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The Ithaca College Contingent Faculty, including full-time and part-time faculty, have authorized labor actions up to and including a strike. The authorization vote came last week, after 18 months of bargaining failed to persuade the Ithaca College administration to commit to the fundamental labor principles of “pay parity” and “equal pay for equal work.” The faculty members facing contingent work conditions, amounting to almost half of the current number of faculty at Ithaca College, held a rally on Monday, Feb 20th at the main entrance of IC campus. The rally preceded two days of scheduled mediation with the College administration and demonstrated the group’s collective power as well as public support for their insistent struggle to secure fair working and living conditions.  

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The Finger Lakes Environment Film Festival (FLEFF) announces the Interface/Landscape exhibition of digital media.  The international exhibition asks us to think about elastic and multidirectional relationships between interface and landscape.

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We are looking for infants who will soon turn 8 months or are any age between 8 and 11 months, who are able to crawl, and are typically developing.

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The webinar is organized by the New Media Consortium (NMC), of which Ithaca College is a member.

Wednesday, February 22, 9:00-10:00 a.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Distinguished Visiting Writer Yiyun Li, winner of the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, will give a reading on Tuesday, February 28th at 7:30 PM in Clark Lounge.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00pm, Emerson Suites, Campus Center

Black History Month @IC

Activists on Activists connects current students with local (NY State) social change agents for the opportunity to bring dialogue around continued action and advocacy post-undergraduate experience.


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You are invited to a talk entitled OSIRIS-REx UPDATE: NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Target: Carbonaceous Asteroid 101955 Bennu, with Beth Ellen Clark Joseph, Professor & Chair of the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy

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Please join us for a talk with Professor & Chair Dr. Beth Clark Joseph, Department of Physics & Astronomy, Ithaca College: OSIRIS-REx UPDATE: NASA’s Asteroid Sample Return Mission Target: Carbonaceous Asteroid 101955 Bennu

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Submitted on behalf of the Inclusion, Cultural Fluency, and Global Citizenship Committee.

As we continue to address the challenges of inclusion, cultural fluency, and global citizenship and what they will mean for Ithaca College, we invite you to join us on Monday, February 27th from 3pm to 6pm in the Klingenstein Lounge to participate in Making Excellence Inclusive: Teaching, Learning, and Classroom Climate, a panel presentation and discussion.

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The Handwerker Gallery is hosting a pre-release screening of the documentary film, RE:Thinking, on Tuesday, February 21, at 6 p.m.. Filmmaker Deborah C. Hoard of PhotoSynthesis Productions (Ithaca) will be present to introduce and answer questions about the film following the screening. Please join us for this exciting event!


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Following the overwhelming show of support from contingent faculty in last week's vote, the bargaining committee(s) for full and part-time contingent faculty will return to the bargaining table for two scheduled sessions this week. The committee representing part-time faculty will be looking for the administration to move beyond rhetoric about bargaining and to actually address the fundamental issues separating the parties. To date, the administration has put forward 4 claims to justify their obstinacy concerning the faculty's pay parity proposals.

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Celebrate the new single occupancy All Gender restrooms in our building with yummy treats and LOTS AND LOTS of beverages in the LGBT Center (lower level, Hammond Health Center) on Tuesday February 21! Join us in the LGBT Center either from 

9 am-11 am for breakfast treats with coffee, tea, and other assorted beverages.
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3 pm-5 pm for cake and punch, and other assorted beverages. 

Two times during the day to accommodate busy student schedules. Stop by for a few minutes, or more if you have time, and tour the new All Gender Restroom near the LGBT Resource Room. There are also 4 new All Gender restrooms near the Health Center waiting room.

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Ithaca College is in contract negotiations with two bargaining units represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) one for part-time, per course faculty and the other for full-time contingent faculty who have year-to-year contracts.

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Zoom is offering custom webinar trainings for Ithaca College.   Zoom is an online web conferencing tool available to all students, faculty, and staff that can be used on any device. It's great for collaboration, screen sharing, teaching remotely, and more. Please register for the webinar using the links below.

Introduction to Zoom
This webinar will introduce you to the features of zoom as well as training on configuring your profile settings and using the session controls.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 22, 3:00 pm-4:00 pm (Register)
  • Friday, Feb. 24, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (Register)

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 Open statement to the campus community.

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2017 Women Leaders Series

Contributed by Michele Lenhart on 02/17/2017 

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You are invited to a series of personal and professional development programs designed to enhance opportunities for college women student leaders. Be sure to register for the following workshops on OrgSync for Student Leadership Institute credit. (Locations for each event can be found on that site, too.) Many of these sessions will fill quickly, so be sure to sign up soon!

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Wednesday, February 22
Park 223

Ed Rivera '88 would like to invite students and faculty to a webinar, Creating Value in A Digital Economy by Maxwell Wessel.

Maxwell WEssel is the General Manager of, a business unit of SAP pursuing disruptive growth, and coauthor of Harvard Business Review article"the Problem with Legacy Ecosystems."

Ed Rivera (Finance '88, Harvard MBA '95) will be on campus Feb. 20-24 as pat of Park's Professional-in-Residence program. Ed is a new media executive/entrepreneur and former VP for Sony Music Entertainment.

The Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee invites educational affairs faculty and staff to participate in a session on “Working with Students who are Experiencing Academic Challenges” on February 23, 12:10 – 1:00 pm, Taughannock Falls Room, 3rd Floor Campus Center. 

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María DiFrancesco, Associate Professor of Spanish and Chair of Modern Languages & Literatures, recently traveled to Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) to deliver an invited lecture entitled, “Space and the Body in Pedro Almodóvar’s La piel que habito.” During her trip to Trinity, Prof. DiFrancesco also taught a guest class on Alejandro Iñárritu’s film Biutiful (2010). Prof. DiFrancesco’s visit was facilitated by the “Mexico, the Americas, and Spain” (MAS) program, which supports opportunities for intellectual engagement with Hispanic language, life, and culture.

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