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A screening of the Swedish film adaptation of Stieg Larsson's bestselling THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO will take place Friday, September 19, 4 PM, Hill 104.

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The Office of International Programs (OIP) would like to invite all administrators, faculty, and staff members to attend our upcoming workshops designed to assist in the development of short-term study abroad programs.

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There will be a brief (< 5 minutes) interruption to network connectivity at 6:00 AM on Thursday, September 18th in order to perform maintenance that will reduce potential impacts from any future campus power outages.

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Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Vice President for Human and Legal Resources

As a community, Ithaca College values a respectful environment free from harassment and discrimination. I believe that all of us recognize that unwanted advances, sexually explicit conduct, differential treatment, or offensive jokes have a detrimental impact on our community. Our obligations as members of the Ithaca College community, including some responsibilities specific to supervisors are outlined in the College’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, the Institutional Policy on Disability and the Sexual Harassment Policy.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. (Register here)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Registration is encouraged, but not necessary. 

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Come practice your French in a casual and friendly atmosphere at the weekly French conversation group!  French speakers of all levels are welcome.  The group is led by a native French student.

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If you have recently lost something, please come by The Information Desk in the Campus Center and see if we have it.  We have items ranging from clothing, keys, planners, phones, etc.

If we do not have your lost item, please check with Public Safety as they also have a lost and found service. 

In the event that you find something that someone has lost, please bring it to the Information Desk so we can return the item to its owner.

If you have recently lost something, please come by The Information Desk in the Campus Center and see if we have it.  We have items ranging from clothing, keys, planners, phones, etc. 


If we do not have your lost item, please check with Public Safety as they also have a lost and found service. 

In the event that you find something that someone has lost, please bring it to the Information Desk so we can return the item to its owner.


Kidde Recalls Smoke and Combination Smoke/CO Alarms Due to Alarm Failure

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Members of the campus community wrote more than 750 letters to welcome the first-years to campus, as part of a letter writing campaign with IC More Love Letters. Residential Life staff distributed letters on bulletin boards and residence hall rooms where first-year students live. ICMLL’s mission is twofold: to hide kind notes around campus for people to find and to write encouraging letters for people who need them. If you ever have a friend who is feeling down, you can nominate them and the organization will shower them with love. For more information, contact Sabrina Knight at

To find out more about IC Love Letters and other student organizations accomplishments please click here to read Club Hub Volume 5 Issue 1.

PODER: Latino Student Organization is a student group on campus that works to celebrate and educate others about Latino/a culture. Emily Ramos (Writing ’15) has been a member of PODER for three semesters, and this fall will be her second semester as co-president.  Ramos said, “the purpose of our organization is to promote diversity and awareness of Latino/a culture on campus. One of our main goals is to provide a space for Latino/a students … to come and support each other and continue to develop and grow as individuals on this campus.” They're busiest time of year begins in just a few days.

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Citt Williams, a documentary filmmaker, will speak Friday, September 19 from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. in Textor 102. Williams has made films for the UN Forum on Climate Change and has had works screened at Cannes and Sundance.

Over the last fifty years, globalization and the rise of digital networks have changed how we know and critically engage with the changing world around us. Using a series of short films and emerging “digital policy submission” case studies from around the world, this session explores more radical methodologies in environmental change assessment and shares with audiences recent methodological developments coming from Indigenous and local groups in the Arctic, Australia, Latin America and Africa.

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 The Cortaca Blood Drive Challenge will be Monday October 6th in Emerson Suites from 10 to 5 pm, and Tuesday October 7th in the Fitness Center from 10 to 5 pm.

Help us to beat Cortland and show them how much we are a giving campus with 200 blood  donors each day!!! And think of all the help our community will get too!!!

Please sign up with  or call 1-800-REDCROSS to make an appointment. You can also sign up in Campus Center from 9 to 3 at our table September 29, & the 30, and October 1,2,and the 3rd. 

Please help by being a regular donor so blood products of all types are available whenever and wherever they're needed.

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A cartoonist and graphic memoirist, Alison Bechdel will speak on campus Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in Textor 102. Her lecture is titled: “Dykes, Dads, and Moms to Watch Out For: The illustrated life of Alison Bechdel.”

The lecture is sponsored by the Roy H. Park School of Communications and includes support from Center for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Education Outreach and Services; Department of Media Arts, Sciences and Studies; Department of Writing; and Department of Journalism.

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 On October 2nd, Sox Sperry, a Program Associate and curriculum writer for Project Look Sharp, will be conducting a free teacher webinar on how to use media decoding to invite students into a conversation about the challenges revolving around sustainability. High school and college educators and teachers-in-training are invited to register for this webinar where they can learn pedagogical techniques and curriculum materials that can help students to engage in critical thinking and emotional honesty. The agenda also includes discussion on the complex environmental, economic and social systems that underlie sustainability.

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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 Assistant Professor Donathan Brown of Communication Studies has been invited to be the plenary speaker at the closing session of the The International Conference on Arts, Culture, Heritage and the National Development Plan: Vision for 2030.  The meeting will take place at Tshwane University of Technology in Pretoria, South Africa, October 1 - 3. 

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Tuesday, September 16th, CNS 333 at 4:15 p.m. Alumnus Jason Diaz will be giving a presentation on:

"Phosphorylation as a key regulator of Merkel cell polyomavirus protein function."  

Merkel cell polyomavirus (MCV) was discovered in 2008 as a novel DNA virus associated with a very rare skin cancer, Merkel cell carcinoma.  Research efforts have focused on how this virus causes cancer, but much of its basic virology has yet to be explored.  The major viral protein, Large Tumor antigen (LT) is a multifunction protein that interacts with numerous cellular proteins to manipulate the cell for the virus’s advantage; additionally, LT is a key initiator of viral DNA replication.  These multiple activities must be tightly regulated to ensure a productive infectious cycle.  Using mass spectrometry, I uncovered three novel threonines that are phosphorylated during LT expression in cells; this talk will demonstrate how some of these modifications control LT’s ability to initiate viral replication.

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Professor of trumpet Frank Gabriel Campos and professor of guitar Pablo Cohen appeared on American Public Media's 'Performance Today' on Thursday, September 11. They performed the Siete Canciones Espanoles (Seven Popular Songs) by Spanish composer Manuel De Falla. Campos and Cohen created the trumpet and guitar arrangement of the popular work, originally for voice and piano.

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Contributed on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

Now that the start of the academic year is upon us, I wanted to take this opportunity to update the campus community on the progress of the Strategic Sourcing initiative.

As a quick reminder, the goals of this initiative are to streamline the purchasing process, to be more responsive to the procurement-related services and support required by the campus community and to fully leverage the value and benefits of our annual purchasing volume.

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