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    Aspire Magazine 2010
    (Indiana University South Bend, 2010) Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    2010 issue of Aspire Magazine, published by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend. Contents include article about the value of internships by Aspire intern Mike Gonzales; article about guest artists and special events that will take place to celebrate the 20th anniversary of IUSB arts programs, including a brief history of the arts department; article about production of the traveling operetta "Amahl and the Night Visitors"; report about the annual Arts Excellence Awards and commencement ceremonies; interview with Cassandra Nwokah '09, 2009 winner of Indiana Community Theatre League award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress; announcement of record enrollment in arts programs; list of degree programs and minors in the School of Arts as well as theatre schedule for 2010-11 season and audition dates; article about Children's Theatre production of "Alice in Wonderland"; report on the 2009-10 School of Art Exhibition, including works by students, faculty, and local guest artists; article on School of Arts exhibition by nationally renowned illustrator C.F. Payne; announcement of new dance minor; announcement of availability of ARTstor, a non-profit digital image library, for IUSB students and staff; report on photography students' trip to Italy for Professor Susan Moore's course, Street Photography in Florence; announcement of new music degrees; account of the 2010 Flute Festival, which featured internationally renowned Brazilian flutist Tadeu Coelho; list of degree programs offered to music students and list of musical ensembles; account of the second annual "Lift Every Voice" concert celebrating Black History Month; article by Jacob Murphy, second violin in the Euclid Quartet, about the Quartet's promotion of classical music to a younger audience; article about guest talk by professional comic book theorist and artist Scott McCloud; announcement and brief bios of new full-time faculty members; gallery of student and faculty works; list of degree programs for fine arts students; article about the retirement of Virginia Morrow, voice teacher at IUSB for 42 years; updates on the ongoing renovation of the Associates Building; article by Jameson Cooper, first violinist of the Euclid Quartet, about the experience of performing with the South Bend Symphony Orchestra; article about spring performance of "West Side Story," the largest IUSB Theatre Company production in many years; article about new developments in the end-of-semester Speech Night contest; list of degree programs in communications; article about student trip to New York to see piano professor Alexander Toradze's performance at Lincoln Center; article about South Bend Symphonic Choir's Christmas concert performance at the White House with symphony director (and School of the Arts dean) Marvin Curtis; article about retirement of music professor David Barton; article about rejuvenated Speech and Debate Team and their high-ranking tournament results; list of degree programs in new media; announcement of the passion of speech instructor Jerry Saffold; news about School of Arts' reception of a $150,000 matching grant to upgrade Recital Hall and Upstage Theatre in Northside Hall; article about Professor Karen Ackoff's Manuscript Arts and Illumination class; article about piano professor Alexander Toradze, subject of new WNIT documentary "Kicking the Notes the Toradze Way"; alumni, student, and faculty news; and pastel art by faculty member Ron Monsma.
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    Aspire Magazine 2009
    (Indiana University South Bend, 2009) Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts
    2009 issue of Aspire Magazine, published by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend. This is the inaugural issue of the magazine. Contents include promotion for upcoming arts events; article about Public Relations students doing service learning at the Potawatomi Zoo; article about newspaper publisher Orage Quarles III and his observations on the market for newspapers; article about new annual concert, "Lift Every Voice: A Celebration of the African American Spirit" in honor of Black History Month; information about upcoming trip opportunity for School of Arts students to visit New York City and see performance of piano professor Alexander Toradze at Lincoln Center; spotlight on Toradze; article about "Music Across the Atlantic 2009", an international exchange combining visual arts and music; information about the newly-created Bachelor of Fine Arts in New Media program; gallery of featured student and alumni works; review of IUSB Theatre Company's production of the musical "Godspell"; article about Children's Theatre production of the play "Not Just a Boy: A Story From Lincoln's Youth", written and directed by Assistant Professor Ernie Nolan, performed in honor of Abraham Lincoln's 200th birthday; spotlight on IUSB Fine Arts Major Michael Bubelenyi and his first commissioned mural, "A Beacon for Many", which he painted for the Walter C. McCrone Industries of Ada S. McKinley Community Services Organization of Chicago; interview with artist Jason Cytacki, honors graduate of IUSB (BFA '07), including samples of his artwork; and alumni, student, and faculty news.