Thursday, September 30, 2010

Park is flooded with alums !

Well - the weather service IS predicting floods today in upstate NY -- but not the kind of WONDERFUL flood we're going to experience over the next few days :)

It's homecoming weekend (aka Fall Splash) and we've invited back our own Park Alumni Advisory Board as well as other alums to present panels and network.

Advertising, Branding and Marketing Panel
Thursday, Sept. 30, 2-4 pm, Park 220
Moderator, Scott Hamula

How does the economy, competition, technology, social networking, etc. affect a business? Learn strategies our alumni use to stand apart from the rest.

Carole Irgang, President, Red Shoes Marketing;
Rodd Perry, Co-President, The Ant Farm (;
Michael Kaplan, Sr. VP, Group Account Director, G2 Direct and Digital;
Laurie Greenberg, VP, Regional Sales, ESPN;
Susan Johnston, General Manager, Cayuga Radio Group

Documentary Screening: Dying to Live
Thursday, Sept. 30, 4;30pm, Park Auditorium

Every day in the U.S. about 20 people die waiting for transplant organs, because of a lack of donors. Dying to Live, directed by Lance Lipman '72, tells the inspiring stories of four hopeful organ recipients as they struggle to stay alive long enough to reach the top of the waiting list. For more information on the film, visit:

Pizza Reception with Park School National Advisory Board and alumni
Thursday, Sept. 30, 6:00pm, Park 220
Park students, faculty and staff welcome

Reinventing Traditional Media Panel
Friday, Oct. 1, 1-3pm, Park Auditorium
Moderator: Wenmouth Williams

A panel of alumni from a diverse group of fields -- including television broadcasting, television production, Internet news, and more discuss how traditional media can survive in a 21st-century environment.

Helen Feinbloom, President, Feinbloom &Associates;
Matt Mulcahy, Anchor/Reporter, Managing EditorNBC 3 SYR;
Ed Tobias, Manager, Business Continuity andDisaster Planning;
Steve Rathe, Owner Exec. Producer,Murray Street Productions;
Kelli Grant, Consumer Reporter,;
David Lebow, Former President & CEO, Internet Broadcasting (Current Board of Trustee);
Michael Potter, Product Development Coordinator, Internet
Broadcasting Systems;
Dave Storey, Publisher, The Gazette (Iowa)

Entrepreneurship: Developing Your Own Content & Brand
Friday, Oct. 1, 3-5pm, Park 220
Moderator: Steve Gordon

Several self-made media personalities and authors discuss to take an entrepreneurial approach in developing your media brand.

Anthony Carbone, Emmy Award-Winning Television Producer and Editor (Freelancer);
Matt Mulcahy, Anchor/Reporter, Managing Editor NBC 3 SYR;
Andy Orgel, President and CEO, 1Degree Media and Entertainment, Inc.
Paula; Landry, Author, Business of Film
Rich Morris, Author, Owner, ROI Consulting;
Lance Lipman, Documentary filmmaker

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

David Muir '95 wins Emmy!

David Muir '95 shared a News & Documentary Emmy Award with the ABC News staff for their coverage of Obama's inauguration.

Monday, September 27, 2010

help Colleen raise money for malnourished children

Colleen Wormsley, a sophomore Integrated Marketing
Communications major, is the Communications Director
for a group on campus called IC Food for Thought.
Their aim is to improving the lives of children around
the world who are denied basic living necessities,
a quality education, and proper nutrition.

Colleen invites you to IC Food for Thought's "Walk for
Plumpy'nut on October 9, 2010 at Cass Park. All proceeds
from the walk will be used to purchase packets of
Plumpy'nut to distribute to Concern Worldwide's
feeding stations in Ethiopia. Plumpy'nut is a
therapeutic food supplement that helps save the
lives of severely malnourished children.

Registration for the walk begins at 10 a.m.
and the walk starts at 11 a.m. For more information
about Food for Thought, and The Walk for Plumpy'nut

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

help Prof Peruta raise money for Endure to Cure!

