Friday, February 26, 2010

you voted -- Jess won and she's on the air!

On February 16, I posted a blog and Tweet asking you to vote for our student, Jess Brandt, to win the opportunity to DJ at Ithaca's Z95.5 hit music station . Well, she won and she's doing trial shifts on Saturdays

Jess says the Z95.5 crew wants to make it permanent very soon. Congrats to Jess and thanks to everybody who voted.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

ICTV breaks big news in Ithaca LIVE

ICTV's Newswatch 16 made history on Monday night with live breaking news coverage of a tragic event -- a shooting in Ithaca. We aired a live broadcast at 10 p.m with Matt Wright reporting via an internet connection, and we beat all the Syracuse stations to air with details and video of the scene! Tech director James Heasley, photographer Kathy Laluk, along with News Director Bryan Mercer and Producer Ben Nasta are to be congratulated for their amazing work -- they showed both sensitivity to this very sad event, as well as creativity in getting the story on the air.

Just another example of some of the great work are students are able to do because of ICTV.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Two docs by alums featured in Salem film fest

IC at the Salem Film Fest

The 2010 Salem Film Fest is featuring two documentaries by IC's own Jeremy Levine '06 and Landon Van Soest '04. Join IC alumni from the New England area to watch these remarkable films, chat with Jeremy Levine, and catch up at Salem Beer Works.

Good Fortune ( explores how international efforts to alleviate poverty in Africa may be undermining the communities they aim to benefit.

Walking the Line
goes to the U.S.-Mexico border to consider the civilian vigilantes who take the law into their own hands in an effort to keep out immigrants.

Between screenings, the IC group will gather at Salem Beer Works for drinks, snacks, and conversation. Cash bar.

Saturday, February 27

4:15 p.m. Good Fortune
6:15 p.m. Get-Together at Salem Beer Works
9:20 p.m. Walking the Line Screening

Cinema Salem
2 East India Square Mall
Salem, MA 01970

Salem Beer Works
278 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Tickets for each film are $10 and need to be purchased through Cinema Salem. Questions? Contact Alumni Relations at 607-387-4272 or

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Alumna promoted to President of Sales and Marketing at ABC

Geri Wang, an '82 grad in IC's communication program, was just named president of sales and marketing, ABC Television Network.

A 20-year ABC veteran, Wang previously served as ABC’s senior vp of prime-time sales.

In her new role, Wang will oversee sales and integrated marketing efforts for all day parts of the ABC broadcasting network, including prime time, daytime, ABC News and late-night. She will also have oversight of Disney/ABC Unlimited, Disney’s cross-platform sales unit, and will lead sales and integrated marketing efforts for SOAPnet.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

help Jess break into the radio biz!

Park student Jess Brandt is a finalist for Z95.5's ZJ search and she needs people to vote for her so she can get a legit job in radio!

check out her audio clip and vote for her by sending an email to and just say that Jess Brandt is your favorite ZJ! Use all of your email addresses and tell your friends.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

student film producers: get on TV!

Park sophomore Abbi Sauro is co-producing a new show for ICTV -- The Screening Room: Director's Corner. It will feature student produced films followed by an interview with the film's producer or director.

Interested students can email and submissions can be put in the Screening Room mailbox in the newsroom (take a right on the first floor if you go down the main staircase by PPECS and it should be the second to last door on the left in the hallway).

Park Prof's doc on American life will tour the world

"Notes on Liberty", directed by Professor John Scott and produced by Professor Karen Rodriguez, has been selected as one of thirty documentaries for the 2010 "American Documentary Showcase." The Showcase is a program of independent documentaries funded by the US State Departments Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (BECA). The program is offered to US Embassies for screening abroad with the hope of providing "a broad and diversified look at American life and the values of a democratic society as seen by American documentary filmmakers."

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

get published!

Have something ... different to say? Good. We want to hear it. The IC Journal is seeking unique student papers concerning race, culture, gender, and ethnicity for its upcoming issue.

The Ithaca College Journal of Race, Culture, Gender, and Ethnicity is a student-run undergraduate academic journal, established in the fall of 2004, which gives students the opportunity to publish their works concerning issues of race, culture, gender and ethnicity. Approaching its sixth year of publication, the journal has not only continued to improve in its form and content, but has stimulated important dialogue about dire social issues that permeate far beyond the boundaries of Ithaca College's campus community.

The journal's editorial board is currently looking for papers based on race, culture, gender, or ethnicity to be apart of this years edition. The purpose of the journal is to raise awareness and to promote discussions about various issues and complexities of race, culture, gender, and ethnicity and the impacts on our community, whether that may be here at Ithaca College or throughout the world. These papers can range in length but must be at least six pages.

This is a great opportunity to get your work out and published to the public since you can find the Ithaca College Journal of Race, Culture, Gender, and Ethnicity in the Library of Congress.

If you would like to submit a paper, the deadline is February 19th. Papers may be e-mailed to

Also if you would like to be part of the Journal's editorial board feel free to contact If you know anyone who may be interested please spread the word.