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The Hilbert College Newspaper for Campus and Community, Volume 11, Issue 3, October 23, 2009
Name: Christopher Prout
Major: English
Birthday: Sept. 16, 1984
Hobbies: Film, TV, reading, sports
Career Goals: Making a
living through
by Christopher Prout
After a three-year absence the Communication Club is back, stronger than ever, and wants
everyone to be involved
with the many exciting
The words of Pat
Heraty still ring in my
head: “The customer
is always right.” Little
did I know then how
those words would play
such a major role in my
life. For years as a stayat-home mom, I have
wondered if my degree
from Hilbert would ever
be put to use. A few
years ago, however, I
stopped wondering.
After my husband
Dave and I graduated
from Hilbert, we
explored a wide
range of employment
opportunities, from car
sales and youth ministry,
plaques in the lobby of
Swan Auditorium. The
plaques recognize past
and present members
of the community who
have donated to Hilbert
The “Lifetime Giving”
plaque lists donors who
have given $10,000 or
more. The “Hilbert Fund
Plaque” includes the
names of all donors who
have made gifts to the
college over the course
of the past year. It will be
updated yearly. The third
plaque pays tribute to
philanthropist Bill Swan,
who inspired the naming
of the auditorium. The
plaques are located on
the central wall of the
auditorium lobby, directly
across from the entrance
“We just felt that this
was a really obvious
place where people
could see this,” said
F r a n Va u g h n , Vi c e
President for Institutional
Advancement. “We
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by Rachel Dobiesz
On Sept. 24, Hilbert
employees, alumni, and
donors were present at
the unveiling of three
projects the club intends
to accomplish. One such
project spearheaded by
the club’s advisor Professor Don Vincent is a
Garage Band LP.
Garage Band is a
Mac program that uses
a multitude of communication skills to create
one’s own music at a
professional level. The
club intends on not only
writing and recording
original music, but also
to create album artwork,
music videos, and advertising and promotion
for the band. In doing
this the club will utilize
many communication
skills like music, digital
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Modernized science
labs featuring the latest
top-notch equipment
will be completed at
Hilbert College in time
for use next fall, an
improvement project
being partially funded
by a $200,000 state grant
obtained by State Sen.
William T. Stachowski. The grant will go
toward upgrading
one of the college’s
existing science
facilities to provide
Hilbert students with a
solid hands-on science
foundation in a state-ofthe-art setting, as well
as provide a valuable
learning opportunity
Left to Right: Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D.;
Barbara Castiglia, Former Board of Trustees Member;
& Dennis Black, Current Chair, Board of Trustees
Left to Right: Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D.;
State Senator William T. Stachowski; & Christopher Holoman,
Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The Buffalo Philhar- Amy Glidden as soloist; Joseph Young is servmonic Orchestra will and Franz Shubert’s ing as the Buffalo
present a special South- Symphony No. 4.
Continued on page 5
towns concert at 8 p.m.
Nov. 6 in Hilbert College’s William E. Swan
In This Issue
Auditorium, a 452-seat
Contest Tally
Page 2
state-of-the-art perforEditorials
Pages 2-3
mance venue.
Calendar of Events
Page 5
Conducted by JoPassport Alley
Pages 6-7
seph Young, League of
American Orchestras
Pages 8-9
conducting fellow, the
Pages 9-11, 16
BPO will perform a
Communication Club Pages 13-15
program that will inPersonnel Interviews Pages 17-19
clude Frederick Delius’
Division News
Pages 20-21
Two Pieces for Small
Arts & Entertainment Pages 21-22
Orchestra; Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin ConSports
Pages 22-24
certo, featuring violinist
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Complete Scores for Issues #1, #2, & #3
Previous issues of The H-Files had announced
the publication’s writing contest (in its eleventh
year) for most articles written within the 2009-10
academic year. The contest tally on page 2 of the
current issue shows the standings for the first three
However, with five more issues to go—one in
the fall and four­ in the spring—there is plenty
of opportunity to write articles and compete for
fabulous awards. The top ten students writing
the most articles will be eligible for the following
No. Student No. of Articles
Issue #1
Issue #2
Issue #3
1. 2.
4. 5.
10. 11. 12.
20. 21.
Regina M. Ernst
Rachel Dobiesz
Kasey Cline
Madison Lux
Christopher Prout
Allison Stearns
Dontrell Young
Brent Armbruster
Alicia Wildman
Jennifer Burke
Nicole Burke
Jesse Burns
Robert Collins
Andrea Corigliano
Rebecca Elensky
Gary Gawera
John Gifford
Dalon Hairston
James Hall
Christina Hernandez
Joleen Hernandez
Quanisha Kitchen
James Knapp
Arianna Lindsey
Steve Marchitte
Holly Opanashuk
Nina Pierino
Matthew Putnam
Jayne Rhein
James Reinhardt
Emili Ripley
Nicholas Sikorski
Richard J. Sykora
Thomas Wills
ically as attachments
to this e-mail address:
[email protected]
Although there is still
plenty of time to submit
photos, the due date has
a way of creeping up
on students. Deadline
for submission: Friday,
January 29, 2009.
During the first of February, 2009, a panel of
judges will convene to
review the entries.
The top four winning
photos will appear in
the second spring issue
of The H-Files, with
the first-prize winner
receiving a $50 cash
award and the secondprize winner receiving
a $25 prize.
Focus, shoot, submit…
your photos!
Movie Passes
(1) Contact Dr. Ernst to indicate what film you would like to review
for The H-Files.
(2) If your choice is approved, go see the film, write the review, and
submit it, preferably by e-mail, in a timely manner.
Note: The main reason for non-approval would be that the film is
already assigned to another student.
(3) If the review is accepted for publication, you will receive a free
movie ticket for another movie, which either completes the transaction
or enables you to use this ticket to piggyback to your next film, your
next review, and your next free ticket.
to meet style
All material submitted will be edited, as needed,
requirements, including spelling, grammar, sentence structure, diction,
and punctuation.
1st Prize: $100 check
2nd Prize: $75 check
3rd Prize: $50 check
4th Prize: $25 check
5th Prize: $20 Follett gift card
6th Prize: $18 Follett gift card
7th Prize: $15 Follett gift card
8th Prize: $10 Follett gift card
9th Prize: $7 Follett gift card
10th Prize: $5 Follett gift card
The first prize is sponsored by all four Hilbert
College academic divisions, to whom many thanks
are given for each division chair’s generosity. The second and third prizes are sponsored by The
H-Files. Prize #4 is made possible by the Hilbert
College Bookstore, Follett Higher Education Group
Store #0044, to whom much thanks is given. Prizes
#5 through #10 also have college support.
The same article(s) may also make you eligible
for one of three top prizes in the The H-Files’
Journalism Contest (already in its ninth year)—if
your piece is chosen by a panel of faculty/staff
judges, with award-winners in both contests to be
announced in the last H-Files’ issue for Spring,
2010, appearing April 16.
Don’t forget the photo
contest! Currently enrolled full- or part-time
Hilbert students are
encouraged to submit
up to four photos—any
subject. Submit photos in an
envelope with your
name to Dr. Ernst,
Room 152, Paczesny
Hall. You may also
send photos electron-
by R. J. Sykora
In a New York Times
article (Sept. 17, 2009)
entitled “As Race Debate
Grows, Obama Steers
Clear of It,” Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny begin
by discussing President
Obama’s views on race
and how he would like to
avoid the issue and question whether the nation
will allow him. They
proceed to highlight the
intensifying debate about
whether criticism of his
policies is racially charged
or solely based on political
beliefs. Many conservatives disagree with the
racial assessment and feel
as if they are the ones
being attacked for their
criticisms on policy.
Former Speaker Newt
Gingrich voiced his disapproval of these views
with his statement on Fox
News saying, “I think
it’s very destructive for
America to suggest that
we can’t criticize a president without it being a
racial act.”
Liberals, however, believe that the comments
are inherently racially
biased. Cornell Belcher
(Democratic Pollster and
“[someone] who has studied race extensively”)
shared this view by commenting, “You cannot
act like you don’t have
several hundred years of
racial context here, where
a painted face has a racial
context to it in this country.”
The article concludes
by saying that President
Obama has many top aides
that are white and also “a
close group of AfricanAmerican advisers and
friends,” and these two
groups have not had tension within the White
House. The article also
includes a picture of a
distressed Representative
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The H-Files, Volume 11, Issue 3
Guest Editors
Madison Lux, Regina M. Ernst,
Christopher Prout
Technical Assistant
Alex Wilshaw
H-Files Photographer
Thomas Wills
Faculty Advisor
Dr. Charles A. S. Ernst
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Donor Wall
the rest of the evening,
expressing enthusiasm
for the new plaques and
Hilbert’s future. “I think it’s a great idea,”
said Hilbert alumna Amy
Fatta. “People need to
know who supports the
students here.”
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wanted it to be very
During the event, Fran
Vaughn quoted Hilbert
founder Mother Collette
Hubbard by saying, “You
can’t pour anything from
an empty pitcher,” and
invited the donors to take
a small, decorative pitcher
home with them as a sign
of the college’s gratitude. She then introduced Board
of Trustees Chairman
Dennis Black, who gave
brief comments on the
new plaques. Student
Jamie Sloane and Hilbert
President Cynthia Zane
also spoke.
Left to Right: Fran Vaughan, Vice President for Institutional
Advancement; Dennis Black, Chair, Board of Trustees;
& Donors Florence & Eugene Mruk
“We deeply thank you
for everything you do,”
Dr. Zane said. “We hope
you make many more
Three billion dollars.
That’s the current gap that
New York’s Governor
is now predicting for
this year’s state budget. The four-year shortfall
totals $38 billion. Even
as the national economy
takes modest steps
toward recovery, we
face unique challenges
here in the Empire State.
Historically, New York
State enters recessionary
periods later than the
nation as a whole, and
our economic recovery
tends to begin later, and
last longer.
By working and acting
together, the independent
sector of higher education
has weathered storms
before. We need to do so
New York State is charting
its course amid the rocky
shoals of what is coming
to be called the “Great
Recession.” Already
the state’s Division of
the Budget is working to
craft the fiscal plan for
SFY 2010-11—while it
addresses budget gaps in
the current year.
Science Labs
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where students can gain
new skills beneficial to
them now and in their
Housed in Bogel Hall,
work on phase one of
the $1.25 million project
will start in the spring.
Paula Witherell
Director, Public Relations
As New York State
leaders consider proposals
to close a historic budget
deficit, your support
for our state’s diverse
collection of colleges
and universities—and
especially students—can
make a difference. I invite
you to visit the New York
State Aid alliance (www.
nystudentaidalliance .org)
today to learn more, stay
informed, and to reach out
to your elected officials.
Each year, more than
300,000 New Yorkers
count on state financial
aid programs, such as
the Tuition Assistance
P r o g r a m ( TA P ) a n d
opportunity programs,
to meet their college
expenses. We must ensure
that all who have the desire
and preparation to attend
college have the means to
do so. We need to bolster
the state’s commitment
to student aid through
grants, scholarships, and
low-cost loans. When all
who care about college
opportunity and access
speak with a unified
voice, we can protect
investments in higher
The federal government
has recognized the
“stimulus” power of
higher education and
has increased funding in
critical areas of student
access and universitybased research, including
Pell Grants, the college
Opportunity Tax Credit,
improved benefits for
veterans, and the budgets
of research agencies such
as the National Institutes
visits to this building and The event also featured
this campus to enjoy the refreshments and live
vibrant life that goes on harp music. Donors
and alumni mingled for
Rachel Dobiesz is a 19year-old sophomore
communication major. She
is a participating member
of the Communication
and Hilbert Horizons
Clubs and is a regular
contributor to The
H-Files. She works as
a help desk technician
in the IT department and
hopes to work in the field
of public relations.
For the first time ever
at Hilbert College,
State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo
held a press conference on campus before
a capacity crowd in the
Franciscan Hall Atrium.
Cuomo was here Sept.
29 to announce the arrest of 12 individual
debt collectors who are
accused of extortion,
allegedly participating
in illegal debt-collection
practices, and oftentimes posing as law
enforcement officials.
In addition to Cuomo,
Senators William T.
Stachowski and Dale
M. Volker and Ham-
Left to Right: State Senator Dale M. Volker;
Executive Deputy Attorney General
for Criminal Justice Robin L. Baker;
State Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo;
& State Senator William T. Stachowski
burg Supervisor Steven
Walters were in attendance.
Hilbert’s was selected
as the site for the press
conference because the
college educates students in the area of economic crimes. Paula Witherell
Director, Public Relations
Obama Presidency
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Joe Wilson, who shouted, “You lie,” during one
of President Obama’s
speeches recently, an action that some consider
racially charged.
This article is relevant in
today’s society because
the media have placed a
great focus upon race in
this presidency, as President Obama is the nation’s first black president. Recently, much news has
been made about race, with
comments from former
President Jimmy Carter
speaking out about race
and Republican National
Committee Chairman Michael Steele insinuating
that the President himself
may be making racial decisions, as this keeps race
at the forefront of many
top news outlets.
Many aspects are highlighted throughout this
article by Rutenberg and
Zeleny, some positive
and some negative. While
many consider this “race
debate” to be at the core
of the news today, President Obama appears to be
focused on health care and
that is a great way to “lead
by example” for a nation
that appears to want to
focus more on issues that
are skin deep rather than
the bigger issues.
While the President’s refreshing view of this issue
is a positive aspect taken
from this article, it is the
only positive aspect. Contrasting the President’s
view, nearly everyone
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by Regina M. Ernst
Fellow Hilbert students,
winter is almost upon us
and that long dreaded
walk from one building
to the next on campus
sounds less and less
appealing as temperatures
inevitably begin to drop.
Why trouble yourself
to run all the way to the
dining hall located in the
Campus Center when a
new little café has opened
up right in Bogel Hall?
That’s right! Our
favorite friends from
Hallmark have brought a
sampling of scrumptious
goodies to you. Cup O’
Joe: The Coffee Shop at
Bogel Hall just opened
on Monday, Oct. 12. It
is open Monday through
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to 2 p.m. Not only does it
serve a delicious variety
of coffee beverages
ranging from tea to latté
to chai to just a good old
cup o’ joe, it also provides
an assortment of two
pastries, two sandwiches,
two salads, a wrap, and a
soup of the day, all made
fresh and alternating
Just to name a few . . . sandwiches include basil
chicken focaccia and
Buffalo blue chicken on
sourdough. Wraps include
fire-roasted vegetable
wrap, tuna wrap, and
roast turkey ranch club
wrap. Salads include
grilled chicken Caesar
salad, Mediterranean
grilled chicken salad, and
roast turkey chophouse
salad. There are also
baked goods and other
miscellaneous options,
such as cheese and
cracker plates, yogurt
parfaits, and fresh fruit
There is something
for everyone, and most
options cost under five
dollars (before tax).
To get there, enter
Bogel Hall from the main
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Birth Lotto is a game in which a student’s birthday
is selected at random to determine each issue’s prizewinner.
All student birthdays (month and day) for October
were obtained to create a list, with each student in the
list assigned a number.
The guest editor for the issue in question, or his proxy,
has randomly selected one of the numbers to determine
the issue’s prize-winner.
The prize for this issue is $5.00, to be collected (with
suitable picture ID) from Dr. Ernst (Room 152, Paczesny
Hall, 649-7900, ext. 315).
And the winner is . . . Alyssa Hulbert!
To collect this prize, the identified winner must contact Dr. Ernst, with accompanying Hilbert College ID
or driver’s license by or on Friday, November 6, 2009.
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A tree blessing ceremony will be held at 3 p.m.
Oct. 27 in memory of
Hilbert College criminal justice major Kyle
Fentzke, who passed
away in July. The ceremony will take place
in the campus quad between Franciscan and
Bogel Hall.
Scott and Pam Fentzke,
Kyle’s parents, will be
presented with his associate’s degree from
Hilbert at a reception
Sunday, Oct. 18,
marked one year since
Hilbert college student
Meghan Sorbera was
killed in a hit-and-run
accident on South Park
Avenue as she walked
Kyle Fentzke
home with friends after
working at a haunted
that will immediately house at the Erie County
follow the ceremony Fairgrounds.
A Mass in rememin the Franciscan Hall
of Meghan will
Paula Witherell be held Sunday, Oct. 25,
Director, Public Relations at 7:30 p.m. in the St.
Clare Chapel of Bogel
Please remember
Hilbert College students Brittany Barr and
Valerie Culverwell have
each received a $2,500
Excellence in Accounting Scholarship from the
New York State Society
of Certified Public AcMeghan Sorbera
countants, a statewide
professional accounting
Meghan, her parents Peorganization.
ter and Susan Sorbera,
Barr, a Hamburg resiand other family memdent, and Culverwell,
bers and friends in your
thoughts and prayers.
who resides in Cassadaga, are accounting
majors and academic
honors students at Hilbert.
The Excellence in Accounting Scholarship
is awarded based on
academic performance
and financial need.
Paula Witherell
Director, Public Relations
Paula Witherell
Director, Public Relations
Seasonal flu immunizations were available to the Hilbert College and surrounding communities from 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 in the Campus Center conference room. Shots were administered by Independent Nursing Care. The shots were free for individuals covered by Independent Health, BlueCross BlueShield, Univera, and other major
insurances. The cost was $30 without insurance.
As of now, swine flu vaccinations will not be provided at Hilbert’s flu clinic. For more information, e-mail Phyllis Dewey or call ext. 232.
H1N1 Information
Federal and State Department of Health Web sites have been providing the latest breaking information relative to the Novel Flu (H1N1) virus. These alerts are taken
seriously by Hilbert’s Wellness Center, which has worked to implement recommended precautions and protocols. The health and safety of Hilbert College students, staff,
and faculty are of its utmost concern.
As readers may be aware, cases of H1N1 flu are growing on college campuses throughout the United States. Symptoms of H1N1 flu include a fever of 100 degrees
Fahrenheit or 37.8 degrees Celsius, sore throat, cough, body aches, chills, fatigue, and in some cases diarrhea and vomiting.
If you develop these symptoms, please follow these guidelines:
1. Stay home from school, work, campus functions, and community activities.
2. Remain at home until you have been without a fever for one day without the use of fever-reducing medicine such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
3. Contact your healthcare provider for additional instructions.
4. Hilbert’s Wellness Center recommends that students living on campus go home to be cared for by family members. Students should not drive home but rather call
for a family or friend to pick them up.
5. Resident students who are unable to go home should contact the Office of Residence Life for additional recommendations.
