July 7th, 2011

   In this issue:


•  26 KSC Student Athletes Earn Spring LEC All-Academic Honors
•  2011-12 OS Council Announced
•  Founders Day Breaks Record
•  Online Scheduling Request Form Goes Live
•  Planned IT Maintenance Windows
•  FY12 Campus IT Projects Approved
•  Tech Tip of the Week: Update your technology information
•  Help Wanted
•  New Faces, New Places
•  Professional Activities
•  Keene State Image of the Week

26 KSC Student Athletes Earn Spring LEC All-Academic Honors

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

The Little East Conference office announced its annual Little East Spring All-Academic teams, honoring student-athletes in baseball, men’s and women’s lacrosse, softball, men’s tennis, and men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.

To earn a spot on the all-academic teams, a student-athlete must be at least a sophomore academically and athletically, have a cumulative grade point average of 3.3, and be a full-time member of a varsity team.

Here are the 26 Keene State College Student-Athletes who were honored:

Baseball

  • Kyle Morrill, Education/History
  • Adam Stanclift, Biology
  • Kyle Underwood, Graphic Design

Men’s Lacrosse

  • Matt Schairer, Political Science
  • David Shaw, Film Production
  • Alex Tress, Biology
  • Kyle Lasher, Health Science
  • Matt Crimmins, Safety Studies

Men’s Outdoor Track

  • Tim Pipp, Graphic Design
  • Bryan Kolacz, Physical Education
  • Richard Scappaticci, Management

Women’s Lacrosse

  • Liz Riegert, Elementary Education
  • Brittany Bastarache, Psychology
  • Nicole Curry, Athletic Training
  • Alyssa Marinaccio, Computer Science/Math
  • Lindsay McManus, Athletic Training
  • Jamie Albert, Communication/Journalism

Softball

  • Samantha Pratt, Graphic Design
  • Laura Chandler, Athletic Training
  • Courtney Savoie, Biology
  • Sara Stocklinski, Graphic Design
  • Jess Fiorenza, Undeclared
  • Maura Bergan, Health Science
  • Haley Chandler, Spanish
  • Katie Bradford, Nutrition

Women’s Outdoor Track

  • Chelsea Mellin, Political Science

 

2011-12 OS Council Announced

From Tim Garland, Operating Staff Chair:

It is my pleasure to announce the members of the Operating Staff Council for 2011-2012:

  • Chair – Tim Garland
  • Vice Chair – Susie Ericson-West
  • Treasurer – Sheila Kirby
  • Recorder – Dee Denehy
  • Senate Rep. – Lynne Rust
  • Doug Adler
  • Deb Barrett
  • Chris Flanagan
  • Deb Ford
  • Jackie Hooper
  • Tamara Lique-Naitove
  • Cecil Maxfield
Founders Day Breaks Record

From the Founder’s Day Committee:

This year’s Founders Day marked a new milestone for attendance. A total of 221 KSC employees – OS, PAT, and Complementary staff – registered for programs or meals to celebrate Founders Day 25th anniversary celebration on Wednesday, May 25. Founders Day began in the spring of 1987 to recognize staff as the foundation of the college.

The day included 24 programs of personal enrichment and professional development many of which resulted in positive team-building experiences. People involved in the rock climbing workshop reported that each individual was applauded by the group as he/she reached the top of an abutment. Those who participated in an afternoon of free bowling at Yankee Lanes have formed a Keene State bowling league. Suggestions are already pouring in for next year’s Founders Day, with many participants asking to repeat popular workshops such as digital photography and how to sell on eBay.

This year’s theme, “Founders Day Turns 25! Recalling the Past: Stepping into the Future” was explored by two guest speakers. Kim Harkness, director of Human Resources, spoke about the history of Founders Day in the morning and KSC alum Scott Ettl, the keynote luncheon speaker, recalled how college employees helped form his foundation for stepping into a rewarding career. Tim Garland, OS Council president, and Kim Schmidl-Gagne, PAT Council president, welcomed staff at the beginning of the day. KSC President Helen Giles-Gee thanked staff for all their hard work at the luncheon and stayed for the group photograph.

The Founders Day Committee has received positive feedback from participants who completed a short e-mail survey last week. One of the invited guest had this to say: “Great food, great company, great cupcakes, and the keynote speaker was terrific, too. He was obviously greatly influenced by KSC and those years have shaped his life in meaningful ways.”

