SAL Professional Activities
Dr. Bret Amundson has been named editor of American Choral Director's Association of Minnesota's quarterly journal, "The Star of the North." This journal is a nationally recognized, award-winning journal providing choral conductors with the most current research and best practice regarding choral pedagogy and literature.
Dr. Amundson prsented at the Nebraska Choral Director's Association's Summer Dialogue, which took place July 10-13, 2011, at Doane College. His presentation titled "The Sing Explore Project" introduced and explored concrete use of vocal pedagogy within the choral classroom. He returned to Nebraska in January 2012 to guest lecture at the University of Omaha and again in February 2012 to conduct the Hastings Honor Festival.
Steven Backus published "Freshman Comp Tantrums" in the Sept. 25, 2009, Chronicle of Higher Education.
Dr. Heather Bastian presented her paper entitled "Interrogating Critical Innovations: Examing Students' Use of Innovation and Convention" at the February 2011 Writing Research Across Borders II (WRABII) Conference. This paper is based on her dissertation work, specifically the research results of her classroom-based study.
Dr. Bastian will be on a panel entitled "Assessing Our Stories, Assessing Ourselves: Re-Building Relations through Program Assessment" at the April 2011 College Composition and Communication Conference. Along with her former colleagues, the panel will explore the program-wide assessment of the First- and Second-Year English Program that they developed and executed at the University of Kansas.
Dr. Gary Boelhower's paper titled "The Possibility of Practical Wisdom: An Interdisciplinary Model for Discernment" was published in Transdisciplinarity in Science and Religion.
Dr. Boelhower presented the following workshops/papers.
Curriculum design and training for St. Louis County, Minnesota on "The Respectful Workplace," presented for employees on October 27, 2010.
Curriculum design and training for St. Louis County, Minnesota on "GLBT Persons and Their Allies: Our Stories, Our Quests, Our Hopes," presented at the St. Louis County Health and Human Service Conference in Duluth on October 4, 2010 and for employees on October 15, 2010, January 28, 2011 and February 18, 2011.
Contribution of two learning exercises "Organizational Values Integration Reflection" (95-101) and "Personal Values Reflection" (183-188) in Managing in the Twenty-First Century: Transforming Toward Mutual Growth. edited by Joan Marquest, Satinder Dhiman and Jerry Biberman. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. 2011.
Dr. Nathan Carroll published an article in the e-journal Movement: a media studies journal entitled "Double Exposure: Framing the Athletes of Marx & Coca-Cola at the Beijing Opening Ceremony."
Dr. Carroll also published "Chimes at Midnight" in Quarterly Review of Film and Video, 29.5. (2010).
Dr. William Campbell has had an article, "The Narrator as 'He,' 'Me,' and 'We': Grammatical Person in Ancient Histories and in the Acts of the Apostles," accepted for publication in the Journal of Biblical Literature, the premier journal in his field.
Jeremy Craycraft published an article entitled "Arranging Bix Beiderbecke's 'n a Mist' for Marimba and String Bass in the February issue of the Percussive Arts Society Journal Percussive Notes.
Dr. Jill Gaeta published the article, "Reevaluating the 'Masculine' and 'Feminine': Patrick Chamoiseau's 'Kosto et ses deux enfants"' in the October issue of French Review.
In February, 2010 Fr. Graham also published his article "Grieving the Holy Spirit: What Kind of Job Description is That?" in Ministry & Liturgy.
On December 5, 2010 Fr. Graham published "Waiting in Joyful Hope: Advent for Free Thinkers" in the Duluth News Tribune and in January of 2011, he publised the article "Squandered" in Commonweal.
Dr. Patricia Hagen published one scholarly article: "D.H. Lawrence," in The Facts on File Companion to British Poetry, 1900 to the Present (Facts on File, 2009).
