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Zillah Eisenstein has been invited and has accepted to become a member of the Board
for the W.E.B. Dubois Center in Accra, Ghana. She will also speak for International
Women’s Day in Ankara and Istanbul, Turkey, March 8 and 10, 2006; as well as present
a plenary address at the National Association of Women’s Studies conference, Oakland,
California, June 15, 2006. She will then lecture in Cape Town, South Africa while being
hosted by the NGO, Engender the first week of June, 2006.

Waltz, Tango, Swing and more!

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Susan Swensen and Jason Hamilton (Biology Department) attended a workshop entitled, “Train the Trainer”, given by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Education, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.  The focus was on how to engage faculty at our home institutions in the teaching of sustainability concepts.

Jewish Women Speak

Contributed by Melinda Butler on 01/31/2006 

A panel of Jewish women -- orthodox to secular -- talk about their lives and the importance of 'Jewish' to them.

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Last fall, four Park Students met with The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) co-founder Morris Dees, attended an SPLC workshop, and witnessed the Wall of Tolerance unveiling in historic Montgomery, Alabama with the late J. Diann Sams. Those four students were: Alyson Buck '06, OCLD; Lonna Dawson '07, OCLD; Christopher DeAngelis ’06, IMC; and Ashley Fazio '05, OCLD.

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Nominees should demonstrate subject mastery, presentation, interaction with students, and dedication to teaching.

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Is your organization interested in volunteering with children? IC Bigs is looking for groups to provide and staff activity tables for the IC Family Carnival on Friday, February 24, which benefits the local chapter of One-to-One Big Brother Big Sister.

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The first annual CellFlix Festival -- featuring movies shot entirely on cell phone -- has been won by Ithaca College junior Mike Potter, a triple major from Broomfield, Colorado. His work was selected from among the 178 entries by a panel of professional judges. Sponsored by Ithaca College's Roy H. Park School of Communications, the CellFlix Festival invited high school and college students to utilize their creative talents to shoot a 30-second movie on their cell phone for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. The winning entry can be viewed at

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According to the <i>U.S. News and World Report</b> list of the 50 Ways to Improve Your Life (Jan. 2006), "singing helps keep your brain in tune!" There is quite a body of research that indicates the multiple dimensions of music (intellectual, physical, social) set it apart from other cognitively stimulating activities towards a healthier you!

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Frank W. Musgrave, Economics Department has published a book

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Contributed by Tanisha Graves for Cindy Reckdenwald, Director of Compensation & Organizational Design

As you know, Ithaca College has selected the firm of Segal/Sibson to assist with an extensive review and revision of the current compensation program for staff and administration. Karen Hutcheson, Senior Consultant, will lead this project along with Yelena Pozharsky, Associate Consultant.

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Be a Peer Recruiter!

Contributed by Cheryl Horihan on 01/30/2006 

Help the Office of Admission recruit the next class!

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The Heritage Brass from the US Military Academy at West Point will give a free concert on Thursday, February 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. Performances by the group have been described as, "wonderful, eclectic and flawless performances full of energy and enthusiasm." A large and diverse repertoire representing all styles of music from the 16th century to the present, enables the group to offer a well-balanced program that is sure to satisfy any musical appetite.

Tompkins Renewable Energy Education Alliance (TREEA) presents Community-Owned Wind Projects.

  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 22, 2006
  • Room 112, Center for Natural Sciences
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    IC After Dark Presents Superbowl

    Contributed by April Tam on 01/30/2006 

    Join IC After Dark on Sunday February 5th and kick off your semester right!

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    The Ithaca College Catholic Community will present "Finding Stillness in Our Lives," an evening retreat on Friday, March 17th, for any interested IC faculty and staff members.

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    The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first event of the Spring 2006 “Thursdays at the Handwerker” series. The Maplewood Jazz Team will perform an eclectic mix of standards, bossa novas, and sultry ballads in the Gallery on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m. The ensemble features vocalists Leeza Fernandez and Kristina Heisey, as well as Jon Conrad on guitar, Fred Schwartz on piano, and Ken Zeserson on saxophone. Ithaca jazz giant Neal Massa will be joining the team on bass for this performance.

    For further information please contact Cheryl Kramer, Handwerker Gallery Director, at (607) 274-3548.

    The Handwerker Gallery is pleased to announce the first event of the spring 2006 "Thursdays at the Handwerker" series. The Maplewood Jazz Team will perform an eclectic mix of standards, bossa novas, and sultry ballads in the gallery on Thursday, February 2 at 6:30 p.m.

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    Learn and practice some simple tools for gaining greater awareness and ease through mindfulness. We will use meditation, body scans, and gentle yoga to access our internal resources and break the stress cycle. This class is open to all faculty and staff across campus (and is not limited to Wellness Clinic members).

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    Death of Library Staff Member

    Contributed by Judith Dresser on 01/27/2006 

    It is with a great deal of sadness that we inform the College community of the death of Jamie Lou Wilson Works, after a two-year battle with cancer.

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