Michael R. Bump, associate professor of music, served as Artist-Faculty and Principal Timpanist at the 2009 Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Sewanee, Tenn. During the five-week festival, he performed the U.S. premiere of Academy Award-Winning composer George Fenton’s, “Five Parts of the Dance” with Festival colleagues Russell DeVuyst, associate principal trumpet, Montreal Symphony, and Regina Yeh, professor of piano, Pacific Lutheran University.

Taner Edis, associate professor of physics, published a review of “Intelligent Design: Science or Religion? Critical Perspectives,” Robert M. Baird and Stuart E. Rosenbaum, eds., in “Reports of the National Center for Science Education.” 29:4 34-5 (2009).

Martin Erickson, professor of mathematics, recently had his book, “Pearls of Discrete Mathematics,” published by CRC Press. The book discusses the mathematics of enumeration theory, discrete probability, graph theory, number theory, game theory and algorithms.

Ed Rogers, instructor in English and communication, published a book, “Explaining Satan: An Examination of Neo-Christian Criticism of John Milton’s Paradise Lost,” in August through Lambert Academic Publishing.

Stephanie Vandas, a 2009 graduate, received a $1,000 Omicron Delta Kappa Foundation Scholarship for graduate study at the Harry S. Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
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