December 2013 News Archive

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Grant to preserve letters between Apperson, FDR

The Apperson-Schaefer collection at Union’s Kelly Adirondack Center will be catalogued and showcased on an interactive website under a Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources.

The project, “Grass Roots Activism and the American Wilderness:  Pioneers in the Twentieth Century Adirondack Park Conservation Movement,” was recently selected from among 75 applicants.

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New Mandeville exhibit explores the art of well-being

“On Being: Exploring Psychological and Spiritual Well-Being through the Creative Process," opens Jan. 4 in the Mandeville Gallery and runs through March 9.

The exhibit features three contemporary figurative artists -- Valerie Hammond, Keun Young Park and Sheila Ross –  and their visual explorations of well-being.

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Communications and Marketing honored by CASE

The Department of Communications and Marketing has received five Accolades awards from the Council for the Advancement of Secondary Education (CASE) for the 2012-13 academic year.

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Boston Camerata returns to concert series for holiday show

The acclaimed early music ensemble Boston Camerata will return to Memorial Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 3 p.m. on the Union College Concert Series.

Lauded by The New York Times as “world-class,” the group has been called, “America’s foremost early music ensemble” by the Parisian standard Le Monde. The Camerata will return to the series for the 24th year, to perform a holiday program of Medieval songs and instrumental works from France.

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Grant to give new life to historic Adirondack collection

In April 1926, John S. Apperson, an engineer for General Electric in Schenectady, wrote to Franklin Roosevelt, seeking advice on how New York could preserve a valuable tract of land on Lake George.

At the time, Roosevelt, years from being elected president, was a politically powerful attorney in New York City who had the ear of the state’s governor, Al Smith.

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Terri Cerveny appointed vice president for College Relations

Terri Cerveny has been appointed vice president for College Relations, President Stephen C. Ainlay has announced.

Cerveny succeeds Stephen Dare, who left after five years to become senior associate vice president for advancement at the University of Rochester.

At Union, Cerveny will be responsible for managing alumni relations, development and communications and marketing, along with foundation, corporate and government relations.

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'God's gift to Africa,' and more

Herman Nickel '51, former ambassador to South Africa, discusses the death of Nelson Mandela.

Nickel interviewed Mandela in 1961 when he was a correspondent for Time magazine.

To read the article, click here.

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Union to host conference on climate change

“Climate Change: Adaptation and Building Resiliency in our Communities” is the focus of a daylong conference hosted by Union Friday, Jan. 24, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at College Park Hall.

The keynote speaker is Judith Enck, regional administrator for the Environmental Protection Agency’s Region 2, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and seven Tribal Nations.

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Patrick Allen, dean of UGC School of Education, is mourned

Friends and colleagues in the Union community are mourning the loss of Pat Allen, dean of the School of Education at Union Graduate College. He died Nov. 24, 2013, after a long illness. He was 72.

He joined Union’s graduate program in 1992 as director of Educational Studies, later becoming dean of the School of Education at UGC.