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Each semester the Department of Communication Studies holds the Perialas Oratory Competition. 

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The Academic Advising Center would like to congratulate the newest members to the Zeta Alpha Chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society at Ithaca College.

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), presented "STEM Student Editorial: Developing a Synergistic Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented STEM College Students" at the 14th Biennial Tri-State Conference.

The Tri-State Consortium includes educators, administrators, counselors, staff, pioneers and educational leaders mostly working in the state-supported educational opportunity programs in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York, and other programs which provide college access and opportunities for historically underrepresented, academically underprepared, disenfranchised or marginalized, and economically disadvantaged students to succeed in college. In New Jersey there is the Educational Opportunity Fund/EOF and in Pennsylvania there is the ACT 101 program.

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Congratulations to the following School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS - Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this academic year: 

Alexander Carpino, Leandra DeVito, David Heffernan, Parin Kaba, Harrison Lindsay, Attila Mendli, Romano Meza-Leal, Brooke Morsch, Alek Peters, Adam Rudd, Daniel Ruthman, Joshua Savacool, Ryan Sloan, Pat Smith, Garrett Strong, Nicholas Uliva and Winston Wenham.

These students also scored in the top 10% of students taking the exam nationwide.

The ETS - Major Field Test in Business, which has been administered by over 500 colleges and universities in recent years, is a standardized exam designed to measure a student’s business knowledge and the ability to apply facts, concepts, theories and analytical methods. The School of Business uses the exam to assess its foundational business knowledge student learning outcome (SLO).

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The Department of Biology is pleased to announce the success of our students to become a part of this society!

The Chi Xi chapter of Beta Beta Beta (TriBeta) was installed at Ithaca College in 1992 and has more than 200,000 past and present members. Founded in 1922 at Oklahoma City University, TriBeta has evolved to become a nationally recognized professional honor society whose purposes are to promote scholarship in the biological sciences, growth in biological knowledge and to encourage research.

Associate Professor, Paul R Geisler, EdD, ATC and Clinical Associate Professor, Todd Lazenby, MA, ATC from the Athletic Training Education Program in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences just published an evidence-informed alternative paradigm for an age old clinical problem in sports medicine in the May edition of International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training

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Scott Stull, Assistant Professor in Anthropology, was given a Meritorious Service Award for contributing to the advancement of New York State Archaeology at the annual meeting of the New York State Archaeological Association on April 22, 2017, in Lake George, New York. 

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The Fred Kastenbaum PreHealth Award is granted each academic year by the Health Professions Advisory Committee.

Congratulations to this year's recipients!

Reid Garner, Biochemistry B.S. German area studies minor (2018)

“My hope is to complete medical school as a member of the United States Air Force. I have not decided yet whether I want to pursue an MD or an MD-PhD. Through volunteering at both Cayuga Medical Center and at Upstate Medical Center, I have gained more of an interest in Emergency Medicine. I am most interested in Orthopedics and Cardiothoracics.”

Colette Piasecki-Masters, Biology, Honors Program (2018)

“My passion for medicine was ignited when I began my biology curriculum and joined Professor Susan Witherup’s research lab.

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Environmental Science and Biology students Sydney O'Shaughnessy and Adam Zelehowsky win the best undergraduate poster award at the annual plant biology meeting held at Yale University, New Haven, CT April 22-23rd, for the plnat biology research that they did in Puerto Rico with Professor Melcher (Biol).

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John Vongas, Assistant Professor of Management, has an article in the May 2017 issue of Hormones and Behavior.

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Dr. Carlos Figueroa (Politics department) publishes book review in Political Science Quarterly: The Journal of Public and International Affairs on H. Larry Ingle's new book titled "Nixon's First Cover-up:  The Religious Life of a Quaker President."

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Vincent Wei-cheng Wang, Dean of School of Humanities and Sciences and Professor of Politics, recently presented a paper, “The Eagle Eyes the Dragon and the Elephant: American Perspectives on Rising China and Rising India in the Changing World Order,” at the International Conference on Changing World order: India and China in Contemporary Times, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, 14-15 April 2017. Named after India’s founding prime minister, JNU is a top university in India.

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Tina Caswell, MS, CCC-SLP in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and colleague Jack Pickering, PhD, CCC-SLP from the College of St. Rose presented at the New York State Speech-Language Hearing Association (NYSSLHA) convention on April 21, 2017.

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Ithaca College’s Asian American Alliance has been dedicated to being an outlet for students to interact through educational, social, political and cultural events and activities. They advocate for issues that pertain to the Asian/Asian American community from visibility in the western education curriculum to addressing the stereotypes that continue to place Asian/Asian American identity at the margins of society and focus on bridging the multiracial identities. Their aim is to empower their members with the knowledge base and confidence to change the world around them.

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Naeem Inayatullah published a short (1200 words) review as part of a book forum devoted to Richa's Nagar's Muddying the Waters: Coauthoring Feminisms across Scholarship and Activism.  You can read the review here:

The published version is found here: “Duty, Desire and the Politics of Indeterminacy: comments on Richa Nagar’sMuddying the Waters,” in Gender, Place and Culture, 23 (12), 2016, pp. 8-10.

Dr. Hongwei Guan, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, received the Indiana University Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award on April 14, 2017.

The Mobley International Distinguished Alumni Award is awarded to an international graduate of the School of Public Health – Bloomington who has demonstrated outstanding personal and Professional achievement. It was named for Tony Mobley upon his retirement in 2002 after servicing for 26 years as Dean of the school, one of the longest serving school deans in the history of Indiana University. This award recognized Dr. Guan’s leadership in integrating sport and physical activities in global education and his efforts to promote healthy lifestyle, cultural awareness and global citizenship.

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Psychology Associate Professor Leigh Ann Vaughn has published "Data from foundational tests of the need-support model: A framework for bridging regulatory focus theory and self-determination theory" in the Journal of Open Psychology Data. She published the initial paper on the need-support model in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin earlier this year.


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Nanda, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow, is the recipient of the "Edwards Prize". She was selected as having the best paper of the year in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology.

Morphological and genetic variation of the Yellow-backed Oriole (Icterus chrysater). March 2016; 128 (1): 22-31.


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Kanda, L.L, A. Abdulhay, and C. Erickson. 2017. Adult wheel access interaction with activity and boldness personality in Siberian dwarf hamsters (Phodopus sungorus). Behavioural Processes 138:82-90. View the article here.


Student co-authors. Amir (Biology ’11) and Caity (Biology ’12).


Entitled ‘Water Buffalo, Catfish and Monkey Ghosts: The Transmigratory Materialities of Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives,’ Utterson’s article analyzes Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s 2010 film Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives as a way of exploring the broader status of cinema in the context of contemporary technological shifts. 

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