The life, legacy and messages of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will once again be celebrated at Ithaca College, with a series of educational, entertainment and service activities taking place during the week of January 23–28. All of the on-campus events are free and open to the public.
This year’s celebration theme is “The Ultimate Weakness of Violence,”...
Posted on behalf of Janet Williams, Interim VP for Finance and Administration.
Members of the campus community are invited to join our weekly D&I Discussion Circle on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge. Once a month, a guest presenter will join the group to talk about a topic related to diversity and inclusion. This month our scheduled presenter will be the following:
Difference isn’t the problem. Discourse is! CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer "CLTC 10000:01 Introduction to Culture and Communication as an online course during Winter Session 2017 (Jan 9-Jan 20).
In this course, students explore and interrogate the ways that communication (e.g., language, media, and discourse) establishes and enacts identity power dynamics. In thinking about communication as global citizens, our online discussions of, for example, movies like Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) and Snowpiercer (Joon-ho bong, 2013) help us to understand how social identities are constructed, institutionalized, changed, contested and/or appropriated by various social groups.
This course fulfills Liberal Arts general education and ICC Diversity requirements.
The next event spotlight for MLK Week 2017 is to reveal our fantastic slate of educational workshops! This year, we will be examining our theme, “The Ultimate Weakness of Violence” through a variety of engaging and thoughtful lenses. We are offering workshops at three different times through the week.
Submitted on behalf of Dr. Brian Dickens:
Ithaca College (IC) is launching a national search for a Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer (CIDO) in support of our continuing efforts towards increased diversity and inclusive excellence for the IC community. We are excited to have Mr. Tom Phillips and Ms. Beth Schaefer of Neumann Executive Search Partners will be assisting with the search. Campus visits by finalists are anticipated to occur in June 2017 and the committee’s goal is to have the new chief inclusion and diversity officer in place by July 2017.