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May Arts Briefs

May Arts Briefs

McNeese students and a staff member received nine awards at the recent ADDY awards program sponsored by the Lake Charles Advertising Federation. Students winning awards were: Maria Canelo, Lake Charles, consumer or trade publication, Tabasco ad, Gold; Alex Smith, Sulphur, collateral material, resume, Silver; Jacob Dugas, Lake Charles, newspaper, Flavin Realty ad, Silver; Brittany Benoit, Lake Charles, elements of advertising, Trinity Student Ministry logo, Silver; Kathleen Higgins, Iowa, editorial design, Lake Charles Civic Ballet cover, Bronze.

Anne Cobb, graphic designer/multimedia specialist in the Office of Public Information and Communications, won two Silver awards for collateral material that included the McNeese Presidential Investiture campaign and the Shearman Fine Arts Annex/Walking Tour and two Bronze awards for elements of advertising that included the Writers du Lac logo and a color photograph of the Shearman Fine Arts Annex at night.

Gerry Wubben, professor of art at McNeese State University, had a print titled "Set Play," a large intaglio based on a theatre set, in the exhibit "The Rise of the Print: Midcentury Masters of American Printmaking" at The Drawing Studio in Tucson, Ariz.
Wubben also exhibited a print titled "Mother and Son," a large, intaglio based on scientific imagery in the Salem Explosion! A National Printmaking Invitational Exhibition at the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas.

Jan Scott, assistant professor of music, presented a session on "Integrating Service- Learning into the Beginning Woodwind Class" at the Sixth Annual University of Louisiana System Service-Learning Conference.

McNeese music education freshmen Mark Gabriel DeLeon from San Marcos, Texas, and Eric Rodriguez from Vidor, Texas, have been selected to march with the San Antonio Revolution Drum and Bugle Corp as part of Drum Corps International, a nonprofit, global youth activity with far-reaching artistic, educational and organizational influence.

Alex Taylor, assistant professor of English and fiction writer in McNeese's Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing program, has received the 2011 Chaffin Award from Morehead State University. Taylor's story "The Coal Thief" was published in the anthology "Degrees of Elevation: Contemporary Stories of Appalachia."

Amy Fleury, associate professor of English and director of McNeese's MFA Creative Writing Program, has had a poem, "Vigil," accepted for publication in the journal titled "descant."

McNeese MFA students Charley Silvio, Brittany Moore, Kevin Thomason, Ben Sutton and Allie Mariano attended the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference in Washington, D.C. Fleury accompanied the students and made a panel presentation titled "Goatfoot, Duende and Fractals: Teaching Prose by Poets." 

William Lusk Coppage, McNeese MFA student, had his poem, "The Last September," accepted by Cream City Reviewfor its spring 2011 issue. Coppage also read his poetry this spring at the 2011 Louisiana Conference on Literature, Language and Culture and the 2011 Louisiana Association for College Composition Conference.

J. Bruce Fuller, McNeese MFA student, has three new poems published in the new issue of Swamp Lily Review.

A collection of short stories titled "Those Like Us" by McNeese English instructor Chris Lowe was a finalist for the 2010 Stephen F. Austin Press Fiction Prize and will now be published by Stephen F. Austin State's University Press. Lowe's story, "A Fighter in His Youth," has been accepted for publication by CRATE, the literary journal from University of California-Riverside's MFA program. Lowe will also serve as editor for "Trigger," a new web publication from Status Hat Productions that will launch the summer.

Dr. Kim Bowman, McNeese associate professor of modern languages, recently attended a colloquium/practicum for medical Spanish in Siguatepeque, Honduras. She received a travel grant from Cygnet Resource Development to attend the meetings.

Dr. Baerbel Czennia, assistant professor of English, presented a paper on "Travels into the Unknown: Dreaming One's Way Toward New Destinations of the Long Eighteenth Century" at the annual meeting of the South-Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies in St. Simon's Island, Ga.

Dr. Rita Costello, McNeese assistant professor of English and director of freshman writing, and McNeese Institutional Effectiveness/Academic Support Director Tom Dvorske recently made a presentation at the Louisiana Assessment Conference in New Orleans about LiveText in the context of the McNeese QEP implementation and Writing-Across-the-Curriculum initiative.

Dr. Scott Goins, McNeese professor of classics, and Barbara Wyman, McNeese instructor in English, translated, annotated and edited essays and wrote the introduction for the fall 2011 Ignatius Critical Edition of Boethius' "A Consolation of Philosophy." Goins and Wyman also have contributed several entries to The Baker Handbook of Denominations and Ministries, a one-volume comprehensive work to be published this summer.