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Lefebvre Next in ‘Daks Series

Posted on Feb 18, 2000

Dick Lefebvre, chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency,
is the next speaker in “The Adirondacks,” the Winter 2000
seminar series sponsored by the College's Environmental Studies program
and the Association for the Protection of the Adirondacks.

He speaks Thursday, Feb. 24, at 7 p.m. in the Nott
Memorial on “People, Partnerships and Politics: A View from the

The series, free and open to the public, spans a range
of topics from wilderness policy issues to nature photography to folk
music of the Adirondacks. A reception will follow each of the

Other talks in the five-part weekly series (all on
Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Nott) are:

March 2, “Wild
Visions” by Carl Heilman, nature photographer;

March 9,
“Adirondack Folk, Bluegrass and Clog Dancing” with musicians
Dave Kiphuth, John Kirk and Trish Miller.

Call ext. 6770 (Union) or 377-1452 (AFPA) in case of
cancellation or postponement due to weather.

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Trolley a Hit With Concertgoers

Posted on Feb 18, 2000

Walks to and from the chamber series concerts can be
cold and windy, particularly for the latecomers who must park some
distance away from Memorial Chapel.

So, the crowd was enthusiastic to say the least when
series director Dan Berkenblit announced last week that the
“Nott-A-Bus” trolley would be pressed into service as a parking
shuttle for the remainder of the season.

The shuttle will begin 30 minutes before show time (and
again after the final bow), bringing concertgoers to and from the lots at
St. Johns Church and the corner of Nott and Seward.

“Nott-A-Bus” has been used recently for a
field trip to GE by the Graduate Management Institute, and as
transportation for Union engineering students to Van Corlaer School,
reports Robert Tomeck, shift supervisor for Campus Safety. This spring, it
will be used to shuttle Union's NCUR contingent to the Albany Airport.

With riders ranging in age from youngsters to seniors,
it's hard to know what music to play on the vehicle's state-of-the-art
sound system.

“I guess I'll just go with my standard Dutch
Pipers CD,” Tomeck said.

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U2K Issues Prelim. Report; Invites Discussion

Posted on Feb 18, 2000

The preliminary report of the U2K committee, a group
charged with proposing reforms to the College's Greek system, is
available for review by members of the campus community.

U2K was formed in the fall of 1998 to prepare for the
transition to sophomore rush and to propose “a set of reforms that
would preserve the traditions of Greek life that are consistent with an
academic community that values open inquiry, seriousness of purpose,
diversity of opinion, and a broad and equitable choice of residential and
social options,” according to the report.

The 13-member steering committee consists of students,
faculty, staff and alumni. Members of the steering committee formed and
chaired five subcommittees that considered housing, social life, rush,
student-faculty relations, and pledging.

Recommendations in the report remain open for
discussion, and “nothing in the .. report is necessarily going to be
recommended … to the President,” it continued. “We share (the
report) at this time in an effort to invite intelligent discourse from
students, faculty, alumni and staff as we move forward.”

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Friends Recall a Colleague’s Lessons in Graceful Living

Posted on Feb 18, 2000

Robison McLoughlin, technical services specialist in Schaffer Library for
the last 15 years, was remembered at a memorial service on Tuesday for her
creativity, her sensitivity and her love of shows like Star Trek
and The X Files.

Joanie, as she was known, died on Feb. 10 of cystic
fibrosis. She was 43.

One colleague recalled her “over-the-moon
excitement” over her wedding and the trips she took with her husband,
Stanley Johnson Jr. Another recalled her fondness for giving gifts she had
made, saying she still uses a set of embroidered potholders “that I
should have retired a long time ago.”

“She taught us how to live gracefully,” said a
colleague in describing her ability to deal with her disease and still be
highly productive at work.

