WRI Construction Update: Week of March 31, 2014

27 Mar


With warmer temperatures in the forecast, construction crews are looking forward to making progress with:

  • pouring foundations
  • continued demolition of the entrance
  • building pad preparation
  • underground utility relocation

Check out the web cam for a live, bird’s eye view of construction any time: forcollegeandcommunity.org/cam.shtml.

WRI Construction Update: Week of March 24, 2014

20 Mar



  • Site work continues with the removal of the existing topsoil and sidewalks. 
  • Demolition of the former main entrance is beginning.
  • The new water line is being disinfected and pressure tested.
  • Excavation for the new building foundations will begin next week.

WRI Construction Update: Week of March 10, 2014

6 Mar
  • Construction fencing has been installed.
  • The main entrance is out of service, and construction entrances at the east and north sides of the building are now being used.
  • Everyone is urged to use the sidewalks across the road from the construction site and avoid walking in the road.
  • Starting Monday, tree removal will begin and continue through the week.
  • Work on the new water line for the building will start with installation of a new hydrant near Clock Tower Commons.

WRI Construction Update: Week of February 24

18 Feb

Beginning to clear the way for construction of the new Wellness and Rehabilitation Center

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The groundbreaking celebration is slated for April 28, and over the next few weeks we will begin to see the first steps toward that milestone.

Demolition of the greenhouse at Carroll Hall will begin next week. (This is also an asbestos abatement project.)  Additionally, please be prepared for limitations in parking access near Carroll Hall.

A preview of what is in store for early March:

  • Week of March 3:  Beginning to mobilize for work as construction fencing goes up at the site.
  • Week of March 10: Tree removal and the start of underground utility relocation.

Please check back for more weekly updates and a link to the construction site web cam as work gets underway.

Nazareth College Nursing Faculty Member Receives IBERO Volunteer of the Year Award

14 Nov

Nazareth College is proud to announce that Marie Bell, assistant professor in the nursing department, was selected as this year’s recipient of the IBERO-American Action League’s Volunteer of the Year Award. Bell is active in IBERO, serving the first and third Wednesday of the month at Centro de Oro, a day center for Hispanic older adults. She provides assessment services such as blood pressure readings, medication reconciliation, and follow up care.

The IBERO Volunteer of the Year Award is presented every year, recognizing an individual who has collaborated with IBERO, supporting the agency’s mission. Bell attended a recognition ceremony at IBERO’s 44th Annual Luncheon held on October 24, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel of Rochester. The event included distinguished guests, as well as more than 500 participants, and honored four members of the community.

IBERO-American Action League, Inc., has provided services to the community since 1968. The agency has established different programs that offer to assist the Latino population within the community. At Nazareth, the nursing program’s goal is to prepare professional nurse generalists who not only possess an in-depth knowledge of nursing, but also provide culturally congruent nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities in and across all environments.

Peckham Hall Now Open

28 Sep

It’s official! Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science, is now open.

To learn more about the facility and Nazareth’s math and science academic programs, please visit naz.edu/icms.

And for a Flickr gallery of the day’s events, click here.

From the D&C: “Nazareth College to cut ribbon on $30 million math and science building”

27 Sep

Although students, faculty, and staff have enjoyed studying and working in Peckham Hall for a few weeks, today is the official ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating Nazareth’s newest academic building on campus. As reported by the Democrat and Chronicle:

Nazareth College’s new Integrated Center for Math and Science building, which has its ceremonial ribbon-cutting Thursday, is a sign of where this college is heading.

The $30 million facility — called Peckham Hall — features 20 labs along with six classrooms that provide needed space not only for math and science students but also for the growing number of students majoring in health and human service programs, which often require courses with lab work.

It’s the largest new academic building constructed on Nazareth’s 150-acre campus since the college opened in 1924. The new four-story facility is near the Golisano Academic Center and has a Gothic design to fit in with existing structures but has large windows to give it a modern look.

Join us today at 4 p.m. for the ribbon-cutting and celebration reception!

Less Than One Week Until the Peckham Hall Grand Opening Celebration

21 Sep

The grand opening for Peckham Hall, home of the Integrated Center for Math and Science, is six days away!

There is a full agenda of exciting speakers, tours, and experiential opportunities planned. We hope you will be part of this special celebration.

Peckham Hall Grand Opening Agenda

4 p.m. ~ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony (east side of Peckham Hall) with speaker Lt. Governor Robert Duffy

4:45 p.m. ~ Wine and Appetizer Reception (explore the building, take a faculty/student led tour, join our faculty and students for experiential opportunities in the new labs and classrooms)

RSVP today to attend: Contact Stacey Stehle at 585-389-2409 or mstehle6@naz.edu

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Nazareth and RIT Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

12 Sep

Nazareth College and RIT have been awarded a $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support Tech2Teach, a joint program between RIT and Nazareth to support RIT students considering careers as middle school and high school math, science, and technology teachers. As reported by the Rochester Business Journal:

“The Learning Assistant program is the gateway through which RIT students can enter Tech2Teach and should increase the number of students who pursue secondary education careers,” Franklin said. “As a result, public schools will ultimately be able to recruit from a pool of new teachers who have a deep knowledge of a STEM discipline as well as educational theory and practice.”

Franklin is working with Craig Hill, interim dean of the Nazareth school of education, and Patricia Huntington, director of academic support services in the school of education at Nazareth, to develop the two-phase program, most of which will reside at RIT.

“Nazareth College is committed to addressing the decline in the number of college graduates in the U.S. who pursue K-12 teaching careers in science, technology and mathematics,” Hill said. “Nazareth values this creative partnership with RIT that encourages undergraduate students to pursue the further study of education while showcasing a spirit of collaboration among higher educators in our region.”

To learn more about Tech2Teach, please click here.

Astronomer George V. Coyne, S.J., to Present as Part of Shannon Lecture Series

12 Sep

George V. Coyne, S.J.

Astronomer George V. Coyne, S.J., will begin the 2012-2013 Shannon Lecture Series with “The Dance of the Fertile Universe: Chance and Destiny Embrace” on Thursday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Otto A. Shults Community Center Forum.

Coyne will present a second lecture, “Scientific Evolution: A Challenge to American Society,” on Friday, September 14 at 1:30 p.m. in the Linehan Chapel of the Golisano Academic Center. Both the Academic Center and the Shults Community Center are on the Nazareth College campus, located at 4245 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14618. Both lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, contact Christine M. Bochen at 585-389-2728 or cbochen4@naz.edu.

This year’s program, Integrating Faith and Science: Dilemmas, Debates, and Decisions, celebrates the opening of the Integrated Center for Math and Science in Peckham Hall, where Nazareth students and faculty plumb the secrets of the natural world, and, in a special way, honors the memory of our beloved William H. Shannon, who died on April 29, 2012. Fr. Shannon was instrumental in promoting conversation on science and morality at the college and in the community.  Our distinguished speakers—all well versed in both science and religion, particularly the Catholic tradition—will help us continue the conversation.

Respecting “the richness of both religious faith and scientific research,” astronomer George V. Coyne, S.J., is a participant in and promoter of the dialogue between science and religion. An outspoken critic of creationism and intelligent design, he explores the implications that scientific evolution has for religion.

To learn more about Coyne, Shannon, and the lecture series in general, please click here.