Artists & Scholars

Fall 2016

Books

Murry Nelson ’69 provides the first-ever basketball history of the Big 10, spanning 30 years when the league produced some of the top teams in the country. Big Ten Basketball, 1943-1972 will be released in fall/winter 2016 by McFarland Publishing. It’s Nelson’s fourth book on various aspects of basketball history. He’s also published biographies of Bill Russell and Shaquille O’Neal. 

Bobbe Sue Fletcher Palmer ’54 published Can This Be Home? And Four Other Stories through iUniverse, May 2016. 

Susan Klein d’Alessio ’63 was featured with two other artists in the Creating Momentum exhibition in April 2016 at the Cerulean Arts Gallery, Philadelphia. 

Written by Mark S. Maire ’78, Meridian (Codhill Press, 2016) was the winner of the 2015 Codhill Poetry Award. 

Part art catalog, part art history, Stories in Stone by Stephen E. Nash ’86 offers the first comprehensive treatment of the impressive sculptures of Vasily Konovalenko, a little-known Russian artist, and features almost 300 gorgeous color photographs by Richard M. Wicker. The book was co-published by the University Press of Colorado and Denver Museum of Nature and Science, July 2016. 

Liane Ellison Norman ’59 has a new book of poetry, Way Station, coming from Finishing Line Press in October 2016. To order.

Worship Space Acoustics (Springer, 2016) by David T. Bradley ’01, associate professor of physics at Vassar College, presents the acoustical and architectural design of a wide variety of individual worship space venues. The book includes essays on topics ranging from the soundscape of worship spaces to ecclesiastical design at the turn of the 21st century as well as detailed renderings and architectural drawings, informative acoustic data graphs, and evocative descriptions of the spaces. This is Bradley’s second book.

Art

In April of 2016, featured paintings by Julia Johnson Rothenberg ’63 were selected for the 2016 Columbia County Council on the Arts Juried Art Show (Hudson, N.Y.) and featured at the Spencertown Academy Arts Center in Spencertown, N.Y.

Will Bennett ’13, a musician in Columbus, Ohio, has released his debut album, Wichita, with his band, Will Bennett & The Tells. Vinny Newton ’12 plays bass in the band. The self-released album is available for order as a limited-edition compact disc and as a digital download. 

Summer 2016

Books

Prolific children’s book author/illustrator Caroline Scheaffer Arnold ’66 has published two series of animal board books that were rewritten for younger readers. From the habitat series: A Day and Night in the Rain Forest, A Day and Night in the Desert, A Day and Night on the Prairie, and A Day and Night in the Forest (Capstone: Picture Window Books, 2015). From the animal series: A Zebra’s World, A Panda’s World, A Polar Bear’s World, and A Penguin’s World (Capstone: Picture Window Books, 2015). Arnold also authored Living Fossils: Clues to the Past, illustrated by Andrew Plant (Charlesbridge, February 2016).