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Have you ever wondered about the religiosity of Ned Flanders, the feminist sensibilities of Lisa Simpson, and the national identity of Apu Nahaspeemapetilon?  

Are these animated characters, among others, really sites of struggle among political, economic, and social forces?

Register today for Communication, Culture and Rhetoric offered during Summer Session I (May 26-June 26) and learn how analyzing these questions and more can lead to a better understanding of popular culture and how it can affect one’s sense of self.

This web/online course investigates the rhetorical dimensions of the longest-running sitcom in America, The Simpsons.  Students will learn how signs and symbols influence us through a process called rhetoric.

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Seven math majors presented their research at the 75th annual meeting of the Mathematical Association of America Seaway Section, held April 17-18 at Colgate University.

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A book talk & discussion on the emotional and irrational dimensions of contemporary racism

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The Disability Awareness Committee is happy to present the Aspire Dance Company. They are dedicated to changing the perception of dance and disability, one audience at a time.

 

 

  

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The long-awaited pedestrian corridor study for NYS Route 96B (Danby Road, Aurora Street) in the Town of Ithaca is about to get underway. The study is being coordinated by the Town of Ithaca with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). CHA Consulting Inc. (CHA) is the project’s engineering consultant responsible for studying the existing pedestrian environment along the corridor. The study area extends approximately 1.6 miles from the City of Ithaca/Town of Ithaca municipal boundary south to the King Road intersection. This area includes Ithaca College, on- and off-campus student housing, single-family homes, apartments, senior housing and a variety of commercial businesses and offices. 

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Provost Petrosino is pleased to announce the implementation of the next step in the structural merger of academic affairs with student affairs and campus life into the educational affairs model that began fall 2012.  

Effective May 1, 2015, two leaders within the student life arena will be named as Associate Provosts to align their current positions with the integrated educational affairs model.  The educational affairs model realizes that curricular and co-curricular learning come together to constitute the holistic educational experience for our students

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, April 21, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Shaianne Osterreich, Associate Professor and Ithaca Seminar Coordinator
Tony Tabone, Training and Documentation Coordinator

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ICTV’s newest scripted dramatic comedy “The Ivies” is airing on ICTV Thursday April 24th starting at 8PM.

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Watch the video featuring cast members describing this classic comedy of conflicting family values.

Performances of “You Can’t Take It With You,” by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart will take place in the Hoerner Theatre in Dillingham Center on April 23, 24 and 25 at 8 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee offered on April 25.

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Internationally renowned paleo-artist John Gurche will discuss his work on a newly discovered species of human ancestor. Admission is free and all are welcome!

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Katie Hoover (Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, ‘15), Keely Kirby (History, ’15) and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Sherry Deckman (both Education) presented, “Numbers are not Enough: Critical Examination of Race, Class, Gender, Sexuality, and Ability in Elementary and Middle School Health Textbooks” at the American Educational Research Association Conference in Chicago last week. This roundtable paper presentation focused on Hoover, Fulmer, Kirby, and Deckman’s current research on elementary and middle school textbooks’ depictions of race, gender, sexuality, and ability. This research team along with a collaborator from the Harvard Graduate School of Education are preparing a manuscript for peer review for an equity-focused education journal that they will submit prior to the end of this academic year.

 

The IC chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, the international English honor society, will sponsor its annual faculty lecture on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30pm in Business 104.  Christopher Matusiak, Assistant Professor of English, will present a public lecture entitled "Was Shakespeare 'not a company keeper'?  A Seventeenth-Century Biographical Puzzle."

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Difference isn’t the problem, discourse is! CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer CLTC 10000:01 Introduction to Communication and Culture as an online course during the 2015 May Session (May 12- May 22). 

As such, this course explores and interrogates the ways that communication (e.g., language, media, and discourse) establishes and enacts identity and power dynamics. In thinking about communication as global citizens, our online discussions of, for example, movies like Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) and Snowpiercer (Joon-ho bong, 2013) will help us to understand how social identities are constructed, institutionalized, changed, contested and/or appropriated by various social groups. 

This course fulfills Liberal Arts general education and ICC Diversity requirements. To enroll, search course number: CLTC 10000 01 (CRN 10009) for Summer 2015 term on Homerconnect.

Don’t forget to come to IC’s Annual Family Carnival hosted by the Student United Way. Activities for all ages include arts and crafts, face painting, and an inflated bounce houses! There will also be live performances, a raffle, and snacks.

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Monday's festivities will focus specifically on Asian Americans in Ithaca.

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The Diversity Consortium of Tompkins County (DCTC) Presents
The Diversity Roundtable
“Beyond Diversity: Moving to an Inclusive Culture”
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
8:15 a. m. – 4:00 p.m.
Ithaca College, Emerson Suites
Ithaca, New York

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Please refer to the Intercom announcement dated 4/7/2015 for all the information about the Rotaract organizational meeting. Come meet your campus staff advisor, your sponsoring Rotary Club advisor, and possibly a couple members of the Cornell Rotaract Club.

http://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php?story=20150407170332628&query=rotaract

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Faculty Council is seeking nominations for a part-time faculty member to fill the 2 year, part-time faculty representative seat on Faculty Council.  Self nominations are welcomed and any faculty member, full- or part-time may nominate a part-time faculty member for the position, but only part-time faculty members below the rank of associate will vote in the election.

     Please submit nominations, including self-nominations, along with a very short statement to be published on the ballot, to Peter Rothbart, Chair of Faculty Council at rothbart@ithaca.edu.

Deadline: Friday, April 24, 5 PM

Faculty Council meets on the first Tuesday of every month, from 7:00-9:00 PM.

For further information regarding Faculty Council’s responsibilities: http://www.ithaca.edu/policies/vol1/volume_1-10603/

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