October 6th, 2011

   In this issue:

•  Homecoming Coming Soon!
•  Jasinski Inducted into Newport High School Athletic Hall of Fame
•  Ongoing and Emerging Issues in the Hispanic/Latino Community
•  And the Winner Is…
•  Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie
•  7th Annual Pumpkin 5K Fun Run/Walk
•  Ben Maynard Fundraiser October 15
•  Celebrating Granny D a huge success thanks to many!
•  Coming to the Redfern: Adele Myers and Dancers, Agnes of God
•  TDS Update
•  Tech Tip of the Week: Is it Phishing or is it Real?
•  Bonus Tech Tip: Passwords Are Like Underwear
•  New Faces, New Places
•  Professional Activities
•  Keene State Image of the Week

Homecoming Coming Soon!

From Sara Telfer, Alumni and Parent Relations:

Homecoming Weekend (October 14-16) is rapidly approaching!  This is a great opportunity for our entire campus community (alumni, students, faculty and staff) to connect and have a great time. There are a lot of activities to choose from, so we hope to see you there!

The weekend will kick-off on Friday with a “Life After Liberal Arts” Alumni Panel sponsored by the School of Arts & Humanities at 4 p.m. in the Alumni Center. The panel will be followed by some laughs in the Night Owl Café at 8 p.m. featuring student improv group 3 Ways ‘Til Sunday.

There will be lots of fun at the Owl Athletic Complex on Saturday, starting at 11: 30 a.m. with pre-game festivities including food, music and a chance to take a plunge off of a giant bag jump! Then watch as the KSC women’s soccer team takes on RIC at 1 and the women’s field hockey team challenge ECSU at 1:30 p.m.

Some more of Saturday’s highlights include Women’s and Men’s Rugby at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, the Class of 1951 Owl Statue Dedication at noon in the Alumni Center Courtyard, and a chance to sign a beam going into the new Technology, Design, and Safety (TDS) Center.

Then, wrap up your Saturday under the stars on Fiske Quad! Join us for an outdoor movie and a chance to enjoy some time at this campus landmark. Be sure to bundle up since it may get a little chilly! The Goonies is set to start at 7.

If you are still hoping to catch another game or two, we hope you’ll stick around on Sunday. You won’t want to miss the Women’s and Men’s Alumni Rugby games on Joyce field!

If winter is more your style, planning for Winterfest 2012 will be starting soon! If your group, department, or organization is interested in getting together on February 3 or 4, let us know by contacting Sara Telfer: 603-358-2425 or stelfer@keene.edu.


Jasinski Inducted into Newport High School Athletic Hall of Fame

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Longtime Keene State chemistry professor and former Owl assistant track coach Dr. Jerry Jasinski was inducted into the Newport (N.H.) High School Athletic Hall of Fame October 1.

A member of the Class of 1958, Jerry Jasinski was a standout three-sport athlete at Newport, then called Towle High School, playing on the Tigers’ football, basketball and track and field teams. He was a member of the school’s 1955, 1957 and 1958 state championship track and field teams and also played on the 1958 New Hampshire Shrine Maple Sugar Bowl Team.

One of the first decathletes in the state, Jasinski became the first high school six-foot high jumper in New Hampshire, holding the state record for 10 years.

Coming to Keene State in 1978, Jasinski worked as a volunteer track assistant for then coach George Bower. At KSC, he coached decathlete Paul Trocki, the College’s first national champion. Bower and Jasinski also organized and ran the ECAC women’s track and field championship at Keene High.

Later, Jasinski spent 18 year working as an assistant for current KSC cross country and track coach Peter Thomas.

If playing and coaching wasn’t enough, Jasinski spent 35 years as a basketball official – 10 of those years as a college official with the ECAC. And Jasinski still hasn’t put down his whistle – he’s in his 41st season officiating football, and has spent just about the same time working as an official at track and field meets. Jasinski also organized the Vermont State Decathlon, a job he did for 35 seasons, before giving it up last year.

For the full story, visit keeneowls.com.