The Wellness Center asks you to do the following: STDENT
FREQUENTLY wash your hands and observe respiratory etiquette (sneeze into your elbow rather than your hand).
Use the liquid hand sanitizer stations that have been added to the following campus buildings:
o Two in the Hafner Recreation Center;
o Two in the Campus Center;
o One in St. Joseph Hall;
o Seven in Trinity Hall .
· Additional locations that will soon have hand sanitizers are these:
o McGrath Library;
o Bogel Hall;
o Paczesny Hall.
o Antibacterial wipes will also be made available in the computer labs.
· High-risk groups include being pregnant or immune-compromised (chemotherapy, radiation therapy, HIV, etc.). If you fall into either group and experience flu symptoms, seek treatment immediately!
· If you are experiencing flu symptoms, please stay home and call in sick. Err on the side of being overly cautious rather than risking the health of colleagues.
· If you see students who are experiencing flu symptoms, strongly urge them to go either to the Wellness Center or home immediately.
· For up-to-date information regarding H1N1, visit the website.
It is recommended that you prepare for the flu now by taking these steps:
1. Purchase a thermometer, acetaminophen or ibuprofen, throat lozenges, a decongestant medication, and an ample supply of fluids such as water, ginger ale, tea,
juice, etc. It is very important to stay well hydrated if you have the flu.
2. Develop a flu plan with your family.
3. Consider purchasing surgical masks to use if you are sick or if someone you live with gets sick.
4. If you have a medical condition that places you at high risk for complications of flu, such as diabetes, pregnancy, asthma, or are immunocompromised, you should talk to your healthcare provider and outline steps to be treated as soon as possible to prevent complications.
5. Follow infection control strategies and prevention steps outlined by the Center for Disease Control, including frequent hand washing, coughing and sneezing into
a clean tissue or your sleeve, and staying six feet away from someone who is sick.
6. Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth since germs enter the body through these openings.
7. Eat a healthy diet, including fruits and vegetables.
8. Do not smoke or chew tobacco because it can lower your immune system.
9. Do not use alcohol or other drugs, as these can weaken your ability to fight infection.
10. Avoid crowded places when flu is circulating in your community.
Coffee Shop
& Lunch Spot
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entrance, follow the main
hall towards the back of
the building, and take the
first right. You will see
a colorful sign outside
the room. Go on in and
select your freshly made
lunch. Or, take the side
entrance by the St. Clare
Chapel, and pass Room
160 of Bogel Hall on
your right to come upon
the new coffee shop on
your left.
Perhaps if students make
this place a new hot spot,
the hours will be extended
for the hungry students
who attend night classes. Let’s make it happen!
A special blessing of the
animals in honor of St.
Francis of Assisi’s love for
all creatures and a peace
walk was held as part of
Hilbert College’s annual St.
Francis Week observance.
Dressed in traditional
Franciscan attire, Deacon
Dennis Conroy, who assists
in Hilbert’s Office of Campus
Ministry, conducted the
blessing of the animals at 3
p.m. Oct. 2 in St. Anthony’s
Cove, located near the back
of Bogel Hall. Pet treats
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Comedian Andy Hendrickson will perform on
Monday, Oct. 26, at 9 p.m.
in the Campus Center, upper level.
Andy Hendrickson is
a New York City-based
comedian and writer. In
2007, he was a showcase
winner at HBO’s U.S.
Comedy Arts Festival in
Aspen, where he earned
a spot at TBS’ Comedy
Festival in Las Vegas.
He has performed at well
over 100 colleges and
is a favorite headliner at
comedy clubs across the
country. Internationally, Andy has
performed at clubs and
festivals throughout Canada, England, Holland,
and Ireland, as well as the
Middle East, to entertain
the troops. He has had
multiple appearances on
the nationally syndicated
Bob and Tom radio and
TV show and his CD, It’s
Ready, airs regularly on
Sirius XM Radio.
Andy started his comedy
career in 1998. He is the
Andy Hendrickson
youngest of three sons in
a military family that used
comedy as a way to keep
perspective while moving
around the country and
making new friends. His
family finally settled near
Washington, D.C., where
he can trace his wry sense
of humor to his East Coast
There is no fluff in Andy’s act. His material is
concise and efficient. He
has a sarcastic and conver-
sational style that is engaging and fun to watch. His material is uniquely
original and based on reallife experiences and observations.
As a comedy veteran of
over ten years, he has the
ability to entertain in just
about any environment
and for any audience.
Jessica Looney
Graduate Assistant, Student
(Bio courtesy of Neon Entertainment)
Buffalo Philharmonic as a soloist with
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Philharmonic Orchestra Peabody Conservatory conducting fellow, a prestigious new
conductor training program
developed and managed
by the BPO and Peabody
Conservatory with the aid
of the League of the American Orchestras. The 2008
recipient of the Sir George
Solti Foundation Career
Grant for young conductors, Young has participated
in the League of American
Orchestras Donald Thulean
Conducting Workshop and
the Cabrillo Music Festival
Conductor Workshop. He is
pursuing graduate studies at
the Peabody Conservatory
from where he will earn an
artist’s diploma.
Amy Glidden is the Buffalo Philharmonic’s associate
concertmaster, a position she
has held since 2000. A native
of Wichita, Kansas, Glidden
has a master’s degree of
violin performance from the
Cleveland Institute of Music. She has performed with the
Phoenix Symphony, Toronto
Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, and the Canadian
National Ballet Orchestra. In addition to performing
the Buffalo Philharmonic, Glidden’s
solo engagements
have been with the
Ars Nova Chamber Orchestra and
the Amherst Symphony.
Tickets are $20
and available for
purchase through
the BPO Box Office at 885-5000 or
Hilbert student tickets for $5 may be
obtained on campus
through Jean MacDonald, director of
student activities,
at 926-8932 or email [email protected]
Information on
sponsorship opportunities is available
by contacting Fran
Vaughan, Hilbert
vice president for
institutional advancement, at
926-8790 or e-mail
[email protected]
Paula Witherell
Director, Public
Conductor Joseph Young
Counseling Center’s Great Habits: “Balance Feels Best—
Sleepy Sophie,” Campus Center Dining Hall, 2:30 p.m.
Resume Writing Workshop, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 3 p.m.
Hilbert Horizons staff meeting, Conf. Room B, Franciscan Hall, 5 p.m.
Astronomy Club field trip to local Penn-Dixie Center for astronomy
demo, 6 p.m.
Dirty Dogs lacrosse practice, 11 a.m. (every Sunday)
Mass in remembrance of Hilbert student Meghan Sorbera, St. Clare
Chapel of Bogel Hall, 7:30 p.m.
Criminal Justice & Forensic Science Association, Bogel Hall, Room 150,
3:15 p.m.
SIFE meeting, Honors Lounge, 4 p.m.
Comedy Night with Andy Hendrickson, Campus Center, upper level,
9 p.m.
Self-Esteem Workshop, Residence Hall, 9 p.m.
Trivia Game in Campus Center, upper level, 11:30 a.m.
Tree Blessing Ceremony for Kyle Fentzke, Campus Quad between
Franciscan Hall & Bogel Hall, 3 p.m.; reception to follow in
Franciscan Hall Atrium
Film Club meeting, Bogel Hall, Room 150, 3 p.m.
ECI Club meeting, Bogel Hall, Room 171, 4:30 p.m. (meets every other Tuesday)
Dirty Dogs lacrosse practice, 6 p.m. (every Tuesday & Wednesday)
Student Business & Accounting Assoc. (Phi Beta Lambda), Paczesny
Hall, Room 215, 3:10 (meets every Thursday)
Common Ground Club meeting, Conf. Room A, Franciscan Hall, 3:45 p.m.
Student Halloween Party in Trinity Hall Lobby, 9 p.m.
Counseling Center’s Great Habits (Habit #7), Campus Center Dining Hall,
2:30 p.m.
SIFE meeting, Honors Lounge, 4 p.m. (every Monday)
Annual Credit Card Report session with Anne Barton, Bogel Hall, Room
155, 10 a.m.-12 noon; Bogel Hall, Room 151, 1-3 p.m.
Evening Student Wing Night, 5:30 p.m.
Graduate School Fair, West-Herr Atrium, Paczesny Hall, 9-11:30 a.m.
Consumer Credit Counseling, Bogel Hall, Room 155, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
5 Flip Da Runway, Campus Center, upper level, 8 p.m.
6 Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Night at Hilbert, Swan Auditorium, 8 p.m.
10th Annual Penn-York Conference, Hilbert College campus, 10 a.m.-3
Registration for spring classes begins
X Box Domination in Swan Auditorium, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Job Search Workshop, Career Lab, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 3-4 p.m.
H-Files deadline for last fall issue, to be distributed Nov. 20
Job Search Workshop, Career Lab, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 3-4 p.m.
Are You Smarter Than a Professor? 8 p.m.
Intramural floor hockey event, Hafner Recreation Center, 12 p.m.
Monday Night at the Movies, 9 p.m.
Interviewing Workshop, Career Lab, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 3-4 p.m.
GRE/GMAT Test Preparation, Career Lab, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 7-9 p.m.
Fear Factor, 9 p.m.
Interviewing Workshop, Career Lab, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 3-4 p.m.
Salsa for the Soul, featuring Sarah Hooper, West-Herr Atrium, 5 p.m.
GRE/GMAT Test Preparation, Career Lab, Franciscan Hall, Room 104, 7
9 p.m.
Deadline for literary submissions to Hilbert Horizons, the student
literary magazine (contact student editor Madison Lux or
faculty advisor Dr. Charles Ernst)
Cake Decorating Contest in Dining Hall, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
14 16 Intramural Weight Lifting, Hafner Recreation Center, 2 p.m.
Children’s Christmas Party, Franciscan Hall, 2-4 p.m.
Intramural Volleyball, Hafner Recreation Center, 2 p.m.
Student Halloween Party, 9 p.m.
Thursday Night at the Movies, 9 p.m.
Evening Student Coffee Break, 5:30 p.m.
End of Semester Ice Skating, 5 p.m.
Violinist Amy Glidden
Blessing of
the Animals
Continued from page 4
were handed out to animals
and ice cream was available
for pet owners following the
A peace walk at 12:30 p.m.
Oct. 5 started at Hilbert’s
Franciscan Hall and then
followed around campus
g r o u n d s . P e a c e w a l k
t-shirts were available for
$5. Proceeds will benefit
Gowanda and Silver Creek
flood victims.
The peace walk concluded at
the Franciscan Sisters of St.
Joseph Motherhouse Chapel
at 5286 South Park Ave., next
to Hilbert’s campus. To close out the day’s
festivities, a liturgy at 12:50
p.m. took place in the chapel
in celebration of the Feast of
St. Francis, which is officially
marked Oct. 4. Father Justin
Ross, guidance counselor
and teacher at St. Francis
High School, presided at the
Classes on Oct. 5 were
suspended from 12:251:40 p.m. to allow Hilbert
students, faculty, and staff to
attend the day’s events.
Paula Witherell
Director, Public Relations
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Freshmen in GS 101: Foundations Seminar were given the assignment to attend and write about six Hilbert campus activities
or events. Several students were invited to contribute their pieces to The H-Files.
by Dontrell Young
This passport event was really fun. It took place in the
Campus Center Dining Hall
about 9 p.m. Basically this
was a pageant for guys to see
who would be “Mr. Hilbert.”
I was really entertained during this passport event.
The hosts of this show were
J. Q. Hamilton and an upperclassman named Lace Prude. These ladies kept the crowd
laughing all the time. They
were very respectful to the
The men in this pageant were
Tyshen Williams, Ben Csati,
Julius Barreto, Devin Miller,
and Jordan Pietras. These
guys did a really good job and
they were all really talented.
Some of the things these guys
were required to do were to
show a talent, to show their
Hilbert pride, to show their
style, and to answer questions
such as “What does it take to
be a man?” I really enjoyed
this passport activity, because
there was a lot of music and
dancing, which I love. I
believe that this was good
because students got together
and enjoyed themselves as a
school group. The second-place winner
of this pageant was Julius
Barretto and the first-place
winner was Ben Csati. I believe that all these gentlemen
showed very good talents that
no one knew they had. If all
these gentlemen could have
won “Mr. Hilbert,” then they
would have, because they
all did very well and they all
answered the question posed
to each one with really great
I believe that more passport
activities should be like this
because students can bond
and become closer as a family.
by Kasey Cline
On Sept. 7, 2009, I went to
arts and crafts with Phyllis
Dewey, the director of the
Counseling Center. This
event fulfills the Campus
Involvement and Leadership
requirement, and was held in
the Dining Hall at 3:30 p.m.
Participating in events such
as arts and crafts helps people
connect with others to explore
the campus. Participating in
this particular event helped
me with many things.
Going to arts and crafts
allowed me to get involved
with students, as well as
adults, who are on campus. This was a way to broaden
my horizons, connect with
others, relax, and just
simply have some fun. By
participating in this event,
I was able to connect with a
staff member, Phyllis Dewey.
By doing so I’m now more at
ease and able to interact and
have conversations with
her, as well as the other
Getting involved in campus
activities is very important. It
allows you to meet a variety
of people and interact with
them. It also allows you to
be more comfortable and
less nervous about being
on campus. Meeting new
people is very important,
especially when away from
home. It is essential to be
open-minded about many
things. Events like arts and
crafts helped me to relax
and take away the stress of
being in an unfamiliar place
where I feel alone. Making
connections with people that
I will know for a long time is
very important. Student Life
members like Phyllis Dewey,
who take time to really get to
know you, make transitions
much easier and less nervewracking.
By going to arts and crafts
I went out of my comfort
zone and met new people. In doing so, I actually feel
more comfortable. Making
connections and socializing
through group activities
allow people to be at ease,
have fun, experience new
things, and develop skills
through communicating with
others. Also, I made some
nice decorations for my room
to make it more cheerful.
by Alicia Wildman
On Thursday, Sept. 24, the
Buffalo Creek Dancers performed in the Hilbert Quad
from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. These
dancers came from reservations around the Western New
York area to demonstrate
many different traditional
dances. One of the main
points of this demonstration
was to show their culture
to students on campus. The
Buffalo Creek Dancers go to
many other locations such as
the Erie County Fair and Old
Fort Niagara to spread the
history of their culture.
The dancers did many different dances: some were
performed by women, others
by men only, and others by
all the dancers together. One
dance was called the Rabbit
Dance. In this dance the men
joined the women and they
all danced together. For this
dance the men and women
held hands and danced in a
circle. Owing to the culture
of the Native Americans,
the men can only touch the
women’s hands because any
more contact would be considered disrespectful and be
against the culture unless they
are married. In another dance
the women danced in an inner
circle, each circle dancing
in a different direction. The
dancers performed this dance
once and then asked the audience to join in. The men in
the audience joined the men
and the women in the audience joined the women; then
they performed the dance
All the music played during
the performance was live. A
man would sing and play the
drums or another man would
play the drums while one
man sang. The songs were all
traditional Native American
songs. The male dancers
also had instruments that
were wrapped around their
legs—somewhat like maracas. While the men danced,
they made noise that added
to the music. All the dancers
were also in traditional Native American dress and some
even wore headpieces. As a dancer myself, I did
not really view the Buffalo
Creek Dancers’ performance
as actual dancing as I have
experienced it. I believe this
is more of an art form or a
performance. While this was
not the performance I was
expecting, it was certainly
very interesting. I enjoyed
seeing something new that
is not a normal performance
that would be shown every
day or in the media. It was
nice to learn about a different
culture that is not normally
by Rebecca Elensky
On Sept. 9, I attended the
Ty Barnett Comedy Show at
9 p.m. in the Campus Center
dining hall. I went with two
girls from my soccer team
and my roommate. At first I
was not sure whether I would
enjoy myself because I did not
know whether I would find
the comedian funny.
To my surprise, I laughed
almost the whole time, along
with my friends. I felt that
Ty was really funny and
talked about a wide variety
of topics that kept everyone
interested; everyone seemed
to be laughing together and
having a good time. I know
I did and it was also a way to
bring me and my roommate
closer together, as we had
not spent much time together
prior to this event. The
passport event belonged to
the Campus Involvement
category, because it was on
campus and many people
came. I saw many familiar
faces from around campus
and even made new friends
with some of the people who
sat around me.
After going to the comedy
show, I was in a better mood,
because I laughed the whole
time I was there and continued
to afterwards, because we
kept repeating the jokes. By
this happening I think it was
a successful event. I even
heard people talking about
it the next day, because they
too thought he was funny. I
feel as though it did meet the
purpose of the event, because
people were able to come out
and have a good time together.
I think most of the students
attending benefited from this,
because it was a passport
event that was fun and it met
one of the requirements. I
feel as if there should be
more events like this because
it was entertaining and was a
good way to get a break from
school work.
by Allison Stearns
The Machine Stops, written and directed by Hilbert
professor Taylor Doherty,
was a great play. I loved
it! Held in the William E.
Swan Auditorium at 8 p.m.
on Sept 17, it was about two
hours long, but it was a nice,
enjoyable, full two hours. A
good number of people attended, not a huge group, but
a good size!
In the play there were nine
actors: Lisa Dee, who played
the part of Princess Miranda,
Ray Boucher as Ferret, Gregory James as Christophe,
Aaron Krygier as Darl, Anne
Murtis as Ma, Christopher
LaBanca as Dave Corrigan,
Carolyn Quigley as Kyra,
Lawrence Rowsell as Dr.
Vincent Pallenberg, and Bryan Patrick Stoyle as Krag. They all put a very good
show on for everyone. I think
everyone enjoyed it as much
as I did. It was a love story,
a fantasy story, and a reality
story all in one.
Princess Miranda, or Mary,
was very sick in the real
world. She was in a lot of
pain and losing her eyesight.
Dr. Vincent Pallenberg made
a machine for her. It seemed
like a magical machine,
though based in the play’s
reality. It made all her worries and pain unreal. It took
her feelings and memories
and made her fantasy world.
But when Dr. Pallenberg and
his student Dave Corrigan
went into this fantasy world,
set in medieval times, sometime later to tell Princess
Miranda there was improvement for her sickness, but
with drawbacks, she refused
to leave her new world. She
had everything there, all she
ever wanted, love, family,
power, and so much more,
but it was not real. When Dr.
Pallenberg tried to explain
this to her, she got very upset
and it made her not want to
leave any more than she did
before. With back and forth
arguing throughout the performance on how Princess
Miranda needed to leave her
fantasy world, she makes
a decision that leads to the
final suspenseful moments
of the play.
I suppose this event was
held for students, parents, or
any individual for the enjoyment and pleasure to see a
performance and also for
students to be able to use it
for their passport papers.
