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An Enduring Tradition: May Day Weekend

Prior to delivering the 25th Annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture, Dr. Andrew Delbanco conducted a Q&A session with faculty, staff, students, and the media. Members of the Tabula Rasa student organization helped organize the session, including Ross Gleason and Sarah Marquart. (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

One of the College’s enduring traditions, May Day Weekend, got off to an auspicious start with a talk by Dr. Andrew Delbanco, recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal, Friday night (May 3).

Delbanco delivered the 25thAnnual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture after conducting a Q&A session with students, faculty, staff, and the media earlier in the day.

The lecture series carries the names of Geneva resident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

College President Dr. Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera thanked Fribolin for his longtime support of the series and wished him an early happy birthday. Fribolin will celebrate No. 95 next month.

College President Jorge L. Díaz-Herrera congratulates Jeremy Hourihan '08, who recieved the Recent Graduate Award, and Juanita Rotz Hawkins '67, who received the Professional Achievement Award during Honors Convocation (May 4). (Photo by Stephanie Lockhart '15)

Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.  He was awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama “for his writing that spans the literature of Melville and Emerson to contemporary issues in higher education.”

May Day Weekend activities will continue through Sunday.To view the full schedule of events, go to: http://life.keuka.edu/files/2013/04/2013_May-Day-Schedule-1.pdf

Delbanco to Deliver Fribolin Lecture

Dr. Andrew Delbanco, recipient of the 2011 National Humanities Medal, will deliver the 25th Annual Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture Friday, May 3, at Keuka College.

One of the highlights of May Day Weekend, Delbanco will discuss “What is College For?” at 6:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture series carries the names ofGenevaresident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

Delbanco is Mendelson Family Chair of American Studies and Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University.  He was awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama “for his writing that spans the literature of Melville and Emerson to contemporary issues in higher education.”

In 2001, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and named by Time Magazine as “America’s Best Social Critic.” In 2003, he was named New York State Scholar of the Year by the New York Council for the Humanities. In 2006, he received the “Great Teacher Award” from the Society of Columbia Graduates.

Delbanco is the author of many books, including, most recently, College: What it Was, Is, and Should Be, and The Abolitionist Imagination. Melville: His World and Work was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Biography, and appeared on “best books” lists in the Washington Post, Independent (London), Dallas Morning News, and TLS.  It was awarded the Lionel Trilling Award byColumbiaUniversity.

Delbanco’s essays appear regularly in The New York Review of Books, New Republic, New York Times Magazine, and other journals. His topics range from American literary and religious history to contemporary issues in higher education.

Delbanco has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was a member of the inaugural class of fellows at the New York Public Library Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers.

TIME Magazine Editor will Deliver Fribolin Talk on Friday

Mark Halperin, editor-at-large and senior political analyst for TIME, will deliver the 23rd Carl and Fanny Fribolin Lecture Friday, May 6 at Keuka College.

One of the highlights of May Day Weekend, Halperin will discuss “The Road to 2012” at 6:30 p.m. in Norton Chapel. It is free and open to the public.

The lecture series carries the names of Geneva resident Carl Fribolin, an emeritus member of the College’s Board of Trustees and recipient of an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 2004, and his late wife.

Halperin covers politics, elections and government for the magazine and TIME.com. He is also the creator and author of TIME.com’s “The Page,” a news and analysis tip sheet that gathers and edits the latest political stories, campaign ads, TV clips, videos and campaign reactions from every news source, along with Halperin’s own analysis. In addition, Halperin is senior political analyst for MSNBC, where he appears regularly on Morning Joe and other programs on the cable channel.

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Recognizing Leadership

Former media mogul Ted Turner had a sign in his office that read: “Lead, Follow or Get out of the Way.”

At Keuka, emphasis is placed on the kead part of that saying and that is why the College annually recognizes students who exhibit leadership qualities. It is done at the Leadership and Moving Up Awards Ceremony held during May Day Weekend.

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