Princeton Weekly Bulletin   May 22, 2006, Vol. 95, No. 27   search   prev   next

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Page One
Tilghman implements changes to support diversity efforts
From obscurity to the spotlight

Book chronicles Princeton’s rise from small college to intellectual powerhouse
‘Art of Science’ exhibition bridges disciplines
Welders help students turn up the heat in architecture course

Spotlight, staff retirements, staff obituaries, faculty resignations

Nassau Notes
Calendar of events
By the numbers



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Photo of: spotlight

Nick Konawalik (photo by John Jameson)



Name: Nick Konawalik.

Position: Director of athletic marketing. Planning and implementing marketing strategies for Princeton’s 38 varsity sports teams, working with students, faculty and staff, alumni, corporate partners and community members.

Quote: “The university environment and the atmosphere it creates are among the many things that separate Princeton from other academic institutions. There is a special allure of being a part of a top academic institution with an athletic organization that is widely recognized both nationally and internationally.”

Other interests: Spending time with wife, Lori, and sons, Aiden and Evan. Outdoor activities and sports, including soccer and jogging. Teaching a class in sports finance at East Stroudsburg University.

Staff retirements

Effective April 1: in annual giving, senior adviser Robert Van Vranken, after 39 years.

Effective May 1: in the plasma physics lab, principal research physicist Hideo Okuda, after 35 years.

Staff obituaries

Retired employees

February: Lillie Bell Trotman, 85 (1961-1983, dining services).

April: Timothy Baker, 58 (1982-2005, mechanical and aerospace engineering); Magarethe Fitzell, 85 (1964-1990, library); Alfonso Griffin, 79 (1984-1997, mail services); Hazel Packer, 79 (1971-1984, comparative literature).

Faculty resign

The following faculty members have submitted their resignations:

Effective Feb. 1, 2006: Leonardo Rastelli, assistant professor of physics, to accept a position at Stony Brook University.

Effective Feb. 7, 2006: Jeffrey Carbeck, assistant professor of chemical engineering.

Effective July 1, 2006: Kofi Agawu, professor of music, to accept a position at Harvard University; Nicholas Pippenger, professor of computer science, to accept a position at Harvey Mudd College.