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IC Courage hosted their third annual Ithaca’s Got Talent show, which featured singers, dancers and other talents, as well as performances from student organizations like Routine Disturbances, IC Beatbox, IC Swing Dance, and IC Circus. Proceeds from ticket sales went to Camp Good Days and Special Times, a non-for profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for children, adults and families whose lives have been touched by cancer. Ithaca’s Got Talent was held Wednesday, April 6 in Emerson Suites.

IC Cure for Kids held a volleyball tournament called Bump, Set, Cure to raise money to fight children’s cancer. Teams for 5-6 people could enter the bracket-style tournament for a set fee and all proceeds were given to St. Jude’s Hospital. Bump, Set Cure was held Sunday, April 3 in the Mondo Gym.

To learn more about the great things student organizations are achieving please read the latest issue of Club Hub.

Through hard work and collaboration, dreams can truly be achieved--no matter how unfeasable they may seem. IC Autism Awareness is living proof of this fact. After a year-long period of inactivity (throughout the 2014-15 academic year), supporters of Autism Awareness' cause all joined forces to bring the student organization back to life. This past Fall semester, it was officially revived.

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Writing Contest Winners

Contributed by Jaime Warburton on 04/18/2016 

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The results are in! Congratulations, and thank you to all who submitted to this rich pool of entries. 

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Submitted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Raj Subramaniam, Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, published an article with graduates Srijana KC and Sarita Paudel in the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. The article is titled "Barriers and Facilitators of Utilizing Research Among Nurses in Nepal."

Eric Machan Howd (Lecturer in Writing, IC H&S Class of 1990) received a national innovation award for preparing students and faculty for online learning; he has also been asked to coordinate electronic portfolio (ePortfolio) efforts across the State University of New York (SUNY).

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The New York Press Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Northeast Region held their annual conventions the weekend of April 8–10 and presented their respective professional and student press awards.

Once again, The Ithacan was named Best College Newspaper in New York State by the NYPA and received numerous individual awards. in addition, stories from the paper took First Place in the Best News Story category from both organizations. The awards were for work produced during the 2015 calendar year (Jack Curran ’15, editor-in-chief Spring 2015; Kira Maddox ’16, editor-in-chief Fall 2015).

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Anthony Adornato, assistant professor of journalism, will discuss the innovative uses of mobile and social media for journalism, at the 2016 Broadcast Education Association (BEA) Convention in Las Vegas. Serving on two panels, his talks are: 

-There’s An App For That: Storytelling with Snapchat

-Curriculum Swapshop: Digital-First Story Pitches, Developing News Stories for Social Media and Mobile 

 

Biochemistry majors Adam Scott ('16) and Katrina Piemonte ('16) presented their research during the ACS Undergraduate Research Poster session at the ACS National Meeting on March 14th.

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 Sonya Griffiths, Emily Miner, and Riza Ramos, Therapeutic Recreation Majors, co-present with Dr. Janice Elich Monroe,  Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

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Associate Professor Howard Kalman, Department of Strategic Communication, published “Integrating Evaluation and Needs Assessment: A Case Study of an Ergonomics Program” in Performance Improvement Quarterly, Vol. 29, No 1, April 2016.

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Submitted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Associate Provost/Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), presented “Write Your Own Story by Setting the Bar!“ to a crowded room of CSTEP students and administrators on April 9th at the CSTEP Statewide Student Conference which was held at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY.

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Skott Jones, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, in collaboration with two former graduate students, Amanda DiTomaso and Meredith Gennaro, published a study on phonological similarity in the current issue of Applied Psycholinguistics. 

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This year, thirteen students and one faculty member have been honored by membership in the Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. The Sigma Xi motto is: "Companions in Zealous Research", a phrase that describes these scientists well. Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential. The honorees were introduced by their research mentors at the banquet of the Paulen A Smith Chapter, which is celebrating its Fifty-first year at Ithaca College.

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 In January, a team comprised of Xanthe Matychak, lecturer for the Environmental Studies Department, and the owners of Wicked Device Electronics Co and makers of Air Quality Egg, Dirk Swart and Vic Aprea, won an Infosys Maker Award to develop lights that visualize air quality data. 

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Barney Beins (Psychology) was elected president of the New England Psychological Association (NEPA) and is on the executive committee for the Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology (NECTOP), which precedes the annual NEPA convention.

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Mariah Flaim, Computer Science ’16, was awarded second place for Best Research Poster at the recent  New York Celebration of Women in Computing held in Lake George , NY.  

 

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Environmental Studies senior Erika Bucior was awarded a Fulbright to spend the 2016-17 academic year studying an invasive plant species in Tinidad and Tobago.

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Janice Elich Monroe, RLS and Susan Durnford, SLPA were invited to present two seminars at the NDVWSC event < http://wintersportsclinic.org/> April 4th-5th in Snowmass, CO.  Presentations included “Storytelling as Therapy” and  “The BREATH Pathway” which included evidence-based storytelling and mindfulness intervention approaches for veterans, caregivers, and clinicians.

 

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