The Machine Stops relates to
the passport category Culture
and Arts, because it is an art. Being able to act and put on
a show for an audience is an
art form. I believe the event
was very successful. As said
before, it was an amazing
performance! I truly did
enjoy it.
What I got out of it was you
cannot always live in a fantasy world when the real world
is going on around you. No
matter how much you are in
love with this fantasy world
and how much you feel at
home and even if you are not
in any pain, it just is not real.
Although it is nice to have a
fantasy, it is just not realistic
or factual to live it.
I do think students will benefit from the performance. I
believe it will make others
really think about things. I
also believe more events such
as this one should be held
more often, not only just for
students to have an event to
write about for a paper, but
because everyone always
likes the entertainment of a
wonderful performance.
by Dontrell Young
This passport event was
pretty laid back. We met
on the third floor of Trinity
Hall around 7 p.m. The
speaker was Craig Harris,
director of alumni. We had
refreshments; then we sat
down and began to talk.
This passport activity
basically consisted of twelve
students sitting down with
Mr. Harris and talking about
the Hilbert College campus
and what it is like to live here
in the residence hall. I really liked this passport
activity because it was
not boring. During the
event we actually talked. This experience was very
interesting. We expressed
our confidence in school
activities, such as my
becoming a freshman
representative in the Student
Government Association,
and even matters closer to
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by Kasey Cline
by Emili Ripley
I attended the Peace Walk here on the Hilbert College
Campus. We met in front
Emili Ripley
of Bogel Hall at 12:30 p.m.
to meet with other people in
the school for the walk. The words that spelled out the
group of about 150 people acronym “peace.” The five
walked around the campus. words were “person,” “enThe procession did not take gage,” “accept,” “change,”
that long to complete. It was and “embrace.” He depicted
probably about twenty min- the story of St. Francis and
utes. After the walk people related it to the people today
could stay to go to Mass, because we need to find the
but that was not part of the person that God wants us to
passport event. Although I be and should be. We need
think that was the part that to engage in what we are
was most important, only ten supposed to be by accepting
people out of all those stu- change and embracing our
dents stayed for Mass. Most new lives.
I think these are really
people just walked to get a
stamp, but I feel like you did important steps we need to
not get the full experience take as people in today’s
with just the procession. I society. There is so much
got the real meaning of the hatred and war that it is
procession during the Mass very hard to focus on what
is right. I could not believe
The priest’s homily was that only ten people out of
about St. Francis of As- all the students who walked
sisi’s transition from being with us stayed for the Mass
a wealthy man of worldly part. You would think it
pleasures who was repulsed was torture or un-cool. I am
by lepers to kissing a leper glad I stayed because it made
on the hand with compas- my experience much more
sion. He described it in five insightful.
On Monday, Oct. 5, I attended the Peace Walk. There
were a lot of people attending. It was a short, twentyminute walk to the Immaculata Convent, the home to
the Franciscan Sisters of St.
Joseph. We started at the front of Bogel Hall and walked around
the campus and ended up
at the convent. The walk
showed me how many people
of all races could come together for a cause. Everyone
on the walk interacted with
each other. I saw people interacting with people whom
they normally might not be
talking to. This not only
showed peace, but also a
sense of unity. Everyone
was getting along very well.
They were laughing and having a good time. The walk
was a way to meet people and
also to see the convent. The
convent has a little garden
area with stone steps. It is a
beautiful sight. It was a good
opportunity for me to see
more of the campus. I was
also able to see the convent
and what it was like.
There was an opportunity
to go to Mass after the walk.
If I had gone, it would have
been a way to learn what a
Mass is like and to experience new things. T-shirts
were being sold to help support the walk and its cause.
I am glad I participated in
the Peace Walk. It was a
good way to see people, the
campus, and the convent. I
think there should be more
events like the Peace Walk. Everybody seemed to enjoy it
and it looked like everybody
had fun.
by Kasey Cline
On Sept. 7, 2009, Phyllis
Dewey had an activity called
“Who Moved My Cheese?” This event was held in the
Trinity Hall basement from 2
to 3 p.m., and it fulfilled the
Personal Development and
Health requirement. This
particular event taught me
many things and made me
feel a little more comfortable
with all of the changes that
are currently taking place in
my life right now. This event
even taught me valuable lessons that I can carry with me
Experiencing new situations and being away from
home can be very difficult
for people. These things
are very difficult for me,
and the video “Who Moved
My Cheese?” helped me understand that change can be
good. It also taught me how
to handle change when you
are afraid of it.
The “cheese” in the video is
a symbol of what you want in
life. My “Cheese” would be
success and a college degree,
by Dontrell Young
by Allison Stearns
“Brick & Click” was the Academic Development activity
I attended on Sept. 24 at 3:15
p.m. in the McGrath Library
held by librarian Katie Donahue. It was about forty-five
minutes long and there were
seven of us students.
This event consisted of
the students going around
the library to label where
everything was to make sure
we knew how to find it all
when we needed it. We
had to find the reference
desk reference books, leisure
books, Group Study Room
A, DVD/VHS, headphones,
magazines, board games,
study carrels, Group Study
Room B, children’s books,
journals/periodicals, laptops,
audio books, new books, and
the interlibrary loan librarian. My partner and I found
everything pretty well. There
were a couple items we had
to end up asking about. Now
we know, just in case we need
to use those areas/references
of the library in the future.
We also watched a short
cartoon tutorial (“What Is
Research”) on what research
means. Combining what you
know well with what others
know can mean taking part
in an ongoing conversation. Also, what are sources, and
what do they do? In addition
to publications, sources can
be people, answering questions while one aims toward
a discovery. A few more
points I learned from the
tutorial about research were
to take what you know and
what you learned to come
up with research, which
the sources you find help to
This activity gave me
some insight into Hilbert’s
McGrath Library that I shall need to know in the future
when I have research papers
to do and when I need help
learning about the library’s
website. By learning about
the library’s website, I can
now use the library’s resources without spending
much time looking through
a ton of books.
but my short-term goal is
simply to get through the semester. When things change,
we often get scared and try
to hide from it. We should
actually embrace it and think
of change in a positive way. Situations are what we make
of them, so that if we want
to have a horrible time, we
will. However, if we remain
positive and find alternative
solutions to our problems,
change can be good. Instead
of dwelling on our problems
or feeling sorry for ourselves
because things aren’t going
the way we want them to,
we should remain positive
and remember that there is a
bright side to everything.
Change is inevitable and
the way that we deal with it
determines our happiness,
success, stress level, and outlook on life. “Who Moved
My Cheese?” taught me to
embrace change and accept
that it is inevitable. Once
we do that, we can find a
way to deal with change and
to find a path that will lead us
to our “cheese,” in my case,
by Kasey Cline
On Thursday, Sept. 24, I
attended “Brick & Click”
at the McGrath Library. “Brick & Click” was run by
Katie Donahue and it lasted
about forty-five minutes.
This event consisted of a
short video on research and
a game which was a selfguided tour of the library.
“Brick & Click” was an
event that fitted in with
Steven Covey’s Habit 1: Be
Proactive. This event taught students
about the library and what it
offers. It was a fun and easy
way to get familiarized with
the library’s resources. To
do this, everybody got little
pieces of paper with labels
on them, such as “Reference
Book.” Once we located
each place or object, we
would mark it with a piece
of paper that had the corresponding label on it. This
game was extremely helpful
and it enabled us to explore
the library and all that it
After the game was finished,
we were shown a short video
on research and sources. The video was a cartoon
about a girl who wanted to
get a tattoo. The girl was
researching tattoos and considering the sources from
which the research came. From the video I learned
that research is combining
what we already know with
what other people say. We
use this combination to answer questions. Research
is always changing with
new information because
it is an ongoing conversation between people. There
are two types of research: personal and professional.
I also learned that sources,
in a way, are people talking
to each other. They answer
questions and help clarify or
strengthen answers to questions. Sources aim towards
a discovery. At this event, I
also learned that the library
has a section on Hilbert’s
website that has articles for
every major. This is very
useful and it can save someone much time.
By attending this event, I
have become more familiar
with the McGrath Library. I now feel more comfortable going into the library,
asking for help, and finding
what I need. This event was
very fun and useful and it
fulfilled the Academic Development requirement for
my passport.
The True Colors event,
supervised by Phyllis Dewey,
Director of the Counseling
Center, was offered as part
of the leadership program.
It basically teaches one about
oneself. This event helped
us understand what type of
person we are. Students were
categorized by four colors: Gold, Orange, Blue, and
Green. I turned out to belong
to the orange group. Orange
means you are organized and
a true leader.
We began by choosing four
different card colors. All the
cards had different traits for
each color. We then had to
read the traits from each card
and number them in order
from one to four, one being
the most like us. After we
did that, we were separated
into different groups twice to
do two different activities. The first group we were
separated into was with
people only in our group
color. In my group were
about six people on the
orange team. In this activity
we had to come up with
our joys, values, strengths,
needs, stressors, frustrations,
and how we like to be treated.
For this part everyone in the
group had to agree to the
same traits.
The second group we split
into involved one person
from each color team. As
a group we had to come up
with who would do what
actions at a blood drive. The
gold was the chairperson and
organizer. The blue member
was the advertiser for the
blood drive and the person
in orange did the running
around to make sure it was
going well. Unfortunately
our group did not have a
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“That’s Life,”
With Craig Harris
Continued from page 6
Craig Harris told us about
how Hilbert is hiring students
to work telephones to request
donations. The main point of
that job is to call people who
are alumni and people who
can sponsor our students. We a l s o t a l k e d a b o u t
personal experiences. It
really interested me that all
the students attending were
comfortable talking about
their personal lives with
this random guy. I wish all
passport events were similar
to this one. This was a really
different experience for me
because I do not normally
talk about my personal life
in front of people I do not
know, but at this passport
activity I felt as if I was
around family.
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At the meeting of Sept. 30 the following students were
elected to these positions:
President, Bonnie Goodrich;
Vice President, Michelle Nola;
Secretary, Marissa Caruso;
Treasurer, Trina Crawford;
Bulletin Board, Liz Albert;
Project Coordinator, Kristen Maplesden.
Where we sweat
the small stuff . . .
and prey on results!
What is a SAAC? Is it contagious? Do I need a shot?
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is
made up of student-athletes
assembled to provide insight
on the student-athlete experience while in college. SAAC
also offers input on the rules,
regulations, and policies
affecting student-athletes’
lives on NCAA member institution campuses. Further,
legislation requires that all
member conferences have
Hilbert College’s SAAC
would like to welcome everyone back for another great
year, with the new residence
hall on campus encouraging
the extra bodies to “hang
around” on the weekends.
We are extremely excited
to continue with the Franciscan values of the college
through our club’s planned
activities. The club’s elected leadership
for this year are President
Sarah Collins (senior, forensic science major, softball)
Vice President Rachel Parker
(senior, forensic science
major, softball), Treasurer
Mary Zinni (sophomore,
business major, basketball
and soccer), Amanda Dudek,
publicity (junior, forensic
science major, volleyball
and basketball), and dual
secretaries R. J. Sykora (junior, political science major,
volleyball) and Dan Wolfe
(junior, criminal justice major, volleyball).
SAAC’s immediate goal is
to develop a support system
within our athletics department. We will explore additional avenues to raise
attendance at home and local
sporting events through our
“Hawks Supporting Hawks”
Other service learning activities include volunteering
with Habitat for Humanity and adopting a family
at Christmas time through
Catholic Charities. The
club’s largest undertaking
is the organization, promotion, and administration of
the Take-a-Kid-to-the-Game
(TAKG) program. Entering
its fifteenth year, the TAKG
provides NCAA member
institutions a national grassroots program of introducing
area youth to its athletics
We welcome new members
every year and encourage
any athlete who wants to
make a difference in the
athletics program to join the
club. SAAC meets every
other Friday at 1 p.m. to
discuss important NCAA hot
topics and looks for ways to
make the athlete experience
at Hilbert a positive one. We
are looking for athletes who
are interested in making a
positive difference while
putting in a little sweat.
Please contact the club’s
advisor, Kara Rehbaum in
the athletic department, for
more information or to find
out when the next meeting
date is.
Kara Rehbaum
Advisor, SAAC
True Colors
Continued from page 7
green member.
At the end we got a paper
with different quotations and
we had to choose a quotation
that suited us and explain
why. My quotation was
“All life is an experiment.
The more experiments you
make, the better.” –Ralph
Waldo Emerson. I chose
this because the more you
do things to experience life,
the better you get at things
in life.
This activity was one of
my favorite passport events
so far because it helped me
understand why I am the
way I am.
The Common Ground Club held its first meeting of the
semester on Thursday, Oct. 8, from 3:45 p.m. to 4:45
p.m. in Conference Room A of Franciscan Hall to discuss
future events. Additional meetings will be held on the
following dates:
Thursday, Oct. 15, 3:45–4:45 p.m., Conference
Room A (Franciscan Hall);
Thursday, Oct. 22, 3:45–4:45 p.m., Conference
Room A (Franciscan Hall);
Thursday, Oct. 29, 3:45–4:45 p.m., Conference
Room A (Franciscan Hall).
All members are invited to come to the meetings. It
is especially important that students plan to attend the
meeting on Thursday, Oct. 15 (3:45–4:45 p.m./Conference
Room A) because the club will be holding elections
for the following positions: President, Vice-President,
Treasurer, and Secretary.
Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, Ph.D.
Director of Multicultural Affairs
Hilbert College Wrist Bands for Sale: $1.00 each. (Watch for details.)
“Best Seat in the House”
for Men’s Basketball
Tickets will go on sale soon . . .
“Peace Through Understanding” —
S.A.D.D. Special Event. Watch for details . . .
Phyllis Dewey, Director, Counseling Center
Nine people comprised
the Hilbert College ECI
Club May 2009 cruise,
chaperoned by Professor
William Haslinger and his
wife, Patricia. The cruise
took place from Monday,
May 18, through Friday,
May 22, 2009. Members of
the cruise flew via Jet Blue
Airlines to Fort Lauderdale
and then shuttled to Miami
where we stayed overnight at
Staybridge Suites in Miami
after enjoying dinner at Tony
Roma’s. Our group was briefed
Monday morning, prior
to boarding the Carnival
Imagination for a four-night
cruise. We met at corporate
headquarters in Miami with
Robert Williams, former
police officer, Hamburg,
New York,
and now
manager of investigations
with Carnival Cruise line.
He informed us that Carnival
owns several cruise lines and
that its headquarters employs
approximately 4,500 people
in the North and South
Towers, their main site.
He said Carnival offers a
fully equipped gym for their
employees at headquarters,
and they even have a
massage therapist available
by appointment. The cruise
line also maintains another
smaller office in Miramar,
Mr. Williams elaborated on
some of the public service
actions of the cruise line. An important contribution
was made during the
hurricane in Houston when
management offered the
use of their ships to house
people directly affected
during a time of extreme
crisis. Another example of
helpful involvement was
Carnival’s assistance by
housing NBA players during
a time of need. Additionally,
they provided housing for the
NFL Super Bowl players in
Jacksonville, Florida, when
no hotels were available.
Mr. Williams informed us
that all of the company’s
ships are constructed in Italy. Founder of the cruise line was
Ted Arison, and current CEO
is Micky Arison, son of the
late Ted Arison. Over 60,000
employees exist worldwide
for the entire Carnival Cruise
line. Carnival has 22 ships,
and also owns Princess,
Holland America, Yachts of
Seabourn, Cunard, and Costa
Cruise lines.
Our group was instructed
on the different segments of
security that exist on board,
on land, and involvement at
the headquarters in Miami,
Florida. There is a chief
security officer stationed
on every ship that Carnival
owns. At main headquarters,
there is always a duty
investigator on call in case
of an emergency. They
work as a liaison with FBI
agents, depending on the
case investigation.
Our group met with
Carlos Beceiro, Manager of
Information Security with
Carnival Cruise Lines. He
gave us a tour of the data
center. The data center and
server room were built after
Hurricane Andrew. These
areas were set up to assist
the help desk and to support
the staff for cruise ships
and their network core time
servers. He told us that the
security staff at headquarters
performs background checks
for all employees. Prior to
boarding a cruise line, every
passenger has information
that is stored in the main
computer system for Carnival. He said that passengers feel
secure that information given
Front Row, Left to Right: Paula Rudick,
Chris Nowak, Jamie Tiller,
Shawn Huffman, Eric Davies
Back Row, Left to Right: Colby Hall,
Professor Pat Haslinger, Arlene Nowak,
Professor Bill Haslinger
to the cruise line (governed
by Florida state laws and
privacy laws that secure
information by encryption)
is safe. After a cruise ends,
all information is sent to
the shore side system for
T h e s e c u r i t y s t a f f
investigates a myriad of
financial crimes ranging
from loss of money, internal
theft, assault, and robbery, to
sexual abuse. Unfortunately,
anything that can happen
on the street can occur on
a cruise line; however, the
security staff pointed out that
crime statistics are relatively
low on cruise lines compared
to the incidence of crime that
occurs on land.
On Thursday, we met
with Vikram Singh, Chief
Security Officer of the
Imagination, and were give
the opportunity of visiting
the captain’s bridge. This
was indeed a privilege, as
this area is off limits to the
average passenger. The
bridge encompasses the
control panels for the ship
and always has two officers
on duty. Usually it is a 1st or
2nd officer and a staff captain
who is the 2nd in command
of the ship. Maximum
speed for the ship is 21 knots
per hour and, depending
upon the size of the ship, the
average range of visibility
provided by radar is 16-18
This was the second
Caribbean cruise that I
enjoyed as an ECI Club
member. As a 2009 graduate
and active ECI club member/
officer, I advise all ECI
majors to become active
club members and to attend
meetings so as to take
advantage of such trips. The
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The first 2009-10 meeting
Dirty Dogs lacrosse practice
takes place every Tuesday
and Wednesday at 6 p.m. and
every Sunday at 11 a.m.
As our flyer says, “Come
out and get dirty.”
of the Psychology Club was
held on Oct. 6, at 3:15 p.m.
in Bogel Hall, Room 147.
Food and beverages were
For information on future
meetings, contact Elle
Zimpfer <[email protected]
by Steve Marchitte,
HC SIFE Vice President of Marketing
What is SIFE? SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) is
a global non-profit organization active on over 1800
college and university campuses in over 40 countries and
territories. SIFE is funded by financial contributions from
corporations, entrepreneurs, foundations, government
agencies, and individuals.
