The Hilbert College Fall ’13 Magazine is now available online – CLICK HERE to read it.
This edition includes great articles on the Hilbert College Blueprint, Veteran Students at Hilbert, the largest individual commitment in Hilbert’s history, and more. Also, the digital publication features fully interactive links to external videos and articles.
Thank You to the Magazine Editorial Board – Peter Burns, Tori Felser, Gregg Fort, Ian Gattie, Dr. Anthony Hughes, and Stephanie King – for their tremendous help and support in publishing this edition of the Hilbert College Magazine. A special thank you to Dr. Anthony Hughes for his countless hours of work on the Blueprint feature (part one of two!!). I highly recommend you read Dr. Hughes’ in-depth feature on the Hilbert Blueprint! THANK YOU!!
REMINDER — There will be an Information Sharing Session on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 3:15 in the Library Conference Room. The Administrative Council will share information and answer questions regarding the December 5 Board of Trustees Meeting.
REMINDER: CHRISTMAS AT HILBERT IS THIS SUNDAY!
A Live Nativity will bring the Christmas story to life during Hilbert College’s 16th annual Christmas celebration from 2-4 p.m. on December 8. The celebration will include a children’s Christmas party, complete with a visit from Santa, following the nativity.
Featuring the Holy Family, shepherds, angels, the three wise men and animals in a small outdoor stable, the Live Nativity will take place at 2 p.m. in the campus quad near the Campus Center.
The Live Nativity dates back to 1223, when it was recreated by St. Francis of Assisi, founder of the Franciscan order, which is the spiritual foundation of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, Hilbert’s founding congregation.
Immediately following the nativity, the holiday celebration will move indoors for the children’s Christmas party in the Hafner Recreation Center.
Free photos with Santa will be available at the party, which will also include Christmas arts and crafts and games. Cookies and hot chocolate will be provided.
Christmas at Hilbert is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to local food pantries.
Each year Hilbert College selects students based on the criteria of scholarship, participation and leadership, citizenship and service, and potential for future achievement for recognition in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. The students selected also become the finalists for the Man and Woman of the Year. Please join us in congratulating the following students were selected for Who’s Who this year:
On Tuesday, December 10, join Pope Francis, Catholic Relief
Services, Catholic Charities USA and the network of Catholic
international relief agencies called Caritas Internationalis in
praying for an end to hunger.
At noon local time, a global wave of prayer will begin in
Tonga, a small nation in the South Pacific, and will progress
around the world until it reaches that same island some 24
hours and more than 164 countries later.
Please pray at NOON on Tuesday December 10. Go to http://crs.org/food-for-all/index.html to learn more and to RSVP for the prayer wave.
On Saturday, November 14th, 2013, a contingent of six students and two faculty members traveled to the 14th annual Penn-York Undergraduate Research Association Conference at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford. The Penn-York Conference provides undergraduate students from northwest Pennsylvania and western New York an opportunity to present their research activities to students and faculty from area colleges and universities. Hilbert College has participated in all 14 Penn-York Conferences.
This year Breana Cline, Lisa Gibson, Sarah Jentsch, Joe Pernick, Sarah Schmidt and Ailin Vega along with Dr. Shannon Lupien and Dr. Ed Pristach made the trip to Bradford to join approximately seventy other attendees. The conference showcased 43 oral presentations and 15 posters. These presentations were primarily from the social sciences, however also included were the physical sciences and engineering.
This year’s program included the following Hilbert student projects:
“Academic Motivation and Class Level in Undergraduate Students” by Lisa A. Gibson
“What is the Effect of Athletic Participation on Academic Performance?” by Sarah Schmidt
“The Effect of Student Parenting on Undergraduate Motivation” by Sarah Jentsch
“Perceived Effectiveness of Psychological Placebos in Athletic Tasks” by Joseph Pernick
The entire collection of conference abstracts can be found at: http://www.pitt.edu/~kml2/PYURA2.htm
Next year’s Penn-York Conference will be hosted in early November by Houghton College.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS — The next college-wide meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 9. Coffee at 8:00 and the meeting will be 8:30-12:30. More details to follow.
Hilbert College’s “Kenya Krew” will be holding a spaghetti dinner on Sunday, Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at St. David’s Episcopal Church, 3951 Seneca Street, West Seneca, NY (behind the Southgate Plaza). Hilbert College students and faculty will be traveling to Kenya in May 2014 on a service trip and will be working on various projects in some of the poorest areas of Kenya. Money raised from the spaghetti dinner will go towards supplies for the projects and trip expenses.
Dinners include spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, and dessert. Tickets are $9 presale and $10 at the door. Presale tickets can be purchased by contacting Amy Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 649-7900, ext. 354.
Confirming the MOOC Myth (Inside Higher Ed)
Higher Education: On a Crash Course for Reinvention (Huffington Post – Opinion)
The Gift That Keeps On Giving (Forbes)
December 1-6, 2013 | Issue 1
Hilbert’s Strategic Alliance Feasibility Study Task Force continues to prepare data and documents to review at the full board meeting in December. A more detailed update is expected shortly after each school’s respective board meetings in December.
Members of Hilbert’s Administrative Council traveled to St. Bonaventure on Monday, November 11 for the third ‘Sharing Session’ between each school’s senior leadership teams. The Hilbert team fought through white-out conditions on the drive home, as the season’s first significant snow fall hit that evening and was particularly heavy in ski country!
Attendees of the Sharing Session
St. Bonaventure University
Sr. Margaret Carney – President
Br. F. Edward Coughlin – Vice President for the Franciscan Mission
Mary Driscoll – Vice President for University Advancement
Michael J. Fischer – Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael Hoffman – Executive Director for Information Technology
Brenda L. McGee – Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration
Emily F. Sinsabaugh – Vice President for University Relations
Richard Trietley, Jr. – Vice Provost for Student Life
Cynthia Zane – President
Gregg Fort – Vice President for Institutional Advancement
Christopher Holoman – Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Michael Murrin – Vice President for Information Services
Rick Pinkowski – Vice President for Business and Finance
The next ‘Coffee Talk’ is scheduled for Friday, December 6 at 9 a.m. in the Faculty Lounge in Bogel Hall.
Did you know?
St. Bonaventure graduates are leading some of the largest and most well-known businesses and schools. They are working for every major broadcast network, and many of the world’s most-read print and electronic publications.
- 90% of undergraduate degree recipients say they would choose St. Bonaventure again.
- 90% are employed or move on to graduate work within six months of graduation.
- Nearly 100% placement of MBA/Accounting graduates.
- Bonaventure has produced five Pulitzer Prize winners.