New SUNY Chancellor – Welcome Message

A welcome message from the new SUNY Chancellor – Kristina Johnson.

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Plagiarism Workshops – April 24-28

The library is offering multiple sessions of a workshop on how to avoid committing plagiarism.  The workshop will be offered at 4 different days/times and will be held in room T104 (not in the library) on:

Monday April 24
1 – 2 pm

Tuesday April 25
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Wednesday April 26
5 – 6 pm

Thursday April 28
2 – 3 pm

The workshop will cover summarizing, paraphrasing, and MLA citation, though students are welcome to bring any questions they have about other citation styles.

Writing Club presents author Stephen Schottenfeld

Noted author Stephen Schottenfeld will present a reading on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. in the Roz Steiner Art Gallery at the Batavia Campus of Genesee Community College. Bluff City Pawn is Schottenfeld’s most recent work, published in 2014 by Bloomsbury USA. The story follows a Memphis, Tennessee pawnshop owner as he enlists his brother’s help in a scheme to acquire a valuable gun collection. Through the lives of three brothers, the book explores themes of class, family, race, ownership and loyalty during tough economic times where desperation and the drive to ahead dominant.

He also completed a story collection, Miss Ellen Jameson Is Not Deceased, and he is currently at work on his next novel. His stories have been published in various publications, including The Gettysburg Review, Virginia Quarterly Review and New England Review. His work has garnered a grant from the Michener/Copernicus Society of America, a Halls Fiction Fellowship from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Shane Stevens Fellowship in the Novel from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and special mentions in both the Pushcart Prize and Best American Short Stories anthologies.

Schottenfeld holds a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and earned an M.F.A. at the University of Iowa, where he is also a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He currently is the James P. Wilmot assistant professor of English at the University of Rochester.

JoNelle Toriseva, Creative Writing Club co-advisor and director of English, Communications & Media Arts, invited Schottenfeld to campus to share his work and creative process with students and the local community.

For further information, Schottenfeld’s “Artie Gottlieb, Consulting Philosopher,” is available online at the Virginia Quarterly: http://www.vqronline.org/fiction/artie-gottlieb-consulting-philosopher

Additionally, Schottenfeld reads an excerpt from Bluff City Pawn at the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference available at: http://www.nereview.com/2015/06/03/stephen-schottenfeld-reads-at-bread-loaf-approved/ and a 2015 interview on Fiction Writers Review is available here: http://fictionwritersreview.com/interview/an-interview-with-stephen-schottenfeld/

Visiting Poet – April 17 at 12:30

Poet Jennifer Grotz will present a poetry reading on Monday, April 17 at 12:30 in T102.

Ms. Grotz is the author of three books of poetry, most recently Window Left Open. Also a translator from the French and Polish, her most recent translation is Rochester Knockings, a novel by Tunisian-born writer Hubert Haddad. Her poems, reviews, and translations have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The Nation, The New Republic, New York Review of Books, Ploughshares, New England Review, and in four volumes of the Best American Poetry anthology. Director of the Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference and assistant director of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, she teaches at the University of Rochester.

Faculty, staff and students are invited to come and experience the beauty and joy of poetry as can be heard in the closing lines of Ms. Grotz’s poem “They Come the Way Flowers Do”

“When it spreads its wings its back reveals
ecstatic blue, and when a dozen that waited like pebbles
for your approach alight, it is the opposite of snowfall,
butterflies hardly conjures how the world is snowing sky.”

This event is sponsored by the Creative Writing Club.

Spring Job Fair – April 6, 2017

Genesee Community College is pleased to announce another exciting Job Fair with over 40 companies expected on Thursday, April 6, 2017 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the College’s centrally located William Stuart Forum. GCC’s Career Services Center continues to solicit businesses from all types of industries to join the popular, two-hour event that introduces potential new employees to employers, and also provides businesses an opportunity to present their trade and services to the local community. The event is free to employers and attendees. Employers must register; job seekers are not required to register prior to the event but must sign-in upon arrival. As of March 8th, the following employers are scheduled to be in attendance:

Participating employers include:

7 S Cycle Supply

ARC of Genesee Orleans

Batavia Downs

Batavia Police Department

Cazenovia Recovery Systems

City of Batavia Youth Bureau

Center for Autism and Related Disorders

ConServe

Darien Lake Theme Park & Resort

Datrose

Empire Access

ESL Federal Credit Union

Everdry Waterproofing

Farm Fresh, LLC

Fetch Logistics

Flower City AmeriCorps

Genesee ACE Employment

Genesee County AmeriCorps, Genesee County Youth Bureau

Genesee County Human Resources

Heritage Christian Services

Hidden Valley Animal Adventure

HomeCare & Hospice & Total Senior Care

Iroquois Job Corp

Isaac Heating & Air Conditioning

KR Communications

Lakelands Concrete

Lifetime Assistance, Inc.

Living Opportunities of DePaul

Macy’s

Medical Staffing Network

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office

Monroe Plan for Medical Care/YourCare Health Plan

Monroe Veterinary Associates

New York Life & NY Life Securities

NY Army National Guard

NYS Department of Labor

People’s Inc.

Pioneer Credit Recovery

Premiere Credit of North America

Real Agent Pro, LLC

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester City Police Department/City of Rochester

Sexton Services

For more information, visit: http://www.genesee.edu/career/events/. For a detailed listing of job opportunities by employer, please email a request for the list to career@genesee.edu.

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 .

Free Energy Saving Workshop

lightbulbSAVE ENERGY – SAVE DOLLARS

Free One-Hour Workshop

Open to the GCC Community: Students, Faculty and Staff

Tuesday, December 6, 2016
1:00 – 2:00 PM  /  T121

Both home owners and renters can learn how to reduce energy bills via low-cost, no cost energy conservation methods.

  • What are the biggest energy hogs in your home?
  • How can you improve your home’s comfort, health and safety?
  • Explore financial assistance such as grants, loans and on-bill financing.
  • Learn how to get started on home energy upgrades.

All participants will receive their own individualized Energy Action Plan and two energy saving light bulbs!

Presented by Charles Malone of the Cornell Cooperative Extension Genesee County and sponsored by GCC’s Sustainability Committee.  

Testing Center Holiday Hours

The Batavia Testing Center will be closed on the following dates due to the upcoming holidays. Please plan ahead for the summer sessions. I hope everyone gets a chance to get outside and enjoy some sunshine!

Memorial Day

  • Saturday, May 28th
  • Monday, May 30th

Independence Day

  • Saturday, July 2nd
  • Monday, July 4th

 

Tia Kennedy
Testing and Transition Coordinator