News Releases

Archive: March 2017


In just three weeks, William Boyajian ’12 has collected around $3,000 playing his guitar on busy subway platforms throughout New York City. But Boyajian isn’t a struggling musician playing on the street to get by. He doesn’t keep the money for himself. Instead, a sign next to his cash-filled guitar case implores anyone who is homeless or who needs help to “take as...

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David Harker joined Ithaca College in late 2016 as the director of the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE). He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in sociology from Boston College, and his research focuses on ways in which individuals take action and engage with their communities around social issues. Prior to taking the position at IC, he had...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 30
MUSIC

Faculty cello recital by Elizabeth Simkin with pianist Dmitri Novgorodsky; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.

SCREENING/WORKSHOP
Israel Film Festival “Gaga Dance Workshop,” followed by a showing of the documentary “Mr. Gaga,” about Batsheva Dance Company...

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As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is calling for new media submissions for an upcoming online exhibition entitled “Invisible Geographies.”

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Bruce Beck ’78, the longtime anchor for NBC 4 New York, was presented with the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism on March 10 at the Paley Center for Media in New York City in front of friends, family and dozens of Ithaca College students and alumni.

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Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most influential poetry critics of his generation,” Stephen Burt will give a free public reading at Ithaca College on Tuesday, March 28. His 8 p.m. presentation, which will include a book signing and Q&A, will be held in Klingenstein Lounge, Campus Center.

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The 27th annual Educational Technology Day will take place at Ithaca College on Thursday, Mar. 23 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Campus Center. The event, which is the largest multi-platform, multi-vendor technology showcase for higher education in upstate New York, is free and open to the public.

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To conclude its 2016 festival, the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival is holding an international, online exhibition of digital media entitled “...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 23
EXHIBITION

Twenty-seventh annual Educational Technology Day, featuring seminars and product demonstrations by leading national and regional computer and technology vendors; 9 a.m.–4 p.m., Campus Center.

MUSIC
Performance of African drumming and dance, directed by Baruch Whitehead; 8:15 p.m., Ford...

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The fourth annual Israel Film Festival (IFF) at Ithaca College will be held on March 25, 29 and 30 and will feature three documentaries illustrating stories from life in Israel and beyond. IFF has partnered with local theater Cinemapolis to present the third film of the series, which will be screened there on the festival’s closing night. The...

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The Ithaca College women’s track & field program finished as the national runner-up at the NCAA Division III Championships on March 10-11 in Naperville, Ill., which was hosted by North Central College. It is...

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Students, faculty and staff filled Clark Lounge in the Campus Center on Wednesday afternoon for a discussion about how Islamophobia affects Muslims and people wrongly thought to be Muslims. The conversation, led by Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy Rumit Singh Kakar and Kayla Wheeler, a...

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As Ithaca College students depart for Spring Break next week, 40 will disperse throughout the country and Canada to spend their time volunteering for a variety of causes, while another three will trek to Alaska to help locals prepare their income taxes.

The annual Alternative Spring Break program sends small teams...

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An Ithaca College senior is one of the top five finalists in this year’s PRWeek Student of the Year competition, and she got there with a little help from her theater background.

Mackenzie Gannon, who graduates this spring with a degree in integrated marketing communications, applied to the industry magazine’s competition as part of...

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In a banner year for journalism by non-conglomerate news outlets, the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) at Ithaca College has announced the winners of the ninth annual Izzy Award. The award will be shared by Mother...

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Congratulations to the current and retired members of the faculty who have been recognized by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees. The board granted emeritus status to eight former faculty members and awarded promotions and/or tenure to 19 current faculty members at its March meeting.

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Ithaca College Theatre’s production of “The Cradle Will Rock” offers a musical window to the workers’ rights movement of the 1930s.

“The Cradle Will Rock” will be performed on March 28, 30, 31, April 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m., as well as April 2 and 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are currently available online at ...

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New York sports journalist Bruce Beck ’78 will be honored by the Ithaca College community when he is awarded the Jessica Savitch Award of Distinction for Excellence in Journalism tomorrow, March 10, at the Paley Center for Media in New York City. The event will begin at 12:15 p.m. and can be viewed via ...

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Shirley M. Collado will take office as the ninth president of Ithaca College on July 1. During a recent visit to campus, she participated in a wide-ranging interview, touching on her past experience and her hopes for the future of IC.

This is part two of the two-part interview. In ...

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MONDAY, MARCH 20
MUSIC

Guest recital by violinist Ariana Kim, assistant professor of performance at Cornell University; 7 p.m., Hockett Family Recital Hall, Whalen Center.

TUESDAY, MARCH 21
WORKSHOP

“Elder Abuse: Prevalence, Process, and Prevention,” a Gerontology Institute Workshop presented by...

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“My professor can beat up you up!” is not a claim you’d normally make out on the quad. But if your professor is James Pfrehm, an assistant professor of German and linguistics at Ithaca College, it’s not such a stretch. And it’s probably true.

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Competing against over 200 other students, a group from Ithaca College’s Women in Computing organization won “Best Hardware Hack” at the Rochester Institute of Technology's fourth annual WiC Hacks event on Feb. 25 and 26. The competition, which...

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Who was the official banjo player for the New York Yankees? If you answered Cynthia Sayer ’77, then Trivial Pursuit is the game for you. As out-of-left-field as having her name appear on a legitimate game card is, “being hired by George Steinbrenner is even better,” quips the hall of fame banjoist. “Playing in the Yankees...

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The Ithaca College Art Department celebrated the opening of its new Creative Space Gallery in the South Hill Business Park on Tuesday, Feb. 28. The space will serve as both a creator’s studio and an art gallery.

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Ducking beneath the rush of an incoming aircraft, standing atop a lighthouse during a hazardous storm, and running from wild dogs on an early foggy morning may sound like the job of an action movie stuntman, but it’s actually the life of Rob Apse ’09.

Apse, who graduated with a degree in cinema and photography, experienced these misadventures while creating a website...

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THURSDAY, MARCH 9
MUSIC

“Long Ago and Far Away,” a performance by the Concert Band, featuring Susan Waterbury on violin and works by Doss, Kuster and Turina; 8:15 p.m., Ford Hall, Whalen Center.

SATURDAY, MARCH 11
MUSIC

Concert by the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra, featuring works by Haydn and...

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On February 22, 2017, Shirley M. Collado was announced as Ithaca College’s ninth president. Collado visited campus all day, delivering remarks at three open events and visiting campus groups with her husband, acclaimed poet A. Van Jordan.

Throughout the day, Collado shared reflections on her personal story, her leadership philosophy, and what drew her to Ithaca...

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