October 2014 News Archive

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Volunteer of the Week- October 30, 2014

Maya Whalen-Kipp ‘16 is the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteer of the Week.

As a result of her participation in Power Shift, an environmental youth activist conference held in Pittsburgh, Pa., last year, Whalen-Kipp learned about the plans for an event that was expected to be the “largest convergence of people for the sake of the planet that has happened in modern history.”

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Wold Lecture on Religion and Conflict coming Thursday

On Thursday, Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m., Prof. Ebrahim Moosa of the University of Notre Dame will be delivering the annual Wold Lecture on Religion and Conflict in the Nott Memorial. His lecture is titled “Negotiating the Ethical in Islamic Law: Practices, Politics and Tradition.”

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Notice-Choose-Tell asks students to 'step back and think'

“What’s my Union story?” That is the question that planners of a new app – Notice-Choose-Tell – want students to ask of themselves.

NCT is a web-based application designed to help students through a process of self-reflection to make more intentional, meaningful and informed choices about their Union education.

The app, which has been in the pilot phase for the past year, was launched last week to upperclass Union Scholars. It will open to other students on Nov. 7.

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Spirit in the night: A ghost (story) haunts Jackson’s Garden

It’s Halloween, a time when the story of Alice Van der Veer rises from the grave to presumably scare another generation of ghost believers.

If you aren’t familiar with the tale (and there are various iterations) the gist is this: Around 1672, Van der Veer was a fetching 17-year-old who lived with her family in a cabin along the Mohawk River, on the outskirts of Schenectady in its infancy.

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Theater students take on "A Streetcar Named Desire"

The Department of Theater and Dance will open their production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams on Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by Patricia Culbert, senior artist-in-residence, the show will run until Nov. 8 with performances beginning at 7:30 p.m., and two matinees on Nov. 8 and 9 at 2 p.m.

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Volunteers of the Week- October 23, 2014

Keri Willis and Bridget Graham ’09 of the Becker Career Center are the Kenney Community Center’s Volunteers of the Week.

The pair volunteered on John Calvin Toll Day of Service and helped clean Vale Park with the brothers of Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity.

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Men’s expert to share his thoughts in talk at Union

Noted sociologist and author Michael Kimmel will speak Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

His talk, “Mars and Venus, or Planet Earth: Women and Men in a New Millennium,” is free and open to the public.

Kimmel is among the leading researchers and writers on men and masculinity. A professor of sociology and gender studies at Stony Brook University, he directs the school’s Center for the Study of Men.

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TV journalist John Quiñones to speak at Union

Journalist and television news anchor John Quiñones will speak Thursday, Oct. 30, at 5:30 p.m. in the Nott Memorial.

His talk, “Diversity in the Media,” is part of the Presidential Forum on Diversity series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Quiñones grew up in a poor family of migrant workers to become ABC’s first Latino correspondent and a seven-time Emmy Award winner.