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    • non-Profit organization U.s. Postage PaiDErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts south Bend, inP.o. Box 7111 // south Bend, in 46634-7111 Permit no. 540school: 574.520.4134Box officE: 574.520.4203 ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts // 2011E-Mail: artsiusb@iusb.eduWEBsitE: born to be aMong thE BEst communication studies // Music // new Media // theatre & Dance // Visual arts Visit to sign up for our e-newsletter.
    • letter Aspire is published annually by the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts, indiana University south Bend, for our alumni, students, friends, faculty, and staff. DEan Marvin V. curtis, Ed.D. from the dean EDitor Michele Morgan-Dufour coPY EDitor Kathy Borlik// Mission statEMEnt DEsignEr tiffany goehringthe iUsB arts foundation supports the Ernestine M.raclin school of the arts at iU south Bend by sponsoring PhotograPhY Michael Banksor providing funds for special events and community WritErsoutreach programs, with particular emphasis on educating, Juliet Barrettentertaining, and involving young people. tabetha coburn-McDonald Marvin v. curtis anthony cotto sara curtis// iusB arts foundation, inc. Jessie Emmons Wow! What a year – the return of shakespeare, Jorge theatre students obtained internships for the summer at carolynn hine-Johnson Muniz’s world premiere of Requiem for the Innocent, theaters in new York, indiana, and Michigan. others spentDavid Kibbe, president Kitty gunty alec hosterman alexander toradze’s Emmy award, adolphus hailstork’s the summer studying photography in florence, while severalJune Edwards, vice president chris Kelly rebecca hovan stacie Jensen Done Made My Vow, the indigenous contemporary dance received graduate assistantships to further their education.Joe Mancini, treasurer alice a. Martin* ensemble Dancing Earth, the 14-foot red sculpture in front our pride swelled when one our graduates, Jason cytaki, alan larkinBeth north, secretary sharon Mcleod Matthew leech of the library, opera in chicago, choirs in Plymouth and completed his M.f.a. and accepted a full-time assistantlinda Bancroft cyndi Miller tami Martinez north carolina, and a host of visiting artists and lecturers professorship at the University of oklahoma.cheryl Barker sara Miller Kathleen Mcallister Brigid Mcauliffe from around the country.Pam Beam carmi Murphy* our visibility is in your hands. Aspire is just one of the Jane WangDurleen Braasch ned north Marianne Weesner let’s add to the list the largest graduating class in history many instruments that we now use to let everyone knowsondra J. Byrnes fred nwanganga alexandra Wheaton with the largest number of students receiving degrees with who we are. there are weekly e-mails and monthly e-blasts.Marvin V. curtis, ex-officio Ernestine M. raclin* Jennifer Wimble distinction, high distinction, and highest distinction. let’s our faculty presented papers at conferences, servedrobert W. Demaree Jr.* randolph rampola Jillian Woodrick also mention that 144 students made the dean’s list in the on academic and learning society committees aroundfrederick B. Ettl Valerie sabo // ProDUction notEs spring of 2010 and 156 made it in the fall of 2010. the country, and exhibited in a variety of galleries androbert frank stephanie schurz performance spaces. We updated our surroundings with aJudy ferrara Peggy soderberg PaPEr it was a year that increased our visibility through billboards, $100,000 facelift of the Upstage theater and are makingleslie gitlin Janet thompson* cover pages printed on ris 80 lb. radio spots, newspaper articles, and television underwriting. plans to renovate the recital hall. Value gloss cover. Body pages printed the year ended with our second national Endowment for on ris 70 lb. Value gloss text. the arts grant in three years, two music students accepted More than 18,000 people attended our programs in theatre, notE: ris is a forest stewardship*Emeritus Member council (fsc) certified vendor and for study the new Paltz Piano festival in new York, and visual arts, communication, new media, and music this past supplies paper from renewable sources. three vocalists accepted for study at the prestigious Ezio year. We have become a leader for arts programming while Pinza council for american singers of opera program in serving on arts organizational boards throughout the city. Printing odrezo, italy. our visibility has led to an increase in enrollment becausethe Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts would like to thank the iUsB arts four color process with satin aqueousfoundation for their long standing service and support to the school. their coating and spot UV coating on cover. of new concentrations in our music degrees and increasedefforts make it possible for us to present special events including the 20th You hold in your hands the third issue of Aspire. it was offerings in dance, communication studies, new media, andanniversary celebration, toradze Piano institute and showcase of the arts, tYPograPhY started to bring to life the three things i spoke about when i soon art education.among many other projects. Baskerville regular, italic, semibold; became dean of the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts trade gothic lt std regular, Bold, in august of 2008: Vision, Visibility, and leadership. three the future is bright. We will host the indiana governor’s artsif you are interested in working with the arts foundation on future projects Bold no.2, oblique, light, light years later we are working our way to making good on all awards festivities, open the theater season with a productionplease contact the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts office at oblique; Wingdings regular three pledges. of A Raisin in the Sun, and close the year with the operetta574.520.4314 for more information. H.M.S. Pinafore. our music program is preparing for an Within these pages you will see our vision to create a vibrant accreditation visit by the national association of school offront coVEr artistic school, built on academics, talent, and artistic Music in february of 2012. We aspire to educate and serveMorris Performing arts center copyright 2011 Ernestine M. raclin excellence. read about our students and faculty and their school of the arts, iU south Bend our community and invite you to come and see what we do.photograph by Peter ringenberg many accomplishments. You will be as impressed, as i am, Join us for another fabulous year! with their perseverance. from their hard work, many of our
    • FloReNce At NIgHt,photographs by susan Moore // faculty inside // coMMunication studiEs // nEw MEdia 6 rock the house with glee 34 images of Equality 8 how twitter changed the Way i teach 70 telling Memories of cardamom comics and graphic novels: 63 the art of Work 18 More than Meets the Eye // visual arts 54 interview with Judi lykowski 16 curating a Museum Exhibit 68 iUsB forum 21 “look!” scholarship art sale // Music 22 Printmaking conferences 14 composers flourish at iU south Bend 26 art therapy with Jennifer Kukla 36 flute festival is for all ages 66 art appreciation: an alumni appraisal 40 Requiem for the Innocent // school of thE arts 44 iU south Bend Music Ensembles Dean’s Welcome 50 toradze Documentary Wins Emmy awards 24 Upstage theater renovations complete 52 gospel choir Performs in north carolina 25 recital hall renovation 53 arts students aid Japan relief 28 celebrating Excellence 58 Done Made My Vow 30 governor’s arts awards 60 interview with luis Vargas 32 20th anniversary celebration Kicks off in style // thEatrE & dancE 64 new talent 4 A Midsummer Night’s Dream 70 “crescendo” closes 20th anniversary season 10 Amahl and the Night Visitors travels to chicago 76 news 12 Animal Farm 38 the leaps and Bounds of Dance 74 Wind in the Willows
    • a MidsuMMEr night’s dream By Juliet Barrett the iUsB theatre company brought shakespeare to a consequently helped me with letting go of my insecurities accomplishments and stronger because of the challenges “My dress was special,” said actress amanda Benham. “i campus stage for the first time since 1999 with the spring when trying to delve into helena’s character,” said freshman they conquered in using the language to explore their had a lovely long train to work with, but i used a mock- production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Directed by Kaylee ross. “once i understood what i was saying, it characters. up, practice skirt from the very beginning of rehearsals randy colborn, the centuries old classic was reinvented as became natural.” so that i could get a good feel of how i had to move with a traditional Bollywood production, flavored with Middle Beyond the challenges of shakespeare’s language, actors it.” Even down to the smallest detail, actors prepared the Eastern costumes and music. text coach scot shepley helped the actors develop were also given physical challenges to overcome as they best that they could in order to accommodate the beautiful confidence with the language. he attended many rehearsals worked with extensive makeup and conquered the difficult movement intended for each costume. audiences were transported to a time of wealth and luxury and worked with the actors outside of rehearsals. students task of working on a slanted surface -- as was tradition as actors danced across the stage in traditional turbans and took advantage of “his extensive knowledge of the text” and in the old English style of shakespearean stages. though not only did the costumes translate beautifully on stage, saris. the elaborate, labor intensive costumes featured rich appreciated him “pointing out moments that he knew were many of the actors anticipated a much steeper incline, the but the chemistry of the cast contributed to a spectacular material and vibrant colors, complemented by the actors’ intended to be emphasized,” said sophomore Jeremy Weyer. raked stage actually worked to the benefit of the characters. performance by all. sophomore Marlon Burnley captured unusual makeup and body paint. the angle of the stage allowed the actors to achieve a closer the essence of the production best. “it was a pretty great shakespearean language often utilizes iambic pentameter; level of intimacy with the audience and show off the lovely cast and we all worked well together. i’d definitely like to do there were many components of the show that originally A Midsummer Nights Dream was no exception. to express detailing of the costumes. more shakespeare in the future,” Burnley said. “Whether daunted actors as they entered into the production, the intended rhythm of his words, shakespeare also heavily it’s participating behind stage, as an audience member, or including news of the extensive body painting intended for utilized punctuation. it is because of this intentional use of rich silks and jingling bells added a sense of foreign luxury on stage, i think it’s important for everyone to experience the fairies, plans for a raked stage, and the anticipation of syllables that many people say that shakespeare wrote for as actors swept across the stage. the fairies’ costumes were shakespeare in some way.” seeing costume designer sass hanson’s elaborate indian the actor. senior stacie Jensen agreed that “shakespeare’s especially labor intensive because each actor was painted costumes come to fruition. characters say their thoughts, so in a way, the language head to toe in an individual shade of blue body paint. this, Juliet Barrett is double majoring in public relations and helps you to understand what your character is going combined with the fact that all the women wore jingling theatre studies. She had roles in each of the main stage But what many of the students underestimated was through, mentally and emotionally.” ankle bracelets as well as other forms of jewelry traditional productions at IU South Bend during the 2010-11 season. the challenge in exploring the traditional language of to the indian culture, created an atmosphere of pure royalty. shakespeare. “studying the text over and over again gave the production was a fantastic opportunity for growth; me confidence in my understanding of the language and many students came out of the show proud of their4 5
    • rock thE housE with glEE: craft, coMMunity fallEVEnts ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts …and a bit of friendly competition! By tami K. Martinez september toraDzE Piano stUDio 7:30 PM friDaY, noVEMBEr 18 // ca  the last day of class is usually accompanied by Kelcie Banks added that the project “taught us how to work MUsic facUltY rEcital this multi-national touring ensemble, and students of anticipation—and angst—especially when a final with a non-profit organization.” 4 PM sUnDaY, sEPtEMBEr 18 // ca          Martin Endowed Professor in Piano alexander toradze, examination is on the docket. in addition to their final; Meet our talented music faculty through their solo will present some of the finest piano performances you however, the spring 2011 Public relations research and the four event proposals for habitat’s “rock the house and small ensemble performances as we begin the will experience in south Bend. Methodology students had an extra measure of anticipation student Build” included: a lock-in event; a Volleyball school year. as they waited expectantly for the results of their semester- tournament; “Pennies for Plywood” (change collection EUcliD QUartEt 4 PM sUnDaY, noVEMBEr 20 // ca         long project and in-class competition. fundraising and competition between area high schools for annual trophy rights); and, “rock the house with glee” october Witness for yourself what the Washington Post has During the semester, the class was divided into four (a three-phase program that includes a Pep rally, a Dollar said about the quartet, “an elegant mix of passion, iUsB thEatrE: A RAISIN IN tHe SUN competitive teams. these teams were assigned the task of Donation Week; and a silent auction that culminates in a ferocity and feathery delicacy.” 8 PM oct 13-15 4 PM oct 15 // 2 PM oct 16 // ca          creating a unique plan to enlist local high school students glee competition). featuring guest Director Walter allen Bennett Jr. to raise $12,500 for habitat for humanity of st. Joseph county’s annual “rock the house student Build” project. according to Williams, making the final decision proved whose credits include writer for the cosby Show, december to be difficult since all four proposals were viable. “it was producer for In the House and executive producer for according to Jim Williams, executive director for habitat, the Steve Harvey Show. iUsB thEatrE: “the south Bend community foundation of st. Joseph very hard to pick just one project because i know how much It’S A WoNDeRFUl lIFe, tHe RADIo PlAy county pledged a matching grant of $12,500 for the ‘rock students put into their work.” iUsB forUM 8 PM DEc 1-3 // 4 PM DEc 3 // 2 PM DEc 4 // UP                the house student Build.’ the objective for the public Ultimately, though, Williams selected the “rock the house 7:30 PM WEDnEsDaY, octoBEr 19 // rh           adapted from the frank capra film, be transported relations class was to develop a fundraising event that Join us for an in depth discussion by a guest presenter to a 1940’s radio studio for this classic tale, and be with glee” project for several reasons: 1) it had the capacity would enable students to raise at least $12,500 in order speaking about their field of research as it relates to treated to the tricks of the radio trade. to raise more money than the initial goal of $12,500; 2) to qualify for the matching grant.” it had the clear ability to capture the age group that they current events. sPEEch night finals one of the teams’ final assignments was to pitch were after through its association with the popular television 7 PM MonDaY, DEcEMBEr 5 // rh         their proposals to Williams, and present him with a program glee; 3) the musical format of the project provides november featuring the best students in s121, Public speaking comprehensive binder that included everything from the synergy with musical groups in the local high schools; at iU south Bend in a tradition that began in 1982. and 4) they saw this project as something that would be stUDiEs in DancE: timeline of the proposed event(s) down to a detailed budget. a lEctUrE DEMonstration “the students really surprised me; and, i was impressed repeatable. “We’re going to try it this year, see how it goes; “tEDDY BEar concErt” and build on it for the next year.” 7:30 PM friDaY, noVEMBEr 4 // ca       7:30 PM friDaY, DEcEMBEr 9 // ca         with the work of all four groups,” said Williams. “What Experience all the variety that our dance program has was intended to be an academic assignment turned into the south Bend symphonic choir, iU south Bend the “rock the house with glee” winning team members to offer in one evening. chorale, chamber choir, and gospel choir perform for something inspiring.” included public relations majors, lisa Birk, Danielle the benefit of the ronald McDonald house charities of fisher, alex nichols, Maria stanley, and team leader iUsB Jazz EnsEMBlE alec hosterman, senior lecturer and area coordinator for indiana – Michiana, inc. Jordan Wagner. Wagner, who graduated in May, has a 7:30 PM WEDnEsDaY, noVEMBEr 9 // ca         communication studies, is the mastermind behind this Presenting big band music and jazz combo service learning project. through this hands-on, semester- summer internship with habitat. Part of his focus will be implementing the “rock the house with glee” project. performances under the direction of Darrel tidaback. long, community-focused assignment, students learn about the craft of public relations and what it takes to research, for Williams, “it was a very enjoyable experience and i look scholarshiP art salE develop and present their ideas to a client. forward to continuing to stay in touch with the students and thUrsDaY, noVEMBEr 11-13 // El         implementing their projects.” Purchase artwork by iU south Bend students, faculty, student comments underscore hosterman’s learning and alumni while supporting scholarships and objectives. Public relations major alex nichols stated that tami Martinez is a lecturer in communication studies at the programs for iU south Bend Visual arts students. the project helped him build a set of skills that he can use ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts in any occupation, “(no matter where i work) i see myself using Pr because Pr is the face of any company.” ca = caMPUs aUDitoriUM, El = East loUngE, rh = rEcital hall, UP = UPstagE tickets $3-$12, free to students and children // tickets and schedule call 574.520.4203 or visit  6
    • hoW tWittEr changED thE WaY i tEach By Alec R. Hosterman in the fall of 2008 i taught a 400-level seminar course that Who UsEs tWittEr? focused on the communication tactics employed in political campaigns. singlehandedly that course changed the way i since i was a prolific twitter user – some may label me approached using technology in the classroom. actually, it “addicted” – i began to see patterns in tweets from my wasn’t so much the course per se, as an assignment using feed. three different users emerged, what i refer to as the twitter that became the foundation for the course. literalists, networkers, and the facilitators. for you to understand how the social networking tool literalists take the site’s charge literally: they tweet what twitter became part of the class in the first place, i need they are actually doing or thinking at any given moment. to first discuss what it is and who uses it. With that a commercial for a major cell phone provider pokes fun at established, i’ll come back and discuss and it changed the literalists. the parents of two teen siblings are sitting on their way i approached teaching. front porch, tweeting “sitting on the front porch” to their tEaching With tWittEr so did we. it was a remarkable experience to see this simple followers. Predictably, their children are rolling their eyes in media outlet become an integral component to our class. social MEDia anD tWittEr embarrassment from their parent’s lack of twitter protocol. in that 2008 seminar, i assigned the class to blog and use and students saw this too, noting how much different it think of literalists as taking a snapshot of their surroundings twitter. Most students were unfamiliar with these devices would have been if we didn’t have our twitter discussions. recently, phrases like “social media” and “social so i led them through tutorials and helped them set up or activities and sharing it with followers. networking” have been all the rage among media aficionados. their accounts. i told them to use twitter over the course that class showed me how important networkers and sites such as facebook and twitter gained popularity as the Networkers act as digital gatekeepers. these users are of the semester to share information they might find useful facilitators could be to the learning process. twitter was popular ways of connecting and communicating. face-to- typified by the rt phenomenon. rt, or re-tweet, identifies for members of the class. in other words, i wanted them much more than a literalist perspective. it was a digital face was out. Digital was in. Modes of communicating were a tweet that is not an original thought from that user, rather to be networkers. this was an experiment on my part, frontier i could capitalize on in future classes. and i have. changing – but they always do with every new technological they are simply passing along someone else’s tweet. rts are and they knew it. i hadn’t used twitter as a teaching tool device. rock gave way to papyrus to paper to typewriters to so there it is. twitter changed the way i approach teaching. akin to e-mail forwards. re-tweeting is usually an indicator of before so i thought this would be a perfect time given our word processors and finally to computers. But through this, my students showed me cyberculture is that person’s desire to share the wealth, so to speak. it is the rather strident in-class discussions of the presidential more than just pointless games, status updates, and text hope that the tweet will be seen by someone who can use it election between then-candidates sen. Barack obama and the popular social media website twitter is categorized messages. it can be harnessed for knowledge creation and to their advantage, solve a problem, or fill an information void sen. John Mccain and the local battle between house of as a micro blogging web application that allows users to transmission: communication in its truest form. for as of sorts. networkers are also about strengthening bonds and representatives incumbent Joe Donnelly and challenger connect to one another through tweets. tweets are short noted scholar Marshall Mcluhan famously once said: “the creating new relationships where ones did not exist prior. Jacquie Walorski. for me, this was the perfect storm. 140 character messages that are sent publicly to individuals medium is the message.” so very true. (commonly called followers), or privately via direct messages Facilitators are different than the other two in that they at first, students were cautious tweeting only bits and (much like e-mail). think of a tweet as a note that is posted Alec R. Hosterman is senior lecturer and the area use twitter as a tool to communicate directly between pieces. however, once class discussions became more onto a large public bulletin board for passersby to read. coordinator of communication studies. He teaches tweeters, as opposed to sending out random thoughts to involved, so did our twitter conversations. students began courses in visual communication, deception, new media, anyone listening or passing on information from another exchanging links to articles and videos on Youtube. twitter tweeters (those who send tweets) answer a simple question: and graphic novels. Hosterman’s twitter handle is party. facilitators use twitter as a means to both enrich became a conduit for learning and thinking outside of the “What’s happening?” some people post exactly what they’re @alechosterman. and augment their traditional face-to-face communications; traditional classroom. doing while some just listen in on interesting narratives. they ask and answer questions, provide links, argue, offer others, though, engage in conversations they find compelling this trend only became more apparent when my students commentary, follow up on statements, begin and add to or valuable. it is this latter group that intrigued me. i began began holding “twitter parties” during televised political conversations, and the like. for them, twitter becomes an asking my own simple question: “What kinds of users are debates. they conversed with one another and me as immersive tool that enables immediacy among vast virtual on twitter?” candidates exchanged facts or rebuttals. as they debated, networks of individuals and groups.8
