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Union Ranked 11th In International Study

Posted on Jan 24, 1997

Union College was ranked 11th of U.S. colleges in the number of students who studied abroad during 1994-95, according to a study by the Institute for International Education (IIE), which was published in the Dec. 6 edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Union had 241 students — about 12 percent of the enrollment — study abroad during the 1994-95 academic year, the period of the study by the IIE. The College sent 280 of its
students — 14 percent — on terms abroad during the 1995-96 year, according to William Thomas, director of international programs.

St. Olaf's College topped the list with 452 students, Colgate second with 325, Colby
third with 301. Bates College, ranked tenth ahead of Union, had 258 students. The IIE
ranked institutions which grant bachelor degrees.

An accompanying article in The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that the
84,400 U.S. students who studied abroad in 1994-95 represented a 10.6 percent increase
over the previous year. The total was almost twice that of nine years earlier.

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Construction Update; Alternate Study Areas, Parking Changes

Posted on Jan 24, 1997

With the number of study spaces in Schaffer Library reduced by half — to 211 — during Phase I of the building's renovation and expansion, the College is making alternate study areas available to students. Areas include:

  • Upperclass Dining Hall, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • West Dining Hall, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • North Colonnade (the former Psychology Building), all night study
  • Social Sciences, first floor, all night study

The third-floor study area of the Nott Memorial remains open from noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday through Thursday, and noon to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

A committee of students, faculty and staff are meeting to address concerns about the
impact of both the Olin and Schaffer projects.

In order to accommodate the construction of the F.W. Olin Center and deliveries to the
Reamer Campus Center, the following parking changes have been made:

  • The area around the loading dock at Reamer Campus Center will be closed to general
    parking. It will be designated for delivery and handicapped access only.
  • Handicapped parking spaces (now along the south side of the lot) will be moved to the
    north side. Four spaces are available.
  • Parking spaces formerly reserved for campus-based vehicles will be moved to the small
    lot to the west of the Campus Operations building.
  • No parking is allowed on campus roadways unless otherwise designated. This restriction
    is especially vital during Olin construction at the Reamer Campus Center traffic circle
    and North Entry roadway to avoid safety hazards and allow emergency access.
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Koenig Is Top-Ranked Goalie

Posted on Jan 10, 1997

In the wake of back-to-back ECAC wins last weekend, junior Trevor Koenig was ranked as the country's top Division I goal tender, according to NCAA statistics. The mathematics major's save percentage was .929, ahead of Boston University netminder Michel
Larcque (.916). His goals against average of 2.14 ranks first over Miami of Ohio's Trevor Prior, at 2.31. Saturday's 6-4 win over Princeton made Koenig the seventh Dutchman goalie
to reach the career 20-win mark, the first at the Division I level. He is 8-6-1 this season. Meanwhile, Union ranks first in the nation this week in defense by allowing 2.33 goals a game.

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Coming Events

Posted on Jan 10, 1997

The Kuijken String Quartet, the distinguished Belgian quartet known for its performance of the Baroque and Classical repertoire, will perform Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. in
Memorial Chapel
as part of the Schenectady Museum-Union College chamber series. The quartet (pronounced cow-ken) is to perform Haydn's Op. 77, No. 1 and 2; and
Mozart's K. 465, quot;Dissonance.” For more information, call 382-7890 or
372-3651 (evenings).

Tea Time in the Nott Memorial will continue in Winter Term on Mondays from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. The later starting time is intended to avoid class and lab conflicts and
allow participation by faculty and staff, according to Lee Rose, director of student
activities. Departments and offices are invited to “host” a tea. For more
information, contact Rose at ext. 6118.

An exhibition titled simply “Place” is on display through Jan. 26 in
the Nott Memorial. Four artists use different media to explore private, shared, imaginary
and real places. The exhibit — on the building's second-floor Mandeville Gallery —
features the works of Suzanne Bocarenga, Mary Hambleton, Robin Hill and Sharon Horvath.

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For The Record; Faculty And Staff Achievements

Posted on Jan 10, 1997

Robert Sharlet, Chauncy Winters Professor of Political Science, recently published “The Making of a President Russian-Style” in Post-Soviet Prospects, Vol. IV, No. 9 (1996). He also co-authored “Reforming the Procuracy Reform in the Newly Independent States” of the Rule of Law Consortium Newsletter, No. 7 (Summer 1996). Other activities include appointment to the Professional Advisory Board of
the Harriman Institute on Russian Studies of Columbia University, a briefing of the chief justice of the new Armenian Constitutional Court, and a written analysis of a controversial draft constitution for the Belarusian Constitutional Court. Recent presentations and papers read in Washington, D.C., include a Russian presidential election post-mortem at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, the closing keynote
address at the international conference on “Sustainable Legal Reform in the Newly
Independent States” sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development, and a
paper on “Politics of Constitution Making in Russia and the NIS” at a conference
marking the centennial of the American University School of Law.

Phillip D. Snow, associate professor of civil engineering, presented a paper,
“Application of MAPINFO, G.I.S. Software in a Hydrology Course for
Undergraduates” at the 32nd annual conference and symposium of the American Water
Resources Association, held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Thomas Denham, assistant director of the Career Development Center, gave talks
in November at Springfield College and the Saratoga Job Seekers Club on “Emerging
Technologies” and “Effective Job Search Strategies,” respectively. He has
been recently quoted in The New York Times on “Career Center Visions” and
is authoring an upcoming article on “The Impact of Technology on Careers” for Mainstream
Joyce Lain Kennedy, who writes the Careers column for the Los
Angeles Times Syndicate,
cited Denham in two articles on “Choosing a Career in a
Culture of Increased Expectations” and “Internet Career Bookmarks.”

Rudy Nydegger, associate professor of psychology, received the Hospice Founders
Award recently in recognition of his service to Capital District Hospice. He helped found
the chapter in 1975, and served as its president. He is a consulting psychologist for the

Carol Weisse, associate professor of psychology, has published
“Psychoneuroimmunology, Emotions and Health” in the Fall 1996 issue of the American
Medical Student Association Task Force Quarterly.
She also presented a paper titled
“Changes in AIDS preventive behavior and risk perceptions as a function of an
educator's HIV status” at the annual conference of the New England Psychological
Association. Co-authors were Union alumnae Kerry Evers '95 and Cari Bishop '96.

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