Leviathan Trio to perform at Southeastern Feb. 1
The Leviathan Trio, headed by noted composer and pianist Joseph Dangerfield, will
present a free concert at Southeastern’s Pottle Auditorium on Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
The group’s visit is part of a tour of concerts throughout the southeast states.
The performance will feature Dangerfield’s composition “The Knot,” an authorized companion
piece to George Crumb’s composition “Vox Balaenae.”
Dangerfield has lived and worked professionally in Germany, Russia, The Netherlands
and New York. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Aaron Copland
Award and the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra’s Composition Prize. He was a Fulbright
Scholar to the Russian Federation and the Netherlands, where he served as composer-in-residence
at the Moscow Conservatory. He presently serves on the music faculty of the University
of Florida in Gainesville.
Accompanying Dangerfield will be Lindsey Goodman on the flute and cellist Hannah
Pressley. Goodman is in her ninth season as principal flutist of the West Virginia
Symphony Orchestra and serves on the faculty at both West Virginia State University
and Marietta College, Ohio. Pressley is also a member of the West Virginia Symphony
and artist-in-residence for string education for the local public schools. She is
a graduate of Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she received her bachelor’s
and master’s degree in cello performance.
“Let's Talk:Art” spring series continues
The second lecture in the series “Let’s Talk: Art,” sponsored jointly by Southeastern’s
Department of Fine and Performing Arts, the Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC), and
the Friends of Sims Library, will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. at the Contemporary
Roy Blackwood, sculptor and professor of art and director of the Columbia Theater,
will present “Through My Eyes,” a discussion of the process of concept development
in which concepts identify themselves through studio work experience. He will demonstrate
how a series is born, develops, matures, and ultimately morphs into a new series.
The audience will see how, through a continuum which dictates its own language, “Visual
Language,” the work defines and reveals itself.
Future talks include Dr. Marianna Kunow presenting “The Mexican Muralists and
Chicano Variations” on Feb. 24, at 5 p.m., at the HRAC; Lynda Katz presenting “Adelaide
Alsop Robineau, Turn-of-the-Century Artist, Craftswoman, and Pioneer in the Studio
Pottery Movement” on March 23, at 5 p.m., at HRAC; and Lily Brooks presenting “Visible
Remnants” on April 27, at 5 p.m., at HRAC.
Faculty Senate President’s Scholar Award presented
Dr. Ephraim Massawe, associate professor of environmental and occupational health
in the Department of Computer Science and Industrial Technology, has been presented
the January Faculty Senate President’s Scholar Award.
Dr. Massawe possesses expertise in safety, health and environment; industrial
hygiene/exposure and risk assessments; synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials;
toxic chemicals; current issues in environmental and public health; and air/water/soil
Immunity – Friend and Foe topic of Science on Tap presentation
Southeastern Biologist Penny Shockett wants people to understand that the human immune
system does far more than fight infections and that microbes play a much bigger role
than making us sick.
A molecular immunologist in the Department of Biological Sciences, Shockett will
present the department’s next Science on Tap discussion on Tuesday, Feb. 2. Scheduled
for 7 p.m. at Tope Lá Catering, 113 East Thomas St. in Hammond. The lecture is free
and open to all ages.
Her topic, “Why Immunity and Pathogens Are Our Frienemies” will present a slightly
different take on the role of the immune system and the pathogens that exist in the
“Often we think of the immune system as helpful in fighting infections, while
microbes make us sick. However, it is becoming clear that the immune system interacts
with many biological systems and can contribute to a variety of diseases,” she said.
Research indicates that microbes play many positive roles in the body and have
a major influence on development of the immune system, she explained. Shockett will
give some basic background on the interesting mechanisms by which the immune system
develops and operates to clear pathogens and how microbes resist these defenses.
“We will also explore disease states in which the immune system causes harm and
how microbes can be beneficial, both naturally and in medicine,” she added.
For information on future Science on Tap presentations, contact the Department
of Biological Sciences at 549-3740.
Campbell Conference scheduled
Southeastern’s Communication Sciences and Disorders Program is excited to announce
that the 2016 Campbell Conference will be held Feb. 26.
Annemarie B. Clancey, M.A., CCC-SLP, will be presenting a one-day course on Executive
Cognitive Functioning: Developing and Utilizing a Conceptual Understanding of ECF
and the Application of Treatment Strategies Across School-Based and Adult Populations.
Students can attend for $15 with presentation of a university ID. The registration
fee for professionals registering before Feb. 12 is $85. Registration increases to
$110 on Feb. 13, and on-site registration is $160.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.