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ART EDUCATION

Heather L. R. Fountain  wrote Differentiated Instruction in Art. Worcester, MA: Davis Publications, which was book-juried in June 2013. She also chaired the Annual State-wide Pennsylvania Art Education Association (PAEA) Conference which included 90 sessions, three keynotes, a local artist series and events for 300+ art educators in Bethlehem, PA.

She also presented Helping Students Connect to the Common Core of Literacy Through Art and Adaptive Art: Designing Access for ALL at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Annual Conference. Her book Differentiated Instruction in Art was released by Davis Publication in March 2013. Dr. Fountain was named 2013 Outstanding Special Needs Art Educator by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association. She also received the 2013 National Art Education Association, Council for Exceptional Children, VSA Arts Peter J. Geisser Special Needs Educator of the Year Award.    

Carrie Nordlund  was appointed to the board of Circle of Seasons Charter School, a Waldorf-Methods public charter school in Lehigh Valley. She was also was awarded a 2013 PAEA Fellows Clyde McGeary Scholarship at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference. At the conference, she presented the paper Reconnect, Regenerate, and Reintegrate. Dr. Nordlund also presented STEM to STEAM in Design Education: Fusing Disciplines at the Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference, and two sessions (Reflection as a Means to Deepen Community Connections and Discover Professional Identity and Growing with Community Connections) at the National Art Education Association Convention. Her article Waldorf Education: Breathing Creativity was published in The Journal of the National Art Education Association, March 2013.

She was also granted a Pennsylvania Art Education Association fellowship to fund her professional development training in the 2013 Education Policy Fellowship Program. Dr. Nordlund was also named 2012 Outstanding Higher Education Art Teacher of the Year by the Pennsylvania Art Education Association, and was awarded the 2013 Eastern Region Higher Education Art Educator Award by the National Art Education Association.  

Marilyn Stewart presented the keynote address at several art education conferences: Vermont Art Teachers Associate, Maryland Art Education Association, and Texas Art Education Association. She was also selected by the National Art Education Association to serve on the 12-person committee to write the Next Generation of National Visual Arts Standards. The new standards for all of the arts, including Visual Arts, Music, Dance, Theater, and New Media, are scheduled for roll-out in January 2014, and are sponsored by the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards.

John Howell White  was honored as the 2012 National Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Award by the National Art Education Association.

Amy Pfeiler-Wunder published "Social class and the art room curriculum" in G. Boldt & F. McArdle (Eds.), Young Children, Pedagogy and the Arts: Ways of Seeing. New York & London: Routledge. She also presented "The Culture of the Art Room Through the Lens of Socioeconomic Status," at the EECERA Conference: Values, Culture and Contexts at Tallinn University (Estonia), and co-authored "Speaking From Experience: Advice to Junior Faculty for Navigating the Tenure-track," New Forums Press, September 2013, with Karin Tollefson-Hall, James Madison University, Kevin Hsieh, Georgia State University, and Carole Henry, University of Georgia.  

Nicole Romanski, Marilyn Stewart and Amy Pfeiler-Wunder co-presented at the 2012 Pennsylvania Art Education Association Conference. The Dinner Party: Perspectives on Class, Gender and Pedagogy examined the relevance of Judy Chicago's iconic work for today's students, highlighting theoretical perspectives developed by educators involved with The Dinner Party Curriculum Project.  

COMMUNICATION DESIGN

Kevin McCloskey  had a silkscreen print portrait of Jose Guadalupe Posada selected for exhibition by La Calaca Press, Chicago. The print exhibition traveled to Mexico and Nicaragua and also appears on the La Calaca Press web site.

He also presented a solo exhibition of woodblock prints entitled St. Patrick the Lesser-Known Miracles at Firefly Bookstore Gallery in Kutztown, and Portrait of Vinnie Torre, Hoboken's Last Pigeon Racer at Society of Illustrators in New York City. He also published Dispatch from Mexico: Oaxaca's Vibrant Print Scene and Dispatch from Mexico: Maestro Olegarío in Printeresting.  

Joshua Miller  published a video training series for Packt Publishing Responsive Web Design - From Concept to Complete Site. He exhibited the interactive art piece The Art of Indian Kolam: Traditional Designs & New Media at Pier 57 gallery in Chelsea, New York City, and was also involved with the creation/publication of the C.F. Martin Guitar iPhone & iPad and an interactive infographic to be featured on the Martin Guitar homepage.

COMMUNICATION STUDIES

Ron Grapsy authored the chapter "Speaking with Confidence" in the online textbook Public Speaking: The Virtual Text. Intended for introductory collegiate level public speaking courses, the book was produced through a PASSHE grant under the direction of Lisa Schreiber from Millersville University.  

Professor Keith Massie congratualions on the publication of his first novel, Amber in the Moment, or God Bless You, Mr. Vonnegut!

