Members of the College's amateur radio station, W2UC, will be trying to
communicate with other radio operators as far away as Europe or the West Coast on Sunday
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the “radio shack” at Science and Engineering N106A.
Faculty, staff, students and alumni are welcome to attend to try their hand at voice or
“CW” (Morse Code) for this ReUnion event.
The station has been publicizing the event in the amateur radio journals. They will be
attempting voice communications at 28.435 megahertz on the 10 meter band, and code at
7.052 Mhz on the 40- meter band.
Those who communicate with the station will receive a commemorative QSL postcard.
Information on the event is at the W2UC Web site: w2uc.union.edu.
In athletics, 1998-99 was the year of the women.
Union's 12 women's varsity programs put together a combined record of
102-66-1 for a winning percentage of .607. Three teamssoccer, lacrosse and
softballwon Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association championships, with three teams
field hockey, softball and lacrosse all qualifying for the New York State
Women's Collegiate Athletic Association postseason tournament. Lacrosse was also
invited to the NCAA tournament marking the first time since women's programs first
attained varsity status in 1975 that a women's team sport had qualified for the
national championship tournament.
Four teamssoccer, tennis, lacrosse and softballall set Union College
Among the highlights:
The soccer team kicked off the year with a record-setting 13-1-1 season. Coach
Brian Speck's team won their first UCAA title with a 6-0-0 record, and finished the
year ranked No. 2 in New York State and No. 16 in the country.
Field hockey, with Coach Tracy Barclay, led the team to an 8-6 regular season
record and into the state tournament with a fifth seed. Union won eight of its last 12
regular-season games to qualify for the state event for the 13th time in its history and
the sixth time during the 1990s.
Softball, under Coach Peter Brown, tied Rensselaer for the first UCAA
championship with its 7-1 record. The Dutchwomen's 26-11 overall final record topped
the 21-win season of the 1994 squad and the 1999 team's 25-9 regular-season winning
percentage of .735 is the best in Union's history.
Lacrosse, under Linda Bevelander, established a Union record for wins in a
season (14), captured their first UCAA championship (with a 6-0 record), and became the
first women's team ever to qualify for the NCAA tournament. Along the way, they won a
school-record 10 consecutive games while finishing the year ranked second in New York
State and 13th in the country (both Union standards).
It's the first musical performed at the College in two decades. And it involves
some 50 students from Union and three other area colleges.
One of the most successful musicals of the century, Cabaret runs through
Saturday at Yulman Theater, and next week, May 26 through 29. All performances are at 8
The Kander and Ebb musical features songs made famous by Liza Minelli and Joel Gray.
Set in Berlin's Kit Kat Klub at the end of the Weimar Republic and the rise to power
of Hitler, the play follows two pairs of lovers caught up in the tumultuous times of the
The director is Diane Sadak '85, a Clifton Park native who is an actor, director
and teacher. She will shortly join the performing arts faculty at Towson University in
Tickets are $7, $5 for students and seniors. For more information, call the Yulman box
office at ext. 6545.
Paul LeClerc, president of the New York Public Library, is keynote speaker at the
dedication of the renovated Schaffer Library on Saturday, May 22, at 1:30 p.m. LeClerc is
a former Union professor of modern languages.
Accompanying the dedication will be displays of Sogetsu, the Japanese art of flower
arranging, by members of the Capital District Sogetsu School of Ikebana.
Phi Iota Alpha, the Latino fraternity at Union College, is “taking it to the
street” with a Latino Festival on Saturday, May 22, from 1 to 6:30 p.m. at the corner
of Emmet and Craig streets in Schenectady's Hamilton Hill.
The event which is free and open to the public will feature Latin
American music, food, games, prizes and education. There will be face painting, a dominoes
contest, dance contest, a clown, and the opportunity for children to have their picture
taken with Simba from Disney's The Lion King.
For adults, Phi Iota Alpha has engaged representatives of a number of College and
community organizations to offer information ranging from health care to employment
networking to Army and Navy recruiting.
The theme of the festival is Siempre Se Puede Más (You Can Always Do More).
Last year's inaugural event drew about 100 residents and 50 Union students. Latin
music, which could be heard from a block away, drew a number of residents to the area,
Members of the fraternity said they decided to host the event on Hamilton Hill rather
than on Union's campus to “show residents that they can host safe and fun events
in their own community,” said David Torres, vice president of Phi Iota Alpha.
For more information, call ext. 6846.