Raymond G. Feilner Jr., senior mathematics and English double major from Fenton, Mo., presented his paper, “Manuscript 10106 (Biblioteca Nacional de Madrid): Fibonacci’s Liber Abaci and Early Mathematics in Spain” at the 29th Annual Meeting of the Mid-American Medieval Association Feb. 26 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Feilner’s paper was the first undergraduate presentation ever accepted. Tom Capuano, professor of foreign language, also attended the conference and presented “Two Hitherto Unknown Versions of Geoffrey of Franconia’s Book of Trees and Wine.”

Janice Saffir, professor of music, was recently a soloist with the Ottumwa Symphony, conducted by Tony Chang. She performed Prokofiev’s “Piano Concerto No. 1.”

Matt Safley, sophomore piano performance major from Peterson, Iowa, was recently awarded second prize in the Des Moines Symphony Young Artists Competition. Safley studies piano with Janice Saffir.

Mark Spitzer, assistant professor of English, had his poem “I, Narcissus, sur le dirt” accepted for publication in Crab Creek Review.

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