Andrea Mitnick  received her second Fulbright Award. In spring 2014, she will lecture on interpersonal communication, leadership, and American media to students and faculty at the Budapest College of Communication.  

Lisa Weckerle  had the chapter "Once Upon a Time: A Tale of Infertility, In Vitro Fertilization, and Intertextuality" accepted for publication in Pregnancy Loss Narratives: An Edited Collection. Baglia, William and Rachel Silverman, Eds. New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, 2014. Her chapter "Heroic Power in The Hunger Games: Subversion, Collaboration, and Seeing" was accepted for publication in the edited book In A Quest of Her Own: The Female Hero in Modern Fantasy. Campbell, Lori, Ed. Jefferson, NC: MacFarland and Company, 2014.

CRAFT

Ron Longsdorf  participated in two group exhibitions in Philadelphia: Make It, Break It, Rebuild It at Philadelphia Fringe Festival and Landscape at UD Crane. 

Michael Radyk exhibited in a juried group exhibition, Northeastern Biennial Twenty Thirteen, which was sponsored by Marywood University at ArtWorks Gallery & Studio in Scranton, PA. He co-chaired and juried student and young professional presentations at the Textile Society of America Symposium. Radyk also had a solo exhibition of his work at the McLanahan Gallery, Penn State University/Altoona and participated in a group exhibition at Davenport Gallery and Craft Forms 2012 at the Wayne Art Center, The 18th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Craft. Textiles professor exhibited in a show, International Techstyle Art Biennial 3, (ITAB) at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles from July 26 - November 9. Professor Radyk's piece, Swan Point (flocked) is from his series of digitally designed Jacquard woven textiles.

FINE ARTS

Phoebe Adams  had sculptures in the exhibition and catalog book The Female Gaze: Women Artists Making Their World at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Philadelphia.

Cheryl Agulnick Hochberg  was awarded a month-long residency fellowship at the Studios of Key West in Key West, Florida, where she created five works on paper depicting large birds of southern Florida. She also had three drawings in a group show at Gravers Lane Gallery in Philadelphia. This fall, she exhibited artwork in a solo exhibition entitled Minor Indignities at Montgomery College/Takoma Park in Takoma Park, MD. The show included an accompanying music performance, funded by a grant from the KU Foundation, with contributions by digital media instructor Andy Brehm and flute professor Susanna Loewy. The performance included creative contributions from students Kelsey Murray and MeRyong Shin, who were supported by a grant from the Marguerite Bierman Endowment. Hochberg had a painting included in The Day on Fire: The Apocalypse in Contemporary Art at Slocumb Gallery at East Tennessee State University. The work from this exhibition was also reproduced as an exhibition catalog.

Matthew Daub published The Great Indulgence in the December/January issue of Professional Artist magazine. He also taught at the Springmaid Beach Watermedia Workshop, where he gave two public lectures: one on the 2013 Venice Biennale and another on work produced for his recent exhibition at ACA Galleries.  He also published Working Your Way Through the Post-Exhibition Blues in Professional Artist Magazine, November 2012 issue.

He also taught at the Springmaid Beach Watermedia Workshop. Rose DeSiano Galjanić | fine arts | participated in MADARTS Open Studios, a two day event which invites the public into the artist's work space in Brooklyn, NY. She also exhibited in "SUBurb," a group exhibition at Smart Clothing Gallery in New York City. She also presented the paper Photography is Dead at the Society of Photographic Education northeast regional conference in Portland, ME. She also exhibited in a group show curated by Dr. Deb Willis and Fred Ritchin commemorating 30 years of the Photo & Imaging Department at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. 

Daniel Haxall presented the paper Pitch Invasion: Football, Contemporary Art, and the African Diaspora, at the international Football 150 Conference, hosted by the National Football Museum in Manchester, England.He presented the lecture Paintings with Paper: Esteban Vicente and America's Collage Revolution, at the Asheville Art Museum in Asheville, NC. Haxall presented a paper, How Soccer Explains the World: Contemporary Art and the Beautiful Game, at the Southeastern College Art Association Annual Conference. He presented a lecture, Robert Motherwell: A Survey, at the Jerald Melberg Gallery in Charlotte, NC.

Leigh Kane exhibited a solo show of photographs MR. LOVELIES--Some Gentle Men Considered Fondly at Shala Yoga House in New York City.

Margaret Noel exhibited a solo show, Interstate, and presented a gallery talk at the Azarian McCullough Gallery at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, NY. She exhibited in a solo show Wax, Ink, Paper and presented an artist lecture at the Dickinson College Weiss Center for the Arts. Noel also had a painting included in Tenses of Landscape, a contemporary landscape exhibition curated by Sam King at the University of Arkansas Gallery.

