1996 graduate, Anthony Chatelain, awarded grant to MIT Six trustees elected at Fairfield University Fairfield University RecPlex named to honor Leslie C. Quick, Jr. New Haven Symphony performs holiday concert at Quick Center "The Snow Queen" to be staged at Quick Center for the Arts Marci MacGuffie to exhibit at Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery Donnamaria Bruton's art on display at Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery Philadanco, one of America's foremost dance ensembles, performs at Quick Center for the Arts Health Career Fair for High School students Fairfield University's Summer Jazz Workshop receives grant from The Mockingbird Foundation "Broadcasts of A Country at War" - A live radio drama to be presented at Quick Center
Anthony Chatelain '96 grew up in Sweden and had never heard of Fairfield University until another student in his hometown of Enköping visited the campus in preparation for spending a semester at Fairfield as an exchange student.
"I took her word for it that it was a good experience," recalled Anthony, who subsequently entered Fairfield in an exchange program himself. The experience was a positive one and so he matriculated as a physics major. The success of his journey across the sea is perhaps best demonstrated by the five-year fully-funded grant that the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has offered him to study for his doctorate in nuclear engineering. He will enter the program this September.
The son of a Swedish mother and a Haitian father, Anthony was born in the United States but moved with his family to Sweden when he was two years old. Raised in a multilingual home, he was fluent in Swedish and English and spoke some French. He enjoyed language and to perfect his ability to speak in his father's native tongue, he spent his junior year studying at the University of Grenoble in France.
During his freshman year at Fairfield he was on the crew team and for much of his college career he was a tutor and resident advisor for Upward Bound, a program that helps disadvantaged students qualify for college and encourages their college and career goals. But as the middle child in a family of five children and the first to attend college, he always placed a high priority on his studies. The result has been a bachelor's degree in physics, awarded magna cum laude, and now this opportunity to pursue his doctorate at MIT.
He says that Dr. Evangelos Hadjimichael, former chair of the Physics Department and now Dean of Fairfield's BEI School of Engineering, whose intelligence he admires, "has been a great influence on me." Anthony will be following a career path similar to Dr. Hadimichael's whose expertise is in nuclear physics.
Enhancing Anthony's classroom work has been his work for two summers in Sweden as a student practical trainee in the nuclear fuel department at ABB Atom, a nuclear engineering power company which helps supply electricity all over the world. He is spending this summer there again before moving on to MIT.
While preparing for graduate school, Anthony spent this past year as Tutor-Coordinator for the Upward Bound Program on campus.
Posted on July 1, 1997
Fairfield University has announced the election of six new members to its board of trustees. The group includes Nancy Altobello, a managing partner of Ernst & Young and Jack L. Kelly, managing director with Goldman, Sachs & Co., both Fairfield University graduates; Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., academic vice president and provost of the University of Detroit Mercy; John R. Joyce, CFO of the IBM Corporation and Daniel L. Simon, president of KJ Investment, LLC in Chicago. William P. Egan, managing general partner of a Boston venture capital firm and a Fairfield graduate, is returning to the board where he served from 1987 to 1993 and 1994 to 2000.
Nancy Altobello has been a partner with Ernst & Young in New York City since 1980 and currently serves as managing partner of operations. A 1980 graduate of Fairfield with a bachelor of science degree in accounting, she is a member of the boards of the MS Society and of Junior Achievement. She resides in Greenwich with her husband, Joel.
Jack L. Kelly of Holmdel, N.J., has been with Goldman, Sachs & Co. for 25 years, previously serving as vice president of Irving Trust Company. A 1967 graduate of Fairfield with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, he earned an MBA in finance from New York University. Mr. Kelly is a Certified Financial Analyst, a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. And a trustee of the Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, N.J. He and his wife Jo-Ann have four children and live in Holmdel, N.J.
Rev. Gerard L. Stockhausen, S.J., served at Creighton University for 15 years before being named academic vice president and provost at the University of Detroit Mercy last year. At Creighton, he was chair of economics and finance before being named acting dean and then associate dean of the College of Business Administration. A graduate of St. Louis University with a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy and a master's degree in mathematics, he earned a master's of divinity and a master's of sacred theology from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley and a doctorate in economics from the University of Michigan.
John R. Joyce was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of IBM in 1999 where he reports to Louis V. Gerstner, Jr., IBM chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Joyce is responsible for the company's financial, treasury, tax, business development and real estate activities. Part of the team responsible for the successful global reengineering of IBM in the mid-1990s, Mr. Joyce has held several executive and management assignments, including as vice president and controller for the company's worldwide operations and president of IBM Asia Pacific. He is a member of IBM's Chairman's Council, Operations Committee, Corporate Development Committee, Worldwide Management Council and Senior Leadership Group.
