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a monthly publication for students, faculty, staff and friends

October 17, 2013

Former smoker: “Thank you for not smoking” By Michael Washco, Instructor, Chemical Dependency Counseling program, Division of Liberal Arts

Cozy café - Have you been in the new Canal Side Café and Convenience Store in Elston Hall? The new café features specialty coffees, panninis, soups and pre-packaged foods. The convenience store features: grocery items (from bread to soup to crackers), a Radio Shack wall, Boots beauty products, household items, toiletries and frozen foods. Above Victoria Colozza and William Nowicki, both Culinary Arts majors, study by the fireplace. Hours Café: Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Convenience Store: Monday through from Thursday 12 to 9 p.m. and on Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Faculty-Student Association of SCCC invites you to the SCCC @ Canal Side Café & Convenience Store Grand Opening Monday, October 21, 2013, 5 to 6 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks Dr. Quintin Bullock, President of SCCC Remarks Denise Murphy McGraw, Chairwoman, SCCC Board of Trustees Ribbon Cutting

Reception, Tour, Giveaways

No butts about it, SCCC is tobacco free. This includes cigarettes, chewing tobacco, pipes, and electric cigarettes. Joining SCCC this fall with tobacco free bans are Albany Law School, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, and Hudson Valley Community College. According to the Center for Disease Control 2012 estimates, 81.1 percent of young adults in the United States between the ages of 18-24 don’t smoke. But, the 18- to 24-year-old age group continues to contend for the highest smoking rate among all adults. It is no secret that tobacco use can increase the risk of stroke, cancer, heart disease, infertility, and asthma later in life. So why is there such a high rate of use among 18- to 24-year-old adults? What is the thought behind a campuswide tobacco ban? For some students who smoke, daily smoking increases during the first years following high school into their college years. For example, students will often increase cigarette smoking to combat increased stress. For other students, college can be the first time many first-time smokers are exposed to tobacco products in relation to new environmental norms or pressures. Simply put, this age group is perfect for recruitment of new smokers and progression of current smokers. After the age of 25, it is less likely you will start smoking,

according to most research. With that said, being in the 18- to 24-year-old age group can offer a time of unique change and opportunity. A tobacco free campus is a response to a greater social change for a healthy lifestyle in regards to tobacco use. As of July 8, 2013, at least 1,178 college or university campuses in the U.S. have adopted 100 percent smoke free campuses in hopes of responding to this health concern. According to the Center for Disease Control, cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States, accounting for more than 440,000 deaths, or one of every five deaths, in the United States each year. As a former smoker myself, I respect the personal choice of another individual to use tobacco products if they so choose. However, with any social change it is important to keep in mind the greater picture with these policies. A tobacco free campus is not only a reality here on campus, but a reality in greater society. Whether you decide to continue tobacco use or research quitting, I strongly encourage you to stay informed, stay educated, be proud of your community, and make the best choice for you. College is not only what we learn in the classroom, but what we learn outside the classroom molds us for a lifetime as well. Best of luck! If you choose to quit, here are some resources:, 1-886NY-QUITS and, (518) 459-2550.

College community can nominate others for awards

SCCC Foundation Gala

Celebrate and pay special tribute to distinguished alumnus Angelo Mazzone Õ74, restaurateur, entrepreneur and community leader. Friday, November 15, 2013, 6 pm. Glen Sanders Mansion

Cocktails and Hors DÕoeuvres begin at 6:00 p.m.

Dinner and Event Program at 7:00 p.m.

Dancing to the sounds of Bobbie Van Detta at 8:00 p.m.

Jan Smith, a principal with Castle Rock Ranch Group, LLC, will emcee the event. The event raises funds to support SCCC FoundationÕs mission to advance and support the CollegeÕs mission to ensure student success. The Foundation is pleased to report that they are nearly at full capacity for this event, but will be starting a waiting list. If you have any questions, please contact the Development Office at 381-1324. 2

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SCCC is pleased to announce that nominations are now being accepted for the SUNY Chancellor’s Awards for: •Excellence in Teaching •Excellence in Librarianship •Excellence in Faculty Service •Excellence in Professional Service •Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities SCCC students may nominate an eligible faculty member for the Excellence in Teaching Award. Ballots for this award are available in Begley Library, all Security Desks, the School of Music, the M,S, and T Division, and on the SCCC website via Quick Links (Chancellor’s Awards): A list of eligible faculty members is available at each location. Members of the Academic Senate are eligible to nominate a deserving SCCC employee for all awards. Ballots are available on the SCCC website via Quick Links (Chancellor’s Awards): Simply fill out a ballot nomination and place it in one of the ballot boxes by Friday, Nov. 1, at 4 p.m. There will be no Internet or e-mail submission of ballots. Ballot boxes are in the following locations: Security Desks in Elston Hall, Center City and the School of Music Building; Begley Library; President’s Office; Math, Science and Technology Division; and Mail/Copy Room.

