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College Briefing: Sept. 25

Ithaca College to host graduate program fair
Ithaca College will host a Graduate School Fair 5:30–7:30 p.m. Sept. 30 in Emerson Suites. Participating schools feature programs in liberal arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences.
Over 140 schools will be represented at the fair. For a comprehensive list of participating schools, visit the event website.

College chapel to host LGBT-affiliated event
The IC Chaplains and the LGBT Center are collaborating to present “Chocolate in the Chapel” 4–6 p.m. Oct. 1 in Muller Chapel.
The event is promoting conversation between LGBT and allied students, the campus chaplains and students from the chapel communities.

News initiative to bring event series to college
National News Engagement Day, an initiative of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, is Oct. 7.
The Roy H. Park School of Communications will be participating by hosting a series of events. There will be a panel titled “Local Media and the Importance of Audience Engagement” at 12:10 p.m.
in the Park Auditorium, featuring panelists from Washington D.C., Syracuse, New York, and Ithaca. There will be a student media open house from 6–8 p.m. in Park Hall, featuring Ithaca College
student media outlets like ICTV, The Ithacan, 92 WICB and VIC radio. There will also be a documentary screening titled “Silenced” at 7 p.m. in Park 285. A documentary by James Spione will play,
featuring whistleblowers and the implications of the Espionage Act of 1917, followed by a Q&A with Jeff Cohen, director and associate professor of journalism.

Spanish practice option available to students
Spanish speaking students will have the opportunity to participate in tertulias. A tertulia is a conversational gathering popular in Latin America and Spain. Some common topics are literature or art.
Hosted Mondays from 4–5 p.m. in Job 209 and Tuesdays from 6–7 p.m. in Friends 303, the program is an opportunity for participants to practice their Spanish language skills
in a relaxed environment with native Spanish speakers. 
Interested participants should note that the program is geared so that Monday sessions are more for beginner and intermediate students
and their Tuesday sessions are more for their intermediate and expert students. Any questions can be directed toward Professor Maria DiFrancesco in Muller 411 or at mdifrancesco@ithaca.edu.

Gerontology Institute presents local program
The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute will collaborate with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center to present “Program to Encourage Active and Rewarding Lives.”
The FLGEC is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions and consists of private and public health training programs
from Upstate New York. The organization’s mission is to improve the health care that is delivered to older adults and it focuses on building the competence of geriatrics
education of health professionals and faculty. Ellen Herner, the PEARLS coordinator and facilitator at Cattaraugus County Office for the Aging, will present.
The program is a community-oriented treatment program that is aiming to reduce minor depression in socially isolated and physically impaired older people.
The program uses 
an skill-building approach intended to help with empowerment. The program will take place 2–4:30 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Country Inn and Suites on Danby Rd.

College to host event on transgender equality
Mara Keisling, executive director of the National Center for Transgender Equality will give a presentation about transgender rights on a national level at 12:15 p.m. on Oct. 9 in the VIP Room of the  A&E Center.
Keisling, a Pennsylvania State University graduate, is also a transgender-identified woman and parent. Her organization has been part of coalition efforts that have helped to advance transgender equality.
The presentation, which is sponsored by the Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services, will include issues from a New York State perspective and will be followed by a Q&A.