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SGA Meeting 10/19/15 Minutes

Contributed by Dominick Recckio on 10/20/2015 

 Get a closer look at SGA! Here are the minutes from our meeting on Monday, October 19th! 

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On Sunday, October 18th, On the Verge presented a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the 2015 meeting of the Arthur Miller Society at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman (Professor, department of English), and the cast included faculty members (Greg Bostwick, Kathleen Mulligan, Jennifer Herzog, Theatre; Chris Holmes, English) and students (Dan Wisniewski, Hailee Murphy, Justin Albinder, Adam David, and Fiorella Fernandez).

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Chris Holmes, Assistant Professor of English, delivered an invited lecture to graduate students at The University of Pennsylvania on the evening of Monday, October 12. Professor Holmes' talk was entitled “Three Types of Failed Mechanisms in the Work of Ivan Vladislavic,” and it was presented to Professor Rita Barnard's graduate seminar, “South African Modernisms: City, Country, World.”

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Do you have your Halloween costume ready? Well put it on and get ready to have a fun night watching your fellow students perform at BOC's Student Showcase!

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It is very rare that we are able to announce additional open spaces for this popular retreat! The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs has a few open spaces we are looking to fill with students who are interested in a high-quality learning opportunity.  

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Elijah Breton (class of 2016) and Timothy Johnson (Professor of Music Theory) will present a lecture on cultural and social aspects of music in football (or soccer) and baseball on Monday, October 26, at 5pm (2105 Whalen Center for Music). 

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Honor veterans for their service

Contributed by Kelly Stern on 10/20/2015 

Bring a friend to Ithaca College's 13th annual Veterans Day celebration at noon on Tuesday, November 10, in Ford Hall, Whalen Center for Music.

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The Ithaca College Department of Theatre Arts will present Qui Nguyen’s She Kills Monsters.

Tickets for She Kills Monsters are free but reservations are required. To reserve tickets e-mail and indicate a first and second choice of performance date and time. All tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, and must be picked up at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start of the performance. Performance times are 8:00pm on Friday, October 23rd, 2:00pm and 8:00pm on Saturday, October 24th, 2:00pm on Sunday, October 25th, 8:00pm on Friday, October 30th, and Saturday, October 31st at 2:00 pm and 8:00pm. All performances will be held in Studio 2 in Dillingham Center.

She Kills Monsters contains adult content; viewer discretion is advised.

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Wednesday, October 21 in NY Go Purple Day for domestic violence awareness. Wear purple to show support!

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This exhibition explores the contrast between the manufactured environment we have constructed and the sublime qualities of the natural world.  Falk uses the experiences she has had and the observations she has made while living in a variety of places to propel her work.  […] the space between prompts viewers to consider the future and how extreme forces of nature may disrupt the balance that we have so carefully created.

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This past weekend, Food for Thought hosted the 9th annual Walk for Plumpy’nut, one of their biggest events, at Cass Park.  The purpose of the walk was to raise money for Plumpy’nut, a therapeutic, ready-to-eat peanut butter paste given to children who are malnourished around the world.  In the past, the solution to childhood malnutrition was a powdered milk mixture requiring water, but many malnourished families could not rely on access to clean water.  Plumpy’nut is packed with protein, vitamins, peanuts, and powdered milk, and since its introduction, there has been a dramatic decrease in childhood malnutrition.

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The 15th Annual Etiquette Dinner will be held on Wednesday, November 4th at 6:00 pm in Emerson Suites. This event is a great opportunity to gain etiquette and networking experience and is registered as an SLI “Leading Self” event. 

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Check out our October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month webpage for ways you can raise awareness. 

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving any kind of nucleic acids or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

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Saturday, 10/24 at 8:00pm in Emerson Suites

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The School of Music is pleased to announce the appointment of Shea Scruggs, who will serve as the new director of music admission and assistant dean for preparatory and summer programs beginning Monday, Nov. 2.

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"SHATTERING MYTHICAL REPRESENTATIONS OF ARAB WOMEN IN MEDIA" - a talk by guest lecturer NOURA HAJJAJ of Marist College on Monday, November 2 in Williams 323 - will examine the complex representations of Arab women in both Arab and western media outlets in the aftermath of the pre-planned creation of a new Middle East by the George W. Bush administration - and the subsequent formation of ISIS across the Arab region. Against the backdrop of cultural history artifacts ranging from Rudolph Valentino movies to Arab soap operas - this talk will reveal tactical patterns in the ways Arab women are depicted in traditional media channels such as newspapers, magazines, and mass media, and then via social media networks as well as within the entertainment industry.

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Patricia Zimmermann and Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi) contributed an invited essay to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress on the film Precious Images (Chuck Workman, USA, 1986). Patricia Zimmermann is Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

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On November 12, from 12 noon to 1:00 PM, representatives from New England Aquarium will be hosting an Employer Information Session in Career Services (101 Muller) and will also be talking with students about full-time job and internship opportunities. There will be many opportunities available across many disciplines. Come and find out what they are!

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We challenge you to make a fantastic film in just 48 hours! 

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