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Professional Activities

Dr. Mark C. Long, professor of English, published a review of Mary Oliver’s most recent book of poems, Felicity, as well as her Upstream: Selected Essays, in the summer 2017 issue of ISLE: Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and Environment. In June, Mark served as Co-Leader and Master Teacher in Residence at the second annual Environmental Literature Institute (ELI) at Phillips Exeter Academy. Mark also attended the Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) in Detroit, Michigan, where he designed the pre-conference workshop, Secondary Education and the Environmental Humanities, and co-coordinated mentoring meetings for part-time and adjunct faculty, independent scholars, and senior colleagues. In addition, Mark attended the Domains 2017 Conference, Indie EdTech and other Curiosities, in Oklahoma City.

Keene State Music faculty members Dr. Daniel Carberg and Dr. Matthew Leese recently returned from the Avaloch Farm Music Institute in Boscawen, NH, a new retreat center for performing artists. Avaloch is unique in that it serves performing ensembles exclusively, compared to most artist residency centers, which focus on individual writers, composers, or visual artists. Carberg and Leese attended the June 19-26 residency with their vocal quartet Liber: Ensemble for Early Music, preparing two programs of medieval and renaissance repertoire for future tours. A sample of their work at the residency can be heard here:

Dr. Skye Stephenson, Global Education Office, presented a paper at the First Nations University of Canada, Regina, for the CONAHEC: Connecting Indigenous Peoples in North Americas: Crafting Community of Shard Knowledge, on June 13th. Her presentation was “The Eagle and the Condor: The Network of Indigenous Intercultural Universities of Latin America.”

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