Utica College News



Making a Good Impression: Job Fair Tips

With more than 50 employers in attendance, today's Job and Internship Fair at Utica College is the perfect place for UC students to network with company reps, share their resumes, and learn more about potential careers. 

But how can a student make the best first impression? We asked a handful of company representatives for some tips. 


Novelist to Read at Barnes & Noble

Julie Shigekuni to Read from "Unending Nora"

Award-winning novelist part of Jackson Lunch Hour Series


Hanna to Discuss Trump, Future of Republican Party

Talk Sponsored by Pi Sigma Alpha

UC government, political science national honor society hosts event for the community


UC Hosts Job, Internship Fair

Open to students, community

Annual job, internship fair open to the community


Celebrating 20 Years: America's Greatest Heart Run & Walk at UC

When Dick Mattia '64 joined the American Heart Association in 1988, the Heart Run and Walk was a modest community event, then held at Notre Dame High School, and regularly drawing around 1,500 people. Through word of mouth and community sponsors, the event was attracting more participants each year. By 1997, it was clear that the walk had outgrown the Notre Dame space.
“We needed a bigger location,” he says. “My first thought was Utica College.”


The Horror! UC Theatre Presents 'Dracula'

Think you’re familiar with the classic story Dracula? Think again.
According to UC acting instructor Alec Barbour, the classic novel is much more chilling horror story than campy melodrama. From Feb. 23-26, Utica College’s Department of Fine and Performing Arts will present Barbour’s own adaptation of the story, which was recently featured in the Rochester Fringe Festival.
We talked to Barbour about what makes his version different and what scary surprises audiences can expect from the show.


UC's Alpha Chi Rho "Chills" Out to Help Fight Cancer

Frat's Annual "Deep Freeze" to Benefit ACS

The "brothers" of Alpha Chi Rho will brave the elements to raise funds for the fight against cancer.


Applied Ethics Institute Presents Talk on Wasting Meat, Wasting Animals

Canadian Philosophy Prof Katherine Wayne to Speak

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College presents Dr. Katherine Wayne, post-doctoral reseracher at the University of Ottawa


Hop Dreams

Combining beer and science, Scott Britton '07 has built a career that's taken him from Cooperstown, NY, to Belgium's beer capital.

During his senior year at UC, Britton visited the FX Matt Brewery in Utica as part of a biology department trip. “Best field trip ever,” he says, laughing. Along the tour, Britton met the brewery’s microbiologist. “I made the joke, ‘how does somebody get a job like this?’ Combining beer and science seemed like the dream job.”


UC Presents "Dracula"

Chilling, Mysterious Adaptation

Utica College's Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Spring play


Leaders of the Hack: UC Cyber Defense Team Advances to Regionals

On their very first attempt, a team of UC cybersecurity and computer science students  qualified for the North East Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition. Coming in, team members said, as the “underdog,” they beat out the likes of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Pace University, Alfred State College, SUNY Albany and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.


National Abolition Hall of Fame Exhibit to Stop at UC

Exhibit Showcases Abolitionists Through History

Who led the Abolitionists? What is their story? National exhibit comes to UC


Sociology Prof. Kyle Green on Super Bowl Ads: Why They Matter

Kyle Green has been studying Super Bowl ads since 2010.  Why? "They provide insight into bigger shifts happening in society," he says. 

Here, Green predicts how this year's heated political atmosphere will contribute to the ads we see—and don't see—during the big game. 


Queens of the Ring

Ena Latic '18 and her sister Tea '19 are typical college students--and international karate champions with Olympic dreams.

Ena and Tea Latic were just toddlers when they came to the U.S. from war-torn Bosnia. Today, they're UC students, mentors to fellow refugee kids, and international karate champions preparing for the 2020 Olympics. 


A Voice for Change: Oliver Perry '74

"My guiding principle was that everyone had a right to be at Utica College and everyone had a right to be heard."

In the early 1970s, Oliver Perry '74 was a driving force in fighting for black students' rights at Utica College. On Friday, he returns to campus to share the experiences that have shaped his life and career. 

