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This past summer, Chris Sperry and Cyndy Scheibe hosted a campus event for a small group of educators from upstate New York who had already completed the Project Look Sharp Summer Institute or the Facing History course to deepen their classroom application.  

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 The Ithaca College Speech and Debate Team had a very successful weekend.

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Ellie Fitts Fulmer (IC Department of Education), and long-time collaborator Sally Wolfe (Allentown School District, Pennsylvania) delivered an invited talk for the American Association of University Women’s regional NYS District III conference on Saturday, October 24, at the Museum of the Earth. Their talk, titled, “Solving for ‘X’ (Chromosome): Toys, Games, and Books to Inspire Problem Solving in Young Children” focused on creating inviting and stimulating environments for girls and boys to learn together in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) areas. Assistant Professor Fulmer joined the Ithaca College Department of Education in August 2013, and researches and writes about multicultural issues, literacy, and science. She teaches courses in social studies and literacy for the Education Department, and coordinates the new Education Studies Minor, an interdisciplinary, social justice oriented program.

Cyndy Scheibe presented “Digital Literacy with Project Look Sharp” on May 14 at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York, to an audience of approximately 45 teachers for Digital Media in the Classroom Conference Day.

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On Monday, October 26, by special invitation John W. White (Music Theory) gave two presentations to local-area educators at the 2015 Staff Development Day for the Seneca Tompkins Music Educator's Association. The two talks focussed on musicianship pedagogy: (1) Practical Application of Rhythm Solfege (Takadimi); and (2) Analyzing with Your Ear: A constructive approach for insightful listening.

Mary Pitti,MS, CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology) and Mike Matheny MS, ATC (Exercise and Sport Sciences) were recently featured in the NATA News Magazine.

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Hélène Larin, PT, PhD, was invited to participate in the APTA Section on Pediatrics, Summit IV titled “Innovations in Technology for Children with Brain Insults: Maximizing Outcomes” held in Alexandria, VA, October 15-17, based on her work with the IC Tots on Bots research team.


On October 23, she also presented at the NYPTA conference held in Albany, NY, as recipient of the 2012 Arthur J Nelson Research Designated Fund Award.  The topic was “Pilot study: Feasibility of a novel control method for a robotic mobility device for young children with physical disabilities.”

  On October 15 and 16, Dr. Janet Galvan of the School of Music was the headline clinician at the Montana ACDA Conference in Billings, Montana.   

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Patricia Zimmermann and Sean Zimmermann Auyash contributed an invited essay to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress on the film Nanook of the North (Robert Flaherty, USA, 1922). Zimmermann is Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

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Dr. Skott Freedman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, delivered an invited presentation on October 22, 2015, to parents and educators at the Conference on Language and Facilitated Communication for Students with Special Needs.

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Jean Hardwick (Biology) was one of 25 neuroscientists from across the country invited to a workshop focusing on increasing PUI involvement in NSF-funded BRAIN initiative research.

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Katie Luckett (Biochemistry, '16) received a travel award from the Faculty for Undergraduate Education (FUN) to attend the Society for Neuroscience meetings held last week in Chicago, IL.

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 Congratulations Christina Rafanelli for winning an iPad Mini!  Thank you again to all who participated in the First Year Residential Experience Survey.  Look out for more opportunities from Residential Life to submit your thoughts and be entered to win a prize!

Professor Barney Beins (Psychology) received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the New England Psychological Association and gave at invited address at its annual convention.

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 Michael Smith's entry "Historical Thinking in the Digital Age" was posted to the OAH's blog Process: A Blog for American History on Oct. 15 as part of a series on digital history.

Two student affairs staff members, Doreen Hettich-Atkins and Tiffani Ziemann, have are very involved in the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS).  They both serve as Board members and presented at the recent conference.  

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On Sunday, October 18th, On the Verge presented a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the 2015 meeting of the Arthur Miller Society at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman (Professor, department of English), and the cast included faculty members (Greg Bostwick, Kathleen Mulligan, Jennifer Herzog, Theatre; Chris Holmes, English) and students (Dan Wisniewski, Hailee Murphy, Justin Albinder, Adam David, and Fiorella Fernandez).

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Chris Holmes, Assistant Professor of English, delivered an invited lecture to graduate students at The University of Pennsylvania on the evening of Monday, October 12. Professor Holmes' talk was entitled “Three Types of Failed Mechanisms in the Work of Ivan Vladislavic,” and it was presented to Professor Rita Barnard's graduate seminar, “South African Modernisms: City, Country, World.”

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This past weekend, Food for Thought hosted the 9th annual Walk for Plumpy’nut, one of their biggest events, at Cass Park.  The purpose of the walk was to raise money for Plumpy’nut, a therapeutic, ready-to-eat peanut butter paste given to children who are malnourished around the world.  In the past, the solution to childhood malnutrition was a powdered milk mixture requiring water, but many malnourished families could not rely on access to clean water.  Plumpy’nut is packed with protein, vitamins, peanuts, and powdered milk, and since its introduction, there has been a dramatic decrease in childhood malnutrition.

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Patricia Zimmermann and Dale Hudson (New York University Abu Dhabi) contributed an invited essay to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress on the film Precious Images (Chuck Workman, USA, 1986). Patricia Zimmermann is Professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival.

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