ENCompass - 6/7/04
College to go "live" with online hiring system July 1
SUNY Geneseo is about to embark on a bold new initiative that will save time and money, and in the process benefit the hundreds of individuals who apply to work at the college in a variety of faculty, staff, and student positions each year. The college is replacing the traditional "paper application" process with an online employment and application system that will be used when hiring faculty, professional and classified staff. The system will also be used for employing students on the Geneseo campus.
The implementation of the system, under the auspices of the newly named Human Resources Department, is expected to take place July 1. Officials say that Geneseo is the first campus in the SUNY system to implement an online employment system.
There are many benefits of the new system to facilitate and automate many of the previously labor-intensive, paper-driven aspects of the recruitment, application and hiring process. Job seekers will be able to view job postings online, establish and maintain password-protected accounts to maintain online employment applications, submit job-specific cover letters and résumés, and track the status of positions for which they have applied. The benefits are also plentiful for managers overseeing a search. The applicant pool can be accessed electronically at any time, and applications and résumés can be stored electronically, rather than filling up file cabinets and storage facilities.
Training on how to use the new system will be offered to department heads and their designees from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m. in South 341 on June 18 and 25, and July 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30. Additional training will be offered after classes start in the fall. Contact Sherri Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the training.
NRHH/NACURH top chapter award goes to Geneseo
The Blue Knights Chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) has been named NRHH Chapter of the year by NACURH, the National Association of College and University Residence Halls. Geneseo was the regional winner from NEACURH (the Northeast Affiliate of College and University Residence Halls), and competed against the winning schools from each of the other seven regions that make up NACURH. NACURH is the largest student-run corporation in the country, and boasts about 300 member institutions from across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The National Residence Hall Honorary is a national office of NACURH, and is currently hosted by Mississippi State University. NRHH exists to recognize the top one percent of residence hall student leaders. According to NACURH, NRHH provides valuable opportunities for campus-wide, regional and national recognition of students who have made significant contributions to a college's housing program. More information on this award will be published in the upcoming edition of ENCompass Magazine, to be posted later this summer.
Fossil unearthed during construction of Integrated Science Facility
Construction workers on campus have unearthed a Devonian Period fossil while removing rock during the construction of the Integrated Science Facility. The specimen, discovered on May 25, was turned over to the College's Geology Department, and, according to Professor of Geological Sciences Jeff Over, the fossil is from about 385 million years before present, when Geneseo was only about 15 to 20 degrees south of the equator. The specimen, Spyroceras, was a squid-like creature with a conical shell. The Geneseo sample is essentially intact in a black shale rock, and is about 15 centimeters long. It was found about three to five feet below the top of rock, or approximately 15 feet below old grade, approximately 151' west of the Earth Science Lab in Greene Hall. More information on this find will be published in the upcoming edition of ENCompass Magazine, to be posted later this summer.
Men's lacrosse coach Jim Lyons named Division III coach of the year
Head men's lacrosse coach Jim Lyons has been named the Division III Coach of the Year by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (USILA). Lyons will formally receive the award at the USILA STX/Geico All-American Banquet on June 11 at the Clarion Riverside Hotel in Rochester, N.Y. In a vote of his peers, Lyons was selected for the national honor after guiding the Knights to a record of 11-5 in 2004. Geneseo captured its second SUNYAC championship and earned the program's first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division III tournament in their 37th year of competition in the sport. For more information, see http://sports.geneseo.edu/?pg=newspage.php
Spennacchio, Riehlman Earn All-American; other Knights updates
Senior attackman Dave Spennacchio and sophomore midfielder Pat Riehlman have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Honorable Mention All-American team. Spennacchio, who led the team in scoring with 29 goals, 38 assists for 67 points and ended his career as the second all-time scorer and Riehlman, who was second on the team with 24 goals, 11 assists, become Geneseo's 80th and 81st All-Americans in school history. The players are the first to garner national recognition in men's lacrosse since 1989, when A.J. Petrillose was an honorable mention attackman. In addition, the College's outdoor track and field team traveled to Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois, for the 2004 NCAA Division III Track and Field championships, where junior Renne Catalano became Geneseo's 78th All-American. Catalano ran a 37:53.83 in the 10,000 meters to finish in eighth place for the Knights. On May 28, sophomore Kim DePrez earned her third All-American Award as she leaped 1.68 meters to finish eighth. Senior Jason Casey became the college's 79th All-American when he set a school record in crossing the line in 9:07.64 for fifth place in the 3,000-meter steeplechase. On May 29, junior Ted Turner became the fourth Knight to earn All-American honors in the 2004 competition when he ran to a fourth place finish in the 5,000 meters with a time of 14:54.21 to earn his second national recognition. For more information, see http://knights.geneseo.edu/?pg=newspage.php
Jones School of Business annual golf tournament to be held July 30
Geneseo alumni and friends of the College are invited to participate in the Sixth Annual Jones School of Business Golf Tournament on Friday, July 30, at the Livingston Country Club in Geneseo. A shotgun start is scheduled for 1 p.m. Registration and time on the driving range will be held from 11:45-12:15, and lunch will be from 12:15-12:45. A social hour will follow the tournament from 5:30-6:30. Participation fees are $250 per foursome, or $65 per person. Hole sponsorships are available for $150, and sponsors will be recognized with a sign at the tee. Entry fees include golf, cart, prizes, gifts, refreshments, lunch, social hour and a contribution to the Geneseo Foundation School of Business Fund. Entry deadline is July 22. For more information, or for an entry form, contact Michael Schinski at the Jones School of Business at (585) 245-5425.