Working in partnership with business and higher
education, SIFE establishes student teams on university
campuses. The Hilbert teams are led by Professor
Roland, SIFE advisor, and they are challenged to develop
community outreach projects that cover SIFE’s five
educational topics:
Market Economics;
Success Skills;
Financial Literacy;
Business Ethics.
We meet every Monday in the Honors Lounge at 4
p.m. This organization is a great way to meet new people,
do things you have never experienced, and do some
traveling around the world. New members are always
welcomed. If you have any questions, please contact
Professor Roland, SIFE advisor, or Jayne Rhein and Jon
Clark, Co-Presidents.
Come join the Astronomy
Club! We meet in Room 150
in Bogel Hall every Tuesday
in October at 2 p.m.
This month we are screening
the amazing Blu-Ray DVD
series, The Universe.
On Oct. 24, at 6 p.m., club
members will take a field
trip to the local Penn-Dixie
Center for an astronomy
demo, enabling those present
to view Jupiter in the night
sky and other astronomical
For more club information,
e - m a i l D r. H u g h e s
<[email protected]>.
Dr. Anthony Hughes
Advisor, Astronomy Club
Calling all film buffs! The
Hilbert College Film Club
will be having its first “eating
meeting” on Oct 27, from 3-4
p. m. in BH 150.
We shall discuss what films
we would like to screen and
discuss together this year, as
well as the very real possibility
of screening films for the
club in the Hamburg Palace
Theatre and/or the Market
Arcade Theatre in downtown
(P. S. This will only be an
“eating meeting” if you bring
some food with you).
For further information,
contact [email protected]
Dr. Anthony Hughes
Advisor, Film Club
by Andrea Corigliano
The Hilbert College Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE)
team is once again back in action with the Suckers For
SIFE project happening this fall. Along with help from
Hilbert College SIFE students, Parkside Candies again
will be aiding the SIFE team by sponsoring this project
with their own old-fashioned suckers.
Aiding in the project will be 2nd-grade students from
Medina Towne Elementary. The students will be given
comprehensive lessons on free enterprise systems, how
to identify a market need, where sugar comes from, and
how much is consumed globally and domestically. The
students will be challenged to set up their own enterprises,
create promotional flyers, sell suckers, and calculate the
proceeds. The proceeds that the students generate will be
used towards a class reward and also some of the money
will be donated to a charitable organization chosen by
the students.
For any additional information on the Suckers for SIFE
project, please contact Professor Dan Roland, Hilbert
College’s SIFE advisor, at (716) 649-7900.
by Matthew Putnam
On Oct. 7 the Hilbert
Hawks Paintball Club held
a successful orientation
meeting for new members
in Franciscan Hall. Our
fledgling team gained eight
new full-time members.
We would like to thank
all those who attended the
meeting and also the club
advisor, Dr. James Golden,
for all his support.
There still is time if you
want to join and be a part of
the Hilbert Hawks Paintball
experience! If you have any
interest in paintball or just
want to know more about
who we are and what we do,
send us an e-mail!
Please contact our team
captain and club president
Brent Armbruster at
[email protected]
We feel this year is going
to be the most active and
exciting year to date. Hope
to see you on the field!
by Jayne Rhein
It’s back! The Challenge Seminar, modeled after the hit
television show The Apprentice, will be held again this
year at Hilbert College.
Back by popular demand, the Students in Free Enterprise
(SIFE) Challenge Seminar will draw high school students
from seven area schools: Akron, Cheektowaga, Cleveland
Hill, Forestville, Orchard Park, Pine Valley, and WNY
Psychiatric, to compete in designing promotion concepts
for Rosina Food Products NEW “Buffalo Style” Chicken
Meatballs. This event will take place Thursday, Oct. 22,
on the Hilbert campus. SIFE project manager Jayne Rhein will be assisting
the student participants, as they will be given a realistic
monetary budget to create their promotional masterpieces
and then proceed to present them to a panel of judges. First-, second-, and third-place teams will then
implement their winning promotion at a local Western
New York grocery store. The date of the implementation
will be Nov. 14, the day before the Buffalo Bills’ away
game versus the Tennessee Titans.
This project is made possible by Erie 1 Boces and Rosina
Food Products.
For any additional information, feel free to contact
Daniel Roland, professor of business and Hilbert
College’s SIFE advisor, at 649-7900, ext 351.
Oct. 19 ·
Oct. 20 ·
Oct. 21 ·
Oct. 22 ·
9 a.m. – Free fried dough & cider in Bogel Hall, Franciscan Hall, and Residence Halls. Sponsored by S.A.D.D.
6 p.m. – Cider for Evening Students in Bogel Hall and West-Herr Atrium. Sponsored by Student Activities Office.
“Wear Red Day” proclaims S.A.D.D. Club
Button Day—free alcohol awareness buttons for as long as they last. Sponsored by S.A.D.D.
12 – 4 p.m. – Craft Day in the dining hall. Sponsored by the Counseling Center.
2 p.m. – Wiffle Ball in the quad. Sponsored by Student Activities Office.
4-7 p.m. – Alcohol Screening in the Residence Halls. Sponsored by the Counseling Center.
10:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. - Red and White Buffet in the dining hall.
9 a.m.-1 p.m. – Alcohol screening in the residence halls. Sponsored by the Counseling Center.
Phyllis Dewey, Director, Counseling Center
ECI Cruise
Continued from page 8
experiences these educational trips offer are unsurpassed
and the missed opportunities are irreplaceable.
Paula M. Rudick, Alumna
ECI Club Member
Academic advisement and registration for the Spring 2010 semester begin on Monday, Nov. 9.
Please check the bulletin boards in Bogel Hall and Paczesny Hall for a listing of advisors. Students can also come to the Student Records Office
to find out their advisors. They will need to meet with their advisors to set up their schedules for the spring semester (2010). Advisors will have
appointment times available, so students should check with their advisors.
The last day to withdraw from a class for the current semester (Fall, 2009) is Friday, Nov. 6.
Patricia T. Wilson
Student Records Clerk
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October 23, 2009
*Announcements from the Student Finance Office, Franciscan Hall*
SPRING 2010 REGISTRATION: Registration for Spring 2010 is scheduled
to begin the week of November 9, 2009. You will not be allowed to register
for Spring 2010 until your financial aid file is complete and your student account
balance for the Fall 2009 semester has either been paid in full or you are current
and up to date on your student payment plan.
about this informative financial literacy event, to be held Tuesday, Nov. 3, and
Wednesday, Nov. 4, in the H-Files advertisement below! Announcements of this
event are posted around campus, so be sure to RSVP the Student Finance Office
today. (Note: A drawing for two $25 Applebee’s Gift Certificates will be available
for all participating students!)
OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIPS – NEED MONEY $$$? Stop in periodically to the
Student Finance Office and check out the availability of outside scholarships that
may benefit YOU!
The Student Finance Office staff … is here for you!
Cindy Claar, Student Finance Technician, ext. 314
Kelly Canaski, Student Finance Counselor, ext. 277
Suna Combs, Student Finance Counselor, ext. 249
Elaine Szczepanski, Student Finance Counselor, ext. 308
Beverly Chudy, Director of Financial Aid, ext. 207
Julie Lanski, Director of Student Financial Services, ext. 208
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.; Friday–8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Telephone: 649-7900
Learn what information is used by banks, stores, & credit card
companies to determine your credit-worthiness.
Students who participate will be eligible to win one of two
$25 Applebee’s gift certificates
(students can only win once).
Sessions will be held each hour
Tuesday, Nov. 3
Presenter: Anne Barton
National Student Loan Program (NSLP)
10 a.m.–12 noon, Room 155, Bogel Hall
& also 1-3 p.m., Room 151, Bogel Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 4
Presenter: Consumer Credit Counseling Counselor
11 a.m.–3 p.m.
Room 155, Bogel Hall
Students can RSVP for a session of their choice in
The Student Finance Office
Oct. 19 –Nov. 2
“Successful Budgeting for Students”
Managing a budget is not as hard as it sounds. Making the initial commitment
to live according to your budget is the hardest part. If you have done that, you are
well on your way to wise spending and saving.
What is a budget? It is simply a written plan for spending your money. You
will spend your money; a budget just helps you to spend it wisely.
Step One
Prepare a budget worksheet. You can make one yourself, or use a pre-made form. To make your own, just write down your income in one column and your expenses
in another column, and then compare the two.
You will learn a great deal about your financial situation by taking this first
step. If you are like most people, you will find that your income is less than your
expenses. You are now informed about it, though, and can take the necessary
action to change your situation.
Step Two
Start tracking your incidental expenses. You know where the bulk of your money
is going, but what about all those little extras? This is a very important step if you
are serious about finding ways to stretch your money. Find a small notebook and
jot down all money spent each day on meals, snacks, gas, impulse purchases, and
entertainment. After you have done this for a few days, you will start noticing
how the small things really add up, and where you can start cutting back.
Step Three
Learn all you can about budgeting, spending, and saving your money. The library
offers many free resources to help you with this. Talk to your friends, parents, and
teachers about what they have learned about budgeting and saving their money.
Step Four
Take advantage of student discounts and free offers. The following is a helpful
online student website to help you save:
Step Five
Live a frugal lifestyle. Shop smart and spend less. Try these frugal living
• Define your wants versus your needs. Concentrate on spending money only on
your needs.
• Don’t drink, smoke, or do drugs. They are bad for you, addictive, and cost money.
You don’t need them.
• If at all possible, keep a savings account. Pay yourself first.
• Use everything to its full potential. Don’t waste anything.
• Recycle and reuse study materials such as pencils, pens, and paper.
• Don’t spend money around the plans you make. Make plans around the money
you have after all of your responsibilities are met.
• Don’t be tempted by your friends’ spending habits.
• Make the most of the college’s meal plan and any college events where there is
free food.
• Use your tuition money wisely. Try taking the maximum number of credits
• Get an on-campus job (if available).
• Make things yourself, whenever possible, instead of buying them.
• Shop smart when buying groceries and household items. Use coupons. Shop
the sales. Stock up on discounted non-perishable items. Foods like milk,
butter, and cheese can be frozen. Don’t buy soft drinks, unless they are on
sale or store brand. Drink water. Do not spend money on snack machines.
• Shop smart when buying clothes. Do not pay retail prices. Shop thrift
stores, consignment shops, yard sales, clearance racks, and buy during
off seasons. Don’t buy any item that requires dry cleaning. Consider
consigning your own clothes to earn some money.
• E-mail or write instead of calling home.
These are just a few ideas that you can use to start living a more frugal life and
to successfully manage your budget. Learning how to manage your budget in
college will help you immensely. The decisions you make early on will affect
you later in life. Use your time and money wisely.
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who enjoys living the frugal life, saving money, and helping others to do the same.
Subscribe to her newsletter to receive more money-saving ideas and frugal tips. Reprint
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An Alumna’s
Toy Story
Obama Presidency
Continued from page 3
Continued from page 1
to medical records and
retail sales. But what we
could not have imagined
in our future was placed in
our laps by our two-yearold, Jesse. After visiting
a train show in Hamburg,
our son fell in love with
Thomas the Tank Engine.
We wanted to buy him a
train set, but soon realized
how expensive the Thomas
brand was. Our search for
an alternative led us to eBay
where, after careful study,
we began selling the brand
we discovered.
Nearly a year went by and
our little business endeavor
was growing. However, in
order to see our profit margin
increase, we knew we needed
to bypass the middle man
and import our own toys. In
2004, we began importing
container loads of wooden
railway products. Now in
2009, Kidsdiggit on eBay has
sold over 30,000 items in 33
countries of the world. With
a feedback rating of 12,500
and a customer satisfaction
rating of 100%, Kidsdiggit
has quickly become the place
to go for wooden railway on
eBay, including the name
brand Thomas Wooden
How have we earned that
100% positive rating? Well,
“the customer is always
right.” The idea that Mr.
Heraty passed on to us was
that by treating even your
most difficult customers
the way you would want to
be treated, even if they are
at fault, you are building a
trusting relationship with all
your customers. The skills
learned in Dan Roland’s
advertising class and the
experience of SIFE have both
proven useful in marketing
and presenting our business
to our area and to the world.
Understanding the world of
economics was made easier
thanks to Joe Meindl and
critical spreadsheet skills
were passed on to us by
Linda Bernstein. In so many
ways Hilbert shaped who we
are and prepared us for what
will be.
It may sound as though we
graduated with degrees in
business. Not true. I have
a BA in English and my
husband has an Associate’s
degree in liberal arts. The
communication skills
I learned in my English
classes have been the perfect
marriage with those I learned
from my business courses. The ability to understand the
marketplace, one’s customers,
and the ever changing world
of retail sales is important.
Likewise, having the skills
to communicate and present
ideas in all these areas is
Although we never would
have pictured ourselves as
from former presidents to
radio talk show hosts (Rush
Limbaugh) decided to chime
in with their views on race. Appearing above the article
in the paper, six quotations
from three liberals and three
conservatives show the differing party views on the
issue of race. While these
help to shed light on how
the parties view this issue, it
also detracts from the overall
problems with our nation,
such as health care, the war,
and the economy.
Personally, this article troubles me. I find it incredibly
Jesse’s Toy Box
The Office of Multicultural Affairs at Hilbert College is committed to building an environment that values and
respects every person regardless of gender, age, race, sexual preference, socioeconomic level, physical ability, cultural
background, religion, nationality, or beliefs. Our mission is grounded in Franciscan values, and we are committed to
building a campus community that embraces these core values (e.g., respect, service, compassion, peace, integrity,
and vision) through the promotion of diversity education, celebration, and evaluation.
Just as important, our office envisions the campus community as a teaching and service community that creates
holistic and diverse learning experiences for students, faculty, and staff through programming, collaboration, and
community outreach. With this in mind, I hope that you will stop by my office in Bogel Hall, Room 103B, to meet
me and discuss any future collaboration efforts that may benefit the campus community as a whole.
The following events were sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs in October: “A Life of Innocence on
Lifetime Parole, The John Walker, Darryn Gibson Story,” Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Bogel Hall, Room 101; “Africa
and the Drum,” Oct. 22, 12:15-1:30 p.m., Swan Auditorium.
Upcoming events are these:
Flip Da Runway
Thursday, Nov. 5
8 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Campus Center, upper level
Sponsored by: Common Ground Club, Office of Multicultural Affairs,
& Office of Student Activities
Please join Common Ground Club members as they host their 4th annual “Flip Da Runway” production scheduled,
as noted above, for Thursday, Nov. 5, from 8 p.m.–10:30 p.m. in the Campus Center, upper level. All students are
invited for a fun-filled evening of entertainment! Additionally, students who are interested in working together to build student appreciation for different identities
and cultures are welcome to join the Common Ground Club. Please stop by the Office of Multicultural Affairs at
Bogel Hall, Room 103B, to fill out an application.
A further attraction:
“Salsa for the Soul” featuring Sarah Hooper
Thursday, Nov. 19
5 p.m.–6 p.m.
West Herr Atrium
Sarah Hooper fell in love with salsa dancing nine and a half years ago, as she laughed uncontrollably while being
twirled around on the dance floor for the first time. So began her immersion in salsa dancing, including (1) L.A.
style, Casino and Cuban styles, Rueda and, most recently, (2) New York Mambo. Sarah also dances and instructs
Bacahta, Merengue, and Cha Cha Cha. She has helped create a Salsa for Beginners DVD with her teaching partner
from Maui and has performed professionally in a Rueda de Casino group.
Her teaching experience includes private and group lessons, working with both kids and adults, while her strengths
lie in teaching her students the fundamental techniques of salsa dancing and connection to the music. Sarah’s dance
interests include break-dancing, hip-hop, West African, Middle Eastern, Samba, and improvisational dance! These
styles lend a unique flavor to her salsa dance styling, which she relates to her students as well.
Dance, for Sarah, has continued to serve as a healing and healthy outlet. Through dance, Sarah would like to inspire
others to connect more fully with themselves, other people, and the world in a healthy, fun, safe way!
Tara Jabbaar-Gyambrah, Ph.D., Director of Multicultural Affairs
eBay PowerSellers and toy
importers, Hilbert served to
prepare us for the unforeseen
in ways we could not have
understood while sitting in
the classroom.
Recently, we were able
to open a retail store in the
village of Gowanda to serve
as another outlet for our
train sets and to venture into
new toys, games, books,
crafts, furniture, and the
like. Jesse’s Toy Box is
unique and old-fashioned,
with many interesting toys
not found in large stores. No
matter how our business may
grow, one point will remain
the same: the customer will
always be right and will
always be treated as such.
Sarah Gabel, Alumna
hard to believe that race is
such a major issue still in the
United States. While I am not
naïve enough to believe race
does not affect many lives
every day, I find it incredibly
unsettling that at the highest
levels of government they
still seem to be dealing with
this issue. This article helps
illustrate how far America
has come in terms of race—
not very far at all. While I
do agree that some from the
Far Right are using racism
against President Obama, I
cannot believe they would
resort to such low tactics
rather than address the President on more substantial issues. The Far Left also has
issues by assuming every
criticism of the President is
racially backed. For people
who believe the government
has trouble getting anything
done for the public, this article is fuel for their fire.
The most intriguing part of
the entire article is a quotation from former Secretary
of State Colin Powell and
his assessment, “The issue
there is not race, it’s civility.
. . . This is not to say that we
are suddenly racially pure,
but constantly talking about
it [race] and reducing everything to black versus white is
not helpful to the cause of restoring civility to our public
dialogue.” I find this quotation somewhat hypocritical
as Powell himself brings
race to the conversation and
makes it the topic of discussion rather than brushing the
topic aside and saying that
race should not be a factor
in our discussions.
This article just shows that
America cannot focus on our
problems but would rather
point fingers and name-call,
and that will be the downfall
of us all.
Race may well be a recurring theme throughout
Obama’s Presidency and the
parties will again issue statements along the same road
as they have in this article.
This debate may never be
settled in America, as racism continues to sell in the
media, and there are those
who will continue to raise
the issue whenever given the
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The Hilbert Fund Plaque Recognizes Donors to the School
Who Made a Gift Between June 1, 2008, and May 31, 2009
This Plaque Commemorates the Naming of the
William E. Swan Auditorium for the Husband
of Board of Trustee Member Ann Swan.
Commemoration of Donor Wall, Sept. 24, Left to Right:
Karen Gaughan Scott, Former Chair, Board of Trustees;
Husband Stanley Scott; & Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D.
