Swan was packed on Thursday, October 10 as students attended the CJ/FS Career Fair in Swan. Employers from around the area including quite a few police departments and the National Guard set up informational tables and spoke to students on possible future career paths. Presentations occurred every fifteen minutes from certain visitors including the Army National Guard and Hilbert’s own graduate programs. Thank you to everyone who participated in this event.
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!
One key component of The Hilbert Difference lies in The Hilbert Blueprint, a four-year college experience that bolsters student involvement and leadership potential.
The Hilbert Blueprint kicks off with our First Year Experience and Foundations Seminar, designed to get all students acquainted with the college experience. The First Year Experience includes participation in a minimum of two ‘passport’ activities on campus. To further familiarize freshmen with college expectations, all first year students will also participate in the Hilbert College Reads program.
Hilbert College Reads is a common reading experience that engages students and creates a sense of community through cross-disciplinary conversations. Each student will receive a complimentary copy of the year’s selected text and potentially have an opportunity to meet the author.
This year’s selected text is “What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen” by Kate Fagan. What Made Maddy Run is 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. What Made Maddy Run spent one month as the #1 New York Times best-seller on the Sports list in 2017. The book addresses the important issues of anxiety, depression, and suicide in a perfectionist, social-media driven society.
Author Kate Fagan is scheduled to speak on October 22, 2019 in the Swan Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
Click here to hear from author Kate Fagan, and stay tuned for more information on her campus visit!