Marvin Curtis, dean of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, has received the 2016 Prestige Bronze Award for his original composition, “A Song of Hope " that was featured in the documentary Road to Hope produced by Mike Wargo of the Center for Hospice Care/Hospice Foundation. The film, Road to Hope, explores the unique challenges of orphaned children after caring for their dying parents in poverty-stricken areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ernestine M. Racling School of the Arts’ music students and faculty were in Fort Wayne from January 11-14 for the Indiana Music Education Association Professional Development Conference. The IMEA Professional Development Conference is the largest, more diverse professional development event for Indiana music educators. Welcoming music teachers of all levels and classrooms, this 2-day conference contains over 100 sessions and meetings with close to 100 clinicians.
Andrea Meluch, assistant professor of communication studies, presented her paper, Intractable Conflict in a Slowly-Evolving Environmental Disaster: Social Violence and Social Suffering in the Libby, MT Disaster, at the National Communication Association Convention in Philadelphia.
Susan Moore, professor of fine arts, had her piece "Wish You Were Here" selected for an exhibit showing at the Minneapolis Photo Center, February 10 - April 4.
Ryan Olivier, visiting professor of music, performed his interactive audio-visual work, Fortspinnung, for Trumpet, Keyboard, and live audio and video processing at the Electro-Acoustic Barn Dance at the University of Mary Washington on November 11.
Cecelia Roeder, '15 BA Mass Communciations, has accepted a marketing assistant position with the Arizona Opera.
Brittany Walter, art education, has started as a position as a long-term substitute at West Side Middle School in Elkhart.