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Beatriz Montilla (Spanish), Priscilla Lee (Film, Photography, & Visual Art), and Dr. Sherry Deckman (Education) recently presented a breakout session at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Alumni of Color Conference. The interactive session focused on cultivating cross-racial empathy in race-focused higher education classes and study abroad programs. Beatriz, Priscilla, and Sherry are currently in the process of preparing an article manuscript based on this work.


Peter Martin (Education) recently published his work “Contradictory Reforms: When NCLB Undermines Charter School Innovation” in the journal Current Issues in Education.  By examining how a particular public charter school was transformed in response to the need to improve student scores on state tests, the article discusses how the two most prominent current educational reform efforts act at cross-purposes. 

Jeffery Meyer, Director of Orchestras, conducts and teaches at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana and conducts the Erie All-Area Orchestra in Buffalo, New York.

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Quoted in the media: Faculty members Zillah Eisenstein, Michael Rogers, Stephen Mosher and Jack Wang; staff member John Bradac; student Noah Zheutlin; and alumna Kody Keplinger. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media page.

IC in the Media

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Brooke presented on "Agricultural and Culinary Tourism on the Big Island of Hawai'i: Assessment of Current Models and Directions for the Future" at the Society for Applied Anthropology Meetings, Pittsburgh, PA, March 26. 


The presentation was based on research conducted during her fall 2014 sabbatical at the University of Hawai'i, Hilo. 

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Are you feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of developing your leadership skills on top of your classes and other responsibilities? The Self Development Initiative focuses on bringing leadership opportunities to students in a stress-free way by offering workshops and learning opportunities for students to develop a sense of self confidence. These skills are taught to promote personal and academic growth so students have the power to become future leaders in any capacity.

An example workshop hosted by the Self Development Initiative includes the Stress Management workshop that was held Tuesday, March 31. This workshop provided advice for students to pursue campus life in a healthy and maintainable way.

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This past Monday, HiFashion Studios hosted their last fashion show of the semester entitled "Art Pop," which played off of concepts created by famous Artist, Andy Warhol. The show featured a runway in Emerson Suites as well as an art gallery outside of the suites highlighting artwork featuring models in “Art Pop” fashion. The event drew in approximately 350 campus members who had memorable experiences with this out-of-the-box fashion show.


To learn more about exciting things happening for student organizations read the next issue of Club Hub.


CMA EDU, the Country Music Association’s college outreach and business development program has made its way to Ithaca College! This new organization provides opportunity for students to volunteer, learn, and become educated on the country music industry here on the Ithaca College campus.


On Thursday, March 28, music promoter Dan Smalls gave a talk to educate student about the music industry and his experience booking artists in the upstate New York area. For a chance to learn all things country and network with professionals, join CMA EDU today by emailing the VP of Membership at

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There is an estimated 13, 280 individuals who lack access to food in Tompkins County. Just last year, Ilana Wolf started the Ithaca College chapter of a national organization, Challah for Hunger, in order to raise awareness to the issues of hunger and poverty. 

IC Challah for Hunger works to bring people together through baking and raising awareness to social issues. Wolf said the student organization combines her love of baking and her dedication to combatting social justice issues. 

"It's just really great to bring everybody together and make an impact on the local Ithaca community and wider community," she said.

Each week, some of the members gather to bake Challah bread and sell the items in the Campus Center. The money collected is donated to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and to Mazon, a Jewish response to hunger. Wolf said her student organization raises a total of around $400 per semester

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Jan Elich Monroe, Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, participated in the HAMK Wellbeing Week, Feb. 16-20 in Hameenlinna, Finland. 

Monroe presented a 10.5 hour workshop, The BREATH Pathway: Enhancing Functional Skills and Coping Strategies for Individuals with Disabilities. Students who participated in her workshop were from Finland, Scotland, and the Netherlands.

In addition to her presentation, Monroe participated in Finnish Cultural Activities and networked with students and faculty from from the Netherlands, Finland, Estonia, the UK, Scotland, and Lithuania. 

Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will present research on "Assessing Minors: Best Practices and Why It Matters," at the annual conference of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) to be held April 29-May 1 at Mercy College. 

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Exercise and Sport Science students Caitlin Boreyko, Cait Finn, Margret McConnell, and Jessica Wood all presented research they conducted at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference. Dr. Miranda Kaye (ESS) presented as well.

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Susan-Allen Gil (ENVS) was recently awarded a NYS Water Resources Institute grant for her research into unregulated pharmacological pollutants entering Cayuga Lake. She will be working with Cornell University’s Jose Luis Lozano to assess the impact the unusually high concentration of college-aged students in the Ithaca area have on local lake water quality, given their potentially high use of prescription meds such as antidepressants and birth control drugs, which are currently unregulated and so are not removed through the wastewater treatment process.     

The Ithacan has once again been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA’s top collegiate honor, was announced March 28 at the organization’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran ’15, Managing Editor Kira Maddox ’16, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Mary Ford ’17, Multimedia Editor Alexis Forde ’17 and Chief Copy Editor Rachel Wolfgang ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper.

The award is for work produced during the calendar year 2014 (Megan Devlin ’14, spring editor-in-chief; Jack Curran ’15, fall editor in chief).

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Students in the therapeutic recreation program at Ithaca College recently helped raise more than $1000 to benefit Special Olympics New York. 

The students, as part of a marketing assignment, organized a variety of fundraisers and involved the local community and individuals in making donations and sponsoring the class to take the Polar Plunge. The event took place in the frigid waters of Cayuga Lake Saturday, March 21 and more than 600 people took a dip to raise money for Special Olympics New York. 

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The New York Upsilon chapter of Pi Mu Epsilon inducted new student and faculty members on March 25.  Dr. Timothy Johnson, Professor of Music Theory, was the keynote speaker at the Induction Ceremony.

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On March 24, Michael Twomey (English; Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts), presented an invited lecture at Columbia University in New York to the combined programs of Religion and Writing and Medieval Studies.  

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Dr. Derrick Fox, Assistant Professor of Choral Music Education and Conducting, will be the baritone soloist for the Columbia Chorale's performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana in Columbia, Missouri. 

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The 38th annual Spring Induction Ceremony of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Ithaca College was held on Thursday, March 26, 2015 in Hockett Family Recital Hall. This year the chapter inducted Dianne Zamoiski, Admissions Operations Coordinator in the School of Music and 146 new student members from all five schools.

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Congratulations to the current recipients:

  • Kaitlyn DeHority, Chemistry and BMO ’16
  • Colleen Feeney, Biology ‘16
  • Katrina Piemonte, Biochemistry ’16



The award is to be used for assistance with preparation for the required standardized exams associated with admittance to graduate health programs such as: MCAT, DAT,  OAT, GRE.   Recipients must have a clear indication of career goals and reasons for pursuing those goals, as well has having a record of academic performance that is competitive for admission to the indicated graduate program.


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