Faculty & Staff Service Awards – Photo Gallery

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News & Notes – Oct. 2

– Hilbert junior Holly Nidell (pictured, right), business management major, was recently named Volunteer of the Year by the Greater Olean Area Chamber of Commerce.NidellPhoto

Greater Olean Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated chamber week on September 20th – 26th.  During Chamber Week, GOACC presents Volunteer of the Year Award to a volunteer who has shown extraordinary involvement in the chamber and who supports the chamber to the fullest.  Congrats Holly!


– Hilbert English professor Herb Kauderer recently had two poems appear in the September issue of Grievous Angel at: http://www.urbanfantasist.com/latest-sci-fi–fantasy-poetry–flash-fiction/four-poets


– Hilbert College’s collaboration for its new Cybersecurity degree is featured in this article by Kiplinger – http://m.kiplinger.com/article/college/T063-C002-S003-save-for-college-lessen-student-loan-debt.html



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Hilbert College presents the Call of the Game

This week Hilbert College began a marketing campaign in collaboration with the Buffalo Bills, including a presenting sponsorship of a weekly feature.  The Hilbert College Call of the Game appears on BuffaloBills.com every week and is featured Mondays (day after game days) on the John Murphy Show, which airs locally on WGR 550 (Buffalo) and on Sportsradio 950 AM ESPN (Rochester) and via the Bills App.

Check out this week’s first installment! –http://www.hilbert.edu/hilbert-college-call-of-the-game

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From the Hilbert College Wellness Center: Flu Vaccine Dates

Roll up your Sleeve:
Flu Shots are on the Way!
By Kirsten Falcone, RN

If you have not received your flu shot yet, here’s good news! There are two dates approaching on which you may be able to attain your flu vaccine on campus in the West Herr Atrium. Mark your calendar for:

Wednesday, October 14 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, orflu-shot

Wednesday, November 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Here is what you need to know about the flu vaccine:

What is the flu? Influenza (flu) is a contagious infection that spreads most easily each year from October to May (flu season). The flu is caused by a virus and is spread by coughing, sneezing and personal contact. Everyone is susceptible to the flu virus, but symptoms can vary by age and immunity status. Typical symptoms are fever with chills, sore throat, achy muscles, unexplained fatigue, coughing, headache and a runny or stuffy nose.

The flu causes thousands of deaths in the United States every year. Many more are hospitalized. Most of these people are immunity challenged, such as infants and young people, people 65 and older, pregnant women, and others with compromised immune systems.

How can I prevent contracting the flu? Even if you are not immunity challenged, one of the best ways to stop the virus from spreading is by attaining a flu vaccine. A flu vaccine can also keep you from contracting the flu, or it may help make your symptoms less severe. Because there is no “live virus” in the vaccine, a flu vaccine cannot cause the flu. Hand-washing is the best way for you to prevent the spread of the virus.

Can I still get the flu if I get a flu vaccine? Yes. A flu vaccine contains only those strains of the virus thought to be most prevalent for the year in question. It is possible to contract a rarer strain of the virus. Also, because the vaccine takes approximately two weeks to become effective, you may still become sick within that two-week window of time. However, once immunity has been established, you will be protected for the entire flu season.

There are illnesses that look like flu, but are actually other illnesses. This may explain why some people have claimed that the flu vaccine caused them to contract the flu. This is really not the case.

Should some people forgo the flu vaccine? Yes. People with egg allergies, people who have had Guillain-Barre Syndrome, or someone not feeling well should not get the vaccine. If you are not one of those on this list, most health professionals agree that the flu vaccine is a worthy effort in keeping healthy through the winter months. So go ahead and roll up your sleeve!

For more information, visit these Web sites:

Medline Plus

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Rite Aid Flu Shot Information

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Human Trafficking Conference

Hilbert College is hosting a Human Trafficking conference during the Night of Hope event, which is scheduled at Hilbert College on Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in Swan Auditorium.  The event is sponsored by Hilbert College, St. Francis High School, Immaculata Academy and the Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph.

  • Featuring speakers:
    • Theresa Nietzel, Erie County Sheriff’s Office, Human Trafficking Investigator
    • Tara Hughes, Project Director for Trafficked Youth at the International Institute of Buffalo

We will also be doing a service project associated with the event.  We are looking to gather some personal care items for the individuals that they rescue from being trafficked.  I have included the list of items they will be needing.  The collection boxes will be in the Career Center – 105 Franciscan Hall.  The collection will start Monday and there is a prize for the office, club, class or team that collections the most donations.

