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Assistant Professor, Lisa Barnard, from the Department of Strategic Communication published an article in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. The article is "Eliciting Behavior From Interactive Narratives: Isolating the Role of Agency in Connecting With and Modeling Characters" and it focuses on using using interactive narratives online.

Congratulations Lisa!



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 Hello everyone, on Tuesday March 24 is the annual Diocesan Day of Penance for the Diocese of Rochester. Anyone looking for the Sacrament of Reconciliation please feel free to come to Muller Chapel anytime on Tuesday in between the hours of 12:30 and 7:30. 

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Hailed “a force to be reckoned with,” the internationally acclaimed trombone quartet Maniacal 4 will perform a free concert in Ithaca College’s Ford Hall, located within the Whalen Center for Music, on Sunday, March 22, at 8:15 p.m.

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 The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) has invited Dr. Bruce Hoskins to give a talk entitled “'The Professor' Across Technology: Extending Conversations on Race” as part of the CSCRE discussion series, TECH N' COLOR: Technology, Racism, Resistance.

When: Next Tuesday, March 24, 2015
What time: 7-9pm
Where: Clark Lounge

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Please join us on Tuesday, March 24, from 12:05 1 p.m., in BUS 301, for a research presentation with Visiting Research Scholar, Bulent Oz.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its annual Spring Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music with a reception to follow in McHenry Lobby.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. This year the chapter will be inducting Dianne Zamoiski, Admissions Operations Coordinator in the School of Music and 143 new student members from all five schools. All student inductees have been nominated by each school's Dean and vetted by the chapter’s Executive Committee.

For a list of student inductees please visit the Phi Kappa Phi chapter website.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published "Patriarchalism and the Qur'an," in Patriarchal Moments, edited by Cesare Cuttica and Gaby Mahlberg. This volume is part of Bloomsbury Academic's Series, Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought, (U.K.).


The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity associate professor, Paula Ioanide, recently published an essay titled Ethical Witnessing in a Time of Racial Phobiaon Stanford University Press’s Blog. The piece reflects on how to deal with racial phobia in our cultures, particularly as it relates to systemic police violence. Many of the themes addressed in the essay are elaborated in her book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, due for release on May 20, 2015.

 Ithaca College performed outstandingly at the 33rd annual Novice National Championships held at Butler University in Indianapolis on March 13-15.  

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We are now accepting nominations, including self-nominations, for the 2016 Senior Class Gift Committee.  More information about the Senior Class Gift Campaign and Committee can be viewed at

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ITS offers technology workshops on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Join us in the Food Court Thursday, March 19th to try one of our gourmet Bodacious Burgers! Every burger is made with a premium, seasoned ½ LB beef patty with tasty toppings and is served with crispy waffle fries and beer battered onion rings. Along with these burgers, there is also a quarter pound mac & cheese dog that includes a premium all-beef hot dog, creating the optimum comfort food. These burgers are destined to impress so make sure to stop by and try one for yourself!


Come one, Come All, Come Hungry to Chef’s Fare 2015! It’s a culinary throw down between chefs at Ithaca College, SUNY Oneonta and Colgate University! This year’s theme is “A Culinary Quest for Excellence”. Come to Terrace Dining Hall between 5 and 7 PM for dinner to tour the world through food! Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite dish after sampling the culinary delights!



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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Campus Center is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and March 24th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the building will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status. This expected completion will mark the ninth building to enter the new updated wireless environment at Ithaca College. 

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Please join the TELE Collaborative as we host opportunities to visit and discuss learning space design across the Ithaca College campus throughout the spring. We will explore the innovation of the physical environment and discuss the impact that learning space design can have on teaching, student engagement and learning.   The goal is to solicit ideas from faculty users and multiple units on campus as collaborative stakeholders.  We intend to seek advice and recommendations for future classroom renovation and upgrades.

TELE Collaborative: LEARNING SPACE DESIGN SERIES [Fridays 3:45-5:00]

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to welcome the Ithaca College community to the opening of AS THEY SAW IT: The Easby Collection of Pre-Columbian Art with a reception on Thursday, March 19th, from 5-7 p.m..

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The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to welcome the Ithaca College community to celebrate the opening of TAXING TIMES: Work by Elise Engler, with a reception on Thursday, March 19, 5-7 p.m. 

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below. 

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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Ed Tech Day 2015 - Tomorrow!

Contributed by David Weil on 03/17/2015 

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The campus community is invited to join us for our 25th annual Educational Technology Day tomorrow, Thursday, March 19th, from 9 AM to 4 PM in the Campus Center Emerson Suites and surrounding locations.  The event features a vendor showcase with national and regional  technology companies, a college showcase with faculty and staff showing how they are using technology in and out of the classroom, and a series of seminars by IT thought-leaders, faculty, vendors and others.  The event is free and open to the public, including all Ithaca College faculty, staff and students.

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David Muir, class of 1995, received two honors from Ithaca College on Friday, March 13, in a ceremony held at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. He and ABC News colleague Diane Sawyer were recognized with the inaugural Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism, bestowed by the Roy H. Park School of Communications. President Tom Rochon also presented David with an honorary Doctor of Letters degree, conferred by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees upon recommendation of the Honorary Degree Committee and the Faculty Council.

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