Martin Seggelke, MUS, was recently elected to serve on the leadership team for the repertoire task force of the World Association of Symphonic Bands and Ensembles.

Cynthia Huff, ENG, published the chapter “Delivery: The Cultural Re-presentation of Childbirth” in Autobiography and Questions of Gender.

Sally Perry, ENG, published the entry “Fiction: 1900 to the 1930s” in American Literary Scholarship, An Annual 2013.

Michael Soares, ENG, published “The Man of Tomorrow: Superman from American Exceptionalism to Globalization” in The Journal of Popular Culture.


Todd Smoak, AT, and Derek Story, Human Resources, presented at the Greater Midwestern Higher Education User Group Alliance a presentation on “Upgrading and Clouding a Human Capital Management and Campus Solutions System.”

David Vialard, ENG presented “Rhetorical Renditions of Visual Realities: Audio Description as a Multi Modal Rhetorical Practice at the Audio Description and Education Symposium” for the SWPS Uniwersytet Humanistycznospołeczny (SWPS University of Social Sciences and the Humanities) in Warsaw, Poland.

Somnath Lahiri, COB, was invited by ESPM (Escola Superior de Propaganda e Marketing), Sao Paulo, Brazil, to guest-lecture on “International Strategy and Emerging Markets.”


Mark Babbitt, MUS, returned for his ninth year as the trombone artist faculty at the Sewanee Summer Music Festival in Tennessee. He conducted two concerts, appeared as soloist with Peter Bond (Metropolitan Opera Orchestra), and performed several concerts with the faculty brass quintet.

David Collier, MUS, served as coordinator for the concert percussion track of the Music for All Summer Symposium, hosted by Ball State University, June 21-27. He was in charge of auditions, supervision of faculty, and taught master classes to both students and directors. He also performed as timpanist with the Heartland Festival Orchestra and the Peoria Symphony during September.

Karyl Carlson, MUS, conducted the Lincoln Trail College Choral Festival Honor Choir.