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School of the Arts

In the news - October 2011

Ruby Jazayre presented a seminar and performance on September 10, 2011, open to Middle Eastern Dancers throughout the Midwest and beyond at the Battell Center in Mishawaka. Included in the day class presentations were Vlad Sorokin, who offered a class in Flamenco and related the technique to the Middle Eastern dance form. The evenings’ performance included two of I.U. South Bend’s dance faculty, Vlad and Ruby, and Jazayre’s troupe performance included one I.U. South Bend’s faculty member, Dr. De Bryant, and one student, Monica Gingerich.  The stage was managed by theatre major Stephanie Wickizer.

Ruby Jazayre acted as the Assistant Stage Manager for the off Broadway production of the Dalia Carella Dance Collective’s Ten Year Retrospective in New York City on September 23rd and 24th.

Amanda Malone and Aleischa Shepherd, members of the IU South Bend Flute Ensemble, performed music for the Donor’s Reception at the Natatorium on September 20th.

Inseung Park, assistant professor of theatre, designed the scenery for Provision Theatre’s production of Bonhoeffer’s Cost in Chicago.

Debra Inglefield performed as soloist for the Elkhart Municipal Band's August 9 concert in McNaughton Park, Elkhart.  She performed Franz Strauss Fantasie for horn, Op. 2, arranged for French horn and band by her husband, Kenley, Professor Emeritus from Bowling Green State Univ., and retired Associate Faculty from IUSB. 

Laura Cutler was recently awarded an $8000 Grant from the La Porte Urban Enterprise Association for Historic Preservation and Restoration of her building that is home to the Thaddeus C. Gallery. Other recognitions awarded to Laura this year were the "Creativity and Innovation Award" from the Center for Creative Solutions in Michigan City, and the "Recognition of Service Excellence Award" from the La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau for creating and coordinating the 2nd Saturdays Arts and Music event in La Porte.

Cory Gilmartin and Preston Tracy scored 11th overall out of 36 teams at the UIndy Forensic 500 debate tournament, beating out teams from Butler University, Ferris State, IUPUI, and Grove City College

Michael Lasater will have a solo exhibition of multiple works at the South Bend Museum of Art, March 10 - July 8, 2012.  It will be in the Art League Gallery. The Curator will be Mark Rospenda.  

Photo student Alexandra Walker’s work has been printed in a nationally juried gallery catalogue entitled Man As Object Reversing the Gaze published by SOMArts, a not for profit arts center in San Francisco.  She is a student of Susan Moore.

Jorge Muniz’s work La Nueche de San Xuan, for flute and harp was released on the CD LaNoche.  The CD is a collection of works by Singaporean and Spanish composers performed by Roberto Alvarex (flute) and Katryna Tan (harp).