Michael Bump, associate professor of music, has been invited to present a showcase lecture/performance at the 49th Annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Nov. 11-14 at the Indianapolis Convention Center, Indianapolis, Ind.  Bump was asked by the Percussive Arts Society Executive Committee to present on timpani performance and solo literature for the convention. Bump’s presentation will include guest performances with Paul Yancich, principal timpanist with the Cleveland Orchestra, and Neil Grover, percussionist with the Boston Symphony.  The Percussive Arts Society is the field’s premiere professional society, with more than 10,000 international members. The Society’s Annual four-day convention is an international event, with more than 6,000 members in attendance, featuring the art’s most influential performing artists, educators and composers.

Warren Gooch, professor of music, will have original musical compositions performed at two new music conferences in October. “Monodies” for cello and piano will be performed by Brian Kubin, assistant professor of music, and Gooch Oct. 1 at the 2010 Region V conference of the Society of Composers. “Prayer of David” for tuba will be performed Oct. 16 at the 2010 National Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers conference at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Zhong (John) Ma, associate professor of biology, had his article “Plant Vacuoles and the Regulation of Stomatal Opening” published by Nature Publishing Group, the world’s leading publisher of science, on “” by Nature Education. Scitable brings together a library of scientific overviews with a worldwide community of scientists, researchers, teachers and students. It serves as a free online science library with evidence-based educational resources for life sciences, providing personal learning and teaching tools for both students and teachers.

Wynne Wilbur, associate professor of art,
has been invited to participate in a show of ceramic work entitled “For the Table” at Arts Alive Gallery in Breckinridge, Col.
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