Mission at Stellwagen: Donald Angell '56
Donald Angell ’56, Mission at Stellwagen (Publish America, 2009)
Angell’s second novel is a science-filled story. Walter Jaspers has everything he could want for his expedition at sea off the coast of Cape Cod. He has a fantastic team of marine mammal researchers, money, and top-notch equipment. However, time is not on Jaspers’s side.
Angell is a psychologist in a private practice in the Boston area.
What's On Your Mind: Simon Carter '06
Simon Carter ’06, What’s on Your Mind (Micawber Records, 2009)
After creating his own record label, Micawber Records, Carter produced his first EP, What’s on Your Mind, under the name Carter James. The EP contains “four tracks of compelling and gothic melodies.” He was also selected as one of British Music Week’s 50 Rising Star semifinalists.
Carter resides in England, where he is pursuing his musical career.
The Urgency: Kevin Coffrin '04, Guerin Blask '05, and Ian Molla '05
Kevin Coffrin ’04, Guerin Blask ’05, Ian Molla ’05, The Urgency (Mercury/Island/Def Jam, 2009)
Friends Coffrin (bass), Black (percussion), and Molla (guitars) met at Ithaca College as jazz studies majors. While students, the three collaborated to create the band the Urgency and added Tyler Gurwicz (vocals) and Ryan Siegal (guitars and vocals).
The Urgency is signed to Mercury/Island/Def Jam Records, and their self-titled first album was released in October.
Split Lip: Sam Costello '00
Sam Costello ’00, Split Lip (Sam Costello, 2006)
Costello has been writing the Split Lip web comic anthology since 2006 and has recently published the first print collection of it, Split Lip Volume 1. Drawn by artists from around the world, the collection consists of 11 stories that do not feature recurring characters but do follow recurring themes such as “instability of identity, the strangeness of the Other, and the mysterious and terrifying nature of the world.”
Costello is a self-employed web consultant and writer residing in Rhode Island.
Polygendered and Ponytailed: The Dilemma of Femininity and the Female Athlete: Dayna Daniels '73
Dayna Daniels ’73, Polygendered and Ponytailed: The Dilemma of Femininity and the Female Athlete (Women’s Press, 2009)
Polygendered and Ponytailed discusses the social constraints of women who are active in sports. Daniels argues that the constant criticism of and attention given to women’s physical appearance instead of their performance is one of the causes. In her book, she suggests embracing the similarities between women and men as a way to help women break through this barrier.
Daniels is a professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Lethbridge (Alberta, Canada) and coordinator of the Women’s Studies program.
Facebook Marketing for Dummies: Paul Dunay '85 and Richard Krueger '85
Paul Dunay ’85 and Richard Krueger ’85, Facebook Marketing for Dummies (For Dummies, 2009)
Former classmates Dunay and Krueger saw the marketing potential in Facebook after the two reconnected on the social networking website. In January, the duo landed a publishing deal with Wiley and Sons for Facebook Marketing for Dummies. The book, released in September, serves as a marketing reference for the extremely popular website.
Dunay is a global managing director of services and social marketing for the business communications company Avaya. Krueger is a cofounder of Samepoint, a social media search engine, and CEO of AboutFaceDigital, a social media consultancy practice.
Roberto Sierra: Clarinet Works: Richard Faria '87
Richard Faria ’87, Roberto Sierra: Clarinet Works (Fleur de Son Classics, 2007)
Faria’s latest CD features the works of composer Roberto Sierra. The collection is a blend of classical, folk, and pop influences along with a hint of Latin rhythm. Faria performs the clarinet parts, displaying “an amazing comfort in the extremities of the instrument” and “an artistic commitment to every piece.”
Faria is an associate professor of music at Ithaca College and a contributing writer to The Clarinet magazine.
Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult's Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder: Russell Federman '70
Russell Federman ’70, Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult’s Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder (New Harbinger, 2010)
Federman’s Facing Bipolar: The Young Adult’s Guide to Dealing with Bipolar Disorder works to help youth, who have been diagnosed with or think they may have the disorder, navigate the world. The book addresses issues on how and when to tell people close to you that you are bipolar, how to create stability, and how to overcome challenges caused by bipolar disorder.
Federman is the director of counseling and psychological services at the University of Virginia.
Through the Night and Wind: Kevin Flinn '01
Kevin Flinn ’01, Through the Night and Wind (Infinity Publishing, 2009)
Flinn’s second novel is loosely based on a combination of his own experience from a sailing trip he took in 2005 and his friend’s loss of his mother. Financed through donations from family and friends, Through the Night and Wind follows the story of Tom Algir, who is searching for his expatriated father in the British Virgin Islands.
Flinn currently works as a high school English teacher in Southern California, where he also writes screenplays and plays.
The Mud Folio: David Greenberg '78
David Greenberg ’78, The Mud Folio (David Greenberg, 2009)
Greenberg’s self-published book of lyrics has been garnering acclaim from many of his industry connections. Jazz composer and performer RamseyLewis says the lyrics are “fresh, unique, and speak to every human emotion. They not only stimulate the mind, but they also find their way into one’s soul.” The Mud Folio is available for free download.
Greenberg is director of marketing at Ted Kurland Associates in Massachusetts.
Change One Thing: Jodie Gould '79
Jodie Gould ’79, Change One Thing (McGraw-Hill, 2009)
Gould, along with her cowriter, Anna Soo Wildermuth, shows readers how to change one thing in order to succeed. The authors list trade secrets such as “11 ways to rectify your office image” and “what to change about your worn-out wardrobe” that can help improve the way others see you and how you see yourself.
Gould is an award-winning author of six books and has been published in national magazines, newspapers, and websites.
