Faculty Focus: Television-radio professor Mara Alper and students in two of her courses have teamed up with South Seneca Elementary School on a community project. They're creating a 10-minute documentary encouraging parents to spend more time reading to their young children, to help improve their literacy.
In the spring John Krout, professor and director of the Gerontology Institute, was the first master scholar and educator at Western Kentucky University. He taught master classes and gave a public talk, "What's Age Got to Do with It: Challenges in an Aging America."
Staff Scene: Informational Technology Services staff members Kathy Barbieri, instructional support services coordinator, and Wendy Pearle, manager of user support, presented at the National WebCT conference on "Diary of a Conversion -- Bb to WebCT."
Top 10: In the 2005 edition of U.S. News and World Report's "America's Best Colleges," Ithaca College ranks eighth in the category "northern universities -- master's," recognized once again for being an excellent value.
Student Spotlight: For the third time in six years the IC student chapter of the Academy of Management was named chapter of the year by the parent organization. What's more, IC students won three of the five scholarships provided by the association via a national competition. The students, all from the class of '05, are accounting major Syrena Shirley and business administration majors Tugce Dursun and Greg Pardo.
The Eastern College Athletic Conference honored Amanda Laytham '04 as the female winner in her division of the Robbins Scholar-Athlete Award.
School of HSHP: Before giving the Commencement speech for the class of 2004 (page 18), Scott Hamilton took time to meet with faculty and students in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance. Subsequently a number of departments, offices, and classes formed a fund-raising partnership with the nonprofit organization Scott Hamilton CARES (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education, and Survivorship), which works to advocate cancer research and education and to develop strategies to improve the quality of life for individuals with cancer.