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Six IC students presented original scholarship at this year’s Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association, held in Baltimore November 8-10.


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Historian Jonathan Ablard presented at a conference at the Instituto Mora in Mexico City.

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During the 2018 Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education (AORE) and Wilderness Education Association (WEA) Joint National Conference, in Snowbird, Utah, Maggie Wise (Outdoor Adventure Leadership ’18) and Assistant Professor Patrick Lewis presented research on the female recreational mountain biking experience.


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Psychology students Casey Foster ('19) and Maiah Overdorf ('19) presented the results of their humor research at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association in Worcester, Massachusetts.

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Professor Sara Haefeli (Music Theory, History and Composition) recently presented her lecture entitled "Why Study Music in the Time of Climate Change?” She argues that we need musicians now more than ever to heal our world that is "heating up" in more ways than one.   Dr. Haefeli is pictured here at Oklahoma City University’s School of Music Assembly on November 6th.

Assistant Professor Christopher Klinger accepted the Best of the Best award on behalf of the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, at the 2018 National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) annual conference, in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ithaca College was one of four institutions of Higher Education to receive the Best of the Best award, recognizing their role in training highly effective professionals in the fields of Therapeutic Recreation and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. 

Congratulations to the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies

The vision of the department is to “be recognized nationally for our work in the character and professional development of students in outdoor adventure leadership and therapeutic recreation.”


Saviana Stanescu's monologue of an immigrant domestic worker who doesn't have the right to vote - Magda - is featured in the program COURAGE EVERYWHERE at the National Theatre in London, as announced by Broadway World:

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Presented on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities 

During the just-concluded New York Coalition for Sustainability in Higher Education (NYCSHE) conference held at Colgate University, Greg Lischke, IC’s Director of Energy Management and Sustainability, presented two sessions:

  1. “Energy Master Planning”  (A panel presentation with colleague institutions SUNY Brockport and Stony Brook and the New York Power Authority - moderated by O’Brien and Gere Energy Consultants)
  2. "Beyond Building Energy Management”  (A collaborative presentation with the University of Albany and contracted partner GreenerU)

 Congratulations, Greg!


Walter Byongsok Chon, Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies, has his English translation of Sam-Shik Pai’s Korean play INCHING TOWARDS YEOLHA published in The Mercurian: A Theatrical Translation Review, Fall 2018.  The journal also includes an introduction, written by Chon. 

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The Phi Kappa Phi Fall Awards & Induction Ceremony will take place Friday, November 9, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in Klingenstein Lounge – Campus Center.

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 One hundred and sixty-one students were inducted into the Oracle Honor Society on November 5th, 2018 at a ceremony held in Emerson Suites.

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 Julia Cozzarelli, Professor of Italian in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, has had an article published in the journal Quaderni d'Italianistica.  

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As the former splendor of our early monastic sites fades somewhat into the landscape, so frequently does their place in the consciousness and affection of their surrounding communities. Ensuring that the folk traditions and history of these sites remains in the public mindset requires vigilance, continued archaeological research and a creative, holistic approach to working with local communities throughout the county. With that in mind the Irish Archaeology Field School and Ithaca College undertook to support a series of small research initiatives in 2017 at a limited number of monastic sites in Offaly, namely at Saint Brendan’s (Birr), Roscomroe, and Seir Kieran. This paper focuses on the past, present, and possible future research at the largest and most extant of these sites – Seir Kieran

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Dr. Lynn Gitlow will receive the International Service Award from the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) at the Annual Awards and Recognition Ceremony Saturday, April 6, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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Paula Twomey, Department of Modern Languages & Literatures published another book entitled "Communicative Activities for Real-Life Situations: Role-Play for the Entire Class" due out around Christmas. 

Ithaca College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Rod Serling Scriptwriting Competition.  They are as follows:

First Place:  Vance Berk, Songbird on the Wire 

Second Place:  David Eversole, Shoo, Fly

Third Place:  Eugene Ramos, When Waterdrops Have Worn the Stones of Troy

This year’s winners will receive prizes of $250, $150 and $100 respectively.

The competition honors excellence in a short script displaying strong contemporary social themes in the science fiction and horror genres that are in the tradition of Rod Serling’s Twilight Zone or Night Gallery.  It is open to non-produced or non-optioned writers only.

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On October 16, 2018, SHRM which is the largest global human resources membership association posted an article written by Delphia Howze, Director of Employee Relations and Development.  The article is titled “Creating a Safe Space for Inclusive Dialogue” and provides readers with high-level considerations that will aid in setting the stage for productive discussions on the topic of Diversity & Inclusion.   

Professor Akiko Fillinger of the Chemistry Department gave an invited talk at State University of New York at Cortland October 22, 2018 on how chemistry can contribute to solar energy utilization and explained her research projects with Ithaca College undergraduate students. Her research projects focus on fuel production, such as hydrogen gas via water splitting, by utilizing solar energy with electrochemically synthesized materials.  The talk was well received by the audience providing scientific information to students who are keen on environmental issues.  



Walter Byongsok Chon, Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies, presents his paper “The Radio Play and What Lies Beyond: Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s The Doppelganger” at the ALTA (The American Literary Translators Association) Conference in Bloomington, IN, on November 3. 

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Kristen Lind, Health Promotion Specialist in the Center for Health Promotion, Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, has earned certification as a Health and Wellness Coach from Real Balance Global Wellness Services, Inc. 

Certified Health and Wellness Coaches work with individuals and groups in a client-centered process to facilitate and empower the client to achieve self-determined goals related to health and wellness. 

In the Center for Health Promotion, free wellness coaching is offered to IC students as part of the Center's THRIVE@IC initiative for building resiliency and fostering student wellness and success.

Congratulations, Kristen!


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