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College Briefs: Oct. 26

Social justice scholar to present on fair education for black girls

Monique W. Morris, Ed.D., author, educator and social-justice scholar, will give a presentation titled “Toward a Liberative Construction of Safety and Healing in Schools: Responding to the School Pushout of Black Girls” at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 in Klingenstein Lounge.

Morris has more than 20 years of experience in social, economic and juvenile justice as well as education. She is the founder and president of the National Black Women’s Justice Institute, which does research, offers technical assistance, engages in public education and encourages civic and policy engagement with the goal of reducing racial and gender inequities in the justice system that affect black women, girls and their families.

Morris also works as an adjunct associate professor at Saint Mary’s College of California and has previously taught at the University of San Francisco and California State University at Sacramento. She has written books, such as “Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools,” “Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-First Century” and “Too Beautiful for Words: A Novel.”

IC radio and TV stations receive awards at national convention

Ithaca College’s two radio stations, VIC Radio and WICB, and its television station, ICTV, received awards at the National Student Electronic Media Convention awards ceremony Oct. 22 in Philadelphia. The awards were presented by College Broadcasters Inc. as part of its National Student Production competition, which received almost a thousand entries.

ICTV won four awards: fourth place in Best Video Sportscast for “Hold That Thought,” third place in Best General Entertainment Program for “Fake Out,” second place in Best Video Special Broadcast for “IC Election Center 2015” and third place in the same category for “President Tom Rochon Speaks Out.”

VIC Radio won first place in Best Audio Special Broadcast for last April’s “50 Hour Marathon,” and WICB placed fourth in Best Audio Promo for the “Jazz Impressions”
promotional segment.

School of Business to facilitate discussion with young alumni

As part of Professions Week, the School of Business will host a panel discussion with some of its young alumni from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Oct. 27 in Room 111 of the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise. They will discuss career choices, graduate school, what to expect at a new job and how to remain connected with Ithaca College. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion.

The panelists will be Melinda Carlison ’15; Brittany Davis ’15; Zach Klinger BS ’11, MBA ’13;  and Zane Shephard ’16.

Students can RSVP in OrgSync under the School of Business tab to receive Career Connections credit.

Israeli activist and author to give lecture advocating for peace deal

Israeli activist Miko Peled will give a lecture from 5:45 to 7:45 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Greater Ithaca Activities Center downtown.

Peled is the author of the book “The General’s Son: Why I’m a Jewish Israeli Critic of Israel.” His grandfather fought for Israel’s statehood and signed the country’s Declaration of Independence. His father served as a general in the 1967 Arab-Israeli War, and Peled joined the Israeli Special Forces when he graduated from high school, though he resigned soon thereafter. The killing of his 13-year-old niece in a suicide attack led Peled to realize that to save lives and reduce violence, Israel should negotiate a peace deal with its Palestinian partners.

The lecture is co-sponsored by Ithaca Jewish Voices for Peace, Citizens for Justice in Palestine, Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s Palestine/Israel Network, Veterans for Peace, Ithaca Catholic Workers and the Fellowship of Reconciliation.

Writing department to host event on creative nonfiction and media

The Writing Department will host a Handwerker Reading Series event at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 in the Handwerker Gallery. The reading will feature creative nonfiction and media by Raza Rumi, scholar in residence in the School of Humanities and Sciences, and Tyrone Shaw, associate professor of writing and literature at Johnson State College in Johnson, Vermont, where he serves as the director of the communications and community media program.

Readings from both professors will examine the links between creative writing and social justice.