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Marie Sandford, Clinical Associate professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and graduate students Dana Sharabi (Class of 2015), Maria Sanchez-Freeman (Class of 2015), Alexandra Fish (Class of 2015), and Erin Gatti (Class of 2015) presented their work at the 4th International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues and Practices at the Institute of Phonetics, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

 

Their presentation, Comparing Instructional Approaches for Attaining Oral Proficiency in Adult English Language Learners shared results of pre, intermittent, and post -ratings of intervention outcomes for individuals working to modify their accented English.  

Marie Sanford, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and graduate students, Anne Escobedo (Class of 2014) and Julie Balazs (Class of 2013) had a manuscript accepted for publication in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Vol. 8, Issue3.  In their article, Identifying Reliable Predictors of Oral Proficiency in Non-native Speakers of American English, they reported on speakers of Mandarin-, non-continental Spanish-, Arabic-, and Hindi-influenced English.

In May, the authors were informed that this article was selected by the editorial board for inclusion in The International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Annual Review.

Information Technology Services is currently planning for software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs, eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2015-16 academic year. If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida (lefing@ithaca.edu) and Brian Brashear (bbrashear@ithaca.edu) no later than Monday, June 1, 2015.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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Did you know that your Employee Assistance Program (EAP) can help you with legal and/or financial help?!

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Colleagues,

IC is growing in its number of students who are the first in their family to attend or complete college. As you know, first generation students face unique challenges, and many find it hard to believe that those of us within the academy were ever outsiders. We are asking for your assistance with helping them succeed in imagining themselves as college graduates.

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Ford Hall—The School of Music’s largest performance venue—received an extensive renovation this past summer, with vast improvements to the acoustics, interior design, and functionality.

▶ See the new hall: View the Ford Hall Renovation photo gallery 
▶ Hear the new acoustics: Check out the expanded webcasting schedule
▶ Attend a concert: Visit the School of Music's concert calendar 

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High on the hill in Collegetown last Thursday, June 12, in front of a standing-room-only crowd, members of the Ithaca College School of Music Jazz faculty—including Michael Titlebaum (saxophone), Greg Evans (drum set), and Nicholas Walker (double bass)—played side-by-side with the Ithaca High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Treat, an IC School of Music alum.

A unique opportunity for both groups, the concert featured compositions by Ithaca College Jazz Studies Director Michael Titlebaum, Ithaca College Professor Emeritus Steve Brown, and Ithaca High School students Soren Jung and Kieran Loehr, as well as works by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Machito, Rogers & Heart, Bob Shaut, and Pat Metheny.   

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Attention faculty, staff, and students: Do you play mandolin, bazouki, guitar, fiddle, flute, whistle, recorder, banjo, drum, bass, dulcimer, harmonica, or accordion, even just a little bit? Come join us on Friday afternoon for some fun folk. Fridays 4-6, near the Fish Bowl. 

Fans of traditional music, bring a book or a friend and come hang out in the IC pub to listen. 

We'll be hosting a contra dance on campus on the evening of Friday, May 2. Stay tuned for details!!!


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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented a talk at the American Society of Plant Biology Northeastern sectional meeting in Rhode Island, March 30th, 2014.

Title of talk "A new approach to measure hydraulic resistance in plants"

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M Lot at the Athletics and Events Center will be closed for event parking Wednesday, Feb 19 through Saturday, Feb 22.  All Faculty/Staff and Students that utilize this lot will need to plan accordingly around this week’s event. SASP will be present and the lots will be barricaded prior to each event, any cars left over night will be ticketed and towed.  

Ithaca College will be hosting UNYSCSA Swimming and Diving Conference Championships. 

Ticket & Spectator Information
IC Faculty/Staff/Students with ID: FREE
All Session Pass: $65
Day Pass: $20
Single Session or ½ day pass: $12

Come out and support Bombers Swimming and Diving!!


 

 

 

 

 

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Jean C. Hardwick, Shannon E. Ryan (’12), Eric Beaumont, Jeffrey L. Ardell, E. Marie Southerland, Dynamic remodeling of the guinea pig intrinsic cardiac plexus induced by chronic myocardial infarction, Autonomic Neuroscience, Available online 31 October 2013, ISSN 1566-0702, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.autneu.2013.10.008.

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Department Newsletter: 2013    (PDF)

Printed copies are available by request. 
Just let Nancy Pierce know, 274-3161.

One of the winners of the Thirty-Fourth Annual American Book Awards is Will Alexander's Singing in Magnetic Hoofbeat published by Essay Press, of which Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor is a Founding Editor.

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Newest Research Findings Hit the Media:

Learn and read more about Andy's work here.

Kathleen Mulligan (Department of Theatre Arts) has been named a recipient of The International Alliance of Women (TIAW) World of Difference Award for her project "Wheels for Women", which benefits the residents of the Sakhi Shelter for victims of domestic violence in Kerala, India.

"Each year, through the TIAW World of Difference 100 Awards, The International Alliance for Women recognizes up to 100 extraordinary women – and men - from around the world who have contributed to the economic empowerment of women. This impressive group includes recipients from six continents who have supported women’s economic empowerment across a wide range of circumstances, from small communities to large cities, from rural areas the developing world to the business capitals of the developed world.  What they have in common is their outstanding commitment to better the world through the economic empowerment of women." (TIAW Website)

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Sarah Brylinksy, Communications Management and Design ’08, recognized in Sierra Magazine for her “Aha Moment” here at IC.

Below is an excerpt from her interview:

A couple of months into a freshman seminar, Sarah Brylinsky sat through a PowerPoint presentation. It wasn't much more than a series of line charts from a 2001 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. But the charts had pluck. Their lines were fire engine red, and they rose fervently up, up, following the perilous trajectory of greenhouse gas concentrations and surface temperatures. The final slide was just a quote from David A. King, the former chief scientific adviser to the British government: "In my view, climate change is the most severe problem that we are facing today--more serious even than the threat of terrorism."

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WATCH ► THE OFFICIAL SMA MUSIC VIDEO!

This month, Ithaca College Summer Music Academy (SMA) celebrated the conclusion of its third successful year. Having enrolled 381 participants—an increase of 19% from 2012—SMA students hailed from 18 states and six foreign countries, including Argentina, Canada, China, Japan, Morocco, and Taiwan. The SMA expanded to offer new programs this year, including an International Division, Performance Track, and Jazz Institute, which each added to the success and prominence of the Academy.

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Lawrence Doebler, professor of performance studies and director of choral activities at the School of Music, will be retiring at the end of the semester after 35 years with Ithaca College.

To celebrate Mr. Doebler's time here, the School of Music will hold a reception in his honor on Friday, May 3, 2013 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. in the in TC Lounge on the 14th floor of the East Tower (formerly the Tower Club). 

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