    • AmAhl & the the iU south Bend cast and crew of Amahl and the Night thom Maxwell, the center director, said, “it is a short opera, the cast and crew received hugs and thanks from the Visitors traveled to chicago in December 2010 to perform so it kept their attention and they experienced something audience. several audience members commented on the opera for adults with disabilities at the ada s. McKinley they may not have been able to without iU south Bend.” how much they enjoyed the costumes and along with Night Visitors community services, inc. Amahl and the Night Visitors is one of the most popular the center typically serves 120 people. the center helps “all individuals accomplish the goals they have.” performance as a whole. Director of community outreach Michele Morgan-Dufour student Kasey clear commented, “it is a good opportunity said, “this is the second year Amahl and the Night Visitors cast travEls to chicago american operas by gian carlo Menotti. it is a timeless story of the power of faith and the meaning of love. the to introduce the audience to something they have not seen has been taken on the road and we’ve received an enormous one-act opera tells the story of amahl, a poor crippled before and see how they will respond to it.”  amount of positive feedback. our visit to ada s. McKinley By Marianne Weesner boy, who lives with his mother in a village somewhere on community services and a performance for the students at the road to Bethlehem. When the three Kings, following the performers and crew enjoyed the experience as much Washington high school were terrific experiences for the the star in the East, seek shelter for the night, the lives of as the audience members. tia Patrick, a student, said “it is audiences and our students. the spirit of the holidays really amahl and his mother are changed forever. a privilege to take something from iU to bring it here.”  was alive and well in all of us!” the opera was directed by lecturer in Voice alicia Purcell, stacie Jensen felt very humbled by the experience. Jensen Marianne Weesner graduated in 2011 with a B.A. in Mass and choreographed by assistant Professor in Dance carolyn said, “Knowing what you want to do has an impact on communications. She was an aspire intern and served as hine-Johnson. assistant Professor tim hanson served as them and makes them smile” is something that she enjoys the associate editor of our monthly e-newsletter. technical director, and assistant Professor inseung Park about doing these outreach programs for members of the was the set designer. community. “it is exciting to bring something new to an audience of people who have not had a chance to see or experience something like an opera,” said antwon Williams, who played one of the kings.10
    • animal farm By Alexandra Wheaton acting is never easy, but when the iUsB theatre company hanson also incorporated pieces from the Education & arts took to the stage with a musical version of george orwell’s Building, that is being remodeled, as part of the costumes. Animal Farm, the work was particularly difficult. Wearing commenting on the makeup hanson says, “it’s kind of a masks and movement restricting hooves, the actors’ had dark sort of surreal show. i wanted the makeup to reflect to work with limited facial expressions and hand gestures that.” the show was dark indeed. to convey their characters’ emotions. rising to meet those challenges, they brought their message, “four legs good, the makeup was very interesting; however, most of the two legs bad,” to life. actors were also wearing masks. “it is hard because you lose the ability to act with facial expressions,” says stacie george orwell wrote Animal Farm as an allegory of the Jensen of her experience. russian revolution. the animals rebel against the farmer who abuses them and begin to build their own society tia Patrick played the role of the farm cat. “it was easy for with hopes of a utopia. as the story unfolds the animals me to be a cat, because i love cats. the itchy mask was take on political characteristics leading the audience to well worth it.” recognize traits of Karl Marx, leon trotsky, and Joseph some actors did not get to wear masks, but a backpack stalin, along with the larger governments of Europe and the apparatus with a giant animal head attached to it. “they United states. the play reflects political corruption and the were uncomfortable, but we all dealt with them the best dehumanization of the ordinary person. we could,” says Megan Jerrils who played one of the cows. Director randy colborn notes, “it was orwell’s dedication When asked how she prepared to play a cow she replied to the truth that i find so compelling. i also marvel at what with, “i just looked up Youtube videos. Watched how they i find to be orwell’s hopefulness for humanity. he remained walked, ate, and behaved all together.” optimistic about our immense potential despite our equally the Animal Farm performances supported the 2010-11 immense ability to get distracted and fall short. his varied campus theme, “the Meaning of Work.” the cast was life experiences could have drummed that out of him. Yet, handed the communist Manifesto to read during the he retained an unusual objectivity while deeply immersing first few rehearsals. the show suited the theme since the himself in all he thought and all he did.” animals had to build and rebuild a windmill to make work Portraying animals planning to take over the farm run by easier for them on the farm. the animals quickly learned their abusive owner, the majority of the actors were not only what the meaning of work is, as did the actors. on legs made out of PVc pipe throughout the entire show, theatre major Alexandra Wheaton was one of the actors in but sweating under layers upon layers of thick costumes. animal farm. “tim Burton’s movie 9 was a big part of my inspiration; also the artwork of ralph steadman,” said makeup and costume designer sallie hanson. “We used found, recycled and reused objects for the costumes.” the costumes were made out of everyday items like boots or combs.12 9
    • flourish composers at iu south BEnd By Anthony cotto born to be draMatic the last few years have seen a lot of interesting advances “it’s based on fractals and the fibonacci sequence … for in the composition program here at iU south Bend. as a the past 10 years, i have always wanted to write a piece that, composition student myself, i have gotten to witness these once i had an algorithm set, i press go, i plug it in, and the changes unfolding. this semester, three students will be piece just ‘spits out’ so that i can explain every pitch.” graduating with degrees in composition. Despite their successes, neither of these two composers had Prepare for the performance of a lifetime with hands-on creative of all the things to be thankful for as a student here, i that career in mind when they started college. rusche wrote experience and a faculty of practicing theatre and dance professionals. think the teachers take the cake. as many already know, her first song while working on a political science major and our music program’s director, Jorge Muñiz, has received Mayrose was a guitar performance major. a great deal of attention due to his recent south Bend DEgrEE PrograMs symphony orchestra premiere of Requiem for the Innocent; one of the most challenging problems for young Dean Marvin curtis’ choral composition, “the city on composers is to find a voice or style that defines one’s Bachelor of arts in theatre 2011-12 sEason the hill,” was premiered at President clinton’s 1993 compositions. these professors have both done that in n Performance A Raisin in the Sun inauguration. What you may not know is that there are two their own works, and they have both taken unique paths. n Design/technical It’s a Wonderful life, the Radio Play other accomplished composers here on campus. they are While rusche considers herself a “contemporary classical n theatre studies Johnny Appleseed assistant Professor John Mayrose and adjunct assistant composer,” Mayrose is fond of minimalism techniques, and incorporating “rhythms and textures derived from Bachelor of fine arts in theatre H.M.S. Pinafore Professor Marjorie rusche, and, like many other teachers around iU south Bend, they are both active professionals indie rock.” n Performance aUDition DatEs in their field. n Design/technical 7pm campus auditorium, they both gave advice that, while very helpful as a northside hall Most recently, rusche returned from premieres of her works composer, i feel is applicable to most disciplines. costume Design in Denmark and England, where her piano solo eclipse and scene Design n tuesday, august 30, 2011 rusche: “When you are student, try many different n Wednesday, august 31, 2011 tone Poems for bassoon and piano were featured in the lighting Design methods, risk and experiment, even though you might not n tuesday, January 10, 2012 london new Music for Winds festival. be sure of what you’re doing at first.” technical Design n Wednesday, January 11, 2012 “i’m particularly proud of eclipse,” she said about this Mayrose: “as a composer, every piece is not going to be a offEring Minors in work, which was originally funded by the raclin school of great masterpiece. sometimes you have to make a mistake the arts, and which she hopes to turn into a piano concerto n theatre to get better.” in the future. “it’s a very dramatic, highly evocative work, n Dance and it had a great premiere last spring when Ketevan Anthony cotto is a class of 2011 graduate with a B.A. in Badridze performed it here.” composition. He hopes to write commercial jingles when he grows up. ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts Mayrose also had a very successful composition in his award-winning piece liber Abaci. for more information about theatre & dance at iU south Bend, visit us on the web at
    • curating a MuseuM exhibit By Jennifer Wimble // photography by lucas eggers at the beginning of the 2010 fall semester associate nilsen carefully guided the class while they reviewed Professor Micheline nilsen told students in her “curating potential photographs for the exhibit, taking into an Exhibit” class that by the end of the course they consideration the photographs’ physical features, historical would know a great deal about 19th century landscape themes, and conditions or standards. after much debate, photography. Many of the students, who had never taken an the students and nilsen decided that the exhibit would art class, were skeptical. however, just as she predicted, show the transition of professional photographers from the they can now examine an early landscape photograph and portrait studios to open-air landscapes, a move often paired identify the photographer’s influences, techniques, and with government documentation. the topic decided on was style. furthermore, they are now experienced in curating a 19th century landscape Photographers of the Americas: museum exhibition. Artists, Journeymen, or entrepreneurs? this ambitious course was an original experiment Each student wrote an article about one of the photographs brainstormed by nilsen, who combined the topic of 19th for a Wolfson Press catalogue, published in february 2011. century landscape photography with the nuts-and-bolts of By examining each photograph in relation to past artistic curating a museum exhibit. graduate liberal studies and movements and research, the students concentrated on undergraduate art majors participated in the course. whether the government, tourist, and corporate utilitarian landscape photographers of the 19th century were primarily after an intensive introduction into the history of landscape artists or documentarians. the students also wrote shorter art and the basics of designing a museum exhibit, students catalog entries and labels for the exhibit, as well as press visited and reviewed two photography exhibits displayed at releases. the snite Museum of art at notre Dame. after months of preparation, the exhibit opened at the next, they heard experts in the field of 19th century snite Museum of art in february, 2011. the photographs photography at a two-day symposium, “Documenting themselves are part of the permanent collection of the history, charting Progress, Exploring the World: 19th snite Museum and include some of the most prominent century Photographs of architecture” arranged by nilsen photographers of the late 19th century, such as Eadweard and sponsored jointly by indiana University south Bend Muybridge, frank Jay haynes, george Barnard, timothy and the University of notre Dame. the symposium included o’sullivan, and William henry Jackson. discussions on diverse topics such as the early history of the photogravure in working-class scotland and “the “curating an Exhibit,” created by nilsen, was an incredible Barricades of 1871: a challenge to the architecture of journey for art and liberal studies students alike. Paris?” as presented by leading experts in the field of early photography. Jennifer Wimble is a graduate student in liberal Studies.16
    • comicsnovEls & graPhic More than Meets the eye by Alec R. Hosterman comic books are big business. and they should be; were popular among consumers: Batman, the Dark they’re everywhere in the cultural milieu. We see comic Knight Returns by frank Miller and Watchmen by books at the local booksellers and in the hands of kids alan Moore and Dave gibbons. Both of these seminal wishing they could be the superheroes they see on the works deconstructed the prototypical superhero genre, page: boys dream of being Batman or superman, while showing the fallibility of the heroic and villainous girls typically dream of being Wonder Woman or Elektra. characters. With this, publishers saw the genre as these dreams have taken on a life beyond the page, being more than just entertainment for kids. rather, manifesting in highly popular computer gaming systems they saw its potential as an expressive visual form with and on the silver screen (with the Marvel franchise the means to communicate issues relevant to many regularly dominating ticket sales). comics are our different cultures. culture. like many forms of media, scholars saw comics’ But there is more to the comic book than just potential as an expressive medium of communication, superheroes. comics are important, complex visual one that bridged image with text, a contemporary artifacts that both reflect and refract the era in which experiment in semiotic analysis. semiotics – the study they were created. and science of signs (objects that stand for something else) – is part of understanding our visual culture. since the birth of the golden age of comics in the late Movement, speech, expression, thought, and other 1930s, publishers have capitalized on the themes that communicative actions have to be interpreted by the are prevalent in other mediums: drama, western, horror, reader. and all of these are manifested in visual form. science fiction, action, and comedy. But the superhero Much like a telephone conversation one has with their seemed to prevail in the 1950s, even after criticism best friend, the artist and writer encode a message by psychologist frederic Wertham of the comic book and the reader decodes it. as Dr. Matthew J. smith, for its violent imagery. But comics survived. they associate Professor of communication at Wittenberg always do. University and co-author of the Power of comics, notes: During the Modern age of comics in the 1980s, a comics combine words and pictures, but the highly popular form of the medium emerged: the synthesis results in a sharing of meaning that is graphic novel. the early graphic novels were serials more than the sum of its parts. take, for instance, packaged in book form. two works in particular the results of the 9/11 Report: A graphic Adaptation18
    • LooK! by sid Jacobson and Ernie colon. these storytellers middle-aged collectors like comic Book guy on the were able to take a rather daunting phone book-sized Simpsons. Yes, there are comic books published for government report and make its substance accessible those who like superheroes or archie’s adventures at to a wider audience than might have ever picked up the the Malt shop. But if you look beyond that, you will government’s original report. the power of the imagery begin to see complex narratives that bring you closer scholarship art sale combined with the details of the story make for an to people and events of our culture. incredibly reader-friendly text. after all, we live in a visual culture. Why not use the capitalizing on this unique medium, colleges and universities like iU south Bend are creating curricula and teaching individual courses in comics studies. visual to tell its story? Senior lecturer in communication Studies gets a fresh new start topics include understanding the superhero, comics Alec R. Hosterman is finishing writing his dissertation By Kathleen McAllister and tabetha coburn-McDonald and american culture, manga, alternative comics, on the role of hyperreality in graphic novels. underground comix, writing comic books, and the long a staple of the fall events calendar, the 2010 “the art sale represents an amazing opportunity for relationship of comics to film. scholarship art sale debuted with a fresh name, a new students such as i to not only gain a primary knowledge as a professor in communication studies, i have had the location, and a smart young management team. Members of show preparation but also the opportunity to sell art chance to teach several seminar-based comics courses. in of the art history club and the Visual arts league joined for the first time,” said student Becca schafer. “Working them, i challenge the ways students see comics and help forces to sponsor the sale with the Ernestine M. raclin the art sale was an unexpected pleasure and i found great them understand how they can communicate meaning in rEcoMMEndEd rEading school of the arts. appreciation for the experience of hanging work, preparing visual form. and rather than focus on just the prototypical each piece for individual sale, and interacting with artists interested in reading graphic novels but “this was the first time that students have taken full and art consumers.” comic book, i have students read graphic novels like Fun don’t know where to start? here are a few responsibility for planning and organizing the sale, and they Home: A Family tragicomedy (about the author’s struggle suggestions that are for sale at your local did a fabulous job!” said Michele Morgan-Dufour, director “i think it is important to be involved in student shows like to find her own sexual identity alongside understanding bookseller, comic book shop, or favorite of community outreach. While student groups have co- the scholarship sale,” said christy hatfield. “it gives us a the complex relationship she had with her father); cancer on-line retailer. sponsored the sale in the past, the 2010 committee took chance to get our work out to the general public and figure Vixen (a funny and poignant memoir chronicling the ownership of the project and filled the role of professional out what kind of pricing is fair and accepted by buyers. i author’s battle with breast cancer); and Shooting War 08: A graphic Diary of the campaign gallery staff. “the students learned a lot about the business just think it is really good exposure.” (a satire of contemporary journalism, war, and politics). trail recounts the history-making 2008 aspects of an artist’s career by making the sale their own,” Each semester i have students tell me how they now see presidential campaign of Barack obama, like a professional