Rosalie “Roz” Steiner Art Gallery Presents “Waterworks”

Ever contemplate the critical role water plays in our world? For years, sculptural artist, Jennifer Hecker has been fascinated by the potential for a worldwide water crisis in the 21st century.

From November 16 to December 15, 2017, the public is invited to view Hecker’s work in the “Waterworks Water Tables & Other Aquatic Accoutrements” exhibit, on display at the Roz Steiner Art Gallery at Genesee Community College. Come and meet Hecker in person at the artist lecture on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Receptions will follow at 1p.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information, check out the full press release here:


Fall 2017 Final Exam Schedule

The Fall 2017 final exam schedule is now available on the outside of Genesis, in the “Important Dates” module.

Final Exam Link

The schedule is available by both subject and date/time.

Students are strongly encouraged to verify final exam details directly with their instructor. The schedule is as accurate as possible, but there may not be an update if an instructor makes a change that is not reported to the Records Office.

If a class section is not listed, also check with the instructor to confirm whether or not there is a final exam. Do not assume there is no exam if a course is not listed!

Students in Mat 091 and Mat 092 are to work with their instructor directly to determine what they need to do in order to complete the final exam.

Questions about time, date or location of a final exam should be directed at the instructor.

Book Discussion Nov 30 – Enrique’s Journey!

READ!!  ENRIQUE’S JOURNEY by Sonia Nazario

and join the book discussion

led by Julie Jackson-Coe, GCC Associate Professor of Reading


Thursday, November 30, 2017

12:30  – 2:00 p.m.

Room T119

Everyone is Welcome!!

This book is available for purchase – GCC Campus Bookstore – 585 345-6878 

or sends e-mail)

Sponsored by GCC Global Education Committee & SGA

Pups coming for World Kindness Day!

Puppy!We will be celebrating World Kindness Day on Thursday. November 9th in the Forum from 12:30 – 2:00 pm.  The actual celebration of the day is Monday 11/13 so we will have many “kindness ideas” for you!  Also the Genesee Animal Shelter and Volunteers for Animals will have 4 legged friends for us to love and be kind to!

We are collecting supplies for the shelter on that day.  Urgent needs include:

  • Kitten food
  • Dry cat food
  • Dry and canned dog food
  • Dog collars
  • Cat litter

Students will be available that day that can pick up donations if you need help getting them to the Forum.  There will also be a spare change collection for the shelter and signing holiday cards for local veterans and the troops overseas.

Please join us for some kindness on the 9th!

Password Security Question Setup

If you  have not needed to change your password lately, you have not seen our new Password Reset tool.

It’s located at

If you know your password, you can use the “Sign In” option and check it out.

When you’re in there, click on the Enrollment tab at the top and set up your personal security questions. You need to use 2 of our questions and write one of your own.

For security questions, your answers must have at least 6 characters… that can be frustrating if you choose the question What is your favorite color and your favorite color is blue…  You need a favorite color more like purple or vermillion!

But there are enough different questions to let you set that up… then when (and not if!) you have password problems, you can use the “Forgot password” link on that screen… you answer 2 of the questions you have set up, and then you are offered a chance to update your password.

Once you update your password here, this will update your Genesis, email and computer password, all at the same time!

Check it out!

Microsoft Office for Home Use

As part of the licensing agreement the college has for Microsoft Office, there is a ‘work at home’ option for faculty, staff and students.

You can install Microsoft Office 2016 on up to 5 personal devices — both Mac and PC — and manage those installations yourself.

For more information, go to the instruction on the help desk web site:

New Help Desk Web Site

The help desk web site, found at has a new look and layout.

The updated site is a WordPress site, which allows for easier updating, cleaner look and accurate search functionality.

The Help Desk web site host information on a wide variety of technical topics including email, network accounts, Blackboard, mobile devices, Banner and other subjects. There is a new Help Desk form for reporting problems to the help desk, as well as a new suggestion box form.

If there are topics that should be on the help desk that are not, we encourage you to use the suggestion box form so we can make sure the help desk site meets everyone’s needs.

The new headers were provided by the Marketing Communications department.

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!

Writing Tutor in the Library – Fall 2017

CAP and the Library are pleased to announce that writing assistance and tutoring are once again available in the library for Fall 2017.

A writing tutor is available in the library:

  • Monday to Thursday: 4:30p to 7:oop
  • Sunday: 1:00p to 5:45p

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, as well as online writing assistance from 7:00p to Midnight, Su-Th, through STAR-NY Online Tutoring Consortium.