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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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Ithaca College Chemistry research students presented results from their independent research projects at the 249th National American Chemical Society meeting in Denver, CO.    

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My Antigua, An Island Revealed, edited and designed by Professor Janice Levy, was recently published.

The 300-page book consists of photographs, poetry, and prose by thirteen “at risk” students who participated in a two-week intensive photographic workshop Levy taught in January 2014 at GATE (Government Assisted Technology Endevour). Four months later, Levy returned to Antigua with writing instructor and publisher Robert Colley of Standing Stone Books, who inspired the students to write pieces related to their life and work.

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Several weeks ago Conger was interviewed by Liz Covart for Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History.  The episode recently went live and is available for download at http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/

 

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The article was published in the March 2015 issue of "Associates: the Electronic Library Support Staff Journal".  

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Anthony Wallace (History, '05), currently Acting Chief of the Collections Processing Unit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, plays a prominent role in the new Smithsonian Channel Documentary "Planes, Cranes, and Rockets."

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 The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for the 2013–14 academic year in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Among the judge’s comments, “Congratulations on publishing an outstanding print and digital newspaper and your Gold Medalist and All Columbian honors. You entertain, inform, practice enterprise journalism and serve as a student forum, all in an exceptional manner.”

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 963 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. All Columbian Honors are given within a scorebook section when the sectional total reaches 95% or more of the possible points.

 Five Ithacan students have been honored with 2014 Gold Circle Awards in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual competition honoring work by individuals in collegiate publications. The 2014 awards are for work produced during the 2013–14 academic year.  

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The IC American Marketing Association again placed among the top chapters in the country, taking home several awards at the 2015 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans.

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Kudos to the Society of Professional Journalists for hosting another successful event on Monday, March 2. The event featured guest speaker Neill Borowski, the Executive Editor at Gannett’s Central New York Media Group. Borowski spoke about investigative and data-driven journalism. He also provided students with insight about his own investigative process, professional career, and the importance of investigative journalism in today’s changing journalism industry.

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On Wednesday, March 4, the Asian American Alliance (AAA) hosted the event, “Representation in Comics.” The event, in collaboration with PODER: Latino Student Association and the African Latino Society, was joined by Professor Tyrell Stewart-Harris. “Representation in Comics” included a discussion by Harris, who is a pre-doctorate diversity fellow in the Department of Writing. The event invited all students, whether they were experts in comics or not. Congratulations to AAA!

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Did you know that 1 in 100 children are born with congenial heart disease and 94% do not have access to the healthcare they need?  Over the past two years, Heart4Heart has helped raise money for 15 children to receive life-saving cardiac surgeries.
 
Heart4Heart is the first and only college chapter of Gift of Life International, an international nonprofit dedicated to raising money to provide cardiac surgeries for children in third world countries.  Gift of Life International also funds doctor training and exchange as well as post-surgery nutrition programs. Currently, Gift of Life International is working with children in Uganda, Jamaica, and El Salvador.

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Srijana Bajracharya, professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, made a presentation on a research paper titled, Knowledge, Perceptions, and Behaviors towards Sustainability: A Comparative Analysis, to faculty and students at the Wells College Science Colloquium on Friday, March 20.

The study was conducted in collaboration with West Virginia based university to examine if institutional initiative on sustainability may have an effect on the students’ awareness, values, perception, and pro-sustainability behaviors.  

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