Alluvian, the environmental journal affiliated with the Environmental Studies and Sciences Department at Ithaca College, published its first online issue on Oct. 20th. In this first issue --Nature and the City-- journalistic articles, art, creative nonfiction, science work, and fiction and poetry pieces explore the human/nature boundaries within urban and virtual space. The contributing undergraduates for the first issue are from all over -- Ithaca College, Virginia Tech, University of Washington–Seattle, and the University of London. Alluvian, while based in Ithaca, N.Y., prides itself in representing natural and environmental writing from undergraduate students everywhere.
Alluvian is currently accepting rolling submissions -- art, environmental non-fiction, poetry, and environmental science writing from passionate students.
On November 4, 2016, Karryn Olson-Ramanujan of the Environmental Studies and Sciences department was the keynote speaker for the Women, Food and Agriculture Network's annual conference in Nebraska City, Nebraska.
Fae Dremock, assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences, was an invited speaker to a poetry class at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. Her poetry chapbook, And The Baby Gods Sprout Like Milkweed (2014, Dancing Girl Press) was one of the textbooks for the class.
Environmental journal Alluvian plants its roots on the Ithaca College campus.
Xanthe Matychak, ENVS, will be sitting on two panels at World Makerfaire this weekend. In the first panel she will share the work that she does with the makers of Air Quality Egg, a web connected air quality sensor made in Ithaca by Wicked Device, LLC. Xanthe extended that work into a student project last semester that was featured at EdTech day.