December In the News

Raclin News

Kenneth Bult, adjunct lecturer in fine arts, has received a fellowship from the Van Raalte Institute in Holland, Mich., for spring 2018 to study the Dutch migration west of the Mississippi River.

Jacqueline Choi, lecturer in music and cellist for the Euclid Quartet, and Ketevan Badridze, Senior Lecturer in Piano, performed at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Hall on Friday, December 1 at 7:00 pm.

IU South Bend Choral Union, led by Joshua Boggs, adjunct lecturer in voice, performed on November 15 at the Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Hall.

The Department of Communication Studies hosted an open house for members of the university and the general public Monday, November 13, 4-6 pm, in their new facilities on the second floor of the Education and Arts Building. There were cookies and beverages supplied, and faculty members and students provided tours in their wonderful new space.

Jameson Cooper, senior lecturer in music and violinist for the Euclid Quartet, conducted the IU South Bend Philharmonic, Tuesday, November 28 at 7:00 pm in the Campus Auditorium.

Ken Douglas, assistant professor in music, led the IU South Bend Wind Ensemble and Twin Cities Concert Band, Wednesday, November 29 at 7:00 pm in the Campus Auditorium.

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts will present the annual Teddy Bear Concert on December 8th, providing stuffed animals for the Center for the Homeless and the Beacon Children’s Hospital during the holiday season. The school will co-host a fundraiser for Kelly Morgan, who has been diagnosed with lung cancer, on Dec. 14th. All proceeds from this event will go directly towards the Kelly Morgan Fund.

James Farnsorth, music (trumpet), was offered a position with the Blue Starts Drum & Bugle Corps out of La Crosse, Wis.

Chloe Holmes, adjunct lecturer in music, has won a job playing trumpet with the United States Air Force band program.

Michael Lasater, professor of mass communication, had his work Ready, Set, (2017 version) in an international exhibition at the UMW Media Wall, Hurley Convergence Center, University of Mary Washington, Fredericksburg, VA, October 1- 31. The Media Wall is a two-story installation of 43 separate Laser Phosphor Display tiles. His triptych Mise-en-scene, 2015/16, is in the Third Annual Juried Exhibition, Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA, September 23 – November 12. Over the summer, he had work in the Twenty-Eighth Annual International Invitational Salon of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA., May 26 – July 9, and in Art as Protest, a national juried show at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA, June 3 – July 8, 2017.

Matt Miller, music (trumpet), was offered a position with the Bluecoats Drum & Bugle Corps out of North Canton, Ohio.

Jennifer Muñiz, assistant professor of music, performed a solo piano lecture-recital at Ultan Hall at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities on October 21 entitled: “Second City? Reflecting on Piano Music of Chicago Composer Arne Oldberg in the Early Twentieth Century.”

Dora Natella, associate professor of fine arts, was awarded the Marion and Gilbert Roller Memorial Prize at the National Sculpture Society 84th Annual Awards Exhibition for her sculpture “Lightness of Being.” Her bust of Polish composer, pianist, and statesman Ignacy Paderwski will be unveiled in the spring of 2018 in the Friendship Botanic Garden in Michigan City, Ind., and was featured on, the National Sculpture Society’s website. Natella’s sculpture, “Sentinel,” has been installed at the Marquetter Cultural Center in Chicago, Ill. “Sentinel was selected by CSI, Chicago Sculpture International, to be part of the outdoor sculpture exhibition Sculpture in the Parks.​ Natella has also just completed a 6-foot-tall statue commemorating St. Martin de Porres, Patron Saint of the Cristo Rey St. Martin College Prep School in Waukegan, Ill. The sculpture will be cast in bronze and installed in the spring of 2018.

Ryan Olivier, visiting professor of music, and Jennifer Muñiz, assistant professor of music, represented IU South Bend at the joint College Music Society and Association of Technology in Music Instruction National Conference on October 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Olivier’s presentation, "Multimedia Performance: Imaginary Music," was a survey of his multimedia compositions and an assessment of the various methods he has created to integrate multimedia into the concert music experience. Muñiz serves as President of the Great Lakes Chapter of College Music Society.

Colin Raybin, adjunct lecturer in theatre & dance, performed with Ensemble CONCEPT/21 on Friday, October 13.

Brendan Shea, lecturer in music and violinist for the Euclid Quartet, and Yerin Kim, pianist, performed a concert of the works of Beethoven, Schnittke, Ravel, and Jorge Muñiz, associate professor of music on Friday, November 3. The couple also performed a dress rehearsal of the concert on Thursday, November 2, in collaboration with the Logan Center.

Eric Souther, associate professor of new media, is one half of a two-person exhibition, Fragile Codes: Demystifying Media, with Jason Bernagozzi in Michigan City at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. The show runs from October 23, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Souther also attended an exhibition, The Model of the World, at grand opening of the Museum of Art in Zhengzhou, China. He also gave a performance in Shenyang, China, where ambassadors from the United States and Japan were in attendance.

The IU South Bend Tap and Kick Line, under direction of Karen Pajor, adjunct lecturer in theater & dance and Sisters of the Nile, under the direction of Ruby Jazayre, adjunct lecturer in theatre and dance, performed at University Park Mall as part of the Cancer Awareness Dance Celebration Day.