• Breon Mitchell, director of the
Lilly Library and professor of compara-tive literature, has
been named the 2004 recipient of the William S. Armstrong
Ambassador Award by the IU Foundation. The award is named
for the man who led the IU Foundation for 31 years, from 1952-1983.
The award was given in recognition of Mitchell’s ability to
engage people on behalf of the university. He served as the
first director of the Wells Scholars Program and tirelessly
recruited top high school students to IU Bloomington, building
support for the program across the campus and with donors.
Additionally, he is the author of 20 books and monographs,
more than 40 essays and, last year, received the Kurt and
Helen Wolff Literary Translation Prize.
• Kent Dove, IU Foundation, was recently
named the organization’s senior vice president for development.
Formerly, he held the position of vice president for development.
In his new role, he will coordinate the work of the vice president
at Indianapolis as well as the vice presidents at the IU regional
campuses in order to ensure a seamless fund-raising program
at the university. His book, Conducting a Successful Capital
Campaign (Jossey-Bass, 2001) is considered a standard
reference in the field of fund-raising.
• Dennis Peters, chemistry, and Catherine
Olmer, physics, have been selected to receive the Distinguished
Service Award for 2004-05 for their extraordinary modeling
of distinguished service. The Bloomington Faculty Council
initiated the service award in order to recognize leadership
and dedication within the university, within a discipline
or in the community.
• The Banneker History Project has
won the 2005 Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award from the
City of Bloomington. Lynne Boyle-Baise, School
of Education, who directed the project, accepted the award
Jan. 17. Read more:
• Kevin Brown, School of Law-Bloomington,
is the author of Race, Law and Education in the Post-Desegregation
Era, recently published by Carolina Academic Press. The book
re-examines the Supreme Court’s school desegregation jurisprudence
and examines the current educational situation of African-American
schoolchildren in the post-desegregation era.
• Marty Siegel has been named executive
associate dean of the IU School of Informatics. He has been
informatics associate dean for graduate studies and research
at IUB and will continue with those duties, taking an expanded
administrative role in support of Michael Dunn, university
dean of informatics. Siegel also serves as research interim
director of the HCI Design Program and as professor of informatics,
cognitive science and instructional systems technology.
Lissa May, School of Music, is president-elect
of the Indiana Music Educators Association, the state association
of the National Association for Music Education. She will
assume the presidency of IMEA in January 2007. May participated
in a live panel discussion on Interlochen (Mich.) Public Radio
on Jan. 28. She was joined by Jeff Kimpton, president of the
Interlochen Arts Academy, to talk about curriculum changes
Tony Cirone, chair of the Department of
Percussion, School of Music, has been appointed executive
editor of all percussion publications at Meredith Music Publications.
Michael Fling, collection development librarian
at the Cook Music Library, is the author of Library Acquisition
of Music. The how-to guide for librarians was commissioned
by the Music Library Association as the fourth in its “Basic
Manual Series” and is available from Scarecrow Press. It discusses
publication and distribution avenues for both printed and
recorded music, techniques for ordering music and dealing
with music approval plans, sources for secondhand and out-of-print
music, how to acquire photographic reproductions of early-music
resources, and concludes with an extended glossary of specialized
English and foreign-language terms used by music publishers
Edmund Battersby, School of Music, was
recently profiled in Early Music America magazine
as a leading figure in a growing movement of “mainstream musicians”
who perform on period instruments. Other pianists who have
used historical instruments include Paul Badura-Skoda and
Peter Serkin. A number of other musicians were cited in the
article, including Yo-Yo Ma, Renée Flemming and conductor
Monika Herzig, School of Music, presented
a paper titled “Music and the Internet” at the International
Association of Jazz Educators conference in Long Beach, Calif.,
on Jan. 8.
Costanza Cuccaro, School of Music, who
was featured in the September 2004 issue of Classical
Singer magazine, has been invited to present a master
class and a lecture/demonstration on vocal technique at the
magazine’s national convention in May.
Carlos Montané, School of Music, recently
returned from Riga, Latvia, where he met with the artistic
and music directors from the Latvian National Opera. He was
invited to create a six-week summer program for young opera
singers in Latvia beginning in 2006. Singers will be selected
from the program to join the Opera Studio of the Latvian National
Opera. Montané also recently performed two concerts at the
MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas with IU student Jasmina Halimic,
soprano; IU alumni Phil Zawisza, baritone; Rebecca Davis,
soprano; and IU opera coach Shuichi Umeyama. They were invited
to return to Las Vegas next fall and also to perform in Singapore.