Commemoration of Donor Wall, Sept. 24:
Hilbert President Cynthia Zane, Ed.D., & Donor Eugene Mruk
Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 2: Deacon Robb Ciezk &
Deacon Dennis Conroy with Sharon Young & Her Terrier Pebbles
Blessing of the Animals, Oct. 2:
Diana Weiss with Rescued Greyhounds
The Annual Stratford Trip, Oct. 2:
Outside the Festival Theatre in Stratford, Ontario
The Stratford Trip, Oct. 2: Forty-six from Hilbert College
See Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Festival Theatre
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Front Row: Kourtney Reach, Matt Brown, Patrick Winney, Nicole Burke, Dalon Hairston, James Riehle;
Back Row: Professor Don Vincent, Tom Wills, Rosemarie Escalera, Dave Denny, John Morath, Jaquanna Hamilton, & Professor Chris Gallant
Left to Right: John Morath, Tom Wills, & Nicole Burke
Left to Right: Patrick Winney, Dave Denny, & James Riehle
James Riehle
Paczesny Hall, Room 138: Center for Creative Media
Outside the Center for Creative Media:
Gift of the Margaret L. Wendt Foundation
Computer Stations Inside the Center for Creative Media
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The Hilbert College Communication Club mission is to facilitate personal growth and community service while utilizing personal communication skills.
by Tom Wills
Have you ever walked down
the lower floor of Paczesny
Hall and wondered about that
big tan room with the floorto-ceiling windows? Well,
wonder no more! You’ve
just stumbled across the
Center for Creative Media—
affectionately nicknamed
the “Comm Lab” (short for
Communications Lab).
The Comm Lab is where
communications majors, and
anybody in communications
classes, can go to work on
their creative endeavors. Encompassing everything from
cameras to microphones to
the brightly-colored Apple
iMacs in the main room, the
lab provides students with
anything they could need to
see their creative dreams put
into a real form—whether it
be video, photography, audio,
web, or print.
Entering the main room,
you find 7 iMacs, all running
the latest suite of programs,
including Adobe Creative
Suite 4, Final Cut Express,
and iLife. These computers
are available at any time to
any student who has taken
COM 170 (Explorations in
Media). Digging deeper,
you’ll find three video editing rooms, which house all
of the tools that a student
could need to put their video
together. From music videos
to documentaries to short
films, those rooms have seen
it all! Down the hallway
from the main room lies the
audio suite. Inside you’ll
find professional level audio
tools, including a fully soundisolated recording booth, and
Logic Studio, a professionallevel audio program. The
equipment room holds many
professional-level tools, too.
If you need a Digital SLR
camera, one of the latest in
HD and SD video cameras,
an audio recorder, a lighting
kit, or the cables to piece it all
together, the equipment room
holds what you need.
The Comm Lab isn’t just a
facility though. It is staffed
by several trained and skilled
communications workers, including Joe Loporcaro, Steve
Fox, and work-study student
Tom Wills. The workers in
the lab can help teach you
the ins and outs of the lab’s
equipment, fix problems, and
be a resource for technical
and creative questions. The
lab is open daily, so you can
be sure that there’ll be someone around to help you out
with your creative process!
Taking a communications
course, or plan to in the future? Stop on by during the
week—it is likely there will
be an employee there to give
you a look around. Come
see what the Comm Lab has
to offer!
Tom Wills is a sophomore
communications major, and
is specializing in digital
arts. Tom has worked on
many short films and even a
few NFL preseason games.
Tom has been working in the
Center for Creative Media
since last year.
Communication Club music, writing, or digiContinued from page 1 tal media, then the club
welcomes you as well.
artwork, writing, audio If you have an interest
and video production, in joining the Commusound editing, and digi- nication Club, then be
tal photography.
sure to come to a meetOne student has al- ing. The next one was
ready provided the club scheduled for Thurswith a song. Dave Den- day, October 22, at 3:15
ny’s “Kaitlin’s Song” p.m. in Franciscan Hall, will be the first song the Conference Room B.
club will work with, but
Future meeting dates
more are soon to come. will be posted on the
The club encourages door of the Communianyone who is a com- cation Lab located in
munication major to Paczesny Hall. You can
attend its meetings. If also contact Professor
you are not a communi- Don Vincent, Professor
cation major, but simply Chris Gallant, the club’s
have an interest in some interim President James
form of communication, Riehle, or interim Vice
be it video production, President Tom Wills.
by Jesse Burns
Those perfect mountaintop
foliage photographs plague
Facebook and fill fall
magazine issues. Whether
amateur or professional,
those photographs are the
“juice worth the squeeze.” by Christina Hernandez
Somebody had to hike up
that mountain to get that shot,
Have you ever thought about
and the magnificence of that
how your major can relate to
an array of other majors,
giving you a broader area of
study and possibly creating
more career opportunities? While many people just
think of business as finance,
accounting, management, or
economics, it does consist of
that, but in reality the major
can relate with every other
discipline in some small way. In my case I chose also to
study communication. Why
would a business major want
a communication minor? There are a lot of reasons
why I wanted to do it. There
is so much more to communication studies than I ever
thought possible. The digital
media and communication
program deals with photog- shot makes it all worthwhile.
raphy, film, music, studying Communication majors may
people’s behaviors, technol- only spend only a few classes
ogy, marketing research, studying photography, but
and more. It makes perfect why stop there? By being
sense for a business major to hungry to capture an event,
understand different aspects a view, an emotion, or an
of communication studies. object can help one to find the
You shouldn’t limit yourself inspiration needed to explore
to just taking the required beyond our comfort zones. classes in your major; you Photography can be a bridge
should broaden your knowl- into a new world—trying new
edge by trying new things, things and going different
and see what other majors places.
might tie in with your own. You’ve thought about hiking
It may surprise you about a mountain trail, but never
what actually does comple- had the motivation to do it?
ment your major. It may Bring your camera along and
also give you a new variety you’ll find your purpose! of options, especially when Now, with photographs in
you actually start to go out hand, a grueling hike will
into the real world to find
a job.
My first communications
class was advertising. It
was so interesting for me to
learn about the different ads
that are created for products,
or how to get those ads to
appeal to people. Being a
business major, marketing
and advertising have been
the two things that I’ve always loved. So the fact that
the digital media and communication program offered
that unquestionably gave me
an interest in what else the
the department might offer
me. In my last year at Hilbert
I decided communication
would be a perfect minor for
me, and I know it was the
Continued on page 15
have more than just blistered
feet to show for it all. Not
only that, but you will also
have the wonderful memories
of the trip itself. After your
new adventure is over and you
arrive home with a feeling
of accomplishment, you can
remember the moments you
experienced forever. The
pictures you took at the top of
the mountain are like trophies
could now actually be worth
my time to check out. I can
snap a few shots, not only to
work on my camera skills,
but also to do research on a
new topic.
I think of photography as
a great tool to have in my
“shed”; it not only creates
an artistic reward for trying
something new but it also
rewards me intellectually! Jesse Burns
on your wall. Those who
only dream of making such
trips will gaze at them and
think, “How amazing that
must have been!”
Everyone has a mountain to
climb, but who said it has to be
physically challenging? There
are mental and emotional
mountains as well. You can
explore culture, meaning,
or knowledge. I may have
never, in a million years,
thought of going to a rodeo.
However, now that I enjoy
taking pictures, I can’t help
but see the potential action
shots it would make available.
Or perhaps the Body Worlds
exhibit that took place at the
Buffalo Museum of Science
Watching Over Bozeman
by Jesse Burns
You’ll always return home
from your adventures with
a free souvenir, and most
importantly, one that you
created. It doesn’t matter
if those journeys take you
to a museum, a rodeo, or a
mountaintop; the importance
of photography is that it
can create opportunities for
exploration. My advice to
you is to use what you are
taught to expand your mind
and open up new experiences. You are given tools and
knowledge every day; use
them as motivation to explore
the experiences that surround
Continued on page 15
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by Dalon Hairston
If the question is, “Why
did you pick digital media
and communication as your
major?” I’ll do what I always
do—sit there, think about it
for a long, uncomfortable
minute, and hope that whatever comes out of my mouth
makes sense. As an answer
is forming in my mind, I
suddenly realize what re-
lively COM department we
have been devising plans
and slowly making them into
a reality. In class we have
spoken with two professionals in the media production
field. The first was Charles
Lewis, a photo-journalist
from The Buffalo News.
More recently we had Carl
Thiel, who spoke about the
podcasting for The podcast he
online are that podcasts are
easily accessible, and that
you can host them for free on
sites such as or I initially have a
desire to link my podcast to
the Digital Media and Communications Department
website. Down the road I
have a larger interest in having a student-run web page! It can be set up for blogging
on new podcast ideas and
Dalon Hairston Podcasting
ally attracted me and it’s
pretty simple. “Creativity
is the key to a healthy life.”
Without it we are in danger
of becoming just plain folk,
instead of the unique individuals we truly are. I believe digital media can help
us to express ourselves and
maintain our individuality.
Communication helps us
to interact with people and
share ideas in an understandable way. Everyone likes
to be understood. Ideas and
understanding are two things
that go hand in hand, just like
me and creative writing!
Classes have been cool. I’ve been learning a lot since
day one. In our young but
Communication Minor
produces uses a format like
that used in talk radio, but
on the internet and without
regulation from the Federal
Communication Commission (so basically anything
goes). Yeah, net neutrality!
It was here in this brief
brainstorm that I came up
with a “fresh wave” for
the students here at Hilbert
College: a podcast of my
own. The subject matter
that I’m interested in, and
that I would like to podcast
about, is the students—both
commuter and residential. I’d like to use the podcast to
talk about issues that affect
the students’ lives. Some of
the best things about being
of new possibilities. Being
a business major and a comright choice because I am munications minor was the
constantly learning things perfect fit for me.
that continue to pique my
interest and that I could relate Now a senior at Hilbert Colto my business studies, too. lege, Christina Hernandez
Not only have I taken ad- hails from Fredonia, New
vertising but also classes that York. She is studying busitalk about the media and an ness administration with a
integrated marketing research minor in digital media and
class. These classes have cre- communication. Her future
ated a perfect balance for goals consist of getting a job
what I love about business either in the marketing field,
and now what I love about or working for an advertiscommunications. It made ing firm, both of which she is
me think about job options passionate about. Presently
where both communication she’s considering attending
and business were involved, graduate school after finishand opened my mind to a lot ing her last year at Hilbert.
Continued from page 14
other cool conversations you
would love to hear featured
on the show. If you have
access to a computer, you
can you can be a part of
this revolution. Let’s make
something for ourselves and
get a full experience out of
A Deeper Look at
Eating Disorders
Caused by the Media
by Nicole Burke
Have you ever flipped
through a magazine, looked
at the pictures of the very thin
models, and thought to yourself, why don’t I look like
that? Every girl in America
can probably answer “yes” to
this question at some point in
her life. People often blame
the media for causing this
negative image because one
thing is for sure . . . a very
popular theme seen throughout society is “thin is in.”
The media are very powerful tools when it comes
to conveying messages to
the public. Viewers often
confuse fantasy with reality
when it comes to something
they see on television or in a
magazine. Advertising and
other mass media messages
often show very thin models
and set unrealistically high
standards for body shape and
size. This often drives young
women to feel as if they are
obligated to look like the
pictures on billboards and
in magazines. Women and
even men’s views of what is
considered “beautiful” are so
distorted by the media. This
negative reality often has
even higher consequences. Studies show that unrealistic and often unhealthy
pictures displayed in the
media are a large cause of
eating disorders and negative body image. A film by
Darryl Roberts, America the
Beautiful, is a documentary
that explores the idea that
advertisers and the media
use thin models to set the
standard of beauty in our
society. One of the people
in the film is a teen model
who got labeled “obese” by
the fashion industry at age
14, as a 6-foot size 4.
According to U.S. estimates
from the National Institute
of Mental Health, between
5 and 10 percent of girls/
women (5-10 million) and
1 million boys/men suffer
from eating disorders, such
as anorexia, bulimia, binge
eating disorder, or other associated dietary conditions. Eating disorders can affect
people at any age, but are
especially prominent among
college students. This is
not a disease to be taken
lightly. Without treatment,
the National Institute of
Mental Health states that up
to 20 percent of people with
serious eating disorders die.
There are many places to
turn to for help, such as the
Eating Disorders Association
of Western New York (716819-1338).
The media have the power
to reach millions of people,
but they should not have the
power to distort the opinions
of its viewers. The next time
you are reading a magazine
or viewing an advertisement,
remember the difference
between fantasy and reality.
Do not let the media influence how you view yourself
and others. As someone once
told me, “To wish you were
someone else is to waste the
person you are.”
Nicole Burke is a senior
digital media and communication major, concentrating
in integrated marketing.
She is the secretary of the
Communication Club and
a member of the Honors
Program. After her last
year at Hilbert, she plans
to continue on to graduate
school. In the future, Nicole
hopes to obtain a career in
either public relations or
Dalon S. Hairston is 18 yrs.
old and is currently a freshman here at Hilbert. She
is having quite an effect on
the campus already and is
brimming with energy; it can
by Gary Gawera
become infectious! If you
want more information about
Here at Hilbert College
her podcast, e-mail her at there is a new class that all
[email protected]
freshmen are required to
take in Fall, 2009: GS 101
(Foundations Seminar). This
course is intended to give
students a better chance to be
successful in college. In our
section we were asked to pick
a faculty, administration, or
Exploring Through staff member on campus for
a personnel interview article. Continued from page 14 The campus member whom I
selected was Phyllis Dewey,
of counseling. She is
Jesse Burns is a Junior
the Campus Center
and a Digital Media and
floor, outside
Communication major at
Ms. Dewey
Hilbert College. He has been
at Fredonia
away from photography for
a while, but after taking a
class in media production
has reintroduced himself University for her master’s
to the rewards of the craft. degree.
She was asked what
He isn’t quite sure of his
her to have a
career goals but thinks that
for the
photojournalism looks like an
interesting field to explore.
College. Her response
was that everyone must
choose a career that reflects
one’s passion in life. She
absolutely loves helping
individuals create a more
positive journey in their
Phyllis Dewey
Some of the duties and
responsibilities that are
associated with a counseling
position can be accounted
f o r i n m a n y d i ff e r e n t
ways. For example, Ms.
Dewey is enthusiastic
about programming and
workshops. She is advisor
to the S.A.D.D. Club and
is on different committees
throughout the campus. Her most important duty,
however, is helping students
on their journey to health
and wellness. Her job helps
students in a very positive
way. She helps students look
at their problems in a healthy
manner and together they
create goals to help them be
successful at Hilbert College
and in life.
One of her biggest challenges
concerns time. She says,
“There is not enough time to
attend all the events that go
on in one day.”
The most rewarding aspect
of her job is seeing the light
bulb go on for students. She
likes to see a student who may
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The Counseling Corner
Habit 5 – Wednesday, October 14 (Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood)
Habit 6 – Friday, October 23 (Synergize)
Habit 7 – Friday, October 30 (Sharpen the Saw)
All at 2:30 p.m. in the Dining Hall
Phyllis Dewey, Director, Counseling Center
Phyllis Dewey
Continued from page 15
have made mistakes begin to
go in the right direction. Ms. Dewey relates her job
to making sure that when
students are on the positive
side of life, they stay there.
She loves her job at Hilbert,
the peers that get involved,
and working with students.
She was asked whether
there were any special
service moments of which
she was especially proud. She stated that confidential
one-on-one meetings with
students in counseling is
important. When there are
only two people who know
about the concern, it is easier
to address. The conversation
does not involve others, so
it makes it easier to figure a
better way to approach the
next step.
If any student would like
to meet with Phyllis Dewey,
she can be reached at the
Counseling Center or one
may e-mail her at [email protected]
Feel Better and Have More Energy!
Tip 1: Meditate
Simply sit quietly and focus on your own breath, a word, or even a phrase. This will leave you feeling
refreshed and energized and will allow you to increase your productivity and creativity.
Tip 2: Read
Reading not only develops verbal skills, but also stimulates your imagination and promotes patience. Take
a few minutes each day/night to settle into a book.
Tip 3: Be Optimistic
Thinking positively gives you a clearer head, a better memory, and gives you an optimistic outlook on life. Decisions will be made easier and you will always see the good in situations.
Tip 4: Find a Balance
Keep your mind strong. Find a balance between school, work, family, friends, and you. Wherever you
choose to put your time, be happy with what you do. Don’t forget to schedule time for yourself.
by Allison Stearns
As I entered the office of
Barbara Bonanno Wilcox,
she greeted me with a warm
smile and a sweet “Hello!” She invited me to sit at a
information to share! She went to D’Youville
College and did graduate
work at SUNY at Buffalo. She originally started out as
a librarian at Hilbert College, including the Director
Barbara Bonanno Wilcox
table alongside her desk so
I could begin my interviewing.
Ms. Bonanno Wilcox is the
director of mission integration and campus ministry. She laughs when she has to
explain her job title because
of how long it is and it comes
along with a lot of different
of the McGrath Library, and
worked in the library from
1990 until 2005. She loved
being a librarian but eventually wanted to do something
new and exciting.
What made her go from a
librarian to director of mission integration and campus
ministry? In the early 2000s
Tip 5: Let Go
Talk to someone about your ups and downs rather than bottling them up. Letting go of your emotions is
one of the best ways to ease your mind.
Tip 6: Be Aware
Be conscious of your thoughts and feelings. Don’t ignore tiredness or irritability. If ignored they can lead
to more serious stress-related problems.
Tip 7: Find An Outlet
Take up a hobby to combat stress, overcome anxiety, and improve your self-esteem.
The Counseling Center
649-7900, ext. 232
she attended all different
types of conferences, one of
her favorites being the Association of Catholic Colleges
and Universities conferences with Sister Edmunette
Paczesny, then President
of Hilbert College. These
conferences discussed how
to introduce and inform others regarding the mission of
one’s own college.
Before going to these conferences and finding out more
and more about mission integration, she was given the
chance in 1997 to go on a
pilgrimage to Assisi, Italy,
the birthplace of St. Francis. This trip also sparked
an interest in the College’s
Franciscan mission. When she became director
of mission integration, this
position involved ensuring
that the mission of the college was integrated into all
areas of the institution, that
its values were kept in the
forefront, and its heritage
remembered and carried into
the future. In 2005 she became the director of mission
On the job Ms. Bonanno
Wilcox meets with all the
people who are going to be
hired at the college to introduce them to Hilbert’s mission, values, and heritage.
She also talks to students and
the Board of Trustees about
these topics.
On June 1 of this year Ms.
Bonanno Wilcox also became the director of campus
ministry. The job description offers opportunities to
help students, faculty, and
staff in spiritual growth and
development, to offer service projects to give back
to the community, and to
strengthen values.
