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Two Ithaca College Library circulation student employees receive the South Central Regional Library Council Student Employee of the Year award

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On October 2nd, Sox Sperry, a Program Associate and curriculum writer for Project Look Sharp conducted a free teacher webinar on how to use media decoding to invite students into a conversation about the challenges revolving around sustainability. 

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Ithaca College Alumni, Kelsey Greene ('12), presented on behalf of Project Look Sharp at the NAAEE conference in Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday, October 9 from 2:15pm to 3:45 in the Ottawa Convention Centre. In her interactive workshop she used Project Look Sharp’s sustainability curriculum kits to model how educators in formal and informal learning sectors can teach about relevant sustainability issues through deconstruction and production of diverse media texts.

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was the invited keynote speaker for the 5th Annual Digital Witness Symposium held jointly at Hamilton College and Syracuse University.

Her lecture was entitled "Towards a Theory and Praxis of Open Space New Media," which explored a range of participatory new media projects that deal with trauma and conflict in non-confrontational ways through collaboration, participatory interfaces, and distributed archiving. She lectured at Hamilton College on October 1, and Syracuse University on October 2.

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Congratulations to Dave Cameron, whose presentation titled "Human at Work, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Get Better at My Job" won both Best of Track and Best of Conference this week at the HighEdWeb Association national conference in Portland, OR.

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Park School Dean Diane Gayeski '74 and Evan D. Williams '08 presented a session on "The Art and Science of Communications Appraisal" at the annual conference of the International Association of Business Communicators Heritage Region in Providence, RI.

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Katalin Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, has been invited to deliver a presentation at the Transnational Children's Television and Audiences Symposium organized by the Arab Media Centre of the Communication and Research Institute (CAMRI) at the University of Westminster, London, UK, on October 24, 2014.

Her presentation, "Hungarian and Eastern European Children's Media in a Regional and Transnational Context," is part of a panel and debate session focused on "Children’s Experiences of Digital Media: Breakthroughs and Setbacks."

Five psychology faculty authored and presented their work at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC in a series of poster, workshop, and symposium presentations.

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John Scott’s film “In the Waiting Room” was one of twenty-nine films in competition at the Zebra Poetry Film Festival in Berlin last weekend. The festival selected twenty-nine movies from over 770 submissions from 70 countries to be in the competition screenings. 

“In the Waiting Room” is Scott’s adaptation of an Elizabeth Bishop poem of the same name and is designed to be integrated into a larger documentary project that focuses on the life and work of the poet.

Scott is an associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies.

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Professors Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano and Diane Birr, piano will perform "Shades of Love: A recital of Modern American repertoire" on a recital series in Norwalk, CT on Wednesday, October 29 and on WCNY's "LIVE AT NOON" on Saturday, November 15.

Professor Catherine Taylor has been awarded a residency at the Djerassi Foundation in northern California in order to work on her writing. She will be in residence during May and June, 2015.

Associate Professor Matt Mogekwu presented two papers this summer at international conferences.

Mogekwu attended the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Hyderabad, India, and presented "Global Media Ethics: The Challenge of National Identity and Cultural Boundaries."

Following that conference, he attended the 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Istanbul, Turkey. There he presented a paper, "Community Theater: The Medium as the Message for Peace." At the conference, he was re-elected to the Governing Council of the Association for a two-year term.

Mogekwu chairs the Department of Journalism.

Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, contributed an essay “‘A Safe and Supportive Environment’: LGBTQ Youth and Social Media” to a recently published anthology, Queer Youth and Media Cultures (Palgrave-MacMillan).

Tropiano’s essay examines how two organizations dedicated to enriching and saving the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) youth--the It Gets Better Project (IGBP) and the Trevor Project--are utilizing social media in unique and creative ways to reach out to young LGBTQ people.

Chris Holmes, Assistant Professor in the Ithaca College Department of English, has been invited to deliver a lecture and guest-direct a graduate seminar at Queen Mary College in the University of London.  The lecture and seminar will take place in the spring semester of 2015, and will focus on the work of the Nobel Prize-winning South African author J.M. Coetzee.

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Ithaca College trumpet professor Frank Gabriel Campos will be featured on national public radio this week performing the "Water is Wide and Variations" on American Public Media's 'Performance Today'. 

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John Krout, professor emeritus in gerontology and the founding director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, has co-edited a new text, Aging in Rural Places: Programs, Policies, and Professional Practice, published by Springer last month. Other co-editors are Kristina Hash Ph.D., MSW, and Elaine Jurkowski MSW.

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Several people from Information Technology Services participated in and presented at the recent EDUCAUSE national conference in Orlando.

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Congratulations to the Student Activities Board (SAB) for being awarded APCA Northeast Region "Organization of the Year.” APCA, Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, is a national campus event and educational training organization and serves to promote campus engagement through quality educational experiences, affordable entertainment and community service initiatives.


SAB was awarded Organization of the year for their commitment and dedication to providing free programs for the campus community. SAB strives to provide quality programming to entertain, educate and enlighten the Ithaca College community.  Ranging from comedy, films and music, to speakers and special events, SAB has grown to be one of the top programming boards at IC thanks to its persistence, dedication and leadership.

This award serves as a nomination for the APCA National Organization of the Year at the APCA National Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

To learn more about SAB click here and to learn more about APCA click here.


Have you ever felt that your weekends are always the same and you want to do something different?  Something new? Something fun?  Change It Up is a student organization that works to provide various activities and fun events to students as an alternative to going out on the weekend.  The goal of the student organization is to connect students who have similar interests, whether they are substance free or not, so that they can spend time together and have fun. Over the summer, the student organization went through complete rebranding.  Formerly known as Fun Without Drinking (FWD), or “Forward,” the student organization wanted to eliminate the negative connotations that went along with that name.  They often ran into a problem where students who did drink felt that they weren’t welcomed.

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