February 2, 2023
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College Briefs Feb. 11

Broadway veteran to join college theater department in Fall 2016

Courtney Young is leaving the Big Apple to join Ithaca College’s Department of Theatre Arts. Young will replace Mary Corsaro, associate professor and coordinator of the BFA in Musical Theatre.

After 31 years at Ithaca College, Corsaro is planned to retire this spring. Young’s position as assistant professor will bring expertise to the department in more areas than acting on a mainstage. Her experience ranges from choreographing and directing to educating. She has worked on national tours alongside Tony Award–winning directors and now will serve on the nationally recognized professional theater training program. Young has been involved in the production of shows like “The Producers,” “Little Me” and “Young Frankenstein.”

Finalists in vice president position search to visit IC campus in April

Finalists in the national search for the unfilled enrollment management vice president position are expected to visit campus in April. Gerald Hector, vice president for finance and administration, is the chair of the search committee, which was coordinated by Kirra Franzese of the Office of Human Resources. With an application deadline of March 4, the committee said its goal is to select a candidate by Summer 2016, making it one year since Eric Maguire left office.

Whoever is selected will have the responsibility of overseeing such offices as Admissions, Career Services and Student Financial Services. Another requirement would be serving on the President’s Council to aid in the development of overall institutional planning. The search committee encourages members of the campus community to direct all nominations for potential applicants to Franzese at kfranzese@ithaca.edu.

Registration open for annual Engaging Communities Luncheon

Derald Wing Sue, professor of psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, will address the college at the seventh annual Engaging Communities Luncheon sponsored by the Office of Human Resources. The event will be held 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m March 8 in Emerson Suites.

This year, the community will explore the topic of microaggressions in everyday life. All students and faculty are invited to attend this free luncheon. However, online registration is required and can be found at https://form.jotform.com/60308603523144. Questions or concerns should be directed to Michelle Rios-Dominguez at mriosdominguez@ithaca.edu.

Tompkins County officials seek participants for housing survey

Individuals who live, work or study full time or part time in Tompkins County are invited to share their thoughts about affordable housing through completing an online survey. As housing becomes a popular topic in the Ithaca community, county officials have grown increasingly interested in feedback from the general public. Input from citizens will influence the Tompkins County Housing Needs Assessment. This will report any currently unmet community housing needs and provide insight to the housing market.

Anyone who takes the 15-minute survey before Feb. 22 will be eligible to win one of three $50 Downtown Ithaca gift cards. The survey can be completed at http://e-input.com/surveys/tompkins.htm. Paper copies are also available and can be requested by contacting the County Planning Department at 607-274-5560 or planning@tompkins-co.org.

Women in Leadership Retreat applications open through OSEMA

Students interested in visiting the Women’s Rights National Historic Park and Museum in Seneca Falls, New York, can now apply for the Women in Leadership Experience retreat, which counts as a Student Leadership Institute session. Experience prominent female leaders discussing intersectionality of gender and other inequities 9 a.m.–6 p.m. March 26.

Due to limited space, only 40 applicants will be selected on a first come, first served basis and will receive free lunch and transportation. Apply via OrgSync or inquire at http://www.ithaca.edu/sacl/osema/leadership/women/.  

Downtown Ithaca Alliance funds celebration for school employees

Ithaca’s Winter Recess is making a comeback this year to reward pre-K through 12th-grade teachers and school district employees all over New York state. From Feb. 12–21, educators will be offered exclusive discounts to local businesses in the downtown area. Participating companies will also provide educational hands-on workshops throughout the week.

As part of the package, participants will receive “Very Important Teacher” passes. Additional deals will be provided to teachers who bring along companions. These deals will range from entertainment opportunities to dining and other family-fun activities in order to make this a week-long celebration of education.

The Gala Opening Reception will be held Feb. 16, and registration can be found online at http://ithacalovesteachers.com/ or at the Visitors Center located on The Commons.