L. Sue Williams, professor of sociology, has been recognized as the 2019 Faculty Teacher of the Year by the American Society of Criminology’s Division of Victimology. The award is given to a teacher who shows “excellence in teaching victimology and/or victimology related courses.”

The award will be formally presented at the American Society of Criminology’s annual meeting Nov. 14 in San Francisco.

K-State alumnus April Terry, one of the individuals who nominated Williams for the award, said in her nomination letter that Williams “represents the division well, both as a feminist criminologist and as a peer and mentor . . . I have never seen someone as passionate as Dr. Sue in her pursuits to seek justice for girls and women.”

Edward Green, K-State alumnus, said, “It is her commitment to humanizing victims and offenders within the criminal justice system, in my opinion, that makes Dr. Williams an extraordinary educator. She is an invaluable mentor and professor . . . her pedagogy is transformative.”

Saxophone prof performs, teaches at Latin American World Saxophone Congress

Anna Marie Wytko, K-State associate professor of saxophone, performed and taught as the featured American artist at the Latin American World Saxophone Congress hosted in Argentina and Uruguay.

Wytko was one of only four saxophonists in the world invited to perform as concerto soloist and the only American artist invited to perform and teach at the congress.

In addition to her concerto performances, Wytko presented a solo and chamber music concert at the Conservatorio Superior de Música “Manuel de Falla” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she premiered a substantial new work for saxophone by Argentine composer Guillermo Jorge Zalcman. Wytko was also invited to perform with world-renowned saxophone-percussion ensemble “SONSAX” of Costa Rica and world-renowned saxophone quartet “4 MIL” of Argentina. She presented multiple master classes and workshops in both Argentina and Uruguay as part of the congress.

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