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Skating Dutchmen Participate in Walk to Curve Juvenile Diabetes

Posted on Sep 25, 2000

Community service activities among Union's 25 intercollegiate athletic teams has been a tradition that has seen the College's student-athletes and coaching staffs take part in a variety of functions over the years. Last month the Skating
Dutchmen took part in the Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes. The 5K
walk, which was held in Albany, New York, was co-sponsored by the
General Electric Company. Head coach Kevin Sneddon, his staff and
his players will also participate in a “Skate To Cure Cancer”
later this year. Two years ago the event raised $3,500 for the
American Cancer Society.

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Wells Earns UCAA Honor

Posted on Sep 25, 2000

Jessica Wells

Junior goaltender Jessica Wells (Hoosick Falls, NY/Hoosic
was named the UCAA's “Goalkeeper of the Week” as she
kicked out a total of 25 shots. Her best performance of the week came last Saturday when Wells stopped seven
shots in a 3-2 double overtime victory over Gordon College. Wells
also had a dozen saves against Middlebury College. Wells, who has
played every minute between the pipes so far this year, has a goals
against average of 2.31 and a save percentage of .734.

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Women’s Soccer is Ranked No. 1 in NYS and No. 8 in the Country

Posted on Sep 25, 2000

Missy Matusewicz

The 8-0 women's soccer team earned the highest ranking in their 21-year history this week when the Dutchwomen were named the No. 1 team in the Northeast Region and earned a No. 8 spot on the national poll. Union, which has been on the road for all but three of their first eight games, play five of their last seven on Garis Field. The Dutchwomen are unbeaten at home in their last 22 games over the past four seasons.

Senior forward Missy
Matusewicz (Florence, MA/Northampton)
earned her second-straight Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association “Player of the Week”
honor as she scored seven goals and three assists in wins over New Paltz,
Clarkson and St. Lawrence. Matusewicz now has seven career hat
tricks among her 13 multiple-goal games and has scored 64 goals and 150
points while starting all 61 games of her brilliant career.

Victoria Kuzman

Freshman Victoria Kuzman (Altamont,
earned the UCAA's “Rookie of the Week” honors as she had an assist against New Paltz, a goal and an assist against Clarkson and a goal against St. Lawrence.

Union, which was ranked No. 3 in the state and No. 19 in the country before last week's sweep, has now outscored the opposition by an overall margin of 49-1, including a 22-1 advantage among its five UCAA opponents. The Dutchwomen have outshot their
eight opponents by a whopping 165-18 margin and hold a 91-11 advantage over league foes.

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College Welcomes New Faculty

Posted on Sep 22, 2000

The College this fall welcomes 25 new members to the faculty. Others were
introduced in previous issues. The remainder are:

Bernhard Kuhn, visiting instructor of English, earned his Ph.D. in
comparative literature from Princeton University. His teaching and research
interests include enlightenment and romanticism in Europe and England, realism
through expressionism, and autobiographical writing.

Brian Ladd, visiting assistant professor of history, holds a Ph.D.
from Yale University. He has taught history courses at Siena College, Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute and the University at Albany. His research focuses on
urban decline, historic preservation and citizens' movements in the German
Democratic Republic.

Michael Langham, visiting assistant professor of physics, earned his
Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has held
teaching appointments. His Ph.D. thesis was on “Strings, Gauged
Supergravities and Vertex Operators.”

Melinda Lawson, visiting assistant professor of history, earned her
Ph.D. from Columbia University with a thesis on “Loyalty and National
Identity in the Civil War North.” She teaches courses including U.S.
history survey; 19th-century political, social or cultural history;
African-American history; Jacksonian America and the Gilded Age.

Judith Lewin, instructor of English, holds a Ph.D. in comparative
literature from Princeton University. Her interests include 18th- and
19th-century French, German and English literatures; 20th-century world
literature; the Bible in western literature; genre studies; and autobiography.

Kara Doyle, assistant professor of English, holds a Ph.D. in medieval
studies from Cornell University. Her research interests include fictional and
historical female readers of medieval literature; Chaucer; Old French romance;
feminism and medieval studies; medieval English and French history; Dante; World
Wide Web, electronic text and medieval studies.

Michael Mathias, visiting assistant professor of philosophy, holds a
Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. His teaching and research is in the
fields of ethical theory, history of ethics, moral psychology and history of
modern philosophy.

Thomas Michl, visiting associate professor of economics, has Ph.D. and
master's degrees from the New School for Social Research. He has held teaching
appointments at Colgate University. His teaching fields include macroeconomics,
labor economics and Marxian political economy. His research interests cover
income distribution and economic growth, productivity and technical change,
minimum wages and social security and economic growth.

Cheikh Ndiaye, visiting instructor of modern languages, holds a Ph.D.
from the University of Connecticut. He has been teaching courses in French and
West African oral literature at Trinity College.

Joan Ramage, visiting assistant professor of geology, earned her Ph.D.
from Cornell University, where she was also a NASA graduate fellow. Among her
interests is satellite remote sensing of glaciers, tectonics and erosion.

Martin Schaden, visiting assistant professor of physics, holds a Ph.D.
from the University of Vienna, Austria. He has taught courses at New York
University and the Cooper Union in general physics, quantum field theory, modern
physics and electromagnetism.

Junko Ueno, instructor of modern languages (Japanese), earned master's
and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University's School of Education, where she
also has held teaching appointments. She has been involved with
computer-assisted foreign language training, preparing second and foreign
language teachers, and teaching Japanese as a foreign language.

Wilfried Wilms, visiting instructor of modern languages (German),
earned his master's and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University. His interests
include German intellectual history, enlightenment philosophy, political
philosophy and contemporary debates on modernity and postmodernity.

Joann Yarrow, visiting assistant professor of performing arts
(theatre), has been artistic director at the American Laboratory for Actor
Training. She received her master of fine arts degree in directing and
choreography at the University of California at Irvine. She has previously
taught theater courses at Union and Skidmore College.

John Zumbrunnen, visiting assistant professor of political science,
earned his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota. His fields of interest include
political theory, history of political thought, democratic theory and American

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AAC Minutes Listed

Posted on Sep 22, 2000

September 8, 2000

1. The minutes of the September 4, 2000 AAC meeting were corrected and

2. The committee continued the discussion on the thesis requirement for ID
majors for honors. Also, the current GPA (2.5) for honors was discussed.

3. The lunch hour scheduling will be discussed next week.

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