Last month in British Columbia, Prof Adam Peruta (Strategic Comm) completed a triathlon called Ultraman Canada. The Ultraman is a 3-day, 318.6 mile, individual ultra-endurance event – you swim 6.2 miles, bike 261.4 miles, and run 52.4 miles.

On November 26th he will be competing at the Ultraman World Championships in Hawaii. In the past 17 years, only 12 athletes have completed both of these events in the same year... he will be the 13th. As part of his journey, he is raising funds for the Endure to Cure Foundation, a non-profit that raises money for organizations that research, treat, and provide care for pediatric cancer patients.

What sets Ultraman apart from other events are the traditional Hawaiian values of aloha (love), ohana (family) and kokua (help). In the spirit of these same philosophies, Endure to Cure is an organization that impacts lives by creating tangible differences for children and their families. These differences can last a lifetime.

The money that he raises as an athlete on Team Endure to Cure will go to fund a 2011 pediatric cancer survivorship study at the University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital. This study will research methods of reducing the long-term effects of the harsh treatments on these young patients. 60% of these children will suffer life long side effects. Often these side effects are severe, even after they have been deemed cancer "survivors." Collectively, they are trying to raise $50,000. Please consider making a small donating to this cause. Your donation will not only help us reach our goal, but will support the many children suffering from pediatric cancer on their life long journey to explore their limitations and achieve great things.

As a bonus, the top three donors will get their name printed on a custom jersey that Prof Peruta will wear during the event. Please donate now using the link below.

and follow his blog on:

IC alums stick together

Five Ithaca alums are working together on an
indepedent feature called The Great Fight:

Karen Weston ('10), Kyle Kelley('10), Andrew Sherwood ('10),
Sherri Kauk ('05), and Sarah Schetter

This is Sherri's directing and DP'ing debut.
Sarah is working in the art department,
and Karen and Kyle are
working as grips;
Andrew is working as 2nd assistant camera.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Radio wins again

This just in from Manager of Radio Operations, Chris Wheatley:

College Broadcasters, Inc. (CBI) just sent out a revised list of finalists for its national student production awards, and Mike Citera '10 is a finalist for Best DJ! So, we're nominated for six awards in five categories.
The entire list of finalists is here:

AND .... WICB won the Ithaca Times 2010 Best of Ithaca Reader's Poll for Best Local Radio Station!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

An incredible line-up of speakers this fall

I don't think I'm going to be seeing much of my own home this fall -- because my calendar is full of exciting big-name speakers in Park!

Get your calendar out and start blocking out these dates:

Thursday Sept 16 policital cartoonist Tom Tomorrow
7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites

Monday Sept 20 Paul Loeb
at 7 p.m. in Textor 10 . Author of Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in a Cynical Time looks at what it takes to lead lives of social commitment despite all the obstacles

Friday October 8 Amy Goodman
Democracy Now! host and IC IZZY Award winner will be visiting campus and talking with students and faculty

Wednesday Oct 20 Daniel Ellsberg
who triggered a national crisis in 1971 when he released the "Pentagon Papers" to the New York Times and other newspapers. Evening presentation in Ford Hall

Monday November 1 James Carville Democratic strategist who serves as a political contributor for CNN. Evening presentation in Emerson Suites.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

one MORE award for the Ithacan!

The Ithacan has been named a Newspaper Pacemaker finalist for 2010 by the Associated Collegiate Press. Earlier this year it was also announced that The Ithacan Online, the paper’s daily website, was named an Online Pacemaker finalist.

The winners of the award -- widely regarded as the “Pulitzer Prize of collegiate journalism” -- will be announced at the ACP/CMA National College Media Convention in Louisville, Ky., on October 30.

The Ithacan won the Newspaper Pacemaker in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2008, and was a finalist in 2009. The website won the Online Pacemaker in 2006, 2007 and 2008, and was a finalist in 2009.

The Associated Collegiate Press is the oldest and largest national membership organization for college journalists in the country. This year's Newspaper Pacemaker competition was judged by professional journalists in the Washington, D.C., area.