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THE ITHACAN

From left, Sharon Smith, Lia Muñoz and Grace Terry are the three finalists for the new assistant director of New Student and Transition position.

New Student and Transition Programs holds forums for new hire

By Ryan King, Assistant News Editor January 30, 2019
The Office of New Student and Transition Programs hosted presentations and Q&A sessions Jan. 22, Jan. 23 and Jan. 24 for three finalists for its new assistant director position.
In a May 3 email to the college community, President La Jerne Cornish announced that Ferro, who has worked at the college since 2017, will become the Chief of Education at College Track, an organization that works to aid students in confronting systemic barriers as they work to complete bachelors degrees. College Track is currently led by former President Shirley M. Collado, who recently left the college Jan. 10, 2022. 

Student affairs divides to focus on intersectionality

By Falyn Stempler, News Editor September 19, 2018
Rosanna Ferro, vice president of the Division of Student Affairs and Campus Life, has been at work figuring out how to best improve the office she now runs.
Then-freshman Margaret Mowrer participated in the 2017 MLK Day of Service offered through the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs. The Day of Service concludes the MLK Week Celebration each year.

Day of Service to conclude MLK Week Celebration

By Sierra Guardiola, Life and Culture Editor January 24, 2018
A large part of King’s message was to find a way to serve the cause you are passionate about, Austin said. This can resonate with students, he said.
From left, sophomore Joshua Isaac, freshman Nick Ryan, and sophomore Lucas Hickman act in “South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut that was held at the college in Fall 2017. Isaac is one of the founders of the new theater group on campus, Theatrists Theatrics.

Students create nontraditional theater group on campus

By Kara Bowen, Assistant Life and Culture Editor January 23, 2018
“We’d talked to a lot of people who’d like to see shows . . . spotlighting a different kind of musical or aspect of pop culture,” sophomore Joshua Isaac said.
WATCH: OSEMA holds Service Saturday to support community

WATCH: OSEMA holds Service Saturday to support community

December 6, 2017
The first Saturday of every month, OSEMA takes student volunteers to different locations in order to support the community.
The IC Vietnamese Student Association was founded by seniors Tra Nguyen, Cathy Tran, juniors Trag Kim and Nga Ruckdeschel and sophomore Ly Do to create a dialogue between Vietnamese culture and other cultures.

IC Vietnamese club fosters multicultural conversation

By Kara Bowen, Staff Writer November 29, 2017
“It’s kind of a way we can pass it along to the next people, even if they’re not Vietnamese, if they’re interested,” Nguyen said.
Jenna Harner ’16, sports anchor at WENY News in Elmira, New York, talked to Ithaca  College’s chapter of the Association for Women in Sports Media at its first meeting Nov. 7.

New club looks to inspire women in sports media

By Caitie Ihrig, Sports Editor November 8, 2017
The Association of Women in Sports Media club was started in Fall 2017 as a way to inspire future women looking for a career in sports media.
Mary Holland-Bavis is the new as assistant director of student involvement in the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs.

OSEMA hires new assistant director of student involvement

By Elijah Joseph, Contributing Writer November 7, 2017
Contributing writer Elijah Joseph spoke with Holland-Bavis about her plans for student involvement and engagement.  
Ithaca College students pose for a picture in Washington D.C. where they volunteered as a part of one of the Alternative Spring Break trips offered by OSEMA. Other students volunteered in Virginia, North Carolina, Canada and Michigan.

Students spend spring break on volunteer trips

By Bianca Mestiza, Contributing Writer March 22, 2017
“It was really amazing to get to know the women the organization benefits, as well as meeting the people who make everything happen,” Bednarz said.
Kris Bosela (Bottom row, first from left) volunteering at Camp Campbell, a YMCA camp in Boulder Creek, California on a charter service trip with other Ithaca College students.

Graduate student builds communities through volunteer work

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer January 24, 2017
Bosela’s first trip with OSEMA was during the spring break of his junior year, when he traveled to Kiptopeke State Park in Virginia.
Junior Elena Haskins leads a Human Expression Through Arts Resident Development program meeting in the Student Activities Center Sept. 27. Haskins said to her, volunteering is not simply a way to fill out a resume, but her interest stems from a sense of duty to give back and a self-realization about privilege.

IC junior gives back through the arts with incarcerated youth

By Ben Kaplan, Contributing Writer September 27, 2016
To Elena Haskins, volunteering isn't a way to complete a resume. She said her interest stems from a duty to give back and a realization of privilege.
Ithaca College senior Dan Ruthman created IC Enactus, the college’s first chapter of the national organization, which promotes social and entrepreneurial opportunities for students to work with local businesses in the Ithaca area.

New IC club uses entrepreneurship for social change in Ithaca

By Ana Borruto, Staff Writer September 11, 2016
A new club on Ithaca College’s campus seeks to promote social and entrepreneurial opportunities for students to work with local businesses.
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