Monday, February 08, 2010

Foreign Languages and Area Studies Fellowship Competition

Call for Applications
Syracuse University's Center for European Studies announces its FLAS (Foreign Language and Area Studies) Fellowship Competition for Summer 2010 and Academic Year 2010-2011.


The Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Program assists students in pursuing training in order to acquire a high level of competence in one or more languages critical to national needs of the United States, and a fuller understanding of the areas, regions, or countries in which that language is commonly used. We request proposals from qualified graduate and undergraduate students who wish to enhance their knowledge of a European language to complement their current program of study.


UNDERGRADUATE students who are studying less commonly taught languages at the intermediate to advanced level, as well as GRADUATE students, are eligible to apply for FLAS fellowships through Syracuse University.


Summer Fellowships

Deadline: February 12, 2010


The Center for European Studies requests applications from qualified undergraduate and graduate students for FLAS Summer Fellowships. The Center for European Studies Summer 2010 FLAS program provides for tuition up to $4,000 and a stipend of $2,500 for intensive (6 or 8 weeks) study in the United States or abroad at the intermediate or advanced level or at an approved U.S.-based language program for beginning language training. Graduate students can apply for any European language; however, undergraduates will only be funded for the study of a less commonly taught language (Spanish, French or German study will not be funded).

Academic Year Fellowships

Deadline: March 12, 2010


The Center for European Studies requests applications from qualified undergraduate and graduate students who wish to enhance their knowledge of a European language to compliment their current program of study. Preference will be given to those who wish to learn a less commonly taught language such as Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, Italian and Russian. Furthermore, undergraduates will only be funded for the study of a less commonly taught language (Spanish, French or German study will not be funded). Academic year 2010-2011 fellowships consist of a scholarship of $10,000 towards the cost of tuition and $ 5,000 towards living expenses for undergraduates; graduate students receive 24 credits of tuition and a stipend of as much as $15,000.


All Academic Year 2010-2011 fellowships awarded are contingent upon our continued funding by the US Department of Education's Foreign Language and Area Studies grant.





Eligibility Requirements

For Summer, an applicant must:

1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
2. Have earned a baccalaureate or comparable degree before the fellowship begins; OR be an undergraduate student with sufficient prior training to take an intermediate or advanced level of a less commonly taught language;
3. Shows potential for high academic achievement based on such indicators such as grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures that the institution may determine;
4. Be accepted for, or enrolled in, a program that combines modern foreign language training with a focus on international or area studies either in an academic discipline or a professional program, including the sciences;
5. Undergraduate student must have sufficient prior training to take an intermediate or advanced level of a less commonly taught language;
6. Agree to pursue full-time study in accordance with the university's requirements during the entire award period.

For the Academic Year, an applicant must:

1. Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States;
2. Have earned a baccalaureate or comparable degree before the fellowship begins; OR be an undergraduate student with sufficient prior training to take an intermediate or advanced level of an uncommonly taught language;
3. Shows potential for high academic achievement based on such indicators such as grade point average, class ranking, or similar measures that the institution may determine;
4. Be accepted for, or enrolled in, a program that combines modern foreign language training with a focus on international or area studies either in an academic discipline or a professional program , including the sciences;
5. Enroll in foreign language and international/area studies courses with a grade option only during the term of the award;
6. Undergraduate students must have sufficient prior training to take an intermediate or advanced level of a less commonly taught language;
7. Agree to pursue full-time study in accordance with the university's requirements during the entire award period.



To apply, please select the appropriate FLAS form:


FLAS Summer 2010 Application

https://survey.maxwell.syr.edu/Survey.aspx?s=e78a4de0501c4870ac3cceef38349be8

Submit by February 12th 2010, 5 p.m. EST

Sunday, March 22, 2009


Times are tough: Tuition cost are rising as New York State faces increased red ink in its budget. Thus is developed to lend a helping hand. None the less, please note the moral code involved.
" All is required is a clean smile!"

Friday, January 25, 2008



Caught in an academic trap, as well as the paper and grade chase, or worried about getting your first job after graduation ? All the while ogooooooooooooogling the opposite sex.
All this is very similar to those who are now the top corporate suits. You know. The ones with eight digits incomes. Check out Donald Trumps bio sometime. He will come off like your roomate who just got a " C " when expecting an "A " on a mid - term.

Well the reality is that you will never quit these questions, and the feelings associated with them either. This simply states you are intellegent and aware of other interests you will have to compete with.

