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Laurels: November 2010

Published: November 15, 2010

John Barcellona, Music, conducted the Collegiate Flute Choir, a nationally auditioned ensemble, at the recent National Flute Association convention.

Karen Clippinger, Dance, gave three presentations: “Unwinding Scoliosis with Pilates,” “Hip and Knee Biomechanics on the Pilates Reformer” and “Sacroiliac Function and Pilates Exercise Design” at the Pilates on Tour Conference in Tampa, Fla., on Oct. 15-17.

Rychard Cooper, Music, scored two dance films, “Evacuated” and a title to be announced, which were accepted by the Dance Camera West Festival held recently in Los Angeles

Alicia Doyle, Music, presented her research using “thinking maps” as a pedagogical strategy in teaching music appreciation at the College Music Society’s national conference held in Minneapolis on Sept. 23.

Christine Guter, Music, sang a session at Capitol Records recently as background vocals on a Christmas album for the runner-up on “America’s Got Talent,” 10-year-old Jackie Evancho.

Dave Gerhart, Music, has had four pieces published by Bachovich Music Publications of New York including “PanSon for Steel Drum Orchestra,” “Baila Alegre for Steel Drum Orchestra,” “Tribute for Percussion Duo” and “Ravel String Quartet – Mvt 2 (Arrangement).”

Lesley Farmer, Advanced Studies in Education and Counseling, keynoted at the International Conference on Education and Educational Technology held in Morioka, Japan, on Oct. 4-6. Her presentation was on teaching digital citizenship. Farmer also presented a session on culturally sensitive learning practices at the International Association of School Librarianship conference held in Brisbane, Australia, in September. At the conference, Farmer was re-elected as vice president for Association Relations.

Kristine Forney, Music, had a chapter, “A Proper Musical Education for Antwerp’s Women,” published in Music Education in the Middle Ages in Renaissance edited by Russell Murray, Jr., Susan Forscher Weiss and Cynthia Cyrus, Indiana University Press, 2010.

John Jung, Psychology, presented a talk and signing for his new book, Sweet and Sour: Life in Chinese Family Restaurants, at the Cerritos Library, Oct. 11.

Kathi Rundus, Music, received a positive review of her book Cantabile: A Manual About Beautiful Singing for Singers, Teachers of Singing and Choral Conductors in Classical Singer Magazine.

Shira Tarrant, Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, published “Pornography 101: Why College Kids Need Porn Literacy Training” with on Sept. 15.

Victor CX Wang, Teacher Education, published a journal article titled “Can Technology Transform Online Learners?” in an International Journal. Two other articles titled “Critical Analysis of Leadership Needed in Higher Education” and “Liberating Online Adult Teaching and Learning from the Lens of Marx and Others” will appear in two other international journals in November and December. In addition, Wang’s four book chapters (peer-reviewed) in the area of instructional/administrative leadership and E-leadership in the new century are slated to appear in a multiple-volume book on E-leadership.