Ongoing and Emerging Issues in the Hispanic/Latino Community

From Dottie Morris, Diversity and Multiculturalism Office:

Please join us for
“Ongoing and Emerging Issues in the Hispanic/Latino Community” with Esteban Lopez, Director of Latino Initiative, New Hampshire College and University
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Young Student Center – Mountain View Room

Hispanics/Latinos are the fastest growing demographic group in the country, surpassing for the first time the 50 million mark in 2010. Participants will learn about the latest issues confronting this important segment of the nation’s population. The discussion will include a quick review of demographic numbers and trends and what those numbers means in terms of social services, impact on American culture, and the way companies sell their products as the face of their future consumers becomes browner and speak in another language.

Some of the questions Mr. Lopez will address are:

  • What could be the impact of the change of demographics on future elections?
  • What does it mean to be Hispanic/Latino (identity)?
  • What do Hispanics/Latinos think about immigration?
  • What are some of the current and emerging issues in education for Hispanics/Latinos in the United States?
And the Winner Is…

From Nate August, Dining Services:

Keene State Dining Executive Chef Richard Ducharme competed and won first place at Sodexo’s Localvore Culinary Challenge held at Rivier College in Nashua, NH on September 21. His Cajun Scallop Duo featured a variety of cherry tomatoes from the greenhouse of campus groundskeeper, Joe Britton. Chefs from eight Sodexo-run area colleges participated in the competition; see the story in the Nashua Telegraph.

Chef Ducharme also took first place at the Chowder Challenge held September 25  in Sunapee. His winning chowder recipe will be served on a Friday in October in the Zorn Dining Commons.

Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie

From Frederick Wolf, Physics:

On October 20, the Physics section of the Geology/Physics Department will sponsor a two-act performance based on the life of Marie Curie entitled Manya: A Living History of Marie Curie. The presenter, Susan Marie Frontczak, has performed this piece in over thirty states and in Europe. Frontczak’s background in computer science and engineering combined with her Polish-American heritage create her unique insights into the life of Madame Curie.

Frontczak will bring Marie Curie’s biography to life on October 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Mabel Brown Room. Her performance is free and open to the public.

For more information about the performance, visit www.storysmith.org/manya.

7th Annual Pumpkin 5K Fun Run/Walk

From Lynne Andrews, Recreational Sports:

The 7th Annual Recreational Sports Pumpkin 5K Fun Run/Walk is scheduled for Friday, October 21, and is open to all KSC students, faculty and staff. The run will start at 2:30 p.m.

The first 125 entrants are guaranteed a t-shirt after they complete the run. Sign up at the front desk of the Recreation Center. Entries will be taken up to the day of the race, but participants cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt.

Don’t miss out on this great event; sign up today!

Ben Maynard Fundraiser October 15

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

Friends of Ben Maynard will host a fundraiser for the former Owl men’s basketball player on Saturday, Oct. 15, at the Keene Elks Lodge on Roxbury Street in Keene. All the proceeds from the event, which begins at 7 p.m., will help defray medical expenses for Maynard, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor last June. Guests are asked to bring a potluck dish.

Donations will be accepted at the door. Those who are unable to attend can send their donations in care of Maynard to Owl men’s basketball coach Rob Colbert at Keene State College, 229 Main Street Keene, NH 03435-2301.

Noted for his rebounding and strong defensive play, Maynard, a four-year player (2002-06) for the Owls, played on Keene State’s 2004 Elite-Eight NCAA tournament team. Maynard, who had surgery to remove the tumor on June 20, will begin chemotherapy soon.

Maynard keeps in touch with many of his former teammates and appreciates all the help he’s received from his family and friends. “I couldn’t put into words how much I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers,” he said.

Celebrating Granny D a huge success thanks to many!

From Irene Herold, Mason Library:

On September 24, 2011 over 100 people gathered to celebrate the opening of the Doris “Granny D” Haddock collection in the Archives and Special Collections of Mason Library.

