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Xanthe Matychak ’95, assistant professor of strategic communications, was recently invited to the Maker Cities Roundtable at the White House Office of Science and Technology. Matychak serves on the board of Ithaca’s makerspace, Ithaca Generator. Alongside representatives from twenty cities throughout the U. S., she shared stories about the technology and innovation ecosystems in their respective regions.

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Michael Matheny, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Mary Pitti, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Andrew Getzin, M.D. recently had a manuscript approved for publication in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. The manuscript, titled "Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction: Recognition and Management for the Sports Health Care Professional," explores the misdiagnosis of EILO and how early referral to a speech language pathologist can improve symptoms and performance.

Brandy Smith, a sophomore business administration major on the women’s track & field team, won the national title for the discus at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships this past Thursday. 

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Michael Twomey (Dana Professor, English) presented a paper at Western Michigan University's 50th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies on May 15th.

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, director of the Ithaca College program, Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM) attended a budget meeting at the White House on May 15, 2015. 

As Ithaca College’s representative on the STEM Education Coalition's Leadership Council, Dr. Kittrell joined Leadership Council colleagues in a meeting with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss updates on federal STEM programs, provide feedback on the 2016 Fiscal Year Budget for STEM initiatives, and to develop a plan for continuously working with the White House on STEM programs and initiatives.

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The Ithaca College School of Music is pleased to announce Professor Dr. Deborah Rifkin has been selected as the recipient of the Mary I. Arlin '61 Award for Distinguished Teaching in Undergraduate Music Theory.

The Mary Arlin Award, given every four years, recognizes outstanding and distinguished teaching in undergraduate music theory courses. It is intended to recognize an individual faculty member for sustained commitment to teaching and for teaching that demonstrates a sustained level of excellence.

Dr. Rifkin received nominations and letters of support from colleagues, students, and alumni. She is being recognized for her efforts toward continued growth in the field, excellence in the subject matter, the ability to inspire students in original and creative thinking, accessibility to students, expressed enthusiasm and vitality in teaching and learning.

Congratulations to Dr. Rifkin and our thanks to Mary Arlin for her continued support of the Ithaca College School of Music.

Three members of the Athletic Training Education faculty in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences recently received word that a manuscript they published in the Journal of Athletic Training Education was chosen as the 2014 Outstanding Non Research Manuscript.

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 10 graduating members of the Athletic Training Class of 2015 passed their national Board of Certification examination, bringing the program's streak to 76 consecutive first time pass results!

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On May 4th, Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity, gave a keynote address to the Cornell University Men of Color Colleague Network Group’s “Sharing Our World” meeting.  The Cornell University Men of Color Colleague Network Group is a university sponsored employee resource group, whose mission is to provide a professional support system within staff, faculty, and administrative communities to increase the recruitment and retention of men of color, as defined by affirmative action.


Trautman-Mosher’s thesis, “Various and Sundrys for the Indians: The Creation of an Anglo-Abenaki Middle Ground at Fort Richmond, Maine, 1720-1755,” built upon archaeological work (sponsored primarily by the Maine Historic Preservation Commission), he has done for the past several summers.  His defense took place in front of thesis adviser Vivian Bruce Conger and committee members Michael Trotti and Jonathan Ablard.

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Lisa Barnard, Scott Hamula, Patrick McKeon and Annemarie Farrell; Staff member Robin Davis; and student Crystal Kayiza. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page.

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Therapeutic Recreation students Harmony Graves Malone, Kate Basile, Rachel Sitek and Angela Miranda co-presented a four-hour pre-conference institute with Dr. Janice Elich Monroe, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, at the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association’s 20th Annual Multi-Day Conference held April 25-28 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

The institute titled, The BREATH {Pathway: Enhancing Functional Skills and Coping Strategies of Stroke Survivors, highlighted the results of a pilot study of a Therapeutic Recreation/Speech Language Pathology and Audiology intervention that was implemented at the Center for Life Skills during the Fall 2014 semester.

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Thanks to the support of an Ithaca College Academic Challenge Grant, Prof. Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann and music composition seniors Miguel Torres and Adriel Miles will travel to Valencia, Spain in July to participate in the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival (VIPA).

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published an essay on “Qur'anic Hermeneutics and Women's Liberation” in The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West, edited by Edward E. Curtis. The essay is the text of Barlas' address to the first International Congress on Islamic Feminism that was held in Barcelona, Spain.


The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West: Edward E. Curtis: Bloomsbury Academic
For more than a millennium, Islam has been a vital part of Western civilization. Today, however, it is sometimes assumed that Islam is a foreign element


 The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs celebrated and honored the leadership, involvement, service, and scholarship of our students at our annual OSEMA Recognition Ceremony on Monday, April 27. Below is a list of our award recipients. If you see these students around campus, please congratulate them on their dedication to the Ithaca College campus community!

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Congratulations to the 2015 ALANA Senior Awards and African Latino Society (ALS) Alumni Memorial Scholarship recipients!

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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: 

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Math Exploration Day

Contributed by Teresa Moore on 05/06/2015 

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A total of 140 students and 15 teachers from 10 regional high schools attended the 11th annual Ithaca College Math Exploration Day on April 13, 2015.

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Dr. Heinz and Dr. Judith Koch are co-authors of a paper with Professor Masaaki Mishima, Kyushu University, in the Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan.  Justin Biffinger '97 & Patrick Han '98 each did one summer of research in Mishima's laboratory. 

 The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the Northeast Region for 2014. The paper received the first place Mark of Excellence Award at the SPJ Region 1 conference April 18 in Hempstead, N.Y.

The paper now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. The winner will be announced at the SPJ national convention Sept. 18–20 in Orlando, Florida. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.

In addition, the Ithacan website was named a Finalist in the Best Affiliated Website category.

SPJ last named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the country in 2012.

(Shown in photo, from left: Assistant Sports Editor Jon Beck, Managing Editor Kira Maddox, Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz and News Editor Kayla Dwyer with the awards.)

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