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06/05/92

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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 Alto.
  • 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 San Francisco.
  • 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 Francisco.
  • 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 Chinatown.

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