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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 tvane@hilbert.edu

– 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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Tickets Nearly SOLD OUT for State Attorney General Debate


Announcement from Time Warner Cable News:

Time Warner Cable News is also 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 are free with a four-ticket limit per person. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you need to bring with you that evening.

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.

Time Warner Cable News is also 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 are free with a four-ticket limit per person. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail confirmation that you need to bring with you that evening.  Click here to register for tickets.

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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What is the “No Tie Gala”

Coming Soon…
One of the most unique fundraisers in Western New York.
Attendance and formal wear not required.



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Fourth Annual Cultural Awareness Week at Hilbert Set for Oct. 20-24

CAW2014A variety of educational, engaging, and entertaining events that illuminate diverse cultures and traditions from around the world, including a presentation by Neil White, author of In the Sanctuary of Outcasts, are planned during Hilbert College’s Cultural Awareness Week celebration being held from October 20-24.

The week will focus on how we move from a place of being aware of social justice in our community to a place of action. The opening program will unveil the college’s “Wall of Peace and Inclusivity” at 1:50 p.m. on October 20 in the Lower Level of the McGrath Library. The exhibit is made up of many unique pieces of cloth either designed or written by faculty, staff and students that expresses each participant’s view of the ways Hilbert comes together as an inclusive community and respects cultural differences. The event will begin with a welcome by Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D., followed by a keynote address by Judge Craig D. Hannah.  His presentation will address “Engaging Community: Creating Change and Equity in the Criminal Justice System.” Following this event, all are welcome to attend the Multicultural Dinner at 5:00 p.m. in the Upper Level of the Campus Center. It will feature a performance by the Caribbean Extravaganza Steel Drum Band. If interested, please pick up tickets in the Student Success office (Free for Hilbert students, faculty, and staff).

On Tuesday, October 21, author Neil White will make two presentations, the first focusing on “Crime and Punishment in a Global World” at 12:25 p.m. in Bogel 101; and the second will discuss his book, the Hilbert Reads selection, In the Sanctuary of Outcasts. All incoming freshmen were given a copy of the selected text.

A roundtable discussion, “Reflections of a Hip-Hop Culture: Commercialism vs. Social Consciousness,” will be held on Wednesday, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. in Paceszny Hall (room 216-218). The day will conclude with a film viewing of Miss Representation in Bogel 101 at 6:15 p.m.

Hilbert’s Cultural Awareness Week will also feature a Cultural Bazaar with showcases, presentations and performances which will take place on Thursday, October 23 in the West Herr Atrium from 2 – 4:30 p.m. The weeklong celebration will close out on Friday, October 24 with a Paintball Tournament in the Hilbert Quad, proceeds will support initiatives from the Disability Services Task Force, and an I-Culture Game Show at 5 p.m. in Bogel 101.

Cultural Awareness Week activities are free and open to the public, are being sponsored by Admissions, Academic Services, Campus Ministry, Career Development Center, Center for Excellence and Learning (CEL), Common Ground Club, English Department’s Visiting Artist Series, Hilbert Reads, Honors Program, Human Services and Rehabilitation Services Department, Institutional Advancement, Leadership Development, Multicultural Affairs, Residence Life, Student Activities, and Student Success and Retention.

For more detailed information and a list of all events during Cultural Awareness Week, contact the office of multicultural affairs at oma@hilbert.edu or go to http://hilberttoday.wordpress.com/2014/10/14/cultural-awareness-week-events/

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Athletics Update – Oct. 17

Ratajczak Finishes in 7th Place At AMCC Championships

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DSC_0705MIDDLESEX, Pa – The Hilbert College men’s golf team closed out their 2014 season on a high note, with several player firing their lowest scores of the season in the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference championship tournament.  Senior Ryan Ratajczak earned his first Top 10 finish in his third season of collegiate competition and the Hawks team took home a 8th place finish.

Penn State Behrend repeated their reign over the eight other AMCC teams, carding another low 300 score for their fourth-straight championship cup.

The Lions lowered yesterday’s impressive 304 card to a 301 today (605). Penn State Altoona trailed their state-partner school by forty strokes for a second place finish at 645 and Pitt-Bradford rounded out the top three with a 661. Mount Aloysius almost made the cut but the Mounties were off by two strokes and settled for 663 score which was two better than Medaille’s 665 (5th place).

Ryan Ratajczak shot duplicate scores both days (79) to collect a 158 score and 7th place finish, which was his best-ever finish in the AMCC championship.

Three first-year golfers for the Hawks closed out the team’s scoring with Eric Labedz falling from yesterday’s 83 to a 96 (179) which slotted him in 32nd place.  Tyler Wangler went from season low 92 yesterday to 97 today for a 38th place and David Mellerski improved his pace today dropping six strokes to a career low 92 and a 39th place finish.  Jacob Reinecke also lowered his day-two score by five strokes and claimed 41st place with 207 score.

