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Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009
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Breaking out of the lab
Week of: Oct. 6 Monday, Oct. 5 12:32 a.m. Fiske Hall: Graffitti on the front of Fiske Hall. Tuesday, Oct. 6 12:54 a.m. Holloway Hall: Medical emergency. Subject complaining of heart pains. 9:55 a.m. Holloway Hall: Student isn’t replying to parents’ texts or phone calls. Student located in dorm room attempting to sleep. 2:05 p.m. Elliot Hall: Student called from her Tisdale Apartment, upset about a suspicious person walking across Elliot parking lot. Subject was carrying a silver case and a walkie -talkie Wednesday, Oct. 7 3:38 a.m. Keddy House: Campus Safety off at Keddy House. A female having a hard time breathing. Keene Fire Department is enroute. 9:20 a.m. Owl’s Nest 4: Mutual Aid toned to Nest 4. Someone passed out. Request for an ambulance. Transported to CMC with complaints of neck pain. Thursday, Oct. 8 8:21 a.m. Off Campus: Someone hacked into computer and sent vulgar e-mails. 4:28 p.m. Spaulding Gym: Fire alarm. Friday, Oct. 9 12:39 a.m. One Butler Court: Intoxicated female on the ground. 4:03 a.m. Pondside 2-E: Intoxicated subject in the hallway. 3:01 p.m. Media Arts Center: Skateboard and Rollerblade violations. 10:47 p.m. One Butler Court: Campus Safety Office is off with NH state police K-9 unit tracking a suspect who kicked in a window at the Campus Convenience store. Saturday, Oct. 10 2:14 a.m. Trestle: Two subjects stopped due to a very strong scent of marijuana. 7:37 p.m. Huntress Hall: Student called to report a bunch of people being loud and obnoxious outside while he is trying to study. Officer went to talk a look. 9:32 p.m. Randall Hall: RA called reporting a strong smell of marijuana. Sunday, Oct. 11 2:04 a.m. Carle Hall: Male subject threatening other students. 2:29 p.m. Zorn Dining Commons: Blue light misuse. No one was at the light.
Casey August / Staff Photographer
From left to right: junior Billy Miller, junior Curt Guild, senior Beth Neuhardt, junior Joel St. John, senior Sue Ayers, senior Molly Croteau. Lyceum advisor Jeudi Davis, freshman Stacy Glover, junior Ryan Barrett. The Lyceum meets on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in room 205 of the Science Center where they discuss plans for upcoming events and presentations.
ACS awards KSC Chemistry Lyceum honorable mention Sean O’Donnell
Equinox Staff For the Chemistry Lyceum at Keene State College, winning honorable mention from the American Chemical Society is a repeat pleasure. The Chemistry Lyceum is a club in a small major at KSC with just over fifty members. However, the club proves to be very successful, as the members fully utilize what few resources they have. Every year the Lyceum receives five hundred dollars from the school budget. Last year, advisor Jeudi Davis helped students organize a number of events focused around learning, socializing and helping the community. One of the events the club is known for is their booth at Pumpkin Lobotomy. The club members use liquid nitrogen to make ice cream, while collecting donations for the Keene Community Kitchen. “We always get a lot of attention at the lobotomy, “ Davis said. “I think students see all the haze from the liquid nitrogen and come over to see what’s going on.” This event, along with others, including a tour of the Keene Fire Departments hazardous material truck, is what helped The Lyceum win its award last year. The American Chemical Society, (ACS) looks for clubs that host public speaking events and demonstrations. The ACS also looks for clubs that help students learn by visiting graduate schools with research opportunities. KSC is one of a few student chapters across the country to earn the award. Senior Molly
City Watch (Cont. from A1)
were other forms of notifications. The siren above the gym acts as an alarm as well as a communicator. There are recorded messages on a PA system for common college hazards, as well as live recordings that can be heard across campus. If there is an emergency on campus, the President, any of the four Vice Presidents and the Director of Campus Safety can go on the loud speaker of the siren and inform the students about what is happening as well as how to be safe in the situation. Colleges all over the country are using some form of City Watch. These may not use the exact same site however, but they still have their own ways of sending out notifications to those who sign up for them, according to Santiago. “It’s kind of like MySpace, Twitter; it’s what everyone’s doing so for a college to not have it, they are a little behind in the times,” Santiago said. Santiago explained that students, faculty and parents can and should register for City Watch by going to the Campus Safety page that is located on the KSC Web site and clicking on the “City Watch” link. Or they can go to www.citywatchonline.com/csbsignup/communitysignupkeene.asp to register. Kaley DeBoer can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Croteau is the president of the Lyceum this year. Croteau said some of her duties as president include helping to organize events for the club, and to help students with their chemistry classes. “Not a lot of schools get recognized like we did,” Croteau said. “Great schools like Harvard weren’t recognized.” Croteau and Davis agreed that what holds the KSC chapter of the lyceum back, might have been what helped them get recognized. Croteau and Davis suspect they were recognized for using the comparitvely small amount of funds appropriately, and improving on what’s held the club back in the past. After a chapter is recognized, the chapter president is invited to attend the national ACS meeting. There, the presidents of the winning chapters present the activities of their chapter to the society. This year Croteau said she plans to travel to San Francisco in late March where her presentation will include a poster outlining the events the club hosted as well as pictures. Last year’s president, Joe Meany, had a chance to present the club at the National ACS meeting for an award given during his junior year at KSC, Davis said. The poster he used as a visual aid is on display on the second floor of the Science Center for public viewing. Davis said that as president of the club, Meany used what he learned at the national meeting to help the club earn their second award. Meany, along with many other students who completed their undergraduate studies, plans
to attend graduate school. According to Jeudi Davis last years advisor, Meany plans to attend The University of Alabama in the spring. While Meany presented the club to the ACS national meeting last year, he was given several suggestions on to how to improve the Keene State Chemistry Lyceum. One of the recommendations that the ACS gave to Meany was to try and get more presenters to speak to students, so this year the club has invited Andrea Placke to our school to speak on Wednesday October 16. Placke is a Drug Enforcement Administration officer who is speaking about the need for forensic evidence in drug cases as well as other types of criminal prosecution. The recommendations given to Meany also helped the club to earn a Green Chemistry Award from the ACS. According to the ACS Web site, “One of the goals of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute is to recognize outstanding contributions in green chemistry in an effort to increase implementation of green chemistry technologies.” Both of these awards helped the Chemistry Lyceum become recognized by several area graduate schools. The club has been invited by several schools to visit and tour their programs. For students interested in the joining the Chemistry Lyceum, meetings are held on Tuesday’s in room 205 of the Science Center at 5 p.m.
