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Students sponsor earthquake relief dinner

Posted on Oct 28, 2005

EARTHQUAKE FUNDRAISER: From left, Anjali Singla '07, Omar Shakir '08, Jay Shah '08 and Shazia Baig '09 sell tickets for an earthquake relief dinner earlier this week.

They were on the money.

This week members of the MSA, MECCA, Shakti and Campus Action groups raised $1,035 from a fundraiser — reaching their $1,000 goal — to support relief efforts in northern Pakistan.

Recent earthquakes killed more than 57,000 people, most of them children, and left nearly five million others homeless.

The students sponsored an Indian dinner, with food donated by Taj Mahal restaurant in downtown Schenectady. They also raised money from henna tattoos.

All of the funds will go to UNICEF to aid the victims.

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Posted on Oct 28, 2005

HANGING OUT: Things have gotten a little creepy at Reamer Campus Center, just in time for Halloween.















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EVENTS: Oct. 28-Nov.6

Posted on Oct 28, 2005

Friday, Oct. 28, 3 p.m. / Garis Field / Men's soccer vs. Nazareth

Friday, Oct. 28, 8 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Trio: Milana Chernyavska, piano; Julia Fisher, violin; Danjulo Ishizaka, cello.

Friday, Oct. 28 – Monday, Oct. 31, 8 and 10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: War of the Worlds

Sunday, Oct. 30, 3 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Union College Community Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 6 p.m. / Memorial Fieldhouse / Volleyball vs. Oneonta

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / The Rev. Dr. Martin Marty, “When Beliefs Collide: Is There Hope for U?”

Wednesday, Nov. 2–Sunday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m. / Yulman Theatre / Performance: “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” with a Hawaiian theme

Thursday, Nov. 3, 4:30 p.m. / Schaffer LibraryPhi Beta Kappa Room / Philosophy Speaker Series Presents: Jeff McMahan of Rutgers University on “Terrorism, War and the War on Terror”

Thursday, Nov. 3, 4 p.m. / Hale House / Speakers in the Humanities presents: Steven P. Scalet, University at Binghamton, “Corporate Social Responsibility”

Thursday, Nov. 3, 7 p.m. / F.W. Olin Room 115 / Speakers in the Humanities presents: Sherrie Braver, “Ciudad y Suburbia: The Changing Nature of Latino Immigration”

Friday, Nov. 4–Monday, Nov. 7, 8 and 10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: Must Love Dogs

Friday, Nov 4, 9 p.m. / College Park Hall / Concert: Ben Folds

Saturday, Nov. 5, 1 p.m. / Frank Bailey Field / Football vs. Hobart

Saturday, Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m. / Old Chapel / Shakti's Diwali Show

Sunday, Nov. 6, 1 p.m. / Frank Bailey Field / JV Football vs. Hudson Valley C.C.

Sunday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Union College Choir Concert


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EXHIBITS: Photos, posters, digital works

Posted on Oct 28, 2005

'Bricks' – Sidney Gluck

Through Oct. 30

Dyson Hall, Nott Memorial

“The Terra Cotta Soldiers of Xian: Photographs by Sidney Gluck”

A selection of images of the magnificent life-sized terra cotta soldiers and horses unearthed at Xian in the 1970s. The huge army was created by the First Emperor of China to immortalize the military might of the First Dynasty and serve the Emperor in his afterlife.

Through Dec. 18

Mandeville Gallery, Nott Memorial

“The Political Body: Posters from the People's Republic of China in the 1960s and 1970s”

A striking collection of some 30 Chinese posters examining the relationships between the human body and the body politic during the 1960s and 1970s, from the Chinese Poster Collection of the University of Westminster, London. The images depict a range of styles and media, from realist oil painting and photographs to woodblock prints and cartoons.

Through mid-December

Faculty lounge, Social Sciences building

“Historical Railroad Calendars” from the Wells Collection

A dozen calendars from the 1920s-'50s given to the public by the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad Companies, on loan from Ronald V. Wells, father of Robert V. Wells, professor of history.

Oct. 27 through Dec. 2

Burns Arts Atrium Gallery, Visual Arts Building

“Digital Means: Collages, Paintings, & Digital Works by Robert Kinsell and Leonard Stokes.”

This exhibition brings together 40 works by these two acclaimed artists for the first time. Kinsell, professor of Art at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacagdoches, Texas, uses digital media to make paintings, while Stokes, a professor of visual art at Purchase College, State University of New York, makes collages. Both men have exhibited extensively in solo and group exhibitions  throughout the country. 

The exhibition and related events are made possible through the generous support of Union College, its Visual Arts Department and the Walter C. Baker Fine Arts Endowment, which continue to promote the visual arts in the Capital Region of New York state.

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All aboard: Train art ‘an interdisciplinary treat’

Posted on Oct 28, 2005

From the Wells Collection

Like old trains or popular culture? Then stop by the faculty lounge on the second floor of Social Sciences through mid-December to enjoy 12 historical railroad calendars given to the public by the New York Central and Pennsylvania Railroad Companies between 1925 and 1952. 

“This combines technology, commercial art and history in an interdisciplinary treat,” says Robert V. Wells, professor of history. “The calendars are on loan from my father, who collected them when he was young.”

As part of their promotional efforts in the first half of the 20th century, railroad companies offered calendars yearly to interested individuals. Wells' father, Ronald V. Wells, collected a number of them between the 1920s and 1950s.

The exhibit includes two calendars from the New York Central, ca. 1920s, and 10 from the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1930s-'50s.  

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