May 2013 News Archive

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Think Fast

We’d long had a suspicion that a number of readers of the magazine are fascinated with things that go fast; classnotes entries were full of fast cars, airplanes and the like.

But nothing could have prepared us for the outpouring after we put out the call in the last issue (The Need for Speed). Dozens were eager to tell of their avocations – and vocations – that fulfill their need for speed.

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People in the news 04 - May 2013

Steve Dare, vice president for College Relations, has accepted a position as senior associate vice president for advancement at the University of Rochester. During his five years at Union, Dare helped complete the $250 million You Are Union campaign, the largest in College’s history.

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Annual UCARE Day slated for Sunday

Memorial Fieldhouse will be filled with games and activities Sunday as students from the Kenney Community Center host the annual UCARE Day.

The event, which runs from noon to 3 p.m., has carnival games, arts and crafts activities for local elementary school kids.

Union students will work booths with activities, including face painting, making paper flowers, learning to break dance, using microscopes, cookie decorating, board games and more.

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ASME to co-sponsor former astronaut Story Musgrave’s talk

The Hudson Mohawk section of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will co-sponsor “An Evening at the Planetarium” with veteran NASA space shuttle astronaut Story Musgrave on Monday at the Schenectady Museum of Innovation and Science, Schenectady. 

The event, which is open to the public, begins at 5:30 p.m. with a buffet, followed by Musgrave’s talk, 6:30-8 p.m. 

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Union Athletics rallies for charity home run derby

Union Athletics will host Justin’s “Just Out” Home Run Derby Wednesday, June 5 at 5 p.m. at Alexander Field.

The event will raise money for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center. The event is named for Justin Lloyd ’16, a student on the baseball team who is undergoing chemotherapy.

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Volunteer of the Week: Stefanie Thomson '14

By: Maura Driscoll '15

Stefanie Thomson ’14 of Port Perry, Ontario, Canada is the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week.

As a member of the women's ice hockey team, Thomson, a history major and political science minor, helped host the third annual STRIDE dance, held in College Park Hall. STRIDE's mission is to educate and empower individuals with special needs in life-changing sports and recreation programs to sustain healthy, active and fun lifestyles.

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From scratch: Student whips up fancy food from his dorm

Emanuel Storch '16 isn't your typical gourmand. The Phoenix, Ariz. resident doesn't rely on high-tech tools or state-of-the-art kitchens. Instead, he whips up dishes like roasted vegetable soup, fresh guacamole and grilled artichokes all from his dorm room. He chronicles his food adventures on his blog, Scratch

Learn more about Storch in our Q&A: 

Class Year: 2016

Major: Economics

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"Gorey Stories" brings improvisation to spring show

The Theater Department is currently running its spring show, “Gorey Stories,” conceived and adapted for the stage by Stephen Currens. 

With music by David Aldrich and based on the stories and illustrations of Edward Gorey, “Gorey Stories” is a somewhat macabre, often titillating, always delightful, nonsensical romp directed by Patricia Culbert, senior artist-in-residence, and music direction by Andy Iorio, guest artist.