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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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Students within the Chemistry department will present their summer research experiences on Tuesday, September 15th.



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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.

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.

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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