Maria Gillard conducts the Vocal Jazz Ensemble at the FLCC Winter Festival. Click here to see more photos.
Cybersecurity expert gives talk Jan. 29
In the post 9/11 world, homeland security has become a government priority, but some security efforts have been criticized for posing a threat to personal privacy.
Washington D.C. attorney and counterterrorism expert Stewart Baker will talk about the balancing act when he visits FLCC on Sunday, Jan. 29 for a talk titled "Cybersecurity & Privacy in the Age of Terrorism." He is the third and final speaker in the sixth annual George M. Ewing Canandaigua Forum.
The event begins at 4 p.m. in the auditorium. The talk will be moderated in the style of a television talk show by FLCC President Robert K. Nye, a retired Army colonel who served as chief strategist for the deputy commanding general of U.S. Forces in Iraq.
Baker served as the first assistant secretary for policy at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security under George W. Bush. In the years since, he has been a partner in a law firm that covers homeland security, international trade, cybersecurity, data protection, and travel and foreign investment regulation.
Baker is also a blogger and the author of "Skating on Stilts," a book on terrorism, cybersecurity and other technology issues.
The Ewing forum series is planned by community volunteers and named for the late George M. Ewing Sr., the longtime editor and publisher of the Daily Messenger, later to become Messenger Post Media.
Tickets to Baker's talk are $25 each or free with a current student ID. They can be ordered by phone at (585) 393-0281 or email at email@example.com, or purchased online at gmeforum.org. For the latest, follow the Ewing Forum on Facebook. Click here to read more.
Wine will feature labels designed in-house
Wine produced by FLCC viticulture students will feature labels designed by student Noah Estrella of Bloomfield when it is bottled next spring.
Estrella and his classmates designed labels for a graphic design course taught by Liz Brownell of Victor, professor of graphic design. The labels were revealed earlier this month at a gallery-style reception at FLCC's Viticulture and Wine Center in Geneva.
Students of Paul Brock, assistant professor of viticulture and wine technology, attended the reception and voted on the labels. They chose Estrella's label, titled "in transit," to be featured on their 2016 wine. The runner-up was created by Kellen Lambert-Vail of Canandaigua. In addition to Lambert-Vail, finalists included Jennifer Williams of Clyde, Richard Weit of Churchville and Katrina Temple of Angelica, Allegany County.
"This exercise, as a student, is really necessary," said Estrella, who is majoring in fine arts and graphic design and plans to transfer to a four-year college. "We're making something that can be applied to the real world instead of just a classroom."
Niagara Label of Akron is donating its services to make the labels. For more information on the FLCC viticulture and wine technology degree or the graphic design degree, visit click here or call (585) 785-1000.
Noah Estrella of Bloomfield explains his process for designing a wine label at a reception last month.
On tap at FLCC
Save the dates: The latest Arts and Culture postcard created by FLCC's Community Affairs Office has information about upcoming events through mid-April, including the lecture by Stewart Baker (see news item above). Click here to see a digital copy.
In the gallery: Also included in the aforementioned Arts and Culture postcard is information about an upcoming exhibit in FLCC's Williams-Insalaco Gallery 34. Opening events are scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2 for the Ontario County Arts Council Annual Member Exhibition. Participating artists will discuss their work at 2 p.m., and an appetizers reception will follow from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Events are free and open to all. The gallery is on the first floor of the main campus.
Winemakers dinner: The FLCC Foundation will present the second annual Vintners and Valentines winemaker's dinner at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. The fundraiser for FLCC will showcase Finger Lakes wineries, as each table will be hosted by a winemaker or a student winemaker. The winemaker will pair their wines with a five-course gourmet meal designed and prepared by FLCC culinary students. One of the highlights of the evening will be a wine pull featuring library, cellar or gold medal wines from local wineries, dignitaries and collectors. Tickets are $125 each, and advanced registration is required by Feb. 1 at give.flcc.edu or by calling (585) 785-1541.
FAME event: Critically acclaimed filmmaker and entrepreneur Jeremy Bout will give the keynote address at an annual event hosted by Finger Lakes Advanced Manufacturers' Enterprise (FAME) on Thursday, Feb. 16 at Monroe Community College. The event begins at 4 p.m. and will include remarks by FLCC President Robert Nye. The $25 entry fee is waived for teachers. Bout, host and producer of Edge Factor, an educational media company, is described as a "mixed brew of caffeine, ideas that defy convention, and passion that drives creativity." Register here.
Coming up on Finger Lakes TV:Finger Lakes Television, the public access cable station for the Finger Lakes, is currently broadcasting recordings of the Canandaigua LakeMusic Festival, a chamber music series that takes place every summer. Upcoming broadcasts are as follows:
Pianist Jon Nakamatsu and the Finger Lakes Camerata, 9 a.m. on Jan. 13 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 14
"Giants of the Romantic Era," featuring pianist Audrey Andrist, violinist Kevin Kumar and cellist Amy Sue Barston, 9 a.m. on Jan. 20 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 21.
"Audrey Andrist and Friends" with Andrist, Barston, Kumar and Maia Jasper White on violin and Meredith Crawford on viola, 9 a.m. on Jan. 27 and 6 p.m. on Jan. 28.
Professional Development and Continuing Education
Recent graduates of FLCC's mechatronics program are, from left: Luis Alfonso Cuevas, Stephanie Anders, Tom Maioli, Kathy Murphy, Peter Wyse and Adam Greene. Click here to learn more about their experiences, and see upcoming class dates below.
Dantes Standardized Subject Tests offer people with life experience a chance to get college credit for what they already know at a fraction of the cost of a college course. For more information, visit www.flcc.edu/dsst. For questions, call (585) 785-1660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Child Development Associate (CDA) certification prepares people for work in preschools and is required for positions in daycare centers. Payment for modules can be offset by the Education Incentive Program. For information, including upcoming class dates, contact Andréa Badger at (585) 785-1906.
Customized Training: Businesses and county workforce development offices can receive customized training for current and potential employees. Courses are designed to the organization's specifications and needs. For information, call (585) 785-1906 or email email@example.com. For examples, click here.
Certified Nurse Assistant training begins Feb. 13 in Webster and Newark. Prospective students must attend an orientation session, held the first Wednesday of each month, before enrolling. For information, call (585) 785-1660 and click here.
Home Health Aide training will begin Jan. 23 in Rochester. Prospective students must attend an orientation session before enrolling. For information, call (585) 785-1660 or click here.
Mechatronic Technology: This 12-week course covers electrical and mechanical fundamentals common to many employers and provides training in industry certifications in soldering and safety. The next course begins in March 2017 at FLCC's Victor Campus Center. To sign up or for more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (585) 785-1660.
Advanced Manufacturing Machinist: This six-month program provides training in metal properties and machine tools necessary for production of precision components for a wide range of industries, from medical to aerospace. The next session starts in March 2017 at ITT Goulds Pumps in Seneca Falls; a mandatory orientation is scheduled for Jan. 17. To register, email email@example.com or call (585) 785-1660.
Online Training: FLCC's Professional Development and Continuing Education office has partnered with nationally-recognized providers to offer up-to-date and in-demand courses in a convenient online format. Providers include Career WebSchool, Ed2Go, Gatlin Education Services, and eLearning. For more information, click here.
Notary Public prep course: A preparatory course for those interested in becoming a notary public is being planned for the fall at the FLCC main campus. To be alerted when the date has been finalized, call (585) 785-1906 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.