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Resnick Dedication Ceremony
All faculty, staff and students are invited to celebrate as The Louis and Mildred Resnick Engineering Hall is officially dedicated to those whose names it bears. A ceremony to be held Thursday, October 29 at 3 p.m. in the parking lot on the south side of the new 15,000-square-foot engineering hall will include the presentation of a President's Medal to honor the generous College donors and that customary characteristic of such ceremonies: the ribbon cutting. Additionally, following opening remarks by President Roger Bowen, the ceremony will include a speech titled "Engineering the Engineering Program: The College and Its Champions," by Alice Chandler (SUNY New Paltz president emerita); the keynote address, "The Omnibus Issue: Competitiveness," by John E. Mack III (Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corp. chair); statements of appreciation delivered by Harry Scherr III (College Council chair), Eli Basch (College Foundation chair) and other members of the College community; a message from Congressman Maurice Hinchey; and a presentation titled "Giving for Living" by Selma Field (former College Council chair). The dedication will be followed by an open house with refreshments served in Room 109. The site of the ceremony is the parking lot located between Bouton Hall and the Coykendall Science Building, to be closed to traffic following the conclusion of evening classes on Wednesday, October 28 for the assemblage of a party tent. The lot is expected to reopen Friday morning.

Honoring the Resnicks cannot stop there. That same day, a luncheon will take place in the College Terrace for recipients of the following scholarships titled: Mildred and Louis Resnick, Joseph Y. Resnick, Resnick Health Sciences, Peg Leg Bates and Trudy Resnick Farber. Additionally, the luncheon will be enjoyed by 1997 and 1998 Adopt-A-Scholars and their sponsors, listed respectively, as follows: Meaghan Cleveland - J. Phillip Zand (J. Phillip Zand, Attorney at Law), Sean Finneran - Norman Kellar (Kellar and Kellar, Attorneys at Law), Lauren Haimelin - Marlene Brown (Class of '73 and '77), Rebecca Hasbrouck - Taylor and Elizabeth Thompson (FTS Systems, Inc.), Carrie Hedges - Ed Ullman (Bienstar, Inc.), Corinne Hedges - Michael DiSilva (Fleet Bank), Morgan LaFemina - Dwight Lodge (WebPrime), Christin Marchica - Wendell Van Lare (Class of '67), Kathrin Mochamer - President Roger Bowen and Gail Gallerie (President's Office), Asiya Tadjouri - Julien Studley (Studley Realty, Inc.), Matthew Whitaker - Louis and Mildred Resnick, and Matthew Ziegler - Bruce Orenstein (Class of '68).

Try it on
More than 1,200 journals in full-image (text and graphics) are now accessible to College faculty, staff and students through Electronic Collections Online (ECO), a database of academic journals from approximately 30 publishers in numerous disciplines. The Sojourner Truth Library's trial period for the database lasts through November 30. To view ECO, follow these steps:

Library faculty are collecting feedback from users during the trial period to decide whether a subscription to this database would prove beneficial to the College community, so please direct responses to ECO to Wilma Schmidt at x3705 or the information desk at x3710.

Welcome home
In Kumamoto, Richard Panman's SMANCS treatment has been successfully administered! The macromolecular anti-cancer agent is pooling within his tumor, a spleenic lymph node. There, it should remain to continue its attack of the cancer cells, deteriorating them while Richard's health improves. His letters indicate an emotional outpouring of energy as part of the healing process and as always, faith and determination. Sandra Panman (EOP) said she is so grateful for the extraordinary job her son Seth has done caring for Richard in Japan, and she can't thank this community enough for all of the support it has offered her family. "If this works for Richard, his new mission is to get this thing over here and share it with others- after he gets his strength back," she said. Richard and Seth's sightseeing ventures between hospital visits include Kumamoto Castle, the volcanic Mount Aso, Monkey Mountain and its 2,000 wild monkeys, a hot springs bath in Beppu, and a hot sand bath in Ibusuki. Next stop: Stewart airport at 9 p.m. on November 7.


Weekly Reminders

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.

October 10-November 15: Two exhibitions, "Sacred Ancient Asia: Photography by Kenro Izu," in Chandler Gallery and "Opium Works: An Installation by Barbara Broughel," in North Gallery can be viewed at the College Art Gallery during regular hours as follows: Tue-Fri: 1-4, Tue eve: 7-9, Sat & Sun: 1-4. Gallery info: x3844.

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Thursday, October 29:

Friday, October 30: A fall retreat, to be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Val-Kill Conference Center (former home of Eleanor Roosevelt) features Jane Tompkins, teacher, workshop leader and author of the autobiographical critique, A Life in School: What the Teacher Learned, and numerous publications in the fields of literary theory, American literature, popular culture and women's writing. Formally a function for the review of writing intensive proposals, this retreat will interest not only Writing Board members, but is open to all faculty and staff, though registration is limited. Info: Jan Schmidt at x2724 or Pat Sullivan at x3456.


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