The Cayuga Nature Center, in conjunction with the American Nature Study Society, sponsored paid internships for three Park School students. The students --- Judy Skupsky 99, Sarah Walsh 99, and Tamara DiVasto 94, M.S. 99 --- worked with an editorial board on Nature Study, a national journal on environmental education.
The Park Schools Community Youth Internship Program, with continuing opportunities for local students to intern at IC, began in June. Adam Carroll, a high school junior, had a 10-week internship at WICB-FM, assisting in programming, promotion, and production. Eric Schoenfeld 00 was his mentor.
The 12th annual 106-VIC 50-hour marathon raised more than $2,800 for the Ithaca Youth Bureaus One-to-One Program. DJs Jeremy Allen 99 and Damon Hagan 99 stayed on the air from 4:00 p.m. Friday through 6:00 p.m. Sunday. The weekend was highlighted by 11 remote broadcasts from around the Ithaca area --- and no sleep!
CBS News has made Newspath, its satellite-fed, 24-hour-a-day news service, available to communications schools at no cost. CBS Newspath on Campus, with continuous satellite programming obtained from 200 local affiliate stations and simultaneous text feed on the Web, lets classrooms and ICTV access news as it occurs and will provide regional and state news footage for ICTV.
After long deliberations, the Department of Corporate Communication has decided to change its name to the Department of Organizational Communication, Learning, and Design (OCLD). The department feels that this name more accurately conveys the nature of the program and will open more opportunities to students.
Eric Gearity 97 won a Bronze Apple Award from the National Educational Media Network for his senior thesis film, Sanctuary of Love: The Mission of Salvatore Verdirome. He traveled to California to receive the award and attended the networks media market.
WICB-FM was awarded second place by Gavin magazine in the college radio station of the year competition for 1997 --- for the second straight year. Diana Cimadamore 98 was
Ithacans walked off with many National Student Production Awards, given by the National Broadcasting Society/Alpha Epsilon Rho: grand prize for audio production in the public affairs category for "The Writing on the Wall," produced by Richard Ablezer 00 for 106-VIC; grand prize for video production in the variety programs category for the childrens show MooShnews Corner, produced by Lori Buffing 98 for ICTV; honorable mention for video production in the public affairs category for the episode "Tibetan Monks" on Panorama, produced by Renetta Deremer 98 for ICTV; and honorable mention for video production in the documentary category for "Poverty in Ithaca," produced by Gary LaPlante 97 and Joelle Kanuck 97 for Television Journalism, taught by assistant professor Mead Loop 88.
The Ithacan received a gold medal from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the nations largest student press organization. The judges commented, "When one reads the Ithacan, one cannot help but realize the excellence that is Ithaca College." And the Society of Professional Journalists, the nations oldest and largest journalism organization, named the Ithacan the "best non-daily news-paper in the Northeast."
The Columbia Scholastic Press Association awarded a silver medal to the yearbook, the Cayugan, for 1997.
Kathleen Lewis, TV-R, and Zachary Miner, journalism, incoming to the class of 2002, have been chosen as Park scholars of achievement. These awards, for students who demonstrate significant academic and creative achievement in communications, involvement in relevant cocurricular activities, and community service, are made possible through a grant from the Park Foundation and are valued up to $25,000 annually.
Five Park graduate fellows were named for 199899: Timothy J. Clukey, a former retail store manager, organist, and radio news writer and announcer; Theodore Doyle, from the fields of training and communication; Dianne T. Francis-Salva, previously an art teacher; Linda Riddell, from the sales communications field; and Ted Schiele, who has owned his own marketing firm since 1990. The fellowships, funded by the Park Foundation, award up to $40,000 for tuition, books, supplies, and living expenses in the graduate program in OCLD.
The Ad Lab placed third of 15 in its 1998 regional competition. The client this year was Hallmark. Ad Lab adviser Marty Hansen reported, "We did our usual presentation to a full house, which gave us a standing ovation! The 14 agency recruiters thought the team was a miracle and were extremely interested in talking with the Ithaca College Ad Labbers at the job fair." The Howard and Helen Cogan Ad Lab Endowment Fund, begun by alumni, allowed the team to create four-color books of advertising plans.
Diane Gayeski 74, associate professor of OCLD, presented a session on integrated communications on-line at the annual meeting of the Automotive Communications Council. She also presented a session, "How to Get Your CEO to Listen," at the International Association of Business Communicators conference.
Rob Hahn 82, assistant professor of cinema and photography, received a grant to produce and direct a 25-minute experimental/documentary film, Art as Experience (?), which explores how new technology has altered peoples conception, image, and creation of art. Working on the film with Hahn were interns Tania Sang 99 and Sarah Goldberg 00 and Dana intern Daniel Chamberlain 99.
Janice Levy, associate professor of cinema and photography, was awarded a photography fellowship from Artists Fellowships, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. She also received the Light Work Photographers Grant, which will allow her to further her photographic creations and exhibit her work at the Light Work Gallery in Syracuse.
With representatives from 11 other countries, Gordon Rowland, M.M. 80, associate professor and chair of OCLD, spent a week exploring the nature of lifelong learning at the 1998 Fuschl Conversation of the International Systems Institute in Fuschl am See, Austria.