gallery or sale, looK! retained added Morgan-Dufour. comics as a valuable form of visual communication. John Mccain and hillary clinton a commission on every piece sold. a portion of the tabetha coburn-McDonald, Kathleen Mcallister, and Dean commission earned was used to provide scholarships for apart from my courses, other professors are using A.D.: New orleans After the Deluge Kizer headed the committee, organizing every aspect of the three students, coburn-McDonald, Katie swiental, and graphic novels to teach a variety of subjects, from explores how people coped in new orleans sale with guidance from Morgan-Dufour. the group began Bradley Davenport. the remaining commission amount social movements to world events. for instance, artist post-Katrina by renaming the sale looK! to emphasize the opportunity helped the Visual arts league and art history club Marjane satrapi’s Persepolis: the Story of a childhood epileptic tells the story of author for the community to explore and purchase art created by fund field trips for students to attend art museums and illustrates her early years growing up and taking part in David B.’s struggle understanding the students, faculty, and alumni of the Ernestine M. raclin participate in events. the cultural revolution in 1970s iran. another iconic his brother’s epilepsy school of the arts. piece is art spiegelman’s Maus, A Survivor’s tale. the “Participating in the scholarship art show was a great book is a heartfelt and critically acclaimed graphic novel holding a successful art sale took hard work and diligence experience, for learning tricks of the trade and just in Still I Rise: A graphic History of African that recounts the struggles of art’s father’s life living by the students. the committee began recruiting iU south general. i have participated twice and sold work both Americans tells the story of african through the holocaust. spiegelman uses visual metaphors Bend artists to participate in the sale. then they rounded times,” said senior Danielle Wilborn. “the second time i americans in the United states from 1619 throughout the tale, depicting Jews as mice that are up student volunteers to promote the event, install artwork, put in a lot more time and effort, and definitely got a lot through to the election of Barack obama pursued by germans as cats. a powerful and moving and work shifts during the sale. back in return. not only is it a way to get your work seen story, Maus is more than just biography – it’s living if biographies pique your interest, and sold, it’s a great way to connect to and interact with history. then these graphic memoires are since the school of the arts gallery is closed while the future buyers and even fellow students.” perfect for you: Education & arts Building is renovated, the sale was held finally, J.P. stassen’s Deogratias: A tale of Rwanda is at the newly-remodeled East lounge in northside hall. “i always love to be a part of the art events happening at a somber and eye-opening look at the aftermath of the Anne Frank: the Anne Frank House gallery director randall clark guided the students through iUsB and this was such a great opportunity for me, other 1994 genocide in rwanda. stassen weaves together an Authorized graphic Biography the installation process. the space was challenging since it students and faculty to show their support for iUsB and the account of the massacre using the both tutsi and hutu does not have as much wall space as the gallery; however, excellent art program that we are a so privileged to be a part characters and the way the events of that fateful time Pedro and Me: Friendship, loss and the students made creative use of the wide windowsills to of here in our town,” swiental said. impacted the world. What I learned help compensate. so there you have it. a brief but hopefully eye-opening Satchel Paige: Striking out Jim crow the students learned how to price their work and talk to argument that shows comics are not just for kids or patrons with professionalism, which provided insight into their future as artists outside of college.20
    • students attending the Minneapolis event were clearly delighted to discover processes more highly suited to their own ideas about image making than the usual straight ahead techniques that you see on the street. student rebecca schafer became so fascinated with the lithographic reduction technique of northern illinois University’s Michael Barnes that she came home and tried it for herself. We caught sight printmaking of her later in the day practicing the use of the electric engraver in the product fair booths. Erin Bluhm purchased some special inks used conferences to make exquisite wash patterns that could be photographically exposed into silkscreens. later she produced a series of elegant color prints using them. she is also very excited about the possibility By Alan larkin // photography by erin Bluhm of making large scale silkscreen prints hand- colored with oil-tinted cold wax medium, a process demonstrated in st. louis by Dennis o’neal from thanks in part to grants secured from the charmichael processes was that not only did they offer some pretty the corcoran college of art and Design. fund, this year two small groups of students attended cool ways of making art but there were many ways to the october 2010 Mid america Print council use them with the newest art technologies. in fact, the We spent an afternoon watching a demonstration conference held at the University of Minnesota and the printmaking studio is considered by many of south of photopolymer plate printing on an old fashioned March 2011 southern graphics council conference Bend’s elite art cognoscenti to be the place where all letter press in the giant type studio at Washington at Washington University in st. louis. media come to meet. University, but also wandered in and out of several fascinating papermaking demonstrations. the printmaking students, being a hardy band of rugged the symposia themselves are essentially large individualists, have discovered the aesthetic allure of printmaking studios surrounded by lots of prints. here People who investigate the print arts realize that the old fashioned print processes, ones whose names you find old letterpress hacks sharing triple espresso the skills they already know are easily translated your average college student doesn’t have on the tip of macchiatos with graduate school mezzotinters talking into printed media. Drawer-painters can make his tongue. While things may have been different when, about the merits of Japanese washi versus paper made etchings and lithographs. Photographers and let’s say, the dean and i were still going to school, these with unbleached abaca. You might also find among the media wizards can directly transfer their images days if you asked someone to come upstairs and look pizza eaters on the late night gallery crawls an artist into silkscreens or relief prints. We learned that at your etchings they would probably give you a blank who makes art using only a computer and an Epson scale, color, and photographic realism are all stare or else call 911. printer talking to someone who does all of their work possible, as are the most delicate renderings. with a wooden gouge and a spoon. and some of these at the end of the experience, exhausted, armed Printmaking, while definitely not a rocket science, people are taking it to the bank. with new information and filled with brand new appears at first to be a rarified skill. it often involves ideas, everyone piled into their cars and headed the mediation of interesting looking machines that are We were surprised in Minneapolis, for instance, to for home. made up of steel and weigh a lot. While most people encounter a group of successful graphic designers are used to making their art strokes using a brush, a executing their designs using powerful Macintosh Associate Professor of Fine Arts Alan larkin camera or even a mouse, printmakers have learned to computers and printing them by hand with silkscreens. teaches printmaking and drawing. make their art on such old timey surfaces as copper plates and lithographic stones. so at first blush there in st. louis we met another set of these strange would appear to be no relevance to the modern age. You entrepreneurs who executed all of their computer can’t twitter on a Vandercook proof press. designed posters on hand-carved woodblocks. their studio, gallery and place of business had its walls lined the discovery that students made this year in attending with stacks of printed blocks. conferences devoted entirely to various esoteric print22
    • rEcital hall rEnovation Plans UPstagE Progress renoVations By Marvin curtis a $150,000 matching grant from the community coMPlEtED foundation of st. Joseph county was the catalyst for a planned renovation of northside’s recital hall as well as the recently completed renovation of the Upstage theater. since the grant was awarded in June 2010, more than By Marianne Weesner $138,000 has been raised. contributions have come from Ernestine M. raclin, Wells fargo Wealth Management, and the recent “crescendo” event sponsored by the iUsB arts iU south Bend’s Upstage theater was in dire need of the floor was painted black and the new black box theatre foundation. the campus provided an additional $36,000 remodeling. the carpet installed in 1982 was stained and began to take shape. for new seating in recital hall. the projected cost of the torn. the curtains were ripped and dry rotted. the Upstage “Before the renovation there was no sound system for renovation is $1.2 million. looked more like a construction site than a place where students rehearsed and had class. the room,” hanson said. this meant whenever the room During the past year architects, faculty, and was used they had to piece together a system from old administrators developed plans for a renovated recital tim hanson, area coordinator and assistant professor of equipment. hall. the room, which was originally built as a lecture theatre, saw a need to remodel the space. “We wanted it the lighting was a hindrance, because “before we had a hall in the 1970s, has multi-colored seating for 281. to be a place the faculty and students could be proud of,” large cable that ran through a hole in the wall from the today, the once comfortable seats are stained and torn. hanson said. main auditorium and used circuits from there. We couldn’t the steps of the hall are steep and lack handrails. the funding to renovate the Upstage and northside’s recital use the two systems at the same time,” hanson said. hall’s acoustics are poor, the stage is wide but shallow, hall began with a matching grant from the community and there is little room backstage. the oddly located foundation of st. Joseph county, a generous gift from now for the first time, the Upstage had its own power ticket booth and a nondescript lobby make finding the Ernestine M. raclin, and contributions from iU south Bend. source and lighting system so performances can take place hall difficult. concurrently on the main stage and in the black box theater. in remodeling the upstage the most practical thing to do Working with iU architect Jerry stuff, Jackie was to make it into a black box theater. a black box theater the renovated theater has a new control room with hilderbrandt, president of MPa architects, and her team “does not have to have anything but the basics of what a dedicated lighting and sound equipment, making the of sound and lighting designers, met with music faculty theater absolutely needs, which is a place for the audience facility perfect not just for performances, but also as a and students to discuss improving the facility. in the and a place for the action,” explained hanson. classroom for lighting and sound classes. spring, a design was presented to the music faculty and the iU south Bend administration. the interior is all black, “so black boxes lose their old new risers and audience seating arrived during the spring identity and become a neutral space,” hanson said. it has semester, so student began sitting on stable seating for the new facility will have 250 new seats with the stage often been considered a place where theatre in its simplest the first time in years. new black curtains were installed extended an additional 12 feet, taking the place of the form can take place. along the windows and walls, and a handicapped ramp first three rows of seats. this will provide for wing space was installed. for the first time. there will be a new backstage green Work began during the summer of 2010 with students room, lighting and sound system, and new wall and floor contributing their labor. students wanted a space they the remodeling of the Upstage theater made it a versatile finishes to provide for better acoustics. could be proud of and wanted to be a part of making that space for performance and teaching. the theater will be dream a reality. host to plays, dance recitals, and small concerts. the black the seats will be reconfigured to stadium seating with box theater adaptability is appealing to all, because it aisles on the side with handrails, and a special open after the old carpet was removed theatre student Marlon allows for a variety of staging styles. With this adaptability seating area on the side of the hall that can be used for Brunley spent a good part of his summer painting the hanson hopes, “dance recitals and classes will be able to antiphonal musical creations or special seating. included ceiling, walls, and fixtures black. be hosted in this newly remodeled space.” in the plans is a new box office and lobby which make it easy to identify the hall as a performance space. During the beginning of the fall semester, one of the biggest “i really am proud of the space and all the work that went jobs involved theatre students and faculty. four thousand into making it what it is now, which is a place where many a fundraising campaign will be underway during the pounds of sprung dance floor arrived in several crates. students will learn to grow as actors and actresses,” said 2011-12 academic year. it is hoped that construction the students gathered around hanson and in a single day theatre student allie Wheaton. can begin during 2012. the new floor, which can be used for dance, was installed.24
    • art therapy By Marianne Weesner born to be in tunE study music at iu south Bend for personal attention from a faculty of professional musicians, innovative educators, and recognized composers. Visual arts major Jennifer Kukla takes her passion for worksheets, drawn cartoon characters, and made collages art outside the studio and off campus as a volunteer expressing their interests. Kukla says, “i try to use DEgrEE PrograMs art teacher at south Bend’s center for Juvenile Justice. holidays to do crafts, so last year we painted pumpkins, EnsEMBlEs through her outreach service she hopes to have a positive made a collage of things the boys were thankful for, and Bachelor of Music Brass choir effect on the boys she instructs. decorated christmas cards.” n composition chamber choir n Keyboard flute Ensemble this isn’t the first time Kukla has been a volunteer for the Volunteering at the center was not only beneficial to the n Piano guitar Ensemble correctional system. she began her journey in 2008 when boys at the center, but it also allowed Kukla to teach art, iU south Bend chorale n orchestral instrument iU south Bend Wind Ensemble she used her marketing skills to help a half-way house something she is passionate about. “i hope that the boys n organ iUsB Jazz Ensemble for women. after serving on the half-way house’s board will realize that art is a great way to express themselves, n Voice iUsB Philharmonic of directors for a year, the director mentioned that they and it is a healthy form of self-expression,” says Kukla. Jazz combos needed volunteer art teachers at the center for Juvenile “i would much rather an angry teen scribble on a piece of Bachelor of arts in Music gospel choir Justice. it wasn’t long before Kukla began teaching a paper for an hour in class than use that aggression to get Bachelor of Music Education new Music Ensemble weekly class at the center. into a fight.” Bachelor of science south Bend symphonic choir “at first, the boys are just glad to have an excuse to Kukla wants to boys to know that, “they have potential in Music & an outside field get off of their unit,” says Kukla. “they are not all that and their lives matter.” the boys she instructs at the Master of Music aUDition DatEs interested in doing art, but after a few weeks of being center periodically change as residents are released or n saturday, november 19, 2011 in the class, many of the boys really begin to enjoy the transferred. During the time she has with them she hopes WE also offEr n friday, february 10, 2012 projects.” that her instruction will help the boys realize, “they have n artist Diploma n saturday, March 10, 2012 made mistakes, but they can recover from them and move n Performer Diploma Kukla does a variety of projects with the boys including on to better their lives.” drawing, coloring, and collage. she brings in objects, such as a bowl of plastic fruit for the boys to draw from direct observation. they have done optical illusion ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts for more information about iU south Bend music programs, visit us26 on the web at or e-mail
    • celebrating excellence By Michele Morgan-Dufour // photography by Alec Hosterman there were two important dates for students of communication studies, and theatre were awarded to 64 the Ernestine M. rachlin school of the arts - the students. commencement on May 10 and the Excellence award Presentation on april 27. Each event featured the the most prestigious awards of the evening, the arts brightest and the best of the school, and a few grand Excellence awards, recognize students chosen by the friends of the school. faculty for their superior scholarship, performance, or exhibition. arts Excellence awards were presented to: all of iU south Bend’s graduates gathered at the W. Jordan Wagner, mass communication; Marianne University of notre Dame’s Joyce center on May 10 for Weesner, mass communication; Emily rockhill, speech commencement. from the arts, 86 students received their communication; Krystal Vivian, writing; tabetha degree or special diploma. coburn-McDonald, art history; leah Dominy, music, undergraduate; Deborah Mayer, music, graduate; Bethany iU President Michael Mcrobbie delivered the hudak, new media; randal slisz, new media; iryna gillis, commencement address and greeted each graduate. design; Michael Banks, theatre; Brady King, theatre; coordinator of student services tamea rector and Krista Kuskye, studio practice in photography; Michael assistant trisha Miller were on hand to help arts Bubelenyi, studio practice in drawing/painting; connor students and faculty with their regalia. new Media McDonald, studio practice in sculpture, and gretchen Professor Michael lasater led the arts graduates into siebert, studio practice in sculpture. commencement where they received their diplomas. Each discipline honored the contributions of alumni, afterwards the new graduates enjoyed cake and celebrated individuals, and organizations to the students and with faculty, family, and friends. Each graduate received faculty of the school. honorees were: Judi lykowski, a portfolio from the school in recognition of their communication studies and new media; south Bend achievement. symphony orchestra, music; Warren Pepperdine, theatre and dance, and Jason cytacki, visual arts. the school’s annual arts Excellence awards recognized more than one third of students majoring in the arts. curtis presented the Dean’s special awards to Yuri obata, Dean Marvin curtis presented certificates to more than the community foundation of st. Joseph county, June 200 students who attained the Dean’s list by earning a h. Edwards, lexus of Mishawaka, William o’Donnell, 3.0 grade point average for at least one semester during Ernestine M. raclin, and lee streby. the academic year. scholarships in music, visual arts,28 25
