News From Fort Schuyler

November 14, 1997 - Volume 1, No. 5

DID YOU KNOW? - Our Crew team is the National Champion - Number 1 in the U.S. in the Men's Novice Four Division with an undefeated season? Not bad. The finale, at the famous Dad Vail Regatta in Philadelphia, took place during pre-cruise period and got lost in the rush of events. There is now an article about the team in the new college publication, The New York Mari- Times, which is put out by the Office of College Relations.

GOT THERE AND BACK - Dr. Karen Markoe, who chairs the Humanities Department, was a featured speaker last week at an academic conference about faculty governance held in Kobe, Japan. Dr. Markoe made her mark as a governance expert during her years as president of the SUNY-wide Faculty Senate. She also made a lot of people in New York State aware of SUNY Maritime for the first time. Now she is doing it on an international basis - a real faculty ambassador for Schuyler.

SPEAKER SPEAKER - Every semester there are a number of interesting presentations given on campus which might be of interest to alumni. For instance on Friday morning, November 14, (today for most of us) the NY State Historian, Joseph Meany, will lecture in the library to a section of history students on "Port in a storm: Port of New York in World War II." We would certainly welcome alumni to these public events, so in the future I will try to send out brief notices about them in a timely manner.

A TIMELY ANNOUNCEMENT - Live cadets are putting on live theater once again. The newly established Maritime Arts Guild will bring drama back to Fort Schuyler for the first time in 10+ years(?) at 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday, November 20. Besides a one-act play by Edward Albee, there will be music and readings. If you can come, please do, and support these plucky thespians who will be performing at the Student Activities Building (a.k.a. the "TIV.")

NOMINATIONS PLEASE! Dr. Markoe, the General Editor of a respected biographical reference work recently renamed, Scribner's American Lives, is seeking nominations of noteworthy Americans who died between 1981- 1990 for inclusion in this two-volume work. If YOU want to nominate a candidate, or even write a 1,000 word entry, send her a note.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.