Yesterday’s leaders from Penn State Behrend, Dante Vetica and Nicholas VanDamia, traded places today with VanDamia dropping one stroke from his card while Vetica added five to fall to second place.  VanDamia (145) and Vetica (147) outpaced the rest of the field with Bradford’s Alex Hunter grabbing 3rd place to himself.

Coach Liam Friedman has made an impact his first year, teaching the young team the professional way to approach the game and the golf course when representing themselves and the college at matches.



The Polar Plunge is Coming!!!

WVB – Lions Beat the Hawks on Pink Night

WSOC – The Bobcats Head One Home Over the Hawks

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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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Reminder: Scheduling Meeting Rooms on Campus

Just a reminder that the first contact to schedule a meeting on campus is Lauren Watkins, Facility manager. Please email her the event name, date, time, room, number of people attending and any special requests. Your meeting will be scheduled asap. If you are requesting a specific room you can access Meeting Room Manager to check its availability by using the instructions below.

With the increased number of meetings being scheduled on campus this will help ensure that rooms are booked accurately. 

Meeting Room Manager (MRM) is Hilbert’s resource scheduling application. All Hilbert users connected to network can quickly view existing reservations made on campus.

With MRM, Hilbert users can:

  1. check and see if a room or car is available without contacting the facilities coordinator
  2. check club meetings & activities (fundraisers)
  3. check PowerCAMPUS course schedules
  4. check athletic schedules – this does include home and away games as well as practices

The link to MRM is http://scheduling/mrm/ (save this to your favorites for easy access)

You will be prompted to edit your profile your 1st time you use MRM.






Please enter your full name and email address and leave Set user default location to Hilbert college.







Below is the default screen you will see after you edit your profile and when you go to MRM thereafter.






To check and see if a room or vehicle is available -

On the left side of the page you choose your date from calendar and choose building or vehicle from Available Locations. After clicking on the building (you can choose floor here as well) or vehicles you will search for the desired room.

Once you have determined that a room or vehicle is available for the date and time needed, you can submit an email with the event name, date, time, number of people attending and any special requests to Lauren Watkins, facility coordinator, to reserve the space. If you are looking to reserve or change a classroom for a class, those requests continue to go through Eileen Stack.

To check reservations for club meetings & activities, PowerCAMPUS courses or Athletic schedules

On the left side of the page you choose your date from calendar and choose building from Available Locations. Once you find reservation, you can click on it for more information – see below. You cancel to leave form and get back to calendar.







Note: On left side of screen there is a Color legend – click on it to see what colors different reservation types are for


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Peace Pole Prayer Service – Oct. 21


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News & Notes – Oct. 10

– Hilbert’s DMaC Blog was reecntly update, check it out – After Effect World Keynote Speech

– Judy Campbell, VP-International Human Resources at Rich Products, will be presenting the topic of “Talent Management” in Swan Auditorium on Wednesday, October 15, from 8:10-9:25am.  Refreshments will be available prior to the program.  Phi Beta Lambda is sponsoring the program.

– New posts to Hilbert Today blog (http://hilberttoday.wordpress.com/)
——From the Hilbert College Wellness Center – Importance of Calcium
——Photo Gallery: CJ Expo and Celebration

Hilbert Professor Herb Kauderer Poetry Reading
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
4:00pm – 4:30 or so
in McGrath Library

Herb Kauderer will be reading from his new poetry chapbook The Book of Answers. There will be wine, beer, soda, and appetizers.

Herb 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).  In an earlier life, he worked for twenty years as a Teamster, usually operating heavy equipment inside a milk factory.

Reminder – Donations for Service Learning Project
Dr. Shannon Lupien’s Cross-cultural psychology class is continuing to collaborate with Journey’s End Refugee Services (http://jersbuffalo.org) 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.

Week 2: 10/13-10/16: Non-perishable Food & Kitchen Items
Collection times (Bogel front foyer):
Wed (10/15) 12:25-1:40 p.m. and 3:15-4:15 p.m.
(Please contact Dr. Shannon Lupien, slupien@hilbert.edu, 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).
-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

Week 3: 10/20-10/23: Housekeeping Items
-Brooms, Dustpans, Mops, Buckets, Laundry soap & basket, Light bulbs, Garbage bags, Dish soap, Cleaners
Week 4: 10/27-10/30: Household Items
-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 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


— Hilbert is featured in The Buffalo News Honor Roll for receiving Military Friendly designation – ow.ly/CkHrb
   —– This also appeared in The Buffalo News “On the Record” on Friday, October 10 – http://www.buffalonews.com/business/on-the-record/on-the-record-oct-10-2014-20141010

— State Attorney General Debate
—– Published by TWC News (statewide) – http://buffalo.twcnews.com/content/news/775365/exclusive–twc-news-to-host-state-attorney-general-debate-on-oct–30/
—– Featured in the Albany Times-Unionhttp://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/222086/schneiderman-cahill-to-debate-in-wny/

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