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SHSU Update for Week of Jan. 27

Pianist to Perform Classical Works

Clive Swansbourne
Clive Swansbourne

Clive Swansbourne, coordinator of piano studies at SHSU, will present a solo recital of works by Bach, Schumann and Rachmaninoff in Killinger Auditorium in the Beto Criminal Justice Building, on Thursday (Jan. 31) at 7:30 pm. Admission is free.

The works performed will be the "Partita No.1" by Bach, Schumann's "Carnaval," and six preludes by Rachmaninoff.

Swansbourne was born and educated in England, studying at the Royal College of Music in London. Later he came to the United States and studied at Yale School of Music with Ward Davenny and Claude Frank, and received his doctorate there. He has toured widely throughout the United States, and has performed to critical acclaim in most of the big cities and almost all the states. He has also performed frequently in Europe (Great Britain, Germany, Belgium and Switzerland) as well as Canada.

His performances have been broadcast on NPR's "Performance Today" and on the BBC in England. He was a major prize-winner at the Maryland International Piano Competition, and in 1989 won the "Concerts Atlantique" International Music Competition.

In recent years he has twice given the complete cycle (in eight recitals) of the 32 Beethoven sonatas, and highly praised accounts of Bach's Goldberg Variations at the Philadelphia Bach Society and Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto at the Gala opening concert of California's Music in the Mountains Festival. He has given master classes and clinics at dozens of colleges and universities from coast to coast.

He made his first recital CD in 1999, comprising music by Scarlatti, Beethoven, Chopin, Brahms and Rachmaninov. He recently received a Faculty Research Grant to perform the Beethoven Sonata cycle at Sam Houston State University during 2002-2003. He was appointed coordinator of piano studies at Sam Houston State University In 1999.

For further information, please call 936.294.1385.

Professors Selected for International Awards

Professors David Gerling of foreign languages and Christie Fox of English have been selected as the first two recipients of Sam Houston State University's International Faculty Development Awards.

Gerling will spend two weeks in Spain and Fox will study in Northern Ireland this summer.

The professors will attend international faculty development seminars sponsored by the Council on International Educational Exchange. The seminars last one to two weeks and are designed to encourage faculty members to develop new courses, modify existing one, develop exchanges with other universities, develop or enhance research projects, and recruit international students.

Nominations Sought for Teaching Award

Nominations for the SHSU Teaching Excellence Award will be accepted from Feb. 4-Feb. 22.

Voting is open to all students, alumni, faculty and staff by accessing the SHSU web page, beginning Feb. 4. Nominating materials may be submitted directly to the Excellence Teaching Committee by contacting the chair of the committee, R. L. Garner.

Business Career Fair Coming to SHSU

The College of Business Administration will host the Spring 2002 Business Career Fair on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.

The career fair is open to students of all majors.

For additional information, including a list of registered companies, log on to the Business Career Fair web page, or contact Margaret Quarles by e-mail or phone at 936.294.4997.

Counseling Center to Host Anxiety Workshop

The SHSU Counseling Center will conduct a four-session workshop this spring focusing on learning skills that will help reduce test anxiety.

Among the topics to be covered are relaxation skills and test taking strategies.

The group will meet Feb. 12, 19, 26, and March 5 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. A pre-group interview is not required. To make a reservation for the workshop, call 936.294.1720.

Acclaimed Violinist to Perform

Internationally acclaimed violinist Gregory Fulkerson will conclude a two-day appearance today (Sunday, Jan. 27) at 3 p.m. in the SHSU Recital Hall.

His program is entitled "The Unaccompanied Violin Works of J.S. Bach" and includes selections from "Sonata No. 1 in G Minor," "Partita No. 1 in B Minor" and "Partita No. 2 in D Minor."

Fulkerson's performing career has included debuts in New York, London, Paris, Rome and Brussels. He has performed over 30 concerti with orchestras, including world premieres with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the North Carolina Symphony.

His debut recording on New World Records was chosen one of the year's best by the "New York Times." His latest recording, featuring "The Complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin by J. S. Bach," was selected one of the Best CDs of 2000 by "The New Yorker Magazine."

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Jan. 27, 2002
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