SNOWvember Storm Hits Hilbert – Photo Gallery

Many of Hilbert’s resident students stepped up and took extraordinary roles during the last week.  From staffing the cafeteria, to digging out cars completely encased in snow, to emptying the garbage while Hilbert’s maintenance staff was clearing snow from campus walkways.  Hilbert’s residence life, dining hall, facilities, and campus safety staffs also stepped up in this time of need.  Even President Cynthia Zane made it to campus on Saturday and helped dig out student cars for over seven hours!  Being snowed in on campus for days proved to be a community building experience for Hilbert!

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Message for Hilbert students from President Zane

blizzard Hilbert 046We hope everyone is staying safe and warm. We realize the priority for many of you right now is ensuring the safety of your family, friends, and neighbors; we certainly understand that. We encourage all of you to take the necessary steps to ensure the safety of yourself and your loved ones at this time.

Hilbert College was closed for four days during this weather emergency, therefore, this upcoming week will be extremely important for you and your coursework at Hilbert.  Please GO TO CLASS on Monday and Tuesday. Many of your professors have already posted work on Blackboard that you can locate now and get a head start.  We all appreciate that it is going to be a challenge to complete the semester given these unexpected cancelled class days. We have every confidence that if you work closely with your professors, stay focused, and do the required work in a timely way, you will continue to be successful.

blizzard Hilbert 067A special thank you goes out to the students who stepped up and took extraordinary roles during the last week. From staffing the cafeteria, to digging out cars completely encased in snow, to emptying the garbage while our maintenance staff was clearing snow, your servant leadership has been deeply appreciated.

Stay safe, warm, and starting Tuesday after your last class, enjoy a wonderful Thanksgiving break with friends and family.

Cynthia Zane
President

 

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Saturday’s Open House Postponed

openHouse-snovember-v3Due to the recent weather in the Buffalo area we are postponing our Open House which is scheduled for Saturday, November 22nd.  We are tentatively planning to reschedule the event for Saturday, December 6th.  More details on the rescheduling of the event will follow once the campus is back open.  Please stay safe and warm.

If you have any questions, please feel free to give the office a call at 716-926-8780 or 1-800-649-8003.  Also, for general information that you would like answered as quickly as possible, please e-mail our office directly: admissions@hilbert.edu.

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Avoiding Cold and Flu Viruses

flu season aheadFrom the Hilbert College Wellness Center
by Kirsten Falcone, RN

Avoiding Cold and Flu Viruses

It is that time of the year again, time for cold and flu symptoms to abound. Colds and influenza are both caused by viruses, but cold symptoms include a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, congestion and coughing; and the flu adds on fever, muscle aches, chills and headaches (and sometimes vomiting and diarrhea).

Nobody has time to be sick—especially college students—so let’s review the basics of avoiding germs that cause illness.

The good news is you may possibly avoid catching both of them if you follow these tips:

  • Wash your hands regularly. This has been proven to be the number one defense against germs!
  • Don’t share water bottles, cups, or utensils. This is common sense, but not always observed.
  • Get a flu shot. A flu shot will help protect against three or four of the most prevalent influenza strains, depending upon which vaccination is available.
  • Disinfect your bathroom—handles, knobs, sink, countertop. Also disinfect all door knobs and surfaces where germs are more likely to proliferate.
  • Stay home to avoid infecting classmates. Professors are usually sympathetic toward students who call or email them beforehand when they will miss because of illness.
  • Take good care of you (follow healthful lifestyle habits)—nutrition and hydration, exercise, rest, etc. When you don’t maintain healthful habits, your immune system will weaken, giving germs the advantage.
  • Maintain a positive attitude. Studies show that optimistic people become ill less often than their pessimistic counterparts. You can do this by staying involved in life, giving to others, caring for a pet (if you are able), listening to music, taking up a hobby, meditating and praying, etc.
  • Avoid ill friends. Give them chicken soup, and then make your exit!
  • Don’t touch your face—especially your nose, mouth and eyes. Germs make their entrance into your body through these orifices, since they have the perfect medium for growth.
  • Reduce your stress. Do this by exercising, eating right, and getting enough sleep.
  • Don’t smoke. Smoking puts your lungs at a higher risk for infection with a respiratory virus. It also lowers your resistance to disease. Quitting now is a decision you will never regret!
  • Brush your teeth and tongue two or three times per day. Your mouth can be like a petri dish for germs. By keeping it clean, you may stop a respiratory virus in its tracks.
  • Take your vitamin C. Vitamin C is well-known for boosting the body’s defense mechanisms.
  • Eat red apples. They contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which strengthens your immune system.
  • Don’t assume you are sick if you have only one symptom. If you have a sore throat, don’t give into the temptation of thinking you are getting sick. Sometimes you will come down with something. But if you are vigilant about taking care of yourself, a sore throat may be the only symptom you will experience.

For more information on avoiding colds and the flu, visit these Web Sites:

WebMD:

http://www.webmd.com/cold-and-flu/default.htm

National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM):

http://nccam.nih.gov/health/flu/ataglance.htm

MedlinePlus:

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/commoncold.html

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Fall Open House – Saturday, Nov. 22

IMG_7634Hilbert’s Fall Open House with an athletics feature is set for Saturday, November 22 starting at 9:30 AM in Swan Auditorium. At our Fall Open House get an idea what it is like to be a Hilbert College Student. Learn all about our academic programs, financial aid, student life and activities, athletics, residence life, career services, and every other aspect of Hilbert! Tours will be available throughout the day. Offices on campus will be available for individual questions.

IMG_0588As an Athletics Featured Open House you can learn all about being a part of our NCAA D-III athletic program and what it means to be a Hilbert student-athlete. Families will have the opportunity to meet with coaches and individuals from our athletic department.

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If you have any questions, please feel free to give the office a call at 716-926-8780 or 1-800-649-8003.  Also, for general information that you would like answered as quickly as possible, please e-mail our office directly: admissions@hilbert.edu.

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Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony Photo Gallery

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Graduate School College Fair at Hilbert on Nov. 15

Grad-College-Fair-11-2014-FacebookAre you interested in one of Hilbert College’s Graduate programs – Master of Public Administration, MS in Criminal Justice Administration, or MPA: Health Administration?  Check out these and St. Bonaventure’s programs as well on Saturday, November 15 at 2-4 p.m. at Hilbert College in Hamburg.

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