Dr. William Hodapp published a refereed article entitled, "The Christian Audience in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" in In Geardagum: Essays on Old and Middle English. In July 2011, he gave a public lecture, "Henry IV, Part One in Performance: Brief Bits of Theater History," at the Great River Shakespeare Festival's Symposium in Winona, Minnesota. In September 2011, he presented a paper entitled, "Translating the Nightingale's Song: The Poetic of Love in James I's King is Quair," and chaired the session "Old Norse Wisdom and Magic" at the Medieval Association of Midwest 27th Conference at St. Norbert College, De Pere, WI.
Dr. Hodapp published two articles and one book chapter: "Introduction: Teaching the Middle Ages at Small Colleges" in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 15 (2008): 7-9; "From Scriptorium to Press: The Book as Focus in a Small College Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar," co-authored with Todd White, in Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching 15 (2008): 79-89; and "On the Border: Merging East and West in Cadfael's Twelfth-Century Shropshire" in Hollywood in the Holy Land: The Fearful Symmetries of Movie Medievalism (McFarland, 2009).
Dr. Hodapp published the following in 2009-2010.
"Love and Conflict in Medieval Drama: The Plays and their Legacy, by Lynette R. Muir" in Medievalia et Humanistica, N.S. 35, 138-42.
"The Real and Surreal in Medieval Dream Vision: The Case of James I's Kingis Quair" in the Journal of the Midwest Modern Language Association, 42/1 (2009): 55-76.
"Introduction: The Liberal Arts in Catholic Higher Education" in Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture 45/1 (2010): 2-5.
"'Out of olde feldes': Reflections on the Liberal Arts in the Twenty-First Century" in Listening: Journal of Religion and Culture 45/1 (2010): 6-18.
Dr. Stephanie Johnson presented a plenary lecture at Valparaiso University on Feb. 10, 2011 as part of the Honors College's interdisciplinary first-year program. Her lecture was entitled "Ironic Dislocations in Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own."
Dr. George Killough published two articles: "Wells Lewis on YouTube" in the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter (Spring 2009); and "Bowling Alone and Sinclair Lewis: A Teaching Experiment in a First-Year Program" in the Sinclair Lewis Society Newsletter (Spring 2009). He also published the Introduction the Signet Classic edition of Sinclair Lewis, Main Street (NAL 2008).
Dr. Killough published "Elmer Gantry" in the Student's Encyclopedia of American Literary Characters (Facts on File 2008).
In July 2010 Dr. George Killough presented his paper "The Art of The Man Who Knew Coolidge: Notes Toward the Study of the Literary Shaggy Dog Story" at the Sinclair Lewis Society Conference in Sauk Centre.
Dr. Killough presented another paper, "The Art of Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale: Notes Toward the Study of Literary Shaggy Dog Story," at the annual meeting of the Medieval Association of the Midwest, September 2010 at the University of Iowa in Iowa City.
Dr. Drew Mannetter published "Virgil's Use of the Eastern Topos," in Ennaratio, Special Edition, Spring 2010.
Dr. William Miller published Pharaonic Inscriptions from the Southern Eastern Desert of Egypt, with Dr. Russell D. Rothe and Dr. George (Rip) Rapp, Jr. (Eisenbrauns, Inc.)
Dr. Steve Ostovich published The Courage of Faith: Some Philosophical Reflections Liturgical Press in April 2009. It was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award.
In 2009-2010 Dr. Ostovich published the following articles.
"Selfhood and Responsibility," Special Issue, The Journal of Genocide Research.
"Pauline Eschatology and Political Theology: Thinking and Acting in the Time that Remains," Time: Limits and Constraints (Brill).
Dr. Martin Pflug published El 13 B'aktun: La transculturación de una cosmovisión milenaria as part of a conference proceedings collection.
Dr. Randall Poole's book A History of Russian Philosophy, 1830-1930: Faith, Reason, and the Defense of Human Dignity, co-edited with G. M. Hamburg published May 2010 by Cambridge University Press (424 pp).
Dr. Poole's article "Religious Toleration, Freedom of Conscience, and Russian Liberalism," Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History was accepted for publication.
