The Kaplan Family Distinguished Faculty Fellowship in Service-Learning recognizes the importance of the national movement in higher education for greater involvement in civic engagement. Cynthia Johnston Turner is one of two faculty members at Cornell who is “significantly impacting undergraduate, professional, or graduate education at Cornell by involving students in challenging service-learning programs.” She was recognized for the on-going CU Winds/Costa Rica project as well as the design of “Music Leadership and Service Learning–” a new course offering for students involved in the project. The $5000 award will help the CU Winds/Costa Rica Project in 2010, as well as enable more local service project efforts.
The CU Wind Symphony and associated student organization CU Winds unite student musicians dedicated to the study and performance of emerging and traditional wind repertoire. We explore music making as a vehicle for cross-cultural exchange and collaboration, and in doing so support Cornell's core values of public engagement and global awareness.
James Spinazzola, conductor
322 Lincoln Hall
Ithaca, New York 14853