Thursday, February 23, 2012

Faculty Spotlight

Visual and Performing Arts
The work of Aaron Anslow, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art, was recently shown in Clay Times ceramic magazine. The ceramic sculpture can be seen in the 2011 Pre-Holiday issue of Clay Times, (Volume 17, Issue 92), on The Gallery Page, by visiting

Dr. David Rudari and Ms. Sun Jung Lee of the Music Faculty presented a recital at St. Joseph Cathedral, Wheeling, WV on Sunday, February 19.  Featured artist was Mr. Casey Gray, Tenor  (Bethany Class of 2009).   Repertoire was from the works of Handel, Teleman, Schubert, Verdi, Ravel, Puccini, and Bizet.

Associate Professor of Theatre and Director of Technical Theatre, Tracie Lynn Duncan, in her role as a member of New Players Theater in Columbus, OH will be presenting: Mark Twain's THE DIARIES OF ADAM AND EVE, staring NPT company members, award winning actors, and real-life sweethearts Mark Mann and Danielle Mann.

The Diaries of Adam and Eve is based on EXTRACTS FROM ADAM’S DIARY (1904) and EVE’S DIARY (1906). Twain’s own unique take on the Creation Story shows us that, as Shakespeare said, “the course of true love never did run smooth”. 

Ms. Duncan serves as New Players Production Designer and Technical Director, in addition to serving on the artistic board.

History and Political Science
On Friday, February 10, Marc Sable, Assistant Professor of Political Science, gave a talk entitled, "Egypt after the Arab Spring," at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  A large audience of between 80 and 100 offered well-informed questions about Egypt's recent elections, the character of the Muslim Brotherhood and the implications for foreign policy.