It is also the leading factor in the recent splurg in student governments turning more and more to the dictums of political correctness and have lost it as a result. In the end they will not end up getting top entry level positions either; this is based on all professional investigation of who has the potential leadership skills by leading corporate personel officials. They have already cooked themselves. So do not even pay attention.

What is at issue is that there new challenges, and newer generations, presently maticulating, which grew out of the 1980s and then, now, the incoming 1990s, who have radically different social and cultural experiences which conflicts to present campus activism traditions. I have labeled these in coming - matriculating generations, The Heroic Generations; thus the present social, cultural, political and deeply spiritual need to go beyond present campus traditions.
The opportunity has always been opened for you to start developing options off campus, and from an organized base and as a result the safer - your dollars that is - and having a better date plan and thus get a better feel of your life.

This was the main factor which brought about the development of the site

What this entails is a more direct focus on your fantasies. From a legal point of view, almost all institutions of higher education, Ithaca College included, are enveloped in social and cultural perceptions about the campus and the activies involved in which there are great anxieties or fear from potential lawsuits; this is the accepted professional point of view of agreement by most insurance providers who insure these institutions. Thus there are limitations from this legal necessity.
What this effort entails is a different channel to funnel both your energies and additional ideas, and do so by empowering them by you accepting responsibility for yourself; this helps in your own personal leadership development, and not within various campus political scenes.
This directly focus on your abilities to be self - responsible, free, and independent.
So somewhere around mid February a new adventure will be open to you.
In the meantime ask yourself the question. How did Facebook got started ?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Arts and Adutions @ Syracuse University:

Taken from an Email Press Release:

In the News

Syracuse Stage to Hold Local Equity AuditionsCNY Theatre Source to LaunchLiverpool Youth Voices RegistrationCasting CallCultural Resources Council Names Patrick J. O'Connor Interim DirectorAudition Notice: Syracuse Vocal Ensemble Syracuse Chorale Seeks New Members

Syracuse Stage to Hold Local Equity Auditions

Syracuse Stage will host general auditions for local Equity actors on Thurs., Sept. 6, and Fri., Sept. 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Syracuse Stage. Actors should bring a headshot and resume.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore (Jan.16-Feb. 3.) is Martin McDonagh's dark Irish comedy about terrorist Padraic, too creepy for the IRA, who is unnerved to learn his beloved cat has fallen ill while in his father's care. In fact, Wee Thomas is dead, and father and cat killer are themselves so unnerved that they apply black shoe polish to the first cat they can catch, hoping to avoid the worst from Padraic. Laughter and blood flow liberally. Roles to be cast: Davey, Donny, Padraic, James (doubles as Brendan), Mairead, and Christy.

Doubt (Feb. 13-March 2.), John Patrick Shanley's Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama, tells of the bitter confrontation between a hard-nosed mother superior and a popular priest over what may or may not have happened to a student in their 1960s Catholic school. Roles to be cast: Father Flynn, Sister Beauvier, Sister James, Mrs. Muller.

The Bomb-itty of Errors (March 12-April 12.), a farcical hip-hop retelling of Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors, relates the ridiculous mishaps that follow the unwitting reunion of two sets of twins -- twin masters and twin servants -- who had been separated at birth.
Actors should prepare a brief contemporary monologue. If auditioning for The Bomb-Itty of Errors, actors may perform 16 bars of rap (freestyle or from an existing rap song). Appointments are highly recommended, although walk-ins will be welcome. To schedule an audition, please call 315-443-4008.
Back to headlinesCNY Theatre Source to Launch
The stage is set for the launch of the CNY Theatre Source, a new collaborative effort led by Nancy Fox of Port City Theatre and Laura K. Vannah of Bright Star ProductionZ. Faced with similar challenges and sharing the same passion, Fox and Vannah have come together with the goal of uniting the performing arts community in Central New York. “The increased exposure and networking opportunities will foster a positive climate for all theater professionals with the region benefiting from a stronger arts culture.”

CNY Theatre Source is dedicating itself to increasing awareness of the area’'s theater opportunities. It is a consolidated resource tool for actors, producers, directors, and all those involved in the performing arts.

The voice of the new theater alliance is “The Focus,” a comprehensive newsletter now available. It is being sent out to area performing arts centers and programs as well as individuals. It will provide information about the new theater alliance, how to become a member, and the first major event - the Semi-Annual Open Call Auditions. The event will be held over two days in September, first at Port City Theatre in Oswego and then at The Redhouse in Syracuse. Anyone interested can be added to the mailing list to receive the first free newsletter by calling 315-598-8812.

