January 14th, 2010

   In this issue:


•  Exhibit: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals
•  Brazilian Percussion Group Performs Free at Redfern
•  Keene State to Honor Women’s Basketball Players
•  Exhibit Showcases KSC Faculty Work
•  2010–2011 Sabbaticals Announced
•  Circle K Makes Blankets for Pediatric Trauma Institute
•  Advancement Division Restructuring News
•  Lucy Webb Is New Editor of Campus News
•  Business Cards and Nametags – Order Now
•  Professional Activities
•  New Faces, New Places
•  Family News
•  What’s Happening on Campus: 1/14/2010

Exhibit: Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals

A traveling exhibition from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, “Nazi Persecution Of Homosexuals 1933-1945,” is on display in the Student Center Atrium Conference Room through Tuesday, February 9 (open Student Center hours).

The museum website states that between 1933 and 1945 the Nazi state incarcerated tens of thousands of men in prisons and concentration camps. Using reproductions of historic documents and photographs, this exhibit examines the impact of the Nazi regime’s attempt to eradicate homosexuality.

There will be an opening reception for the exhibit on Thursday, January 21, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Student Center Atrium. Comments by Paul Vincent will begin at 4:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served. For more Information, contact Karen Cangialosi, 8-2578.

Brazilian Percussion Group Performs Free at Redfern

From Connie Lester, Redfern: The KSC Music Department welcomes the São Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble for a performance on Tuesday, January 19, at 7:45 p.m. in the Alumni Recital Hall.

The Brazilian São Paulo State University Percussion Ensemble Grupo PIAP was created by John Boudler in 1978 as vehicle for academic and artistic training, and to promote percussion repertoire in Brazil. Since then the group has produced 75 graduates who study, play, and/or teach in several states throughout Brazil and around the globe (read more here). For more information, contact the Music Department at 8-2177.

Keene State to Honor Women’s Basketball Players

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information: Keene State College will commemorate its 40th year of sponsoring women’s basketball on Saturday, January 23, at Spaulding Gym, when the Owls host the Beacons of UMass-Boston.

The College is extending a special invitation to women’s basketball players, coaches, and staff who contributed to the growth of the program. Players and coaches will be introduced at halftime of the women’s game and are invited to a post-game social at the Night Owl Café.

“I’m really looking forward to the event,” said long-time KSC women’s basketball coach Keith Boucher. “I think it’s very important for our current team members to meet the players who were the foundation of the program. These players not only left their mark on the court, but continue to be strong ambassadors for the College.”

Women’s basketball has a long and rich tradition at Keene State College. From the first baskets of Red & White games and play days to AIAW and NCAA competition in the New England Collegiate and Little East conferences, women’s basketball has become a staple of the winter athletic scene at KSC. Although they competed in different decades, all the players had several things in common: a passion for the game, the desire to improve, and the determination to be successful. We invite you to join us on Jan. 23 for a day that promises to be filled with memories, stories, and hoop hoopla.

Exhibit Showcases KSC Faculty Work
Colorful Earth, Iceland, a photograph by Peter Roos (Art) will be among the artworks in the 2010 Biennial KSC Art Faculty Exhibition (courtesy photo).

Colorful Earth, Iceland, a photograph by Peter Roos (Art) will be among the artworks in the 2010 Biennial KSC Art Faculty Exhibition (courtesy photo).

From Jackie Hooper, Thorne: The 2010 Biennial Keene State College Art Faculty Exhibition will feature ceramics and sculpture by two new faculty members, Paul McMullan and Lynn Richardson, along with long-time faculty Peter Roos, who has added photography to his painterly pursuits. The show will also include recent studio art and graphic design works by faculty members Rosemarie Bernardi, Richard Carlson, Daniel Carr, William Cass, Mary Crawford, Melissa DiPalma, Robert Kostick, Ann LaRoche, Stephanie Nichols, Walter Nicolai, Joan O’Beirne, Yuan Pan, John Roberts, Katharina Rooney, Tanya Rudenjak, and Craig Stockwell.

