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Focus Asia Month is an annual celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander cultures and histories. Through programs and events that are both fun and educational, important achievements and issues that surround the AAPI community are highlighted. The power and diversity that exists between the rich AAPI cultures are showcased throughout the month-long celebration at IC.

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Dr. Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies and director of the Ithaca College Los Angeles Program, served on the 15-person jury that chose the winners from over 100 entries. 

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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, presented a paper on international new media projects that interrogate and engaged environmental issues  at the Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference in Chicago on March 23, 2017.

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Ithaca College Italian Club is a student organization that aims to spread Italian culture and pride across the Ithaca College campus. The student organization plans many Italian-themed events to encourage students of Italian and non-Italian descent to unite and celebrate Italian culture. In the past year, they have held a cannoli fundraiser and a charity event to raise money for earthquake relief in Italy. This past week, they held a very successful “Annual Pizza-Off” where approximately 100 students were able to sample local Ithaca pizza.

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Contributed on behalf of Vanessa Brown, Business Intelligence Application Architect

The DIIS Business Intelligence team (BI), along with the main report writers across campus, are pleased to announce the release of a new Reporting Center accessed through the new site.
Original Intercom announcement can be seen here:

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Congratulations to the following students who travelled April 5-8th to Memphis, TN to present at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2017! 

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Ten IC students presented their research at the national American Chemical Society conference held in San Francisco. Matt Bixby (`17), Erika Bravo (`17), Noah Budin (`18), Omar Charaawi (`17), Matt Chiriboga (`17), Erin Higgins (`18), Sam Hilston (`18), Benjamin Morse (`17), Melissa Raymond (`18), and Rain Talosig (`19) all presented results from their independent research projects conducted in the chemistry department. Congratulations to this amazing group for creating superb presentations and for being great ambassadors for IC!

CSTEP student Dallas Fonseca ’18 and Dr. Orlando-Marquez C. Kittrell, founding director of the Office of State Grants (OSG) both presented to packed rooms at the 25th Annual CSTEP Statewide Student Conference which was held April 7-9, 2017 at The Sagamore on Lake George in Bolton Landing, NY. The theme was "Journeys Beyond Excellence" and included over 500 participants.

Dallas (Mathematics, Biochemistry) was supported with his research presentation by assistant professor Dr. Te-Wen Lo from the Department of Biology in the School of Humanities and Sciences and by assistant professor Zachary Campbell from the Department of Biological Sciences in the School of Natural Sciences and Mathematics at the University of Texas at Dallas.  Dallas presented “The Role of Specificity in the Emergence of Post-transcriptional Regulons in Germline Development.”  Notably, Dallas won the top Life Sciences II award at the conference for his student research presentation. 

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Part of the School of Business's Professional Development Series (PDS), a month full of activities and programs that will support your career and professional development needs! 

Tuesday, April 11
School of Business, Room 301

Don't fear commission based job opportunities!  Learn how to transform them into the career of your dreams.

Open to All! Students: RSVP on OrgSync under the School of Business tab to earn Career Connections Credit. Pizza lunch provided!

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Journalists who pursued life and death stories inside American prisons and scandalous efforts to suppress voting will be honored at 7pm, Wednesday, April 12 in Emerson Suites.

In a banner year for exceptional journalism from non-corporate outlets, the Izzy Award judges are honoring Ari Berman of The Nation for revealing voter suppression targeting people of color and youth, and Shane Bauer of Mother Jones (“My Four Months as a Private Prison Guard”) and Seth Freed Wessler of The Nation Institute’s Investigative Fund for exposing abuse and avoidable deaths inside U.S. for-profit prisons.

A special documentary honor is being conferred on filmmakers who created “America Divided,” a docu-series illuminating issues of U.S. structural inequality such as environmental racism and mass incarceration.

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 The Ithacan has been named the Best College Newspaper in New York State for 2016 by the New York Press Association. The award, the NYPA's top collegiate honor, was announced April 8 at the organization's annual convention at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Ithacan Editor-in-Chief Kayla Dwyer ’17, Webmaster Evan Sobkowicz ’17 and Proofreader Ben Gaynor ’17 attended the convention and accepted the award on behalf of the paper. The award was for work produced during calendar year 2016 (Kira Maddox ’16, spring editor-in-chief; Kayla Dwyer ’17, fall editor-in-chief). 

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Come and hear Associate Professor Kathleen Mulligan and former student Sarah Hebert-Johnson talk about their work and experience with her presentation titled: “Walking Through Open Doors: A Journey Through the Subcontinent” on Thursday, April 13, at 8:30 AM in Emerson A, Campus Center.

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Summer is quickly coming upon us and it is time to start thinking about the many different summer camps our community has to offer! Here are just a few that are available!

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There is still time to register for the IC My Future Retirement Planning Event on April 19. Did you know that April is also National Financial Literacy Month? So, it's a great time to start or continue to plan your financial security in retirement. 

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 IC Library will be sharing fun and fascinating facts and giving away lollipops during National Library Week (April 9-15).

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Naeem Inayatullah presented “Two to Tango: the seductions of capitalism” at Skidmore College, April 3, 2017.

The talk assesses the strengths and weaknesses of capitalism seen as a culture.  It highlights and troubles those elements that we seem unwilling to endorse as well as those that we seem happy to condemn.  Rejecting facile gestures and bypassing the usual cant, it aims to make what is familiar about capitalism seem strange as well as to bring home what seems alien.  The hope is to clear the ground for debating capitalism's cultural values.

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The Leadership Scholar Program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester. 

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TVR320: Topics in Media Technology: The Seduction and Surveillance of New Media (ICC WI and ICC DV) CRN# 10100 focuses on how new media (mobile, social, web, etc.) has led to some unanticipated outcomes that affect our personal life experience in both utopic and dystopic ways. We will also focus on how digital media has impacted the construction of individual and group identities, challenged inequality, and given a voice to people and populations that have been systematically marginalized.

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Tuesday, April 11, 10:50-12:05

Center for Faculty Excellence

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Four faculty members and four students have been chosen for the Park School of Communication's annual writing awards, endowed by an anonymous alumnus.

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