Posted on May 26, 2000

William Finlay, associate
professor of theater, has been named artistic director of the Saratoga
Shakespeare Company, premiering in Congress Park in Saratoga Springs this
summer. The fully-professional company, funded in large part by the State
of New York, will open with Twelfth Night on August 9 and play for
two weeks. The cast will include veterans of Broadway and several students
from Union College who will be serving as interns during the summer.

Walter Hatke, May I. Baker
Professor of Fine Arts, is exhibiting “interior” works through
June 17 at the MB Modern Gallery, 41 East 57th St., New York City.
A reception with Hatke is set for Saturday, June 10, from 1 to 5 p.m.
Also, two of his oils – one of paper, one on canvas – will be in
“Landscape Show” during the month of June at the John Pence
Gallery, 750 Post St., San Francisco. Hatke has just completed a
commissioned 3- by 4-foot oil on linen of a three-person historical
subject for Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pa., a work that was
donated by the former president and CEO of American Express. Also, Hatke
served recently as visiting critic and reviewer at Yale University's
School of Art and Architecture.

Maritza Osuna, visiting
instructor of Spanish, has published an article in the Journal of
Educational Computing Research
(Vol. 22 No. 3) titled “Promoting
Foreign Culture Acquisition Via the Internet in a Sociocultural

Fuat Sener, assistant
professor of economics, presented a paper, “Minimum Wage Effects on
Unemployment and Growth in the Global Economy” this month at the
Midwest International Economics Meetings. He also is author of a
forthcoming article, “Schumpeterian Unemployment, Trade and
Wages,” in the Journal of International Economics.

Charlotte Eyerman, assistant
professor of visual arts, gave a lecture “Images of the Piano in
Impressionist Painting and 19th-century French Popular Art” at the
Smithsonian Institution this month in conjunction with “Piano 300:
Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos.”