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The work of Professor Jerry Mirskin of the Department of Writing is the subject of an essay entitled "The Hard Part Is Knowing What to Say: The Poetry of Jerry Mirskin" by Howard Nelson, which appears in the current issue of The Hollins Critic, a publication of Hollins University. The essay is part of a series that "presents the first serious surveys of the whole bodies of contemporary writers’ work." Other writers whose work has been surveyed include John Engels, Jane Hirshfield, and Edwidge Danticat.

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Boxing champion, fitness expert and television personality Laila Ali will speak at Ithaca College on Thursday, Sept. 29. Free and open to the public, her talk will be held at 7 p.m. in the Athletics and Events Center.

Ali’s talk is sponsored by the Park Distinguished Visitor Series and will serve as the keynote to this year’s Media for Social Responsibility course in the Park School, focusing on the issue of Portrayals of Disability and Chronic Illness in Popular Culture. 

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We are pleased to invite all members of the campus community to an informational discussion of best practices for our Middle States Reaccreditation Self Study currently under way at Ithaca College.

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Teladoc is Here for You!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 09/25/2016 

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Ithaca College is committed to offering out employees quality health care options. We are proud to bring you Teladoc!

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Listen. Learn. Leverage.

Contributed by Mary Knapp on 09/25/2016 

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The IC Diversity & Inclusion Discussion Circle will be hosting a presentation by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradewell and Nicole Eversley Bradwell titled "Listen. Learn. Leverage."

This 1-hour workshop will begin to explore how best to use our privilege to leverage a more inclusive campus community. The workshop will explore difficult conversations - particularly the times when we are the ones who ignorantly or unintentionally perpetuate forms of bias. This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell and Nicole Eversley Bradwell. 

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This October we are bringing to you a new IC A Healthy Me Challenge that will really get you on your feet! 

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You worked hard to plan your event and create promotional materials to advertise it around campus. Then you post it here to Intercom, where it can quickly get buried by so many other posts, might go unnoticed in the thrice-weekly roundups, and can be difficult to find again should someone forget the event details.

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Wednesday, October 5 at 6:30 at The History Center in Tompkins County

Co-sponsored by Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County

 This event coincides with the National Latin@ Heritage Month, September 15 – October 15, 2016.

 The program will highlight the experiences of Latinos living in the county and cover topics such as waves of settlement, motivations for migrations, the diverse set of countries of origin, and definitions and misconceptions.


Gustavo Licon, Assistant Professor of Latino/a Studies, Ithaca College

Hector Velez, Adj. Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Latino Studies Program, Cornell University

Patricia Eugenia Fernandez de Castro Martinez and Carolina Osorio Gil representing the Latino Civic Association of Tompkins County.



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Kathleen Mulligan, Associate Professor in Theatre Arts, has been awarded a $327,000 grant from the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan to create a new play about the effects of violence on public spaces. The project will involve nine months of development with Theatre Wallay in Islamabad, and will culminate in performances at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon, Artists Repertory in Portland, Oregon and here on the Ithaca College campus in Fall 2017.

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 The Women's and Gender Studies Program presents Dr. Gloria Joseph, talking about her new book, The Wind is Spirit: The life, love and legacy of Audre Lorde. 

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Dear Ithaca College Students, Faculty, and Staff:

As a member of our IC community, you probably spend more time on campus than you do anywhere else. How can we make your time at IC better, more welcoming, and more meaningful?

Ithaca College has contracted with the professionals at Rankin & Associates to conduct a campus climate survey to determine what IC can do to enhance its learning, living, and working environment. The survey is your opportunity to describe your personal experiences and observations at IC and offer suggestions that our next president can use in identifying priorities for improving the college. 

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The Budget Office would like to remind all BudgetPak users that the software will officially be open for your proposed FY18 Budget entry on Monday, October 3rd, 2016.

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 Posted on behalf of Gerard Turbide, Vice President for Enrollment Management


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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at for additional information. 



We are looking for infants who will soon turn 5 months, 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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Take advantage of the myriad performances in the Whalen Center....upcoming highlights below!

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The Health Promotion and Physical Education Speaker Series will be hosting Dr. Anne-Marie Mayer.

Topic: Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition
When: Tuesday September 27th 7-8 pm
Where: Textor 102



On Wednesday, September 21st, Professor Sinton gave an invited Geochemistry Seminar at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University titled "Radiometric Dating of Submarine Basalts: Challenges to Determining the ‎History of Galapagos Seamounts."

“Songs and the Suburbs: What birds can teach us about communication and conservation” 

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.


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The inaugural event of the Second Annual Symposia on Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship will be held Monday, September 26, 3:00-6:00 pm, in Klingenstein Lounge. Our guest presenter, Dr. Aziz Rana of Cornell University, will speak on “Black Internationalism and the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement” .  A panel and facilitated discussion moderated by Dr. Peyi Soyinka-Airewele will follow, with panelists Dr. Stewart Auyash, Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell, and Dr. Carlos Figueroa.  Light refreshments will be provided.

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