December 9, 2005
Four digital photographs by art professor Marcella Hackbardt were on display in the exhibit "Beautiful Dreamer" at the Spaces Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio, this fall.
December 2, 2005
Alexandra Rowley, Class of 1994, was featured as a contributor in the December 2005 issue of Elle Decor for her photograph of a salmon and crêpe cake. In addition to her work for Elle Decor, she has contributed to Martha Stewart Living and Real Simple.
November 30, 2005
Drama professor Daniel Elihu Kramer will direct Love Suicide at the Cleveland Public Theater January 13-15. Kramer created the piece based on the classical Japanese play The Love Suicides at Sonezaki in collaboration with a group of current Kenyon drama students, five of whom will perform in the piece. Kramer was one of just five artists invited from among fifty-two proposals to be a part of Public Theater's annual Big Box series.
November 23, 2005
Andrew Hammack, Class of 2006, was recently selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team. A wide receiver in the Lords football program, Hammack was voted to the team by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
November 18, 2005
Slow Time, a short film produced by Eric Harper and Julie Cancio, both members of the Class of 1998, was screened at the Thirtieth New England Film and Video Festival in October. Harper wrote and directed the film about a fugitive and a car thief who are stranded at a gas station in the desert.
November 17, 2005
Visiting Assistant Professor of English Joseph Campana's first volumn of poetry was recently published by Graywolf Press. Titled The Book of Faces, the collection centers around actress Audrey Hepburn.
November 7, 2005
Assistant Professor of Dance Julie Brodie has been invited to guest-edit a special issue of the Journal of Dance Education about incorporating somatic techniques into dance classes. She was recently elected a member of the Dance Notation Bureau Professional Advisory Committee.
October 28, 2005
Bruce Overmier, Class of 1960, has been selected as one of the first recipients of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Service to Psychological Science. The award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to psychological science through their commitment to a culture of service. Overmier is a psychology professor at the University of Minnesota.
October 27, 2005
Assistant Professor of History Glen McNair has joined Professor of Classics Robert Bennett in directing the Newberry Library's Seminar in the Humanities this fall in Chicago, Illinois. The seminar brings together students from the Associated Colleges of the Midwest and Great Lakes Colleges Association to grapple with large questions in the humanities.
October 24, 2005
David Horvitz, Class of 1974, has been elected a trustee for the Kresge Foundation, one of the largest foundations in the United States. In 2004, the foundation awarded grants to nonprofit organizations totaling $119,434,874. Horvitz is a member of Kenyon's Board of Trustees and received an honorary degree from the College in 1998.
October 20, 2005
The Dispatch Printing Company has announced that Stephen Zonars, Class of 1979, has been promoted to vice president and general manager of ThisWeek Community Newspapers. Dispatch Printing publishes the Columbus Dispatch newspaper as well as a number of other newspapers and magazines in Ohio.
October 14, 2005
Assistant Professor of Economics Jay Corrigan published an article, "Is the Experimental Auction a Dynamic Market?," in the journal Environmental and Resource Economics.
October 10, 2005
Karen Parham DeMasco, Class of 1991, received the 2005 Outstanding Pastry Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation. DeMasco, who has been nominated several times for the prestigious award, is the pastry chef for the Craft restaurants in Manhattan.
October 6, 2005
Peyton R. Patterson, Class of 1978, has been recognized as the second most powerful woman in banking by U.S. Banker in the magazine's annual ranking of "The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking." Patterson is chairman, president, and chief executive officer of NewAlliance Bank (NYSE:NAL). This is the second consecutive year that Patterson has been ranked number two by U.S. Banker.
October 5, 2005
Hewitt Heiserman, Class of 1982, had an op-ed article published in the September 12 issue of Barron's. Part of the "Other Voices" column, Heiserman's piece explains how companies can improve transparency for their financial reporting. Barron's subscribers can read his column online.
September 22, 2005
April Yvonne Garrett, Class of 1992, has published an essay in Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Hips, Lips, and Other Parts. The collection of essays seeks to capture what today's African American women think about their bodies. Kenyon is mentioned in Garrett's piece.
September 21, 2005
Paul Newman, Class of 1949, received an Emmy for best supporting actor in a movie at the 57th Annual Emmy Awards on Sunday, September 19. He was honored for his work in HBO's Empire Falls.
September 14, 2005
Alex O'Flinn, Class of 2003, directed the film that won first place honors at the 2005 Chicago 48 Hour Film Project. The mockumentary, titled The Majesty of the Mermaid: The Majestic Life of Jay Giordano, will now compete against winners from 30 other cities in the Cinequest Film Festival in San Jose, California. Chris Van Nostrand, Class of 2002, served as executive producer for the film.
September 12, 2005
Christopher Basile, Class of 2007, served as stage manager during the August production of Patty Cake at the New York International Fringe Festival. Basile was part of the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing for 16 days in more than 20 venues.
August 30, 2005
Professor of Political Science Joseph Klesner will be a Fulbright Scholar at University College Dublin (Ireland) for the 2005-06 academic year. He will be collaborating with a group of scholars led by Chappell Lawson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a National Science Foundation-funded panel survey of Mexico centered around issue formation in the 2006 Mexican presidential campaign. His article, "Electoral Competition and the New Party System in Mexico," recently appeared in Latin American Politics and Society.
