November 28, 2022
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College Briefs Nov. 9

College launches national search for new Career Services director

Ithaca College has begun a national search for a new executive director of the Office of Career Services. The former executive director, John Bradac, left the position in May 2016.

Sean Reid, dean of the School of Business, has been named chair of the search committee, and his assistant, Maria Haner, will provide logistical support. The committee consists of students, faculty members and administrative figures from a variety of departments. Joe Testani and Jeremy Podany of the Career Leadership Collective will offer search and consulting services for this effort.

The college anticipates that the finalists’ visits to campus will take place during Spring 2017, and the committee’s goal is to have the appointed executive director begin their work at the college in May 2017. The search committee encourages members of the campus community to spread the word about the opening and nominate potential candidates for the position. All nominations should be directed to Testani and Podany at The committee will conduct its work in confidence to protect the search process.

IC to host diversity presentation on handling microaggressions

In an effort to promote a more inclusive campus climate, the college will host a workshop titled “Addressing Challenges to Inclusion in Higher Education: Handling Microaggressions.” The workshop will have two sessions Nov. 14, the first to take place from 10 a.m. to noon in the Gannett Center, room 319, and the second to take place from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Center for Faculty Excellence in the Gannett Center, room 316. Shane Lloyd, assistant director of Yale University’s Afro-American Cultural Center, and Maura Pavalow, independent consultant in U.S. higher education, will lead the workshop.

Through hands-on activities and discussion, the workshop will explore how to move forward in a positive way following a microaggression and will also discuss how campus community members can work together to create an atmosphere that is more inclusive to students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.

To register for the 10 a.m. session, go to, and for the 2 p.m. session, go to

Comic book artist to teach series of workshops on making comics

Steve Ellis, comic book artist and illustrator, will teach a series of workshops on creating comics from 7 to 9 p.m. every Monday beginning Nov. 14 through Dec. 12 in the Ithaca Falls Room in the Campus Center.

Students who are interested can sign up for the workshop series by emailing Katharine Kittredge, professor in the Department of English, at All Ithaca College students are invited to attend.

Art history professor to present on medieval Christian artwork

Jennifer Lyons, assistant professor in the art history department, will give a presentation titled “Synagoga, Ecclesia, and the Typological Imagination at Chartres Cathedral” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise, room 103. The event is part of the Ithaca College Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium.

Lyons has a Ph.D. from Emory University and has completed a dissertation on the legend of St. Theophilus in northern Europe from the 9th through 14th centuries. At the college, she teaches courses such as “Episodes in Western Art,” “Introduction to the Medieval World” and “Islamic Art.” She has previously taught at Clark University in Worcester, Massachusetts, and Tufts University in Boston. She is concurrently a visiting scholar at Boston College.

Committee to hold event to raise money for Chapel Emergency Fund

The Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee will host its first social event of the year from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 21 in Klingenstein Lounge. It is open to staff and faculty members.

The event will allow staff and faculty members to socialize with Educational Affairs representatives and will raise money to support the Chapel Emergency Fund, which provides money, gas cards and grocery cards to students and faculty and staff members in need. The event will feature food, music, a make-your-own greeting card station and a silent gift basket raffle.

Those interested in attending can RSVP by going online to