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Area Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Visual Arts Jane Cera presented Feminist Pedagogy in Response to Student's Gendered Representations of Identity at the Society for the Education of Women Conference 2012 in St. Louis. The ongoing research is a product of Cera's Visual Culture class. Having had this opportunity to vet her ideas on feminist pedagogy, she is looking forward to writing a paper on this subject this summer.

Area Coordinator of Integrated New Media Studies and Professor of Mass Communications Michael Lasater’s work and then is included in the Cologne Art and Animation Festival exhibition for at least a year.  and then features the much-appreciated voice of Administrative Assistant Pam Mendenhall. Click on the bottom right button "Enter the Festival Program Here" to access the pieces.

Students Tamra Garrett, Lawrence Mitchell–Matthews, and Julius Miller participanted in the 3rd American Spirituals Collegiate Solo Voice Competition at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio on October 6. Mitchell-Matthews won first place, and will have the opportunity to perform a solo with The Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra of the renowned Chautauqua Institution, New York. His achievement also secured him a lead role with Ohio's new opera company, Opera By The Lake, debuting in the summer of 2013. Assistant Professor of Music Geoffrey Duce will accompanied the students on the piano. Assistant Professor of Voice Jessica McCormack made arrangements for the students to participate in the competition. Tamra and Lawrence are students of Associate Faculty in Voice Deborah Mayer and Julius is a student of McCormack.

Voice student Lawrence Mitchell-Matthews has been contracted by The Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) to perform in their “Mostly Gershwin” concert on July 20, 2013 at 7.30 pm at the Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore . Maestro Tsung Yeh of the South Bend Orchestra made the invitation. Lawrence will perform A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (Baritone and Choir), I Got Plenty O’ Nuttin’ (Baritone), Porgy, I’s Your Woman Now (Soprano and Baritone) and Oh Lawd, I’m On My Way (Soprano, Baritone and Choir) from the “Porgy and Bess Suite” by Robert Russell Bennett.

Student Services Assistant Trisha Miller’s short film script, “Doug Unhitched,” won the Audience Choice Award at the Mid America Filmmakers annual Short Film Screening and Staged Readings in October. The winner of this annual event receives $100 to go towards the filming of their short script. The finished film will premiere at next year’s Mid America Filmmakers staged reading event and will likely be entered to screen at various film festivals throughout the United States.

Associate Faculty in Fine Arts Jed Walls has been appointed as an editor for the American Psychological Association's official Facebook page for Division 46 - Media Psychology. He will be posting routine updates about three times a week, focusing on tools and resources that help media researchers.

Associate Faculty in Voice Deborah Mayer will join the roster of the Metropolitan Opera in the spring of 2013. Mayer's debut as Gerhilde in Richard Wagner's Die Walküre, part of the Met's revival of the epic, four-part Ring Cycle directed by Robert Lepage, and conducted by Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi. Her debut on April 13 will be broadcast live on the Met Opera Saturday Afternoon International Radio Broadcast Schedule. The revival of the Ring Cycle will celebrate the 200th anniversary of the composer's birth.

Paul Guillaume, a recent graduate in photography, has been chosen to exhibit his work at the Garner Center of Photographic Exhibitions at the New England School of Photography. The exhibition will be in the November exhibition slot. His exhibit will consist of 10 pieces that are 50’ x 60’. Paul is the son of Vice Chancellor Alfred Guillaume, and a former student of Associate Professor Susan Moore.

Assistant Professor of Voice Jessica McCormack traveled to New Brunswick, Canada on October 14 to serve as a clinician and speak on vocal health for the Registered Music Teachers' Association Workshop in Saint John.