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Build Your 21st Century Skills and Make your Learning Count

The State University of New York’s Exploring Emerging Technologies for Lifelong Learning and Success (#EmTechMOOC) is a Coursera Massive Open Online Course available to learners across the globe.

Acquire lifelong learning strategies & 21st century skills in this discovery-based learning opportunity.

Learn about the value and implications of using emerging technologies for communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.

Enroll Now  to stay current in today’s rapidly changing world.

The entire course can be completed in as little as 1-hour per week over 5-weeks. New sessions begin every 5 weeks.

Faculty – Explore freely-available tools to build learning activities into your courses.
Students – Explore technology resources to support your learning.
Everyone from across the globe – is welcome to participate!

Develop a personal ePortfolio to showcase your skills and accomplishments.

Everyone can earn Mastery Badges, and anyone from SUNY can also earn a FREE Coursera Certificate of Completion!

Watch this video introducing #EmTechMOOC.

Enroll Now:

Follow us on social media #EmTechMOOC

Thurple – Think and Wear Purple

Happy October!

Time to THINK PINK for Breast Cancer Awareness

Time to “THURPLE”

(Think Purple and WEAR Purple on Thursdays)

For Domestic Violence Awareness

If you wear PURPLE on a Thursday please stop by our “NEW” Counseling Center, C231 for  sweet treat as our THANK YOU for helping raise awareness!

We will also be hosting PURPLE events the week of October 15th to educate and raise awareness about Domestic Violence.

Details to come!

Contact Jeannie Burdick ( for more information.

Salsa Dance Party – October 4

Salsa Dance Party

What: SALSA DANCE PARTY at Genesee Community College

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Where: Genesee Community College – Batavia Campus Forum

Who: All are invited and welcome!

Background: On Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m. the Forum at Genesee Community College will be filled with the passionate rhythms of salsa!

Darin “Sal” Price, owner, instructor and DJ at E|R Studio and Lounge, will be at GCC to lead the event and provide the college community a salsa lesson! Experienced salsa dancers and novices alike are all invited to attend the FREE event! No dancing experience necessary!

The Salsa Party will be hosted by GCC’s WOKE student club which not only celebrates diversity, but encourages inclusive behavior throughout the GCC community.

“The WOKE club specifically selects events and activities to demonstrate the value of an inclusive education and way of life,” Sara Vacin, GCC’s Diversity and Inclusion coordinator said.

For details on this and more of the WOKE club’s scheduled events visit the College’s new “Diversity and Inclusion” Facebook page at:

2018 Annual Security & Fire Safety Report

Genesee Community College’s 2018 Annual Security & Fire Safety reports are now available. This report is required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and contains Clery Act reportable statistics for the calendar years 2015, 2016, and 2017 concerning reported crimes that occurred on all Genesee Community College campuses, College Village, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from all GCC campuses. This report also contains institutional policies and procedures concerning campus security and safety, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, fire safety, emergency response, and several other safety and security related matters.

A copy of this report can be obtained:

Please contact Stephen Wise, Director of Campus Safety  ( with any comments or questions.

New York Times Site License Available to GCC Community

The Alfred C. O’Connell Library is pleased to announce that we’ve negotiated access to both the New York Times online and the New York Times in Education web site for anyone with a GCC email address, including faculty, staff, and students.

New York Times online access includes:

  • Daily New York Times content (e.g. magazine, book review, science, art, opinion, real estate, sports, etc…)
  • Online archive (dating back to 1851)
  • Video library (spanning all sections)
  • NYT app for mobile devices
  • NYT Cooking app (with over 17k recipes you may save and access across platforms)
  • NYT Virtual Reality app – which allows you (with a VR viewer) to experience some NYT content in 3D
  • Daily 360 content – two dimensional videos that provide 360° views (with mobile device or mouse)
  • Podcasts (including our popular “Daily” podcast, “Caliphate,” and “Dear Sugars,” among others)
  • Newsletters (there are a variety of topics that you may subscribe to)
  • Article history and Save options (across platforms)
  • Article comment permissions

The New York Times in Education includes:

  • 16 Discipline-specific areas of study
  • Classroom discussion prompts
  • Suggested learning outcomes
  • General Instructional Strategies to promote student achievement
  • Co-Curricular Activities, including events, discussions, and contests


  • You’ll need to register separately for each of these platforms (see links above).
  • When registering, search for and select SUNY Genesee Community College as your affiliated campus.
  • If you have previously registered your @edu email address on The New York Times site, you will click the “Already have an account? Log in here” link for Step 3.
  • If not, click “create account” and complete the fields. Use your GCC email to subscribe and make sure to verify your account via the NYT confirmation email (make sure to check your Junk E-mail if you don’t see it after registering).

Questions can be directed to the Library Staff

Food in the Future

Do you ever wonder if there will be enough food in the future?

What challenges exist to local and global food sustainability?

What alternate sources of food might be?

Dr. Karen Huffman
GCC Associate Professor of Biology

Will address these and other crucial questions

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Conable Technology Building – Room T102

Be prepared for a sample of a high protein mystery food, a raffle of the 2018 book The Food Explorer by Daniel Stone and several Global Education T-shirts!

Brought to you by the Global Education Committee and SGA

National Suicide Prevention Week – Sept 9-15

According to the Center for Disease Control, Suicide rates have increased by 30% over the past 10 years.  In 2016 alone nearly 45,000 lives were lost to suicide.

This year, during National Suicide Prevention week, connect with those in your life about mental health. Stay connected by following @afspnational throughout the week.

If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide call the

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255)

or call 911 immediately.

If you are on the Batavia campus and someone you know is suicidal, please seek help from our counselors located in Suite C231 or call x6219.

Leadership Certificate Program

GCC’s Leadership Certificate Program is a fully online co-curricular program that provides students with an opportunity to increase knowledge and practice leadership skills in an “at your own pace” format.  The mission of this program is embedded in a commitment to developing and enhancing a personal philosophy of leadership, a greater sense of self, an increased ability to relate to others, and deeper understanding of inherent responsibilities of active citizenship.

Not only will you receive a printed certificate when you successfully complete the program, you will also have a notation on your transcript!  This is a great way to stand out when applying to transfer institutions or jobs.

To find out more and to enroll, please visit the GCC website by clicking here.  If you are already enrolled, be sure to log into Blackboard to get started!

Questions can be directed to Kristen Mruk –