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From left, junior journalism major Carolina Cedraschi and junior clinical health studies major Ashna Kalvani compete in the physical therapy programs Bomber Blitz 5K. Every year, the Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy holds the 5K to raise research funds for the PT program.

Physical therapy program competes to raise funds through 5K

By David Schurter, Staff Writer October 10, 2023
Every year, the Ithaca College Department of Physical Therapy holds its annual Bomber Blitz 5K run and walk, an event to raise money for PT and clinical research. This year, all of the proceeds from the event on Oct. 8 went toward the VCU-Marquette Challenge, funding PT research.
Summer Briefs 2022

Summer Briefs 2022

By The Ithacan August 24, 2022

Ithaca Festival returned in June after two year COVID-19 delay The Ithaca Festival returned to the community after two years of cancellations because of the COVID-19 pandemic with its traditional parade...

Freshman Alexia Michitti, who plays for the Ithaca College womens soccer team, was born without her right hand. She has played soccer since the age of three, but was only introduced to adaptive sports in 2021.

Freshman athlete works to be a force for change in adaptive sports

By Dustin Terry, Staff Writer April 28, 2022
When Alexia Michitti, who was born with no right hand, was cut from a middle school basketball team, it was the first time she was told she could not do something because of her upper limb difference.
From left, junior pitcher Matt Eiel, senior second baseman Nick Skerpon,  senior pitcher Tyler Hill and junior first baseman Jackson Smith participated in the Dave Clark Foundation Dream and Do Day on Sept. 9.

Athletes participate in various community service events

By Tyler Evans, Contributing Writer September 27, 2017
Athletes have worked with organizations locally and nationally to give back to the Ithaca community and have done a lot with cancer organizations.
Bomber athletes take dip for Special Olympics

Bomber athletes take dip for Special Olympics

By Caitie Ihrig, Assistant Sports Writer March 30, 2017
Ithaca College athletes raised money for the fourth annual Ithaca Polar Plunge. Senior Scott Halpern sat down for a Q&A about this years plunge.
Senior Kevin Doubleday is president of the Ithaca College Habitat for Humanity chapter, vice president of Student Volunteers for Special Olympics New York and treasurer of Big Brothers/Big Sisters the colleges campus.

IC Student dedicates himself to community service

By Meaghan McElroy, Staff Writer December 7, 2016
Graduation is fast approaching for Doubleday, but he said all that he’s learned as a volunteer will help him after he leaves the college in May.

Bend it like Beck: Props to student-athletes for stepping up

By Jonathan Beck, Columnist April 13, 2016
Columnist Jonathan Beck discusses the importance of the "Its On Us" campaign.
Members of the softball team celebrate freshman Vanesssa Brown’s walkoff home-run March 30 against the University of Rochester at Kostrinsky field. The Bombers won 10–4.

Ithaca College athletes celebrate Division III week

By Danielle Allentuck, Sports Editor April 6, 2016
Ithaca College athletes are partnering with schools across the country to celebrate Division III week April 4–10.
Larry Workman, general manager of contract staffing for Challenge Workforce Solutions, said the program allows workers from a variety of circumstances with physical or intellectual disabilities and language or work-experience barriers to have “meaningful employment.”

Ithaca College partnership helps defeat employment barriers

By Sophia Tulp, Assistant News Editor February 24, 2016
On the other side of the dish room, a ceramic plate fell through an employee's hand as he stacked them coming off the machine, shattering on the ground. It was his first week on the job. Nobody yelled or scolded him — instead, a fellow employee grabbed a broom and helped him sweep up the shards.
Vito Boffoli is bringing his involvement with occupational therapy to the national scene as a student representative at the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, from April 16–19.

Senior takes lead in football and occupational therapy

By Madison Bess, Staff Writer April 15, 2015
Not only was senior Vito Boffoli a captain for the football team this past season, but he is also the president of the occupational therapy club, taking the leadership roles in the two most forefront areas of his life.
Hundreds of Ithacans, among them more than 40 Ithaca College students, plunged into the 30 degree water of Cayuga Lake on March 21 for Ithaca’s second annual Polar Plunge.

Ithaca College students take the plunge for Special Olympics

By Faith Meckley, Staff Writer March 24, 2015
This is Ithaca’s second-annual Polar Plunge fundraising event benefiting local Special Olympics athletes, using the slogan “Freezin’ for a Reason.” Individuals and teams raised funds to participate, and this year the event brought in about $34,000, according to the event website.
The Polar Plunge fundraiser raised more than $23,000 for the Special Olympics on March 22.

Freezin’ for a Reason

By Brendan Davis March 26, 2014
The Polar Plunge fundraiser raised more than $23,000 for the Special Olympics on March 22.
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