Adjunct faculty's creative work to be showcased

Contact: Mark Schwerin
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Faculty to showcase an array of talents

KALAMAZOO—A series of events designed to showcase the creative work of adjunct faculty continues in April, with a play, music and readings of science fiction and poetry.

The second installment of "Talent Unveiled: A Festival of WMU Adjuncts' Creative Work" is 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, in the University Center for the Humanities, 2500 Knauss Hall. The event is free and open to the public.


The program will feature 15 performers. The performers, the departments of faculty members and the work they will perform are:

  • Joe Sanders, English, will direct a performance of his short play "Fly-Over State" featuring himself and actors Emily Osborn; Kris Allemang-Stahl; John Stahl, electrical and computer engineering; and Ben Davidson.
  • Philip Edward Kaldon, physics, will read from his science fiction piece "Your First Real Rocket Ship."
  • Hedy Habra, Spanish; Janet Heller, formerly English and gender and women's studies; and Shanda Blue Easterday, formerly English; will read and autograph their poetry.
  • John C. Griffin, music, will discuss and play a musical composition.
  • Abderrahman Anzaldua, teaching, learning and educational studies, will play the violin in an acoustic trio with Josh Holcomb, music, on viola and Zachary Boyt, music, on cello.
  • Wessam Abdelaziz, world languages and literature, will read Kahlil Gibran's poetry in Arabic and in English translation, accompanied by Reza Shirazi, civil engineering, on tombak. Shirazi also will sing "Ghoghaye Setaregan" in Farsi and play the tombak.

The festival is sponsored by the Professional Instructors Organization. More events are planned for fall 2013.

For more information or to inquire about participating in a future event, contact Janet Heller at or Hedy Habra at