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Love Between the Covers, an NEH-funded look at the $1.2 billion romance publishing industry, will air at Cinemapolis Tuesday October 20 at 7:15 pm. Admission is free.

U.S. Representative Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) introduced a bill in 2014 proposing to prohibit the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) from funding any project relating to the research of love or romance (H.R.5155). Yet, popular romance is the highest selling book genre in the world today, representing the largest share of sales revenue in the industry. Moreover, 84% of romance readership are women, and women dominate the author rolls.

Popular romance is a women’s industry, perhaps the largest in the US. Yet a US legislator made a point of crafting a law against funding its study. Why?

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Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming Prof William Jones of the University of Rochester on Tuesday, October 6th in CNS 333 @ 12:05 pm. 

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Please join us as Luke Keller, Ithaca College Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, gives a talk entiled:

When did the first planets form? (And what were they like)?

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Thank you to everyone who donated to our annual drive for the BackPack Program! Our Food Frenzy event on October 1st ended our drive and, after tallying all of your donations, we collected $6,000 - $1,000 over our goal! All collected funds go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and will provide 2,000 BackPacks to children in Tompkins County. Thank you again for your amazing display of generosity! 

Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $8 extra you can add a juicy steak to your plate, choose from 6oz Filet, 12oz New York Strip, or 12oz Rib Eye! On Wednesday, October 7th, Dining Services will feature Stone Steakhouse Station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner!


Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.


Kevin Murphy, Professor in the Department of English, has had his essay, “Heaney Translating Heaney: Coupling and Uncoupling the Human Chain,” accepted for publication by Texas Studies in Literature and Language.  Murphy’s essay focuses on Seamus Heaney’s use of translation in his final volume of poems, Human Chain, to address critical elements in his poetic formation.

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Take advantage of the next two week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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On Thursday, October 8th, at 6 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, On the Verge will present a staged reading of Arthur Millerís first major Broadway success, ALL MY SONS. The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman (Professor, English), and the cast will include faculty members (Greg Bostwick, Kathleen Mulligan, Jennifer Herzog, Theatre; Chris Holmes, English) and students (Dan Wisniewski, Hailee Murphy, Justin Albinder, Adam David, and Fiorella Fernandez). Danica Kelley assistant directed and Kelsey Dunne was the stage manager.

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Asma Barlas, Department of Politics, was interviewed at an annual festival, "Il tempo delle donne," organized by women journalists of the Italian newspaper, Corriere della sera, on October 1st in Milan. She was asked about Islamic scriptural traditions that, according to ISIS men, permit them to enslave Yazidi women. (A short radio interview with Barlas and her co-panelist, Amina Wadud, on women and Islam can be found here:

We are very excited to announce that distinguished alumnus and former NBC News correspondent Bob Kur '70 will be joining us to interview our special alumni guests.

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Is there a lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) person in your life? Do you work with LGBT students? Does your curriculum include topics about LGBT youth, adults, or families? National Coming Out Day is October 11. Many resources are available to you, both on and off campus, to assist you in supporting LGBT people during this time and throughout the year.

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 I would like to invite you to the inaugural and informal gathering of folks on campus interested in SoTL (the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.)

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Contributed on behalf of Danette Johnson

Ithaca College is launching a national search for a Vice President for Human Resources, following the June 19th departure of Mark Coldren for the University of Buffalo. Mr. Tom Phillips and Ms. Elizabeth Neumann of Brill Neumann will be assisting with the search. Campus visits by finalists are anticipated to occur in December and the committee’s goal is to have the new vice president in place shortly after the beginning of 2016.

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Jerry Koch-Gonzalez will lead a hands-on, experiential workshop on Dynamic Governance at Ecovillage (for co-housing communities and non-profits) on November 6 to 8, 2015. 


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The next installment of the Dollars and $ense Discussion Series will take place on Wednesday, October 7th. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place in Emerson Suite B at 9 am. 


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 as math majors Lima Hossain and Emily Barrett will give presentations on their summer work.

Tuesday October 6th, 4pm in Williams 309

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In this talk, Dr. Hayes will discuss the challenges of using art and culture to develop, re-develop, build or re-build less privileged communities of color. The framing question is how do we use the arts to work collaboratively with communities of color to inspire change, empowerment, and reinvigoration so that the community is left in a better, stronger position than when the arts system entered it? From the lens of art museums, arts non-profits, artists, and local governments, I hope to expose where the structures breakdown, where they are sustainable, and to support a stronger community.

Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 

Time: 7-9

Location: Clark Lounge


Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Belisa Gonzalez at or (607) 274-3921. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


Sponsored by the CFE, Office of International Programs, & the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement

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Due to the Parnassus upgrade last weekend, the Online Tax Forms screen in Employee Self Service is currently not available.  We are actively working with Oracle Support to resolve this issue.  If you need to change your federal W-4 information, please complete a paper form and deliver to the Payroll Office, Garden Level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center. The W-4 form can be found at:

To change your New York State Allowances, complete the IT-2104 found at:

We will let you know when the issue has been resolved.  Feel free to contact the Payroll Office at (607) 274-3874, (607) 274-3133 or with any questions or concerns.


The deadline for summer session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is November 1st.

If you'd like to propose a summer session undergraduate course, contact your department chair.

Questions? Visit the For Faculty site or contact Jen Wofford at

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