Antonio Scuderi, associate professor of Italian, participated in “Italy and the Performing Arts,” an international conference, jointly sponsored by Saint Mary’s College and the University of Notre Dame. On the evening of Oct. 27, he presented “The Comedy Continuum” (a video presentation with commentary) and on Oct. 28 he gave a talk on “Dario Fo and the Science of Framing.”

Matthew Tornatore, associate professor of foreign languages,
recently had his article dealing with Cesar Vallejo’s book, “Trilce,” accepted for publication in Texto Critico (University of Veracruz, Mexico).

The Truman State University Concert Percussion Ensemble 1,
under the direction of Michael Bump, associate professor of music, has been invited to present a feature performance at the Missouri Music Educators National Conference. The performance will take place Jan. 26 in Osage Beach. The Truman Percussion Ensemble is the only such ensemble invited to perform this year, and will mark the second time in four years that the ensemble has performed at the annual conference. Independent adjudicators from around the country determined the performing ensembles based upon submitted performance recordings from the 2004-05 academic year. The ensemble will perform recent works by Julliard composer, Charles B. Griffin, Houston composer Donald Grantham, as well as an arrangement by Bump of Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings, op. 11 for marimba choir. 
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