The Blue & Gold Society enjoyed a reception with President Tom Rochon prior to a performance at Lincoln Center by the Ithaca College Choir, Chamber Orchestra, and Symphony Orchestra.
Blue & Gold Society donors and their guests gathered at the Rubin Museum of Art for "The Future of Racial Equity in Higher Education," a conversation and Q&A with Paula Ioanide, associate professor of comparative race and ethnicity studies at Ithaca College, who was joined by Candace King '15, and Cedrick-Michael Simmons '14. As colleges across the nation, including IC, work to find common ground on issues of diversity, this conversation helped to broaden our own understanding of racism and provided context for recent campus events.
President Tom Rochon welcomed members of the President's Associates to the Friends greenroom in Ithaca College's Whalen Center of Music. Guests mingled while listening to the music of pianist Amy Brinkman-Davis '15, then went next door to Ford Hall to hear Calmus perform as part of the Hockett Chamber Music Concert Series.
Members of the President's Associates and their guests gathered at the Museum of the City of New York to see IC's interdisciplinary teaching in action. Professors Mike Haaf '94 and Gary Wells, Parent '13, presented an overview of their fascinating course Chemistry and Art. The course looks at how chemists and art historians would each approach a work of art and, specifically, the tools they would use to resolve questions about the age and meaning of a given work.
The President's Associates enjoyed a reception with President Tom Rochon prior to a performance at Lincoln Center by the IC Choir and Symphony Orchestra.
President Tom Rochon and Alan Krashesky '82, coanchor of Chicago's ABC 7 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. weekday news, treated President's Associates and their guests to an inside look at the ABC 7 studios.
After a reception and an exclusive viewing of the live newscast, President Rochon and Mr. Krashesky hosted a conversation with the audience about IC 20/20, the college's strategic vision for the future.
Photos courtesy of Jim "JK" Koretz '86