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Aspiring writers are welcome to join us at the Park Auditorium today at 4:30 - 6 pm for the Asian American Creative Writing Workshop, which will help us understand the very broad and diverse genre of Asian American literature, as well as how to improve your own writing. Participants are welcome to bring their own work for feedback.


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 Deborah Rifkin presented a workshop, "Aiding Grading: Team-Based Learning and Peer Evaluations," at Loyola Marymount University's Center for Teaching Excellence on April 20, 2015.



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The New York Leadership Educators Conference (NYLEC) provides college professionals a chance to gather together to learn and share effective practices, improve personal skills and organizational strategies, discover opportunities and resources, exchange stories, and to be inspired to enhance student leadership education on their home campuses.

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It is with great excitement that we announce the members of the 2015 Orientation Leader Staff:

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This week’s focus: Reimagining the Learning Space at IC

Please join the TELE Collaborative as we host opportunities to visit and discuss learning space design across the Ithaca College campus throughout the spring. We will explore the innovation of the physical environment and discuss the impact that learning space design can have on teaching, student engagement and learning.   The goal is to solicit ideas from faculty users and multiple units on campus as collaborative stakeholders.  We intend to seek advice and recommendations for future classroom renovation and upgrades.

Session 6:  Friday April 24, 2015 – 3:45-5:00 – Gannett 319 [register]

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Don’t forget to come to IC’s Annual Family Carnival hosted by the Student United Way. Activities for all ages include arts and crafts, face painting, and an inflated bounce houses! There will also be live performances, a raffle, and snacks.

The event is on Friday, April 24th from 5:30 to 8 pm in the gyms on the lower level of the Fitness Center. Entry is $3 for kids, $5 for anyone over 18, and $16 for parties of 5 or more. Members of IC Student United Way organize and run the Family Carnival. All proceeds benefit the ICSUW's fall grant program, during which funds are allocated to organizations in the Ithaca community.

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April Earth Day Sweepstakes

Contributed by Carl Cohen on 04/22/2015 

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Everybody loves a Sweepstakes!

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Stop Hunger Servathon!

Contributed by Rachel O'Campo on 04/22/2015 

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 Did you know that $3 can help a child in need? Until April 24, Dining Services Retail Locations are taking donations at the registers for the BackPack Program for Food Bank of the Southern Tier. 

You may donate any amount, but if you can spare $3.00, it'll supply a BackPack full of nutritious food for a child who otherwise might not be able to have 3 meals a day over the weekend. 

Donate today at  at Grand Central Café, Food Court, Sandella's Flatbreads, Business School Café, Park Café, and CHS Coffee Cart.

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Let's make history together. Join us for the first ever Ithaca Pan Asian American Film Festival. This week-long event celebrates the beauty, diversity, and complexity of the Pan Asian experience. Wednesday's theme is FRESH OFF THE BOBA: A NEW GENERATION.

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Sakai Gradebook Workshop Today

Contributed by Tony Tabone on 04/21/2015 

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The Technology Learning Center in Friends Hall 101 will be offering a workshop on Sakai Gradebook today at 12:00 PM.

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Bill Chapin Memorial Fund

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Pride Prom for LGBTQA Students

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 04/21/2015 

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LGBTQA Pride Prom, Clark Lounge, Campus Center, 7-9 pm on Saturday April 25. Music, food, fun, and a photographer to record your Prom memories!  DJ'd by DJ Fuzzy Bear
Sponsored by Prism and the LGBT Center
Open to all IC students.

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The Ithaca College chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association hosted its annual conference on campus last weekend. This year's conference was titled "Counseling Skills for SLPs: Unleash your Full Potential as a Clinician" and the special presenter was Dr. Hope Reed, an Associate Professor in the Communicative Sciences and Disorders Program at Alabama A&M University. 

The conference was sponsored by the Ithaca College chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, the SUNY Cortland Chapter of the National Student Speech-Language Hearing Association, and the Central New York Area Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Tina Caswell, Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, was the featured presenter at a seminar hosted by Upstate Cerebral Palsy at The Holiday Inn - New Hartford on April 10. The title of Caswell's presentation was "Creating Competent Communicators: Let’s Talk! Utilizing Assistive Technology to Support Individuals with Complex Communication Needs."


The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Taylor for the 2015-2016 academic year. Dr. Taylor received a Ph.D. from Syracuse University in the Social Science Program and B.A, M.A. from SUNY Buffalo in Native American Studies. He specializes in Native American Studies and Anthropology, and in 2013 published his book, Contesting Constructed Indian-ness: The Intersection of the Frontier, Masculinity, and Whiteness in Native American Mascot Representations  (Lexington Books).

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Senior Freak Out!

Contributed by Shelli Mekos on 04/21/2015 

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So graduation is in a few weeks and for some of you the thought of making career decisions and taking that next step is a bit scary. This is not a time to “freak out” but rather incorporate some very active steps associated with what the next phase of your life will bring. Join us for this workshop which will offer a no-nonsense approach to your job search and beyond.

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 On the evening of April 18 two students participated in a public debate for the residents of Longview.  Nicole Ang (Applied Psychology and Legal Studies, ‘17) and Casey Phillips (Legal Studies ‘17) debated over the right to die with dignity.  Morgyn Sattenspiel (Psychology, ’15) served as moderator.  

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TIAA-CREF Managing Director and Global Investment Strategist Dan Morris, who makes regular appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg News, will discuss economic developments that could impact your retirement savings strategy, including global market perspectives, the pace of the U.S. economic recovery, and how the Federal Reserve Bank’s actions could influence markets.

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Investment strategies can differ greatly from a rapid growth strategy to a safety strategy. The most important part of any investment strategy is that it aligns with the individual's goals and is closely monitored.

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On Thursday, April 23, from Noon – 1 p.m., the Dorothy D. and Roy H. Park Center for Business and Sustainable Enterprise is proud to host the Annual Sustainability in Action Student-Faculty colloquium.

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