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 Harker began his career in civic engagement at Colorado College, where he was the director of the Collaborative Community Engagement.

Civic engagement director lays out plans for campus community

By Sophia Tulp, Print Layout Editor March 29, 2017
David Harker, director of the Center for Civic Engagement, assumed the position at the end of the Fall 2016 semester.

College Briefs Oct. 20

October 20, 2016

College announces new director of Office of Civic Engagement After a nationwide search, Ithaca College has appointed David Harker as the new director of the Office of Civic Engagement. He will begin...

Editorial: Civic engagement office continues to lack support

Editorial: Civic engagement office continues to lack support

September 28, 2016
The failure of the Office of Civic Engagement is a prime example of an initiative that seemed to be all talk and no action.
A new space for the Office of Civic Engagement has been designated in the Peggy Ryan Williams Center at Ithaca College. However, the office is unoccupied and “on hold,” pending a search for a new executive director.

Office of Civic Engagement on hold during search for director

By Annie Estes and Sophia Tulp September 28, 2016
The Ithaca College Office of Civic Engagement is currently “on hold” pending the selection of a new executive director.
The SGA Executive Board voices concerns over recent decisions made to cut study abroad programs and the stepping down of Thomas Pfaff and Patricia Spencer from the Office of Civic Engagement.

Open Letter: SGA supports faculty and staff concerns

By SGA Executive Board June 2, 2016
It is incredibly disheartening that despite consistent voicing of “No Confidence” across constituencies, Tom Rochon’s leadership continues to be destructive towards the education of students, as well as the treatment of faculty and staff.

Faculty group presents letter to Board of Trustees

By Kayla Dwyer, Editor-in-Chief May 19, 2016
Faculty and staff presented a letter to the Board of Trustees at its May 19 reception, asking the board to conduct a performance review of provost Benjamin Rifkin.
From left: Tom Pfaff, Honors Program director and professor in the Department of Mathematics, and Patricia Spencer, faculty director for service learning in the Office of Civic Engagement and assistant professor in the Department of Writing, will step down from their positions claiming a lack of support from the Ithaca College administration.

Two Ithaca College faculty directors to step down

By Kyle Arnold, Assistant News Editor May 4, 2016
Two Ithaca College administrators have announced they will be stepping down from their positions, claiming a lack of administrative support from the college.

Letter to the Editor: Faculty criticizes civic engagement efforts

May 4, 2016
Meaningful engagement with the diverse community that surrounds Ithaca College could be one way that the college enhances the education of its students.
Harpist and IC affiliate Anna O’Connell performed examples of therapeutic harp music during the Community-Based Learning Spotlight Event hosted by the Office of Civic Engagement and the Center for Faculty Excellence on April 4 in McHenry Lounge in the Whalen Center for Music. The event reintroduced the Music as Medicine Project and highlighted students’ work with the initiative.

Staying Sharp: Service project links music to memory

By Angela Weldon, Assistant Life & Culture Editor April 13, 2016
The Music as Medicine Project, a new initiative at the college highlights the therapeutic power of music and the importance of service-learning.
Faculty Council convened Jan. 19 and heard a presentation from Benjamin Rifkin, provost and vice president for educational affairs, on an idea for a new administrative position.

New Ithaca College associate provost position discussed

By Faith Meckley, Assistant News Editor January 21, 2016
Faculty Council members discussed a potential new administrative position and having a workshop to educate the council on diversity and inclusion.

Office of Civic Engagement names new executive director

By Taylor Zambrano, Assistant News Editor August 5, 2014
Laurie Worrall has been selected to replace Anthony Hopson as the new executive director for the Office of Civic Engagement beginning fall 2014.
At center, Patricia Spencer, assistant professor in the Department of Writing, involves students in the community by having them write grants for local businesses in her class “Proposal and Grant Writing.”

Office of Civic Engagement receives grant

By Taylor Zambrano, Staff Writer February 19, 2014
As Ithaca College strives to build ongoing community involvement, a new $500,000 grant from the Fred L. Emerson Foundation awarded to the Office of Civic Engagement will enable it to establish a permanent endowment, which will accelerate this institutional initiative.
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