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On Friday, April 24, Asian American Alliance (AAA) hosted its annual Asia Night event in IC Square. The night offered a celebration of the Asian American cultures and experiences through various booths and activities. Asia Night brought Focus Asia month to a close with free performances, food and raffles. This year, AAA partnered with the first-ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival and allowed Asia Night to become the final event of the week-long festivities.

 

To learn more about student organizations successes please read the last edition of Club Hub.

 

Kudos to the Ithaca College International Club for hosting its event, Liberty in North Korea (LiNK). The event, which took place on Friday, April 24, discussed North Korea as the changing narrative and allowed students to learn about North Korea and its refugees. Liberty in North Korea is a non-profit organization that helps North Korean refugees resettle into either South Korea or the United States in order that they avoid being sent back to their country and punished. LiNK spoke about its mission to raise awareness to human rights issues in North Korea through media outlets and research.

 

 

To learn more about student organizations successes please read the last edition of Club Hub.

 

Did you fall in love with IC at first sight?  If you did, here’s your chance to help incoming first-year students do the same! 

More Love Letters is a national organization dedicated to spreading happiness and love in pure, old-fashioned, written form.  IC More Love Letters (ICMLL) is a chapter of their Campus Cursive project, which aims to spread love on college campuses.  ICMLL spreads love in two different ways: anonymous notes and love letter bundles. 

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Sherry Deckman (Education) recently published a jointly-authored article, “Caricature and Hyperbole in Preservice Teacher Professional Development for Diversity,” in Urban Education (with Mica Pollock, UC San Diego, Candice Bocala, WestEd, and Shari Dickstein-Staub, National Center for Teacher Residences). The article explores a key challenge in professional development for educators focused on racial diversity. Namely, participants may hear unreasonable demands in professional development leaders’ requests to address inequality and limited opportunity in under-resourced schooling contexts. The article goes on to argue that these caricatures require direct acknowledgement by both preservice teachers and teacher educators working in diverse contexts. 

 

The Fitness Center's hours of operation over the next three weeks are now posted on our website and will be as follows:

Fitness Center Hours 5/4 - 5/8

Monday (5/4): 7:00am - 11:00pm

Tuesday (5/5): 6:30am - 11:00pm

Wednesday (5/6): 6:30am - 11:00pm

Thursday (5/7): 6:30am - 11:00pm

Friday (5/8): 7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday (5/9): 11:00am - 3:00pm

Sunday (5/10): 11:00am - 3:00pm

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Prof. Jorge Villavicencio Grossmann has received a commission to write a new orchestral composition for the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.

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You are invited to an evening of wit and wonderment as Theatre Arts performance majors in the Styles of Acting course present scenes from William Shakespeare, Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde.

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Congratulations to Mark Coldren who has been named the Associate Vice President for Human Resources at the University of Buffalo. Mark's last day at the College will be June 19th.

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The Ithaca College Department of Occupational Therapy was well represented at the AOTA conference in Nashville, Tenn. last month. A host of faculty and several alums presented at the national conference, which is the largest gathering of occupational therapists in the world. 

Faculty presenters are listed below in bold and alums are noted in parenthesis:

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Stephen Mosher, Department of Sport Management and Media, recently presented at the 4th Annual Sport Studies Symposium at Rockford University. His presentation was titled "The Long, Slow, Tortured Death of Sport Studies in American Universities (And Possible Path to Their Resurrection)."

The School of Humanities and Sciences is pleased to announce the inaugural year of the H&S Summer Scholars Program. The Program provides paid positions for H&S students to engage full-time in a research, scholarship, or creative inquiry project, in collaboration with a Faculty Mentor.

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Submitted on Behalf of President Thomas Rochon

Dear Colleagues,

Below you will find the text of my commentary that was published in the April 30 edition of The Ithacan.I wanted to make sure that part-time and adjunct faculty have the opportunity to see this important message on the issue of “neutrality” as it pertains to the upcoming union election. 

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A new workflow has been created to streamline the process for assigning a grade of “I” (Incomplete). 

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The Wi-Fi rebuild in Smiddy Hall was recently completed. Our testing shows that Wi-Fi performance is much improved, but we'd like affirmation from the people that use Wi-Fi in that building.

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We regret to announce that former member of the Ithaca College Board of Trustees Larry Smith ’69 passed away on April 28 after a hard-fought battle with aplastic anemia and chronic lymphocytic leukemia. A devoted alumnus of IC’s School of Business, he served on the board from 2006 through 2013 and his presence within our college community will be sorely missed.

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Please remember that special optical scanning procedures and schedules are in place for the processing of final exams, Tuesday, May 5th through Monday, May 11th.

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If you are considering using a student response system for your fall 2015 courses, please contact the IC Bookstore and include Turning Technologies NXT clickers with your textbook orders.

More information is available on the Clickers ITS web site

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Teaching a summer course? Have end of the semester questions on Sakai, Turning Technologies, Turnitin? Want to get started building your fall courses?  ITS has set up some drop-in hours with professional staff on these technologies, course design, screen casting, web conferencing etc.

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If you are teaching an online course this summer it's never too early to start planning.  ITS professional staff can help with Sakai, iRubric, course design, video screencast production, Turnitin, paperless grading, web conferencing, Office Online etc.  In May, we are offering special drop-in hours. Bring your syllabus and content and we can help you make progress on your course.

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