Monthly Archives: December 2013

 

Beyond Route 67

Dr. Stephen K. Astmann FM’s campus is a rural campus straddling the county line and located between the urban areas of Johnstown/Gloversville and Amsterdam.  However, in spite of its somewhat remote location, FM is well connected by its many professional affiliations.  Our faculty and staff belong collectively to over 100 professional organizations which provide workshops, […]

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FM Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Poster Contest

FM’s 50th Anniversary Gala Committee is seeking entries for a poster contest. The winner will receive a prize of $150. The poster design should depict the spirit of the Gala, a premier event for the public that will celebrate 50 years of Fulton-Montgomery Community College. The poster must include the following event details: Event Name […]

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The Arts: A Crucial Part of Education

Jason Radalin A well-rounded education needs the arts.  Apple founder Steve Jobs once said that it is the study of technology “married with liberal arts, married with the humanities  that yields us the result that makes our heart sing.”  There are perspectives that the arts can give to people that simply can’t be otherwise achieved. […]

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Honors Students Gather for Luncheon

FM hosted a luncheon for students in the Honors Program. This Program is designed to meet the needs of students who, because of high academic ability, preparation and motivation, are ready to undertake even more rigorous and challenging academic work than that offered in regular courses. The Program requires students to take an honors seminar […]

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FM Registrar/Guitarist/Author to Present Lead Guitar Demonstration at Gloversville Library

Guitarist, author and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Registrar Scott Collins will be performing at the Gloversville Library Carnegie Room, 58 East Fulton Street, on Saturday, December 14th at noon to mark the release of his latest book, “Fretboard Visualization Series: The Pentatonic Minor Scale”. The demonstration of lead guitar strategies will utilize material from his book […]

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Veteran’s Club to Host Free Movie Screening to Benefit WWII Vets

FM’s Veteran’s Club will be hosting a special screening of Honor Flight: One Last Mission, a heartwarming documentary about four living World War II Veterans and a Midwest community coming together to give them the trip of a lifetime, on Saturday, December 14 at 1:00 p.m. in the College Theatre. This event is free; however, […]

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Teaching Civility

Dr. Dustin Swanger As we race into the holiday season this year, I reflect on two seemingly divergent messages we send:  the season of “Peace on Earth, Goodwill Toward Men,” juxtaposed with shoppers’ behavior on Black Friday, or worse, Brown Thursday (formerly known as Thanksgiving). We talk a lot, particularly at this time of year, […]

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History Instructor Presents Paper in Manchester, England

History Instructor Ted Marotta recently returned from Manchester, England where he attended and presented a paper at an International Conference of Thomas Paine Scholars, titled “Citizen of the World: The Use and Abuse of Thomas Paine,” at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. Marotta sat on a panel with Benjamin E. Park of University of […]

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Elec Tech Alums Return for Research

May 2013 Electrical Technology program graduates Dan Hornbeck, Darnell Jeffers, Paul Perez, and Jeff Reed recently came to FM’s campus to prepare for a middle school STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Day workshop they are organizing for schools in the Utica area this coming February. In preparation for the workshop, the graduates, all now […]

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Dr. Swanger Speaks at World AIDS Day Breakfast

On, Monday, December 2, Dr. Swanger was the Keynote Speaker at the World AIDS Day Breakfast sponsored by Centro Civico and held at The Perthshire Banquet Hall. The theme of the event was “Spotlight on HIV/AIDS – Bringing Awareness.” Dr. Swanger addressed the need for AIDS education and awareness, urging parents to speak with their children about […]

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