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The Ithaca College student chapter of the American Choral Directors Association has won Outstanding Student Chapter for the second year in a row.

This honor recognizes the chapter for its "incredible energy and activity, for innovation, and for serving as a model to other chapters in the country," according to Jeffrey Carter, ACDA's chair for youth and student activities.

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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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Speech Team Shines

Contributed by Scott Thomson on 02/12/2009 

The Ithaca College Speech and Debate Team concluded a very successful weekend on Sunday.

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I am recruiting volunteers -- infants, children, and adolescents -- for lab sessions in my Normal Motor Development physical therapy course.

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The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, which will perform in Ford Hall at 8:15 p.m. on Friday, March 27, garnered the Grammy Award for best large jazz ensemble album with its Monday Night Live at the Village Vanguard. Tickets for the Ithaca performance go on sale March 4; they're available by calling 607-273-4497 or visiting ithacaevents.com.

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The next Sustainability Café will be held on Thursday, February 19, from noon to 1:00 p.m. in Room 301 of the Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. The focus of the presentation will be on how changes in the way you drive can help you "drive down" the costs of vehicle operation.

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Are you having trouble getting back into shape for spring break? Are the long hours in the gym just not paying off?

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Sunday, February 15th, our regularly scheduled worship service at 11:00 AM will take place.

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ShortLine/Coach USA is offering an express charter bus to the Boston area for semester break.

This bus will leave from the parking lot by the Park School at 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, and will return Sunday, March 15, 2009, at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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The Dating Game

Contributed by Jason Rozet on 02/12/2009 

As Valentine’s Day comes around, we like to take a chance playing Cupid. The Dating Game has turned into a successful tradition of making couples out of strangers. Plus, we up the ante by adding casino tables for blackjack and poker.

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Anonymous on 02/12/2009 

Quoted in the media: faculty members Marlene Barken, Donald Beachler, Elia Kacapyr, and Stephen Sweet. 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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The Office of Intercollegiate Athletics is pleased to announce the activities for this year's Girls and Women in Sports Day.

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The seventh annual Women in Leadership Experience will occur on Saturday, March 21, in Seneca Falls, New York. This daylong program will feature a visit to the Women's Rights National Historic Park and Museum, a series of discussion sessions, and a panel of women leaders who will share their own experiences.

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FileMaker has released Pro 10 version with many new features.

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The Bookstore will start returning Spring 2009 semester textbook overstock to Publishers beginning Monday, February 16, 2009.

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SAB Comedy Presents: Two Members of DERRICK COMEDY

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After a successful iTunes U pilot last fall we are pleased to announce that Ithaca on iTunes U is now open to the IC community to distribute audio and video podcasts. To celebrate, representatives from Apple will be on campus on Thursday, February 26th for the day to offer several sessions on iTunes U and podcast creation tools from Apple. This event is open to the IC community.

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Know Your Rights

Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 02/11/2009 

Thursday, February 19

7:00-8:00 pm

Clark Lounge

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Marry Your Valentine!

Contributed by Heather Mueller on 02/11/2009 


Don't know what to get your Valentine this year? How about a Ring (Pop)!

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...If you are, then come to Open Improv Sunday with the Acahti Players! We do short form games like the ones you see on Whose Line, as well as longform.

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