Will Ouweleen of Eagle Crest Vineyards on Hemlock Lake, standing left, and Greg
Taylor ’16 of Bully Hill Vineyards in Hammondsport discuss a wine and food paring with their table at the FLCC Vintners and Valentines dinner at the main campus. The event raised nearly $30,000 for the college’s viticulture and hospitality programs.
Vibrant silk, enamel works featured in new exhibit
“Frog Princess” is among the works by artist Len Brondum to be featured in an upcoming exhibit at FLCC’s Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34.
The works of Canandaigua artist Len Brondum will be featured in an exhibit that opens in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 on Thursday, March 15.
The exhibit, “The Collected Work of Len Brondum,” begins with an artist’s talk at 2 p.m., followed by a hors d’oeuvres reception from 4 to 6:30 p.m.
Brondum is known for her vibrant silk canvases, though she also works in enamels and acrylics. Her show will include a mix of recent and past works, spanning some three decades. She plans to also show a sculpture she created years ago while taking a class with retired FLCC art faculty member Wayne Williams, for whom the gallery is named along with his colleague, Thomas Insalaco.
Born in Tanzania, East Africa, Brondum said she was “exposed to the wonders of animal life as well as the fragility of nature.” At age 10, she went to boarding school in South Africa, where she would later earn a degree in nursing. She married a doctor and wound up going back to school to study fine art.
The Brondums relocated to New York City in 1969, and then to Canandaigua in the early 70s. She became active in the Ontario County Arts Council and was part of a group of local artists who helped launch a gallery in downtown Canandaigua.
The FLCC Spring Faculty Recital is also scheduled for Thursday, March 15, starting at 7 p.m., just after the opening reception for artist Len Brondum’s exhibit. Like the exhibit events, the recital is free and open to the public. The performance will be held in the auditorium.
Music faculty members David McGuire, Ines Draskovic, Geoff Smith, and Maria Gillard are among the performers who will offer original songs as well as classics, including two movements from Brahms’ “Horn Trio.”
FLCC to host Congressional forum
The two Democratic candidates for the 27th Congressional District will meet to discuss the issues on Wednesday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in the main campus auditorium. The college is co-sponsoring the event with the Ontario County, Canandaigua city, and Canandaigua town Democratic committees.
David Hughes, FLCC adjunct instructor of history, will serve as moderator. Candidates are Nate McMurray, town supervisor of Grand Island, and Nick Stankevich of Mumford, an entrepreneur who has launched several businesses.
McMurray graduated from SUNY Buffalo Hastings College of Law and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship. He is fluent in Korean and Mandarin Chinese, and is an expert in Korean culture and business practices. Stankevich currently helps operate his family’s business, the Genesee Country Inn Bed and Breakfast and has co-founded two local companies, Woolen Stitches, an artisanal wool shop, and a hydroelectric energy start-up.
The event is free and open to all. It will also be broadcast live on Finger Lakes Television, channel 1304 on Spectrum Cable in the Finger Lakes region and webcast at fingerlakestv.org/live. For questions, contact (585) 785-1623.
State OKs new psychology degree
The state Education Department has approved a new FLCC associate degree in psychology in response to increasing interest among students in transfer to four-year psychology programs.
Students can begin enrolling in the associate in science (A.S.) degree in psychology starting in fall 2018. The program lays the groundwork for more rigorous math and science courses required for bachelor’s degree programs and includes a requirement that students perform original research.
“Psychology has become a rigorous science, and we want to make sure our students have a solid background in statistics and research methods when they graduate with an associate degree from FLCC,” said Linda Ross, coordinator of the new degree program.
Ross, who holds a doctorate in clinical psychology from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, has 20 years of clinical experience and has been a full-time FLCC faculty member for eight years.
Prospective students can get more information by contacting the FLCC One Stop Center at (585) 785-1000 or registering for Spring Visit Day, Saturday, April 14, at calendar.flcc.edu. Visit days allow students and their families to meet faculty and tour college facilities.
Experience of a lifetime: Faculty members Barbara Kruger and Bob Brown and a group of eight students are touring cultural attractions, historic sites and archaeological landmarks in France. They departed Rochester Sunday, bound for Paris, where they’ll spend their first five days. The remainder of their time will be largely spent in the city of Vitré, the sister city of Canandaigua. Click here to read more about the trip and relationship.
Victor Campus Center highlights tech programs: FLCC will host an open house with a focus on technology programs at its Victor Campus Center on Thursday, March 29, from 5 to 8 p.m. High school students and adults looking to switch to a career with growth potential can meet FLCC professors in engineering science, mechanical technology, instrumentation and control technologies, architectural technology, and information technology with a focus on networking security. Also during the open house, FLCC will host a workshop for those who need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Register at email@example.com or (585) 785-1100.
Women’s History Month panel: The student organization AALANA will host an event in honor of Women’s History Month. The question and answer panel, “Working Women of the 21st Century,” will be held from 1:30 to 3 p.m. today (Wednesday, March 14) in Stage 14 at the main campus. The AALANA panel will feature five speakers: CaTyra Polland, founder of Polland Enterprises LLC and Career Prep; Nia Jones, founder of Bullseye Coaching Collective; Jane Evelyn Leet, social justice activist; and FLCC employees Dawn Hess, director of environmental health and safety, and Nasim Sarvaiya, human services instructor. The event is free and open to all.
Where to find 50th anniversary books: The FLCC 50th anniversary commemorative book, “This Bold Decision,” is available at the FLCC bookstore; the Canandaigua Chamber of Commerce, American Made and Mobile Music in downtown Canandaigua; and the Wegmans in Canandaigua. Snowbirds and others who can’t make a purchase in person can do so online at give.flcc.edu. To read more about the book, click here.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
PITCH FOR REGIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION
Leaders in business and education from across the region will gather at Monroe Community College on March 20 to learn more about a design competition meant to inspire students to consider careers in manufacturing.
The conference runs from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20, at MCC’s Warshof Conference Center, R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center on the Brighton Campus, 1000 East Henrietta Road. Registration is required. The $25 fee is waived for educators at the online site: www.nyfame.org. Parking is available in lot M. For details, call (315) 521-7826.
The keynote speaker is Jeremy Bout, producer of Reality Redesigned, a competition in which students design, manufacture and present their response to a challenge in a reality TV-styled event. Leaders of Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers’ Enterprise (FAME), a public-private partnership that promotes careers in high-tech manufacturing, would like to bring the contest to the Rochester-Finger Lakes region. They hope Bout’s presentation will raise awareness and encourage businesses and organizations to sponsor the competition. In addition to FAME and MCC, hosts are FLCC, the Finger Lakes Workforce Investment Board (FLWIB), and Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins April 2 in Greece, April 9 in Clifton Springs, and April 19 at FLCC’s main campus. 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 are offered throughout the year. 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 at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. The next class begins March 26 in Victor. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. A mandatory orientation for the next session will be held at the FLCC Victor Campus Center. To register, or 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. To register, or 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: The next prep course to become a Notary Public will be held at the FLCC main campus on April 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $75. To register, or for more information, call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.