The Founders Day Committee would like to thank all who participated in the May 25 festivities for contributing to a meaningful and memorable anniversary celebration. The committee would also like to thank the Keene State sponsors of this day: President Helen Giles-Gee; Emile “Mel” Netzhammer, Provost; Jay Kahn, Vice President for Finance and Planning; Andrew Robinson, Vice President for Student Affairs; Maryann Lindberg, Vice President for Advancement; the Operating Staff Council; and the Office of Human Resources.

 

In addition, Campus News would also like to extend many thanks and congratulations on an excellent day to the Founders Day 2011 Committee:

  • Jackie Hooper and Ro Dettelback, Co-Chairs
  • Kathy Bottomley
  • Pat Hitchner
  • Cheryl Martin
  • Ann Whittle
Online Scheduling Request Form Goes Live

From Stacy Evans, Student Center:

This summer, the Scheduling Office is introducing changes to the scheduling process that makes reserving rooms for meetings and events easier for you. Starting Monday, June 20, we ask for your cooperation in submitting all your requests via the Online Scheduling Request Form.

The On-Line Scheduling Request Form is intended for use in scheduling meetings and events in the Student Center, at the College Camp, and for non-class use of classrooms (anything that Agnes Anderson in the Scheduling Office would normally schedule).

The sooner you get your request to us via this online form the sooner we can enter them into our scheduling system. You can expect to receive a request receipt when you properly complete the online form. Then you will receive an e-mail within 72 hours or less with a confirmation that your meeting or event has been scheduled. Requests for Spaulding Gym, Redfern Arts Center, the Dining Commons and the Alumni Center/Centennial Hall will continue to use the hard copy Scheduling Form and need to be submitted directly to the schedulers of those facilities.

Please bookmark the link to the Online Scheduling Request Form. If you have any questions about this process, please feel free to contact Mark Gempler at mgempler@keene.edu.

Planned IT Maintenance Windows

From the IT Group:

To maintain a high level of security and accessibility for KSC systems and services, a series of planned maintenance windows have been defined that allow for routine maintenance work to be completed on KSC servers, systems, and networks. Maintenance windows streamline service disruptions for the campus by having an established time for routine ITG maintenance work during off-hours.

Weekly maintenance windows are:

  • Thursday, 5 – 7 a.m.
  • Saturday, 8 a.m. – noon

During the IT Group planned maintenance windows, you may experience intermittent access while KSC systems are being serviced. When IT Group work will impact critical systems beyond intermittent access, ITG will coordinate work to minimize the service disruption to the campus.

Reminders of the ITG maintenance windows times will be communicated to campus on a routine basis throughout the year in Campus News and on our website.

If you have any questions regarding this or any other technology issue, please feel free to contact the HelpDesk at 358-2532, e-mail helpdesk@keene.edu or stop by our office on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall.

FY12 Campus IT Projects Approved

From Laura Seraichick, Chief Information Officer:

The President and her cabinet recently endorsed the FY12 Campus IT Projects.

The full list, which can be found in pdf form at FY12 IT Projects, incorporates both USNH Long Range Technology Plans and KSC Technology Plans and is tightly aligned with the college strategic framework. This is a great list of projects that provide ‘broad campus value’ and will require full-campus commitment to ensure their success.

Technology project updates are reviewed by the cabinet three times a year to ensure that priorities are still aligned with institutional needs.  Project priorities and resources will be adjusted if needed.

I look forward to your continued support in moving these projects forward.

Tech Tip of the Week: Update your technology information

From the IT Group:

New students are visiting campus and many departments are handing out helpful information. If your website or documentation contains information about technology or computers, it will need to be updated. As you know, technology is ever-changing, as are the procedures necessary to use it efficiently. So before you deliver that information to students, let the IT Group review and update your technology information to be sure that students are informed correctly. We have some exciting changes happening right now, so be sure you are providing students the most recent information. You can send any information you would like reviewed directly to Kim Paré at kpare@keene.edu. She’ll be happy to make sure your information is correct and provide you with any new updates to be sure our students get off on the right foot!

