U.S. Rep. Tom Reed (R-23rd District) is one 18 members of the House of Representatives championing the Campus Accountability and Safety Act. Like the House, the bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate by a bipartisan group of legislators. One of those leading the fight in the Senate is Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
In this Sept. 25 interview on Keuka College Today (WFLR), hosted by Executive Director of Grants, Governmental Relations, and Compliance Doug Lippincott, Reed outlines the provisions of the bill, why it means so much to him on a personal level, and what students can do to make their campuses safer.
In addition, Reed tells why small, independent colleges such as Keuka College are so important to New York state and offers his take on the hot-button issue of the value of a college education.
Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera is now in his fourth year as president of Keuka College.
Doug Lippincott, executive director of grants, government relations, and compliance and host of Keuka College Today interviewed the president Thursday, Aug.28. In a wide-ranging discussion, the president recalled his early days on the job and how confident he is in the College’s ability to “create the liberal arts curriculum for the 21st century,” a goal he outlined in his May 4, 2012 inauguration.
The president also recapped a busy and successful summer, including the College earning a Start-Up NY designation and what it means for the College and Yates County. He discussed the College’s plans to build a Center for Business Analytics and Health Informatics and create a ”college-town experience.” Lippincott also asked the College’s CEO about the future of the international program and Accelerated Studies for Adults Program.
Capping the first year of quarterly staff recognition awards, Vickie Tobias of Bath emerged as the 2013-14 Staff Member of the Year for Keuka College.
According to co-workers, Tobias has touched the lives of students and the careers of colleagues throughout Keuka College in a real and palpable way. As the database administrator in the Information Technology Services department, she helps keep the entire college plugged in, so to speak, and ensures day-to-day network demands continue functioning for optimal productivity.
Tobias was named the inaugural staffer of the year during Commencement May 25. The staff recognition award, given by the Staff Advisory Council (SAC), was set up to identify and celebrate staff members like Tobias who consistently go above and beyond the duties of their job and make outstanding contributions to Keuka College. The award recognizes four staff members each year, with one selected as the overall winner for the year. This year’s other quarterly winners included Brett Williams, digital media producer in the Office of Marketing and Communications, McKala Accetura, judicial coordinator and resident director of Strong Apartments, and Merrie Heins, assistant director of financial aid. Each quarterly winner receives a desk nameplate and reserved parking place for three months, following their award.
According to Casey Kendall, senior systems administrator in ITS, Tobias is “the most dedicated and professional employee with whom I have ever worked.” In a nomination letter, Kendall detailed how Tobias “puts in long hours and never asks for compensation, helping her peers succeed without ever asking for anything in return.” (more…)
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.
Keuka College is located in the heart of Finger Lakes wine country so it should come as no surprise that an enterprising member of the College staff came up with a novel way to extend the lives of empty wine bottles.
And when she involved her co-workers in the project, a newly established scholarship received a boost.
Communications Specialist Rachel Dewey turns the bottles, which once contained red or white wine, into decorative holiday lamps that contain white or multi-colored lights.
“When I first made some samples about a year ago, and displayed them in our front office, we got a lot of compliments on them, so I’ve been trying to think of how we could leverage that interest,” said Dewey.
Executive Director of Communications Doug Lippincott suggested the lamps be sold, with proceeds going to the Fred L. Hoyle Endowed Scholarship. Hoyle, associate vice president for admissions, died in October.
“We all miss Fred; he was not just a colleague but a friend,” said Lippincott. “I am certain that he would be delighted to learn that we turned Rachel’s creativity into a project that will help future students realize their dreams of earning a Keuka degree.”
“Fred was into wines and gourmet foods and all the culinary arts,” said Dewey, “so I believe a wine bottle lamp is quite fitting.”
The Office of Communications got word to the College community about the wine lamp sale in early December and recently turned over $565 to the development office for the Hoyle Scholarship.
“We were heartened by the response of the College community to this fund-raiser,” said Lippincott. “It’s a tribute to Fred and the many lives he touched at the College.”