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Arts-humanities fellows named
STANFORD -- Fifteen Stanford University students have been awarded
Children in the Arts and Humanities Fellowships to conduct community programs
and work on personal creative projects.
The fellowship program, administered by the Stanford Humanities Center, is
in its third year. It provides stipends to promising students who develop and
implement their programs and projects. The stipends also support a variety of
summer creative projects for elementary to high school youngsters.
Students are encouraged to submit proposals that allow them to divide
their summer time between working with children in the community and
developing their arts. Each is also required to obtain a commitment for
co-sponsorship from a community organization.
The 1992 fellows and their projects are:
- Carin Anderson, a senior in history and feminist studies from Chico,
Calif., will introduce improvisation and acting to young women in East Palo
- Eric Burton, a sophomore in English from Bend, Ore., will introduce
improvisation to students in the Upward Bound Program at Stanford.
- Elizabeth Compton, a senior in studio art and English from Dallas, will
teach mural painting to young women in East Palo Alto.
- Alexandra d'Arbeloff, a senior in English, with an interdisciplinary
focus, from Brookline, Mass., will teach improvisation to sixth-graders in
- Kristin Farr, a senior in American studies from Greenbank, Wash., will
introduce collaborative video production to students in Richmond, Calif.
- Marshell Jones, a senior in anthropology from Baltimore, Md., will
choreograph an original youth musical in East Palo Alto.
- Elena Melendez, a sophomore in psychology from Oak View, Calif., will
produce a musical with elementary school children in San Francisco.
- Natasha Ogunji, a senior in anthropology from Carmel, Calif., will be
teaching a black-and-white-photography course to seventh-graders in San
- Leigh Pryor, a senior in English from Fort Smith, Ark., will teach
improvisation, playwriting, directing and physical theater to high school
students in her hometown.
- Julie Traylor, a sophomore from Oklahoma City, is returning home to
teach tap-dancing to American Indian children.
- Cara Wall, a senior in history from New York, is going to teach creative
writing to young mothers in that city.
- Gregory Weinger, an undeclared sophomore, will teach creative writing to
high school students in his hometown of Peoria, Ill.
- Renee Weingrad and Elisabeth Witchel, both juniors from New York, will
write a historical play with youngsters, then perform it in the community
along with Stanford drama students.
- Cynthia Wong, a sophomore in earth systems from Los Altos Hills, Calif.,
will introduce video-production techniques to students in San Francisco's
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