Mr. Joyce is a graduate of Montclair State College with a bachelor's degree in management and Fairleigh Dickinson University where he earned an MBA in marketing. He and his wife Maria have two children and live in Ridgefield, Conn.
Daniel L. Simon was chairman, president and founder of Universal Holdings, Inc. for 25 years before becoming founding president of KJ Investment, LLC three years ago. He is a director or trustee for Affiliated Networks Inc., BP Capital Holdings LLC, St. Mary's University of Minnesota and the Outdoor Advertising Foundation. He is a member of The Hundred Club of Chicago and the City Club of Chicago. Mr. Simon earned a bachelor of arts degree from Winona State University. He and his wife Sandra have two children and live in Glenview, Ill.
William P. Egan is a general partner of Alta Communications, a venture capitalist firm in Boston established in 1979 and formerly known as Burr, Egan, Deleage & Co. Before that he was a general partner with TA Associates and earlier was a manager in the Venture Capital Division of the Bank of New England. A 1967 graduate of Fairfield University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics, he earned an MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. As a former trustee, Mr. Egan has served on the University's Advancement Committee, and as a member of the Finance Committee and the Campaign for Fairfield Cabinet. He and his wife Jacalyn have been most generous to the University, making a major commitment to the Egan Chapel of St. Ignatius Loyola to honor his parents, John and Marion Egan, and then funding a major scholarship endowment, named to honor three long-time members of the faculty. Mr. and Mrs. Egan live in Natick, Mass. and are the parents of four children, including their son Mark, a 1999 graduate of Fairfield.
Posted on October 15, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 56
Fairfield University will name its recreation complex the Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex at a ceremony on Friday, Oct. 5 at noon.
The naming of the building honors the late Leslie C. Quick, Jr., who served as chairman of Fairfield's board of trustees from 1993-1995 and as chairman of The Campaign for Fairfield University, conducted from 1987-1992. Mr. Quick, who died earlier this year, had also generously supported the University's present Our Promise campaign, along with his wife, Regina, and their son, Thomas C. Quick, a 1977 Fairfield University graduate, trustee and chairman of Our Promise campaign.
Mr. Quick, a founder of the Quick & Reilly Group, Inc. in New York in 1974, was a visionary who led the way on Wall Street in offering discounted trading to customers. In 1982 the firm began expanding into other financial services, acquiring specialist firms and the U.S. Clearing Corporation. In 1997, Quick & Reilly was sold to Fleet Financial Services.
Mr. Quick used his good fortune to help others, becoming one of the initial corporate backers and trustees of the Inner City Scholarship Fund which helped struggling parochial schools in New York. He also played a major role in building St. Francis Hospital in Garden City, N.Y., into a leading coronary center.
Over the years, Mr. and Mrs. Quick and their family contributed their time and talents to Fairfield, while generously supporting many university initiatives. Those family members include three of their children, Thomas C. Quick '77, Christopher C. Quick '79 and Mary Quick Pedersen '82; and their daughter-in-law, Eileen Manning Quick '77, wife of Leslie C. Quick III. With their leadership and generosity the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts was constructed in 1989 and has become a cultural center for Fairfield County and beyond.
The Recreation Complex, opened in 1979, includes the Birkenstock Field House with four multipurpose and interchangeable courts and jogging track; racquetball courts; an eight-lane 25-meter swimming pool with gallery; exercise and weight-lifting areas and saunas and a whirlpool. Major renovations in 1998 converted offices into an extensively equipped fitness area and expanded the weight room. The Leslie C. Quick, Jr. Recreation Complex will continue to fill an important role in Fairfield University's educational philosophy which encourages students to develop their intellectual, spiritual and physical potential.
Posted on October 15, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 71
The New Haven Symphony will perform a pops concert, "Home for the Holidays," on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 7:30 p.m., at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. This holiday concert features guest artists, the Vocal Quartet from the New Haven Heritage Chorale, under the direction of Jonathan Berryman.
A "must not miss" tradition in New Haven, Fairfield County residents can now enjoy all the best-loved carols and songs of the season in what promises to be a festive community event that will get everyone into the holiday spirit. Hosted by NHSO's charming and witty associate conductor, Gerald Steichen, the NHSO Pops Series has become the hottest ticket in town.
The NHSO Pops performs three concerts each year. Each concert features the musicians of the New Haven Symphony Orchestra who create a unique musical and theatrical experience. "Home for the Holidays" will combine the beauty of their symphonic music with the talented vocalists from the Heritage Chorale.
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra is conducted by Jung-Ho Pak, music director. Its Symphony Series performs seven concerts each year of musical masterpieces that are internationally diverse, multi-faceted and, they hope, "utterly irresistible." NHSO also conducts a wide variety of educational programs throughout the region in schools, museums and community centers that reach thousands of area children.
