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Union College/neighbors to celebrate College Park revitalization effort

Posted on Sep 27, 1999

Schenectady, N.Y. (Sept. 27, 1999) – The College Park neighborhood will be the setting for a block party celebration today as more than 100 neighbors, Union students and staff, as well as a host construction workers celebrate the Union-Schenectady Initiative, the College's community revitalization effort.

The party, organized by Union staff and members of the College Park Neighborhood Association, kicks off on Huron St. at 4 p.m. and runs until 7 p.m. The event features a cookout, disc jockey and games for neighborhood children. Union President Roger Hull, Schenectady Mayor Albert Jurczynski and College Park Neighborhood Association President Judy Goberman will provide brief remarks at 5 p.m.

“What better way to celebrate the success of the Initiative than a block party?” said Union College Director of Community Outreach Gretchel Tyson. “Like the project itself, the event highlights the strong partnership between the Union and the College Park neighbors. It's also a great opportunity for residents to get to know the students who now live in the area. We've also invited members of the construction crews who, thanks to their hard work, kept the project on schedule.”

About 100 Union students moved into 13 renovated houses along Seward Place in August. Following completion of an additional 13 houses by January, a total of 161 students will live in the College Park neighborhood. Also slated for completion in January are the Union satellite security office on Seward Place and the College Park Community Outreach Center on Park Place, in the former Alps Grill building.

The Union Schenectady Initiative, announced in October 1998, is the College's $10 million neighborhood revitalization effort targeting the College Park neighborhood, the area from Union St. to Nott St. and from Seward Place to Erie Blvd. Developed to increase the College's student, faculty and staff housing offerings and as a mechanism to encourage homeownership in the area, the program includes full tuition scholarships to homeowners in the neighborhood and home mortgage programs from the College and Trustco Bank.

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ASO Broadway Tix Out

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

Members of the Union College community can purchase

reduced-priced tickets ($14) to the “Broadway Gala” concert by

the Albany Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, Oct. 16, at 7 p.m. at the

Palace Theater.

For the reduced ticket price of $14, payment must be

received by Oct. 5. Please make checks payable to Union College and

forward them to Human Resources. For more information, call ext. 6108.

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AAC Minutes Listed

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

September 13, 1999

Meeting #1

1. The minutes of May 31, 1999 were approved.

2. Cherrice Traver was elected Chair of the AAC.

3. Noontime schedule was discussed relative to the lunch

room crowding problem.

4. The Calendar Committee was reviewed: Andy Feffer,

Barbara Danowski, Christie Sorum, Seth Greenberg, Danette Slevinski,

Brooke Barylick, Ann Anderson.

5. Fall agenda to include discussion of the Sociology

and Anthropology Reviews and a discussion of Academic Dishonesty.

6. Danette Slevinski gave the Student Forum report.

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Faculty, Staff Works Listed

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

Ashraf Ghaly, associate

professor of civil engineering, delivered a talk titled “From Theory

to Application Via Practical Projects,” at the National Science

Foundation's Center for Advanced Cement Based Materials' sixth

Symposium on Teaching the Materials Science, Engineering, and Field

Aspects of Concrete at Northwestern University, Illinois. He delivered two

talks — “Technology as a Double-Edged Sword” and

“Technological Electrocution” at the Workshop on the Pedagogy

and Delivery of Information Technology in Science, Engineering, and

Liberal Arts Education recently at Colgate University. Also, he spoke on

“Investigative Learning in Engineering Using Prototype Scale

Testing” at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the

University of Rochester.

Mary K. Carroll, associate

professor of chemistry, has published a paper, “Interactions between

Methylene Blue and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate in Aqueous Solution Studied by

Molecular Spectroscopy” in the journal Applied Spectroscopy.

Co-authors are Marc A. Unger '93, Andrew M. Leach '96, Melissa J.

Morris '96, and two collaborators from the research group of Prof. F. V.

Bright at SUNY Buffalo.

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Runners Finish 16th of 175

Posted on Sep 24, 1999

The College's co-ed team in the Chase Corporate

Challenge finished 16th of 175 teams in the 3.5-mile race May 27 in


Competing for Union were Janet Anderson, chemistry; Barb

Boyer, biology; Kristin Fox, chemistry; Kelly Herrington, admissions;

Susan Niefield, mathematics; Don Rodbell, geology; and Charlie Casey,


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