News Releases

Archive: August 2015


ITHACA, NY — A $600,000 grant from the New York State Department of Education will aid Ithaca College in its efforts to increase the number of students who have been traditionally underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and health-related fields.  

The five-year grant will support a program designed to...

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ITHACA, NY — A health and wellness website has included Ithaca College on its list of the nation’s top 25 healthiest colleges for its “exceptional commitment to student health, wellness and happiness.”

In putting together its ranking, Greatist.com looked for schools that go above and beyond to...

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ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Wind Ensemble, conducted by Matthew M. Marsit, will continue the annual Friends of Ithaca College tradition of the Founder’s Day Concert in the Park with a free, open-air performance on Sunday, Sept. 13. The concert will begin at 2 p.m. in DeWitt Park in downtown Ithaca, with a rain location at Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for...

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ITHACA, NY —A website that evaluates higher education music programs in the U.S. has recognized the Ithaca College music education academic program. Music School Central ranked the college at #3 for its B.M. degree in music education.

The ranking is determined by the...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
LECTURE
“War and Whistleblowers: Challenging the Propaganda,” a Park Center for Independent Media presentation by Norman Solomon, author of “War Made Easy” and cofounder of ExposeFacts.org; 7 p.m., room 115, Center for Natural Sciences.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 11...

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This summer, Ithaca College sophomore Luis Torres led a social media campaign to pressure dictionary icon Merriam-Webster into changing one of its definitions for the word “nude” on their website. His efforts have since been reported by several major media outlets including ...

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ITHACA, NY — Essayist and poet Sarah Manguso will give a free public reading at Ithaca College on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Distinguished Visiting Writers Series, her presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall.

Manguso’s most recent book, “Ongoingness: The End of a Diary,” is a...

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ITHACA, NY — The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College will focus this year on the recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to extend marriage equality to all 50 states.

Titled “#MoreThanMarriage: Marriage and Beyond,” the screenings will celebrate the at times almost unbelievable successes of the last few years, while bringing to the...

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ITHACA, NY — Campus Pride has included Ithaca College on its annual list of the top 25 LGBTQ-friendly colleges and universities in the country. The national organization — which works to create a safer environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning students — highlights the institutions that are most...

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ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College will officially welcome some 1,800 first-year students to campus on Monday, Aug. 24, with the annual Convocation ceremony and community picnic. Convocation is slated to begin at 11 a.m. in the Athletics & Events Center.

President Tom Rochon will deliver the main address. Also offering remarks will be Ben Rifkin, provost and vice president for...

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 3
ART
Artist talk by Angela Ellsworth, whose work is on display in the exhibit “Starting From Scratch” at the gallery; 6 p.m., Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 9
READING
Distinguished Visiting Writers Series reading by Sarah...

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ITHACA, NY — Some 200 incoming students at Ithaca College will arrive in town several days ahead of their classmates to take part in Jumpstart, a series of activities designed to help ease their transition into the Ithaca experience both on campus and in the community.

Now in its 18th year, Jumpstart provides an...

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THURSDAY, AUG. 27
MUSIC
Faculty organ recital by Jean Clay Radice; 7 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 1
MUSIC
Faculty double bass recital by Nicholas Walker; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.

SCREENING
Out of...

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ITHACA, NY — Bringing a new product onto store shelves can be fraught with peril, but an expert on nostalgia says Converse has struck marketing gold with the first radical redesign of its iconic Chuck Taylor All-Stars since the sneaker was introduced 98 years ago.

“The people who buy and wear Chuck Taylors tend to be very passionate about them,” says Alison B....

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ITHACA, NY — When an athlete tries to breathe deep and struggles to get air, their performance suffers and stress takes over.  Such a common symptom is easily misdiagnosed, but could signal a physical issue that many sports health care professionals may be unaware of. Luckily, an unlikely pair of medical professionals at Ithaca College are teaming up to help athletes recover from...

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ITHACA, NY—The Hollywood Reporter — which bills itself as the authority on the film and entertainment industry — has included Ithaca College in its ranking of the top 25 film schools in the nation. This is the second time the college has been recognized.

The magazine’s...

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