Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Sarah Crosley, Classics Major, Wins Hall Family Foundation Grant for Summer 2015


Sarah Crosley, Classics Major
Sarah Crosley, a junior Classics major and member of Phi Sigma Iota, has been awarded a 2015 Hall Family Foundation Grant for Summer Enrichment.  Sarah will use the funding from this prestigious award to support a three-week-long experience in Romania (eastern Europe) with Projects Abroad.  After an intensive introduction to the Romanian language (closely related to classical Latin, as are the other Romance languages) and culture with a local family and instructor, she will then join other students, volunteers, and and professional archaeologists at an actual “dig,” such as an ancient grave site.  At this archaeological site, she will be trained in the methods used to excavate, document, and preserve such sites and the artifacts found there.  She will also learn how to write funding proposals for such digs.  
http://www.projects-abroad.org/volunteer-destinations/volunteer-romania/archaeology/classical-and-medieval-archaeology/
During the two weeks before her archaeological adventure in Romania, Sarah will be in Italy, participating in an academic study tour entitled  “Romans, Etruscans, and Ancient Greeks: Exploring Antiquities from Tuscany to Campania” (funded by her Journey Grant).   These two related experiences, Sarah says, have further excited her about continuing her study of Classics at the graduate level and will broaden her options for study and specialization there. 

While abroad, Sarah intends to record her experiences daily, hoping to identify points of commonality between her Italian and the Romanian “projects.”  She looks forward to sharing these with the Jewell community after her return.     

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