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The "Best Practices for Online Teaching" panel will present specific techniques for teaching effectively in an online environment. Topics include: approaches to online teaching, establishing "presence," creating lively online discussions, using multimedia, Blackboard tips, and assessment.

If you teach online or are considering teaching online, please join the discussion.

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Adrift, a short film by Cathy Lee Crane, assistant professor in the Deptartment of Cinema, Photography, and Media Arts, will premiere at the 31st annual Big Muddy Film Festival on February 22. The festival is sponsored by the film program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.

The film will also screen at Cornell Cinema on February 25 and 27 as part of the Water World series, opening for the documentary Touched by Water.

More Info on Cornell Cinema Website

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Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies faculty member Chris Pelchat has been selected for an international position within the leadership ranks of the outdoor industry.

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Have you sent your RSVP to attend this year's reception honoring the recipients of the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership? These individuals are among a select group of students at Ithaca College who have demonstrated outstanding performance in both academic and nonacademic endeavors during their years here.

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The Office of Parking and Traffic Services is pleased to announce that, to better serve the College community, its office hours have changed.

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Ithaca College brought a team of professional theatrical flyers to campus to teach technical theatre students how to fly student opera performers, resulting in stunning effects for 2009’s annual collaboration between Ithaca College Theatre and School of Music.

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Interfaith Game Night

Contributed by Meredith Ellis on 02/19/2009 

On Monday, February 23rd at 6:45 PM in Muller Chapel, Phillips Room

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The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity kicks off its spring lecture series -- "Chaos or Community? MLK and the Politics of Resistance" -- with a performance by Sunni Patterson.

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Faculty Excellence Awards

Contributed by Laurie Wasik on 02/19/2009 

The Faculty Development Committee is pleased to invite applications for Faculty Excellence Awards.

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The Ithaca College Chorus, under the direction of Janet Galván, will present a free performance of the "Missa Criolla" by Ariel Ramirez on Tuesday, February 24, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall in the Whalen Center for Music.

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Six jazz musicians from both sides of the Atlantic will come together for a free concert at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 24, in the Hockett Family Recital Hall.

Including IC's longtime jazz professor Steve Brown on guitar, the rest of the group is Miguel Cabana, drums; Alberto Conde, piano; Kin Garcia, bass; Roberto Somoza, tenor saxophone; and Walter White, trumpet.

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Come to our Faculty Commons conversation on Wednesday, February 25, 9:00-10:00 a.m. in room 413 of the Center for Health Sciences (CHS)!

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Greek Tragedy in the Afternoon

Contributed by Greg Bostwick on 02/19/2009 

The students of the Styles of Acting class would like to invite you over to the house. The House of Atreus, that is.

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Jafeth Gómez Ledesma began his life as an artist working in adult literacy education in his community in Cauca, Colombia. He used art not only to promote literacy but to develop political awareness, social consciousness and cultural pride. His art has evolved over the years, but continues to celebrate the lives, cultures, and political struggle of the people of Cauca.

Gómez will give a public talk in Textor 103 on Thursday, February 26, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

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The Foundation for Long Term Care (FLTC) is offering workshops in Rochester (March 31) and Syracuse (April 14) on the topic, "Intergenerational Service Learning in Higher Education." There is no fee for these workshops, which are targeted to faculty and community agencies.

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The Center for Student Leadership and Involvement (CSLI) seeks proposal submissions that represent contemporary thinking about leadership from faculty and staff at Ithaca College who share an interest in educating emerging leaders.

All sessions will be 50 minutes in length and will run 10:00-10:50 a.m. or 11:00-11:50 a.m. on Saturday, April 11, during CSLI's "Business of Leadership" conference.

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Hey IC Students! Have you thought about what you are going to wear to your upcoming internship or job interview? Do you want to stand out from your competition?

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President Emerita Peggy Williams and Margaret Arnold, of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, presented at the 2009 annual chairs meeting in College Station, Texas.

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Applications are available in your dean’s office and on the Center for Faculty Excellence website at: http://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

The application deadline is Friday, March 27, 2009.

Contact Annette Levine with any questions: alevine@ithaca.edu.

The full progress report from the faculty development planning process is online at the Center for Faculty Excellence website:

Download the Report

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