St. Francis Week continued on a beautiful, sunny Wednesday with Hawk Creek Wildlife Center visiting Hilbert. Hawk Creek did an informational presentation with three different hawks that they brought with them. Two of the three hawks also did flyovers as impressed (and slightly frightened) students and staff watched. Thanks to Hawk Creek Wildlife Center for coming on campus and showing us three of your beautiful winged friends.
As St.Francis’ reputation for holiness and peace spread throughout his native Italy, people called upon him to resolve their disputes and to deliver them from danger and violence. In celebration of St. Francis week, SGA held a Stuff a Wolf event in celebration for the Wolf of Gubbio. Students and Staff were welcome to either stuff a large or a small wolf to bring home and remember how St. Francis was able to bring peace between a ferocious wolf and the small Italian town.
Men’s soccer may have lost on October 1st, but those watching could see both the frustration and determination on the field. Look at some shots from the game and be sure to cheer them on at their next home game on October 12th. GO HAWKS!
Hilbert joined Franciscan colleges and universities across the nation and held its annual Day of Service on Friday, September 27th. Students, alumni, faculty, staff rolled their sleeves up and got their hand dirty helping others. The day started with a breakfast to give everyone some energy, before heading to buses and vans to go to their service site. The community partners Hilbert worked with this year were 716 Ministries, Buffalo Peace House,Cradle Beach, Compass House, Veterans One Stop, Food Bank of WNY, Tifft Nature Preserve, Franciscan Sisters of St. Joseph, and Hilbert College Clean-up Crew.
Hilbert College held its first of two fall open houses on Saturday, September 28th. Interested students were able to attend an array of presentations with a welcome from Hilbert’s president, Dr. Michael Brophy. The presentations that followed included an admissions overview, specific majors from the professors teaching them, and additional experiences students can have including honors, service learning, career development, and athletics. The end of the event included lunch and a club fair followed in Fran Hall. If you were unable to attend, make sure you are coming to our next open house on Saturday, October 19th!
On September 20th a group of Hilbert students went apple picking as part of a Student Life activity. Students were able to pick all different tastes of apples from Cortland and Liberty to McIntosh. The apples that were picked were donated to Cornerstone Manor which benefits women and mothers in need in the Buffalo area. Students were also able to pick their own apples to bring home. After trying a few during picking you didn’t have a chance to go empty handed!
The Women’s Soccer team might have lost their home game against the University of Pittsburgh Green Field, but anyone watching the game would have been able to see the passion and teamwork Hilbert put into the game. Not once did they give up until the final whistle was blown. Watching this game just shows how ready our players are to fight for the next game. GO HAWKS!
DJ Marbles brought the party to Hilbert College for the Blue, Black, and White Dance. Every year Residence Life hosts the dance, and this year they did not disappoint! Students had the chance to dress in what made them comfortable and want to dance. Once Cha-Cha Slide hit the speakers, there was not a spot left on the dance floor. At the end of the dance there wasn’t a single face that didn’t have a smile!
The Fall semester of 2019 was in full swing during Welcome Week! Hilbert welcomed students to try the rock wall or check out the new game room and Student Union in the freshly updated Franciscan Hall. The involvement fair gave students the chance to see what clubs they could join on campus or meet local businesses for job opportunities. Comedian Jeffrey Jay came to Swan Auditorium for anyone who needed a laugh at the end of the day. To end the week, an outdoor movie event was held, allowing students to relax and look forward to the semester to come!
Welcome home hawks!