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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. 

The Department of Communication Studies will host 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 will be cookies and beverages supplied, and faculty members and students will be present to give tours and talk about the wonderful new space.  

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts once again received a $4,000 grant from the African American Fund of the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County to support Lift Every Voice: Celebrating the African American Spirit for 2018. This is the fifth year in a row the school has received the grant. 

The IU South Bend Tap and Kick Line, under the 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. 

Michael Lasater, professor of mass communication, had his workReady, 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. 

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. 

Ryan Olivier, visiting professor of music, presented his research at the joint College Music Society and Association of Technology in Music Instruction National Conference on Friday, October 28th in San Antonio, Texas. His 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.  

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 BeethovenSchnittkeRavel, 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.