Student Spotlight: The American Therapeutic Recreation Association awarded Jennifer Reed '05 a Peg Connolly Scholarship. The honor, given to eight students nationwide, is named after the former executive director of the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification. Reed, who was chosen because of her exceptional ability in the field of therapeutic recreation, used the scholarship stipend to attend ATRA's annual conference in October. Reed helped at the conference and had the opportunity to network with many professionals in the field.
Photo: Shai Photography
President Christens Indoor Climbing Wall: President Peggy R. Williams became the first mountaineer to use the new indoor climbing wall at the Fitness Center. She rappelled down the wall during the grand opening ceremony for the wall, held in November. Standing 26 feet high, the wall features two climbing surfaces for varying levels of experience. Each can accommodate three climbers at a time.
IC and the Community: The 13th annual Founder's Day Concert brought "All Things Celestial" to DeWitt Park in downtown Ithaca -- the original downtown quad. Sponsored by the Friends of Ithaca College, this year's concert featured the Ithaca College Wind Ensemble performing pieces inspired by the sky, including "A Star Wars Trilogy" by John Williams and "Mars" and "Jupiter" from Holst's The Planets.
Staff-Student Collaborations: The redesigned website of the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach, and Services was honored with two MarCom Creative Awards. The site was created by LGBT coordinator Lisa Maurer and Sarah Johnson '06, who were up against more than 4,600 entries from businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies. . . . In December Roger Richardson, assistant vice president for student affairs and campus life, and Tanya Saunders, dean of interdisciplinary and international studies, unveiled a new website celebrating diversity and tolerance at Ithaca College. The website, says Richardson, is "a vehicle to showcase the activities of our students, faculty, and staff." Visit the site at www.ithaca.edu/diversity.
Guest Conductor: Arnald D. Gabriel '50, retired U.S. Air Force colonel and three-time winner of the Legion of Merit (the country's highest peacetime honor), came to campus in December to guest conduct two performances. He led the wind ensemble as well as the concert and symphonic bands in performing the music of Arthur Sullivan, Claude T. Smith, Alfred Reed, and others. During his military career Gabriel served as commander/conductor of the U.S. Air Force Band, the air force's symphony orchestra, and the Singing Sergeants.
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