Recent accomplishments by faculty, students, and alumni.
October 21, 2010
CODA, LLC, Scott Krone's real estate, architecture, and master builder firm, won a Green Good Design award. Krone was honored for a home in Wilmette, Illinois, which was one of only two homes in the United States to receive the international award. Krone is a 1991 graduate of Kenyon.
September 30, 2010
The September 29 edition of the New York Times featured a story about Catherine D. Elkies, a senior vice president and director of private and corporate collections for Christie's Americas. Elkies, Class of 1987, specializies in the acquisition and marketing of celebrity memorabilia.
September 29, 2010
According to a news release from Drake University, Chris Creighton, head football coach at Drake, has a date with history when he takes his team to the country of Tanzania in Africa to play the first American football game on the continent. Drake will play an all-star team from Mexico in the inaugural Global Kilimanjaro Bowl on May 21, 2011. Creighton, a 1991 graduate of Kenyon, plans to involve his team in community projects such as helping to build and orphanage.
September 27, 2010
Public Relations Disaster, a play by James Michael Playwright-in-Residence Wendy MacLeod, will premiere at AwareFest in Bloomington, Indiana, in October. AwareFest is designed to raise public awareness of important issues through theater and other forms of art. MacLeod's work is about the public relations firm that handled the BP oil spill.
August 24, 2010
Hopkins School Math Teacher Julia Rowny, Class of 2008, was named Coach of the Week by MATHCOUNTS. Rowny became the Connecticut MATHCOUNTS National Competition Coach. She is in her second year of coaching MATHCOUNTS and her second year of teaching.
August 23, 2010
Phil Wilson Jr., Class of 1991, represented plaintiffs in a federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania's Chester County Board of Elections contending the voting rights of African Americans were violated during the 2008 presidential election. The lawsuit claimed that residents of the Lower Oxford East District were prevented from voting because of inadequate facilities at the Lincoln Community Association Building. The Board of Elections agreed to move the Lower Oxford East polling place and precinct lines between the Lower Oxford East and West districts will be redrawn as part of a settlement. Wilson is a partner in the law firm DLA Piper.
August 17, 2010
Spanish professor Victor Rodriguez-Núñez received the Rincon de la Victoria International Poetry Prize in Malaga, Spain, for the collection Tareas (Homework). The prize consists of nine thousand Euros and the publication of the book by Renacimiento, one of the best publishing houses in the Spanish-speaking world.
June 22, 2010
Martha Stewart-Bates, Class of 2011, has received the Earl F. Morris Memorial Scholarship from the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges. The scholarship was awarded in recognition of academic achievement, community involvement, and leadership abilities.
June 18, 2010
Elizabeth D. Carlton '09, Sarah F. Hillenbrand '07, Michael L. Machala '09, and Katherine E. Schroer '08 have received National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. The fellowship was designed to distinguish and support exceptional graduate students who devote themselves to the study of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Fellows receive a three-year annual stipend, a cost of education allowance, an international travel allowance, and permission to conduct research at any U.S. or foreign graduate institution.
June 4, 2010
Ann Davies, Class of 1987, has been appointed dean of the college at Beloit. For the past year, Davies, a political science professor at Beloit since 1997, has served as the college's vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, part of a two-year appointment. In May, Beloit announced that Davies will continue in the role for an additional two years.
May 10, 2010
Byers (Bud) W. Shaw, Jr., Class of 1972, has been awarded the University of Nebraska Innovation, Development, and Engagement Award. Shaw joined the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1985 when he started the liver transplant program. Under his direction, the solid organ transplant program expanded to include kidney, pancreas, small bowel, and heart transplantation.
May 5, 2010
Matthew Beason, Class of 1999, was quoted in the April 21 New York Times in a story about restaurants in Durham, North Carolina, using local foods. Beason, whose job as a restaurant managaer once meant driving to the airport to retrieve shipments of duck confit and pâté from New York, says "now, virtually every place in town makes its own." Beason owns Six Plates Wine bar in Durham.
April 28, 2010
Matthew K. Seeley, Class of 1993, has been certified by the Ohio Bar Association as a specialist in workers' compensation. Of 36,000 attorneys in Ohio, only 160 have been certified in workers' compensation law. Seeley is an attorney with Seeley, Savidge, Ebert & Gourash Co., LPA in Cleveland.
April 27, 2010
Matthew Moore, Class of a 2008, has been awarded a three-year James A. Michener Fellowship in Creative Writing from the University of Texas Michener Center for Writers. Moore's poetry was chosen out of almost 1,100 submissions, and he becomes one of twelve newly admitted fellows. He receives free tuition, a $25,000 annual stipend, and a $6,000 professional development fund for travel and research.
