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Read the article on Maki's research in a recent edition of The Ithacan.

 “Learning to Embody the Radically Empirical: Performance, Ethnography, Sensorial Knowledge and the Art of Tabla Playing”

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Congratulations to Kyle Morris on being a recipient of the NYSATA iLead Scholarship! This scholarship provides funding up to $1,500.00 to attend the NATA iLead Conference in Grapevine, TX February 17-18, 2017. Kyle will also be selecting a session from the program and preparing an article to be included in the June 2017 NYSATA Newsletter.

iLead, a leadership workshop for undergraduate (juniors and seniors only) or graduate students who are NATA members, will be held in conjunction with the Athletic Training Educators’ Conference in early 2017.  In addition, the NATA Ethnic Diversity Advisory Committee (EDAC) has created a diversity grant program for ethnically diverse athletic training students who would like to attend iLEAD but may not have the finances to do so. 

Congratulations again, Kyle!

Fae Dremock, Assistant Professor in Environmental Studies and Sciences, garnered two separate Pushcart nominations this year--  for her short stories "Split Tickets" in Rum Punch Press and "Open at the Throat" in Artful Dodge.

Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Ithaca College, Education Department) and Dr. Alesha Gayle (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education) presented a paper at the Literacy Research Association’s annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee. Their paper, titled “LOL? Racial Literacy Through Humor in Teacher Education” explores using racial comedy media in teacher education, using literacy as a lens for understanding more about this practice. Specifically, Fulmer and Gayle focused on students’ hesitation to laugh as an avenue for zeroing in on, and expanding, their racial literacy.

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Bob Sullivan and Tom Pfaff publish essay, Academics as Suburbanites, in Inside Higher Education. You can read the essay here http://tinyurl.com/hsuu3k7

Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, and Dale Hudson (NYU-Abu Dhabi) conducted a special workshop on their new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places (2015) with PhD students in cinema studies at New York University on November 29, 2016. 

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is pleased to announce that Lisa A. Kendall, Lecturer in Gerontology, is the recipient of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE) Part-time/Adjunct Faculty Honor. 

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The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) approved an official Position Paper on Media Literacy in June of 2016. The paper was written by Chris Sperry, Project Look Sharp’s Director of Curriculum and Staff Development along with Frank Baker of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. The position paper discusses how social studies educators can use images and videos to teach media literacy analysis to students.

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Professor Barney Beins delivered an address as president of the New England Psychological at its annual convention in October. The talk was entitled Psychological Science and Scientific Literacy: Paths to a Good Life.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, recently published a tribute to former Ithaca College screen studies faculty member John Hess, in the academic journal Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.

Professor John Hess was a faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Photography from 1992-1998.  He taught Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, Fiction Film Theory, and specialty courses on Latin American Cinemas.

Professor Hess passed away in July 2015 from complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was one of the founders of Jump Cut, a leading journal in screen and media studies, now celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. 

Zimmermann's  tribute, entitled "Viva John Hess," can be accessed through the link on the title.

 

Clinical faculty from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology co-authored two papers presented at iCERi-2016 (International Conference of Education Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain. These presentations featured outcomes from an ongoing clinical program called ICreate (Ithaca College Ready to Explore/Expand All Transition Experiences), a communication support group for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has co-authored a suite of multimedia resources with Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: The LGBTQIA+ Supportive Campus: Developing Effective Policies, Programs & Practices Binder, CD + Digital Training Video. The resource is designed to assist higher education professionals and institutions better understand and meet the needs of today's LGBTQIA+ college students.

The resource includes a 100+ page binder, CD, fact sheets for training, and interactive video with self-assessment to measure learning. It addresses ways to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive community, and to retain LGBTQIA+ students through graduation.

 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to thank the Ithaca College and local Ithaca, NY community for supporting Native Heritage: 1st Peoples Month at IC this year. Each event was successful in offering a challenging and transformative experience through dialogue on cultural appropriation, representation in media, gender, historical inaccuracies, and the intersection of identities.

 

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Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology faculty, students, alumni, and the parent of a client seen in the Ewing Clinic presented at the Annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Convention which was held in Philadelphia, PA, from November 17 - 19, 2016.

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Associate Professor Tom Nicholson taught a workshop in social justice documentary filmmaking at the 2016 Africa International Film Festival in Lagos, Nigeria.

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HPPE undergraduate students Lena Sargenti and Mikaela Suddaby presented at the NYS AHPERD Conference in Verona on November 17, 2016. The presentation was titled "Classroom Activity Breaks: Getting Teachers Onboard."

 

 David Turkon (Anthropology) and Anita Spring (University of Florida, Gainesville) co-organized a roundtable panel on Sustainable Development Goals entitled, ANTHROPOLOGICAL INTERROGATIONS OF THE UN'S SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS. The roundtable was peer reviewed and awarded invited status by the Association for Africanist Anthropology and Culture and Agriculture, both subsections of the AAA. David chaired the panel.

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The Teaching Transgender Tool Kit has won yet another award.  The College Student Personnel Association of New York State recently recognized Luca Maurer, as co-author, with the Significant Research/Publication Award.  This award is designed to call attention to a significant piece or published report having both intrinsic merit and educational significance for the field of student personnel as practiced in post-secondary education institutions.

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Karin Wikoff, Electronic and Technical Services Librarian, presented: "Budgeting in an Academic Library" at the Charleston Conference in South Carolina on November 3.

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