Greetings, memories, and resolutions were shared during the first hour from notables such as Governor Lynch; United States Senator Jean Shaheen read by staffer Pam Russell Slack; State Senator Molly Kelly; State Representative Chuck Weed; former State Senator Jim Rubens; former West Virginia United States Representative and Secretary of State, WV, Ken Hechler; Secretary of State, NH, Bill Gardner; Secretary of State, CT, Dennis Merrill; and a video greeting from Bill McKibben among others. A donated bronze bust of Granny D was unveiled by Illinois participants Andrea Raila and family with Dennis Burke, who traveled from Arizona to attend the event. Burke then shared anecdotes from his forthcoming second biography on Haddock, including how she would do someone’s job such as feeding alligators, so the woman could take the time to register to vote.

The day was capped off with folk music provided by Dr. Henry Knight, student Kim Christel, city councilor Terry Clark, and readings of poetry by and about Haddock performed by student Clai Lasher-Sommers, and alumnae Liza Mindeman and Stephanie Steele, who also created the first finding aid for the collection. Granny D’s band, Tattoo, which includes performers Fred Simmons, Leslie Vogel, and Karl Wilson, closed out the festive day performing a set of numbers that they played when marching with Haddock in her State Senate campaign, and finishing their set by having the audience march to the library’s exhibit on Haddock to the song, “When the Saints Go Marching In.”

Other students who provided tours of the Granny D exhibit in the Archives and Special Collections room included Sandra Garcia, Clai Lasher-Sommers, and Laura Ruttle, who along with Lee Gemeroth and Brittany Arita helped move and process the collections under the direction of Archivist Rodney Obien.

Many were involved in the much appreciated behind-the-scenes and upfront work on this event: President Helen Giles-Gee, Provost Mel Netzhammer, VP of Advancement Maryann Lindberg, Director of Development Ken Goebel, Dr. Henry Knight, Archivist Rodney Obien, Ann Gagnon, Cheryl Spangler, Mark Gempler, Wade Newer, Steve Armstrong and his student assistants, Linda and Robert Madden, Michele Kuiawa, Chef Rich Ducharme and Rick Kramer and the Sodexo catering staff, Marketing and Communications staff Lucy Webb, Laura Borden, Kelly Ricaurte, and friend of Haddock, Ruth Meyer. Of course Mason Library sincerely thanks the Haddock family for the donation and support in selecting Keene State College as the repository of this significant collection. The event was covered in over forty national news stories in addition to local coverage.

Coming to the Redfern: Adele Myers and Dancers, Agnes of God

From Jackie Hooper, Redfern:

The Redfern Arts Center continues its 30th anniversary season with the acclaimed contemporary dance troupe Adele Myers and Dancers which will premiere a new, highly athletic dance Wednesday, October 19, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Theatre. Tickets for the dance performance range from $9 to $23. To order tickets and for more information, contact the Box Office at 603-358-2168 or visit www.keene.edu/racbp.

Adele Myers and her four dancers will visit with patrons in a Meet and Greet in the lobby at 7 p.m. prior to the performance. Light refreshments will be served. The dance troupe also will remain after the performance for a question and answer session.

Myers also will conduct a masterclass for Keene State dance students at 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 18, in the Mabel Brown Room of the Young Student Center. This class is free and open to the public.

Founded in 2000, Adele Myers and Dancers is a five-member contemporary dance company.

For more on the performance and on the Redfern’s 30th anniversary season, visit www.keene.edu/racbp/.

Also from Jackie:

The Theatre and Dance Department presents Agnes of God by John Pielmeier, a psychological drama about delusion, to be performed at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, October 11 to 15, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, October 15, in the Wright Theatre of the Redfern Arts Center. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $8 for senior citizens and youth 17 or younger, and $6 for KSC students. Call the box office at 603-358-2168 or order online at www.keene.edu/racbp.

All three roles are played by senior acting students: Jessica Montville, Ashley Simeone, and Sarah Matthews. Elizabeth Streeteris the stage manager. 

More information on Agnes of God is also available at the Redfern’s website.