Evan Summer exhibited his one-person show Evan Summer: Unknown Landscapes  at Juniata College Museum of Art. His etching Memory was selected for the 4th International Printmaking Biennial in Guanlan, China. This is one of the most competitive print exhibitions in the world: from 3965 works submitted, only 285 were selected. He was also an Artist in Residence at the 2013 Guanlan International Printmaking Workshop. This was an invitational residency sponsored in part by the Chinese government; two large etchings produced during the residency were displayed in the 2013 KU Faculty Biennial.

Summer displayed work in three exhibitions (Governors Island Art Fair, Eckhaus Gallery, and Dalet Gallery) associated with Carrier Pigeon Magazine. He also exhibited an etching at the University at Buffalo Anderson Gallery in the exhibit 50@50: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection, and his print Ring was exhibited in Prints Tokyo 2012 at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum. Online magazine Printeresting published features on Evan's printmaking in their series Studio Process.

Dan R. Talley had work included in Unfolding Images, an exhibition at the Contemporary Art Center in New Orleans, LA. The exhibition, presented in conjunction with photoNOLA 2013, featured photobooks by 30 artists from across the U.S. He had a solo exhibition, The Corner Project, in conjunction with Olympus InVision Photo Festival, a national event at venues throughout the Lehigh Valley.

Talley also exhibited at the Pennsylvania Photographers Exhibition, a group show at Bethlehem's Banana Factory. He also displayed work in Self Contained, an online international juried photo exhibition curated by PHOTO/arts Magazine.

MUSIC

Maria Asteriadou performed the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Thessaloniki State Orchestra as part of the Orchestra's Summer Outreach activities in Stavros Harbor, Greece. She was also a Visiting Professor at the St. George International Music Festival in Asprovalta, Greece, where she performed with renown artists such as Christoph Henkel, cello; Sonoko Numata, Antonis Sousamoglou and Kurt Nikkanen, violin. 

Marie-Aline Cadieux cellist of Duo Terlano, concertized in Ohio and Indiana. Venues included Ariel-Dater Theater, Ohio State University, and Butler University. She also presented master classes at several high schools and Butler University.

David Cullen  performed solo guitar concerts at West Chester University, Exeter Community Library, Pennside Presbyterian Church, and Elizabethtown College. 

Frank Kumor will travel to Chile, Argentina, Japan, Australia, and Sweden for teaching residencies and concert performances during his sabbatical leave. Kumor published his percussion ensemble compositions It's About Time... with C. Alan Publications and Bella with Alfred Music.

Scott Lee  recorded the CD Father and Son with renowned educator and pianist Skip Wilkens and his son Daniel, a talented young saxophonist, for the Danish label SteepleChase. He also released the CD Cloning Americana with Billy Drewes, saxophone, Gary Vercase, piano, and Jeff Hirschfield, drums.  

Susanna Loewy assistant professor of flute at KU, performed composition projects with the Philadelphia Orchestra School Partnership Program Composition Presentations in Camden, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. She participated in Pushing Margins: Arts Camp in Oakland, CA, presenting music clinics and serving as Assistant Administrator. She is also the Founder/Curator/Fundraiser/Flutist of Pikes Falls Chamber Music Festival, and released the CD Sprung Rhythm with Inscape Chamber Orchestra on Sono Luminus Records (Naxos). Loewy has also been named a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award presented by the Grammy Foundation

Susanna Loewy, Jeremy Justeson, Daniel Immel, and Maria Asteriadou  performed a concert of new works by Deadbeat Composers at Carnegie Hall.

Allison Miller released the CD No Morphine, No Lies with her band Boom Tic Boom (Myra Medford, piano; Todd Sickafoose, bass; and Jenny Scheinman, violin).

Daniel Neuenschwander performed on bass trombone with the Allentown Band in the concert Tres Voces.

Mary Ogletree performed in Valley Vivaldi concerts with other principal players of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, including appearances as soloist in "Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G Major" and "Concerto in d minor for two violins and strings" by J.S. Bach. She also recorded with the Bach Choir of Bethlehem for their new CD, A Child's Christmas in Bethlehem, to be released in 2014. She maintained an active performance schedule as a violinist with the Bach Festival Orchestra and Bach Choir of Bethlehem, chamber ensemble SATORI, Allentown Symphony, and as concertmaster of the Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra.

Timothy Schwarz  presented violin and piano recitals at the Grumo Festival, Ludis Tonalis, and 40 Fingers Festival in Italy in July 2013. He also released Sky Quartet, a CD of chamber works by Pulitzer Prize winner Jennifer Higdon on the Naxos label.

Dennis Williams  guest conducted the orchestra at Sessione Senese per la Musica e l'Arte, the summer music institute at the University of Siena in Tuscany, Italy. The orchestra performed in the Italian towns of Siena, Vivo D'Orcia, Asciano, Sinalunga, Radicofani, and Andermatt in Switzerland.