A second resource of CNY Theatre Source is the website that will offer many tools for artists such as an area to post headshots and resumes. They will be connected to audition notices and development workshops. Theater companies will have a direct link to the talent they seek. OrhV√¨ ganizations in the arts can be involved in the various job fairs that are planned for the upcoming year plus other “member-only” events.

With endless possibilities, this collaboration will help create a stronger and more viable theater arts community throughout Central New York. For more information, phone Nancy Fox at 315-598-8812.
Back to headlinesLiverpool Youth Voices Registration
The youth choral group Liverpool Youth Voices is accepting registrations for kids in grades 5-8 through October 1. There is a $50 fee per year. Rehearsals are on Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 and the ensemble performs approximately 6-8 times per year at various community events. For more information, phone 315-451-7297 or e-mail lyvoices@gmail.com.
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Casting Call

Casting call for a Syracuse University Visual and Performing Arts graduate level project that features a collaboration between the VPA Film Department and the Setnor School of Music. This project involves the mixing of theater and dance with cinematic film projections, all to an original orchestral score.

The following roles need to be cast:* Polaroid Artist  18+, M or F, dance experience/theatrical training a plus.* Boy Scout  12-26, M, dance experience/theatrical training a plus, please indicate if you know how to play any instrument well.* Mother using Sewing Machine  24+, F, dance experience/theatrical training a plus, should have a basic understanding of musical rhythms. * Point Dancer  18+, F, must have training in point ballet, must feel confident to dance and learn a point routine, please indicate all dance styles you are trained in.
Also seeking:* Dance Choreographer  Familiar with point technique and musical theater choreography, please indicate if fees are required for services.

Please contact the director, Ryan Silveira, at mailto:rsilveir@syr.edu to express interest and be kept up to date on this project.

Casting and auditions will begin in mid to late September. Performances will take place in mid to late November, with the possibility of additional performances in the spring.
Back to headlinesCultural Resources Council Names Patrick J. O'Connor Interim Director
The board of directors of the Cultural Resources Council has appointed Patrick J. O'Connor as interim executive director. He will oversee council operations until a search committee finds a replacement for Leo Crandall, who recently accepted a position at the Everson Museum.
Patrick is an associate broker with Prudential First Properties and owner of CNYHomes.com, Syracuse and Central New York's leading real estate search site. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Cultural Resources Council and has a long history within the Syracuse area arts community. Patrick has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Syracuse University Drama Program and has acted, directed and produced more than 50 theatrical productions in the Syracuse area. He led the Contemporary Theatre of Syracuse for many years and oversaw its transformation to The Redhouse, a multi-arts venue in Armory Square.

Patrick served as an arts panelist for the first 40 Below Summit, as a grant panelists for the New York State Foundation for the Arts and presented at the first Goldring Arts Journalism Symposium at Syracuse University. In addition, he is a member of the Syracuse City Living Committee, which focuses on housing opportunities within the City of Syracuse.
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Audition Notice: Syracuse Vocal Ensemble

The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble (Robert Cowles, Artistic Director) is conducting auditions for the 200708 season. Times can be arranged during August by calling the SVE Personnel Manager at 315-475-4188.

Since 1973, the Syracuse Vocal Ensemble has served the musical arts in Syracuse and its surrounding regions with excellent choral programming and performance. SVE's artistry, range of repertoire, and quality of sound have been born out by invitations to collaborate with The Dave Brubeck Quartet, Open Hand Theatre, Society for New Music, Skaneateles Festival, Syracuse Chorale, and the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra. The Syracuse Vocal Ensemble seeks to present a cappella music from Medieval times to the present day, including commissioned works.
Back to headlinesSyracuse Chorale Seeks New Members
The Syracuse Chorale is” a non-audition community chorus with a diverse membership, which has brought great choral music to Syracuse since 1953. The 2007-2008 season begins Sept 11. Rehearsals are Tuesday evenings from 7:30 - 9:50 p.m., at the Fellowship Hall of the First United Church of East Syracuse, 823 Franklin Park Drive. Current membership dues are $75 per person, with additional family members $50 each. If interested in joining, please arrive at 7:00 p.m. on Sept. 11. For more information, phone the Membership Director at 315-437-1995 and leave a message.

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About SyracuseArts.net
This site is a collection of information about the wealth of performances, exhibits and visual and performing arts organizations in Syracuse and Onondaga County.
The calendar page gives you a month-by-month display of events, while the directory has a listing of area arts groups. On the search page, you can find events and ensembles by date, by performer, by location - whatever you're looking for on the site, our search page should find for you.

