Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College American Red Cross Blood Drive http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/674/american-red-cross-blood-drive <p><strong>August 27, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College is hosting an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Thursday, September 11 from 10:30 am – 3:30 pm. It will be held in room 217 of the Robert McLaughlin College Center.</p> <p>Those interested in being a donor can sign-up in advance in the Center for Student Leadership &amp; Involvement Office, room 220 of the McLaughlin College Center or by calling 315.866.0300 ext 8286. Walk-ins are welcome the day of the event.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/674/american-red-cross-blood-drive Schedule Change for PE Building and Fitness Center http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/675/schedule-change-for-pe-building-and-fitness-center <p><strong>August 27, 2014</strong></p><p>The Herkimer College Physical Education Building, including the Fitness Center, will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, beginning this weekend. The previous hours were Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon and Sundays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.</p> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/675/schedule-change-for-pe-building-and-fitness-center Herkimer College to Screen “Maleficent” http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/672/herkimer-college-to-screen-maleficent <p><strong>August 26, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will be showing “Maleficent” on Wednesday, September 10 at 8:00 pm in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 247.</p> <p>In the movie, a vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. Rated: PG.</p> <p>The film is part of the College’s fall movies series and is open to the public free of charge.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/672/herkimer-college-to-screen-maleficent Herkimer College Offers College Now Program Tuition-Free http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/673/herkimer-college-offers-college-now-program-tuition-free <p><strong>August 26, 2014</strong></p><p>This fall, high school students enrolled in participating schools may enroll tuition-free in Herkimer College’s concurrent enrollment program, known as College Now. The tuition-free benefit was made possible through a $200,000 appropriation approved by the Herkimer County Legislature.</p> <p>College Now provides high school students the opportunity to take college-credit bearing courses taught by college-approved high school teachers at no cost. Students gain exposure to the academic challenges of college while in their supportive high school environment, earning college credit at the time they successfully pass the course. The opportunity to earn college credit while in high school gives students a head start when they enter college, and often they can graduate from college early, resulting in significant savings of time and money.</p> <p>Interim College President Nicholas Laino said, “Granting high school students early access to college is essential in today’s competitive world. This is a tremendous opportunity for our community, and we thank the Legislature for making this investment in the future of our youth. We are optimistic about the prospects for reaching more students in the local high schools through the College Now program, and we look forward to being able to provide greater access to college for all Herkimer County students.”</p> <p>Accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment (NACEP), the College Now program has grown to include participation by 14 schools throughout Herkimer County and the region. During the 2013-14 school year, 953 students enrolled in the program, many taking two or more courses during the year.</p> <p>Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES District Superintendent Mark Vivacqua said, “Our superintendents and boards are incredibly grateful to the Herkimer County Legislature for making this a priority. I am confident that the result of tuition free College Now will be that more of our Herkimer County students will complete college and therefore be better positioned for prosperity as adults.”</p> <p>College Now is one of many ways Herkimer College provides high quality, accessible educational opportunities and services in response to the needs of the local and regional communities.</p> <p>For more information about the College Now program, call 315-866-0300, ext. 8743 or email <a href="mailto:collegenow@herkimer.edu">CollegeNow@herkimer.edu</a>.</p> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/673/herkimer-college-offers-college-now-program-tuition-free Comedy Night with Jimmy Failla http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/669/comedy-night-with-jimmy-failla <p><strong>August 25, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will be hosting Comedy Night with Jimmy Failla on Tuesday, September 9 at 8:00 pm in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, room 288.</p> <p>Jimmy Failla is a New York City Cab Driver turned Professional Stand Up Comic. He’s been seen on AXS TV’s “Gotham Comedy Live” as well as BBC America’s “Richard Hammond’s Crash Course.” His critically acclaimed radio show/podcast “Off The Meter” is heard daily by ten thousand listeners, all of which, have become infinitely smarter for their time. In November of 2013, his new book Follow That Car!: A Cabbie’s Guide To Conquering Fears, Achieving Dreams, and Finding a Public Restroom will be available wherever fine books are sold.