Catherine Burroughs, professor emerita of English, has been invited to join the WFDD Community Advisory Board at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. This is the first radio station in North Carolina to affiliate with NPR in the early 1970s. Her father, Julian Carr Burroughs, was responsible for this event, and he managed the station and taught courses in radio/television and film at Wake Forest between 1959 and 1993.
Siouxsie Easter, professor of theatre, directed the new play Incendiary Agents by Jack Karp at the Morgan Opera House in early December. The show featured five Wells students in the cast and crew. She also received an excellence in directing award from the Theatre Association of New York State for Eurydice, which she directed at Wells this past fall.
Patti Goebel, assistant professor of theatre, received an award for excellence in scene and lighting design from the Theatre Association of New York State for her work on Wells College's fall production of Eurydice by Sarah Ruhl.
Richard Kegler, director of the Wells College Book Arts Center, screened his documentary film Making Faces in Tucson, Ariz. for the College Book Art Association's annual meeting in January. Kegler's article for the fall/winter 2018 issue (#83) of the Canadian book arts journal Devil's Artisan discussed the first U.S. design patent, which was given to a typeface called Double-small pica script. Kegler's book, Aries Press of Eden NY, was released as a hand-bound deluxe edition jointly through the Wells College Press, P22 Analog Press and RIT Press.
Cynthia J. Koepp, professor of history, delivered a public lecture entitled "Reflections on the Worldwide Flu Pandemic of 1918-19" on Nov. 4, 2018 at the Howland Stone House Museum in Sherwood, N.Y. to commemorate the 100th anniversary of this cataclysmic event. In December, she completed a reader's report on an article submitted to the journal History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas, published by Cambridge University Press.
Jackie Schnurr, professor of biology and environmental science, served as a graduate research fellowship program reviewer for the National Science Foundation, reviewing 28 applications in the ecology section.
Katie Waugh, associate professor of studio art, showed several photography works from her "Interpolations and Positions" series in an exhibition, titled "Transparent Factors in Form and Content," at the Northern Illinois University Art Museum from November 2018 through February 2019. She was also invited to contribute a new audio work to "Away Message," a sound exhibition available through the end of February at Sweetpass Sculpture Park in Dallas, Texas.