The Keuka College music program is on the move.
Kelley Hamilton, music instructor and director of the Chorale, is starting a select choir that will perform at on-campus events and alumni gatherings, and travel for student recruitment.
“It will be a polished, professional group that will showcase the College and give students a high-quality music experience,” said Hamilton,
Hamilton, who has performed with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and other well-known groups, says the spring semester will also bring the formation of a jazz band, private instrumental lessons, and a concert with the Chinese Choral Society of Rochester.
In this interview with Doug Lippincott, executive director of communications and host of Keuka College Today on WFLR (Dundee), Hamilton discusses these initiatives and others, the increased interest in music among students, in particular athletes, and the future of the program.
Did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?
Fifty years after the assassination of President Kennedy, this question is still debated and probably will be for 50 more years.
Stan Wilczek Jr., assistant professor of business management in the Accelerated Studies for Adults Program (ASAP), subscribes to the lone-gunman theory but that did not stop him from writing a novel about the assassination that is filled with “secrets, seductions, sex, lies, cover-ups, and conspiracies,” according to the jacket of the book.
Last Witness opens Nov. 22, 1963, with 4-year-old Reece Landis and his father anxiously anticipating a glimpse of the president as his motorcade moves toward them in downtown Dallas. They are just 20-feet from Kennedy’s limousine when shots ring out. Fast forward to present day and Landis is a 54-year-old faculty member at Syracuse University “who is still haunted and obsessed with what he saw in Dealey Plaza that day,” said Wilczek.
In this latest installment of Keuka College Today, hosted by Executive Director of Communications Doug Lippincott on WFLR, Wilczek tells what inspired him to write the book, his fourth mystery-thriller. The former nuclear engineer also shares some plot tidbits and a few facts he uncovered about Oswald.
Stephanie Meindl Dikey, a 2002 graduate of Keuka College, recently published The Adventures of Phoenix & Tucson: The Great Rescue, a children’s book that focuses on her pet dog (Phoenix) and cat (Tucson).
Both were rescued animals and the book is about their rescue and the special bond they created. The book includes a section targeted toward teachers and features several lesson ideas.
In this interview with Executive Director of Communications Doug Lippincott, Dikey, who teaches third grade in Webster, N.Y., tells how she was inspired to write the book by her pets and her students. She also outlines how Keuka College prepared her for a teaching and writing career, why teaching is at the core of the book, and her plans to turn The Adventures of Phoenix and Tucson into a series.