Adriana Ransom, MUS, was named the winner of the 2017-2018 Illinois American String Teachers Association (ILASTA) Distinguished Service Award.

Roger Zare’s, MUS, new orchestral work, Strontium Red, was chosen as one of five finalists for the Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra Overture Composition Competition.

Cynthia Kerber, Kim Schafer Astroth, and Wendy Woith, MCN, published “Lessons from the homeless: Civil and uncivil interactions with nurses” in Nursing Forum.

Julie Jung, ENG, co-authored “Emergent Mattering: Building Rhetorical Ethics at the Limits of the Humanfor Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman (Pennsylvania State UP).

Justin Vickers, MUS, contributed the essays “An Illinois Snapshot: January 1940” and “The Political Landscape during Britten’s ‘American Years,’ 1939-1942” for the Britten-Pears Foundation’s 2018 Exhibition Britten in America (March-October 2018).