RCCA Walking / Running Hours for Winter Break

The RCC Arena will  now have new Open Walking/Running Hours.

Hours will be  11am-2pm Monday through Friday during winter break, CLOSED December 23rd – January 2nd.  Reopening on January 3rd, 2018.

These hours will be in effect as of December 11th, 2017 and will go up until January 12th, 2018.

Open Walking/Running Hours for the spring semester will be sent out just prior to the spring semester starting

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Testing Center – End of Semester Information

Please do the best you can to take your test before Friday this week (12/8). So far we have 123 testers with due dates this Friday and Saturday, and more tests will come in. The weather does not look good this week, so please plan ahead, and give yourself enough time to finish the test ASAP! Our testing hours this week (December 4-9) are:

Monday                               9a-4p

Tuesday                               9a-730p

Wednesday                        9a-730p

Thursday                             9a-730p

Friday                                    9a-4p

Saturday                              9a-12p

During Exam Week (December 11-13), the Testing Center will open at 8:00 am.

If you will be taking your exams at a campus center, check with the center to confirm when proctoring in available: https://www.genesee.edu/home/offices/cap/testing/

Please bring your photo ID when you take the test.

 

Charles Dickens Comes to GCC to Support History Club

The Genesee Community College History Club is excited to kick off the holiday season as Charles Dickens, played by WKBW-TV’s Meteorologist Mike Randall, presents “A Christmas Carol.” All are invited to the College’s Batavia Campus on December 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. to enjoy this festive and heart-warming storytelling experience.

A multifaceted actor, Randall studied both theatre and meteorology in school and since 1983, Randall has reported the weather on WKBW-TV in Buffalo. An award-winning reporter, his interview repertoire includes such talents as Willie Nelson, Jerry Lewis, John Candy, Steve Allen, Gregory Peck and Robert Goulet. In September 2017, Randall was inducted into the Buffalo Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Back in 1868, Charles Dickens toured the country bringing his classic novel, “A Christmas Carol” to audiences everywhere. Nearly century and a half ago, Dickens’ performances were completely sold out in Buffalo. For the last decade, with only a replica of Dickens’ famous velvet, fringed reading lectern and a copy of “A Christmas Carol,” Randall has been transforming himself into Dickens, recreating the original tour atmosphere in stages, halls, classrooms and many other venues. Randall performs in a period costume with a beard and wavy hair, and through his expert theatrics he brings Charles Dickens to life. He plays each of the novel’s characters with distinguishing voices and mannerisms capturing all of the subtle comedic timing of Dickens’ original work.

The performance will take place at GCC’s Batavia Campus in room T102 of the Conable Technology Building. Tickets for the performances are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advanced ticket purchases are strongly recommended as seating is limited!

Proceeds from the performance will go to the Genesee Community College History Club.

“Coordinating the event is part of the service learning experiences for GCC students and members of the College’s History Club,” Derek D. Maxfield, GCC’s associate history professor said. “This event is great opportunity for students to learn about the value of community engagement as well as history, and it is a terrific opportunity for local families and friends to enjoy a festive holiday event that is fun for all ages.”

For advanced tickets or more information, contact Associate Professor of History Derek D. Maxfield at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6288, or via email: ddmaxfield@genesee.edu.

Laptop Zone in T207

More and more students bring their own mobile devices to campus. With this trend, fewer students use the college provided computers in the Open Computer Lab in T207.

To support students who have their own devices, Computer Services has made space for anyone who needs a quiet place to work, provided flat space and — even more important — easy to reach electrical outlets.

The power strips in the lab also include USB ports, to allow students to charge phones and tablets.

There is a wireless printer available, to allow students to print from their own devices.

The Laptop Zone is available when T207 is open: Mon-Thur, 8 am to 10 pm; Fri, 8 am to 4 pm; Sat, 8 am to 1 pm.

Hope to see you there!

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.