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Thurs. September 10th @7:30pm at Cornell's Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, (Kiplinger Theatre), we're proud to present “Waiting for Godot"  (with ENGLISH supertitles). An award-winning Yiddish translation of Samuel Beckett's “Waiting for Godot," this  tight, edgy production played to acclaim at the Beckett festival in Ireland.

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The Theatre Wallay acting company (Islamabad, Pakistan) will be in residence at IC the week of October 26 to rehearse and perform the original theatre piece Dagh Dagh Ujala, based on interviews with survivors of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

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In other news of performance, ACAHTI, Ithaca's improv comedy student organization, opened for the Brazilian Twins on August 22nd and for Sailesh on August 24th. Kudos to all the inter-organization collaboration and event planning. The stand-up comics got the crowds laughing and ready for the amazing shows they were about to see! For more information on student organizations achieving greatness please read the next issue of Club Hub:

The Student Activities Board sponsored Sailesh, hypnotist extraordinaire, on Monday August 24th as part of the 2015 Fall Welcome program for incoming students. Twenty volunteers were pulled on stage, hypnotized, and performed many actions at Sailesh's will. After the performance, Sailesh shared some tips and tricks with interested students about how to hypnotize themselves into studying better. Overall, students were thoroughly entertained! For more information on student organizations achieving greatness please read the next issue of Club Hub:

IC After Dark executed a program on the evening of Sunday, August 23rd before the school year even started as a part of the first-year social for Fall Welcome! Open to every incoming first year student, this humongous block party featuring an inflatable obstacle course, crafts, candy, and first-year reflection activities. This event was a feat in itself, but extra kudos to the expertise, communication, and planning used by IC After Dark to pull this event off without meeting in person! For more information on student organizations achieving greatness please read the next issue of Club Hub:

At 2:30 on August 25th, the Ithaca College Natural Lands (ICNL) led all interested first-year students on a hike across South Hill as part of the Fall Welcome program. This event was coordinated before Fall Welcome even began! Incoming students were exposed early on to some of the 560 acres of undeveloped land surrounding campus by some really passionate students. For more information on student organizations achieving greatness please read the next issue of Club Hub:

“Live every day to the fullest.” Have you heard this quote before? It’s a life motto that lots of people share; everyone wants to make the most out of each and every day. Front Row is a new student organization on campus that was founded last year by a group of four students interested in showing their classmates that adhering to this motto can lead to happiness and success. The Ithaca College chapter of Front Row is one of the first collegiate chapters of Front Row Foundation, a national organization that provides opportunities for people with terminal illnesses to be in the front row of a sporting event with their favorite team, concert by their favorite artist, or other form of live entertainment. The focus for Front Row on campus will be more about showing students how to “live their lives in the front row.” The student organization plans to have fundraisers for the national foundation, but their main focus will be encouraging people to see every day as an opportunity to live life to the fullest. They hope to be the first of many collegiate chapters founded to share this mission.

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Do you have an idea for an online business, a hot show, or exciting film concept?

The Park School will host a live event on Friday, September 25 featuring an alumni judging panel and live audience voting. Students will have 3-4 minutes to pitch their idea for a chance to win a share of $1000.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $100
Audience Favorite: $100

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Latino Heritage Month

Contributed by RahK Lash on 09/04/2015 

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 Start the year off by celebrating Latin culture!

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Submitted on behalf of Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin, Provost/VPEA

With the departure of former Dean of H&S Leslie Lewis for the position of Provost at Goucher College, Ithaca College is embarking on a search for a new dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.  H&S faculty and staff were asked to self-nominate to serve on the search committee; the Student Government was asked to give the names of three students one of whom would be asked to serve on the committee, as well.  The Provost, in consultation with the President, worked to assemble a search committee consisting of diverse individuals representing the different disciplinary areas of the School of Humanities and Sciences.  

Dr. Diane Gayeski, Dean of the Park School of Communications, graciously agreed to chair the committee.  AGB Search was selected to provide search and consulting services for this search and Ms. Julie Tea has been appointed as the AGB consultant working Ithaca College on this search.  

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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.   

Topics for this training session address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, navigating the hiring system, assembling your search committee, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) would like to announce that we have made some changes to the format of our monthly meetings. The DAC monthly meetings will now be open for all community members and will be an opportunity to learn, discuss and share perspectives on a wide variety of diversity and inclusion topics.

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Join your colleagues next Thursday morning and learn about IC Marketplace, the College’s new e-procurement tool.  That’s just one of the updates planned for the September Dollars and $ense meeting. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which begins at 9 am on Thursday, September 10 in Klingenstein Lounge.


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on techniques to effectively interrupt bias within the academic workplace followed by a 30 minute discussion. Learn how to use a new, innovative, model of organizational change: metrics driven bias interrupters that hold the promise of creating a more inclusive workplace. This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. Refreshments will be provided.

Practical Steps for Interrupting Bias in Academia

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Training Room

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Apple has determined that a small percentage of MacBook Pro systems may exhibit distorted video, no video, or unexpected system restarts. Note that this information only applies to personally owned MacBook Prop laptops, as none of the affected models are currently part of the college's technology renewal program.

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Based on campus community feedback regarding the size and weight of the standard Dell laptop offered by ITS, we are moving to the Dell Latitude E7250 as the standard model. The E7250 is smaller and almost 2 pounds lighter, and should meet the needs of the majority of faculty and staff. Effective immediately, the Dell Latitude model E7250 will become the standard Windows laptop offered through the Technology Renewal Program, and for new purchases through the ITS Catalog in iProcurement.

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The Department of Athletics and Bombers Football invite current Ithaca College employees, who meet the required position qualifications, to apply for the position of Football Public Address Announcer.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders for Provost Rifkin

Dear Faculty and Staff:

On behalf of Provost Rifkin, I am pleased to invite you to a presentation by Ms. Ulrike Leibrecht, Managing Director of CEPA Europe, an organization offering customized educational programs abroad in support of faculty-led short-term programs. Ms. Leibrecht will speak on the advantages of a partnership with CEPA and on the development of academically focused faculty-led program opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Brazil. Staff who are considering the development of non-credit short-term travel programs for students are also encouraged to attend.

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Free Rock Climbing!

Contributed by Sean Reilley on 09/03/2015 

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The IC Climbing Wall is now officially free for all members of the Ithaca College Community. Climbing gear is provided, and open wall hours are available online at


Follow the IC Fitness Center on Facebook, Twitter (@ICFitnessCenter), and Instagram (@ICFitnessCenter) for updates on climbing wall events and belay certification classes.


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The most recent version of Chrome, version 45, is not working with Parnassus at this time. This is likely due to security changes implemented in the latest version of Chrome.

Currently, Parnassus is only accessible through Internet Explorer on Windows, or Safari on Macs. This applies to both "self-service" and "core apps" functions of Parnassus.

ITS is investigating solutions to allow Parnassus to be accessed from other browsers.

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