The Eye Takes Manhattan
The officers of The Eye, NHTI’s student literary journal, recently spent some time learning about careers in publishing, attending writing workshops, and seeing a production of Hamlet in Manhattan.
The group toured Macmillan’s publishing headquarters in the famous Flatiron Building in New York City, learning about entry-level career opportunities in the field, along with how a manuscript is chosen and becomes a book. Eye officers and editors, president Kelsea Huckins, vice-president Gunnar Mattson, treasurer Courtney Larabee, and communications director Tyler Romprey already have some experience with publishing schedules, editorial considerations, art deadlines, and budgets from their experiences overseeing the NHTI student literary journal, which will release its 24th annual edition in April.
Gunnar, Tyler, Courtney and Kelsea enjoy a meal at the Chat ‘n’ Chew on East 16th Street after a day-long series of writing workshops nearby.
At Macmillan, production manager Nicole Moulaison, who oversees children’s literature and the growing young adult genre, walked the four students through the editing and production processes and considerations, while James Kapp showed them the Tor/Forge imprints, involving science fiction, fantasy, and Americana. The students met editors, designers, and managers involved in publishing thousands of books each year for the company’s many imprints. The students enjoyed choosing some free books to take home and were interested to hear of the Bedford/St. Martin’s college textbook imprint the company houses in its Boston offices, closer to home.
On Saturday, students Kelsea Huckins and Tyler Romprey attended a day-long fiction writing session with author with author Thais Miller at the Gotham Writer’s Workshop, along with Eye faculty advisor Paula DelBonis-Platt, who accompanied the group. Miller is the author of The Subconscious Mutiny and Other Stories (Brown Paper Publishing, 2009), and she engaged the diverse group of students, advertising managers, investment bankers, and others in crafting fiction and exploring the details of the publishing process from the writer’s perspective. Eye editor Gunnar Mattson attended a Gotham workshop that focused on writing and publishing nonfiction articles, while treasurer Courtney Larabee attended a session called The Writer’s Mind with Alex Mindt, author of The Male of the Species (HarperCollins, 2007).
Kelsea, Gunnar, Tyler and Courtney attend a production of Hamlet at the Lynn Redgrave Theater in Manhattan.
The group ate dinner Friday with NHTI adjunct professor Dr. John Sorrentino and enjoyed dessert at the famous Magnolia bakery. The students also made a quick stop at the Empire State Building.
The students attended a production of Hamlet Saturday evening at the Lynn Redgrave Theater on Bleecker Street, a magnificent show by the Bedlam Theater troupe, ending a long day spent in the city.
Students departed by train from Penn Station to return to New Hampshire, tired but eager to work toward degrees that would allow them to pursue the kinds of professions they saw, enthusiastic about setting goals and writing, and ready to get back to editing the student literary publication.
Its Just a Kiss Away
On Thursday February 20, the NHTI Alliance staged a unique fundraiser in the Student Center Rotunda: NHTI's first kissing booth! The event offered up a full range of options -- from a peck on the cheek to a passionate make-out session (though that category seemed to be perennially sold out). Additional features included getting a photo of your kissing experience, with optional posting on Facebook.
The entire event also seemed designed to prove a point: that love (or even a reasonable facsimile thereof) could successfully counter hatred and prejudice. And it must have worked, since the booth proved popular, raising over $77 for the club
Jon Thompson, Maggie O’Brien, and Steven Kidder man (and woman) the kissing booth.
A Capital Trip
The Travel Society traveled to Washington DC last weekend to attend the Adventure Travel Show. Talks were given by Rick Steves, PBS and Samantha Brown from the Travel Channel. The students met with industry leaders promoting adventure travel to their countries. Other talks were sponsored by the US State Department on traveling safely abroad. We also toured the Monuments and the Smithson. Thank you to Martha Hunt and the Student Senate for helping the Travel Society fund this trip.
Left to right: Prof. Maryanne Adams, Aaron Yeaton, Samantha Brown, Ali Sekou, Donovan Burleigh. Seated: Shay Burleigh.
Spring Ahead Road Race
Saturday, March 8
Three mile road race.
Also In This Issue ...
The following incidents occurred on NHTI property during the week of February 17-23, 2014. The numbers reflect only the incidents the Safety Department handled directly. To view the NHTI crime log of the past 60 days reported incidents please visit the Campus Safety office at 1 Institute Drive.
Fire Incident: 1
Lock/Key Issues: 10
Lost and Found: 9
Motor Vehicle: 2
Motor Vehicle Lockout/Jumpstarts: 5
Campus Policy: 1
Tickets Issued: 6
Outside Vendor Assists: 1
(Cable/Phone Company, etc.)
Did you know that in addition to providing Student IDs and Parking Permits, the NHTI Campus Safety Department offers a wide variety of services to our students and staff? We can assist you with a jumpstart, a lockout, issuing a locker, or providing an escort if you feel unsafe. We can be reached by calling 224-3287 or by using any of the CODE BLUE phones located throughout campus.