One of the Thorne’s two galleries will be set aside to showcase works by the three featured artists. McMullan and Richardson, who joined the Art Department in the past three years, will show recent works in ceramics and sculpture, respectively. Roos, who has been teaching at Keene State since 1990, will exhibit recent works in digital photography, a medium he has added to his artistic portfolio since the last faculty exhibit (read more here).

The exhibit opens Saturday, January 23, and continues through Sunday, February 28, at the Thorne-Sagendorph Art Gallery. The Friends of the Thorne will host an opening reception Friday, January 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The exhibit and reception are free and open to the public. For information, call 8-2720 or visit www.keene.edu/tsag.

2010–2011 Sabbaticals Announced

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Emile C. Netzhammer announces that the following faculty have been granted sabbaticals during the next academic year, 2010-2011:

Phyllis Benay, Writing Center, AY 2010-2011
Steven Bill, Geology, FA 2010
Deborah Black, Education, FA 2010
Gary Bonitatibus, Psychology, FA 2010
Michael Hanrahan, Computer Science, FA 2010
Karen Jennings, Psychology, SP 2011
Robert Kostick, Art/Graphic Design, SP 2011
Margaret Orelup, History, FA 2010
Kristen Porter-Utley, Biology, FA 2010
Margaret Smith, Health Science, SP 2011
Pamela Smith, Health Science, AY 2010-2011
Karen Stanish, Math, SP 2011
James Stemp, Soc/Anthropology, FA 2010
Barbara Ware, Modern Language, SP 2011
Michael Welsh, Political Science, SP 2011
David White, Education, SP 2011

Circle K Makes Blankets for Pediatric Trauma Institute

From Shelley Rines, Student Center: The Keene State College Circle K club, an internationally recognized community service organization, made and donated 55 fleece blankets for children at the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute. The blankets, handmade by club members, were delivered in December at the Annual Open House for the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute, KPTI in Boston.

Circle K, the college version of Kiwanis, donates many different handmade items to the hospital every year, including blankets, welcome tote bags, and trauma dolls. While the club also donates money, the homemade items are usually the most important, because they make the hospital a more comfortable place for the children. KPTI is funded through Kiwanis and their youth affiliate groups; it’s part of Tufts Medical Center in Boston.

Twelve members of Keene State College Circle K and three members of Kiwanis traveled to Boston on Saturday to present their gifts to the hospital. “The gift we were able to give was incredible,” says Abigail O’Haire, past projects and fundraising chair of Circle K, “I have never seen such a big gift, and I was very happy to be part of it.” The blanket project was such a success due to donations made by Kiwanis, KSC, and community members through a sponsorship project. Over $600 was raised to pay for the fleece blanket material. Circle K and Chelsey Rothermel, the project coordinator, would like to thank the community for making this project a success.

Advancement Division Restructuring News

From Maryann Lindberg, Advancement: The Division of Advancement is pleased to announce some new staffing changes, effective January 1, 2010. These changes are part of the Division-wide restructuring we have been working on to enable us to more effectively help the College meet its institutional goals.

First, two of our departments are re-merging to form a new, more integrated department. The departments of Online Communications and College & Media Relations have now merged to become the Marketing & Communications Department, under the able guidance of Kim Accorsi, former director of Online Communications. Susan Peery, who has done a wonderful job of heading up the College & Media Relations department over the past few years, is happy to be moving back full-time into the editorial role she loves. Robin Dutcher will continue as the campus spokesperson.

I would like to thank both Kim and Susan for their work in determining the best way to coordinate all of our communications and marketing efforts, as well as everyone in the Marketing & Communications Department for their patience as we take on these new challenges. This is an exciting time!

Second, I am pleased to announce that the Advancement Services area is now under the direction of Michelle Fuller. Beth Martin is moving up into a broader and more technical area within the division, taking advantage of our newly-merged database and its capabilities. Again, I want to thank both Michelle and Beth for their hard work in realigning these important functions.

All of us in the Division of Advancement thank you for partnering with us as we promote this great institution. We look to a fruitful New Year!

