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Dutchmen Swimmers Win First State Title Since 1997-98

Posted on Feb 27, 2005

The quartet of senior Elliot Sequin, junior Matt
, senior Elliot Sparkes and junior DJ Hogenkamp won
the 400 freestyle relay, the last event of the three-day New York State
Swimming and Diving Championship Meet, to give Union its first state crown
since the Garnet won four in a row from 1994-95 through 1997-98.  Coupled with last weekend's women's state
title, it marks the first time in the history of Union College swimming and
diving that both teams brought home the gold in the same season.


Head Coach Scott Felix

“The meet
came down to the last relay and we had to beat Alfred for the win,” explained
head coach Scott Felix.  We went
3:07.15 (an NCAA B cut) to touch them out at 3:08.37 (which was also an NCAA
cut time).  I believe that it is the
first time that the men's meet ever came down to the 400 Free Relay to decide
the team title.”


Most impressive is the fact that the foursome
cut almost three and a half seconds off their preliminary time of 3:11.01. 


The Dutchmen won the hotly contested meet by
scoring 1,115 points to edge Alfred, which totaled 1,100.50.  Hartwick was third in the 12-team event with
1,090 while Rensselaer took four with 1,030.50 points.


Union, which was in fourth place after
Thursday's competition, went into the final day trailing  Alfred by 42.50 points.


“It has to be one of the biggest comebacks in
the history of the meet,” said an excited Felix.  “We knew that Alfred, Hartwick, and RPI would be the teams to
beat when it came down to in the end. 
Our best day was Saturday and we were just trying to stay close to see
if we could pull it out in the end.


“Things worked out real well and we just kept
moving up in spots that we could and just started to catch and put pressure on
Alfred and Hartwick.  They were two
great teams and they were real tough.  I
have a lot of respect for both of them because they concentrated on being at
their best at this meet.”


The Dutchmen also got a championship
performance from its 800 yard freestyle team as Sparkes, sophomore Charles
Kinnett, Hogenkamp and Sequin brought home the state title with a time of


Elliot Seguin

Individually, Sequin won state crows in 100
and 200 freestyle events while taking third in the 50 free.  His 200 time of 1:40.54 qualifies him for the
NCAA meet and his 45.17 in the 100 shattered the previous championship (45.61)
and association (45.55) standards.  The
association record had been set by Union's Jeff Hoerle in 1997, which was also
a Union College standard.  Sequin
previously shared the championship record with Union's Kevin Makarowski.


Kinnett finished third in both the 500 and
1650 free and was fourth in the 400 IM while Hogenkamp took second in both the
100 and 200 backstroke and was sixth in the 100 butterfly.


“As a team it was the best finals effort that
our team has had since I was named coach,” said Felix.  “We moved to up in every spot to score more
points in the finals.” 




