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Please note that the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs (OSEMA) and the Student Activities Center (SAC) will be closed on Monday, April 25 from 4:30-6:30pm due to the OSEMA Recognition Ceremony. SAC Tenants with a key will still be able to access their office spaces during that time.

Please Join us for a night of fun at Coltivare in Ithaca on Wednesday, April 27th from 5-7:30 to support Ithaca College's medical team in their efforts to bring much needed medical care to Malawi, Africa

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Take advantage of the many concerts happening in the last two weeks of the semester! Full schedule, or see highlights below.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2016, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Clark Lounge

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 Dr. Hongwei Guan, Associate Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, currently serving the Chair of Public Relations Committee for International Chinese Society for Physical Activity and Health, received a Leadership Award in recognition and appreciation for his leadership as the ICSPAH President during the year of 2008-2009 and extensive service beyond.  Dr. Guan (right) received his award from ICSPAH President Dr. Li Chen at the recent SHAPE American conference this April.


Lena Sargenti, a Health and Physical Education teaching major in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, received the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship awarded from the SHAPE America, the Society of Health and Physical Educators. Lena was only one of 3 undergraduates nation-wide to be honored for her academics, leadership, and service. Lena was presented with her scholarship by Jacalyn Lund (SHAPE America President-Elect) at the recent national convention.



Have a car? Share a ride with other Ithaca College commuters and make a difference by reducing your carbon footprint and help relieve traffic congestion. Looking for a ride? Post a ride at and find matches with those who are going the same way.


This year Hillel at Ithaca College is proud to host nine different Seders for our First Night of Passover, on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 8:00pm at Terrace Dining Hall. Sign ups are here:

Students with meal plans will be asked to use their meal swipes. If you do not have a meal plan and you are an Ithaca College student, Hillel at Ithaca College can host you for a Seder, just email us to reserve a meal pass for the night. Non-Ithaca College students are also welcome to attend, and will be asked to contribute a $10 donation in advance.

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Thanks to your generous donations at dining retail locations, we are only $316.13 away from meeting our goal for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's BackPack Program!

Will you help us meet our $10,000 goal? If we reach it, the Ithaca College Community will have provided over 3,333 BackPacks filled with food to children in need across Tompkins County! 


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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed eClassrooms and meeting rooms for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk ( by Monday, May 2, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup eClassroom and meeting room computers will come with the following:

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Procedures and schedules are in place for optical scanning of final exams during the week of May 9th-13th.

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Are you interested in learning more about one of Ithaca College's study abroad options in Australia, or discussing how you might collaborate with international colleagues? A representative from our affiliated partner University of Sydney will be on campus next week to share information about the university and discuss opportunities for faculty involvement and collaboration.  We have organized a drop-in session for interested faculty, or can set up individual appointments if desired. 

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How many students are enrolled in or completed a particular major or minor?  How many faculty and staff does Ithaca College have?  What are IC's retention and graduation rates?  How has the College's racial/ethnic diversity changed over time?  Where do our alumni get jobs or go to grad school?  All of this information, and much more, is available on the Institutional Data page of IR's public website.

Institutional Research serves as IC's comprehensive source of historical and trend data about the College.  Over the years, we have increased the amount of information we make available on our public website.  We have also added interactivity and improved the visual appeal of the analyses.  Visit our site to find out more!

Submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Faculty Chair of the James J. Whalen Academic Symposium:

The quality and diversity of the research and creative projects highlighted in this year's symposium demonstrated the incredible talent of our students and the importance of active learning as a key part of an IC educational experience. On behalf of the committee, we wish to congratulate all of the presenters for jobs well done. Thank you for participating in the Whalen Symposium and sharing your work with the entire campus community.

In addition to the 420 student presenters, and over 60 faculty sponsors, the faculty moderators, abstract reviewers and judges and the staff and student volunteers were a critical part of this year’s event.

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Dear Colleagues,

Another Staff Council election season is upon us, and we are looking for nominees to serve as representatives from the following areas:

Division of Facilities and Administration - Facilities

Division of Facilities and Administration - Grounds

Division of Facilities and Administration - Setup & Events

Division of Facilities and Administration - Facilities, Maintenance, Offices, Warehouse

Division of Facilities and Administration - Auxiliary Services, CES, Print, Mail, ID Office

Division of Facilities and Administration - Auxiliary Services, Financial Services, Campus Store, Procurement

Division of Facilities and Administration - Grounds

Office of the Registrar, Office of Extended Studies, President's Office, Provost's Office



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The second Vice President for Enrollment Management candidate will be on campus on Friday, April 22.  Members of the campus community are invited to attend an open session, which is scheduled at noon in Clark Lounge, Campus Center.  Materials for the candidate can be found here.

Feedback for all candidates will be collected via an online evaluation form.  Please provide your feedback no later than close of business on Wednesday, April 27. 

Information about our remaining two candidates will be shared in Intercom a day ahead of each campus visit.  

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In conjunction with National Financial Literacy Month, we are pleased to team up with TIAA to bring faculty and staff the newest What's Your Financial IQ Challenge 2.0. By testing your financial know-how, you could win a tablet computer

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Initial study of neutral post-instruction responses on the Maryland Physics Expectation Survey
J. Saltzman, M. F. Price, and M. B. Rogers

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Ithaca College students were awarded 6 of 22 scholarships given by the New York Women in Communications Foundation. 

This year's Ithaca College recipients are: Laura Amato, CMD '18; Katie Baldwin, TVR '18; Anna Gardner, Film, Photography, Visual Arts and Art History '19; Alison Hartley, CMD '18; Allison Latini, IMC '17; and Gabrielle Reese, IMC '17.  

These students will be recognized at the annual Matrix Awards—the communications industry event of the year, to be held on April 25, 2016 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City with more than 1,000 people from the industry expected to attend. 

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Paul Wilson, assistant professor of art history, published an article entitled “Repetition without Reproduction: Esko Männikkö’s The Female Pike” in the journal Photography and Culture.

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