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Archive: April 2016


ITHACA, NY—A junior at Ithaca College has earned the distinction of being awarded two prestigious scholarships named for U.S. political and civic leaders. Victor Lopez-Carmen, a pre-med health sciences major, was named both a Udall Scholar and the winner of a ...

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Ithaca College’s weekly student newspaper, “The Ithacan,” earned national honors when it was presented with a Gold Crown Award this spring at the National College Media Convention in New York City.

The...

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A clothing company founded and run by Ithaca College senior Rita Bunatal took home the top prize at the third annual Ithaca College Business Plan Competition.

Malaika Apparel was awarded $20,000 for the first-place finish. It was also the winner of the $500...

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A person’s worth is tied to their physical appearance. At least, that’s the message people are bombarded with every day – on television, in magazines, the Internet and virtually everywhere else. Women must be thin but curvy, while men must be masculine and muscular. Those who don’t meet these criteria are often left with negative perceptions of themselves.

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ITHACA, NY—A national organization committed to advancing community service and public engagement in higher education has recognized Ithaca College senior Brendan Davis as a 2016 Newman Civic Fellow.

Davis is among a select group of 218 college students honored by ...

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THURSDAY, APRIL 28
ART

Opening reception for “Tell Us Where: 2016 Senior Student Show,” an exhibition of artworks by graduating students from the Department of Art and Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies; 5–7 p.m., Handwerker Gallery, Gannett Center.

MUSIC
Faculty recital by flutist Wendy...

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Students from Ithaca College’s School of Business were introduced to representatives of some of the biggest companies in New York City during the spring 2016 “Meet the Firms” trip.

The annual excursion is designed to introduce business students to internship and employment opportunities and expose them to different...

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ITHACA, NY—Writers at the beginning stages of their burgeoning careers will share their fiction, non-fiction, poetry, plays and screenwriting during the New Voices Literary Festival, taking place April 20–22. A collaborative effort of several departments at Ithaca College along with the larger local literary community, the...

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For the first time, the Ithaca College School of Business has been recognized as one of the top 100 undergraduate business schools in the nation by Bloomberg Businessweek. The school debuted at #87 nationally and at #6 in New York State.

According to...

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Fifty-two Ithaca College students travelled to the University of North Carolina at Asheville to present their research at the 2016 National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR).

The annual conference, which took place April 7–9, included students from 387 colleges and...

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ITHACA, NY—Seniors in the Martin Luther King Scholar program at Ithaca College will tell stories of survival, resilience and defiance on Thursday, April 21. Free and open to the public, the program is scheduled for noon in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall.

Titled “More Than a Story of Oppression,” the presentation will demonstrate...

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Of all the people to interview you about your new book, your college roommate might be among the most amiable. At least that was the impression of audience members who attended Tuesday’s book signing by Jeffrey Selingo ’95, during which he was interviewed by friend,  former college roommate, and anchor of “ABC World News Tonight,” ...

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ITHACA, NY—Soprano Dawn Upshaw will make a special guest appearance in a performance by the Ithaca College Symphony and Chamber Orchestras on Sunday, April 24. The 4 p.m. concert in Ford Hall is free and open to the public.

Upshaw will join the Chamber Orchestra for “Folk Songs,” a song cycle by the Italian...

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Most people know about Martin Luther King Jr.’s famed letter from Birmingham jail, written on April 16, 1963, which defended the use of non-violent resistance against racism. Fewer know about Bayard Rustin – the gay, African American civil rights leader who helped supply the philosophical underpinnings of that strategy.

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THURSDAY, APRIL 21
DISCUSSION

“More Than a Story of Oppression,” a CSCRE Discussion Series presentation by Ithaca College MLK Scholars; noon, Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall.

MUSIC
Performance by the Opera Workshop; 7 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.

PERFORMANCE
Asian American...

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A student-led initiative called IC Color will celebrate the panoply of identities that make up the Ithaca College community. The week-long event running from April 17-22 will focus on typically underrepresented populations, with an entire day devoted to recognizing each.

Events will include concerts, an art exhibit, an open mic night, activist theater, slam poetry, food tastings and...

