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Employees celebrating 25 years of service to Union College are inducted annually into the Quarter Century Club. In appreciation of their dedication, President Stephen C. Ainlay and Judith Gardner Ainlay recognized new members at an induction dinner. The Quarter Century Club has 274 members, 141 current employees and 133 retirees. This year, Union inducted 11 new members.

They are: Wayne Archambault, office assistant in Dining Services; Karen Brison, the Roger Thayer Stone Professor of Anthropology; Ronald Bucinell, associate professor of mechanical engineering; Daniel Burns, the Gilbert R. Livingston Professor of Psychology; Ashraf Ghaly, the Carl B. Jansen Professor of Engineering; Crystal Gordon, Dining Services lead; John Stephen Horton, professor of biology; Michael Landolfo, stationary engineer for Facilities; Stephen Leavitt, vice president for Student Affairs and Dean of Students; Donald Rodbell, professor of geology; and Constance Schmitz, Facilities landscape specialist.

Three students currently have artwork on display in an intercollegiate exhibition at The Arts Center of the Capital Region in Troy. Two pieces by Richard Ham ’20 and one work each by Kevin Jordan ’18 and Abby Golodik ’18 are included.

An article by Jillmarie Murphy, associate professor of English and director of the Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies program, was published in the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies. “Analeptic Sublime: Recuperative Forces in Joel Tyler Headley's Adirondack; or Life in the Woods (1849),” examines Headley, a prolific 19th century writer and 1839 graduate of Union College. He wrote one of the first full-length books about the Adirondack Mountains and helped popularize the region, a relatively unfamiliar wilderness area of New York state at the time.

Stacie Raucci, associate professor and chair of the Classics Department, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Classical Association of the Middle West and South in Albuquerque, N.M. The paper, “Accessorizing the Ancient Roman Woman on Screen,” was part of a panel organized by Raucci on “Fashioning Ancient Women on Screen.”

Six Union students shared their research at an undergraduate classics conference. The event, hosted by Union, included the participation of students and faculty from Hamilton and Skidmore colleges. Samantha Collins ’18 and Francis Kailey ’18 delivered papers. Emilee Buytkins ’18, Francesca DiGioacchino ’18, Mallory Epstein ’20 and Caitlin Williams ’18 presented posters.

An article by Catherine Walker, visiting assistant professor of psychology, was published in the International Journal of Eating Disorders. “A Meta-Analysis of the Relationships between Body Checking, Body Image Avoidance, Body Image Dissatisfaction, Mood, and Disordered Eating” was co-authored by Vamshek Srinivasan ’18. Walker also presented a poster with Julia Brooks ’17 at the International Conference on Eating Disorders in Chicago.

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