December 22, 2008
Christine Wheeler, assistant director of housing and residential life, was awarded the Ohio New Professionals Award from the Great Lakes Association of College and University Housing Officers. The award recognizes her dedication to Kenyon students.
December 8, 2008
A play by James Michael Playwright-in-Residence Wendy MacLeod, Class of 1981, has been honored by the Berkeley, California, Aurora Theater Company as a Global Age Project winner. MacLeod's play Birnham Woods will be presented as a staged reading at the Aurora Theater in February. The play is one of four winners recognized as forward-looking theater.
November 24, 2008
Joan O'Hanlon Curry, Class of 1989, was awarded the Dr. Patricia Greene Leadership Award at the 2008 Association of Pediatric Hematology/Onocology Nurses Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She was honored for her contributions and leadership to the organization during the past year.
November 19, 2008
Two magazine covers designed by Kristin Rogers Brown, Class of 1994, will appear in Print Magazine's Regional Design Annual. Approximately 250 designs were selected from more than 20,000 entries to represent excellence in graphic design. Brown is an art director living in Portland, Oregon.
November 13, 2008
Michael Mizenko, Class of 1981, is listed in the November "Top Doctors" issue of Columbus Monthly magazine. The list was compiled by Best Doctors Inc. using a national survey. Mizenko is a psychiatrist with a hospital and an office practice.
November 6, 2008
Kenyon's Library and Information Services division has been honored by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) for the College's internal computing services Web site. ACM named 24 colleges and universities as winners in categories covering Web sites, publications, and promotional materials.
October 1, 2008
John Rinka, Class of 1970, was named Teacher of the Year by New Hanover County Schools in Wilmington, North Carolina. Rinka will go on to represent New Hanover County at the regional level, with the winners moving on to statewide finals.
September 26, 2008
Peter Kyle, Class of 1990, choreographed "The Only Tribe," an interdisciplinary performance project slated for a December premiere in Manhattan. The project was conceived by visual artist Roland Gebhardt.
September 12, 2008
Stuart Schisgall, Class of 2007, has written 15 articles for Scholastic Magazine and served as a contributing editor to a guide to New York City published by Time Out New York. Schisgall has completed a draft of a novel-length memoir.
September 10, 2008
Richard K. Black, Class of 1986, has been named to Worth magazine's list of Top Wealth Advisors for the second consecutive year. Worth editor's note that the magazine "recognizes an elite group of individuals for their expertise, integrity, and dedication." Black is a managing director for Altair Advisors.
September 9, 2008
The poetry of English professor Janet McAdams is included in an award-winning series of poetry collections known as the Earthworks initiative. Dean Rader, an English professor at the University of San Francisco, says Earthworks includes some of the field's "heaviest hitters" among contemporary American Indian writers.
September 2, 2008
Richard Rubin, Class of 1962, served as a daily correspondent for California's Marin Independent Journal during the Democratic National Convention. Rubin, president of the public affairs management firm Richard A. Rubin Associates, wrote six columns during the convention.
August 28, 2008
John Idoine, Class of 2000, received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens at the June 7 graduation ceremony. He is currently working at Doctors Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, in an orthopedic surgery internship/residency.
August 27, 2008
The Journal, Ohio State University's literary magazine.
August 25, 2008
Edwin L. McCampbell, Class of 1964, was selected as one of the best specialists in family medicine in the New York Metropolitan area by New York Magazine. McCampbell was listed in the magazine's best doctor issue for the tenth consecutive year. He was also honored as a top family physician by the Consumer Research Council's Guide to America's Top Physicians.
August 18, 2008
David Murray Jaffe, Class of 1972, played the part of Charley Groden in the August production of Off the Map at the Depot Theater in Westport, New York. Charlotte McCormick, Class of 1975, is the Depot Theater's artistic director.
August 14, 2008
A full-length play by Susannah Greenwood, Class of 1997, was produced in San Jose, California, at the Theater on San Pedro Square. The play is in consideration for the Bay Area Small Theater Award.
July 28, 2008
Artwork by Laura Skinner '05 and Allison Roberts '06 is featured in the Boston Young Contemporaries Exhibition. The show includes more than 90 emerging East Coast artists. Skinner and Roberts are studying at the Rhode Island School of Design.
July 17, 2008
July 16, 2008
Laura Wareck, Class of 2003, has joined O'Neill and Associates as a senior account executive. O'Neill and Associates is a full-service government and public relations firm in Boston, Massachusetts. Wareck will support media outreach and branding in her new position.
July 10, 2008
An article written by Chris Schwarz, Class of 1986, is featured in the August issue of Chicago Magazine. Schwarz, a history teacher at Niles West High School in Skokie, Illinois, tells the story of how Seventh Street in downtown Chicago was renamed Balbo Drive in 1933 to honor Italian Fascist leader Italo Balbo, one of Benito Mussolini's most ardent supporters. The street still retains Balbo's name.
