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College Briefs Nov. 2

Project Look Sharp staff members give presentation at conference

Cyndy Scheibe, professor in the psychology department, and Chris Sperry, director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, attended the 45th annual conference of the North American Association for Environmental Education on Oct. 20–22 in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference discussed how K–12 teachers can have their students thinking about the environment and sustainability.

NAAEE is an organization that encourages environmental education and aims to provide environmental literacy and civic engagement through education on the environment.

Project Look Sharp has nine environmental curriculum kits, which it has presented for the past three years at the annual NAAEE conference, and it had an exhibitor booth this year. The booth showcased Project Look Sharp’s “Process of Media Literacy” banner, curriculum kits, website and other resources to connect educators with Project Look Sharp.

At the conference, Project Look Sharp presented Greening the Curriculum through Media Literacy Approaches to Sustainability Education, an interactive 90-minute hands-on workshop on how to integrate media literacy and environmental education in K–12 classrooms.

Faculty members can now apply for London Sabbatical Program

Faculty applications for the Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 semester of the London Sabbatical Program are now available. Applicants should be eligible for an approved and funded sabbatical from their school covering faculty salary for either semester. Faculty will teach one course complementary to the London Center curriculum, interact with London Center instructors and students, and attend London Center faculty meetings. It is preferred that the course have an ICC designation.

The selected faculty member will receive one round-trip economy airline ticket to London from the nearest major airport, the use of the College’s 2 1/2 bedroom house in Collier’s Wood for one semester and access to London Center facilities. Family members may accompany the faculty member at the faculty member’s expense.

Interested faculty members eligible for sabbatical during these semesters should provide a letter of application, a one-page CV, statement of teaching excellence and an outline of the ICC-designated course proposed for the London Center. The documents should be submitted to Tanya Saunders, assistant provost in the Offices of International Programs and Extended Studies, by Dec. 19.

IC Veterans Day event to feature speech from US Navy captain

Ithaca College will host its 14th annual Veterans Day celebration from 12 to 1 p.m. Nov. 10 in Ford Hall in the James J. Whalen Center for Music. The event will feature a presentation from Sean Read, dean of the School of Business and a U.S. Navy captain, as well as performances by the college’s brass choir and IC VoICes.

Reid earned a Bachelor of Science in political science from the U.S. Naval Academy, a Master of Business Administration from Incarnate Word College and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Rhode Island. He has worked the last 30 years as an officer on active duty.

ICTV to reair State Senate debate moderated by senior TVR student

ICTV will rebroadcast the debate between candidates for State Senate in New York’s 58th District. Republican Tom O’Mara and Democrat Leslie Danks Burke participated in the debate Oct. 27, moderated by
senior Jay O’Brien. The debate will be reaired at 9 p.m. Nov. 3 on Time Warner channel 16 at http://www.ictv.org/live.

Faculty and students to share stories from border convergence

Two faculty members and four students went to the School of the Americas Watch Convergence on the Border in Nogales, Arizona, and Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, on Oct. 7–10. The Latin American studies program will host a reception with these faculty members and students, who will present their projects and will participate in a Q&A.

The faculty members who attended are Patricia Rodriguez, professor in the politics department, and Robyn Wishna, lecturer in the media arts, sciences and studies department. The students are sophomores Anna Gardner, Elena Piech and Juliana Ardila, and junior Theophilus Alexander. They will share their experiences from the convergence, which focused on understanding roots of migration, human rights problems and the female activists who work on different aspects of the migratory process.