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Campus Safety to Add Bike Patrols

Posted on Feb 26, 1999

With the arrival of spring, Campus Safety will be trying something new: bicycle

Plans are to have at least two officers on bikes starting in April, said William
Sickinger, director of Campus Safety.

The goal of the bike patrols is to enable officers to be “more interactive with
the campus community,” he said. “They will be able to talk with people instead
of patrolling in a car — lessening the risk of tunnel vision.”

The bike patrol is not intended to replace the automobile, which will continue to be
used for patrols and emergencies.

But bikes will give ready access to most parts of campus, which has been designed
largely for pedestrian traffic. In some cases, an officer on a bike can respond more
quickly than one in a car, Sickinger noted.

Plans are to have at least two officers assigned to bikes, one for the day shift, the
other for evening, he said.

Bike patrols also can be effective in building community relations in the Seward-West
neighborhood, where the College has launched the Union-Schenectady Initiative and where
the Campus Safety office is to be relocated, Sickinger said.

Officers are excited about the bike patrols, Sickinger said. “I expect there may
be some competition over who gets assigned to it.”

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Students Present Hawley Awards

Posted on Feb 26, 1999

First-year students Anna Kertser and Michaela Cautela honored their high school
teachers with the Gideon Hawley Teacher Recognition Award on Thursday at the Founders Day

Kertser, a graduate of Fair Lawn (N.J.) High School named William Oliver, a chemistry
teacher who “took his students to a higher level of understanding by using visual
aids, music (and) radical reactions … to explain chemistry.”

Cautela, a graduate of Rhinebeck (N.Y.) High School presented to award to Vincent
Nugent, her English teacher.

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Get the Chronicle on E-mail

Posted on Feb 26, 1999

Starting with this issue, you can subscribe to the Chronicle on e-mail.
Subscribers will get it weekly by end-of-day each Thursday. (The hard copy of the Chronicle
arrives in many offices on Friday.) To subscribe, visit the Chronicle Web site and
fill out the form.

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Lehrman Named to Head GMI

Posted on Feb 26, 1999

Susan Lehrman has been named to head the Graduate Management Institute, it was announced by President Roger Hull.

Lehrman has been a faculty member of GMI since 1993, teaching courses in management and
health care administration. Most recently, she served as associate director of the
Graduate Management Institute. She succeeds Joseph Zolner '76, who has accepted a
position at Harvard University.

Lehrman earned her bachelor's from Oregon State University, and her master's
and Ph.D. degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.

Since coming to Union, she has been principal investigator for five federal- and
state-funded grants examining AIDS services in New York State. She has served as a
consultant to the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute and has been a
consultant to the Mayor's Office of New York City, assisting in the development of
the City's strategic plan for providing HIV/AIDS services. She has published the
results of her research in the nation's top health services and policy research
journals, including Health Services Research and Inquiry.

Before joining Union, she held executive positions for over 10 years with Seton Health
Systems, part of the largest not-for-profit health care chain in the U.S.

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Calendar of Events

Posted on Feb 26, 1999

Friday, Feb. 26, through Monday, March 1, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium.
Film Committee presents I Still Know What You Did Last Summer.

Friday, Feb. 26, 12:15 and 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel.
Organist Christian Fink of the Holy Trinity Church in Berlin, Germany, will give a
one-hour lecture (12:15 p.m.) and concert (8 p.m.) of works by Bach, Bruhns, Scheidt and

Sunday, Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.
Olin 115.
Showing of film Daughters of the Dust and discussion with Edward Pavlic, Africana
Studies at Union. Part of the College's dual exhibit on the American slave

Tuesday, March 2, 1:30 p.m.
Social Sciences 104.
Frank Mauro '67, executive director of Fiscal Policy Institute, will discuss the New
York State budget. Sponsored by Graduate Management Institute.

Tuesday, March 2, 7:30 p.m.
Nott Memorial.
“Solomon Northup and the Meaning of Freedom,” a lecture by Joseph Logston,
co-editor of the 1968 edition of Twelve Years a Slave. Part of the College's
dual exhibit on the American slave experience.

Wednesday, March 3, 7 p.m.
Nott Memorial.
Farida Abu-Haidar, Institute of Linguists, London, and expert on Maghreb (Francophone
North Africa), speaking on “Images and Self-Images of Maghrebian Women.”

Thursday, March 4, 5 p.m.
Olin 115.
Elizabeth Henry, Exponent, Schenenctady, on “Mercury Cycling in Lakes.” Talk
will focus on mercury contamination of fish in New York lakes. Sponsored by Environmental
Studies as part of the Lakes and Environmental Change series.

Through March 12.
Social Sciences Lounge.
Exhibit of color photography by James E. Schuck titled “Three Feet From the

Through March 19.
Arts Atrium.
Photography exhibit “Looking at Youth” features works by Donna Fitzgerald and
Mark McCarty.

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