Gossa Tsegaye, assistant professor in the Department of Television-Radio, will talk about his one-hour documentary, "Porch Fest: Celebrating the spirit of a community through Music" on Thursday, November 3 at 12:05 p.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium. His project was a one-day shoot on a shoe-string budget.

Using Park School Students as assistants (Stacey Lawrence, Sarah Furie, Victoria Grace, Matt Walker, Ben Ratner, Shawn Steiner, Emily Junge, and Jackie Green), Tsegaye filmed the local music festival in which bands use downtown porches instead of traditional stages.

Tsegaye will also discuss scouting locations, crew selection and editing.


The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) recently awarded Ithaca College’s student chapter with the “Region 1 Chapter of the Year Award” at the SPJ/RTDNA National Conference in September. SPJ also recognized the chapter’s adviser, Mead Loop, with the David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Advisor Award.

Executive board members Carly Gill ’13, Maya Kachroo-Levine ’13, Julianne Feller ’13 and Kera Schulze ’13 were in attendance to receive the award (pictured).


Diana Cui '12 and Patricia Morin '12 were named recipients of the Advertising Women of New York Scholarship Award (AWNY) for the 2011-2012 academic year. The students were chosen for their genuine interest in the advertising industry and have maintained strong academic records. The $2,000 scholarship is applied toward tuition expenses.

A design by Denise Psyhogios ’12 was also chosen by representatives from AWNY to be used as the official poster for the 55th annual Advertising Career Conference in November.


Mara Alper’s documentary, Visions of the Huichol, was curated for screening in the “Cinema Wixarika” film festival in Guadalajara, Mexico in September 2011. Curator Carlos Escobedo selected it to show the story of the bead and yarn artworks made by this traditional tribe in Mexico.

The film is bilingual, with the Spanish translation made by Annette Levine, associate professor in Modern Languages and Literatures. 


Patricia Zimmermann, professor of cinema, photography and media arts and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, delivered two invited lectures in The Netherlands in October analyzing documentary, historiography, and new media in Indonesia.

Her talk “Archives, Historiography, and Recording the Future,” was part of a special workshop probing the Recording the Future project, an long-term archival and ethnographic initiative to document six cities in Indonesia on a regular basis to track changes in public life post-Reformasi. The Royal Netherlands Institute for Southeast Asia and Caribbean Studies (KITLV) assembled anthropologists, sociologists, historians, public health and media researchers to consider this evolving documentation project of everyday life in Indonesia.


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