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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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Dr. Kaye along with a colleague and student at St. Lawrence University, published an article on the predictors of performance-enhancing and dietary supplement use among male DIII athletes. Both social and individual predictors were associated with supplement use and results indicated that teammates play a strong role in supplement use. The article can be read at http://csrijiia.org/documents/puclications/research_articles/2014/JIIA_2014_7_09_187_206_Individual_and_Social.pdf

At the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 8-11, Michael Twomey, English, delivered a paper about images of Islam in a medieval encyclopedia; in addition, he organized a session for the International Arthurian Society, North American Branch, in which he serves on the executive board.

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Susan Weisend's etching, Flight Lessons, was accepted for exhibition in The Printed Image 5, a national competition sponsored by Sabitini Gallery, Topeka, Kansas.

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Laura presented at the 2014 Council of Science Editors, held May 2-5, 2014, in San Antonio. This year's theme was entitled: 4D Publishing: Data, Decision, Difference, and Direction. Laura's lecture was entitled, "Reference and Networking Tools: New Ways to Read, Store, and Share." 

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Bridget Tobin, Politics, co-authored History is Ours: Accounts of the Chilean Coup and Resettlement in Ithaca, NY with Tim, Shenk, director of the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations. The book is an oral history of the Chileans who came to Ithaca following the U.S.-supported military coup of September, 1973. Bridget worked on this project during her year-long internship with CUSLAR.

Ithaca College’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomes Michelle Denison (Occupational Therapy major) and Lisa Famularo (Business Administration major) as the 2014-2015 Student Vice-Presidents. Michelle and Lisa will serve on the chapter’s Executive Committee and attend meetings and events.

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