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The Roy H. Park School of Communications is proud to announce Bill D’Elia ’69 and David E. Kelley as recipients of this year’s Rod Serling Award for Advancing Social Justice through Popular Media. D’Elia and Kelley have collaborated and shared credits on series such as Boston Legal, Harry’s Law, Ally McBeal, and Chicago Hope.

The ceremony will be streamed live on Thursday, December 7, from The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills at approximately 10:30 p.m. EST (7:30 p.m. PST) at If you can’t tune in live, the broadcast will be archived online for later viewing.

Actor William Shatner who has appeared in Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone and in The Practice and Boston Legal will present the award to D’Elia and Kelley. Brian Herzlinger ’97, an award-winning film director who collaborated with both D’Elia and Kelley will serve as master of ceremonies.


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Continuing this year, the Center for Faculty Excellence is offering an excellence institute in inclusive course design. The Early Career Excellence Institute (ECEI) is a yearlong opportunity. Participants work in faculty learning communities to problem solve, design, and reflect on significant and equitable course changes. This is a chance for faculty across campus to build substantive interdisciplinary relationships across campus regarding pedagogical intention and access in student learning.

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Tuesday December 12
4 p.m.-6 p.m.
Park 277

Kartika Pratiwi was born in Malang, Indonesia and graduated from a Master Program in Cultural Studies. She has been an independent researcher with an interest in narrative discourse on the 1965 genocide in Indonesia, Chinese-Indonesian issues and digital storytelling.

Since 2008, she has been part of kotakhitam Forum – an independent organization, dedicated to research; workshops and documentary movie production for social and political changes. During that time, she has been involved in documentary film productions including Api Kartini (2012); and several video archives on Indonesian political history and collective memory.

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The Department of Writing's Handwerker Reading Series is proud to present a reading of poetry by author and IC alumna nicole v basta and Professor Cory Brown tonight (Tuesday, Dec. 5) at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery.

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Have You Recently Been Diagnosed With Cancer?? Are you trying to get back into an exercise routine or get your strength and endurance back up? Then this study may be for you...

Ithaca College faculty members and physical therapists, Dr. Jill Mayer and Dr. Kayleigh Plumeau are conducting a research project with several physical therapy students. They are studying the effects of an individualized home exercise program on function and quality of life in cancer survivors. They are looking to identify individuals who are interested in receiving an individualized home exercise program designed by a physical therapist to complete over 8 weeks. Interested participants must have an active diagnosis of cancer (any type) or be newly in remission (<90 days since their final treatment).

If you or a loved one are interested, please contact Jill Mayer by phone, 607-274-5825 or by email,


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Dear faculty and staff,

President Collado will be hosting a year-end celebration on Tuesday, December 12 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. in the Emerson Suites. Join us for a fun and relaxing time with friends and colleagues!

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 5. Thanks and see you next week!

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On Tuesday, December 5, at 12:10 in Business 301, H&S is hosting an information session about the H&S Summer Scholars Program. Summer Scholars from last summer will share their experiences in the program with interested students – please join us!

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  The paper, titled, “Learning to embody the radically empirical: performance, ethnography, sensorial knowledge and the art of tabla playing” was part of the panel “Ethnography, Performance and Imagination” at the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) 116th annual meeting (Anthropology Matters!) in Washington, DC on December 2nd.

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The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen LGBTQ film series will present a free public showing of the documentary “How To Survive a Plague” on Tuesday, Dec 5. The screening will take place at 7 p.m. in Textor 101. The screening is in observance of World AIDS Day, and the film tells the story of how activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition. It chronicles mostly HIV-positive activists, advocates and allies who, faced with their own mortality, broke the mold as improbable, radical warriors taking on Washington and the medical establishment. 

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Randi Beckmann, of Belle Sherman Elementary School, and Dr. Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, of Ithaca College’s Department of Education, were recognized at Cornell University’s Town-Gown Awards on Saturday, December 2, 2017, for the Teacher Research Fellows Inquiry Group they co-designed and currently facilitate.

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Faculty, staff and students are invited to join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense Meeting on Wed Dec 13th.

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 The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce a call for proposals for its Faculty-in-Residence program in the academic year, 2018-2019.  The program will bring together up to 6 faculty members who have proposed a program of study, reflection, planning, and action related to some aspect of faculty excellence and development.  Successful proposals will link faculty interests to Ithaca College initiatives and must have a potential impact beyond the faculty member’s own discipline or department.   Proposals are especially welcome that address leadership development, contemplative pedagogy, cultural fluency, mentoring, inclusion and equity, advocacy, and development of pedagogical strategies related to quantitative literacy and writing. 

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Join us for some end-of-the-semester ensemble concerts and more! 

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IC Circle K will be hosting their annual fundraiser with One World Market, located on the Ithaca Commons, next week from December 4 - December 6 in the North Foyer of Campus Center! One World Market seeks to sell handmade, fair trade items made by artisans from around the world. By selling goods "fair trade," One World Market assures that the artisans receive fair payment for their time, energy, and skill. OWM will be selling a variety of fair-trade goods on campus, including scarves, gloves, hats, and jewelry, with a portion of the profits benefiting the mission of IC Circle K.

So, gear up for another Ithaca winter with an array of winter clothes! And don't forget - these items make excellent gifts for friends and family! The sale will take place in the North Foyer of Campus Center on December 4, 5, and 6, from 9-3 each day.

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Parking Services is pleased to announce that decal parking permits will be issued as the primary permit option for Faculty and Staff for 2018.  Decal parking permits are adhesive stickers that are affixed to the inside of the last window on the driver’s side.


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Happy National Cookie Day, IC! Join us at the Business School Café, featuring Gimme! Coffee, today to celebrate. We'll have FREE cookies for you to enjoy between the hours of 8AM and 4:00PM*. 


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Dr. Adam Light gives a talk entitled: Plasma Fluctuations for Fun and Profit

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Dec. 16, SAT 7:00 - 8:15pm
Whalen: Hockett Recital Hall,
Free, pizza reception to follow.

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10-Minute Cabaret Acts

Contributed by Joel Gelpe on 12/03/17 

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 Come enjoy an afternoon of  Ten-Minute Cabaret Acts by students in Musical Theatre Workshop: Repertoire & Style.

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Winter Break Holiday Time

Contributed by Katie Sack on 12/03/17 

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Ithaca College is closed for Winter Break beginning on December 25, 2017 through January 1, 2018. The College will re-open on Tuesday, January 2, 2018. 

As a reminder the Holiday Schedule can be found here: and more information regarding holiday time can be found in the policy manual here:

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