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Andy Smith's lab published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled,"'Double network gels and the toughness of terrestrial slug glue".  Alex Wilks ('15), Sarah Rabice ('14), Holly Garbacz ('15) and Cailin Harro ('17) co-authored this paper.


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Matt Clum (Environmental Science '15) won the student paper competition at the Annual Meeting of the Middle States Association of American Geographers this past weekend in Binghamton, NY.  His paper is titled: "HABITAT PREFERENCE OF RAINBOW TROUT (Oncorhynchus mykiss) DURING SPAWNING MIGRATION IN A HEADWATER STREAM". 

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Wolk on 10/06/2015 

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Patrick McKeon, Devan Rosen, Jeff Cohen, Michael Smith, Betsy Keller and Gary Sforzo. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page

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The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) held its 2015 North East Regional Conference in Teaneck, NJ from Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015. APCA is dedicated to providing leadership training and programming opportunities to students and staff from colleges around the country. Natalie Reed was chosen from a field of candidates to serve as an Intern to the Director of Education and Associate Services at the APCA Conference.

The conference is an opportunity for learning to complement the classroom experience. There are educational sessions addressing such topics as motivation, stress management, communication skills, decision making, ethical leadership and group processing techniques.

The APCA North East Regional Conference is a valuable educational experience for all students who attend. Many of the students return with new perspectives and more definite future goals.

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This past spring the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Willard Daetsch Youth Outreach Program was the recipient of a 2015 Yale Distinguished Music Education Partnership Award.

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Last month Wendy Herbener Mehne, professor of flute in the School of Music, performed on three concerts at the National Flute Association convention in Washington, DC.

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Mara Baldwin, director of Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery, has been commissioned by Facebook to install a large scale wall drawing in their Astor Place offices in Manhattan, NYC.

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A huge kudos goes out to PODER this week for ALL of the events they have sponsored for Latina/o Heritage Month so far!  Award-winning poet Carlos Andres Gomez kicked off the month on September 16 followed by Kat Lazo, a Latina feminist, on September 21.  This past Monday, there was a Bachata Workshop held in the ALS Room in West Tower where attendees learned traditional Bachata moves led by specialized Bachata dance instructors.  Great job with these events

STAT celebrates IC Alumni

Contributed by Theresa Radley on 10/05/2015 

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Kudos to Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) for working with the IC Alumni Association to put on a fabulous series of Alumni Weekend events this past weekend!  Events included a class reunion party, the Homecoming game vs. Alfred, the athletic hall of fame induction ceremony, a picnic on Saturday, and a special dinner featuring the 2015 alumni award winners.  Thanks for bringing so many alumni back to campus to celebrate!

This past Saturday, the Ithaca College Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held their 12th biannual Creative Crunch competition.  Teams of 2-4 students had just 2 hours to design 2 print ads and a 3rd ad of their choice for a mystery brand.  All students who participated gained valuable skills in advertising and communications as well as some great alumni networking opportunities. In fact, the judges of the competition were some of our own IC alumni!

Stop Wasting Ithaca's Food Today, also known as SWIFT, is one of the hidden gems of Ithaca College's student organizations. SWIFT ensures that IC dining halls' excess food does not go unused. Every Friday at 4PM, SWIFT members congregate in Towers Dining Hall to take leftover food and save it for future use. The student organization's adviser, Towers Dining Hall service manager Brandon Innerst, takes an active role in the organization by helping students with packaging and storage materials. Every week, SWIFT ends up distributing anywhere between 20-60 meals by bringing them to Rescue Mission in the Ithaca Commons.

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Erika Bucior (ENVS '16) and Stephanie McCulloch (ENVS '16) are the recipients of the ENVS Professional Development awards intended to develop skills, provide professional development experiences, and participate in research projects to help further their post-college careers.   

Erika will travel to Puerto Rico to study the competition between two species of the Scaevola plant, one native and one invasive.  Stephanie will travel to Belize on an immersion course to learn about the Belizean ecology and culture. 


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Kevin Murphy, Professor in the Department of English, has had his essay, “Heaney Translating Heaney: Coupling and Uncoupling the Human Chain,” accepted for publication by Texas Studies in Literature and Language.  Murphy’s essay focuses on Seamus Heaney’s use of translation in his final volume of poems, Human Chain, to address critical elements in his poetic formation.

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Asma Barlas, Department of Politics, was interviewed at an annual festival, "Il tempo delle donne," organized by women journalists of the Italian newspaper, Corriere della sera, on October 1st in Milan. She was asked about Islamic scriptural traditions that, according to ISIS men, permit them to enslave Yazidi women. (A short radio interview with Barlas and her co-panelist, Amina Wadud, on women and Islam can be found here:

 Chrystyna Dail, Assistant Professor of Theatre History in the Department of Theatre Arts, has been invited to speak at the "Spectacles of Labor: Performance and the Working Class" symposium hosted by the Humanities Center at the University of Pittsburgh on October 2nd. Chrystyna is presenting her paper, "Performing for Progressive Votes: Stage For Action and the National Citizens Political Action Committee."   

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Steven Mauk (saxophone), Kim Dunnick (trumpet), and Diane Birr (piano) performed this past July at the World Saxophone Congress conference in Strasbourg, France.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) served as associate editor of the Journal of Narrative Politics, volume 2, (1).  The current issue has a strong Ithaca College connection with essays from, Chris Smith (English and Politics 2017), Emma Kast (Politics 2014), and Matthew Connolly (Writing 2011). 

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 Sara Haefeli delivered a paper, "The Politics of Protest: An Intertextual Reading of John Adams and John Cage," and chaired a panel on "Post-postmodernism" at the recent Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP) conference in Greenville, SC, September 24-27.



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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Wolk on 09/27/2015 

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Stephen Mosher, John Confer, Zillah Eisenstein, Diane Gayeski and Anthony Adornato; students Evan Popp and Luis Torres. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page

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Jason Hamilton, Chair of IC’s Environmental Studies & Sciences Department, has been observing the behavior of wild animals passing through the IC Natural Lands for several years now. He has a network of trail cameras set up, and has placed sand-filled tracking boxes at some locations to capture a sense of how movement and tracks are related.  

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