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Adventures in the Adirondacks
Students in the inaugural “Adirondacks and American Environmental History” course didn’t just study the northern New York region, they got to know it— personally. They took a trip to an Adirondack ghost town and an abandoned iron works, made a five-mile trek (one way) to a stunning lake and 19th-century great camp, and had an overnight adventure with paddling, s’mores and a hike to an old fire tower. It made for one of the best classes many of the students had ever taken.
John Wold '38: 100 years of making a difference
John S. Wold '38 celebrated his 100th birthday Aug. 31. The Casper, Wyo., man, who recently announced a $5 million gift to Union, has dedicated his long life to making remarkable things happen here at the College and well beyond.
Hunting for herps
Students in “Herpetology: Biology of Amphibians and Reptiles,” taught by senior lecturer Barbara Pytel, had a blast hunting for frogs, snakes, turtles and salamanders on a number of field trips this spring. See some of the cool critters they studied—and met in the wild—in this photo-feature.
The father of Union soccer
A gentleman named Franz Gleich coached Dutchmen soccer between 1948 and 1957. The German immigrant made a lasting, positive impact on many of his players.