Cathy Lee Crane, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies, was named a 2013 Guggenheim Fellow in Film/Video.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded fellowships to a diverse group of 175 scholars, artists, and scientists. Appointed on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise, the successful candidates were chosen from a group of almost 3,000 applicants.

The Guggenheim Fellowship will support Crane's upcoming project -- a production of a speculative history on how the United States entered World War I as told through the story of one girl's adoption by a butcher in 1917.

Students of Ithaca College will be invited to participate in producing scenes of this film in the Park School soundstage as part of a Cinema Production Practicum course offered in the SP14 semester. If you are interested in enrolling in that class, please contact Professor Crane directly at to attend an informational session in FA13.


Scott Hamula, associate professor and chair of the Department of Strategic Communication, has been invited to join America Advertising Federation’s (AAF) National Education Executive Committee (NEEC). Hamula will represent District 2 which is comprised of schools located in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia.

AAF is the oldest national advertising trade association, representing 40,000 professionals in the advertising industry. The organization also includes more than 200 college chapters and 6,500 student members.

The NEEC committee is comprised of nationally recognized advertising professors and industry professionals and oversees all of the AAF’s educational programs such as the National Student Advertising Competition, Alpha Delta Sigma Honor Society, Vance Stickell Internship program, Adweek Pen Tudor Internship program, and the Annual Student Conference.

Hamula will serve a three-year term.



Professor Ron Jude currently has photographic work on view in Off The Grid, an exhibition running through May 4th at Gallery Luisotti in Santa Monica. His work will also be on view April 26 - 28th at Paris Photo Los Angeles at Paramount Studios.


Joy Bauer, from NBC's TODAY, will serve as this year's Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer. She will speak on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. The event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecture Series brings a broadcast journalist to campus each year to honor the legacy of Jessica Savitch, the 1968 Ithaca College graduate who became an Emmy Award-winning NBC News anchor and correspondent. Previous speakers in the series have included Sam Champion, Jean Chatzky, Lester Holt, Ann Cury, David Muir ’95, Andrea Mitchell, and Natalie Morales.


Communication is often taken for granted, but it is what 13-year-old Alexis Runyan and four-year-old Oliver Chatterjee struggle with every day. Both children are nonverbal and cannot sign with their hands due to disorders that create a lack of muscle control.

The documentary Expressions of Hope gives a voice to these two children struggling to find their own. The film follows the children as they learn how to use various forms of assistive technology and modes of communication, and features the amazing work of Tina Caswell, clinical instructor, and her students at Ithaca College's Sir Alexander Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic.

Screening: Expressions of Hope
Monday, April 15
5 p.m.
Textor 101


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