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Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Williams Hall is now ready to enter into the testing phase for their new Wi-Fi environment. Between now and November 18th, we are continuously testing the performance of the network and are asking the Williams Hall community for feedback on any issues.

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Hannah Steinfeld (Sociology Class of 2015) and Yanilsa Frias (Business Administration and Marketing Communication Class of 2015) published their research on the challenges confronting working parents raising children with special needs on the website in One Million for Work Flexibility.

Steinfeld and Frias read over 40 articles and book chapters in the process of writing this editorial, documenting that children caring for children with disabilities has profound effects on parents’ labor force attachment, career prospects, and strain. They conclude that employers can help make meaningful differences in the lives of these families by expanding access to flexible work options. This work was performed in Stephen Sweet’s sociology course “Work and Family.”

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The nomination process is now open for the Peggy R. Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. This award is Ithaca College's recognition of outstanding juniors and seniors, who excel in academic achievement, perform service to the College community, and represents an exemplary level of accomplishment. The names of students selected for the award will then be submitted to the national Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

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Each year the Office of Alumni Relations and Career Services collaborate to put on networking events that bring together IC alumni with current students. People from all majors and class years come together to discuss career-related topics, current job trends, career path ideas, and more. Network Nights also feature an alumni panel presentation or keynote speaker. Lifelong connections, professional contacts, and career insights make Network Nights invaluable events that all IC students and alumni should attend!

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Are you on a meal plan? You're in for a delicious, deep sea treat! For $10 extra you can dive into some deep sea deliciousness!

Seas the Day with Roasted Lobster Tail, Coconut Shrimp and Shrimp Scampi and some fresh sides that will bring you right back to the beach!

Tonight and tomorrow only, Dining Services will feature a Seafood House pop-up station in Campus Center Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner!

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.

ITS offers technology workshops every week on a variety of topics and software applications in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering the following training sessions:

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Maki gave a seminar titled, "To Splice or Not to Splice: an Ultraconserved Mode of Gene Regulation," and guest lectured in an Advanced Biochemistry Course on the Molecular Biology of Cancer titled "My very own lung cancer case study: targeted therapies" in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department at Washington and Lee University. November 2014

The November installment of Vice President Hector’s “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Thursday, November 13, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Ithaca Falls Room.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend for an update on and engage in discussion around this month’s topic, Strategic Sourcing.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

ITS is currently planning for critical software upgrades in ITS-managed computer labs for the Spring 2015. If you need specific software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please notify Lisa Efing-Guida ( and Brian Brashear ( no later than Monday, November 17, 2014.

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This popular and participatory education workshop will prepare our community for the visit on Nov. 17-19 with Marylen Serna Salinas, who is a local leader among the campesino (small farmers) movement in Colombia, and a national leader of the Agrarian Summit and the People's Congress. Ithaca community activists will learn about the unified political aspirations of campesinos, indigenous peoples, and Afro-Colombians, and discuss how these goals relate to our aspirations for political transformation in Ithaca.


WED NOV 12 530-730 @ GIAC, Teen Room. 301 W. Court St, downtown

Event is free and open to public. Light dinner will be served at 530. Workshop starts at 6pm.

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"Eighty percent of life is showing up."  ~ Woody Allen
The Writing Department will offer the 1-credit course "Writer's Practice," (WRTG 26100) online during the upcoming Winter Session, January 5-16. The course will serve students of varying levels of writing expertise & experience. In particular, enrolled students may work on:

a) an idea they've considered but never pursued for a novel, poetry collection, story collection, work of creative nonfiction, literary journalism, etc.
b) a project they've already started and want to continue.
c) a series of directed exercises to strengthen specific creative writing skills.
Enrolled students must commit to 3.5 hours of writing per day, distributed however they wish. By the end of each day, students will be accountable for sharing on the course website approximately 5 new pages of creative work.

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Katie Hoover (HSHP senior) and professors Ellie Fitts Fulmer and Sherry Deckman (both Education) presented, “Heteronormativity and Ableism in Elementary and Middle School Health Textbooks” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Tucson, AZ. This roundtable presentation focused on Hoover, Fulmer, and Deckman’s current research on elementary and middle school textbooks’ depictions of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ability. This research team will present additional findings from this project at the American Educational Research Association conference in April in Chicago.


Instructional Development Fund (IDF) grants fall into one of two categories.  Direct Course Enhancement and Diversity/International Projects.  Proposals are due in the Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center, by November 15, February 15, and April 15.  If the 15th falls on a weekend, proposals will be due the next week day.  Guidelines and application forms may be found at

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Nancy Reynolds, Program Director of Health Promotion in the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness, presented a session at the annual conference of the New York State College Health Association (NYSCHA) on October 23, 2014. The NYSCHA conference is attended by college health professionals across NYS from disciplines including medical, nursing, counseling, and health promotion. 

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Prof. Marlena Grzaslewicz will moderate a session titled “Film and TV Positions You Can’t Get a Degree In” on Saturday, November 15 at 11 a.m. in the Park Hall Auditorium.

Panelists include:

  • Dan Gilbert: Post-production Supervisor
  • Martin Czembor: Re-Recording Mixer
  • Leslie Zak: Script Supervisor
  • Jeff Pullman: Location Mixer
  • Matt Rigby '11: Post-production Coordinator
  • Josh Berger '10: Mix Technician/Re-recording Mixer

Following the panel there will also be a discussion with doughnuts and coffee.

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As part of the interview process for the position of Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race and Ethnicity – You are invited to a presentation by Dr. Belisa Gonzalez, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology. The presentation will be held on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Clark Lounge.

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Beatriz Montilla (H&S senior) and Sherry Deckman (Assistant Professor of Education) presented, “Complicating Empathy and Critical Perspective-Taking in Multicultural Teacher Education Coursework” at the National Association for Multicultural Education Conference in Tucson, AZ. This interactive workshop drew on a book chapter the two co-authored that is to be published this winter. The workshop focused on the challenges of cultivating empathy in teacher education coursework that focuses on issues of race and equity.



Please join us for the fourth event in this semester's Greater Caribbean Lecture and Events Series, sponsored by Ithaca College's Latin American Studies Program.

Charmaine Nelson, Associate Professor of Art History at McGill University, will give a talk on the visual culture of slavery in the 19th century Caribbean, entitled "James Hakewill's Picturesque Tour of Jamaica (1825): Landscape Art as Pro-Slavery Discourse."

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In case you haven't heard, employers ARE researching candidates online before hiring them. Make sure you're not putting your candidacy in jeopardy because of your tweets, pictures, comments, blogs, etc. Come to this workshop to learn what employers are saying and what you should be doing to protect your professional image.

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The Mind, Body, Me wellness program focuses on you: the employee. It gets you involved by helping you identify and move toward your personal health and wellness goals and encourages celebration of your success.

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