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September 24, 2002

Early this past summer, Dr. George Mabry, professor of music and director of the Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, conducted the Nashville Symphony and the Symphony Chorus in a performance of Haydn's “Last Nelson Mass,” presented in the new Martha Ingram Concert Hall on the campus of Vanderbilt University. In June, he conducted the Nashville Symphony at the Hilton Suites Hotel, Nashville.

Betty Joe Wallace, professor of history, spent much of her summer working on the ongoing development of The Land Between The Lakes Project. A book Wallace co-authored was published recently. Titled “Land Between The Lakes, Kentucky and Tennessee: Four Decades of Tennessee Valley Authority Stewardship,” the book is a collection of essays by various people. Her section focused on the history of the area.

Dr. Wayne Chester, professor of biology, served as co-editor of the book, “Land Between The Lakes: Four Decades of Tennessee Valley Authority Stewardship,” which documents the history of LBL prior to Forest Service management. The book provides a baseline of information to help guide future administration of LBL.

Dr. Thomas King, tenor and professor of music, performed a guest faculty recital at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. He and his wife, Dr. Vicki King, offered works by Bernstein, Strauss, Quilter, and Robert and Clara Schumann. The Kings will repeat this recital at Austin Peay on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Dr. Dewey Browder, chair of the department of history and philosophy, gave a talk titled “Germany's Zeppelin War Against Britain” to the Western Front Association, Kansas City, Mo. on Sept. 15.