Honoring Gettysburgh 2013 is the 150th anniversary of both The Battle of Gettysburg that took place July 1 – 3, 1863, and President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address that he delivered on Nov. 19, 1863. To commemorate these important Civil War events in American history, Begley Library has developed a four-case display. There is also an emphasis on New York, the most populous state in the Union in the 1860s, and the 134th New York Infantry Regiment that fought at Gettysburg. This Regiment was raised from the men of Schenectady and Schoharie counties. Included are photographs of the Civil War monument in State Street Park. The monument was erected in 1874 with funds raised by the women of Schenectady. There is also a likeness of Irving Eaton, Schenectady’s last surviving Civil War veteran. In April 1941 he was given a testimonial dinner in the Hotel Van Curler, now SCCC’s Elston Hall. Selected books from the Begley Library collection provide support for the display. There are also contributions of recent Gettysburg travel literature including guides to the battlefield.

Adam Foti practices making cherry duck terrine wrapped in house smoked ham as Chef Michael Stamets looks on. The duo will be preparing something similar as they compete against chefs from across the country next month.

Apple Cinnamon Bundt cake Recipe/photo by Tao Sun, Culinary Arts, Slow Food Club Member Ingredients: (10 cup bundt pan) Apple Cinnamon Bundt cake Yield: 16 portions/10 cup Bundt pan 3 apples; peeled, cored, diced and small 50 g granulated sugar 2 tbsp cinnamon, ground 400 g cake flour 200 g granulated sugar

Going for gold

3 tsp baking powder

When the expected 50,000 or so people pass through the Jacob Javitz Center in Manhattan for the International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show next month, they’ll have the chance to see three platters meticulously prepared by Adam Foti and Chef Michael Stamets.

1 tsp salt

Foti, a Culinary Arts major, and Chef Stamets, an Instructor, will compete with chefs from all over the country during the Société Culinaire Philanthropique competition on Nov. 10-12. Their platters, one pork, one turkey and one chicken, will be judged by 15-20 chefs.

1 tbsp vanilla extract

This year, Chef Stamets said they’re going for the gold. “We’re very strong. We’ll hopefully excel and bring back some gold.” This will be the third competition for an SCCC team. Earlier this month, Gee Cabrera, Matt Hines and Katie Vallee (above) won the Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Food Festival Competition in Plattsburgh. They were given a mystery basket and had to prepare a three-course meal.

1 tsp cinnamon 226 g melted butter 5 eggs (large) 112 g apple cider Method: 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 10 cup Bundt pan. 2. Combine diced apples with first quantities of sugar and cinnamon. 3. Sift flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in mixing bowl. 4. Combine melted butter, eggs, apple cider and vanilla, mix well. 5. Pour wet ingredients into mixing bowl fitted with the paddle attachment. Mix at low speed until blended. 6. Spoon 1/3 of batter into the prepared Bundt pan, make a ring using half the apple mixture atop the batter, taking care not to have apples touch the sides of pan. 7. Top with 1/3 of the batter and repeat with the remaining apple mixture, top with the final 1/3 of the batter. 8. Bake for approximately an hour. Insert a toothpick in the center of the cake; if it comes out dry or with a few moist crumbs, the cake is done. 9. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 10-15 minutes. Turn out of pan onto a serving dish. 10. Dust with 10X sugar when cool.

Food For Farm Aid - A group of students and faculty volunteered their time, expertise and passion at Farm Aid, held at SPAC on Sept. 21. Students were assigned to an outdoor kitchen where they created menus and prepared food from donated food stuffs for about 600-800 VIP concert-goers and patrons. They were led by Chef Rocco Verrigni and assisted by Chef Paul Krebs and Chef Sue Hatalsky, faculty members. According to Professor Verrigni, “The students performed tirelessly, creatively and happily to be part of Farm Aid 2013. They represented SCCC admirably and I am very proud of them.” Front row: Rain O’Donnell and Jamie Mertz. Second row: Chef Verrigni, Debi Cota, Chef Krebs, Julie Hoxsie, Andrew Marzen, Kendi Yates, Ryan Dunn and Samantha Norton. Not pictured: Amiee Louprette

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Not your average concerts by Muse en Lystrala, Performing Arts: Music major Naturally, everyone expects me to blather on about all the concerts at SCCC, being a music major. But the concerts we have here at the College aren’t just for music majors – there’s something for everyone to experience.

serenading us with their amazing soprano voices, and both Arla and Mark Evans will be heard on piano. Paul Quigley – whom I had the great pleasure of hearing perform at Saint Rose’s most recent Camerata concert – will be performing on guitar as well, and the talented Tom Gerbino will be performing on clarinet. These superb musicians will be playing a great variety of material from Romantic era music to 20th century. If you’re wondering why SCCC’s School of Music is one of our shining stars, these talented folks are part of the reason why, and you’re sure to enjoy their performances.