Betty Allen, a long-time friend, spoke of being with her
the day before her wedding when she tried on her wedding gown and said,
“I have dreamed of this my whole life.” Allen also shared her
friend's hope that more people become organ donors. “(A transplant)
was not possible for Joanie, but I know she would want it for all of her
friends (with cystic fibrosis),” she said.

Joanie's husband, Stan, spoke of her fondness for
music ranging from classical to the Beatles. Together they attended the
College's chamber music series in Memorial Chapel; sometimes she would
stand in the hallway for fear of disrupting the concert with her coughing,
he said. He also spoke of her vast knowledge of her disease and how she
often taught young doctors about methods of treatment.

Several people recalled her sensitivity in easing the
demands on the work-study students she supervised. “Sometimes, I
think she was a little too soft with my own daughter,” quipped the
Rev. Wilfrid Molyneaux, who officiated with George Forshey, Catholic

Besides her husband, survivors include her mother,
Janet; her father, Joseph; and brother, Chad.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation, 50 Colvin Ave., Albany, 12206.

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Calendar of Events

Posted on Feb 18, 2000

Friday, Feb. 18, 4 p.m.
Social Sciences Lounge.
Talk by David Stoll, author of Rigoberta Menchu and the Story of
all Poor Guatemalans
. Sponsored by Women's Commission.

Friday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 21, 8 and 10 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium.
Film committee presents The Bone Collector.

Saturday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Memorial Chapel.
Museum-College chamber series presents Douglas Boyd, oboe, and Judith
Gordon, piano, in a program to include works by Bach, Schumann, Dorati and

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m.
Career Development Center.
Diane Perlmutter, CEO of Cohn & Wolfe, on “Careers in Advertising
and Public Relations.” Also at 5:15 p.m. in Hum. 115 on “Ethics
in Advertising: An Oxymoron?”

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium.
International film series presents The School of
Flesh (L'Ecole De La Chair)
based on a novel by Yukio Mishima and
directed by Benoit Jacquot.

Tuesday, Feb. 22, 7 p.m.
Olin 115.
Sociology of Human Rights film series presents Fire Eyes about
female genital mutilation in Africa.

Through Feb. 22.
Strauss Lounge, Reamer Campus Center.
“The People's Republic of China at 50 Years: Photographs from the
Nanjing Term Abroad.”

Wednesday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m.
Reamer Auditorium.
Performance by Union College Jazz Ensemble, Prof. Tim Olsen directing.
Program includes standards by Count Basie, Hoagie Carmichael and Charlie
Parker as well as original works.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Memorial Chapel.
Founders Day convocation in celebration of 205th year of College. Address
by China authority Jonathan Spence. Presentation of Gideon Hawley Teacher
Recognition Awards.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 2 p.m.
Social Sciences 103.
Sociology of Human Rights film series presents CNN Short: Gays and
Lesbians in Asia
and Srebrenica: A Cry from the Grave.

Thursday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Nott Memorial.
Dick Lefebvre, chairman of the Adirondack Park Agency, on “People,
Partnerships and Politics: A View from the Chair.” Third in the
five-part series, “The Adirondacks,” sponsored by the College's
Environmental Studies program and the Association for the Protection of
the Adirondacks

Thursday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m.
Yulman Theater.
Opening of Yulman Theater's presentation of Love's Fire. Show
runs through March 5. Call ext. 6545.

Friday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel.
“Bridges,” the Performing Arts winter concert series, presents
“Crossings,” multi-ethnic jazz with Amy Platt, winds; Randy
Crafton, percussion; Fernando Hernandez-Moros, keyboards; and Emmanuel
Mann, bass.

Through March 14.
Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial.
“Walter Hatke: Paintings, Drawings & Prints.” Exhibit
includes about 40 works by the artist over the last 30 years.

Through March 16.
Arts Atrium.
“Vision & Discovery,” an exhibition of works by
photographers Michael Hochanadel, Gail Nadeau, Lou Snitkoff, Marie Triller
and Mark Van Wormer.

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