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author and cultural observer Gail Sheehy will deliver the main
address at Ithaca College’s 106th Commencement on Saturday, May
19. Sheehy is best known for her 1976 book, Passages, which
remained on the New York Times best-seller list for more
than three years and was named in a Library of Congress survey
as one of the 10 most influential books of our time.
The Emmy Award-winning
documentary School Prayer: A Community at War will be shown
on Thursday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. in Park Hall Auditorium. The
film, made by associate professor of television-radio Ben Crane
and former faculty member Slawomir Grünberg, won an Emmy
last fall for outstanding coverage of a continuing news story.
The film also won the Jan Karski Competition, which recognizes
outstanding television documentaries produced on the theme of
fourth annual day of service --- renamed last year a Celebration
of Service" --- took place on Friday and Saturday, March
23-24, and included the establishment of a new annual award.
--- who served on the advisory board to the President’s Initiative
on Race during the Clinton administration --- will give a talk,
"The Future of Race Relations in America," on Tuesday,
April 10. The lecture, presented as part of the Office of Multicultural
Affairs Awareness Series and Focus Asia 2001, will start at 7:30
p.m. in Emerson Suite A, Phillips Hall.
professor emeritus of psychology and public health at the University
of Michigan, will present a lecture, "Successful Aging: Prospects
and Potentialities," on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m.
in the Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall. The event is part of the
Ithaca College Gerontology Institute’s Distinguished Speaker Series,
which brings leaders in the field of gerontology to campus.
author of 13 volumes of poetry and a three-time National Book
Award nominee, will visit the College April 16–20 as the Department
of Writing’s distinguished visiting writer. In addition to conducting
five master classes in poetry writing, Hall will make two free
scholar Sally Roesch Wagner and Jeanne Shenandoah of the Onondaga
Nation communications office will give a talk entitled "Sisters
in Spirit: Iroquois Women, an Inspiration to Early Feminists"
on Thursday, April 5. The event, which is free and open to the
public, starts at 7:00 p.m. in Textor 103, with a reception and
book signing to follow.
Policy, and Culture Speaker Series will be inaugurated with
two free events centering on Abraham Verghese, a critically acclaimed
author and professor of medicine at the Texas Tech University
Health Sciences Center. The first event, a screening of the film
My Own Country, will take place on Tuesday, April 3, at
5:30 p.m. in Textor 102.
students won first place in their division in the Eastern Region
National Association of Teachers of Singing Conference held at
the College in March. An additional eight voice students placed
as finalists in the competition.
Philip Storrs, two Ithaca men who have challenged the state of
New York for recognition as marriage partners, will speak on "Same-Sex
Marriage: The Time Has Come" on Tuesday, April 10. The talk,
which is free and open to the public, will start at 7:30 p.m.
in Emerson Suite C, Phillips Hall.
lecture and performance series "Reverberations: Music of
the African Diaspora" will continue with two events in April
— a guest lecture by poet, musician, and music scholar Kwame Dawes
and a performance by Jimmy Bosch and His All-Star Salsa Band.
events on campus April 2-18.