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Asian American Alliance partnered with Brothers for Brothers to host an intercollegiate basketball tournament fundraiser. Students from Ithaca College and Cornell University as well as from the Ithaca community were invited to form teams of 3-4 players. The tournament was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in the Mondo Gym.

Laissez les bons temps rouler! For those who don’t speak French, that means “let the good times roll,” a traditional phrase used in celebration of Mardi Gras, the theme of the African Latino Society’s annual social. Festive colors decorated the event — gold for power, purple for justice, and green for faith.Tickets were sold and donations were accepted to fundraise for the water crisis occurring in Flint, Michigan. The "Winter Wonderland Ball" was held Saturday, Feb. 20 in Emerson Suites and is part of the series of events for Black History Month.

Students Today Alumni Tomorrow hosted their fourth annual "I <3 IC" event Feb. 15-19. Events of the week began with a minute-to-win-it style game called Kickback to Give Back where teams of 5 competed to donate $250 to their chosen charity. The winning charity was Wyldlife Young Life of Ithaca. Other events included the "Five under Five: Looking Back, Moving Forward" panel, where five alumni under five years after graduating spoke on a panel; "IC Kindness" Day, where students were invited to write thank you notes to members of the campus community; Get the Scoop on Philanthropy, where students could write thank you notes to donors and received ice cream sundaes served by celebrity faculty and staff scoopers; and ended with "Celebrate IC" Day, where everyone was invited to share why they love Ithaca College.

IC Players held their annual performance of the "Vagina Monologues", a series of monologues based off of interviews with real women about their views on sex, relationships, and the feminine experience as a whole. Senior Samantha Guter directed the show, which was originally written by Eve Ensler. Proceeds from the ticket sales benefited "V-Day", an organization committed to fighting violence against women. "Vagina Monologues" was held on Sunday, Feb. 14 in Emerson Suites.

Flying under the radar of IC's cause-based student organizations since its inception in October 2013, Ithaca College China Care Club (IC3C) has seen great success since its re-branding this past academic year. IC3C kicked off the semester with a bang, organizing its “One Billion Rising” event this past Valentine’s Day in the IC Fitness Center to promote awareness of domestic violence. Being able to host this event, which also happens to be part of an international revolution to end violence against women, was an opportunity that the student organization was very grateful to have.

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 Kathleen Mulligan, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, served as the dialect coach for Geva Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird, currently running in Rochester, NY through March 20, 2016.

Geva Theatre is acknowledged as the national leader in serving a region through theatre.

 

More information about the production here: http://www.gevatheatre.org/shows/to-kill-a-mockingbird/

 

 

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, has published Open Spaces:  Openings, Closings, and Thresholds of International Public Media (University of St. Andrews Press, Scotland: 2016).

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 Elijah Breton (Sports Studies and Communication Studies, 2016) finished in first place in the prose interpretation event at Emerson College's Rose Invitational Speech Tournament on February 21.  

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Assistant Professor of Politics, Carlo Figueroa gave a talk entitled "Bayard Rustin: Black Gay Quaker Thinker and Civil Rights Activist," at Illinois State University on February 15, 2016.  The talk was part of Illinois State's President's Speaker Series.

 

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Wendy Dann, Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, will direct Constellations at the Dallas Theater Center. 

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Congratulations to Thi Kim Ngan Tran ’18 and Don Austin, Assistant Director of Community Service in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, for presenting at the 2016 IMPACT Conference.  

 

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Three Ithaca College study abroad students' photos are currently finalists in the IES Abroad Fall 2015 Photo Contest! Go have a look at their photographs on the IES Facebook page, vote to support IC students, and have a glimpse at some amazing study abroad experiences! 

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Donathan Brown, from the Department of Communication Studies, will appear on Fresh Outlook tomorrow, February 20, at 2 p.m. (https://twitter.com/FreshOutlook2pm). Dr. Brown will take part in two segments, one to discuss the recent Supreme Court vacancy and the other to discuss the rise in hate groups.

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The J.J. Staff Scholar Award Committee is pleased to announce that four Ithaca College staff members are recipients of the J.J. Staff Scholar Award for the spring 2016 semester.

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Stephen Tropiano is serving as a judge for the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the College Television Awards and Academy Honors.

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Four Ithaca College students traveled to New Haven, Connecticut as registered participants of the Black Solidarity Conference held on the campus of Yale University. Sponsored by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, Anissa Ash '18, Brandon Paul '17, Arlana Shikongo '17, and Efosa Erhunmwunse '18 represented IC among the 50+ institutions and 700+ participants. 

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 The Ithaca College ACDA Student Chapter was acknowledged in ChoralNet, the professional networking cite for the online global choral community for their latest project, a choral warmup book.  

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President Emerita Peggy Williams will travel to Saudi Arabia in late February 2016 to participate in a weeklong forum, "Women Leadership in Higher Education." The forum is sponsored by the Academic Leadership Center of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education, and coordinated by faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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  Junior, Public and Community Health major, Madeline Haftel presented research at the National Conference on Higher Education Pedagogy at Virginia Tech.  Ms. Haftel's research interests include the development and assessment of educational tools used to increase student learning and retention.  The title of her presentation was "Using Fictional Characters to Enhance Student Learning, Material Engagement, and Recall".  

Lago is an LP recording created in dialogue with the photobook (of the same title) by American photographer Ron Jude, published by MACK (UK).

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