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Minervas have a field day

Posted on May 25, 2006

The Minerva Houses are hosting Field Day on Saturday, May 27, 3-5 p.m., in the grassy area between Golub and Beuth. Sarah Boone, assistant director for Minerva programs, says it's “a great way to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend with your families, fellow colleagues and students.” Each house is sponsoring games, including human checkers, horseshoes, kickball and three-legged races. Capture the Flag is set for 4 p.m. on Rugby Field. Also on hand: free ice cream and a Moon Bounce.

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Memorial Day tribute scheduled

Posted on May 25, 2006

The Gospel Choir and the Kenney Community Center volunteers will recognize all veterans and members of the Armed Forces who are also members of Union College on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29, 4-4:30 p.m. at the Flag Pole behind the Nott and Rugby Fields. The ceremony will pay tribute to students, staff, faculty and alumni who have served, or currently are serving. “We are asking the Union College community to take a few minutes of their day to join us in remembering and honoring those in our community who are members of the Armed Forces,” said Gretchel Hathaway Tyson, director of Affirmative Action and Community Outreach. If you know anyone who deserves to be recognized, contact Tyson at tysong@union.edu.

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Posted on May 25, 2006

Friday, May 26, 12:05 p.m. / Arts Building 215 / Lunchtime jazz: Modern jazz, Tim Olsen, associate professor of music, and Friends

Friday, May 26-Monday, May 29, 8 & 10 p.m.  / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: “Madea's Family Reunion”

Friday, May 26, 10 p.m. / Jackson's Garden / Party in the garden

Saturday, May 27 / Grassy area between Golub and Beuth houses / Minerva Field Day / Family fun and games for the Union community

Saturday, May 27, 5:30 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Senior Recital featuring Sarah Serbun '06 assisted by Sarah Bills '06

Saturday, May 27, 6 p.m. / College Park Hall / Shaki's spring fashion show

Sunday, May 28, 8 p.m. / Golub House / Psychology movie: Abnormal psych film

Monday, May 29 / Campuswide / Admissions: Junior Jump Start Open House

Monday, May 29, 4 p.m. / Union Campus / Memorial Day: Veteran Recognition Ceremony

Monday, May 29, 5 p.m.  / Memorial Chapel / Student recital

Monday, May 29, 8 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Union College Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, May 30, 12:30 p.m. / NWS&E 304 / Physics seminar: Mark Walker, professor-on leave, on “Unfrocking a Scientist: Peter Debye and the Legacy of National Socialism”

Tuesday, May 30, 1 p.m. / Becker Career Center / Resume workshop

Tuesday, May 30, 4 p.m. / Golub House / Admissions BBQ

Tuesday, May 30, 6 p.m. / Arts 215 / Feminist film series: “The Stepford Wives”

Tuesday, May 30, 7 p.m. / Social Sciences 012 / Latino film series: “Maria Full of Grace”

Wednesday, May 31, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. / Becker Career Center 214 / Interview: YAI National Institute for People with Disabilities

Thursday, June 1, noon / Jay and State streets / Union College Jazz Ensemble, Tim Olsen, associate professor pf music, director

Thursday, June 1, 5 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Senior recital featuring Sarah Bills '06 assisted by Sarah Serbun '06

Friday, June 2-Monday, June 5, 8 &10 p.m. / Reamer Campus Center Auditorium / Movie: “16 Blocks”

Saturday, June 3, 5 p.m. / Memorial Chapel / Student recital

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Celebrate the Asian Garden design

Posted on May 25, 2006

A new garden built by the students of AAH480, the Asian Garden Design seminar, will be unveiled on Friday, June 2, from 3-5 p.m., with Asian hors d'oeuvres. There will be a performance by the Union College Taiko (Japanese drums) Ensemble at 4:30 p.m. Activities are set for Jackson's Garden, or Chet's in case of rain. The garden construction and reception have been made possible with the support of the East Asian Studies Program and the Department of Visual Arts. For more information, contact Prof. Nixi Cura at curan@union.edu.

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Political science students expose global criminals

Posted on May 25, 2006

Prof. Hislope (left)Erin McLaughlin '07(center) Dennis Hoffman '85 (right)

A poster session held in the Nott Memorial Wednesday featured the research of students in the course, “Theories of International Relations.”

The event, part of the College's Entrepreneurship program, was sponsored by Union Trustee Steve Ritterbush '68 and alumnus Dennis Hoffman '85. 

Carla Reeves '08

Political Science Professor Robert Hislope teaches the class this spring term. The twist on entrepreneurship that his students address is the role of entrepreneurial criminals (or criminal entrepreneurs) in global politics.

Dennis Hoffman '85 (left) Jim McCormick '08 (center) and economics Professor Hal Fried

Topics for the research projects and posters include: sex trafficking and sex tourism in the Balkans and Asia; kleptocratic elites in Africa and Latin America; petrostates and corruption; arms dealers, pirates, and the privatization of warfare and the role of corruption and organized crime during post-communist transitions.

Pat Mulrooney '07





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