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Gratitude is not the same as giving thanks

By Shelley Semmler, outgoing vice president for institutional advancement

For the past 13 years, I’ve been the vice president for institutional advancement at Ithaca College. A big part of my job is to cultivate relationships with people who support IC and, above all, to let them know how much we value their...

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After 12 years of planning, more than 2,800 donations, and two years of construction, the Athletics and Events Center opened its doors this fall. An opening ceremony and dedication on October 15 drew a crowd of more than 900.

“It’s been a 20-year dream of Ithaca College,” said President Thomas Rochon.

The state-of-the-art, $65.5 million center contains a...

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Chair of physics department lands NASA grant

Beth Ellen Clark, associate professor and chair of the physics department, received a $2.7 million grant from NASA in August to fund her part of the first U.S. mission to bring samples of an asteroid back to Earth for study and analysis.

The mission, named OSIRIS-REx, is scheduled for 2016 and will execute touch and go...

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More than $1 million raised for the new Robert B. Tallman Rowing Center

Crew athletes, coaches, friends, and College staff joined President Rochon September 7 for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Robert B. Tallman Rowing Center. The existing boathouse, built in 1974, was demolished soon afterward so construction could proceed. The event came on the heels of a successful...

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Strategic plan paves the way for the next decade.

This fall, after months of planning, Ithaca College set its strategic vision in motion. The plan, dubbed “IC 20/20,” will transform the student learning experience through the next nine years. It will create opportunities for students to focus on real-world problem solving, drawing together the...

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