Students Win Awards at Research Symposium

Last month, we featured several of our students who participated in the Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium. This month, we are pleased to announce that several of our student participants won awards from the program:

Provost Award for Best Presentation
JA RUSYN BYL (I am Rusyn): investigating repressed Rusyn identity through the lens of folk music
Spencer McNeill
Junior, Music Education
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Vilkner Ph.D.

The Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution (PJCR) Minor Program Award
Dmitri Shostakovich: Composing in Cultural Rebellion
Noah Kilgus
Sophomore, Music Education
Faculty Advisor: Benjamin Binder Ph.D.

The Peace, Justice and Conflict Resolution (PJCR) Minor Program Award
Honorable Mention
Nina Simone's "Mississippi Goddam" and its Relevance to Black Lives Matter
Ryssa Ezykowsky
Junior, Music Therapy
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Vilkner Ph.D.

Award for Undergraduate Research in African Studies
The Whitewashing of Sea Shanties- A Complex History
Henry Strobel
Junior, Music Education
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Vilkner Ph.D

Center for Teaching Excellence Award for Undergraduate Research
English Language Learners in the Elementary General Music Classroom
Nina Day
Senior, Music Education
Faculty Advisor: Rachel Whitcomb Ed.D.

Mary Pappert School of Music Undergraduate Award
The Whitewashing of Sea Shanties- A Complex History
Henry Strobel
Junior, Music Education
Faculty Advisor: Nicole Vilkner Ph.D

Congratulations to all these students!

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