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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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The Web infrastructure maintenance scheduled for Thursday, March 13th is being postponed due to unexpected technical difficulties.

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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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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.

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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Ithaca College is pleased to host a regional college fair on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Athletics & Events Center.

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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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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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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.

Click here to read Club Hub Volume IV Issue X and learn about the great work Club Hub, CAC, ALS, SAB and other student organizations are doing on campus.

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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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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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.

Strange Lines and Distances won the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award at the Images Festival for 'excellence and innovation in the 'visual realisation of work by a Canadian film or video artist' and has been previously presented at the Berlin Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Julie Blumberg, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, spoke on a panel titled "How Social Media Changed The Conversation Between Author And Audience" at the Association Of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Seattle in February.

The AWP Conference "celebrates authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers."

The fixIT Shop will be open with limited hours during Spring Break. Please visit our website for more details on hours, services, and rates at www.ithaca.edu/its/help/fixit/.

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Brian DeMaris, assistant professor of performance studies and director of Opera and Musical Theatre at Ithaca College, will be featured on the Out of Bounds radio show with Tish Pearlman during spring break.  

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Ithaca College is on spring break the second week in March and there are no classes scheduled, but we are open for business Tuesday through Friday. Our Weight Watchers At Work meetings will take place as usual on Tuesday, March 11th in Peggy Williams Center, Rm GL052.

Please refer to Missed the Weight Watchers At Work Open House? Still want to visit? for meeting details and links to more information about this high-ranking program.

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Monday, March 31, 12.00-1.15 PM
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

Provost Marisa Kelly, Dean Diane Gayeski, Assistant Provost Danette Johnson, Theater Chair Catherine Weidner, and English Chair Dan Breen

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