Eagle's Eye

Faculty of the Fortnight

May 7, 2015

BY DEANNA KUNS The sound of music permeates the lesson room. If her room is ever quiet, it is certain she is absent, because otherwise the sounds of students playing piano or singing are heard all down the music hallway. Donna A...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Samantha Bankston

April 23, 2015

Whether you come across her casually informing students on every detail of genius philosophers, or nestled in her desk space translating an entire book from French to English, Samantha Bankston has a wide array of knowledge and...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Dan O’Bryan

April 8, 2015

Checking a small, gold pocket watch clipped to his waist band, he closes the door to the classroom, signifying that class shall now begin. The students shut their laptops and put away their cell phones almost immediately, classically...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Gigi Giles

March 25, 2015

Gigi Giles beckons her students’ waning attention to the projector screen, although their three hour evening lab is nearly over. She plays a video of the Falcon 9 booster crash landing on a ship in the Atlantic Ocean. The 14-story...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Jim Markle

March 4, 2015

As students pour into the less than 200 square foot mailroom eager to pick up their packages, they all but pile up on top of each other mimicking the box-like formation under them. “It’s like Christmas morning except I...

Sheri Leigh O’Connor

February 12, 2015

  Lined amongst the Holman Center’s side walls are sculptures in their various stages of coming into their actualized form. In the middle of the room sits a woman with her most prized possessions, clay and the tools to sha...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Gayle Brandeis

November 20, 2014

In Gayle Brandeis’ classroom, the students read aloud stories from their lives that they have just put onto paper. Brandeis smiles warmly and adds supportive commentary after every piece. Writing has been at the center of he...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Coach Bruce Meierdiercks

November 6, 2014

By Calhoun Boone Bruce Meierdiercks, head coach of the SNC men’s lacrosse team, has dedicated a solid portion of his life to coaching and promoting the sport of lacrosse.  However, lacrosse has not always been his favorite...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Katie Zanto

October 23, 2014

BY Natalie Clark Postles  Katie Zanto, mother, wife and the chair of Interdisciplinary Studies at Sierra Nevada College joined the faculty in the winter of 2004, and is currently at the end of her 10th year here at SNC. Zan...

Faculty of the Fortnight:  Stacy Taylor

October 9, 2014

  Stacy Taylor is a popular professor with Sierra Nevada College students because of her unique way of teaching economics. She thinks that the best way to teach is to give students the chance to problem solve and hav...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Mary Kenny

September 25, 2014

The upstairs art studio has a unique, pungent smell today. The aroma of peppers and onions being pulverized overpowers the nostrils. In the back of the printmaking studio, Mary Kenny is whipping up a batch of chili. A few students...

Faculty of the Fortnight: Betts Markle

September 10, 2014

You enter and hear nothing but silence.In this dimly lit space, students gather and study. It’s a calming atmosphere of tranquility.Here and there among the library’s stacks, students grab books. Often they’re greete...

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