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College Briefs Dec. 6

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Caleb Kaufman
First-year student Ben Domenick-Urbansky narrates during his performance in IC Macabre’s production of Ulysses Dies at Dawn in Williams Hall on Dec. 1. The musical is an adaptation of the Mechanisms’ album of the same name.

PA program assistant professor and director leave Ithaca College

Susan Salahshor, assistant professor and program director within the physician assistant program, and Sanghee Moon, assistant professor in the Department of Physical Therapy, will be leaving Ithaca College. Salahshor started at the college in November 2019 as the founding program director of physician assistant studies. Salahshor’s accomplishments include helping attract $1 million to the Thaler Scholarship, an opportunity to support students pursuing the physician assistant studies degree; she was also nationally recognized as a Community Advocacy Award winner by the POCN, the largest nurse practitioner and physician associate network in the U.S. Moon began at Ithaca College in 2020. Since then, Moon has had numerous accomplishments, some of which include being the vice chair of parkinsonism and related movement disorders task force team in the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine since 2020 and a review editor of several peer reviewed journals. 

Workshop for summer stock auditions offered to students 

Ainsley Anderson, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre Production and Management, and Cooper Rothman, career engagement specialist for the School of Music, Theatre and Dance will be hosting a workshop about how to prepare for summer stock auditions.  Summer stock theaters are small productions that happen in the summer months across the country. The session will be held from 12 to 1 p.m. Dec. 7 in Room 008 of the Dillingham Center. The workshop will include how and where to apply, what is involved and how it can improve a career in the arts at Ithaca College. 

Hillel at Ithaca College to host Hanukkah events for students
Ithaca College’s Hillel and Chabad organizations will be hosting several events for the week of Hanukkah. Participants can light a giant menorah for the first night of Hanukkah from 5 to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7 on the Campus Center Quad. For accommodations or questions regarding the event, contact Lauren Goldberg via email at [email protected]. Chabad’s Shabbat and dinner services are from 7:30 to 11:15 p.m. Dec. 8 at 243 Coddington Road. Hillel will also be hosting a Take a Break event from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 12 in the Muller Chapel. Participants can spend this night of Hanukkah away from studying for finals to make crafts, eat snacks and spend time with friends. 

ICC credit Religious Studies course offered for winter session  

Eric Steinschneider, assistant professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion, will be offering the course “Religion Matters” during the winter session for the 2023–2024 academic year. The class is an ICC Diversity and Humanities credit course and will guide students through what religion is, how it works and its impacts and influences on a constantly changing society. Topics may include digital witchcraft, Buddhist militias, Jewish feminists and spirituality in anime. Professor Steinschneider is a historian of religion with a special interest in Hinduism and the written languages Tamil and Sanskrit. Much of professor Steinschneider’s research focuses on Saiva traditions of southern India, which specifically focus on the worship of the deity Siva.

2023 Winter Celebration hosted by President La Jerne Cornish 

The Ithaca College community is invited to the 2023 Winter Celebration with President La Jerne Cornish and the president’s cabinet. The celebration will mark the end of the fall semester from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 14 in Emerson Suites. Different types of food and drinks will be served at the celebration that will be handpicked by the president’s office and Executive Chef Jack Applegarth. Both non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages will be served. The first alcoholic beverage will be complimentary and the ones after must be paid for by cash or credit card. A raffle will be pulled at the end of the evening to give everyone the chance to win a gift. RSVPs will close after Dec. 7. 

Students invited to Jingle Jangle Jubilee and ugly sweater contest

The Jingle Jangle Jubilee will be from 11 to 2 p.m. Dec. 9 in IC Square in Campus Center. The event will provide supplies for attendees to make personalized street signs and reed diffusers and participants can stuff a build-a-buddy. Complimentary hot cocoa, cookies and popcorn will be offered along with board games. Attendees are encouraged to wear ugly holiday sweaters. Prizes will go to the ugliest, funniest, best homemade, best pair or group that coordinates their sweaters, most creative and most festive.
Prizes include an IC sweatshirt-blanket, Nalgene bottles, fanny packs, a mug/cocoa gift basket and Regal movie tickets. The Campus Center dining hall will be open
for brunch.

Applications open for senior to speak at 2024 commencement 

The Ithaca College Commencement Committee is looking for an undergraduate senior to speak at the May 2024 Commencement. All undergraduate seniors with a graduation date between Dec. 2023 and Dec. 2024 are eligible to apply. In addition, eligible candidates must have earned a minimum of 60 credits at Ithaca College and have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 by the end of the Fall 2023 semester. All applicants must send in a one-to two-minute video explaining interest and giving an excerpt of the speech that will be submitted to the committee. Final speeches must be three to five minutes long. 

IC Wellness Clinic holds holiday gathering and an open house

The Wellness Clinic’s holiday gathering and open house will be from 12 to 2 p.m. Dec. 8 in the Center for Health Sciences, room 302. Members and non-members are welcome to join for sessions on guided meditation and bodyweight exercises. Memberships are available for faculty, staff, graduate students and their partners. Refreshments, demos and activities will be offered and a raffle will be pulled at the end of the evening. Prizes include a choice of one semester graduate membership, a one-year
spouse/partner/community membership or one semester locker rental with a wellness clinic t-shirt. Each member and non-member will receive one raffle ticket. Each member that brings a friend will receive one ticket per person they bring. Contact Anita Ching at [email protected] with any questions. 

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