February 1, 2023
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College Briefs April 8

The Ithacan receives recognition from journalism associations

The Ithacan has received multiple awards recently from professional journalism institutions.

The Ithacan was named a Gold Medalist for the 2019-20 academic year in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s (CSPA) annual college publication critique. Sophia Adamucci ’20 was the editor in chief and Zoë Freer-Hessler ’20 was the managing editor. Judges evaluated issues of the paper and the website. The CSPA also scored The Ithacan at 985 out of 1,000 points on the critique scale which is the highest score the paper has received in the past decade. The Ithacan was also awarded All Columbia Honors which is a citation for special merit in all three critique categories. The categories were Essentials, Verbal and Visual. The publication was in the hybrid category, meaning it is a print publication that provides live coverage on its website in between print editions.

The Ithacan also received the Silver Crown from the CSPA in March, which is different than the organization’s critique.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) named The Ithacan as a finalist “in one or more categories” in this year’s Region 1 (Northeast Region) Mark of Excellence Awards. The winners will be announced at this year’s SPJ Virtual Regional Conferences April 10 and April 14–15. The awards are for the 2020 calendar year. Adamucci was editor in chief for Spring 2020 and senior Madison Fernandez was editor in chief for Fall 2020.

Faculty members to share ideas for celebrating student employees

The Experiential Learning Alliance Student Employment Enhancement (SEE) Committee is inviting faculty and staff who work with student employees to an event April 9 to celebrate student employees.

The event is called “SUPERvision: Celebrating Student Employees!.” Student Employee Appreciation Week is being held April 12–16 and this event is an opportunity for supervisors to learn and share ideas on how to show appreciation for student employees.

The Experiential Learning Alliance (ELA) brings over 50 members together across campus who are motivated to impact student’s experiential learning experiences in positive ways by enhancing collaborative efforts, creating intentional student development components and facilitating integrated experiences. The SEE sub-committee focuses on providing resources, training and support to supervisors of student employees.

Faculty and staff invited to participate in survey about career advice

Faculty and staff members are invited to participate in a survey about the knowledge and competencies used when giving career advice to students.

The survey is part of a project run by Arielle Newman, a master’s in Higher Education student at Montclair State University in Montclair, New Jersey. The survey’s purpose is to understand the support that faculty and staff need and want to help students in their career development.

Responses to the survey are confidential and anonymous and will take 3–5 minutes to complete. Questions will be about conversations with students related to career development.

Multiple IC departments to host screening events on docuseries

The Ithaca College Sexual Violence Prevention Committee is hosting a virtual event series to screen and discuss a docuseries.

The docu-series is called “Fundamental” and was created by the Global Fund for Women. The event is co-hosted by the Tompkins County Advocacy Center, the Center for IDEAS, the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network, the LGBT Center, the Office of International Programs, the Office of Student Engagement, the Office of Public Safety, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, the Women’s Mentoring Network, the Department of Politics and the Department of Psychology.

The series will allow students, faculty and staff to reflect on and discuss the films and how they relate to their own lives. Each event will screen one episode of the series and will be followed by a guided discussion.

All events are hosted at noon. Episode one, “Rights not Roses (Pakistan),” is April 6. Episode two, “Defenders of Justice (Brazil),” is April 8. Episode three, “Living Out Loud (Georgia),” is April 13. Episode four “Girls at the Heart of It (Kenya),” is April 15. Episode five, “Rising Power (United States),” is April 20.

Industry professionals to discuss esports careers with students 

The Park Roundtable series is hosting an event at 6 p.m. April 8 to discuss future careers in esports and gaming.

The event will be to discuss the growing and rapidly evolving esports industry, what kinds of jobs are available and how to prepare for a career in the esports and gaming field. The event will feature four leaders in the esports world.

The leaders are Jenn Mancini, director of client strategy at Twitch and the co-founder of Womxn in Gaming; Nathan Lindberg, senior director of Global Sponsorships and regional vice president for the East at Twitch; Justin Joseph, Emmy Award-winning creative director with over 20 years of experience in production, writing and directing for major entertainment outlets like HBO, GoPro, CNBC and the NFL Network; and Brian Terwilliger, vice president of Programming and Creative Strategy for the relaunching G4, returning to the comedy, gaming and geek culture-focused network. The event is hosted by Alex Estabrook, instructor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies.

The Park Roundtable series gathers practitioners, leading experts and Park faculty in panel presentations to discuss key issues in the industries and professions.

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