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ITHACA, NY—Cellist, composer and multimedia artist Kathy McTavish will present her latest work live at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 14. Titled “b r 1 N k,” her 7:30 p.m. performance and talk in Textor 102 is free and open to the public.

With an interdisciplinary background in...

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ITHACA, NY—Folk singing, drums, tap dancing — not quite the kind of thing you might expect at an orchestra concert. But the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra will be breaking new ground in its recital on Sunday, April 17. The 4 p.m. performance in Ford Hall is free and open to the public.

The program kicks off with Folk Songs, a song cycle by the Italian composer Luciano...

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Three individuals will be recognized for distinguished service and accomplishments in their respective fields by being awarded honorary degrees from Ithaca College: New York Times correspondent Adam B. Ellick, Fisher House Foundation chair and chief executive officer Kenneth Fisher and Young People’s Chorus of New York City founder and artistic director Francisco J....

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Ithaca College alumnus Mathew Miller is no stranger to training elite performers and athletes, but he hasn’t had to do it in front of a TV audience.

At least not until now.

Miller, who graduated with a degree in athletic training in 2004, will be a...

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ITHACA, NY—One of America’s most thought-provoking and multi-faceted artists, pianist Jeremy Denk, will give a free recital at Ithaca College on Tuesday, April 12. His 8:15 p.m. performance in Ford Hall is part of the annual Rachel S. Thaler Concert Pianist Series.

Denk’s honors...

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Some of Ithaca College’s brightest and most creative students will present their impressive research at the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Academic Symposium on Thursday, April 14.

Four hundred and twenty...

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The nature of people, events and the truth are explored with passion and wit in the Ithaca College Theatre’s production of “Arcadia,” the Olivier Award-winning drama written by acclaimed playwright Tom Stoppard. Performances will be at the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on April 26, 28, 29 and 30 at 8 p.m., as well as 2 p.m. matinees on April 30 and May...

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Three Ithaca College seniors have received Fulbrights to spend the 2016–17 academic year working on projects overseas. Taylor Graham will use his creative arts award to make a documentary film on water issues in India; Jaime Lisack will use her research award to study cell development at the University of Würzburg, Germany; and Erika Bucior will use her research award to study an...

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Emily Morley, a senior on the Ithaca College women's crew team made history on Thursday as the Bahamas Olympic Committee formally announced that Morley will become the first person to represent the Bahamas in the sport of rowing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil later this summer....

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THURSDAY, APRIL 14
DISCUSSION

“Anti-Black Racism in Asian American Communities,” a panel of students and faculty discussing the ways in which the Asian American community can stand in solidarity with the Black/African American community; 7 p.m., room 111, Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise.

LECTURE...

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Facing off against over 240 schools, the Ithaca College chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA) brought home a top award at the Annual Intercollegiate Conference in March.

ICAMA won the ...

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When Ithaca College senior Randy Wong-Westbrooke begins a career as a set designer after graduation, he’ll have help from an established professional who knows about the challenges underrepresented groups face in the field of theatre arts.

Wong-Westbrooke, a theatrical...

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ITHACA, NY—Prolific novelist Percival Everett will read from his latest collection of short stories, “Half an Inch of Water,” answer questions and sign books at Ithaca College on Thursday, April 7. His 7:30 p.m. presentation in Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall, is free and open to the public.

The...

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Two professors in Ithaca College’s Roy H. Park School of Communications – Patricia Zimmermann and Scott Hamula – have been named to prestigious positions in their fields.

Zimmermann, professor of media arts, sciences and studies and co-director of the Finger Lakes Environmental...

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ITHACA, N.Y. -- Former “The Voice” contestant and YouTube singing sensation JR Aquino will perform at Ithaca College this month as part of Focus Asia, a month-long celebration that highlights the cultures and heritages of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Aquino has performed original songs and covers on his...

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With the media quietly waiting for the results of the Hawaii Democratic caucus late into the night of March 26, the entire country took notice when Alec Salisbury beat them to the punch from his dorm room at Ithaca College, projecting Bernie Sanders as the victor. 

Along with a handful of strangers on Reddit, the sophomore cinema and photography major used social media to...

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