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Ithaca College CSTEP participant Venique Clarke ‘17 participated in the 2017 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) Winter CSTEP Mini-Course from January 9-13th. Brookhaven National Laboratory is a multipurpose research institution funded primarily by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science. The Ithaca College Collegiate Science Technology Entry Program (CSTEP), operated under the Office of State Grants (OSG) supports historically underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups from New York State who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, engineering, technology, and health-related STEM fields.

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Jonathan Ablard, History, hosted the New York State Latin American History Workshop on March 5, 2017, at Ithaca College.

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Dr. Donathan L. Brown

Contributed by Terrie Miller on 03/08/2017 

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Dr. Brown received word from his publisher that his latest book project:Our multi-series, interdisciplinary volume entitled, "People of Color in the United States" was just named as one of "the Best Reference Books of 2016: by Library Journal.


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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 Safety Professional (CSP)

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Triple A hosted their annual dumpling night this past Monday! For the very reasonable price of $5 for 10 dumplings or $3 for 5 dumplings, members of the student organization, along with many others, learned how to make the dumplings together in Terrace 2 Kitchen. Vegetarian and vegan options were also made, along with the traditional meat version!

The Ithaca College chapter of American Marketing Association (ICAMA) hosted a fundraiser during the week of Valentine’s Day in support of the Tompkins County SPCA. Members of this student organization lined their tables with a vast, colorful array of sweets to draw in an audience and potential donors from afar.

Mitch Wajda caught up with ICAMA’s President, Kat Fischer, while she was handing in her donations raised from the weekend. She was excited to chat about the student organization’s raised earnings and donations that is going to a wonderful cause. Here is what she had to say:

 “$84 was raised to support their initiatives by selling various types of candy. The SPCA is a great organization and the Ithaca College community was happy to provide support! We promoted the event using social media and by putting up vibrant posters around campus. ICAMA plans to coordinate additional fundraising event to support a variety of community organizations.”

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), will present "STEM Student Editorial: Developing a Synergistic Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented STEM College Students" at the 14th Biennial Tri-State Conference. 

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, is serving as a judge for the 38the College Television Awards sponsored by the Television Academy Foundation. 

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 Naeem Inayatullah attended the 58th annual meeting of the International Studies Association in Baltimore, February 22-25.  His participation included the following: 

  • “Out of Crushed Hope” for the roundtable, Disciplining International Relations: Race, Gender, and Eurocentrism in International Relations;
  • discussant for the panel, National consciousness, which is not nationalism: anti-colonial imaginaries and postcolonial settlements; 
  • panelist representing “Narrative Approaches” in the Critical Methods Café; and, 
  • chair for the panel, Music and the Critique of Modern International Relations.

 Congratulations to Lauren McGrath (EM, '17), Lauren Suna (EM, '20), Mia Kimmich Mitchell (CS,'18) and Tea Mdevadze (CS, '20) for winning the "Best Hardware Hack" at the RIT WiCHacks event held February 25 and 26 in Rochester, NY.

Psychology Associate Professor Leigh Ann Vaughn has published "Foundational tests of the need-support model: A framework for bridging regulatory focus theory and self-determination theory" in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

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IC Voicestream

Contributed by Theresa Johnson on 02/23/2017 

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Voices carry. The voices of IC Voicestream's ensemble rattled and shook Emerson Suites this Saturday as part of their first major concert this semester. Congrats to them on a wonderfully entertaining event with an immense turn-out!

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  Mary Ann Rishel, Emerita Professor, Writing, 2017 CCCC Outstanding Book Award (article) 

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Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Lindsay Gilmour has been awarded a Fulbright grant to study Tibetan ritual dance in nunneries in northern India in the spring of 2018.


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IC Progressives has launched a movement to channel Ithaca College's interests into more environmentally friendly energy. With much of Ithaca College's energies coming from fossil fuels, IC Progressives has sparked conversations including one with sophomore Mike Hanlon last week in the IC Library where he encouraged a small group of seniors to embrace the movement. This is a big step forward in better energy use by our community, thanks to IC Progressives! 

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After Dark is Super!

Contributed by Theresa Johnson on 02/21/2017 

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Super Bowl Sunday is one of the most important cultural events in the United States. It is such a big event that did you know roughly 28,000,000 pounds of chips, 1.25 billion chicken wings, and 8,000,000 pounds of guacamole are consumed during the Super Bowl. IC After Dark's screening of the Super Bowl last Sunday was just as big as the event itself. There were many students who cheered and roared for their favorite team. A big thanks to IC After Dark and its E-Board, members, and team for putting on an excellent event!

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Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) is a student organization at Ithaca College whose mission is to make connections between students and alumni while promoting school spirit and philanthropy. The student organization works in conjunction with Office of Alumni Relations, the Alumni Association Board of Directors and various other Ithaca College community members to reach their mission. Some of STAT’s previous work this past semester is promoting the Cortaca Jug through IC Spirit Week and help with Alumni Weekend and First Bomber’s Weekend.


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María DiFrancesco, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures, recently traveled to Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) to deliver an invited lecture entitled, “Space and the Body in Pedro Almodóvar’s La piel que habito.” During her trip to Trinity, Prof. DiFrancesco also taught a guest class on Alejandro Iñárritu’s film Biutiful (2010). Prof. DiFrancesco’s visit was facilitated by the “Mexico, the Americas, and Spain” (MAS) program, which supports opportunities for intellectual engagement with Hispanic language, life, and culture.

Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG), will present “Make STEM Education Great Again: The Challenges of Creating an Intentional and Transformational Pipeline for Historically Underrepresented College Students” at the NCORE 2017 conference which will be held May 30th through June 3rd in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Kittrell’s presentation will examine the reasons why now more than ever, historically underrepresented high school students (i.e., those who identify as African-American, Latino/Hispanic American, Native American and Alaskan Native) in the United States are seeking to explore professions in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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The 2017 Campus Life Awards committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff, and students to recognize outstanding graduating seniors who have made a difference in their roles as student leaders on campus.

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