College Letter 03/2015
Pianist Arlene Kies wins the Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award.
“My friend Jayne Segedy ’13 and I mutually decided that Arlene was one of the best teachers in the country and that we ought to nominate her.” So explains Valerie Peters ’10, a music education alumna who nominated Murkland lecturer and pianist Arlene Kies for the Kennedy Center Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award, a national award for teachers who have had an extraordinary impact on students. Kies was notified earlier this month that she is one of thirteen educators to receive a 2015 award. [Read more]
Alumni find foreign language skills an advantage in the workplace.
Gareth Morgan ’04 ’06G grew up in North Andover, Mass. He spent afternoons playing soccer with kids from the Puerto Rican and Dominican families who lived in the city and spent school vacations traveling through Europe with his family, who emigrated from England to America when he was an infant. “I knew there was a much wider world out there, and if I wanted to experience it in a deep, rich way, I knew I had to be able to communicate,” said Morgan. [Read more]
Faculty and staff share how they connect with and impact students.
Ask Joan Glutting, Andrew Sharp, and Susan Siggelakis what their secret is when it comes to having a meaningful impact on students and they’ll claim they don’t have one. Their students, however, seem to think otherwise. Last May, graduating University students voted Glutting, Sharp, and Siggelakis the top liberal arts faculty and staff members who had the most impact on their academic experience at UNH. [Read more]