Jan Richardson, Class of 1985, recently won the weekly "caption" contest from the New Yorker. She credits Merri Flynn, Class of 1982, for introducing her to the cartoon world of the New Yorker while they were students. See the cartoon at http://www.newyorker.com/captioncontest.
July 28, 2005
Kathryn Peterson, Class of 2007, is spending a month working as a YMCA camp counselor in Hokkaido, Japan, where she is one of two counselors from the Northern Michigan YMCA.
July 25, 2005
Allison Joseph, Class of 1988, has been named to the Judge William Holmes Cook Endowed Professorship at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.
July 22, 2005
Henry Mathes, Class of 2008, is exploring Yiddish culture and learning Yiddish language at the National Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is one of twelve undergraduate students from around the country participating in the eight-week program. Students take Yiddish classes and faculty-led field trips to Yiddish sites in Montreal, Canada, and New York.
July 8, 2005
Biology professor Wade Powell attended the Thirteenth International Symposium on Pollution Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 13) in Alessandria, Italy, in June. He presented a paper titled "Mechanisms of dioxin insensitivity vary during development of the frog Xenopus laevis." The paper was based on the work of Emelyne Dengler, Class of 2005, Blythe Philips, Class of 2005, and Thomas Susman, Class of 2004.
July 6, 2005
Kristin Petri, Class of 1998, has been awarded a 2005 Equal Justice Works Fellowship. The two-year fellowship will fund her legal assistance program in partnership with the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network. The program offers representation to immigrant children who are victims of trafficking, domestic abuse, and abandonment.
June 29, 2005
The Complete Illustrated Guide to Finishing, written by Jeff Jewitt, Class of 1976, received first place in the 2005 Golden Hammer writing awards. The home improvement awards are presented each year in categories for writing, feature articles, and photography. The awards are sponsored by Vaughan & Bushnell, a leading tool manufacturer, and the National Association of Home and Workshop Writers.
June 28, 2005
Colleen Hopkins Grazioso, Class of 1994, is featured with her husband and daughter in the July issue of Parents magazine. The story about weight loss is titled "We Lost 115 Pounds for Molly."
June 20, 2005
April Yvonne Garrett, Class of 1992, was named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women by the Daily Record. The annual award program recognizes women who have made an impact on the state. Garrett was recognized for her work as president and CEO of April & Associates, a private consulting firm supporting leadership and development in the African American community. In addition, she was honored for her work as founder and director of the Groundwork Institute for Civic Dialogue, a nonprofit organization that hosts civic dialogues on social issues.
June 16, 2005
Michael Helme, Class of 1983, was a member of a team of translators for the book Ten Lectures on the Use of Formulas from the Personal Experience of Dr. Jiao Shu-De. The text explains Chinese herbal formulas from the perspective of a modern master of Chinese medicine. The book was recently released by Paradigm Publications.
June 3, 2005
Eric Herr, Class of 1970, has been elected chairman of the board of directors for Workscape, Inc., a provider of outsourced human resource solutions in Marlborough, Massachusetts.
May 24, 2005
Chris Schwarz, Class of 1986, has been selected to be the public address announcer for the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern Independent Baseball Minor League. The Northern League is the oldest independent baseball league in the United States. Schwarz was selected from a group of 40 applicants.
May 16, 2005
Jonathan Spira, Class of 1984, has been appointed chief financial officer for PacketHop, Inc., a leader in mobile mesh networking software for instant wireless group communications. Spira, a 20-year veteran of Silicon Valley and Fortune 100 companies, will oversee all aspects of PacketHop's finance, accounting, and administration.
May 12, 2005
George A. Pandaleon, Class of 1978, has been appointed senior vice president and managing director of institutional investments for Inland Real Estate Investment Corporation in Oak Brook, Illinois.
May 9, 2005
Mark D. Moon, Class of 1988, has been appointed to the board of trustees at Blair Academy boarding school in Blairstown, New Jersey. Blair is one of 85 high schools across the country to participate in the Kenyon College Presidential Book Award program. Moon is a 1984 graduate of Blair.
April 26, 2005
Philosophy professor Juan De Pascuale has been invited to serve as chair of the philosophy panel for the National Research Council's Ford Foundation Diversity Fellowship Program. The panel met in Washington, D.C., in March to evaluate applications and select winners of fellowships. This is the fifth year that De Pascuale has served on the review panel and his first as chair.
April 21, 2005
David N. Rath, Class of 1989, has been appointed head of school for The Andrews School in Willoughby, Ohio. Andrews is a girls' boarding and day school with one of the country's top equestrian programs for high school students.
April 19, 2005
Writer-in-Residence P.F. Kluge, Class of 1964, has written his eighth novel titled Final Exam. Published by XOXOX Press, Final Exam follows a serial killer terrorizing a college campus. Film director and producer Martin Scorsese calls the book "a superb mystery novel." He goes on in his review to say that "the suspense is carefully and smartly calibrated, but what makes Final Exam singular is its tough and witty portrait of an academic community under siege both from a malign force outside it and from within, as its own insidious histories and bitter secrets threaten to destroy it as surely as the killer who moves like a shadow across the campus."
