A Musical Moment

Video posted April 24, 2012 in News by Kirk Dyson & Sarah Foss


Catie Driza has been playing violin since she was four-years-old. Driza is in a violin group at Penn State, and in high school she played in a professional quartet. Surely she has had many opportunities for embarrassing moments while performing. In this short video, Driza shares her most embarrassing moment in her time playing violin.


About the Contributors

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Kirk Dyson

2012 Graduate / Broadcast Journalism

I grew up in Springfield, Pennsylvania, about 15 minutes outside of Philadelphia. Growing up, my life revolved around sports.  I played soccer and baseball from the time I could walk and am an avid hockey and football fan. 

My love for sports and easy-going personality made me decide to enroll in the College of Communications and pursue a career in sports journalism.

I have had the opportunity to intern for a news station, WMGM-NBC 40 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, under the sports director there.  I learned what it was like to be the anchor for local sports and the day-to-day requirements that would come with the job. 

Because of my love for sports, I enrolled in the John Curley Center for Sports Journalism just before my senior year and have been given the chance to write for sports and also learn about sports broadcasting.  In the spring of 2012, I also took a sports broadcasting class in which I helped produce a sports show with my peers.

My hope is to get into the field of sports journalism so I can turn my passion of sports into a job that I will not only enjoy but be excited about.

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Sarah Foss

Senior / Journalism

I am a senior print journalism major with minors in sociology and sustainable leadership at Penn State, University Park. Journalism has been an outlet for writing about news and information pertaining to the environment and social issues. As an undergraduate student, I had the opportunity to teach two environmental science labs and study sustainable development in Costa Rica and Panama.

Outside of the classroom, I am a regular Eco-blogger for the NSCS blog talknerdy2me.org. This past summer, I was an editorial intern at The Marblehead Reporter in my hometown where I had the opportunity to practice reporting, writing and photography. During my four years at Penn State, I was also a dedicated volunteer for The Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) and served as a WALK team leader last year on my morale committee. This year, I plan to donate my hair to wigs for kids.

After graduation, I wish to obtain a challenging and rewarding position related to writing, social issues and environmental problems that will help me grow on both a personal and professional level.