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President's Award and Kasling Memorial Lectures slated for fall

School of Music Professor Barry Kilpatrick will present the lecture, “Confounded Expectations: Adventures in Music Admissions, Teaching and Criticism,” on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 4 p.m. in the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall as the recipient of the 2010 President’s Award for Excellence cited for outstanding achievement in teaching. It will be followed by a reception and the public is invited to attend.

At a luncheon in April, co-recipients graphic artist Charlotte Morse of Academic Information Technology and Catering Manager Jeff Walter of the Faculty Student Association were also recognized with Professor Kilpatrick for effectiveness in performance, initiative and innovation, continuous growth and reflection of the spirit of SUNY Fredonia.

A member of the faculty in the School of Music since 1979, Professor Kilpatrick has taught studio trombone and euphonium, along with classroom courses in brass pedagogy and trombone for Music Education majors, among other courses. He is also the School of Music’s Assistant Director for Admissions and Chair of its Performance Department. He served as principal trombonist for the Erie Philharmonic, Erie Chamber and Erie Ballet orchestras and is currently principal trombonist with the Western New York Chamber Orchestra. Professor Kilpatrick has been a music critic for the American Music Guide for more than 20 years, reviewing more than 1,500 recordings.

Offering the 34th Robert W. Kasling Memorial Lecture will be Department of Mathematical Sciences Professor Harris Kwong. The title of his Tuesday, Oct. 5 lecture at 4 p.m. in Rosch Recital Hall is, “The Magical World of Graph Labeling.” Dr. Kwong studies number theory, combinatorics, and graph theory, and has an extensive publication list in internationally-refereed journals. He has been teaching at SUNY Fredonia since 1987 and in 1999 led the creation of the Mathematics Honors Program. The lecture is named in honor Dr. Kasling, who taught geography at SUNY Fredonia from 1946 until 1966.

Also to be recognized at the event will be recipients of the 2010 William T. Hagan Young Scholar/Artist Award, Dr. Natasha Farny of the School of Music and Dr. Ingrid Johnston-Robledo of the Department of Psychology. Dr. Farny has taught cello at Fredonia since 2005 and has performed as a soloist throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Johnston-Robledo has served as the director of the Women’s Studies program and was recently appointed Assistant Dean of the new College of Arts and Sciences. The award is named in honor of Distinguished Professor Emeritus William T. Hagan, an eminent scholar specializing in the history of the American Indian who from 1965 until 1988 taught history and was an administrator at SUNY Fredonia. 

posted @ Tuesday, August 31, 2010 11:56 AM by Christine Davis Mantai

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