The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra played for a sold-out crowd of 450 people last Tuesday night in the William E. Swan Auditorium.
The orchestra, led by associate conductor, Matthew Kraemer, performed their Holiday Pops show complete with holiday classics including “Ave Maria” and “Carol of the Bells.” Soprano, Leah Schneider, graced the stage with her lovely voice for many of the numbers.
In addition to the traditional line-up, alumni board president, Tom McArthur, impressed the crowd with his conducting talents on the selection “Sleigh Ride.” Another guest conductor opportunity will be available at next year’s show.
This event marked the 5th BPO holiday performance at Swan Auditorium. We look forward to welcoming the orchestra back onto campus December 3, 2013. Mark your calendars now!
For questions about the event, please contact engagement officer for alumni and events, Alaina Houseknecht.
Over the past several months, statements were collected from current students and alumni to be integrated into the new “WeAreHilbert” initiative. They were asked to complete the statement “I am Hilbert because…”.
We were amazed by the stories that some folks shared!
Below are just a few of the favorite comments we received. Thank you to all of the faculty and staff of Hilbert College for giving our students an amazing experience here at Hilbert!
“the small class sizes and great friendships.” – Timothy Jordon ‘07
“the teachers give undivided attention.” – Donna Heaton ‘93
“the friendship of the teachers that I had.” – Jamie Bigaj ‘12
“small and family oriented with a friendly atmosphere.” – Angela Zak ‘11
“many opportunities that I wouldn’t have anywhere else.” – Kelly Penepent ‘12
“they continue to drive me to excellence.” – Michael Nero ‘11
“the Franciscan and Catholic education.” – Mary Rose ‘85
“they made me the person I am today.” – Krystyl Wachowski ‘12
“of the many career opportunities that are now available to me.” – James Reinhardt ‘12
“they encouraged me to further my education.” – Catherine Moran ‘10
“I love the sense of being part of the community and feeling the connection with the staff.” – Matthew Comerford ‘09
Small America flags, arranged an a cross pattern, have filled Hilbert’s main campus quad grounds. The flags, along with yellow ribbons hung around the campus, are a quiet reminder of the service veterans have given to our country, and the honor we owe to all those who serve in the armed services currently and in the past.
Hilbert will hold a morning service this coming Monday, November 12, 2012, in observance of Veterans Day.
At 9:30 a.m. a flag raising ceremony will be performed following a welcome by president Dr. Cynthia Zane and Military Club president Cameron Hagg, who is also an air force veteran.
At 4:00 p.m., the Military Club will lead a prayer followed by a walk with fellow Hilbert students, faculty, and staff around the main campus road in honor of current military service members and veterans.
In addition to the day’s activities, Hilbert student veterans will receive a free lunch in the Campus Dining Hall, which will be patriotically decorated, to thank them for their service.
More information on Hilbert’s Veterans Day observance is available by contacting Cameron Haag, president of the Military Club, at email@example.com or Jeannie Kornacki, director of student activities, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Baker Victory Services / ChildPro was selected to receive a grant from the Buffalo Bills and KaBOOM! to build a state-of-the-art community playground for children in their Early Childhood Program. Two of Hilbert College’s master of public administration students, Jeremy Schlosser and Zsofia Parragh, will each be leading their own project teams in the construction of the playground. Read more…
EPI stands for Enrollment Power Index® – a program funded by the National Research Center for College & University Admissions™.
High School students rated every college website in the country on many key features such as: the ability for students to apply online, find information on the community or city in which the college is located, and the ability to contact the admissions office to set-up a campus visit. They also graded the website on the ease of navigation and its design.
Hilbert College received an A. Only 154 schools received such a high grade card. This puts Hilbert College in the top 5% of all college websites.
To learn more about NRCCUA click here.
Weeklong Celebration to Focus on “Building Bridges, Creating Community”
Unveiling of Wall of Peace, presentation by Chicano poet among activities
Understanding cultural similarities and differences is essential for effective communication while serving as global citizens. In honor of Diversity Month and United Nations Day, the Hilbert College Office of Multicultural Affairs will hold a week of celebratory activities focused on cultural awareness from October 8 – 11.
Students this fall at Hilbert College will be able to take advantage of the newly renovated physical science lab facility on campus. The new state-of-the-art lab, through the generosity of the John R. Oshei Foundation, is scheduled to be dedicated in a ceremony on September 27at 6:00 p.m. in Bogel Hall, room 155. The opening of the new lab marks the completion of a two-phase, $1.25 million improvement project to upgrade Hilbert’s science facilities.