    • governor’s artsawards in January gov. Mitch Daniels and the indiana arts selection panel and after the votes were tabulated and commission (iac) awarded the Ernestine M. raclin school discussed, the awardees are: of the arts at iU south Bend the honor of hosting the 2011 governor’s arts awards. two south Bend residents will be JUnE EDWarDs –south Bend Patron of the arts. honored at the event. MarK faUsEr – professional screenwriter, actor, director, the biennial awards program honors individuals, and playwright; he worked on the television show, evening organizations, partnerships, businesses, and communities Shade. that have made significant contributions to the arts in sYlVia Mcnair -- two time grammy winner singing opera, and beyond the confines of indiana. the awards recognize cabaret, oratorio, and music theatre. excellence in artistic achievement, philanthropy, arts education, and leadership in the arts, and at the same time sUsan McDonalD –Distinguished Professor of music and build statewide awareness of the important role the arts play artistic Director of the World harp congress. in indiana. Until 2005, the event was held in indianapolis. in 2007 iU Bloomington was the host site, followed in thE chilDrEn’s MUsEUM of inDianaPolis – the five- 2009 by the city of Muncie. level museum serves more than one million people a year and is widely recognized as leader in the museum field. “iU south Bend is proud to host the 2011 governor’s arts awards,” said iU south Bend chancellor Una Mae reck. alExanDEr toraDzE – the Martin Endowed Professor JUnE h. EDWarDs alExanDEr toraDzE “the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts is a jewel on of Piano at iU south Bend. June h. Edwards has served and supported numerous alexander toradze is both a performer and a teacher. today our campus. We look forward to sharing our facilities and arts and cultural events since 1956 from the south Bend the piano studio is as a symbol of excellence that rivals that the award ceremony will take place this fall on the iU talent on the statewide stage this event provides.” symphony league to the south Bend Museum of art. she of important national education centers such as Julliard. south Bend campus bringing visitors to south Bend for this prestigious event. “the 2011 governor’s arts awards has been the president of the league three times and is Dean Marvin V. curtis in partnership with rob Decleene as a performer, he has brought pride to iU south Bend, will be a great town and gown opportunity for south Bend currently the corresponding secretary. and carolyne Wallace, both of the south Bend/Mishawaka indiana and the U.s. by performing with the greatest convention and Visitors Bureau, presented the proposal at to showcase our status as the regional arts destination for her love for chamber music led to her establishing the orchestras in this country and around the world. an iac meeting in December 2010. northern indiana,” said rob Decleene, executive director of south Bend symphony chamber Music series that bears her the south Bend/Mishawaka convention and Visitors Bureau. the members of the multi-national and critically acclaimed name. she also supports the south Bend chamber singers shortly afterwards, Daniels made the announcement, “We toradze Piano studio have developed into a touring the dinner will be held in the student activities center in their chamber series. are happy to present the 2011 governor’s arts awards ensemble. his graduates now have positions at coveted program in south Bend. it has been a pleasure to share with music provided by iU south Bend music ensembles. Edwards funded an art wing at the south Bend Museum institutions, such as the new England conservatory. the excitement of indiana’s highest honor in the arts with assistant Professors in theatre tim hanson and inseung of art that bears her name, the largest donation in the communities around our great state.”  Park will design the setting for the evening. following the toradze graduated from the tchaikovsky conservatory in museum’s history. dinner, everyone will walk over the campus auditorium for Moscow. in 1983, he moved to the United states. in 1991, “We are very excited by the prospects of working with south the formal program, including a performance by the Euclid she served as president of indiana opera north and was a he was appointed as the Martin Endowed Professor in Piano Bend and indiana University south Bend in presenting string Quartet. member of the indiana orchestra consortium. she received at iU south Bend. the state of indiana’s highest honor in the arts,” said iac the Mayor’s art award in 1995 and is vice president of the executive director lewis c. ricci. “the committee members “it will be a privilege to host this illustrious event while he inspires his piano students and iU south Bend faculty iUsB arts foundation Board. were very impressed by their presentation. We are confident showing off our community and the wonderful assets of the with his ethical and professional standards, his generosity the 2011 governor’s arts awards will be a great success. Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts at iU south Bend,” she sees art not as one dimensional but multifaceted and devotion to the students. his piano studio is more than curtis. “the spotlight promises to shine brightly on south through her work with museums, symphonies, educational just a group of students; it is a family. nominations for the award were solicited from around the Bend that evening.” projects, chamber music – all artistic ventures. her gifts state in the areas of artists, organizations, individuals, have made a profound impact on this community by alexander toradze represents one of the most important living and businesses. curtis was asked to be a member of the opening doors for both the general public and the artists. figures of piano performance in the grant romantic tradition.30 27
    • 20th annivErsary cElEBration KicKs off in styLe By Moira Dyczko a concert, a reception, and a special program honoring most beautiful reception held on campus. Members of the friends kicked off the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts foundation events committee worked hard to turn this arts 20th anniversary season. typical college courtyard into a beautiful garden setting for a wonderful reception. the toradze Piano studio, Martin Endowed Professor in Piano alexander toradze and the Euclid Quartet opened the Members of the Euclid Quartet commented that the 20th anniversary season with an unforgettable concert on reception was of similar scale to events they’ve attended friday, sept. 24, 2010. in new York city. Violinist Jacob Murphy said, “in music, detail is everything. the arts foundation reception kicked During the concert our emeritus members of the iUsB off our exciting 20th anniversary year with elegance and arts foundation, inc. were honored for their service to the style to match similar events in new York city. We are Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts. those members are fortunate to have the foundation’s tireless support.” robert W. Demaree Jr., first faculty member in the music program who served us for more than four decades, and in chris Kelly chaired the committee that included Judy that time he headed the program in a variety of titles; alice ferrara, leslie gitlin, Valerie sabo, and stephanie a. Martin, a member of the chancellor’s advisory Board schurz. the committee’s creative talents were put to use and a great supporter of alexander toradze and the toradze in handmade floral centerpieces that boosted innovative Piano studio through various gifts, including the rex and lighting features, a spread that included hand-dipped alice a. Martin fellowship in Piano; and Janet thompson, strawberries in chocolate prepared by the committee, a long time supporter of the arts here at iU south Bend and along with a fine selection of fruits and cheeses. all throughout the community. this was complimented with a selection of fine wines and champagne. the ambience featured the gurgling the Euclid Quartet and alexander toradze brought the water fountain, spotlights focused on the surrounding concert to a close with the third movement of Brahms’ landscaping, as well as several sculptures by Dora Piano Quintet in f minor, op. 34, no. 1. this complex and natella and music provided by pianist Marian Emery. the energetic movement allowed the musicians to show-off their committee truly outdid themselves and the attendees had a flare and ability for a crowd-pleasing finish. wonderful time at the event. following the concert the iUsB arts foundation hosted Moira Dyczko is the production coordinator for the ernestine a reception in the courtyard of northside hall that was M. Raclin School of the Arts. unrivaled in style and elegance. the courtyard had never been used in such a way, and the event was arguably the32
    • eqUAlIty, poster by iryna gillis // student iMagEs of equaLity By Jane Wang Who gets to define what is beautiful? We each do. that’s Erin Brandeberry’s piece Different, Not Bad communicates what people were reminded of in Bethany hudak’s animated the uniqueness of autism spectrum disorders like asperger’s video, It’s a Weave; get over It. hudak’s video was one of syndrome, while emphasizing that different is no less equal. several pieces featured in “Equality and inclusion,” a spring “i am interested in finding ways to use design to help others 2010 juried exhibition of student art at the civil rights with special needs,” says the artist, who has asperger’s heritage center. “Equality and inclusion” was a project herself. conceived of by Visiting assistant Professor of new Media Brigid Mcauliffe and assistant Professor of sociology Kevin a piece by iryna gillis deconstructed the simple act of a James (who also directs the civil rights heritage center) as handshake. her poster displays a series of handshakes in a way to celebrate the center’s opening at the natatorium different colors, with each hand outlined in the color of the and utilize art to bridge and build community. hand that precedes it. “a handshake is something close and intimate, so to shake someone’s hand symbolizes mutual the halls of the natatorium echo with a history of exclusion. respect, equality, and friendship,” said gillis. Built in 1922 as a public swimming pool in south Bend, the natatorium initially forbade blacks from entering. Bethany hudak’s It’s a Weave; get over It was one of the it later granted segregated admission only after black few videos in the exhibit. hudak was inspired by a piece residents won a lawsuit on the basis that their tax dollars from the 2010 Michiana Monologues about hair, choice, supported the institution. today, as the new home of the and beauty. “this is a story that really spoke to me as a civil rights heritage center, the natatorium has been woman, because as women we often feel a lot of pressure reclaimed in the spirit of determination, acceptance, and to be what others think we should be,” said hudak. “this community healing. project is a message to women that we are each beautiful, no matter what.” hudak recorded the author performing her While the exhibit aimed to showcase the history of the piece and created a text animation to match. natatorium, “students were encouraged to think broadly, expressing an array of ideas centered on fundamental other motifs expressed in the exhibition included racism, human rights,” said Mcauliffe. “the resulting work marriage equality, community and belonging, and the extends beyond the classroom, bringing together diverse “Don’t ask, Don’t tell” military policy. communities and illustrating art’s power to communicate Jane Wang works at IU South Bend’s college of liberal Arts and build bridges.” a selection committee comprised of & Sciences. Mcauliffe, James, and professors Michael lassiter, Karen ackoff, and Barbara Mociulski of the raclin school of the arts chose from more than 20 compelling student works of art to display.34 31
    • flute festival is for all ages By Rebecca Hovan More than 50 flutists of all ages gathered on March 5 in rhythmically challenged. hovan’s presentation examined the northside hall at iU south Bend for the 2011 iUsB flute causes for rhythmic confusion and provided teachers and festival, hosted by the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts. students with practical, systematic exercises and processes those in attendance included students, teachers, professional for achieving rhythmic success. flutists, and flute enthusiasts from south Bend and surrounding areas. the schedule included workshop sessions sherry Kujala, chicago-based flutist, presented two mini- led by four nationally recognized flutists, an afternoon recital, presentations. Kujala began by sharing her system for and displays of flutes, music, cDs, and other flute products practicing scales and articulation patterns designed to for attendees to browse throughout the day by exhibitors exercise the brain as well as the fingers and tongue. this conn-selmer, inc., the Woodwind and Brasswind, Blocki flute discussion led to her second topic, working with living Method, llc, and hovan Enterprises. composers and performing their pieces, which often requires extraordinary technical skill. the event kicked off with a masterclass session with Kathy Blocki, award-winning author of the Blocki Flute the day concluded with the “flute Extravaganza!” that Method and beginning flute specialist, who taught a first featured the four clinicians performing solo and ensemble lesson to a young student who had never played the flute works, accompanied by Jennifer Muniz. before. festival attendees observed as Blocki demonstrated the concert, and the festival, culminated in the gathering of successful techniques for teaching beginning flute players. approximately 40 flutists to create a mass flute choir. the stacey graham steele, assistant professor of music (flute) group, conducted by stacey graham steele, performed several at slippery rock University of Pennsylvania, directed a selections rehearsed in the morning flute choir session. roomful of flutists in a flute choir reading session. all the iU south Bend flute festival was made possible flutists were invited to play along, and participants tried out through the generous support of our sponsors: the Ernestine some of the lesser-known instruments in the flute family M. raclin school of the arts, the Brannen-cooper fund, including alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo. instruments conn-selmer, inc., and the Woodwind and Brasswind. were provided by festival sponsor conn-selmer, inc. Associate faculty member Rebecca Hovan teaches flute. rebecca hovan, flute instructor at iU south Bend and co- She recently released her first cD, a silver christmas. author of the award-winning Blocki Flute Method, presented a session on teaching rhythm, especially to those who are36 33
    • thE lEaPs & Bounds of dance By carolynn Hine-Johnson Dance at iU south Bend is growing by leaps and bounds. the new dance minor and the popularity of dance classes to fulfill general education requirements mean there are a lot of students moving to the beat at the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts. in the late 1960s there was one dance class, ballet, at iU south Bend; a little later a jazz class was added. in 2001 a Middle Eastern dance class emerged and a spanish flamenco class began in 2005. since then, social dance, modern dance and latin dance have been established. With the expansion of born to be crEativE dance classes offered, the school of the arts has created more sections for the majority of these classes, because they are so appealing to students. students are looking for ways to exercise, relieve stress and have fun. iU south Bend student sarah Ward comments, “i study visual arts at iU south Bend for personal attention from an inspired hardly ever miss a ballet class because it helps me to relax. i faculty of recognized painters, printmakers, photographers, and sculptors. notice that i don’t have that 4:00 p.m. slump when i dance.” not only is a dance class a great way to renew energy for busy students, but all technique classes earn credit in health and Wellness, fulfilling a general education requirement. DEgrEE PrograMs take your place in a in January of 2010, the school of the arts began offering its Bachelor of arts community of artists to dance minor. Brienne steinke, who is graduating with a dance Bachelor of fine arts explore the theory and minor this year, loves the dance classes. “the dance minor n Drawing and Painting practice of fine art. from got me back in shape,” said steinke. “[the array of dance n Printmaking the fundamentals of 2D classes] introduced me to many different dance styles that i wouldn’t, otherwise, be able to take. it also introduced me to n Photography and 3D art to in depth professional performers like Dalia and Dancing Earth.” n sculpture study of single medium, the school of the arts offers workshops taught by renowned offEring Minors in iU south Bend students artists such as Dalia carella, who gave a workshop on her n art history develop their creative and preparation for the role of ruth st. Denis, and dance n fine arts critical skills. Exhibition company Dancing Earth gave a workshop and performance. n Drawing and Painting spaces across campus if you are interested in enrolling in a class, dance is part n Printmaking showcase our artists’ work. of the theatre & dance area at the school of the arts. our n Photography knowledgeable and nurturing faculty have all performed n sculpture professionally and enjoy sharing their expertise with students. Assistant Professor of Dance carolynn Hine-Johnson, ed.D., is happy to talk with you about the dance program. you can ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts reach her at or (574) 520-4654. for more information about iU south Bend visual arts programs, visit us on the web at
    • Requiem for the Innocent premieres with south Bend symphony orchestra By Jillian Woodrick // photography by Peter Ringenberg40 55
    • on october 2, 2010, a baritone, five different choruses, a Muñiz has wanted to write a piece that would be a prayer “if it has a religious connotation, or is a religious piece, as a teacher, Muñiz hopes to transmit his passion to his world-renowned maestro, and an orchestra had one thing for all of the innocent victims that died in terrorist attacks it focuses too much on the tragedy of the event and not students, knowing that it is important for them to feel his in common: Jorge Muñiz. the world premiere of Muñiz’s throughout the world. this idea came to him in 1997 when enough on the participants. not only the victims, many of energy. he also expects to draw inspiration for his teaching composition, Requiem for the Innocent, opened the 78th a councilman in spain was kidnapped and then murdered which are gone from this world, but also the people left duties through others who have inspired him in the past. season of the south Bend symphony orchestra at the Morris by terrorists of Eta (Euskadi ta askatasuna). this single behind. the families. Us. society,” says Muñiz. “so i felt Performing arts center in south Bend. event put his entire country in commotion and inspired there was something i could say about it, different from “i will always remember leonardo Balada, a professor Muñiz to take a closer look at the issues surrounding what i’ve seen in other pieces.” of composition at carnegie Mellon, for being a model of With the combined efforts of soloist ivan griffin, the south terrorism. integrity and generosity to the students,” he says. “and Bend symphonic choir, south Bend chamber singers, Muñiz has been an assistant professor of music in richard Danielpour was an inspiration to me during my shout for Joy children’s choir, iU south Bend chorale, and though Muñiz agrees that independence is important, he composition and theory at iU south Bend since 2006, and doctoral years at the Manhattan school of Music because University of notre Dame glee club, the work was divided does not see it as an excuse to defend the motives behind uses his expertise as an artist to help fulfill the dreams he helped me to find a balance, and centered me as a into seven movements and lasted one hour. such attacks. of his students. talent and hard work are important composer.” components of any successful composer. But something taking a year and a half to complete, the 36-year-old “it’s despicable that somebody will justify the death of more critical is needed to complete this equation: Passion. “there are people who help you grow as a composer or assistant professor of music at iU south Bend has had the another person for any political reason,” he says. “i wrote musician, and people who help you grow as a person,” Requiem for the Innocent in his mind for over a decade. this piece to bring up what we all share in common, through Muñiz describes this attribute as the single most important says Muñiz. “My biggest hope is that i can do both for my and though the composition is a commission for the south all of these faiths, which is the respect for life above aspect of his career. Without it, he has doubts that he would students.” Bend symphony, it is a piece Muñiz needed to write. anything. i tried to strip all of these political issues out, so be a composer at all. we can actually think for a moment, from many different Jullian Woodrick is a mass communication major at the “it has been in my mind for many years, brewing and religious perspectives, and have a prayer together.” “it comes down to whether you have that drive inside of ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. growing,” he says. “it wasn’t until i came here to iU south you,” he says. “You don’t do this for a job. You do this Bend that i found the support and opportunity to see it not only did he feel the need to unite a world of people because you need to do it. i could probably last a month happening, but the idea has been in my mind for about through one piece of work, he also needed to write Requiem without composing, but that’s about it. i have this need thirteen years.” for the Innocent in a different way than other similar inside me that is only satisfied when i’m writing.” compositions.42
    • iu south BEnd ensembles chamber choir iU soUth bend gospel choir Debuted at the “teddy Bear concert” Performed at “lift Every Voice” and the Martin in December 2010. luther King Day celebration concert. the chamber choir is a small ensemble of 10 to 14 the iU south Bend gospel choir was formed in 2008 and auditioned voices. our newest choral ensemble was formed is conducted by creanne Mwale. the choir premiered in in the fall of 2010 by director Michael s. Wade to challenge fall 2009 and has performed every fall and spring semester graduate students and advanced undergraduates. since then. the chamber choir debuted on the stage of the campus the choir performs traditional, inspirational and auditorium in December 2010 for the “teddy Bear contemporary gospel music. the choir, which has 25 concert” and appeared in the spring choral concert. they members, welcomes iU south Bend students and students joined the iU south Bend chorale as guest performers for from other area college campuses. the Plymouth indiana first United Methodist church 150th anniversary concert series. the group specializes in music the ensemble had the honor of opening for the “lift Every from the renaissance, baroque and contemporary periods. Voice: celebrating the african american spirit” concert Membership in this ensemble is gained through audition or in the campus auditorium this year with Dean Marvin invitation of the director. the chamber choir is available for curtis. they also performed at the Martin luther King Day performances as part of the community outreach program of celebration concert and at his Place Worship center in the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts. Elkhart, indiana in May 2011. Director Michael s. Wade was inducted into the crown Point the ensemble has had the pleasure of performing off high school faculty hall of fame in april. he is among campus at various events. Performances at the st. eight inductees in this, the second year of the cPhs hall of Michael and all angels Episcopal church and Epworth fame recognition program. Methodist church helped raised funds for a spring break tour to greenville, n.c., in March 2011. along with these performances the ensemble has been invited to sing at weddings and other community affairs.44
