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Correction to “Lexo’s Legacy: Toradze Pianists Today,” Aspire 2013: Due to an oversight by the author of “Lexo’s Legacy: Toradze Pianists Today,” Toradze Piano Studio alumna Paivi Ekroth was not included in the listing of studio member accomplishments. Paivi Ekroth joined the Toradze Piano Studio in 1996. She earned a master’s degree from the university in 1998, a performer diploma in 1999, and an artist diploma in 2002. In 2004 Ekroth went on her earn a master’s degree in chamber music from the University of Notre Dame du Lac where she currently serves on the full-time faculty as collaborative pianist.   

Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts Kevin Gillen is the Arts representative and panel member for the Core Transfer Library (CTL) and will attend training in Indianapolis. The CTL enables college students to transfer college credit among all Indiana colleges and universities.

Adjunct Faculty in Theatre and Dance Ruby Jazayre presented a seminar class and performance at the Las Vegas Bellydance Intensive and Festival in early September.

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication Samantha Nogueira Joyce gave a public talk about her research at the University of Brasilia's School of Communication. The talk was followed by a round table with graduate students and faculty where they discussed ways in which to have future exchanges between IU South Bend and UnB. Joyce was also invited by the school to judge the annual Organizational & Community Communication Video Award and participate in the award ceremony. Joyce recently reviewed scholarly articles for: National Communication Association; The Latin Americanist; SOULS – A Critical Journal on Black Politics, Culture and Society; and Journal of Consumer Culture.

Assistant Professor of Voice Jessica McCormack was the soprano soloist in Mozart's Requiem at Notre Dame University on September 14. The semi-staged version of the Mass was presented by the Sacred Music program at Notre Dame. Over the summer, McCormack toured Turkey as a professional chorister in performances of Saygun's Yunus Emre. She also sang a solo recital of French melodies at Christ Church Cathedral in Fredericton, and was the featured soprano soloist in an all Handelian program with the Early Music Studio of Saint John. In addition to these performances, she presented her scholarship on "The teaching of Pauline Viardot (1821-1910): The first vocal administrator at the Conservatoire de Paris" at The Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium IX in Newfoundland.

Associate Professor of Fine Arts Susan Moore was invited to speak about her work and visit with students at the University of Texas in Arlington on October 2.

Assistant Professor of Music Jennifer Muñiz gave a masterclass and recital at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in late September. She performed with Hillary Herndon, viola, whose two-CD collection entitled La Viola was recently featured in Time Out New York. Herndon holds degrees from Juilliard and Eastman. The program will featured works by Le Beau, Brahms, Vasilenko, and Piazzolla.

Associate Professor of Fine Arts Dora Natella’s sculpture has been accepted into the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club's 117th Annual Juried Open Exhibition, which will be held at the National Arts Club in New York City from October 1 through October 25. The club is located at 15 Gramercy Park South. There is an opening reception on October 11 at 5:30 p.m.

Assistant Professor of New Media Eric Souther will exhibit Search Engine Vision "Buddha" in this year's Art Prize 2013 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at The B.O.B from September 18 through October 6. Souther screened Search Engine Vision "Buddha" at The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design in Washington, D.C., on September 23 as a result of his work being selected for the Washington Project for the Arts Experimental Media 2013 Video Screening Series. Souther also exhibited Myth of the Masses at Nottingham Playhouse in Nottingham, United Kingdom. Souther's work Search Engine Vision "Chair," book, and 3D-printed model will be collected into the permanent collection of the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, Connecticut.

Adjunct Faculty in Fine Arts Zach Tate was recently featured in "Americana," a ceramic art exhibition at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. In late September Tate gave a gallery talk at the exhibition's closing reception. The next day he led an all-day, all-night wood firing. He was also recently featured in an article published in Ceramics Art and Perception about his experience as a graduate student at Texas Tech.