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Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered during Summer Session I (May 26-June 26) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons.  Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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Michael Matheny, Clinical Associate Professor in the Dept. of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Mary Pitti, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, and Andrew Getzin, M.D. recently had a manuscript approved for publication in the International Journal of Athletic Therapy & Training. The manuscript, titled "Exercise-Induced Laryngeal Obstruction: Recognition and Management for the Sports Health Care Professional," explores the misdiagnosis of EILO and how early referral to a speech language pathologist can improve symptoms and performance.

At its May meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees granted promotions to six faculty members.

The following faculty member was promoted from assistant to associate professor:

Department of Modern Languages and Literatures
• Marella Feltrin-Morris, who received her Ph.D. and M.A. from Binghamton University, and Laurea from Ca’ Foscari University, Venice.

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Sudden Passing of Lew Durland

Contributed by David Maley on 05/22/2015 

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Posted on behalf of Gerald Hector

It is with extreme sadness that I share with the campus community the news that Lew Durland, director of energy management and sustainability in the Division of Finance and Administration, passed away on Thursday. Lew had been a valued member of the campus community since joining us in May of 2014, with more than three decades of experience in the energy and sustainable design profession. We extend our deepest sympathies, as well as our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time, to Lew’s family, friends, and colleagues.

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Brandy Smith, a sophomore business administration major on the women’s track & field team, won the national title for the discus at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championships this past Thursday. 

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This introductory course explores the development of the U.S. political system, the values it is based on, how it works, how politics and policy intersect within it, and its impact upon individuals and groups alike.

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Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Employees often dread them as well. There is an alternative; you can turn this performance evaluation into a meaningful and impactful dialogue. The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate -- share ideas, opinions, and information – with no surprises or anxiety. This workshop can help!

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 Now that the school year is over, it's time for us to roll out our Summer Specials! 


New Limited Time Offer: Braised Pork Walking Taco - $4.89! Slow-roasted shredded pork with garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes, black beans with a creamy cheese sauce. Served on top of Doritos Cool Ranch chips and garnished with jalapeños and cilantro!

TODAY at Food Court: ANY SIZE Fountain Drink for only 99¢!

Fitness Center - Summer Hours

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 05/21/2015 

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Fitness Center Hours 5/18 - 5/25

Monday (5/18): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Tuesday (5/19): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Wednesday (5/20): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Thursday (5/21): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm, 5pm-7pm

Friday (5/22): 7am-9am, 11am-2pm

Saturday (5/23): CLOSED

Sunday (5/24): CLOSED

Monday (5/25): CLOSED


Fitness Center Summer Hours 5/26 - 8/7

Monday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 6:30pm

Friday: 6:30am - 5:30pm

Saturday: 12pm - 4pm

Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

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The Fitness Center's summer group fitness schedule is now available on our website.  Classes will begin the week of 6/1/15 with the exception of Yoga which is already underway.  Enjoy!

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Fraudulent Activity Alert

Contributed by Dean Casterline on 05/21/2015 

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Submitted on behalf of President Thomas Rochon:

Dear Colleague:


As you know, the National Labor Relations Board is conducting an election to determine whether a majority of part-time and adjunct faculty at Ithaca College wish to be represented or not by the Service Employees International Union. 

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Light on the Hill Retreat Center
Registration deadline: May 22, 2015.  Open to all faculty and staff. 

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On May 31st the following postage rate increases will take effect;

Postcards will increase $.01 to $.35
International Mail will increase $.05 to $1.20
First Class Presorted mail will increase 1% - Please check your budgeted funds to factor in this increase
Non-Profit Bulk Mail will increase 2.9% - Please check your budgeted funds to factor in this increase
Media and Library mail rates increase 2.2%
Free tracking will be included on all mail classes except Standard parcel post.
A first class stamp will remain at $.49 

You can access the full list of changes at;


Job Hall testing new Wi-Fi

Contributed by Matt Gorney on 05/21/2015 

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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Job Hall is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and May 25th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the community for feedback on any issues.

Once testing confirms successful network performance, the building will move from ‘testing’ to a ‘completed’ status.

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This is a reminder that in order to perform required maintenance on the campus electrical infrastructure, the Office of Facilities will be conducting its annual power shutdowns on Saturday, May 30th, 2015 and Sunday, August 9th, 2015

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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Michael Twomey (Dana Professor, English) presented a paper at Western Michigan University's 50th annual International Congress on Medieval Studies on May 15th.

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Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, director of the Ithaca College program, Careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (C-STEM) attended a budget meeting at the White House on May 15, 2015. 

As Ithaca College’s representative on the STEM Education Coalition's Leadership Council, Dr. Kittrell joined Leadership Council colleagues in a meeting with the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to discuss updates on federal STEM programs, provide feedback on the 2016 Fiscal Year Budget for STEM initiatives, and to develop a plan for continuously working with the White House on STEM programs and initiatives.

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Now that the school year is over, it's time for us to roll out our Summer Specials! 

New Limited Time Offer: Braised Pork Walking Taco - $4.89! Slow-roasted shredded pork with garlic, onions, peppers, tomatoes, black beans with a creamy cheese sauce. Served on top of Doritos Cool Ranch chips and garnished with jalapeños and cilantro!

Wednesday through Friday at Food Court: ANY SIZE Fountain Drink for only 99¢!

Thursday at Sandella's Café: BOGO* coffee and coffee drinks!

*of equal or lesser value