    • audiences were also treated to three brand new iUsb philharmonic arrangements by ensemble members: charlie chaplin’s, accompanied the winner of the iU south Bend Smile and Duke Ellington’s, east St. louis toodle-oo, both concerto competition, Misun Moon. by trumpeter Dennis gamble and If I Were a Bell, a new vocal chart by director Darrel tidaback. the group also took Jameson cooper has been conducting the iUsB their talents on the road, heading to Valparaiso University to Philharmonic since 2007. the ensemble, which performs perform for VU’s annual Jazz festival in april. in the campus auditorium, is comprised of music majors and minors, students from other areas, and from time to the iUsB Jazz combo is a small, student-only jazz time, some community members. the iUsB Philharmonic ensemble with 4-8 participants. this group is open to all is usually joined for performances by members of the music members of the iU south Bend student body by audition faculty and music professionals from around Michiana. or invitation. the combo is self-directed with oversight and the repertoire has ranged from baroque to contemporary assistance by the director, Darrel tidaback. the members and they have been fortunate to work with several faculty practice the art of improvisation while learning tunes and members as soloists. developing their own arrangements. this past academic year the Jazz combo participated in the school’s two jazz During the spring semester the philharmonic accompanied concerts, performed for various campus functions and the winner of the iUsB concerto competition, Misun Moon, presented lunchtime concerts at the grille. in June the Jazz in a performance of the schumann Piano concerto. the combo performed at the lasalle grill for “crescendo.” ensemble has played music written by iU south Bend faculty and students. the philharmonic also played for tidaback directs both the Jazz Ensemble and the Jazz iUsB theatre company’s production of Amahl and the combo. tidaback has been a music faculty member since Night Visitors. 2002. he has 20 years of experience as a university teacher and more than 36 years of experience as a professional cooper says, “My goal in the philharmonic is to train the musician. students’ ensemble skills while exposing them to a wide range of standard repertoire and new music.” “Broadway rocks” and the annual Martin luther King Day iU soUth bend chorale concert held on campus. the chorale performs annually Performed with the south Bend symphony at the campus “teddy Bear concert” in December and orchestra at the world premiere of Requiem for the choral spring concert. this year they also were guest the Innocent. performers on the Plymouth, indiana first United Methodist church 150th anniversary concert series. the iU south Bend chorale is a mixed chorus offered as an elective to all students enrolled at iU south Bend regardless iUsb Jazz ensemble & Jazz combo of their main emphasis of study. this is the major choral Jazz musicians write their own arrangements. ensemble in the music area. the course has just been approved to count as a general Education credit in the the iUsB Jazz Ensemble is a big band with members drawn health and Wellness category. from the iU south Bend student body, area jazz musicians, and local music educators. Entrance to this ensemble is by the chorale frequently presents extended works in audition or invitation and is open to all members of the iU collaboration with other choirs and instrumental ensembles. south Bend community regardless of major. this ensemble at iU south Bend, they have sung gustav holsts’ christmas performs classic big band compositions from the swing era Day, handel’s Messiah, Part i; and the robert ray’s gospel as well as modern jazz and contemporary pieces. Members Mass. they also perform with the south Bend symphony are also encouraged to submit new arrangements and orchestra, most recently for the world premiere of Requiem compositions for the ensemble to perform. for the Innocent, by Music area coordinator and assistant Professor Jorge Muñiz. the october 2010 concert opened During the 2010-2011 academic year the Jazz Ensemble the symphony’s season at the Morris Performing arts center. gave two concerts in which the music of such great other performances with the symphony have included composers as Duke Ellington, charles Mingus, oliver Beethoven’s 9th at the “side-by-side” concert, chorus for nelson, count Basie and Pat Metheny was presented.46 29
    • flUte ensemble gUitar ensemble Performed at the northern indiana Mayor’s Performed joint recitals with the flute Ensemble. association holiday Dinner. the guitar Ensemble, led by Matthias stegmann, performed the flute Ensemble has performed at many events joint recitals with the flute Ensemble in november 2010 including; art Beat, the northern indiana Mayor’s and april 2011. guitar ensemble members anthony cotto, association holiday Dinner, the chancellor’s award rex gard, Ethan Kampa and Matthew Mitchell performed reception, and the south Bend rotary luncheon to name a classical guitar music such as “selected Dances” from few. the group performs in a shared concert with the guitar terpsicore by Michael Praetorius for four guitars, georg ensemble every semester as well as mini-concerts during Phillip telemann’s concerto for 4 guitars in D Major, Pieter their tours of local schools. van der staak’s “Emilio” and Johann gottlieb scheidler’s sonata in D Major. the guitar ensemble is open to all iU in December 2010, the ensemble played christmas carols south Bend guitarists. and other holiday favorites at the south Bend chocolate cafe, University Park Mall, Milton adult Day services, and stegmann was born in West germany where he earned pre-concert music in the lobby for the “teddy Bear concert” his bachelor’s degree at the conservatory of Music in at iU south Bend. cologne. after immigrating to the United states he earned an M.M. in classical guitar performance from the college the ensemble is open to all flutists in the iU south conservatory of Music in cincinnati. Bend community--students, faculty and staff--and is not restricted to music majors. Music styles range from classical favorites, to traditional folk tunes, and popular tunes as well as original compositions for flute ensemble by living composers. the ensemble is directed by rebecca hovan. iU soUth bend wind ensemble new mUsic ensemble Performed at the iU south Bend commencement. Devoted to fostering 20th-century and new Music. the iU south Bend Wind Ensemble performs both masterworks of the wind repertoire and new works from the new Music Ensemble performs several times annually. the renaissance to the present, including pieces loved by Each concert is devoted to a specific topic, this year’s first audiences everywhere. the Wind Ensemble’s repertoire concert was “transatlantic Piano,” with works for piano ranges from the large military band works of gustav holst from both sides of the atlantic (cage and satie, among to the small chamber wind pieces of Mozart. others). the second concert in april 2011 was “Poetry and Minimalism,” featuring works by minimalist composers the iU south Bend Wind Ensemble musicians are iU (reich and rzewski) and poetry from different countries. south Bend students, community members, educators, the ensemble involves a variable number of faculty and and area musicians. an important part of the Wind student performers, and premieres work by students and Ensemble’s mission is to encourage music education and faculty from both iU south Bend and spain, as part of the strengthen ties within our community. We are particularly “Music across the atlantic” festival. proud of our community partnership with the public schools by encouraging high level high school musicians to the new Music Ensemble promotes new music while participate by playing in this ensemble. this group performs creating new audiences. it provides student performers one concert per semester as well as at iU south Bend participating in the ensemble with the practice and tools to commencement. perform the most current music, while serving as a platform for iU south Bend composition students to experiment and create new compositions.48
    • toraDzE DocUMEntarY wins emmy awards By Marianne Weesner the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts and Wnit the story of “lexo,” as toradze is known to friends center for Public Media presented a public screening and colleagues, begins in tbilisi, georgia, in the of the Emmy award winning documentary Kicking former soviet Union. listening to the Jazz Hour on the Notes the toradze Way. the screening, which was the forbidden broadcast of Voice of america was a held in the campus auditorium of northside hall, source of early inspiration to this child prodigy. six included a brief presentation honoring those who years after winning the silver medal at the Van worked on that project.  cliburn competition, toradze defected to the United states, resulting in the disappearance of his the Wnit documentary, featuring the life of composer father and the end of his mother’s movie alexander toradze, won two regional Emmy awards career. today his powerful, exuberant “kick the last fall. the Midwest region ceremony was hosted notes” style inspires classical concertgoers in ways by actress Kim cole in chicago on november 6, few performers can match. toradze brings the same 2010. Emmy recipients include Wnit, linda passion to the elite students under his tutelage.  schaller, producer; angel hernandez Jr., executive producer; and alexander toradze, co-producer the documentary provided viewers with an for outstanding achievement for Entertainment opportunity to share in the private lives of the Programming. tim schaller also earned an Emmy for performers, witness the progress of their careers, outstanding achievement for Editing (non-news). and enjoy their incredible music. toradze’s Emmy award was displayed at a reception in the East lounge prior to the screening.50 37
    • gosPEl choir travEls to north carolina By Marvin curtis an invitation from holy trinity United holy church, With transportation and hotels secured, the group departed greenville, n.c., initiated the first out of state tour by any at midnight, March 17, for a 13-hour bus ride to north student ensemble of the Ernestine M. raclin school of carolina. student services representative Deborah robinson the arts. the gospel choir was invited to give a saturday accompanied the choir. evening concert, and to sing at the sunday morning service for the church’s 90th annual family and friends Day. after the arduous trip, the participants were treated to north carolina weather in the 80s and southern hospitality. the iU south Bend gospel choir, led by creanne Mwale the iU south Bend gospel choir delivered a glorious arts stUDEnts aiD JaPan rEliEf and accompanied by David Brock, began in 2008. Within a year of steady growth, the 20 member choir presented a saturday evening concert to an enthusiastic crowd. By concert before 200 people and word spread about this new sunday, word had spread about the choir and extra chairs group on campus. from there they were performing at the were set up in the aisles of the church for the service. south Bend symphony orchestra’s annual Martin luther Bishop ralph E. love sr., pastor of holy trinity United holy By Marianne Weesner King Jr. concert and taking part in the Black history church, praised the choir and the church presented them Month concert. with a check for almost $900. iU south Bend students acted swiftly to lend a helping Einstein is the author of compassion, Inc.: charity and in 2010-11, the choir had 25 members and choir robes “i was so blessed and honored to tour with the iUsB gospel hand to survivors of Japan’s earthquake and tsunami the corporate Marketing of Misfortune. sam hunsberger, were purchased for their first concert in october 2010. choir in greenville, n.c. i am very proud to be a member of with two fundraising events, “a concert for Japan,” hannah troyer, Krystal Vivian and Jeff tatay from the a choir who represented with a great sound and spirit,” said and collecting donations prior to the iUsB forum in Preface staff organized the event. Professor Yuri obata, who the trip to greenville cost $10,000 for travel and housing. choir member gwen norwood. late March. invited Einstein to speak, said “they did a great job in such the amount was divided evenly among the members ($350) a short notice.” and donations were solicited. in addition the choir had two “i was delighted to share such a wonderful experience with Music students Kaori okada and risa okina both have fund raising concerts. rev. Matthew cowden, rector of st. an extraordinary group of students,” robinson said. “their family in Japan and were the primary organizers of “a “i’m glad that the Preface took the initiative to take Michael and all angels Episcopal church opened the doors behavior and performance were superb. the iU south concert for Japan.” they enlisted the help of fellow music donations for Japan at Dr. Einstein’s lecture,” shared of his church for the first concert. the South Bend tribune’s Bend gospel choir members are truly ambassadors for the students and the iU south Bend Japanese club to put the Krystal Vivian of the Preface. “We definitely feel like this intermission section featured the concert. university.” concert together in less than two weeks. Music students is an issue that hits close to home, as many students and from the vocal program, Euclid Quartet string studio, professors have friends and family members in Japan. i’m Every pew of the church was filled for the performance. another 13-hour ride home and the choir returned home to toradze Piano studio, and gospel Ensemble all participated happy to help because i know it was going to an important after the concert, the collection plates were passed for perform for the Japan relief concert. in making the concert a success. okina, who sang at the cause, and all of the donations went straight to the red a free will offering and more than $800 was donated. a concert said, “We put “amazing grace” at the end of cross,” obata added, “i hope that we can carry on this kind following the trip, more engagements have been scheduled second concert at Epworth Memorial United Methodist concert, because we wanted to perform this piece together.” of awareness in order to serve the public interest in the including another trip in spring 2012 and an invitation to church for the church’s 100th anniversary brought a globalized world. things happen on the other side of the perform at iU south Bend’s inaugural opening convocation standing ovation and more donations. the ensemble was the communication studies area of the Ernestine M. raclin globe, and it affects us and it matters to us.” in august 2011. on their way. school of the arts, along with the staff of iU south Bend’s student newspaper, the Preface, collected donations for after proposals were submitted, the Ernestine M. raclin Japan relief before Mara Einstein’s presentation at the school of the arts and the iU south Bend student government iUsB forum in March. association each supported the trip with $1,500.52
    • interview with JUdi lykowski By Jessie emmons at 7:45 a.m. students begin to enter the control room few other students.” the show launch was postponed for of riley high school. they take their seats, and with a several years, so the job did not last long. few quick announcements they begin their work on their weekly broadcast. as the students create their stories for lykowski was hired at fox 28 shortly after her experience the broadcast their instructor Judi lykowski makes her at WsBt. she worked on the teleprompter and graphics, way through the room answering questions and guiding eventually becoming the Monday through friday show her students. editor before graduating in 1998. “i didn’t know i wanted to be a tV news reporter until my “i believe i used my resources wisely while attending sophomore year of college when i was attending holy cross iUsB. i got out of it what i put into the experience and i college,” she explains. lykowski was a late discoverer of believe i was truly prepared to enter the working field of tV the communication arts, but it has brought her many great news,” explains lykowski about her education experience. experiences and led her to her extremely rewarding career after graduation from iU south Bend she got a job as a in teaching. weather anchor and weekday reporter for Wlio, a nBc affiliate, out of lima, ohio. from there she worked at a after completing a two year program at holy cross college, number of broadcast stations in the Midwest, including lykowski came to iU south Bend where she earned a B.a. the nBc affiliate of traverse city, Mich., and the aBc in mass communication in 1998. While she was attending affiliates of both grand rapids and Battle creek, Mich. school at iU south Bend, she got her first job at WsBt. “i Eventually she moved back to the Michiana area where was taking a 400 level class taught by Dr. Michael lasater she worked for WnDU. at WsBt. Ed Ernest, a WsBt reporter, was one of our guest speakers. Ed and Dr. lasater spoke after class and it was at “reporting for WnDU was the most rewarding because i that time that Ed asked Dr. lasater if he had any students was telling stories that benefited the community i grew up who would be interested in doing part-time production work in,” said lykowski, “i thought at first possibly i might run for the new saturday morning newscast WsBt was planning into conflicts of interest coming back home to report on air on launching. Dr. lasater recommended me along with a in the south Bend television market.” she soon learned this wasn’t the case, and the community embraced her quickly.54
    • born to coMMunicatE immerse yourself in communication studies at iU south Bend. We offer innovative educators and practicing professionals with real world experience. she moved from reporting to education after WnDU-tV was each night.” she continues to use these contacts, especially sold to gray communications, inc. and underwent major for her students. staffing changes. although she had job offers in tV markets DEgrEE PrograMs “i tell my students to think of my contacts as their gain hands-on experience across the country, she wanted to remain in south Bend. she contacts,” she explains, “if they, for instance, would like to Bachelor of arts with our popular joined the south Bend community school corp., as a public relations specialist but moved to teaching a short time later shoot a notre Dame game, i’ll call my contacts and try my in Mass communication internship programs in after completing her occupational teachers license. best to make the opportunity possible for them.” she even n Journalism communication studies. uses her contacts to help get her students job experience. n Public relations lykowski teaches the television broadcasting in the if her students would like to work with a professional in the n Electronic Media feeling competitive? telecommunication program at riley high school. “[What] field, lykowski will use her contacts to help make that a take part in the Debate i find rewarding is when my students ‘get it’… and when reality for them. she believes her students get more than Bachelor of arts and forensics team or the students pay attention enough to actually be able to jobs and broadcasting experience through her professional in speech communication compete in the public comprehend that language and work as a team to produce contacts, they also get a lesson in networking. n interpersonal communication a show by using the terminology in a hands on way.” the speaking speech night n organizational communication program is available to juniors and seniors of the south she has taken her love of teaching a step further as an competition. n Public advocacy (rhetorical studies) Bend community school corp. the program is run by adjunct professor of mass communication at iU south Bend students, creating an atmosphere for full engagement while during the summer sessions. providing a well-rounded and rewarding education, which is offEring Minors in as for the future of her career in broadcasting, “i take one the best part for lykowski. n interpersonal communication day at a time and live life by that motto. i have no idea what the future holds and believe no one does, beside the n Mass communication When she left WnDU, her news director commented on her n speech communication final review that she had accumulated the most contacts man above. so i am comfortable doing my best each day in in the newsroom, and she attributed this “to the hundreds the field i am currently in and letting my life unfold.” of contacts that trusted me because i was homegrown and Jessie emmons is a mass communications major at used ethical journalism when putting my stories together ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts IU South Bend. for more information about communication studies at iU south Bend, visit us56 on the web at
