By Lindsey Schwarzbach
Seahawk Spotlight is a monthly roundup covering campus happenings and student, faculty and staff accolades for Wagner College. Below are highlights from September 2023.
Wagner wins federal grant to preserve archives
Wagner College earned a $10,000 grant from the National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) to support the upkeep of valuable archives within the College. Lisa Holland, Wagner’s senior librarian, will lead the Wagner College Archive Preservation Project. The NEH has distributed $41.3 million toward humanities projects nationwide. The Endowment received 114 eligible applications for Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions and made 61 awards, including Wagner’s. The funds from NEH will be used for a preservation assessment and environmental monitoring equipment. The project will preserve materials dating back to the founding of the college in 1883, documents belonging to American poet Charles Edwin Anson Markham (1852-1940), relics and research documents from the Wagner College Holocaust Center, and more.
Wagner begins teacher training pilot program at Brooklyn’s Mark Morris Dance Center
Wagner College and The Mark Morris Dance Group, a nationally regarded company based in Brooklyn, have started a new pilot program for Wagner's Dance Education students. The teacher training opportunity, arranged by Rusty Curcio, head of dance at Wagner College, allows Wagner students to participate in Mark Morris Dance Center's Teaching Artist Training program while simultaneously taking classes at Wagner. Micah Hale, Francesca Mandry, Sabrina Conte, and Meliti Efthymiou are the first four Wagner students to join the pilot. They began professional development workshops at the Mark Morris Dance Center three days a week beginning this month, paying the cost of the program as a part of their tuition.
Hawkins elected to Biophysical Society Council
Taviare "Tav" Hawkins, Ph.D., recently joined the Wagner community this summer as assistant provost for research, development, and civic engagement. Last month, Hawkins was selected to serve on the council for the Biophysical Society for 2023. The society spreads knowledge on physical and life sciences while also promoting growth within the field.