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USF PRO FES S O R S P E A K S A BO U T C HA R AC TE R E DUCATI ON IN ARG EN T IN A

ALB UQUE RQUE S TUDENTS WIN ME DI CAL CHALLE NG E BOWL

helps bring professors from

challenges: cities with some

The New Mexico Academy of Physician Assistants

the U.S. to Argentina for

people financially secure,

(NMAPA) annual primary care conference was

an exchange of research and

and many very poor people;

held in September, and USF’s Physician Assistant

ideas that may be of benefit

good families trying to raise

students participated in the Student Medical

to the country. One major

their children but still seeing

Challenge Bowl. They were asked medical

area of concern for Argentina

drug abuse among them.

questions and had to buzz in to answer. The USF

is the growing problem

I just hope that the character

team won the challenge and received a trophy

of substance use by school-

education ideas I shared

to be kept for the year until it is passed on to next

aged children. Information

from the U.S. Schools of

year’s challenge bowl winners.

Dr. Madonna Murphy, a

shared by Murphy included

Character can help them in

professor in the University of

her research on the U.S.

their goal of educating

St. Francis College of

Schools of Character

moral young people, the

Education, visited Universidad

program and how a compre-

future citizens of their

Católica de Santa Fe in

hensive approach to

country and of our world,”

Santa Fe, Argentina, in

character education that

Murphy said.

mid-October to speak about

engages schools, families,

character education.

media, and the community

Director of International

can help change student

Programs, worked with

presentations to university

attitudes toward casual

Murphy to apply for this

faculty and administration,

drug use.

opportunity and hopes to

and shared information with

begin a faculty and student

the public on the importance

experience. Everyone in

exchange with Universidad

of character education

Argentina was so friendly,

Católica de Santa Fe in the

for students as citizens of the

dedicated and hard working.

near future.

future. This opportunity was

It is interesting how globally

made possible by a grant that

we all seem to have the same

Murphy gave two

“It was an amazing

Angie Maffeo, USF

P.A. students Caitlyn Duran, Kathleen L’Heureux and Gabriela Kerwin proudly hold their challenge bowl trophy.

DARA’ S J EFF JA SKOW I A K O U T F I T S RE CO RDI N G STUDI O DON ATE D T O CH ICAGO S CHO O L BY MU S I C I A N JU S TI N TRAN TE R The Chicago Academy of the Arts received a donation from well-known musician and songwriter, Justin Tranter, to build a cutting-edge recording studio. Jeff Jaskowiak, director of USF’s Digital Audio & Recording Arts (DARA) program, agreed to direct the project as a consultant.

“Jeff is a terrific ambassador for USF, and we were eager to model our

new program after USF’s DARA program,” said Jason Patera, head of the Chicago Academy for the Arts, in a letter to the USF’s Provost Frank Pascoe.

Above: USF alumnus Jack Murray ’18 was named director of the Recording Arts and Commercial Music program at The Chicago Academy for the Arts.

Over the course of many months, Jaskowiak designed and led the

install of a control room, a tracking room, a four-station music production classroom and additional modern recording technology in the facility. The icing on the cake? USF alumnus Jack Murray ‘18 was also hired to be the first director of the academy’s Recording Arts and Commercial

Left: Jason Patera, Justin Tranter, and Jeff Jaskowiak gather in the studio Jaskowiak helped develop for the academy.

Music program.

“Jack is clearly one of the best hires we’ve made in many years, and

the early successes and momentum of our new program have been stunning,” said Patera.

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