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Campaign launch, fireworks, ‘mass spelling’ among Homecoming highlights

Posted on Sep 29, 2004

Fireworks, like these at a recent ReUnion, will celebrate the launch of the “You are Union” campaign.

Homecoming and Family Weekend on
Oct. 1 through 3 will feature the launch of the “You are Union”
campaign, fireworks on Library Field, and a special opportunity for members of
the Union family to “spell out” their love for the College.

“We expect a great weekend with
beautiful fall weather welcoming back more than 2,200 alumni, parents, family and friends of Union,” said Nick Famulare '92, director of alumni relations.

Friday's highlights include the
public launch of the “You Are Union” fundraising campaign to reach $200 million
over five years. Celebratory fireworks (courtesy of Steve Ente '75) are at 9 p.m. on Library Field.

Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the “You are Union”
celebration continues as members of the College community gather at Library
Field to spell out “UNION.” A photographer will record
the event from high above. Refreshments will be served, and all participants
will get a t-shirt.

A complete list of events is
available at http://www.union.edu/HFW.

Other highlights include:

  • President's Welcome Reception:
    Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Reamer
    Campus Center Patio.

  • Admissions Open House: Saturday,
    10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Grant Hall

  • On-Campus Athletic Events:
  • Football vs. Kings Point, Saturday, 1 p.m., Frank Bailey Field
  • Men's soccer vs. Plattsburgh, Saturday 2:30 p.m., Garis Field
  • Women's field hockey vs. Stevens Tech, Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Frank Bailey Field
  • Alumni Council Meeting: Saturday, 9
    a.m., Reamer Campus
    Center Auditorium

  • Parents Association Meeting: Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Strauss Lounge, Reamer Campus Center.
  • Pre-Game Tailgate Picnic and
    Carnival: Saturday, 11:30 a.m.,
    Alexander Field

  • Fraternity and Minerva House Receptions (see schedule)
  • Harvest Dinner for Alumni and
    Parents: Saturday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.,
    Upperclass Dining, Reamer Campus

  • Young Alumni Reception at Chet's: Saturday, 9 p.m.
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Emerson SQ, other favorites, back for chamber series

Posted on Sep 27, 2004

music fans will have a rare privilege at this year's Union College chamber music series as the
acclaimed program features the complete Mendelssohn String Quartets performed
in two concerts by the Emerson String Quartet.

The Emerson, a perennial favorite of the Union series, will
perform on consecutive Sundays, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6, both at 3 p.m. at Union's Memorial Chapel.

The concert by the Emerson coincides with their CD release
of the Mendelssohn works on Deutsche Grammophon. The quartet this year received
the prestigious Avery Fisher Prize for outstanding achievement, the first time
the award has gone to an ensemble.

The 16-concert season opens on Saturday, Oct. 9, at 8 p.m. with a performance by violinist
Chee-Yun and pianist Barry Douglas. It concludes on Thursday, May 26, at 8 p.m. with the Meininger Trio. (This last
concert was added to the schedule after the printing of the season brochure.)

Series favorites, pianists Yefim Bronfman and Arnaldo Cohen
will be returning, while new to the series is world renowned Polish pianist
Krystian Zimerman. The Boston Camerata
will make their 17th annual appearance to the series.

All concerts are in the acoustically-superb Memorial Chapel.
Parking is available at nearby campus lots. The Union College trolley will be available to shuttle
concert goers from the Nott/Seward lot one hour before the start of the concert
and one hour after the end of each concert.

The complete schedule is on the web at http://www.union.edu/ConcertSeries/.

Single tickets are available for purchase in advance at the
Union College Central Scheduling office. For tickets phone (518) 388-6098; for
mailing list and brochures (518) 388-6131; and for other information please
call (518) 372-3651.

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Service set for Peter Williams

Posted on Sep 24, 2004

The family of the late Peter Williams,
a longtime member of the College's grounds staff, is inviting members of the
College community to a committal service on Friday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m. in the Union College Plot in Vale

died June 3 at the age of 68.

He began with the College in 1964
and retired in 2000. More than 100 colleagues attended his retirement party,
held on the occasion of his 65th birthday, and sang a chorus of “Happy

He was cited at the event by
President Roger Hull, who acknowledged that Williams
should get much of the credit for the College's then-recent beautification
award from the American Society of Landscape Architects.

contributions to campus beautification also were recognized by the Class of
1993, which presented him with a special citation at their Commencement.

was the son of the late Clinton Williams,
professor of civil engineering at Union. Survivors
include two brothers and a sister.

The College Plot is on the left
about one-quarter mile inside the Nott Terrace gate of Vale
Cemetery. Arrangements are with
Kazyaka Funeral Home, Schenectady.

