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Mac McIntosh, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ITS, will give the SIGUCCS 2014 Management Symposium Plenary in Salt Lake City, Utah in November. SIGUCCS is an Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services.

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Deborah Rifkin (Associate Professor of Music Theory) published, "Cultivating Creativity in the Music Theory Classroom: Telling Tales with Timbre and Texture," in Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, vol. 2.  

The article can be found here: www.flipcamp.org/engagingstudents2/essays/rifkin.html

Jack Wang, associate professor in the Department of Writing, has published a novelette/long short story entitled "The Valkyries" in the Fall + Winter 2014/15 issue of The Humber Literary Review, a literary journal out of Humber College in Toronto.

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Peter Melcher (Biology) presented, "Embolism Refilling under negative water potentials – Fact or Fiction?" at the University of Vermont, James Marvin Memorial Seminar Series on 10/23/14.  See link for details. http://www.uvm.edu/~plantbio/marvin.php

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The Ithacan has been named a finalist for the National Newspaper Pacemaker Award and the National Online Pacemaker Award by the Associated Collegiate Press.
The winners of the awards — widely regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism” — will be announced at this fall's National College Media Convention in Philadelphia on November 1. 
The Associated College Press is the oldest and largest membership organization of college journalists in the country.  

Across the country, people are having conversations about mental health. On Monday, October 6, Active Minds at Ithaca College hosted Text Talk Act, a text messaging-enabled program that inspired people to have these conversations. For participating in the program, the college’s chapter of Active Minds won a $1,000 prize from Creating Community Solutions, a part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health. To learn more about Active Minds and the organization’s upcoming events, visit them on Facebook.

To learn more about Active Minds and other student organizations please click here to read the latest Club Hub issue.

 

Do you know any international students on campus? Are you interested in learning more about all the different cultures that the international community at IC represents?  IC International Club might be the student organization for you! 
 
IC International Club is a cultural student organization that embraces the diversity of students here on campus.  Vice President Desiree Lim (Theatre Studies ’15) described the student organization’s mission by saying, “We want to be the bridge between international and domestic students. Sometimes there’s a disconnect because depending on where you’re from there are stigmas or stereotypes, and we want to be able to get rid of those by allowing people to really get to know each other on a more personal level in a safe space.“

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Two Ithaca College Library circulation student employees receive the South Central Regional Library Council Student Employee of the Year award

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On October 2nd, Sox Sperry, a Program Associate and curriculum writer for Project Look Sharp conducted a free teacher webinar on how to use media decoding to invite students into a conversation about the challenges revolving around sustainability. 

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Ithaca College Alumni, Kelsey Greene ('12), presented on behalf of Project Look Sharp at the NAAEE conference in Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday, October 9 from 2:15pm to 3:45 in the Ottawa Convention Centre. In her interactive workshop she used Project Look Sharp’s sustainability curriculum kits to model how educators in formal and informal learning sectors can teach about relevant sustainability issues through deconstruction and production of diverse media texts.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was the invited keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Digital Witness Symposium held jointly at Hamilton College and Syracuse University.

Her lecture was entitled "Towards a Theory and Praxis of Open Space New Media," which explored a range of participatory new media projects that deal with trauma and conflict in non-confrontational ways through collaboration, participatory interfaces, and distributed archiving. She lectured at Hamilton College on October 1, and Syracuse University on October 2.

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Submitted on behalf of the staff of Marketing Communications:

Congratulations to Dave Cameron, whose presentation titled "Human at Work, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Get Better at My Job" won both Best of Track and Best of Conference this week at the HighEdWeb Association national conference in Portland, OR.

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Park School Dean Diane Gayeski '74 and Evan D. Williams '08 presented a session on "The Art and Science of Communications Appraisal" at the annual conference of the International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region in Providence, RI.

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Katalin Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, has been invited to deliver a presentation at the Transnational Children's Television and Audiences Symposium organized by the Arab Media Centre of the Communication and Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, London, UK, on October 24, 2014.

Her presentation, "Hungarian and Eastern European Children's Media in a Regional and Transnational Context," is part of a panel and debate session focused on "Children’s Experiences of Digital Media: Breakthroughs and Setbacks."

Five psychology faculty authored and presented their work at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC in a series of poster, workshop, and symposium presentations.

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John Scott’s film “In the Waiting Room” was one of twenty-nine films in competition at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin last weekend. The festival selected twenty-nine movies from over 770 submissions from 70 countries to be in the competition screenings. 

“In the Waiting Room” is Scott’s adaptation of an Elizabeth Bishop poem of the same name and is designed to be integrated into a larger documentary project that focuses on the life and work of the poet.

Scott is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.
 

The research examined the relationship between young athlete and parent achievement motivation on precompetitive anxiety. Results indicated that a parents’ definitions of competence held for the child was related to their young athlete's
precompetitive anxiety and vice-versa. More information can be found by clicking the link below.

http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10413200.2014.970717?queryID=%24{resultBean.queryID}#.VEUcbCjQqSo

Professors Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano and Diane Birr, piano will perform "Shades of Love: A recital of Modern American repertoire" on a recital series in Norwalk, CT on Wednesday, October 29 and on WCNY's "LIVE AT NOON" on Saturday, November 15.

Professor Catherine Taylor has been awarded a residency at the Djerassi Foundation in northern California in order to work on her writing. She will be in residence during May and June, 2015.

Associate Professor Matt Mogekwu presented two papers this summer at international conferences.

Mogekwu attended the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Hyderabad, India, and presented "Global Media Ethics: The Challenge of National Identity and Cultural Boundaries."

Following that conference, he attended the 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Istanbul, Turkey. There he presented a paper, "Community Theater: The Medium as the Message for Peace." At the conference, he was re-elected to the Governing Council of the Association for a two-year term.

Mogekwu chairs the Department of Journalism.


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