Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Former General Helps Achieve First Ever FIL Podium http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/655/former-general-helps-achieve-first-ever-fil-podium- <p><strong>July 27, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – Former men’s lacrosse player Roger Vyse helped the Iroquois National Team defeat Australia 16-5 at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park last weekend, securing its first ever medal at a senior world championship.</p> <p>Vyse helped the Generals win a national championship in 2003, going 18-0. The first team all-American went on to Limestone College, breaking an NCAA DII record for goals and points in a season with 339 goals and 521 points.</p> <p>For more information on the game, please go to <a href="http://iroquoisnationals.org/iroquois-dominate-australia-to-reach-first-fil-podium/" target="_blank">http://iroquoisnationals.org/iroquois-dominate-australia-to-reach-first-fil-podium/</a>.</p> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/655/former-general-helps-achieve-first-ever-fil-podium- Crazy Computer Basics http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/654/crazy-computer-basics- <p><strong>July 23, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will be hosting a youth camp to learn the basics of computer applications.</p> <p>“Crazy Computer Basics” will explore and teach students how to use all the hidden elements of Microsoft Word. Students will create PowerPoint presentations with videos, clip art and animations. Participants will also learn MovieMaker and create their own movies by the end of the week.</p> <p>The camp is for youth ages 8-11 and will run Monday, August 11 through Thursday, August 14 from 9am to 12pm. Pre-registration is required by Monday, August 4. The fee is $72.</p> <p>Pre-registration is required for this course and can be completed by calling (315) 866-0300 ext. 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm or by visiting <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/pay-ce." target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/pay-ce. </a></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/654/crazy-computer-basics- First Aid/CPR/AED class http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/653/first-aidcpraed-class <p><strong>July 22, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will be offering an Adult First Aid/CPR/AED certification course.</p> <p>Adult First Aid/CPR/AED incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies for victims 12 years and older. Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED. The course will be held on Saturday, August 9 from 9am to 4pm. Pre-registration is required by Monday, August 4. The fee is $80.</p> <p>For more information and/or a complete list of courses, visit our website at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce/" target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/ce/</a>. Pre-registration is required, and can be completed by calling (315) 866-0300 ext. 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/653/first-aidcpraed-class Board of Trustees Meeting http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/651/board-of-trustees-meeting <p><strong>July 17, 2014</strong></p><p>The Herkimer County Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, July 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 282/283.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/651/board-of-trustees-meeting Generals claim top spot with NATYCAA Cup http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/652/generals-claim-top-spot-with-natycaa-cup <p><strong>July 17, 2014</strong></p><p>For the first time in the history of Herkimer College, the Herkimer Generals athletic program has won the National Alliance of Two Year College Athletic Administrators (NATYCAA) Cup, ranking Herkimer first in the nation among NJCAA non-scholarship programs. Herkimer also won third place in the NCAA Learfield Sports Directors Cup. Both programs recognize excellence in two-year colleges, based on athletic success in championship competition.</p> <p>Herkimer has finished in the top five of the NATYCAA Cup since its inception 10 years ago. This was the first time Herkimer College took the top spot, ending a three-year stint by Gloucester County College (NJ). The Generals amassed 151 points to the Roadrunners’ 139.5, collecting one team national championship in men’s soccer, eight individual track &amp; field national championships, four Region III team championships (men’s soccer, men’s basketball, baseball and softball) and 17 individual Region III championships in cross country, swimming &amp; diving and track &amp; field.</p> <p>Herkimer's Athletic Director Donald Dutcher said, "I am extremely proud of our student athletes and coaches for winning this award. Our coaches put a lot into recruiting the right student athletes to play for the Generals. When the student athletes come to Herkimer they buy into our philosophy and our mission of the athletic department. This has been a goal of ours since I arrived as the athletic director in 2004. To be the best you have to surround yourself with the best and I feel we truly have that here at Herkimer starting with our coaches, student athletes, professors, administration and staff. It is a total institutional effort. Our students go above and beyond not only the walls of the classroom but they also get involved with the community and are truly getting a valued well-rounded education when they come to Herkimer. There is no better feeling to be the #1 Junior College Athletic Program in the country and if you chose to come to Herkimer College and be a part of our athletic program you will receive a once-in-a-lifetime chance to receive a great education, athletic/co-curricular experience, where everyone know your name at an affordable coast and the opportunities are endless.”</p> <p>The NATYCAA is the professional organization of two year college athletic administrators dedicated to the continuing growth and development of two-year college athletics and the individuals involved through an exchange of information, monitoring of legislation, promotion of academic excellence, increasing communication between organizations, and encouraging a high degree of integrity in all endeavors.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/652/generals-claim-top-spot-with-natycaa-cup #4Pete breaks attendance record at Saranac http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/650/4pete-breaks-attendance-record-at-saranac <p><strong>July 11, 2014</strong></p><p>UTICA, NY – Two days prior to the 37<sup>th</sup> annual 15K Boilermaker, during ‘Saranac Thursday’, Herkimer College helped the brewery break an attendance record with their #4Pete Twitter campaign. 