Nelson Megna ’59 recently won AARP’s 2013 Andrus Award, named in honor of the organization’s founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus. The Andrus Award celebrates and honors people who make a difference in the lives of others, and is the most prestigious and visible award AARP can present to an individual. The organization claimed that Mr. … Read More »
Music Department Professor Emeritus and award-winning composer William D. Pardus has been awarded the Director’s Prize in the International Composers’ Competition, sponsored by the Longfellow Chorus of Portland, Maine, for his composition, Five Songs of the Sea, (for soprano voice and piano) which was part of a project of setting 10 Longfellow poems to music, … Read More »
Dr. Patrick Dolenc, professor of economics, has been named KSC’s 2013 Distinguished Teacher. The Keene State College Alumni Association presents the award each year to recognize excellence in teaching, encouragement of independent thinking, rapport with students, and effective student advising. Dr. Dolenc becomes the 43rd recipient of this distinctive honor. Read more. … Watch Dr. … Read More »
Three Film Studies alums, Craig Mellish, Dave Mast ’96, and Meagan Frappiea ’06, have been nominated for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Emmy Awards in the Sound Editing category for their work on Florentine Film’s The Dust Bowl (2012) and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea (2009).
On Saturday, June 8, the KSC Alumni Association presented its annual Alumni Awards at the luncheon and ceremony it holds each year during Reunion.This year, the awards went to the following deserving recipients: Alumni Inspiration Award Shawn Curtis ’99 Senior Manager, LEGO-Merlin Entertainments Affairs, LEGO, is this year’s recipient of the Alumni Inspiration Award. Shawn … Read More »
NH EPSCoR and Campus Compact for NH have established a seed-grant program for faculty at undergraduate higher ed institutions to broaden participation and build research capacity in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) disciplines. Funding may go towards exploring a concept or integrating research experiences into an undergraduate STEM curriculum. Priority is given to … Read More »
Dr. Kristen Porter-Utley, associate professor of Biology, received the 2013 Faculty Distinction in Research and Scholarship Award at the Faculty Appreciation Dinner in Centennial Hall on Friday, May 3. The award is intended to honor faculty members who have, over a significant part of their tenure at Keene State College, engaged in research and scholarship … Read More »
Renate Gebauer, professor of Environmental Studies, has received a grant from the Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation to study sustainability efforts in Nepal for three weeks this spring. “My goal is to immerse myself in and broaden my understanding of sustainable community development in the Katmandu valley and the development of ecofriendly tourism in Tansen … Read More »
Professor of Chemistry Jerry P. Jasinski has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to lecture and conduct research at the University of Mysore (Mysore, India) during the 2013–2014 academic year. Dr. Jasinski’s goal through this exchange is to teach students and faculty at the University of Mysore, and affiliated institutions about the use of single … Read More »
When music student Jordan Chase was awarded one of the three available SURF (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) grants for summer 2013, it was the first time the fellowship has gone to a KSC student in the Arts and Humanities. He will receive $4000 to work on his project, titled “Instrumentation, Orchestration, and Large-scale Composition.” For … Read More »
When a member of the Kayser Family visited the Children’s Literature Festival Gallery Collection in Rhodes Hall recently, she was so impressed by this delightful collection of work by the best children’s book illustrators that she directed NH Charitable Foundation to make a $2,000 grant from the Kayser Family Fund to help support it. Professor … Read More »
Keene State College has won the Little East Conference Presidents Cup for the second year in a row. The Owls recorded a cumulative grade point average of 3.06 to become the first institution to earn the Conference’s academic award in consecutive years. The Presidents Cup trophy measures the highest cumulative grade-point average of all institutions … Read More »
The Alumni Association is accepting nominations for four of its prestigious awards: The Alumni Achievement Award — given to one whose professional achievement in his/her chosen field brings honor to him or herself and Keene State College. Recipients must be bona fide alumni of Keene State College. The Sprague Drenan Award — given to one … Read More »
AASHE, the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education has awarded KSC its Silver rating in its STARS (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment, & Rating System) program. “STARS is an assessment of the sustainability work of the whole campus: education and research, operations, planning, administration, and engagement,” explained Mary Jensen, KSCs sustainability officer. … Read More »
The KSC Alumni Association awarded Dr. Susan Whittemore, professor of biology, its 2012 Distinguished Teacher Award, which recognizes excellence in teaching, encouragement of independent thinking, rapport with students, and effective student advising. Dr. Whittemore is the 42nd recipient of this distinctive honor. Read all about it.
Larry Benaquist, KSC film professor emeritus, has been awarded a grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation (NFPF) to restore another of the films from the “Nelson Collection,” which are now in the possession of Keene State College. The film, Parson Sue, is the only known copy of a one-reel 1912 comedy by Alice … Read More »