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Soccer Teams off to a GREAT Start

Posted on Sep 24, 2004

The success of the women and men's soccer teams has been the
highlight of the fall season thus far. 
Two weeks into the schedule, the Dutchwomen are nationally ranked with
their 5-0-1 record while the Dutchmen have produced a 4-2 mark in their first
six games. 


Julie Gawronski

The Dutchwomen, who entered the week ranked 11th
in the country (up from last week's No. 16 position), have outscored their six
opponents by a margin of 12-1 while enjoying an overall shot total of 106-25
(including a 49-14 shot on goal advantage). 
All of this is quite remarkable seeing as the Dutchwomen graduated seven
players from last year's 19-2-1 team that qualified for the NCAA tournament by
winning the Liberty League's regular-season and tournament championship. 

Union's midfield and defensive units have obviously
performed extremely well thus far.  The
only goal given up this year was a breakaway late in the game against Oswego in
the Garnet's 4-1 victory. 

Senior Brianna Bailey (Easthampton, MA/Easthhampton) leads a
defensive corps that includes junior Linsey Capeclatro (Orange, CT/Loomis
Chaffee), and freshman Cristin Tenety (West Islip, NY).  Freshman Jenna Riley (Poughkeepsie,
NY) backs up the starters. 

Molly Flanagan (Simsbury, CT/Loomis Chaffee) is the lone
senior on a midfield unit that includes junior Marissa VanWoeart (Schenectady,
NY/Schalmont), sophomore Jenna Ondash (New Canaan, CT/New Canaan) and freshman
Caitlin Cuozzo (Norfolk, MA/King Phillip Regional).  Freshman Brianne Sosa (Oneonta, NY/Oneonta) is the first player
off the bench and has played in all six contests.

In goal, junior Julie Gawronski (Dunkirk, NY/Dunkirk)
continues to have a remarkable career. 
Among the nations leaders in every single goaltending category,
Gawronski now have 15 career shutouts and an overall record of 30-5-2.  She has not given up a goal this season
while facing just 13 shots.

Cassandra Mariani

Junior Cassandra Mariani (Boonton, NJ/Morris Catholic) leads
the team in scoring with 11 points (four goals and three assists) and is
closely followed by senior Brittany Cressman (Duxbury, MA/Duxbury) and junior
Erika Eisenhut (Mohawk, NY/Mohawk), who has two goals and nine points.  Freshmen Leah Muzzioli (Belmont, MA/Belmont)
and Danielle Pamarole (Sudbury, MA/Lincoln-Sudbury) back up this explosive

Two players, Cressman and Mariani have been selected as the
Liberty League's “Offensive Player of the Week.”  Cressman picked up the honor with a two-goal, one-assist weekend
in the season-opening sweep of Clark (1-0) and Oswego (4-1) while Mariani
scored a pair of goals as the Dutchwomen swept Allegheny and Geneseo (both by
the score of 2-0) in week No. 2. 

Brittany Cressman

This weekend (September 24 and 25) the Dutchwomen open a
five-game homestand that will carry them into mid-October.  William Smith, the team Union usually has to
battle for the conference championship and the automatic NCAA berth, will be in
Schenectady on Friday for a 4 p.m. showdown. 
The  16th-ranked
Herons come into the weekend with an overall record of 4-2 and have outscored
their opponents 12-3 while posting three shutouts.  The game will be the Liberty League opener for both teams.

The Dutchmen, meanwhile, got off to their best start under
eighth-year head coach Jeff Guinn as they won four of their first five
games.  They go into this weekend's
Liberty League opener at Hobart and Hamilton with an overall record of 4-1.

Kevin O'Connor

Guinn has taken advantage of the Dutchmen's depth as 17
players have played in at least four games while 15 players have started at
least one game.  Senior goaltender Kevin
O'Connor (Reston, VA/South Lakes), seniors, defender Aaron Iskowitz (Randolph,
NJ/Randolph) and midfielder Mike Carey (Westport, CT/Staples), juniors, defender
Ryan McAleese (Walpole, MA/Walpole) and midfielder Mark Susko (Short Hills,
NJ/Pingry School), and freshman defender Craig Williams (Clifton Park,
NY/Shenenedehowa) have started each of the first half a dozen contests. 

Senior midfielder Jeff Sullivan (Guilford, CT/Guilford) has
started all five games that he has played in while junior forward Kelvin
Martinez (Garifuna, Honduras/Northfield Mt. Hermon), senior midfielder Jeff
Marcoux (E. Hempstead, NH/Brooks School), and sophomore defender Brendon Keinath
(Wilbraham, MA/Minechaug) have started four games each.

