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Campus Safety Stats Available

Posted on Oct 27, 2000

Union College is committed to assisting all members of the College community
in providing for their own safety and security. Information regarding campus
security and personal safety including topics such as, crime prevention, Campus
Safety law enforcement authority, crime reporting policies, crime statistics for
the most recent three-year period, and disciplinary procedures is available from
the Director of Campus Safety. This information, which is shared as required by
the Campus Crime Awareness Act, may also be accessed from the Union College
Campus Safety web page at www.union.edu/PUBLIC/SAFETY/CommunityReport.html.


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United Way Campaign Under Way

Posted on Oct 27, 2000

Organizers of the College's United Way campaign are aiming to top the 56
percent mark for campus participation.

“This is an attainable goal, but we need help to do it,” said Kathy
McCann, a campus coordinator for the drive.

Last year's campaign raised $32,580 with a participation rate of 50

Organizers also are hopeful to increase the average gift to $104 ($2 per week
through payroll deduction), McCann said.

The campaign runs through Nov. 10.

Donation forms have been distributed to College employees. For more
information, call Human Resources at ext. 6108.

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Orchestra Sets Concert for Nov. 4

Posted on Oct 27, 2000

The Union College and Community Orchestra, Victor Klimash conducting, will
perform a concert to include works by Beethoven, Handel, Verdi and Schubert on
Saturday, Nov. 4, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Chapel.

The concert is free and open to the public.

The program features Beethoven's Overture to Egmont, Op. 84; Paul
Louis Abel's Elegy; Handel's Water Music Suite in D; Verdi's
Prelude: Act III La Traviata; and Schubert's Symphony No. 3 in D.

The orchestra is composed of Union College students, faculty and staff as
well as a number of distinguished area musicians. “It is a great experience
for our students to be able to play side-by-side with these accomplished
musicians,” said Klimash. “It raises the level of their

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Faculty, Staff Works Listed

Posted on Oct 27, 2000

Gail Golderman, Schaffer Library electronic media librarian, and Bruce
reference librarian, were finalists in the “Teaching and
Training” category of the ONLINE World 2000 Conference “Best
Practices” competition held in San Diego in September. Their poster
session, “Workshops on Electronic Resources/Library of Online
Documentation,” demonstrated how the library's in-house training program
functions and displayed the custom documentation created to support training
efforts. (See the Workshop Overview at: www.union.edu/PUBLIC/LIBRARY/training/index.html.)
Connolly's “PLAY: The Online Music Reference Source for Librarians,
Listeners, and Collection Builders” was also a finalist in the
“Research/Resources” category. PLAY (www.union.edu/PUBLIC/LIBRARY/PLAY/index.html
) includes reviews, discographies of recommended recordings, and links to
music-related Websites. Union was the only college library to reach the final
round and the only organization with finalists in more than one awards category.
The field also included the University of Illinois, Pepperdine University, and
the Maryland Public Information Network, as well as corporate information and
research centers from AT&T, Van Kampen Funds, Northwestern Mutual Life,
Weyerhaeuser, and Lockheed Martin.

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AAC Minutes Listed

Posted on Oct 27, 2000

October 16, 2000

1. The minutes of the Oct. 9, 2000 AAC meeting were approved.

2. Avrum Joffe gave the Student Forum report.

3. The committee passed a motion to match the major GPA requirement for
honors with the 3.3 college-wide GPA previously approved by the AAC.

4. The AAC discussed the staggered lunch hour and congestion at Upper Class
Dining Hall.

5. The committee discussed requests from students about increased 24-hour
study spaces. A motion was passed that the Student Forum should write a letter
to the AAC requesting additional space and the AAC will write a response
endorsing this request.

6. The AAC discussed the setting up a committee to improve the trimester

7. The availability of electronic classrooms was discussed.

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