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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.)

Conger's Out of Bounds interview with Tish Pearlman was recorded Wednesday, April 29 at her downtown studio.

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Sean Eversley Bradwell, assistant professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, gave an invited talk, SYSTEMS, INSULT AND INJURY: Multiple Biases and Compounding Discrimination, at Charlotte School of Law (NC) as part of the Ninth Annual Meeting Of Law School Diversity Professionals.





A massive earthquake of 7.8 magnitude hit Nepal on 25th April 2015 and has taken away the lives of 4,600 people so far. This number is expected to increase in the coming days. So far 9,000 people have been reported injured. The earthquake has directly affected more than 8,000,000 people across Nepal and more than 1,000,000 children are in urgent need of help. Scarcity of basic needs such as food, shelter and electricity has been the main concern for the earthquake hit areas. Many of Nepal’s historic buildings have been been destroyed by this earthquake. We are reaching out to the Ithaca College community and asking you to help support the victims of the earthquake in Nepal by making a monetary donation. The collected funds will be sent to Nepal through the American Red Cross in support of the international relief efforts. Each penny you contribute to this cause will help save lives in Nepal. Thank you!

Nepali Community at Ithaca College

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On Friday, April 24, Asian American Alliance (AAA) hosted its annual Asia Night event in IC Square. The night offered a celebration of the Asian American cultures and experiences through various booths and activities. Asia Night brought Focus Asia month to a close with free performances, food and raffles. This year, AAA partnered with the first-ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival and allowed Asia Night to become the final event of the week-long festivities.


To learn more about student organizations successes please read the last edition of Club Hub.


Kudos to the Ithaca College International Club for hosting its event, Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). The event, which took place on Friday, April 24, discussed North Korea as the changing narrative and allowed students to learn about North Korea and its refugees. Liberty in North Korea is a non-profit organization that helps North Korean refugees resettle into either South Korea or the United States in order that they avoid being sent back to their country and punished. LiNK spoke about its mission to raise awareness to human rights issues in North Korea through media outlets and research.



To learn more about student organizations successes please read the last edition of Club Hub.


Did you fall in love with IC at first sight?  If you did, here’s your chance to help incoming first-year students do the same! 

More Love Letters is a national organization dedicated to spreading happiness and love in pure, old-fashioned, written form.  IC More Love Letters (ICMLL) is a chapter of their Campus Cursive project, which aims to spread love on college campuses.  ICMLL spreads love in two different ways: anonymous notes and love letter bundles. 

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Sherry Deckman (Education) recently published a jointly-authored article, “Caricature and Hyperbole in Preservice Teacher Professional Development for Diversity,” in Urban Education (with Mica Pollock, UC San Diego, Candice Bocala, WestEd, and Shari Dickstein-Staub, National Center for Teacher Residences). The article explores a key challenge in professional development for educators focused on racial diversity. Namely, participants may hear unreasonable demands in professional development leaders’ requests to address inequality and limited opportunity in under-resourced schooling contexts. The article goes on to argue that these caricatures require direct acknowledgement by both preservice teachers and teacher educators working in diverse contexts. 


Prof. Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann has received a commission to write a new orchestral composition for the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

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The Ithaca College Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the AOTA conference in Nashville, Tenn. last month. A host of faculty and several alums presented at the national conference, which is the largest gathering of occupational therapists in the world. 

Faculty presenters are listed below in bold and alums are noted in parenthesis:

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Stephen Mosher, Department of Sport Management and Media, recently presented at the 4th Annual Sport Studies Symposium at Rockford University. His presentation was titled "The Long, Slow, Tortured Death of Sport Studies in American Universities (And Possible Path to Their Resurrection)."

Congratulations to Julianna Kittredge, winner of the inaugural Linden Award for Learning Portfolio Excellence!  Kittredge is a senior health sciences major with a nutrition concentration. During her time at Ithaca College, she has interned with the Cornell Cooperative Extension and has competed with the Ithaca College women’s crew team. 


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