December 10, 2004
Lobbyist and activist Richard A. Rubin, Class of 1962 , has been named by the California state Senate Rules Committee as a public member of the State Bar Board of Governors, succeeding Chantel Williams. Rubin, a graduate of George Washington University School of Law, heads San Francisco-based Richard A. Rubin Associates, a lobbying firm that he founded in 1987.
December 3, 2004
Kent Wellington, Class of 1988, has been named to the "Forty Under 40" list compiled by the Business Courier in Cincinnati, Ohio. A partner with the law firm Graydon, Head, and Ritchey LLP, Wellington was honored for establishing a mentoring program to increase the high-school graduation rate of inner-city students in Cincinnati.
November 24, 2004
Assistant Professor of Biology Wade Powell attended the World Congress of the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry in Portland, Oregon, in November with two lab students. Seniors Emelyne Dengler and Blythe Philips presented a paper entitled "Aryl hydrocarbon receptor expression precedes CYPIA inducibility by dioxin during Xenopus laevis development."
November 11, 2004
Assistant Professor of Biology Robert Mauck has been named director of the Bowdoin College Scientific Station at Kent Island through 2008. Mauck does research on Kent Island each summer and takes a Kenyon student with him to assist in the work.
November 10, 2004
Professor of American Studies Peter M. Rutkoff and his long-time co-author William B. Scott have received word that the Department of Education has awarded their Teaching American History Project $1 million for the next three years. The grant will support their work with the Cleveland Municipal School District in a hands-on American-history project that is a direct outgrowth of North by South, a course they taught at Kenyon.
October 25, 2004
The play Schoolgirl Figure, written by Associate Professor of Drama Wendy MacLeod, will make its West Coast premiere in November at the American Conservatory Theater's Young Conservatory in San Francisco, California. A pitch-black comedy about eating disorders, Schoolgirl Figure was hailed as "sick...perverse...irreverent...and hilarious" by the Washington Post.
October 11, 2004
A short film by Shannon Farney, Class of 2000, entitled Persistence of Vision made its debut at the Eerie Horror Film Festival in Erie, Pennsylvania, on October 8. Farney wrote and directed the film with fellow graduate students Kristen Maxwell and Andy Shipsides at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
October 1, 2004
Peyton R. Patterson, Class of 1978, has been ranked number two in U.S. Banker Magazine's listing of the "Top 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking." Patterson is the chairman, president, and chief executive officer of NewAlliance Bank.
September 27, 2004
The debut novel by Jenna Blum, Class of 1992, was published in April 2004. Those Who Save Us has garnered national attention, and the paperback edition will be published in the spring of 2005. Blum teaches writing at Boston University.
September 20, 2004
Allison Janney, Class of 1982, won the Emmy for best actress in a drama series for her role as C.J. Cregg in The West Wing. The 56th Emmy Awards were broadcast from Los Angeles on Sunday evening. Janney's win represents her fourth Emmy for her work on The West Wing.
September 15, 2004
Richard Newcomb, Class of 1968, has been named a shareholder for the law firm Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell, and Berkowitz in Washington, D.C. Newcomb is the director of the Office of Foreign Assests Control for the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
September 13, 2004
The men of the Theta chapter of the Kenyon fraternity Phi Kappa Sigma were honored with the Chapter Excellence Award for outstanding academics, athletics, community and campus service, alumni relations, and chapter operations. The award was presented in Chicago, Illinois, at the grand chapter meeting of the Phi Kappa Sigma International Fraternity.
September 10, 2004
Assisstant Professor of Biology Robert Mauck has been named the Harvey F. Lodish Faculty Development Professor in the Natural Sciences. The professorship, established in 2000 with a gift from Harvey Lodish, Class of 1962, and Pamela Lodish, recognizes excellence in teaching, research, and scholarship among junior faculty in the natural sciences at Kenyon.
September 2, 2004
Michael T. Field, an affiliated scholar in the biology department, won second place in a photography contest sponsored by the state of Maine. He was honored for his work in the inland and mountain scenes category.
August 23, 2004
Photography by Daniel P. Younger, director of Kenyon's Olin Art Gallery, will be on display from August 31 to October 31 at the Columbus Museum of Art. Civic Display on Main Street: Remembering September 11 is a series of 12 photographs documenting the response of small Midwestern towns to the events of September 11, 2001.
