Second Annual Experience Genesee Offers An Open House and More than 25 Free "Fun-Shops" for Everyone

From science to Second Life, fashion to fitness -"Experience Genesee," an all-ages Open House on Thursday, March 26 from 5:00 PM to 8:30 PM has something for everyone! Every floor and building of Genesee Community College's Batavia Campus will be alive and in action with "Experience Genesee," an evening of free, enjoyable learning, entertainment, refreshments, and a wealth of fun and informative short workshops, including an educational Open House for all potential new students.

"From young children to traditional age students, older adults or retirees, this is a great evening for all kinds of interesting activities, mini workshops, music, and learning throughout the College," Tanya Lane-Martin, assistant dean for Enrollment Services and Recruitment and a member of the Experience Genesee Planning Committee said. "There are so many dynamic things happening at the College each and every day that we wanted to give the community and perspective new students the chance to enjoy an impressive one-night sample. There truly is something for everyone at Experience Genesee!"

In addition to more than 25 "funshops" covering an array of different topics, there will be live music by the Batavia Brass Society, the Forum Player's The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria in the Stuart Steiner Theatre, and the CoolKids Bubble Man show for children starts at 6:30 PM in the Forum. Free refreshments and a College Information Fun Faire will occur in the cafeteria, and the evening concludes with a telescopic view of the sky and stars outside in the Clock Tower Plaza (weather permitting).

Prospective students will be able to tour the state-of-the-art science, health and computer labs and classrooms, as well as College Village, Genesee's apartment style housing complex. They can explore potential career opportunities at the Career Center and learn and witness Genesee's active student clubs and student government in the Student Union.

Any person interested in signing up for the Open House can pre-register online at: www.genesee.edu/openhouse.

The complete schedule for Experience Genesee follows, and a full brochure with detailed information about each event is available at www.genesee.edu/Experience.

Experience Genesee - 5:30PM Workshops
  •   GCC Men's Lacrosse Practice, 4:00-6:00 PM - Outdoor Fields
  •   Riding the Radio Waves with WGCC - Room A327
  •   Exercise and Fitness Today - Room A236
  •   Spanish Activities: Music, Videos, Scrapbooking, Card Making - Room A312
  •   Nursing Demos with Simulators & Blood Pressure Checks - Room B202
  •   Earning College Credit in High School - Room B358
  •   Physics Alive with Light, Mechanics and Magnetism - Room B302
  •   Forensic Corner - Connecting with Biotechnology - Room B304
  •   Art History: Exploring Art Treasure of the Ages - Room B360
  •   School's Cool for Kids of All Ages - Rooms B309 & C305, C307, C309
  •   What's in the Water? Exploring the Environment - Room C310
  •   Create a Business Opportunity - Room D254
  •   Do-It-Yourself Computer Repair - Room D205
  •   Building a Positive Image Fashion Workshop - Room D260
  •   Travel Savvy Workshop - Room D258
  •   We Are Our Voice - Introduction to Vocal Performance - Room E215
  •   The Magic of Clay, Ceramics and Pottery - Room E217
  •   Creative Arts, for kids ages 5 and up - Room E217
  •   Affording College - Financial Aid Information & Presentation - Room T119
  •   FISH- Inspiring Others with Energy and Enthusiasm - Room T122
  •   Touring GCC's TV Studio - Room T137
  •   Second Life: Creating Avatars and Navigating Virtual Worlds - Room T206
  •   Sport Mini Clinics - Gym / Pool
  •   Grow It and Eat It! Gardening & Cooking Resources - Library
Experience Genesee - 7:30PM Funshops

  •   Riding the Radio Waves with WGCC - Room A327
  •   Exercise and Fitness Today - Room A236
  •   Spanish Activities: Music, Videos, Scrapbooking, Card Making - Room A312
  •   Nursing Demos with Simulators & Blood Pressure Checks - Room B202
  •   Earning College Credit in High School - Room B358
  •   Forensic Corner - Connecting with Biotechnology - Room B304
  •   School's Cool for Kids of All Ages - Rooms B309 & C305, C307, C309
  •   What's in the Water? Exploring the Environment - Room C310
  •   Create a Business Opportunity - Room D254
  •   Do-It-Yourself Computer Repair - Room D205
  •   Building a Positive Image Fashion Workshop - Room D260
  •   Travel Savvy Workshop - Room D258
  •   Creative Arts, for kids ages 5 and up - Room E217
  •   Affording College - Financial Aid Information & Presentation - Room T119
  •   Touring GCC's TV Studio - Room T137
  •   Second Life: Exploring Virtual Worlds and GCC's Island - Room T206
  •   Sport Mini Clinics featuring Competitions & Prizes - Gym / Pool
  •   Spring is Near with G.C. Cooperative Extension Master Gardener - Library
  •   "The Incredible Jungle Journey of Fenda Maria" Rehearsal - Theatre
Experience Genesee - Not to Miss - Events
  • Physical Rehabilitation - Bodies in Motion (Physical Therapy) PTA Lab - Room A216
  • Planting Hairy Heads - take them home & watch them grow - all evening / Library
  • CoolKids Bubble Man Performance at 6:30pm - Forum
  • Free Pizza and Soda (with coupon enclosed in folders) at 7:00pm - 7:30pm - Cafeteria / Forum
  • Batavia Brass Society Performance at 6:00pm - 8:00pm - Tech. Bldg Lobby (2nd Floor)
  • Experience Genesee Pre-K - 6th Grade Coloring Contest Exhibit Best of Show Award presented at the Forum at 6:25pm - Cafeteria / Forum
  • Performances & Entertainment at 5:30pm - 8:30pm - Student Union
  • College Info / Fun Faire at 6:30pm - 7:30pm - Cafeteria
  • Telescopic View of the Sky & Stars (weather permitting) at 8:00pm - Clocktower Plaza
  • College and College Village Tours - all evening / starting from the Cafeteria
This schedule is subject to change.

For further general information, contact Valerie Hale at 585-343-0055 x 6200 or send an email to vahale@genesee.edu.
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