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THE ITHACAN

 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.
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.
From left: Benjamin Rifkin, former provost and vice president for educational affairs at Ithaca College; President Tom Rochon; and Gerald Hector, former vice president for finance and administration, observe a student protest Dec. 11 at Free Speech Rock. All three administrators pictured have since announced they are stepping down from their respective positions at the college.

Administrative departures create uncertainty for academic year

By Sophia Tulp, News Editor August 25, 2016
Ithaca College's senior leadership has seen a significant number of administrative departures, leaving the college with uncertainty about what will be accomplished throughout the remainder of his tenure.
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.
Patricia Spencer, faculty director of service-learning for the Office of Civic Engagement stands in the new office space.

Office of Civic Engagement receives new office space at IC

By Parita Desai, Contributing Writer December 1, 2015
The Office of Civic Engagement was given a physical space this year on the third floor of the Campus Center that students can use to meet with outside community partners.
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.
Residents watch Ithaca College students perform traditional African dance.
Photo Credit - Samantha Underwood

Juvenile voices are HEARD through the arts

By Megan Devlin, Editor in Chief May 25, 2013
The Human Expression through the Arts: Resident Development Program is a student organization that provides weekly creative arts programming for residents at MacCormick Secure Center to promote healthy self-concepts and coping skills through the creative arts.
Residents watch Ithaca College students perform traditional African dance.

Juvenile voices are HEARD through the arts

By Megan Devlin, Editor in Chief May 24, 2013
The Human Expression through the Arts: Resident Development Program is a student organization that provides weekly creative arts programming for residents at MacCormick Secure Center to promote healthy self-concepts and coping skills through the creative arts.
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