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 The Ithacan’s website was honored with the Online Pacemaker Award for 2013 at the Fall National College Media Convention in New Orleans on Oct. 26. The Pacemakers are the highest honors awarded by the Associated Collegiate Press and are generally regarded as “the Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism.”

The competition entries were judged during the Spring 2013 semester (Kelsey O’Connor ’13, editor in chief; Honest Charley Bodkin ’15, webmaster).

The Ithacan has won the award six times in the past eight years.

The print edition of The Ithacan was a finalist in the Newspaper Pacemaker category and was presented with a Newspaper Pacemaker Finalist Award at the convention as well. 

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Please join us for the following Park School Family Weekend activities.


Friday, October 25

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Drew: The Man Behind The Poster
Park School Film Feature Presentation
Park Hall Auditorium

Introduction by Adam Peruta, Assistant Professor of Strategic Communication, and...

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Co-Producer Alexis Jaworski will visit campus during Family Weekend to screen her documentary, Sole Survivor, on Saturday, October 26 at 2 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. Sole Survivor is film that tells the complex story of four people who became sole survivors of commercial airline disasters There will be a Q&A session following the screening.

About Sole Survivor:
In the history of aviation, there have only been 14 of them: sole survivors of commercial airline disasters. Most have never spoken publicly about the loss, the guilt, the immense pressure of feeling "spared," Who, after all, could ever truly understand?

The answer is only each other. Focusing on George Lamson Jr., the only survivor of the 1985 crash of Galaxy Airlines Flight 203, Sole Survivor lets four of them share their very complex, personal stories for the first time. They relive the darkest moments of their lives—with the film's viewers and each other—in an effort to heal and overcome.
For more information about the film, visit: SoleSurvivorFilm.com

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Today the Roy H. Park School of Communications houses more than 1,500 students, but its beginnings date back to 1931 when the first radio course was taught. In 1973, the School of Communications was founded, later named after Roy H. Park.

Please join us as we celebrate our 40th anniversary as a school.

These following Alumni Weekend events are open to the Ithaca College community:

Skip Landen Golden Doorknob Awards and Screening
Friday, October 11
7 p.m.
Park Hall Auditorium 


See "classic" doorknob films along with this year’s winners.

Alumni-Faculty Roundtables
Saturday, October 12
10:30 a.m.-noon
Park Hall Classrooms

Topics include:

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Death by doorknob? The Golden Doorknob Awards are a tradition at the Roy H. Park School of Communications, dating back to the 1970s. Back in those days the films were silent, black and white, and all film students had the same assignment: make a short film that presents the most imaginative way to kill someone with a doorknob. The contest was revived in 2009.

The 2013 Golden Doorknob Awards and Screening will be held at 7 p.m., Friday, October 11 in the Park Hall Auditorium at Ithaca College. Cash prizes total more than $2500.

See who will take home this year's top prizes.

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