Dr. Poole published "Russia's First Modern Man": Tolstoy, Kant and Russian Religious Thought," in Tolstoy Studies Journal, vol. 22 (2010), 20 pp.
Dr. Poole presented the paper "Tolstoy and Russian Idealism," at the National Convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES), Los Angeles, November 2010, and at the Midwest Russian History Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, October 2010.
Dr. Penny Schwarze published "Two aspects of baroque violin techniques : Part II : the low hold," pp. 185-202 in Journal of the Violin Society of America. 21.1, January 2009.
Dr. Denise Starkey was elected to the Board of Directors of the Faith Trust Institute, a national, multifaith, multicultural training and education organization with global reach working to end sexual and domestic violence. In Spring 2011, Dr. Starkey delivered a paper "Journeys toward Healing: Trauma & Spirituality: An International Dialogue" in Belfast, Ireland.
Dr. Starkey published The Shame that Lingers: A Survivor-Centered Critique of Catholic Sin-Talk with Peter Lang Publishing in 2009.
Dr. Starkey delivered two invited lectures: "Mary Daly: The Courage to See" in Madison, WI and Dubuque, IA on Oct. 30 and 31, 2010.
On March 9-13, 2011, Dr. Starkey presented a session entitled "Movements toward Flourishing: Theological Responses to Violence," at Trauma and Spirituality: An International Dialogue in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Ryan Vine published a poem "Snowbank Sherpa" in The Cortland Review.
Ryan's collection of poems titled "Shiv" was published in The Cortland Review.
Ryan has poems forthcoming in Ploughshares and The Greensboro Review. The Greensboro Review awarded his poem "Ward Works Hard to Keep You Hidden" the 2010 Robert Watson Poetry Prize.
Ryan recently received a Career Development grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council.
In March of 2011, Ryan will read his poems at Carnegie Hall as part of a collaboration with New York City-based composers Lunatics at Large.
Dr. Elyse Carter Vosen presented the paper, "Buffy Sainte-Marie & Annie Humphrey: Two Generations of Post-Colonial American Indian Music" as part of a larger panel she helped organize entitled "Transmission, Identity, and Representation in native American Popular Music" at the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) national confernece in Los Angeles, CA in November 2010.
Julie Ahasay will be directing three shows for the 2009-2010 season: "The Woman in Black" for Renegade Theatre, "The Secret Garden" for the Duluth Playhouse, and "Morning's at Seven" for UW-Superior.
Julie also appeared in the film ". . . and on the 7th day, God Rocked," a film picked up by Netflix and featured at several film festivals. For more information check out imdb.com or 4trackfilms.com.
Julie directed a production of "Amahl and the Night Visitors" for Lyric Opera of the North in December 2010.
She is currently playing the role of Gertrude in "Hamlet" for the new, professional company called Wise Fool Shakespeare (March 2011).
In June 2011, Julie will direct a production of "The 39 Steps" at the Duluth Playhouse.
Julie also served on the grants review panel for the Minnesota State Arts Board in January 2011. She reviewed individual theatre artist grant proposals with six other theatre artists and educators from across Minnesota.
Dr. Bret Amundson and Bella Voce, the college's select women's choir performed for over 1,000 high school students at the 2011 American Choral Director's Association of Minnesota Men's and Women's Choral Festival. In addition to a special performance by Bella Voce, he also conducted the massed women's choir performing A Girls' Garden from Randall Thompson's "Frostiana."
William Bastian received the 2009 Arts and Culture Artist Award from the Depot Foundation. The Artist Award recognizes an artist whose distinguished career has made significant contributions to the development of both artists and arts. Bill was honored at the October 29, 2009 Circle of Friends Celebration.
William Bastian, tenor. CAMBIATA SERIES: Water and Wind: Handel Sails into London with Shelley Gruskin and The Center for Early Music Orchestra and soloists Stanley King, oboe; November 7, 2009.
