February 9th, 2012

   In this issue:

•  Five Inducted into Keene State Hall of Fame
•  Samurai Swordsmanship Workshop Feb. 10
•  The IT Group is Going Green. Join Them!
•  PrintSmart Program Update
•  Did You Know: Flag Etiquette
•  Coming to the Redfern: 69° South: The Shackleton Project
•  TDS Update
•  Tech Tip of the Week: Let the IT Group help you keep your technology information updated
•  New Faces, New Places
•  Professional Activities
•  Keene State Image of the Week

Five Inducted into Keene State Hall of Fame

Keene State Hall of Fame Inductees Meghan McLoughlin, Wilson Perez, Raymond “Lippy” De Rocher, and Michelle Mason

From Stuart Kaufman, Sports Information:

The Keene State College Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame inducted five new members on Saturday night. The Class of 2012 includes Raymond “Lippy” De Rocher ’64 (Baseball), Debbie Higgins ’76 (Basketball), Wilson Perez ’03 (Cross country/track), Michelle Mason ’05 (Soccer and Lacrosse) and Meghan McLoughlin ’05 (Softball).

De Rocher becomes the seventh baseball player to be inducted into the Keene State Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. The honor holds special significance for De Rocher, who joins his wife Bette as a hall of fame athlete, although from rival schools. De Rocher is being recognized as a hard-hitting, smooth-fielding first baseman on the Keene State baseball team from 1960-64, while Bette, a former women’s state golf champion, was inducted into the Plymouth State Hall of Fame in 2001. The couple now reside in Bedford, N.H.

Higgins is the eighth women’s basketball player to be inducted into the Keene State Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame. Quiet by nature, Higgins from Bellows Falls, Vt., who played four seasons for the Owls (1972-76) and was one of the building blocks of a fledging program, was taken aback at the honor.

Perez runs into the Keene State Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame after a stellar four-year career (1997-01) competing on the trails and track for the Owls.

Mason has the distinction of earning induction into the Keene State Alumni Athletic Hall of Fame for her accomplishments in two sports. Not only was she a record-setting goalie on the Keene State women’s soccer team, but also a prolific and high-scoring attack player on the Owl women’s lacrosse squad.

Standing six feet tall, McLoughlin joins an elite circle as the fifth Owl softball player to be inducted into the school’s hall of fame.

For more on these athletes, see the full story at keeneowls.com.

Samurai Swordsmanship Workshop Feb. 10

From Dottie Morris, Diversity and Multiculturalism:

Samurai Swordsmanship workshop with Jim Beauregard
Friday, February 10
7-9:30 p.m.
Young Student Center, Mabel Brown Room

Jim Beauregard, Certified Fight Master, toured for many seasons with the Cumberland Company for the Performing Arts teaching master classes in stage combat and also as a performer. He is a founding member of New England Fight Directors. In addition, Jim has served as associate artistic director and a principal performer at The Medieval Manor theater-restaurant, Boston’s longest-running show. He is Assistant Professor of Theatre and Dance and Technical Director of the Center for the Performing Arts at Dean College in Franklin, MA. Jim has served as a Co-Chair for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region I.

The IT Group is Going Green. Join Them!

From the IT Group:

February 1 through April 20, the IT Group is hosting a recycle mania contest. Recycle unwanted, unused and no longer needed electronic files from your email and P drive storage. A snapshot will be taken before the start of the contest and the person who has reduced the largest amount of space in these two areas will win a free lunch!

Managing your space in your email account and your storage drives has many benefits for both you and Keene State College. Regular maintenance provides:

  • Cost containment: If information is never deleted and storage space is exceeded, it may be necessary to resolve this issue by purchasing additional space.
  • Easier access to important information: By organizing drives and email efficiently, it will be easier for you to locate important information without unnecessary searching, allowing for more efficient use of time.
  • Reduction in folder duplication and outdated information: Reviewing your folders and email on a regular schedule will help you identify folder duplication, allowing you to delete what is not necessary and reduce your storage space.

The HelpDesk website provides excellent tips and best practices to help you manage your files more efficiently.

Join us!

