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Alexis Jones, founder of I Am That Girl, to speak at MVCC

Education Alexis Jones, founder of I Am That Girl and ProtectHer, will give the lecture “Preventing Sexual Harassment & Inspiring Diversity & Inclusivity” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, in Schafer Theater at Mohawk Valley Community College’s Utica Campus as part of the Cultural Series. Tickets are $10 general, $5 for MVCC employees, and free for MVCC students, the college has announced.... 4:00pm 10/19/18

MVCC signs transfer pact with SUNY Albany

Education Mohawk Valley Community College has signed its largest articulation agreement with any institution, a pact that will allow MVCC students to potentially enter almost any major at the University of Albany toward a bachelor’s degree, the college announced. The agreement announced Wednesday covers 46 majors, every school and college at Albany, and 100 program-to-program... 4:00pm 10/18/18

Mold, staff attendance topics of school board grounds committee

Education Efforts to improve buildings and grounds department staff attendance, plus the need for school buildings’ temperature settings to avoid causing excessive moisture, were among topics for a Board of Education committee. The issues were reviewed by the board’s buildings and grounds committee on Monday. In the discussions: • Concerns about a “lot of last-minute call-ins” were... 12:00pm 10/18/18

Kahler named chair of MVCC board; vice chair also approved

Education The Mohawk Valley Community College Board of Trustees has named Camille T. Kahler as chair and Anthony J. Colón as vice chair, effective Sept. 1. • Kahler has served on the board since her Oneida County appointment in 2012. She has been associated with the law firm Saunders Kahler, L.L.P. and its predecessors in Utica since 1983, becoming a partner in 1988. In addition to the... 4:00pm 10/16/18

Board of Ed approves disciplinary pact for district, teacher

Education A tenured teacher in the Rome school district’s early childhood program has been issued a letter of reprimand and been given a last chance to continue employment, in a disciplinary agreement approved by the Board of Education. The agreement cites the district’s concerns relating to the conduct of teacher Christine Burke “regarding the care and safety of her students based upon... 4:00pm 10/15/18