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Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 03/20/2016
The Leadership Scholar Program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.
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Contributed by Teri Reinemann on 03/20/2016
On behalf of the Ithaca College Sigma Phi Omega Chapter, Elizabeth J. Bergman, associate professor of Aging Studies, accepted the 2016 Service Project Award for the “Age on Stage” intergenerational theater project.
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Contributed by Michael Smith on 03/19/2016
Jonathan Ablard presented "Counterrevolution without Revolutionaries: Leftist Conspiracies in the Barracks and the Argentine Right, 1917-1922" to the Middle Atlantic Council on Latin American Studies Conference at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA on March 4, 2016.
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Contributed by Jackie Paul on 03/15/2016
An expanded essay on Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB (1983) by Matthew Holtmeier, Postdoctoral Teaching Fellow in Screen Studies, was recently published by the Library of Congress for its list of films inducted into the National Film Archive.
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Contributed by Jackie Paul on 03/15/2016
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered an invited keynote address at the iDocs Symposium in Bristol, UK, at the University of the West of England. Her talk was entitled “Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments.”
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Last Thursday, the Caribbean Student Association (CSA) held an event titled “We Are Not Our Stereotypes” in Emerson Suites. This event featured a series of speeches and performances all with the purpose of dispelling stereotypes about individuals of Caribbean heritage. This event aligned perfectly with CSA’s mission, which is to “educate themselves and others within and out of the Ithaca College community about the social, political, and fiscal issues of the Caribbean.” Congratulations to CSA for hosting such an impactful event for both the amazing performers and all the excited attendees in the audience.
Contributed by Theresa Radley on 03/15/2016
Last Friday, the IC International Club hosted Interfashional Night, an annual fashion show showcasing clothing from all around the world. Both international and American students got the chance to walk the runway wearing traditional clothing from many different cultures. This year’s theme was “Now Boarding,” which served as a reference to boarding a plane to travel to a new destination and represented the truly cross-cultural nature of this event. The event also included live entertainment and refreshments, which made for an exciting night!
For more on IC International Club and other student organizations please click here.
Sister 2 Sister, an empowerment group for the women at IC and a network of support for social, emotional, psychological, academic, and political growth, held an event called “Re-Claiming Blackness” to conclude Black History Month, Sunday, February, 28 in Emerson Suites. The event showcased a variety of Ithaca College students and alumni as well as a group of three poets/teachers from Albany called, “The New Poets.”
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CSCRE's Paula Ioanide presents with Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva and Dr. Rayshawn Ray at University of Miami's Know Justice, Know Peace Symposium.
Contributed by Paula Ioanide on 03/11/2016
Paula Ioanide, associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies, was honored to present on the emotional politics of racism with sociologists Rayshaw Ray of Univ. of Maryland and Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University in February. The symposium, titled "Know Justice, Know Peace," was organized by David Ikard, Professor of Africana Studies at University of Miami. A video of the symposium may be viewed here.
Ellie Fulmer (Assistant Professor, Education) presents at Department of Education’s Math Science Partnerships annual conference
Contributed by Bonita Ferguson on 03/08/2016
Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, and colleagues presented last week at the US Department of Education’s conference for Math Science Partnerships in Baltimore, MD. The presentation, titled, “Partnering for Success: A Unique Museum-District-Higher Education Partnership” discussed the strengths and challenges of the 12-year teacher professional development program, Greater Allentown Math Science Partnership (GAMSP), in Allentown, PA, of which Dr. Fulmer was a faculty member and coordinator for most of the program’s duration (2005-2013).
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Raza Rumi (Scholar in residence, Honors Program) recently published an article entitled "Badge of Honour" in India Today
Contributed by Raza Rumi Ahmad on 03/07/2016
Contributed by Julia Cozzarelli on 03/07/2016
Marella Feltrin-Morris (Associate Professor, Modern Languages and Literatures) recently published an article entitled "Persuasive Spaces: Translators' Prefaces to the Divine Comedy" in Forum Italicum (Spring 2016).
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Contributed by MaryAnn Taylor on 03/04/2016
Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin:
Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has been selected for the Roster of Fulbright Specialists. Her selection is a result of her books, publications, lectures, and workshops on democratic new media documentary and her research and programming work on environmental and human rights issues across media and multiple arts for the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival at Ithaca College.
This Roster is a list of candidates who are eligible to be matched with incoming project requests from overseas academic institutions for Fulbright Specialists. Dr. Zimmerman will be considered for projects that require her expertise.
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Contributed by RahK Lash on 03/04/2016
Nine Ithaca College students traveled to New Brunswick, New Jersey as registered participants of the East Coast Asian American Student Union (ECAASU) conference held on the campus of Rutgers University. As members of the Asian American Alliance student organization, Candice Tan ’18, Lucy Chen ’16, Sara Kim ’17, Walter Martzen ’19, Erika Mae Dimagiba ’19, Michelle Flores ’19, Jung Chen Kuo ’19, Luke Watkins ’18, and Fion Wu ‘16 represented IC among the many institutions and participants present.
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Contributed by Arlene Dende on 03/03/2016
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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Dr. Yuko Mulugetta’s Work Recognized by National and Regional Associations for Institutional Research
Contributed by Leslie D'Arcy on 03/01/2016
Submitted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management
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School of Music 2016 Concerto Competition Winners to Perform with the Ithaca College Symphony Orchestra
Contributed by Diane Birr on 02/29/2016
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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Contributed by Michael Serino on 02/28/2016
The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for 2015 in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college publication critique.
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.
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