SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson was among the speakers at the inauguration of FLCC President Robert K. Nye on Friday, Sept. 22 at CMAC. To see more photos from the event, check out our Flickr album and visit our Facebook page (and, be sure to “like” us)!
Still time to reserve a seat at the table
The Book Feast-meets-Dinner at Julia fundraiser for FLCC continues this month with events as follows:
On Friday, Oct. 20, Natalie Walton, adjunct instructor of history, will moderate a talk about “The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society” by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer. The novel is set in London as it emerges from the shadow of World War II.
On Friday, Oct. 27, Jim Hewlett, professor of biology, will moderate a talk about “The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer,” by Siddhartha Mukherjee. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and now a documentary from Ken Burns on PBS, the book has been dubbed a “biography” of cancer from its first documented appearances thousands of years ago through the epic battles in the 20th century to cure, control, and conquer it.
Additional Book Feast dates are Nov. 3 and Dec. 1. To see a complete list of books selected for each evening and the moderators who will discuss them over dinner, visit flcc.edu/bookfeast or call (585) 785-1454. The site and number can also be used to reserve a seat.
Participants will be served the gourmet Dinner at Julia meal in a private room at the FLCC main campus at 6 p.m., following a reception featuring wine produced by students in the viticulture and wine technology program.
Tickets are $75 for a single event or $200 for a choice of any three. To check out the Julia menus (each date offers a choice of two), click here.
‘Officer Involved’ film screening set for Oct. 12
The College’s Office of Campus Safety has collaborated with the criminal justice program and the student organization AALANA – an acronym for African American, Latino, Asian and Native American – to screen a documentary that explores the impact on police officers who are involved in shootings.
The screening of “Officer Involved” is free and open to the public. It will be held in the Student Center Auditorium at the main campus at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 12. The filmmaker, Patrick Shaver, will moderate a talk about the film after it is shown.
Shaver was working as an officer in a large police department in Georgia about four years ago, when a colleague was involved in a shooting. Another friend, who did not have a law enforcement background, wondered why officers resort to violence rather than non-lethal means, such as shooting out a tire.
Having found no films that answered the question or explored the mental health effects on officers involved in shootings, Shaver set out to make one. Work on the film started in 2013, before the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.
“We feel it is important to be able to have these types of conversations from all perspectives, no matter how uncomfortable it may be,” said Althea Jones-Johnson, president of AALANA. “This is why we agreed to become a partner in this screening.”
Comic artist Sal Otero, shown with students at last year’s ComiCon, will return to talk about his experiences in the industry, including his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics.
For the fourth year in a row, the College’s Charles J. Meder Library will host a day-long event in celebration of comic books, graphic novels, films, and comic arts.
ComiCon is open to the public and will be held Tuesday, Oct. 17. Admission is $5 or free with an FLCC ID. Most activities will take place in the library, except for a 3 p.m. screening of the film “Wonder Woman” in Stage 14.
The day begins at 8 a.m. with “Coffee and Superheroes,” featuring a display of graphic novels, posters, comics, masks and more. Following a welcome address at 9 a.m., Bill Pealer, media production specialist at FLCC, will give a talk titled “Lights, Sounds, Buttons, Sensors (pachew! pachew!).”
At 10 a.m., attendees can watch Dave Ghidiu, assistant professor of computing sciences, demonstrate costume building skills during his presentation, “Kick-Butt Costuming 101,” on the third floor of the library. Trevor Johnson-Steigelman, assistant professor of physics, will talk about kinetic energy, impulse, and more as he explores “Force, Mass, and Acceleration: The Dangers of Being Super” on the library’s third floor at 11:05 a.m. He’ll be followed by the Anime Club lunch presentation, “Culture vs. Culture.”
Then, at 1:20 p.m., comic artist Sal Otero will talk about his experiences in the industry, including his work on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle comics. For more, click here, or call event organizer Jenny Burnett at (585) 785-1375.
FLCC quick takes
Join the conversation: FLCC invites the public to its campus center advisory board meetings in October to offer input on the college’s next strategic plan. FLCC engages in five-year planning cycles, beginning with a strategic plan that lays out priorities. With the college’s current plan wrapping up next year, it has begun development of a document for 2019-2023.
“Our chief goal of maximizing student success will never change, but the way we accomplish that goal requires periodic review to ensure we adapt to developments in technology, our economy, and society,” said FLCC President Robert Nye.
Open meetings are scheduled as follows:
Monday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Victor Campus Center, 200 Victor Heights Parkway, off Route 251
Friday, Oct. 20, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Newark Campus Center, 1100 Technology Parkway, off Route 88
Monday, Oct. 23, from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Geneva Campus Center, 63 Pulteney St.
The college is focusing on four key areas: Maintaining stable enrollment and finances, building community and industry partnerships, fostering opportunity and innovation and promoting both environmental sustainability and organizational sustainability. For questions about FLCC’s strategic plan initiative, contact the Community Affairs Office at (585) 785-1623.
Ewing Forum opens Sunday: Award-winning author Kent Nerburn will open the 2017-18 season of the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum with a talk in the Student Center Auditorium Sunday, Oct. 15. The event, titled “Seeing Through Other’s Eyes,” will explore the art of listening with respect and civility. Nerburn will be joined on stage by Anne Eisenberg, professor of sociology at SUNY Geneseo. Season tickets are $60 for general admission for all three forum events. Single event tickets are $25 each or free at the door with a current student ID. For tickets and more, click here or call (585) 430-8382.
Dinner at Julia: Restaurant night continues with another Dinner at Julia on Friday, Oct. 13 in Stage 14. Seatings begin at 5:30 p.m. To make a reservation, view menus and more, click here.
Check us out: The College will host a Fall Visit Day for prospective students and their families on Saturday, Nov. 11. This open house will showcase academic degree programs, student support services and facilities. The event will begin with an Academic and Student Services Fair. This will be followed by short sessions and tours offered throughout the morning. For more, click here.
Diversity Talks: Michelle Martin-Baron, assistant professor of women’s studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will speak on “Activism, Art and Immigration” to mark Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 12:45 p.m. at the main FLCC main campus. Melissa Autumn-White, assistant professor of LGBT studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, will give a talk on “LGBT Politics and the Refugee Crisis” at the main campus on Wednesday, Oct. 25, at 1 p.m. Both talks are free and open to the public; they take place in lecture hall 2775.
Next up at Muller: The Speaking of Nature lecture series at the Muller Field Station continues with a talk on the Honeoye Lake ecosystem by Bruce Gilman, professor of environmental conservation, and his colleagues. It is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations are requested due to space limitations – contact Nancy Lawson at (585) 785-1257.
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 Nov. 20 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 starting Oct. 30 and Nov. 27 in Rochester. 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. 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 from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 15 at the FLCC main campus. The cost is $75 and registration is required by calling (585) 785-1906 or emailing email@example.com.