Bikes (Cont. from A1
According to Stewart, most of the thefts are committed so a student can get to where they need to go and then discard the bike, which is then picked up by police. If the bike is registered, there is a chance they will find it and return it to the owner. “We [KPD] get hundreds and hundreds of bicycles throughout the year that no one claims because we can’t find the owner,” Stewart said. “If you register it we would have the serial number, we have the description of the bike, and the owner’s name that we can contact and say ‘we found this bike’.” On Wednesday Oct. 7, KSC held a bike registration day. According to Santiago, about 130 students came to register for the raffle prize and about 25 students registered their bike with KPD. Santiago said the Green Bike program was able to repair 10 to 12 bikes that day as well. KSC students are very aware of the number of bike thefts and damages being done on a regular basis and some of them have ideas for ways for students to keep their bikes safe. Freshman Sarah Stearns said she thinks that the way bikes are stored should be changed. “What I think they need to do is make a safer place for people to put bikes. But maybe a shed that gets locked and only people with bikes can get in,” Stearns said. “In Carle and in Randall they have a storage room on each floor and people bring their bikes in and they lock their bikes in the storage room so they’re not left outside.” A frequent bike rider and KSC freshman, David Lizotte said he locks his bike up to a pole and uses a combination lock. “I lock it up to a pole outside of Holloway Hall. I don’t do it to trees anymore because I guess that’s bad; I got a ticket,” said Lizotte. According to Lizotte, the ticket was a little poem that talked about the right place to put your bike, it didn’t indicate that he had to pay a fine. “I haven’t had any problem with my bike being tagged, stolen, or anything like that. I’m a nice kid so kids are nice to me,” Lizotte said. Freshman, Jason Bothwick said he has his own method for protecting his bike on campus. “I use a lock every time and I always put it in the same spot, right outside [of Holloway Hall] on the post,” Bothwick said. Bothwick said he hasn’t had any trouble with his bike on campus this year so far, but also said he has not yet registered it with the city of Keene. Lindsey Arceci can be contacted at email@example.com
Sean O’Donnell can be contacted at sodennell@ keeneequinox.com.
Dining Commons preps for potential flu outbreak Eliza Stinneford
News Editor As stress and general wear and tear takes its toll on the student population, Keene State College prepares to feed students who become ill with Influenza like Illness. According to Christine Burke, Director of Health Services at KSC, the current policy is for students to isolate themselves in their room if they contract ILI or H1N1, a virus with flu-like symptoms more commonly known as swine flu. “Our first choice is that they should go home and that would just get them out of the situation to begin with. If that is absolutely not an option the secondary option that we come to is this concept of self isolation,” Burke said. “In order to self-isolate students obviously need access to food.” With this in mind the campus administrative bodies, including Health Services, Residential Life, Sodexo and the Zorn Dining Commons came together to formulate a plan of action and a means of feeding sick students unable to leave their rooms. The current plan of action is for the Dining Commons to make up sick boxes, to be filled with nonperishable items which can be made up in large quantities ahead of time. Bonnie Blanchard, Operations Manager at the Dining Commons,
Graphic By Tyler Donnelly / Graphics Editor Photo By Torie Sircusa / Equinox Staff
said should the number of self-isolating students rise above 20 to 25, the Dining Commons is prepared to switch to the distribution of sick boxes. “The idea is to sustain a person, for a day and cover all of their bases for a meal for a sick person that, while it’s not going to be the
whole gamut of what you would get in the Dining Commons but if you’re sick this will get you going through the day,” Blanchard said. According to Rebecca Briggs, the Registered Dietitian for Dining Commons their goal was to include a variety of foods to fill the nutritional needs of a sick student.
Briggs said she feels like it is never the same for each person. “My general recommendation for students who are sick is eat what you feel like eating,” Briggs said. Eliza Stinneford can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org. Template 022308 JJP