Campus Kudos - March
Dr. David Renter (Music) was one of the jazz band adjudicators at the Alberta International Band Festival in Calgary, Feb. 22-27. In addition to adjudicating, Renter performed at the festival with fellow jazz adjudicators, pianist Reggie Thomas and trumpeter Jim Sisko.
Emily Luce (New Media) has her national debt data visualization project, Small Change, screened several times in March and April in New York City as part of the, Band of Outsiders, curatorial project. Venkat Mahadevan (former New Media tech specialist) wrote the script for the project, and Matthew Fulton (New Media tech specialist) also worked on the script.
Pronghorns’ rugby player, Kelsey Willoughby, will join former Horns standout Ashley Patzer in Hong Kong at the end of the month as part of the Canadian Senior Sevens squad. Both Willoughby and Patzer were named to the roster that will play in the Hong Kong Sevens tournament, beginning Mar. 22.
Dr. Arlan Schultz (Music) and Dr. Jeremy Brown have been jointly awarded $15,000 by the Alberta Creative Development Initiative (ACDI) of the Canada Council for the Arts to produce a recording of new works by seven prairie region composers. Among those works is a new one by Schultz entitled IKOS - kun tu ‘bar ba. The recordings will be made in the U of L’s world-class Studio 1 facility and will incorporate state-of-the art mixing techniques for surround/immersive audio.
Billy J. McCarroll (Art professor emeritus) has an exhibition of his work at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery showing until May 1, and in the Helen Christou Gallery on campus through Apr. 8.
JP Christopher Jackson’s (Music professor emeritus) composition, Drifting into Grey, was performed in March at Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra’s Master Series concert, Cold Comfort. Performing Jackson’s piece were music faculty Dr. Blaine Hendsbee (tenor), Norbert Boehm (violin), Mark Rodgers (cello), and Elinor Lawson (piano) as well as U of L alumnus Paul Walker (BMus ’82, percussion).
The U of L Global Drums Steel Band, directed by Adam Mason (Music), represented Canada at the 17th Annual Honolulu Festival, Hawaii’s largest cultural festival, Mar 12-13. They are the first Canadian group to be invited to this Pacific-rim festival. While there, Mason presented an African Drumming clinic at Brigham Young University, Hawaii, and conducted a joint concert with the BYUH and Global Drums Steel Bands.
Management students and sisters Brittany Miller and Amanda Miller have qualified for the final round of Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec 2011 competition. They represent one of 10 teams, out of 200 original submissions, who will now go to Toronto, Mar. 29 to pitch their final advertising plan to a panel of judges.
Ron Chambers’ (Theatre & Dramatic Arts, BASC ’85) play, Marg Szkaluba (Pissy’s Wife), is presented by \’Verb Theatre at the Ironwood Stage & Grill in Calgary, Mar. 3-5 and March 10-13. U of L alumni involved include actor Brent Podesky (BA ’07) and director Jamie Dunsdon (BFA ’06).
Deanna Oye (Music) performed a solo piano recital in February at the College of the Rockies in Cranbrook, B.C. She also conducted a master class for talented high-school piano students from Cranbrook and Creston. The concert celebrated and showcased the recent rebuilding of the college’s grand piano.
For a look at the March issue of the Legend in a flipbook format, follow this link.