ISSUE #0024, JANUARY 2010
    
ALUMNI/AE IN THE NEWS
Chris Meehan '92 made the cover of The Times-Picayune recently in an article outlining his struggle to secure funds to assist him in rebuilding his New Orleans home after Hurricane Katrina. See "Road Home program still a dead end for some New Orleans homeowners."

Harvey Sterns '65 has received a lifetime achievement award from Ohio's Area Agency on Aging; an award that will, in the future, be called the Harvey Sterns Lifetime Achievement Award, acknowledging his achievement and innovation in gerontological research. Click here for more.

Anne Gridley '02 is playing the role of Juliet in the Nature Theater of Oklahoma's hilarious production of Romeo and Juliet playing at the Kitchen in New York City
through January 16. The show has been reviewed in in The New York Times, "Just the Gist of a Star-Cross'd Tale," The New Yorker, "Sideshow," and on NPR's Morning Edition, "'Romeo And Juliet': Just As You Misremembered It." Anne was profiled in her hometown paper, The Sioux Falls Argus Leader, "Sioux Falls Native on New York Stage."

GREETINGS FROM CDO
Happy 2010 from Bard's Career Development Office (CDO). Over 650 Bard alumni/ae and 3,017 Bard-friendly and Bard-related employers are now registered at CDO's online job board at www.collegecentral.com/bard. New hiring trends indicate that one of the most effective ways to get a job is through college alumni/ae connections. If you
are looking for work, or have a job or internship to offer, do visit this job board. You may register as an alumnus/a to access job listings, or as an employer to post opportunities. CDO also invites you to check out the career resources at its newly revised website at inside.bard.edu/career. If you have any questions, please e-mail cdo@bard.edu.

FOR BUDDING JOURNALISTS
Amy Givens '93, now working at MySpace, wanted us to help spread the word about the fast-approaching deadline for applications for the MySpace Citizen Journalist competition, in partnership with The Wall Street Journal. The winner will travel to Davos, Switzerland to cover the World Economic Forum. Click here for details.
Deadline: 1/11/10.




 
Three Discs in a Rectangle, 2004, Stainless Steel and Aluminum
Gift of the artist,
Roger Phillips '53
Photo: Don Hamerman


Dear Bardian,

Welcome to 2010. It's mid-Intersession here, and only the hardiest of Bard students are still on campus - or those who live thousands of miles away. Snow has taken up residence for the winter, and the only color for miles is Roger Philips '53's beautiful sculpture (above) beside the Bertelsmann Campus Center. Do you remember how you used your January Intersession (or Field Period as it used to be called)? Did you ever have an internship? Could you now offer an internship that might be good for a Bard student? Remember there are hundreds of current Bard students willing to work for you for little or no money in order to gain experience. Doesn't that sound good? So if you have a need that a Bard intern can fill, please let us know.

Recently I was contacted by a man who, in the late 80's, met three Bard students on their way back from a Grateful Dead concert in Charlotte. Apparently they stayed in his gypsy caravan on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and he has never forgotten them - well, actually he has forgotten their names. He has written a story about it and is wondering where they were now. Was that you? Or do you know who it was? If this rings a bell at all, please contact us. I know it wasn't me.... I think?

Hope you are enjoying the winter wherever you are. 2010 marks Bard's 150th year in existence. It's a big one, so stay tuned for details of the festivities! Reunion classes, get in touch.

Cheers,

Jane
(aka Jane Brien '89, Director of Alumni/ae Affairs)




Photo: Don Hamerman
BARD IN THE NEWS
Alumni/ae and Bard community members from the past handful of years will perk up their ears when we mention Bubby's Burritos. Faculty, staff, and students alike don't look for robins in the spring; we look for the arrival of the burrito shack beside the Montgomery Place farm stand on 9G. This laid-back mecca of guac and glorious veggie fare is run by former Bard student Bjanette "Bubby" Andersen and her husband Rodrigo Pak Sautto, who head back to Mexico as soon as there's a nip in the air. Thanks to The New York Times travel section, now we know exactly where they go to winter over. (Check out #6 - Burritoville.)

Bill T. Jones, artistic director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, which has just begun a four-year partnership with the dance department at Bard, has been very much in the news as director and choreographer of the Broadway show Fela.Read a review in the New Yorker, 'A Hero's Welcome' and watch an appearance on The Colbert Report

Many of you studied history at Bard with Professor Emeritus John C. Fout, who continues to teach through the Bard Prison Initiative. The Jewish Daily Forward published a wonderful article
, "Earning College Degrees Behind Bars" (including a narrated slide show) about Professor Fout teaching the course "Nazi Germany and the Holocaust" at the Woodbourne Correctional Facility.    

You might be interested to see that Bard has been named one of "The Decade's 15 Hottest Colleges" on Tina Brown's website The Daily Beast.


THINKING OF BECOMING A TEACHER?
It is now possible to earn a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Bard in California's Central Valley. Click here to learn more about Bard's newest MAT program in Delano, California, and to get details on an information session being held in Los Angeles on January 27th.

NEED GIFT IDEAS?
Bard's Department of Athletics has revamped its online Raptors Store (with proceeds supporting Bard's athletic programs). Maybe get a Bard Basketball onesie for your newborn granddaughter!

CITIES PARTIES BEING PLANNED NATIONWIDE    
Do you receive e-mails from Bard, but no snail mail? Or perhaps you live in Brooklyn, but allow us to send mail to your poor parents, who don't really want your mail? We'd love it if you'd log into ANNANDALEONLINE.org and let us know where you really are. We're about to start planning this spring's Cities Parties nationwide, and we'll definitely invite you if we know that you're in Brooklyn (or Austin, Philly, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Seattle, Nashville.....have we left anyone out?). All you need for first-time log in is your ID number, and yours is: ##ID##. If you're interested in helping organize the Cities Party in your city (Bardians in Paris, peut-etre?), e-mail us at alumni@bard.edu.