Out of The Darkness Awareness Walk | PHOTO GALLERY

Hilbert students and staff walked in support of suicide prevention this past Saturday, November 2. The walk was held through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and consisted of two laps around the school. After the walk, all were welcomed to Fran Hall to talk about the topic of suicide. This event goes hand in hand with this year’s Hilbert Reads book, What Made Maddy Run, the heartbreaking story of college athlete Madison Holleran, whose life and death by suicide reveal the struggle of young people suffering from mental illness today.

If you are struggling with depression or thoughts of suicide, you are not alone. Call (716) 834-3131 [Crisis Services 24/7 Hotline] or 1-800-273-TALK (8255) [National Suicide Prevention Lifeline] or Text: HOME to 741741 [Crisis Text Line].

Wellness Fair | PHOTO GALLERY

Hilbert students, faculty, and staff attended the annual Wellness Fair on campus. Local organizations, groups, and vendors shared information about living a healthy lifestyle. Popular stops included the mini-farmer’s market and a visit from a therapy dog at the Paws for Love table.

For more information, visit:
https://www.hilbert.edu/student-life/health-wellness-center

Another Hilbert Reads is in the Books (Pun Intended) | PHOTO GALLERY

Swan Auditorium seats were filled last night, Tuesday, October 22, for Hilbert’s seventh annual Hilbert Reads. All were invited to hear author Kate Fagan talk about her New York Times best-selling book on the sports list in 2017. Her book What Made Maddy Run shares the story of Madison Holleran, who struggles with the transition to college, especially with balancing school and sports, and makes the heartbreaking decision to commit suicide. Fagan discussed her book and its connection to important issues including anxiety, depression, and suicide in the perfectionist, social-media driven society we live in today. After speaking, students were invited to ask questions they had or share their own stories of struggle. Fagan then signed books and took photos with students and a reception followed in the West Herr Atrium. Thank you to all who attended and to Kate Fagan for visiting and sparking a conversation.

Blue, Black, and White Dance | PHOTO GALLERY

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!

Apple Picking for a Cause | PHOTO GALLERY

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!

 

Hilbert Partners With Unyts To Host Donate Life Club Summits

On November 17, the Hilbert Center for Career and Community Engagement hosted a Donate Life Summit on the Hilbert campus. The event welcomed over 70 high school students from seven local high schools to learn about the importance of organ donation in our communities.

This event was held in partnership with Unyts, Western New York’s only organ, eye, tissue, and community blood center. Unyts established the Donate Life Club in 2004 to assist groups of students at area high schools in the planning, development, and implementation of a campaign to increase awareness about organ, tissue, and blood donation among their peers.

By participating in workshops during the event, the 70+ high school students who attended Hilbert’s Donate Life Club Summit in November were able to receive the knowledge necessary to help spread accurate information about the importance of organ, eye, tissue, and blood donation to their school and home communities. The ultimate goal of Unyts and the Donate Life Club is to establish donation as a cultural norm. 

Hilbert is proud to be hosting another Donate Life Club Summit on Tuesday, December 18th. For more information, please contact Rachel Wozniak at rwozniak@hilbert.edu or by phone at (716) 926-8929.

You’re Invited to the Hawk Radio Legacy Event

Hawk Radio is throwing a party – and everyone’s invited! Join the Hawk Radio crew and special alumni guests for the Hawk Radio Legacy Party in the lower level of the Campus Center on Thursday, November 29th from 7:00-10:00 PM.

The party will feature a special LIVE broadcast with former on-air personalities, free food, a photo booth for all your Instagram-worthy moments, and games. Oh, and did we mention free food?

While you’re feeling the music at the party, you can also feel good about attending the event by donating much needed items to Compass House, a local organization near and dear to Hilbert’s heart. Hawk Radio will be collecting donations of personal items throughout the event to benefit this Western New York based not-for-profit, which provides young men and women shelter, counseling, and other services. While any donation is appreciated, a complete wish list of items can be found on the Compass House Website.

If you can’t make it to the celebration in person, you can prevent FOMO by listening in to the special live broadcast on Hawk Radio from any web browser (on any computer or mobile device) at http://hawkradio.hilbert.edu.

RSVP to the event and share the invite with friends here.