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Jessye Cohen-Filipic and Barney Beins led an invited workshop at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology on writing in the psychology curriculum. The workshop highlighted the program of systematic writing in the Ithaca College's psychology curriculum.

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In its first-ever ranking of colleges and universities, The Economist has listed Ithaca College at #47 in the country for providing value to its graduates. The prestigious publication demonstrates the economic value of a college by comparing the gap between how much money its alumni earn and how much they might have earned had they studied at another school with a similar student profile.

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Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Nia Nunn Makepeace (both Education) recently published a jointly-authored article in Perspectives on Urban Education, with contributions from current and former IC students.

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 Dr. Bhavani Arabandi selected as Research Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies


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Chip Gagnon, Professor of Politics, was an invited presenter at the workshop "Dayton at 20: An Impact Assessment".  He presented on the panel "Bosnia and the Birth of the IGO/NGO Complex."

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Dr. Janet Galván conducted the New York All State Women’s Chorus at the annual New York State School Music Association Winter Conference in Rochester, New York.

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 Media enjoyment as a function of control over characters

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Dr. Matt Mogekwu, chair of the Journalism department, was a Keynote Speaker at the International Conference on Post-graduate Students’ Research on Indigenous Knowledge Systems in Southern and Eastern Africa - Positioning African Ways of Knowing and Knowledge Production in the Global Conjectures.

The conference took place in Durban, South Africa from November 20 -21, 2015. The focus of his presentation was communication strategies for spreading such knowledge.

Debaters travel to Russia

Contributed by Scott Thomson on 12/10/2015 

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 Ithaca College debaters Charlie Vaca (Accounting, 17) and Jose Escano (Legal Studies, 16)  traveled to the Russian Federation on the weekend of Dec 5 and 6 to compete in the 2015 Moscow Open Debate Tournament held by the Moscow State Institute of International Relations.  The tournament was attended by students from all over the world from Indonesia to Switzerland.  Ithaca College was the only entry from the United States and finished 23rd out of the 37 teams entered.


Arhlene A. Flowers, associate professor of Integrated Marketing Communications, announces the publication of her new book, Global Writing for Public Relations: Connecting in English with Stakeholders and Publics Worldwide, which was released this month by Routledge, a global publisher of academic books, journals, and online resources in the humanities and social sciences.

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Dr. Donathan Brown, assistant professor of Communication Studies and former H&S diversity fellow, has been asked to deliver another keynote address abroad, this time in Bangkok, Thailand.  The address, titled "The Global Diversity Crisis: Challenges and Expectations, will be given at the Third International Conference on Language, Literature, and Society.   

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The Ithaca Gun Factory manufactured high-quality firearms adjacent to Fall Creek and powered by Ithaca Falls for almost a century. Lead contamination of on-site soils and the erosion and subsequent deposition of these soils into the Fall Creek gorge are one unfortunate legacy of the operation. After the factory closed in 1986, it became an EPA-designated Superfund site due to excessive lead concentrations in the soil. 

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Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of television and radio and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, has co-authored a book with Ithaca College alum Holly Van Buren '06 on the finales of television shows. 

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Assistant Professor of Art History Jennifer Germann has published her book, Picturing Marie Leszczinska: Representing Queenship, with Ashgate press.

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Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 12/02/2015 

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Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emerita, Writing, recently served on a Ph.D. review committee for the Australian National University, Canberra.  The candidate’s dissertation included an original satiric novel with an exegesis of David Foster Wallace’s novel, The Pale King.

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IC Asian American Alliance and the Chinese Students and Scholars Association hosted an incredibly well-attended Ramen Night on Thursday, November 19th featuring homemade ramen with all the fixings that you could dream of! The meeting with a meal featured several different types of broth including miso and shio. For many, this was the best ramen they had ever had! This event truly succeeded in exposing the Ithaca College community to Asian and Asian American cultures in a fun activity in a safe and educational environment. Kudos AAA and CSSA!

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The Senior Class is at it again! The Seniors truly showed gratitude and bomber spirit in the week leading up to Thanksgiving Break in their “Give Before You Gobble” Thanks-Giving Back Week! The week of volunteer opportunities allowed the Class of 2016 to play bingo with Circle K, volunteer with Loaves & Fishes to feed the greater Ithaca community, make Thanksgiving cards and SunnyGrams, and organize the Tompkins County Public Library! The altruistic spirit is fueling their overall goal of 2,016 volunteer hours before graduation!

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Guiding Eyes For the Blind supports the lives of individuals who are blind and visually impaired by raising future Guide Dogs on campus. To help connect their mission with Ithaca College, they held an event featuring a student who lives life with a guide dog on Wednesday, November 18. Tim Conners inspired all who came to the event and put a personality and a face to individuals who utilize guide dogs. Great job Guiding Eyes!

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Hi-Fashion Studios held their renowned fashion show on November 19th at 8:00pm in Emerson Suites. The fashion show was themed "Timeless," featuring fashions from past decades- the 20s until today. IC Voicestream and IC Beatbox performed during intermissions. This incredibly well-orchestrated event brought Emerson Suites to a standing ovation. Look out for these trendsetters!

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Brothers for Brothers (B4B) is a student organization dedicated to providing a safe space and support system for marginalized men on campus.  B4B welcomes all students on campus who identify as male and incorporates many aspects of community involvement.  They operate on a CAPS system, which stands for community, academic, political, and social.  These are the four major focus areas of B4B: community service, academic commitment, and political and social consciousness.

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