Joyce Madancy, associate professor
of history at Union College,
will deliver a talk titled “Constructing and Combating China's Opium Problem”
on Tuesday, Nov. 5, at 11:30 a.m. in
the Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.
Her talk is free and open to the
Madancy, who specializes in
imperial and early Republican China, joined the Union faculty in 1995. She earned
her Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
She is the author of a number of articles and a forthcoming book, The Troublesome Legacy of Commissioner Lin:
The Opium Trade and Opium Suppression in FujianProvince, 1820's to 1920's.
On October 12, 2002, Union inducted five members into its newly created Athletic Hall of Fame. More than 200 attended the dinner to honor Sigmund “Sig” Makofski (Class of 1926), Ken Whalen ('49), Jim Tedisco ('72), Rich Romer ('88), and Robin Romer-Chudy ('92.)
Union sophomore Jordan Webb (Nepean, Ontario) was named the Eastern College Athletic Conferences' “Player of the Week” for his performance in last week's two-game series at Bemidji State (MN). Joel Beal (Brantford, Ontario) also earned an ECAC nod as e was named to the league's to the ECAC “Honor Roll” for their performances last weekend at Bemidji State (MN).
Webb, a member of the 2002 ECAC All-Rookie Team, had three goals and one assist vs. the Bemidji State Beavers last weekend in Union's 4-3 OT win and 5-5 OT tie. He scored Union's game-winner two minutes into overtime on Friday and was plus 4 on the weekend.
This is the first time that Webb has been named the ECAC Player of the Week. As a rookie, he was named the ECAC Rookie of the Week on January 28 for a 2-1-3 weekend vs. Dartmouth and Vermont, and was an Honor Roll member the week of November 26 for his three-assist game vs. Providence.
Beal, a first time Honor Roll selection, was chosen for his one goal and four assist weekend. He assisted on three of Union's four goals on Friday, including the OT game-winner, while assisting on Union's fourth goal on Saturday and scoring the fifth. He was plus 3 in the series. Beal currently leads all Dutchmen in scoring with two goals and six assists for eight points.
This is the second consecutive week Union players have been honored by the conference. Last week, freshman goalie Kris Mayotte was named the ECAC Goalie of the Week while senior center Kris Goodjohn was an Honor Roll selection.
The Dutchmen are 2-1-2 this season and will travel to UMass-Lowell on Friday for a non-conference game vs. the River Hawks. They return to Schenectady for Saturday's game vs. the Holy Cross Crusaders of the MAAC. ECAC play will begin at home on November 8 and 9 vs. St. Lawrence and Clarkson.
The past two seasons have seen the men's and women's soccer programs at Union combine for an overall record of 45-20-3. The women will host this year's UCAA championship tournament while the men are in the hunt for a two, three, or fourth place seed depending on how they do in the regular-season finale against Skidmore on Saturday (Nov. 2)—that game has been moved to the Clifton Commons in Clifton Park because of the poor conditions on Garis Field. Game time is still 11 a.m.
One of the biggest reasons for the success of the two programs has been the consistent play of the goaltenders.
Senior Carolyn Stead (Portland, ME/Deering) is a three-year starter for the Dutchwomen and has compiled a career record of 38-6-3 including this year's mark of 8-1-0. She had produced 24 shutouts in her 47-game career, including six this season, and has a career goals against average of 0.63 with a save percentage of .871.
Behind Stead is freshman Julie Gawronski (Dunkirk, NY/Dunkirk High), who was named the UCAA's “Goalkeeper of the Week” after combining with Stead to help the Dutchwomen win all three of last week's games my shutout. Gawronski had two saves in 45 minutes of work in the 5-0 victory over St. John Fisher, one save in 45 minutes in the 3-0 win over Clarkson, and four saves in 90 minutes of the 2-0 triumph over St. Lawrence that gave the Dutchwomen the 2002 UCAA regular-season championship.
Gawronski is 4-3 this year with three shutouts.
The men, who are on the verge of posting their first back-to-back winning seasons since 1992 and 1993, have a very solid netminder in sophomore Kevin O'Connor (Reston, VA/South Lakes). O'Connor, who posted a 10-7 record with six shutouts during his rookie season, hasn't missed a beat this year. The 5'10, 165-pounder is 8-6-2 this season and owns a goals against average of 1.05 with a .844 save percentage. Six of this year's victories have come by shutout.
Union goes into Saturday's regular-season finale in third place in the UCAA standings and can take over second with a win. The four-team tournament will be held November 9 & 10 at St. Lawrence with the champion earning the conference's automatic NCAA berth.
Senior tailback George Beebe (Salem, NY/Salem) made the most of his final regular-season appearance in front of the home crowd last Saturday (Oct. 26) as he rushed for 142 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown, while leading the Dutchmen over the Coast Guard Academy, 17-12.
Beebe put his name in the Union record books with his career-rushing standard of 3,464 yards. His three-yard run with just under 11 minutes to play in the third quarter was his 87th yard of the game, which enabled him to break the previous record of 3,408 set by Chris Irving, Class of 1995. The Salem, New York, native, who still has three games to play in this year's regular season, scored his 29th career rushing touchdown with the 18-yard scamper, and trails Irving's all-time Union record of 33. Beebe already owns Dutchman records for the longest run from scrimmage (96 yards) and yards in a game (272). He and his 17 senior classmates have compiled a four-year record of 32-8 and have been invited to postseason every year since putting on a Garnet uniform.
Beebe put the Dutchmen on top with 4:09 left in the second quarter when he scored from 18 yards out. Sophomore kicker Cliff Eisenhut added the first of his two PAT kicks giving Union a 7-0 advantage.
Meanwhile, Union head coach John Audino tied Al Bagnoli for first place on Union's all-time coaching list at 86 in Saturday's victory. Third place on the Dutchmen's all-time coaching list (in terms of career wins) belongs to P.E. Leary, who compiled an 11-year record of 33-40-16 from 1920 through 1930. Only three other coaches besides Bagnoli and Audino have a 20-win career at Union while coaching at least four seasons and finishing with an above .500 record. F.T. Dawson (27-10-3 from 1912 to 1916), W. Smith (24-12-4 from 1900 to 1901 and then again from 1903 to 1904), and Nelson W. Nitchman (Union Class of 1930…who was 21-15 from 1936-1940) are the other gentlemen on that list.
Now in his 13th season overall, Audino, an Albany native, has a career record of 94-34.
Speaking of records, Union College sports information director George Cuttita, now in his 23rd year, has seen the Dutchmen football team play 229 of 230 games during his career. The only game he missed came on October 4, 1986, when the Dutchmen won at WPI. He has seen 160 consecutive games since then.