Kirsten Day's (Classics) paper "'Print the Legend'...?: Oedipal Themes in JohnFord's The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance" was presented on a panel devoted to Iliadic and Oedipal themes at the Film & History conference in Milwaukee Wisconsin on September 27th.
Students in Laura Hartman's (Religion) section of RELG 384 recently completed a service learning project for residents of Rock Island's Keystone Neighborhood. Through interviews and surveys, the students gathered and compiled perceptions of neighborhood needs for the future. Each student devoted at least twenty hours to the project. On October 25, the class presented its findings to neighborhood association members at a meeting at MIcah House.
Greg Tapis (Business Administration) had the high honor and distinct privilege of being one of a select group of people invited to have lunch with Governor Jindal from Louisiana. A very fruitful discussion was held regarding higher education, health care, and energy. It was a true honor for Greg to be present at a lunch with one of our Nation's Minority Governors.
Michael Zemek (Music) and the Jenny Lind Vocal Ensemble were invited via audition to perform at the fall conference for the Illinois Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association on October 19, 2012. The choir performed a multi-movement work titled "Anne Frank: A Living Voice" written by Minneapolis composer Linda Tutas Haugen. In it, Haugen sets various entries from Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl that portray a psychological progression from fear and despair to strength and hope. Haugen's music seeks to explore and highlight the theme that even as Anne faces the likelihood that she and her family will not survive, she is able to look beyond the present and herself to a time when she believes that peace will return. The choir was accompanied by a string quartet of junior music students coached by Susan Stone (Music).
New Faculty Achievement Forms now available
Have you recently published an article? Presented at a conference? Exhibited new artwork? Implemented a new teaching or assessment method? Submit your accomplishments via the new and improved electronic "Faculty Achievement Forms" on the "Resources for Faculty" page of the library website. Your submissions help the library track and celebrate your achievements, culminating in an annual reception. For questions, please contact Amanda Makula.