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At the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, May 8-11, Michael Twomey, English, delivered a paper about images of Islam in a medieval encyclopedia; in addition, he organized a session for the International Arthurian Society, North American Branch, in which he serves on the executive board.

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Susan Weisend's etching, Flight Lessons, was accepted for exhibition in The Printed Image 5, a national competition sponsored by Sabitini Gallery, Topeka, Kansas.

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Laura presented at the 2014 Council of Science Editors, held May 2-5, 2014, in San Antonio. This year's theme was entitled: 4D Publishing: Data, Decision, Difference, and Direction. Laura's lecture was entitled, "Reference and Networking Tools: New Ways to Read, Store, and Share." 

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Bridget Tobin, Politics, co-authored History is Ours: Accounts of the Chilean Coup and Resettlement in Ithaca, NY with Tim, Shenk, director of the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations. The book is an oral history of the Chileans who came to Ithaca following the U.S.-supported military coup of September, 1973. Bridget worked on this project during her year-long internship with CUSLAR.

Ithaca College’s chapter of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi welcomes Michelle Denison (Occupational Therapy major) and Lisa Famularo (Business Administration major) as the 2014-2015 Student Vice-Presidents. Michelle and Lisa will serve on the chapter’s Executive Committee and attend meetings and events.

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Sophia Terazawa '13, who majored in psychology with a minor in aging studies, has had her article, "The Language of Loss: Modeling a Transformative Narrative of Grief," published in the Journal of Creativity in Mental Health. Terazawa's fictional narrative is based on the true experience of her undergraduate Fieldwork in Gerontology course at Longview, a senior retirement community with which Ithaca College has had a 15-year partnership.

 

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Bereavement services are an important part of end-of-life care with potential to ameliorate distress among bereaved caregivers. However, little is known about individuals' preferences regarding structure, content, and delivery of services.

Elizabeth Bergman, assistant professor of aging studies, recently presented "Exploring Bereavement Service Use Preferences and Motivations" at the 36th annual meeting of the Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC), held April 23-26, 2014, in Baltimore. She presented survey outcomes from 60 bereaved hospice caregivers. Professor Bergman conducted the research in collaboration with Marna Metcalf, MA, a grief counselor with Hospice of Central New York.

 Bruce Henderson, Communication Studies, has been invited by Carole Blair, First Vice-President of the National Communication Association, to be one of six panelists to participate in the Opening Plenary Session of the National Communication Association in Chicago in November 2014.  

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Yvonne Rogalski, assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, had her research highlighted on the University of Florida website this week.

Rogalski, who did her doctoral work at UF, conducted a study showing older adults remembered more details from a text when they read it and described it to someone else compared to those who just re-read it several times.

The study was inspired by a training technique Rogalski developed at UF called "Read Attentively, Summarise and Review." This method, known as RASR, calls for participants to read a passage out loud and then summarize what they’ve read after each paragraph.

Rogalski’s research was originally published online by Aphasiology in February and appeared in the journal’s print edition in April.

To read the full article on Rogalski’s research, visit the UF website here.

AAF Stickell Internship Awarded to Taylor Flynn

The concert will take place on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at 8:00 pm at the Breakers Mansion. Reitz will be performing with Theater Street Productions.

 Music Education student and horn player, Grace Demerath has been elected as the President of the 2014-15 National Association for Music Education (NAfME)-Collegiate/ New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) Executive Board.  Congratulations Grace, for this prestigious honor!

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Congratulations to the following School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this year:  

Alex Behrens
Andrew Ebert
Steven Episcopo
Ryan Ewing
Luke Garvey
Sarah Gibson
Fernando Goncalo
Colton Herrington
Connor Jones
Rebecca Kabel
Samuel Lee
Ryan Meister
Danielle Puleo
Van VanArsdale
Andrew Weaver

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The new Oxford Handbook of Sondheim Studies will feature an essay by IC Theatre Arts Assistant Professor Garrett Eisler among its collection of new perspectives on the work of Stephen Sondheim, the great composer-lyricist of the modern musical theatre.

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Associate Professor Jeff Holmes published an article in Teaching of Psychology entitled "Undergraduate Psychology's Scientific Identity Dilemma: Student and Instructor Interests and Attitudes."

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Sarah Mucci, mentored by Assistant Professor Yvonne Rogalski, presented a poster on Global and Local Coherence in Parkinson's Disease at the third annual Master's Level Graduate Research Conference in Brockport, N.Y. on April 26. 

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs celebrated and honored the leadership, involvement, service, and scholarship of our students at our annual OSEMA Recognition Ceremony on Monday, April 28. Below is a list of our award recipients. If you see these students around campus, please congratulate them on their dedication to the Ithaca College campus community!

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Faculty and students presented both collaborative and individual work at the national archaeology and biological anthropology conferences and the northeast regional anthropology conference. (right: Teresa Macagnone and Luke St. Clair discussing their posters with conference attendees)

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IMC majors, Sara Harmon and Lauren Denecke, have been named finalists for the 2014 Washington Media Scholars Foundation's Media Plan Case Competition. After challenging entry and semifinal stages, only six teams in the country are designated finalists.

 

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Matt Fee, assistant professor of screen studies and director of the Park Scholar Program, presented at the recent conference Contemporary Horrors: Destabilizing a Cinematic Genre, held at the University of Chicago.

Fee presented “A Decade of Decay: Industry, Ideology, and the Growth of the Irish Horror Film,” research that examines the recent boom in the production of Irish horror films, its ideological importance to contemporary anxieties regarding the rural and the family and, more generally, the complicated role of genre in developing a national cinema.

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