Katherine Faricy, Music Department, is the author of a new book, Artistic Pedal Technique Lessons for Intermediate and Advanced Pianists, recently published by Frederick Harris Music Co. The book is a teaching manual with exercises to deep control of the damper pedal at various depths, lessons in playing with techniques such as syncopated pedal, simultaneous pedal, flutter pedal and legatissimo pedal and an extensive discussion of the stylistic principles of applying the pedal to baroque, classical, romantic, impressionistic and contemporary music. Order the book online or watch for it in music stores throughout the United States and Canada.
Dr. Jeff McLean, Mathematics Department, attended the Joint Mathematics Meeting in January in Phoenix. He gave a talk, The Role of History: Motivation in the Mathematics Classroom.
Dr. John Wendt, College of Business, recently presented The Impact of the New World Anti-Doping Agency and the World Anti-Doping Code at a joint session on Olympic ideals, ethics and judging at Onward to the Olympics, an international conference co-sponsored by Wilfred Laurier University and the Canadian Academic Institute in Athens with the support of the University of Windsor, the University of Guelph and the University of Western Ontario. The paper subsequently was published. Wendt also was interviewed an quoted extensively about anti-doping efforts in the Olympic movement by Karlo Berkovich of the Waterloo (Ontario) Record.
Dr. Fred Zimmerman, Programs in Engineering and Technology Management, gave the keynote address, The Status of Manufacturing in Minnesota, to a joint meeting of the Precision Metalforming Association and the Minnesota Precision Manufacturers Association on Jan. 27. He also participated on a panel about globalization for the Committee for International Relations in St. Paul. On Jan. 28, he was the keynote speaker for the Business Forum on The Importance of Manufacturing to the Country. The forum describes itself as the oldest civic organization in the Northwest, having begun in 1872.