We hope this will become an invaluable resource, and to help us reach that goal, let us know if we've missed anything! Please contact us at web@syracusearts.net with your comments and suggestions, or to have your events listed on our calendar.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Reports on Syracuse University:





National 'Imagining America' consortium moves to Syracuse

Syracuse University has been selected as the new host campus of Imagining America (IA), a national consortium of 73 colleges and universities whose mission is to strengthen the public role and democratic purposes of the humanities, arts and design. Currently hosted by the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, IA will transition to SU beginning July 1, 2007, for a term that extends to 2012.


IA was founded in 1999 as a partner program of the White House Millennium Council. Since 2001, it has functioned as a national consortium under the leadership of founding director Julie Ellison. Members include large and small, public and private liberal arts and research institutions, as well as historically black colleges and universities, including Arizona State University, Bates College, Chicago State University and Stanford University. Information on IA's background, programs and member institutions is available on its website: http://www.ia.umich.edu.


"As an original participant in the creation of the Imagining America consortium, I'm honored that Syracuse has been selected as the new home for IA," says SU Chancellor and President Nancy Cantor. "SU becoming the new home of this innovative, collaborative consortium fits perfectly with the University's Scholarship in Action vision. As many scholars and artists at colleges and universities are increasingly engaging in public scholarship and collaborating in new ways with their communities, the support that IA provides helps to expand and grow these efforts in creative scholarship and ensure that this type of work is properly valued within higher education."


SU's selection as the new host campus for IA will be among the topics at the Oct. 6 "Celebration of the Humanities" and re-dedication of the Tolley Building on campus. Formal recognition will also be given to SU at the IA consortium's national conference in Columbus, Ohio, Oct. 7-8.
"The move of Imagining America to Syracuse University comes at a transformative time for IA and for the larger movement to connect higher education with civic and community life," says David Scobey, chair of IA's national advisory board. "Thanks to our founding years at UM, Imagining America has grown into a key national voice for public engagement in the arts and humanities. Having Syracuse host Imagining America will enable us to continue to grow the scope of our consortium and to leaven our creativity. I hope that Imagining America will help to leaven SU's own community engagements."


According to Scobey, IA has successfully made itself the leading voice for the importance of public engagement in the arts and humanities, stressing the intellectual and civic importance of public scholarship and mobilizing educational leaders to develop publication and tenure practices that support the enterprise of public scholarship.


One of IA's current and prominent initiatives is the Publicly Active Graduate Education (PAGE) program, a crucial component of IA's commitment to expanding the public role of humanists and artists who are based in higher education. Now in its third year, PAGE is establishing a national network of graduate students with a demonstrated commitment to public scholarship and community engagement. Through the PAGE Fellows program, which selects 15 graduate students annually from a competitive national pool, IA aims to become a unique resource for future faculty so that they may continue the national conversation about benchmarking civic engagement efforts in higher education.


"Imagining America marks a historic moment in the life of Syracuse University," says Cathryn R. Newton, dean of SU's College of Arts and Sciences. "As a consortium grounded in a movement for change in higher education and civic life, Imagining America will help us build on our region's deep historical and cultural roots. And it will advance public and collaborative scholarship on our own campus and those of our sister institutions nationwide."


Interdisciplinary in scope, IA will function as a budgetary unit of The College of Arts and Sciences but will serve the national community of IA. Offices will be housed on the first floor of the newly renovated Tolley Building, alongside SU's new Center for the Public and Collaborative Humanities. A transition team spanning many SU academic and administrative areas has been formed to prepare for the July 2007 transition. In the coming months, a search will be conducted for a new faculty director.


Among IA's immediate goals during its SU residency are to continue growing the consortium of institutions; enhance communication and information-sharing between members and IA and among member campuses; encourage intellectual and artistic experimentation about campus-community partnerships; and share products, best practices, analysis and assessment of those partnerships.


Future consortium goals include to institutionalize norms of tenure, promotion, materials rewards and recognition that support public engagement in the arts and humanities, and to develop new genres, formats and forums of publication for such work.


"The University of Michigan has been proud to support IA over the past five years," says Marvin Parnes, associate vice president for research and executive director of research administration at UM. "While we will miss the added vibrancy that IA lent to our own public scholarship activities, we recognize that the move to Syracuse as a new host campus is a sign of the strength and sustainability of IA as a major national force in higher education. UM expects to continue to be an active member of IA for years to come."

Contact Sara Mortimer443-9038