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March 21, 2011

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Breaking New Musical Ground

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Dr. Jay Kawarsky, holding Lili Perkins, and Dr. John Perkins at Ras Al Hamra on the Arabian Gulf.

Shortly after beginning his post as assistant professor of Music at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Dr. John Perkins '00 turned to one of his former professors at Westminster for advice. Perkins and his colleagues wanted to create a music theater program at the university located in Sharjah (the city-state next to Dubai), one of the emirates in the United Arab Emirates. So, he reached out to Dr. Jay Kawarsky, professor of Music Composition, History and Theory and one of the founders of the Music Theater program at Westminster Choir College.
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Internships are the Height of Fashion at Rider

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Even as snow and ice slowed the region to a crawl in February, junior Psychology and Event Planning major Meghan Mende refused to let the weather get in the way of her dream. While continuing to excel in her event planning courses, Mende hit the jackpot when it comes to landing that one great internship.
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