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The Office of the Provost and the Office of Human Resources invite you to participate in a 2-hour session designed to serve as a road map in navigating the hiring process from the perspective of a search chair.   

Topics for this training session address important components of an inclusive search and selection process: beginning with building diverse pools, navigating the hiring system, assembling your search committee, inclusivity in the selection process, crafting interview questions, the on-campus visit through onboarding for success.

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Skott Freedman, assistant professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, published a research study titled "The influence of neighborhood density on word learning" in issue 9 of The Linguistics Journal. 

Previous studies exploring the role of neighborhood density (ND) in word learning have been predominantly conducted as co-investigations with phonotactic probability (PP), and typically only with children. In order to more clearly delineate whether lexical competition or facilitation operates during word acquisition across development, the sole influence of ND on word learning was examined for children and adults using the same task. Thirty-nine typically-developing children and 46 typical adults were presented with a narrative containing eight nonwords which varied in ND, but were controlled for PP.

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Do you have trouble hearing on the telephone?

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A test of the Ithaca College Emergency Notification System (ENS) will take place during the noon hour on Thursday. It will include a test of the Outdoor Warning System, which features a siren tone and a loudspeaker message. There is no need to take any action in response to the test.

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Beginning at 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, September 10, the U-Lot (Campus Center Lot) will be closed as reserved event parking.  Vehicles parked in the lot at this time do not need to vacate the lot, but new entries will not be permitted beginning at that time.

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Join your colleagues this Thursday, September 10th for this month’s Dollars and $ense discussion. Vice President Hector provide an update on financial results and Dean Casterline will speak about the IC Marketplace implementation.

Faculty and Staff are invited to attend the session, which takes place on Thursday, September 10, 9:00 – 10:00 am, in the Klingenstein Lounge. 

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.

"This is a dangerous person," wrote Norman Solomon recently after visiting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in exile at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London," in words and deeds -- dangerous to the overlapping agendas of large corporations and governments in service to each other, dangerous to those who constantly make a killing from war, vast inequities and plunder of the planet."

Solomon will discuss Assange, Chelsea Manning, Jeffrey Sterling, and other whistleblowers as well as show clips and discuss the subjects in War Made Easy, the film made from his book of the same name, on Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 7 PM in Center for Natural Sciences 115.

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IC Fit Kids is back!

Contributed by Maria Russell on 09/08/2015 

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Whether your child is an athlete or not, did you know that it is recommended your child gets one hour of physical activity per day?


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“War and Whistleblowers: Challenging the Propaganda,” an intimate evening with Norman Solomon, author, media critic, and champion of whistleblowers, will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, 7 PM in the Center for Natural Sciences.

Pizza, salads, and drinks will be provided, and the talk will include an audience Q&A.

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Submitted on behalf of Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin, Provost/VPEA

With the departure of former Dean of H&S Leslie Lewis for the position of Provost at Goucher College, Ithaca College is embarking on a search for a new dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences.  H&S faculty and staff were asked to self-nominate to serve on the search committee; the Student Government was asked to give the names of three students one of whom would be asked to serve on the committee, as well.  The Provost, in consultation with the President, worked to assemble a search committee consisting of diverse individuals representing the different disciplinary areas of the School of Humanities and Sciences.  

Dr. Diane Gayeski, Dean of the Park School of Communications, graciously agreed to chair the committee.  AGB Search was selected to provide search and consulting services for this search and Ms. Julie Tea has been appointed as the AGB consultant working Ithaca College on this search.  

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Calling all first-year and transfer students! Don’t miss out on attending our annual First-Year Diversity Speaker event, featuring Dr. Maura Cullen on Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 PM in Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall! 

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September is National Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month and we are celebrating by Putting Fruit to Work during the week of September 21 – 25, in conjunction with the Tompkins Country Worksite Wellness Coalition.

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Join us for an afternoon of Copland, Bernstein, and other American masters!

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Theatre Wallay, an Islamabad-based theatre company, will be in residence on campus the week of October 26 to present the original piece Dagh Dagh Ujala (This Stained Dawn). Dagh Dagh Ujala was created out of interviews with survivors of the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.


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For the second year in a row, the women’s swimming and diving team will be offering Fall Swim Lessons! This is a great opportunity to ease out of summer in the pool and refine your newly found skills before next summer! We invite all different ages and skill abilities to participate. A member of the team will teach participants in either a private lesson or in a group of two. Each session is 45 minutes long and will go from 10:30-11:15 am.


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Award Winning Artists

Contributed by Lindsay Gilmour on 09/07/2015 

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Movement Installation Artists,  Gerard and Kelly, to present workshops and talk at Ithaca College.

September 15, 16, 17, 2015

Bessie Award winning artists, Brennan Gerard and Ryan Kelly, known for their movement installations at major museums in NYC and Los Angeles will be in residence at Ithaca College September 15-17, 2015. The duo will be sharing their work, Reusable Parts/Endless Love, with Ithaca College dance students, and giving a public talk about their collaborations and the recent acquisition of one of their pieces by the Guggenheim Museum.

The public talk at Ithaca College will be Weds. 9/16 @ 4 pm Dillingham studio 3 (free and open to the public)  In addition, there will be an informal showing of the workshop material on Thurs. 9/17 @ 3pm Dillingham studio 3 

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Sean Eversley Bradwell, CSCRE, and Belisa Gonzalez, CSCRE, presented their co-authored paper "Talking Ourselves into Change: Assessing the impact of a dialogue-based approach to ending systemic racism," at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems in Chicago, IL. This paper used findings from their three-year grant funded assessment of the Multicultural Resource Center's Talking Circles on Race and Racism, to discuss the relationship between talking and ending systemic racism.  

Rosh Hashana Banquet

Contributed by Kayla Reisman on 09/07/2015 

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Our Dinner will take place on Sunday, September 13th, at 7:00pm at Emerson Suites.

Dress to impress. Professional Photographer will be taking pictures, if you are interested.

Each member of your group should fill out an individual RSVP.
The cost for the dinner is $10.

You can pay at the door with cash or check, or you can bring money to Coffee@Pub on Thursdays from 3-5pm.

When you RSVP you confirm that you will be attending this event, and we should order a meal for you.

All food will be catered by Kosher Dining. Gluten free, dairy free and vegetarian options will be available.

RSVPs will close on Friday, September 11th, so please tell your friends to sign up before then.


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Please join us as Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their summer research: 

Matthew Bellardini '17: A Spectroscopic View of the Orion Bar

Joseph Quinn ‘17: Images and the Orion Bar 

Madison Mangano ‘16: The Summer of Sonification: Increasing Accessibility of Stellar Spectra by Turning Them into Sounds. 

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Fall 2015 – Labor Day Hours of Operation    


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