William Bastian, tenor. CAMBIATA SERIES: Monteverdi, the Medicis, and Late Renaissance "Jazz" with Tyler Kaiser and Ed Martin, lutes and guitars; February 6, 2010.
William Bastian, tenor and guitar; Jeremy Craycraft, percussion. CAMBIATA SERIES: From a Small "Blue" Seed: Music Born from the "blues" with Vince Osborn, bass. October 17, 2009.
Sarah Brokke Erickson participated in an exhibition called "The Ripple Effect" in the Spring of 2010, which centered on her teaching, exhibiting her work, and exhibiting the work of her students.
Sarah was featured on WDSE's The Playlist; here is the video link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21lz-GYjVno
Currently, Sarah has exhibitions at Adeline, Inc., the Duluth Art Institute, the Teatro Zuccone, and the Sproutlings Boutique all located in Duluth, MN.
Dr. Jeremy Craycraft was a guest artist on the University Recital Series at UWS in September for program entitled: "The Music of Latin America and Beyond" with Nixon and Pamela Bustos. In October, the professional trio Percussion North, which includes Dr. Craycraft and the percussion professors at UWS and UMD, presented a program of percussion masterworks for the UWS University Recital Series. The trio was also featured on a subsequent Wisconsin Day of Percussion at UWS. Dr. Craycraft is also heard on a recent record release, Layers, featuring the chamber music of Gene Koshinski.
Jeremy Craycraft, percussion. Faculty Lecture-Recital, November 3, 2009.
Jeremy directed the First Annual Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra Youth Percussion Festival in collaboration with Dr. Brett Jones (University of Wisconsin-Superior) and Dr. Gene Koshinski (University of Minnesota-Duluth).
Jeremy participated in the following events.
Guest Performer and Lecturer for the UMD Percussion Ensemble Concert featuring the West Coast School of the 1930's that included John Cage and Lou Harrison. Guest artist with the Big Time Jazz Orchestra. Guest lecturer for the University of Southern Maine where he discussed the present state of Marching Percussion at levels in the current U.S. Educational curriculum. He has performed with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra on several occasions as well as the UMD Nutcracker.
Dr. LeAnn House, piano; Dr. Penny Schwarze, violin. CAMBIATA SERIES: Wit and Warmth: Music by Haydn and Brahms with Laurie Bastian, violin; Ron Kari, viola; Josh Aerie, cello. February 27, 2010.
Po-Lin Tong Kosuth created a web page highlighting her art work. Click here to view Po-Lin's Art Gallery.
Dr. Tammy Ostrander During the 2008-2009 academic year, Tammy performed the role of Ms. Darbus in "High School Musical" for the Duluth Playhouse. She also directed "Anna in the Tropics," by Nilo Cruz for CSS. With the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra (DSSO) Chorus she performed as a soprano in Vaughan Williams "A Sea Symphony."
Tammy peformed the role of Pickles in "The Great American Trailer Park Musical" in September 2009 and April 2010. It was produced by The Shack Dinner Theatre and Rubber Chicken Theatre. With the DSSO Chorus she will sing in the March 2010 concert featuring "Carmina Burana" by Orff.
Dr. Penny Schwarze In March of 2009, she performed on baroque viola and viola da gamba with La Donna Musicale, a Boston-based group that specializes in historically-informed performances of music by women composers from the Baroque period. The director of the group, Laury Gutierrez, was a Radcliffe Institute fellow during 2009 and this concert took place at Harvard University.
Penny also played in six concerts of the Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra during the 2008-2009 season. On campus she performed Dvorak's Piano Quintet with LeAnn House and three guest artists in a Cambiata Series concert. She also participated as concertmaster of the Center for Early Music Orchestra in a Cambiata Series concert of music by Haydn, performed on historical instruments.
Merry Vaughan, The Fourth Wall, director, UWS (invited). Fall 2009.
Todd White exhibited his letterpress prints as part of the Northern Printmakers Alliance show "Fresh Air" at the Bloomington Art Center, July 3 -31, 2009.