The New Haven Symphony Orchestra will return to the Quick Center on April 21, 2002, at 3 p.m., with a program titled "Exotic Tales" featuring Jung-Ho Pak, conductor; Anoushka Shankar on sitar; and Cynde Iverson on bassoon. On that program is a Sitar Concerto by Ravi Shankar; a work by composer/conductor John Williams which depicts the many spirits that live within trees; and the epic fable of Scheherazade, brilliantly captured in Rimsky-Korsakov's moving score.
Tickets to the "Home for the Holidays" concert are $40, $35 and $30 with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. The NHSO is performing this concert in partnership with the Quick Center for the Arts. For reservations or information call (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 105
"The Snow Queen," a holiday show for children, will be staged on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 1 and 3 p.m. in Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The show, appropriate for children in all grades, will be repeated on Monday, Dec. 17, at 10 a.m., as part of the Quick Center's outreach program, Schooldays Series. A study guide is available for teachers.
Staged by Hudson Vagabond Puppets, this Hans Christian tale, with score by Arcangelo Correlli, is a narrated ballet performed by larger than life puppets - some as high as 15 feet. All performers are professional dancers and actors. Clad in black, the puppeteers borrow from the traditional Japanese Bunraku style of puppetry becoming mere shadows of the larger-than-life figures they bring to life.
"The Snow Queen" is about two friends who are "not brother and sister, but just as fond of each other as if they had been." When the boy Kay catches a sliver of the demon's magic mirror in his eye, he begins to see everything in the world as bad and twisted. Fascinated by the mathematical beauty of the Snow Queen, he goes with her to her palace in the frozen North Pole.
Meanwhile his friend, Gerde, searches the world over to find Kay and has several adventures along the way. With the help of a well-meaning cow, a rowdy robber girl, a wise reindeer and a map from a Finland woman, she makes her way to the Snow Queen's palace to save Kay from the Snow Queen.
Tickets for Sunday's production are $10, $8 for children; $5 for Monday's outreach program. Discounts are available for groups and birthday parties. The Outreach Program is funded in part by the Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC. For information or tickets call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. You may also visit our web site at www.quickcenter.com.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 103
Paintings, drawings and a site-specific installation of artist Marci MacGuffie will be on display from Tuesday, Jan. 29, through Wed., Feb. 20, in Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery, Loyola Hall, Room 17. The exhibit opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m.; a lecture follows at 6 p.m.
MacGuffie combines the fluidity of the hand with the technical finesse of the computer to create large-scale, often humorous installations. She describes her imagery as "short hand" abstractions of animal/insect scenarios and/or patterns in nature. Shapes from her imagination are simplified and altered through the use of color, material, texture or scale. Her experience as a screen printer is reflected in the colorful, flat shapes discernable in her work. Her more recent installations are related to the body of work begun as a graduate student at the Rhode Island School of Design in 2000.
The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays from and most evenings. For specific hours call Frances Hynes, gallery director, at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 107\
The works of artist Donnamaria Bruton will be on display from Nov. 13, through Dec. 7, in Fairfield University's Lukacs Gallery, Loyola Hall, Room 17. The exhibit opens with a reception at 5:30 p.m.; a lecture follows at 6 p.m.
Bruton's work has been described as having a uniquely feminine character and a sense of form and dimension assumed through layering techniques which she achieves through the careful selection and placement of objects, patterns, shapes and color.
An associate professor of painting at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Bruton has exhibited her work at the Drawing Center in New York City; one of her pieces is in the permanent collection at the Rhode Island School of Design museum. She received a bachelor of fine arts degree in graphic design from Michigan State University, attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received a master's degree in fine arts with a concentration in painting and printmaking from Yale University.
The gallery is open Mondays through Fridays and Tuesday and Thursday evenings. For gallery hours and information, call (203) 254-4000, ext. 2476.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 86
One of America's foremost dance ensembles, Philadanco, will perform "Messages from the Heart" when it appears at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 8 p.m. The company will also perform for the Quick Center's Schooldays Series, an outreach program for children, on Friday, Jan. 26 at 10 a.m. That show is appropriate for children in grades four and up.
Hailed by the critics as "exuberant" (The New York Times) and "a miracle of skill and energy" (Dance Magazine), Philadanco will celebrate its 31st season at the Quick Center with a full evening's program heralding women, in the modern dance idiom, created by four of today's most eminent female choreographers: Eva Gholson, Bebe Miller, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar and Elise Monte.
Each work explores the connectedness and sanctity of body, mind and spirit and the cultural traditions that inform the female response. Each work also creates, through dance and multi-arts enhancements, messages that flow from the hearts of women. Sections of the production feature original music which is intended to expand the influence of women in dance.
