Dear Brooks House folks,
In my role as Brooks House Don-to-Be, I am pleased to announce the selection of the Brooks House Faculty Fellow for 2012:
*Professor Patricia O'Hara of the English Department*
Thank you all for your nominations this year. Please join me in congratulating Prof. O'Hara when you see her on campus!
Prof. Lynn Brooks
Lynn Matluck Brooks
Director of the Dance Program
Co-editor, Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts
Franklin & Marshall College
PO Box 3003
Lancaster, PA 17604-3003
Brooks holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Temple University. She is also a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies, N.Y. Her doctoral research was supported by a Fulbright/Hayes Grant for study in Spain, and she has also held several grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities. Brooks has participated as both National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) fellow and faculty member in the Aston Magna Academies, and was an invited participant at the International Council for Traditional Music’s symposium on Musical Iconography in Burgos, Spain. In 2002-03, she held an NEH Full-Time Research Fellowship, and she has served as an applicant reviewer for NEH. In 2007, she was the recipient of the Bradley R. Dewey Award for Outstanding Scholarship at F&M.
For three years, Brooks wrote performance reviews for Dance Magazine. She served as editor of Dance Research Journal from 1994 through 1999, and now serves as co-editor of Dance Chronicle: Studies in Dance and the Related Arts. She has served on the boards of the World Dance Alliance, the Society for Dance History Scholars, and the Congress on Research in Dance as well as Lancaster-area arts organizations. She has written three books and many scholarly articles, primarily on dance history subjects in the areas of early dance in Spain, the Netherlands, and the United States (colonies and early nation). Most recently, she has performed and choreographed with the Grant St. Dance Company in Lancaster.
Message from Don Heller
Dear Brooks Students,
I have had a wonderful time serving as your don for the past six years and am deeply pleased that Professor Brooks has agreed to serve as the next Brooks House Faculty Don. I know that her creativity, energy, and academic vision will enrich the experiences of Brooks' students while bringing both continuity and new dimensions to the life of the House.
Brooks Buddies 2011 was held on Thursday, November 10th, 2011 from 9:00am - 11:00am in the ASFC.
Brooks Buddies is the signature community outreach event of Brooks College House. House members volunteer to spend a morning working with local elementary school students on healthy living and physical education activities.