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James Mick, assistant professor of music education, traveled to Athens, Georgia this past month to guest conduct the Georgia 11th/12th Grade All-State String Orchestra. Students from across Georgia auditioned in the fall semester to participate in the festival, which was hosted by the Georgia Music Educators Association. Selection into an all-state ensemble is a distinct honor and represents the best players from Georgia. Rehearsals were held at the University of Georgia for three days with the culminating performance occurring on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Repertoire included works by Vaughan Williams, Stamitz, and Nordgren.

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In conjunction with the 2015 Athletic Training Educators' Conference in Dallas over the last weekend of February,  Associate Professor and Director of Athletic Training Education Paul R. Geisler, EdD, ATC was invited to speak to the Athletic Training Education programs at the University of Texas, Arlington. UTA Director, and former IC faculty member and athletic trainer, Cindy Trowbridge, PhD, ATC invited Dr. Geisler to speak on his research on clinical reasoning and athletic training practice to the undergraduate and graduate students, as well as the faculty of both programs. Dr. Geisler presented an interactive workshop entitled, "Clinical Reasoning in Athletic Training: What, Why & How" to about 40 audience participants at the UT, Arlington AT Complex on a snowy and cold day in Dallas.

 Awarded in 2013, Dr. Scriber received the Sayers "Bud" Miller Distinguished Educator Award from the National Athletic Trainers' Association's Executive Committee for Education to honor and recognize his myriad contributions and accomplishments in AT education and professional development. As part of that honor, Professor Scriber was invited to present a keynote address along with the 2014 winner of the same award at the recent 2015 Athletic Training Educators' Conference, held every other year and most recently in Dallas, TX, and this year over the last weekend of February. Dr. Scriber thanked his past and present colleagues and students for their role in his career path and success, and highlighted 3 specific moments in his career that impacted how he worked, and what he felt was important for his work, and thus for the profession of athletic training.

Bryan M. Roberts, associate dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been selected to participate in the U.S. Army War College National Security Seminar.  The National Security Seminar is a one-week event that creates an environment for Army War College students and distinguished guests to examine current national security issues and exchange candid dialogue. NSS takes place during the first full week of June, immediately preceding graduation, and serves as a capstone event that enhances student learning through exposure to a cross section of American perspectives.

NSS provides a forum for distinguished speakers to discuss their views on issues of importance to the nation's security and welfare with students, International Fellows, and faculty of the Army War College as well as new members from across the country.

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Assistant Professor, Lisa Barnard, from the Department of Strategic Communication published an article in the Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media. The article is "Eliciting Behavior From Interactive Narratives: Isolating the Role of Agency in Connecting With and Modeling Characters" and it focuses on using using interactive narratives online.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its annual Spring Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 26, 2015 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM in Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music with a reception to follow in McHenry Lobby.

Phi Kappa Phi is the nation's oldest, largest, and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. This year the chapter will be inducting Dianne Zamoiski, Admissions Operations Coordinator in the School of Music and 143 new student members from all five schools. All student inductees have been nominated by each school's Dean and vetted by the chapter’s Executive Committee.

For a list of student inductees please visit the Phi Kappa Phi chapter website.

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published "Patriarchalism and the Qur'an," in Patriarchal Moments, edited by Cesare Cuttica and Gaby Mahlberg. This volume is part of Bloomsbury Academic's Series, Textual Moments in the History of Political Thought, (U.K.).


The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity associate professor, Paula Ioanide, recently published an essay titled Ethical Witnessing in a Time of Racial Phobiaon Stanford University Press’s Blog. The piece reflects on how to deal with racial phobia in our cultures, particularly as it relates to systemic police violence. Many of the themes addressed in the essay are elaborated in her book, The Emotional Politics of Racism: How Feelings Trump Facts in an Era of Colorblindness, due for release on May 20, 2015.

 Ithaca College performed outstandingly at the 33rd annual Novice National Championships held at Butler University in Indianapolis on March 13-15.  

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The Ithaca College chapter of Alpha Eta Honor Society inducted new student and faculty members on February 19. Alpha Eta is a national honor society that recognizes outstanding academic achievements and leadership accomplishments in the Allied Health Professions (athletic training, exercise science, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech language pathology/audiology). Dr Paul Geisler (ESS), founder of the Ithaca College chapter of Alpha Eta, was the keynote speaker at the Induction Ceremony.

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Wendy Dann and Steve TenEyck, faculty in the Department of Theatre Arts, recently collaborated on Buyer and Cellar at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis.  

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Faculty and staff members from the Education Department recently delivered a presentation at the annual AACTE meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Assistant Professor), Cristina Gomez (Assistant Professor), Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson (Associate Professor and Chair), Linda Hanrahan (Associate Professor and Chair of Graduate Programs in Education), and Emily Hess (Coordinator of Field Experiences/edTPA Coordinator) presented, “Making [Good] Choices: edTPA Narratives from Teacher Educators in an Early-Adoption State.” The presentation, delivered with Dr. Kathleen Hinchman of Syracuse University, offered insights from the first year faculty and staff who implemented the edTPA performance assessment in two New York State teacher preparation programs. 


Congratulations to Mark Ross

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Congratulations to Mark Ross of Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S), who qualified for and passed the examination to become a certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (CHO).


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Without science and a strong woman... you must see this incredible story about Maki Inada (Biology Department) and the need for research!

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Five Physics/Astronomy students attended the recent American Physical Society Meeting in San Antonio, Texas from March 1-March 4

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   The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 13 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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M.C. Sullivan, M.J. Ward, Araceli Gutierrez-Llorente, Eli R. Adler, H. Joress, A. Woll, J. D. Brock, “Complex oxide growth using simultaneous in situ RHEED and x-ray reflectivity: When is one layer complete?”, Applied Physics Letters 106, 031604-1 to 031604-4, (2015).

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On March 6 and 7, 2015, ten students representing  three Ithaca College Psychology Department research teams presented posters about their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, in Philadelphia, PA.

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The Human Expression through the Arts: a Resident Development program, more commonly referred to as HEARD is a group of students who volunteer their time to engage in creative arts outreach with residents at the MacCormick Secure Center in Brooktondale, NY.  The volunteers recently completed half of a larger mural project (pictured above), which is going to be laminated and placed on the wall at the Center.  Congratulations on all your hard work!

For more information on HEARD and other student organizations please read Club Hub V5 I10.


Film Fervor Magazine is a new student organization that focuses on sharing and expressing a love, passion, and respect for cinema.  Already this semester, Film Fervor Magazine has held two successful movie screenings.  They have shown both “The Night of the Hunter” and “La Haine.”  There is another film screening coming up in March of “The Fly.”  The movies chosen fall within many different genres, styles, and time periods, but all draw from the members’ passion for film.  Keep up the consistent planning of great events!

For more information on Film Fervor Magazine and other student organization please read Club Hub V5 I10