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   The Ithacan was presented with a Gold Crown award by the Columbia Scholastic Press Association at the spring National College Media Convention on March 13 at the Sheraton Times Square Hotel in New York City. The Gold Crown awards are the highest honors presented by CSPA.

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M.C. Sullivan, M.J. Ward, Araceli Gutierrez-Llorente, Eli R. Adler, H. Joress, A. Woll, J. D. Brock, “Complex oxide growth using simultaneous in situ RHEED and x-ray reflectivity: When is one layer complete?”, Applied Physics Letters 106, 031604-1 to 031604-4, (2015).

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On March 6 and 7, 2015, ten students representing  three Ithaca College Psychology Department research teams presented posters about their research at the Annual Convention of the Eastern Psychological Association, in Philadelphia, PA.

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The Human Expression through the Arts: a Resident Development program, more commonly referred to as HEARD is a group of students who volunteer their time to engage in creative arts outreach with residents at the MacCormick Secure Center in Brooktondale, NY.  The volunteers recently completed half of a larger mural project (pictured above), which is going to be laminated and placed on the wall at the Center.  Congratulations on all your hard work!

For more information on HEARD and other student organizations please read Club Hub V5 I10.

 

Film Fervor Magazine is a new student organization that focuses on sharing and expressing a love, passion, and respect for cinema.  Already this semester, Film Fervor Magazine has held two successful movie screenings.  They have shown both “The Night of the Hunter” and “La Haine.”  There is another film screening coming up in March of “The Fly.”  The movies chosen fall within many different genres, styles, and time periods, but all draw from the members’ passion for film.  Keep up the consistent planning of great events!

For more information on Film Fervor Magazine and other student organization please read Club Hub V5 I10

 

The IC Game Developer’s Club (ICDC) is a student organization dedicated to creating video games and participating in game design tournaments.  Earlier this semester, ICDC hosted the Global Game Jam, a national 48-hour game-making marathon. Prizes were given away and three demo games were made among the 15 participants who attended.  The group was even featured in a blog post on an up-and-coming game trading website.  ICDC also hosted a talk last week with Kevin Zuhn and John Murphy, the designers of the popular indie game Octodad. Check out their Facebook page for more info about upcoming events.

For more information on IC Game Developers and other student organizations read Club Hub V5 I10

 

This past weekend, seven members of newly recognized IC Women in Computing (ICWC) went to Rochester, NY to compete in WiC Hacks, a hackathon sponsored by the Rochester Institute of Technology for female college and high school students.  ICWC’s mission is to support women in computer science through various personal and professional development opportunities.  Congratulations on competing in the hackathon this past weekend and good luck at future competitions!

To learn more about the IC Women in Computing and other student organizations check out Club Hub V5 I10.

 

Have you heard or witnessed microaggressive behavior while on the court, on the field, or in the locker room? Athlete Ally, a student organization, has taken a stand to fight against homophobia and transphobia in the athletic communities here on the Ithaca College campus. According to President Chris Kelley, "[Athlete Ally] strives to build a culture of tolerance throughout the Ithaca community.” This student organization started when former president, Kyle James (current secretary & treasurer) heard about the national organization from a tweet by a professional football player. As James was struck with inspiration from his own personal experiences with this topic, he reached out to the founder of Athlete Ally. The founder encouraged James to start a collegiate chapter. With hard work and dedication, Ithaca College founded the first student-run chapter of Athlete Ally.

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Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emeritus, Writing, has published a book review in the International Society for Humor Studies News, Winter, 2015, of the following: Toplyn, Joe. (2014). Comedy Writing for Late-Night TV. New York: Twenty Lane Media.  Joe Toplyn is the head writer for David Letterman, and staff writer for Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien.  He is also an award-winning writer for the comedy-detective television series, Monk. 

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Crystal structure of 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium dicarba-7,8-nido-undecaborate

Acta Cryst. (2015), (E71), o183, M. J. Klemes, L. Soderstrom, J. L. Hunting and A. S. Larsen

The crystal structure of 1-butyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolium dicarba-7,8-nido-undecaborate was  published in specialized crystallographic journal.  The structure was solved using Ithaca College’s single crystal X-ray diffractometer facilities. This is  the FOURTH publication  which includes the crystallographic data collected on the single crystal X-ray diffractometer since it was purchased by IC Chemistry department in 2013.  The compound was synthesized in Anna Larsens' laboratory and crystal sample was prepared by Lars Sodertsrom and Max Klemes.  

The title compound  belongs to the class of new  low melting ionic materials with carborane cluster anions, investigated for their valuable electrochemical properties.

“Yes vs. No: A Modern Love Story,” by James Pfrehm, Assistant Professor of German, was named best overall play in the 2014 Nantucket Short Play Competition and Festival. 

   

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 The Team will use Ground-penetrating Radar and Magnetometry to record the geophysical signature associated with buried archaeological features left by past occupants of the site. 

Five Ithaca College study abroad students' photos are currently finalists in the IES Abroad Fall 2014 Photo Contest! Go have a look at their photographs on Facebook, vote to support your fellow IC students, and have a glimpse at some amazing study abroad experiences!  The photo with the most likes in each of four categories will win $200.  Votes must be submitted by 1:00 p.m. EST on Friday, March 6. The students whose photos are featured in the IES Fall 2014 Photo Contest include:

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The National Science Foundation has granted an award to Ithaca College researchers Dr. Carole Dennis, Professor in Occupational Therapy, Dr. Sharon Stansfield, Associate Professor/Chair in Computer Science, Dr. Hélène Larin, Acting Associate Dean in the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance, Dr. Nancy Rader, Professor in Psychology, and Dr. Judith Pena-Shaff, Associate Professor/Chair in Psychology to investigate the effect of locomotor experience on the development of executive function in pre-crawling 5 to 7-month old infants.

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Mary Ann Rishel, Prof Emeritus, Writing, has published an article 

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From March 5-15, seniors Meghan Hellwitz, Alice Lainez, and Jacob Thorpe, will be participating in the Volunteer Tax & Loan Program (VTLP), sponsored by the Alaska Business Development Center.  They will be accompanied by Accounting Lecturer, Mary Bouchard.

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The Marketing/Law Department in the School of Business and the Ithaca College chapter of the America Marketing Association are pleased to recognize this year's inductees into the Alpha Mu Alpha international honorary marketing fraternity.

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Jack Wang, associate professor in the Department of Writing, has published a short story entitled "The Night of Broken Glass" in the current issue of The New Quarterly: Canadian Writers & Writing.

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Park Productions was recently awarded a BEA “Best of Festival” King Foundation Award in the Student Documentary Competition.  Park Productions’ film, Water in the Cloud Forest, was among the 17 out of 1,300 student and faculty submissions chosen to receive a “Best of Festival” award.  Previously Water in the Cloud Forest won first place from The Smithsonian in Motion video contest in the natural world category.   

 

 

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Associate Professor Cory Brown, Writing Department, has published a personal essay in the nonfiction and art magazine South Loop Review, out of Columbia College Chicago. The essay, entitled "Compliance," also won finalist in Missouri Review's 2013 essay competition and will appear later this year in the local literary magazine States of Mind. The essay is about his sister's death.