February In the News

Raclin News

Juan Carlos AlarconMusic Education BMEand Salvador Perez-Lopez, ’18 Orchestral Instrument BM, went to the Grammys as part of a DACA project: American Dreamers: Voices of Hope, Music of Freedom. Their group won three separate Grammy Awards for their work. 

Rebecca “Becky” Arney, a theatre student in the 1990s and 2000s at IU South Bend, has passed. Condolences to those who studied with her and knew her. She was as graduate of John Adams High School. Arney passed on January 9. 

Emanuel-Cristian Caraman, visiting assistant professor in music, traveled to Miami to perform with the Miami Lyric Opera in the role of Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti. The production will be presented on February 23rd and 24th at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center. 

Demarée Dufour-Noneman, production coordinator, received a Chancellor’s Service Award from interim chancellor Jan Joseph at the Welcome Back Breakfast in the University Grille on January 4. 

Renee Kosor, adjunct faculty in the communication studies, launched The Command Post podcast on YouTube, iTunes, Google Play, and Spotify last month. The Command Post provides a user-friendly medium for advancing communication between first responders and the professors who dedicate their skills to the public service profession. Academic researchers share their work and first responders provide feedback and discuss their perspectives on ways to practically apply study results to the administration of their jobs. If you're a researcher or a first responder and would like information about being a guest on the show, email renee@thecommandpost.org. 

Dora Natella, associate professor of fine arts, has a sculpture in “Similitude”, a juried exhibition including a set of 29 works by 24 artists from across the US. Manifest received 609 entries from 209 artists. January 25 to February 22 Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH.  Natella is currently working on the ideation and production of a bronze monumental sculpture titled: The Spirit of Indiana” for the Miller Plaza on the IU Bloomington Campus. 

Tamea Rector, coordinator of student services, received a Chancellor’s Service Award from interim chancellor Jan Joseph at the Welcome Back Breakfast in the University Grille on January 4. 

Kyle Techentin’13 Theatre BFA, is on tour with Finding Neverland: The Musical. 

Kay Westhues, adjunct faculty in fine arts, is participating in Athena Unbound, and event for International Women’s Day, at the South Bend Civic Theater. Her work there will be exhibited until May 1. This exhibition brings together twenty women artists from around the country whose works span the gamut of photograph, painting, fiber arts, drawing, collage, mixed media, time-based, and performance art. The exhibit is titled Women, Home, and the Revolution of Memory.