Hilbert College, St. Bonaventure University collaborate to offer degrees in cybersecurity

HAMBURG, N.Y. — Hilbert College and St. Bonaventure University announced today that they will each offer Bachelor of Science degree programs in Cybersecurity beginning in the fall of 2016.  They are the only higher education institutions in the region to offer undergraduate majors in this high-demand field.

The two institutions will share faculty resources to offer the programs, taking advantage of Hilbert’s strength in its Department of Computer Security and Information Assurance and St. Bonaventure’s expertise in its Department of Computer Science.

No travel between campuses will be necessary for students or faculty, as shared courses will be offered via distance-learning technology.


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Convocation – New Time

Academic convocation for the class of 2019 is scheduled for the first day of classes, Monday, August 31st and will begin at 10:30am, one half hour earlier than in past years. The convocation committee decided to implement this change as a result of faculty and student feedback indicating that an earlier start would allow for more time before classes begin at 12:25 pm. The class of 2019 begins the day with student sign-in from 8:30am-9:00am in West Herr Atrium and activities prior to the convocation ceremony begin at 9:00 am.

As always, thank you for your participation in this important and meaningful event.

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News & Notes – Aug. 27

— Hilbert College President, Cynthia Zane, is featured in Trusteeship Magazine – Failing Forward Toward a New Alliance

— Check out this recent blog post from Provost and VP for Academic Affairs, Dr. Christopher Holoman – https://clholoman.wordpress.com/2015/08/18/size-matters/ 

— An interview with Hilbert English professor Herb Kauderer was the lead feature in the R.kv.r.y. Quarterly Literary Journal Blog for this week.  Available at: http://rkvryquarterly.com/category/blog/

— In addition, professor Kauderer was a featured poet with four poems in the August 2015 issue of FrostFire Worlds a young adult science fiction and fantasy magazine published by Alban Lake.

— Welcome new faculty!  Amanda Recio, Assistant Professor of Mathematics and Brianna Harris, Instructor, Psychology Program


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Hilbert Launches New Website

After months of planning and countless hours of work from both the faculty and staff, Hilbert College launched a newly-designed website.  The all-new www.hilbert.edu is now available, both on and off campus.

The sleek and user-friendly design aims to engage the college’s many constituent groups, with a main focus on the prospective student.  Through the development of new content and the optimization of key landing pages, the new website platform will improve the college’s most important marketing tool.

Note: a page with helpful links for faculty and staff is linked at the top and bottom of every webpage on the new site.  The ‘Faculty & Staff’ link will take you to links for Blackboard, Argos, Email, and more.

If you notice anything that needs to be corrected, or if you have any general questions, comments, or concerns, please email Matt Heidt (mheidt@hilbert.edu).

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Quinn Named Vice President for Enrollment Management at Hilbert College

HAMBURG, N.Y. – Patrick A. Quinn, who has more than 25 years of experience in enrollment management, financial aid, and admissions, has been appointed Vice President for Enrollment Management at Hilbert College announced President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D.   His appointment is effective Sept. 8, 2015.

In his new role, Quinn will lead Hilbert’s admissions, student financial services, student records, and marketing efforts to build and execute a strategic enrollment plan that will meet the college’s enrollment goals.


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A Moment of Prayer – Sept. 1

Moment of Prayer

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Buffalo Laboratory Theatre presents Doubt


Performances in Swan Auditorium.  Sept. 11 – 26 | visit www.buffalolabtheatre.org for more information

There are a limited number of free tickets set aside for GS 101 students, in order to encourage new college students to experience live, professional theatre and engage with this thought-provoking play.

There are also $5 tickets available for Hilbert students and empoyees! Email tdoherty@hilbert.edu to reserve tickets.

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Athletics Update – Aug. 27

Thank You to Western New York Senior Men’s Basketball

senior_basketball_playersHAMBURG, N.Y.John Czarnecki, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Hilbert College, presented an unexpected tribute to a group of men whose collegiate playing days ended a few decades ago.  Since the early 1990’s, an ever changing group of retired men show-up and use the Hafner Recreation Center three times a week.

The Western New York Senior Men’s Basketball players have made a financial donation each month for the last twenty-five years when they began using the Hafner Recreation Center for their weekly organized basketball games.  Each Monday, Wednesday and Friday the senior players lace-up their sneakers and assemble teams for half-court basketball games as a way to stay physically active and to maintain a healthy and social life style with their friends.

In May 2015, Hilbert College replaced the old, wooden bleachers which survived continued use since 1978, when the Hafner Recreation Center first opened.  The Hawks now have new, electric-driven bleachers which are easier to manage, are an upgrade in comfort and are fitted with a ‘media deck’ for social media exposure during home basketball and volleyball contests.

As a way to thank the men for their financial contribution over all these years and to show appreciation for their role modeling of staying active after retirement, the athletics department gave the naming rights of the media platform to this special group of men.







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Sister Benedicta Prays with Jim Kelly

Jill Kelly, wife of Hall of Fame Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Jim Kelly, posted this photo (featuring Sister Benedicta) on Facebook along with the following caption (below the photo).  Sister Benedicta is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph and a member of the Hilbert College Board of Trustees.









Another surgery today.
Thankful for this woman of God who prayed over Jim before he went in.
Her peace, compassion, and love were felt in such a tangible way.

None of us know what the day might hold but we can be confident and trust the ONE who holds this day and every moment.

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Hilbert Connection to Wendt Beach Rescue

Hilbert College alum and part-time campus safety officer, Greg Szarowicz, and fellow alum, Brad DiMartino, were involved in the rescue of an 11-year old girl at Wendt Beach Park.  Read more about the rescue in this article from the Buffalo Newshttp://www.buffalonews.com/feed/i-didnt-think-i-was-going-to-make-it-but-i-knew-i-had-to-get-to-her-20150731

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