TDS Update

Pile driving has finished and so has the major demolition.

For the next three weeks, we can expect concrete trucks being the largest disruption down Blake St.

The electrical primary conduit has been run through the Science Center, so we shouldn’t experience any major parking lot closings in the future.  The only major work, besides underslab utilities, will be concrete form work and getting the pile caps and grade beams poured.  Check out the TDS website for pictures from the site.

Tech Tip of the Week: Is it Phishing or is it Real?

From the IT Group:

In the spirit of October Security Awareness Month, the IT Group would like to continue to reinforce how you can identify a phishing e-mail.

Is it phishing or is it real?

—–Original Message—–
From: motoxrox@clear.net.nz [mailto:motoxrox@clear.net.nz] On Behalf Of abuse@keene.edu
Sent: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 5:42 PM
To: email@keene.edu
Subject: keene.edu Report

keene.edu Report

Your email account has been reported for numerous spam activities from a foreign ip recently. As a result, keene.edu has received advice to suspend your account.
However, you might not be the one  promoting this Spam, as your email account might have been compromised. To protect your account from sending spam mails, you are to confirm your true ownership of this account by providing your Username (*******) and Password (*******) as a reply  to this
message. On receipt of the requested  information, the keene.edu email support shall block your account from spam.

Failure to do this will violate the keene.edu email terms & conditions. This will render your account inactive.

NOTE: You will be send a password reset message in next seven (7) working days after undergoing this process for security reasons.

Keene State College – Webmail Access (Powered By gmail).

This is absolutely phishing.

Just remember, the IT Group has a communication template to follow for all of our communications to campus. Here is a quick list of things to look for and remember:

  1. No legitimate institution, including KSC and the KSC IT Group HelpDesk will ever ask you for personal information through e-mail.  There are no exceptions to this.  Period!
  2. IT Group HelpDesk e-mail will be addressed to the GAL, a specific group (i.e. teaching faculty) or you personally.  It will be familiar to you.
  3. We will provide you the reason behind our communication (routine maintenance, infrastructure upgrade, etc.).
  4. We always provide our contact information (including phone number, e-mail address, and building location).
  5. We always tell you to contact the HelpDesk if you have any questions or concerns.

It is important to stay vigilant of phishing attempts both here on campus and at home.  Learn to recognize the signs and above all – if they are asking for personal information – it is a phishing attempt!

For more information, please visit the IT Group Security website at: www.keene.edu/it/security/ or feel free to visit the HelpDesk on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall, e-mail helpdesk@keene.edu, or call 358-2532.

Bonus Tech Tip: Passwords Are Like Underwear

From the IT Group, for October IT Security Awareness:

  • Passwords are like underwear: Change yours often.
  • Passwords are like underwear: Don’t share them with friends.
  • Passwords are like underwear: The longer, the better.
  • Passwords are like underwear: Be mysterious.
  • Passwords are like underwear: Don’t leave yours lying around.

Brought to you by your security friends in the IT Group and with permission from our friends at the University of Michigan/Ann Arbor.

For more information regarding this and other security tips, visit our security website at: www.keene.edu/it/security or stop by the HelpDesk on the 2nd floor of Elliot Hall, call 358-2532 or e-mail helpdesk@keene.edu.

New Faces, New Places

From Karyn Kaminski, Human Resources:

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

  • Samantha Massahos (formerly complementary staff member), Parking Operations Coordinator, Campus Safety
Professional Activities

Beverly J. Ferrucci, Professor of Mathematics, presented a talk entitled “Cases in Technology-Enriched School Mathematics” at the 15th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics at Abant İzzet Baysal University in Bolu, Turkey. The presentation discussed research that Beverly conducted with colleagues while on sabbatical at the National Institute of Education in Singapore. She also presented a workshop, “Technology-Rich Learning Experiences from the Web for the Secondary Mathematics Classroom” for a group of Turkish teachers. Mathematics teachers, professors, and education professionals from 25 countries were in attendance.

Keene State Image of the Week

Photo by Antje Hornbeck

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