“Two professors at Beaufort County Community College were rewarded for their dedication to superior online course design. Math professor Kimberly Mullis and music professor Dr. Stacey Russell had courses honored through Blackboard’s Exemplary Course Program (ECP). Three professors at BCCC have now achieved the award through the online platform, and the community college is one of only three colleges in eastern North Carolina with Blackboard-certified Exemplary Courses.”
Sam Newsome is an American jazz saxophonist, educator, and composer. He is influenced by world music, jazz, and experimental jazz with extended techniques. An Associate Professor of music at Long Island University’s Brooklyn Campus, Sam hosts a blog that presents his experimentation with various prepared objects. Sam featured Stacey’s “buzzer” or “groan tube” and video on his website.
“Russell specializes in prepared flute, the practice of adding objects such as cork, rice paper, erasers, balloons, thimbles, water or electrical tape to different parts of a flute to elicit a variety of intonations and distortions. After winning the National Flute Association’s Graduate Research Competition, Russell presented her dissertation, “The Prepared Flute: A Survey of its History, Techniques, and Repertoire,” at the association’s annual convention in Minneapolis.”