Congratulations to Tony Garcia, Director of Jazz Studies, for receiving an International Partnership Major Initiatives (IPMI) Award. Tony’s project brings together students and faculty of the Jazz Studies Programs of VCU and the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) in Durban, South Africa. Beginning July 2012, students and faculty from each campus will conduct exchange visits, share music, and perform together. The VCU Global Education Office and the VCU School of the Arts are jointly funding the project, which furthers the university’s mission to provide high quality learning experiences focused on inquiry, discovery, and innovation in a global environment. Tony’s proposal is commended for the quality of the concept, the degree of student participation and commitment, the substantive products, and the potential contribution to the university’s international presence. Bon Voyage to Tony and the students!