Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Chuck Holliday Ties the Knot

Former Ithacan photo editor Chuck Holliday ’99 married Ashley Hendrix on December 1 in Memphis. The bride and groom met as law students at the Cecil C. Humpheys School of Law at the University of Memphis.
The couple now lives in Jackson, Tenn., about an hour east of Memphis. They work down the street from each other: Chuck is focusing on criminal defense and consumer law at the firm of Spragins, Barnett & Cobb; Ashley is building a practice in domestic relations and debtor bankruptcy.
“I think my journalism background has made me a better lawyer when it comes to doing research,” writes Chuck. “So many lawyers think that taking a deposition is a major ordeal, but I just see it as a long interview. In a sense, it’s even a little easier because the deponent is required to answer your questions and has sworn to tell the truth. Imagine writing an article and telling a source that he had to be at your office at a specific time and answer your questions under oath!”
Shown above at the wedding are Bonnie Flock ’01, Paul Colombo ’00, Ashley, Chuck, Jason Miller ’99, who served as best man, and Rachel (Berlin) Moir ’00.

Monday, March 17, 2008

An Update on Natalie and Steve

Natalie (Lyons) Silver, Dec. ’04, became managing editor at Templeton Foundation Press in West Conshohocken, Pa., earlier this month. At The Ithacan, she served as managing editor, opinion editor, and chief proofreader. Natalie has been at TFP since 2005, where she started as editorial assistant. In her new role, she manages all editorial and foreign-rights matters for the press. She also attends Villanova University part time, pursuing her master’s of public administration.
Her husband, Steve Silver ’04 works as the technical director for television programming at NFL Films in Mount Laurel, N.J., and as a freelance technician for Comcast SportsNet in Philadelphia. They live just outside of the city.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wilson on the Opera Circuit

Nathan Wilson B.M. '05, former chief proofreader, opinion editor, and distribution manager at The Ithacan, recently returned from Poland in January, where he sang the role of Figaro in Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro at the Silesian State Opera House in Bytom. The production was part of a collaboration between the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy and the University of Louisville, where Nathan received his Master of Music degree in May 2007.
Nathan continues to reside in Louisville, Ky., teaches voice part-time at both Bellarmine University and the Louisville Academy of Music, and has recently sung professionally with Kentucky Opera, the Louisville Ballet, Musica Toscana, Amici Opera (Philadelphia), and the Concert Chorale of Nashville.
Nathan also continues to be involved in the newspaper business: his day job as a Field Verification Representative in the circulation department at the Louisville Courier-Journal keeps him busy four mornings a week. He hopes to give a recital this summer in his hometown of Corning, N.Y., about an hour from Ithaca. More about Nathan can be found at www.nathanwilsonbass.com

Sunday, March 09, 2008

The Return of Beth Quill

After spending five months at Science magazine in Cambridge, England, Elizabeth Quill '06 (editor in chief 2005-06) has made her way back to Washington, D.C. She begins her new job as associate editor at Science News (www.sciencenews.org) this week. The magazine, now led by Tom Siegfried (former science editor at the Dallas Morning News), covers current science research and reaches more than a million readers. Though Quill was sad to leave Cambridge with its quaint charm, port and cheap flights to European cities, she is glad to be wielding a red pen again. Writers beware.