May 19th, 2011

   In this issue:

•  Summer Hours for the Rec Center
•  Tech Tip of the Week: Have you ever wanted an ITG HelpDesk Technician all to Yourselves?
•  Help Wanted
•  New Faces, New Places
•  Professional Activities
•  Keene State Image of the Week

Summer Hours for the Rec Center

From Recreational Sports:

The summer hours for the Recreation Center have begun and hours have been added on Saturday. The hours are:

  • Monday-Thursday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Pool hours are:

  • Monday-Friday, noon-1 p.m.
  • Monday-Thursday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The Recreation Center is closed on Sunday in the summer. Summer memberships are available for all faculty, staff and spouses/same-sex domestic partners (benefits-eligible faculty and staff may use the Wellness Connection benefit to pay for their membership) and the cost is $80 for May-August. Any current facility member utilizing the Wellness Connection benefit who needs to put their membership on hold for the summer due to medical issues or because they are off their appointment must e-mail Lynne Andrews,, to request their membership be put on hold. This must be done at the beginning of the month.

The minimum work-out requirement for the Wellness Connection program remains the same during the summer, and members are encouraged to promptly complete their workout log sheet each month to ensure that they fulfill this requirement.

Memorial Day Weekend hours are:

  • Friday, May 27, 6 a.m.-4:30 p.m.,
  • Closed Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30

Regular facility hours resume on Tuesday, May 31.

Tech Tip of the Week: Have you ever wanted an ITG HelpDesk Technician all to Yourselves?

From the IT Group:

Now that summer is here and things have calmed down just a little bit, have you ever thought it would be really nice to have an ITG HelpDesk Technician come to a department or staff meeting to answer questions about KSC technology? Well, it is possible!

Invite a HelpDesk Technician to your next staff meeting to address those pesky little questions your department or team has about Outlook, file storage or any other technology you use on a daily basis. We can give you tips and tricks and help you use that technology to make your job easier!

Give us a call at 358-2532, e-mail or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall, and we’ll be happy to be a part of your next staff meeting.

Help Wanted

You get to work with people you like if you get people you like to come work here. Who do you know who might make a good addition to the Keene State family?
Here are just a few of the openings on the HR site:

New Faces, New Places

From Karyn Kaminski, Human Resources:

Please welcome the following newly hired staff member to the KSC Community:

  • Shelley Green, Administrative Assistant, Nursing Program
Professional Activities
On Sunday, May 22, 2011, at 3 p.m., The North/South Chamber Orchestra will perform works by four Latin American composers living in the U.S., including Professor José Lezcano, Music. The concert will be held at the auditorium of Christ and  St. Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St.) in New York City. Admission is free and no tickets are necessary. Lezcano will be the featured soloist in the first performance of his newly minted Concierto Cubanero. He will be accompanied by the North/South Chamber Orchestra led by its founder, Max Lifchitz. His recently completed concerto is in two movements and recalls sounds often heard in such popular genres as Cha-cha-cha and Bolero. In addition to Lezcano’s piece, the program will also feature premieres of works by Carlos Rausch (from Argentina), William Ortiz (from Puerto Rico), and Max Lifchitz (from Mexico).  All of the composers will be in attendance and will introduce their works to the public.

Dr. Susan Wade, History, has received a Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grant from the American Association of University Women. Susan’s project is to finalize work on a book manuscript titled “The Illumination of the Eye and the Vision of the Soul: Monastic Perspectives on Sight and Blindness from the Sixth to the Eleventh Centuries,” which examines the importance of medieval discourses of visuality in the formulation and gendering of monastic identity in the early to central Middle Ages.

Keene State Image of the Week

Photo by Lucy Webb

Photo, as usual, borrowed from the Keene State Candid Campus gallery. Did we catch you?