Faculty Digest


Peter Rutkoff presented a paper at the National Association of Concurrent Enrollment Programs titled "Minority Students and Concurrent Enrollment at Kenyon's KAP Program." He also presented a paper to the Organization of American Historians titled "Using the Web for Undergraduate Teaching: North By South." He and Will Scott finalized funding for the third year of their "Cleveland and the Great Migrations Project." Over the past five years, the program, which is run in conjunction with the Cleveland Public Schools, has worked with more than a hundred teachers at all levels and has earned grants totaling $660,000.


Read Baldwin will present a solo exhibition of his paintings at the Blue Mountain Gallery, located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, from July 8 through July 26. Sarah Blick's article "Reconstructing the Shrine of St. Thomas Becket, Canterbury Cathedral" will appear in the journal Konsthistorisk Tidskrift this fall. She presented a paper titled "A Re-discovered Early Shrine at Canterbury Cathedral" at the Medieval Academy of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in April and co-organized four sessions at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in May. She will finish editing a new book, Art and Architecture of Late Medieval Pilgrimage in Northern Europe and the British Isles, this summer. Co-edited with Rita Tekippe, the volume includes twenty-seven essays and will be published by Brill Academic Press in 2004. Melissa Debakis attended a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar at the American Academy in Rome on "New Perspectives on Italy in the Age of the Resorgimento" in July. While in Rome, she continued work on her new book, The American Corinnes: Women Sculptors and the Eternal City, 1850-1876. Marcella Hackbardt co-designed the sets for a production of Arthur Miller's The Price at The Jewish Theater of Pittsburgh in the spring. Her photography appeared in the Texas National Photography Exhibition at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, during April and May. Hackbardt's work also appeared in an exhibition of American art at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, Illinois, from February 28 through March 26. She lectured at both the University of Toledo Center for Visual Arts in Toledo, Ohio and at Oberlin College in April. Karen Snouffer will exhibit her installation Journey from June 13 through Aug 31 at the Weston Gallery of Art in Cincinnati. Her work will also appear in the group show "Tasty Buds" at The Work Space located in New York City's Soho district from June 22 through July 31.


Wade Powell presented a paper titled "Multiple Molecular Mechanisms Underlie Dioxin Insensitivity in the Frog, Xenopus laevis" at the 12th International Symposium on Pollution Responses in Marine Organisms (PRIMO 12)." Co-authors of the paper included Kenyon students Catherine Beck '02, John DePowell '02, Tanya Klimova '03, Ashley Rowatt '03, and Tom Susman '04, all of whom were Summer Science Scholars during the past two years. The work was funded by a grant from the National Institutes of Health.


In March, Julie Brodie and Balinda Craig-Quijada took eight students to the American College Dance Festival conference in Buffalo, New York. While there, Brodie taught two master classes and presented her choreography for adjudication. She presented a paper at a conference for dance kinesiology teachers at the University of Utah and will present another paper at an international conference for dance scholars in Taipei, Taiwan, in August. Craig-Quijada, an elected member of the board of the American College Dance Festival, attended the organization's annual meeting in May in Long Beach, California. She will perform with HighJinx dance company at the Minnesota Fringe Festival in Minneapolis in August and has been contracted by Compass Point Press to write a book on dance for children. Wendy MacLeod had two plays produced in Chicago during the summer of 2003. Things Being What They Are appeared at the Steppenwolf Theater and Apocalyptic Butterflies opened at Chicago Dramatists theater. MacLeod, who spent the 2003 spring semester at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, will spend the summer in New Hampshire and return to Kenyon in fall of 2003.


During the spring semester, Jennifer Clarvoe reported: "I've been having a great year in Rome. This past week I met up with two Kenyon students, Sarah Grimm '04 and Kirsten Engdahl '04 (visiting from Exeter), and took them to the Pantheon, then to see some Caravaggios, and then to get gelato. Earlier in the year, I visited Deborah Laycock and Jim Carson in England . . . . I'm looking forward to seeing Bianca Calabresi and Melissa Dabakis here during the summer." Clarvoe gave a poetry reading in February at the University of Exeter and participated in Rome's peace demonstration on February 15. She returned to the U.S. briefly to give a reading at Princeton University in April. Perry Lentz delivered the College's 2003 Baccalaureate address in May and was recently appointed to the Board of the Colleges and Universities of the Anglican Communion. Lentz wrote a chapter about the history of Kenyon College for Cradles of Conscience, to be published in September of 2003 by Kent Publishing. Timothy Shutt reports that Barnes & Noble and Recorded Books will release fourteen of his lectures recorded on compact disk and an accompanying book, Hebrews, Greeks, and Romans: The Foundations of Western Civilization.


Bradley Hartlaub completed his first Boston Marathon in April with a time of 3:42:05. He also accepted an invitation to participate in an initiative by the American Statistical Association to produce "guidelines for assessment and instruction in statistics education." His joint research with Amy Wagaman '03 dealing with nonparametric tests for interaction in the two-way layout was presented at the Council on Undergraduate Research Posters on the Hill in Washington, D.C., in April. Hartlaub presented a mini-course on nonparametric statistics to a group of Advanced Placement statistics-course teachers at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in San Antonio in April. During the summer of 2003, he will work with more than two hundred seventy-five university, college, and high school teachers to grade more than fifty-eight thousand Advanced Placement statistics exams in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Jane Cowles writes that the department is in the process of compiling a comprehensive list of its former apprentice teachers (ATs) who have served in the Kenyon Intensive Language Model (KILM) program from its inception to the present. The department hopes to establish a comprehensive archive that may eventually serve as the basis for a history of the program and asks that anyone who served as an apprentice teacher contact Charles Piano via e-mail at piano@kenyon.edu or regular mail at Kenyon College, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Gambier OH 43022. "We would like to be able to contact you for information and anecdotes," she says. The department also hopes to establish a prize in memory of Peter Seymour, KILM's first director, who died in the spring of 2002. Paul Gebhardt presented a paper titled "Mathilde, the Spinster, As an Apocalyptic Virgin Mary: Gender Dynamics in Friedrich D ü rrenmatt's The Physicists" at the 2003 Kentucky Foreign Language Conference in Lexington, Kentucky in April. Mort Guiney was invited by the Institute of French Studies at New York University to present a talk on "Teaching the Cult of Literature in the French Third Republic" in March.


Benjamin Locke traveled again to South Africa for a "review session" before giving a presentation on South African music and languages at the Ohio Choral Directors Association Summer Conference in June. He has begun composing a piece to be premiered in 2004 as part of a benefit concert for Children's Hospital in Columbus. Henry Spiller accepted an invitation from the Korea Foundation and the National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts to participate in the Second Korean Music Workshop for Overseas Musicologists in Seoul, Korea, from June 15 until July 12. Over the summer, he also attended several workshops in African music with the support of a Kenyon College Teaching Initiative Grant.


Juan DePascuale's essay, "A Wonderful Life," in which he offers a critique of modernity and argues for authenticity as a moral imperative, appeared in the spring issue of Notre Dame Magazine.


Retirement from full-time teaching has not slowed down Thomas Greenslade. Over the course of the year he visited half a dozen collections of early physics teaching apparatus, and acquired approximately eighty items for his own collection. He published six articles, gave three talks on early photography and physics, evaluated two college physics departments, and taught electronics this spring. He even registered first-year students to help out a colleague who was called away. "Retirement doesn't seem much different from working!" writes Greenslade.

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