Shaw Center Stories

An Impressive Repertoire

As executive director of a major philharmonic orchestra, an alumnus engages in advocacy and communication to build connections throughout an ascending career in arts management.
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Pandemic shifts intern’s focus to trauma-informed care opportunity

I completed my dietetic internship amidst the unique circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. To fulfill all 1,200 required supervised practice hours, rotations were shifted to an online, remote format. This change allowed me to become involved with a rotation site that I would not have experienced otherwise. Working remotely with the Food Bank of Central New York’s Community Nutrition Educator, Heather Brubaker (MS 2018), RD, and Community Nutrition Manager, Debra Mimaroglu, RDN, CDN (BS 2014, CAS 2015), I had the opportunity to learn about trauma-informed care and its application in nutrition education and programs.
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Leadership Intern Sofia de la Grana is Growing Through Education

Sofia de la Grana ’23 enjoys working with other students and helping them succeed. As a resident advisor (RA) for the International Living Learning Community at Syracuse University, she values sharing experiences, building relationships, exploring cultures and creating inclusive communities. She sees education as a pathway for bringing people together to learn from one another and improve understanding. “Education is at the forefront of what I want to do,” says de la Grana, who’s majoring in public relations at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and in citizenship and civic engagement at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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Shaw Center Receives Award for Best Engagement Strategy

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment (IEA) will host a One University Virtual Assessment Celebration on Friday, May 7, from 2 to 3 p.m. on Zoom.

The event will recognize and celebrate the efforts of faculty and staff who delivered learning experiences and services through innovative modalities and reflected on learning and operations in their 2019-20 assessment and action plans. Awards will be given in three categories: Continue Reading

Justine Legg Embraces a Larger Community

Justine Legg ’20 had four things in mind when she made the decision to trek from San Antonio, Texas, to attend Syracuse University. She had been born in New York, and was determined to return to the northeast for college. She hoped to focus on the social sciences, and knew that Syracuse University’s top-ranked Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs had the reputation she was looking for. A school that offered a multitude of opportunities without being huge was also a prerequisite. And she wanted a strong study abroad program, because traveling had always been her dream. So she chose Syracuse—without even visiting. “Syracuse seemed to fit perfectly,” she says, “and it turned out to be even better than I expected.” Continue Reading

Lia Chabot, Yusuf Abdul-Qadir Named Recipients of Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship

Lia Chabot, a senior economics and citizenship and civic engagement major in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and Yusuf Abdul-Qadir ’11, G’20, G’21, an executive master of international relations student in the Maxwell School, have been named the 2021 recipients of the Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement and Scholarship. Continue Reading