Help Wanted

Love KSC but ready to stretch your wings? HR is currently listing the following internal job postings:

  • Parking Operations Coordinator, Campus Safety
  • Financial Aid Support Assistant, Financial Aid Office
  • Corporate and Major Gifts Officer, Development Office
  • Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Development Office

And 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 (also available to you wing-stretchers):

New Faces, New Places

From Karyn Kaminski, Human Resources:

Please be sure to welcome the following newly hired staff members to KSC:

  • Amanda Mountford, Campus Safety Officer, Campus Safety
  • Kirsten Camp, Office Coordinator, Alumni and Parent Relations
  • Teresa Ferrara, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Professional and Graduate Studies
  • Mark Januskiewicz, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Professional and Graduate Studies
  • Brenda Clark, Environmental Health and Safety Specialist, Professional and Graduate Studies
  • Colber Prosper, Coordinator of Multicultural Student Affairs, Student Affairs
  • Erin Mullen, Library Services Assistant, Mason Library
  • Taylor Tully, Coordinator of Intramural Sports and Sports Clubs, Recreational Sports
  • Chelsea Hill, Medical Assistant, Center for Health and Wellness
  • Erin Peltier, Medical Assistant, Center for Health and Wellness
  • Matthew Salter, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life
  • Trisha Hanson, Residence Hall Director, Residential Life
  • Diana Duffy, Coordinator of Energy Services, Physical Plant
  • Thomas Connelly, Director of Nursing, Professional Studies/Nursing Program

In addition, the following employees have had a recent change to their status:

  • Sarah Spykman has accepted a position as an Administrative Assistant in the Office of the Dean of Arts and Humanities, beginning Monday, June 27. Sarah was formerly working as an Administrative Assistant in the Media Arts Center.
  • Cheryl Martin has accepted a position as an Administrative Assistant in the Media Arts Center, beginning Friday, July 8. Cheryl was formerly working as Business Services Assistant within Human Resources and the President’s Division.
  • Debra Williams has accepted a position as an Administrative Assistant in the Professional Studies TDS department beginning Tuesday, July 5. Debra was formerly working as a Business Services Assistant in the Office of Campus Safety – Parking.

 

Professional Activities

Professor Jerry P. Jasinski gave an invited talk entitled “Crystallographic Publication Toolbox in an Undergraduate Environment” at the 2011 American Crystallographic Annual Meeting, May 28 – June 2 in New Orleans (Session 08.04 Scholarly and Pragmatic Aspects of Crystallographic Publication Practices) to a well-attended session. Audience interest was extremely high and questions were numerous and stimulating.
Also, Jasinski gave an invited talk entitled “Remote Access and Collaboration with the Gemini E” at the Agilent Technologies User Group Meeting, also at the 2011 American Crystallographic Annual Meeting: A live demo showing how the Gemini E X-ray diffractometer located at Keene State College can be controlled remotely along with WebCam visualization of the instrument generated a lot of interaction by the audience.

A group from Keene State recently attended the National Meeting of AASCU’s American Democracy Project. Mel Netzhammer presented at the Open Plenary on “Thoughts on Active Citizenship-We the Students, We the Faculty, We the Administrators.” Mike Caulfield, Marjorie Droppa, Tiffany Mathews, and students Kayla Donahue, Steve George and Tim Pipp presented “Participation, Collaboration and eCitizenship on a Student-Driven Community Health Project.” Kim Schmidl-Gagne and Patrick Dolenc presented “Shared Governance: Civic Engagement in Action.” Mike Caulfield, Patrick Dolenc and Steve George presented “Critical Consumption and eCitizenship in Classroom Activities.” Melinda Treadwell, Wes Martin and Patrick Dolenc presented “Lessons from College Teachers for Secondary School Teachers Concerning Frames of Reference in Public Policy.”

Mark C. Long, professor of English and American Studies, chaired the session he organized, “American Literature and the Ecological Thought,” at the 22nd annual American Literature Association Conference, May 26-29, in Boston. The session was sponsored by the Association for the Study of Literature and Environment (ASLE) and featured presentations on the fiction of Nathaniel Hawthorne, John Cheever, and David Foster Wallace in relation to Timothy Morton’s book of literary theory, The Ecological Thought.

Rodney Obien (Mason Library) was recently appointed Vice President of the New Hampshire Archives Group.

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?