Performing piano music is not simply playing notes on a page. It’s getting into the composer’s head, learning their inspiration, understanding that a section of music should sound like water, or that the piece must evoke the same emotions as the poetry that influenced it, said Dr. Margaret Lucia, professor of music and theatre arts.
“Nothing in life is free.” Lakeyshia Crummel ’06 often heard this phrase from her single mother who worked three jobs to keep the family going. “One thing I never heard from my mom is that it’s OK to ask for help.” Crummel learned that lesson firsthand and today offers assistance to those who need it through her role as director of development at Brethren Housing Authority (BHA) in Harrisburg.
Sophomore Tristan Phillips is majoring in mathematics, but he considers his field of study more of an art. Where many people see random numbers on a page, Phillips sees meaningful, logical patterns. “There is beauty in math,” he said.
Having a three-part job keeps things interesting for Alix Rouby at the John L. Grove College of Business. Rouby took on the role as director of MBA recruitment, business internships, and entrepreneurial outreach in August 2016 and enjoys the variety in responsibilities.
Growing up in a small, blue collar town, Bill Rothermel’s mother shared stories about walking with him in the stroller when he was two- or three-years-old to the local shoe factory as the workers ended their day. Rothermel would amaze those around him by naming the make and model of cars that passed by.