4,000 individuals from all over the area participated in holding four fingers up in the air in reference to fallen soccer star Peter McAvoy.</p> <p>Joining the Generals in support were “Showtime” and “New York Rock”, bands from the New York area. Along with them was head men’s soccer coach Pepe Aragon and recent bronze medalist Erin Hamlin. Each referenced McAvoy with four fingers held in the air on the stage of the brewery with all others in the background.</p> <p>The photo, which has gone viral on social media, was easily the largest showing of support since #4Pete began during the spring.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/650/4pete-breaks-attendance-record-at-saranac Health and Fitness Classes Offered in July http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/648/health-and-fitness-classes-offered-in-july <p><strong>July 07, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College announces non-credit health and fitness classes.</p> <p>Burn &amp; Firm is an easy to follow kickboxing and step aerobics interval workout. Section B will meet for six sessions on Monday evenings from 6 to 7pm beginning July 21st. The fee is $36.</p> <p>Total Body Sculpt is a basic strength training class focusing on the core and upper and lower bodies. Section B will meet for six sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7pm beginning July 23. The fee is $36.</p> <p>Yoga for All offers introduction to pranayama (breath work), asanas (postures) and savasana (meditative relaxation). Section B will meet for six sessions on Thursday evenings from 6:15pm to 7:45pm beginning July 24. Section C will meet for six sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6:15pm to 7:45 pm beginning July 22. Participants are asked to bring their own non-slip mats. The fee is $54 per section.</p> <p>Gentle Yoga offers the healthful benefits of nurturing physical postures and stretches, restorative movements to help relieve stress, tighten muscles and restrictive physical health. Section B will meet for six sessions on Thursday evenings from 4:30pm to 6pm beginning July 24. The fee is $54.</p> <p>Pilates exercises strengthen and tone muscles and provide flexibility and balance for individuals of all ages, shapes and sizes. Section C will meet for six sessions on Tuesdays from 12:30pm to 1:15pm beginning July 15. Section D will meet for six sessions on Thursdays 12:30 pm to 1:15 pm beginning July 17. The fee is $39 per section.</p> <p>Pre-registration is required for all courses and can be completed by calling (315) 866-0300 ext. 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00pm or by visiting <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/pay-ce" target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/pay-ce. </a></p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/648/health-and-fitness-classes-offered-in-july Saranac joins Generals in ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’ http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/649/saranac-joins-generals-in-youll-never-walk-alone <p><strong>July 07, 2014</strong></p><p>UTICA, NY – In an effort to create awareness for individuals with heart ailments, Herkimer College, Saranac Brewery and the band ‘Showtime’ have joined forces. On Thursday, July 10<sup>th</sup> raise four fingers, literally, and help the Generals create more awareness with their #4Pete Twitter campaign at this week’s Saranac Thursday, starting at 5:30 p.m.</p> <p>Peter McAvoy was pivotal in helping Herkimer win their 10<sup>th</sup> NJCAA DIII National Championship in 2013 under Head Coach Pepe Aragon. The sophomore passed away last spring due to heart complications, resulting in both national and international exposure. McAvoy wore jersey #4 and the men’s soccer team will look to win their fourth consecutive championship this coming fall. In an effort to pay tribute, #4Pete began. All over the world supporters have simply taken photos with four fingers held up and posted them to their social media profiles in reference to McAvoy.</p> <p>Join in on the support this week at the brewery and receive a stick-on tattoo at the entrance. The tattoo is the number four written in text using McAvoy’s favorite song “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. During the first intermission a photo will be taken to keep the awareness alive, adding to the thousands of posts already published as a result of #4Pete. We hope you join us in this endeavor!</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/649/saranac-joins-generals-in-youll-never-walk-alone Art Camp for Youth http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/646/art-camp-for-youth <p><strong>July 03, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College is offering an art camp for youth.</p> <p>Art Camp will teach students to create artwork with various mediums such as watercolor, plaster, clay and wire. Activities will include both indoor and outdoor projects complete with a mini art show at the end of the week. The camp is for ages 6 to 11 and will run from Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm on the Herkimer College campus. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, July 16 as space is limited. The fee is $89.</p> <p>To register or for more information contact the Community Education office at (315) 866-0300 ext 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For a complete list of courses, visit our website at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce/" target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/ce/</a>.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/646/art-camp-for-youth Calling All Fashionistas! http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/647/calling-all-fashionistas <p><strong>July 03, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College is offering a fashion camp for youth.</p> <p>Calling All Fashionistas focuses on developing personal style, natural beauty and the basics of colors in fashion. Projects include tie-dye, bedazzling, headbands, purses, and much more. At the end of the week, participants will stroll the runway. The camp is for students ages 6 to 11 and will run from Monday, July 21 to Thursday, July 24 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on the Herkimer College campus. Pre-registration is required by Wednesday, July 16 as space is limited. The fee is $85.</p> <p>To register or for more information contact the Community Education office at (315) 866-0300 ext. 8251, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. For a complete list of courses, visit our website at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce/" target="_blank">www.herkimer.edu/ce/</a>.</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/647/calling-all-fashionistas