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On Friday, October 9, Ithaca College was made aware that a posting had been made to social media about a planned off-campus party by a group of Ithaca College students. The posting used language that was reprehensible for its racial and class stereotyping. The views expressed in this posting are antithetical to the college’s commitment to respect and inclusivity.

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 The Williams 210 computer lab will be closed beginning Thursday, 10/15.  Please note that normal hours will begin on Monday, 10/19.  The Friends 110 computer lab and fixIT Shop hours are as follows:

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Tuesday, October 13, 9:00-10:15 am, CFE 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Susan Adams Delaney, Department of Writing

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 Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin:

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blue Sky reimagining process on Thursday, October 8.   We are currently cataloguing all the ideas submitted through the brainstorming process.

In the coming days we will be updating the Blue Sky website with video from our kickoff event and a feedback form to collect additional ideas from the IC community, including alumni and supporters of the College who may live far away. Please stay tuned for updates and more opportunities to share your thoughts with us!


Take advantage of the next two week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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The H&S Dean search committee met this week to initiate the systematic review of applications, and we are pleased with the number and quality even at this very early stage.  This initial review, the first of several stages in the candidate vetting process, will continue until shortly after the October 16 deadline for applications. 


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 Cortaca Blood drive challenge  Tuesday October 13th and Wednesday October 14th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in the Fitness Center. Call  NOW to make an appointment 1-800-RED CROSS or EMAIL  REDCROSS@ITHACA.EDU to set up your appointment Now. 

Double Red donation will be available too, three appointments every hour and Two appointments every half hour. 

Plenty of RED Cross staff so walk-ins are welcome.

PLEASE stop over and help us meet our goal and win back the challenge , only takes an  hour of our time. Please help our community and donate!!! 

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 Faculty and staff are encouraged to self-nominate for service on self-study committees associated with our Middle States accreditation process. Student self-nominations will be solicited after the Spring 2016 course schedule is published so spring course schedules can be taken into account. Self-study committees will begin their work in Spring 2016 and should complete their responsibilities by the end of Spring 2017. 

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Applications are due Monday, October 12th for a three year appointment (with possibility of renewal) as Ithaca Seminar Coordinator. The person in this position provides leadership in the ongoing oversight, faculty development, and assessment of the Ithaca Seminar, oversees the first year ICC kickoff events, and works collaboratively with the Director of the ICC and faculty and staff across campus on Ithaca Seminar scheduling and programming. A detailed list of job responsibilities is available from the Vice Provost for Academic Programs (  


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Dawn Montanye has worked in the conservation field for over twenty years, linking ecological, social and economic systems. She worked with the World Wildlife Fund for many years managing poverty-environment projects in Asia, East Africa and Mexico; and then working with their Northern Great Plains (US) office to implement economic incentive programs on private lands. During this time, tens of thousands of acres were placed under long-term conservation management. 

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Andy Smith's lab published a paper in the Journal of Experimental Biology titled,"'Double network gels and the toughness of terrestrial slug glue".  Alex Wilks ('15), Sarah Rabice ('14), Holly Garbacz ('15) and Cailin Harro ('17) co-authored this paper.


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Dillingham and the Park School have formed a unique partnership to promote the Theatre Department’s fall productions. 

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MBTI Workshop

Contributed by Jane Ray on 10/08/2015 

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The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a self-report questionnaire designed to make Carl Jung’s theory of personality types understandable and useful in everyday life. The information will enhance your understanding of yourself, your motivations, your natural strengths, and your potential areas for growth. It is a valuable tool for team-building, understanding communication styles and resolving personality-based challenges.

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On Monday, October 12, the Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families.  The M-Lot parking lot at the A&E Center has been designated as reserved parking for that event, and therefore will be unavailable to college staff, faculty, and students in the morning. 

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Welcome to threads@CFE.  This week's post is In Service of Getting Messy by Pat Spencer, Faculty Director of Service Learning and Assistant Professor, Department of Writing Faculty, School of Humanities and Sciences. 

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More Than Incremental Change

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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:00- 4:00 pm
319 Gannett Center

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The next All Supervisor’s Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., in Emerson Suites. It is an expectation that all supervisors attend. More information will follow. For now, please hold the date.

 Please join us for the annual tradition of Emerson Halloween on 11/1 from 6-8pm!

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Tuesday, October 20, 12:10- 1:00 pm, 319 Gannett Center
Facilitators: Lisabeth Chabot, College Librarian, Laura Kuo, Health Sciences Librarian

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On Thursday, October 15 between 6:30-7:00 AM, users will not have the ability to dial 911 or 9911 from campus telephones. Regarding 9911, dialing the extra 9 may be familiar to some users from other business or hotel telephone systems; it works, but is not required at Ithaca College.

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