About Our People

Rebekah Hanson (Music) presented a lecture, “How Chamber Music can Enhance Large Ensembles,” at the Northwest Conference for Music Educators. The goal of the presentation was to help music educators create collaborative and student-led learning environments by promoting engagement, community and connection through small ensembles. Hanson also directed the university’s Chamber Orchestra at the conference. The ensemble performed a set of pieces from Argentina, Cuba, Hungry and Spain, titled “Tangos & More.” They will be performing a few of the works at the Chamber Music Concert at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Bauman Auditorium.

Ed Higgins (English Emeritus) recent published two poems: “Sisyphus” appeared in the Feb. 26 edition of the online publication Mediterranean Poetry, and“Reversal” was included in the print edition of the Spring 2019 issue of The Windhover: A Journal of Christian Literature, created by the English department at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Anderson Campbell (College of Christian Studies) presented “Listening to God: An Introduction to Contemplative Prayer” at the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Feb. 22-24. Jubilee is an annual conference attended by thousands of college students from more than 140 colleges across the United States.  

Publisher’s Weekly has announced the publication of a picture book anthology, Take the Mic, that will include a poem by Guadalupe Garcia McCall (English), titled “Quinceañera at the Capitol.” The collection will feature 14 young, contemporary, American activists, each spotlighted by a well-known poet. It is scheduled to be published in the fall of 2020.

Several employees received shout-out recognition from their colleagues at last week’s all-employee meeting: Marcus Peters, Courtney Elrod, Mary Cameron, Chris Casey, Grace Tissell, Teresa Lamm, Scott Barnett, Jennifer Lichtenberg, Tamara Reams, John Regier, Colleen Sump, Chuck Rouse, Fred Smith and the library staff/faculty. To read about each person in detail, visit this link.

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