Milne Alumni April Newsletter
April 15, 2013

by Judy Koblintz Madnick, '61

Dear Milne Alumni and Supporters,

In this issue:

* Digitization Project Update!
* Class of 1973 40th Reunion
* Sad News

(Please note that links included in Milne Alumni Newsletters may at some point become obsolete.)


To date we have received $3,707 toward digitizing all available Crimson & White and Bricks & Ivy editions. If you haven't yet made a donation or wish to increase the contribution you have already made, please consider this important project.

For further information, see A list of donations is available at

As previously announced, support for our digitization project has become available through the University at Albany M.E. Grenander Endowment in the form of matching funds, thanks to Brian Keough, manager of the endowment. When we reach $5,000 in donations, we will receive $5,000 from the University at Albany M.E. Grenander Endowment. These alumni and supporter donations must be received by June 30, 2013, the end of the University's fiscal year.

With $10,000 ($5,000 in donations plus $5,000 in matching funds), we will be able to begin the digitization of Milne newspapers and yearbooks, completing nearly half the project...which will enable us to enjoy full-text web access of many of our Milne yearbooks and/or newspapers via searchable files.

For those who are interested, microfilming is done on planetary cameras, including Zeutschel and Gratek Congress I, and book cradles are available to allow bound volumes to be microfilmed without disbanding. Hudson Microimaging's digital conversion services provide an output as Tagged Image File Format (TIFF) and derivative formats such as Portable Document Format (PDF) that are indexed to facilitate retrieval. If you have further questions about the digitization process, please contact Brian Keough.


The Class of 1973 is in the process of planning its 40th reunion. The "99% Final until Further Notice" schedule is as follows:

August 16: A gathering at the "Tavern" in the Desmond Hotel, 660 Albany Shaker Road, 8 p.m.-? Cash bar. Dress is comfortable business casual. Number: 518-869-8100.

August 17: Boat cruise and dinner on Captain JP yacht from Troy, NY. The cruise is 3 hours, leaving at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive 1/2 hour before for boarding. You make your own arrangements by calling the reservation number below and referencing "Milne 40th." Cost is $43 per person. It is suggested that you confirm early so that they position our group together and in a prime spot. -- Telephone: 518-270-1901.

In summary:
Prime Rib Dinner-Dance (Optional entrees of chicken or vegetable lasagna)
Price: $43.00
Length of trip: 3 hours
Boards: 7:00 p.m.
Departs: 7:30 p.m.

All food is prepared and cooked in their onboard galley. After dinner, enjoy their house band on the dinner deck, or go out on the open-air decks to enjoy the Albany skyline while listening to the house DJ play all of your favorite songs.

Golf: Contact Paul Hart if interested by sending an email to Paul or calling 518-852-3232.


Please note that I rely upon the Albany Times Union and input from other alumni for this information, so if you become aware of someone who has passed away, please let me know. If a name is underlined, it represents a link to the obituary. Many obituaries are available free for a limited time only.

Betty Pease Krahmer, wife of Johannes (Hans) Robert Krahmer, '49, passed away on March 9, 2013.

Howard Yaguda, '70, passed away on March 13, 2013.

Martin Schapiro, father of Adrienne SCHAPIRO Ferriss, '71, passed away on March 24, 2013.

Kenneth Seifert, '47, passed away on April 3, 2013.

Thanks to all of you for your interest in Milne Alumni activities.

Judy (Koblintz) Madnick, '61

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