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ITS (Information Technology Services) would like to remind the community that we have completed an upgrade to the Optical Scanning software. Please refer to the Intercom notice Remark Classic OMR Optical Scanning Upgrade Information about the enhancements, features and changes in this upgrade.

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Greetings from the new Director of ICC!

Please note the following list of updates and requests related to the ICC as we move into the new year.

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Maria Gottschalk, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will engage Adolph Reed, Jr., also a professor of political science at Penn, in a conversation moderated by Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor of politics at Ithaca College.

Gottschalk and Reed will discuss some of the moral, social, and political issues stemming from local, state, and federal policies related to mass incarceration; the origins, development, and consolidation of the U.S. carceral state; and what it means today following the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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Sensory, movement, play group!  

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What do Dr. Seuss, Maya Angelou, and Stephen King have in common?
They all wrote books that were challenged or banned.

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Syracuse University Press features new book in their series The Iroquois and Their Neighbors


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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by September 15, November 15, February 15, and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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At Ithaca College, student employees are an essential part of our workforce. Your role as a supervisor is central to helping student employees develop positive work habits that they will use at Ithaca College and in their future professions. The Office of Human Resources is holding an all-day program for supervisors of student employees on October 15, 2015.   

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Welcome Back BBQ TODAY!

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 08/28/2015 

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Join Hillel for the annual Welcome Back BBQ Friday, August 28th from 4 - 6 pm on the Academic Quad. Enjoy Kosher hot dogs, hamburgers, and veggie burgers while listening to the epic sounds of the Scopes Monkey Trial band. All are welcome!

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Welcome Freshmen, Upperclassmen and hello to all IC Faculty and Staff!

Here’s a list of what’s new at Ithaca Dining Services this year:


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Cheryl Rameau, Esq. Class of 1990, will be the keynote speaker at the annual ALANA ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS BANQUET on Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Emerson Suites. 

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 This Sunday the Catholic Community is returning with their full schedule of Mass times. Please feel free to come by and check it out. We are also offering Confessions from 12-12:45 and from 7-7:45 if you are interested in the Sacrament of Reconciliation before Mass. 

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Join us for cake to celebrate recent LGBTQ rights victories! The Out of the Closet and Onto the Screen film series at Ithaca College begins Tuesday September 1 at 7 pm in Textor 101, with cake for those in attendance, and a screening of “Gay Pioneers.”

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The Division of Institutional Advancement and Communication staff will be attending an all day retreat on Friday, August 28. Alumni Hall will be locked.

We appreciate your patience and understanding and the division will return to normal business hours on Monday, August 31.

She’s Fit to Lead™ is an online community helping women identify their unique areas in need of improvement and growth. She’s Fit to Lead™ believe that women can improve one leadership aspect at a time by confronting personal challenges and tapping into their inner strength and leadership potential. (


She’s Fit To Lead at Ithaca College (IC SFTL) is dedicated to creating strong and empowered leaders on campus focusing on mind and body wellness. SFTL strives to help women unlock their inner strength. By learning from each other and sharing our experiences we can inspire future leaders.

Please email Manda Goldberg if you are interested.


Enrique Gonzalez-Conty, Assistant Professor of Modern Languages and Literatures, published an interview to Brazilian film critic Ivana Bentes in the LL Journal of the Graduate Center at CUNY. The interview goes over the status of Brazilian film criticism today and the main figure of Cinema Novo: Glauber Rocha. You may read the interview (in Spanish) here:

Update: Outage is canceled

There will be a campus-wide network outage of up to 2 hours starting at 6:00 AM on Sunday, August 30th due to network maintenance.

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Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving recombinant DNA or any potentially bio-hazardous material, including pathogens, biological toxins, or human cells, tissues, organs or fluids must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Biosafety Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of activities that present risk of infection or illness in humans.

Federal guidelines require that applicants possess prior experience with a particular agent or procedure, and those supervising the activity should be familiar with proper safety precautions, procedures involving storage, and disposal. A link to federal guidelines can be found on the Institutional Biosafety website –

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We are seeking participants for a study aimed at understanding spine biomechanics during running.

If you are a runner or are physically active, in the age range of 30-50 years and free from any medical condition that would prevent you from running, please register on the link below. Please see the attached flyer for more information. 


Thanks. We really appreciate your help.

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Swim Lessons for all ages!

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 08/26/2015 

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For the second year in a row, the women’s swimming and diving team will be offering Fall Swim Lessons! This is a great opportunity to ease out of summer in the pool and refine your newly found skills before next summer! We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate. A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two. Each session is 45 minutes long and will go from 10:30-11:15 am.


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