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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 September 15, November 15, February 15, and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at https://www.ithaca.edu/cfe/.

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ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Friday August 29th

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Congratulations to Tyler Ashe '16 on winning the Project Run With It competition during the Beta Alpha Psi international meeting.

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Julia Cozzarelli, Associate Professor of Italian, published an article titled "'Poscia, più che 'l dolor, poté 'l digiuno': Translation and Interpretation in Inferno XXXIII" in the summer issue of Romance Notes.

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Ellie Fitts Fulmer, Department of Education, presented, "The Course Identities Framework: A Tool for Investigating White Teachers' Engagement in Multicultural Education Coursework" at the Action Research Network of the Americas Annual Conference this spring. The paper suggests a pedagogical approach for teaching and co-learning that reconsiders the mythology of resistance narratives about student learning on personally and socially challenging content, such as anti-racism and social justice issues. This work draws upon data from Dr. Fulmer's practitioner inquiry study of her own graduate level teaching in recent years. The paper will be published in the first issue of the peer-reviewed ARNA Conference Proceedings this winter. 

 

Want to come play (or learn to play) contra music? Come to Fish Bowl, the open contra music group that meets on Friday afternoons in the Campus Center, near the Fish Bowl (the glass-walled room near the coffee shop). On nice days, we'll be outdoors on the patio. 

 

 

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The start of each semester is a busy time for many departments and clubs that want to reserve classrooms or other academic spaces for various non-academic activities. There can be some confusion concerning the process for reserving classrooms for these activities leading up to and during the add/drop period each semester. In order to make the process smoother for this upcoming semester, as well as future semesters, here are guidelines for reserving classrooms during the add/drop period.

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Visit with representatives from Kaplan Test Prep and get your GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT questions answered! Spin the prize wheel, get cool stuff, and be entered to win a Kindle Fire HDX!

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The Environmental Studies and Sciences (ENVS) department at Ithaca College has received support for its interdisciplinary experiential learning program.  Specifically, for the students of our Non-Timber Forest Products (or NTFP) program to explore the use of different technologies to reduce the energy intensity of maple syrup production.  Maple syrup production is economically and culturally important in upstate New York and represents a commercial activity that does not require harvesting of trees. 

 

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The intent of this program is to bring to campus a leading researcher in the chemical sciences who will give two or more lectures and interact substantially with undergraduate student and faculty.

The award total is $18,500.

Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been selected to be the next editor of the journal Teaching Sociology, with work beginning August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.  As part of the agreement with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Ithaca College has committed 2 course releases during this period (6 classes total), approved by Dean Leslie Lewis.  

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The Gerontology Institute received a $6000 partner grant from the Human Services Coalition Health Planning Council (HPC) to coordinate and host the Falls Prevention Workshop Series with continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals. The Falls Prevention Workshop Series is supported by the Tompkins County Falls Prevention Coalition, led by the Health Planning Council of the Tompkins County Human Services Coalition and the following project partners: Tompkins County Office for the Aging, Lifelong, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Community Health and Home Care, and the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response. The Tompkins County Falls Prevention Coalition has been part of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York “Step Up to Stop Falls” collaborative since 2010. 

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Congratulations to Rebecca Lesses who has received a research fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg at the Ruhr-University, in Bochum, Germany for the academic year 2014-2015.

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Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce to the campus community that the college has undertaken a massive project to upgrade the wireless infrastructure across campus.  We spent last academic year conducting site surveys, issuing Response for Proposals (RFPs), and negotiating pricing and we are pleased to announce that work has commenced and will continue through the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

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In an effort to achieve greater coordination and maximize efficiencies among the health-related services provided for students, the College is restructuring the operations of the Hammond Health Center and the Office of Counseling and Wellness. The unified organization will be called the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness focusing on a shared philosophy of holistic care for Ithaca College students.

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Have you ever had a question about race but were unsure about how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?

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The Caring and Sharing Committee is *accepting donations of new or very gently used backpacks, lunchboxes, and other school supplies for Ithaca College employees needing assistance.

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The Fitness Center's Fall 2014 Group Exercise Schedule is now available.  Classes began on Monday 8/25/14, and with the exception of Tai Chi and Iyengar Yoga are available on a first come, first served basis.  Tai Chi and Iyengar Yoga are available to IC Faculty and Staff only, if you are interested in attending please e-mail Sean Reilley.  Enjoy!

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Welcome back students!  The Fitness Center is now open with our regular academic year hours.

Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

 

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