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Larry BarnesBarnes receives ASCAPLUS award

Music professor Larry Barnes received an ASCAPLUS award in October 2009 for contributions to American music. The award is given annually to composers in the early stages of their careers by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP), and provides monetary compensation as well as recognition to its recipients.

Edge presents paper

Sophomore Josh Edge’s paper “Maricones, Bujarrones y Machismo: Homosexuality in Latin America,” which focuses on the social construction of categories of homosexuality in Latin American culture, was accepted for presentation at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research. The paper was chosen from over 2,600 submitted abstracts. Edge was to present his paper, which was written for Foundations of the Liberal Arts II in 2009, at the University of Montana-Missoula in April.

Michael CronkCronk honored by ACPA-College Student Educators International

Michael Cronk, assistant director of career development, received the Commission for Career Development Program Award for service, dedication, and professional contributions to the American College Personnel Association-College Student Educators International in December 2009.  The 8,000-member organization acknowledged the excellent example Cronk set through his engagement in ACPA. He also was named a contributing writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader, with his monthly column appearing in Business Monday focusing on job search issues. For a link to Cronk’s latest column, click here.

Jeff MudrakMudrak receives Distinguished Service award

Jeff Mudrak, director of human resources, received the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) Distinguished Service Award at the association’s national conference in Las Vegas in October 2009. The award, sponsored by Kronos Incorporated, is given to CUPA-HR members who have given outstanding service to the association through constituent activities, including service in governance or leadership roles or through professional development contributions in support of the association. Kronos donated $1,500 to Transylvania in honor of Mudrak.

Lane and Maynard present work at symposium

Seniors Liz Lane and Travis Maynard were accepted to the 2010 Southern States Communication Association/Undergraduate Honors Symposium. Lane and Maynard, both majoring in writing, rhetoric, and communication, were to present work drawn from their respective senior seminar projects, “Consumers, Creativity, and Copyright: How the Internet and Consumer Usage Has Changed the Music Industry” and “On the Eighth Day, God Created Rhetoricians: A Case Study of the Creation Museum,” at the symposium in April.

Cooper presents project to City Council

Junior Daniel Cooper presented the Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government’s GREEN Project to the Lexington Urban County Council with a question and answer session in February. The Green Overlay legislation was the culmination of his internship with council member Andrea James and LFUCG’s First District Urban County Council office.

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