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Posts By Kyndall Krist

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Books, Big Bend, Van Life and a Wedding
5 months ago

Books, Big Bend, Van Life and a Wedding

1950s “Ginger Purington Bernhard ’59 (BA; PhD, 1971) and her colleague, Roswitha Wagner, wife of Harrison Wagner ’58 (BA), are awaiting publication of ‘The Ima Hogg Diaries: Love and the Great War, …
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Rooting for You
5 months ago

Rooting for You

In the plant lover community, Maria Failla ’11 is best known for her successful podcast, “Bloom and Grow Radio.” However, her beginnings at Rice might surprise you. “Broadway was always my dream,” Failla …
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Theater Life, Fried Chicken and Photography
8 months ago

Theater Life, Fried Chicken and Photography

1960s “I retired from Jacobs U. in 2005. I had helped found this university during the period of 1998–2005. It opened its doors Sept. 1, 2001, just days before 9/11. …
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Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics
11 months ago

Warbirds, Speeches and Animatronics

1950s What a pleasant surprise to meet and chat with Anne Bray Berling ’47 (BA). … Like everyone else at Rice, I knew who Hubert Bray 1918 (PhD) [her father] …
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BakerShake’s Beginnings
1 year ago

BakerShake’s Beginnings

The origin of Baker Shakespeare, now affectionately known as “BakerShake,” began in 1969 when Chuck Becker ’73 and Ed Dickinson ’73 asked English professor Wes Morris to help them produce …
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Aloha, Orientation and Owl Cake
1 year ago

Aloha, Orientation and Owl Cake

1950s Sharon “Shay” Jones Bintliff ’57 (BA) has lived in Hawaii almost ever since graduating. She wrote a book of poems, “Soular Energy,” described by her as very personal and …
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And You’re Done!
2 years ago

And You’re Done!

On Dec. 9, 2019, Rice held its first-ever December convocation ceremony to honor graduates who completed their degrees after the summer or fall semester. The event took place in Stude …
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Athletes, Abilene and Architecture
2 years ago

Athletes, Abilene and Architecture

1950s “One of our classmates, Jack Hudgins ’51 (BA, 1952), recently competed in the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, N.M. Jack competed in the 90–94 age group as he …
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Keeping Cool and Catching Up
2 years ago

Keeping Cool and Catching Up

1960s“In spring and summer 1965, I typically spent all night working on the Rice computer with Joel Cyprus ’58 (BA and BS, 1959; MS, 1961; PhD, 1963), Algernon ‘Algy’ Badger …
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I’m a Nerd About … Yarn Crafts
2 years ago

I’m a Nerd About … Yarn Crafts

Leenah Abojaib / Photo by Tommy LaVergne

With the growing availability of inexpensive, mass-produced items from big-box stores and online retailers, some might assume that handmade goods are falling by …
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