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Mark Axelrod, Ph.D., professor, Department of English, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, was invited to submit his poetry for the Venezia: Poesia e Luce event produced by Marco Nereo Rotelli. Axelrod attended and read at the event, held in Venice this January.

In addition, the literary journal Eleven Eleven published Axelrod’s essay titled “Mozart’s Café.”

Theresa Dudeck, Ph.D., instructor, College of Performing Arts, was a guest artist for Music Teachers’ Association of California, OC Branch. Dudeck presented a lecture/workshop titled “Let’s Jam! Applying Improvisation to Work and Life.”

Micol Hebron, associate professor, Department of Art, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, and creator of The Digital Pasty Project, was included in a New York Times video story about the Free the Nipple movement.

Donald Guy, associate professor of entertainment technology, College of Performing Arts was the lighting designer for the U.S. Premiere of ACT 3 at the Laguna Playhouse. ACT 3, directed by Martin Bergman, starred Rita Rudner and Charles Shaughnessy.

Wenshan Jia, Ph.D., professor, Department of Communication Studies, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, edited Intercultural Communication: Adapting to Emerging Global Realities, a new book from Cognella.

Richard Turner, professor emeritus, Department of Art, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, co-curated an exhibition of contemporary Vietnamese and Vietnamese/American photography now on exhibit in the Golden West College Gallery.