News & Notes – April 1

— Please save the date Wednesday, April 20, 2016  at 3:30 for our Open Enrollment meeting for health insurance.

The general open enrollment meeting will be held at 3:30 in the Library Conference Room.  As in the past, we will also have a representative available prior to the meeting for one-on-one appointments if you would like to learn about your options with Medicare.  More information to follow.

— Student Nomination Forms — In recognition of the accomplishments of students who are employed on our campus during the 2015-2016 academic year, or employed through association with our campus (i.e.: internship, volunteerism, work study, or practicum as a part of the curriculum), the Office of Career Development & Service Learning is once again sponsoring a campaign to find the student employee who has contributed most to the College and to the community.  Any student employed on campus or employed through affiliation with a course is eligible for nomination.  The award will be presented during the 25th Annual Student Government Association Award Ceremony on April 15.  If you are interested in nominating a student, please fill out the attached Nomination form and return it to Katie Martoche by April 4.  Feel free to email your completed nomination directly to     Nomination Form

— Hilbert College was recently featured in Buffalo Business First.   Hilbert College VP talks financial stability in higher ed

— Hilbert College associate professor Carol Nowak was named a Director of the Erie County Council for the Prevention of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

GetFileAttachment— On March 26, 2016, Hilbert English professor Herb Kauderer was a featured poetry reader at the event “In Celebration of Women: an afternoon of artful expression” an event held as part of Women’s History Month.  The art show and readings were held at 24 Below Gallery & Cafe in Niagara Falls.  The event was sponsored by Written Image, and in conjunction with the event, Written Image released the ebook of professor Kauderer’s new poetry collection, ‘The Snowstorm of ’14: Poems from the Front Lines’.

The book is professor Kauderer’s tenth book of poetry, and includes an introduction remembering some of the epic snowstorms in the history of Western New York.  Here are some excerpts from that introduction:

“On January 28th, 1977 at 11:10 AM the white wall of a blizzard hit Buffalo’s City Hall.  There were already 33 inches of snow on the ground, and more importantly, that blanket of snow also covered the frozen surface of adjacent Lake Erie.  For the next five consecutive days the region was hit by periodic gale force winds which moved most of the snow off of Lake Erie and onto us.”  

“Sometime during the night between Monday November 17th, and Tuesday November 18th, 2014, it started to snow.  And in my village of Lancaster NY, it snowed more in 24 hours than ever before recorded in the lower 48 states.”  

Given Hilbert’s own exciting experiences during the Snowstorm of ’14, the book is sure to bring back memories.​