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Majors in the Roy H. Park School of Communications and School of Business are invited to attend a joint information session about the ICNYC Program.

The info session is scheduled for Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 12:10 p.m. in Business 111. 

Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2015 ICNYC program.

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Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with the Tompkins County Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration Commission, will host “Hiving the Bees: Frederick Douglass and John Brown,” a presentation by Ithaca College Professor Hugh Egan, February 18 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s BorgWarner Community Room.


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Associate professor Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann was awarded a Fulbright grant to conduct creative work in Valencia, Spain, in late spring and summer of 2016.

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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 for students which will help you build a successful profile.

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The School of Humanities and Sciences and the Department of Writing are pleased to present award-winning nonfiction writer Janisse Ray as the first Distinguished Visiting Writer of the semester. She will read from her latest book, The Seed Underground: A Growing Revolution to Save Food at 7:30pm on Thursday, February 19 in Klingenstein Lounge in Campus Center.

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The Ithaca College Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to invite you to join Stephen Sweet, Chair, Department of Sociology, Ithaca College, for a free webinar titled “The Problem of Work-Family Balance” on Wednesday, February 18 from 12:00:1:00 pm.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; highlights across the next week are listed below. 

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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"On Being Mortal: The Human Hand in How We Die"
Holly G. Prigerson, Ph.D.  

Monday, February 16
7:00 p.m.
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Ithaca College


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Faculty Council will hold two Town Hall meetings to discuss shared governance and the Shared Governance Research Task Force's Final Report. The meetings are open to all faculty and administrators.

Dates are: Tuesday, February 17 and Thursday, February. 19. Both meetings are in Textor 102 at 12:05. 

The Shared Governance Research Task Force Report can be found at:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Peter Rothbart at or (607) 274-1497. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

Photography Professor Ron Jude will give a lecture about his work and involvement in book publishing at the Photography Studies College in Melbourne, Australia on Tuesday, February 17th. He was invited to lecture as a part of the Photobook Melbourne Festival.

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On Thursday, February 19th, at 6:30 p.m. in the Handwerker Gallery, On the Verge will present a staged reading of HEDDA GABLER, directed by Claire Gleitman (department of English). The cast will include Ithaca College faculty members (Chris Holmes, English; Judy Levitt; Theatre Arts); students (Maggie Thompson, Madeleine Stengel, Dara Pohl Feldman); and local professional actors (Craig MacDonald and Jacob White).

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The Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative (LCEC) is a new space on campus that can be used to enhance cooperative and integrative global learning. This space was conceived after Modern Languages and Literatures faculty members conducted significant research on language center trends and the use of technology in higher education. The LCEC was designed to serve not only its home department, but also collaborations with the wider Ithaca College community.

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A tertulia is a social gathering with literary or artistic overtones, especially in Spain or Latin America. If you are a student of Spanish, speak Spanish at home and miss speaking it on campus, or if you are simply looking to meet others who are passionate about the Spanish-speaking world and its cultures, then please join us.

When & Where: Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  in the Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative (Job 209) . You can come for as long as you'd like. Stay for a half-hour, or stay for two.

Why: This is a great opportunity for you to  practice your Spanish language skills in a supportive, relaxed environment with native or near-native speakers of Spanish. Students of all language abilities are welcome.

Questions: Contact Professor Maria DiFrancesco, Muller 411 (

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Professor Maria DiFrancesco at or (607) 274-3547.


Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure


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REMP would like to offer you a new option to share unwanted but, still usable and useful, supplies from your office with other departments on campus. Project OSCAR Box.


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As previously posted to Intercom on 2/13, parking lot closures that began this past Tuesday will be continuing through Saturday, February 21 as the A&E Center at Ithaca College serves as host to the Big East Conference Swimming and Diving Championships.  

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On Tuesday, February 17, 30 U-Lot parking spaces will be blocked off for the full duration of the work day as special event parking.  The lot entrance will remain open and all unreserved spaces will continue to be available as general parking as per normal operations. 

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February is American Heart Month and we are celebrating with the Mind, Body, Me Heart Health Facebook Trivia Challenge! Join in the fun at It’s not too late to catch up on previous questions.

You do not have to be a Mind, Body, Me member to participate! Just send us a Facebook message with the question number along with your answer and ‘like’ the corresponding question for each answer you submit. You could win a fun prize!

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Submitted on behalf of Tanya R. Saunders, Assistant Provost, International Studies

On behalf of the Office of International Programs (OIP) and the Ithaca College London Center (ICLC), I am pleased to announce that Professor Srijana Bajracharya has been selected for the London Sabbatical in Spring 2016. While in London, Dr. Bajracharya will offer a course, HLTH 21400, Sustainable Living: A Holistic Approach to Health (within the ICC theme, “Quest for a Sustainable Future,” and the NS and SS perspectives). Her sabbatical research entails “a study of cross-cultural perspectives on environmental sustainability education focused on pro-sustainability behaviors and policies conducive to public health in different countries.”

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We are looking for infants who are 5 month old, weighing less than 30 lbs., have not yet started to crawl on hands and knees and are developing typically.  Your child can help us in our work to study the effect of using (or not) a robot to move around and play with toys on cognitive development. Our long-term goal is to assist infants with disabilities explore their environment in ways that would otherwise be unavailable to them. Your infant will be randomly assigned to either group a) using the robot, or group b) not using the robot; in both groups, infants will play with toys for 12 sessions over no more than 8 weeks. Each play session will be 20 minutes long and will take place in Williams Hall on the Ithaca College campus.


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