December 14, 2007
Three articles by Stuart Schisgall, Class of 2007, were published in Junior Scholastic magazine. Schisgall wrote about children and concussions, fast-food legislation, and gun control and the Second Amendment. Junior Scholastic is an educational magazine distributed to more than a million middle school students.
November 8, 2007
Donald K. Bandler, Class of 1969, has been named to head of mission under Tony Blair as part of the Quartet efforts with the State of Israel and Palestinian National Authority in the Middle East. The Quartet is the combined efforts of the United States, Russia, the European Union, and the United Nations to find a resolution to Israeli and Palestinian conflicts.
November 2, 2007
A book by Sante Matteo, Class of 1971, was published in Italy in August. The book, titled Radici sporadiche: letteratura, viaggi, migrazioni (Sporadic Roots: Literature, Travels, Migrations), is a collection of essays about Matteo's experiences as an emigrant/immigrant.
October 22, 2007
Craig Richardson, Class of 1984, visited Harare, Zimbabwe, by invitation from the U.S. State Department and the American Business Association of Zimbabwe in October. He spoke to business executives about his research and the prospects for future international investment in the hyperinflationary environment. Richardson is an economics professor at Salem College.
October 13, 2007
Richard Black, Class of 1986, has landed a spot on Worth magazine's list of the Top 100 advisers catering to the wealthy. Black, an attorney and certified financial planner, works for Altair Advisers in Chicago.
October 12, 2007
Barry Schwartz, Class of 1970, has been named executive vice chairman and chief administrative officer of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings Inc. Schwartz will supervise legal, financial, governmental, and administrative aspects of MacAndrews & Forbes. He is a member of the Kenyon College Board of Trustees.
September 25, 2007
Nicholas L. Morgan, Class of 2011, recently interned at the communications office of American Forests. His article titled "A Conversation on Conservation" was published in the summer 2007 edition of American Forests magazine.
September 19, 2007
Challenger Capital Group, Ltd., a Dallas investment bank and private equity firm, has named Thomas C. Keene, Class of 1982, managing director for private equity. Keene brings more than 20 years of investing, strategic planning, and operations management experience to Challenger's private equity arm.
September 14, 2007
Gregory Peterson, Class of 1981, has been made a partner at the wealth advisory firm Ballentine, Finn, & Company, Inc. Peterson joined the company in 2002 and serves as head of economic research and investment operations.
August 15, 2007
Todd A. Nash, Class of 1986, has been appointed chief of staff of Banfield, The Pet Hospital of Southwest Columbus. Nash received his veterinary degree from The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1990
August 9, 2007
Clarence "Bud" Grebey III, Class of 1981, was recently appointed the global corporate practice leader and senior vice president of Waggener Edstrom Worldwide, a New York City-based public relations agency.
July 12, 2007
English professor Sarah Heidt, Class of 1997, has been named a visiting fellow and will be in residence at Clare Hall , University of Cambridge, during the 2007-08 academic year.
June 7, 2007
Renee Brandt Peck, Class of 1975, who edits the weekend magazine InsideOut for the Times-Picayune in New Orleans, was presented with the 2006 Louisiana/Mississippi Associated Press award for lifestyle writing. The first-place finish was based on her coverage of rebuilding issues in New Orleans after Katrina.
June 1, 2007
Elliott Holt, Class of 1997, is featured in New York Magazine as one of six literary "stars of tomorrow." The article profiles six writers from writing programs in and around New York, each of whom was nominated by a writing teacher. Michael Cunningham, Pulitzer-Prize-winning author of The Hours, selected Holt to represent the Brooklyn College MFA program.
May 23, 2007
Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP announced that Paul C. Heintz was elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, a national association of lawyers who have made outstanding contributions to the field of trust and estate law. Heintz is a senior partner in his firm and a 1962 graduate of Kenyon.
May 18, 2007
Laura Porter-Jones, Class of 1990, has been appointed head of elementary school for The American School in Switzerland. Porter-Jones and her family will leave for Switzerland in July.
May 14, 2007
A short film by Rebecca Feldman, Class of 1994, titled My First Time Driving, won first prize for best short film at the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival. Actress Gena Rowlands presented the award at the April 22 ceremony. The film was shot in conjunction with the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women.
