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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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The One Show Young Ones Competition challenges creative students to show off their skills by developing advertising campaigns for clients chosen by The One Club. A preeminently recognized contest, it is known for identifying the best young creative talent from around the world.

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 Bruce Henderson, Communication Studies, has been named the Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova for Fall 2016.

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Associate Professor Scott Hamula was nominated by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and has been selected to serve on the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) -- a body that serves to assure that advertising claims are truthful and accurate.

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Lena Sargenti, a Health and Physical Education teaching major in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, is a recipient of the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship awarded by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).  This scholarship was developed by past presidents of SHAPE America to honor three outstanding undergraduate and two graduate students in the field of health, physical education, recreation or dance. All scholarships are presented at the SHAPE America National Convention in the spring. 

Assistant Professor Christopher House, Communication Studies, has been invited to speak at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) on February 10, 2016

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Patricia Zimmermann and Dale Hudson were invited by the prominent new media group <empyre> to moderate a month of discussions exploring themes in their  new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places

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Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, an Ithaca College alumna (English '11), has accepted an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in English Literature at Emory University.  She will begin her course of study in August of this year.

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Jennifer Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English, will present a free public lecture at the Kitchen Theatre tonight (Wednesday, February 10), at 6:45pm.  Her lecture is entitled "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up:  J.M. Barrie and the Fictions of Arrested Development."

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Chris Sperry of Ithaca College’s media literacy organization, Project Look Sharp, recently authored an article titled “Constructivist Media Decoding in the Social Studies: Leveraging the New Standards for Educational Change.”

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School of Music Faculty Nicholas Walker & Elizabeth Simkin were featured on NPR's Performance on Friday, Jan. 29.

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Brooke Hansen, Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, authored an article for Anthropology News (January 2016) on the fall 2014 faculty exchange with University of Hawai`i at Hilo.

 

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Leni Sargenti, a Health and Physical Education teaching major in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, is a recipient of the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship awarded by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).  This scholarship was developed by past presidents of SHAPE America to honor three outstanding undergraduate and two graduate students in the field of health, physical education, recreation or dance. All scholarships are presented at the SHAPE America National Convention in the spring. 

Leigh Ann Vaughn presented a poster co-authored with Emma Hayden (Psychology BA, 2015). This poster included Ms. Hayden’s honors thesis research, and it was about psychological need support, regulatory focus, and self-compassion.

 

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Ellie Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, recently published an article in Dragon Lode, the children’s literature journal of the International Literacy Association. The piece, titled, “Swimming with Flotsam: Peri-Postmodernism and the Postmodern Picturebook” explores a new subgenre of postmodern children’s literature, what she calls, “peri-postmodernism.” The article centers on the chief tenets of this subgenre, as explored through the responses of early adolescents, using David Wiesner’s award-winning text Flotsam (2006) as a case study.

Dave Gondek (Biology). “Local professor weighs in on Zika outbreak”. Ithaca Journal. February 3, 2016View the PDF here.

Photo by Kelsey O'Connor

 

Patricia Zimmermann, Professor of Screen Studies and Codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, was appointed to serve on the International Documentary Association Awards Jury for the short form series in new media in Fall 2015.  

 

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