  • Service Project for the Survivor Support Services Department
    • This department encompasses 2 different areas – one that deals with human trafficking survivors (minors, adults, foreign born) and the other is foreign born women who find themselves in domestic violence situations.  
    • Needed Items: 

                                               – Shampoo for all hair type

                                               – Conditioner

                                               – Soap

                                               – Toothpaste

                                               – Toothbrushes

                                               – Maxi pads

                                               – Tampons

                                               – Diapers (for babies – all sizes)

                                               – Packages of underwear (New – all adult and child sizes)

                                               – New Socks

  • S.A.V.E. club will help with collection and is thinking about selling refreshments
    • Sexual Assault and Violence Education Club
  • Open to any ideas and suggestions.

Flyer for HT Conference

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Athletics Update – Oct. 2

Hawks and Titans Partner For Basketball Clinic

HAMBURG, N.Y. – The Hilbert women’s basketball team has teamed up with the Buffalo Titans to host a coaches clinic on Saturday, October 10th in the Hafner Recreation Center.  Men’s and women’s coaches from six NCAA colleges will be on hand to share their knowledge.Titans

On the women’s side, newly hired Niagara University head coach Jada Pierce will talk about special situation plays and philosophies. Following Coach Pierce, SUNY Geneseo’s Scott Hemer will discuss the packline defense and the basic man-to-man principles that helped his team reach the NCAA Sweet 16 this past season. The final presenter for the women’s coaches is Dave Skolen, who is heading into his 24th season as the head coach of the Daemen Wildcats.

After a short break the men’s coaches will take the stage.  Jason Leone, 2014-2015 SUNYAC Coach of the Year at SUNY Oswego, will begin by demonstrating techniques for shooting and skill development.  Mark Linebaugh, assistant coach at Hobart College, will review offensive fundamentals and ways to be effective on that end of the floor. Alfred University’s Russell Phillips, who is coming off a 19-8 record in his first season as head coach, will talk about defensive philosophy and how he implements his strategies.

The Buffalo Titans are a local basketball organization founded by former Hilbert assistant coaches Mick Kuberka and Andrew Schrum.  Melissa Graham, the newly appointed head coach of the Hilbert women’s team is also a coach in the Titans’ AAU organization. Titans players and members of the Hilbert women’s basketball team will be on hand as demonstrators. Coaches from all age levels are invited to attend the clinic.

Registration fee is $45 per organization, which covers all coaches (men’s and women’s) in a single organization.  For more information and to register your organization please visit buffalotitans.com.


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Fall 2015 NYCEA Conference on Hilbert Campus

THE NYCEA is a regional organization (NYS is the region) of the parent organization, the national College English Association.  The conference title and theme is “Digital Domains & Humanistic Thresholds:  Literary Study, Composition, & Communications.”

Friday, October 9, 2015

  • Wine & Cheese reception
  • Dinner – will include a welcome by Chris Holoman
  • Friday night entertainment: a screening of a film edited by Steve Fox of the interactive play written and directed by Taylor Doherty (Assoc. Professor, Theater) of the campus’s Buffalo Laboratory Theater.  The play is entitled Build Your Own Adventure: The Mystery of the Silver Chalice.  Taylor will introduce the film and take questions after its screening.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

  • Continental breakfast
  • Concurrent panel sessions on digital humanities (English & communications) including session on grad. students/job market ($200 cash prize for best grad. stud. paper delivered during concurrent sessions)
  • Lunch – will include a welcome by Cynthia Zane
  • Plenary session: Professor Joanna Swafford, Asst. Professor of Interdisciplinary & Digital Teaching & Scholarship SUNY at New Paltz, whose talk is entitled “Teaching Literature Through Technology: Sherlock Holmes and Digital Humanities”


The conference itself includes a number of Hilbert faculty as presenters or moderators. Thirty plus presenters are expected for concurrent panels in four sessions on Saturday coming from all parts of New York State and also Pennsylvania.  There is also a $200 contest for best paper presented by a graduate student.

Scheduling grid and registration forms can be found below.

