Johns Hopkins Gazette | February 16, 2009
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The newspaper of The Johns Hopkins University February 16, 2009 | Vol. 38 No. 22
Applicants Sought for Annual Undergraduate Arts Prizes

By Heather Egan Stalfort
University Libraries and Museums

Students are invited to apply for the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts and the President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts in recognition of outstanding accomplishment in the arts for the 2008-2009 academic year.

Students who are in good standing and on track to receive a degree in May 2009 may simultaneously apply for both of the university's annual undergraduate arts awards. Ten copies of a completed application must be submitted by 5 p.m., Friday, March 13. Full guidelines, application forms and submission details may be found at:

The Louis Sudler Prize for outstanding artistic talent and achievement in the composition or performance of music, drama, dance or the visual arts is made to a graduating senior from the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Whiting School of Engineering, School of Nursing or Peabody Institute, or a fourth-year student in the School of Medicine. The Sudler Prize is given to a student whose submission is not related to his or her major field of study. The winner receives a $1,500 cash award, and his or her name appears in the Commencement program.

The President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts is awarded to a graduating senior who has made a significant contribution in the arts to the Homewood campus. Graduating seniors in Arts and Sciences or Engineering may apply for the commendation. All art forms are eligible for consideration. The winner receives a certificate, and his or her name appears in the Commencement program.

A committee of faculty and administrators from the Homewood campus, the School of Nursing, the Peabody Institute and the School of Medicine will review nominees and their supporting materials and make recommendations to President Daniels, who will make the final selections. Applicants will be notified on or about March 30.

The Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts has been honoring undergraduate students with artistic talent since 1983. It was made possible through the generosity of Louis Sudler, a Chicago businessman and philanthropist who died in 1992. Besides Johns Hopkins, the award is given out at Yale, Harvard, Princeton, Columbia, Purdue, Duke, Rice, Stanford, Emory and Michigan State universities; Dartmouth and Oberlin colleges; and MIT. The President's Commendation for Achievement in the Arts was established in 1989 by Steven Muller, Johns Hopkins president from 1972 to 1990.

Any questions concerning the Sudler Prize or President's Commendation should be directed to Winston Tabb, Sheridan Dean of University Libraries and Museums, and vice provost for the arts, at


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