Founded by Joan Myers Brown, artistic director, Philadanco (The Philadelphia Dance Company), has been described by many as a professional company with unparalled energy and superior technical ability that continues to thrill audiences both nationally and internationally with adventurous choreography, bright new talent and artistic integrity treasured by aficionados everywhere. In addition to the aforementioned, the company has a long list of acclaimed choreographers including: Milton Myers, Talley Beatty, Donald Byrd, Blondell Cummings, David Brown and Ron K. Brown.
Philadanco was named an honor company of Regional Dance America and is a member of Dance/USA, American Dance Guild, the Philadelphia Dance Alliance, the Coalition of African-American Cultural Organization and the Performing Arts League of Philadelphia. Ms. Brown recently received the Dance Women Living/Legends Award, the New Jersey Performing Arts Award and was cited by Aaron Davis Hall and An Arts Center.
Tickets to the performance, which is sponsored by the National Dance Project, are $38, $33, and $28 with discounts available for seniors, students and groups. A post-show "Art to Heart" question and answer session with the company is scheduled. Tickets for the Schooldays Series are $5. A study guide is available for teachers. The Schooldays Series is funded in part by Schools in Partnership with Unilever H & PC. For tickets or more information call (203) 254-4010 or toll-free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 113
The Health and Wellness Center at Bassick High School in Bridgeport, in cooperation with Bassick's Career Resource Center, will present a Health Career Fair for all interested Bridgeport high school students on Thursday, Nov. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the auxiliary gym of Bassick High School. On hand to speak with students about career opportunities in the health care field will be some 20 practicing health care professionals as well as representatives of 10 colleges and universities.
Lydia Greiner, director of the Fairfield University Health Promotion Center, which provides the programming for the Health and Wellness Center said, "One of the real challenges in the health care field today is to find people who represent the demographics of the people we are serving. I see so many bright, articulate students whose bilingualism would be a wonderful asset in a health care career, but many have never had the opportunity to explore those options. We want them to see the possibilities."
Among the various health care specialists that will be represented are surgical technician, psychoanalyst, nurse anesthetist, nurse practitioner, dental hygienist, medical assistant, radiologist, naturopathic medicine, and others. Among the schools that will be represented are Yale School of Public Health, Fairfield University, St. Vincent's College, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Norwalk Community College and Gateway Community College.
The fair is for students from all the high schools in Bridgeport. Any students interested in attending should contact the career resource office at their school.
Funding for the Health and Wellness Center programs are provided by the 21st Century Light House Program.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 116
Fairfield University is pleased to announce that a $5,000 grant has been awarded to its Summer Jazz Workshop by the Mockingbird Foundation. These funds will support six scholarships for talented youth of Connecticut who lack the financial resources to participate in the program.
Founded in 1997, The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization of fans of the alternative music group, Phish, and supports music education for children. The Foundation has already expended nearly $135,000 for youth music programs throughout the United States.
The School of Continuing Education has offered the six-day residential Summer Jazz Workshop for the past seven years. Directed by jazz musician and composer, Brian Torff, the Workshop combines jazz instruction, improvisation, and theory with all the resources and facilities of the Fairfield University campus. The University's grant will also support a stipend for a special visiting artist selected from New City's top jazz professionals.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 110
"Broadcasts of a Country at War," a live radio drama, will be presented at Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts for two shows on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3 and 8 p.m. The show consists of a collection of American radio reports from the time of World War II, including a drama designed to rouse public enthusiasm for the war effort, and the then-unsubstantiated news reports of D-Day, the largest single invasion in history which had the nation glued to their radio for hours.
The program consists of 12 short segments based on the works of two prolific and celebrated radio authors, Norman Corwin and Arch Oboler, as well as vintage commercials, and runs approximately one-hour and forty-fives minutes, including intermission.
Four episodes of Corwin's "This is War" lead off the program. This series is a gifted patriotic writer's account of wartime themes that could be classified as bombastic anti-German and anti-Japanese propaganda. It is balanced by Oboler's sympathetic treatment of individuals on both sides in his drama, "The Women Stayed at Home," which tells the story of a lonely woman who secretly takes a shipwrecked German soldier into her home.
Also portrayed will be War Bond ads and news broadcasts of V-E Day (Victory in Europe) and the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan.
Daniel Smith of New Haven directs the show and will also do the organ accompaniment; Ted Powell of Stratford will provide live sound effects. Featured in the cast are: Kristen Graham of Trumbull; Joe Mango of Ansonia; Kimberly Mikenis, Michael Sayers and John Watson, all of New Haven; and Tom Zingarelli of Bridgeport.
This is the first in a series of three radio dramas. Tickets are $18 for all three shows; single tickets are $10. There will be a post-show "Art to Heart" discussion with the company. For tickets or information call the box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.
Posted on November 1, 2001
Vol. 34, No. 109