    • toP // BottoM // south Bend symphonic choir, the Ebony chorale adolphus hailstork with lynn coleman, and orchestra and featured soloists assistant to Mayor stephen luecke donE MadE a celebration My vow… of thE african aMErican sPirit By Marvin V. curtis the annual “lift Every Voice: celebrating the african as each choir rehearsed in their respective venues funds american spirit concert brought to our campus the african were raised through donors and grants with the aid of lee american composer adolphus hailstork, Eminent scholar streby, Erika zynda, anne Mcgraw, and Dina harris. By the and composer in residence at old Dominion University, first of february over $15,000 was raised to produce the for a performance of his work Done Made My Vow: a concert. the orchestra was hired, soloists were in place, celebration. this 45-minute work was written in 1986 for and we anticipated the arrival of hailstork, lawton, and the 50th anniversary of norfolk state University. the work the Ebony chorale. for orchestra, choir, narrator, and three soloists, uses the text “My name is toil, My father is strength, My Mother’s Everyone arrived on february 24 to a snowy south Bend. for achievement, My goal is Pride” as a motif while exploring many members of the Ebony chorale, it was their first time the struggle by african americans since slavery. seeing and experiencing snow. the next day we gathered for the symposium. in an almost packed auditorium, students, this composition required additional forces besides faculty, and community members listened intently as the the south Bend symphonic choir. orville lawton and three of us talked about our different topics. hailstork gave his choir, the Ebony chorale of the Palm Beaches, were the history behind his work and talked about the role of invited and accepted. the concert would make statement the black composer and his journey. lawton, along with by performing this work tracing the history of african his choir, demonstrated the spiritual genre and gave the american freedom with an african american choir and a listeners a better understanding. i completed the trio with a predominately white choir. talk about the creation of gospel music and we were treated to piano renditions of “What a friend We have in Jesus” by a symposium on african american music was planned to lawton and gwen scruggs, to the delight of the audience. celebrate this occasion. hailstork would talk about the creation of the work and his role as a black composer. the concert proved to be a triumph. Done Made My Vow: lawton would talk about the creation of the spiritual and i a celebration ends with the narration, “Walk with the wise, would continue with the development of gospel music. the and be wise.” it was a fitting ending to this special evening. Ebony chorale would serve as the demonstration choir. our campus was graced with a composer of stature whose composition is a true masterpiece. Both choirs had made Done Made My Vow: a celebration required dynamic forces. friends and iU south Bend had made history. hailstork local artist David Buggs was selected as narrator, and received the Key to the city from the office of south Bend soprano Brenda Wimberly, choral director at grambling Mayor stephen luecke. University, accepted. internationally known tenor roderick george, associate professor of voice at Montevallo University was selected, and the role of the child soprano fell to Michael ferlic who had recently performed the role of amahl in our productions of Amahl and the Night Visitors.58 45
    • interview with Luis Vargas Euclid Quartet violist luis Enrique Vargas began his you joined el Sistema after a year of viola lessons. What musical training at age 14 in his native Venezuela. Under was that experience like? ordinary circumstances such a late start might have kept him from a career in music; however, Venezuela’s famed When i joined El sistema i was asked to play in the El sistema music education program is anything but children’s orchestra, but i was 15 and felt too old for ordinary. them. i asked to try out for the youth orchestra which was more advanced, but i was really a beginner so that What is el Sistema, and how is it different from classical proved very challenging. the instructors asked me to music training programs? first attend a seminar. these seminars, one of the great features of El sistema, were usually a few days long and El sistema is the world famous Venezuelan youth included hours of rehearsing as a group and in sectionals orchestra program begun in 1975 which today led by advanced students. When i showed up for the first encompasses 125 youth orchestras and 250,000 time to a seminar i realized that the music was too hard children. the organization’s full name is fundación del for me since i had been playing viola for only a year. i Estado para el sistema nacional de orquestas Juveniles e remember entering the room and everyone staring at me infantiles de Venezuela, in English the national network until i sat in the back of the viola section. on the stand of Youth and children’s orchestras of Venezuela. in front of me was handel’s “hallelujah chorus” from Messiah and Beethoven’s symphony no. 1, the real thing El sistema was founded on the belief that a passion not an arrangement for kids. it was during the first viola for music, combined with the discipline and dedication sectional that i got hooked with the group. it was sort of required to excel as a musician, transcends to all aspects a cooperative environment where everyone had the same of young musicians’ lives and, in turn, has the power to goals. By the end of the seminar i was more able to play change human relationships for the better. El sistema the music. students learn discipline, dedication, and how to work together as a team to achieve their goals. how is El Did you feel you had to catch up with the other kids in sistema different? for one thing it’s a non-exclusive free- that orchestra? for-all system with many instruments being donated to those who can’t afford to buy one. it is also an ongoing i certainly did, but i faced a few challenges that kept project that provides local academies in which the most me on my toes. for instance, two years after i joined the advanced members teach the younger students. youth orchestra my teacher encouraged me to audition60
    • for a substitute chair in the lara which helped us meet people who disc, with quartet numbers 2, 4 and symphony orchestra, the most eventually became mentors. 6 was released in the spring of 2010. advanced orchestra in my state to We are recorded the second disc in perform in caracas. the featured What brought you to the United July 2011; it includes the remaining conductor for this concert was States? quartets, numbers 1, 3 and 5. Mehli Mehta, father of the world- My first visit was in 1995 when famous conductor zubin Mehta, What advice do you have for young the cuarteto america attended the music students and their parents? the former artistic director of new round top chamber Music festival York Philharmonic. i eventually near houston, texas. two years later Believe that discipline can change won the audition and performed we were invited to canada to study lives, starting with their own and challenging repertoire including art of a chamber music program with the propagating to other people’s franz schubert’s ninth and very last Penderecki Quartet, and while we lives. this could be applied to symphony called “the great.” then were in canada we applied to several literally anything, but in music it the a year later i joined the orchestra schools in the United states for a is particularly important. if young again for their first international tour master’s degree program. We were musicians do not try hard enough, to Brazil playing incredibly difficult Work accepted into three schools and they quickly lose steam and quit. pieces such as stravinski’s the Rite chose Miami University of ohio. talented students usually get away of Spring, shostakovich’s fifth and When i finished my master’s it with not working hard enough in their tchaikovsky’s fourth symphonies. became clear to me that i wanted early stages. if only they realized how How important is intensive early to be in a string quartet, so i went much they could have accomplished music training? on my own for further study with the if they worked harder. When the time members of the legendary Vermeer comes to choose a college, many of By Brigid McAuliffe intensive music programs provide an Quartet while pursuing a performer’s those students will find themselves inside look at what can be achieved certificate at northern illinois totally unprepared for the challenges with discipline and dedication in University (niU). ahead of them. those that do make a very short time. it is important it as professional musicians find the in Digital storytelling: aesthetics, narratives and new Erica Weidler illuminates the fulfillment that tony finds that those provide the students with How did you become a member of career incredibly rewarding because Media, students collect personal and local stories as in his work. she highlights his statement, “When i make something to look forward to at the the euclid quartet? they can touch people’s lives, but launching points for new media artworks. these recorded a customer happy, my heart is happy.” to do this Weidler end of the program, like a concert it is, on the other hand, highly narratives fuel creative representations using video and created an animation that could reflect the pointillism in 2001 i was finishing up the animation. My students recently created artworks based on of georges seurat and the rotoscope techniques of for instance. this keeps the performer’s certificate from niU competitive and challenging. students’ minds and energy centered 2010-11’s campus theme, “the Meaning of Work.” contemporary films such as A Scanner Darkly. when i was invited to audition for the Is there anything further you would towards achieving the same. the Euclid Quartet. the quartet members We started the unit by studying the work of studs Bethany hudak and Danl Durall took a philosophical, focus and dedication required to like to add? were finishing their studies at Kent terkel, an oral historian who dedicated much of his career poetic approach toward the meaning of work. Both students prepare for a difficult performance state University in ohio and had i can’t thank the people we work to interviewing working americans to understand the interviewed a friend on their perspective of work and asked push the students to rapidly improve auditioned for a residency job in for enough: Dean Marvin curtis, meaning of labor in everyday life. the students set out on broad questions such as, “Where does work come from? their skills. sioux city, iowa. they were offered our fellow faculty members, Vice- a similar quest, and the results are an impressive array What does our need to work reflect about us?” When did you develop a passion for the job, but their violist was injured chancellor alfred guillaume, and of interesting documentations of the lives of hardworking and had to stop playing. i was chancellor Una Mae reck. they residents of Michiana. the students accompanied the recorded dialogue with chamber music? abstract imagery serving more as metaphors than literal offered the position with the Euclid have been incredible supporters of that came many years later when Quartet and, consequently, the the quartet and believe in us. We i recently had an old but treasured pair of boots fixed by connections. hudak animates bits of paper with frantic i was a student at the Music residency job in sioux city. after six keep this university in our hearts and tony sergio, a local cobbler and immigrant from southern writing that appears to go nowhere but in a circle. Durall conservatory simón Bolivar in years in iowa we came to iU south strive to represent it at the highest italy who has been fixing shoes for more than 40 years in juxtaposes calm and restless imagery, a frame of dust caracas. at that time i was a Bend in the fall of 2007. level. i also want to thank our loyal south Bend. it was such a pleasure talking with tony about catching sunlight as it’s falling followed by a fish swimming member of the cuarteto america audience members, followers, and his life that i was disappointed to leave without hearing his in endless circles. which was starting to make a name the euclid quartet has met with a fans, and encourage everyone to look entire life history. i left that day determined to engage my lot of success. What is the quartet students with the terkel-esque task of capturing tony’s story stories of the meaning of work are all around us—as artists for itself with some decently paid for the Euclid Quartet on facebook! we honor them by paying attention, by listening, and then concerts at fairly prestigious venues working on now? and other accounts of the meaning of work in Michiana. by using art to represent them in fresh, engaging forms. in Venezuela. My interest in making We are currently working towards We used tony’s small shoe-shop to record some of his a career in music as a part of string recording the second disc of our amazing biographical tales. We also collected photos and Visiting Assistant Professor Brigid McAuliffe taught new quartet was definitely increasing. Bartok Project, aimed to record all video of tony at work. Based on this footage, robb ressler media during the 2010-11 academic year. We were selected to do a few six of his string quartets. the first created a piece that focuses on the hardships and triumphs international chamber music festivals that tony has faced throughout his career.62
    • toP // BottoM lEft // BottoM right // kimberly Mcinerney ken douglas Eric souther new talent this fall thE ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts wElcoMEs thrEE nEw faculty MEMBErs. KiMBErlY McinErnEY Eric soUthEr lecturer in communications assistant Professor of new Media as a child i was a straight a student, except for one i grew up in Ethel, a small town of 100 people located discipline – conduct. not a single one of my teachers in northeast Missouri. from an early age i knew i could get me to stop talking. in eighth grade i was wanted to be an artist. When i was 17 i bought my first voted most likely to host a talk show. it seems fitting computer, an eMac. i was fascinated by the computer’s that i now teach public speaking for the communication creative potential. i hold a B.f.a. in new Media and a studies department. M.f.a. in Electronic integrated arts. after several jobs in the public relations field and as an artist, i am interested in unseen signals, language, completing my master’s degree at the University of notre digital life, and the complexities of data. i create Dame, i feel a sense of coming home by joining the interactive systems that manipulate audio and video in faculty. i graduated from the raclin school of the arts real-time. i love to collaborate across many disciplines. with a B.a., having majored in mass communication concentrating in public relations with a minor in speech. in my free time i enjoy playing basketball, working outdoors, traveling with my wife laura, and watching i continue to use my public relations background movies. teaching the introduction to Public relations course in the fall and my gift of gab (i have kissed the Blarney stone, that may have something to do with it) teaching the art of public speaking. KEn DoUglas assistant Professor of Music i am originally from california, where i taught music for several years before pursuing my graduate degrees. My time as a public school music teacher is what led me to develop my professional identity as music educator. i earned my master’s degree from Michigan state University and my Ph.D from University of north carolina, greensboro. i have performed and presented my research nationally and internationally. My research interests include lifelong learning, teacher training, motivation, and improvisation. outside the classroom, i enjoy traveling, cooking, golfing, and of course, making music.64 51
    • art aPPrEciation: an alUmni appraisal By Mathew leach “there is no place like it in the Midwest,” claims stacy ethic and dedication to the museum were so great that she Jordan, assistant curator for the Midwest Museum of was offered a job after her graduation. having been the american art, located in Elkhart. the museum has been assistant curator for a little over two years, Jordan’s spirit an essential part of her life since 2007 when she obtained and enthusiasm for art and the work she does has grown an internship there while finishing her B.f.a. at indiana even more. “i love coming to work,” she claims. and while University south Bend. “i knew that i wanted to be involved there are still opportunities for students to intern at the with art since i was little,” she recalls. Jordan also praises museum, “they can’t have my job because there is only associate Professor andrea rusnock for helping to develop one,” brags Jordan with laugh and a smile. an internship at the museum that allowed her to meet graduation requirements and led into her future career. Jordan is responsible for being a guide on tours of the museum and performing research on the art in the museum. the road to being in a position to enjoy art on the job has “i don’t think of it as work because i enjoy it,” declares been a long one for Jordan. “i went straight into college Jordan with a smile. “i even go to schools in the area to from high school and i knew what i wanted to do,” Jordan give presentations on some of the works we have in the reminisces. she began her post-secondary education museum.” she also updates the museum’s website at University of Miami, ohio, but transferred to indiana and performs remodeling work University Bloomington. this led her to a job working in an when necessary at the museum. animation studio creating cel work. “it was cutting edge at the time i had the job,” says Jordan as she explains her art has its place in the world, but it has a much larger duties of painting and coloring palettes. place in Jordan. “i have the chance to educate everyone who comes to the museum or the listens to one of my “although, life catches up to you when you not looking,” presentations,” she asserts. “i think it’s my duty to pass according to Jordan, as she withdrew from school to take care along art to the next generation.” While the museum of family matters back home after two years of classes. “i was provides tours primarily to elementary students every down, but not out. i knew i’d go back to school as soon as i week, many high school and area college students visit her could,” she claims. Eventually, she would return to school. workplace too. although the museum itself is limited in size she decided to stay within iU, but this time she attended and funding, a majority of the artwork is rare and precious the herron school of art and Design at iUPUi. While there, to Jordan. “Most of our works are donated,” she explains. she met her fiancé, Matthew. “it’s because of him that i “We may not be as big as the museums of chicago or even transferred to iUsB,” Jordan declares, “he had a family those in south Bend, but we have art they don’t.” business up (in south Bend) and i went with him.” as she began her studies at iU south Bend to finish her education as most of the art in the museum’s 193 piece collection in art history, they were married. When her degree program doesn’t change, when a new traveling exhibit comes in, was coming to an end, Jordan, like most other graduates, Jordan cannot contain herself. “When we have a new began to look for jobs. “Jobs are hard to come by, but i got exhibit,” she says, “i just want to learn all i can about it, lucky,” Jordan claims. “i had a great advisor and professors from the inspiration for the work to a history of the artist.” to help me,” referring to her one-of-a-kind internship at the Being knowledgeable about new works is important as a tour Midwest Museum of american art. Enjoying art as person on guide, but Jordan believes that in order to talk to people the outside looking in is one thing, but being a curator who about art you have to understand part of it too. “there is mingles with art on a daily basis is another. the road of any a connection between the artist and their work, and i get curator is one of passion and Jordan’s passion for art goes the job of explaining that to the visitors,” states Jordan. beyond that of most artists. although she holds a preference for sculptures, she has a hard time telling you what her favorite piece in the museum “she was, and is, a great person to work with,” says Brian is because, “nobody ever asks me that.” Byrn, head curator for the museum and an iU alumnus. “When she came to the museum, i saw that she was really Mathew leach received a B.A. in mass communications in into art and excited about interning here.” Jordan’s work December 2010.66
    • tElling MEMoriEs of cardamom By Marianne Weesner theReji Kinn of fAces reji Kinn was found as a baby in a cardamom spice field her life makes it a continuous search to find a place where in india. When she was 3 years old, an american family she feels like she belongs. adopted her from an orphanage in Kerela. reji grew up in a small town in Wisconsin, where she was the only person Qualitative research plays a role in many disciplines of color. because “it helps us dig through the layers of all the things that are involved in an issue,” Merrill said. Ethnographies Brigid Mcauliffe, visiting assistant professor of new have been a popular form of understanding an individual’s media, and Bryce Merrill, professor in the department of culture. Visual digital storytelling as a means to show one’s sociology and anthropology at iU south Bend, told Kinn’s culture is relatively new. sociology and new media faculty compelling story in the video ethnography telling Memories have worked together to create this dynamic illustration of of cardamom. they presented the ethnography at the one woman’s story of finding her niche, self-identity, and international symposium for symbolic interaction in Pisa, how she makes sense of the world around her.  italy, the summer of 2010.   the video helps visualize the struggles faced by Kinn, but Mcauliffe described Kinn’s story as an “interesting and also shows others who have dealt with this struggle that compelling story of finding one’s identity through this they are not alone. Mcauliffe examines the intercultural cultural narrative.” she says Kinn, “was more than just a aspect of communication while using new media to help racial outsider: she often felt like a stranger to herself.” convey the tension between the various cultures. the video ethnography conveys the struggle Kinn faces in finding her true identity while also wondering what her Excerpts from the video ethnography telling Memories of parents were like. it also “… aims to convey the beauty cardamom can be viewed at  and struggle of difference and the tension inherent in living between multiple cultures and identities,” remarked Mcauliffe. the tension from the differences Kinn faces in68
