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Lieutenant Governor Honored by Commencement Invitation

New York State Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy will deliver the commencement address and receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the College’s 106th commencement this Sunday (May 25).

Duffy has been in the news recently after announcing that he will not seek re-election with Gov. Andrew Cuomo this fall.

Doug Lippincott caught up with the former mayor and police chief of Rochester a few days after he revealed that decision and in this interview, taped May 13 and aired May 22 on WFLR’s (Dundee) Keuka College Today, Duffy discussed his decision not to run for a second term.

Clearly honored by Keuka’s invitation to address the Class of 2014, Duffy tells us what receiving an honorary degree from the College means to him. He also discusses the state of higher education in New York, why small colleges such as Keuka are a key to the economic vitality of the Empire State, and more.

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The 2016 Presidential Election: Hillary vs. Christie?

It’s spring 2014.

What better time to talk about the 2016 presidential election.

It’s about 19 months before the first primary and more than two years before the electorate will cast its vote to determine President Obama’s successor. However, things are heating up already.

Will Hillary Clinton seek the Democratic nomination? What about Joe Biden? Are there other contenders?

And what about the Republicans? Can Chris Christie overcome his troubles? Will the GOP cast their lot with Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, or someone else.

Meanwhile, in the Empire State, Gov. Cuomo is up for re-election this November. The Republicans have not fielded a strong contender since George Pataki. Will they this time around?

And then there’s the mid-term elections. Can the GOP take the Senate?

Associate Professor of History Chris Leahy sorts it all out in this interview with Doug Lippincott, which aired recently on WFLR’s Keuka College Today.

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Audio Feature: A Program of Note, and Notes

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.

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Audio Feature: A Novel Look at the JFK Assassination

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.

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Pets, Students Inspire 2002 Graduate to Pen Children’s Book

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.

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