In Short . . .
Carolyn Forché introduced the fourth year of the
Department of Writing Distinguished Visiting Writers Series. In
conducting master classes and meeting with students and faculty,
Forché gave a reading of her poetry and a presentation,
which she called "The Poetry of Witness."
The School of Business is running a speaker
series on the theme of corporate responsibility, kicked off by
New York State attorney
general Elliot Spitzer, who spoke on "Corporate Responsibility
and the Public Interest." Since his election in 1998, Spitzer has
advanced initiatives in environmental protection, public safety,
civil rights, and consumer affairs.
Math and computer science faculty members Eric
and Margaret Robinson, with John Maceli, received a two-year
continuation of National Science Foundation support in the
amount of $3.4 million for the IC-based national coordinating
center for high school math reform,
COMPASS. The funds are for use here and in five regional centers.
The Park Foundation awarded $2,980,203 for full
support of 20 students for four years in the Park Scholars class
of 2007, beginning
in the fall of 2003, and $20,000 to the Frederick Douglass Academy
partnership for the 2002-3 academic year.
The Karel Husa Visiting Professor of Composition
composer noted for her melding of Eastern and Western musical traditions.
The student organization Ithaca College Republicans recognized Conservative Awareness Week in September with a series
of speeches, "town
meetings," and a panel discussion.
TV-R majors Justin Daly ’03 and Tasha Wright ’03 were the second
recipients of the New York Communications Alumni Internship Award. The award, made possible through contributions of New York–area
Ithaca College alumni, provided each student $2,500 to help defray
the cost of conducting a nonpaying internship in the city. Daly
interned at Fox News, Wright at MTV.
Psychology and gerontology double major Bethany
Boillard ’03 was
named the AARP Andrus Foundation founder’s scholar, the only one
nationally. She received $4,000 plus travel expenses to the Gerontology
Society’s national meeting in October, at which she made a presentation
as the chosen scholar.
Associate professor of writing Katharyn Howd
Machan was inaugurated as Tompkins County’s first poet laureate, one of the few such posts
at the county level in the country. The ceremonial position runs
for two years. Machan has published more than 1,000 poems in journals
and magazines, anthologies, textbooks, and her own collections.
She is also a story/dance artist and organizes the College’s annual