What she loves the most
about her job is being able
to work with us students, getting to know us, and having a
relationship with us throughout our college experience
here at Hilbert College.
Ms. Bonanno Wilcox had
many special moments and
experiences here, but the
one that stands out the most
to her is her being asked to
be master of ceremonies at
commencement exercises
one year. She was nervous
to speak because she was
going to be speaking in front
of higher-ups, one being
then Attorney General Janet
Reno, the guest speaker. But
it all worked out well.
Barbara Bonanno Wilcox
left me with one point really to remember about our
interview—that she truly
loves Hilbert College, is attached to it, and finds working here the most rewarding
opportunity she has ever
been offered.
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by Quanisha Kitchen
I interviewed James Sturm,
who had been for several
years the vice president for
student life and is now the
vice provost for leadership
development. Aside from
being the lacrosse coach,
he is currently in charge
of supervising a two and
a half million dollar grant
that is being used to help
fund different activities and
When I was interviewing
him, I could tell that he
really enjoys his work and
likes what he is doing, that
he was truly invested in his
job. In his job he helps out
many students, whether it be
a question or concern they
have. During the interview
I asked about nine to ten
questions to let readers know
a little about him.
James Sturm has been
employed at Hilbert College
for eight years. He attended
SUNY College at Fredonia
for his undergraduate studies
and later attended SUNY
at Buffalo for graduate
work. At Fredonia he was
very involved. He was a
freshman orientation leader
and a resident assistant.
He participated in clubs,
fraternity life, and lacrosse. He tutored at the student
learning center and was
a communications major. In graduate school he had
a graduate assistantship
position in career planning
and placement and later as a
residence hall director. He
has spent the last nineteen
years in student life planning
and presenting leadership
development programs.
Like some college students,
Mr. Sturm changed his
major several times. It was
not until his senior year in
college, after being offered
a job as a cameraman for
ESPN that he decided against
communication and public
relations and switched to
by Jennifer Burke
student life.
Some of the responsibilities
My first impressions of
and duties as the vice provost
for leadership development Denise Harris were that
involve his overseeing the she is pretty, with a loud
2.5 million dollar grant voice, and is a fast talker. So automatically my initial
thought was that she had
to have been a cheerleader. Later I found out that she
was one and was Cheer
Captain for three years. She
immediately gives off this
positive vibe that you either
want to be around or strive to
be like her. Ms. Harris said,
“She Love, Love, Loves
working with people,” which
makes her a perfect match to
her job as director of career
in place for activities to
support first-year students,
such as orientation and
the foundations seminar.
M r. S t u r m a l s o h e a d s
the leadership programs,
advises the Adventure Club,
and is the faculty athletic
representative: he makes
sure that student-athletes
are maintaining a sufficient
grade point average to be
eligible to play sports, as
well as just earning good
grades. In addition, he is an
adjunct assistant professor.
Another responsibility is
putting together the parent
handbooks that are distributed
at freshmen orientation
sessions and speaking with
parents about what they will
be facing with their first-time
freshmen sons and daughters
and the requirements they
need to meet.
With a job like this, there are
joys and challenges. Some
of the latter are keeping up
with students’ demands. But
what he enjoys about being
in student life is working
with students who might
not be the best academically
and not living up to their
potential, yet seeing how
good they can get and how
much progress they make by
graduation time.
The staff members at Hilbert
College are very helpful and
are there to help students
not only with their grades
but by motivating them to
do more in the community
to become better people so
that in the future they can
be successful and look back
and say that those working
at Hilbert cared about them. This interview allowed me
to learn more about the
different services offered at
Hilbert that I never knew
about before.
Denise Harris attended
SUNY College at Fredonia,
majoring in human
communications, and then
went on to graduate school
at Bowling Green University
for college administration. To
get herself through six years
of education she worked at
many restaurants like Arby’s
and John’s Pizzeria. Then
she moved on to jobs more
relevant to her educational
background. Denise worked
at Hofstra University of Long
Island as the assistant student
director of student activities,
at CW Post as a cooperative
education coordinator, and
Medaille College as a career
counselor before these jobs
led her to work here at
Hilbert College.
As director of career
development Ms. Harris
works with undergraduate
students and alums.
Essentially what Ms.
Harris does is to take the
overwhelming options of
one’s broad major and helps
to narrow the search for
one’s future, whether it is
grad school or the work
force. She said she wants
to give students doors to
open for their future, not
just Options A and B. She is
also a member of the Student
Success Committee, which
focuses on keeping college
students in school and is the
advisor for Hilbert’s firstyear cheer team. As can
easily be seen, Ms. Harris
loves every minute of her
job here at Hilbert. Her only
regret is that she is only one
person and wishes she could
do more.
I asked Ms. Harris whether
students were required to
use her services or whether
they were just recommended. Her response was that
using her services is 100%
voluntary, but she does see
the difference when students
use her services. The best
outcome of Ms. Harris’ job
by James Hall
On Oct. 8 at 11 a.m. I
interviewed Craig Harris to
understand better what it
is that he does to assist the
student body. Mr. Harris
is the director of alumni
relations and annual giving.
I asked how long he had
been employed at Hilbert
College and he informed
me that he had been hired
roughly three and a half years
ago, and that he thoroughly
enjoys doing his job.
We held small talk for a
while, discussing the small
things in life, what I wanted
to be when I get older, where
I lived, what my parents
do, before getting back to
questions I had for him. Many
questions I had thought about
asking he answered in detail
while in conversation. He
had attended and graduated
from SUNY College at
Fredonia and majored in
communications. He was
not particularly thinking
about the job he now holds
while back in college. He
mentioned that he was a
hall mate of Jeff Russo from
Channel 7 sports. Also, Mr.
Harris and Kevin Sylvester—
the Buffalo Sabres analyst
alongside Mike Robitaille—
were in classes together and
is that she can see the results acquaintances in college.
of the effort she and the
Mr. Harris is responsible
students she works with put
in. She called it “the fruits
of labor.” She can see the
difference her job makes
now, as opposed to other
jobs where persons may
work their whole lives and
never see the outcome of
their work.
Denise Harris is an
overachiever. As well as
giving all she can to her
students, I noticed a green
and white polka-dotted
picture frame on her desk. Apparently she leaves Hilbert
College to go to another
job she enjoys, raising her
sixteen-month-old daughter.
She says every morning
with her daughter feels like
Christmas. Ms. Harris finds
being a mom a challenge,
but feels her daughter is a
blessing in every way.
My first impressions of Ms.
Harris were correct. She
brings so much enthusiasm
to her job as the director of
career development at Hilbert
and her job as a mother.
Ms. Harris’s enthusiastic
personality makes her an
amazing asset to the school. Superman has nothing on
this super woman, Denise
for holding alumni events,
updating the records of
former students, assembling
an annual golf tournament,
and holding a fund-raising
5K run. It is a challenge
tracking down a number of
former students because of
address changes. Donations
received are used for students
needing financial aid, which
is the most rewarding part
of his job: helping students
with funding and providing
a way for them to attend the
This interview was
very helpful in providing
information on what
particular personnel do to
help current Hilbert students. Personnel who may get no
credit from students for
what they do because they
are less visible to students
hold some of the greatest
responsibilities, like Mr.
Harris, who raises funds for
financial aid and the college,
from which more than half
the institution’s population
benefits. Mr. Harris said he enjoyed
his job very much and to
stop by if he could ever be
of help. He was very down
to earth and understanding.
I sincerely enjoyed meeting
with him and hope to see
him around campus in the
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by James Reinhardt
As a freshman in college,
I find that every day seems
like a new adventure, an opportunity not only to learn
more about the college and
my peers, but the faculty and
staff as well. I was fortunate
enough to be able to interview
Dr. Martin Floss. Dr. Floss
force. He also evaluated drug
courts in New York State. In
fact, Dr. Floss helped write
a grant so that Erie County
received $500,000 towards
the Erie County Juvenile
Treatment Drug Court.
He helped get dozens of people associated in the criminal
justice field to come to Hilbert
to inform the faculty and stu-
Dr. Martin Floss
has two main jobs at Hilbert:
Not only is he a professor of
criminal justice, but the director of the Institute of Law and
Justice as well.
Dr. Floss attended three
colleges when pursuing a
criminal justice degree. He
first attended Erie Community College for two years,
followed by Buffalo State
College. There, he not only
earned his bachelor’s degree,
but a master’s degree as well. However, he did not end his
education then; he continued on to earn his Ph.D. in
criminal justice at Rutgers
This will be his sixteenth
year working at Hilbert College. He said that he instantly
knew this was the right job for
him when he was hired. By
talking to the faculty, specifically the department chair, he
already felt like one of the
team. Each of his jobs is
essential to the advancement
of Hilbert. As a professor he
is able to teach his students
more about the criminal justice field and able to use his
previous training and experiences to help others become
better in this field. As the director of the Institute for Law
and Justice, Dr. Floss employs
research and training for the
law and justice community
Dr. Floss has participated
in many parts of the criminal
justice field. In fact he was
once the federal monitor for
the Buffalo police. While federal monitor, he was assigned
to evaluate the actions of
those police officers who used
dents about different elements
of law and justice. People
came to talk about such topics
as domestic violence, homeland security, interrogation
skills, and designer drugs.
People can attend these conferences to learn more about
these many engaging topics.
One year Dr. Floss was even
named Citizen of the Year
for Buffalo. He assisted in
writing a grant to help Buffalo’s East Side by building a
police-school liaison program
that brought together Buffalo police officers and youth
from the neighborhood. With
about 200 kids participating
in this program, they were
shown that police officers are
a resource and not people to
be feared. It got kids off the
streets and gave them a way
to help feel that they should
focus on their education and
their futures by working hard
in school.
It is a difficult task trying
to keep everything in order
due to time constraints and
the massive organizational
efforts needed to maintain
everything. Dr. Floss does
not do it because he has to; he
does it because he wants to. Not only can he help others,
but he likes that he is able to
shed a good light on Hilbert.
In addition to being a faculty
member at Hilbert College,
he is a great inspiration and
role model to all students,
teaching us that we can make
a significant impact on our
community if we believe that
we can.
by Robert Collins
For those at Hilbert College
who do not know Peter Burns
very well, he is a very intriguing person. Once known, he
is a wonderful person to have
the honor of knowing. His
office is open from 8:30 to 5
p.m. and he is always willing
to keep his office open longer
less traveled by/And that has
made all the difference.”
He joined Hilbert in June, 2008, as the vice president
for enrollment management.
In that position he is responsible for overseeing the
admissions, financial aid, and
retention offices. In June, 2009, he was also given the
responsibility of dean of stu-
Peter Burns
if someone needs him.
The small town of Berlin,
New Hampshire, is where
Mr. Burns was raised as a
child with his four brothers
and one sister. Burns had
moved from Berlin, New
Hampshire, to Boston, Massachusetts, and then to Manchester, New Hampshire,
Kittery, Maine, and Bangor,
Maine, before moving to
Vermont in 1992. In June,
2008, he moved to Hamburg,
New York, where he is living
As a youth, he remembers
being a typical high school
jock. Throughout his high
school career he had been the
captain of the football, track,
and ski teams. He was fond
of great college track stars
like Steve Prefontaine and
Dave Wottle. His favorite
sports memory was watching
the 1976 Olympics downhill
on television when Franz
Klammer won the gold for
It is very interesting to find
that Mr. Burns was part of
the ski team throughout his
entire college career. He
was on the varsity ski team
at Northeastern University in
Boston, where he majored in
criminal justice. His original
goal was to work with juvenile delinquents or go to law
school. However, he turned
out to have a career in college
admissions and financial aid. As he observes, his favorite
quotation is from Robert
Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”: “Two roads diverged in
a wood and I/ I took the one
dents and now also oversees
student housing and activities. He had chosen his current career because he greatly
enjoys working with students. He enjoys how there
is a large variety in his job
each day at any given point
in time. When asked why
he came to Hilbert College
to work, he replies his wife
worked here ten years ago.
He had agreed that when his
son moved away to college,
he would be willing to move
from Vermont to Western
New York where her family is originally from. The
Hilbert opportunity came up
and he was fortunate enough
to be hired at a place his wife
talked about for years. She
always said Hilbert was like
“family.” His wife is still
currently living in Vermont,
working at Middlebury College, but is looking for a job
in Western New York.
Mr. Burns believes that the
student population on campus is an interesting mix of
students. He believes that
Hilbert students are serious
students, but they also like
to have fun. He wishes that
more commuter students
would get involved with activities available on campus. He knows that the faculty is
great and always there for
students, no matter what they
need. Some exciting additions to Hilbert College that
he has been involved with
include the hiring of Jason
Lanker, the new director of
residence and judicial affairs;
Pam Mendoza, the assistant
by Nicholas Sikorski
I had the task of interviewing
Mary King of Hilbert College. Ms. King’s job title is accounts payable supervisor. She has been working at Hilbert College for twelve years.
Before obtaining her current
job, Ms. King was in charge
of cash receipts at Hilbert
is a detail-oriented job and
it is very enjoyable to work
with the students. She said
her job best helps students
with service reimbursements
for matters like clubs, loans,
money for athletics, and any
other such financial situation
for students.
Ms. King said that the major
challenges she faces everyday
Mary King
College. Her job consists of
sorting process invoices, verifying signatures, reviewing
the accounts charged for all
students, verifying financial
information regarding students at Hilbert, and inputting the information from all
the previously stated actions
into the Hilbert system. She
reviews accounts for student
activities, but also for all departments within the college.
Ms. King attended SUNY
at Geneseo. While there, she
majored in business and finance. Before her current job,
she was previously employed
as a bank teller. As to whether
this is the right job for her,
she stated it was, because it
are making sure she is always
accessible to students and
to keep up with cash flow
so Hilbert runs smoothly
and efficiently. This includes taking advantage of
discounts, making sure items
are purchased tax-exempt,
and helping to make sure all
forms are correct for auditing
The most rewarding part
of her job is working with
students and making all interactions fun. Her proudest
moment is trying to make
people comfortable while
dealing with her.
Finally, when asked about
liking her job, she said she
loved it.
director of residence life; and
Jean MacDonald, the new director of student activities.
Mr. Burns has worked at
three different colleges before working at Hilbert. He
has worked at Hesser College
as director of admissions,
Eastern Maine Technical
College as director of admissions/assistant dean of
students, and Goddard College. He worked at Goddard
College twice as the director
of admissions and ten years
later he was employed there
as the dean of enrollment
Mr. Burns would like to see
more housing for students
and better athletic facilities
for intramurals and the varsity teams. A good graduate program and some new
majors are also on his wish
list, but he knows that these
improvements will take time
and funding to complete. Peter Burns does not see
retirement anywhere in the
near future, but he would
like to own his own business
when he retires. Maybe he
will start something that has
to do with cooking, like a
diner, because he loves to
I believe that everyone
should take the time to meet
and talk to Mr. Burns. He is
very kind-hearted and a laid
back kind of person, whose
office is always open to students because the students
are the reason he is here.
Getting to know him would
be well worth any person’s
The H-Files/Page 19
by James Knapp
One member of the Hilbert College staff is Elaine
Szczepanski. For the nine
years that she has worked
at Hilbert, Elaine has held a
position as student finance
counselor. She has a mom, two older
brothers, and a twin sister, who confuses many of
Ms. Szczepanski’s friends. Once, a co-worker saw her
sister and became embarrassed after insisting he
knew her, but was actually
confusing her sister with
Ms. Szczepanski. She has
no children and is happily
single. She has a general
love for animals, especially her Shetland sheepdog
named Dolly. Her other
hobbies include antiquing,
gardening, and a little casino
“fun”! She has always lived
in the town of Hamburg.
After high school, Ms.
Szczepanski attended Trocaire College to receive
an associate’s degree in
business administration/
medical secretary. After she
graduated, she worked at
Trocaire College for twenty
years in various positions—
nursing administrative assistant, registrar, director
of advisement, admissions
representative, and student
finance office assistant. While working at Trocaire,
she attended evening classes
at D’Youville College for
Support Student Aid
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of Health and the National
Science Foundation. The
state, too, must direct
funding to critical-need
areas to help recovery and
to promote growth.
Higher education is one
of New York State’s great
strengths and now, more
than ever, it should play a
significant and central role
in shaping our future. Our
colleges and universities
are home to the thinkers,
researchers, educators, and
innovators who will play a
vital role in defining new
technologies, in finding
solutions to our energy
dependency, and in training
the new workforce needed
for our state to be competitive
in the future.
We know that a multitude
Elaine Szczepanski & Dolly
two and a half years to obtain her bachelor’s degree in
business administration.
After her years at Trocaire
College, Ms. Szczepanski
applied for the student finance counselor position at
Hilbert College. Currently,
her major job responsibility
is acting as loan coordinator in certifying loans and
in problem-solving loan
issues. She has been working with loans for six years.
She also counsels current
and prospective students
and parents in establishing
a financial aid plan for students’ education.
of benefits flow from New
York’s institutions of higher
education into nearly every
aspect of life in our state—
from improved health care
and national security to
technology innovations and
greater civic engagement. College graduates volunteer
more, vote more often, and
participate more in their
communities. A college
education is also the most
effective way of transcending
distinctions—of race,
ancestry, or wealth—that
can fragment our society.
A r e c e n t r e p o r t b y
the Organization for
Economic Co-Operation
and Development or
OECD provides evidence
that governments yield
significant financial returns
on funds allocated for higher
education. In an interview
with The Chronicle of Higher
Ms. Szczepanski is also
involved with scheduling
exit loan interview sessions
for graduate students. These
informative sessions assist
students with the process of
paying back student loans
after college. She is also
involved with students who
are currently in default of
their student loans and will
try to offer them assistance
and advice about their situation.
During orientations and
open houses, she assists
with presentations to help
incoming students and parents become aware of loans
Education, the head of the
OECD unit that prepared
the report said, “In virtually
every country, the public
benefits of higher education
outweigh the costs.” Strictly
from an economic point of
view, the person who earns
a college degree is on track
to earn more, which, in turn,
yields greater resources for
government to allocate to a
state’s and nation’s priorities. When factoring in the
social benefits of a college
education, the investments
in higher education that we
as a state and nation make
yield a real “talent dividend”
that benefits us all.
The governor’s and the
legislature’s past support for
programs that assist students
at private, not-for-profit
and public colleges and
universities has made college
possible for thousands of
and scholarships that are
available to them. She is
also working to promote
financial literacy on campus along with her student
finance co-workers.
There is much that Ms.