If you’re in the mood to be spooked, we have the Musicians of Ma’alwyck (right) performing ghoulishly delightful music just in time for Halloween at their Phantasmagoria concert on Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 11:20 a.m. If you hear words like “flute” and “harp” and think “boring” immediately afterwards, you couldn't be more wrong – Ma’alwyck is going in for macabre this season, and there will be enough delicious spookiness to send a shiver up even the most ironclad spine. Photo: Douglas Liebig On Tuesday, Oct. 29, the SCCC School of Music will be putting on their annual Faculty Recital. All of the professors at the School of Music aren’t just faculty members – they’re seasoned musicians who play a lot of concerts.

Dr. Karen Hosmer, an oboist, played earlier this year at Carnegie Hall. Sten Isachsen, who is a well-known audio engineer in the Capital Region as well as a regularly performing musician, will be performing on guitar. Dr. Allyson Keyser (whom you might remember from the Barn Dance brass concert last year, a pretty kicking affair if I do say so) will be perking us up with her trumpet. Arla Wilding and Christine Pickreign will be

Among the pieces we’ll hear are Three Conversations with Coffee, composed by Brett Wery, who’s on sabbatical this semester composing new works. (He normally directs the Wind Ensemble in addition to teaching several other music classes). We’ll hear some Latin American guitar, some solo clarinet, a little sacred music and some soaringly beautiful vocal work. “It gives us a chance to perform in front of our colleagues and students who do not have the opportunity to hear and see us perform often enough,” said Dr. Keyser. “It is also exciting to be able to play music that we would not normally pick for a recital setting. This event allows us the opportunity to collaborate with our colleagues as well, which is always a blast.” Concerts at SCCC have something for everyone, not just music majors. Hope to see you in the Taylor Auditorium.

Upcoming Concerts Musicians of Ma’alwyck Preview, Macabre Music: Phantasmagoria Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 11:20 a.m.,

Free. Gili Melamed-Lev presents a Master Class with School of Music Performing Arts: Music degree students.

Taylor Auditorium. Free. Scary music for harp, flute, string quartet, and baritone.

Concert Brass Concert

School of Music Faculty Recital Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

Deciphering Gene-Environment Interactions in Parkinson’s Disease with Haydeh Payami, Ph.D., Professor of Genetics and Neurology with the New York State Department of Health - Wadsworth Center. Thursday, October 31, 2013, 11:30 a.m., Stockade Building 101. Free.

Capital Region Wind Ensemble presents An American Tapestry Sunday, November 3, 2013, 3:00 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Tickets: $8-general admission; $6-non-SCCC students; free for SCCC students w/ ID. 381-1234 for tickets.

Guitar Recital - Alumnus Christopher Gotzen-Berg Monday, November 4, 2013, 11:20 a.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

Master Class With Pianist Gili Melamed-Lev Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 12:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium.


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Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

Chamber Music Series Concert featuring Pianist John Kamitsuka Friday, November 8, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

Master Class with Pianist John Kamitsuka Saturday, November 9, 2013, 12:00 p.m., School of Music, Room 215. Free.

Musicians of Ma’alywck Preview, A Blissful Musick Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:20 a.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free.

Chamber Series Concert, Percussion and Pianos Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 7:30 p.m., Taylor Auditorium. Free. Percussionists and School of Music faculty Nachiko Maekane and Andy Janack are joined by Series Director Mark Evans and guest pianist Gili Melamed-Lev with the School of Music Chorus under the direction of Dr. Yiping Wu.

In Your Ear by Muse en Lystrala, Performing Arts: Music major The BINNEKILL’S roving reporter asked some students, “What’s the best thing about our school?” Here’s what they had to say.

Sean Keegan Nanoscale Technology The couches! But no, most of the teachers are really nice, and everything’s within ease of access.

Caitlan Swyer Performing Arts: Music The diversity of people.

Jeremy Griffin Mathematics and Science

Katt Corah Teacher Education Transfer

The people!

I like the small classes. I’m not big on crowds.

Jenny Ngo Liberal Arts The welcoming environment.