Golfing With Your Eyes Closed: Erin Hatch Macy '01 and Tiffany Winslow Wilding-White M.S. '01
Erin Hatch Macy ’01 and Tiffany Winslow Wilding-White, M.S. ’01, Golfing With Your Eyes Closed (McGraw-Hill, 2009)
Macy and Wilding-White’s instructional book will help readers incorporate visualization into their golfing technique in order to improve their game. The book gives tips such as how to play in different weather conditions.
The two alumnae give speeches together on performance enhancement at academic and athletic facilities across the country.
Blanket of White: Amy Grech '94
Amy Grech ’94, Blanket of White (Damnation Books, 2009)
Grech’s collection of short stories has been described as “creepy and chilling.” In this anthology, readers will encounter tales of murder, revenge, electronic vampires, and more stories of perilous situations.
Grech is a writer and online editor residing in New York City.
In It To Win It: CJ Knowles '08
CJ Knowles ’08, In It to Win It (David Zacharkiw, 2009)
Produced using only equipment from Ithaca College and by Ithaca television-radio alumnus David Zacharkiw ’08, In It to Win It is the first full-length album by Ithaca band the Tundra Toes. The band is comprised of former and current Ithaca College students and is offering the CD for free download.
Ontario Overtones: Ken Kreuzer '95
Ken Kreuzer ’95, Ontario Overtones (Krusher Enterprises, 2009); Crushed Violets (Krusher Enterprises, 2009)
Two new albums by Kreuzer: Crushed Violets is a flute recording, and Ontario Overtones features trombone music. Both are written by Kreuzer. Harold Reynolds, a professor of music performance at Ithaca College, appears on OntarioOvertones.
Kreuzer’s compositions have been performed around the world.
Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience: Lis Maurer and Rebecca Plante:
Lis Maurer and Rebecca Plante, Doing Gender Diversity: Readings in Theory and Real-World Experience (Westview Press, 2009)
Maurer and Plante coedited this anthology of first-person narratives and scholarly articles that focuses on how gender is socially, culturally, and historically constructed. The collection examines the intersection of culturewith individuals and its impact onhow gender is experienced and presented.
Maurer is the founding coordinator of the Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Education, Outreach, and Services at Ithaca College. Plante is an IC associate professor of sociology.
A Drop of Rain: Songs of Strength and Hope for Darfur: Helene McCardle '79
Helene McCardle ’79, A Drop of Rain: Songs of Strength and Hope for Darfur (Helene McCardle, 2008)
In Los Angeles, McCardle is an active member in the cabaret community. When she had an idea for an album that would raise money for and awareness of Darfur, she put the word out to the cabaret community and got a fantastic response. A Drop of Rain includes a variety of musical styles and vocal performances. Ten dollars from the sale of each CD will be split between the Jewish World Watch and the International Rescue Committee.
The Daily Doodle: Janet Mentore-Lee '94
Janet Mentore-Lee ’94, The Daily Doodle (BookSurge Publishing, 2009)
A firm believer in child communication, Mentore-Lee has created a children’s activitybook that introduces children, ages four to seven, to journaling. Writing, doodling, or scribbling is prompted on each page in order to help children express their inner thoughts and feelings. Mentore-Lee, a child psychologist, came up with this idea after parents consistently asked her about ways to effectively communicate with their children.
Mentore-Lee lives in Canaan, Connecticut, and serves on the editorial board of the American Psychological Association’s School Psychologist newsletter.
Basking With Humpbacks: Todd McLeish '84
Todd McLeish ’84, Basking with Humpbacks (UPNE, 2009)
McLeish has put together 11 essays, each one dedicated to a different species of rare and threatened marine life in the New England region. McLeish did field work with a multitude of biologists to learn about the history and challenges that these species face.
McLeish lives in Burrillville, Rhode Island, and is a science writer for the University of Rhode Island’s Department of Communications and Marketing. He has been writing about wildlife and environmental issues for 20 years.
The I Believe Bunny: Tish Rabe '73
Tish Rabe ’73, The I Believe Bunny (Thomas Nelson, 2009); Sharing With You (Thomas Nelson, 2009)
Rabe’s newest children’s series, The I Believe Bunny collection, is written to help children learn about believing, sharing, and having faith. Rabe introduces child-friendly characters such as Bunny’s friend, Little Mouse, and helps develop children’s faith by having Bunny pray when his friend needs help.
Rabe lives in Connecticut and has written over 80 children’s books. She has also created children’s songs that have been broadcast on PBS Kids, Fox, Nickelodeon, and HBO Family. Rabe spends her time visiting elementary schools to help kids get excited about reading and writing.
Red Sky: Elisa Sciscioli '03
Elisa Sciscioli ’03, Red Sky (Elisa Sciscioli, 2009)
This is the first CD from Sciscioli, who formed the Ithaca-based band Solstice in 2008 with six people, four of whom are Ithaca College School of Music graduates. The music features upbeat and danceable songs intended to please the crowd.
Sciscioli is the lead singer of another local Ithaca band, the Mutron Warriors, and she made a guest appearance with the nationally known band, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, in 2008.
Bringing Up Bobby: Nick and Chris Staron '04
Nick Staron ’03 and Chris Staron ’04, Bringing Up Bobby (Glowing Nose, 2009)
Twin brothers Nick and Chris release their fourth DVD, a feature-length evangelistic Christian comedy that follows the Wyler family as they settle their parents’ estate. Written and directed by Chris and edited by Nick, this film is intended to reach kids with “different” lifestyles such as Goth and Emo, and show that they too can find salvation in Christ.
Nick and Chris have made a living out of writing, producing, and directing Christian films.
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