Szczepanski has accomplished while here at Hilbert. Her most recent success has been helping to integrate loan information on
the college website, www. Students and
parents can now have easy
access and processing of
loan information, along with
accessing other valuable
financial aid information.
Professionally, she is currently an active member
of the New York State Financial Aid Administrators
Association (NYSFAAA)
and has participated in the
NYSFAAA-Region 1 High
School Counselor Workshops, which present up-todate financial information to
local high school counselors. She also participated
in the Spring 2009 College Goal Sunday event,
which is a national program
that assists high school students complete their FAFSA
Ms. Szczepanski is a very
important part of Hilbert’s
staff. She assists with students’ finances, particularly
loans and counseling. Without her, students would be
very confused about how
much they owe and when. students. However, they
need to know that these
programs matter to you,
their constituents. College
and university communities
have a critical role. I
invite students, faculty,
administrators, and staff—as
well as alumni, parents, and
interested citizens—to band
together under the umbrella
of the New York Student aid
alliance (www.nystudentaid Register with
the Alliance now, and we
will keep you informed of
key budget developments.
We will need your continued
contact with policy leaders
and your ongoing support
in the months ahead!
Laura L. Anglin, President
Commission on Independent
Colleges and Universities in
New York
by John Gifford
All jobs have their own
uniqueness and Gary Dillsworth’s position is just that. Mr. Dillsworth holds the
position of superintendent
of physical plant operations
and while some might think
the job is boring, it is actually quite interesting. Mr.
Dillsworth says, “No day is
ever the same,” and if that is
true, his job turns out to be
much more interesting than
most jobs. In this position
he holds tremendous responsibility and meets new
people on a weekly basis.
In my view I would have
to disagree with him when
ect. When I asked Mr. Dillsworth what was the most
rewarding part of his job, he
said that helping to oversee
construction of a building
that is going to be there
for a long time is the most
rewarding. It is surely safe
to assume that Trinity Hall
will be standing for many
years to come. Perhaps
what makes this building
even more significant is that
not only will Trinity Hall
be around for a long time in
general, but a long time at
Hilbert, which is a place he
loves to be a part of.
Before Mr. Dillsworth
began working at Hilbert,
he did not know that this
Gary Dillsworth
he told me I had drawn the
short stick when it came
to picking whom we were
going to interview for this
Being the superintendent of
physical plant operations is
a tremendous honor. While
some may not imagine what
the position entails, much
credit needs to be given
to Mr. Dillsworth. What
jumped out of the interview
the most was that he does
so much work, but from a
student perspective receives
very little credit. Not only
does he have to be concerned about every possible
physical aspect of every
building here at Hilbert,
he also makes sure that the
school does not misspend
money related to the physical plant. If Mr. Dillsworth
does not do his job correctly,
more money could be spent
on maintenance and repairs than is necessary. He
must also meet with people
about contracts for buildings, requiring him to be
very good with numbers and
One of Mr. Dillsworth’s
biggest projects recently
accomplished was the Trinity Hall building here on
Hilbert’s campus. Apparently Trinity Hall cost eight
million dollars to construct,
making it a fairly large proj-
job was what he wanted to
do. He attended Cedarville
University, which is right
outside of Cincinnati. In
the beginning of his college
career he was going for a
major in marketing in connection with advertising. After experiencing college,
he quickly found that he
loved to work with his hands
and discovered construction. While he did not actually
construct buildings by working as a construction worker,
he obtained his bachelor’s
degree in businesss administration and then obtained his
job at Hilbert College.
Mr. Dillsworth’s job sounds
like a lot of fun. Being responsible for all the physical
aspects of the buildings at
the college puts him in a
position to make a difference every day he comes to
work. Not only does he get
the honor of contributing to
the construction of buildings
that will be remembered for
a long time, he also gets
to play a vital role in the
school’s finances for such
work. Overall, because no
day is ever the same and
Mr. Dillsworth can make
a positive difference in the
school every day he comes
to work, it turns out that
his job is pretty interesting
after all.
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Despite the threat of rain
and fall chill, six of Hilbert’s
finest students volunteered to
help children and families in
the Hamburg community at
the 3rd Annual Wellness and
Peace Festival on Saturday,
Oct. 3. Now in its third year, the
Wellness and Peace Festival
is designed to bring together
community members for a
day of activities, sharing, and
fun. The events and activities this year were designed
to embrace the theme “The
Amazing Human Race.” Held at the Union Pleasant
Elementary School in Hamburg, the festival included
indoor as well as outdoor
activities. Among the many
activities this year were
face painting, bead making,
drumming circles, live music, snow shoeing, first tee—
interactive golf, storytelling,
a walking labyrinth, belly
Marissa Caruso
dancing, and a bounce house. To promote the themes of
peace and wellness, donations of food items destined
for local food pantries were
accepted in lieu of admission. Donations will benefit
the Parent Child Connection,
a volunteer committee of the
Family Support Center of
Hilbert students Rina Rachinger, Liz Scimia, Heather
Bello, and Marissa Caruso
served as floating volunteers,
helping children with such
activities as face painting (including their own!), jewelry
making, craft making, and
hoola hoop making.
Student members Cami
Sheffield and Kelly Ca-
vanaugh of the Human Services Association, along
with club advisor Professor
Colleen Kumiega, hosted
a jewelry beading activity
for children. The human
services and rehabilitation
services programs from the
Social Sciences Division teamed up with the WNY
Independent Living Center
and John Moffat, adjunct
professor of rehabilitation
services, to provide interactive opportunities for visitors
to experience at first hand the
challenges faced by people
with disabilities.
Many thanks to each of our
student volunteers who gave
it their all to make this a terrific and meaningful event
and who took time to give
something of themselves to
their community! Left to Right: Rina Rachinger, Liz Scimia, &
Heather Bello at the Children’s Crafts Table
Sharon Sisti
Chair, Division of
Social Sciences
Heather Bello & Liz Scimia
Model Their Face Paintings
Recently, on Sept. 11 and Sept. 15, the college hosted two very well
received conferences in Swan Auditorium.
The first conference focused on recently passed laws that affect how
communities respond to domestic violence issues.
The second event dealt with counterfeiting of products and currency, and
the abuses that come from those activities.
We would like to thank the following people for their support and
hard work:
• IT—Eric , Matt, and Bob for their expertise in A/V needs.
• Food Service—Laura, Liz, and Rose for a great buffet.
• Maintenance—Gary, Don, Chris, Wayne, and Tom for set-up.
• Campus Security—Matt, Joe, Katrina, and Dan for parking
• Taylor Doherty­—for working with us to fit in our event on the
day of his opening night play performance.
Thanks to the Hilbert community for tolerating the extra parking needs
that our events create. We hope that the slight inconvenience nevertheless
benefited the college.
Sharon Sisti, Barb DeLaRosa, Marty Floss, and Ed Qualey
The Planning Committee
What do the FBI, ATF,
and troopers all have in
common? They were
just some of the law
enforcement agencies
that attended the third
annual Criminal Justice
Career Expo. The expo
was held on Oct. 7 in the
West-Herr Atrium from
9 a.m. to 12 noon. Over
twenty law enforcement
agencies were present to
recruit and inform Hilbert students and alums
of the amazing career
opportunities that they
have available. Over
132 students attended
the event and had the
opportunity to speak
with and ask questions
regarding their hiring
processes. The recruiters were extremely impressed with the event
and commented that the
students who attended
the event were well prepared and asked great
questions. The criminal justice
program of the CJ/FSI
Division, coupled with
the Career Development
Center, collaborated to
ensure that this event
was a success. The recruitment process
for positions within the
criminal justice arena is
very lengthy and seniors
must start early in the
fall semester to ensure
employment after graduation. Job announcements and exam postings will be available
in September, October,
and November, with
exams usually being
held in December. After
the exams are scheduled
and taken, students must
undergo physical fitness
tests, polygraphs, and an
extensive background
check. The process is
extremely detailed and
time-consuming. To help explain how
students could be more
successful with this process, we also hosted a
job searching workshop
from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Recruiters and Hilbert
professors Edward
Qualey, Richard Langenfeld, Sam Palmiere,
and Mary Ann Hobar
were all in attendance
to inform students of
techniques to positively
stand out in the hiring
To conclude the day,
we hosted the Chesterfield County Police
Officer exam in Swan
Auditorium from 5 p.m.
to 8 p.m. The following day we welcomed
the Arlington County
Deputy Sheriff’s exam,
also in the Swan Auditorium.
It is hoped that the opportunity to share these
employment opportunities and recruitment
strategies with our students will ease the stress
of finding full-time employment within the
law enforcement arena. Thank you to everyone
who made the Criminal
Justice Career Expo a
huge success!
Denise Harris
Director, Career Development
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Professor Ed Qualey and
adjunct professor Sam Palmiere were invited by the
Niagara Falls Air Reserve
Station to accompany them
along with sixty other civic
leaders from the business,
government, and education
fields to fly to the BaltimoreWashington area on a C-130
as part of their mission to
recognize those groups that
support our reservists and
their duties. The trip included a visit and tour of the
James J. Rowley Secret Service Training Center, which
included several demonstrations of the activities their
recruits go through. It was
very impressive to see our
military reservists and secret
service trainers perform their
duties in such a professional
and safe manner.
On Oct. 7 Hilbert conducted
its annual Criminal Justice/
Forensic Science-CSI Career
Expo and Job Search Workshop. Denise Harris, director
of career development, was
able to bring over twenty
federal, state, local, private,
and military agencies on
campus to talk about opportunities and provide advice
to our students. A number
of our graduates returned
as recruiters and expressed
their gratitude on the education they received at Hilbert. Thanks to Denise for all the
hard work that goes into
these types of events.
On Oct. 10 fifteen of our CJ/
FS-CSI students and faculty
met to conduct our “Adopta-Highway” gathering of
debris from the two-mile
stretch of Route 62 in front
of the campus. We also “policed” the cam-
pus grounds in an effort to
help our community and
campus look their best. This
is the seventeenth year that
our club has provided this
volunteer activity in contract
with the NYS Department of
Mich Sojda, director of the
academic support center,
provided math review sessions for our students who
are about to take civil service
exams. Mich has supported our students for several
years, helping them to brush
up on their writing, math,
and problem-solving skills.
Many thanks to her for this
important guidance.
Edward Qualey
Chair, CJ/FS-CSI Division
Joe Parkinson
Assistant Professor, Criminal
On Saturday, Nov. 7, the
psychology program of the
Social Sciences Division
will host the 10th Annual
Penn-York Undergraduate
Research Conference. The
conference will begin at 9
The conference is open
to any original student
project. Project summaries
may be in the form of a
poster or a fifteen-minute
oral presentation and report
research. One of the goals of
the Association is to provide
a nurturing and supportive
environment for researchers
while strengthening students’
work. Students also have
opportunities to interact with
Scene from 7th Annual Penn-York Conference
at Hilbert College (2006)
on projects in any stage of
development. There will
also be a paper competition
for reports of completed
Conference admission
includes a buffet-style lunch
and a keynote speaker.
T h e P e n n - Yo r k
Undergraduate Research
Association was founded
to foster and guide students
across its member institutions
in their endeavors to conduct
A very timely event, the
Bi-Annual Cross-Border
Post Keynesian Conference
was held at the BurchfieldPenney Art Center at Buffalo
State College, October 8-10. The focus of the event was
the New Deal of Franklin D.
Roosevelt. The current economic crisis was discussed
in the context of the debate
between a free market and
government intervention.
Three events focusing on
cultural responses to the
Great Depression were open
to the public. The first was
a viewing of The Cradle Will
Rock, a 1937 musical by
Mark Blitzein. As described
in a preview in ArtVoice,
“Originally a part of the
Federal Theatre Project, the
film is an allegory of corruption and corporate greed set
in ‘Steeltown, USA.’ The
Work Projects Administration (WPA) had an active
presence in Buffalo, including most notably playwright,
actor, and theater educator
Manny Fried, who was in
attendance at the events. undergraduates and faculty
members from member
For more information,
please contact Dr. James
Golden or any psychology
faculty member.
Ed Pristach, Ph.D.
Associate Professor,
Many actors and directors
were able to come to Buffalo
from New York and Boston
because of WPA support and
continued their careers in the
region as a result.”
On Saturday afternoon,
Mark Goldman, author of
City on the Edge, a cultural
history of Buffalo, spoke on
the topic “The Great Depression and Buffalo’s Arts Culture.” Goldman connected
the opening of the Poetry
Room at the University of
Buffalo and the contemporary wing of the Albright
Art Gallery, the creation of
Lockwood Library, and the
establishment of the Buffalo
Philharmonic Orchestra as
Depression-era cultural initiatives that were born out
of patrician Buffalo, almost
oblivious to the economic
Depression, his point being that cultural institutions
often come from the top
The conference closed
with a presentation of
“…Whose Names Are Unknown”: Words, Images,
and Songs from the Great
Depression” performed by
“The 198 String Band” (Tom
Naples, Peggy Milliron,
and Mike Frisch), and narrated by Dr. Joan Crouse,
professor of history, Hilbert
College. Whereas Goldman’s lecture highlighted
cultural institutions conceived at the top of society,
this performance celebrated
culture that came from the
“bottom”—and stayed there. The featured songs told of
the hard times experienced
by ordinary Americans and
the resiliency and endurance
that got them through. The
backdrop for the songs consisted of compelling visual
images from the 1930s. This
performance was presented
at Hilbert last spring.
Audio and visual clips of the
group’s performances can be
found at www.musicfromthe
Joan Crouse, Ph.D.
Professor, History
by Christopher Prout
a.m. and conclude at 3 p.m. Students from colleges
and universities throughout
Western and Central New
York as well as Northwest
Pennsylvania are expected to
present their original research
projects from a variety of
academic areas. Whereas
the conference is open to
undergraduate research from
any discipline, it traditionally
draws primarily upon work
in the behavioral and social
Every day people are
finding ways to cut back
and save money. Television
is one area where Americans
suffering from the recession
are beginning to cut back
and eliminate expensive
premium channels like HBO
and Showtime from their
cable packages. However,
this does not mean that
incredible programs cannot
be found on one’s own basic
cable networks. FX and
AMC have proved this with
high quality programs like
Mad Men, Damages, and
Sons of Anarchy.
Former HBO programs like
The Wire, The Sopranos, and
Six Feet Under became hits
with audiences and critics
alike by having intense and
complex story lines, film
quality production values,
and realistically identifiable
characters played by high
profile actors. In past years
these traits would only be
found on premium channels
costing extra money, but
not any more. Basic cable
channels such as FX and AMC
have been developing their
own original programming
that is quickly becoming
the edgy, gritty, realistic
television that made HBO
series so popular.
FX dove into its original
programming with the awardwinning hit drama series The
Shield that ended last year
after seven seasons, each one
becoming more popular. The
Shield, with its star Michael
Chiklis (Fantastic 4) and
its ability to push the limits
for basic cable censorship,
opened the door for the type
of dramatic series usually
found on premium channels.
FX programs like Rescue
Me, starring Dennis Leary
(Two If by Sea); Damages,
starring Glenn Close (Fatal
Attraction); and Sons of
A n a rc h y , s t a r r i n g R o n
Perlman (Hellboy), have
developed huge followings
of fans, as well as good
reviews from critics. With success in drama
FX began to take chances
with comedies also. One
chance that has paid off is the
cult hit It’s Always Sunny in
Philadelphia. This abrasive,
offensive comedy combines
the selfish nature of Seinfeld
with the outrageous behavior
of South Park to create a
show unlike any other on
television. This success will
no doubt allow FX to develop
not only more successful
dramatic series but also more
successful comedy series.
The popularity of FX
original programming was
not lost on the rest of the
basic cable networks. AMC
went out on a limb when
introducing its own original
programs. However, when
the show is as good as Mad
Men, that limb was not very
long. Mad Men may be the
best show on television at
this moment. In its winning
thirty awards in two years,
critics have give the show
the respect it deserves. Mad
Men takes place in 1960s’
America and touches on
every important facet, big
or small, that came out of
that era. It does all this with
a look that is all its own and
of the highest quality, as well
as award-winning writers
and actors who embrace and
fully immerse themselves in
their roles.
Mad Men’s success has
allowed AMC to follow
the lead FX provided and
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by Regina M. Ernst
Every Saturday from now until mid-December, Dipson Theatres and the University of Buffalo are presenting
Midnight Movie Madness, in which there will be midnight viewings of a diverse array of classic films at the Dipson Amherst Theatre in Buffalo, New York, located just across the street from the University of Buffalo’s South
On Saturday, Oct. 10, I ventured over to the theatre with my sister after a long day at work. It worked out perfectly
for me because I got out of work at 11:15 p.m. Usually, I am an odd mix of tired and wired afterwards, and I prefer
something to wind me down rather than to keep me going, as a party, club, or bar atmosphere would do. My sister and
I were surprised to find out that admission was free for UB students, and only five dollars for the general public.
That particular night, they were showing Michel Gondry’s visually stunning walk backwards through the meaningful
memories of a long-term relationship in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, which has maintained its top spot
on my personal favorite movie list since I first viewed it in that very theatre back in 2004, when it was first released. How wonderful to see it on the big screen one more time!
The theatre is located at 3500 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14226.
The film schedule is as follows:
Oct. 17 Anchorman
Oct. 24 Talladega Nights
Oct.31 Friday the 13th Part II & Steven King’s Thinner
Nov. 7
Nov. 14 Happy Gilmore
Nov. 21 Wayne’s World
Nov. 28 Hangover
Dec. 5 Taxi Driver
Dec.12 It’s A Wonderful Life
Grab your friends from UB, support a local theatre, and enjoy the wonders of seeing some great films back on the
big screen.
Film Review
THE CONVERSATION (1974), 3 stars
by Rachel Dobiesz
Note: This will be the first in
what the author hopes will
be a series of reviews of “off
the beaten path” films. If
you have any suggestions or
requests for future reviews,
please send an e-mail to
[email protected]
The Conversation is a wonderfully subtle suspense film
that explores hard-hitting
questions about ethics. Gene
Hackman stars as Henry
Caul, a surveillance expert
who specializes in recording
conversations. He is highly
respected in his field, but
guards his privacy zealously,
even from his girlfriend.
Henry neither knows nor
cares what his work is used
for until he is asked to record
a conversation between a
young couple. The job
starts to haunt him, however,
when he realizes that it may
be used to cause the two
subjects harm. He struggles
with his conscience and tries
to decipher the mystery behind their conversation. The film has a quiet, but
surprising denouement and
although it is certainly dated
in some aspects, it has value
in our technology-heavy
modern era.
