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College Briefs Oct. 22

Jewish Studies Program to host annual Holocaust presentation

Wendy Lower of Claremont McKenna College will speak about young German women who went to Nazi-occupied eastern Europe and participated as enablers in the Holocaust in the film “Hitler’s Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields.”

The film will premier 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in Clark Lounge as a part of the Annual Holocaust Lecture. The film premier is sponsored by the Jewish Studies Program and is co-sponsored by Hillel, the women’s and gender studies department and the history and politics departments.

The film focuses on “the lost generation” of young German women who were swept up in the nationalistic fervor of the Nazi movement and brutalized Jews in the ghettos of Poland, Ukraine and Belarus while participating in mass shootings and killing-filled picnics.

Lower is a history professor at Claremont McKenna, a research associate at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich and a historical consultant for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. She has published numerous articles and books on the Holocaust, including “Nazi Empire-Building and the Holocaust in Ukraine.”

Information session to be held for students changing majors

An upcoming Brown-Bag Information Session will be held for exploratory majors and those in transition between majors. The session is scheduled for 12:10–1:05 p.m. Oct. 22 in Room 316 of the Gannett Center.

Ryan DeLany, professional adviser in the Academic Advising Center, and Elizabeth Bleicher, director of the Exploratory Program, will conduct a session on strategies and resources for students and provide materials, links and answers to any questions students may have.

This Brown-Bag Information Session is geared toward helping exploratory majors plan their next steps. Attendees are advised to bring their own lunches. Beverages and cookies will be provided.

2015 Cortaca Jug football game tickets to go on sale Nov. 2–4

The 2015 Cortaca Jug football game will be held at noon Nov. 14 at Butterfield Stadium. Ticket distribution for Ithaca College students, faculty and staff members will take place Nov. 2–4 at the Athletics & Events Center ticket and concession area. There is a limit of one ticket per student ID, and students may bring one additional ID other than their own to the ticket pickup location.

There is a limit of two tickets issued per faculty and staff ID, with a limit of two IDs per person at pickup. All tickets
cost $10.

A limited number of tickets are available and no tickets will be sold at the stadium on the day of the game. Every spectator must have a ticket in order to enter the stadium.

Alumni will be able to purchase tickets online starting 10 a.m. Oct. 27. If there are tickets left after the student sale, they will be available to the general public.

The college will also be giving away 1,000 official Cortaca T-shirts to anyone who donates a red item of clothing to the Shed the Red initiative. All donated clothing items will go to the Ithaca Rescue Mission Alliance.

Viewing parties for the game have been set up for alumni in Boston, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia and
Washington, D.C.

Induction ceremony for Phi Kappa Phi award recipients to be held

Four student recipients of the Phi Kappa Phi Presidential Scholar Awards have been named, in addition to four faculty and
staff members.

The student recipients are seniors Kaitlyn DeHority, Sean Themea, Danica Kelley and Merrideth Maley. The faculty and staff recipients are Paul Geisler, associate professor and program director in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences; Kati Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies; Wade Pickren, director for the Center for Faculty Excellence and Sponsored Research; and Nicholas Walker, associate professor in the Department of Music Performance. The recipients will be awarded at a ceremony at 4 p.m. Nov. 13 in Klingenstein Lounge.

Founded in 1897,  Phi Kappa Phi is the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines. Each year, about 30,000 new members are initiated.

All students invited to asexual student social in LGBT Center

The Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education, Outreach and Services will host a social for asexual students and their allies at 4 p.m. Oct. 22 in the LGBT Resource Room on the lower level of the Hammond Health Center.

Luca Maurer, director of the LGBT Center, said the purpose of the event is to help asexual students, who often feel isolated, connect with students with similar identities and experiences.

Beverages and snacks will be provided.