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Can your baby drive a robot?

Contributed by Carole W. Dennis on 04/22/2014 

The Tots on Bots research team is looking for healthy infants who are  between 6 and 12 months of age, and will weigh under 30 pounds to help us in our work developing mobile robots. We are developing different control options that infants with disabilities could use to control their movement on a mobile robot, but first want to test them with infants who are developing typically.  Your baby can help us!

 

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On Wednesday, April 30, 2:00- 3:30 p.m., the Center for Faculty Excellence will host a workshop addressing challenges and strategies of teaching and communicating with visually impaired students. Professors whose fall rosters include visually impaired students, as well as campus organizations and offices who want to make their services more accessible, are especially encouraged to attend. 

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Come celebrate the end of the year at IC Kicks Back on Friday, May 2 from 2pm-6pm on the Campus Center Quad! Challenge your friends on an inflatable Boot Camp Obstacle Course, in the inflatable Meltdown Zone, and on the Fire and ICE Slide. Be sure to capture the moment with the IT Photo booth, also provided by NY Party Works.

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Do you want experience using social media for marketing purposes?  Do you love working with Pinterest, Instagram, Twitter & Facebook?  Then apply to join next year's Career Services Marketing Team!

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Are you looking for an opportunity to build your design skills and develop portfolio pieces? Do you love working with the Adobe Creative Suite?  Then apply to join next year's Career Services Marketing Team!

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published an essay entitled “The Home Movie Archive Live,” in Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, The Archive, The Web, ed. By Laura Rascaroli and Gwenda Young with Barry Monahan (New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2014).

The essay theorizes how multimedia performances combining amateur archival films and live music create additive structures to reconfigure images as a mobile, embodied, collaborative historiography.  The essay also probes how relational aesthetics, plural temporalities, and provisional contiguities remake screen and concert space as transversal encounters.

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Rehab Resources will conduct on-campus interviews on Monday, April 28 for students nearing the end of their degree program in PT, OT or Speech Path.  Position descriptions, qualifications and application instructions are located in eRecruitingApplications must be submitted by April 23 for consideration for on-campus interviews.

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New this Fall (2014): THEA 47801 Cultural Policy & Politics

How is it possible that words on a page or images on a canvas can be the center of international political debate? The work of Robert Mapplethorpe, Ai Weiwei or *censored* Riot is as much known for what it represents politically as for its formal or aesthetic qualities. What does national cultural policy say about that nation’s values, priorities and sense of shared identity? This course explores the intersection of cultural policy and politics, particularly in the United States during the last hundred years. 

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Rehab Resources is a growing company seeking individuals dedicated to making a difference in the lives of children and/or adults.  You could work with children in their home or childcare setting, or work with adults in acute, long term care/short term rehab, outpatient or skilled nursing settings.  Rehab Resources has over 100 therapists in 13 facilities throughout Central and Northern New York.

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What Does Your Retirement Look Like?

Contributed by Katie Sack on 04/22/2014 

Retirement is a big milestone in everyone's life, and with an ever-changing economy the idea of retiring means different things to different people. It is more important than ever to consider your personal definition of what retirement means and plan for the future with those goals in mind. With everything you want to accomplish in retirement, making sure you've thought through all the issues before you get there is an important part of planning.

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Have you posted your photo yet?! You still have one week to post your photo and enter for a chance to win a prize!

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) is now hiring two Student Leadership Consultants (SLCs) for Summer 2014.

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Sign Up for Man vs. Cancer!!

Contributed by Kelly Pantason on 04/22/2014 

  IC A Cure For Kids is hosting the third annual Man vs. Cancer food eating contest to support St. Jude Children's Research Hospital!

Man vs. Cancer: Round 3 will be held in the Fitness Center Mondo Gym from 5:00-8:00pm on Thursday, April 24th.  

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Congratulations to Holland Garbacz, the recipient of the 2014 Ithaca College Student Employee of the Year award! 

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What is "The Art and Science of High Performing Organizations"? Find out from keynote speakers Diane Gayeski  and Even Williams  at the Tompkins County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management conference.

Save the Date: Thursday, June 5, 2014, Emerson Suites, Ithaca College

Register before April 25th for the early bird special!

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On Friday, April 25th, at 6:30 in Dillingham’s Clark Theatre, the On the Verge reading series and the New Voices Literary Festival will present a staged reading of After the Revolution, a 2010 play by Amy Herzog. The playwright will be in attendance and she will participate in a talk-back with the audience at the conclusion of the reading.

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The Sustainability Café on Monday, April 28 will feature Dr. David Turkon presenting "Sustainability and Community Development: Lessons from Southern Africa". The Café will be held in Center for Natural Sciences Room 112 at 4:00PM, in conjunction with the Environmental Seminar. The Spring 2014 Sustainability Café/Environmental Seminar series is focused on the concept of Campus Sustainability: Hiding in Plain Sight.

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Professor Jude will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, April 23rd at a symposium entitled Patterns of Disclosure: The Narrative Document and the Photographic Book, at Plymouth University.

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Last Bagel Brunch is Sunday

Contributed by Leonard Slutsky on 04/22/2014 

The last bagel brunch of the semester is this Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 11 am in the Business School Atrium.

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Faculty, Staff, Students and Friends!  The IC Bus Trip Committee will be hosting a trip to NYC on April 26th.  Make your own plans to discover the excitement of NYC, check-out www.nyc.com for ideas. The cost is $41.00 per person. Sign-up today!

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