John Barber, instructor, creative media and digital culture, WSU Vancouver, created the sound installation “A Mighty Span” at the Clark County Historical Museum.
Carolyn Long, professor, political science, philosophy, and public affairs, WSU Vancouver, was honored by Clark College in Vancouver, Wash., with an Iris Award, which recognizes outstanding women in Southwest Washington.
Buddy Levy, clinical professor, English, coauthored with Erik Weihenmayer No Barriers: A Blind Man’s Journey to Kayak the Grand Canyon.
Anna Plemons and Beth Buyserie, clinical assistant professors, and Patricia Freitag Ericsson, associate professor, English, coauthored the chapter “Retention, Critical Pedagogy, and Students as Agents: Eschewing the Deficit Model” in Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs (University Press of Colorado). The trio also will present “Retention, Persistence, and Writing Programs: Supporting Student Success” at the National Conference on College Composition and Communication in Portland, Ore., in March.
Matthew Sutton, professor, history, authored an essay in “Forum: Studying Religion in the Age of Trump” in Religion and American Culture’s (University of California Press).
Matthew Tatz, graduate student, music, won first place in the young artist brass division at the Northwest Regional Music Teachers National Association Competition, and advances to the national competition in Baltimore in March.
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, authored Greg Yasinitsky’s Jazz Concerto for Piano and Orchestra to be premiered January 19 by the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra with soloist Willis Delony.
Shannon Scott, assistant professor, music, and her ensemble won third place in the 2016 American Prize in Chamber Music Performance for their CD Perennials, and released a new CD, Chimera, both via Albany Records.
Scott Blasco, assistant professor, music, utilizing a CAS External Mentorship Grant, authored the electronic work “Clouds, Light“ forthcoming in ink&coda. Another of Blasco’s compositions, Momentia-Minutia, was added to the repertoire of the Heartland Marimba Festival Academy, including an upcoming performance at the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.
Gregory Yasinitsky, Regents professor and director, music, authored four big band compositions published by eJazzLines: “Serpentine”; “One-Two-Three”; “Singular Vision”; and “Sideways.” He also authored three forthcoming compositions: “The Big Beat” (Belwin Jazz/Alfred Music) and “Sofrito” and “Greg’s Groove” (Kendor Music).