The faculty on Thursday elected Adrian Frazier of English to a three-year term as chair of the Faculty Executive Committee. George Butterstein of biology, outgoing chair, has agreed to stay on through the end of fall term, when Frazier
will be on Term Abroad.
Suzanne Benack, psychology, was elected to a one-year term as secretary of the FEC.
Scott Scullion, classics, was elected to a three-year term as at-large
member of the Student Affairs Council.
President Roger Hull extended best wishes on the retirement of four
members of the faculty Thomas D'Andrea, psychology; Carl George and Twitty
Styles, biology; and Dick Kenyon, dean of engineering.
Terry Weiner, sociology and political science, has been named director
of the College's pre-law program, Hull announced.
Work on a College Boathouse in the Stockade could begin in July, according to Joseph Mammola, vice president for public affairs.
The city Zoning Board of Appeals has set a hearing for July 2 on Union's application for a special use permit. The site, on the west side of Front Street adjacent to a city pool and Riverside Park, is now zoned as open space for parks and recreation. The project also requires permits from the state and from the Army Corps of Engineers, Mammola noted.
“We are proceeding as expeditiously as possible to have the
boathouse under construction in July,” he said. The $400,000 structure, which is to
measure 60 by 80 feet, could be completed this fall, when the men's and women's
crew programs become varsity sports.
President Roger Hull and Schenectady Mayor Albert Jurczynski last week
announced an agreement on the project.
Sunday, June 15, 10 a.m., Library Plaza. Commencement. (Story this issue.)
Wednesday, June 18, noon, Reamer Campus Center and Jackson's Garden. Annual Thank U picnic for employees and families.
June 19 through July 30, Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial. “Norman Rockwell: America's Ideal and Everyday Life” will feature more than 300 covers of the Saturday Evening Post illustrated by the artist whose work has come to symbolize 20th-century Americana.
Thursday, June 26, through Sunday, June 29. ReUnion. Brochures
and information available from the Alumni Programs Office, Fero House.
UNITAS, an endowment fund begun by retiring professors Twitty Styles and Carl George to support diversity programs, had this week grown to $40,000.
Styles and George, who retire this year from the biology department after 62 years of combined service, each have given $5,000. Another $10,000 was raised
from members and friends of the Union community. President Roger Hull pledged that the
College would match the total sum.
“We want to leave an enduring memorial at Union College,” they
said in a letter to the community. The endowment is to support programs in the arts, guest
speakers, conferences and library development.
The two have opted out of a retirement dinner. Instead, they will launch
UNITAS in “A Celebration of Transition” on Sunday, June 1, at 1:30 p.m. in the
Nott Memorial. The afternoon will include music, festivities, and a celebration of
Valedictorian of the Class of 1997 is Dawn Landry, a chemistry major from Plattsburgh, N.Y., it was announced by Dean of Faculty Linda Cool. Jennifer Lawless, a political science major from Middletown, N.Y., is salutatorian.
The faculty on Thursday approved the awarding of 501 baccalaureate degrees, 158 masters degrees and one doctoral degree at Commencement on June 15 at 10 a.m.
in Library Plaza.
There are to be 492 day program students earning 492 baccalaureate degrees, and 168 graduate and continuing studies students earning 9 baccalaureates, 158
masters and one doctoral degree.
Independent acquisition consultant Robert Holland Jr. '62 will be
honorary chancellor and deliver the main address. He will receive an honorary doctor of
Paul LeClerc, president of the New York Public Library and former
associate professor of French at Union, will receive an honorary doctor of letters degree.
Bryn Mawr College President Mary Patterson McPherson will receive an honorary doctor of