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Dr. Stolba came to IPFW in 1973 and retired in 1990 as professor emerita of music. She was born on April 22,1919 in Burlington, Iowa and died on May 18, 2005 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She was closely involved with the history of Sigma Alpha Iota and wrote regularly for their publication Pan Pipes. Her alma mater conferred on her the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1990. She was inducted into the Monmouth College Hall of Achievement in 1995. She helped to establish the Bach Collegium in Fort Wayne and served as its first President. Dr. Stolba received her degrees from Burlington Junior College (A.A.S., 1938), Monmouth College (B.A., 1944), University of Northern Colorado (M.A., 1950) and University of Iowa (Ph.D., 1965). During World War II she played in an all-women orchestra. She later became a copyright specialist for a publishing firm. She had an international reputation as a musicologist and was an accomplished violinist. She was fond of telling people that the initial "K" was given to her by her parents, who told her that when she was older she could decide what name beginning with a "K" she wanted to use. She decided to leave it as "K" (without a period she would say).

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