Ithaca mayor honored with 2014 JFK award
Ithaca mayor Svante Myrick has been selected as a recipient of the 2014 John F. Kennedy New Frontier Awards, given by the JFK Presidential Library and Museum.
This award is given to Americans under 40 who are changing the world through public service.
Myrick is being honored because he is credited with spurring economic growth and entrepreneurship in the city. He has revised zoning policies aimed at increasing Downtown Ithaca’s density and livability and has encouraged the adoption of a living wage for city workers.
The Founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, Nina Dudnik, is also a recipient. She has sent research tools that were being discarded in the United States to 22 developing nations and has supported researchers in different fields.
Ithaca College to host alumni networking event
All students attending Ithaca College’s 29th annual Network Nights are encouraged to attend the preparatory workshop, “What Comes After the Handshake?: Tips for Connecting with Alumni at Network Nights,” which will be held at 4 p.m. on Dec. 3 in the Office of Career Services. In this session students will learn what to expect, professional etiquette tips and how to connect with alumni.
The Network Nights will be 6:30–9:30 p.m. on Jan. 6 in New York City, and 6:30–9:30 p.m. on Jan. 8 in Boston.
Students must register for Network Nights using their eRecruiting accounts by Dec. 30. Alumni must also register by this date by visiting ithaca.edu/networknights.
Success-building event available to students
A workshop will be held 9 a.m. to noon on Dec. 3 at the Garden Level, Room 52 in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center where participants will be able to identify and capitalize on their strengths to help lead to success as an individual and a team member. They will also be given the book “StrengthsFinder 2.0” by Tom Rath and asked to complete an online personal assessment.
In order to register for the workshop, participants should visit http://ithacaits.gosignmeup.com/, click on “My Account,” enter their Netpass ID, select Human Resources, then Employee Development, select the workshop titled “StrengthsFinder” and then add it to their cart and “Checkout.”
IC workshops to focus on non-traditional film
Ithaca College and the New York Student Film Network will host workshops, panels and guest presentations Dec. 6 to give students access to local filmmakers and to workshops not normally covered in traditional film and television courses.
This summit is supported by the New York State Governor’s Office of Motion Picture and Television Development.
The sessions include acting with the Actor’s Workshop of Ithaca; The Winner’s Circle, a panel of local award-winning filmmakers; Producer’s Panel, which will be given by professionals who work in news, Web production, sports, film and advertising; a Canon DSLR Presentation; Production Design; and networking in person and online.
The event is free, however registration is required.
Applications for grants now available for faculty
Faculty teaching the Integrative Core Curriculum themes and perspectives courses during the 2015–16 academic year can now apply for collaborative mini-grants. The grants will be used to support faculty that are working on assignments or other course-related experiences that could link students across their courses by interacting together.
Each faculty member will be given a $600 grant, which can be awarded for either the Spring 2015 semester or Summer 2015 development work.
Collaborators should submit a single proposal.
Supplemental to the collaborative mini-grants, there will be a small number of grants available to recipients to support the purchase of resources for course development.
Participants must complete an application form and include a brief description of the assignment that will be proposed or course-related experience.
For the supplemental funds, faculty must include a description and cost estimate of the desired resources. The deadline for the application is Dec. 1.