Lucy Webb Is New Editor of Campus News

Lucy Webb (Marketing and Communications) is now editing Campus News. Please send your news, story ideas, or
event information by noon on Monday prior to publication to campusnews@keene.edu.

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Lucy Webb (Mark Corliss photo)

Business Cards and Nametags – Order Now

From Antje Hornbeck, Marketing and Communications: To order business cards or nametags, please see the administrative assistant in your department. Cards can be ordered online here. If you have questions, please call Antje Hornbeck at 8-2102.

Professional Activities

In September, Christopher Proulx (Health Sciences) presented at the Sociedad Occidental Colegio Médico de Rehabilitación de Jalisco A.C. 2do. Congreso Nacional de Rehabilitación in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. His magistral lecture was “Advances in Spinal Traction Therapy,” and he gave several small group symposiums on the Application Therapeutic Laser. He also spoke at the first of a lectures series at the Winchester School District (organized by KSC alums Liz Harvey and her intern, a current KSC Health Science major, Dianna Sinni). The talk, “Physical Activity in Youth Populations,” was provided to parents and teachers of school-aged children. It was video recorded by Public Television of NH and is to be aired at a later date.

In November, as an invited lecturer for a conference on Manual Spinal Therapy in Sao Paulo, Brazil, he spoke via live webinar format from his office (with the incredible assistance of Judy and Jenny from Academic Technology). The clinicians in attendance were from all over Brazil, including chiropractors, medical physicians, kinesiologists, and physiotherapists. The three-hour webinar was entitled “Application of Mechanical Traction.” Later in November, he traveled to Quito, Ecuador, to present as an invited guest at the Curso Internacional de Manejo Clinico. The lecture was entitled “Clinical Application of Mechanical Traction and Low-Level Laser Therapy.” He was honored by the Presidenta Federacion Ecuatoriana de Fisioterapia and asked to return to Ecuador to present at the semi-annual international sports medicine conference held in June 2010.

Jose Lezcano (Music), performed two Vivaldi Guitar Concertos (in D and C major) with the Orquesta de Camera Quito, conducted by Dr. Gustavo Lovato, which also performed the South American premiere of Lezcano’s Tango-Overture for Strings, on January 7, 2010, at the Casa de la Musica in the Ecuadorean capital. El Comercio, Quito’s large-circulation daily newspaper, published an on-line video review.

Mark C. Long (English and American Studies) traveled to the Modern Language Association (MLA) Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to chair a panel sponsored by the Association of the Departments of English (ADE), “Scholarship, Tenure, and Promotion in the Small College Department,” and to introduce a session he helped organize sponsored by the MLA Office of Research, “Reading as a Teacher: a Workshop for Teachers of Literature.” Mark also served as job counselor for the MLA.

New Faces, New Places

From Karyn Kaminski, Human Resources: Please welcome and/or congratulate the following staff members on their recent hire or transfer:

Amanda Clark, Financial Aid Officer, Student Financial Services; Derek (Aaron) Standard (formerly complementary staff), Campus Safety Officer, Campus Safety; Anne Cucchi, administrative assistant, Dean’s Office, Arts and Humanities.

Family News

Congratulations to Kirsti Sandy (English) and Scott Herstad, proud parents of a new daughter, Betty Rose. Betty Rose is a local celebrity (you can read about her in the Brattleboro Reformer), as she was the first baby born at Brattleboro Memorial Hospital in 2010!

We are sad to report several Keene State community losses:

Brent Elwell, a recognizable fixture at many KSC athletic events and from various appointments on campus, passed away on January 5. His positions on campus varied from working events in athletics to working in the bookstore to his earliest post helping in the mailroom 15 years ago.

Elizabeth R. Shesler, 92, mother of Jeanne Hearn, assistant director, Aspire Program, passed away on December 18, 2009.

Dorothy J. King, 88, mother of Beverly King, assistant professor of Physical Education and assistant dean for Professional and Graduate Studies, passed away on January 7, 2010.

What’s Happening on Campus: 1/14/2010

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