    • fall forum with karen mcdevitt spring forum with mark andrejevic spring forum with mara einstein and Angela Windfield iUsb forUm technology drives the business world and education must keep from facebook to smartphones, we now have improved access to information. But is this a good recently, more and more companies are promoting their products through cause-related marketing practice, Welcomes speakers pace. teachers in the classroom should embrace technology. speaking on the topic the Future of communication Studies: How thing? University of iowa’s associate Professor of communication studies Mark andrejevic presented suggesting that a portion of our spending will be donated to make the world a better place. to campus Will teachers Meet the Demands of the 21st century learner? Karen McDevitt and angela Windfield from Wayne state University Infoglut!, an iUsB forum in March 2011. he is the author of Reality tV: the Work of Being Watched and on March 24, 2011, Mara Einstein presented a lecture iSpy: Surveillance and Power in the Interactive era on cause-related marketing. Einstein is currently an outlined the skills today’s employers demand and how teachers can iUsB forum, a project of embrace technology in the classroom to help today’s students. associate professor in Media studies at Queens college communication studies, brings according to andrejevic, people living in today’s state of of city University of new York (cUnY). her third book, In “What’s being communicated?” was a question posed by McDevitt overload trust the news less and are more skeptical. compassion, Inc.: charity and the corporate Marketing of guest speakers to campus to and Windfield to the audience. technologies like netbooks, cell Misfortune, is due later this year. But by now, we know that andrejevic said that in an era of information glut, discuss various issues, ideas, and phones, and iPods have blurred the lines between our private our money did not go to save wild animals because we did there is a crisis in sorting through it all. “the danger not log in to the company’s website to back the cause. topics concerning today’s society. and personal lives. none of us received a technology etiquette is that people will just pick the stories they want to course. While technology is a powerful thing but it can come at a these speakers help keep faculty, significant cost. ask Brett favre and tiger Woods. believe,” rather than developing the skills to use the she suggested that there are companies which are truly new resources. honest and charitable. But if overall marketing techniques students, and community members are becoming more and more skillful, consumers need at the close of the forum McDevitt and Windfield answered better informed. this year four questions and continued the discussion with the audience. the paradox is that more access to news and to more critical. her goal was to bring us awareness that information doesn’t automatically yield a more informed purchasing to make a difference may be deceiving, and speakers visited campus as part of students and the public gave interesting insights on their own populace. “We need to develop new skills for sorting experiences with technology and asked thought provoking our good intentions should not be wasted just because the the 20th anniversary celebration. questions. Kevin gillen, a professor at iU south Bend, inquired through the competing stories available to us -- we live corporations act wilier than our willingness to know better. in a new information landscape and we need to learn the evening with Einstein showed us how our individual what would happen if one day we did not have electricity. how to navigate it,” said andrejevic. decisions to be critical greatly matter through her extensive the audience was pensive as they considered the everyday communication technologies they would no longer have. and in-depth research.70
    • iUsB arts foundation board members Judy ferrara and leslie gitlin co-chaired the planning committee for “crescendo.” serving on the committee were chris Kelly, David Kibbe, Valerie sabo and stephanie schurz. the committee did a wonderful job realizing their vision of making art the focus, and showcasing the talent of the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts. in fact, they did such a tremendous job that the iUsB arts foundation is considering presenting “crescendo” again. though it was initially intended to be a one-time event, you may just be able to indulge your senses in a future presentation of “crescendo.” VisUal artists Karen ackoff Josh Miller Jane cera Barbara Mociulski laura cutler ron Monsma anthony Droege susan l. Moore tuck langland Dora natella alan larkin Danielle Wilborn Brenda leeka harold zisla PErforMing artists crEscEndo closEs stephanie Berry, soprano Dance Presentation including flamenco, latin, 20 th anniversary season Middle Eastern, modern, swing, and tap dance Debate team, mock debate based on By Moira A. Dyczko A Midsummer Night’s Dream the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts 20th anniversary choir. as guests moved to the third floor they encountered Paivi Ekroth, piano season concluded on a high note on saturday, June 11, jazz and dance presentations by faculty and students, cajun Marian Emery, jazz piano and vocals with “crescendo,” a joint anniversary celebration with the cuisine, and hurricanes to quench their thirst. as the night Euclid Quartet lasalle grill, at the lasalle grill. “crescendo” featured a played on, the audience was invited to join the fun on the faculty Jazz combo distinctive atmosphere on each of the restaurant’s three dance floor and learn some new dance steps. floors through the performing, visual and culinary arts. flute Ensemble guests of “crescendo” raved about the event, and enjoyed rebecca hovan, flute “the talent was breathtaking, the food and wine delicious experiencing the variety in the Ernestine M. raclin school with christine larson seitz, piano and everyone had a marvelous time! Very impressive,” of the arts’ programming. More than one guest commented rebecca hovan, flute said carmi Murphy, a former iUsB arts foundation board that there was not enough time to see it all. and Matthias stegmann, guitar member, congratulating the school on a magnificent evening. “crescendo” was the culmination of school’s 20th Vakhtang Kodanashvili, piano guests were encouraged to indulge their senses with opera anniversary season and a fundraiser to support an composition by Marjorie M. rusche selections from Deborah Mayer’s vocal students, fine artsEverywhere matching grant from the community student Jazz combo italian cuisine, and artwork by our talented faculty. the foundation of st. Joseph county. With income directed presentation on the first floor also showcased piano and toward the renovation of northside’s recital hall, theatre and Dance company at iU south Bend, flute performances, and a piece by the Euclid Quartet. “crescendo” raised more than $43,000. Barbara Warner scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream supported the event with a major underwriting gift and Vocal studio of Deborah Mayer the second floor featured a more intimate atmosphere with additional underwriters for “crescendo” included Baker and Dimitri zhgenti, piano french cuisine, a champagne bar, and artwork by faculty and Daniels, crowe horwath llP, randy and Kim ferlic, carol students. Performances on this floor ranged from flute and and craig Kapson, and shirley and lucky reznik. guitar, to theatrical scenes, to mock debate, to a six-piece flute72
    • WilloWs By Stacie Jensen the wind in the letters from young fans and critics fill the lobby walls freshman tabatha Bidwell, who played a weasel in the outside the Upstage theatre where theatre students often show, thought the show was a lot of fun. “it was well congregate before class. “i think your play was amazing.” worth having to get up early in the morning.  i like doing “the play rocked.” “Your play was fantastic!” all of these the children’s show, because it is great hearing the kids letters refer to the 48th annual iUsB children’s theatre laughing. i think the children’s show is a wonderful Production, the Wind in the Willows adapted for the outreach program. i love the kids.” stage by Moses goldberg and based on the novel by Kenneth grahame. “the children’s show is always my favorite because i have a good connection with kids,” said sophomore Marlon Burnley last year, the iUsB theatre faculty announced that the who played toad. “it was a tough experience figuring out 2011 children’s theatre production would be student the character for the show, because kids are really hard directed. shortly after the announcement, some friends to entertain and keep their attention. it is good to give began encouraging me to apply, and eventually i found students their first experience with a play. all kids should myself sitting in the director chair. be exposed to arts in some way.” Directing a show is not as easy as it might sound. Directing Burnley visited olive Elementary school in new carlisle a show that thousands of area schoolchildren in grades to talk with third grade students about how to put on a kindergarten through six are coming to watch is even theatrical production before they came to see the play. “it harder. Believe me when i say that children are the was really cool to be able to talk to the kids before being in world’s biggest critics! costume and letting the kids see the backstage aspect of theatre. it was nice to answer their questions.” the annual children’s show is a theatre scholarship fundraiser and an ongoing outreach project. ticket sales Each teacher was sent a study guide to help incorporate fund scholarships for iU south Bend theatre students as the show into classroom curriculum. the worksheets and well as scholarships for underprivileged schoolchildren to activities taught each student about the process of putting on see the show for free. for many of these students, this is a show, and all the jobs a play entails in addition to acting. their first opportunity to see a play. We were particularly fortunate in 2011 to receive grant support for children’s Pulling together the resources an entire department has to theatre from Pnc foundation, frick limited liability, and offer for the benefit of area schoolchildren is not an easy south gateway association. task. My job as the director was to oversee everyone’s work, make sure the bases were being covered and the show was iU south Bend theatre students look forward to moving in a unified direction, and make sure everyone was participating in the children’s theatre presentation as much having fun and noticing the beauty in the work we were as the children who see the shows. “i thought it was very doing. i would do it again in a heartbeat. entertaining. it told a great story about friendship. You can take [the audience] on an adventure,” said assistant Stacie Jensen is a senior B.F.A. theatre performance major. stage manager and theatre major corey gregory. this was She is a regular on the Dean’s list and a Broadway theatre gregory’s first children’s show, but he said he looks forward league Scholarship recipient. to participating in many more.74
    • toP // BottoM lEft // BottoM right // teddy Bear concert austin i. collins Maria tomasula schoolnews Jazz studies music concentration added a new concentration in international advertising and public relations firm with 450 Jazz studies for the Bachelor of arts in Music will be offered offices worldwide. iU south Bend students learned about starting in fall 2011. the concentration offers a balance the variety of jobs and the corporate culture at ogilvy & of classical training with a strong emphasis on jazz music, Mather. lucia gerdes of ogilvy Pr Worldwide explained including applied jazz instrument lessons, jazz ensemble, what an internship at ogilvy & Mather entails and answered and courses such as jazz improvisation, jazz class piano, jazz student questions. arranging, and history of jazz. NeA and Rachmaninoff Foundation Awards launch toradze sculptor Austin i. Collins installed temple, xx on campus classical radio project the national Endowment for the arts (opposite page, bottom left) rev. austin i. collins, (nEa) awarded the Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts a c.s.c, spoke in february as a special guest of the 20th $10,000 grant to support the production of a classical music anniversary season. the talk, titled “Public sculpture and radio series, “russian Piano: Exploring rachmaninoff and Personal Practice,” focused on collins’ artistic process stravinsky, with alexander toradze and friends.” this is the and experiences. collins is a professor of sculpture in the second nEa grant received by the school in three years. in Department of art, art history and Design at the University addition the nEa grant, the project also received a pledge of notre Dame. he is well known for his large scale steel of $10,000 from the serge rachmaninoff foundation and sculptures and has them on display throughout the country. a generous $30,000 gift from the Martin foundation, inc. in addition to the talk, collins installed one of his outdoor Dean Marvin V. curtis says, “this is an exciting project, sculptures, temple, XX, on campus for a two year loan. the one that will bring prestige to the toradze Piano studio and 19-foot welded steel piece was placed on the mall in front Ernestine M. raclin school of the arts.” of the schurz library.  Painter Maria tomasula visited iu south bend National Association of schools of Music (NAsM) accreditation (opposite page, bottom right) tomasula, the Michael P. visit scheduled for February the nasM accreditation visit for grace Professor of art at the University of notre Dame, the music program is scheduled for february 19-21, 2012. spoke with visual arts students in november. she presented in november 2010 the music area entertained Jon Piersol, a lecture to all visual arts students, followed by a painting retired music professor from florida state University, who demonstration for upper level painting students. tomasula’s conducted a consultant site visit to help the school prepare work has been featured in the New york times, the New for national accreditation. yorker, ARtnews, and the chicago tribune. tomasula was a 20th anniversary speaker. teddy bear Concert dedicated to educator Mary Jo Kaser (opposite page, top) in partnership with the ronald speech Night Competitions celebrate public speaking McDonald house charities of Michiana, the choirs of iU speech night competitions at the end of the fall and south Bend presented the annual “teddy Bear concert” spring semesters featured the best s121 Public speaking during the holiday season. Patrons brought teddy bears students. students from each public speaking class for admission and these bears are given to parents to hold compete in preliminary rounds. six speakers are selected to while their child is in intensive care. this year’s concert compete for first place in the final. the fall speech night was a performance of Messiah by handel. the ensemble finalists were shannon Dunfee, Jacob hughes, Mackenzie included the choir from Washington high school and Jarvis, Krista Kox, stacey nickel, and rachel trautman. was dedicated to the memory of Mary Jo Kaser, fine arts spring finalists were Katherine hoffman, stephanie Bates, curriculum facilitator for the south Bend community school Brittany Whitford, ashley fair, alyssa nyers, and Janice corp., who died in september 2010. her family was present Pietrzak. Kevin gillen directs this end of the semester for this special concert. tradition for the s121 Public speaking courses. Communication students visit, Ogilvy & Mather During spring Walter Allen bennett Jr. to guest direct A Raisin in the Sun break a group of 15 students and alec hosterman, senior Walter allen Bennett, writer on the Emmy award winning lecturer in communication studies, went on a tour of ogilvy the cosby Show and executive producer of the Steve & Mather in chicago. the trip was organized by Aspire Harvey Show, will be the guest director for iU south Bend’s intern Marianne Weesner, Ba’11. ogilvy & Mather is an october 2011 production of A Raisin in the Sun. the play,76
    • toP // BottoM // dancing Earth creations theatre students attend usitt written by lorraine hansberry, portrays the 1950s story this past year. “We attended and competed in six debate of an african american family’s experiences on chicago’s tournaments, increased student membership, and said south side as they are about to receive a $10,000 goodbye to senior Jake Jones,” said curtis. Members of the insurance check. Bennett holds a M.f.a. in playwriting from 2010-11 debate and forensics team were cory gilmartin, Yale University’s school of Drama, and an M.f.a. in acting luis hernandez, Josh law, and randal Birch. individual from Ucla.  he is a professor in the graduate school of events team members were Marlon Burnley and Jerry sailor. film and television at loyola Marymount University, where he teaches Directing and scene analysis. Most recently, he the team’s season highlights included earning a first place has collaborated with r&B artist alicia Keys on a television gavel at the hiram college Debate, competing in individual pilot for the nickelodeon network. debate for the first time with great success at Bowling green state University, and scoring a few personal bests for theatre students attend usitt (opposite page, bottom) in the team throughout the season. March, theatre students and faculty traveled to charlotte, n.c., for the United states institute for theatre technology the team is expanding to include mock trial and individual (Usitt) 51st annual conference and stage Expo. at the events team members. they recruited students from all conference they attended master classes on theatre and departments for the debate, forensics and the mock trial design subjects such as costuming, lighting, scenery, props, teams. their goal is to have one student from each college and make-up. students also enjoyed the stage Expo where on campus, which will provide an academically diverse they met with industry professionals and vendors to learn group of students for future tournaments. curtis plans to about all the newest equipment and techniques available. expand the range of competitive forums the team attends in an area devoted to graduate degree programs gave students 2011-12. With the mock trial and individual events they are the opportunity to talk with professors and students from expecting a lively and busy tournament schedule. graduate programs offered around the county. networking is Photographer barbara DeGenevieve discussed sexual imagery vital to a successful career in theatre and Usitt provided as art Degenevieve, a 20th anniversary speaker, presented the a superb opportunity to develop personal relationships with lecture “Exploitation, Political (in)correctness and Ethical industry professionals. Dilemmas” in March 2011. Degenevieve, professor and chair Dancing earth Creations performs Of Bodies of Elements of the Department of Photography at the school of the art (opposite page, top) the Ernestine M. raclin school of the institute of chicago, is an interdisciplinary artist who works in arts was excited to present Dancing Earth creations in their photography, video, writing and performance. Degenevieve’s performance of Bodies of elements in october 2010. this work is project-based and inspired by the collision of ethics, full length new work designated for national touring was the critical theory, and the politics of sexuality.  first event in the school’s 20th anniversary guest artist series. following the lecture, one iU south Bend student Dancing Earth creations is an indigenous inter-tribal commented that she was reminded to “think outside the contemporary dance ensemble led by rulan tangen. tangen box” in terms of subject matter and communication. was recently named “one of the top 25 to Watch” by Dance tamarind Master Printer Joe segura led lithography workshop Magazine. the ensemble performance represented 28 segura, head of Joe segura Publications, formerly professor indian tribes. of printmaking at arizona state University and now head of of Bodies of elements was developed with the support of notre Dame’s institute for latino studies new printmaking prestigious national Dance Project grant, the first such grant to facility, led an october workshop on aluminum plate be awarded to an indigenous contemporary dance ensemble. lithography for visual arts students. segura was a 20th of Bodies of elements is the culmination of 10 years work by anniversary guest speaker. tangen in collaboration with Dancing Earth creations and with Kevin Rudynski presented polymer relief printmaking workshop contributions by choreographer raoul trujillo. rudynski, a graduate of iU south Bend, holds an M.f.a. there is a sense of discourse and imbalance that comes in printmaking from the University of illinois at Urbana- into play during the piece that recognizes the challenge that champaign and is chairman of the art Department at native american people face as they struggle to maintain a anderson University. he led a workshop in photopolymer connection to their tribal identities. relief printmaking for visual arts students. he talked about ways for artists to develop imagery by hand and on the Prior to the performance, the school of the arts hosted a computer, produce dense films for exposing photopolymer reception for members of area tribes and others interested plates, use the anderson Vreeland plate-making machine, in native american dance. and print plates on the Vandercook proof press. rudynski was a 20th anniversary guest speaker. Debate and Forensics team marks busy year new coach sara curtis reports the team had a whirlwind of activity78
