. ’77.
That day has come. Moore and fellow alumnus John Hume Jr. ’77 will be featured in the Biennial Alumni Exhibition in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34, which opens Sept. 28 at the main campus.
Hume and Moore will give a talk about their work from 2 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 2, the final day of the exhibit. The talk will be followed by a closing reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m. The events and exhibit entry are free and open to the public.
Moore, of Webster, went on to study visual communication design at Nazareth College. She currently works as an instructional designer with the Rochester-based CypherWorx while creating art in her free time.
Desiree Moore ’12 prefers working with acrylic on wood, ink and watercolor.
Hume lives in Crescent City, Fla. with his wife, Anne. They married seven years ago; his first wife, Mary, who was a classmate at CCFL, passed away in 2000. In 2011, he was a recipient of the college’s Distinguished Alumni Award in recognition of his work as an elementary school teacher in St. Augustine, Fla.
He was twice named teacher of the year at Crookshank Elementary School, and he illustrated a book, “My Florida Alphabet,” that was adopted by public schools statewide.
Hume retired about 10 years ago but has continued to work as a freelance artist, illustrating educational and employment materials and children’s publications. One recent project, to be featured in the FLCC exhibit, is a series of 10 children’s ebooks called “Sweetheart Tales.”
Author Kent Nerburn opens Ewing forum
Award-winning author Kent Nerburn, who has been dubbed “one of America’s living spiritual teachers,” will open the 2017-2018 season of the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum with a talk at FLCC on Sunday, Oct. 15.
The event, titled “Seeing Through Others’ Eyes,” will explore the art of listening with respect and civility. He believes doing so promotes shared wisdom and a better world, and maintains that a clearer vision is more readily achieved when seeing through others’ eyes.
Nerburn has authored and edited over a dozen books on spiritual values and Native American themes. Among them is a trilogy illuminating the Native American experience “in ‘our’ white world,” beginning with “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” which was made into a 2016 film by the same title. He has also written on European-American Judeo-Christian ethics in books such as “Simple Truths,” “Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace,” and “Letters to My Son.”
His latest book, “Voices in the Stones: Life Lessons from the Native Way,” offers vignettes on Native American ways, from grief to celebration, that serve as a reminder that people have much to learn from one another.
The speaker series takes place on Sunday afternoons in the college’s Student Center Auditorium, 3325 Marvin Sands Drive, Canandaigua. After Nerburn’s visit, it will continue with talks by New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov on Nov. 5 and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist David Cay Johnston on Jan. 28. Season tickets are $60 for general admission for all three events. Single event tickets are $25 each or free at the door with a current student ID.
Inauguration ceremony: The public is invited to the inauguration of President Robert K. Nye at 1:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22 at Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center. In higher education, inaugurations are formal installations of a new president, typically held after the president has been in office for a period of time. Attendees will include newly appointed SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson. The inauguration will be broadcast live on Finger Lakes Television, the cable access station for the region. Finger Lakes TV is simultaneously webcast at fingerlakestv.org.
Food truck rodeo: The inauguration will be followed on Saturday, Sept. 23 by a Harvest Weekend Food Truck Rodeo at the main campus. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and includes a DJ. For more information, call (585) 785-1623.
Constitution Day talk: FLCC will mark Constitution Day on Monday, Sept. 18, with a free, public presentation titled “Journey to the Bill of Rights.” The event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Stage 14 at the main campus. Visitors should plan to arrive early for parking. Faculty members James Valenti, associate professor of criminal justice, and Eric Duchess, associate professor of social sciences, have coordinated the event and plan to talk about the path to the Bill of Rights after the Revolution and a few current First Amendment cases. For more information, call the FLCC Office of Community Affairs at (585) 785-1221 or email email@example.com.
Tour the field station: The public is invited to tour FLCC’s newly renovated conservation field station at the south end of Honeoye Lake and hear a presentation on its history from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 26. The event, “Muller Field Station: Past and Present,” is free. The field station is located at 6455 County Road 36, Canadice. Reservations are required due to limited space; call (585) 785-1257 or email Nancy.Lawson@flcc.edu.
Restaurant night returns: Dinner at Julia returns for the fall semester, starting with a dinner on Friday, Sept. 29 in Stage 14 at the main campus. The room is transformed into a high-end restaurant and diners enjoy gourmet, five-course dinners prepared by culinary arts students. Julia is open to the public with seatings between 5:30 and 7 p.m. Reservations are required at (585) 785-1476. The $40 cost includes tax and tips.
For more information, including additional dates and menus, click here.
Book Feast-meets-Julia: Book Feast, the FLCC fundraiser that pairs a gourmet dinner with a lively, moderator-led discussion about a select book, has paired with another popular event, Dinner at Julia, and will be held over the course of several evenings at the main campus. The first Book Feast will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 6 and will be centered on “The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World,” by Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Carlton Abrams. English faculty member Lori Vail will serve as the moderator. Participants will be served the gourmet Julia meals in a private room (for more on Julia, see item above). Tickets are $75 and advance registration is required. To learn more and see a complete Book Feast lineup, click here or call (585) 785-1454.
Talk focuses on Islam: Shalahudin Kafrawi, Hobart and William Smith Colleges associate professor of religious studies, will give a free, public talk on Thursday, Oct. 12 at the FLCC main campus. Titled “Islam and the Challenge of the Contemporary World,” the event begins at 12:45 p.m. in lecture hall 2775; visitors should plan to arrive early for parking. For more, call (585) 785-1623.
High school equivalency diploma classes: Free classes that prepare students for the Test Assessing Secondary Completion, or TASC, to get a high school equivalency diploma are offered in Canandaigua, Geneva, Naples, Newark, Sodus, Wolcott and Victor. FLCC offers small class sizes and a mix of day and evening classes for students’ convenience. More information and class schedules are available online at www.flcc.edu/abe.
… and ESL classes: In addition to high school equivalency classes, FLCC offers classes in English as a Second Language, designed to help non-native speakers improve their skills. Classes are held days and evenings in Geneva and afternoons at the Ontario County Complex in Hopewell. Spanish speakers can attend TASC preparation in their own language at a special program offered in Lyons and Geneva. Students must make an appointment to meet with an FLCC representative by calling (585) 785-1431 or 785-1544.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Conversational Spanish: The college will offer an evening conversational Spanish class, starting Oct. 3, to help educators, health care workers, retailers and others communicate more effectively with Spanish-speakers.
Conversational Spanish runs Tuesdays from Oct. 3 through Nov. 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m., at the FLCC Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St., room 144. There is no class on Nov. 21 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
The class will include basic vocabulary and speaking practice. It is an outgrowth of a common concern among members of Community Agencies and Schools Together about communicating with Spanish speakers.
The cost for the 8-week class is $140 per person. Space is limited to ensure enough time for students to practice speaking. To enroll, email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 785-1906. Teachers can receive Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) credit through FLCC for this program and must provide notice upon registration that they would like to receive a certificate.
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 Sept. 25 at FLCC’s Geneva Campus Center, with clinical time at DeMay Living Center in Newark. Other upcoming dates start include Oct. 10 in Greece, Nov. 6 in Rochester and Nov. 27 in Canandaigua and Clifton Springs. 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 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 Center. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. For more information, call the Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at (585) 785-1906 or email Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu.
Advanced manufacturing machinist is a six-month program in which students learn how to use machine tools to make precision components in aerospace, medical, automotive and other industries. For more information, 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 registration is required. To be notified when the next class is scheduled, call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com.