Listening Sessions Scheduled for November

Do you have thoughts, questions or ideas about a possible Alliance with St. Bonaventure University? Then come and share them at a Listening Sessions.

The faculty sessions will be:

  • Tuesday November 4: 3:30-4:00pm (Library Conference Room)
  • Thursday November 6: 3:30-4:00pm (Library Conference Room)

The staff sessions will be:

  • Friday November 7: 10:00-10:45am (Library Conference Room)
  • Friday November 7: 2:00-2:45pm (Library Conference Room)

An additional session will be held on Monday, November 10 from 4:00-4:45 for both faculty and staff.

No RSVP is necessary. We only need to hear from you! For more information, contact Teresa O’Rourke, Executive Director for the Strategic Alliance Study: Bogel 136A (campus x202) or

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State Attorney General Debate at Hilbert is Sold Out

DebateTWCHilbert Students and Alumni can be Placed on Waiting List
– Time Warner Cable News is proud to bring you the only scheduled live, televised debate between the candidates for state attorney general. The debate will take place on Thursday, October 30. Current attorney general, Democrat Eric Schneiderman, will debate his Republican opponent, John Cahill, live from Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y., just outside of Buffalo.

Tickets were made available free to the public last week and all of the tickets have been distributed. However, if you are a Hilbert College student or alumni and wish to attend (and didn’t make an online reservation), please email and you will be placed on a waiting list and informed prior to the event if seating is available.

The event is scheduled for 7 p.m., but all guests are asked to be in the venue and seated by 6:40 p.m. and doors will close at 6:50 p.m.

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News & Notes – Oct. 24

Hilbert in the News
— Buffalo Business First – Hilbert’s ‘No-Tie Gala’ won’t require attendance

Hilbert Notes

  • The forum “A Conversation About Ferguson” on Thursday, October 30 will include a panel discussion/presentations by a John Culhane, Jim Golden, Erika Haygood-Gault, Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, and Yvonne Downes.  It will be followed by a question/answer period in which students will have an opportunity to express their own thoughts and concerns.   The event will begin at 1:50 down in Bogel 101, and may end at 3:05 or continue if students are not ready to leave.
  • Amy Kendall

    Amy Kendall

    The CJ/FS Association will welcome guest speaker, Amy K. Kendall, an Environmental Attorney, to speak on fracking and other current environmental issues on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. in Bogel 101.
    BIO- Ms. Kendall focuses her practice on environmental, land use and real estate law and civil litigation. She has over 14 years of experience in Federal and State environmental litigation, including administrative hearings.  She is also regularly involved in permitting and other federal and state agency proceedings, regulatory compliance, review and commenting on environmental laws and regulations, and real estate matters, including the negotiation of utility easements for wind power. Her litigation experience has ranged from criminal trials to briefing for the United States Supreme Court and five Circuit Courts of Apeals.While Ms. Kendall is involved in all areas of environmental law, much of her law practice has focused on water-related issues, including permitting and compliance issues for facilities, and construction in wetlands. She has been heavily involved in prosecuting and defending civil litigation under the Clean Water Act. Ms. Kendall also handles matters involving title to and permitting for work on underwater lands, as well as riparian and littoral rights.  She has recently become involved in the first lawsuit in New York involving a town’s right to zone out high volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale.

    Ms. Kendall is the past chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association.  She also serves as secretary of the Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.  She is an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology teaching Environmental Law, and is currently a student there as well, working on her Masters in Environmental Health and Safety Management.

  • BlueCross BlueShield is excited to once again host two free skates at First Niagara Center before the end of the year: Tuesday, November 11, and Monday, December 29.  These private skating events allows BlueCross BlueShiled to offer a unique and highly engaging experience to our membership, inviting them to skate on the home ice of the Sabres. More info-  Free Skate Flyer
  • Children’s Halloween Party sponsored by Student Activities and SGA is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2-4 p.m. in the Hafner Gym.
  • Donations needed for Refugee family: Service Learning Project
    Dr. Shannon Lupien’s Cross-cultural psychology class is continuing to collaborate with Journey’s End Refugee Services ( to collect items to furnish and decorate a refugee family’s first American home. The class will be collecting various items over the course of 5 weeks and will be accepting everything from a mop to a bedroom set, provided that it is in good or gently used condition. I’m hoping we can come together as a community to help provide a family in need with a comfortable home.  (Please contact Dr. Shannon Lupien,, for larger donation items outside of posted hours. Additionally, there will be a donation box for smaller donation items outside of Dr. Lupien’s office in Bogel 120A).
    Week 4: 10/27-10/30: Household Items
    Collection Times: 10/27 12:25-1:40 and 10/28 3:15-4:15 (Bogel front foyer)
    Lamp, Clock, Hand towels, Bath towels, Bathroom rug, Paper towels, Toliet paper, Tissues, Pillows, Shower curtain, Blankets, Bedding, Book shelves, Dressers
    Week 5: 11/3-11/6: Monetary donations and bake sale
    We will be happy to accept any items from Week 1-3 as well:
    Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Hand soap, Body wash, Comb and Brush, Shampoo and Conditioner, Feminine Products, Men’s and Women’s Deodorant, Razors, Shaving Cream, First Aid Kit
    Notebooks, backpacks, lined paper, folders, markers and crayons, erasers, binders
    Coffee, Teas, Soup, Crackers, Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Sugar, Flour, Spices, Cooking oils
    Set of dishes, Pots & pans (non-teflon), Utensils, Glasses, Can opener, Drying rack, Sponges
    Brooms, Dustpans, Mops, Buckets, Laundry soap & basket, Light bulbs, Garbage bags, Dish soap, Cleaners