Men 400 Yard Freestyle Relay

  1 Union College
Swimming  'A'                 3:11.01   
3:07.15 B        

     1) Seguin,
Elliot SR               2) Acciani, Matt

Sparkes, Andrew SR              4)
Hogenkamp, DJ JR              

21.66    45.45    22.53   
48.39    22.16    46.73   
21.71    46.58


  2 Alfred
University  'A
'                      3:10.11    3:08.37 B        

     1) Martin, Kevin
SR                2) Brown, Bill SR                

     3) Striker,
Brandon SO             4) Crowell, Alex

       22.48    46.96   
21.29    46.32    22.23   
47.74    21.49    47.35

800 Yard Freestyle Relay

  1 Union College Swimming  'A'                 7:00.13                              

     1) Sparkes,
Andrew SR              2) Kinnett,
Charles SO           

     3) Hogenkamp, DJ
JR                4) Seguin, Elliot

200 Yard Freestyle

  1 Seguin,
Elliot      SR Union                1:40.54 A                          

100 Yard Freestyle

  1 Seguin,
Elliot      SR Union                  45.17ZA                     


50 Yard Freestyle

  3 Seguin, Elliot  
21.03 B

200 Yard Freestyle Relay

  3 Union College Swimming 
1:25.02 B     

     1) Seguin, Elliot
2) Sparkes, Andrew

     3) Acciani, Matt
4) Hogenkamp, DJ JR 

400 Yard Medley Relay

  4 Union College Swimming 

     1) Hogenkamp, DJ
JR             2)
Bisogni, Adam

     3) Phillips, Aaron
         4) Seguin, Elliot

200 Yard Medley Relay

  8 Union College
Swimming  'A'                 1:41.02       

     1) Sparkes,
Andrew SR              2) Bisogni, Adam

     3) Phillips,
Aaron JR              4) Rand, Drew SR

500 Yard Freestyle

  3 Kinnett,
Charles          SO


1650 Yard Freestyle

  3 Kinnett,
Charles    SO Union               16:29.02 B 


400 Yard IM

  4 Kinnett,
Charles    SO Union               4:15.70            

  6 Rand, Drew          SR Union              

200 Yard IM

  6 Rand,


100 Yard Butterfly

  6 Hogenkamp,
DJ       JR Union                  52.40 

200 Yard Backstroke

  2 Hogenkamp,
DJ       JR Union                1:53.86 B     


100 Yard Backstroke

  2 Hogenkamp,
DJ       JR Union                  52.94         

  5 Sparkes,
Andrew     SR Union                  55.08       

100 Yard Breaststroke

  8 Acciani,
Matt       JR Union                1:02.14       

200 Yard Breaststroke

  5 Canniff, Pat        SO Union                2:12.95            

  7 Hubbell,
Shane      FR Union                2:17.98         


200 Yard Butterfly

  2 Phillips,
Aaron     JR Union                1:55.94        

Men's UNYSCSA Championships – 2/24/2005 to 2/26/2005

FINAL Team Rankings

1 UNION 1,115;  2 Alfred 1,100.50;  3 Hartwick
1,090;  4 RPI 1,030.50;

5 Ithaca 958 .50; 
6 RIT  844;  7 Le Moyne 715;  8 Clarkson 412;  9 St.
Lawrence 338

10 Utica College 301.50;  11 Nazareth
268;  12 Vassar  233


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Schenectady Museum, Union College and Chamber of Schenectady County team up to sponsor ‘High Voltage Fields’ on March 5

Posted on Feb 25, 2005

Day-long symposium explores the
merging of arts, science and technology


Does technology serve humanity, or
has it been co-opted to serve the ends of corporations and the governments of
the large industrialized nations? Come and listen as Natalie Jeremijenko, design
engineer and technoartist, tackles these questions and more as part of High
Voltage Fields
on Saturday March 5 at College Park Hall, 450 Nott St., Schenectady, and the Schenectady Museum & Planetarium, 15 Nott Terrace Heights.

High Voltage

High Voltage Fields is a day-long symposium which will explore
the increasingly porous boundaries between the arts, science and technology,
while examining ways in which they inform each other, in turn enabling each to inform
the public. Participants will also address the creative quotient and the need
for interdisciplinary communication among an increasingly factious culture for
a healthy society. 

            Jeremijenko's keynote presentation is entitled,
“Who knows? How and Why to Get Public Involvement in Technological Futures?”
Jeremijenko is a 1999 Rockefeller Fellow. Her work includes digital,
electromechanical and interactive systems as well as biotechnology, and has been
exhibited throughout the world, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York City, Museum Moderne Kunst in Germany and LUX in London. She is known for her
creation of the “upside-down trees” sculpture at MASSMoCA.

            Two panel discussions are also set. Panel I is
entitled, “Why & How? Artist, Scientists & Technologists Borrow From
Each Other to Carry Their Message?” It will be at College Park Hall at 11:15
a.m. Moderator is Natalie Jeremijenko. Participants will include Joel Chadabe of
the Electronic Music Foundation, Mike Fortun of the Department of  Science
& Technological Studies at RPI, Kathy High of the Department of Interactive
Electronic Arts at RPI and Tad Hirsch of the MIT Media Lab.

            Panel II will be at the Schenectady Museum &
Planetarium at 2 p.m. It is entitled, “What Does the Creative Class Mean to the
Capital Region?” Moderator is Stephanie Przybylek, director of exhibitions, Schenectady Museum. Panelists will include J. Douglass Klein, director of Converging Technologies
and professor of economics at Union College, and

Lyn Taylor, president, Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of

            A reception at the Schenectady Museum & Planetarium
at 4 p.m. will include a performance by Bob Gluck, director of the Department of 
Electronic Music at the University at Albany.

