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The Department of Writing is excited to announce its final Handwerker Reading of the semester, which will take place on Tuesday, December 6th, at 6:00pm in the Handwerker Gallery (Gannett Center). 

Tuesday's reading will feature one of IC's own Writing alumni, Zachary Tyler Vickers, reading alongside his former Department of Writing professor, Katharyn Howd Machan.

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Ithaca College students can take advantage of a free express shuttle on Sunday, December 4 from noon-7pm.

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 Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

On behalf of the presidential search committee, I am writing to update you on our status and next steps.

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Some Web systems will be unavailable from 4:00AM - 8:00AM on the morning of Saturday, December 10th:

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There are many natural sources that can help keep us healthy throughout the holiday season and year round. In general, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, probiotics, and plenty of water is a good start.

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 If you are in the Mind Body Spirit or Identities themes and are looking for a course to fulfill the Natural Science perspective I have some news for you.....

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Professor Barney Beins delivered an address as president of the New England Psychological at its annual convention in October. The talk was entitled Psychological Science and Scientific Literacy: Paths to a Good Life.

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 Please call 1-800-RED CROSS to set up your appointment for whole and Double Red Blood cells now.  Brighten someone  in need of hope for a great Christmas by giving the GIFT OF LIFE. 

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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information. 


 The Residence Hall Snow Plowing Plan has been established to increase campus safety, increase the thoroughness of plowing efforts and reduce the time it takes to plow in parking lots generally used by residence hall students.


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You are invited to join the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy for a Public Viewing of the night sky at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory, Friday, December 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - CANCELED DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY!!

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We hope you will join us this weekend for Thumbprint, by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz, the opera that tells the remarkable story of Muhktar Mai and her fight for women's rights, justice, and literacy.

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Beginning in Fall 2016 students are able to get hands-on experience in the research labs by enrolling in BIOC-39000.

As a result, they are able to travel to present their work, as well, as to present locally.

All are welcome to attend.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, recently published a tribute to former Ithaca College screen studies faculty member John Hess, in the academic journal Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.

Professor John Hess was a faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Photography from 1992-1998.  He taught Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, Fiction Film Theory, and specialty courses on Latin American Cinemas.

Professor Hess passed away in July 2015 from complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was one of the founders of Jump Cut, a leading journal in screen and media studies, now celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. 

Zimmermann's  tribute, entitled "Viva John Hess," can be accessed through the link on the title.


As community members, we all see the impact of when we pull together to support the needs of our local community whether it be in the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County or in other surrounding counties where our employees reside. Here is our chance to help.

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Clinical faculty from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology co-authored two papers presented at iCERi-2016 (International Conference of Education Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain. These presentations featured outcomes from an ongoing clinical program called ICreate (Ithaca College Ready to Explore/Expand All Transition Experiences), a communication support group for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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Thank you to everyone who helped organize and participated in the Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee's Fall Social Fundraiser. We raised $702.00 to donate to the campus emergency relief fund which provides support to faculty, staff, and students in need!! If you were unable to attend, but would still like to contribute to the relief fund, the chapel is always accepting cash and check donations. Thank you again!

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Brian K. Dickens, VP for Human Resources

Early last week, a temporary court injunction was issued that makes it uncertain how the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime pay exemptions apply to employees who would be impacted by the new rules that were to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Although the injunction removes the immediate mandate for December 1, 2016, the College will move forward with our implementation plan.  

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