Statewide Live Televised Debate at Hilbert

IMG_9668Hilbert College received plenty of exposure from the live televised State Attorney General debate on Thursday, October 30.

You can watch the debate in its entirety at this link ––watch-the-fiery-new-york-attorney-general-debate/


News coverage of the debate (just a sample of the various articles covering the debate):
In New York Attorney General Debate, Cahill and Schneiderman …
New York Times
- Trading insults, invective and the occasional idea, the two major-party candidates for New York State attorney general met in their only debate …

Attorney general candidates make the most of freewheeling debate …
Buffalo News
- The incumbent cited a New York City law on apartment rentals and said … Cahill said he thought the Attorney General’s Office “should have a …

Schneiderman and Cahill Square Off in Heated Attorney General
New York Observe

NY Attorney General Candidates Eric Schneiderman, John Cahill
NBC New York

Candidates for NY attorney general clash in debate
Charlotte Observer

NY attorney general debate
tonight at 7
Oneida Dispatch ALBANY, N.Y. (AP); The two major-party candidates for New York attorney general are set to engage in a live televised debate just days …

Schneiderman, Cahill Spar Repeatedly in Attorney General Debate
NY1- Gun control and political favoritism were among the topics that elicited pointed exchanges as New York State Attorney General Eric …

Attorney General and His Challenger Spar in Exclusive TWC News
TWC News-HAMBURG, N.Y. — Incumbent New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and his challenger, John Cahill, debated Thursday night at …

Anger boils over during Schneiderman-Cahill debate

Capital New York

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NYS Attorney General Debate Photo Gallery

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Athletics Update – Oct. 31

WVBVolleyball Beats Saxons in Four
In the Hawks final non-conference game of the 2014 season, Hilbert College outlasted Alfred University and took a 3-1 match victory in the closest set scores for three games played this season.  Hilbert improved to 5-25 and dropped Alfred to 5-23.

Hilbert controlled the end of the set scoring by finishing with four straight kills to claim a 25-22 opening set win.  The second set was a back and forth affair with neither team gaining a large lead.  The Hawks grabbed 24 points first and thaks to a Alfred hitting error took the set 25-23.

The third set was a little frustrating.  The Hawks built an 18-11 lead and gave up points at the net with their .000 attack percentage.  Alfred rallied and held on for a 25-23 upset win.  And in the final set, Hilbert jumped out to a 8-2 lead and never allowed the Saxons to get into a rhythm as the visitors went into a hitting slump (-.235).  Hilbert ended with a fourth and final set score 25-14.

Amanda Binder finished with 20 kills, 21 digs and two solo blocks along with four assisted blocks.  Jordan Botsford gave another solid performance with 10 kills and 10 digs.  Defensively, Kayla Lewis (20 digs) and Chelsea Adamski (17 digs) kept the rallies alive and the Hawks in the game.  And Morgan Ott quarterbacked to 34 assists and seven digs/three kills.

The Hawks close out their 2014 season November 1 when they host Mount Aloysius College at 11 am.  The women’s volleyball program will also honor three seniors: Jordan Botsford, Kayla Lewis and Kaitlyn Murphy in a pregame ceremony.



WSOC – Grace Adams Named AMCC Defensive Player of the Week

Basketball Alumni Game Right Around the Corner

WSOC – League-Leaders Shut out Hawks

Men’s Soccer Falls to Panthers

MSOC – Hamister Leads Hawk to 2-1 Victory

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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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News & Notes – Oct. 31

CJEANYS– Carraugh Reilly Nowak, Ed Qualey, Denise Harris, Mark Paoni, and Marty Floss presented at the CJEANYS (Criminal Justice Educator Association of NY State) on Oct 22-24.

–Dr. Amy Smith presented a paper titled “Hilbert College’s Kenya Krew and Intercultural Competence” at the 4th Annual Intercultural Horizons Conference: Currents in Community Development, Civic Engagement, and Intercultural Competence.  The conference was held in New York City, Oct. 9-10.   In addition, Dr. Smith will be attending the 7th Annual Global Service Learning Institute from Nov. 5-7.  The theme of the institute is Advancing Community Driven Global Service-Learning: Promising Practices.

