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The 10th Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony
Opening remarks of the 10th annual Alumni Awards Ceremony on October 24 will be given by President Roger Bowen. The Alumni Association will recognize the following outstanding individuals: Paul Brown (Foundation Board), as a Friend of the College, for promoting community support of the goals of the College and Alumni Association; Glenn Hoagland (Class of '82/director of Mohonk Preserve), as an Alumnus of the Year, for significant professional achievement; Gail Park Logan (Class of '58/Alumni Association), for Distinguished Alumni Service, meritorious service to the College and Alumni Association; and Henry Urbanski (Language Immersion), as a Distinguished Teacher, for singular accomplishments in leading students to knowledge and understanding. Honorees have been chosen by an awards committee chaired by Edward Shuster (Class of '68).

Students to be presented with Alumni Association Scholarships at the ceremony are as follows: Katharine Bowen (Sophomore/Music Therapy), the Ruth Cleveland Endowment, granted to a student in the humanities; Jason Perno (Senior/Music Therapy), the Family Scholarship, granted to a student with one or more alumni family members; Jessica Pierce (Junior/Journalism), the Helen Weber Kuhnke Award, granted to a student who demonstrates exceptional service to the College or community; Danny Rutar (Senior/Secondary Education), the Merit Scholarship, granted to a student whose total score by committee members is the highest or whose achievements reflect the surmount of great adversity; and Mary Schucker (Junior/English and Secondary Education), the Evelyn Crawford Gluckman Award, granted to a student majoring in business, education or a related field. Additional Alumni Association Scholarship recipients include: Jean Ackers (Junior/History), Mon Hue Duong (Junior/Ceramics and Art Education), Angelica Hesse (Senior/Graphic Design) and Frances Mohl (Junior/English and Secondary Education). Christopher Herron (Junior/Anthropology) and Jeremy Tunkel (Senior/Business Administration and Finance) will be awarded scholarships of the Mid-Hudson Chapter of the Alumni Association, granted to students residing in the mid-Hudson region who have one or more alumni family members. Scholarship recipients have been chosen by an alumni awards committee chaired by Stephen Borman (Class of '70).

Please RSVP by October 20 for the Alumni Awards Ceremony, to be held 1-3 p.m. at the College Terrace Restaurant, with open and free admission. Office of Alumni Affairs: x3230.

Women's Studies Fall Conference
Registration for this year's Women's Studies Fall Conference titled "Silencing Women: Voices of Resistance," will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 24 in the south Lecture Center lobby. The conference will explore the ways in which social institutions, laws and culture have silenced women's voices and the various forms of women's resistance. Keynote speakers and their topics are as follows: Elisa Dávila (Foreign Languages), "Women's Studies in the Time of Cholera"; Meredith Tax (author and the founder and president of the global free speech network, Women's World Organization for Rights, Literature and Development), "The Power of the Word: Culture, Censorship and Voice"; Rebecca Walker (author, contributing editor to Ms. magazine and co-founder of an organization which promotes young women's activism, The Third Wave), "The Silences of the Marketplace." Additionally, the conference features 20 workshops on topics such as ageing women, poor women, religion and spirituality, silence and resistance in the arts and media, gender identity, welfare recipients, and lesbians within the family. The conference will conclude with an 8 p.m. concert in Studley Theatre, Old Main, by the Women's Percussion Ensemble performing jazz, Brazilian, African, classical and contemporary pieces. A $20 registration fee (students - $5) includes the concert. Attendees of the concert only will be charged $10. As always, conference attendees are encouraged to pay more if they are able. Registration brochures can be obtained by calling x3033 and information is available at x2975.

Totally RAD
Monday nights this month, 10 students and staff are learning awareness, avoidance, risk reduction and realistic self- defense/martial arts tactics through "The Rape Aggression Defense System (RAD)," a comprehensive course for women sponsored by the Campus Police Department, which began at the College in the spring of 1996. It is not a martial arts program, but is taught by four certified RAD instructors who are dedicated to teaching women defensive concepts and techniques against various types of assault. They are Fatima deCarvalho (College Activities), Mike Doyle, Rob Robinson and Jen Wait (all Campus Police). According to Wait, the course is "such an empowering amazing experience... for anyone who wants to learn about themselves and getting in touch with the power within." If you missed this session, register ASAP for another 12- hour course, to be held Tuesday nights, November 3, 10, 17 and December 1 from 6-9 p.m. Prices are as follows: Students - $10, staff - $15. Please contact Wait at x3340 to register. Hurry; space is limited and knowledge is precious.

Calendar of Events
The Office of Public Affairs is pleased to announce its new on-line Calendar of Events developed by Rachel Reuben (Public Affairs) and Lucy Anderson (Computer Services), to provide a central location for publicizing all campus events at: /events/calendar.cfm. It includes options for viewing the available information "today at a glance," "this week at a glance," "this month at a glance," or by a specific date, keyword or category such as alumni, arts, conferences, health & safety, sports, etc. This is a highly comprehensive calendar, including information such as an event's description, sponsors and additional information sources, as well as the date, time, cost and location. A sneak preview of the on-line calendar and a demonstration of the submission process will be performed by Reuben at the October 23 Faculty Meeting at 3 p.m. in LC 102.

For the past eight weeks, News Pulse has included a WEEKLY REMINDERS section to keep faculty and staff abreast of campus events while this database was in development. At this time, we request that all information regarding upcoming events be submitted for inclusion in the calendar by completion of an input form on the Web. Faculty and staff members who do not have Web access should call x3274 or fax information to 3345, but the use of the form is strongly encouraged for all those who do. It will result in event publicity that is organized, timely and highly accessible. Additionally, beginning in November, monthly calendars of campus events will be printed and distributed once again. All other News Pulse information should be submitted as usual, via the options listed in this newsletter's fine print.

 


Awards, Honors, and Recognition

President Roger Bowen was a panel discussant at the annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Boston last month. The panel, "E. Herbert Norman: Security Risk or Victim of McCarthyism," was sponsored by the Japan Political Studies Group. Additionally, Bowen was featured in a recent article titled "Under Fire" by Louise Jarvis, which appeared in the September/October 1998 issue of University Business. The article discussed the "political firestorm" Bowen endured following the Fall 1997 Women's Studies Conference, and included photos of Bowen on campus, taken by Luca Vignelli.

Karsten Verbeurgt (Mathematics & Computer Science) has completed all requirements for a doctorate at the University of Waterloo, Ontario and will be conferred at that university's fall convocation.

 


Publications: Books

Jan Schmidt (English) is the editor of Women/Writing/Teaching (SUNY Press, 1998), a collection of women writing teachers' autobiographical explorations of their identities as teachers, writers and feminists. It has been praised for its depth and richness of characters, dynamic interplay of voices, multiethnic focus and high-quality writing.

 


Alumni in the news

Jane Delgado (Class of '73) co-wrote SALUD! A Latina's Guide to Total Health-Body, Mind and Spirit with the National Hispanic Women's Health Initiative, a network of Hispanic community-based organizations. It is the first comprehensive health guide specifically for Hispanic women, offering a common-sense approach to total health that integrates body, mind and spirit, and offers excellent advice and the most recent medical findings. It has been published by HarperCollins in both Spanish and English. Delgado received a master's degree in Psychology from New York University, a master's degree in Urban and Policy Sciences from the W. Averell Harriman School of Urban and Policy Sciences and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from SUNY Stony Brook. She is a clinical psychologist and has been president of the Washington-based National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organization since 1985. A book review of SALUD!, written by Inés Pinto Alicea, was published in The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education in September.

Rachel Leon (BA/Women's Studies and Communication, 1990) is currently the executive director of Common Cause/ NY, where she is responsible for public policy, fund raising, staff management and working with national Common Cause, and is presently focusing on campaign finance reform. She is the author of several studies on workfare in New York state and various reports on child care and other key welfare issues.

 


Weekly Reminders
Also see the online Calendar of Events

October 1-31: Two exhibitions, "Chinese New Year Folk Prints," featuring examples of late 19th and early 20th century prints drawn from the permanent collection of the College Art Gallery and "NYCAS '98 Authors, Artists and Themes," which includes thematically-related works of conference participants and others, are on display in the lobby of Sojourner Truth Library during regular Library hours. Info: x3844.

Tuesday, October 20: At 8 p.m. in Nadia and Max Shepard Recital Hall, pianist Ruthanne Schempf will present a solo program of music by Haydn, Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev. Tickets, sold at the door one hour prior to performance, are priced as follows: General admission - $5, SUNY staff and senior citizens - $4, students - $3. Info: x3904.

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Thursday, October 22: For the eleventh year: The H.P. Lovecraft Forum, celebrating the Providence, Rhode Island writer of weird fiction. At 7:30 p.m. in the Faculty Tower, room 1010, the following guests will present talks on Lovecraft and associated topics: Ernelle Fife (English); Norman Gayford, author of several essays on Lovecraft; Judy Johnson, poet and professor of English at SUNY Albany; S.T. Joshi, editor of the journal, Lovecraft Studies, and author of a Lovecraft biography; John Langan (TA/English); Steven Mariconda, author of several essays on Lovecraft's style; and Robert Waugh (English). Specific speech topics are unknown, but concern matters of Lovecraft and "the weird tale as a genre," stated Waugh, who can be reached for additional information at x2754. All are welcome at no cost.

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