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The Cornell Savoyards have extended auditions for Princess Ida. To schedule an appointment, contact Karen Dumont at by Friday, April 3.

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Sustainable Living: A Holistic Approach to Health, HLTH 21400 CRN #10086 is a 3 credit online Summer Course offered during the May 26-June26 _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ICC Themes: The Quest for a Sustainable Future and Power and Justice ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ ICC Perspectives: Social Science & Natural Sciences.

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Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean of the Roy H. Park School of Communications, will present research on "Assessing Minors: Best Practices and Why It Matters," at the annual conference of the Assessment Network of New York (ANNY) to be held April 29-May 1 at Mercy College. 

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Dining Services is offering special Springtime Menus in Campus Center and Terrace Dining Halls on Easter Sunday.


The chefs at Campus Center Dining Hall will dish up dinner from 4:30 until 6:30 PM. Here’s what they’re cooking up:

Pineapple Glazed Ham

Vegetable Paella

Candied Sweet Potatoes

Loaded Baked Potato Bar w/ a variety of toppings




Coconut Cake

Apple Pie

The culinary crew at Terrace Dining Hall will serve up dinner from 5:00 – 8:00 PM. Here’s what’s on the menu:

Carved Ham

Grilled Kielbasa

Chicken Tagine


Scalloped Potatoes

Braised Red Cabbage

Sautéed Zucchini

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello

Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Pulled Pork


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The Writing Department is offering its 300-level Humorous Writing course online during Block I of the Summer Session (May 26-June 26).

Enrolled students will study the use of humor in fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, in addition to generating their own humorous writing using prompts that focus on parody, satire, dark comedy, and surrealism. Workshops of student writing will take place on the course website. Responses to selected readings also will be posted to the course website.  




Ithaca College Environmental Health and Safety personnel will once again be conducting fire and evacuation drills for all campus owned and occupied buildings.   


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Exercise and Sport Science students Caitlin Boreyko, Cait Finn, Margret McConnell, and Jessica Wood all presented research they conducted at the North Atlantic Sport Psychology Conference. Dr. Miranda Kaye (ESS) presented as well.

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Difference isn’t the problem, discourse is! CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer CLTC 10000:01 Introduction to Communication and Culture as an online course during the 2015 May Session (May 12- May 22). 

As such, this course explores and interrogates the ways that communication (e.g., language, media, and discourse) establishes and enacts identity and 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) will 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. To enroll, search course number: CLTC 10000 01 (CRN 10009) for Summer 2015 term on Homerconnect.

This week's focus: SPACE FLEXIBILITY

Please join the TELE Collaborative as we host opportunities to visit and discuss learning space design across the Ithaca College campus throughout the spring. We will explore the innovation of the physical environment and discuss the impact that learning space design can have on teaching, student engagement and learning.   The goal is to solicit ideas from faculty users and multiple units on campus as collaborative stakeholders.  We intend to seek advice and recommendations for future classroom renovation and upgrades.

TELE Collaborative: LEARNING SPACE DESIGN SERIES [Fridays 3:45-5:00]

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, April 1.

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In May, Jason Hamilton will be teaching ENVS 142-The Art and Science of Tracking, a 3-credit field-based course combining modern ecology with the skills and knowledge-base of the traditional animal tracker. Come learn how to read the landscape and behavior of animals via topics including natural history, clear print track ID, track aging, and gait analysis.

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Susan-Allen Gil (ENVS) was recently awarded a NYS Water Resources Institute grant for her research into unregulated pharmacological pollutants entering Cayuga Lake. She will be working with Cornell University’s Jose Luis Lozano to assess the impact the unusually high concentration of college-aged students in the Ithaca area have on local lake water quality, given their potentially high use of prescription meds such as antidepressants and birth control drugs, which are currently unregulated and so are not removed through the wastewater treatment process.     

The Ithacan has once again been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA’s top collegiate honor, was announced March 28 at the organization’s annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran ’15, Managing Editor Kira Maddox ’16, Assistant Life & Culture Editor Mary Ford ’17, Multimedia Editor Alexis Forde ’17 and Chief Copy Editor Rachel Wolfgang ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper.

The award is for work produced during the calendar year 2014 (Megan Devlin ’14, spring editor-in-chief; Jack Curran ’15, fall editor in chief).

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Submitted on behalf of Mark Coldren, AVP for Human Resources

The Online Performance Review process for 2014-15 will be available for staff beginning April 1.  All staff members can access the self-assessment form through Employee Self-Service in Parnassus.  The main enhancement to the process will be the addition of 11 core competency areas for comments and feedback.  Staff will be able to provide examples of how they demonstrate mastery of these core areas.  Supervisors will be able to provide feedback and overall ratings by initiating the performance review through Manager Self-Service for the following competencies:

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Communicate Effectively
  • Demonstrate Leadership
  • Engage in the Organization
  • Exhibit Professional Integrity and Ethics
  • Inclusive
  • Respectful
  • Responsive
  • Results Driven
  • Sustainable
  • Take Initiative
  • Value Personal and Professional Development

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The seventh annual Izzy Awards for outstanding achievement in independent media will be presented to author Naomi Klein and investigative journalist David Sirota on Wednesday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites. Both award-winners will give talks at the event, which is open to the public.

The Izzys, named for legendary 20th century journalist I. F. “Izzy” Stone, are bestowed by the Park Center for Independent Media (PCIM).

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Thursday, April 16, 2015, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Co-sponsored by the Center for Faculty Excellence and Office of International Programs.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 3:00 - 4:15 p.m., Gannett 319 (Register Here)
Presented by Jim Bondra, Business, Economics, and Sport Media and Management Librarian

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Timothy Murray, PhD, Cornell University
Professor of Comparative Literature; Director of the Society of the Humanities
Tuesday, April 7, 2015, Gannett 319
A one-day convening of lectures and dialogues exploring the habitats of interdisciplinary screen studies

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Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Jonathan Ablard, Associate Professor/History and Latin American Studies Coordinator
Christopher House, Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

Moderated by Wade Pickren, Director, and Judith Ross-Bernstein, Assistant Director
Center for Faculty Excellence

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Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle

We are in the final weeks of the United Way Campaign and Ithaca College is at the 75% mark toward our goal of raising $60,000. Also, thanks to participation by many new contributors and generous increases in commitment from prior donors we are also very close to meeting the one-to-one match up to $5,000. We have two weeks to bring our campaign to successful conclusion and now is the time for action. Payroll deduction makes it really simple to have a big impact over the course of the year as even a gift of $1, $5, or up to $20 per paycheck can really add up and help those in need in our community.  As a reminder, 100% of your gift to the United Way of Tompkins County and its member organizations will go to support needed services and not to administrative support of the local or national United Way.

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