Kudos & Congratulations
— Hilbert student, Dean Neaverth, has been interning with Marc Panepinto’s State Senate Campaign since this past August.  Congrats!

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Hilbert Participates in ECC Transfer Summit

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5th Annual Lucky Numbers Luncheon To Benefit Student Scholarships

The 5th Annual Lucky Numbers Luncheon will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 2 at Michael’s Banquet Facility at 4885 Southwestern Blvd., Hamburg. The luncheon is sponsored by the Hilbert Staff Senate and will feature over 100 gift baskets and 50/50 raffle.

Tickets are $20 per person, which includes lunch, dessert, and beverages. A cash bar will be available. A limited number of tickets are available for the event. Contact Kristin Manhardt at ext. 206 for tickets. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Should you wish to donate a gift to the Lucky Numbers Luncheon, contact Elaine Szczepanski, Student Finance Office (ext. 308). For further information about the luncheon, contact Cindy Claar (ext. 314) or Patsy Wilson (ext. 342).

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Pink Hearts in Trinity Quad

061In honor of Breast Cancer (and all cancers) Awareness Month, the SADD Club students have asked students, faculty and staff to write the names of friends and loved ones who have had cancer on pink hearts.  The hearts are being placed on two pine trees in Trinity Quad.  Each tree has over 500 pink lights and will shine brightly during the month of October.  For those still wanting to include a special heart, they can be found in baskets in most departments.  Students will pick them up on a weekly basis and place them on a tree or you may want to do it in your own time.  A special blessing of the trees will be held later in the month.

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Sunshine Committee – Halloween Celebration


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Athletics Update – Oct. 24

special_OlympicsAmanda Klimczak Named Honorary Hawk for the Day
HAMBURG, N.Y. – Earlier this week, Special Olympian Amanda Klimczak attended a women’s soccer practice and worked out with the team.  The Hawks did conditioning drills and played team handball with Amanda and there were lots of laughs and interesting conversations. Amanda talked about her experiences as a soccer and bowling competitor in addition to her experiences as a coach in the Special Olympics.  Amanda was full of energy and was eager to tell everyone about her success on the field, on the bowling alley hardwood and along the sidelines while coaching.

On game day, October 22nd, Amanda walked out with the Hawks team to midfield and slapped hands with each player as they were introduced prior to the start of the AMCC match.  Amanda stood with the team during the playing of the National Anthem and then joined the huddle along the sideline and encouraged them to victory.

Thanks in part to Professor Dan Roland’s Business 200 class who assisted in the coordination of this opportunity, the women’s soccer program has developed a relationship with this special person.  The Hawks would like to meet again in the spring when Amanda is coaching her team, and, together, they will host a soccer clinic for other Special Olympians.



Ratajczak Named to Golf’s AMCC’s Third Team

Women’s Soccer Plays to 1-0 Loss

MSOC – Second-Half Slump Hurt Hawks

WVB – Volleyball Grabs First AMCC Victory

WVB – Hawks Fall in Three Sets to Golden Eagles

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BPO at Hilbert

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News & Notes – Oct. 17

– We’re looking for faculty and staff participants for Cultural Awareness Week’s Paintball Tournament. The tournament will be on Friday, October 24th from 1pm-5pm in the Quad. It’s $5 to participate and all funds raised will benefit the Disability Services Committee. For any questions, please contact Tommy Vane at

– Audry Weronski, Advancement Services Coordinator, joined an elite group of advancement service professionals last week while attending bbcon 2014 – Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits – where she earned her Raiser’s Edge Certification or bCER.  bCRE offers nonprofit professionals an opportunity to validate Raiser’s Edge competencies and join an elite community of certified users. bCRE also helps create professional development opportunities, by identifying knowledge gaps and offering training paths to fill those gaps.  Congratulations Audry!

– The Employee Retreat was last week at Mt. Irenaeus in West Clarksville, NY.IMG_3465

– Hilbert professor Dr. Andrew Kolin appeared on the Progressive Radio Network with Stephen Lendman last week.

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