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The Ithaca College Women in Computing (ICWC) sent two teams to the  RIT WiC Hackaton and came home with two awards.

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 Submitted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management


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 A tribute CD to Ithaca College composer Dana Wilson has recently been released. 

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Each year, the School of Music Performance Studies Department sponsors a concerto competition.  The winners of this competition are provided the opportunity to perform with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra (ICSO).  On Sunday afternoon, January 31st, nineteen finalists, having already been selected to perform via preliminary rounds of competition, took the stage in Ford Hall to compete for this honor.

The following students were declared winners in the 2016 Ithaca College Concerto Competition:

Benjamin Pawlak, a Piano Performance major studying Prof. Greg DeTurck;

Ariana Warren, a Vocal Performance & Music Education major, studying with Prof. Carol McAmis;

Kathryn Vorel & Kengo Ito, marimbists, Percussion Performance majors, studying with Prof. Gordon Stout.

These students will perform their selections with the ICSO, under the direction of Prof. Jeffery Meyer, on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 4:00 PM in Ford Hall, James J. Whalen Center for Music. 

Congratulations to these deserving students!  

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  The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for 2015 in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college publication critique.

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 918 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. The publication was evaluated in the critique’s “hybrid” category, which is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions.” 

Among the judge’s comments, “Congratulations on a wonderful hybrid entry! Both products are worthy of praise. You seem to be doing so many things well, and I hope your college community realizes what good journalism you are doing. Your coverage of the apparent lack of confidence in your president is comprehensive and commendable.” 

  The Ithacan has been named a national finalist for the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s 2016 Crown Award in the competition’s “hybrid” category. The hybrid category is defined as “print publications that provide live coverage via website between print editions” and is the most competitive category in the competition.

 The winners, who receive either a Gold or Silver Crown, will be announced at the Spring National College Media Convention in New York City, March 12–15.

 The Ithacan was awarded Gold Crowns in 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2012.

 Founded in 1925, the CSPA is owned by Columbia University and operated as a program affiliated with its Graduate School of Journalism. The Crown Awards, first presented in 1982, are the organization’s highest recognition of overall excellence. The Crown Award, along with the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award, is one of the top collegiate press awards in the country.

Asian American Alliance partnered with Brothers for Brothers to host an intercollegiate basketball tournament fundraiser. Students from Ithaca College and Cornell University as well as from the Ithaca community were invited to form teams of 3-4 players. The tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Mondo Gym.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! For those who don’t speak French, that means “let the good times roll,” a traditional phrase used in celebration of Mardi Gras, the theme of the African Latino Society’s annual social. Festive colors decorated the event — gold for power, purple for justice, and green for faith.Tickets were sold and donations were accepted to fundraise for the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan. The "Winter Wonderland Ball" was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in Emerson Suites and is part of the series of events for Black History Month.

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow hosted their fourth annual "I <3 IC" event Feb. 15-19. Events of the week began with a minute-to-win-it style game called Kickback to Give Back where teams of 5 competed to donate $250 to their chosen charity. The winning charity was Wyldlife Young Life of Ithaca. Other events included the "Five under Five: Looking Back, Moving Forward" panel, where five alumni under five years after graduating spoke on a panel; "IC Kindness" Day, where students were invited to write thank you notes to members of the campus community; Get the Scoop on Philanthropy, where students could write thank you notes to donors and received ice cream sundaes served by celebrity faculty and staff scoopers; and ended with "Celebrate IC" Day, where everyone was invited to share why they love Ithaca College.

IC Players held their annual performance of the "Vagina Monologues", a series of monologues based off of interviews with real women about their views on sex, relationships, and the feminine experience as a whole. Senior Samantha Guter directed the show, which was originally written by Eve Ensler. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefited "V-Day", an organization committed to fighting violence against women. "Vagina Monologues" was held on Sunday, Feb. 14 in Emerson Suites.

Flying under the radar of IC's cause-based student organizations since its inception in October 2013, Ithaca College China Care Club (IC3C) has seen great success since its re-branding this past academic year. IC3C kicked off the semester with a bang, organizing its “One Billion Rising” event this past Valentine’s Day in the IC Fitness Center to promote awareness of domestic violence. Being able to host this event, which also happens to be part of an international revolution to end violence against women, was an opportunity that the student organization was very grateful to have.

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 Kathleen Mulligan, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, served as the dialect coach for Geva Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird, currently running in Rochester, NY through March 20, 2016.

Geva Theatre is acknowledged as the national leader in serving a region through theatre.


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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published Open Spaces:  Openings, Closings, and Thresholds of International Public Media (University of St. Andrews Press, Scotland: 2016).

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 Elijah Breton (Sports Studies and Communication Studies, 2016) finished in first place in the prose interpretation event at Emerson College's Rose Invitational Speech Tournament on February 21.  

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Assistant Professor of Politics, Carlo Figueroa gave a talk entitled "Bayard Rustin: Black Gay Quaker Thinker and Civil Rights Activist," at Illinois State University on February 15, 2016.  The talk was part of Illinois State's President's Speaker Series.


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Wendy Dann, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, will direct Constellations at the Dallas Theater Center. 

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Congratulations to Thi Kim Ngan Tran ’18 and Don Austin, Assistant Director of Community Service in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, for presenting at the 2016 IMPACT Conference.  


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Three Ithaca College study abroad students' photos are currently finalists in the IES Abroad Fall 2015 Photo Contest! Go have a look at their photographs on the IES Facebook page, vote to support IC students, and have a glimpse at some amazing study abroad experiences! 

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Donathan Brown, from the Department of Communication Studies, will appear on Fresh Outlook tomorrow, February 20, at 2 p.m. ( Dr. Brown will take part in two segments, one to discuss the recent Supreme Court vacancy and the other to discuss the rise in hate groups.

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The J.J. Staff Scholar Award Committee is pleased to announce that four Ithaca College staff members are recipients of the J.J. Staff Scholar Award for the spring 2016 semester.

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