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Several people from Information Technology Services participated in and presented at the recent EDUCAUSE national conference in Orlando.

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Congratulations to the Student Activities Board (SAB) for being awarded APCA Northeast Region "Organization of the Year.” APCA, Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities, is a national campus event and educational training organization and serves to promote campus engagement through quality educational experiences, affordable entertainment and community service initiatives.


SAB was awarded Organization of the year for their commitment and dedication to providing free programs for the campus community. SAB strives to provide quality programming to entertain, educate and enlighten the Ithaca College community.  Ranging from comedy, films and music, to speakers and special events, SAB has grown to be one of the top programming boards at IC thanks to its persistence, dedication and leadership.

This award serves as a nomination for the APCA National Organization of the Year at the APCA National Conference in Jacksonville, FL.

To learn more about SAB click here and to learn more about APCA click here.


Have you ever felt that your weekends are always the same and you want to do something different?  Something new? Something fun?  Change It Up is a student organization that works to provide various activities and fun events to students as an alternative to going out on the weekend.  The goal of the student organization is to connect students who have similar interests, whether they are substance free or not, so that they can spend time together and have fun. Over the summer, the student organization went through complete rebranding.  Formerly known as Fun Without Drinking (FWD), or “Forward,” the student organization wanted to eliminate the negative connotations that went along with that name.  They often ran into a problem where students who did drink felt that they weren’t welcomed.

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Associate Professor Mary Ann Erickson, chair of the Department of Aging Studies at Ithaca College, has been elected president-elect of the State Society on Aging of New York. Erickson will serve as president-elect for the 2015 calendar year and as president for 2016. The State Society on Aging of New York is an interdisciplinary membership society that seeks to improve the quality of life for older New Yorkers through education, research, service, and advocacy.

Erickson joined Ithaca College in 2000. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Human Development from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York.


Paula Ioanide, Associate Professor in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) publishes essay in Kalfou: a Journal of Comparative and Relational Ethnic Studies (Temple University Press).

Assistant Professor Joshua Bonnetta will be exhibiting his audio-visual installation Strange Lines and Distances in Rennes, France at a gallery dedicated to the exhibition of sound art, Le Bon Accueil. The work will be installed from Oct. 10 through Nov. 22 as part of an exhibition exploring telecommunications and utopia.

His video work, Remanence III, created as part of a series of studies on electromagnetic remanence, will be screened on Oct. 16 as part of the Moscow Contemporary Science Film Festival. The work will screen in a program curated by the Moscow Polytechnic Museum that explores the intersection of art and science.

Chris Matusiak, Assistant Professor of English, has published an article in the prestigious journal Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England (no. 27, 2014), one of the premier professional venues for research on the medieval and the early modern stage.  The article is entitled "Elizabeth Beeston, Sir Lewis Kirke, and the Cockpit's Management During the English Civil Wars," and it shows the sometimes surprising ways in which the mid-seventeenth century London stage served as a prominent political and social, as well as a cultural institution.

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Naeem Inayatullah served as the associate editor of the Journal of Narrative Politics.  He, Elizabeth Dauphinee (chief editor, York University), and others released the inaugural issue on September 30, 2014. 

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Ithaca College music professors Frank Gabriel Campos and Nicholas Walker were featured on American Public Media's Performance Today, America's most popular classical music radio program.


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Sox Sperry returned to his alma mater this past June to present as part of Hampshire College’s Food, Farm, and Sustainability Institute. Sperry’s presentation was part of a six-week session, which led students, faculty, staff and alumni through the hands on experience of food production and sustainable agriculture.

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The 111th Topical Symposium had the theme of Physics of the Atmosphere and Climate and was held at SUNY Plattsburgh. To learn more about the symposium browse to

On behalf of the Center for Health Promotion and the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, I am very pleased to announce that Jacquii Unger, Public and Community Health '16, has been selected as Campus Correspondent of the Month by Student Health 101 e-magazine for the September issue!

The award was announced in the Campus Correspondent Newsletter, released today.

Jacquii is the student intern in the Center for Health Promotion where she serves as the Campus Correspondent for our Student Health 101 wellness e-magazine. In this role, Jacquii produces the Campus Correspondent page of the magazine each month. She selects and researches a student wellness topic, develops interview questions, and roams the campus interviewing students on video regarding their healthy behaviors. Jacquii also produces an Intro Video in which she discusses that month's topic on camera.


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Jonathan Ablard, History, gave two invited presentations at Trent University in Petersborough, Ontario, last week.

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Project Look Sharp hosted it’s annual Media Literacy Summer Institute this past July which attracted 18 educators from a variety of institutions. Participants visited from across the U.S., and one attendee came from as far as India. This five-day course immersed educators from all levels in the practice of critical thinking, media analysis and media production.

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Janice Elich Monroe, associate professor and chair of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, wrote a chapter in the recently published book "Interdisciplinary Teams Caring for Rural Older Adults in Aging in Rural Places: Policies, Programs and Professional Practice."

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Brooks has an article in FiveThirtyEight about methane leakage from natural gas systems and its climate implications. 

View it here:  Fracking 10:51 AM Sep 26, 2014

Andrew Utterson, assistant professor in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, was recently reappointed in the role of Regional Visiting Fellow at the Cornell Institute for European Studies (CIES), part of Cornell University’s Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. This is his third year of affiliation.

In his previous year as fellow, Utterson sought to foster links between Ithaca College’s own agenda of internationalization and the CIES’s remit to broaden the study of European languages, culture, and society. As well as delivering a guest lecture on a Cornell course in Global Cinema, and numerous public introductions to European film screenings at Cornell Cinema, he developed curricular links between his Ithaca Seminar in Contemporary European Cinema (exploring the Integrative Core Curriculum theme of Identities) and the intellectual and cultural events and activities at Cornell.

Four Ithaca College staff members receive the J.J. Staff Scholar award.

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Phoebe Constantinou, associate professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently published an article entitled, "Promoting Healthy Competition Using Modified Rules and Sports from Other Cultures" in the peer-reviewed journal, Strategies, Journal for Physical and Sport Educators, (volume 27, number 4, pages 29-33).

The article looks at the original meaning of competition and how it has evolved to the present day. Constantinou considers ideas for modifying rules and implementing activities from other cultures, which can intensify the benefits of competition while reducing the potential negative effects. 

Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published a book chapter in Transmedia Frictions: The Digital, the Arts, and the Humanities, edited by Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).

Her essay is entitled “Transnational/National Digital Imaginaries,” an examination of artists working in new media interfaces that engage a double movement of historical modalities and future imaginaries to map the transnational. The essay was coauthored with John Hess, coeditor of the journal Jump Cut. ​

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