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Aid director prepared to listen

By | Jan 27, 2011

Assisting students as they confront the financial challenge of attending college is a passion for Lisa Hoskey, who will be starting her position as the new director of student financial services at Ithaca College on March 7.

Inventive funk band creates booty-shaking music

By | Dec 8, 2010

Greg Hollowell was playing his saxophone for tips on a street in Boone, N.C., when three fellow funk-style musicians found him. Now he is the saxophonist for Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, which is currently on its Easy Livin’ Tour across the country. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band will perform at 8 p.m.…

Shakespeare made easy in professor’s theater class

By | Dec 1, 2010

Demystifying Shakespeare is one of the ways Kathleen Mulligan, assistant professor of theater arts at Ithaca College, helps theater students at the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts improve their acting. During Thanksgiving break, Mulligan worked at NOCCA leading workshops in voice and Shakespeare. This was her third consecutive year as a guest instructor at…

Bicyclist offers look at travel

By | Nov 18, 2010

When best-selling author, travel writer and bicycling advocate Joe Kurmaskie first moved to Portland, Ore., he was sometimes mistaken for a homeless man when he took his kids to preschool in a trailer attached to his bike. Now he’s gained a following.

Grammy-winner mixes styles in compositions

By | Sep 8, 2010

Jazz composer Maria Schneider doesn’t want her music to just be interesting. She said she hopes her compositions, which draw influences from classical, flamenco and even pop music, bring people together. The Grammy-winning composer will be conducting her band, the Maria Schneider Orchestra, at 8 p.m. Sunday in Bailey Hall at Cornell University. Schneider founded…

Pulitzer Prize winner offers wisdom to writers

By | Sep 1, 2010

During his college years, Jeffrey Eugenides said he focused on writing “a decent sentence, and then a decent story.” Now he is looking to teach other students to do the same.