A sampling from media accounts that reference Ithaca College or quote members of the college community.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Diane Gayeski, dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications
It’s time to forgo PowerPoint in favor of better tools, reports CIO Update, a publication for chief information officers. Gayeski agrees: “PowerPoint creates presentations that just are no longer appropriate.” For one thing, “it does not work at all with young people,”...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Keith Kaiser, interim associate dean, School of Music
Spotlight News highlighted the story of a very special Ithaca College graduate. Sixty years after leaving the college, Beryl Anderson returned to receive a master’s degree in music education. Kaiser said Anderson's journey was inspirational for everyone at the school. “It lifted everybody's...
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Stephen Sweet, associate professor of sociology
Sweet guest blogged for the Work and Family Blog about his experience at the conference on Community, Work and Family IV. He related a few tidbits of how different societies treat workers and families regarding vacation and family leave, pointing out that in Nordic countries fathers as well as mothers are granted...
Monday, June 20, 2011
Asma Barlas, professor and program director, Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
A blogger who comments on issues relating to Islam and the media, Kamran Pasha, cited Asma Barlas as a groundbreaking scholar of Islam. “This work, of rediscovering the progressive jewel at the heart of Islam, is being led by courageous Muslim scholars today,...
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Jeff Cohen, associate professor of journalism
Since Keith Olbermann left MSNBC, the jury is still out whether or not the network has found an adequate replacement, reports the Associated Press. Cohen says that there hasn’t been enough debate on the network since his departure. “I would argue that it was more independent when Olbermann was there,”...
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Michael McCall, professor of marketing and law
Omni Hotels, a company that has faced many setbacks over the past few years, is hoping to make a new name for itself with the construction of a new LEED certified facility in Nashville. The Nashville City Paper was skeptical over whether the project would succeed. “If you have a convention center in a nice area,...
Saturday, June 18, 2011
James Pfrehm, assistant professor of modern languages and literatures
In an article for Father’s Day, the Ithaca Journal wrote about Pfrehm’s essay, “Hunting Pennies,” that was printed in National Public Radio’s “This I Believe: On Fatherhood” book. In it, Pfrehm wrote about how searching for pennies on the ground with his...
Friday, June 10, 2011
Ellen Staurowsky, professor of sport management and media
A study done by the graduate program in sport management and media about the gap between full athletic scholarships and the cost of attendance at Division I institutions has sparked debate on how best to remedy the situation, reports Inside Higher Ed. Some are suggesting “enhanced” scholarships,...
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Rachel Wagner, assistant professor of philosophy and religion
Can religion genuinely exist online? That was the question posed to Wagner by Voice of America. Wagner says that the online experience gives people a “taste of infinity.” “There’s so many possibilities that come up we cannot possibly process them all,” she said....