May 4, 2007
English professor Sergei Lobanov-Rostovsky has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for 2007.
April 18, 2007
Regina Rosi, Class of 2006, was invited to present a paper titled "Preserving to Sell or Selling to Preserve? Two Discourses on the Yucatec Maya" at the Society of Applied Anthropology's annual meeting in March. The paper is part of Rosi's continuing Fulbright research in Yucatan, Mexico.
April 4, 2007
Biology professor Siobhan Fennessy has been invited to present a paper at the annual Society of Wetland Scientists meeting in a symposium on innovative teaching for ecologists, to be held in June 2007 in Sacramento, California. Several students are also attending and presenting the results of research done with Fennessy, including seniors Ellen Herbert and Jesse Rosenbluth. Senior Sara Burns and Liz Deimeke, Class of 2006, are co-authors.
March 28, 2007
California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced Richard Rubin's appointment to the California Workforce Investment Board. A 1962 graduate of Kenyon, Rubin has served as president of the San Francisco based public affairs and business development consulting firm, Richard A. Rubin Associates, since 1983.
March 13, 2007
Heather Morrow Egan, Class of 1989, has been appointed development director of Crayons to Computers (C2C). C2C is an innovative store where teachers from 168 low-income schools in the greater-Cincinnati, Ohio, area can shop for free supplies for their students.
March 8, 2007
Biology professor Wade Powell attended the annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology in Charlotte, North Carolina, in March. Three Kenyon seniors accompanied him: Lisa King, Diana Spahlinger, and Anna Zimmermann, all of whom presented results from their ongoing work in Powell's lab.
February 16, 2007
David Long, Class of 2008, received honorable mention in the USA Today 2007 All-USA College Academic Team. Almost 600 students were nominated for the 74 positions. A key element of judging was a student's original academic endeavors. Long, a chemistry and mathematics major, conducts research on carbohydrate catalysis. The results of his work have been published in the journal Carbohydrate Research.
February 5, 2007
Evacuation Instructions, a short story by Elliott Holt, Class of 1997, won second prize in the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction contest judged by Mary Gaitskill. Another story by Holt, titled Fem Care, was selected as one of three finalists in the Missouri Review Editors' Prize for Fiction.
February 1, 2007
Portable Living Room, a film by Ransom Riggs, Class of 2001, has been named a finalist in the 2007 Spirit Awards Short Film Contest sponsored by the Independent Film Channel (IFC). The winner will be chosen by the votes received on the IFC Web site and will air live during the IFC Spirit Awards.
January 30, 2007
Kyle Hickok, a former Edward Jones investment representative in Durham, North Carolina, was recently named a principal with the firm's holding company, the Jones Financial Companies L.L.L.P. He is one of only 34 individuals chosen from more than 33,000 associates to join the firm's 301 principals. Hickok is a 1981 graduate of Kenyon.
January 29, 2007
Work by art professor Karen Snouffer is on display in Kenyon's Olin Art Gallery. Titled "Souvenir," the exhibit features photo-collage paintings related to World War II. Snouffer has been invited to display the body of work in a solo show at La Mediatheque in Epernay, France, in May 2007.
January 26, 2007
Allison Joseph, Class of 1988, is a recipient of a $7,000 Artists Fellowship Award in Poetry from the Illinois Arts Council for 2007.
January 23, 2007
Willard Abrahams, Class of 1952, was awarded the honor of 2006 Health Hero by the government of the Bahamas for his contributions to their health care system. For the past 25 years, Abrahams, a physician at Yale University, has worked with a team of residents and attending faculty from Yales's eye center to provide advanced eye care, medication, and surgical supplies for thousands of Bahamians.
January 19, 2007
Alison Grippo, Class of 1994, recently won the Jen Bekman Gallery photography competition. Grippo, who is now represented by the Jen Bekman Gallery, has had work published in Cool'he magazine, New Scientist, and Digital Photographer.
January 17, 2007
Kathleen Barney, Class of 2006, recently presented a talk titled "English Education in Korea from the Foreign Teacher Perspective" at a meeting of the Jeju Secondary School English Teachers Association. Barney is serving as a Fulbright English teaching assistant in Jeju, South Korea.