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U-Care carnival brings hundreds of kids to College

Posted on Apr 29, 2005

Union College's Kenney Community Center is hosting the annual U-Care Day for Schenectady youth on Sunday, May 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Fieldhouse. The event is free and open to children 12 and under (adults should accompany all children).

Coordinated by Union student groups from across campus, the carnival-like event features such attractions as “Mr. Bouncy Bounce,” a petting zoo, a soccer clinic, basketball shoot, face painting, spin art, and, of course, food — cotton candy, snow cones, and barbecued dogs and burgers are all on the house.

Latoya Roper, a Union freshman who is co-chairing the event, said the main goal of the event is fun. “We are expecting upwards of 500 children and their parents as well as about 100 student and Union staff volunteers, and everyone will have fun!” she said. “This is a great way for Union students to get to know the community better and get involved.” Sophomore Karolina Cikowska is also chairing the event.

In addition to the College and a number of its Greek Society members, participating sponsors include Price Chopper, Wal-Mart, and Stewart's Shops.

For more information, call 388-6777 or email to ucare@union.edu.


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Rachel Beckman receives ECAC honors

Posted on Apr 29, 2005

Rachel Beckman

Union women's lacrosse goaltender Rachel Beckman (Needham, MA/Needham) started in goal for all three of Union's wins last week. The junior combined for 26 saves and allowed just 18 goals on 52 shots. In the team's 13-9 win at Vassar she made 11 saves. Against Hamilton, Beckman made 11 saves, including a stop with 3:41 left on a free position shot to preserve a one-goal lead and help Union capture the Liberty League regular season championship in a close 7-5 win. The next day she made four saves in a 17-4 win against St. John Fisher. On the season, Beckman has an 8-3 record with an 8.00 goals against average.

The Dutchwomen are 11-3 and return to action next weekend. Union will host the 2005 Liberty League Women's Lacrosse Championships on May 7 and 8 at Frank Bailey Field. #1 seed Union will play #4 seed Hamilton at 11 a.m. and Skidmore will face St. Lawrence at 1:30 p.m. in semifinal action Saturday. Sunday will feature the championship game at 12 p.m.

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Posted on Apr 29, 2005

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

Through May 29
Wikoff Student Gallery, third floor, Nott Memorial
“Visions and Revisions: Recycled and Environmental Art” sponsored by the College's Environmental Club. Exhibit of 25 environmentally themed artistic works include sculpture, painting, photography, collage, and other mixed media.

Through spring term
Humanities Gallery
“Silk Spaces” by Arlene Baker

Through spring term
Burns Arts Atrium Gallery
Senior art exhibits

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Posted on Apr 29, 2005

Friday, April 29, from 2 to 4 p.m.
Reamer Campus Center patio
Retirement reception for Maria Iuliano of Dining Services

Friday, April 29 through Monday, May 2, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium
Movie: Assault on Precinct 13

Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.
Memorial Fieldhouse
Rube Goldberg contest for local high schoolers

Saturday, April 30, 1 p.m.
Frank Bailey Field
Men's Lacrosse vs. Rensselaer

Saturday, April 30, 10 p.m.
Old Chapel
Alfred & Seymour: Hip-hop dance/comedy duo

Saturday, April 30, 9:30 a.m.
Alumni Gymnasium, pool and Frank Bailey Field track
Annual Try-Math-Lon, a series of events for girl combining physical and math skills

Saturday, April 30, 10 p.m.
College Park Hall
Greek formal

Monday, May 2, 7 p.m.
Arts 215
Deborah Wong of the University of California, Riverside, on “Transnational Taiko: Encounter Fantasy and Festival in Asian American Drumming. Part of the Performing Asian America series sponsored by East Asian Studies

Tuesday, May 3, 7:30 p.m.
Nott Memorial
Perspectives at the Nott: Michael Ondaatje, author of The English Patient

Tuesday, May 3, 12:35 p.m.
Everest Lounge
Junior Women's Faculty Colloquium presents Kathleen LoGiudice, assistant professor of biology, on “Is there a relationship between biodiversity and Lyme disease?”

Wednesday, May 4, noon
Nott Memorial
Investiture of Harold O. Fried to the David L. and Beverly B. Yunich Professorship of Business Ethics

Wednesday, May 4, 4:30 to 7 p.m.
Beuth House
International Festival

Friday, May 6
Various campus locations
Steinmetz Symposium

Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8
Parents' Weekend

Friday, May 6 through Monday, May 9, 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Reamer Campus Center Auditorium
Movie: Hitch

Saturday, May 7, 11 a.m.
Memorial Chapel
Prize Day

Saturday, May 7, 8 p.m.
Old Chapel
Destination Desserts

Saturday, May 7, 12 p.m.
Central Park ball field
Men's baseball vs. Hartwick

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