August 19, 2004
Read Ziegler, Class of 1987, has been appointed executive vice president of the market intelligence firm the Bantom Group Inc., formerly Slingshot Inc. Prior to his position with Bantom, Ziegler was vice president of marketing for Interland, a publicly held online services company.
August 18, 2004
Assistant Professor of Biology Wade Powell has received a $183,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to fund a project entitled "Mechanisms of Dioxin Insensitivity in Developing Frogs." The money will support the purchase of equipment, supplies, and chemicals, and stipends for Kenyon's Summer Science Scholars.
August 13, 2004
Assistant Professor of Biology Karen Hicks attended the Fifteenth International Conference on Arabidopsis research with her honors student, Kathy Lynd, Class of 2004, in Berlin, Germany, July 11-14, where both presented posters.
August 12, 2004
Biggest Elvis, a novel by Writer-in-Residence P.F. Kluge, was featured in late July on National Public Radio.
August 4, 2004
Sociology, the best-selling textbook by Prentice Hall Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Sociology John Macionis, was recently published in a Russian language translation adapted from the U.S. edition. The book is now in six non-English languages.
July 22, 2004
Jeanne Thomas, Class of 1976, has been appointed dean of the College of Health and Human Services at Eastern Michigan University. She was previously a dean at California State University at Chico.
July 14, 2004
Howard Levy, Class of 1967, was recognized as one of 38 attorneys named Ohio Super Lawyers in the Cleveland office of Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan, & Aronoff LLP. The lawyers were chosen through a balloting process that included more than 33,000 Ohio attorneys and a review by a panel of lawyers.
July 13, 2004
Shelby A. Van Voris, Class of 1999, won the Northeast Regional Department of Defense Award for excellence in cultural resources and archaeology at Fort Lee, Virginia.
July 6, 2004
Kristin Rogers, Class of 1994, has been chosen by the American Institute of Graphics Arts as one of five graphic designers to collaborate with five Cuban designers for an exhibit at the VI Digital Art Salon. The exhibit is sponsored by the Pablo de la Torriente Brau Cultural Center in Havana.
July 1, 2004
Karen McCormick, Class of 1977, has been appointed vice president of speciality therapeutic sales and marketing at Genentech, one of the world's leading biotech companies. McCormick joins Genentech from Lifescan, a Johnson & Johnson company, where she was vice president of the institutional and cardiovascular business units and a board member.
June 28, 2004
The T.J. Blues Revue, a band led by Professor of Religious Studies Vernon Schubel, won the Regional Blues Challenge in Loudonville, Ohio. The band will participate in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee in January 2005.
May 29, 2004
William E. Bennett, Class of 1968, has been elected to the board of directors for TD Bank Financial Group. Bennett is the former president, director, and chief executive officer of Draper and Kramer, Inc., a Chicago-based financial services real estate company.
May 19, 2004
Ronald K. Bennington, Class of 1958, was awarded an honorary doctor of laws degree by Ohio's Malone College. Bennington is senior vice president and general counsel for Mercy Medical Center in Canton, Ohio.
May 18, 2004
Suzan McQueen, Class of 1982, has produced a CD of hymns arranged for voice and guitar entitled "Wondrous Love." Proceeds from the CD will benefit the Episcopal Church of Chicago.
May 17, 2004
Allison J. Cleary, Class of 1984, has won the prestigious James Beard Foundation Award for food journalism. A senior editor at Eating Well, Cleary was honored for "Razing the Pyramid," an article describing how misguided government nutrition policies have fed into the current obesity epidemic and contributed to millions of premature deaths.
April 27, 2004
A course by Associate Professor of English and IPHS Timothy Shutt has been released by Recorded Books. The course "Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans: The Foundations of Western Civilization" investigates how the cultures interacted with each other and how they made essential contributions to the formulation of Western culture.
April 19, 2004
Barbara Ellis, Class of 1975, has received the American Horticultural Society's 2004 Horticultural Communication Award. The award recognizes the successful and dynamic use of horticultural communication through media and research. Ellis has written six gardening books and edited several horticultural reference works.
April 15, 2004
Professor of American Studies Peter Rutkoff and Associate Professor of Drama Jonathan Tazewell received the Trustee Teaching Excellence Awards at Kenyon's annual Honors Day Convocation on April 15. Each award winner received a check for $15,000 in recognition of and reward for "exemplary teaching informed by creative scholarship." Rutkoff was recognized for his innovative approach to teaching in his course "North by South," in which students explore the "Great Migration" of African Americans from the rural South to the urban North. Tazewell, Class of 1984, was recognized as an "extremely talented and versatile teacher who is capable of motivating students to do their best work." He is also credited with establishing the dance and drama department's popular film program.
