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Assistant Professor Christopher House, Communication Studies, has been invited to speak at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) on February 10, 2016

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Patricia Zimmermann and Dale Hudson were invited by the prominent new media group <empyre> to moderate a month of discussions exploring themes in their  new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places

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Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, an Ithaca College alumna (English '11), has accepted an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in English Literature at Emory University.  She will begin her course of study in August of this year.

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Jennifer Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English, will present a free public lecture at the Kitchen Theatre tonight (Wednesday, February 10), at 6:45pm.  Her lecture is entitled "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up:  J.M. Barrie and the Fictions of Arrested Development."

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Chris Sperry of Ithaca College’s media literacy organization, Project Look Sharp, recently authored an article titled “Constructivist Media Decoding in the Social Studies: Leveraging the New Standards for Educational Change.”

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School of Music Faculty Nicholas Walker & Elizabeth Simkin were featured on NPR's Performance on Friday, Jan. 29.

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Brooke Hansen, Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, authored an article for Anthropology News (January 2016) on the fall 2014 faculty exchange with University of Hawai`i at Hilo.

 

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Leni Sargenti, a Health and Physical Education teaching major in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, is a recipient of the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship awarded by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).  This scholarship was developed by past presidents of SHAPE America to honor three outstanding undergraduate and two graduate students in the field of health, physical education, recreation or dance. All scholarships are presented at the SHAPE America National Convention in the spring. 

Leigh Ann Vaughn presented a poster co-authored with Emma Hayden (Psychology BA, 2015). This poster included Ms. Hayden’s honors thesis research, and it was about psychological need support, regulatory focus, and self-compassion.

 

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Ellie Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, recently published an article in Dragon Lode, the children’s literature journal of the International Literacy Association. The piece, titled, “Swimming with Flotsam: Peri-Postmodernism and the Postmodern Picturebook” explores a new subgenre of postmodern children’s literature, what she calls, “peri-postmodernism.” The article centers on the chief tenets of this subgenre, as explored through the responses of early adolescents, using David Wiesner’s award-winning text Flotsam (2006) as a case study.

Dave Gondek (Biology). “Local professor weighs in on Zika outbreak”. Ithaca Journal. February 3, 2016View the PDF here.

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Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was appointed to serve on the International Documentary Association Awards Jury for the short form series in new media in Fall 2015.  

 

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The MLK NOW Award is given each year to a group of students who volunteer during the Ithaca College MLK Day of Service. The recipients of this award were nominated by their peers for having displayed an exemplary level of  teamwork, positive attitude, and commitment to social justice during the event. The MLK Day of Service is part of the annual MLK Celebration sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.

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Michael Twomey (English; Dana Professor) and Steven Hartman (English, 1987; now professor and director of the Ecohumanities Hub, Mid Sweden University) collaborated in an environmental humanities workshop that took place at the Sigtuna Foundation in Sigtuna, Sweden, this past November 12th through 16th.

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Paula Twomey, Spanish instructor, has published Un-Classic Greek Myths in Spanish with Teacher’s Discovery. 

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The Ithaca College Chapter of the American Marketing Association (ICAMA) earned Honorable Mention standing in the 2015/2016 AMA International Collegiate Case Competition.

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 Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has co-authored a book with Eli R. Green, Assistant Professor of Public Health at William Paterson University, The Teaching Transgender Toolkit: A Facilitator’s Guide to Increasing Knowledge, Decreasing Prejudice & Building Skills.

 

 

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Dr. Nia Nunn Makepeace will be performing her dance choreography at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Commemorative Lecture Featuring the founders of BlackLivesMatter, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi, and Alicia Garza- Wednesday @ 4:00PM (2/3/16)- Sage Chapel at Cornell University. Dr. Nia and several Ithaca College students, as well as Ithaca youth from the Community Unity Music Education Program (CUMEP) will be performing her choreography of “Strange Fruit” – a dance that illustrates the story of the relationship between the Anti-Lynching Movement and the Black Lives Matter Movement.

Stephen Younger, Economics, will be presenting his paper "Fiscal Incidence in Tanzania" at the Kilimanjaro Hotel, Dar es Salaam, on Wednesday, January 20, 2016. The paper examines the effects of fiscal policy on poverty and inequality in Tanzania.

Jennifer Tennant, Economics, published "Trends in Disability and Program Participation Among US Veterans" with Y. Ben-Shalom and D. Stapleton, in Disability and Health Journal. http://www.disabilityandhealthjnl.com/article/S1936-6574(16)00002-9/abstract


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