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A Professions Week Featured Speaker!

Peter Schottland ’80 is CEO and President of American Packing Corporation, a leader in the packaging industry for more than a century. Join Peter and your fellow students for a discussion on his journey since leaving IC to becoming the President and Director of American Packaging Corporation. He will share the challenges and opportunities of working in a family business, his companies "winning formula" for being a "best workplace in America", and lessons he has learned along the way.

Tuesday, October 27
Park Center for Sustainable Enterprise, Room 111

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 Contributed by Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research/IACUC Chair

All faculty planning to conduct research or classroom activity involving live vertebrate animals for research and/or teaching must obtain prior approval from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee before undertaking that activity. This committee provides federally-mandated oversight of all activities that have a direct impact on the well-being of animals.

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Sign up now for this thought-provoking and applicable online course in cultural anthropology (ANTH 104000) this Winter 2016 session! It's a course that connects us to the current global era and fulfills one of your general education requirements for ICC. Sign up for this active and engaging 10-day course that you can take from the comforts of wherever you are! Winter session dates are January 11-22, 2016.

Contact Dr. Sue-Je Gage at for more information.

 Congratulations Christina Rafanelli for winning an iPad Mini!  Thank you again to all who participated in the First Year Residential Experience Survey.  Look out for more opportunities from Residential Life to submit your thoughts and be entered to win a prize!

Only three days remain for Arno's Awakenings to be victorious in Acting Out, The Great Hangar Theatre Charades Challenge. Tickets may be purchased for the Sunday, October 25, 2015 at 7 PM (hilarious) event by going to Folks who can't attend can designate donations to Arno's Awakenings at the Hangar website. Help us and the Hangar Theatre win!

Due to the high demand for seats in Acting I, freshmen and sophomores can rarely enroll in the class. The Department of Theatre Arts offers one section exclusively for these students, available by audition.

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Wasteless Week Continues!

Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 10/21/2015 

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 Celebrate. Engage. Commit. Join IC Dining Services in our effort to waste less! WasteLESS Week is designed to educate and empower the IC community to save food, water, energy, and the Earth’s natural resources. This year’s WasteLESS Week will be filled with lots of exciting events, prizes and giveaways, so don’t miss out!


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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is almost over. The final videos highlighting different historical figures will air on the LGBT Center website in the coming days. Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day during October.

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Professor Barney Beins (Psychology) received the Distinguished Contribution Award from the New England Psychological Association and gave at invited address at its annual convention.

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 Michael Smith's entry "Historical Thinking in the Digital Age" was posted to the OAH's blog Process: A Blog for American History on Oct. 15 as part of a series on digital history.

Two student affairs staff members, Doreen Hettich-Atkins and Tiffani Ziemann, have are very involved in the College Student Personnel Association of New York State (CSPA-NYS).  They both serve as Board members and presented at the recent conference.  

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Are you wondering what you should be doing now to plan for retirement in the future? Do you have enough life insurance? Are you prepared if an injury or illness should strike?

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The article (Partisan Participation and Ethnic Autonomy: the Case of the Mapuche Organization Admapu, in Chile; Journal of Latin American Studies, Oct. 2015; co-authored with Christian Martinez Neira) examines the formation of Admapu - an organization representing a broad sector of mapuche society that resisted the actions of the Chilean dictatorship in the 1980s. In political memory, the period of agrarian reform marks a time of hope and strong participation, but here we show how an autonomy project developed within Admapu conflicted with those making political alliances with the Chilean Left. We examine the internal dynamics of Admapu, and argue that at the end of the decade the organization divided into factions that cemented a rupture with the political system that helps explain the formation of contemporary resistance movements.

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Jane Mt Pleasant teaches in Cornell University’s Department of Horticulture and is affiliated with Cornell’s American Indian Program. Her research focuses on Iroquois agricultural knowledge and the productivity of Iroquois cropping systems, and she lectures frequently on their links to contemporary agricultural sustainability – weaving in history, archaeology, paleobotany, and cultural/social anthropology in order to provide a bridge between scholars in the humanities and social sciences. 

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On Sunday, October 18th, On the Verge presented a staged reading of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons at the 2015 meeting of the Arthur Miller Society at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY.  The reading was directed by Claire Gleitman (Professor, department of English), and the cast included faculty members (Greg Bostwick, Kathleen Mulligan, Jennifer Herzog, Theatre; Chris Holmes, English) and students (Dan Wisniewski, Hailee Murphy, Justin Albinder, Adam David, and Fiorella Fernandez).

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Chris Holmes, Assistant Professor of English, delivered an invited lecture to graduate students at The University of Pennsylvania on the evening of Monday, October 12. Professor Holmes' talk was entitled “Three Types of Failed Mechanisms in the Work of Ivan Vladislavic,” and it was presented to Professor Rita Barnard's graduate seminar, “South African Modernisms: City, Country, World.”

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It is very rare that we are able to announce additional open spaces for this popular retreat! The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs has a few open spaces we are looking to fill with students who are interested in a high-quality learning opportunity.  

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Elijah Breton (class of 2016) and Timothy Johnson (Professor of Music Theory) will present a lecture on cultural and social aspects of music in football (or soccer) and baseball on Monday, October 26, at 5pm (2105 Whalen Center for Music). 

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Wednesday, October 21 in NY Go Purple Day for domestic violence awareness. Wear purple to show support!

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This exhibition explores the contrast between the manufactured environment we have constructed and the sublime qualities of the natural world.  Falk uses the experiences she has had and the observations she has made while living in a variety of places to propel her work.  […] the space between prompts viewers to consider the future and how extreme forces of nature may disrupt the balance that we have so carefully created.

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