Student, employee briefs
• A composition entitled “Procession,” by Mark Dal Porto, professor of music, was performed at the 2009 Society of Composers, Inc. Region V conference Oct. 8-10 at Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa. The performers were oboist Tracy Carr, associate professor of music, with Dal Porto at the piano.
• A photograph by Kayla Paulk, of the Department of Music, entitled “Pumpkin Eater” has been selected as a finalist for the ninth annual New Mexico Magazine photo contest. The photo of a cow amid pumpkins will appear in the January 2010 issue.
• ENMU graduate Mark Fox has been named the head men’s basketball coach at the University of Georgia.
• Professor of Biology Manuel Varela, graduate student Kenneth P. Smith and postdoctoral fellow Sanath Kumar have had a manuscript accepted for publication by the editor of “Archives of Microbiology.”