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College and City: April 24

Business school to hold dean’s farewell reception

The School of Business will be hosting a farewell reception for Dean Mary Ellen Zuckerman 4:30–6 p.m. April 29 in the School of Business in the second floor atrium. Zuckerman is leaving Ithaca College at the conclusion of this academic year. She has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Brockport.

While at the college for the past three years, Zuckerman has helped the business school develop the Business Idea, Sustainability Case and High School Investment Competitions, the Business-Link Professions Program and the school’s strategic vision involving an innovative investment track.


Grab and Go offers lunch at library cafe

The library cafe will offer Grab and Go lunch service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until May 9 on the second level of the Gannett Library. Like “Grab N Go” at the Campus Center and “In the Bag” at the Towers Dining Hall, the service will provide bagged lunch items for a meal swipe.


IC theater majors to visit with high school students

Ithaca College theater students will be going to Ithaca High School on April 24 to teach literary workshops to students using Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” as a guide.

There will be nine workshops throughout the day talking about different literary and cultural themes within the play, as well as the parallels between the community found in the high school and the community in “The Crucible” to help understand the play. Throughout each session, college students will host Q&A sessions where high school students can ask about the production. English teachers at the high school will also receive a study guide on “The Crucible,” which seniors Katy Newton and Katlyn Rapini and junior Dominic Barbaro created, to use for class discussions.

To conclude the series, the Ithaca College theater students will perform “The Crucible” at 10 a.m. April 25 at Ithaca High School, which will be open to all juniors. 


Art circus to raise funds for Youth Farm Project

The Community School of Music and Arts will be hosting an art circus at 4:30 p.m. May 2 at on the third floor of the school.

The “Art Circus Kids,” which will be at 4:30 p.m., will feature Ithaca College’s Circus Club along with young circus artists from the Ithaca community. The main, adult-centered performance at 8:30 p.m. will feature well-known Ithaca circus performers as well as newcomers to the stage.

Proceeds will go to the Youth Farm Project, a local organization that works to build equitable
local food communities by integrating youth from different social and economic backgrounds. 

The main performance will include acts of hand balancing, object manipulation, contemporary percussion, live painting, hula hooping, dancing, group acrobatics, juggling and more. There will also be an artisanal popcorn bar and custom art circus mocktails.

Tickets can be bought at Ithaca Bakery as well as through Brown Paper Tickets, an online ticketing site.


Faculty to join discussion on American Revolution

Dr. Vivian Bruce Conger and Robert Ryan, associate professor and professor, respectively, in the Department of History, will be the main presenters at the final Faculty Colloquium of the year, which will be held from 5–6:30 p.m. May 1 in the Clark Lounge of the Campus Center.

The discussion, titled “Sally Franklin Bache: Learning from the Past or Charting a New Course?” is about the Franklin women, whose house the British army occupied during the American Revolution, and their experiences living through the revolution. Sally Franklin, the youngest Franklin woman, later became a leader of the Ladies’ Association of Philadelphia.

Conger received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1994, and her research interests include American colonial and revolutionary history and women’s history.

The first half-hour will be a social time during which faculty member Nathan Hess, assistant professor of piano performances, will be performing. There will be wine and appetizers following the main presentation.


Cornell University to host MTV stand-up comedians

Cornell University will be hosting stand-up comedians from MTV’s “Guy Code” and “Girl Code” on May 2 in Bailey Hall. The university has not yet announced which stars will appear at the event.

There will be a discussion panel of favorite “code” topics regarding relationships and decoding text messages. A Q&A session will follow where audience members will have a chance to ask the cast questions about their personal lives.

Student tickets are $10 and non-student adult tickets are $13 in advance, but tickets will also be sold at the door for $15 for students and $18 for non-students. 


Food pantry to feature local prison documentary

Loaves and Fishes of Tompkins County, a Christian ministry that provides free meals, hospitality and health advocacy for those in need regardless of background, will be showing a documentary by Ithaca native Ira McKinley following a free dinner, which will be held 5:30–6:30 p.m April 29 at St. John’s Episcopal Church.

“The Throwaways,” an award-winning documentary, will be showing from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in the Loaves and Fishes dining hall at the church followed by a discussion.

The film is about McKinley’s struggle to bring positive changes to Albany, N.Y., and how he strives to have his voice heard while capturing the stories of people living on the margins. “The Throwaways” is an inside look at the impact of mass incarceration and police brutality on black males in America.


Geographer and activist to host public discussion

The Ithaca College Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity will present a talk by Ruth Wilson Gilmore, professor of geography and director of the Center for Place, Culture, and Politics at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. The presentation is part of their discussion series, “Just Cause? Just Language? Just US?” Gilmore’s talk is titled “Organized Abandonment and the Infrastructure of Feeling.”

The talk, which is free and open to the public, will be presented at 7 p.m. April 24 in Emerson Suites.

Gilmore is also a geographer and prison abolition activist with interests in race and gender, labor and social movements, economic geography and the African diaspora. In 2014, she was awarded the Harold M. Rose Award, which honors scholars who lead social change for African-Americans.