College Briefs Nov. 10 | The Ithacan

M-Lot will be closed for Open House Admissions on November 11th

The college is closing M-Lot on November 11 to accommodate prospective students visiting campus for the open house. The M-Lot is located outside the athletics and events center. The car park is closed from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Because the parking lot is reserved during this time, faculty, staff, and students commuting to campus are encouraged to allow extra time this morning to find alternate parking. Other open lots are S-Lot, Z-Lot and C-Lot. For a full list of possible parking spots, individuals can use the interactive campus map online. All year round, M-Lot is not available for parking from 1am to 5am

OSE staff promoted to new position to support clubs

The Office of Student Engagement (OSE) has promoted Brittany Watros to business coordinator for the student organization. Watros was previously the administrative assistant at OSE; The College is currently seeking a replacement for this position. In the meantime, please contact [email protected] for assistance with placement, quad bike reservation, and other inquiries. Anyone with other unrelated questions about the OSE should contact [email protected]. In her new position, Watros will assist recognized student organizations with general needs such as finance and travel. She will also be the new advisor to the Appropriations Committee, overseen by the Student Governance Council.

First generation students invited to paint and drink program on November 10th

The First-Generation Center will be hosting First Gen Paint and Sip on November 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Six Mile Creek room at Campus Center. This event is the last event scheduled for First Gen Week, which will take place from November 7th to 10th. This is the first year the First-Generation Center has hosted this week of events. Anyone with questions or needing housing should email [email protected]. This week of events, geared towards first-generation students, is an extension of National First-Generation Day on November 8th. The nationally recognized day dates back to the signing of the 1965 Higher Education Act, which was a historic moment for equity in higher education and has since supported students from low socio-economic backgrounds.

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Professor presents a workshop and a lecture at a dance conference

Daniel Gwirtzman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater and Dance Performance, attended the National Dance Education Organization’s 24th Annual Conference entitled Let’s Make Dance Together: Reigniting The Creative Spark. The conference took place in Atlanta from October 29th to 31st. Gwirtzman’s presentation was Abandoning the French: Reimagining Our Language, an interactive movement workshop combined with a lecture and discussion. In Gwirtzman’s workshop, he argued that Westernized vocabulary – like “pliĆ©” and other terms – could be counterproductive for students learning a variety of dance forms.

College to host a Veterans Day celebration at the Whalen Center

The college hosts a Veterans Day celebration for all members of the campus and local community. The event begins at noon on November 10th in Ford Hall at the James J. Whalen Center for Music, followed by a reception in the McHenry Lobby. There will be a special presentation by the ROTC Tri-Service Color Guard and a musical performance by the Ithaca College Treble Chorale, Brass Quintet and Trombone Troupe. Master of Ceremonies is Art Ostrander, Dean Emeritus of the Music Department. The keynote speaker will be US Army Major Ari Cohen ’98, who currently serves at the Pentagon as a member of the Army Talent Management Task Force. The entire celebration is sponsored by the Ithaca College Veterans Day Committee and the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Visit for more information.

Chair massages available during the fall semester at Campus Center

The Ithaca Massage Station, a community organization that mobilizes therapeutic massage services, will offer chair massages on campus throughout the fall semester. The massage chairs are part of the universities’ wellness Wednesday series. The chairs are available every Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the lounge on the 3rd floor of the Campus Center. To use a chair for 20 minutes, individuals must pay $30. Campus members can reserve massage time through the link on Ithaca College Intercom. Individuals with disabilities who require housing should contact Michelle Goode, program director in the Department of Health Promotion, at [email protected] or 607-274-7933.

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