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Senior Sean Washington finishes seventh in the 100 meter NCAA title race

Posted on May 29, 2004

Sean Washington

Millikin, Ill-Senior Sean Washington finished seventh in the 100 meter dash at the NCAA Division III outdoor track and field championships at Millikin University. Washington had qualified for the finals by turning in a 10.84 in the second heat of the preliminary round. The Dale City, Virginia, native ran an 11.02 in the championship round.

100 Meter Finals (Wind = -1.8 m/s)

1 Nick Wetherby, Fr, Cortland S U N Y

2 Bret Blake, Jr, Nebraska Wesleyan 10.78

3 Matt Pagel, So, Wisconsin La Crosse

4 T J. Jennings, Sr, Emory University

5 Eric Walton, Fr, Wisconsin Oshkosh

6 Gregg Wiersema, So,
University of Dubuque 10.97

7 Sean Washington, Sr, Union College (N Y)

8 Marcus Winston, Jr, Millikin University

100 Meter Preliminary Round

Heat winners plus next 5 fastest advance Last year's winner: 10.71; Chaz Clemons, Sr, Lincoln University NCAA Championships record: 10.19; Chaz Clemons, Lincoln University, 2002 Lindsay Stadium record: 10.45; Jonathan Wade, River Cities TC, 7-5-01 US Olympic Trials qualifier: 10.25

Qual Lane Name Year Team Time

1 Sean Washington Sr Union College (N Y) 10.84

2 Matt Pagel So Wisconsin La Crosse 10.80

3 T J. Jennings Sr Emory University 10.76

4 Nick Wetherby Fr Cortland S U N Y 10.69

5 Eric Walton Fr Wisconsin Oshkosh 10.71

6 Bret Blake Jr Nebraska Wesleyan 10.79

7 Marcus Winston Jr Millik in University 10.78

8 Gregg Wiersema So University of Dubuque 10.81

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Union students win TV’s “Robot Rivals” competition

Posted on May 28, 2004

Union's “Robot Rivals” team

Mechanical engineering students Marissa Post, Jason Fishner and Adam Retersdorf will be honored for their
victory and talk about their adventures as participants in the television show Robot Rivals on Tuesday, June 1, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium.

In addition, the show's producer, Larsen Jay,
will come to Union to premiere the final episode, which pits the Union team
against the University of Pittsburgh. The show was filmed last fall in Knoxville, Tenn., for the Do-It-Yourself Network.

involves challenging college teams
of engineering and science students to build robots to perform particular
tasks. Each team starts with the same tools and items from which to build,
including one “household item” such as a refrigerator. They are given a time
limit and the assistance of an “expert” in the robotics or engineering fields.

Union, which was one of 14 college teams, traveled twice to Knoxville to film a total of four episodes. Union won the
entire competition after defeating first Dartmouth, Princeton and the University
of Rochester. The final competition against the University
of Pittsburgh involved building a robot to maneuver through a maze and
collect keys to unlock a door. The Union team's other winning robots had to
rake leaves, pick vegetables, and play floor hockey.

The episodes featuring the Union team are
being televised throughout May and June (on Time Warner's digital cable channel
1065). The final episode will be aired on June 26 at 9 p.m. Visit the Do-It-Yourself network website at http://www.diynet.com/diy/shows_drob/0,2044,DIY_14305,00.html
for more information on the show and a program schedule.

For their victory, Union College was awarded $2,000 for its Engineering Department, and the students'
names will be put on a large electronic trophy that remains with the network.
The trophy will be on display at Tuesday's event.

Marissa Post, of Shakopee, Minn., and Adam Retersdorf, of Gloversville, are both seniors. Jason Fishner, whose home town is Long Valley, N.J., is a junior at Union.

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Ceremony to recognize those who make a difference

Posted on May 28, 2004

A new ceremony will recognize those
who have made a difference to the Union community on Tuesday, June 1, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
in Old Chapel.

The inaugural “Laws of Life/U Make
a Difference Award Ceremony” was created by a committee chaired by Melissa
Heil, coordinator of support service for international and learning disabled
students, to promote good citizenship among all members of Union's

The Laws of Life essay contest
encouraged students to write about a way to improve Union's
community and their role and responsibility in creating that change.  $1,000
dollars worth of prize money will be awarded. 

Awards are to be granted in the
following categories: individual, group, new initiatives, “U Turned Your Fortune
Around,” and class citizen of the year.

For more information, visit http://www.union.edu/LawsOfLife/ or
contact Melissa Heil at heilm@union.edu.

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Posted on May 28, 2004

Through May 29
Arts Atrium Gallery
Senior art exhibitions by Juliane Moran and Chelsea Woodard.

Through end of term
Social Sciences gallery
Drawings by Fatima Mahmood '06

May 27 through June

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial
“Synergy: the Union
College Senior Art Exhibition” features the work of 15 senior art majors. Artists' reception on June 12, 2:30 to 4 p.m. For more information, please call ext 6004 or visit http://www.union.edu/gallery

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Posted on May 28, 2004

Thursday, May 27
4 to 7 p.m.
– Old Chapel – Bob Dylan
6:30 p.m. – Everest Lounge – Philosophy Talks at Union
with guest speaker Jaegwon Kim of Brown University presenting “Agency and Self-Knowledge.”

Friday, May 28
7 p.m.
Relay for Life – American
Cancer Society marathon fundraiser continues through 9 a.m. Saturday, May 29, at Library Field.
8 p.m. – Memorial Chapel – “Songs of Broken and
Impossible Love,” a concert of bolero and tango
songs, featuring Lucia Pulido, voice; Sebastián Ruiz, guitar; Sergio Reyes,
violin; and Dave Hertzberg, bass. Sponsored by the LACS Program, Africana
Studies, and the Capital District Colombian Club.

Friday, May 28 through Monday, May 31
8 & 10 p.m.
– Reamer
Campus Center Auditorium – movie, Starsky
& Hutch

Tuesday, June 1
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. —
Old Chapel — “Laws of Life/U Make a Difference Award Ceremony” to recognize those who have made a difference to the Union community. Awards to be granted in the following categories: individual, group, new initiatives, “U Turned Your Fortune Around,” and class citizen of the year. For more information, visit http://www.union.edu/LawsOfLife/ or contact Melissa Heil at heilm@union.edu.
7 p.m. – F.W. Olin
Center Auditorium — Gwendolyn Pough, assistant professor of Women's Studies at
the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, will speak on the complexities of
hip-hop and the role of women in using the art form to claim a public voice
against sexism and misogyny.

Wednesday, June 2
8 p.m.
– South College, Green Living Room – The final in the
LACS Film Series, Señorita Extravida,
Missing Young Women
(Mexico, Lourdes Portillo), a documentary about
the unsolved kidnappings, rapes and murders of 230 young women in Juárez, Mexico.
8 p.m. — Yulman Theater — Spring Dance Concert. Tickets $7 general admission, $5 for Union students.

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