April 26, 2010
Alyson Ark Iott's strikingly beautiful poem of loss is the winner of The Chronicle of Higher Education's National Poetry Month Contest. Iott, who has never had a poem published before, is a middle-school teacher in Springfield, Ohio, and a 2003 graduate of Kenyon.
April 16, 2010
Jennifer Schwesig, the 37-year-old head of Armstrong Teasdale's International Law practice group, has been named a Law360 Rising Legal Star in recognition of achievements that catapulted her to the top of the legal profession at a young age. Schwesig, Class of 1995, was one of 10 lawyers chosen from candidates across the country to be recognized in the international trade practice area. Law360, a newswire for the legal profession, published a profile of Schwesig this week.
April 14, 2010
The Philadelphia Bar Association will honor Fox Rothschild Litigation Chair Stephanie Resnick, Class of 1981, with the Sandra Day O'Connor Award. Named for the first woman justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the award is conferred annually on a woman attorney who has achieved the highest degree of professional excellence and has visibly used her position and stature in the community to mentor, promote, and advance other women lawyers.
April 13, 2010
History Press has published Eric D. Lehman's second book, Hamden: Tales from the Sleeping Giant. The book tells the story of famous Hamden residents such as Thornton Wilder and Eli Whitney, who found creative energy in the picturesque Connecticut town.
April 9, 2010
Seniors Shaina Cantino and Alicia LaPalombara performed a solo by guest artist Karl Rogers that was selected to be in the Gala Concert of the American College Dance Festival in Athens, Ohio. A dance choreographed by Cantino was selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center as part of the National Dance College Festival.
April 8, 2010
Peirce Hall has been honored by the Society of College and University Planning with a merit award for excellence in architecture for a building addition. The two-year, $28 million renovation of Peirce by Gund Partnership of Cambridge, Massachusetts, included the addition of a new dining hall. Graham Gund, Class of 1963, is the president of Gund Partnership.
April 7, 2010
Publish America has released Men Are Stupid, Women Are Mean by Johnny Severin, Class of 1989. The book is a romantic comedy that advises readers how to have a successful relationship.
April 1, 2010
Sociology professor Sam Pack received a grant from the Freeman Foundation through the ASIANetwork's Student-Faculty Fellows Program to take five students to Vietnam. The project will consist of returning government-commissioned films about the tradition of water puppetry to the rural village in which they were originally filmed.
March 31, 2010
Kendall Krawchuk, Class of 2010, has been selected for a U.S. Department of
State Critical Language Scholarship to study Russian in Russia during the summer of
2010 and will be awarded the scholarship pending confirmation of participation.
March 30, 2010
The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association (CMBA) has chosen David R. Watson of Chesterton, Ind., as the new executive director of the CMBA and the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Foundation. Watson is a 1985 graduate of Kenyon.
March 11, 2010
President Barack Obama nominated Kate O'Malley, Class of 1979, to the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. O'Malley currently serves as a U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Ohio. She also teaches patent litigation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.
March 8, 2010
Mark Sullivan, Class of 1968, testified recently in hearings on custody and visitation legislation for military parents in the Alaska Senate and House of Representatives. He was called as an expert witness there and in Congress to testify for the House of Veterans' Affairs Committee on federal legislation regarding military custody and deployment issues. Sullivan is a retired JAG colonel and the author of the Military Divorce Handbook.
March 5, 2010
Kathleen Kirk, Class of 1979, has a chapbook of poetry titled Living on Earth coming out this spring. Her previous chapbook, "Broken Sonnets," was published last fall. Two poems from "Broken Sonnets" were included in the Common Review, published by the Great Books Foundation in Chicago.
February 15, 2010
The National Council for Research on Women will honor Matthew Winkler, Class of 1977, at the 2010 Making a Difference for Women Awards Dinner on March 3 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City. Winkler is being honored for his achievements in his field and for being an innovative leader who is making a difference in the lives of women and girls. Winkler is editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News.
February 3, 2010
A film written and directed by Josh Radnor, Class of 1996, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival. According to Radnor, his film Happythankyoumoreplease is about "people saying no to cynicism, and saying yes to love."
January 21, 2010
Mark Paternostro, Class of 1985, was awarded the West Virginia School of Medicine Distinguished Teaching Award for 2009. He teaches physiology.
January 20, 2010
Noted poet, critic and academic Robert Mezey, Class of 1954, had poems published in the November and January issues of the National Review.
January 13, 2010
Pam Moriarty, Class of 2011, spent the fall semester in the Semester in Environmental Science program at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts. The program immerses students in hands-on ecological science.