April 11, 2004
Assistant Professor of Music Reginald Sanders has received a Woodrow Wilson Career Enhancement Fellowship. He will spend the 2004-05 academic year on leave conducting research on Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach in Gambier and Germany.
April 6, 2004
Morris Roberts Jr., Class of 1962, received the Robert Brink Award from ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) for his distinguished leadership and contribution to standards in development in the environmental sciences. Roberts is an emeritus professor of marine science at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science at the College of William and Mary.
April 5, 2004
Robert Goldman, Class of 1963, has been elected to the newly created directorship of Tesoro Petroleum Corporation. He is currently the vice president of finance for the World Petroleum Congress. Tesoro Petroleum Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company, is an independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products.
April 2, 2004
Senior Mara Bernstein and junior Jun Ma are the most recent recipients of the Franklin Miller Award. The Miller Awards are given to students who make unusual or significant contributions to the academic environment of the College. Bernstein, an anthropology and art history double major, was recognized for her exceptional contributions to the 2002 Kenyon-Honduras Program. Ma, who is an economics and mathematics double major, was recognized for his outstanding work in the abstract algebra course, where students were invited to do a "challenge" problem involving question to which the professor did not know the answer.
April 1, 2004
A book by Professor of History Clifton Crais has received the Ohio Academy of History's annual book prize. The Politics of Evil is being honored as an outstanding book, reflecting important archival research and innovative historical thought. The award will be presented on April 17 at the spring meeting of the Ohio Academy of History. A member of Kenyon's faculty since 1987, Crais specializes in African history.
March 25, 2004
Scott Rogers, Class of 1980, led the Mount Notre Dame High School girl's basketball team to victory at the Ohio Division I state finals on Saturday, March 20. Rogers, who is in his third year coaching the team, is a practicing dentist who moonlights as a coach.
March 23, 2004
Nicholas Xenakis, Class of 2005, has been named a finalist in the prestigious Truman Scholars competition. The Truman Scholarship is a $26,000 merit-based grant awarded to undergraduates who wish to attend graduate or professional school in preperation for careers in government. Winners will be announced on March 29.
March 18, 2004
Richard Rubin, Class of 1962, has been named a Kerry for president national vice chair. He has also been named head of the Bay Area Kerry for President Steering Committee.
March 11, 2004
Matthew Bloomfield, Class of 1982, recently produced his debut CD, Rap-CD in Blue, recorded under the artist name Boomsy. The CD has been described as blending musical backgrounds from funk to jazz to Appalachian.
March 10, 2004
Timothy E. Foster, Class of 1980, has been chosen as the next president of Mesa State College. Foster is currently the executive director of the Colorado Commission on Higher Education, the state's coordinating board.
March 9, 2004
Excerpts from Shakespeare's Political Realism: the English History Plays, a book by Assistant Professor of Political Science and IPHS Timothy Spiekerman, are featured in the program for the Shakepeare Theater's production of Henry IV. The Washington, D.C., theater company production runs through March 13.
March 3, 2004
The latest play directed by Neil Pepe, Class of 1985, was reviewed in the February 26 New York Times. Written by Howard Koder, Sea of Tranquility premiered February 26 at New York City's Atlantic Theater.
March 2, 2004
Diana Schaub, Class of 1981, has been appointed to the Council of Bioethics by President Bush. He created the council by executive order in 2001 to "advise the president on bioethical issues that may emerge as a consequence of advances in biomedical science and technology." Schaub is the chair of the department of political science at Loyola College in Maryland.
February 23, 2004
Spencer Parsons, Class of 1995, served as a juror for the jury prize in short filmmaking at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in January. For the past four years, Parsons has been a senior programmer for the Cinematexas International Short Film Festival in Austin, Texas.
February 20, 2004
CollegeSwimming.com announced Thursday that Marc Courtney-Brooks, Class of 2004, was named the NCAA Division III Swimmer of the Week. His spectacular performance at the North Coast Athletic Conference championship sealed his selection. Courtney-Brooks won three individual events and was a part of three winning relay teams at the conference championship.
February 19, 2004
Donald Bandler, Class of 1969, has been appointed senior director for the Washington, D.C., firm Kissinger McLarty Associates. Bandler is the former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus. Kissinger McLarty Associates is headed by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former White House Chief of Staff Thomas F. McLarty III. The firm counsels corporations on market access, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, corporate communication, and political and economic issues worldwide.
