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Sign up now for this thought-provoking and applicable online course in cultural anthropology (ANTH 104000) this May 2016 session! It's a ten-day ONLINE class from May 16-27. This course connects us to the current global era and fulfills one of your general education requirements for ICC. Sign up for this active and engaging course that you can take from the comforts of wherever you are!

Contact Dr. Sue-Je Gage at sgage@ithaca.edu for more information.

We had a GREAT turnout at the 4th annual IC My Future Retirement Planning Program.

If you missed the event but are looking for materials from each session, please visit http://www.ithaca.edu/hr/benefits/retirement/icmyfuture.  

Difference isn’t the problem. Discourse is! CMST assistant professor Christopher House will offer "CLTC 10000:01 Introduction to Culture and Communication as an online course during May Session 2016 (May 16- May 27).

In this course, students explore and interrogate the ways that communication (e.g., language, media, and discourse) establishes and enacts identity power dynamics. In thinking about communication as global citizens, our online discussions of, for example, movies like Crash (Paul Haggis, 2004) and Snowpiercer (Joon-ho bong, 2013) help us to understand how social identities are constructed, institutionalized, changed, contested and/or appropriated by various social groups.

This course fulfills Liberal Arts general education and ICC Diversity requirements.

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

As we come to the end of the academic year, I’d like to share an update on the recent activities and next steps for the Presidential Search Committee. For quick reference, here is a summary of the committee’s overarching timeline, which I describe in more detail below.

  • By the end of May: Share a summary of community input to date; finalize and share the prospectus.
  • June: Establish key operating principles and practices.
  • During the summer: Meet regularly to review candidates. Meetings are currently scheduled for June, July, and August.
  • During the fall semester: Thoughtfully engage with the community, interview candidates, identify finalists, and ultimately proceed to final appointment and announcement of our next president by the board.
  • Each month until the search concludes: Share an update with the whole IC community.

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Sunday, May 1, 2016, marked Ithaca College’s 10th induction ceremony of new members held at the Coltivare Culinary Center in downtown Ithaca, NY. The induction featured remarks from faculty members such as Susan Rosenthal, Allison Shields, Hormoz Movassaghi, William Humphrey, and the Dean of the business school, Sean Reid. The distinguished speaker of the night was Brad Treat, Entrepreneur, and Educator, speaking on the topic of “Being the CEO of Your Own Career."

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Following a national search, Ithaca College has announced the appointment of Gerard Turbide as vice president for enrollment management. With more than two decades of experience in the college’s admission program, Turbide has served as interim vice president since June of 2015.

He succeeds Eric Maguire, who accepted a position as vice president and dean of admission and financial aid at Franklin & Marshall College.

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Effective Monday, 5/16/16, the Dining Services Administrative Offices that are located in the Terrace Dining Hall will be relocating to a temporary location in Friends Hall - 3rd floor due to the Terrace Dining Hall Summer Renovations.

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Please click here for a downloadable version of our Hours of Operation during Finals Week. 

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As a playwright for the ages, the Bard's work can lend itself to a multitude of interpretations. Check out how IC's Styles of Acting students have updated several Shakespearean scenes with a Generation Y/Z sensibility.

   

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The offices of Admission, Enrollment Management, Enrollment Planning, Institutional Research and Student Financial Services will be closed on Wednesday, May 11th for a divisional retreat. The Office of Career Services will remain open with drop in hours from 12:30 to 3:30 (with PCAs. Counselors not available).

Save the Dates: Fall Auditions!! September 3rd and 4th, 2016 - Production: November 4th, 5th, and 6th, 2016 - Community Reading Initiative - throughout Summer/Fall 2016! More details to come in the fall! Production Directed by Associate Professor Cynthia Henderson --- Community Reading Initiative Facilitated by Dr. Nia Michelle Nunn

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

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The Ithaca College Bombers will make their 10th straight trip to the NCAA tournament after winning the Empire 8 postseason championship.

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The Fitness Center opened in August 1999 and there have been over 2.2 million patrons that have come through its doors over the past 16+ years. We are pleased to announce that, following Commencement, the flooring, lighting and paint will be replaced and updated. This exciting renovation will put a brand new face on our facility, which is scheduled to reopen on Monday, July 18th.

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Allergies leave you feeling drained and keep you from having a good night’s sleep. Fortunately, you have access to Teladoc. Our doctors can quickly treat your allergy symptoms through the convenience of phone or video consults.

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the 2016-17 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify our Service Desk (servicedesk@ithaca.edu) by Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

Please provide the following:

  • Software name and version
  • What computer lab(s) you need the software installed
  • Installation media (URL, CD’s etc.)
  • Licensing information as appropriate

If you need to purchase software after June 1, please provide us with the installation materials by Wednesday, June 15, 2016.

Please note that by semester startup lab computers will come with the following:

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Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin Rifkin

Please join the Provost's Office in honoring Peggy Termina, Faculty Information Specialist in the Office of the Provost/VPEA, who will be retiring effective May 7, 2016.

During her thirty-three year tenure at IC, she has had a number of responsibilities.  Some of these include: coordinating the annual faculty reappointment process; creating and maintaining the official faculty personnel files; coordinating and managing the review processes for the All-College Faculty Tenure and Promotion Committee, the Faculty Personnel Appeals Committee and the Grievance Committee; overseeing and coordinating (all non-Board related) Convocation Day events; and serving on the Commencement Planning Committee.

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Assistant Professor of Journalism Anthony Adornato published a paper, Forces at the Gate: Social Media’s Influence on Editorial and Production Decisions in Local TV Newsrooms, in the Electronic News journal. The study reveals that the reliance on social media content has increased the chances that newsrooms will spread misinformation. A third of respondents indicated their stations have reported information from social media that was later found to be false or inaccurate. Despite this, policy has not caught up with practice. One of the more striking findings of this study is, of those newsrooms that have social media policies, nearly 40% said the policy does not include procedures for verifying social media content before it is included in a newscast.  Read the study here

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Turning Technologies has been the centrally supported student response system (a.k.a clickers) for more than 4 years and is used to engage students during class, assess their learning, and for peer instruction.

The vendor will have a representative on campus on Wednesday, May 11th to help current users transition to their newest product, Turning Point Cloud.  In addition there will be an overview session for those interested in both polling with clickers and with the companion mobile app, Responseware™.

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