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A documentary by Leah Galant ’15, Caroline Padroza ’14, Rachel Woolf ’15 was recently screened at the Visions Film Festival and Conference in Wilmington, NC and the National Film Festival for Talented Youth in Seattle.

Their film, Beyond the Wall, explores the obstacles that former prisoners face as they reinvent themselves and reintegrate into society. Through the personal story of Raymond Roe, this film challenges the negative public perception of formerly incarcerated people.

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The Ithaca College Department of Occupational Therapy had a memorable weekend at the 2014 American Occupational Therapy Association Conference in early April.

More than 30 members of the IC OT program past and present contributed to 12 presentations (full list below); faculty members received multiple honors; and alumni showcased products. 

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Dr. Lynn Gitlow, associate professor in the Department of Occupational Therapy, was recently named a fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association. This honor is given to occupational therapists who, with their knowledge and expertise, have made significant contributions to continuing education and the professional development of other members of the AOTA.

Gitlow was one of just 36 people named a fellow in 2014. Fewer than 850 people have been given this honor nationally since 1973. Gitlow is the second Ithaca College faculty member to earn this honor. Carole Dennis was the first in 2012.

The Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology was well represented last weekend at the New York State Speech-Language-Hearing Association annual convention in Saratoga Spring, New York.

Five faculty members (Tina Caswell, Jana Waller, Mary Pitti, Amy Rominger, and Luanne Andersson) and four students (Sharon Beltaine, Danica Carlson, Kaitlyn Risberg, and Casey Phillips) presented at the conference:

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 LGBT initiatives at Ithaca College were highlighted in articles by Buzzfeed and Nerd Scholar. Ithaca College's LGBT friendliness was recognized by Buzzfeed in "The 25 Best Colleges and Universities for LGBT Students.” It was lauded for having the "Most Innovative" LGBTQ initiatives by Nerd Scholar.

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Read Club Hub Volume 4 Issue 13 to learn how Athlete Ally is making a difference. Also learn about the many great events that happened on campus.

Stephen Sweet’s (Associate Professor of Sociology) and Kevin McElrath’s (Sociology Major Class of 2014) article “The Coordinated Curriculum: How Institutional Theory Can Be Used To Catalyze Revision of the Sociology Major” has been accepted for publication in the journal Teaching Sociology.

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Six teams made their pitch to a panel of experienced professionals for a chance to win $20,000 at the Inaugural Business Plan Competition.  And the winner is...............KettleShell!

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Fourteen students were elected to the Sigma Xi scientific research honor society for 2014. Founded in 1886, Sigma Xi is the international honor society of scientists and engineers, who are elected to membership because of their research achievements or potential. The Sigma Xi motto is: "Companions in Zealous Research". The Paulen A Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1966.

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Dr. Nathan Hess, School of Music, presented a lecture-recital at the CMS Northeast Regional Conference at SUNY Potsdam on April 5 titled “Ned Rorem’s Recalling (2003) for Solo Piano: An Examination of Compositional Style and Influences.” The talk highlighted the unique features that tie together all three movements of the work, including the direct influences from composer/author Paul Bowles. The presentation concluded with a live performance of Recalling. 

In February, Dr. Hess was invited to perform his “American Masters” solo program at the Phelps Mansion Museum in Binghamton as part of its Second Sunday Concert Series. The recital consisted of contemporary works by John Corigliano, Ned Rorem, George Perle, and Samuel Barber.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published an essay entitled “The Home Movie Archive Live,” in Amateur Filmmaking: The Home Movie, The Archive, The Web, ed. By Laura Rascaroli and Gwenda Young with Barry Monahan (New York and London: Bloomsbury, 2014).

The essay theorizes how multimedia performances combining amateur archival films and live music create additive structures to reconfigure images as a mobile, embodied, collaborative historiography.  The essay also probes how relational aesthetics, plural temporalities, and provisional contiguities remake screen and concert space as transversal encounters.

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Professor Jude will deliver a lecture on Wednesday, April 23rd at a symposium entitled Patterns of Disclosure: The Narrative Document and the Photographic Book, at Plymouth University.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the American Marketing Association (ICAMA) received numerous awards at the 36th Annual Intercollegiate Conference in New Orleans, April 10-12, 2014.

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Steven Mauk (music) was recently featured at the Biennial Conference of the North American Saxophone Alliance.

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Thomas Girshin, Assistant Professor of Writing, has had his article, "My Father's Walls: Invention after Exile," published in the Spring 2014 issue of the journal, Writing on the Edge.

The hybrid memoir-critical essay reflects on the relationship between rhetorical invention and a writer's difference from-- even antagonism toward-- her imagined tradition.

 

Dr. Yuko Mulugetta, Director of Enrollment Planning at the Division of Enrollment and Communication, presented the research paper entitled “Going Test-Optional: Gathering Evidence and Making the Decision at Ithaca College” at the 40th NEAIR (Northeast Association for Institutional Research) Conference in Newport. 

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Marella Feltrin-Morris (Modern Languages and Literatures) recently published an article entitled "Massimo Bontempelli's Siepe a nordovest​: A Theatrical Construction of Magical Realism" in L'Anello che non tiene: Journal of Modern Italian Literature 24.1-2. 

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 Wendy Dann, recipient of a CAP Artist Fellowship in 2013, will read as part of the 2014 Spring Writes Festival.

Sunday, May 4 at 1pm at Buffalo Street Books, Wendy and invited readers will share a scene from her new play, The Liberator.

http://www.artspartner.org/content/view/spring-w-rites-literary-festival.html

In mid-April, Strike  (the piano and percussion duo comprised of Jeffery Meyer and Paul Vaillancourt) will be in residence at the University of Missouri-Kansas Conservatory of Music and Dance performing two concerts including the world premiere of two new works that were winners of the 2014 composition contest.  Meyer and Vaillancourt were guest judges for the UMCK 2014 Composition Contest, choosing two works to be premiered by the duo.  During their residency they will work with emerging student composers, give masterclasses on their respective instruments, and participate in various ensemble coachings, private lessons and classes.

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Two Ithaca College trumpet players have recently won scholarships to attend the 2014 International Trumpet Guild Conference this May.  The students are Thomas Pang, senior, Music Performance and Music Education major, and Danny Venora, who graduated this past December with degrees in Music Performance and Music Education.

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