Transfer Scholarships Available

This is a reminder that the 2017 NYSTAA Scholarship is available on the NYSTAA website. Please visit:

The deadline is to apply is March 1, 2017. Please encourage eligible students to apply!

Here is the PDF version of the application:

Please let either Melissa Moore or me know of any questions you have.

Thank you!
Scholarship Co-chairs:

Melissa Moore, Bryant and Stratton College:
Rebecca Mack, Monroe Community College:

Spring Fitness Center Hours

Fitness Center Hours Effective Starting January 17th

  • Mondays           8am-10am, 11:15am-1:15pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Tuesdays            8am-10am, 12:30-2:30pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Wednesdays      8am-10am, 11:15am-1:15pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Thursday          8am-10am, 12:30-2:30pm, 6pm-9pm
  • Fridays              11:15am-1:15pm
  • Saturdays          12pm-4pm
  • Sundays             12pm-4pm


Amber M. Nichols MS, ATC


Concert to Support History Club

As some of you know, our own Sonny (Frank) Mayo just released a new CD, Chasing the Chord, and is our featured artist in an upcoming concert to benefit the GCC History Club on February 11th at 7:30 PM in the Stuart Steiner Theater.

The students are raising money to go on an educational spring trip to Richmond, VA and Washington, DC.  Tickets are $10 presale and $12 at the door; GCC students are only $5 – as are children under 12.  You may obtain presale tickets from Derek Maxfield in B273 (, or from Flo Nolan in the second floor Humanities suite, or from any club member.  Copies of the new CD will be available for sale at the concert.

The GCC History Club is honored that Frank has donated his time to raise money for the club.  I hope you will support us too!


Derek D. Maxfield
Associate Professor of History

Writing Tutor in the Library – Spring 2017 Hours

CAP and the Library are pleased to announce the schedule of writing assistance and tutoring available for Spring 2017.

A writing tutor is available in the library:

  • Monday 8:30am – 3:30pm; 4-7:30pm
  • Tuesday 8:30am – 2:30pm; 4-7:30pm
  • Wednesday 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • Thursday 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm
  • and starting Feb. 5 — Sunday:  12:30 – 5:30pm

Service is on a drop-in basis; no appointments are required.  Information is also posted on the library’s website under Help & Tutorials.

Regular M-F daytime tutoring is available at the CAP Tutoring Center, D207 .

Employment Scam

fbi-logoThis is actually an oldie but a goodie…

If you are offered a job, almost always ‘work at home,’ where your new employer sends you a check but then requires you to use most of the money to buy supplies or equipment… STOP!

The scam is that the check you have been sent is no good and will bounce. But if you’ve already sent on the money for the supplies or equipment… your money is now gone.

From the flyer: “Never accept a job that requires depositing checks into your account or wiring portions to other individuals or accounts.”

If you are contacted, you can file a complaint with the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center at and notify Campus Safety.

Full PSA from the FBI here: psa_college_employment_scam_1-18-17

Blackboard Maintenance Schedule

BlackboardlogoAs of January 17, these are the known maintenance dates for Blackboard. During this time, no one will have access to Blackboard.

  • Monday, February 20, from 7 AM to 7 PM. This is the President’s Day holiday.
  • Wednesday mornings from 4 AM to 7AM; reserved to be used without advance notice.

President’s Day

The work performed on President’s Day will be all day and if you gain access to Blackboard during the day, you may be cut off without notice.

Faculty have been informed of this work; if there are assignments or other work due that day (or the next), be aware of the scheduled down time.

Additionally, the Library, the web site and email will not be available.

The college is working on a system to allow for Blackboard access when other on-campus maintenance is going on, but, well, we need maintenance time to install some of it. Hopefully, this is the last or next-to-last time that Blackboard is offline because of on-campus system maintenance.

Wednesday mornings

If you were not aware, Genesee’s Blackboard is hosted at Open SUNY. So we’re “in the cloud” as you would say.

As a result, we don’t always get to say when their Blackboard maintenance will happen. They Open SUNY folk reserve Wednesday early mornings for ‘routine’ work, although they are very polite and try to warn us. But there may be the occasional re-boot or minor work performed during that time.

When Open SUNY will be performing major system work (i.e. work that will take the system offline for more than an hour), they do give at least a week’s notice *and* post a notice inside the Blackboard system.

So it’s worth your while to watch for those system notices. I’ll also post notices here, as we learn about them.

If/when other dates are scheduled during the Spring 2017 semester, I’ll post that here, also!

Have a great semester!

Obtaining Student IDs

Student Activities would like to send the following reminders concerning Student IDs:

  • New students must be registered for classes
  • Students must present their 800# and a form of photo identification (driver’s license, current high school ID, passport, etc.).
  • If a student is new to College Village, they will obtain their ID on move in day, January 13.
  • Student IDs are valid for two years.

Student Activities is open and able to print IDs from 8:30-4:30pm for the duration of this week (January 9-13).  The office is closed this weekend, as well as on Monday, January 16 for MLK Day.  SA will re-open on Tuesday, January 17 at 8:30am.

Students at Campus Centers should check with site staff about having their picture taken at the site.

Career Services Spring 2017 Events

Disney College Program Information Session
January 31st – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Purple Briefcase Information Session
February 14th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Where Can We Work? Wednesday
February 15th – Forum, 12:30-1:30

Job Search Workshop
March 7th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Health Careers Job & Transfer Fair
March 9th – Forum, 11:00 – 1:00

Where Can We Work? Wednesday
March 22nd – Forum, 12:30-1:30

Interviewing Workshop
March 28th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Annual Job Fair
April 6th – Forum, 11:30 – 1:30

Where Can We Work? Wednesday
April 12th – Forum, 12:30-1:30

Resume & Cover Letter Writing Workshop
April 18th – T219, 12:30 – 1:30

Resume Contest Due Date
April 20th – by 11:59 pm

Applied Learning Appreciation Breakfast & Internship Fair
April 20th – T119A/B & Forum, (time TBD)