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This summer all labs, e-classroom podium machines, and conference rooms will be upgraded to Windows 10 (the latest operating system from Microsoft). Teaching and Learning with Technology (TLT) will provide multiple faculty development opportunities prior to classroom use in the fall. TLT will offer webinars that provide an overview as well as drop-in sessions in Williams 210.

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I will be upgrading Cumulus on Tuesday, April 25 beginning at noon. This could take up to 6 hours and may go into Wednesday. Please download any images that you may need before the upgrade if possible and don't hesitate to contact me at with any problems you are having. 

Chris Sperry, the director of curriculum and staff development for Project Look Sharp, will be holding an interactive workshop at Wells College’s Sustainability Perspectives series. He will utilize some of Project Look Sharps many media literacy lesson plans on sustainability and climate change to demonstrate the dynamic learning activities for grades elementary through college. The workshop will be focused on teaching critical thinking and media literacy through sustainability education.

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Welcome to threads@CFE

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 04/19/2017 

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This week's audio post is: Learning to Learn 1: Reading with Purpose

by Dr. Kelly Dietz, Assistant Professor, Department of Politics

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Campus Wide Bike Sweep Week!

Contributed by Malorie Kerry on 04/19/2017 

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Beginning on May 3rd the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management will be conducting a sweep of the campus for the purpose of removing bicycles and bicycle parts that are abandoned and/or locked to anything other than a bicycle rack.  The sweep is being conducted to improve campus safety, maximizes the availability of bike parking resources and improve the beauty of our campus environment. 

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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the 2017-18 academic year. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please submit the software request form at or contact the DIIS Service Desk at by Wednesday, June 1, 2017.

If you need to purchase software after June 1, please provide us with the installation materials by Wednesday, June 15, 2017.

Law enforcement agencies continue to search for a suspect from a trespassing incident that took place on Tuesday, April 18, on property across Rt. 96B from the Ithaca College campus. While he has not been seen on campus and there is no known threat to the college community, authorities believe he may still be in the Ithaca area. Two weapons that were earlier believed to have been carried by the suspect have been recovered by authorities.

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Pippi to Ripley4 presents: A Conversation about Nerdcore, Race, and Representation

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3:15-4:15 Friday, April 21 (Taughanock Falls, Campus Center)

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Feminist Nerdcore Rap Artist Sammus (and Cornell PhD student) will perform on Friday, April 21 at 8pm in Emerson Suites at Ithaca College. $3 for Students; $5 General Public. Tickets available at the door and at the IC Campus Center 11am-2pm Wednesday and Thursday

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Pippi to Ripley4: Gender and Sexuality in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Children’s Lit. and Comics. April 21 & 22, 2017. Ithaca College’s Feminist Pop Culture Conference is FREE and open to the public.  Join geek scholars of all ages and stages to talk about texts that range from The Wizard of Oz  to The Walking Dead. Keynote speaker: Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo/Sammus.  

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Associate Provost and Interim Chief Diversity Officer.

The Climate Study Workgroup (CSWG) will host two campus presentations on Tuesday, April 25th. The presentations will be held in Textor Hall 103 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. and from 4:00-5:30 p.m.

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April 20 12:10-1:00 pm in Business 301

Institute for Policy Studies fellow Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at IPS, working as a writer, activist and analyst on Middle East and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. She writes and speaks widely across the U.S. and around the world as part of the global peace movement. She has served as an informal adviser to several top UN officials on Middle East and UN democratization issues.Phyllis has written and edited eleven books. Among them are her new Understanding ISIS & the New Global War on Terror: A Primer, the 6th updated edition of her popular Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, as well as Before & After: US Foreign Policy and the War on Terror and Challenging Empire: How People, Governments and the UN Defy U.S. Power.

Sponsored by the IC Politics Dept.


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The 2017 CP Snow Lecture: Bridging the sciences and the humanities

Cathy O’Neil ( is the author of the New York Times bestselling Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. In her talk, Cathy will expose the mathematical models used by government and corporations that shape our future, both as individuals and as a society. These “weapons of math destruction” score teachers and students, sort résumés, grant (or deny) loans, evaluate workers, target voters, set parole, and monitor our health.

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Local law enforcement agencies are searching for a wanted individual who was involved in a trespassing incident on property across Rt. 96B from the college. The suspect may be armed. He is described as a 42-year-old bald white male. While he was not seen on campus and there is no known threat to the college community, you should remain on alert until further notice. Call 911 if you see the suspect.

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ACE/Argus will be unavailable starting April 24, 2017.

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Faculty and staff, you are invited to join your colleagues and join the conversation at the next Dollars and $ense meeting, which is scheduled on Thursday, April 20th, at 9:00 a.m., in Emerson Suite A.  This month, we will learn about enterprise risk management and get an update about year-to-date financials.

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UPDATE (4/19/17): We just got word that Claudia de la Cruz has encountered travel difficulties and is unable to be in Ithaca in time to make the noon presentation.  Today's D&I Discussion Circle will be our regular weekly gathering without a presentation.  


The Diversity and Inclusion Discussion Circle invites members of the campus community to attend its weekly gatherings on Wednesdays at noon in Klingenstein Lounge.

At our next gathering on Wednesday, April 19, Claudia de la Cruz will present on the power of hip-hop to influence social change, and her work as part of Rebel Diaz Arts Collective (RDAC) in the South Bronx. Through bilingual musical performances and educational workshops, RDAC is a space for cultural exchange and education around timely social justice issues.

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Toner Scam Phone Calls

Contributed by Karen Serbonich on 04/18/2017 

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Please be advised of a toner scam that is targeting various individuals and departments on campus.

Such scams may involve receiving a phone call asking for your copier's model and serial number and/or telling you that your toner is low.

Toner is included in the maintenance contracts for all fleet copiers managed by Print Production.  Order toner by calling the toll free number listed on the copier and providing the serial number.  Never pay for or order toner from an outside supplier.

Contact me with questions at 4-5701.


Contributed on behalf of Beth Reynolds, Interim Controller

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Doug Freeman as the director of procurement.  Doug has served as Ithaca College’s Sourcing Manager since he arrived here in August of 2016.  He  has an in-depth knowledge of procurement and its related processes.  Prior to his arrival at Ithaca College, Doug served as the Director of Purchasing at Syracuse University for nine years.  He also served in other capacities at Syracuse University during his tenure. 

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