O'Connor, who has played all but 37 minutes sports a goals
against average of 0.89 with and has stopped 11 of the 16 shots he has
faced.  On the scoring end, Martinez,
who has three goals and two assists, and Carey (two goals and four assists) top
the Dutchmen's chart with eight points each.


(Editors Note: The following is a reprint of a
New York Daily News story abut fireman Craig Mosia..Union Class
of 1994.  A three-year starter for the
football team and eighth on the Dutchmen's all-time tackle chart with 227,
Craig saved the life of 13-year old Tab Miller).

staff writers Tamer El-Ghobashy, Richard Weir and Corky Siemaszko)


A teenager, a firefighter and a homeowner teamed up to
rescue a pair of cousins who were drowning in Jamaica Bay.

Little Devin Erwin, 7, was saved when 15-year old Saide
Palmer tossed him a basketball, enabling the terrified boy to float to shore.

Craig Mosia, Class of 1994

But to rescue 13-year old Tab Miller, Firefighter Craig
Mosia had to swim through treacherous currents and float the boy back to a
private dock in Arverne, where he and homeowner Robert Denni took turns trying
to revive him.

“Hang in there,” Mosia cried as he and Denni pumbed the
boy's chest.  “Spit out the water.”

Tab still had not regained consciousness when an ambulance
arrived.  He was listed in critical
condition after the episode at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Tab had been
face-down in the water between five and 10 minutes.

The drama in Rockaways began just before 1 p.m. when the
boys, who live in the neighborhood, apparently slipped on the rocks off Beach
67th Street and fell into the water.  Relatives said Devin could swim, but Tab could not.

Saide was surfing the web at his Bayfield Avenue home when
he heard Devin's screams and ran into his backyard, which abuts the water.  “I saw one kid in the water floating and the
smaller kid was screaming, and his head went down in t he water and came back
up,” Saide said.  “I panicked and called
the police.”

Then Saide picked up a basketball and tossed it into the
floundering Devin.  “I thold him to get
the ball and to try to float, but he couldn't reach it,” he said.  So Saide ran inside his house, fetched
another basketball and threw it to the boy. 
This one hit the mark.

By then, Mosia and the rest of his crew from Ladder 121,
Engine 365, had arrived and began searching the shoreline for Tab.  When Mosia reached Beach 70th
Street, he spotted the boy about 60 feet from shore.  Mosia, 32, quickly stripped down to his skivvies and leaped into
the water. He felt the tug of the currents and he could see Tab drifting
head-first toward a concrete pylon.

“I was thinking about my kids when I was swimming out to
him,” said Mosia, a father of twin toddlers, Jake and Luke.

The firefighter made it to Tab in time to prevent him from
hitting the pylon.  But rather then
fight back to shore, Mosia cradled the boy in his arms and let the currents
carry them to the dock, where Denni helped them up.

    If you have
story you would like to share, please email it to:  George Cuttita at cuttitag@union.edu

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Posted on Sep 24, 2004

Thursday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Reamer Campus
Center Auditorium
The Rev. Anna Case-Winters on “Is Race Skin
Deep? A Theological-Scientific Inquiry into the Human Genome Project.”

Friday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m. Kosher Kitchen
Pre-Hol Nidre dinner

Friday, Sept. 24, 4 p.m.
Garis Field

Women's soccer vs. William Smith

Friday, Sept. 24, 10 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
Hypnotist Tom Deluca

Friday, Sept. 24
through Monday, Sept. 27, 8 and 10 p.m.

Reamer Campus Center Auditorium

Movie: Troy

Saturday, Sept. 25, 11 a.m.

Memorial Fieldhouse

Volleyball vs. Hamilton and Clarkson

Saturday, Sept. 25, 1 p.m.
Frank Bailey Field
Football vs. Rochester

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2 p.m.
Garis Field

Women's soccer vs. Hamilton

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7:30

Nott Memorial
Neil Lewis '68, Washington
correspondent for The New York Times,
on “Civil
Liberties in an Age of Terrorism.” Part of the Perspectives at the Nott series.
Sponsored by Minerva Committee and Yellow House.

Wednesday, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Frank Bailey Field

Field hockey vs. New Paltz

Thursday, Sept. 30, 7 p.m.
Beuth House

Fall Fest with the Catholic Campus Ministry and the Newman Student
Enjoy Apple Crisp a la Mode, Apple Cider, Coffee, Tea, and Hot Cocoa
For more info, contact Cara Murphy '07 at murphyc2@union.edu
or x8189

Friday, Oct. 1
through Monday, Oct. 4, 8 and 10 p.m.

Reamer Campus
Center Auditorium
Movie: Harry Potter and the Prisoner
of Azkaban

Friday, Oct. 1,
through Sunday, Oct. 3

Various campus locations
Homecoming and Family Weekend

For a full schedule, visit http://www.union.edu/HFW

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