CJFS_AdoptHighway–The CJ/FS Dept along with the CJ/FS Assosication and the Men’s Basketball team joined forces to in their semiannual adopt-a-highway clean-up along South Park Ave and around campus.  The CJ Department has participated in this service for over 20 years!


In the News

Hilbert’s “No-Tie Gala” featured in “Off Main Street in The Buffalo

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Poetry Reading and Art Recption in McGrath Library

On Wednesday, November 5, 2014 from 4:00 to approximately 4:30 PM in the lower level of McGrath Library, Professor Herb Kauderer will be reading from his new poetry chapbook The Book of Answers. Kauderer is the author of eight chapbooks of poetry, most recently The Book of Answers, and has written almost 800 published poems. He holds an MFA in creative writing and he is an associate professor of English at Hilbert College. He has also written screenplays, including the local indie film Beyond the Mainstream (2013).

Immediately following the poetry reading, the library will be hosting an art reception from approximately 4:30-7:00 PM, showcasing works from five artists associated with 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts. 1045 is a multimedia arts, events, and performance space housed in a beautiful house of worship on Elmwood Ave. in Buffalo, NY.

The artists include:

Erma Kratzke specializes in painting. “I use my imagination to travel an unchartered course, exploring and searching for a new idea. I create with shape, form and color, combining them until the work has balance and rhythm.”

Bill Wilson is a Niagara Falls native. His prize winning works have made their way into collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Canada. After establishing himself as a painter, he then started sculpting. Sculpture soon became his forte. He served for eighteen years as President of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Art Society. He has been included in the “Who’s Who in America” for his sculptures. Wilson has been commissioned to create sculptures for the Snapple Tea Company in New York, NY, WNED, TV Channel 17 in Buffalo, NY and Sisters of Mercy in Buffalo, NY. Bill is an exhibiting member of the Buffalo Society of Artists.

Susie Kelly Flatau is an abstract painter born in Oklahoma and based in Orchard Park, NY. She works in acrylic and mixed media. “My life is my art. My work as an artist and a writer and a gatherer is all about the ripples and circles of life. It is all about those everyday snapshots that speak to the spirit, to the ‘aha’ moments, which for me, manifest through story, painting, photography, nature and gatherings.”

Susan Miller is a Buffalo, NY-born and –based artist who attended Buffalo State College doe design. Her parents moved to the area from Pennsylvania in 1940. Miller primarily paints abstract landscapes. Her method allows her to choose the format and size, yet allows the piece to decide whether warm or cool colors should dominate.

Karen Foegen is primarily an oil painter, although she also enjoys some watercolor and pastel work. She is currently a Designer, with a BS in Art Education from Buffalo State College and also teaches drawing at Partners in Art.

There will be wine, beer, soda, coffee and water as well as appetizers available throughout both the Poetry Reading and Art Reception.

For more information please contact Krisi Kopp at

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Live Nativity – Call for Angels & Sheperds

The annual “Christmas at Hilbert” is scheduled for Sunday, December 7 from 2-4 pm.  The Live Nativity starts at 2 pm and the Children’s Party follows.

If any of your young children or grandchildren would like to participate in the Live Nativity as an angel or shepherd, please respond ( with the following information by Wednesday, November 19.
1.    Child’s Name
2.    Age
3.    Specify:  Angel or Shepherd

The location of the Live Nativity is outdoors, in front of the Campus Center, and it is a short program.  On the day of the event, please report to the McGrath Library Conference Room by 1:30 pm.
Costumes are provided.

Thank you!

Note:  The Franciscan connection to this reenactment dates back to 1223.  On Christmas Eve, St. Francis of Assisi recreated the manger scene in a cave in the hills above Greccio, Italy.

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Wellness Fair Set for November 5

Wednesday, November 5th
10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
West Herr Atrium

Attending the Wellness Fair:
Zittel’s Country Market
Western NY Dental Group
Orchard Park Family Practice
Orchard Fresh
Town of Hamburg Police
Character Council of WNY
American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
be Healthy Institute
Bry Lyn
BlueCross and BlueShield
*Plus many more!!!

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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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