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Archive: February 2015


The Ithaca College community came together on Thursday for the first-ever IC Giving Day a, 24-hour effort to generate support for the college and its students.

Between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 26, the college received 2,306 gifts representing a total of $735,249. This set a new record for most gifts received by the college in a single day.

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ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Mock Trial Team — a competition based organization that combines elements of law, public speaking and performance — earned honorable mention at the 2015 American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) Northeast regional...

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ITHACA, NY —Before returning to start a new semester, members of the Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity chapter traveled to Charlotte, N.C., to work together building and refurbishing homes. During the final week of winter break, the students did construction work on three different homes sold to low-income individuals.

During the week-long trip, the students painted the...

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ITHACA, NY — The AVA Digital Awards — an international digital production competition — awarded Kristine Tsui, a senior integrated marketing communications major in the Roy H. Park School of Communications at Ithaca College, a gold award for her video produced on behalf of Ithaca based ceramist Julia E. Dean.

The project was brought to...

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ITHACA, NY — The Ithaca College Game Developer’s Club — a group of students interested in creating video games — hosted and participated in the 2015 Global Game Jam, a 48-hour international video game creation event.

The event brings game developers together at...

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ITHACA, NY — The KahaneSwensenBrey Trio — pianist Jeffrey Kahane, violinist Joseph Swensen and cellist Carter Brey — will give this year’s performance in the annual Shirley and Chas Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series at Ithaca College. The free concert will take place Thursday, March 5, at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall...

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ITHACA, NY — Artist Katie Dorame will give a presentation based on her exhibit currently on display at Ithaca College on Thursday, Feb. 26. Titled “Alien Apostles: Hollywood, Race & Little Green Men,” her talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center. It is free and open to the public.

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ITHACA, NY — Chanticleer — a Grammy award-winning vocal ensemble — will give a free performance at Ithaca College on Friday, Feb. 27. The concert will begin at 8:15 p.m. Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music.

Due to limited seating, tickets will be required for admission. Tickets will be available starting at...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 5
LECTURE

“Teaching Leadership and Success in Sustainability: The Power of Personal Will,” a Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education Speaker Series presentation by Mark Coleman, president of Convergence Mitigation Management; 6 p.m., G104, Hill Center.

MUSIC
Hockett Chamber Music...

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ITHACA, NY — A touring variety show that combines classic storytelling with great music to promote renewable energy will make a stop at Ithaca College on Saturday, Feb. 28. “A Solar Home Companion,” featuring Oscar-nominated filmmaker Josh Fox, will be held from 8–10 p.m. in Park...

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ITHACA, NY — At its February meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted emeritus status to three former faculty members and awarded promotions and/or tenure to nine current faculty members.

The following retired faculty members were named professor emeritus:

Department of Education

  • Jeff Claus, who retired in...

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ITHACA, NY — The term “IC community” is used at Ithaca College to refer to its students, alumni, faculty and staff. On Thursday, Feb. 26, that collective identity and pride takes on a new dimension when the college holds its first-ever Giving Day.

The first goal of the 24-hour event is to secure 607 financial gifts from donors, all of which will benefit students. A...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 26
ART
“Alien Apostles: Hollywood, Race, and Little Green Men,” a Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Discussion Series talk by artist Katie Dorame on the Handwerker Gallery exhibit of her works fusing together imagery from the trouble legacy of American colonialism; 7 p.m., Handwerker Gallery,...

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ITHACA, NY — A former senior physiologist with the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) will give two presentations at Ithaca College on respiratory issues that affect athletes. The talks by Kenneth Rundell — currently a medical affairs consultant for the pharmaceutical company Pharmaxis — will take place on Thursday, Feb. 26, and are free and open to the public.

Rundell...

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ITHACA, NY — Naturalist, environmental advocate and nonfiction writer Janisse Ray will give a free public reading at Ithaca College on Thursday, Feb. 19. Winner of the American Book Award for “Ecology of a Cracker Childhood,” Ray will speak at 7:30 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall. Her appearance is sponsored by the ...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 19
READING
Distinguished Visiting Writers Series reading by American Book Award winner Janisse Ray, author of “The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food”; 7:30 p.m., Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall.

THEATRE
Ithaca College Theatre and School of Music production of...

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ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College Theatre and the School of Music will present the opera “Little Women,” adapted from Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel detailing the passage of the four March sisters from childhood to womanhood. Performances will run in the Clark Theatre in Dillingham Center on Feb. 17, 19, 20, 23, 25, 26 and 28 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb....

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ITHACA, NY — Holly Prigerson, director of the Center for Research on End of Life Care at Weill Cornell Medical College, will present “On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die” at Ithaca College on Monday, Feb. 16. Free and open to the public, her talk is scheduled for 7 p.m. in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall.

Prigerson will highlight the factors affecting...

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ITHACA, NY — "Fifty Shades of Grey" is credited with a sexual awakening among tame housewives and staid girlfriends, and the addition of lower-lip-biting spice to vanilla bedrooms across America. But for Rebecca Plante, an associate professor of...

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ITHACA, NY — The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen series at Ithaca College will host a showing of the documentary “Still Black: A Portrait of Black TransMen” on Tuesday, Feb. 10. Free and open to the public, the screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 103.

The film tells the stories of six thoughtful, eloquent and diverse transmen. Preacher, teacher,...

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As Google’s home page celebrates the birthday of “Little House on the Prairie” author Laura Ingalls Wilder on Feb. 7, it also recognizes the talents of Ithaca College faculty member Jack Wang. He and his brother Holman created the “Google Doodle” that the website’s millions of...

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ITHACA, NY — Taughannock Falls State Park is home to a breathtaking waterfall, natural hiking trails — and accessibility issues. Eleven occupational therapy students in the Play and Leisure course at IC provided suggestions to change that.

Their instructor, Catherine Gooch, first noticed the accessibility issues when visiting the park last summer. She shared these...

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ITHACA, NY — Ithaca College will conduct a regular test of its Outdoor Warning System at noon on Thursday, Feb. 5.

The college tests the system once each semester to increase awareness of it among the campus community and to ensure that it is working properly.

Local residents may hear a siren tone and loudspeaker message noting that this is just a test. There is no...

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SUNDAY, FEB. 15
MUSIC
Faculty mezzo-soprano recital by Ivy Walz with Charis Dimaras on piano; 1 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.

MONDAY, FEB. 16
LECTURE
“On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die,” a Gerontology Institute Distinguished Speaker...

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