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Contributed by Ari Kissiloff on 03/12/2014
According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 to 18 year olds in the US spend nearly 8 hours a day engaged with media. Because of this reality, it is important that our classrooms address contemporary forms of communication if they are to be relevant and engaging platforms for teaching 21st century literacy. On Saturday March 14, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp Chris Sperry will present two workshops on Media Literacy in the 21st Century, with one focusing on ELA and Social Studies, and the other on STEM.
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Have you ever wanted to learn a language but struggled with verbal languages like French or Spanish? Have you been out of school for a while and nervous about taking a class? Would you enjoy learning another language and culture in a fun, relaxed, “hands-on” environment? Do you want to “brush-up” on old ASL skills? If so, you are invited to register for Beginner's American Sign Language I and Beginner's American Sign Language II this spring.
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Contributed by Karen Sunderland on 03/11/2014
The Web infrastructure maintenance scheduled for Thursday, March 13th is being postponed due to unexpected technical difficulties.
Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 03/11/2014
The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.
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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here:
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Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Pre-doctoral Diversity Fellow in Modern Languages, presented at MACLAS Conference
Contributed by Enrique Gonzalez-Conty on 03/11/2014
On Friday May 7th, Enrique González Conty presented a paper titled “Redefining Identity in Contemporary Cuban Cinema" at the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. The conference was hosted by Rutgers University.
Contributed by Joelle Albertsman on 03/11/2014
The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is expanding! FYRE is an educational, community experience for first-year students with goals of easing first-year student transitions, supporting academic success, and providing opportunities for meaningful interactions with peers, faculty, and staff outside the classroom. A signature of the FYRE program is its connection with the Integrative Core Curriculum themes.
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Contributed by Pam Ameigh on 03/11/2014
Theresa Radley, Vice President Education and Membership of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club, won the Area 10 International Speech Contest on Saturday in Cortland with her speech, "Seeing My Strength."
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Contributed by Ari Kissiloff on 03/10/2014
Ithaca, NY – On November 11 2013, the entire teaching at the Elizabeth Anne Clune (EAC) Montessori School in Ithaca New York participated in a full day training that focused on the integration of media production and analysis into core curriculum. Chris Sperry facilitated the workshop as Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Ithaca College’s media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp (www.projectlooksharp.org). Both Project Look Sharp and the Ithaca City School district are excited to be bringing their professional experience to help out the local Montessori schools.
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Contributed by Beth Rugg on 03/09/2014
As a reminder, ITS full time staff will be participating in an all day retreat on Wednesday March 12, 2014. The Helpdesk will be open normal business hours but second tier support will not be available.
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Contributed by Lynn Hyde on 03/07/2014
Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor gave a presentation on “Research and Innovative Writing: History, Archives, and Documentary Aesthetics” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a public reading of her creative writing as part of the "Felix Series of New Writing" on Thursday, March 6th.
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Mary Ann Erickson, Chair of Aging Studies, Presents at National Meeting on Higher Education and Aging
Contributed by Paula Davis on 03/07/2014
Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies, recently presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)'s Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Denver. Erickson's presentation, "What Undergraduate Intellectual Biographies Tell Us About Aging Studies," summarized the narratives of 17 recent graduates, who had participated in a gerontology senior seminar in which they were required to write an intellectual biography outlining the experiences that shaped their identity as a gerontologist.
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Contributed by Bill Scheddin on 03/07/2014
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Contributed by Sean Reilley on 03/06/2014
Hello Campus Community!
The Fitness Center will be closing at 2:00pm this Friday 3/7/2014, and will remain closed through Monday 3/10/2014. We will reopen with limited hours on Tuesday 3/11/2014, and will resume our normal academic year hours on Monday 3/17/2014. Please visit the Fitness Center website for details and updates.
For those of you who will be in town, Island Health and Fitness is offering a reduced rate on day passes for Ithaca College faculty and staff (must bring your ID). The cost will be $6/day at the main location, and $5/day at the community corners location. The reduced rate will be valid from Saturday 3/8/2014 - Sunday 3/16/2014.
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Contributed by Chris Pollock on 03/06/2014
Please join H&S Pre-Law and the Ithaca College Alumni Association in welcoming prominent entertainment lawyer Michael McNeil, alumnus of the Park School of Communications, to campus. McNeil will share his insights and answer questions about his academic and professional experiences at a dinner held in School of Business conference room 301 at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, March 20.
All students who are considering law school, interested in entertainment law, or simply curious about how an accomplished attorney went from being an IC student to the leading counsel of a major media company are encouraged to attend!
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Contributed by Melissa Gattine on 03/06/2014
Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta gave an artist talk and presented his installation work Strange Lines and Distances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland in February. The work will be released in March as LP/DVD by Experimedia Films with a monograph by Jeffrey Sconce.
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