Michael Bump, professor of music, will perform as a guest faculty soloist with the Truman State University Orchestra at 8 p.m. Nov. 16 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. He will perform Georg Druschetzky’s Concerto for Six Timpani and Chamber Orchestra. The performance will shed light on the early performance practices and compositional experimentations of solo timpani writing within orchestra.

Carter Datz, sophomore music composition major, received second prize for his composition titled, “Synecycle” for organ and percussion from the Seattle Chapter of the American Guild of Organists (AGO). The composition will be premiered next spring at a Seattle AGO recital. Datz received a $750 prize for his entry in the Seattle AGO Organ rEvolution Competition.

Jerrold Hirsch, professor of history, presented, “Lizzie labels, Folklore Theory, and Popular Culture in the 1920s,” and chaired the session, “Folklore as a Discipline, Policy, Boundary, History,” in October at the annual meeting of the American Folklore Society in Providence, R.I.

Sylvia Macauley, professor of history, had her co-edited book titled, “Paradoxes of History and Memory in Post-colonial Sierra Leone,” published in October 2013 by Lexington Books.

Nelson Ugwu, senior biology major, received the award for “Best Undergraduate Research Presentation” Nov. 2 at the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium at A.T. Still Research Institute. The event gave students, residents, faculty and regional researchers the opportunity to present their current biomedical research. Ugwu did his research during his internship at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center this past summer.
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