Fulbright Fellowships awarded to 3 Knox students

From the Register-Mail:

Three graduating seniors at Knox College have been awarded Fulbright Fellowships for international teaching and study.

Jessa Dahl, a history and Asian studies major from Luverne, Minnesota, will travel to Japan to study the lives of women who resided there during the 1850s and 1860s, a tumultuous period in Japanese history. Karin Rudd, an elementary education major from Lynnwood, Washington, will go to India to teach English. Tasha Coryell, a creative writing major from Saint Paul, Minnesota, will teach English in Austria.

They are the 28th, 29th and 30th Knox College students to receive a Fulbright Fellowship. Since 1999, 18 Knox students have been selected for the honor.

Dahl has been engaged in a yearlong College Honors research project that examines the Bakumatsu Period, from 1853 to 1868, when Japan began forming outside relationships with other parts of the world.

Rudd, a dance minor at Knox, intends to use dance “as a medium to communicate with people” while teaching in India.

She was among 15 Knox students and three faculty members who traveled to Anhui, China, in December 2008 to teach English to undergraduates at Anhui University.

Coryell, who has minors in German and gender and women’s studies, studied in Florence, Italy, in fall 2008. She was part of a group from Knox that traveled to Wales this year in conjunction with a course on famed Welsh writer Dylan Thomas, and she also has spent time in the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany.