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An explanation of OER: Teaching, learning and research resources

Fulton-Montgomery Community College has been working with Open Educational Resources (OER) since 2015. As defined by the Hewlett Foundation: “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license ...

Preparing our future STEM leaders

In its inaugural year, the Future Women of STEM Conference was held at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. On May 23, over 150 middle school girls from 12 local school districts participated in their choice of three (of 12) hands-on workshops designed to inspire and encourage these young ...

Dr. Stephan Astmann stands outside of the Allen House which is currently under construction at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. (Photo submitted)

The Allen House at FM: A new building; a new concept

JOHNSTOWN — As you drive along Route 67 in front of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s campus, you can’t help but notice construction of the college’s newest building, The Allen House — named after Mrs. Frances Allen, who donated generously from her estate. As the first new ...

Travel and explore — Belize 2018

Do you have the desire to pack your bags and travel to a new country, meet new people and explore different cultures? If yes, then FM may have the answer for you! During the spring 2018 semester, fine arts Professor Joel Chapin, in conjunction with Mark Swain and the FM Biz Hub, are offering ...

Honoring our veterans — this week and always

I recently spent some time with our FM Student Veteran Club members. I admitted to them that I honestly didn’t know the history or the meaning behind Veterans Day (other than I knew we honor and celebrate our Veterans around this time of year). I did some research and spoke with our Veteran ...

FM has the benefits of a four-year institution

For many students and families, the decision on where to attend college is huge.  There are many factors to take into consideration such as academic programs, tuition and fees, housing options, location, etc.  Attending a four-year institution may be what the student wants because they ...

Spoken-word poet to be at FM Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton Montgomery Community College will be hosting to spoken word poet, musician and alumni of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 during two special event on Thursday. Wali “Flo” Shah will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. at the FMCC Theater. Shah will be also speaking at the FMCC ...

Cancer awareness and perserverance

When I awoke in the recovery room, my oncology surgeon told me things went well and that she had reassured my very large family contingent that I was okay.  I immediately told her she had no idea how large my family really was; as an employee at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, my family ...

Advance in your career or get started on one

With the expanding role and responsibilities of an Administrative Assistant in today’s modern office environment, have you ever thought about working in a busy medical office or in a bustling business setting? Fulton-Montgomery Community College has the programs and courses needed to start ...

Need financial aid? FM has you covered

Do you have a child who is thinking about attending college in the fall of 2018?  Are you in need of help trying to navigate the financial aid process necessary to get money to help cover the cost of college? Well, great news.   Over the next few months, the financial aid experts at ...

The business of show business

In “As You Like It,” William Shakespeare famously wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” With respect to The Bard, I’d like to expand the metaphor. We men and women may also be directors or stage managers or ushers, scenic or lighting or sound ...

White Supremacy and the college campus

Recent events on the University of Virginia Campus in Charlottesville illustrated the divide that is happening in our country. White Supremacists marched across the campus shouting racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic chants. This group was met with many individuals who were protesting the White ...

Assit. Professor Charlene Dybas and FMCC student, Al Green. (Photo submitted)

Mentors make a difference

Through basketball recruitment, Al Green of Brooklyn, New York, came to FM. In his first semester, he had a tough time juggling school and athletics and it showed through his grades. He decided to put all of his focus and energy into his school work but he needed some guidance — enter ...

Addressing student’s mental health needs

Nineteen year-old Nicole had never had any prior symptoms of mental illness when she announced to her parents that she “felt there was too much going on in [her] head.”  Nicole’s mom shrugged off her daughter’s comment as that of a normal first semester college student feeling ...

Reinvention: FM-style

Trying to schedule a meeting with FM student Catalina (Cat) Lange can be challenging. She might be able to fit you in before her work-study position, or after her student club meeting, or maybe she can squeeze you in between her meeting with the Communications Club and writing her article for ...

Addressing the workforce shortage

I have attended numerous meetings in our region where employers have shared the difficulty in finding employees to work. Similar conversations are taking place all across the state and country as well. While we may not be alone in this issue, we cannot accept it. It seems natural that employers ...

In pursuit of an elusive peace

“We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves.” — Thomas Merton It has been almost seven years now since the concept of the Think Peace Club was developed at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. A group of students and their advisor began to discuss the ...

Being part of the community

Two years ago, the Evans Library embarked on a journey that sought to bring additional library and college resources to the FM community.  Through the American Library Association and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) smart investing @ your library® grant, the library was ...

On social media, context is key

On June 11, Fox News Insider (the official blog of Fox News Channel) posted a story with the headline, “NYC Play Appears to Depict Assassination of Trump.” The first line of the article, which is still available online, reads, “A New York City play appears to depict President Trump being ...