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Contributed by Claire Swensen on 05/07/2015
Asma Barlas, professor of Politics and director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity, has published an essay on “Qur'anic Hermeneutics and Women's Liberation” in The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West, edited by Edward E. Curtis. The essay is the text of Barlas' address to the first International Congress on Islamic Feminism that was held in Barcelona, Spain.
The Bloomsbury Reader on Islam in the West: Edward E. Curtis: Bloomsbury Academic
Contributed by Laura Cardoso on 05/07/2015
The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs celebrated and honored the leadership, involvement, service, and scholarship of our students at our annual OSEMA Recognition Ceremony on Monday, April 27. Below is a list of our award recipients. If you see these students around campus, please congratulate them on their dedication to the Ithaca College campus community!
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Contributed by Mary Jo Watts on 05/07/2015
ITS is upgrading Sakai for the Fall 2015 term with many new features (including a search tool) and major improvements to existing functionality. There will be slight changes to Sakai's interface that improve usability and accessibility.
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Contributed by Jean Celeste-Astorina on 05/06/2015
The Diversity Awareness Committee is happy to present the Aspire Dance Company. Through performing, they are dedicated to changing the perception of dance and disability, one audience at a time.
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Contributed by Paul Deamer on 05/06/2015
Congratulations to the following School of Business seniors who scored in the top ten percent of Ithaca College students taking the ETS -Major Field Test (MFT) in Business this academic year:
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Emeritus Professor Heinz Koch & Retired Associate Professor Judith Koch of the Chemistry Department Co-Author a paper.
Contributed by Maria Russell on 05/06/2015
Dr. Heinz and Dr. Judith Koch are co-authors of a paper with Professor Masaaki Mishima, Kyushu University, in the Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan. Justin Biffinger '97 & Patrick Han '98 each did one summer of research in Mishima's laboratory.
The Society of Professional Journalists has named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the Northeast Region for 2014. The paper received the first place Mark of Excellence Award at the SPJ Region 1 conference April 18 in Hempstead, N.Y.
The paper now goes on to compete against the winners in the other 11 SPJ regions for the national Mark of Excellence Award. The winner will be announced at the SPJ national convention Sept. 18–20 in Orlando, Florida. The SPJ is the largest professional organization of reporters and editors in the country.
In addition, the Ithacan website was named a Finalist in the Best Affiliated Website category.
SPJ last named The Ithacan the Best All-Around Nondaily Student Newspaper in the country in 2012.
(Shown in photo, from left: Assistant Sports Editor Jon Beck, Managing Editor Kira Maddox, Editor-in-Chief Jack Curran, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz and News Editor Kayla Dwyer with the awards.)
Contributed by Vivian Bruce Conger on 05/05/2015
Conger's Out of Bounds interview with Tish Pearlman was recorded Wednesday, April 29 at her downtown studio.
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After serving as a faculty member for 30 years, Dr. Douglas Cross, Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, will be retiring on May 31, 2015. Please join his department in wishing him well. At his request, no party is being held in his honor.
Contributed by Michelle Rios-Dominguez on 05/05/2015
Managers cite performance appraisals or annual reviews as one of their most disliked tasks. Employees often dread them as well. There is an alternative; you can turn this performance evaluation into a meaningful and impactful dialogue. The best performance reviews let managers and employees communicate -- share ideas, opinions, and information – with no surprises or anxiety. This workshop can help!
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The long-awaited pedestrian corridor study for NYS Route 96B (Danby Road, Aurora Street) in the Town of Ithaca is about to get underway. The study is being coordinated by the Town of Ithaca with funding assistance from the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). CHA Consulting Inc. (CHA) is the project’s engineering consultant responsible for studying the existing pedestrian environment along the corridor. The study area extends approximately 1.6 miles from the City of Ithaca/Town of Ithaca municipal boundary south to the King Road intersection. This area includes Ithaca College, on- and off-campus student housing, single-family homes, apartments, senior housing and a variety of commercial businesses and offices.
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Contributed by Jaimie Voorhees on 05/05/2015
Join your colleagues on Thursday, May 7th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion on the College’s year-to-date financial performance. Vice President Hector will facilitate a conversation around the College’s ten-month budget versus actual performance, capital spending, and plant accounts.
Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, May 7, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Taughannock Falls Room.
The Employee Benefits & Work/Life Department is pleased to bring you our monthly newsletter for May.
Contributed by Julie Tinkham on 05/05/2015
This month we are sharing some great reminders on our retirement plan, our transition to PayFlex for the administration of our Flexible Spending Accounts and Health Savings Accounts, as well as information about our exciting Summer Wellness Series.
Have a Great May!
Contributed by Wade Pickren on 05/05/2015
As we prepare for our 120th Commencement on Sunday, May 17, 2015, we would like to provide you with some information regarding the academic procession. The procession will form at 8:30 a.m. outside in the academic quad. Please look for the signs indicating where each school should start lining up. The academic procession will begin promptly at 8:50 a.m. and the Commencement ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. All guests will be encouraged to be seated by 8:45 a.m.
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