Communication faculty members produced a customized COMM 170 public speaking text for this academic year. Barry Poyner, professor of communication, served as editor/compiler, and was assisted by students Nathan Vickers, a communication major from El Dorado Springs, Mo., and Jackie Ross a nursing major from Gladstone, Mo.,  as well as Kevin Minch, associate professor of communications, and James Cianciola, assistant professor of communication.

Megan Dowdy, a junior visual communications major from Wildwood, Mo., is being honored by the national publication “Creative Quarterly” for her work in graphic design. Dowdy was named a bronze winner for work created during her sophomore year at Truman. Assistant professor of art Matthew Derezinski submitted Dowdy’s work earlier this year, and winners were listed in the July issue of the publication. Her work will be included in the next issue of “Creative Quarterly” scheduled for release in September.

Warren Gooch, professor of music, has two original musical compositions that have been selected for performance in the 2008 Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers National Conference Oct. 9-10 at Indiana Wesleyan University. “Fanfare and Alleluia” for antiphonal brass choir and “Let the Nations Tremble” for SATB choir and piano, will be performed at the festival by students of the host university and surrounding colleges.

Andrew Green, a senior agricultural science major from Kansas City, Mo.
, spent the summer at Montana State University working with Dr. Luther Talbert, the spring wheat breeder for the state of Montana. Talbert develops new varieties of spring wheat by using molecular genetics and traditional breeding to solve problems such as disease and insects. Green worked in the field and in the laboratory.

Julie Lochbaum, director of faculty development and the Center for Teaching and Learning
, and Diane Richmond, instructional designer for the Center for Teaching and Learning, co-presented “Podcasting: Why and How to Get Faculty to Use This Pedagogical Tool,” at the fifth annual EduComm conference in June in Las Vegas. The conference was sponsored by the magazine “University Business,” which also mentioned the presentation in its August publication.

Barry Poyner, professor of communication, edited the book, “This Is My Story: Sharing the Gospel,” this summer. He also wrote two devotional articles for the quarterly magazine Power for Today. His review, “Precious Memories: The Rhetoric of Southern Gospel Music,” appeared in the “Journal of Communication and Religion.” Poyner also provides voiceovers, commercials and segments for the television show “One Another Christianity,” which appears at 8 a.m., Sundays, on KYOU.

Antonio Scuderi, associate professor of Italian
, will have two more of his essays included in “Contemporary Literary Criticism.” “Unmasking the Holy Jester Dario Fo,” originally published in “Theatre Journal,” and “Updating Antiquity” from the book “Dario Fo: Stage, Text and Tradition.”

Thomas Trimborn, professor of music, will have images from his book “Encounters With Lincoln” featured in a video to be shown in the new Center for Education and Leadership in Washington, D.C., which focuses on the life and legacy of President Lincoln. The Center will be part of the newly renovated Ford’s Theatre, scheduled for completion by February 2009.
The A&E Television Network is producing the video and contacted Trimborn about using his artwork.
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