Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship

Joel Vargas '14

May 2, 2013

Joel Vargas ’14 Receives Prestigious Beinecke Scholarship to Pursue Filmmaking

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By Shehtaz Huq ’14 Film and media studies major Joel Vargas ’14 (Bronx, N.Y.) is a recipient of the prestigious Beinecke Scholarship. The award will provide $4,000 now and $30,000 when he attends a graduate school in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Vargas is one of 20 exceptional students nationwide who received the scholarship [...]

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January 7, 2013

CaPA Students Contribute to Vibrancy of Campus Arts Community

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If anyone wonders whether the arts are alive and well in higher education, they need look no further than the College’s Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship program. This year, there are 27 students from diverse academic backgrounds pursuing projects that range from writing to studio art to theater to music. “We find an increasingly [...]

Michael Pinkard ’14 at Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico

March 19, 2012

The Music of the Cosmos: Michael Pinkard ’14 is an Aspiring Physicist and Jazz Musician

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Here on Earth, Michael Pinkard ’14 (Puyallup, Wash.) is part student physicist and part jazz musician. With his tenor sax in hand, Pinkard—a Creative and Performing Arts scholar as well as Marquis Scholar—can be seen performing around campus with Lafayette’s Jazz Ensemble and Jazz Combo, delighting audiences with his mastery of music. But Pinkard is [...]

John Paul Bisciotti '14 works with laser equipment in Hugel Science Center.

December 16, 2011

Lafayette Allows John Paul Bisciotti ’14 to Follow His Passions in Music and Engineering

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When he graduates from Lafayette in a few years, John Paul Bisciotti ’14 (Media, Pa.) plans to be a mechanical engineer—but he will surely be a more musically talented mechanical engineer than most. Bisciotti takes classes in engineering, mathematics, and physics as he works toward his degree. He excels in math and science, and enjoys [...]

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October 25, 2011

Photo Gallery: Students Let Creative Juices Flow during Write-a-Thon

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In celebration of the “National Day on Writing,” the College held a write-a-thon in the Williams Visual Art Building.  Students wrote with pen and paper, laptops, and a “writing wall” and used live prompts (a juggler, musicians, and performance artists) for inspiration.  The program was sponsored by the College Writing program, the Department of English, [...]

Brett Billings '12 performs in College Theater's production of "An Enemy of the People."

October 14, 2011

Students Stretch Artistic Limits through Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship Program

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Artistic creations often exist as lasting monuments to their creators, and each year, a select group of students gets an exciting opportunity to leave their own stamp on the College’s vibrant art community. Now in its third year, the Creative and Performing Arts (CaPA) Fellowship supports students in turning their artistic visions into realities. CaPA [...]

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December 17, 2010

Brett Billings ’12 Explores Radio Theater through His Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship

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Brett Billings ’12 (Marion, Kan.) first became interested in the stage as a member of the Marion High School speech and forensics team. A talented speaker, he won medals in poetry and improvised duet acting at state forensics competitions. This passion carried over to Lafayette, where he has performed in several College Theater productions and [...]

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September 4, 2009

New Initiative Will Support Students’ Work in the Creative and Performing Arts

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The Maggin Family Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship program will contribute to a more vibrant campus community The Maggin Family Creative and Performing Arts Fellowship program will provide a new source of support for Lafayette students’ endeavors in the creative and performing arts and contribute to a more vibrant campus community. Selected members of each [...]