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Miranda Kaye, assistant professor in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, had two presentations at the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity in Minneapolis, MN on June 12 and 13. 

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The following students represented Ithaca College at the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders held on June 4-7, 2014 in College Park, MD: Natasha Brower ’16, Jamila Carter ’16, Ciara Lucas ’17, Amanda Morales ’17, and Natalie Reed ’16.

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Karin Wikoff, Electronic and Technical Services Librarian, presented at the Academic Librarians Conference 2014 in Albany on Tuesday.  As Spokesperson for the Enhancing Access to Research Databases Work Group, an initiative of I2NY (Information Infrastructure for New York), she brought conference attendees up-to-date on the work of the Work Group's 5 Task Groups:

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The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a film expert for their film envoy program.

This appointment is Zimmermann’s third as a US State Department Film Envoy as a scholar and programmer of both analog and digital document.  For the American Film Showcase and the US State Department, Zimmermann has worked in China and in Guinea, delivering lectures, moderating post-screening discussions, and conducting workshops.

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 His review appears in the current issue, Volume 41, Number 2. May 2014. 

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Yvonne Rogalski, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, presented a poster titled "Exploratory Study on Hearing, Cognition, and Memory in Aging" at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in St. Simons Island, Georgia.

The poster was co-authored by Amy Rominger (pictured right), Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and discussed an exploratory study investigating the effects of unaided hearing loss on cognition and recall for auditory versus written expository text passages in normal hearing young adults, normal hearing older adults, and older adults with hearing loss.

Results of the study showed participants performed better on the recall of auditory information regardless of group, hearing loss was associated with several cognitive measures.

The Ithaca College Interdisciplinary Internship Coordinator’s Committee (I2C2) held an interdisciplinary conference for supervisors of Ithaca College students, Mindfulness Theory and Practice: Teaching Students who Struggle, on Friday June 6, 2014 at La Tourelle in Ithaca, NY.

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Lynne Pierce, associate director for student and young alumni programs, and Samantha Gibble '15, vice president of Ithaca College's Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT), presented at the recent Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Conference on Young Alumni and Student Engagement, held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in early June.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann recently served as an invited panelist for the Media Arts section of the National Endowment for the Arts 2014 round of grants.

The National Endowment for the Arts offers grants to support the development, production, and distribution of innovative projects that demonstrate media as art and media about the arts (e.g., visual arts, music, dance, literature, design, theater, musical theater, opera, folk & traditional arts, and media arts including animation and digital art).

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Graduate student Erica DeNicola and  professor Raj Subramaniam from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education recently published article on Environmental Attitudes and Political Partisanship. This article explores the impact of political partisanship on environmental attitudes related to climate change in the United States and its implication for public health.  The authors make a strong case that preserving the environment must take precedence over economic growth if we want a habitable planet low in carbon.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics), Elizabeth Levine (Writing, 2014) and Paulo Chamon (Visiting Scholar, Politics) attended a symposium, “Narratives in International Politics,” at Vassar College, May 27-28, 2014.

Three students in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance received prestigious regional and national athletic scholarships late last month.

Theresa Lau (AT/DPT '16) was awarded the NATA scholarship; Andrew Claypool (AT/DPT '16) was awarded the NYSATA scholarship; and Rory Fawcett (AT/DPT '16) was awarded the EATA scholarship. 

Ithaca College has an impressive history of receiving athletic training scholarships. Since 1981, Ithaca College students have received a total of 67 scholarships from the NATA, NYSATA, and EATA, totaling $115,500, or an average of $1,750 per recipient. 

The recent meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, the largest and most prestigious organization of its kind in the world, was well-represented by the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences.  

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered one of the closing plenary addresses at the What is Documentary? Conference at the University of Oregon, April 23-26, 2014.

With her collaborator and co-author Helen De Michiel, a new media artist, designer, and writer based in the Bay Area, she presented a talked entitled “Towards a Theory and Practice of Open Space New Media Documentary.”

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 Lis Chabot, Laura Kuo, and Kris Shanton presented at a regional Assessment Expo sponsored by the Cornell University Libraries.

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Ithaca College was well represented among the performers at a recent concert in Elmira, when several faculty, alums, and students lent their talents to Bach's monumental Mass in B Minor.

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Mary Turner DePalma, Ithaca College Professor was honored for her role on the University of Pennsylvania Cross-Country and Track & Field Teams.

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Lis was the keynote speaker and workshop facilitator for Gannon University's Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 2014 Regional Symposium.   

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The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi is pleased and proud to announce that its 2014 Fellowship nominee, Andrew Becker, was selected as a Phi Kappa Phi Fellow and will receive an award in the amount of $5,000.  These awards are extremely competitive and to be selected as a Fellow is a distinct honor.  

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Jack Wang, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Writing, has been awarded the 2014-15 David T.K. Wong Fellowship from the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

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