February 12, 2004
The pop-funk vocal band All About Buford recently released their first full-production DVD project, entitled Deep. Amy Malkoff, Class of 1988, sings lead vocals and plays guitar in the band.
February 11, 2004
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Jim Borgman, Class of 1976, was featured in the February issue of Ohio magazine. The feature story says Borgman's incisive drawings find their inspiration in his blue-collar background and his keen eye for both the pompous and the poignant. Borgman's editorial cartoons run in more than 200 newspapers and his comic strip "Zits" appears in about 1,100 papers internationally.
February 10, 2004
Kurt Yeager, Class of 1961, has been named one of the "Scientific American 50" by Scientific American magazine. President and CEO at the Electric Power Research Institute, Yeager was recognized for his work as a policy leader in the energy field. His August 2003 report examines the challenges facing the electricity sector in the United States.
February 6, 2004
Seniors R. Robert Ketcham and Kathryn E. Lynd have earned Franklin Miller Awards. The awards are given to students who make unusual or significant contributions to the academic environment of the College. Ketcham, pursuing a double major in English and history, was honored for his political reporting for the Kenyon . Lynd, a molecular biology major, was honored for organizing a student-faculty journal club within the biology department.
February 2, 2004
Scientific American Press recently published a fifth edition of the textbook Molecular Cell Biology. Harvey Lodish, Class of 1962, is one of seven authors for the book, which is a leading text in its field. A biology professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lodish is one of the nation's foremost researchers in the study of cell membrane proteins.
January 28, 2004
John DePowell, Class of 2002; Ashley Rowatt, Class of 2003; and Assistant Professor of Biology Wade Powell published an article entitled "ARNT gene multiplicity in amphibians: Characterization of ARNT2 from the frog Xenopus laevis" in the Journal of Experimental Zoology Part B: Molecular and Developmental Evolution. The article features research carried out by Rowatt and DePowell as Kenyon summer science scholars in Powell's lab.
January 23, 2004
Brackett Denniston, Class of 1969, has been named general counsel for General Electric Company. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Denniston served previously as senior counsel for litigation at General Electric.
January 21, 2004
The latest book of photography by Mallory Samson, Class of 1977, was featured in the February issue of Town & Country. The magazine says Outdoor Weddings: Unforgettable Celebrations in Storybook Settings is "certain to become an indispensable guide to arranging nuptials in nature."
January 19, 2004
Architect Graham Gund, Class of 1963, was featured in the January Architectural Digest as one of the top 100 architects and interior designers whose work has been featured in the magazine during the past several years.
January 15, 2004
Sculpture by Professor of Art Barry Gunderson will be on display at the Art Access Gallery in Bexley, Ohio, through February 25 in an exhibit entitled "Encounters and Confrontations." The exhibit, appearing with "Rojo-Espiritu de Vida" by Elena Osterwalder, will open with a reception on Friday, January 23, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. More information is available at the gallery's Web site at www.artaccessgallery.com.
January 13, 2004
Karl Slatoff, Class of 1992, is mentioned in the January 12 New York Times in a story about the success of the New York company ZelnickMedia, run by former music and movie mogul Strauss Zelnick. Slatoff is a partner at ZelnickMedia who specializes in the areas of music, new media, and technology.
January 12, 2004
McGraw-Hill recently published an investing book entitled It's Earnings That Count by Hewitt Heiserman, Class of 1982. The book discusses low-risk growth stock for long-term capital gains. Vanguard Group founder and former CEO John Bogle wrote the foreword.
January 12, 2004
Kenyon student-athletes Liz Aragona, Class of 2005, and Anne Huntoon, Class of 2004, were selected by USA Athletes International, Inc. to the field hockey team that will be representing the United States in the Australian Youth Games this summer in Cairns, Australia. More...
January 12, 2004
Kenyon lacrosse player Jeremy Martinich, Class of 2004, was recently presented with the Honorary Student Rotarian award by the Rotary Club of Mount Vernon, Ohio. The award is presented each year to a senior who exemplifies both academic achievement and community involvement, as well as the Rotary Club's motto of 'Service Above Self.' More...
January 12, 2004
Professor of Art Claudia Esslinger has a solo show scheduled for March 2004 at Greenville College in Greenville, Illinois. She also participated in a group show as a part of the Dresden/Ohio artists exchange program hosted by Zygote Press in Cleveland, Ohio.