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Posted on Sep 22, 1995

Football (1-1)

St. Lawrence 9, Union 8

Union 44, WPI 0

JV Football (1-0)

Union 21, Hartwick 14

Men's Soccer (2-2)

MIT 2, Union 1

Union 1, NYU 0

Union 2, Hamilton 1

Hobart 1, Union 0

Women's Tennis (2-2)

Union 8, St. Rose 1

Vassar 9, Union 0

Union 5, Hamilton 4

St. Lawrence 8, Union 1

Field Hockey (2-2)

Union 1, Rochester 0

William Smith 6, Union 0

Hamilton 4, Union 2

Union 4, Wells 0

Women's Cross Country (3-1)

Union 15, New Paltz 45

Defeated Oneonta, inc. team

Hamilton 15, Union 48

Union 19, Hartwick 38

Men's Cross Country (3-1)

Union 18, New Paltz 47

Defeated Oneonta, inc. team

Hamilton 27, Union 28

Union 15, Hartwick 50

Women's Soccer (3-0)

Union 6, New Paltz 0

Union 4, Albany 1

Union 3, Hartwick 0

Volleyball (3-2)

Beat Oswego, 3-1

Beat Wheaton, 3-1

Lost to Vassar 3-0

Beat Skidmore, 3-0

Lost to Williams, 3-2

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Coming events

Posted on Sep 22, 1995

The Career Development Center presents the 17th annual Career Festival
“Opportunities '95” on Thursday, Sept. 28, from noon to 4 p.m. in Memorial
Fieldhouse. More than 50 employers and graduate and professional programs will be
represented. On Wednesday, Sept. 27, at 7:30 p.m., in Old Chapel, there will be a
reception sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers and the Society of Hispanic
Professional Engineers.

Brian Williams, general editor of the National Enquirer, will speak on Oct. 11
at 8 p.m. in the Reamer Campus Center auditorium. His topic: “Everything I Need to
Know to be Successful I Read in the National Enquirer.”

The College's Geology Department is hosting a combined meeting of the New York
State Geological Association and the Eastern Section of the American Association of
Petroleum Geologists Oct. 13 through 17 on campus. The meeting, titled “The Day is
Short; the Task is Great — Geology, Energy and the Environment” (derived from the
inscription on the Nott), will include 21 field trips to the Adirondacks, Catskills and
Mohawk Valley, 66 technical presentations on environmental and petroleum geology, and
participation by grade K-12 earth science teachers.

On Saturday, Oct. 14, the College will celebrate the sesquicentennial of civil
engineering and the centennial of electrical engineering with a historical review, panel
discussion on engineering in the 21st century, banquet, and IEEE lecture by Edward
Parrish, president of Worcester Polytechnic Institute and chair of the Engineering and
Accreditation Commission, ABET. More than 4,000 alumni in the region have been invited.

The Raphael Ensemble String Sextet will open the 24th International Festival of
Chamber Music on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel. The 12-concert series,
sponsored by Schenectady Museum and the College, will feature two-night performances by
the popular Emerson String Quartet in all-Bartok programs.

The Machines of Leonardo da Vinci, an exhibition on display in the Nott
Memorial through Nov. 25, features 15 contemporary models of mechanical devices conceived
and designed by Renaissance genius Leonardo da Vinci. The models, commissioned by Thomas
Watson, founder of IBM, have been fabricated from Leonardo's notebook drawings.

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Honor society inducts members

Posted on Sep 22, 1995

Union's Iota Upsilon chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda, the national honor society
for adult undergraduate students who have demonstrated excellence and moral character, has
inducted seven new members: John Battisti, Diann Englehart, Terrence Gilbert, Glen Knox,
Paul Szczesny, George Moxham and Amy Ludik.

Also, Ann Flynn, salutatorian of the Class of 1993, and Frank Miele, co-salutatorian of
the Class of 1994, were inducted as honorary members.

The College established its chapter of Alpha Sigma Lambda last year.

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Faculty welcome new colleagues

Posted on Sep 22, 1995

The faculty welcomed 16 new colleagues to the College at its opening meeting.
Some of them are:

Siu-Kit Claudian Kwok, visiting assistant professor of economics, earned his
Ph.D. in economics from the University of Minnesota. He earned his master's degree in
economics from Queen's University and his bachelor's degree in finance from the University
of Alberta. His interests include monetary economics, macroeconomics, and industrial

Sharon Locke, visiting instructor of geology, earned her Ph.D. in geology from
the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis. She earned her master's degree from the
University of South Carolina at Columbia and her bachelor's degree in geoscience from
Pennsylvania State University. Her areas of research interest include paleohydrology,
global change and surface-groundwater interactions.

William Loomis, visiting assistant professor of classics, received his Ph.D. in
classical philology from Harvard University, where he also earned his undergraduate degree
in classics and a law degree. He has served as a junior fellow at the center for Hellenic
Studies in Washington, D.C. His interests include Greek and Roman history, Greek
literature and Latin prose.

Sarah T. Mace, visiting assistant professor of classics, earned her Ph.D. from
Yale University. She received her master's degree in English literature from the
University of Pennsylvania and her bachelor's degree in English literature from Colby
College. Her areas of interest include Homer, Hesiod and the Greek hexameter tradition,
archaic Greek lyric and Greek and Graeco-Roman myth.

Joyce A. Madancy, instructor of history, is pursuing her Ph.D. in modern Chinese
history from the University of Michigan. She received her master's degree in East Asian
Studies from Cornell University and her bachelor's degree in history from the College of
William and Mary.

Jonathan M. Marr, visiting assistant professor of physics, earned his master's
degree and Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley. He received
his bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy from the University of Rochester. He has
published several articles and his current research includes “The Effectiveness of
Question-Oriented Physics Classes.”

Tom McGovern, visiting assistant professor of visual arts (photography),
received his bachelor's degree in photography from Empire State College. He has had
several solo and group exhibits and has served as the photo editor of the Village
Voice. (Other new faculty will be profiled in the next

Peter V. Minorsky, visiting assistant professor of biology, earned his Ph.D. in
plant physiology from Cornell University. He received his bachelor's degree in biology
from Vassar College. His research interests include signal transduction, electrophysiology
and biological rhythms.

Maritza M. Osuna, visiting instructor in modern languages (Spanish), is pursuing
her Ed.D. degree in Curriculum Instruction-Language in Education from the State University
of New York at Albany. She received her master's degree in Spanish from the University of
Michigan and her bachelor's degree in music from the University of Puerto Rico.

Linda Relyea, visiting instructor of sociology, received her bachelor's degree
and Master of Social Work degree from the State University of New York at Albany.

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$100 million mark is near in Bicentennial Campaign

Posted on Sep 22, 1995

The College recently reached the $96.6 million mark of the Bicentennial
Campaign, with total receipts of $15 million for the last fiscal year, according to Dan
West, vice president for College Relations. The College's Annual Fund exceeded $4 million,
up from $3.3 million the year before, with contributions from 52.3 percent of the alumni,
one of the top participation rates in the country. The cost-per-dollar-raised was 13
cents, down from 13.3 cents last year. The College's fund-raising program recently
received a 1995 Circle of Excellence in Education Fundraising award from the Council for
the Advancement and Support of Education.

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