NYCEA Conference Scheduling Grid –  NYCEAConferenceSchedulingGrid.doc

Registration Forms – CallforPapersFall2015–NYCEAConf.doc

The local Steering Committee which helped in the planning and preparation of the conference consists of the following:  Dr. Charles Ernst (Chair), Professor, English, Director, Center for Excellence in Learning; Taylor Doherty, Assoc. Professor, Theater;  Jenna Dulak, Director of Web Services and Online Technology/Adj. Instructor, Professional Studies Division; Christopher Gallant, Asst. Professor, Digital Media and Communications Studies; Herb Kauderer, Assoc. Professor, English;  Robert Pawelski, Coordinator of Information Technology/Adj. Instructor, Professional Studies Division; Dr. Amy Smith, Chair, Arts and Sciences Division, Professor, English; Dr. Don Vincent, Assoc. Professor, Digital Media and Communication Studies; and Dr. Megan Witzleben, Asst. Professor, English.


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Hilbert College True Blue Weekend


Hilbert College welcomes family and friends to campus for a jam- packed weekend of exciting events! Previously known as Homecoming and Alumni Weekend, True Blue Weekend will take place on Friday October 2nd until Sunday October 4th.  ALL events are free to attend, unless otherwise stated.


For a downloadable map of events please click here.

*Have questions or a need a place to start the weekend come over to the True Blue Weekend Headquarters/Check-In Station on Saturday, October 3rd, 8:30am to 5:30pm, located in the Franciscan Hall Atrium*

Friday October 2nd
Main Quad, Hilbert College
Alumni and their guests join faculty, staff, and friends of the college to enjoy a night of classic cars on the Hilbert Quad while honoring alumni, staff, and friends of the college during the San Damiano Awards. During this reception, Hilbert College will also officially unveil it’s long awaited bronze Hawk statue on campus! Light refreshments and hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Saturday October 3rd
OPEN HOUSE for prospective students
Swan Auditorium
At our Fall Open House get an idea what it is like to be a Hilbert College Student.  Learn all about our academic programs, financial aid, student life and activities, athletics, residence life, career services, and every other aspect of Hilbert!  Tours will be available throughout the day.  Offices on campus will be available for individual questions.

Main Quad
A special blessing of the animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi’s love for all creatures.

Main Soccer Field, Hilbert College ($)
A fun event for everyone as we cheer on the men and women’s soccer teams as they host Mount Aloysius for their third home game of the season. There will be entertainment for children of all ages. Can’t stay for the party? Stop by and pick up a chicken dinner for $10 to support the Hilbert Alumni Association between 12:30-3:00pm. First 100 guests to RSVP will receive a free Hilbert stadium cup!

Paczesny Hall, Room 203
Exercise your creative side, get your hands dirty, and try to keep up with Denise as she demonstrates how to make decoupage candle holders.  All the supplies will be provided – you bring the enthusiasm

Bogel Hall, Room 155
Join Assistant Professor Maryann Hobar and learn how forensic investigators collect the clues that lead to convictions.  Discover the difference in what you see on TV and what really happens!

Bogel Hall, St. Clare Chapel
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Upper Level Campus Center, Dining Hall ($)
In the mood for a little mystery, delicious food, and interactive fun? On Saturday, October 3, 2015 in the Upper Level of the Campus Center Student Activities will be hosting a family friendly murder mystery dinner. The show will start at 5:30pm, with a buffet dinner served at intermission, followed by the conclusion of the performance. Attendance is $10 per person. Students are free.

Practice Field, Hilbert College
Grab a blanket, a lawn chair, family, friends, neighbors or co-workers, and head to the sports field behind Hilbert College to enjoy a FREE outdoor movie and popcorn this summer. The new Pixar film, Inside Out, will be showing at 8pm on a huge 84 square foot inflatable screen with a state-of-the-art projection and sound system. The movie is free and family friendly. Those that provide a canned good or $1 will receive a small bag of popcorn. All canned goods and funds raised will go to charity.

Need a place to stay for the weekend? Click here for more information.

Questions? Contact:

Tommy Vane
Director of Student Activities
tvane@hilbert.edu | 716.926.8932

Jim Sturm

Vice Provost for Leadership Development and Dean of Students
jsturm@hilbert.edu | 716.926.8935

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Flu Shot Clinic

Flu Shots will be available at Hilbert College on:

Wednesday, October 14th from 10 am – 12 pm in West Herr Atrium


Wednesday, November 4th at our Wellness Fair, from 10 am – 2 pm in West Herr Atrium

Please be sure to bring your insurance card with you.

Thank you to Rite Aid in Eden for coming to Hilbert!


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Larry Lesick Farewell Reception

Please join us in a farewell reception for Larry Lesick!

Wednesday September 30th, at 3:00pm

Located in the Donough Board Room

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