This photo, by Bill Hecht, shows the area encompassing the College’s East Hill Campus, which is growing thanks to a generous donation. Read more here.
Arab American Institute founder gives talk Oct. 14
James Zogby, founder of the Arab American Institute and author of the 2010 book, “Arab Voices,” will give a talk in the Student Center Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 14 as part of the George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum.
Zogby will share what he feels Americans need to know about the Arab world in the talk that will be moderated by WXXI “Connections” radio show host and author, Evan Dawson. The event will begin at 4 p.m.
Zogby’s Arab American Institute (AAI) is a Washington, D.C.-based organization that serves as the political and policy research arm of the Arab-American community. In the fall of 2013, Zogby was appointed by President Obama to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. He also served as deputy campaign manager to the Jesse Jackson presidential campaigns and served on the executive committee of the Democratic National Committee.
Zogby is the second speaker in the series. Former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will give a talk on Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, and, conservationist, writer and Clemson University Prof. J. Drew Lanham will close the forum on Sunday, March 24, 2019.
Tickets are $25 each and can be ordered by phone at (585) 398-0239, purchased online at gmeforum.org or are available at the door on a first come, first served basis. Tickets are free at the door, provided they are available, with a valid student ID. Forum organizers always welcome sponsors. Donors receive tickets, admission to receptions and other benefits.
Restaurant nights return on select Friday evenings
FLCC culinary arts students prepare and serve gourmet dinners at Dinner at Julia on certain Friday evenings during the fall semester.
Low-cost, five-course fine dining is offered to the public on certain Friday nights now that the College’s culinary arts program has resumed restaurant nights for the fall 2018 semester.
Dinner at Julia – named in honor of Julia Child – gives students hands-on experience under the supervision of their instructors. Menus feature soup, appetizer, salad, entree, dessert and coffee.
Restaurant nights feature two menus. Guests with dietary restrictions or food allergies can be accommodated with advance notice. Wine produced by students in the viticulture and wine technology program will be available for sale for $15 per bottle.
Dinners cost $40, including tax, tip, food and supplies for the program. Dinners are served in Stage 14 on the second floor of the Student Center. For information on making reservations and to see the latest menus, click here.
In October, Julia will run concurrently with Bookfeast – see details under “Quick takes” below.
FLCC adds women’s lacrosse team
The addition of turf fields at FLCC’s main campus has helped pave the way for expanded athletics offerings. The College Board of Trustees voted Oct. 3 to approve the addition of women’s lacrosse, starting in fall 2019.
The approval marks the return of a sport FLCC previously offered from 1998 through 2008, though it was discontinued due to limited availability of coaches and lack of interest among athletes.
“In recent years, girls’ lacrosse at the high school level has surged in popularity. Today, there are more students interested in playing and a larger pool of good coaches,” said Bob Lowden, FLCC athletic director.
With the addition of women’s lacrosse, FLCC now offers all of the six most-played sports among female athletes in New York state. The list also includes soccer, softball, track and field, basketball and volleyball.
Work on the turf fields is expected to be completed in early February. The project features a lacrosse/soccer field and baseball field combined as a multipurpose field and a separate softball field. The lacrosse field was designed to have lines for both men’s and women’s competition in anticipation of the board’s recent vote.
FLCC plans to hire a coach in early 2019 to begin recruiting for a fall team of 22 to 30 women to compete against Monroe, Genesee, Onondaga, Jefferson and Broome community colleges. Anyone with questions about the new team can contact Lowden at Robert.Lowden@flcc.edu or (585) 785-1459.
FLCC quick takes
Islamic Heritage Month talk: Kira Jumet, assistant professor of government at Hamilton College, will give a talk at the main campus tomorrow (Thursday, Oct. 11) to mark Islamic Heritage Month. Her talk will explore the motivations behind a revolutionary wave of demonstrations, protests, riots, coups, foreign interventions and civil wars in North Africa and the Middle East, known as the “Arab Spring.”
The free, public event is part of the ongoing History, Culture & Diversity lecture series coordinated by Bob Brown, professor of history. It will begin at 12:45 p.m.in Room 2775.
The next speaker in the series is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 1. Esteban Mayorga, assistant professor of Spanish at Niagara University, will give a talk titled “Soccer and National Identity in South America” at 12:45 p.m. in Room 2775 at the main campus.
