The Academic Competition Organization fielded two teams Oct. 26 at the Washington University in St. Louis mirror of Penn Bowl. The A Team, comprised of Jacob O’Rourke, Selena Montes and Nick Jones, placed fifth with a 6-4 record. The B Team, comprised of Uday Malhotra, Hannah Cameron-Atkinson and Gabe Hota, placed eighth with a 0-10 record. O’Rourke also finished third individually in scoring. Statistics can be found here.

Clarinet students traveled to St. Louis Nov. 7 to compete in the Missouri Music Teachers Association College Woodwinds Competition. Emily Mehigh, senior music major, won the upper division competition. Charlyn Ortmann, sophomore music major, won the lower division competition. Taeyeong Jung, freshman music major, received honorable mention.

Quynh Duong, senior chemistry and biology major, and her mentor Neil Sargentini of A.T. Still University, recently presented a poster in the Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium on the ATSU/KCOM campus. The title of the poster was, “Novel Mutations in Escherichia Coli that Increase the UV Radiation Survival of an uvrA Strain.”

Truman students competed in the 2013 Truman Gold Medal Concerto Competition on Nov. 9-10, judged by Peter and Soyoun Chun from the University of Kansas. The three winners that were selected were Nate Buttram, baritone, singing Korngold’s “Tanzlied des Pierrot,” Chelsea Lundberg, flute, playing Reinecke’s “Concerto in D Major, Op. 283,” and Luis Viquez, clarinet, playing Hoffmeister’s “Concerto in B-flat Major, Op. 36.” The winners now have the opportunity to perform their pieces with the University Orchestra in the spring.
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