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2010 May Faculty Institute: Celebrating Ithaca College Faculty Scholars.  Tuesday, May 25, 9:00-4:00 Clark Lounge. Morning presentations on Diversity, Identity, and Learning. Afternoon presentations on Integrative Learning. Luncheon keynote, "Reclaiming my Voice as a Scholar," by Susanne Morgan. 

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Come join members of the NMC Campus Advisory Board for an informal discussion on Visual Data Analysis, one of the six technology trends highlighted in the New Media Consortium's 2010 Horizon Report. The Horizon Project's goal is to chart the landscape of emerging technologies for teaching, learning, and creative inquiry. The focus of the discussion will be to understand the trend and brainstorm the implications for Ithaca College now and in the future.

Tuesday, May 11, 3:00 – 4:00 pm, Visual Data Analysis, facilitated by Marilyn Dispensa, (Center for Educational Technology, Job 102)

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 05/07/2010 

Quoted in the media: Faculty member Asma Barlas and Marian Brown.  For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page at the Office of Media Relations:

IC in the Media

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Many thanks to the 11 students who volunteered at the Los Angeles Autism Walk, held on April 24, 2010 at the Rose Bowl.  These students, under the guidance of adjunct faculty member Stan Landes (also the advocacy chair for the LA chapter of Autism Speaks), assisted in the petition drive for senatorial support for Autism research related legislation.  In addition to these student volunteers, three students also participated in the annual fundraising walk.

20,000 people attended the Autism walk and raised over 1.2 million dollars. This was ICLA's third year participating as volunteers and walkers - and certainly the largest group.

In recognition for their service, we thank:

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 Correction to Ithacan Story

Contributed by Michael Serino on 05/07/2010 

 The Ithacan has published a correction to the story on page 3 of its May 6 edition, "Top Officials' Pay Released." See "Latest Headlines" on the Ithacan homepage.

The St. Petersburg (Russia) Chamber Philharmonic under professor Jeffery Meyer's direction will be making its United States debut in "Wall To Wall Behind the Wall" at Symphony Space in New York City.  Full details of this performance.  The orchestra will present music by Shostakovich, Schnittke, Pärt, Lutoslawski, Gubaidulina, Bacewicz, Slonimsky and Buzina.

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On May 6th William Lenga and Paul Warrender, received the Presidential Citation Award from Sodexo. This honor is given to Sodexo employees who are credited with saving a life. Tom Rosier, District Manager and Jeffrey Scott, Area General Manager administered the awards.

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The Academic Procession

Contributed by Brian McAree on 05/07/2010 

As we prepare for our 115th Commencement on Sunday, May 23, 2010, I would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad if it’s nice weather, or inside the enclosed walkway beginning at Job Hall and extending through the Campus Center if it is raining. Please see below for information on forming the academic procession if Commencement is indoors. The academic procession will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.

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Leigh Ann Vaughn, Associate Professor of Psychology, has published a monograph on persuasion:

Vaughn, L. A. (2010). Regulatory fit and persuasion through advocacy messages and narratives. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Publishers.

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Students from four psychology research teams – led by Cyndy Scheibe, Judith Pena-Shaff, Hugh Stephenson and Barney Beins – presented their research at this year’s Eastern Colleges Science Conference at Pace University on April 24th.

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IC Rotaract's Linen Closet Drive

Contributed by Sarah Furie on 05/07/2010 

Please donate gently used towels and blankets for Rotaract's Linen Closet Drive!

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You and your family are invited to the Commencement Eve Gala Concert on Saturday, May 22, at 8:30 p.m. in Ben Light Gymnasium. Admission is free.

Directed by Professor Dana Wilson, this year's theme is "Blues in the Night:  An American Journey" and features the symphony orchestra, choir, marimba band, jazz ensemble, and soloists in an exciting and entertaining one-hour program.

If you prefer to avoid the packed house and traffic of this popular concert, you and your family and friends are welcome to attend the dress rehearsal on the previous evening, Friday, May 21, at 8:30 p.m. The dress rehearsal is a polished performance that is attended each year by hundreds of people, and provides a wonderful opportunity to experience the concert in a more relaxed setting.

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Join us for a mushroom log inoculation party and learn to grow your own gourmet mushrooms in the forest!

Tuesday, May 11

10:45 -1 PM and 12:45 - 3 PM

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Do your remember the first time you had cotton candy? A corn dog? What about fried dough, frozen bananas and candied apples? I remember ... the CARNIVAL, of course!

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Robin Davis, Assistant Director for Benefits and Work/Life in the Office of Human Resources, recently attained designation of WLCP, awarded by WorldatWork Society of Certified Professionals.  WorldatWork ( is a global human resources association focused on compensation, benefits, work-life and integrated total rewards to attract, motivate and retain a talented workforce.  This signifies that Robin, having passed all of the rigorous examinations, has demonstrated mastery of the body of knowledge in the field. 

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MAY SESSION (May 17-28, 2010) 

ANTH  29008

Anthropology through Film

 Course Description and Objectives:

 The online course will be an overview of the relationship between cultural anthropology and film. We will watch a variety of films by ethnographic filmmakers and anthropologists, as well as “Hollywood” style documentary films that cover cultural representations and viewpoints to discuss how these two genres inform, converge and diverge from the groups represented. Discussion and critical analysis of the readings and films are an integral part of the course.   This class will also address (a) what films show (and do not show); (b) how Western culture uses images of non-Western peoples; and (c) how non-Western peoples use images of themselves.&

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Seniors Nick Santos and Heather Newberger's film "Kiddo" screened at the Indie Spirit Film Festival in Colorado on April 24, 2010.  "Kiddo" won the award for Best Student Film.

Written by Santos, “Kiddo” is the story of a twelve-year-old boy who is dealing with the conflict between the innocence of childhood and the tribulations of growing up.  The Indie Spirit Film Festival is an annual event for filmmakers (professionals and students) and film lovers alike, with a superb program of feature films, shorts, docs, animation, and many other films from around the world.

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Jungle’s Edge, a documentary Gossa Tsegaye, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, has been accepted into the 2010 Theodore Case Film Festival. The film is about daily life in the Jungle, the wooded area near Ithaca's Inlet that for decades has served as a home for the homeless.

The festival’s mission is to further the creative legacy of Theodore Case and the Case Research Laboratory by promoting the film and video arts in Central New York. Tsegaye’s documentary will be screened at the Auburn Public Theater on June 5, 2010.


Marlena Grzaslewicz, Pendleton Endowed Chair and Assistant Professor in the Department of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, worked on the upcoming PBS special, Into the Deep: America, Whaling & The World. The film, part of the American Experience series, will air on Monday, May 10 at 9 p.m.

Into the Deep was written and directed by Ric Burns. In March, Grzaslewicz invited Burns and three other collaborators who worked on Into the Deep to Ithaca for a seminar that focused on the interconnectedness of image, music, and sound in the filmmaking process. Grzaslewicz served as dialogue editor for the film.

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Zgress won the battle of the bands! Come see them open at 2!

BOC went over the top for this one. Get psyched.

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