July 8, 2008
Ann Davies, Class of 1987, has been named to the Edwin F. Wilde Jr. Distinguished Service Professorship at Beloit College where she is a political science professor.
July 3, 2008
Paul C. Heintz, Class of 1962, has been named one of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania by Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine. Heintz is a partner in the firm of Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell, and Hippel. Only five percent of the lawyers in Pennsylvania are designated "Super Lawyers" by the magazine.
July 2, 2008
Molly McWhorter, Class of 1995, was named restaurant manager of the year at the annual RAMMY Restaurant Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The gala celebrates those who work to elevate the nation's capital "to a worldwide gastronomic destination." McWhorter manages Chef Geoff's Downtown.
June 11, 2008
Jennifer L. Quinby, Class of 2005, has been hired as an account executive in the community relations practice of ONeill and Associates, a leading full-service government and public relations firm. Quinby will work on behalf of real estate development clients in Boston and surrounding areas.
June 9, 2008
Robert E. Tait, Class of 1968, has been appointed president-elect of the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys. Tait is a partner in the Columbus, Ohio, law firm of Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease, one of the largest firms in the United States.
May 8, 2008
Robyn Quinter, Class of 1973, is the recipient of the third annual Olney-Sandy Spring Athena Award. Presented in memory of Brooke Grove Retirement Village founder Eleanor Howe Marston, the program was created to honor women for community service and professional and personal leadership. The awards ceremony was held April 25 in Sandy Spring, Maryland.
April 24, 2008
Gordon Fraser, Class of 1997, recently had his first solo painting exhibition at the Grassroots Arts Facility in Jersey City, New Jersey. Gordon's work can be seen at www.gordonfraserfinearts.com or www.theblindswimmer.com.
April 9, 2008
Vern Oakley, Class of 1974, has been re-elected to the International Quorum (IQ) of Motion Picture Producers Board of Directors. Oakley is CEO and founder of Tribe Pictures in Chatham, New Jersey. With membership representing six continents and more than 45 countries, IQ's mandate is devoted exclusively to the needs of film production company owners.
March 25, 2008
Peter Smagorinsky, Class of 1974, received the 2008 Association of Teacher Educators Distinguished Research Award. An English professor at the University of Georgia, Smagorinsky was recognized for "Student Engagement in the Teaching and Learning of Grammar: A Case Study of an Early Career Secondary English Teacher."
March 19, 2008
Bethany Anderson Johns, Class of 2005, has received two fellowships from NASA. The Graduate Student Researchers Program Fellowship will allow her to work with NASA scientists at the Goddard Space Flight Center. Her second award, a South Carolina Space Grant, recognizes her work in positron annihilation emission in the galactic bulge. Johns is a doctoral student in physics at Clemson University.
March 5, 2008
A poem by Esei Murakishi, Class of 2010, has been accepted for publication in the Dutch literary journal Versal. His poem will appear in May.
February 21, 2008
Robin L. Bennett, Class of 1981, was honored with the Natalie Weissberger Paul National Achievement Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors. She also received the "Women to Celebrate" award from ACT Theater, the Seattle Times, and the YWCA. Bennett is the senior genetic counselor and assistant director of the Medical Genetics Clinic at the University of Washington Medical Center.
February 6, 2008
Ryan M. Hunter, Class of 2011, was awarded Best of Show at the Five Colleges of Ohio Student Biennial art show at the College of Wooster. Hunter was honored for his encaustic (wax) painting titled "Before it Cools."
January 28, 2008
Religous studies professor Royal Rhodes gave two talks on the topic of Christian ecumenism at St. Thomas Church in New York City on January 20. The talks were in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.
January 22, 2008
Anthropology professor Bruce Hardy has been awarded an $8,750 general grant by the L.S.B. Leakey Foundation for his research project "Stone Tool Function and Behavioral Changes Among Modern Humans in Southern Germany."
January 16, 2008
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History, edited by John B. Hattendorf, Class of 1964, has been chosen as the 2008 Dartmouth Medal recipient. The medal is given for creating current reference works of outstanding quality and significance. Hattendorf is a history professor at the United States Naval War College and received an honorary degree from Kenyon in 1997.
January 3, 2008
A book by Peter Dickson, Class of 1969, is on sale at the Library of Congress bookstore. The book, titled The Magellan Myth: Reflections on Columbus, Vespucci, and the Waldseemueller Map of 1507, is being offered in conjunction with the unveiling of the Waldseemueller map at the library. The map was made while Christopher Columbus was alive and was the first map to name the New World as "America" and the first to show the Pacific Ocean between Europe and Asia.