February 2, 2023
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College Briefs Sept. 29

Retired college employee dies

Former Ithaca College employee Anne Ryan died on the morning of Sept. 21. She organized development communications work in the Division of Institutional Advancement and Communication and worked at the college from the mid-1990s until her retirement about 10 years ago. She continued to work as a freelancer and collaborator after her retirement.

Instead of flowers, her family requests donations be made to the Arthritis National Research Foundation. Checks can be mailed to 5354 E. 2nd St., Suite 201, Long Beach, California, 90803. Donations can also be made online at https://curearthritis.org/donate/. Her obituary was published Sept. 22 in the Ithaca Journal.

Speech and debate team to host presidential debate screenings

The Ithaca College Speech and Debate Team is hosting a series of viewings of the 2016 presidential debates. The first took place Sept. 26.

The organization has room 104 in the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise reserved for the upcoming debates at 9 p.m. Oct. 9 and at the same time Oct. 19. It will hold discussion sessions directly following the debates.

DIIS seeking qualified applicants to fill open assistant position The Office of Digital Instruction and Information Services is accepting applications for the position of assistant to the associate vice president. Current Ithaca College employees who match the required qualifications are invited to apply.

The assistant to the associate vice president will juggle multiple priorities and efforts while working in a fast-paced environment, and will provide and coordinate business and administrative operations in support of the associate vice president for DIIS. The full description, including qualifications and instructions for applying for the position, can be found at https://ithaca.peopleadmin.com/postings/8622. Those interested in applying who do not have an account with PeopleAdmin, the online employment system used by the college, will need to create one to apply.

The review of applications is beginning immediately. Those in need of assistance or who have questions should contact the Office of Human Resources at 607-274-8000.

Professor to facilitate discussions about sustainability education

This semester, Kathryn Caldwell, assistant professor in the Department of Psychology, will hold a series of discussion hours on integrating sustainability content in courses across the curriculum. The first of these sessions will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Center for Faculty Excellence at 316 Gannett Center.

Anyone interested in learning about sustainability education or who has teaching experience in the area is invited to attend the discussion hours to help shape the conversations and sharing of ideas and best practices.

Caldwell will run a discussion of the essay “What is Education for?” by David Orr. The essay is about rethinking education for “human survival,” arguing that sustainability is a prioritized value for what higher education is doing.

Those attending the session Sept. 20 should bring their lunch, but snacks and beverages will be provided.

Music school performance series to continue over next two weeks

The Ithaca College School of Music is hosting performances to continue over the next two weeks, the first of which took place Sept. 26.

Upcoming events include the Choral Collage, which will be at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in Ford Hall. The concert includes the choir and the women’s chorale, which are conducted by Janet Galvan, professor in the music performance department,  and the chorus and madrigal singers, which are conducted by Sean Linfors, visiting assistant professor in the music education department. The choir will perform “At the Heart of Humanity,” the music of Chilcott, Esenvalds, Dello Joio and Moses Hogan. The women’s chorale will perform Nicola Porpora’s “Magnificat” and the Madrigals will perform the music of Parsons, Tomkins, Wilbye and Moses Hogan. The chorus will sing Brunner’s “I Am in Need of Music” along with music by Arnesen, Thomas and Guillaume. The concert will be streamed live online at

There will be more performances during the week of Oct. 2. The performance of “Porgy and Bess” on Oct. 9 requires the purchase of a ticket to attend. Tickets are on sale at https://ithaca.ticketforce.com.