With the Christmas season upon us, students, faculty, and staff walked across the street to help the sisters decorate on Tuesday, December 5. Sister Edmunette greeted Hilbert at the door and took them to the boxes filled with ornaments, lights, and a manger scene. They quickly got to work making St. Francis Park get into the Christmas spirit while many passing sisters offered to help. Thank you to everyone who joined!
Hilbert College is officially decked out for the holidays! Look below to see our creativity. Enjoy the holiday season and Merry Christmas from Hilbert College!
Usually Bert is very busy, but we were able to get some pictures of him enjoying our new spaces in Fran Hall, including the Hawkade and The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Bert loves the new additions on campus and hopes students do too. Bert has an important message for faculty, students, and staff that he would like us to share. The Giving Tree is up in Fran and he needs your help this holiday season. Hilbert is sponsoring two families that need help purchasing gifts this Christmas. The process is simple: just take a piece of paper off the tree and buy the item on the paper. Once it is wrapped, take it to the president’s office upstairs in Fran where it will then be delivered to the family in need. Lets come together Hilbert community to help others enjoy their Christmas season!
Faculty, staff, and students enjoyed Tacos in a Bag today in Fran Hall. Those who were interested could grab a bag of Doritos, crush the chips, and add an array of toppings including lettuce, cheese, sour cream, salsa, and peppers.
Students were welcomed to the Passport event “What? So What? Now What? Movie Series”. The movie chosen this round was On the Basis of Sex which is the story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and how she faced adversity and numerous obstacles as she fought for equal rights. After grabbing some snacks and getting comfy in their seats, students watched the movie and then had a chance to reflect on the movie’s topics with a post-movie group discussion.
Western New York was granted an early November snowfall which means Hilbert was covered in white for the first time this season. The Hilbert community woke up to a winter wonderland and a blanket of white beauty on-campus.
The Ceremony of Rings was in celebration of last season’s team for winning the AMCC Championship. Those who were on the team for the 2018-2019 season where presented with rings at a ceremony in Hafner Recreation Center. Team members that had since graduated where extended an invention to come back to campus and attend the game as alumni and partake in the ceremony. To finish the night off, the Hawks won their first season game against Oswego State!
Lucky Numbers held its tenth annual Lucky Numbers Luncheon this past Sunday, November 10. The committee that organizes this yearly event is made up of Hilbert faculty and staff who want to see students succeed and not let money for tuition be an obstacle. The event consisted of lunch and dessert, a basket raffle, and a 50/50 drawing. Smiles were all over the room, especially from those who won. At the end of the day, the money raised is going to student scholarships so that’s a big reason to smile. Congrats to all the winners!
Every November 11th, the United States has a federal holiday for honoring all veterans who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Originally known as Armistice Day and Remembrance Day, it was used to celebrate the end of WWI. In 1954 it was changed to the Holiday we know today as Veterans Day. Hilbert held a ceremony outside on the chilly Monday morning which featured current students & faculty who are involved in our veterans program. Faculty, staff, and students gathered to watch and honor those who have served.
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.