            Walkup Registration begins at 9 a.m. at College
Park Hall. Admission is $30 for the full day, $20 for members, $15 for students,
$10 for half-day and $5 for the performance only. For more information,
contact: 518-382-7890 or visit www.schenectadymuseum.org


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Posted on Feb 25, 2005

Through Feb. 27
Dyson Hall, Nott Memorial
“Friends: One Day, One Wrong Turn” about the effects of a November
2000 car crash

Through March 7
Arts Atrium Gallery
Photographs by Iraqi Civilians, 2004
Sponsored by Department of Visual Arts. For more information, call ext. 6714

Through March 18
Social Sciences Gallery
Photographs from anthropology term in Tasmania

Through April 3
Wikoff Student Gallery, third floor, Nott Memorial
“Seeing in a New Light — A Spectrum of Artistic Nudes,” photographs
by Jessica Gildersleeve '07

Extended through May 1
Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial
“Walter Hatke: Recent Work”

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Posted on Feb 25, 2005

Thursday, Feb. 24, 6 p.m.
Old Chapel
Black History Month organizers present a tribute to Ray Charles and Ossie
Davis, with performances by the Union Step Team and the Heavenly Voices gospel

Thursday, Feb. 24, 7 p.m.
Nott Memorial
Lester Brown, founder of Worldwatch Institute on “Plan B: Rescuing a Planet
under Stress and a Civilization in Trouble.”

Friday, Feb. 25, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
College Park Hall
Conference on “Sustainable Development: Balancing Growth, Preservation and the
Environment” with keynote by Lester Brown, called the “guru of the
environmental movement.” Co-sponsored by ECOS: The Environmental Clearinghouse
and Environmental Studies.

Friday, Feb. 25 through Monday, Feb. 28, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Reamer Campus Center
Movie: National Treasure

Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 24 through 26, 8 p.m.

Yulman Theater
Mountebanks presents Black Tulip,
written and directed by Kit Goldstein '05.

Friday, Feb. 25, 7 p.m.
Messa Rink at Achilles Center
Men's hockey vs. Yale

Friday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
Union College Concert Series presents Florestan Trio

Saturday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m.
Messa Rink at Achilles Center
Men's hockey vs. Princeton

Sunday, Feb. 27, 3 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
Union College
Choir: Shakespeare to Music Concert

Friday, March 4 through Monday, March 7, 8 p.m. and 10

Reamer Campus Center
Movie: Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, 8 p.m.
Yulman Theater
Winter Dance Concert

Sunday, March 6, 3 p.m.
Memorial Chapel
Union College
Orchestra: Winter Fire Concert

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Review panels are set

Posted on Feb 25, 2005

Committees are reviewing the reappointments of 11 assistant professors.
Members of the campus community may give written or oral testimony to committee

Professors and their committees are:

Bradford Bruno, Mechanical
Frank Wicks, Ronald Bucinell and Richard
Wilk (chair, ext. 6268, wilkr@union.edu).

Jay Carlson, Graduate College of Union University: Alan Bowman, Rudy Nydegger and Donald Arnold
(chair, ext. 6302, arnoldd@union.edu).

Lorraine Cox, Visual Arts: Martin Benjamin, Louisa Matthew and Chris Duncan (chair, ext. 6448, duncanc@union.edu).

Nixi Cura, Visual Arts:
Walter Hatke, Linda Patrik and Louisa Matthew
(chair, ext. 6371, matthewl@union.edu).

Amy Gangl, Political Science:
Terry Weiner (chair, ext. 6066, weinert@union.edu).

Amy Hsiao, Mechanical
Ann Anderson, Cherrice Traver and William Keat (chair, ext.
6321, keatw@union.edu).

Anupama Jain, English:
Peter Heinegg, Edward Pavlic, James McCord, Jordan Smith, Ruth Stevenson and
Bonney MacDonald (chair, ext. 6044, macdonab@union.edu).

Joanne Kehlbeck, Chemistry:
Janet Anderson, Les Hull, Thomas Werner and James Adrian (chair, ext. 6406,

Kathleen LoGiudice, Biology:
Barbara Danowski, Peter Tobiessen and John Boyer (chair, ext. 6334, boyerj@union.edu).

Cheikh Ndiaye, Modern
Charles Batson, Victoria Martinez and William
Garcia (chair, ext. 6500, garciaw@union.edu).

Younghwan Song, Economics: Bradley Lewis, Stephen Schmidt, Suthathip
Yaisawarng and Eshragh Motahar
(chair, ext. 6065, motahare@union.edu).

A committee will review the professional performance of
David Fuller, systems librarian in Schaffer Library. Comments about his
performance, professional development, scholarship or service may be sent to a
committee member by March 18. Interviews may be arranged through the chair at
ext. 6279. Members are Cara Molyneaux, (chair), Gail Golderman and Lorie Wies, all
of Schaffer Library; and David Cossey of Information Technology Services.

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