"My guiding principle was that everyone had a right to be at Utica College and everyone had a right to be heard.”


'Living the Dream': UC to Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

Events Honoring his Life, Legacy Kick Off Spring Semester

On Monday, Jan. 16, the Utica College community will begin its annual celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This year, programs will extend into a second week and are intended to reflect the 2016-17 campus theme of “Breaking Barriers” and the Diversity Committee’s theme of “Champion for Change.”


The 'Art' of Socializing

When it comes to socializing, college students are pros. But in a business setting, the rules of social interaction can be more complex, and to master them, most need practice.
On Jan. 20, three UC organizations are collaborating to host an Artist and Business Etiquette Reception in the Barrett Art Gallery. 


UC Announces Fall '16 High Honors, Deans List

Students Feted for Academic Honors

Provost John Johnsen has announced the names of students achieving academic honors for the Fall 2016 semester


A Season of Gratitude

UC faculty and staff share why they're thankful this holiday season.

'Tis the season to give thanks, and there's lots to be grateful for at Utica College. We asked UC faculty and staff to share what they're thankful for this holiday season. 


'Tis the Season: UC Greeks Give Back

UC's Inter Greek Council Donates to Hughes Elementary as Part of Second Annual "Adopt a Classroom" Project

UC's Inter Greek Council spread holiday cheer by delivering new hats, gloves, scarves, socks, winter coats and games to 61 first-grade students at John F. Hughes Elementary School in Utica. This year, the council “adopted” two classrooms and donated an additional $500 to the school. 


Young Scholars Host Annual Book Fair

Event at Barnes & Noble Saturday

Annual fundraiser benefits Young Scholars students


More Than Fun and Games

As Therapeutic Recreation Leader at Sitrin Health Care, Melissa Sayles '16 helps residents regain strength and independence in unexpected (and fun) ways. 

“Bowling and Zumba seem like simple games and activities, but they remind people that they’re still capable of doing so much,” she says. “That’s a powerful form of therapy.”


UC Prof Releases Second Book on Human Rights, Disability, Capabilities

Riddle Asserts that Presence of Disabling Barriers is Human Rights Issue

Society can promote the rights of people with disabilities by endorsing equality, dignity, autonomy, says Riddle


Student Group Hosts Open Forum with County Executive

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society Welcome Anthony Picente '94

Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society is hosting an open forum with Oneida County Executive Anthony Picente '94


Health Studies Student Society to Host First Conference

Showcasing PT, OT, Nursing, Health Studies Student Work

Health studies students to present on areas of interest, research


Where in the World is Laura Holmes?

Recent grad Laura Holmes '16 is exploring the world, one country—and one blog post—at a time. 

“I think it could really make the world more tolerant if everyone just traveled more.”


UC EMS Team Gives Demos This Friday

UC Students Now Respond to Campus Emergencies

UC's team of EMS-trained students are celebrating National Collegiate EMS week with events to promote health and safety on campus.


Learn More About Fighting Holiday Fraud

UC Program Helps Businesses, Individuals

Holidays mean more shopping, and more shopping means greater opportunities for fraud, theft and related crimes


Moving Forward Without Forgetting

UC student and Purple Heart recipient Gregory Lewis '17 on adapting, overcoming obstacles

A lot has changed for Gregory Lewis since July 12, 2010, when a bullet ripped through his right arm in Afghanistan.
For one, he’s mostly healed. After nearly a dozen surgeries and years of physical therapy, “I’m almost back to 100 percent,” he says, though he still has issues with wrist rotation. “I’ve learned to compensate. You have to be mentally strong and adapt.” 


Now Hear This: UC to Celebrate National College Radio Day

Utica College’s WPNR Radio (90.7 FM) will join Hamilton College’s WHCL (88.7 FM), Cazenovia College’s WITC (88.9 FM) and Colgate University’s WRCU (90.1 FM) in celebrating National College Radio Day on Friday, Nov. 4.


