W. Michael Ashcraft, chair of the Philosophy and Religion Department, was interviewed for a podcast of the Diversity and Spirituality Network. Ashcraft discussed new religious movements and his recent book, “A Historical Introduction to the Study of New Religious Movements.” The podcast can be found here.

Antonio Scuderi, professor of Italian, was invited to give a presentation via Skype for a class titled “Italian Civilization: The Dialogue Form,” at the University of California, Sacramento. The presentation on the play “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” by Dario Fo will be followed by a question and answer session.

Sam Stewart
was named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week. Stewart was a double-winner for the Bulldogs at the Central Methodist Invitational where he was entered in both the hammer and shot and topped the field in both events. In the hammer, Stewart’s best mark was his first and won the event by one inch. His first throw went 162-02. In shot put, his third attempt was his best mark and went 49-03.75 to win by just under four feet.  Stewart is ranked fifth in the conference in the hammer and sixth in the shot put. It was his first GLVC weekly honor.

Jesse Krebs, associate professor of music, was featured as the guest artist at the 21st annual Midwest ClariFest hosted by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, April 7. He performed a morning clarinet recital with pianist, Byunghee Yoo, and worked with 10 clarinetists, ranging from high school to doctorate students, in morning and afternoon master classes. Jordan Shroyer, Bethany Rogers, Lauren Seifried and Molly Stolze, from Truman’s clarinet quartet, performed a piece at the event during the afternoon potpourri recital.

Pictured from left to right, Lauren Seifried, Molly Stolze, Bethany Rogers and Jordan Shroyer pose for a picture at the 21st annual MidWest ClariFest. The quartet performed during the afternoon potpourri recital.
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