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We’ve lost touch with nature. This disconnect hurts our health, dulls our spirit, and threatens our future. Narrated by Liam Neeson, Love Thy Nature is a cinematic journey through the beauty and intimacy of our relationship with the natural world. And it shows that a renewed connection with nature is key not only to our wellbeing, but also to solving our climate and environmental crises.

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Michael Twomey, Dana Professor of Humanities and Arts, Department of English, has published a bibliographical essay about the medieval encyclopedist Bartholomaeus Anglicus (Bartholomew the Englishman) in Oxford Bibliographies, a peer-reviewed, selectively curated, online guide to scholarship in a variety of academic disciplines.  In the words of the “About” page of the publisher, Oxford University Press, “Oxford Bibliographies provides faculty and students alike with a seamless pathway to the most accurate and reliable resources for a variety of academic topics. Every article in our database is an authoritative guide to the current scholarship, written and reviewed by academic experts, with original commentary and annotations.”

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Family Carnival is back for another year! There will be activities for all ages, including arts and crafts, face painting, bag toss, and two bounce houses! There will also be live performances, a raffle, and pizza! The event will be held on Friday, April 7, from 5:00pm - 8:00pm in the lower level gyms of the IC Fitness Center. 

Entry is $4 for kids and adults 18 and over.

$16 for parties of four or more.

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Professor Matthew C. Sullivan gives a talk about the winners of 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics

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The Online Performance Review process for 2016-17 is now open! 

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The Search Committee is pleased to invite the campus community to attend open forums for two Instructional Designer finalists in DIIS Teaching and Learning with Technology. Each session will take place in Job Hall 312.

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The American Film Showcase, a special project of the US State Department, has reappointed Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, as a film expert for their film envoy program.  


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 Submitted on behalf of Dave Weil, Interim Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer

A random selection of 25% of faculty, staff and students will be receiving an e-mail from on Tuesday, April 4th,  with the subject line: "Invitation to take 2017 TechQual+ Survey for Ithaca College Students, Faculty, and Staff. It will be open through April 14th, 2017.  This survey, conducted annually, will provide the college with a longitudinal view of student, faculty, and staff perspectives about IT services.  Additionally, we will be able to compare our IT service outcomes against the performance of other institutions.  The survey results will be thoroughly reviewed by our staff and shared with the campus community.

**Those who complete the survey will be entered into a drawing for one of four $25 gift certificates to the Ithaca College Bookstore (2 for students, 1 for faculty, 1 for staff).**

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Posted on behalf of Bill Kerry, Director and Chief, Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management

The Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management and the Office of the General Counsel will host two campus community forums this week to introduce the goals and guidelines of the Ithaca College Body-Worn Camera Program. The program is one component of the Diversity and Inclusion Initiatives that were announced in the fall of 2015. The forums will include a short introduction of the body-worn cameras and allow members of the community to have a discussion and ask questions prior to implementation, which is targeted for mid-April.

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 Join us for refreshments to celebrate a reception of VISUALIZING SPACE-TIME, a collaboration between Sarah Sutton's Intermediate/Advanced Drawing class and Luke Keller's Modern Physics class,

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The Blameless is a play about trauma and forgiveness. How do we incorporate loss into our lives, recognizing it as a permanent part of who we now are while finding the fortitude to move forward? How does a family find a new shape when one of its members is gone? And can we forgive, even if we can never understand? With surprising humor as well as compassion, The Blameless asks us to ponder these questions. 

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Buying a home will probably be your biggest investment and is one of the best ways to build assets. Home Buyer U can show you how to be a successful and happy homeowner. Home Buyer U will teach you:

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April 19 | Emerson Suites | 10am - 2:15pm

There will be 3 sets of concurrent education seminars available for you to choose from depending on what interests you and where you are at in the retirement planning process. Register for one of our 1pm sessions at

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April has been declared National Financial Literacy Month; and for good reason. Too many Americans are insufficiently educated about their personal finances. In honor of Financial Literacy Month, we will be posting intercoms about financial resources that are available on-campus and within the community. 

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 The Blood Drive will be two days, Wednesday, April 12  from 8:00am to 2:00pm in Emerson  suites in Campus Center ,and Thursday April 13th in PRW HR Conference room on the ground floor from 8:45am  to 2:45pm

PLEASE CALL 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit REDCROSSBLOOD.ORG and enter: Ithaca College to schedule your donation time!

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Mahogany L. Browne, Mentor & Host, Urban Word NYC, will present her lecture on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 6:00 pm in Klingenstein Lounge.

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Thursday, April 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Participants are invited to stay for a reception and light refreshments with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00

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Have you ever wondered why there are four hash marks under a press release? Have you ever wondered why that PR representative never called you back? Have you ever wanted to be the media spokesperson of an organization?

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Congratulations to nine Ithaca College aging studies students and a community member who were inducted on March 30 into the Gamma Nu chapter of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the national academic honor and professional society in gerontology. SPO was established in 1980 to recognize excellence of those who study gerontology and aging and the outstanding service of professionals who work with or on behalf of older persons.

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Some highlights below; also many student recitals this time of year, see the full calendar for details

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