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Stephen Sweet, Associate Professor of Sociology, has been selected to be the next editor of the journal Teaching Sociology, with work beginning August 1, 2014 through December 31, 2017.  As part of the agreement with the American Sociological Association (ASA), Ithaca College has committed 2 course releases during this period (6 classes total), approved by Dean Leslie Lewis.  

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The Gerontology Institute received a $6000 partner grant from the Human Services Coalition Health Planning Council (HPC) to coordinate and host the Falls Prevention Workshop Series with continuing education credits for physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other healthcare professionals. The Falls Prevention Workshop Series is supported by the Tompkins County Falls Prevention Coalition, led by the Health Planning Council of the Tompkins County Human Services Coalition and the following project partners: Tompkins County Office for the Aging, Lifelong, Finger Lakes Independence Center, Community Health and Home Care, and the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response. The Tompkins County Falls Prevention Coalition has been part of the Health Foundation of Western and Central New York “Step Up to Stop Falls” collaborative since 2010. 

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Congratulations to Rebecca Lesses who has received a research fellowship at the Käte Hamburger Kolleg at the Ruhr-University, in Bochum, Germany for the academic year 2014-2015.

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

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce to the campus community that the college has undertaken a massive project to upgrade the wireless infrastructure across campus.  We spent last academic year conducting site surveys, issuing Response for Proposals (RFPs), and negotiating pricing and we are pleased to announce that work has commenced and will continue through the fall semester of the 2014-2015 academic year.

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In an effort to achieve greater coordination and maximize efficiencies among the health-related services provided for students, the College is restructuring the operations of the Hammond Health Center and the Office of Counseling and Wellness. The unified organization will be called the Center for Counseling, Health and Wellness focusing on a shared philosophy of holistic care for Ithaca College students.

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Have you ever had a question about race but were unsure about how to ask? How is racism recognized? How do you experience racism? How do you think racism has affected your life and the lives of others? How do you cope with the effects? Who do you believe needs to assume responsibility for eliminating racism?

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The Caring and Sharing Committee is *accepting donations of new or very gently used backpacks, lunchboxes, and other school supplies for Ithaca College employees needing assistance.

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The Fitness Center's Fall 2014 Group Exercise Schedule is now available.  Classes began on Monday 8/25/14, and with the exception of Tai Chi and Iyengar Yoga are available on a first come, first served basis.  Tai Chi and Iyengar Yoga are available to IC Faculty and Staff only, if you are interested in attending please e-mail Sean Reilley.  Enjoy!

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Welcome back students!  The Fitness Center is now open with our regular academic year hours.

Monday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday: 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday: 7:00am - 8:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am - 7:00pm

Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm


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This Saturday, September 6th, from 10 am to 4 pm the Finger Lakes Permaculture Institute (FLPCI) will be hosting tours to a number of permaculture installations around the area. One stop will feature IC’s permaculture installation outside of Williams Hall (across from the IC Bookstore entrance).

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Submission deadlines for short-term, faculty-led courses to be taught abroad in 2015-16 are approaching. Any faculty member interested in leading such a course abroad during the 2015-16 academic year is encouraged to be in touch with the Office of International Programs to begin discussing ideas for such programs.

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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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The Office of the Assistant Provost for International Studies and Special Projects/Director of International Programs is now located on the 2nd floor of Job Hall.  This office is responsible for the Ithaca College New York City Center (ICNYC), the Cornell in Washington program (CIW), and the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF), as well as the Office of International Programs (OIP).  Please stop by and visit us in our new space!

  • Tanya Saunders, Assistant Provost & Director of International Programs: Job 203
  • Rosalie Fitzgerald, Assistant to Dr. Saunders, Job 202

To contact the Office of the Assistant Provost, call us at 274-3063.

"Within yourself is a stillness, a sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself." ~Herman Hess

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This year’s IC A Healthy Me Challenge was a series of two 30-day events consisting of fitness, nutrition, and mind based activities geared towards encouraging staff and faculty to develop holistic healthy habits that could be sustained for the rest of their lives. 

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The Friends of Ithaca College invite you to the 23rd annual Founder's Day Concert in the Park.

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Dr. Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications, has been invited to join the Editorial Board of the Newspaper Research Journal. 

Newspaper Research Journal is a refereed journal published quarterly by the Newspaper and Online News Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.  It focuses on topics of interest to journalism and mass communication students, scholars and media professionals. Newspaper Research Journal comprehensively answers questions about U.S. newspaper performance and related topics of interest. Significant themes of research range from balance and fairness to the use of computer analysis in newspaper reporting.

Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, presented a paper entitled “‘Last Show of the Series”: TV Finales as Event Television” at the University Film & Video Association Conference at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

In May, Dr. Tropiano received the Park Faculty Writing Award for his book Saturday Night Live FAQ: Everything Left to Know About Television’s Longest-Running Comedy (Applause Books, 2013).

A panel of Park School faculty whose professional expertise represent scholarly writing, journalism, and screen/scriptwriting reviewed the nominations and selected the winners.

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Paula Twomey, lecturer in Spanish, has published a mystery thriller in 10 episodes.  

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The Office of Employee & Organizational Development is pleased to once again offer Engaging Professionals at Ithaca College (EPIC), a competency-based certificate program for administrative office professionals.

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