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Katherine Helly, a senior Athletic Training major in the Department of Exercise & Sport Sciences (Florence, MA) was just notified by the Eastern Athletic Trainers' Association that she is the recipient of the 2018 District II Kent Scriber Scholarship.

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Flora Tierney (Biochemistry, '18), Shannon Allen (Biology, '18), Elizabeth Freilich (Biology, '18) and Madison Chlebowski (Biology, '19) presented their research at the annual Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington DC in November.

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David's presentation was part of the panel "Understanding holistic healing: case studies of medical pluralism throughout Africa."  at the 116th annual meetings of the American Anthropological Association in Washington, D.C. last week.

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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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Randi Beckmann, of Belle Sherman Elementary School, and Dr. Jeane Copenhaver-Johnson, of Ithaca Collegeís Department of Education, were recognized at Cornell Universityís 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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Kathleen Mulligan, Associate Professor of Voice and Speech, served as the dialect and vocal coach on the world premiere of  the new musical The Gift of The Magi at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre in Little Rock. The adaptation, based on the story by O. Henry, features lyrics by Ithaca College alum Maggie-Kate Coleman (’03), music by Andrew Cooke, and book by Jeffrey Hatcher. It was directed by Arkansas Repertory Theatre Artistic Director John Miller-Stephany. The musical opened on Thursday, November 30 and will run through December 24.


Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Ed.D. assistant professor of education, and Jill Bodner, M.S. Childhood Education, '14, recently coauthored an article in i.e.:  Inquiry in Education, the peer-reviewed journal published by the Center for Practitioner Research at National Louis University.  The piece, titled, "Detached and Unsustainable:  Central Tensions in Teacher Research Capstones and the Possibilities for Reimagined Inquiry," explores challenges in the research capstone assignments that are common in teacher education programs.  With three key recommendations rooted in the field of Practitioner Inquiry, the authors present a vision for change that could increase the likelihood of cultivating thoughtful, reflective, life-long teacher researchers.  The article can be read online:

Debates about so-called “cinephilia,” the passions aroused by a medium predicated on various pleasures of spectatorship and reception, has long been a part of how theorists, historians, critics, and filmmakers have thought about cinema.

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School of Music Dean Karl Paulnack has been reelected to the Commission on Accreditation of the National Association of Schools of Music. The eighteen elected members of the Commission are vested by NASM with the authority to grant or deny accreditation for music programs in the United States. NASM reports to the US Department of Education and serves as both a specialized and “gatekeeper” accreditor for more than 650 accredited programs.

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management congratulates Patrol Officer Corinne Searle on her recent graduation from the Broome County Police Academy.  Officer Searle also earned the Top Academic Award for her graduating class of almost 40 new officers!

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FutureCycle Press has published Writing professor Katharyn Howd Machanís collection of poems.

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On behalf of the Office of Admission, I am writing to offer our thanks to the entire Ithaca College community. This past semester, we hosted four Open Houses for nearly 3,000 prospective students and their guests. We want to thank YOU for all of your energy to make these programs a success!

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Associate Professor Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts), along with partners in the “On Common Ground” project, presented at the Fulbright Association’s annual conference, ”Fulbright: Now More Than Ever” in Washington D.C. and advocated for Fulbright on Capitol Hill.


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Maria DiFrancesco, professor of Spanish and chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures has won Symposium's Harold G. Jones Award for Best Senior Scholar Essay published in the journal from 2015-2017.  The award winning essay is entitled, "Facing the Specter of Immigration in Biutiful." The award comes with a $1,000 prize.

The editorial board has invited DiFrancesco to a celebratory reception which will be held on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at 5 pm, at the Taylor & Francis booth at the MLA convention in NYC.  

Daniel Pascoe, Executive Director of Career Services, presented at and was one of three keynote speakers at BIESTRA, Chile's Biennial Conference on Higher Education and the World of Work.

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Catherine Taylor's new book, You, Me, and the Violence was published this fall in the 21st Century Essays Series at Ohio State University Press. The book considers the nature of personal and political autonomy, focusing on the surprising juxtaposition of puppetry and military drones. More information at:

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3 IC students are finalists for a prestigious popular culture prize.

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 Alex Pinto, Post-Doctoral Teaching Fellow at Department of Chemistry, published a paper entitled “Controlling Cu2ZnSnS4 (CZTS) phase in microwave solvothermal synthesis” at Journal of Materials Chemistry A.


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 "Rehabilitating Citizenship: Lessons from Across the Curriculum" appears in the Fall 2017 issue of the open-source journal that strives to integrate humanistic perspectives into the work of rehabilitation.


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6 IC students presented papers at the Mid-Atlantic Popular  & American Culture Association’s annual conference on November 9-11.

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