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John Koshak, conductor and professor emeritus, continues an active professional schedule in retirement. His recent professional engagements included serving as Clinician and Adjudicator for the Las Vegas Orchestra Festival; Instrumental Music Judge for the for the finals for the Spotlight Competition at the Los Angeles Music Center; adjudicator for the Philharmonic Society Orchestra Festival at Segerstrom Center for the Arts; and Guest Conductor for the Fresno Madera High School Honor Orchestra, and the Clark County, Nevada, High School Honor Orchestra.

He also continues to serve on the Board of Directors and as Chair and mentor of the Mentoring/Consulting Committee of the Conductors Guild. Locally, Koshak serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Democratic Foundation of Orange County.

Ramesh Singh, Ph.D., professor, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Schmid College of Science and Technology, attended the Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference held in Fortaleza, Brazil during November, 2016, and presented paper titled, “Influence of Dust Storms and Rainfall and Dynamics of Salinity and Chlorophyll Concentrations of the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal.” He also chaired two scientific sessions on Coastal Impacts in the Conference. He is a member of the Scientific Organizing Committee (SOC) and Chair, PORSEC Award Committee. He visited Sao Paula State University (UNESP) to discuss research cooperation in the field of remote sensing, November 4-6, 2016, where he gave a talk on “Land-Ocean-Atmospheric Coupling Associated with Natural Hazards and Climate Change” on November 4, 2016.

Justin St. P. Walsh, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Art, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, and director, Chapman Excavations at Cástulo, was featured in an Anthropology News interview. The focus of the interview was Walsh’s proposed space archaeology project.