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College Briefs Feb. 14

Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen announces two public film screenings

The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series announced two new films that will be shown on campus. The first, “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart,” will be shown at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 in Textor 103. 

“Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” is the first feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored “A Raisin in the Sun.” An artist, activist and public intellectual, Hansberry was outspoken and defiant against injustice, and the film shows how her works tackled race, human rights, women’s equality and anticipated social, sexual and political movements on the horizon. The screening is being held in observance of Black History Month.

The second film, “After Forever,” will be shown at 6 p.m. Feb. 13 in Textor 103. “After Forever” is a short-form digital series that tells the story of a gay couple and their friends as they negotiate life, love, loss and new beginnings. The showing will include a discussion with co-creator, producer and writer Michael Slade ’74. It is being presented in collaboration with the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute and the Department of Theatre Arts.


College announces registration times for enrollment in Fall 2019 courses 

The Fall 2019 course schedule will be available for students to view online March 18. At noon March 25, students will be able to view their registration status. Registration status lets students know what time they can register for classes. Registration status is based on credits earned, including from current Block I courses with posted grades. Spring and summer courses that are currently being taken or will be taken soon will not count in the credit total for registration. Prerequisite checking  and course restrictions will include a review of spring and course registration. 

The registration times are as follows: 7:30 a.m. April 2 for special populations,
12:15 p.m. April 2 for students  with  over 90 completed credits, 7:30 a.m. April 3 for graduate students, 7:30 a.m. April 4 for the first set of randomly divided students, 12:15 p.m. April 4 for the next set of randomly divided students, 7:30 a.m. April 9 for the third set of randomly divided students, 12:15 p.m. April 9 for the fourth set of randomly divided students, and 7:30 a.m. April 11 for students that have fewer than 30 completed credits. 


Library hosts Blind Date With a Book to encourage students to read books

The Ithaca College Library will be hosting a “Blind Date with a Book” initiative from
Feb. 11–15. The series of wrapped books chosen by the library staff will be on display in the library during that time. 

The due dates for the books will be listed, but the specific titles of the books will be obscured. The goal of the event is to get students to avoid judging a book by its title and getting them to read books that they otherwise might not have read.


New on-campus food pantry opens and accepts food and cash donations

A newly established on-campus food pantry opened Feb. 8 in the DeMotte Room of Campus Center. The pantry served an estimated 55 students during the two hours it was open. Food donations for the pantry will be accepted at the Information Desk in Campus Center. The Food Insecurity Committee said it will release all the details of how the pantry will operate at the
end of the month.

Professor pens chapter in book about mathematical music theory 

Timothy Johnson, professor and chair of the Department of Music Theory, History and Composition, published a book chapter, “Creating a Level Playing Field for Non-music Majors,” in “Theoretical and Practical Pedagogy of Mathematical Music Theory: Music for Mathematics and Mathematics for Music, From School to Postgraduate Levels.”

In the introduction, the editors describe Johnson as “widely known among those who have carried out pedagogy in the context of mathematical music theory.” He is a member of both Phi Kappa Lambda, the music honor society, and Pi Mu Epsilon, the mathematics honor society.  


College affiliate to give presentation on virtual reality in the classroom 

Becky Lane, an Ithaca College affiliate, will present on the benefits of using virtual reality in the classroom. Her presentation will take place at 3 p.m. Feb. 15 in Job 103 and is aimed at helping the audience learn about the ways immersive learning technologies, including virtual reality, can enhance student engagement. The presentation will include a look at how other institutions are using virtual reality.


Professor publishes piece in journal about typical teaching collaboration 

Felice Russell, assistant professor in the Department of Education, recently published an article about some of the challenges and opportunities related to co-teaching.  The article was published in New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Journal, a peer-reviewed publication about education.