Musical works by three Truman composers will be presented at the 2011 Region VI Society of Composers Conference April 8-10, hosted by the University of Central Missouri. Katie Lakner, senior music liberal studies major, will have her flute piece “Character Sketches of the Usual Suspects” performed by James Thompson, junior music flute performance major. Curtis Worzalla, graduate music composition major, will perform his own solo guitar piece “Reasons for Existence.”  The piano work “Stalking the Wild Metaphor” by Warren Gooch, professor of music, will be performed by Ilia Radoslavov, assistant professor of music. The pieces were selected from a pool of 573 submissions by composers and scholars from across the United States and in 14 other countries.

Maria Nagan, associate professor of chemistry
, was recently selected as a co-recipient of the “Researcher of the Year” for the Kirksville-area chapter of Sigma Xi, the international research society.  Her award was based on significant research contributions to the chemical profession, involvement of students and the securing of many external grants.

Daniel Mandell, professor of history, had his recent book, “King Philip’s War: Colonial Expansion, Native Resistance, and the End of Indian Sovereignty” named Outstanding Academic Title for 2010 by the American Library Association’s “Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries.”
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