Herkimer College News http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/rss News for Herkimer College Programs Open at Herkimer College for Young Leaders and Scientists http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1234/programs-open-at-herkimer-college-for-young-leaders-and-scientists- <p><strong>July 02, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will host youth programs for children interested in science, leadership and discovery. Programs will include Adventure Camp, Robotics Mini-Camp and Weather Watchers. The programs give campers opportunities to hone and gain personal experience in their passions.</p> <p>Is your child always cooped up in their room, on their computer or game console? Adventure Camp gives children license to gain leadership and problem-solving skills, all while having fun in an open and fresh outdoor environment. The engaging activities enhance social development, self-esteem, relationship building, and cooperation, but never forget the importance of enjoying the world outside. The camp is for ages 8-13 and will run from July 20—23, 9am to 12pm. The cost is $72 per camper.</p> <p>Robotics Mini-Camp takes your child’s beloved LEGOS and turns them into outstanding inventions bound to impress any local science fair. Sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory in Rome, NY, this program turns an interest in creativity and building that your daughter or son may only have been able to use on their toys, into a blossoming passion. Students will learn how to build and program their own functioning robots and gain priceless hands-on engineering skills not available in their local science classrooms. The camp is for ages 10-13 and will run July 13—16 from 8am to 12pm.  The cost is $29 per camper.</p> <p>Weather Watchers is for your budding meteorologist. Is your child frequently staring at the sky or asking for the weather forecast? Well, this may be just the class for them. Interactive lessons in all types of weather, from lake effect snow to thunderstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes, taught by real-life meteorologist Bill Kardas, will intrigue and engage your child. The camp is for ages 9-13 and will run July 20—23 from 1:30pm to 4pm. The cost is $69 per camper.</p> <p>The complete summer non-credit course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.</p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8251</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1234/programs-open-at-herkimer-college-for-young-leaders-and-scientists- Art and Fashion Programs for Youth Offered at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1235/art-and-fashion-programs-for-youth-offered-at-herkimer-college- <p><strong>July 02, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will host programs for children interested in nurturing their artistic abilities. The programs offered include Art Camp and Calling All Fashionistas! Both programs give participants opportunities to hone and gain personal experience in their passions.</p> <p>Art Camp gives children open license to support their imaginations with lessons in watercolor painting, drawing with pastels, and creating masterpieces out of clay and wire. A mini art show is presented at the end of the week. The camp is for ages 8-13 and will run from July 13—16, 12:30pm to 3:30pm. The cost is $89 per camper.</p> <p>Calling All Fashionistas! includes teachings in style, color, and the natural beauty of fashion. The class will create their own items and clothing, and even get to will show off their completions on the runway. The camp is for ages 7-11 and will run from August 3—6, 9am to 12pm.  The cost is $85 per camper.</p> <p>The complete summer non-credit course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.</p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8251.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1235/art-and-fashion-programs-for-youth-offered-at-herkimer-college- Ireland Coaches Association National Coach of the Year http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1231/ireland-coaches-association-national-coach-of-the-year <p><strong>July 01, 2015</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – Over the weekend Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Jamie Ireland added NJCAA Coaches Association National Coach of the Year to his list of awards from the 2015 season, recognized for putting the program back on the map with a national ranking.</p> <p>Ireland – a former national champion at Herkimer College – completed his best season in his fourth year. His team received a national ranking by the second week of April after the Generals handed #7 SUNY Delhi a 10-6 loss at Wehrum Stadium, replacing the Broncos the following week as the seventh best team in the nation in the process. Their nationally ranking remained into the offseason, finishing as the ninth best team in the nation thanks to an overtime win over the very same Broncos in the Region III Quarterfinal to claim Ireland’s first playoff win.</p> <p>The team’s on-field success achieved the program’s 27<sup>th</sup> Mountain Valley Conference Championship but also included seven All-Conference, one Conference Player of the Year and three All-Region members.</p> <p>“This acknowledgement is truly an honor,” said Ireland. “2015 was a great year for Herkimer Lacrosse! We could not have had the success we had without my assistant Kiel Adams or each and every member of the team.”</p> <p>-Giorgio Varlaro</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1231/ireland-coaches-association-national-coach-of-the-year Summer Health and Wellness Programs at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1232/summer-health-and-wellness-programs-at-herkimer-college <p><strong>July 01, 2015</strong></p><p>Registration is taking place now for Herkimer College’s summer Health and Wellness programs.                </p> <p>A variety of fitness classes are available including Gentle Yoga, Super Strength Class, Yoga for All, Pilates and more. Classes take place in the College’s fitness center and indoor pool. The programs are open to all interests, as attendees can choose to participate in physical training and water aerobics, or learn meditative techniques for relaxation.         </p> <p>The complete course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.             </p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext 8251</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1232/summer-health-and-wellness-programs-at-herkimer-college Robotics Mini-Camp Open for Youth at Herkimer College http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1233/robotics-mini-camp-open-for-youth-at-herkimer-college <p><strong>July 01, 2015</strong></p><p>The Air Force Research Laboratory (Rome, NY) will sponsor a children’s Robotics Camp at Herkimer College from Monday, July 13 through Thursday, July 16.        </p> <p>The camp is open to participants ages 10-13 and will feature hands-on lessons in programming mobile robots, various types of sensors, applying measurement &amp; geometry to calculate robot navigation, experimental process, and experiment documentation using LEGO Mindstorm Robotic kits.</p> <p>The camp will run from 8am to 12pm. The cost is $29 per camper.</p> <p>The complete summer non-credit course schedule is available at <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ce">www.herkimer.edu/ce</a>. Registration can be completed online, by phone, mail or in person.</p> <p>For more information or to register by phone, contact the Community Education Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8251</p> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1233/robotics-mini-camp-open-for-youth-at-herkimer-college Herkimer College to Offer Instant Admit Days in July http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1230/herkimer-college-to-offer-instant-admit-days-in-july <p><strong>June 30, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College will offer four Instant Admit days in the month of July for students interested in enrolling for the fall 2015 semester. Students interested in enrolling will be able to visit, apply and get admitted to the College on the same day. Instant Admit days will be held on Monday July 6, 13, 20 &amp; 27 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.</p> <p>Admissions and financial aid counselors will be available to assist prospective students and their parents. Participants should bring an official high school transcript or official GED/TASC test scores. Transfer students should also bring official transcripts from their previous colleges.</p> <p>For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 315-866-0300 ext. 8278.</p> <p>                                                               </p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1230/herkimer-college-to-offer-instant-admit-days-in-july Herkimer College Science Club Restores Historic Markers http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1229/herkimer-college-science-club-restores-historic-markers <p><strong>June 26, 2015</strong></p><p>During the spring semester, the Herkimer College Science Club restored two historic markers in Sauquoit, NY marking the birthplace of Dr. Asa Gray, a botanist and friend of Charles Darwin. In addition to restoring the historic markers, the Club also symbolically adopted a snowy owl at the Utica Zoo with funds won at various events throughout the academic year. Pictured are the historic markers before and after the restoration work. The Science Club is one of nearly 40 student clubs and organizations at Herkimer College. The Science Club is advised by Dr. Nicole McDaniels, assistant professor, Science, and exists to expand and promote scientific knowledge via fictional book reviews, field trips, guest speakers and other events. </p> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1229/herkimer-college-science-club-restores-historic-markers Herkimer College Appoints Assistant Professor http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1228/herkimer-college-appoints-assistant-professor <p><strong>June 22, 2015</strong></p><p>Herkimer College announces the appointment of Christina M. Bobesky of Camillus, NY to the position of assistant professor for Human Services. Bobesky will be responsible for teaching introductory courses in social services and case management and will teach and supervise practicum students.  </p> <p>Bobesky was previously employed as an adjunct instructor at the State University of New York at Oswego where she taught courses in the departments of Counseling and Psychological Services (CPS) as well as the department of Psychology.</p> <p>Bobesky has a Bachelor of Arts from LeMoyne College, a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Oswego and is currently completing her doctorate at Syracuse University.</p> <p>Bobesky is a member of The National Council on Family Relations, is the secretary of Syracuse Council of Family Relations and is the Assistant Director of ODESA Dance Ensemble.</p> <p>The Human Services program at Herkimer College is designed to prepare students for a career in a variety of human service agencies. Students may, for example, find employment as case managers, social work assistants, family advocates, residential counselors or classroom assistants. Students may work with a variety of populations, such as the physically or developmentally disabled, elderly, youth at risk or individuals in crisis.  </p> <p>           </p> <p>                                                         </p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1228/herkimer-college-appoints-assistant-professor Athletic Hall of Fame to Induct Class of 2015 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1227/athletic-hall-of-fame-to-induct-class-of-2015 <p><strong>June 20, 2015</strong></p><p>HERKIMER, NY – Herkimer College’s 2015 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held Friday, October 2, 2015 in the Robert McLaughlin College Center, as part of the College’s Fall Fest &amp; Alumni Weekend.</p> <p>The College will honor five individuals and one team who have made outstanding contributions to the institution through intercollegiate athletics. The event will begin at 5 p.m. with a strolling dinner and cash bar, induction ceremony at 6:30 p.m. followed by a social hour with dessert. The fee is $40 per person. For reservations, contact the Herkimer County College Foundation Office at <a href="mailto:shepartda@herkimer.edu">shepartda@herkimer.edu</a> or 315.866.0300 ext. 8459.         </p> <p><strong>About the 2015 Inductees:</strong></p> <p>Pepe Aragon, New Hartford, NY, head men’s soccer coach for the Herkimer Generals, is being inducted for his contributions as a student-athlete. Aragon was captain of the men’s soccer team and played in 1989 and 1990. In 1989, he was named first team All Mountain Valley Conference, first team All-Region III, first team NSCAA All East and first team NSCAA All-America. In 1990, he was team captain, First Team NJCAA All-America, First Team NSCAA All East, NJCAA National All-Tournament Team and Herkimer’s Male Athlete of the Year.</p> <p>P. J. Henriques, Kitty Hawk, NC, was a member of the 1988 and 1989 men’s nordic ski team and won every meet he competed in, with the exception of one second place finish. In 1988, Henriques was Herkimer’s first national champion in the Men’s Nordic 10K among 400 skiers in the national college meet in Waterville, NH.    </p> <p>Charlie Laquay, Utica, NY, was a technical assistant in the Athletic Department from 1989 to 2000. His duties included intramurals director, budget manager, equipment manager, supervisor of open gym and official clock operator and time keeper. Jason Palkovic, technical assistant for the Fitness Center said, “Charlie was a devoted Herkimer College sports enthusiast. He loved what he did. You will find very few people who were as committed as Charlie was.”</p> <p>Sarah Lazarus, South Berlin, NY, was a multi-sport athlete at Herkimer from 2005 to 2008, participating in cross country, track, basketball, lacrosse and indoor track. Lazarus was an outstanding runner as well as a two-year starter for the women’s basketball program. Lazarus’ accomplishments include placing third at the 2005, and then second at the 2006 cross country national meets. In 2007, she was national champion in both the 800m and 1500m races at the Women’s Track &amp; Field National Championships. In 2008, Lazarus helped lead her team to win the College’s first women’s track and field national championship, finishing second in the high jump and second in the 3200m relay. Lazarus was named Herkimer College’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2006, and currently holds the record for the cross country course at Herkimer College.</p> <p>Paul Wehrum, Little Falls, NY, served as head men’s lacrosse coach from 1980 through 2003 and implemented the women’s lacrosse program in 2004 serving as head coach for three seasons. In 24 seasons coaching the men (1980-2003), Wehrum guided the Generals to a 403-62 record including three undefeated seasons, 21 consecutive Region III championships and eight national championships. He was named NJCAA Coach of the Year four times in 1985, 1986, 1992 and 1994. Wehrum was an assistant coach for the U.S. National Team which won the 1998 World Lacrosse Championship. He was inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame in 1999 and is also a member of the Long Island Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Upstate New York Lacrosse Hall of Fame and the SUNY Cortland Hall of Fame. In 2005, Herkimer College dedicated its new athletic stadium to Paul Wehrum, naming the facility Wehrum Stadium.  Wehrum joined the faculty in 1979 and taught health and physical education until his retirement in 2006, and was subsequently named professor emeritus.            </p> <p>The 1988 men’s lacrosse team, coached by Paul Wehrum, will also be inducted for winning the men’s lacrosse program’s first ever national championship in 1988. Many members of the team went on to win a second national championship in 1989. Team members included: Anthony Annunziata, Ivan Astralaga, Christine Battisti (mgr.), David Beaudry, Greg Boyce, Christine Carpenter (mgr.), Keith Casey, Bob Chapman,  Mark Cooper, Tracey D’Amore (mgr.), Dom D’Arcangelo, Jerry Farrell, Jeff Heisinger, John Hill, Jim Hoyle, Stephen Hughes, Stephen Kisslinger, Michael Lacrosse, Mike McGrane (deceased), Eric Modesitt (deceased), Mike Motkowski, Russell Myers, David Nelson, Tom Quinn, Paul Ramirez, Joe Reilly, David Reilly, Tom Reisinger, Joe Solazzo, Rich Schad, Dan Shappee, David Sizing, David Sutherland, Eric Ungleich, and Gary Zimmerman.</p> <p>-Public Relations Office</p> Sat, 20 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1227/athletic-hall-of-fame-to-induct-class-of-2015 Applications Being Accepted for 39th Herkimer County Arts & Crafts Fair http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1225/applications-being-accepted-for-39th-herkimer-county-arts-and-crafts-fair- <p><strong>June 19, 2015</strong></p><p>Vendor applications are available for the 39th Herkimer County Arts &amp; Crafts Fair, Saturday and Sunday, November 14 &amp; 15, 2015 at Herkimer College. Booth spaces are $155 for both days at Herkimer College. Applications are available at  <a href="http://www.herkimer.edu/ac">www.herkimer.edu/ac</a> or by calling the Herkimer County College Foundation at 315-866-0300, ext. 8459.</p> <p>This long-established fine arts and crafts fair, presented by the Herkimer County College Foundation, is one of the largest and well respected in New York. The juried show features top artisans showcasing their works including pottery, gourmet foods, wood working, textiles, weaving, oil painting, dolls, soaps, jewelry and more. Pride of New York producers and select New York State wineries will also be showcasing their products during this two-day event.  All proceeds benefit student scholarships at Herkimer College. </p> <p>The fair will be held Saturday, November 14 from 10am–5pm and Sunday, November 15 from 10am-4pm. Admission is $4. The campus is handicapped accessible, with plenty of free parking available directly adjacent to the show. There is easy access off NYS Thruway exit 30. Cafeteria services are available during the fair. </p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 00:00:00 -0400 http://www.herkimer.edu/explore/herkimer-news/v/1225/applications-being-accepted-for-39th-herkimer-county-arts-and-crafts-fair-