April 11, 2005
Craig Richardson, Class of 1984, has a new book titled The Collapse of Zimbabwe in the Wake of the 2000-2003 Land Reforms. The Cato Institute in Washington, D.C., sponsored a forum in late March to honor the book's publication. Attendees included representatives from the embassy of South Africa, the Department of Defense, the International Monetary Fund, the U.S. Treasury Department, the United Nations, the Department of Commerce, and reporters from the international press.
April 8, 2005
Marshall Shelly, Class of 1989, has been appointed rector of Trinity Episcopal Church and Day School in Solebury, Pennsylvania.
March 25, 2005
Associate Professor of English and IPHS Timothy Baker Shutt has published a course and book titled Wars That Made the Western World: The Persian Wars, the Peloponnesian War, and the Punic Wars. The publisher, Recorded Books, has also commissioned a book and course on medieval literature to be recorded and written this summer.
March 24, 2005
Mark Paternostro, Class of 1985, has been promoted to associate vice president for academic services at the Pennsylvania College of Technology in Williamsport. He will also be included in the ninth edition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers.
March 22, 2005
The new musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Class of 1994, will make its Broadway debut in April. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will transfer to the Circle in the Square Theater from New York's Second Stage Theater, where it enjoyed a successful extended engagement.
March 17, 2005
Jon Howell, Class of 1990, was named NCAA Coach of the Year at the NCAA Division III Women's Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday, March 12. Howell led the Emory University Eagles to victory. The Kenyon Ladies, who have claimed 20 titles in the past 22 years, finished in second place.
March 11, 2005
On February 20, David Murray Jaffe, Class of 1972, appeared on Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Jaffe recently moved back to New York City after studying for his M.F.A. and teaching theater in Pennsylvania.
March 8, 2005
Sophomore Thomas Drake O'Keefe has been chosen to present a paper at the Ninth Annual Northeast Florida Student Philosophy Conference at the University of North Florida in March. His paper, titled "The Naked and the Nude," is one of 12 selected from submissions by graduate and undergraduate students nationwide for presentation at the conference. A philosophy major, O'Keefe originally wrote the critique of John Berger's "total approach" to Renaissance nude painting for a course in the philosophy of art.
February 21, 2005
Michael Kaufman, Class of 1980, has published a book titled Education Law, Policy, and Practice. The treatise, which is Kaufman's fifty-second book, is being widely used in law schools and graduate school classes devoted to the study of education law and policy. Kaufman is a professor of law at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.
February 14, 2005
Sarah Turgeon, Class of 1989, has been awarded tenure at Amherst College where she teaches psychology and neuroscience.
February 9, 2005
Professor of Political Science Pamela Jensen was honored at a dinner at the Standard Club in Chicago, Illinois, where she was attending the American Political Science Association meetings in September. The event was organized by Ann Davies, Class of 1987, Lilly Goren, Class of 1987, and Lisa Disch, Class of 1983, all college professors in political science. Lauren Weiner, Class of 1981, Carol Fiedler, Class of 1985, Natalie Feuhrer Taylor, Class of 1992, Pia Catton, Class of 1994, and Allison Greer, Class of 1998, were all in attendance. Anne Hickey, Class of 1993, and Allison Greer, Class of 1998, sent letters.
February 1, 2005
A piece by English professor Courtney Brkic was published in the January 16 Washington Post Magazine. Brkic tells of her father's reaction to a fire that started in her parent's Arlington, Virginia, home during the 2003 holiday season.
January 27, 2005
Political science professor Pamela Camerra-Rowe published an article titled "Agenda 2010: Redefining German Social Democracy," in German Politics and Society. The article, which focuses on labor-market and welfare reforms in Germany, was based on research she carried out in Berlin during 2003 under a Whiting Foundation Grant.
January 27, 2005
Michelle Engelsman, Class of 2001, was mentioned in a Web story on SwimInfo. The January 20 story reports that Engelsman, the first female swimmer from Kenyon to make an Olympic final, swam a time of 25.46 for a runner-up position at the Queensland Open-Age Group Championships held in Brisbane, Australia, January 9-14.
January 17, 2005
The new musical conceived by Rebecca Feldman, Class of 1994, made its New York debut this month. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee runs from January 11 through March 6 at the Second Stage Theater. Tony Award-winning composer William Finn wrote the music and lyrics and Tony Award-winner James Lapine directs. Feldman directed the world premiere at Barrington Stage Company in Massachusets this summer and was named Best Director of 2004 by the Berkshire Eagle.
January 12, 2005
Sarah Kaplan, Kenyon's Dissertation Fellow in American studies, has been appointed vice chair of the Modern Language Association's Committee on the Status of Graduate Students in the Profession and will assume the chair in 2005.
January 4, 2005
Paul C. Heintz, Class of 1962, has been elected to the board of trustees at the Franklin Institute museum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Heintz is a partner in the Center City law firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell, & Hippel.