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Do you have an engaging presentation that would help students better themselves or others? Consider presenting in the Student Leadership Institute. The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is looking for presenters for our fall lineup of programs. Want to present, but not sure where to begin? Click here to see a quick guide on what makes an engaging presentation. Is your office or department putting on a program that relates to the vision of the SLI program? Consider partnering with us!

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  As per Ithaca College Policy 2.12.3 (10), “Only items pertaining to College business may be sent through the campus mail system.”

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Luca Maurer, LGBT Center program director, contributed to a research study conducted by EAB. The project culminated with the publication The Changing Face of the 21st Century Donor: Working With Diverse Alumni Segments, featured in their Advancement Forum.

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The women’s swimming and diving team will be offering their annual Fall Swim Lessons! This is a great opportunity to refine swimming skills! Whether you or your child wants to continue growing in the pool after the previous fall lessons, they need work on refining their strokes and turns, or if you’re training for a triathlon, the swim team is here to help! 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.  We are offering a 30 minute lesson; or for a person older than 5 and of a lap swimming level he/she may sign up for 2 consecutive sessions (hour long lesson). The sessions are 10:00-10:30am, 10:45-11:15am, 11:30-12:00pm.


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If you’re planning a vacation this summer definitely consider contacting your BalanceWorks Personal Assistant. They are available 24/7 and will find you the best plane tickets, hotel rates and transportation arrangements possible. They will even help you find great places to visit and eat while you’re there!

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 In the CNS greenhouse, a strange cactus called a night-blooming cereus is blooming this week.  Although the full bloom lasts just a few hours after dark, visitors are welcome to stop by during regular hours to see these spectacular emerging flowers.

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The Facilities Department – working in concert with our colleagues in Procurement – are happy to announce that Ithaca College has partnered with GovDeals to provide IC surplus auction items for online viewing, bidding and purchase. This will help the College reduce storage costs and will take the place of the annual Surplus Sale that was held in the A&E center in past years.

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 Kaitlyn DeHority (Chemistry & Music ’16), Noah Budin (Chemistry ’18), Samantha Hilston (Biochemistry ’18) and Yongqian (Kelly) Zhang (Chemistry ’14) co-authored a publication with Professor Akiko Fillinger of the Ithaca College Chemistry Department.

Deposition of Nickel on Electrodeposited Cu2O at Potentials More Positive than the Nernst Potential of Ni2+/Ni0.  Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 164 (9) H615 -H620 (2017).

We are grateful to Ithaca College for the Summer Research Grants for undergraduate students and faculty that supported this work. 

Registration is now open for a summer offering of the staff and faculty R.A.D. self-defense course for women!  This class will be conducted as four three-hour sessions on July 31, August 2, August 7, and August 9, and is open to any Ithaca College staff or faculty member who identifies as female.  This course is welcoming, positive, and accessible for every age group and level of physical ability or previous experience in self-defense, including first-timers!

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For those who like to plan ahead – Save the Dates!

The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is pleased to welcome 2017-18 Distinguished Speaker, author and pro-aging activist, Ashton Applewhite for her talk entitled, "This Chair Rocks: How Ageism Warps Our View of Long Life." This event is free and open to the public; no registration is required.

Monday, October 23, 2017
7:00 pm
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Ithaca College

Read more about Ms. Applewhite, her talk, and her book, This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism.

Join the online book discussion of This Chair Rocks: A Manifesto Against Ageism beginning August 14. 

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The Office of International Programs and Extended Studies would like to invite interested faculty, staff and students to join the Ithaca College International Students Friendship Network. We are looking for dedicated IC students, faculty and staff to serve as Cultural Partners for our new international students.


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The Oblak family invites members of the Ithaca College community to join them in a Celebration of Life in honor of the late Dr. John B. “Jack” Oblak. The former longtime Vice President for Student Affairs, Dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, and faculty member in the Department of Theatre Arts passed away on March 23, 2017.

The celebration will be held on Saturday, July 22, at 1:30 p.m. in Clark and Klingenstein Lounges in the Campus Center, with a reception to follow.

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The server hardware that runs the site (including Intercom) will be updated on Saturday, July 22. There will be some services unavailable during the upgrade, from 12 a.m. until 7 a.m. In addition to replacing aging hardware, the new infrastructure provides new functionality to improve web services.

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'The need is constant.  The gratification is instant. Give Blood."  And now it's particularly acute!  An Emergency Call  has been issued by the Red Cross and Staff Council is sponsoring a Blood Drive to help out.

Wednesday 19 July, Emerson Suites, 8:00 am -2pm is the time - is the day - to donate and help others out.

Plan ahead and schedule a time by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit the Red Cross at to sign up. Donors will get a T-shirt as a token of appreciation.

It's never too late. Walk-ins are also welcome

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Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, presented a lecture and a workshop in Granada, Spain, on "Secularizing the Qur'an?" and, "Decoloniality and Internal Colonialism: The Secular Turn in Qur'anic Studies," on July 7th.

Both events were part of the annual summer school on Critical Muslim Studies organized by the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Granada (

The Office of Energy Management is pleased to invite the campus community to participate in a webinar and short discussion regarding our sustainability plans for 2017-18. 

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 Posted on behalf of Mark Fink, Director Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology

Teaching and Learning with Technology is pleased to announce the availability of an enterprise license for Voicethread. Voicethread is a unique online tool for having asynchronous conversations around media. You can upload, share, and discuss documents, presentations, images, audio files and videos. Students and instructors can comment within Voicethread with voice, drawing, webcam, text, or phone. There are many possibilities for using Voicethread in teaching and learning including practicing listening and speaking languages, student presentations and feedback, discussing or critiquing artwork and media, or creating presence in online courses.

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Posted on behalf of Dr. Roger (Doc) Richardson

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Fall 2017 Technology Renewal questionnaires have been sent to all individuals and area coordinators.

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The goal of our monthly newsletter is to provide faculty and staff with news and information about Human Resources services, programs and events. Watch for the most recent newsletter in Intercom or on Facebook

The July ICHR newsletter highlights reaching our 16/17 United Way Campaign goal, EAP information, financial literacy course for faculty, staff, and students and much more.

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