March 24, 2023
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College Briefs Feb. 16

Roy H. Park School of Communications accepting entries for faculty and student writing awards

The Roy H. Park School of Communications is accepting entries for faculty and student awards for writing. Faculty and students will have an opportunity to earn $500 and $300 in prize money respectively. For faculty awards, entries must be published works, either longform or shortform, and can include work published online as well. Creative project entries need not be produced and journalistic entries are also acceptable. All submitted work must have been published Feb. 1, 2022 and Jan. 1 and cannot include previous entries for the award. All entries should be PDFs, and if nominees wish to submit entries in another format, they must contact Stephen Tropiano, professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, at In addition, entries should contain a one page document outlining the context of the work and an explanation of the entry’s impact. All entries and nominations must be sent by Mar. 10 to For student awards, entries can be scholastic essays, works of journalism or other creative work written for courses taught in the Park School or published in the Park School’s student media organizations. While faculty and student media advisors can nominate students for awards, students are encouraged to self-nominate. All entries have to be PDFs and can be sent to All questions and concerns regarding faculty and student wards must be directed to Stephen Tropiano at or 323-697-5582. 


Auxiliary Services to host Dollars and Sense presentation

Jeff Golden, associate vice president for Auxiliary Services, and Tim Downs, chief financial office in the Office of Finance and Administration are presenting Dollars and Sense 9–10 a.m. Feb. 17 in Klingenstein Lounge. The purpose of the presentation is to make the staff and faculty more aware of the services of the Auxiliary Services Team, informing them about changes in finance and Fall 2023. The event will start at 8:30 a.m. to allow faculty and staff to socialize before the presentation. Snacks will be provided at the event. 


Summer 2023 internship scholarship applications now open

The Center for Career Exploration & Development is accepting applications for three scholarships for students pursuing internships in summer 2023. The Class of 2008 Scholarship will award $950–$990 to first-year students, sophomores or juniors who will be pursuing unpaid internships. First-year students, sophomores and juniors are also eligible for the Washington, D.C. Scholarship if they pursue a paid or unpaid internship in the Washington, D.C. area in summer 2023. Students can earn $1500–$1600 in scholarships. Incoming sophomores, juniors and seniors with unpaid internships can apply for the Simon Family Scholarship and earn around $2000 in awards. Applicants pursuing internships in the healthcare, human services, gerontology, and environment are preferred and need to be enrolled in the the School of Humanities and Sciences, School of Health Sciences and Human Performance or the School of Business. For all three scholarships, unpaid internships need not count towards credit and students need not have an internship at the time of applying. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to apply and must also indicate need for financial assistance as established by Student Financial Services. Applicants must email after downloading and completing the application by Mar. 3. 


MLK workshop will cover creative pieces, allies and racism

The MLK Campus-Wide Celebration committee is organizing an interactive discussion based event called Where Do We Go From Here? from 12:15 to 1:05 p.m. in Clarke Lounge. This workshop will discuss Don’t Look Away, a creative piece that was featured in the college’s MLK Celebration Concert, in addition to discussing allies and racism. The discussion will be facilitated by Laura Branca, a diversity, equity and inclusion professional. Participants need not have been present at the concert to attend this workshop. All questions, concerns and accommodation requests regarding the event must be directed to Samantha Elebiary, program director of the BOLD Women’s Leadership Network at or 607-274-5728. 


Applications now open for Peggy Ryan Williams awards

Applications for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership are now open to juniors and seniors. Students can submit their applications by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 23. The award has been named after Ithaca College’s former president Peggy Ryan Williams and is awarded to students who have demonstrated achievement in academics, extracurriculars and volunteering. Eligible students should have engaged in volunteering for the community, organizations as leaders and held a competitive, paid position. Applications are reviewed by individuals holding leadership roles in each of the five schools, the Office of Student Engagement and former awardees. A total of 70 students receive the award. All questions and concerns regarding the event must be directed to or 607-274-3222

Faculty needed for IC Advantage courses for incoming first-year students

The Office of Extended Studies and the Center for Student Success and Retention are calling for faculty to express their interest in teaching courses for the IC Advantage courses, which are one-credit online courses offered to incoming first-year students. For the 2023–24 academic year, these courses will run from Jul. 10–Aug.11. Faculty can either teach the program’s foundation courses called College: Learning to Learn and Community: The People & Places of IC or can teach Deep Dive courses, which focus on speciality topics. To sign up for teaching foundation courses, faculty must fill out a survey. Faculty interested in teaching Deep Dive courses must reach out to , describing and outlining the speciality topic they want to teach. 


Tenure-seeking faculty can attend a workshop hosted by the Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost is hosting a workshop 12:10–1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in  Taughannock Falls room for tenure-seeking faculty. The workshop will outline the tenure and promotion process and will spend majority of the time answering questions candidates might have. Questions will be answered by Melanie Stein, provost and senior vice president of academic affairs, deans of two of the five schools and two faculty members who have previously been on the All-College Tenure and Promotion Committee.  Faculty mentors advising future tenure or promotion candidates are also welcome to attend. This is the second workshop of a series of workshops the office plans on hosting during the semester. The first workshop was on Feb. 15. Two of the future workshops will be for future members of the All-College Tenure and Promotion Committee and on OnBoard, which is a software used to manage files for tenure and promotions. Accommodation requests must be made to Brendan Murday, associate provost of faculty affairs, provost and academic affairs, at


Education Abroad Network to present on study abroad opportunities

The Education Abroad Network, an study abroad company affiliated with the college, will be participating in an information session called What’s The Tea 4–5 p.m. Feb. 21 in Peggy Ryan Williams 052. Though The Education Abroad Network has fall, spring and summer programs in the Oceanic region and Asia, the information session will be about programs offered in South Korea. Korean snacks and beverages will also be available at the session. In addition to the information session, The Education Abroad Network will be setting up a table in the North Foyer Lobby of Campus Center from 11a.m.–1 p.m. Feb. 21. For accommodation requests, contact 

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