February 5, 2023
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College Briefs March 3

Scholarship open for students of color with high-achievements

The Center for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Social Change (IDEAS) has two scholarships available for students of color for the 2022–23 academic school year. The Rashad G. Richardson “I Can Achieve” Memorial Scholarship is worth $3,000 and was created as a way to recognize a high-achieving student of color at Ithaca College. The ideal candidate will have made significant contributions toward helping improve the quality of life for youth of color in the Tompkins County community. The African-Latino Society Memorial Scholarship is worth $1,200 and is awarded to a student of color at the college who has made significant contributions to the campus. This scholarship aims to honor a student who has worked to influence and promote the academic, political, social, economic and cultural welfare of students of color at the college and the greater community. Submissions are due March 23. Only students who are returning for the 2022–23 academic year are eligible. Questions regarding financial aid packages can be directed to the Office of Student Financial Services. Other questions can be directed to Angélica Carrington, director for the Center for IDEAS, at acarrington@ithaca.edu, 607-274-7777 or by meeting with her in Suite 339 of Campus Center in Egbert Hall.

Student tutor for IC promoted to program’s head learning coach

Junior Austin Ruffino has been promoted to head learning coach in the Tutoring and Academic Enrichment Services (TAES) office. His new role requires him to contribute to the vision and strategic plan for TAES, supervise peers and contribute to training and development. Ruffino will be involved with recruiting and hiring the next class of learning coaches for the 2022–23 academic year.

Student scholarships available for the 2022–23 academic year

The Office of Student Engagement is offering scholarships that are available to all Ithaca College students for the 2022–23 academic year. Most of the scholarships require campus involvement and community service during the applicants’ collegiate careers. The priority deadline for students to fill out their Free Application for Federal Student Aid was March 1, and the college’s scholarship applications are due no later than 11:59 p.m. March 21. Questions about service, campus involvement or the application process can be directed to the Office of Student Engagement at ose@ithaca.edu.

Student trustee position open for 2022–24 term applications

The application for the 2022–24 student trustee position is open. The student trustee member is a full voting member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees, the governing body for the college. The student trustee member also serves as an ex-officio member of the Student Governance Council, the sole representative body for the college’s student community. To be eligible, students must be a full- or part-time student at the college and must have good judicial and academic standing. Students applying must remain at the college during the two-year position. The application opened Feb. 20 and will close at 11:59 p.m. March 20. Questions regarding the position can be directed to junior Kalena Yearwood, current student trustee, at kyearwood1@ithaca.edu.

Advisers to hold office hours for study abroad conversations

Study abroad advisers are holding open virtual office hours for students with questions. The times available are: 3–4 p.m. March 2, 12:10–1:05 p.m. March 8 and 12:10–1:05 p.m. March 24. Individuals requiring accommodations to participate in the virtual office hours can email studyabroad@ithaca.edu.

IT looking for student feedback and members for committee

The new Student Technology Advisory Council (STAC) was created by Information Technology (IT) to provide feedback, guidance and advice on technology used at the college. Members of STAC will meet monthly with IT leadership to provide feedback on services like ResNet, Canvas, IT support services, WiFi issues, information security, data privacy, use of student data, innovative technology development and exploration and related topics. Students who join STAC will serve on the council for the remainder of this academic year as well as the next academic year. Meetings will be held from 5–6:30 p.m. on the first Wednesday of every month. Applications are due at 5 p.m. March 11.

College to hold jazz performance in celebration of music contest

The Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will be performing in collaboration with guest artist Camille Thurman to celebrate the culmination of the annual Susan W. Wohlhueter Jazz Ensemble Composition Contest. The concert is at 8:15 p.m. March 5 in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The concert is free and open to the public. Any guests must wear masks for the entirety of the concert. Thurman is a renowned saxophonist as well as vocalist and will be playing some pieces submitted to the composition contest including the winning piece: “Fireflies of Kobayashi” by Japanese composer Masaya Taniguchi. Any guests with disabilities who require accommodations to attend the concert are asked to contact Michael Titlebaum, associate professor in the Department of Music Performance. Titlebaum can be reached at his email, mtitlebaum@ithaca.edu, or at 607-274-1283. The college requests that any individuals in need of accommodations contact Titlebaum as soon as possible in preparation for the concert.