News & Notes – Oct. 24

Hilbert in the News
— Buffalo Business First – Hilbert’s ‘No-Tie Gala’ won’t require attendance

Hilbert Notes

  • The forum “A Conversation About Ferguson” on Thursday, October 30 will include a panel discussion/presentations by a John Culhane, Jim Golden, Erika Haygood-Gault, Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, and Yvonne Downes.  It will be followed by a question/answer period in which students will have an opportunity to express their own thoughts and concerns.   The event will begin at 1:50 down in Bogel 101, and may end at 3:05 or continue if students are not ready to leave.
  • Amy Kendall
    Amy Kendall

    The CJ/FS Association will welcome guest speaker, Amy K. Kendall, an Environmental Attorney, to speak on fracking and other current environmental issues on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 5 p.m. in Bogel 101.
    BIO- Ms. Kendall focuses her practice on environmental, land use and real estate law and civil litigation. She has over 14 years of experience in Federal and State environmental litigation, including administrative hearings.  She is also regularly involved in permitting and other federal and state agency proceedings, regulatory compliance, review and commenting on environmental laws and regulations, and real estate matters, including the negotiation of utility easements for wind power. Her litigation experience has ranged from criminal trials to briefing for the United States Supreme Court and five Circuit Courts of Apeals.While Ms. Kendall is involved in all areas of environmental law, much of her law practice has focused on water-related issues, including permitting and compliance issues for facilities, and construction in wetlands. She has been heavily involved in prosecuting and defending civil litigation under the Clean Water Act. Ms. Kendall also handles matters involving title to and permitting for work on underwater lands, as well as riparian and littoral rights.  She has recently become involved in the first lawsuit in New York involving a town’s right to zone out high volume hydraulic fracturing in the Marcellus Shale.

    Ms. Kendall is the past chair of the Environmental Law Committee of the Monroe County Bar Association.  She also serves as secretary of the Genesee Finger Lakes Chapter of the Air & Waste Management Association.  She is an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology teaching Environmental Law, and is currently a student there as well, working on her Masters in Environmental Health and Safety Management.

  • BlueCross BlueShield is excited to once again host two free skates at First Niagara Center before the end of the year: Tuesday, November 11, and Monday, December 29.  These private skating events allows BlueCross BlueShiled to offer a unique and highly engaging experience to our membership, inviting them to skate on the home ice of the Sabres. More info-  Free Skate Flyer
  • Children’s Halloween Party sponsored by Student Activities and SGA is set for Sunday, Oct. 26 at 2-4 p.m. in the Hafner Gym.
  • Donations needed for Refugee family: Service Learning Project
    Dr. Shannon Lupien’s Cross-cultural psychology class is continuing to collaborate with Journey’s End Refugee Services ( 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.  (Please contact Dr. Shannon Lupien,, 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).
    Week 4: 10/27-10/30: Household Items
    Collection Times: 10/27 12:25-1:40 and 10/28 3:15-4:15 (Bogel front foyer)
    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 1-3 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
    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
    Brooms, Dustpans, Mops, Buckets, Laundry soap & basket, Light bulbs, Garbage bags, Dish soap, Cleaners

Kudos & Congratulations
— Hilbert student, Dean Neaverth, has been interning with Marc Panepinto’s State Senate Campaign since this past August.  Congrats!