Join the IC Jumpstart Program!

Jumpstart is a collaboration between several departments on campus that offers new students a chance to explore the local community, learn about resources on campus, and meet new friends. We are offering 10 half-day Jumpstart programs on a variety of topics on three Saturdays after first-year students move in and before in-person classes begin: September 19, 26, and October 3. This program is only open to new first-year and transfer students and there is no cost to participate, but there is a selection process. Read about each program and its distinct focus on the Jumpstart website www.ithaca.edu/jumpstart-program, then choose your favorite. Applications are open August 10 to September 7 and applicants will be notified about program placements on September 11. Contact ose@ithaca.edu with any questions about the IC Jumpstart program.

Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Food Insecurity and the Right to Food

Friday August 7, 2020  
11 AM in Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER HERE:  https://ithaca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6VehLg1yR2CP7coEh6VLcw

Speakers:

Dr. Alicia Swords, Associate Professor, Sociology

Dr. Joseph Piko Ewoodzie ’06, Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College

Natasha Thompson, President & CEO, Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Moderated by Yolanda Clarke, Tutoring Services and Health Promotion and Physical Education, Ithaca College

In partnership with the Ithaca College Honors program, join our faculty and alumni experts in our latest Rapid Response Salon conversation that focuses on food insecurity and the right to food around the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their insights in an engaging live format meant to provide expert commentary.

BIOS 

Dr. Alicia Swords has been a member of the sociology department at Ithaca College since 2006. Her research and teaching take political economic, ethnographic, and engaged approaches to social change and social movements in the United States and Latin America. She has recently published about organizational change, food dignity, and neo-Zapatista network politics. As honors program director, she enjoyed working with a fantastic steering committee and supporting students  excited by interdisciplinary studies, global learning, and civic engagement.

Dr. Joseph Piko Ewoodzie ‘06 is Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Sociology at Davidson College in North Carolina. His research expertise includes sociology of food, hip-hop, culture, race, and urban sociology. He uses qualitative research methods to examine how marginalized populations make sense of inequalities in their everyday lives in urban locales. He is author of the book Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’s Early Years (2017). He is currently completing a new book, Getting Something to Eat in Jackson, an ethnography of everyday eating practices among poor, homeless, working class, and wealthy African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi.

Natasha Thompson is the President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira NY. She has over 19 years of experience in food banking and started her career as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer at the Community Food Bank in her home state of Rhode Island in 1997. She is the Chair of the Food Bank Association of NYS and a member of Feeding America’s Nation Council of food banks representing the Eastern Region. Natasha believes leadership is a spiritual practice that requires you to know yourself & continuously strive to be your best in service to others.

Express Yourself IC – Video Reel!

Contributed by Cheryl Rotyliano on 08/05/20  

https://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php/20200804114253113/print

In this time of protests and pandemics, some talented IC students participated in a virtual event to express the range of emotions they are experiencing, through song, dance, musical performance, and visual art.

View this video to see highlights of the event. We hope that all IC students find a way to express themselves, raise awareness and come together.

State of the Industry: Law & Public Policy Panel Invitation

We’re hosting the “State of the Industry: Law & Public Policy” virtual panel on Wednesday, August 12th at 12:00pm. I would really appreciate your help in letting students know about this opportunity to network, learn about current trends and explore career paths. Please register in Zoom by Wednesday morning.

Panelists include:

  • Tamara Mayberry, ’97, Director of Government Relations for Governor Andrew Cuomo
  • Tom Armbruster, Inspector General’s Office, retired Foreign Service Officer and U.S. Ambassador to the Marshall Islands
  • Megan Devlin, ’14, Director of Communications and Marketing at Meridian International Center

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kristin LiBritz ’98, Director

Office of Career Services

Event planning opportunity through Student Affairs and Campus Life

Student Affairs and Campus Life (SACL) is launching a new Signature Event series for fall 2020 focused on the topics: (1) Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion; (2) Self-Care and Wellness; (3) Engagement and Connection to each other and the campus community; (4) Connection to the local community; and (5) the upcoming election. SACL has organized their working groups by each of the topics listed here. If you would like to join one of the working groups planning these events, please reach out to Jacqueline Winslow at jkwinslow@ithaca.edu. Jacqueline will get you connected with the co-chairs of the group you’re most interested in. This opportunity is a great way to work with professional staff on event planning, teamwork, facilitation and leadership skills.

