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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.


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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

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Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, an Ithaca College alumna (English '11), has accepted an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in English Literature at Emory University.  She will begin her course of study in August of this year.

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Jennifer Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English, will present a free public lecture at the Kitchen Theatre tonight (Wednesday, February 10), at 6:45pm.  Her lecture is entitled "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up:  J.M. Barrie and the Fictions of Arrested Development."

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Faculty Council will hold its faculty-only Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, February 16  at 12:05 - 1:00 PM in Textor 102. No minutes will be taken, no reporters will be present. This meeting is intended to be an open forum for faculty from all of the schools to share thoughts and ideas of mutual concern and interest. Administrators holding faculty appointments are requested to refrain from attending.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

When: Thursday 2/11/16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Where: A&E Center VIP Room

Who: All Ithaca College staff members who are willing to listen openly, respect differing opinions, and to engage in discussion while sharing ideas and constructive feedback are encouraged to attend.

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PLEASE MAKE MY GLOCK PINK, PURPLE, OR TIFFANY BLUE: What the Nineties Teach Us About the NRA, Combative Politics, and the Women Who Engage 

Thursday, February 11, 6 p.m.

Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College

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Chris Sperry of Ithaca College’s media literacy organization, Project Look Sharp, recently authored an article titled “Constructivist Media Decoding in the Social Studies: Leveraging the New Standards for Educational Change.”

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Are you or do you know of any New York resident graduate student pursuing a graduate or professional degree at IC in a STEM major or have an interest in a STEM career or field leading to professional licensure during or after graduate/professional school?


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The 2016 Campus Life Award Committee is seeking nominations from faculty, staff and students for outstanding graduating seniors who would like to be considered for this honor.

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New at Educational Technology Day in 2016 are the “Lightning Round Presentations.” In this 50 minute session there are 8 - 9 speakers who each share their technology projects in only 5 minutes.  We are inviting faculty and/or students to participate on March 24 in the block from 1:10 - 2:00 pm.  Topics can be related to educational technology or technology applications in your disciplines. 

Please email Marilyn Dispensa ( if you are interested in participating.

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 Are you an Ithaca College faculty member who has found an innovative way to use technology in the classroom? Are you a staff member involved in a campus wide initiative using technology to enhance the workplace? Are you a student organization developing or applying technology? If so, you are invited to participate in the Ed Tech Day College Showcase.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, February 20th into mid-day Sunday, February 21st. The maintenance is required to replace aging components of our network infrastructure.

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 The Catholic Community will be holding four Ash Wednesday services at Muller Chapel. We will have Mass at 8:10 AM and 5:10 PM as well as Liturgy of the Word services at 12:10PM and 3:10PM. Distribution of ashes will be at all four services. All are welcome!

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The Center for Faculty Excellence and the Faculty Development Committee seek nominations for Ithaca College’s annual Faculty Excellence Awards. We will offer five $1,500 awards.

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Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by February 15 and April 15.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Summer Grants for Faculty Research are intended to support post-terminal degree scholarly endeavors for full-time continuing Ithaca College faculty and faculty regularly employed on at least a half-time basis.

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The Ithaca College Complaints Choir is having our first meeting to share/workshop complaints and build them into lyrics to be set to music. No experience necessary! Bring your friends, your roommate, your crush, your kid, the stranger sitting next to you on the bus! Walk-ins welcome!

Wednesday, February 10, 6:00-7:00pm 

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School of Music Faculty Nicholas Walker & Elizabeth Simkin were featured on NPR's Performance on Friday, Jan. 29.

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Submitted on Behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Assistant Professor, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology/Chair of the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium Steering Committee

The James J. Whalen Academic Symposium Steering Committee has heard your suggestions to improve the submission process and is happy to inform the College community that the submission process is now open to students.  

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