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Geifman Fellowships for projects on Chagall, folk song

May  16, 2013

Shana Silverman, left, and Abigail Schultz

Augustana students Abigail Schultz of Palatine, Ill., and Shana Silverman of Fairfield, Iowa, have been awarded Geifman Fellowships in Jewish Culture for 2013-14.

The Gerry and Morris M. Geifman Endowment in Judaica awards the fellowships to enhance multicultural learning experiences for students at Augustana College and the community.  

Applicants submit a proposal for a lesson on an aspect of Jewish culture, such as music, dance, theatre, cuisine, literature or history. The fellows develop a 30-minute lesson on their  topic over the summer. During the next school year, they present the lesson in area schools. In May 2014, the fellows will submit a report and reflection on the experience.  

Schultz's topic is "Voices of a People: The Exploration of Jewish Culture Through Folk Songs." She is majoring in vocal music education.  

Silverman,  an elementary education major, chose the subject, "The Life and Art of Marc Chagall."  

The two students are incoming Augustana seniors this fall.  

The fellowship stipend is $2,000. Fellows may apply for up to $150 in additional funds for expenses such as travel and materials.

Sam Schlouch
Senior Communication Director
(309) 794-7833