September 2012 News Archive

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Insta-star: Union student a big hit on social media

When Bobby Ferro '16 came to Union, he also brought along his 6,000 Instagram followers.

The Bridgewater, N.J. native has racked up thousands of followers on the photo sharing site, which is consistently one of the most downloaded free apps on iTunes. Instagram recently surpassed Twitter for number of mobile users in one day with about 7.3 million users uploading pictures everyday. 

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Annual Safety Day set for Oct. 2

Each year, approximately 2,000 fires occur on college and university campuses, killing 15 students, staff or faculty. More than half of the deaths involve alcohol use.

With that in mind, Union will host its fourth annual Safety Day Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in front of Reamer Campus Center.

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Author and educator Mark Roche to make the case for the Liberal Arts

Mark Roche, author of the award-winning Why Choose the Liberal Arts, will kick off a new speaker series at Union Monday, Oct. 1, at 5:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

His talk, "Liberal Arts: What are they good for?" is free and open to the public.

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Union names new senior director of communications and marketing

Gail C. Glover has been named senior director of communications and marketing at Union following a national search. Glover succeeds Jill Hungsberg, who resigned to return to her native Indiana. She begins at Union Oct. 1.

Glover will oversee the Office of Communications, whose responsibilities include media and public relations, publications, the alumni magazine, the College’s Web site and the Chronicle, a weekly internal newsletter.

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Union man

The Oct. 1 issue of The New Yorker includes a review of Walter Stahr's Seward: Lincoln's Indispensable Man, a new biography of William Seward, Class of 1820.

Best know as Abraham Lincoln’s Secretary of State, Seward was first a N.Y. State Senator, Governor of New York, U.S. Senator, and presidential candidate running against Lincoln in 1860.

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Metered mathematics

Originally published in the Union College Magazine, Fall 2012

 

When most people think math, they think fractions, formulas, variables, graphs – the antithesis, some might say, of lyrical or poetic expression. But words in verse were once integral to mathematical thinking, learning and communication.

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Volunteer of the Week

This week’s Kenney Community Center Volunteer of the Week is Julia Tierney ’15. 

As one of the student leaders for the center’s Homework Help Program, Tierney spends part of her week assisting local elementary school students with their work, as well as playing games with the kids when their homework has been completed. 

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TAYLOR TIME! kicks off Monday with Music After 1900

Once again, the Taylor Music Center offers "music to fit your schedule" with a new concert series beginning Monday, Sept. 24.

“These short concerts are designed to fit in between the work and school day and evening activities,” said Hilary Tann, the John Howard Payne Professor of Music. “Concerts last from 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., a perfect interlude. We want people to come and enjoy this sound bite."

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Chamber Concert Series bringing many new artists to Union

The 41st International Festival of Chamber Music presents leading artists and ensembles in 14 concerts this year at its home in Memorial Chapel. The series offers another impressive lineup of artists welcoming some audience favorites with exciting newcomers making their debut. Those premiering include: 

Rafal Blechacz: This Polish pianist won the 2005 Chopin Competition and records exclusively for Deutsche Grammophon.