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ITHACA, NY — While chopping wood for the night’s campfire along Idaho’s Salmon River, you suddenly slice off a finger. The nearest hospital is 80 miles away, and the only transportation is a raft. What to do? After completing the three–credit course “Wilderness Medicine” in mid-January, 12 Ithaca College students will know exactly how to...

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Chris Pelchat presented "Accreditation Standards and Outdoor Leadership: WEA 101" at the international conference of the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education on October 30. Pelchat is an instructor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies.

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Have you ever thought what you might do in an emergency when you are far from a medical facility? This course will prepare you with the skills needed to assist in medical emergencies in remote environments. Those who pass the course will be awarded national certification as a Wilderness First Responder.

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ITHACA, NY — “Europeans work, on average, nine fewer weeks than Americans,” said Linda Heyne, associate professor of recreation and leisure services at Ithaca College. “If we were living in Europe, our work year would now be over.”

To address what many see as...

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ITHACA, NY — In addition to lecture notes and textbooks, Ithaca College students taking Judy Kennison’s “Understanding Disability” course are required to have access to a bathing suit, squirt guns, inflatable rafts, and a large supply of patience. That’s what serves them best when, every week, the bus from the Franziska Racker Centers pulls up to the Hill Center...

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