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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs will be sponsoring a volunteer trip to Syracuse, NY, during the fall break period (October 15 – October 17). Students will be working with the Syracuse Rescue Mission, which provides meals, shelter, as well as a variety of other services to residents of Syracuse who are experiencing extreme poverty or homelessness.

Advisers are needed to help manage the group’s schedule, assist with driving the Ithaca College van, and to facilitate a post-service reflection. Adviser participation is 100% subsidized through the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs. The group will depart from Ithaca on Thursday, and return Saturday evening.

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Join us for an engaging and informative webinar with national transgender business expert Vanessa Sheridan. Vanessa has been writing, speaking, and providing corporate consulting/training services on transgender issues since 1991, helping organizations to become transgender inclusive and gender authentic.  This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. This is an hour-long webinar followed by a 30 minute discussion. Refreshments will be provided.

Transgender Issues in the Workplace: What you need to know

Thursday, September 17, 2015, 1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern 
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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If you've been considering graduate school, you should come to this workshop! We'll cover topics like: do you need to go to grad school, what are the benefits, how to find the right program, the application process, entrance exams, and more!

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Wednesday September 16 | 12:00 – 3:30pm (attend as your schedule permits)
Center for Faculty Excellence. Gannett 316
(Register here) Walk-in Welcomed

Join the event as you are able to attend. See the full agenda here.

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Most of us would say no. However, we are often not sure how to improve our sleep. In fact, many of us try strategies that are actually detrimental to good sleep.

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost

Ithaca College Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the Fall 2015 College Symposium on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship. Convened by the Office of International Programs, the Office of Faculty Excellence, and the Office of the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion, and Engagement, the Symposium will take place on Monday, 28 September 2015 from 3pm to 6pm in the Clark Lounge. (Faculty who have teaching obligations may arrive late.)

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders for Provost RifkinDear Faculty and Staff:

On behalf of Provost Rifkin, I am pleased to invite you to a presentation by Ms. Ulrike Leibrecht, Managing Director of CEPA Europe, an organization offering customized educational programs abroad in support of faculty-led short-term programs. Ms. Leibrecht will speak on the advantages of a partnership with CEPA and on the development of academically focused faculty-led program opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Brazil. Staff who are considering the development of non-credit short-term travel programs for students are also encouraged to attend.

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Carlos Andres Gomez

Contributed by RahK Lash on 09/15/2015 

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"Carlos, what's genocide? Your books leave out Emmett Till and Medgar Evers; Call themselves World History and don't mention King Leopold or diamond mines; call themselves "Politics in the Modern World" and don't mention Apartheid." - (Carlos Andres Gomez, What's Genocide?)

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The Hammond Health Center will be closed from 8:00-10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 17th, 2015 so that our staff can attend mandatory training. No services will be available during this time.

As always, if you have a medical emergency, call 911.

The Parnassus system will be unavailable for all users for up to 11 hours on Sunday, September 27th, from 12:01 AM (approximately midnight on Saturday) to 11:00 AM Sunday morning due to system upgrades.

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Carlos Figueroa, politics department has just published on article titled "Quaker Political Interventions, and US Puerto Rico Policy Development, 1900 - 1917" in The Journal of Race and Policy, Vol. 11, No. 1 (Spring/Summer 2015), pp. 36 - 54.

Marie Gottschalk, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, will engage Adolph Reed, Jr., also a professor of political science at Penn, in a conversation moderated by Carlos Figueroa, assistant professor of politics at Ithaca College.

Gottschalk and Reed will discuss some of the moral, social, and political issues stemming from local, state, and federal policies related to mass incarceration; the origins, development, and consolidation of the U.S. carceral state; and what it means today following the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. A question-and-answer session will follow.

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As the new academic year begins, please remember to review your office/school/department listing in the online directory ( to be sure you have the most up-to-date information listed. If changes are required, please send them to Tina Thurston.

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Open to faculty and students!


Monday, September 21, 4pm in Hill Center 104.

As one of the top scholars in the field of kinesiology in China, Dr. CHEN’s major research interest includes exercise and health, sports medicine, youth physical fitness etc. As a key researcher, Dr. Chen has received numerous research and teaching award from the state, Shanghai municipal city and professional organizations.  He has published more than 80 papers in the field (20+ on SCI indexed journals). He also has five patents. He has many titles including the Vice President of Asian Council of Exercise and Sports Science (ACESS), Council of China Sport Science Society (CSSS) etc.  

 We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, born within 3 weeks of due date, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  


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Do you have an idea for an online business, a hot show, or exciting film concept?

The Park School will host a live event on Friday, September 25 featuring an alumni judging panel and live audience voting. Students will have 3-4 minutes to pitch their idea for a chance to win a share of $1000.

First Prize: $500
Second Prize: $300
Third Prize: $100
Audience Favorite: $100

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ALANA Community Retreat

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82 Students from the Ithaca College ALANA community loaded buses early Saturday morning, September 12, to attend the 5th Annual ALANA Retreat hosted by the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA). 

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Most systems that authenticate with the Netpass username and password will be unavailable on Thursday, September 17th for approximately 45 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM:

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Lisa Searle and Amanda Decker, from the Office of Admission, presented at the New York State Association for College Admission Counseling (NYSACAC) Student Leaders in Admissions Forum last week in Albany, NY.


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The deadline for winter session 2016 undergraduate course proposals is October 1st.

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

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

Summer session course proposals due November 1st.

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