PrintSmart Program Update

From Jim Draper, Purchasing:

The KSC PrintSmart Team would like to thank all of the departments that have met with us and have had new printers installed in their buildings.

As of January 30, we have met with 17 departments and have installed 25 machines.

We will continue to provide you with as much advanced notice as we can about scheduling meetings and installation dates.

We appreciate your patience as we move forward on this important college-wide initiative.

Remember, there’s more information available at the PrintSmart website.

Did You Know: Flag Etiquette

From Amy Proctor, President’s Office:

Did you know there is an etiquette for displaying of flags in public places? For those who plan and execute events on campus, please take note!

When displaying the flag of the United States of America, no other flag or pennant should be placed above it. The flag of the United States should be at the center and at the highest point of the group when a number of flags of States or localities or pennants of societies are grouped and displayed from staffs.

When used on a speaker’s platform, the flag, if displayed flat, should be displayed above and behind the speaker. When displayed from a staff in a church or public auditorium, the flag of the United States of America should hold the position of superior prominence, in advance of the audience, and in the position of honor at the clergyman’s or speaker’s right as he faces the audience. Any other flag so displayed should be placed on the left of the clergyman or speaker or to the right of the audience.

This means, for example, from the audience’s view: U.S. flag on left, speaker/presenter/clergy at center, State of NH flag (or other flag) on right. Like so:

You can find the complete flag code at http://uscode.house.gov/download/pls/04C1.txt.

Coming to the Redfern: 69° South: The Shackleton Project

From Jackie Hooper, Redfern Arts Center:

Legendary explorer Ernest Shackleton’s gripping tale of survival in the Antarctic will be recreated in a stunning theatrical performance at the Redfern. The Phantom Limb Company will perform 69° South: The Shackleton Project on Wednesday, February 15, at 7:30 p.m. in the Redfern’s Main Theatre. Tickets range from $15 to $35 and can be purchased by calling the Box Office, 603-358-2168 or ordering online at www.keene.edu/racbp.

Fresh from a successful run in New York, Phantom Limb Company brings Shackleton’s journey to life in an evocative vision of the Antarctic that incorporates puppetry, dance, scenic effects, projections and music. Featuring a haunting score by the award-winning Kronos Quartet, 69° South conjures up an unforgettable world of ice and darkness, where the only force stronger than the elements is the endurance of the human spirit.

The visual evocation of the South Pole’s forbidding beauty and the expedition’s courageous survivors, will be duplicated in a photography exhibit to be displayed in the Redfern Arts Center lobby February 7 to 29.

Members of the Phantom Limb Company will be available for a 6 p.m. Meet and Greet reception with the audience prior to the February 15 performance and will stay after the show for a question and answer session. Earlier that day, a panel discussion by Phantom Limb Company and KSC faculty members will explore research into the history of Shackleton’s journey to Antarctica and what’s been learned about the Antarctic continent’s environment and geography.

For more on Shackleton and the production, see the full story at the keene.edu news site.

TDS Update

The second floor slab has been poured and the first floor slab will be poured by the end of the week. Saw cuts to the second floor slab will commence the beginning of next week. Framing on the first floor will finish this week as we get closer to being able to sheet rock the office area. Masons will be working on the annex area, building the wall so steel can be erected and the roof can be installed. The roofers have finished covering the main building and continue to finish details to ensure a watertight roof. Electricians and plumbers have been working on their rough-in utilities and will continue to do so as walls start to be framed in the new building within the next couple weeks.

Tech Tip of the Week: Let the IT Group help you keep your technology information updated

From the IT Group:

New students are visiting campus, and many departments have helpful information to share with them. If your document 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!

New Faces, New Places

From Karyn Kaminski, Human Resources:

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

  • Matthew Hardy ’09, Construction Specialist, NH OSHA Consultation Program
Professional Activities

Sally Southwick, Associate Director of Sponsored Projects and Research, co-authored the article “Research Development at PUIs (Predominantly Undergraduate Institutions): It’s What We Do” with Mickie Kreidler of Dakota State University. The article was published in the January/February 2012 edition of NCURA Magazine published by the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA).

Keene State Image of the Week

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