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Soph Rush Slated for Discussion

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

The campus community is holding meetings to discuss a committee recommendation to
establish sophomore-year rush.

Meetings are Tuesday, Sept. 15, at 4:30 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 21, at 12:15 p.m., in
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.

A committee of students, alumni, faculty and staff has recommended that, beginning with
the Class of 2004, first-year students should not participate in rush or pledging. It also
suggested establishing a committee to implement the change, and a review after five years.

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Balmer is New Dean of Engineering

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

Robert Balmer is Union's new dean of engineering.

He was associate dean for academic programs and research for the College of Engineering
and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (UWM).

He succeeds Richard Kenyon, who retired last year. David Hannay, professor of computer
science and engineering, has been the acting dean.

Balmer received a B.S.E. in mechanical engineering, a B.S.E. in engineering
mathematics, and an M.S.E. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and a
Sc.D. in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

At UWM, he was particularly known for his ability to create, design, and teach
innovative laboratories. He is described as having a keen interest in innovative projects
that combine the liberal arts and engineering principles and methods; at UWM, he
collaborated with colleagues in history and philosophy to teach courses as part of the
university's Cultural and Technological Studies program.

His research is the in the area of thermodynamics. He has written a prize-winning
textbook and more than fifty journal articles, and he has a patent from his research on
energy conversion technology.

He has participated as principal or co-principal investigator in numerous research
projects, with funding from the National Science Foundation, the National Institute on
Aging, the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Housing and Urban Development,
and the Johnson Controls Corp. He has also worked with E.I. DuPont de Nemours and
Westinghouse Electric.

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Into Focus: Art on Science in Nott

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

Now in the Nott Memorial's Mandeville Gallery, Into Focus: Art on Science,
brings together 12 artists renowned for their work in depicting the “culture of

A reception and discussion is on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m.

Curated by Adrienne Klein, the show runs through Oct. 11.

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College, Ad Phi Agree on Housing

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

Representatives of the College and the Association of Alpha Delta Phi have reached an
agreement to relocate the admissions office to the site of the fraternity house at 3
Library Lane, and to relocate the fraternity to Fero House.

The moves will take place during the next academic year. 3 Library Lane will be
renovated to house Admissions; Fero House will be renovated to accommodate the residential
and social needs of the fraternity.

“For the College, it provides an admissions facility that enables us to compete
effectively in the future,” said President Roger Hull. “For Alpha Delta Phi, it
enables the chapter to build on its long history at the College.”

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Calendar of Events

Posted on Aug 11, 1998

Friday, Sept. 11, through Monday, Sept. 14, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium. City of Angels presented by Film Committee.

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 4:30 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium. Campus discussion on “sophomore rush.”

Wednesday, Sept. 16, 3:30 p.m.
Nott Memorial. 10th Anniversary Tea for Union College Academy for Lifelong Learning

Thursday, Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial. Reception and panel discussion for exhibit Into
Focus: Art on Science
. Show brings together 12 artists renowned for their work in
depicting the “culture of science.” Curated by Adrienne Klein. Exhibit runs
through Oct. 11.

Friday, Sept. 18, through Monday, Sept. 21, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium. Godzilla presented by Film Committee.

Monday, Sept. 21, 12:15 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium. Campus discussion on “sophomore rush.”

Tuesday, Sept. 22, 7:30 p.m.
Nott Memorial. Perspectives at the Nott presents novelist Thomas Mallon, author of Henry
and Clara,
which makes frequent references to Union, speaking on “Photography and
Historical Fiction.”

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