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 November 1-30, 2016

ᏚᏳᎪᏛ- "Truth"

Ithaca College invites all as we commemorate the rich history and cultures of the indigenous and first peoples of our land. This campus-wide educational programming series provides learning opportunities through lectures, presentations, performances, film screenings with discussions, and other efforts, to honor native cultures and the history of our country.


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A Message from President Tom Rochon: 

It is with great relief that we convey the news from the Ithaca Police Department that an arrest has been made in the August 28 murder of Ithaca College student Anthony Nazaire ’19.

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 Raza Rumi, scholar in residence at Honors Program and visiting faculty at Park School, published a detailed analysis in Pakistan's largest English newspaper DAWN on how the next U.S. administration is likely to deal with Pakistan and South Asian region in general.

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 Mike Matheny, Clinical Associate Professor/Head Athletic Trainer in the Department of Exercise and Sport Sciences, Mary Pitti, Clinical Associate Professor, Clinic Director, and Assistant Chair in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Dr. Andrew Getzin, Medical Director for Athletic Teams have collaborated to publish "Dyspnea in Patients: Is It Really Asthma?" in the November/December issue of Athletic Training & Sports Health Care.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fall fitness challenge. You all did an awesome job, walking a total of 7,434,300 steps throughout the month of October! 

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The IC Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium announces a presentation by Jennifer Lyons, Art History, titled  "Synagoga, Ecclesia, and the Typological Imagination at Chartres Cathedral."  Prof. Lyons will give her talk on Wednesday, November 16, at 5:30 in Business 103.  All interested members of the IC community are invited. 


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Dr. Enrique González-Conty presented a paper titled “The Cuban Connection: Caribbean Drug Wars on the Big Screen” on October 29, 2016, at the Conference of the Pacific Coast Council on Latin American Studies at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. His paper examined Orlando Jiménez Leal’s film 8-A (1992) and its role in deconstructing the official representation of what is known as the Ochoa affair of 1989 in Cuba.

Provost Linda Petrosino announced today that Dr. Alicia Swords, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been named Director of the Honors Program. Dr. Swords has taught at Ithaca College since 2006 and focuses on global development, social movements, and social change. A graduate of Oberlin College with majors in environmental studies and politics, she earned her Ph.D. in development sociology from Cornell University.  Dr. Swords employs community-based learning and service-learning in her teaching and has led short term study abroad trips to the Dominican Republic. 


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Today marks the start of our 2017 open enrollment period. Re-enrollment runs from Monday, November 7, through Friday, November 18, 2016 at Noon! This is your annual opportunity to make changes to your benefits.

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is looking for some outstanding student leaders to be nominated for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. The PRWAACL recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who excel in academic performance, perform service to the Ithaca community and beyond, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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Submitted on Behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson & Dr. Brian Dickens

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students -  

The safety and security of the Ithaca College community is a top priority for the College. As we continuously strive to enhance our policies and programs related to campus security, it is helpful to periodically conduct objective assessments of our initiatives to help us to understand how we may further address the safety of our community.

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Jennifer Kimball (Biology '05), NC State University
will present at the Department Seminar Series

"Pillars of Plant Breeding: Genetic Diversity and Environmental Adaptation"

November 10  
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC events here.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Nancy Pierce at or (607) 274-3161. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

"Why does Donald Trump matter?  What factors seem to explain the flourishing of a Trump political brand?

Rising income and wealth inequalities across segments of the declining middle class, the growth of conservative media outlets since the 1980s—especially Rupert Murdoch’s business ventures—and the expanding campaign finance system that opens the powerful moneyed interests have all played a part. As do the return of identity politics over recognition and redistribution from the left and right—the political fights and white backlash over affirmative action, Black Lives Matter and the struggles over the classification system, leading to what I call a cultural war over taxonomy as politics for defining citizenship, civic worth and social entitlements.

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The Department of Writing's student-edited journal of art and literature, Stillwater Magazine, joins forces with Spit That!, IC's spoken-word poetry club, to present the ever popular and always lively Read, Write, Improv Night, which takes place TONIGHT, November 9, at 7 PM in Clark Lounge (Student Center).

Many in our community may be looking for a place to express themselves creatively today. This is the place.

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On Wednesday November 9, 7pm in Textor 102 on the Ithaca College Campus, the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, in collaboration with The School of Health Science and Human Performance, and the Roy H. Park School of Communications are proud to present… an evening with Scott Briscoe, featured Outdoorsman in the film “An American Ascent”.

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Find out more about how to use IC Mentor Connect, the Alumni Directory, and the IC Mentoring Network on LinkedIn and why having career mentors can help make all the difference in your career path. Also learn about networking etiquette and important strategies around utilizing these networking tools to make connections.

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Ithaca College has announced ticketing procedures for the 2016 Cortaca Jug football game, which will be held Nov. 12 at noon at the Cortland Stadium Complex. The annual game between Ithaca College and Cortland draws enthusiastic capacity crowds, so fans are encouraged to get their tickets as early as possible for the event. A limited number of tickets are available and no tickets will be sold at the stadium on the day of the game. Every spectator must have a ticket in order to enter the stadium.

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Pei Zheng, the Assistant Professor from Department of Journalism, had a new journal article come out at Asian Journal of Communication, the flagship SSCI journal focusing on Asian and comparative communication studies. 

Titled “Mapping the field of communication technology research in Asia: Content analysis and text mining of SSCI journal articles 1995-2014” Pei’s paper adopted content analysis and text mining-based semantic network analysis to map the landscape of communication technology research in Asia of the recent two decades.

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Submitted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Vice President for Enrollment Management

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Monday, November 14, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.

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