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 Mike Haaf (Chemistry Department) co-lead a two day workshop, held at Clark Atlanta University in Georgia from March 7-9, on the intersections between fine art and the chemical sciences.  The workshop, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, included dozens of hands-on experiments designed to illustrate the chemical principles behind the materials used to create art, such as pigments, dyes, binders, and metals.  The workshop was filled to capacity, and was well-received by the attendees.

 

The Ithaca College chapter of Phi Kappa Phi will hold its annual Spring Induction Ceremony on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 7:00 PM in the Hockett Family Recital Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

At that time, the chapter will be inducting new members from all five schools, all of whom have been vetted by the Chapter’s Executive Committee and invited to membership in the honor society.

Come help us celebrate excellence!  Everyone from the Ithaca College community is welcome to attend. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Tammy Sritecha phikappaphi@ithaca.edu
, or (607) 274-3113. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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Naeem Inayatullah (Politics) presents at the University of Minnesota.

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Dr. Elizabeth Peterson, Professor of music education and conductor of the Symphonic Band at Ithaca College, was just honored with membership in the prestigious American Bandmasters Association.  Invitation to membership is extended to only a few conductors annually, and follows a rigorous vetting process.  It is considered a pinnacle achievement in the world of wind bands.

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Jake Brenner, assistant professor of Environmental Studies and Sciences, Mary McKean, Environmental Studies ‘15, and Rhoda Meador, director of the Gerontology Institute, presented a workshop entitled “Grey and Green: Cultivating Active Retirees” at the 33rd annual Making Brooklyn Bloom Conference: Sowing Connections, Growing Gardeners, on  March 8, 2014 at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. 

 

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Chris Hummel, MS, ATC to receive national service award from National Athletic Trainers' Association at June Annual Meeting

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 The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 14 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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On March 14 and 15, 2014, 16 students representing  5 research teams presented 10 posters about their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, in Boston, MA.

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Stephen Sweet (Associate Professor of Sociology) has been selected as editor of the journal Teaching Sociology.

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John Confer (Biology), Leann Kanda (Biology) and Ireyena Li (recent ENVS graduate).  “Northern Saw-whet Owl regional patterns for fall migration and demographics revealed by banding data” accepted for publication in the Wilson Journal of Ornithology. 2014.

 

Assistant Professor of Education, Ellie Fitts Fulmer, recently presented "Emerging from 'Puzzling Moments': A White Teacher's Narrative in a Course on Multicultural Education," at the Penn GSE Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The annual conference, sponsored by the Center for Urban Ethnography, includes a special focus on teacher inquiry and on urban schooling and was held February 28 to March 1, 2014. 

Peter Martin, Assistant Professor of Education, recently presented research at the Annual Meeting of the National Association for Bilingual Education (NABE) in San Diego, California. NABE is a professional association that advocates for research and policies to address the needs of bilingual and English Language Learners, and Professor Martin presented his research, "Developing a Bilingual Literacy Program Through Teacher Initiative and Collaboration."

Sherry Deckman, Assistant Professor of Education, recently presented her research, "Doing Diversity Differently in One Black Student Organization," at the Penn GSE Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, held February 28 to March 1, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The research was based on a study she conducted as part of her dissertation, a portion of which was published last summer in the Harvard Educational Review.

Assistant Professor Cristina Gomez (Departments of Mathematics and Education) presented her work, "Connecting Research and Practice in the Mathematical Preparation of Elementary Teachers," at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) in Indianapolis, Indiana, March 1, 2014. The research focused on the scholarship of teaching--changes to her own practice in light of changing requirements for preservice teacher candidates.

Janice Elich Monroe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented during Well Being International Week at HAMK University of Applied Sciences in Finland.

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Dr. Margaret Arnold, Associate Dean of HSHP and Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute in Pacific Grove, California. Dr. Arnold delivered a presentation entitled "Sense of Community: Tweets, MOOCS, and Branding, Oh My!" with Dr. Charles Bullock, Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, from San Jose State University.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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School of Business Assistant Dean Dawn Kline, will be presenting at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 1 Conference in Newport, RI, March 19-21.

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Writing Department Associate Professor Cory Brown won one of three finalist awards in The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, for his personal essay "Compliance." The essay is scheduled to be published in the fall issue of South Loop Review.

 

 

The Leadership Scholars 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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