    • alumni, student, faculty Katrina sMith, Bfa’07, was hired for publication in the Undergraduate student Writing awards contest. her news fulltime in May as a graphic designer research Journal. poem is titled “the Boxer.” in the office of communications and Marketing, iU south Bend. KatiE cozziE interned at round 2, KEtEVan KartVElishVili, aD’11, a collectible company in south Bend. competed at the William c. Byrd Young stUDEnt nEWs the company commented at how well artist competition. Kartvelishvili was prepared she was. awarded first place, including a cash MichaEl BanKs, Ba’11, was prize and a solo performance with the accepted to the theatre M.f.a. lEah DoMinY and MisUn Moon, flint symphony orchestra on January program at Purdue University. MM’11, received awards at the 28, 2012. 2011 indianapolis Matinee Musicale EMilY BarKEr, who studies theatre collegiate scholarship competition. Matt KronEWittEr interned at the and dance, participated in a 10- Moon received the first place award South Bend tribune and received an day modern dance workshop at the in graduate Piano, and Dominy was excellent review. alUMni nEWs PaUl gUillaUME, Bfa’10, is Ensemble in Washington, D.c. at the american Dance festival in new York awarded first place in Undergraduate studying for an M.f.a. at the school clarice smith center in their “russian during the holiday break. “i went not Piano. Dominy also won second Josh MillEr, Bfa’11, sold one of linDsaY alison, Bfa’09, is of the Museum of fine arts, Boston, gershwin Evening.”  he was soloist knowing what to expect,” Barker said. prize at the Jefferson symphony the works from his B.f.a. show. his working on an M.a. at the University Mass. in the gershwin Piano concerto in “it was very intense.” the classes for international Young artist competition work was also exhibited in fort Wayne of st. francis. f. in a review in the Washington Post, intermediate and advanced modern in golden colorado. Museum of art’s “artist Members’ tErEsa haYEs-santos, Ba’08, the critic commented, “Vakhtang dancers were held in the alvin ailey Exhibition.” christoPhEr BEcK, Ba’09, teaches curated an exhibit for the Woodrow dance studios and at Julliard, and corY gilMartin, a member of the Kodanashvili took a jazzier and more freshman English at Big sandy high Wilson international center for concentrated on José limon and iU south Bend Debate and forensics risa oKina and DiMitri zhgEnti extroverted approach to the Piano school, Dallardsville, texas. scholars in Washington, D.c. she Martha graham technique. classes in team, has been elected student were accepted to the new Paltz Piano concerto in f, a too rarely heard also curated an inaugural exhibition technique, repertory, and choreography government association President summer institute/festival in new York. BranDon Briggs, Bfa ’07, wonder from 1926. Kodanashvili’s for the grand opening of la Plaza de all featured live music: piano, drums for 2011-12. Pianists such as Vladimir feltsman received a Master of fine arts in lean, exuberant playing contrasted cultura y artes in los angeles, calif. or xylophones. and alexander Korsantia, MM’00, two-dimensional studies at Bowling nicely with zagor’s more lush the exhibit focuses on life in East los stEPhaniE goff received wonderful among others, are on the faculty. green state University where he also approach, and -- backed by razor- angeles, as seen through the camera DorEa Britton, Min ah lEE reviews of her intern work at art- taught Painting i. Briggs won the sharp playing from the ensemble, anDrEW sWishEr and Jillian lens of scholar gilberto cárdenas. and lUcas MinEr were chosen to availability. “Best of show” award at the Elkhart led by music director angel gil- WEstPlatE, both majoring in theatre, hayes-santos will begin graduate participate in the Ezio Pinza council Juried regional, Midwest Museum of ordóñez -- resulted in a terrifically christinE hatfiElD received were featured in the May 2011 issue studies in art administration this fall at for american singers of opera american art, Elkhart. exciting account.”  excellent feedback from cPamerica for of Inside granger for their work making goucher college of Baltimore, Md. (EPcaso) program in odrezo, italy during the summer of 2011. EPcaso her work as an intern. costumes and masks in the iU south aMY conroY, Ba’09, is a marketing angEla lEED, Bfa’06, received JosEPh JacKMoVich, Ba’10, is typically admits only 12 to 16 singers Bend costume shop. associate with the troyer group in an M.f.a. from Bowling green state Jan hEErEn (contralto) and completing the M.a. in journalism University in 2008. she taught at each year. their teacher is soprano and Mishawaka. MichEllE torrEs (soprano) were W. JorDan WagnEr, Ba’11 was program at iU Bloomington. ringling college of art and Design alumnus of the Ernestine M. raclin featured performers in a concert accepted to the M.a. program in Jason cYtacKi, Bfa ’08, graduated in 2011. she has also instructed school of the arts Deborah Mayer, sponsored by the Edison lakes sunrise communication studies at texas state MichElE Johnson, Bfa ’10, in May 2011 with a Masters in fine students at iU south Bend and MM’11. students have the opportunity rotary club to raise funds for rotary’s University in san Marcos. he will also worked half-time during the 2010- art from the University of notre Bethel college in foundational and to study voice with claudia Pinza worldwide “Polio Plus” program. be a graduate teaching assistant for a 11 academic year as the costume Dame where he also received the figurative drawing as well as adobe (Enzio Pinza’s daughter), legendary assistant Professor of Music Jorge basic communication course. shop manager at the University of “outstanding graduate student creative suites, allowing her to explain italian soprano Maria chiara, famed la Muñiz directed and accompanied at Michigan, flint. she is the full-time teacher award for Excellence in costume shop manager for the 2011- both traditional and contemporary scala coach Enza ferrara, and italian the organ for the concert featuring facUltY & staff nEWs teaching” presented by the Kaneb techniques. her 2011 traveling conductor Maurizio arena.  giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s Stabat 12 academic year. Michele reports that KarEn acKoff, professor of new center. he will be starting a tenure solo exhibition, “Manufactured Mater at st. Michael and all angels Michigan’s costume area faculty were oMar chErrY, MM’11, has been media, had the article “ink Wash track teaching position in august at community,” was funded by an Episcopal church in south Bend. very pleased with the skills that she accepted to the doctoral program at technique” published in the guild of the University of oklahoma as an indian arts commission individual the rotary foundation and the Bill learned in the costume studio here at Ball state University with a primary Natural Science Illustrators Journal assistant professor of painting. artist grant. leed was granted the and Melinda gates foundation work iU south Bend. area of study in theory/composition.  (Volume 42, no. 8, 2010). distinguished Marilyn singleton to raise awareness and secure the BEcca EWing, Bfa’10, is studying leadership award by the Medici nataliE King, Ba’10, is a project anthonY cotto presented his funding to provide vaccinations to all KEtEVan BaDriDzE, lecturer in for an M.f.a. at savannah college circle in 2008. coordinator for Digital hill Multimedia paper “string Quartets of Penderecki: children and adults in countries in the music, and Martin Endowed Professor of art. in goshen. analyzing form, harmony, and a world where polio is still present. in Piano alexander toradze, along with PaUl MccorMicK, Bfa’09, was tiffanY goEhring, Bfa’04, was return to tradition,” on april 8, the toradze Piano studio received VaKhtang KoDanashVili, MM’04, awarded an M.a. from the University saMantha hUnsBErgEr, Ba’11, promoted to the position of manager of 2011, at the Undergraduate research glowing reviews on their fall 2010 a member of the toradze Piano studio, of st. francis in May 2011. he will won second prize in the poetry division publications in communications and conference. the paper was accepted concert tour of Europe. performed with the Post-classical begin the M.f.a. program at Purdue in of the English Department’s annual marketing at iU south Bend. the fall.80
    • JanE cEra, assistant professor was named vice president of the damaged Joplin, Mo., were featured center for contemporary art in santa ron MonsMa, Ba’85, assistant the music area, was selected as a of art education, presented her south Bend Youth symphony on WsBt-tV. ana, calif. Both were national juried professor of fine arts, had three of member of the faculty colloquium on research “teacher leadership in art orchestra Board of Directors. he also rEBEcca hoVan, adjunct music exhibitions.   his works selected for the INDA Excellence in teaching, a Presidential Education Preparation” at the national presented the lecture “leadership” faculty, was a panelist for a round 6 Manifest gallery International initiative of indiana University art Education association annual at trine University. DEBorah MaYEr, MM’11, vocal table discussion and also presented Drawing Annual, an international (facEt). Muñiz was also chosen as a conference in seattle, Wash. cera instructor, recently made her debut thE EUcliD QUartEt was filmed a workshop at the national flute juried exhibition-in-print of works of 2011 grant review panelist for the gave a presentation titled “culture with the toledo symphony, singing as part of a television commercial for association convention in anaheim, contemporary drawing and writing indiana arts commission. he was Jamming: Using Visual culture in a Wagner gala for the toledo the “rush hour” concert series in calif., in august 2010. she also about drawing. Manifest’s international selected to represent the iU south and technology as resistance” at opera titled “romance of the ring.” chicago. the spots aired on comcast presented clinics at the Midwest clinic Drawing annual seeks to support Bend with four other colleagues from the Diverse student leadership Mayer sang “Brünnhilde’s awakening cable in chicago and online. as in chicago, ill. in December; the the recognition, documentation, and our campus in the aac&U general conference at saint Mary’s college.  scene” from the last act of richard featured in the “What Works” series on indiana Music Educators association publication of excellent, current, and Education institute at san Jose state Wagner’s opera Siegfried, as well as relevant works of drawing from around University, san Jose, calif. they will ranDY colBorn, Ba’82, associate NBc Nightly News with Brian Williams convention, fort Wayne, in January; Brünnhilde’s “immolation scene” the world, as well as understanding discuss and learn new strategies in dean and associate professor of in 2008, “rush hour” offers a burst of and the flute festival Mid-south at from götterdämmerung. the concert of how drawing is realized, discussed, the development of general Education theatre, acted as a casting assistant culture specifically designed for busy, tennessee state University in March.  was recorded for future broadcast on and interpreted in contemporary curriculum with colleagues from other for oxford scientific films, an contemporary lifestyles. its unique hovan performed a Valentine’s concert national Public radio. society. in addition, Monsma’s work universities in the country. he traveled Emmy-award-winning producer of format offers a complete social and as part of the Encore Performing contemporary factual, natural history, cultural experience that is free and arts series in Plymouth, ind. and is included in 100 Midwest Artists, to spain in June to record his most John MaYrosE, assistant professor science and history films. oxford welcoming to all. Quartet members are also appeared as flute soloist with which will be published in fall 2011. recent composition. the 20 minute of music, has been chosen as an produces the show Fatal Attractions Jameson cooper, Jacob Murphy, luis the Maple city chamber orchestra Monsma’s Still life with a Brass Urn cantata for tenor solo, mixed chorus ascaPlUs award recipient by the on animal Planet and asked randy for Vargas, and cellist si-Yan li. in february. she performed at the was featured in the June 2011 issue and orchestra was recorded with the american society of composers, his assistance. “i screened potential national conference of the national of the Pastel Journal. asturias symphony orchestra, the authors, and Publishers. his selection talent before they were sent forward for linDa frEEl, adjunct instructor association of Wind and Percussion Prince of asturias choir, with Joaquín was based on the high number of sUsan MoorE, associate professor consideration,” said colborn. “oxford of fine arts, won the scott & Kristin instructors held at florida state Pixán as the solo tenor. the premiere, performances of composition during of fine arts, had a suite of three asked that i meet their casting criteria Mereness Purchase Prize in the University in february and on the also in spain is planned for fall 2011. the past year. Mayrose and pianist images selected for an exhibition for the project:  they provided me with Elkhart Juried regional; Midwest afternoon “Master’s recital” at the Michael Mizrahi have been selected for in the 2011 Midwest center for crEannE MWalE, gospel choir information about, and pictures of, the Museum of american art, Elkhart, flute festival Mid-south. funding from the american composers Photography Juried Exhibition in director, conducted the 200 member real personages involved in the stories.  indiana. associate Professor Dora forum’s Encore Program! the grant Wichita, Kan.  Moore also completed women’s choir for the annual “Women My job was to provide them with talent natella also had work in the exhibition. DEBra inglEfiElD, adjunct faculty is made to performers to play a work at a portfolio of work documenting in touch” concert at century center in that met the appearance, ages, size/ in music, performed a french horn KEVin M. gillEn, Ba’02, senior least three times during an 18 month subdivision in laPorte and st. Joseph May. Women in touch is a grass-roots weight, and sex of the personages and recital for the Matinee Musicale of lecturer in communication studies, period. awards support rehearsal and counties. she presented the work, breast cancer advocacy group that is that they were strong actors,” colborn Elkhart, accompanied by anthony taught a seminar for the advance performance costs, so that performers which was supported by an indiana part of the Memorial regional Breast continued. the stories will be filmed in Damase, Bernhard heiden, and college Project (acP) attended by may connect with a composer arts commission grant, in a talk at care center. indiana. Fatal Attractions centers on Jan Koetsier. high school teachers from all over whose work they have not previously the laPorte county historical society the attraction humans have to exotic northern and central indiana. the saMantha JoYcE, assistant performed. Mayrose‘s composition 3 Dora natElla, associate professor Museum in february. the work will and dangerous creatures, with often seminar employs critical analysis professor of mass communication, has Fanfares for three trombones was one of visual arts exhibited a bronze also be exhibited in the cultural fatal results.  and constructive exercises to prepare signed a contract with lexington Books of seven finalists in the slide factory in the 60th national Exhibition of center gallery on the iUPUi campus the teachers to represent indiana to write about the representation of 2011 composition competition.  the in June 2012.  contemporary realism, academic DEan MarVin cUrtis received University as they teach s121 Public race on Brazilian television. the book work was performed in rotterdam artists association, springfield, a $5,000 grant from the harvey & speaking for college credit. gillen is is also a comparison between U.s. and as part of the slide factory 2011 JorgE MUñiz, assistant professor Mass. her sculpture, Sentinel, is Doris Klockow foundation, managed the faculty liaison for the acP. gillen Brazilian representations of race. the trombone festival.   of music and area coordinator for featured in the national sculpture by Wells fargo Bank, to support the has been accepted to the Master of working title is: Brazilian Black and society on-line exhibition recent concert, “lift Every Voice: celebrating PaM MEnDEnhall, secretary to the Public affairs program at iU south White tV: telenovelas and the legacy Works. recent Works is national the african american spirit” in dean, received the May 2011 WoW Bend where he will study educational of the Myth of Racial Democracy. sculpture society’s largest on-line february 2011. the concert was also award (Wonderful outstanding Worker) leadership. exhibition. she was also selected for a supported by a $2,000 grant from alan larKin, associate professor of for her dedication and outstanding sEnD Us YoUr nEWs Biennial outdoor sculpture Exhibition Memorial hospital of south Bend. in alEc hostErMan, senior fine arts, had three paintings and four performance. the award is presented at the fernwood Botanical gardens, addition, curtis received a $5,000 lecturer and area coordinator for etchings included in an exhibition at monthly by iU south Bend Bi-Weekly E-mail your alumni, and exhibited work at the isis gallery grant from the south Bend/Mishawaka staff council. communication studies, had the article the Eye on art gallery in carmel, ind.   student, or faculty news at the University of notre Dame. convention and Visitors Bureau to “superimposing reality on Digital support the governor’s art awards MichaEl lasatEr, professor of new trisha MillEr, Ba’00, Mls’11, to insEUng ParK, assistant professor spaces: a search for Understanding, in september. curtis was elected to media, exhibited two pieces of work at student services assistant, was of theatre, was nominated for a Jeff Explanation, and Questions” Board of Directors of the south Bend contemporary arts center, las Vegas, awarded a Masters of liberal studies award in the category of costume published in the journal Analysis symphony orchestra association and nev. his work was also included in from iU south Bend. 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    • chicago. the 42nd annual Jeff awards EDishEr saVitsKi, aD’01, adjunct cElia WEiss, adjunct assistant honors excellence in professional faculty in music, performed with the professor of music, performed a theatre produced within the immediate northbrook symphony (illinois) for piano and organ recital at the first chicago area. their 2010 opening season concert. Presbyterian church, Elkhart.  his performance of rachmaninoff’s laUrY “rUBY JazaYrE” rUBin, 2nd Piano concerto received a JEffrEY Wright, assistant adjunct faculty in dance, and her standing ovation.  professor of music history, presented master dance troupe presented a 90 his paper, “Politics of a Program: minute performance in the concert DaViD sEYMoUr, adjunct faculty the composition, reception, and hall of the Blue chip casino in in dance, participated in the 2011 renunciation of samuel Barber’s January. the theme of the gala was indiana Dance festival hosted by second symphony,” at the national 1001 nights. in february 2011 she the fort Wayne Dance collective. meeting of the american Musicological taught a dance seminar on “technique Dancers of all ages participated society. he also presented a paper and attitude,” which included in his workshop “soulfully salsa” entitled “composing Your Way choreography to an Egyptian pop song where dancers stepped beyond their home: samuel Barber’s capricorn at the Dance life Multicultural Dance traditional parameters to experience concerto and a reconsideration of center. her student troupe performed and ultimately embody rhythms of Musical nostalgia” at the Midwest in March at the Battell center theatre. afro-latin origins.  chapter meeting of the american rubin performed in new York city at Musicological society. he also an event honoring her mentor, the late rachaEl sYlVEstEr, senior lecturer completed an entry on samuel Barber ibrahim farrah. she was selected from in communication arts, presented as part of oxford University Press’s his many students to present at the a speech for the student services oxford Bibliographies. Wright was international event. department at iU south Bend also invited to give a seminar for the innovativE titled “student staff Professional graduate students at the University MarJoriE rUschE, adjunct assistant Development” in which she covered born to be of iowa on the american symphony professor in music, is the 2010-11 perception and listening skills.  during World War ii. recipient of an ascaPlUs award in the concert Music Division. these Joan troYEr, adjunct faculty in awards are made by the american music, conducted alumni members of study new media & graphic design at iU south Bend for personal attention society of composers, authors, Elkhart high school choirs and others from the community in selections from professional communicators, designers, and innovative educators. and Publishers. she also received a $3,000 award in support of her from american songbook as part of curriculum Development Project, the lerner theatre grand opening “redevelopment of new MUs-K312 celebration in June. DEgrEE PrograMs a degree in new media instrumentation and orchestra MichaEl s. WaDE, choral director, Bachelor of fine arts in new Media course,” from the research and prepares students for gave clinics to choirs at concord n Music Development committee. Junior high, Elkhart Memorial and fascinating careers in new n Design Elkhart central high schools. he also n Video & Motion Media media arts, for areas such anDrEa rUsnocK, associate professor of art history, is the author served as a clinician for the indiana n informatics as graphic design; of Social Realist Painting During the Music Educators association non- gallery and installation Stalinist era (1934-1941) which was competitive festival in Middlebury and Bachelor of fine arts in new Media art; marketing and sales published by Edwin Mellen Press. was an adjudicator for the indiana n graphic Design state school Music association applications; interactive rusnock also traveled to los angeles for the slavic studies national (issMa) Vocal Jazz competition. and distance education; conference where she participated he adjudicated high school choral website design; and competitions in lowell and north in two panels. she attended the digital filmmaking. college art association national Manchester for issMa. Wade was conference where she chaired a panel inducted into the crown Point high titled “Women and Work” in addition school faculty hall of fame in april. to attending the meeting for the committee for Women in the arts. ErnEstinE M. raclin school of thE arts for more information about iU south Bend new media and graphic design programs, visit us on the web at