Stop by McGrath Library to see an extensive display of art from 1045 Elmwood Gallery for the Arts. More information on the gallery >>>
Hilbert Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Christopher Holoman, recently updated his blog – http://clholoman.wordpress.com/
- Spanning the globe to bring you the constant variety of the internet
- Once more into the breach, dear friends
The Hilbert DMaC Lab has started a new blog, check it out here >>>
Father Greg’s hiring was recently featured in the Hamburg Sun – New college chaplain installed at Hilbert
Wendy Edson, Chair of the Professional Studies Division, appeared on WUFO-AM 1080 on Wednesday, August 27. The program, Break Bread Buffalo, is sponsored by the Food Bank of WNY and hosted by Hilbert grad, Wyleia Miller. Wendy discussed Hilbert’s commitment to service, the blueprint, mission, and core values. It was also noted that Hilbert is a sponsor of Hunger Action Month. Wendy appeared in all three segments of the half-hour program. Way to go, Wendy!
The annual Beloit College Mindset List was published this week. Full list CLICK HERE>>>
The College class of 2018, starting their first year on campus this fall, arrives with a grasp of their surroundings quite distinct from that of their mentors. Born in 1996, they have always had The Daily Show to set them straight, always been able to secure immediate approval and endorsement for their ideas through “likes” on their Facebook page, and have rarely heard the term “bi-partisan agreement.”
Each August since 1998, Beloit College in Beloit, Wis., has released the Beloit College Mindset List, providing a look at the cultural touchstones and experiences that have shaped the worldview of students entering colleges and universities in the fall.
Behind the light humor of the Mindset List there are always some serious issues about the future of the class and their role in the future of the nation. The digital technology that affords them privacy from their parents, robs them of their privacy amid the “big data” of the NSA and Google. How will the absence of instant on-line approval impact their performance in the classroom and work place? Will this generation continue to seek reliance on prescription medications to address challenges and adjust reality?
Between the medications and the social media this generation is able to do what, once upon a time, only celebrities could do: advertise their self-designed personalities. Will that keep them from ever finding their authentic selves, or will they go through life with a “virtual” identity.
The Mindset List is assembled each year by Ron Nief and Tom McBride at Beloit College. It was initially created as a reminder to faculty to be wary of dated references and quickly became a catalog of the rapidly changing perception of each new generation as they make an important transition. It is requested by thousands of readers, reprinted in hundreds of print and electronic publications internationally, and used for a wide variety of purposes. It has caught the imagination of the public and draws responses from around the world and a million visitors to the website each year.
This weekend, starting tonight (Aug. 29), Buffalo Wild Wings (Hamburg location) will donate 15% of receipts to the 2014 “For Kids Sake – FUNdrai$er!” to benefit Women & Children’s Hospital of Buffalo, courtesy of arrangements made by recent alum Barry Mason.
So if you plan to be in the neighborhood and dine out, please print a coupon (available here) and present at check-out… it should be as easy as that. You may also feel free to spread the word and encourage others by passing along the coupons to family and friends.
Thank you for your consideration and support!
Last Friday, August 22, was Hilbert Night at the Bisons game! Hilbert College Alumni Board President Dan Jachlewski threw out the first pitch!
September is Hunger Action Month and Hilbert College is a sponsor of the Food Bank of WNY’s efforts in September! Thursday, September 4, 2014 is HUNGER ACTION DAY, it kicks off the month-long effort to turn the nation orange in support of hunger-relief. We encourage everyone to play a role and show your support by wearing orange on Thursday, Sept. 4!
The first ten registrations turned in to Athletic Director John Czarnecki by August 29 are FREE! Registration forms are available in Hafner Recreation Center and the Business Office.
The athletics department at Hilbert College is pleased to announce the opening of two newly-created cross country running trails on the college’s Hamburg campus. The Division III men’s and women’s cross country teams will benefit from the change in landscape and uneven terrain the course provides as they train for their season.
Hilbert’s Buildings and Grounds department, under the leadership of Gary Dillsworth, cut and removed trees as well as cleared over-grown ground cover. They completed their 100 meter trail, whose entrance is situated close to the resident life fire-pit, with a thick layer of mulch since that section of the woods serves as a path for water run-off from the Hawks’ practice field.
Bryan Brener, a student-athlete at St Francis high school, complemented the first trail with a longer, windier trail with a few hilly sections. Brener, an Eagle Scout candidate, devised a plan, organized a group of volunteers, and together they cleared another 300 meters deeper in the wooded-section of the campus.
The Hawks will incorporate this new section of campus into their Sixth Annual Meghan Memorial race on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The race is held in conjunction with the Hawks regular season schedule but it is also open to the general public. Race Application