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Peter Martin, Assistant Professor of Education, recently presented research at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) in San Diego, California. NABE is a professional association that advocates for research and policies to address the needs of bilingual and English Language Learners, and Professor Martin presented his research, "Developing a Bilingual Literacy Program Through Teacher Initiative and Collaboration."

Sherry Deckman, Assistant Professor of Education, recently presented her research, "Doing Diversity Differently in One Black Student Organization," at the Penn GSE Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, held February 28 to March 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The research was based on a study she conducted as part of her dissertation, a portion of which was published last summer in the Harvard Educational Review.

Assistant Professor Cristina Gomez (Departments of Mathematics and Education) presented her work, "Connecting Research and Practice in the Mathematical Preparation of Elementary Teachers," at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1, 2014. The research focused on the scholarship of teaching--changes to her own practice in light of changing requirements for preservice teacher candidates.

Janice Elich Monroe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented during Well Being International Week at HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

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Dr. Margaret Arnold, Associate Dean of HSHP and Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute in Pacific Grove, California. Dr. Arnold delivered a presentation entitled "Sense of Community: Tweets, MOOCS, and Branding, Oh My!" with Dr. Charles Bullock, Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, from San Jose State University.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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School of Business Assistant Dean Dawn Kline, will be presenting at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 1 Conference in Newport, RI, March 19-21.

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Writing Department Associate Professor Cory Brown won one of three finalist awards in The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, for his personal essay "Compliance." The essay is scheduled to be published in the fall issue of South Loop Review.

 

 

The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.

 

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On Friday May 7th, Enrique González Conty presented a paper titled “Redefining Identity in Contemporary Cuban Cinema" at the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. The conference was hosted by Rutgers University.

Theresa Radley, Vice President Education and Membership of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club, won the Area 10 International Speech Contest on Saturday in Cortland with her speech, "Seeing My Strength."

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Ithaca, NY – On November 11 2013, the entire teaching at the Elizabeth Anne Clune (EAC) Montessori School in Ithaca New York participated in a full day training that focused on the integration of media production and analysis into core curriculum. Chris Sperry facilitated the workshop as Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Ithaca College’s media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp (www.projectlooksharp.org).  Both Project Look Sharp and the Ithaca City School district are excited to be bringing their professional experience to help out the local Montessori schools. 

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Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor gave a presentation on “Research and Innovative Writing: History, Archives, and Documentary Aesthetics” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a public reading of her creative writing as part of the "Felix Series of New Writing" on Thursday, March 6th.

Click here to read Club Hub Volume IV Issue X and learn about the great work Club Hub, CAC, ALS, SAB and other student organizations are doing on campus.

Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies, recently presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)'s Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Denver. Erickson's presentation, "What Undergraduate Intellectual Biographies Tell Us About Aging Studies," summarized the narratives of 17 recent graduates, who had participated in a gerontology senior seminar in which they were required to write an intellectual biography outlining the experiences that shaped their identity as a gerontologist.

 

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Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta gave an artist talk and presented his installation work Strange Lines and Distances at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland in February. The work will be released in March as LP/DVD by Experimedia Films with a monograph by Jeffrey Sconce.

Strange Lines and Distances won the Deluxe Cinematic Vision Award at the Images Festival for 'excellence and innovation in the 'visual realisation of work by a Canadian film or video artist' and has been previously presented at the Berlin Film Festival and the Rotterdam Film Festival.

Julie Blumberg, assistant professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, spoke on a panel titled "How Social Media Changed The Conversation Between Author And Audience" at the Association Of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Conference in Seattle in February.

The AWP Conference "celebrates authors, teachers, students, writing programs, literary centers, and publishers."

Brian DeMaris, assistant professor of performance studies and director of Opera and Musical Theatre at Ithaca College, will be featured on the Out of Bounds radio show with Tish Pearlman during spring break.  

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Keri Watson, Assistant Professor in the Department of Art History, recently published "Before We Were Us, We Were Them: Curating Controversy" in the Journal of Museum Education. The essay, a version of which was presented at the College Art Association's 102nd Annual Conference, was also selected for inclusion in the Museum Education Roundtable.

Bhavani Arabandi (Assistant Professor of Sociology) has been granted a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. scholar grant to perform research in India.

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