Anne Wortham, SOC, was named to the Illinois Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.  State Advisory Committees (SACs) consist of citizen volunteers familiar with local and state civil rights issues who assist the U.S. Commission with its fact-finding, investigative, and information dissemination functions.

William Cupach, COM emeritus, was inducted into the Central States Communication Association’s (CSCA) Hall of Fame at its annual spring meeting in Madison, Wisconsin.

Amy Robillard
, ENG, co-edited Authorship Contested: Cultural Challenges to the Authentic, Autonomous Author. New York: Routledge, 2015. She authored “Picking Sides” in Full Grown People, and “Changing the Subject” in The Rumpus.

Paul Ugor, ENG, co-edited African Youth Cultures in the Age of Globalization: Challenges, Agency and Resistance. Surrey, UK: Ashgate (2015). He also authored “Armed Insurgency, Young Women and the Feminization of Resistance in the Niger Delta” in A Phenomenology of Youth Cultures: Meaning and Retrieval in an Era of Globalization and “Oil Capitalism, Precarity and Youth Resistance to Slow Violence in Nigeria’s Oil Delta” in African Youth Cultures in the Age of Globalization: Challenges, Agency and Resistance.

Fred Smith, ANT, co-authored “Morphological Evidence for Modern Human Influences in Late Central European Neandertals” in Anthropologie.

Kevin Hart
, MUS, and the Vibe Tribe performed throughout Central Illinois over the summer, including concerts at Miller Park, Connie Link Amphitheater, and Peoria RiverFront’s CEFCU Center Stage.

Kate Lewis, MUS, served as principal violist for the Peoria Bach Festival and was part of the artist faculty for the Sewanee Summer Music Festival where she taught master classes, performed chamber music, and coordinated the chamber music program.

Joseph Manfredo, MUS, conducted the Festival Band for the 2015 Leonard Falcone International Tuba and Euphonium Competition.

Leslie Manfredo, MUS, sang in the Peoria Bach Festival Choir performing Cantata 147 “Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben” and Cantatas 190, 133, and 65 were also performed.

Allison Alcorn
, MUS, presented the paper “Music from the Heartland: Hinners & Albertsen in 1898 Red Wing, Minnesota” in Boston at the meetings of the American Musical Instrument Society, hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts.