Hilbert College students, faculty, and staff spent Friday, January 20 connecting with the local community through Unity with Our Community, a service day devoted to carrying on the work and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Members of the Hilbert community served at four sites in the area including: 1) The Teacher’s Desk, a nonprofit organization that provides free resources and supplies to local teachers for their classrooms and students to better facilitate learning and academic success; 2) Little Portion Friary, a completely volunteer-based nonprofit organization that strives to meet the needs of homeless individuals including short term shelter and meals; 3) Journey’s End, a Christian community organization that works to serve refugees in their journey to becoming new Americans in WNY including, but not limited to resettlement support, interpretation services, and legal services; 4) Veterans One Stop, an agency dedicated to providing a range of social and health services to meet to support our veterans and their families across WNY.
Depending upon the site, students, staff, and faculty had the opportunity to organize supplies and pantries, prep meals, assist with light housekeeping, and set up an apartment for a new refugee family.
The Digital Media and Communication Department and the Career Center hosted the 2016 Comm Career Expo this week. The expo featured a keynote address by Hilbert alum Tom Wills ’12. Wills spoke about his experience in the film and TV industry. He regularly works on Saturday Night Live taped segments and also offered a Steadicam workshop.
The event was open to all high school, community college, and college students. It was a great opportunity for students to talk with businesses in the communication field about internship possibilities and how to break into the fields of film, TV, radio, marketing, public relations, journalism, and more.
The Hilbert College Digital Media and Communications department officially introduced the new student-run news service, The Scribe, and the soon-to-be launched ScribeTV. Fr. Jud, Hilbert College Chaplain, blessed the student staff of the new media, along with advisors Professors Chris Gallant and Dan Higgins.
Hilbert College is pleased to announce that the school’s 55th Annual Commencement on Saturday, May 14, 2016 will be streamed live on the internet. This marks the third consecutive year that Hilbert’s commencement ceremony will be available for live online viewing. The ceremony will be streamed using Boxcast technology. Commencement begins at 1:00 p.m. at the Wesleyan Church of Hamburg. We are happy to be able to provide this free streaming and encourage you to share the link with friends and family who may not be in attendance at the church.
Click here for live stream >>> (video will begin at 12:50 pm)
The Live Stream link is also available on the hilbert.edu homepage.
More info – http://www.hilbert.edu/brendan-bannon