Class for teen entrepreneurs: FLCC has extended the application deadline for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!), a program that teaches students in grades 6 through 12 how to start a business or nonprofit, to this Friday, Oct. 12. The program will be held at the main campus this fall, starting Oct. 20 and running through mid-May. Classes run 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Students do not need to have a business idea before applying. The program takes students through the steps of brainstorming business ideas, developing a business plan and managing regulatory requirements, such as filing a DBA.
Tuition for the program, including all program materials, is $995 per student and will be covered by a scholarship provided by Locate Finger Lakes, an economic development organization. Students can sign up online at yeausa.org. Students, educators and parents with questions are encouraged to contact LaToya Collins, YEA program manager at FLCC, for more information at (585) 785-1754.
Gallery exhibit: An exhibit featuring works by Newark artist and illustrator Bill Finewood has just opened in the Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34 on the first floor of the main campus. The exhibit is titled “Methods change, but the spirit is the same: the art of Bill Finewood.” It runs through Nov. 9. For more, including gallery hours, click here.
Author visits campus: In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, FLCC will host Mexican American author Reyna Grande on Tuesday, Oct. 23 for a reading and discussion about her latest book, “A Dream Called Home.” The event is open to the public and begins at 12:45 p.m. in Stage 14 at FLCC’s main campus. Visitors should plan to arrive early for parking. Admission is $2 or free with a current FLCC student ID.
This will be Grande’s second visit to FLCC this year. This past March, she gave a reading and answered questions about an earlier memoir, “The Distance Between Us,” which had been selected for the ‘Writers & Books’ 2018 Rochester Reads program.
Grande’s return visit is on the invitation of FLCC’s student organization AALANA, an acronym for African American Latinoa, Asian and Native American. Coordinated by Curt Nehring Bliss, professor of English, the event is additionally supported by the FLCC Student Corporation and the college’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. For more information, contact Curt at (585) 785-1367.
Concert for the calendar: FLCC music faculty will present a Tribute to Robert “Bob” Barbuto, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 26 in the FLCC Student Center Auditorium at the main campus. The concert honoring the late music faculty member is free and open to all. Consider pairing with Dinner at Julia with advance reservations, see www.flcc.edu/restaurant.
Bookfeast selections: Bookfeast, the fundraiser that pairs book discussions with gourmet meals, will run jointly with Dinner at Julia nights through October. Diners will be served in a separate room to enjoy their meal and discuss the following books:
Oct. 12: “Bellevue: Three Centuries of Medicine and Mayhem at America’s Most Storied Hospital” by David Oshinsky, moderated by Linda Ross, associate professor of psychology
Oct. 19: “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” by John McCain, moderated by Henry Maus, professor emeritus of history
Oct. 26: “A Dream Called Home” by Reyna Grande, moderated by Curt Nehring Bliss, professor of English.
For full details, and to make a reservation, click here.
Learn Spanish: The College will offer two Conversational Spanish classes at the Geneva Campus Center. Conversational Spanish Beginner I runs Thursdays, from Oct. 18 through Dec. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Geneva center, 63 Pulteney St. Conversational Spanish Beginner II is for those who have some limited experience with Spanish but wish to improve. This class runs Tuesdays from Oct. 16 through Dec. 11 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.
Each class is $140 per person with registration online at flcc.edu/pdce. Look for the link for Community Education. For more information, contact the FLCC Professional Development and Continuing Education Office at Andrea.Badger@flcc.edu or (585) 785-1906.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Matthew Temple, shown working on the Haas TM-2P mill at ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls, is among the latest graduates of the College’s Advanced Manufacturing Machinist job training program. Read more here.
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with specialized knowledge 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. Scholarship funding to participate in this training may be available through the Educational Incentive Program (EIP). For more information or to apply for a scholarship, visit www.ecetp.pdp.albany.edu. You may also contact EIP by email at email@example.com, or by phone at (800) 295-9616 or (518) 442-6575. For information on 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 Oct. 25 in Canandaigua and 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 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. Students learn the mechanical and electrical fundamentals common to many high-tech manufacturers in the Rochester area. Anyone interested in the program must attend a one-on-one orientation. To register or for more information, call (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. The next session will begin in March 2019 and will require attendance of an orientation session that will be scheduled in the months ahead. To be notified of the orientation 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 College occasionally offers a prep course to become a Notary Public. Those who would like to be contacted when the next is scheduled should call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com.