Joy Bauer, from NBC's TODAY, will serve as this year's Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecturer. She will speak on Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications, the Jessica Savitch Distinguished Journalism Lecture Series brings a broadcast journalist to campus each year to honor the legacy of Jessica Savitch, the 1968 Ithaca College graduate who became an Emmy Award-winning NBC News anchor and correspondent. Previous speakers in the series have included Sam Champion, Jean Chatzky, Lester Holt, Ann Cury, David Muir ’95, Andrea Mitchell, and Natalie Morales.
Communication is often taken for granted, but it is what 13-year-old Alexis Runyan and four-year-old Oliver Chatterjee struggle with every day. Both children are nonverbal and cannot sign with their hands due to disorders that create a lack of muscle control.
The documentary Expressions of Hope gives a voice to these two children struggling to find their own. The film follows the children as they learn how to use various forms of assistive technology and modes of communication, and features the amazing work of Tina Caswell, clinical instructor, and her students at Ithaca College's Sir Alexander Ewing Speech and Hearing Clinic.
Screening: Expressions of Hope
Monday, April 15
Three ICTV shows were recognized at the 2013 PEGASYS Awards, celebrating the best in public, governmental, and educational access television production in Tompkins County. The event was cablecast live on Time Warner Channel 13 on February 22.
Finger Lakes Uncorked, produced by Park Productions, won two awards at an international screening and competition for web series in Los Angeles. At the LA Webfest March 28-31, Kyle Kelley (Cinema & Photography, Cinema Production concentration, 2010) won an award for Outstanding Editing. Josh Berger (Television/ Radio, Audio Production concentration, 2010) and Isaac Derfel (Television/Radio, Audio Production concentration, 2013) won for Outstanding Sound Design.
The New York Press Association has named The Ithacan the Best Overall College Newspaper in New York State for 2012 in its annual Better College Newspaper competition. The award was presented April 6 at the NYPA’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Resort in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.