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Please join us for a talk with: Professor Dan Briotta Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy

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CAMPUS STORE SALE

Contributed by James Smith on 02/07/2016 

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 The Campus Store Annual 2/14 Sale 

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Last September, the Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, Global Citizenship launched a year-long series of conversations about helping the College to better prepare its students, faculty, and staff for an increasingly diverse socio-economic environment. Discussions have focused on how we can become more inclusive in all areas, more supportive of cultural fluency among our students and employees, and more focused on preparing our students for the “responsibilities of citizenship and service in the global community”. Following the September Symposium, several Learning Communities formed around these topics, and have been meeting since.

On Monday, February 8, from 3:00-5:00 p.m., in the Clark Lounge, we will be holding a mid-year gathering of those who participated in the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency & Global Citizenship Learning Communities, as well as those who did not have the opportunity to do so but are interested in becoming a part of these conversations.

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When: Tuesday 2/9/16, 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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Swim lessons for all ages!

Contributed by Kathy Farley on 02/07/2016 

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The Women’s Swimming and Diving Team will be offering private swimming and diving lessons again this spring. We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate. A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two. Each session is 45 minutes long with your convenient choice of time slot: 9:30-10:15 am OR 10:30-11:15am. We will try to accommodate your requests the best that we can. Whether you or your child wants to enjoy the pool for the first time, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help!

The dates are: 
April 2 
April 9
April 16
April 23
April 30

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present readings by three acclaimed authors in the Spring 2016 Distinguished Visiting Writers Series: poet Vijay Seshadri, memoirist Abigail Thomas, and fiction writer Percival Everett.

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 SPEAKING INTERSECTIONS is a dynamic reading of black feminist queer immigrant literature.  Speaking truth to power, Haitian-American theatre artist (and alumna, class of '02) Lenelle Moïse performs original poems, essays and monologues to illuminate the intersection of race, class, gender, spirit and sexuality.  

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Posted on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees, and David Lissy ’87, vice chairman of the Board of Trustees.

This message is the first of many that we will be providing to the campus community to keep you apprised of the presidential search process. Our goal is to be as transparent as possible at each step along the way to identifying the next president of Ithaca College. Very soon we will be launching a presidential search website which we will use for all matters related to that search, from these beginning steps through the bringing of finalists to campus.

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The Changing Face of Long Term Care

Thomas H. Dennison, Ph.D.  
Tuesday, February 23
7:00 p.m.
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Ithaca College

 

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 The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival Fellows program brings outstanding doctoral students of color from all disciplines to Ithaca College during the festival to participate in screenings, lectures, and workshops within an engaging, interdisciplinary, think tank environment.

 

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The Ithaca College Board of Trustees charged Provost Rifkin to convene a task force to review and suggest changes to the structure of shared governance at Ithaca College.  In its resolution, the Board of Trustees asked that the task force consist of students, faculty, and staff.  The task force met for the first time on Thursday, January 28. The Task Force has decided that, in an effort to truly make this an inclusive process, we want and need the input from all members of the Ithaca College community.  

We have crafted a brief survey that will be helpful to us as we begin our work.  We value your input and appreciate you taking time to share your opinion in this brief survey.

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The Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival will host its kick-off event with a one-time only screening of the internationally acclaimed hit feature narrative film SHAH (Pakistan, 2015). The screening is Sunday February 21 at 4:30 p.m. at Cinemapolis.

The first 50 people to arrive at the screening will be treated with free admission to this very special international event. SHAH trailer (in Urdu) here. The FLEFF screening will have English subtitles.

Adnan Sarwar, the film’s producer, director, screenwriter, actor, and composer, will be present at the screening.  Raza Rumi, City of Asylum Writer in Residence for the Ithaca College Honors Program, will moderate the post-screening discussion.

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Sue Coe

Visiting Artist Lecture

Presented by the Ithaca College Department of Art

Wednesday, February 10th

2pm, Handwerker Gallery

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All faculty are invited to an informal gathering of folks on campus interested in SoTL. This gathering (and future ones) will be called eponomously—SoTL in a Bottle—as we share ideas and drinks at The Argos Inn during happy hour (4:30PM - 5:30PM). In addition to convivial hilarity, we will share our SotL ideas, projects, woes, stumbling blocks, and successes. The idea is to bring awareness and foster connections in our growing community of scholarly teachers and SoTL researchers. The next SOTL in a Bottle will be Friday, February 12, 4:30-5:30PM at the Argos Inn. 

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Applying to the RA, SLC, OL, PCA, President’s Host or other leadership position on campus? Make sure your resume makes the right kind of first impression! In this session you’ll learn how to reflect the experiences and skills you have in relation to the leadership position, in addition to other important resume essentials.

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Due to the increase in activity in Human Resources this month, our Weight Watchers meetings are being relocated to the Orange Room, halfway down the HR hallway, for the next two weeks: February 9th and 16th.

 

Please refer to the Intercom story dated 2/4/2016 for more information about our WW meetings...and join us!

Click here to view Plum Benefits February Entertainment Guide featuring offers from Walt Disney World ResortUniversal OrlandoSeaWorld Orlando and more.

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The first weekend of the spring semester was an exciting time for game developers at Ithaca College. The Global Game Jam, taking place from January 29th to the 31st, took place at event sites in 93 countries all over the world, including at Ithaca College.

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Leigh Ann Vaughn presented a poster co-authored with Emma Hayden (Psychology BA, 2015). This poster included Ms. Hayden’s honors thesis research, and it was about psychological need support, regulatory focus, and self-compassion.

 

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Ellie Fulmer, Assistant Professor of Education, recently published an article in Dragon Lode, the children’s literature journal of the International Literacy Association. The piece, titled, “Swimming with Flotsam: Peri-Postmodernism and the Postmodern Picturebook” explores a new subgenre of postmodern children’s literature, what she calls, “peri-postmodernism.” The article centers on the chief tenets of this subgenre, as explored through the responses of early adolescents, using David Wiesner’s award-winning text Flotsam (2006) as a case study.

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