The film was directed by
Francis Ford Coppola in the
years between The Godfather and The Godfather: Part
II and is practically unknown
in comparison to those films,
which are considered classics. Although less well
known, The Conversation
is genuinely disturbing and
emotionally affecting.
Fifty Runners
The men’s and women’s
cross country teams hosted
the Meghan Memorial 5K run
on Saturday, Oct. 3, at Frontier High School. The race
was open to the public as well
as local college cross country
teams. Thirty-one college
runners participated from Hilbert College, D’Youville College, and Penn State Behrend,
in addition to the 29 “outside”
running enthusiasts.
The men’s college team competition saw Hilbert College
completing the course with the
best team time—1:58:15.4—
followed by D’Youville College with a team time of
1:59:19.5. Penn State Behrend did not have a complete
team (men or women) due to
racing conflicts earlier in the
weekend. The athletes who
did attend were there to support the Meghan Memorial,
and we thank them publically
for that.
The women’s college team
competition flip-flopped the
earlier results of the men’s—
D’Youville College women’s
team time was 2:13:04.0,
while Hilbert’s team time was
The race’s overall male open
winner was Del Anson, from
Hamburg, with a time of
18:34. Elizabeth Schultz was
the overall female top runner
with a time of 20:13. Not that
there was an award for the
youngest runner, but Hilbert
would like to acknowledge a
budding running superstar—
little 8-year-old Tommy Appenheimer from Kenmore,
New York, who ran the 5K
race in a time of 25:19.1, just
shy of beating his dad, Tom.
The top ten male finishers
and the top ten female finishers, along with the top open
male and top open female, received a dry-fit running shirt
with the Meghan Memorial
logo as a reward.
It’s Not HBO
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continue to develop high
quality programming. Their
original series Breaking Bad
just as quickly found an
audience as well as critical
With AMC and FX success,
other cable companies are
bound to follow suit and
begin to produce the same
standard of programming
as these two networks, and
that means for the television
enthusiast that TV will only
be getting better.
For those interested in
high quality television these
shows are all available on
DVD or for rent at either
Office of Sports Information Blockbuster or NetFlix.
Roberts Wesleyan
The men’s and women’s
cross country teams ran
at the Harry F. Anderson
Invitational hosted by
Roberts Wesleyan College on
Saturday, Sept. 26. On the
men’s side of the race, nine
teams competed for the 8K
championship, while on the
women’s side there were ten
teams running the 5K race. The men’s division was
won by the University of
Rochester with an overall
time of 2:11:30.05 and an
average time of 26:18.01.
Hilbert’s 8 th-place overall
finish times were 3:00:47.60,
with an average time of
Coach Jerry Mangan was
very pleased with his runners.
“With the times our guys ran
and the improvement they
have made individually, we
Alyssa Hulbert
Women’s Soccer Players
Forward Alyssa Hulbert
( To n a w a n d a , N Y /
Tonawanda) was named
Player of the Week for the
week ending Sunday, Sept.
20. Goalie Mary Zinni
(Batavia, NY/Batavia) was
named Goal Keeper of the
Week ending Sunday, Sept.
are super excited for them. I
can tell they are really excited
to be out there competing and
as a coach you couldn’t ask
for anything more.”
The women’s division was
also won by the University
of Rochester. At the time of
this written recap, the team
times were not posted for
review—only the order of
finish was available. With
all five runners making a
complete race, the Hilbert
women’s team finished in
tenth place. Coach Mangan
is also encouraged by his
female runners’ efforts.
“I just know that with further
conditioning and additional
races under their shoes, they
will be competitive, come
the AMCC championships
in October.”
The overall team standings
and Hilbert’s results were
Hulbert had 7 points (3 goals,
1 assist) in the 7-0 win over
University of Pittsburgh at
Greensburg, tying the team
record for most points in
one game.
Zinni had 16 saves in a
0-0 double overtime tie
with Bethany College, West
Office of Sports Information
Men’s 8K
1: U of R, 2: Geneseo,
3 : R o b e r t s We s l e y a n ,
4: Gannon,
5: Daemen,
6: Wells, 7: SUNY ESF,
8: Hilbert,* 9: D’Youville
* Robert Minkel, 30:59; Jeff
Gauthier, 36:02; Dan Wolfe,
37:13; Aaron Lawrence,
38:14; R. J. Sykora, 38:18;
& Paul Coleman 56:28.
Women’s 5K
1: U of R, 2: Roberts
Wesleyan, 3: Geneseo, 4: Gannon, 5: Daemen,
6: D’Youville, 7: Nazareth, 8: SUNY ESF, 9: Wells, 10: Hilbert**
** Amanda Phillips, 23:06;
Susanne Schofield, 32:40;
Devin Davis, 39:03; Dontrell
Young, 48:10; and Jill Cohen,
Office of Sports Information
Hourihan Totals
Team Low for
Two-Day Competition
Over the Oct. 3-4 weekend,
the Hilbert golf team traveled
to Pennsylvania, where they
competed in the Alleghany
Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) championship
at Tom’s Run at Chestnut
Ridge golf course located
in Blairsville, Pennslvania. After a two-day, two-round
competition, Penn State
Behrend ended up winning
the championship over the
defending champion Penn
St. Altoona by the narrowest
of margins to win the 2009
AMCC men’s golf championship. Both teams finished
with a team score of 617; the
first tie-break criterion is the
score of the #5 golfer, and
that was the only criterion
needed to decide the title. Behrend Lions senior Pat
Petraglia (Pittsburgh, PA/
Chartiers Valley HS) was
the medalist, carding a 150
for the two-day event. With
the title, the Behrend Lions
also receive an automatic
bid to the NCAA Division
III tournament, to be played
in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in
May. The Hawks nabbed
an 8th-place finish among the
nine teams that participated
with their overall score of
Competing for the Hawks
at the championship were
senior Brian Rathke (Buffalo, NY/ Bishop Timon–St.
Jude), freshman Tim Hourihan (West Seneca, NY/ St.
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Mohawk College
Waynesburg University
@ Juniata College Tourney
@ Juniata College Tourney
@ University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg *
Alfred University University of Pittsburgh at Bradford *
La Roche College * @ Medaille College *
@ Penn State Altoona *
Franciscan University *
@ D’Youville College *
@ Mount Aloysius College *
Penn State Behrend *
Frostburg State University *
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg *
@ University of Pittsburgh at Bradford *
@ La Roche College *
Medaille College *
Penn State Altoona *
@ Wells College @ Franciscan University *
D’Youville College *
Mount Aloysius College *
@ Penn State Behrend *
@ Frostburg State University *
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AMCC First Round Playoffs
Friday, February 26
AMCC Semifinals
Saturday, February 27
AMCC Championship Game
* Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Games
Head Coach: Rob deGrandpre (8th year), 716-926-8803, [email protected]
Assistant Coach: Mick Kuberka
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Francis), senior Ian Frost
(Cherry Creek, NY/Pine
Valley), freshman James
Costianes (Hamburg, NY/
Frontier), and freshman
Shane Olivieri (Hamburg,
NY/ Hamburg).
On the first day of competition Rathke shot an 86, which
was a team best for that day. “Brian had an outstanding
collegiate career for the Hilbert golf program. He was
always our number one or
number two golfer throughout his career,” said Coach
Richard Walsh. “More importantly, he was always a
gentleman on and off the
Tim Hourihan, Ian Frost,
and Shane Olivieri shot a
few strokes over Rathke
on the first day, scoring a
92, 91, and 94 respectively. Costianes scored a 101 in the
first round.
The second day of competition found Tim Hourihan as
the team leader for round
two, shooting an 86. Rathke
and Frost shot a 93, while
Costianes and Olivieri came
in a few strokes behind at 96
and 97.
Hourihan was the overall
low for the Hawks, totaling
178 for the two-day tournament, placing him 21st out of
45 golfers.
“We played a little bit below our expectations at the
AMCC championship,” said
Coach Walsh. “Costianes
and Olivieri were able to
gain a lot of experience as
first-year team members.
They bring a lot of potential
to the future of the Hilbert
golf program.”
Hilbert Beats
The month of September
ended in nice fashion for
the women’s soccer team at
Hilbert College. They hosted
cross-town rival and new Allegheny Mountain Collegiate
Conference (AMCC) opponent D’Youville College on
Sept. 30 and came away with
another win, 3-0. The win
improved the Hawks’ overall record to 5-3-2 and 2-1
in AMCC play. D’Youville
dropped to 2-6 and 0-3 in
conference standings.
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Nazareth College
@ Rochester Institute of Technology
@ Chatham University
Consolation /championship game
@ University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg *
Alfred University
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford *
La Roche College *
@ Medaille College *
@ Penn State Altoona *
Franciscan University *
@ D’Youville College *
@ Mount Aloysius College *
Penn State Behrend *
Frostburg State University *
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg *
@ University of Pittsburgh at Bradford *
@ La Roche College *
Medaille College *
Penn State Altoona *
@ Franciscan University *
D’Youville College *
Mount Aloysius College *
@ Penn State Behrend *
@ Frostburg State University *
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Chatham University Tourney: Chatham, Ursuline College, Penn State – Greater Allegheny
* Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Games
Head Coach: Matt Phifer (1st year), 716-926-8800, [email protected]
Assistant Coaches: Beata Fijalkowski, Bridget Hodges
Sophomores and teammates
of the Hilbert women’s
soccer team, Mary Zinni
(Batavia, NY/ Batavia) and
Kayla Norman (Brockport,
NY/ Brockport) have been
named Hilbert College’s
Co-Student-Athletes of
the Month for September,
Zinni has been outstanding
between the pipes this season,
earning six shutouts for the
Hawks. Those shutouts have
ranked her #1 in shutouts
and #1 in shutouts per
game with a .60 average
Office of Sports Information in the Allegheny Mountain
Collegiate Conference
(AMCC). She ranks 6 th
among fellow keepers in
the conference in saves per
game with 6.40 as well as 6th
On a cool day with actually
just “ok” field conditions after
all the rain early in the week,
both teams played cautiously,
worrying about footing. It
took 42 minutes for Hilbert The Hilbert College men’s
to score its first goal of the soccer team had been waitday. Freshman defender ing for 32 days this season
Nicole Blair (Syracuse, NY/ for the explosion to occur. East Syracuse Minoa) rifled And when it did, it happened
the ball hard from the point often and by several different
past D’Youville’s Sandra Mc- players. The Hawks hosted
Keen off an assist by fellow Mount Aloysius College
defender, junior Carrie Sisson (MAC) on Saturday, Oct.
(Elma, NY/Mercy Academy). 3, for an AMCC conference
Hilbert controlled possession battle of winless teams, and
proudly the Hawks came
away with a dominating 5-0
in goals against, averaging
only 1.34 per game. Zinni
and the Hawks also won the
Alfred Tournament in early
September. In addition to her
outstanding statistics Zinni
has been named AMCC
Goalkeeper of the Week and
Eastern College Athletic
Conference (ECAC) coDefensive Player of the
Week during the month of
Zinni currently carries a
3.44 GPA while majoring in
business administration.
Fellow teammate Kayla
Norman has registered twenty
points in just ten games this
season. Norman scored the
game-winning goal against
opponents Cazenovia and
Wells College. She currently
Mary Zinni
Kayla Norman
ranks #2 in the AMCC with
8 goals scored this season. Norman ranks 4th in points
per game, averaging 1.80 and
4th in the category of gamewinning goals with 2.
Along with her athletic
accomplishments, Norman
performs in the classroom as
well. She has a cumulative
average of 3.4 while majoring
in psychology.
Office of Sports Information
And It Finally Arrived!
Continued on page 24
victory. This win improves
their overall record to 1-10-1
and 1-2-1 in AMCC standings.
Before ten minutes were
eclipsed in the game, senior
Dave Cunningham (Cheektowaga, NY/Maryvale)
scored on Mount Aloysius
goalie Jordan Johnson and,
less than three minutes later, sophomore Eric Russell (Marilla, NY/Iroquois)
scored for the Hawks again,
making the score 2-0 in the
12-minute mark. The Hawks
never backed down and kept
the pressure on the Mounties’
goalie the entire first half,
although the score did not
change after the early scores. Hilbert outshot MAC 20-2
and had a 6-1 advantage on
corner kicks by half time. A pair of freshman helped
the upperclassmen get their
points: Ed Minkel (Hamburg, NY/Hamburg) to Cunningham and James Knapp
(Lockport, NY/St. Mary’s
Lancaster) to Russell.
The second half of the game
developed into an early Matt
Begeal show, as he scored
his first career goal in the
46th minute off an assist by
Russell. The senior defender
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Team to Begin
Competing in
2010 Academic Year
Beginning in the 201011 academic year, Hilbert College will offer NCAA Division III
men’s and women’s
lacrosse, announced
President Cynthia Zane,
Ed.D., and Richard
Walsh, director of athletics.
At the collegiate level, men’s lacrosse has
been the fastest growing sport over the past
decade, while women’s
has been the second
fastest growing sport. Since 2003, Hilbert has
experienced an increase
of participants in the
college-sponsored club
team, supporting the
swift move to full varsity status.
The addition of lacrosse is part of the college’s ongoing effort to
increase opportunities
for student participation
in intercollegiate athletics at Hilbert. With this
move, the athletics department will offer thirteen varsity sports: baseball, basketball (men/
women), cross country
(men/women), golf, lacrosse (men/women),
soccer (men/women),
softball, and volleyball
Lacrosse, which originated among Native
American tribes in the
Northeast and Mid-Atlantic before the U.S.
was colonized, has long
been popular in those
regions and is now one
of the fastest growing
high school sports in
the country. According
to the latest participation survey by U.S. Lacrosse, the sport’s governing body, lacrosse is
the fastest growing high
school sport for girls
over the last ten years
and the second fastest
growing sport among
Walsh is heading a
search under way for
head men’s and women’s lacrosse coaches
who will lead the efforts
in recruiting and building Hilbert’s lacrosse
programs. Information
on the coaching positions is available on Hilbert College’s human
resources page: www.
Hilbert is the only private Division III Western New York college
that offers its athletes
the ability to practice
and compete right on
campus. The college
maintains two soccer
(now soccer/lacrosse)
fields, one baseball diamond, and one softball
diamond, as well as the
Hafner Recreation Center’s main gym, which is
home to the basketball
and volleyball teams.
Office of Sports Information
Hilbert Goes 1-1 in
Saturday Matches
The Hilbert Hawks
women’s volleyball
team picked up its first
win of the season on
Sept. 12 with a decisive 3-0 (25-11), (25,
23), (25, 22) victory
over Bard College. The
Hawks participated in a
tri-match at Cazenovia
College finishing the
weekend 1-1 as they
fell short against the
The Hawks continued
to improve that weekend
as they played their first
match tough against Cazenovia College. Hilbert racked up 16 kills
as a team against the
Wildcats. Sophomore
Dale Jonathan (Basom,
NY/Akron Central) recorded five of the 16
kills throughout the
four-game match. Also
playing well for the
Hawks on offense was
freshman Rachel Kwiatkowski (West Seneca,
NY/Orchard Park), tallying seventeen assists.
On the defensive side
junior Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore)
recorded ten digs for
Hilbert. The Hawks
were defeated in four
games (29-31), (14-25),
(27-25), (16-28).
The Hawks returned
to the floor later that day
at 1 p.m., where they
faced Bard College. Hilbert played solid offense
and defense in recording three straight wins
(31-29), (25-23), (2522). Sophomore Dale
Jonathan (Basom, NY/
Akron Central) came up
big in all three games,
tallying five kills, giving
her a total of ten kills
on the day. Freshman
Team Unity: Women’s Volleyball Team
Prepares for Opening Match of Season
Rachel Kwiatkowski
(West Seneca, NY/Orchard Park) dished out
eight assists, giving her
a total of 25 for the day.
Junior Erica Page (Angola, NY/Lake Shore),
junior Brandi Mack
(Gasport, NY/Royhart), Dale Jonathan, Rachel Kwiakowski,
sophomore Amanda
Dudek (Tonawanda,
NY/Tonawanda), and
senior Melissa Radder
(Cheektowaga, NY/Sacred Heart) combined
for 19 digs on the defensive side, helping propel
the Hawks to their first
victory of the year.
The Hawks’ record
stood at (1-5) at that
point in the season.
Zinni Earns
Another Shutout
Midfielder Fage scored
her second for the year,
and forward Norman
earned her eight goals,
allowing her to maintain
her upper level in the
conference standings as
a goal scorer.
Keeper Zinni earned
her sixth shutout of the
season with the 3-0
final score. For the
game, Hilbert outshot
D’Youville 17-8, with
most of D’Youville’s
shots happening in the
last five minutes of play
when Hilbert relaxed a
bit. Zinni had to make
only two saves for the
day, compared to McKeen’s four saves.
”We did what we needed
to win today. We played
hard and pressured the
ball some and that resulted directly in the
goals scored by Fage and
Norman,” commented
Coach James Ruggiero. “Blair had a nice shot,
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most of the first half and
put their foot behind
the ball more often on
shots at the goal than
D’Youville did. Hilbert
had a 9-2 advantage with
shots and corner kicks
(3-1) in the first fortyfive minutes of play.
The second half still was
in Hilbert’s favor, especially in a stretch of five
minutes from the seventy-four to seventy-nine
minute marks, when the
Hawks scored two quick
back-to-back goals. On
both occasions, McKeen was scrambling to
gain possession of the
ball, but senior Maggie Fage (Delmar, NY/
Bethlehem) and sophomore Kayla Norman
(Brockport, NY/Brockport) played through
the potential contact
and booted the ball into
the corners of the goal. Office of Sports Information
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(Northville, NY/Wells)
was not done until the 79th
minute, when he scored
yet again off an assist by
freshman Jon Flowers
(Eden, NY/Eden).
Finishing the day off for
Hilbert was Greg Zitnik
(Blasdell, NY/Frontier),
who put one home off
a corner kick set up by
junior Justin Pietrowski
(Lancaster, NY/Lancaster).
For the day, it was a great
confidence-builder for the
Hawks. They outshot the
Mounties 39-9 and had 17
shots on goal vs. MAC’s
five shots on goal. “We had a pretty balanced attack today out of
the boys, with eight different guys on the score
sheet and, as important, a
defensive shutout,” shared
Coach Tim Kronenwetter. Freshman Josh Taylor
(Angola, NY/Frontier)
gets credit for the shutout,
even though sophomore
Scott Walker (Rochester, NY/Bishop Kearney)
subbed in during the 63rd
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Sophomore David Walkow Fights for Possession
Against D’Youville College Player During Sept. 29th Game

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