On July 11, 18, and 25 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, each center will be hosting an open house featuring an array of invited guests, cultural events, refreshments, and opportunities—not the least of which will be the College’s advisors and staff available and interested in helping anyone with their educational and career goals. Campus Center Tuesday is also the chance for new and returning students, alumni, friends and family to stop in and see what’s new. Whether a person is just beginning to think about college and a career, or is finishing up a degree and interested in transfer opportunities, or just wants to visit old Campus Center friends, or perhaps introduce a potential new student to the staff—Campus Center Tuesdays are a great time to connect.
“Our recent market research survey tells us the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of our Campus Centers plays a major role in student success. We’d like to share this success with others and help folks realize that achieving their goals and career aspirations is very possible,” Jerry Kozlowski, dean of the Campus Centers said. “Deciding to go to college can be intimidating, and sometimes taking the first step is the hardest. Campus Centers Tuesdays makes the first step fun and rewarding. Go ahead and take the first step, we’re here to help you succeed.”
While refreshments and some special guests and events will be featured at some of the Campus Centers, each Center will have the following services available:
- Discovering Genesee’s 59 academic and career options, and appreciating the difference between associate degrees and associate in applied science degrees.
- Beginning and/or finishing the college application process. (New students are encouraged to bring their high school diploma or equivalent.)
- Registering for classes and getting the schedule that best fits personal interests.
- Learning about transfer opportunities in SUNY and with private colleges and universities.
- Exploring financial aid options by:
- Completing the online FAFSA application.
- Remembering important deadlines and guidelines.
- Finding and qualifying for scholarships, and how to appeal for additional financial aid.
- How and when to apply for student loans.
Campus Center Tuesdays are all free and open to the public and anyone who wishes to explore college options.
The following highlights the special visitors or cultural opportunities at some of the Campus Centers:
Orleans Campus Center, 456 West Ave. (Rt. 31), Albion, NY 585-589-4936
“Above and Beyond Orleans,” an exhibit of aerial photographs taken by associate dean Allen Kidder, a pilot and a local photographer will be on display at the Orleans Campus Center in Albion. The photographic display will feature images of newly completed projects in Orleans County as well as historic and scenic landmarks. Among the aerial photographs on display are the Intergrow Greenhouses, Inc., the 30-acre indoor tomato and pepper farm, the new Wal-Mart Store and the new facility for Cornell Cooperative Extension in Albion, shots of downtown Medina and Albion, Brick Pond, Albion Central School, Mt. Albion Cemetery, and the Forrestel Farm Riding Camp in Shelby.
Arcade Campus Center, 25 Edward St., Arcade, NY 585-492-5265
On Tuesday, July 11th, artist and Genesee Community College art instructor Mary Lyn Nutting, MFA will present handmade paper-making demonstration and mini workshop. The creative technique is a fun, albeit wet and messy opportunity to be enjoyed by children and adults. Ms. Nutting has taught papermaking at Artpark, Chautauqua Institute, and the University of California at Berkeley. The Arcade Campus Center will also have other fun-filled activities for children on July 11th, such as face painting and the ever-popular ‘bounce-house’ – allowing younger children to burn off their extra energy.
On successive Campus Center Tuesdays in Arcade, upcoming events are to be determined.
Lakeville Campus Center, 5999 Big Tree Road, Lakeville, NY 585-346-5070
The Livingston Art Group, an organization of local artists who have been meeting each Tuesday at the Lakeville Campus Center for the past five years, will be exhibiting their work through the month of July. Additionally, various artists from the group will be attending the Campus Center Tuesdays celebration to talk about their work and share their creative vision with interested visitors.
The Livingston Art Group was founded in 2001 by Dot Weichenthal, Jane Lawson, and Sally Moses. Together they applied for a grant from the Genesee Valley Council on the Arts to develop eight separate artistic demonstrations by area artists. When the demonstration project was over, Genesee Community College at Lakeville offered the group a classroom to continue their collective meetings throughout the year, and they have continued to meet most Tuesdays from 9:00 AM until approximately 3:00 PM since then.
All Livingston County visual artists are welcome to join the Livingston Art Group. Artists work in paints, pen and ink, charcoal, pencil drawings, or in the medium of their choice. It is an ideal opportunity to share interesting conversations with area artists and develop techniques and artistic vision. Since 2001, the size of the Livingston Art Group has grown to approximately 20 members and features a dynamic array of creative talents and styles.
“We are in our fifth year now. We’ve made good friends, and had a good time,” Sally Moses, founding member of LAG said. “We all help each other, and we’ve all grown artistically.” Ms. Moses pointed out that the group will be meeting at a different location during the summer months and will again be offering a series of artistic demonstrations by noted artists.
Photographs of the group from a recent Tuesday gathering at Lakeville Campus Center are available by going to the following Internet addresses:
Photo caption: Dorothy Weichenthal, a member of the Livingston Art Group works on her painting last Tuesday at the weekly gathering of artists at the Lakeville Campus Center of Genesee Community College.
Photo caption: Brenda Lyness and Sally Moses, members of the Livingston Art Group discuss their work at last Tuesday’s weekly gathering of artists at the Lakeville Campus Center of Genesee Community College.
Photo caption: Claudine Bartlett, a member of the Livingston Art Group works on her charcoal drawing last Tuesday at the weekly gathering of artists at the Lakeville Campus Center of Genesee Community College.
Photo caption: A painting by Brenda Lyness nears completion at last Tuesday’s weekly gathering of artists at the Lakeville Campus Center of Genesee Community College.
Dansville Campus Center, 9221 Robert Hart Drive, Dansville, NY 585-335-7820
Warsaw Campus Center, 115 Linwood Ave., Warsaw, NY 585-786-3010