UC, Westmoreland CSD Host Human Rights Discussion

Moving Personal Stories of Human Rights Injustices

Hear the heart-wrenching personal stories of panelists as they describe human rights injustices that they have endured and witnessed


CIMIP Director Adds Wisdom to Group Fighting Health Care Identity Fraud

Rebovich Works With Medical Identity Fraud Alliance

Don Rebovich, executive director of the Center for Identity Management and Information Protection (CIMIP) of Utica College, worked with the Medical Identity Fraud Alliance to help prevent, deal with medical identity fraud.


UC Department of Fine and Performing Arts Presents "Get Smart"

Performed by Student, Community Members

Agent Maxwell Smart is off on a bizarre new case ... and the laughs begin!


UC Prof to Speak at RCIL Medical Aid in Dying Conference

Riddle to Address Assisted Dying Legislation

Christopher Riddle, associate professor of philosophy and director of the Applied Ethics Institute, will speak at a conference hosted by RCIL


UC Dedicates Brvenik Center for Business Education

Named for a Trustee and major benefactor of the College, the Robert Brvenik Center for Business Education houses UC's innovative programs in economics, risk management and insurance, management, business economics and health studies management.


UC to Host Veterans Day Tribute Concert

Concert Band, Choir, String Ensemble to Perform

Utica College's Concert Band, Choir and String Ensemble join forces for a patriotic evening in honor of our veterans


"A New Low": Prof. Luke Perry on the Second Presidential Debate

We asked government and politics prof Luke Perry a few pressing questions about how recent scandals might affect voter turnout, what Hillary Clinton still needs to win, and why millennials, like his own UC students, are feeling more frustrated than ever.  


A Timely Celebration

UC to host 'Celebration of Utica' Block Party

With lots to celebrate, Utica College is hosting a first-of-its-kind downtown block party. 


A Candid Conversation

Reflecting on the past 18 years, Hutton opened up about his unlikely path to the presidency and the place he'll "always call home."

Todd Hutton once dreamed of becoming a dentist. As a young man, he favored long hair, sandals, and “garish green” neckties. He twice disguised himself as a member of UC’s football team and made it all the way through practice without being discovered. This summer, he’s planning to jump out of a plane.
Revelations like these were many in our candid—and sometimes emotional—conversation with President Todd Hutton. Reflecting on the past 18 years, Hutton opened up about his unlikely path to the presidency and the place he’ll “always call home.” 


A Grassroots Solution to Utica's Lead Problem

Lana Nitti '17 is working to raise awareness in a way that involves--and inspires--local kids.

Neighborhoods in Utica have some of the highest rates of lead poisoning in the state. Lana Nitti ’17 is working to raise awareness in a way that involves—and inspires—local kids.


Annual Student Research Day Showcases Student Achievement

UC students present original research on variety of topics

With more 50 submissions and 70 student participants, this year’s Student Research Day was the biggest yet, and highlighted research in topics ranging from brain imagery to British literature. 


Government and Politics Professor Luke Perry talks gun policy, 2016 election

Perry's take on how recent shootings may affect the upcoming election

In the wake of recent shooting tragedies, the issue of gun control has once again risen to the media forefront. We turned to Luke Perry, professor of government and politics at Utica College, for some insight.


How realistic is 'CSI: Cyber'? We asked cybersecurity professor Austen Givens.

A UC expert's take on the new TV series about cyber crimes

The latest CSI spinoff, a cybercrime-themed version appropriately titled CSI: Cyber, starring Patricia Arquette (above), premiered March 4 on CBS. How realistic was the episode’s plot (which involved a malware-infested baby cam and a social network called “FriendAgenda”)?


Psychology Professor R. Scott Smith co-authors book, "Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique

Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique

R. Scott Smith, professor of psychology at Utica College, co-authored a book titled “Interplay of Cultural Narratives in Martinique.” The book, written by Smith and his wife Mahadevi Ramakrishnan, explores the journeys of French, African, and Indian cultures toward a pluralistic society on the island of Martinique.

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