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 The college community is invited to participate in a Virtual Banned Books Read Out.

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 Submitted on behalf of Linda Petrosino, Interim Provost

Please join me on Thursday, October 2 for the second Faculty Colloquium of the academic year.  

Dr. Katherine Beissner, Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and fellow of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, will be presenting “Pondering Pain:  Lessons from the Big Apple and Beyond”

While Dr. Beissner enjoys working in a variety of physical therapy areas, her primary research interest is in geriatric pain management through the use of cognitive and behavioral self-management strategies. Her recent research examines how race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, health history, social support and physical abilities affect the function and quality of life of older adults.  

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A Good Life starts with a Great Score! Take the first step and take a free practice test with Kaplan to see how you will score on the test you may be facing for an advanced degree. No preparing is necessary to see where you are starting!


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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published a book chapter in Transmedia Frictions: The Digital, the Arts, and the Humanities, edited by Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).

Her essay is entitled “Transnational/National Digital Imaginaries,” an examination of artists working in new media interfaces that engage a double movement of historical modalities and future imaginaries to map the transnational. The essay was coauthored with John Hess, coeditor of the journal Jump Cut. ​

Join us from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites on September 30th!

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Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites on September 30th!

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IC voICes, an employee chorus is starting its 14th year and looking for new members.

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Bergman, Aging Studies, will present "Exploring the Aging Experience" on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. Bergman will engage participants in a number of activities designed to educate and sensitize individuals to the physical, psychological, social, and other changes that are common as we age. This free workshop is open to family caregivers and others interested in how to communicate with, and assist, older adults in overcoming and copying with age-related changes. Please contact the Office for the Aging to register by calling 274-5492, or email .



Associate Professor Mary Ann Erickson is one of four authors of an article published online in September 2014 in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly. "Aging in Place or Relocation? Plans of Community Dwelling Older Adults" describes the results of a study that examined the anticipated living arrangements of 416 community-dwelling older adults using data from the first two data collections of the Pathways to Life Quality Study. John Krout, professor emeritus and the first director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, is also an author. Read more...


Faculty members are sought to serve as the steering committee for the Linden Award for Learning Portfolio Excellence. The award has been established by Jay and Judith Linden to recognize up to three senior students annually who create outstanding learning portfolios demonstrating the reflective and creative use of technology through the portfolio as an electronically mediated presentation and showing an established relationship and communication with an IC alumnus mentor for the portfolio. Student award recipients will be selected based on the content and quality of their portfolios, including evidence of integrative thinking, critical and analytical problem solving, and reflective learning.


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Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality will speak at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday October 9 in the VIP Room of the  A&E Center.

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Gomez (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Education) and Maceli (retired faculty, Mathematics) recently published their work, "Using Algebraic Expressions to Reveal the Math Behind Puzzles" in the New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal.  The article explores how to use puzzles to motivate students and foster their understandings of algebra. The journal is published by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (an affiliate of the NCTM).


This is just a reminder that mandatory fire and emergency evacuation drills will continue in the coming week for academic and residential buildings.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is the Zone 2 councilor on the National Council of the Society of Physics Students. Zone 2 covers New York, Ontario, and Quebec. 

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, September 24th.

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

All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend one of two hour-long town hall sessions scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, to provide input on the campus master plan. The sessions will be held in the Emerson Suites, from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. and from 2:35 to 3:35 p.m. 

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Join us in the Emerson Suites from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday September 30th!

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Join us Tuesday, September 30th from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Emerson Suites!

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