Wanted: Writers/photogs The BINNEKILL is SCCC’s monthly newsletter, named for the body of water that once ran behind Elston Hall. Want to write or take pics for the Binne? It’s fun and a great thing for a transfer application or résumé. Please see Heather Meaney, Editor, in Stockade 120. Fall 2013 Publication Schedule

Strolling in the Stockade - We might walk through the Stockade every day and never know its historical significance or acknowledge the architecture of many of its buildings. That’s why Professor Ingrid O’Connell and her Tourism Planning class went on a tour of the local historic district/neighborhood last month. Their tour guide was Maureen Gebert (far right, front row).

Deadline Monday, November 11

Published Wednesday, November 20

Monday, December 2

Wednesday, December 11

Taking an online class or thinking about taking one in the spring? Then, check out the online learning site:

with •FAQ’s •Technical Help •Library resources •Tips on how to access databases from off campus plus... •ANGEL app is here: BINNEKILL, October 17, 2013


Campus Resources

(through November 1, 2013)

Academic Advisement

The College Store

Elston 222/ext. 1277 Monday 8:30 Tuesday 8:30 Wednesday 8:30 Thursday 8:30 8:30 Friday

Elston 109/ext. 1332 Monday-Wednesday Thursday Friday

am-4:30 am-4:30 am-4:30 am-6:30 am-4:30

pm pm pm pm pm

Academic Computing Lab Elston 529, 530/ext. 1213 Monday-Thursday 8 am-10 pm Friday 8 am-4:30 pm Saturday 9 am-3 pm

Registrar’s Office

8 am-6 pm 8 am-4 pm 8 am-2 pm

The Commons Elston/ext. 1330 Monday-Thursday 7:30 am-8 pm Friday 7:30 am-2 pm


Accounting/CIS Tutor Lab

(Career, Transfer and Personal) Elston 222/ext. 1365 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

ADA Transition Services

College Central Network SCCC’s career management system

Elston 330/ext. 1041 See lab for hours.

Elston 222/ext. 1345 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm


Stockade 120/ext. 1166 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Athletics Elston 222/ext. 1356 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Begley Library/ext. 1235 Monday-Thursday 8 am – 9: pm Friday 8 am – 4:30 pm Saturday 11 am – 5 pm Closed Sundays

Business Office, Student Elston 219/ext. 1346, 1347 8:30 am-4:15 pm Monday Tuesday 8:30 am-4:15 pm Wednesday 8:30 am-4:15 pm Thursday 8:30 am-4:15 pm Friday 8:30 am-4:15 pm (Open from 8:30 am-6:15 pm on Thursday, Oct. 31.)

Career and Employment Services Elston 222/ext. 1365 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Financial Aid

Elston 221/ext. 1352 Monday 8:30 Tuesday 8:30 Wednesday 8:30 Thursday 8:30 Friday 8:30

am-4:30 am-4:30 am-4:30 am-6:30 am-4:30

pm pm pm pm pm

Gateway Montessori Gateway 124/ext. 1455/1295 Monday-Friday 9 am-11:30 am (Call for program information.)

Language Lab

Elston 520/ext. 1373 See lab for hours.

Learning Center Writing Lab

Elston 523/ext. 1246 Monday-Thursday 8 am-7 pm Friday 8 am-4 pm Saturday 10 am-3 pm

Math Lab Elston 518/ext. 1435 Mon., Tues., Thurs. 8 am-7 pm Wednesday 8 am-6:30 pm Friday 8 am-4 pm 10 am-3 pm Saturday

Multicultural/Educational Opportunity Programs

Elston 222/ext. 1279 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Elston 212/215 381-1348, 381-1349/ext. 1148 Monday 8:30 am-4:30 Tuesday 8:30 am-4:30 8:30 am-4:30 Wednesday Thursday 8:30 am-6:30 Friday 8:30 am-4:30

pm pm pm pm pm

Student Affairs, Vice President

Elston 222/ext. 1344 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Student Government Elston 220H/ext. 1388 By appointment or walk-in

Testing Center

Elston 427/ext.1293 Monday-Thursday 8:30 am to 8 pm Friday 8:30 am-3 pm Saturday 10 am-2 pm (beginning in October)

TRIO Student Support Services Elston 328/ext. 1465 Monday-Friday

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Tutor Services

Elston 328-C/ext. 1461 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

Veterans Affairs

Elston 223/ext. 1284 Open daily. See office for hours.

Workforce Development Stockade 120/ext. 1315 Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm

YWCA Children’s Center

Gateway Bldg./ext. 1375 or 1389 Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm (Evening hours available depending on enrollment.)


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