January 18, 1999
1. The minutes of Jan. 11, 1999 were approved with the change of the misprint in #1 to
read “discussion” rather than “decision.”
2. The members of the AAC wish to affirm that the purpose of sending the Calendar Study
to the Board of Trustees is purely informational. The Trustees are the only stakeholders
who do not participate in AAC deliberations and so have little information available.
3. Linda Cool distributed a revised version of the Calendar Study. Various suggestions
were made for further emendations.
4. Alex Militello questioned policies concerning summer internships. Brad Lewis replied
that if an internship is paid, the student may not receive academic credit. If it is
unpaid and under the aegis of a Union faculty member, the student must pay an enrollment
fee in order to receive academic credit.
5. Josh Mondlick asked that a presentation of problems arising from the common lunch
hour be put on the agenda. It will be discussed on Feb. 1.
George Forshey has joined the campus as Catholic chaplain.
He hast recently as pastoral associate at St. Mary's Church in Coxsackie, Greene
He earned a BA in philosophy and education at St. Mary's Seminary and University
He also earned a diplom in theology from the University of Tuebingen, Germany.
He is at ext. 6087 or email@example.com.
On the eve of mid-terms Schaffer Library was well filled late Monday evening with
group study areas full by 8 p.m., said Cara Molyneaux, associate librarian.
Hours were expanded to 109 per week, ranking Schaffer fourth among 15 peer
Circulation and reserve are open until closing at1 a.m., reference until 10 p.m. Hours
- Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
- Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
- Sunday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Geologist Patricia Manley of Middlebury College will speak on “The Evolution
and Sedimentary Record of Lake Champlain, Vermont” on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 5 p.m. in
Her talk is part of the “Lakes and Environmental Change” series sponsored by
Besides discussing the evolution of the lake basin, Manley will detail the recent
discovery she and her husband made of one of Benedict Arnold's gunboats at the bottom
of Lake Champlain. During the 1776 “Battle of Valcour Island,” when British and
American forces fought for control of the lake, one of Arnold's fleet sank.
Some 220 years later, the geologists used side scan sonar the same technology
used by Union faculty and staff to map Ballston Lake to find and image the sunken
gunboat, an artifact one historian called “…the most significant maritime
discovery in American history in the last half century.”
Thomas Jewell, the Carl B. Jansen Professor and chair of civil engineering, has
been elected to the executive committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers
Department Heads Council. Jewell well be representing the Northeastern region. The
executive committee assists ASCE in developing policies and procedures for civil
engineering education throughout the country.
Charlotte Eyerman, assistant professor of art history, visual arts, presented
“The Virtuoso's Touch: Painters and Pianists in 19th-Century French
Culture” at the College Music Society in San Juan, Puerto Rico, last October. She
also presented an expanded version of the talk at the Fine Arts Department at Syracuse
University in December.
Stephen J. Schmidt, assistant professor of economics, has had his paper
“Market Structure and Market Outcomes in Deregulated Rail Freight Markets”
accepted for publication in the International Journal of Industrial Organization.
The paper examines freight rates and quantities and finds that mergers which reduce
competition between firms may significantly raise rates for shippers.