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"Vocal duetting and male mating strategy in
an Australian songbird"

September 17
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.

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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.

The Ithaca College Center for Health Promotion has sponsored the administration of the IC Student Health Survey biannually since 2003. We use the National College Health Assessment (NCHA) web-based survey instrument hosted by the American College Health Association. The NCHA is a nationally recognized tool for assessing and tracking the health behaviors and attitudes of college students. 

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Racism is not a thing of the past. Discrimination is still a fact of life for many people of color and immigrants, especially in housing, employment and education. One way of taking the first steps in creating a community where everyone feels safe, valued and respected is by engaging in dialogue about race and racism. The Talking Circles on Race and Racism are designed to serve as a discussion tool to increase community communication about race and racism and help individuals increase their comfort level in addressing issues of racism in their own lives.

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 In light of recent concerns over racial bias and profiling on campus, The Ithacan and the African-Latino Society are hosting an open discussion to encourage students to tell their stories. You are invited!

7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept 15, Textor 101

The Ithaca College women's golf team won its 6th straight Empire 8 title as sophomore Indiana Jones was named Player of the Year.


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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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Information Technology Services is pleased to announce the availability of Microsoft Skype for Business/Lync.

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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.   

Topics for this training session address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, navigating the hiring system, assembling your search committee, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success.

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Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on techniques to effectively create and articulate a business case for diversity in higher education followed by a 30 minute discussion. Learn best practices for developing a business case for campus diversity, specifically, how to create a template for analyzing, incorporating, and assessing the business benefits of diversity to an educational institution.  This is part of a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources. Refreshments will be provided.

Making a Business Case for Campus Diversity

Tuesday, September 15, 2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Eastern
(Time includes optional 30 minute discussion period)
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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(Contributed on behalf of Dr. Timothy Carey, Associate Vice President, Facilities) 

Please join me in providing our Facilities Services team with a big “thank you” as we celebrate Facilities Services Appreciation Week (September 14th - 18th). 

Facilities Services Appreciation Week is traditionally celebrated each year during the second full week of September. Recognized worldwide as Housekeeper Appreciation Week since 1981, the week honors the efforts and dedicated service of professionals who maintain a clean, safe and healthy environment for their colleagues and the public. Here at Ithaca College, we celebrate Facilities Services Appreciation Week as it enables us to recognize the employees who dedicate their efforts to make our work spaces comfortable and safe. Accordingly, please join me in thanking our Facilities Services staff members for all they do! 

Dr. Timothy Carey
Associate Vice President, IC Facilities



Are you getting a laptop replaced as part of Technology Renewal for Fall 2015? If so, you have a great opportunity to bring your laptop to ITS for early replacement! Since our first Technology Renewal Laptop Fair in January 2015 was so successful, we are holding this event again for Fall 2015.

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September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month and we are celebrating by Putting Fruit to Work during the week of September 21 – 25, in conjunction with the Tompkins Country Worksite Wellness Coalition.

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Michael Smith's profile of Mel West, the founder of Personal Energy Transportation (PET), appears in the September 7 issue of the Christian Science Monitor in its People Making a Difference section. PETs are three-wheeled, hand-pedaled machines that provide more than 50,000 mobility-impaired people in the developing world with transportation.

Tuesday, September 15, 4:00-5:15 pm, CFE Gannett 316 (Register here)
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Debbie Rifkin, Department of Music Theory, History, and Composition

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Join us for an Alumni Weekend of professional development training in the Office of Career Services! 

Workshop Times: 

1:00 PM                Making LinkedIn Work For You
Your online presence impacts your career success.  Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site and effectively use this networking tool.  We'll share tips which will help you build a successful profile. 

2:00  PM              What’s Next in Your Job Search?
You’ve now been in your current position for the past year, two, three or ten and it’s time to make a change.  How do I get started to making that Career Transition?

3:00 PM              Making the Mentoring Network Work for You
Learn how to use the Mentoring Network work for you and meet some of the members in the system.

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The evening performance of Dagh Dagh Ujala (This Stained Dawn) by the Voices of Partition project on Saturday, October 31 has been changed to 7pm (formerly 8pm).

The Master's swim group will begin on Monday, Sept. 14 with practices at the A and E pool every MWF 6-7:30 a.m.  Anyone 19+ interested in competitive swimming is welcome.  We hope to offer multiple practices for different levels. For more information email or

The 14th annual Cross Cultural Leadership Retreat (CCLR) for Ithaca College students will be held on November 13-15, 2015.

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Music & Memory

Contributed by Teri Reinemann on 09/10/2015 

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The Ithaca College Gerontology Institute is delighted to host Robin Lombardo, CTRS, CDP, and Kyra Schor, Community Outreach Coordinator, from Music & Memory, a non-profit organization that brings personalized music into the lives of people with dementia through digital music technology, vastly improving their quality of life. The film, Alive Inside: A Story of Music and Memory, highlights the remarkable work of this organization. For more information, visit 

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger (Doc) Richardson:

The Council on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) has recently been established to serve as a permanent standing council with responsibility for assessing, monitoring, and initiating recommendations to improve and enhance diversity and inclusion programs and policies and practices implemented at Ithaca College.   The Council reports to the Associate Provost for Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement, Dr. Roger (Doc) Richardson.

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