</p> <p>The program is sponsored by the Center for Student Leadership and Involvement and is open to the public free of charge.</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/669/comedy-night-with-jimmy-failla Herkimer College Names Student Ambassadors http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/670/herkimer-college-names-student-ambassadors <p><strong>August 25, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College has named a select group of students to the position of student ambassador for the 2014-2015 academic year. Student ambassadors represent the College by assisting at events including New Student Orientation, Fall Fest &amp; Alumni Weekend, Open House and Commencement. Students are selected for this leadership role through an application process that includes a personal interview. Pictured from left to right, front row: Barbara Elliott (Herkimer), Sarah Hadity (New Hartford), Quynh Nguyen (Vietnam) and Kelsea Graves (Ostelic); middle row: Yan Li (China), Jenna Jagodzinski (Rochester), Brittany Davis (Gloversville), Paige Horender (Little Falls), Barbara Schermerhorn (Fort Plain), Dayonna Williams (Bronx) and Jordyn Avery (Kerhonkson); back row: Philip Tanner (Deposit), Rhiannon Steele (Little Falls), Caitlyn Frye (Broadalbin), Shawn Arnold (Gloversville), Justin Salmon (Johnson City) and Michael Bartkowiak (Utica).</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/670/herkimer-college-names-student-ambassadors Women’s Tennis to Have Informational Meeting http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/671/womens-tennis-to-have-informational-meeting <p><strong>August 25, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – The women’s tennis team will have an informational meeting for Herkimer College students on Tuesday, August 26<sup>th</sup> at 12:30 p.m. in the recreational gym of the physical education building.</p> <p>Should you not be able to make the meeting and are still interested in playing for the Generals, please contact Head Coach Jackie Bogdan by e-mail at <a href="mailto:jackiebogdan91@yahoo.com">jackiebogdan91@yahoo.com</a> or by cell at (315) 404-7243.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/671/womens-tennis-to-have-informational-meeting Herkimer Community Museum to Close http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/667/herkimer-community-museum-to-close <p><strong>August 21, 2014</strong></p><p>The Herkimer Community Museum, located at 301 N. Prospect Street in the Village of Herkimer, will be open by special appointment only, beginning Friday, August 29. The last day of regular operational hours will be Thursday, August 28 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.</p> <p>Groups interested in visiting the Museum should call Dan Sargent at 315-866-0300 ext. 8525 to make arrangements.</p> <p>The Museum features exhibits of replicated artifacts on Paleozoic fossils, dinosaurs, and ancient Egypt.</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/667/herkimer-community-museum-to-close Women’s Soccer to Have Open Tryouts http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/668/womens-soccer-to-have-open-tryouts <p><strong>August 21, 2014</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – The women’s soccer team will have open tryouts for Herkimer College students on Monday, August 25<sup>th</sup> at 6 p.m. outside the varsity gym for individuals interested in playing for the Generals this coming fall.</p> <p>Should you not be able to make the meeting and are still interested, please contact Head Coach Ryan Brooks-Newton by e-mail at <a href="mailto:brooksrr@herkimer.edu">brooksrr@herkimer.edu</a> or by cell at 518-573-5013.</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/668/womens-soccer-to-have-open-tryouts Health and Wellness Classes Offered in September http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/666/health-and-wellness-classes-offered-in-september <p><strong>August 20, 2014</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will be offering the following non-credit health and wellness classes beginning in September.</p> <p>Tabata Interval Fusion is an easy to follow kickboxing, step aerobics, and tabata workout. Section A will meet for five sessions on Monday evenings from 6 to 7pm beginning September 8. The fee is $30.</p> <p>Super Strength is a basic strength training class focusing on the core, upper and lower bodies. Section A will meet for six sessions on Wednesday evenings from 6 to 7pm beginning September 3. The fee is $36.</p> <p>Yoga for All Section A will meet for six sessions on Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 7:30 pm beginning September 9. The fee is $54.</p> <p>Gentle Yoga Section A will meet for six sessions on Thursday evenings from 4:30 to 5:45 pm beginning September 11. The fee is $54.</p> <p>Pilates Section A will meet for six sessions on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:15pm beginning September 9. The fee is $39. Section B will meet for siix sessions on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:15pm beginning September 11. The fee is $39.</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>. 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>.</p> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/666/health-and-wellness-classes-offered-in-september