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All 13 members of the Athletic Training Class of 2016 extended the program's history of excellence by passing the national Board of Certification examination on the first attempt this spring, brining the streak 1st time pass success rate to 6 consecutive years, and 96 students in a row.

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Professor Janice Levy's photo submission, "Rasoamaharo Parents in Their Home," was selected as 1st Prize Winner in the "Marriage" category of the International Photography Awards’ special "Family of Man"-themed photography competition!

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Ilana Goldstein, Taylor Greenwood and Gretchen Hohmeyer presented papers at the Children's Literature Association's annual conference. 

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Dr. Chrystyna Dail's forthcoming publication Stage for Action: U.S. Social Activist Theatre in the 1940's received the ATDS Publication Subvention Award. 

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor, screen studies, moderated a panel on LGBTQ+ Representation on Television, sponsored by the Studio City branch of the Los Angeles Public Library System in honor of LGBT Heritage Month.

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Scott Erickson, Professor in the Department of Marketing/Law, School of Business, has been selected as a Fulbright-National Science Foundation Arctic Research Scholar for 2016/2017. Under the Fulbright-NSF program, he will conduct Arctic-related research while based at Akureyri University, Iceland.  The grant is an offshoot of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative: 


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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), presented  “PWI Access, DENIED!” on June 2, 2016 at NCORE 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

The NCORE 2016 poster presentation and discussions examined the collective legislative actions that established higher education opportunity programs in PA, NY and NJ; opportunity programs that focus on academically underprepared and economically disadvantaged students; the majority of students are considered ethnic minorities. In part, these programs were designed to facilitate access to a college education and to increase the number of historically underrepresented students attending independent colleges and universities that are considered predominately white institutions (PWIs).

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 Ben led two workshops at the 2016 NYSLAA (New York State Library Assistants' Association) Conference held at the Chautauqua Institution, June 8-10. 

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Attendees of this conference learned about new research on how the scientific process can be improved. Additionally, we worked for three days to develop projects that could have immediate and concrete results.

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Yvonne Rogalski (Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology) presented at the Clinical Aphasiology Conference in Charlottesville, Virginia. 

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Yvonne Rogalski (speech-language pathologist) and Amy Rominger (audiologist) from the department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology presented at the online conference "Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients with Dementia." 

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Six Ithaca College student leaders were selected from a competitive pool to attend the 2016 National Conference for College Women Student Leaders (NCCWSL) held June 1-4 in College Park, MD.

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Jenna Harner, Mike Kaminskas, Jonah Restuccio, and Amy Stiefel received first prize in the "Unscripted Series" category at the College Television Awards ceremony for HOLD THAT THOUGHT, a sports debates show that breaks down the biggest sports stories at the local, collegiate, and professional level.  

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Microfinance been hailed as an effective way to fight poverty, but as more banks enter the industry looking to make a profit, are microloans simply trapping more people in debt? Duncan Duke, assistant professor of management in Ithaca College’s School of Business, is conducting research in northern Mexico in hopes of shedding light on the answer.

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A team of Ithaca College students took Third Place and a prize of $500 at the Manhattan College Business Analytics Competition and Conference, held May 24-27 at Manhattan College. It was the first time Ithaca College sent a team to the event that aims to give students an opportunity to engage in the “art & science” of decision-making, as well as to practice their ability to draw business insights through comprehensive analysis of data in creative ways.

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Maura Stephens, associate director of the Park Center for Independent Media, published an article in the May 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed American Journal of Economics and Sociology (AJES). In “Challenges for Social-Change Organizing in Rural Areas,” she investigates the numerous obstacles faced by rural organizers and activists working on environmental, justice, equity, and human rights issues. Compounding these obstacles is the abandonment of rural areas and small towns by mainstream media. 

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Dr. Matthew Holtmeier (Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies) and Dr. Andrew Utterson (Assistant Professor in Screen Studies) recently presented papers at a symposium on Media, Communication, and Film Studies Programs at Liberal Arts Colleges, held at Muhlenberg College, PA.

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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 documentary film and new media expert for their film envoy program.

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Ioanide, author of The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, published a short piece on the role of racism in the current election and in politics more broadly. The IC Community is invited to post comments on the NYT page responding to the debate.

Sunday, May 1, 2016, marked Ithaca College’s 10th induction ceremony of new members held at the Coltivare Culinary Center in downtown Ithaca, NY. The induction featured remarks from faculty members such as Susan Rosenthal, Allison Shields, Hormoz Movassaghi, William Humphrey, and the Dean of the business school, Sean Reid. The distinguished speaker of the night was Brad Treat, Entrepreneur, and Educator, speaking on the topic of “Being the CEO of Your Own Career."

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