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On 5/18, the theatre company Play for Voices presents a live listening session of their latest production, Friedrich Dürrenmatt's radio play “The Doppelgänger,” translated from German into English by Walter Byongsok Chon, Assistant Professor of Dramaturgy and Theatre Studies. The presentation will be at Be Electric Studios in Brooklyn at 7pm.

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The CFE is pleased to announce that Dr. Belisa González is the recipient of the inaugural President Shirley M. Collado Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Ithaca College Community. The award is given to a faculty member who embodies the vision and work of President Collado through an inclusive approach to educational practices of teaching, research, and leadership in the classroom, the campus, and the community. Belisa González has been working on making Ithaca College and our community a more equitable and inclusive place for all of us since her arrival on campus 12 years ago.  Please join us in congratulating Dr. González for receiving this timely and deserved recognition.

Zenon Wasyliw, professor Department of History, organized and chaired a panel that included two Ithaca College history alumni at the Association for the Study of Nationalities world convention held 2-4 May at Columbia University in New York City.

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Please join me in congratulating our Mike Matheny Excellence in Clinical Education Award Winner for 2019, Clinical Associate Professor, Todd W. Lazenby, MA, ATC

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Linda Heyne, Professor, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, will be a Visiting Scholar for two weeks in May at Breda University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. She will be delivering presentations on therapeutic recreation, inclusive recreation, sustainable tourism, and qualitative research methods as well as learning to ride a bike "Dutch-style."


Naeem Inayatullah presented “Loyalty, Fidelity, Audacity: towards an inventory of taboos” for the workshop, Orienting Ourselves in the World: The Particular and the General.  Conveners: Maja Zehfuss and Jenny Edkins, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK, 9 May 2019.

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Joslyn Brenton (Sociology) and her co-author Sarah Bowen (North Carolina State University) were interviewed by North Carolina Public Radio State of Things host, Frank Stasio. 

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Andy Smith (Biology) was interviewed about his work on bio-inspired adhesives on CBC radio’s weekly science show “Quirks and Quarks”. The show was aired on Saturday May 4th, and Monday May 6th. And again on Wednesday May 8th at 3pm in selected markets. The interview is also available as a podcast. Quirks and Quarks is an award-winning show heard by a national audience of 800,000 people. The article with accompanying interview is available at 

Karl Paulnack, Dean of the School of Music, has been named to the Higher Education Advisory Group of the National Alliance for Audition Support.

The alliance is a national initiative by the New World Symphony, the Sphinx Organization, and the League of American Orchestras, to increase diversity in American orchestras by offering Black and Latinx musicians a customized combination of mentoring, audition preparation, financial support, and audition previews. 

The advisory group also includes deans and representatives from Eastman, Oberlin, Northwestern, USC, Michigan, and other leading schools of music.

Tom Pfaff, Professor of Mathematics, has had his book R for College Mathematics and Statistics published by CRC Press.   Information about the text can be found here.

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The first Pippi to Ripley conference held at Ithaca College in 2011 consisted of 26 presenters; this year's event featured 134 participants.


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Felice Atesoglu Russell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Education, Christine Hafer, Assistant Professor, Department of Education, and Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian, recently presented their research at the Ireland International Conference on Education in Dublin, Ireland.

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Congratulations to our Ad Lab students on winning Day 2 of the American Advertising Federation (AAF) District Two round of the National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC)!

The next step for this talented team is Semifinals where 18 schools from across the country will compete to be one of eight teams to present at Nationals in Hollywood, Florida, at the ADMERICA Conference .

Ad Lab is a senior capstone campaigns course in the Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) major. The AAF National Student Advertising Competition (NSAC) is the premier college advertising competition that provides college students the real-world experience of creating a strategic advertising/marketing/media campaign for a corporate client; this year's client being Wienerschnitzel and the goals are to improve the image of hot dogs and increase overall sales. Students develop a marketing communications plan and then pitch their work to advertising professionals at the district, semifinal and national levels.

Good luck at Semifinals Ad Lab students!

Ithaca College's student-run television and radio stations, ICTV and WICB, were honored at this past weekend's Syracuse Press Club Awards Dinner at the Genesee Grande Hotel in Syracuse for outstanding news and sports reporting. 

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Twenty one students and one faculty member were inducted into the Ithaca College Paulen A. Smith chapter of Sigma Xi, the honor society for science and engineering

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The Ithaca College chapter of the American Marketing Association (ICAMA) was once again recognized as an Outstanding Chapter at the 2019 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, April 11-13.

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Thomas Garrison organized a session and Michael Malpass presented a paper at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology meetings. In Albuquerque, NM April 10-14.

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 Katharine Hochella, Laura Jenkins, and Brooke Maybee were elected to the Omicron chapter of Lambda Alpha, the national anthropology honorary society.

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Three student documentaries from TVR 29900 Nonfiction Production, will broadcast on PBS station WCNY on Sunday April 28, at 11pm.

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 Associate professor Hongwei Guan, Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, recently delivered a keynote presentation for the International Chinese Society for Physical Activities and Health (ICSPAH) 2019 Symposium at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) conference, held April 9-13 in Tampa, Florida. The title of his presentation was " Snow Sports Safety: What China Can Learn from the US". Dr. Guan also coordinated the ICSPAH International Leadership Forum.

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