Honors Program Rapid Response Salon on COVID-19: Food Insecurity and the Right to Food

Friday August 7, 2020  
11 AM in Eastern Daylight Time (US and Canada)

REGISTER HERE:  https://ithaca.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6VehLg1yR2CP7coEh6VLcw

Speakers:

Dr. Alicia Swords, Associate Professor, Sociology

Dr. Joseph Piko Ewoodzie ’06, Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Sociology, Davidson College

Natasha Thompson, President & CEO, Food Bank of the Southern Tier

Moderated by Yolanda Clarke, Tutoring Services and Health Promotion and Phyiscal Education, Ithaca College

In partnership with the Ithaca College Honors program, join our faculty and alumni experts in our latest Rapid Response Salon conversation that focuses on food insecurity and the right to food around the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear their insights in an engaging live format meant to provide expert commentary.

Bios

Dr. Alicia Swords has been a member of the sociology department at Ithaca College since 2006. Her research and teaching take political economic, ethnographic, and engaged approaches to social change and social movements in the United States and Latin America. She has recently published about organizational change, food dignity, and neo-Zapatista network politics. As honors program director, she enjoyed working with a fantastic steering committee and supporting students  excited by interdisciplinary studies, global learning, and civic engagement.

Dr. Joseph Piko Ewoodzie ‘06 is Malcolm O. Partin Assistant Professor of Sociology at Davidson College in North Carolina. His research expertise includes sociology of food, hip-hop, culture, race, and urban sociology. He uses qualitative research methods to examine how marginalized populations make sense of inequalities in their everyday lives in urban locales. He is author of the book Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’s Early Years (2017). He is currently completing a new book, Getting Something to Eat in Jackson, an ethnography of everyday eating practices among poor, homeless, working class, and wealthy African Americans in Jackson, Mississippi.

Natasha Thompson is the President & CEO of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier in Elmira NY. She has over 19 years of experience in food banking and started her career as an Americorps*VISTA volunteer at the Community Food Bank in her home state of Rhode Island in 1997. She is the Chair of the Food Bank Association of NYS and a member of Feeding America’s Nation Council of food banks representing the Eastern Region. Natasha believes leadership is a spiritual practice that requires you to know yourself & continuously strive to be your best in service to others.

PCIM Webinar: Journalism in Times of Pandemic & Protest

Join the Park Center for Independent Media on Wednesday, July 29 for a webinar on the media environment amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests against racial injustice. Our speakers will review the coverage of pandemic and protests by the mainstream media and discuss if recent reporting on racial justice protests represents a shift from the traditional underplaying of race in police stories. The webinar will also explore how the pandemic is affecting independent media outlets and what should we expect in the future. 

Our panelists include editors at major independent media outlets, a correspondent who was arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protest and a distinguished scholar. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.


WEDNESDAY, July 29, 4–5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Register for the Zoom webinar HERE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1euGvAERQuoyuO3UP6pHQ

Speakers:

Andrew BuncombeChief US correspondent, The Independent

Tara Conley, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Montclair State University

D.D. Guttenplan, Editor, The Nation

Amanda Silverman, Editorial Director, Mother Jones


Moderated by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media

Andrew Buncombe is chief US correspondent of The Independent. He previously reported from across Asia and before that was a correspondent in Washington DC. He is based in Seattle and is interested in politics, immigration, the environment, and the interface between technology and society. See Mr. Buncombe’s writing here


Tara L. Conley is an Assistant Professor of Transmedia Storytelling in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Her research centers Black life in the study and exploration of place, media histories, and technoculture. You can learn more about Dr. Conley’s scholarship and multimedia projects by visiting www.taralconley.org.

 
D.D. Guttenplan is editor of The Nation. He previously covered the 2016 election as the magazine’s editor at large and, for two decades before that, was part of its London bureau. His most recent book, “The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority” (Seven Stories Press), has just come out in paperback. See Mr. Guttenplan’s writing for The Nation here

Amanda Silverman is the editorial director (newsroom) based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Before joining Mother Jones, Amanda worked as a story editor for Foreign Policy’s print magazine. Prior to that, she was the deputy editor of The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter @apsilverman or reach her via email at asilverman@motherjones.com.

Raza Rumi directs the Park Center for Independent Media and teaches in the journalism department at Ithaca College. He is also a visiting faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and also affiliated with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University. He has been the editor of Daily Times, The Friday Times and founding editor of NayaDaur Media.

PCIM Webinar: Journalism in Times of Pandemic & Protest

Join the Park Center for Independent Media on Wednesday July 29 for a webinar on the media environment amid the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing protests against racial injustice. Our speakers will review the coverage of pandemic and protests by the mainstream media and discuss if recent reporting on racial justice protests represents a shift from the traditional underplaying of race in police stories. The webinar will also explore how the pandemic is affecting independent media outlets and what should we expect in the future. 

Our panelists include editors at major independent media outlets, a correspondent who was arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protest and a distinguished scholar. Panel discussion will be followed by Q&A.


WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 4–5:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time


Register for the Zoom webinar HERE:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_g1euGvAERQuoyuO3UP6pHQ

Speakers:

Andrew BuncombeChief US correspondent, The Independent

Tara Conley, Ed.D., Assistant Professor, Montclair State University

D.D. Guttenplan, Editor, The Nation

Amanda Silverman, Editorial Director, Mother Jones


Moderated by Raza Rumi, Director, Park Center for Independent Media

Andrew Buncombe is chief US correspondent of The Independent. He previously reported from across Asia and before that was a correspondent in Washington DC. He is based in Seattle and is interested in politics, immigration, the environment, and the interface between technology and society. See Mr. Buncombe’s writing here


Tara L. Conley is an Assistant Professor of Transmedia Storytelling in the School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University. Her research centers Black life in the study and exploration of place, media histories, and technoculture. You can learn more about Dr. Conley’s scholarship and multimedia projects by visiting www.taralconley.org.

 
D.D. Guttenplan is editor of The Nation. He previously covered the 2016 election as the magazine’s editor at large and, for two decades before that, was part of its London bureau. His most recent book, “The Next Republic: The Rise of a New Radical Majority” (Seven Stories Press), has just come out in paperback. See Mr. Guttenplan’s writing for The Nationhere

Amanda Silverman is the editorial director (newsroom) based in Mother Jones’ San Francisco office. Before joining Mother Jones, Amanda worked as a story editor for Foreign Policy’s print magazine. Prior to that, she was the deputy editor of The New Republic. Follow her on Twitter @apsilverman or reach her via email at asilverman@motherjones.com.

Raza Rumi directs the Park Center for Independent Media and teaches in the journalism department at Ithaca College. He is also a visiting faculty at Cornell Institute for Public Affairs and also affiliated with the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, Georgetown University. He has been the editor of Daily Times, The Friday Times and founding editor of NayaDaur Media.

See the Facebook event here

State of the Industry: NonProfit Panel Invitation

Hello,

Our next weekly “State of the Industry” virtual panel is focused on NonProfit Organizations. We have an interesting cohort of panelists with experiences within quite varied organizations and roles. I would really appreciate your help in letting students know about this opportunity to network, learn about current trends and explore career paths. If you would like to attend as well, please let me know so that I can send you the Zoom link.

The “State of the Industry: NonProfit Panel”  will be held on Wednesday, July 29th at noon via Zoom. Panelists include:

  • Jonathon Cummings ’15, Steering Committee Member, Alliance for UN South Cooperation & Global Ambassador, International Young Leaders Assembly
  • Stamie Despo, Consultant; Former Executive Director of Susan G. Komen (Charlotte, NC)
  • Donette Olivia Samuel ’14, Public Affairs Specialist/Community Involvement Coordinator, US Environmental Protection Agency
  • Amy Selco ’97, Founder, Selco Strategies LLC
  • Danielle West ’13, Senior Program Manager, Project 351

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you!

Sincerely,

Kristin LiBritz ’98, Director

Office of Career Services

Park Center for Independent Media and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival launch International Convenings on Co-Creation in Documentary and Journalism

Ithaca, New York, 15 July: The Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM) and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF) at Ithaca College (US) are launching a new international initiative to convene scholars, producers, and journalists to probe teaching cocreation during pandemic and protest.

The first international convening on Cocreation in Documentary and Journalism during Pandemic and Protest was held on Thursday, July 9, 2020. Cocreation operates on a horizontal model of collaboration rather than a top-down model of a single author or writer.

Producers and scholars of documentary, journalism, and new media explored innovative teaching strategies for small scale cocreation documentary and journalism production and theory during pandemic and protest at their universities and colleges.  

Twenty participants joined from the United Kingdom, Greece, Canada, Kuwait, Australia, Scotland, and the United Kingdom. They represented a range of institutions including California College of the Arts, York University (Canada), Concordia University (Canada), University of Rochester, University of the West of England (UK), University of Bristol (UK), University of Lincoln (UK), University of Kuwait, RMIT (Australia), University of St. Andrews (Scotland), RMIT University (Australia), University of Illinois-Champaign, University at Buffalo, Hendrix College, and Ithaca College (US), 

This event followed the international webinars on cocreation and participatory media organized by Park Center for Independent Media (Co-creation in Documentary during Pandemic and Protest, June 24, 2020, with the journal Afterimage) and the iDocs webinar at the University of the West of England, UK (Co-creating in times of corona pandemic, July 2).  

The PCIM/FLEFF initiative plans to advance conversations and collaborations between practitioners and theorists of documentary and journalism to contribute to this ongoing national, international and cross-institutional dialogue. 

More convenings are slated to coordinate with efforts at iDocs in the United Kingdom and at other journalism and communications programs internationally on this urgent topic of cocreation, pandemic, and protests across documentary and journalism.

For more information, contact Raza Rumi, rahmad@ithaca.edu or Patricia Zimmermann, patty@ithaca.edu