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Contributed by Matt Morgan on 04/02/2015
Jan Elich Monroe, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, participated in the HAMK Wellbeing Week, Feb. 16-20 in Hameenlinna, Finland.
Monroe presented a 10.5 hour workshop, The BREATH Pathway: Enhancing Functional Skills and Coping Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities. Students who participated in her workshop were from Finland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.
In addition to her presentation, Monroe participated in Finnish Cultural Activities and networked with students and faculty from from the Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, the UK, Scotland, and Lithuania.
Contributed by Virginia Mansfield-Richardson on 04/01/2015
Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will present research on "Assessing Minors: Best Practices and Why It Matters," at the annual conference of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) to be held April 29-May 1 at Mercy College.
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Contributed by Miranda Kaye on 04/01/2015
Exercise and Sport Science students Caitlin Boreyko, Cait Finn, Margret McConnell, and Jessica Wood all presented research they conducted at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference. Dr. Miranda Kaye (ESS) presented as well.
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Susan Allen-Gil Awarded Research Grant to Investigate the Impacts of Effluents from College Campuses on Cayuga Lake Water Quality
Contributed by Carol Hansen on 03/31/2015
Susan-Allen Gil (ENVS) was recently awarded a NYS Water Resources Institute grant for her research into unregulated pharmacological pollutants entering Cayuga Lake. She will be working with Cornell University’s Jose Luis Lozano to assess the impact the unusually high concentration of college-aged students in the Ithaca area have on local lake water quality, given their potentially high use of prescription meds such as antidepressants and birth control drugs, which are currently unregulated and so are not removed through the wastewater treatment process.
Contributed by Michael Serino on 03/31/2015
The Ithacan has once again been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA’s top collegiate honor, was announced March 28 at the organization’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran ’15, Managing Editor Kira Maddox ’16, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Mary Ford ’17, Multimedia Editor Alexis Forde ’17 and Chief Copy Editor Rachel Wolfgang ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper.
The award is for work produced during the calendar year 2014 (Megan Devlin ’14, spring editor-in-chief; Jack Curran ’15, fall editor in chief).
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Contributed by Matt Morgan on 03/30/2015
Students in the therapeutic recreation program at Ithaca College recently helped raise more than $1000 to benefit Special Olympics New York.
The students, as part of a marketing assignment, organized a variety of fundraisers and involved the local community and individuals in making donations and sponsoring the class to take the Polar Plunge. The event took place in the frigid waters of Cayuga Lake Saturday, March 21 and more than 600 people took a dip to raise money for Special Olympics New York.
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Contributed by Teresa Moore on 03/30/2015
The New York Upsilon chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon inducted new student and faculty members on March 25. Dr. Timothy Johnson, Professor of Music Theory, was the keynote speaker at the Induction Ceremony.
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On March 24, Michael Twomey (English; Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts), presented an invited lecture at Columbia University in New York to the combined programs of Religion and Writing and Medieval Studies.
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Contributed by Derrick Fox on 03/30/2015
Dr. Derrick Fox, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and Conducting, will be the baritone soloist for the Columbia Chorale's performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in Columbia, Missouri.
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The 38th annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College was held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Hockett Family Recital Hall. This year the chapter inducted Dianne Zamoiski, Admissions Operations Coordinator in the School of Music and 146 new student members from all five schools.
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Congratulations to the current recipients:
The award is to be used for assistance with preparation for the required standardized exams associated with admittance to graduate health programs such as: MCAT, DAT, OAT, GRE. Recipients must have a clear indication of career goals and reasons for pursuing those goals, as well has having a record of academic performance that is competitive for admission to the indicated graduate program.
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Contributed by Maria Russell on 03/26/2015
Ithaca College Chemistry research students presented results from their independent research projects at the 249th National American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, CO.
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My Antigua, An Island Revealed, edited and designed by Professor Janice Levy, was recently published.
The 300-page book consists of photographs, poetry, and prose by thirteen “at risk” students who participated in a two-week intensive photographic workshop Levy taught in January 2014 at GATE (Government Assisted Technology Endevour). Four months later, Levy returned to Antigua with writing instructor and publisher Robert Colley of Standing Stone Books, who inspired the students to write pieces related to their life and work.
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Contributed by Vivian Bruce Conger on 03/25/2015
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Contributed by Michael Serino on 03/24/2015
The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for the 2013–14 academic year in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.
Five Ithacan students have been honored with 2014 Gold Circle Awards in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual competition honoring work by individuals in collegiate publications. The 2014 awards are for work produced during the 2013–14 academic year.
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Contributed by Scott Erickson on 03/24/2015
The IC American Marketing Association again placed among the top chapters in the country, taking home several awards at the 2015 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans.
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Contributed by Theresa Radley on 03/23/2015
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