Ithaca College Quarterly 2005/1
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Retirement

Herndon
Photo by Jon Reis Photography

Sandra Herndon, professor and graduate program chair in the Department of Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design, retired this summer after 29 years at the College. A multiple award winner for teaching, scholarship, and service, Herndon published three books and numerous articles in her fields of interest: organizational communication theory and analysis, persuasive campaign strategies, workplace diversity, and client-project communication. Herndon was instrumental in developing the corporate communication major, which later became OCLD, and in creating the culture and communication program in the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies.

 

Sustainability

Ten IC students went with faculty to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Montreal this fall. The College was granted provisional status as an observing nongovernmental organization to the convention, and an interdisciplinary one-credit course was developed around the event. The course was team-taught by faculty from biology; business; politics; and organizational communication, learning, and design. The delegation participated in the first meeting of the parties to the Kyoto Protocol, where progress toward implementing the treaty was tracked and next steps formulated.

Student Spotlight

TV-R major Dan Henning '06 was one of 12 students nationwide to receive a Bayliss Radios Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes academic achievement, love of radio, and desire to contribute to the world of radio. TV-R major Adam Bartow '06 was awarded the President's Volunteer Service Award for his work as national chair of a Children of the American Revolution project to encourage youth participation in voting.

Faculty Focus

Timothy Johnson, assistant professor of music theory, won a 2005 Sporting News-Society of American Baseball Research award for his book Baseball and the Music of Charles Ives: A Proving Ground. The award recognizes exemplary research projects that expand knowledge and understanding of baseball. Janice Levy, associate professor of cinema and photography, was selected as one of four artists showcased at the Ithaca Artists Series II exhibition at Cornell University's Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art. Levy's work "Our Daily Bread" is a collection of giclée photos exploring what sustains people in contemporary American culture.

Cinema and photography faculty members Gina Marchetti and Patricia R. Zimmermann and health promotion and physical education professor Stewart Auyash presented recent research at a summer AMIC conference on Media and Society in Asia. Marchetti delivered a paper on Chinese documentary film; Zimmermann presented on Cambodian film, and Auyash spoke on the subject of communication as a treatment for SARS.

School of H&S

The Department of Math and Computer Science formally split into two separate departments this summer.

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