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Faculty and Graduate Student Accomplishments: September 5, 2014

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Faculty and Graduate Student Accomplishments: September 5, 2014

Paul Fehrenbach, senior instructor in music at Penn State DuBois, has published a new book of violin arrangements, Christmas Carols for Unaccompanied Violin. Published by ForestBrook Press, it contains 24 popular Christmas hymns arranged for solo violin. The reason for this book is twofold: 1) to provide interesting and challenging arrangements of popular carols for violinists to enjoy themselves and 2) provide violinists with arrangements to perform throughout the holiday season. The arrangements are somewhat demanding but provide variations of these carols that should keep audiences involved as the melodies evolve. Because having a piano or guitar accompaniment is not always feasible, these arrangements are designed to provide their own harmony throughout the song. For more information, visit

Christine Thompson, professor of art education; Karen Keifer-Boyd, professor of art education and women's studies; and Mary Ann Stankiewicz, professor of art education, contributed to the National Art Education Association's new book, Inquiry in Action: Paradigms, Methodologies, and Perspectives in Art Education Research, edited by Kathy Marzilli Miraglia and Cathy Smilan. They wrote the following chapters: Phenomenological Inquiry for a New Age (Chapter 8, by Thompson), Doing History (Chapter 10, by Stankiewicz), and Feminist Methodologies (Chapter 19, by Karen Keifer-Boyd). 

Ann Walton, Ph.D. candidate in art history, was awarded a Graduate Student Bursary by the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain (SAHGB) to attend the annual conference on the Isle of Man, September 4-7, 2014. She has been invited to write about her experiences on the Isle of Man for the SAHGB newsletter.