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 Celebrate. Engage. Commit. Join IC Dining Services in our effort to waste less! WasteLESS Week is designed to educate and empower the IC community to save food, water, energy, and the Earth’s natural resources. This year’s WasteLESS Week will be filled with lots of exciting events, prizes and giveaways, so don’t miss out! 


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In my September 6 Intercom message, I outlined some of the steps Ithaca College has been taking to move us forward in becoming the community of learning, personal growth, and mutual respect that it is intended to be.

Since that time, we have continued to encounter episodes that challenge our goal of creating a respectful and inclusive culture in which we identify difference as a source of strength rather than division. There is no place at Ithaca College for actions, whether they be through words or deeds, that denigrate or marginalize any individual or group on the basis of race, religion, sexual identity, or social status.

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Sarah Schaack
Reed College

"The Genome-Wide Dynamics of Spontaneous Mutations over Long- and Short-Time Scales"

October 22   
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45.
CNS 1st floor lobby.

All are cordially invited to attend.
Please bring your own reusable mug.

View other IC Events here.

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Thu., Oct. 22, 4 p.m., Friends 309 -- A free and open-to-all workshop with award winning film director and screenwriter, Jay Craven, and film composers, Judy Hyman and Jeff Claus. Craven has done seven feature films with actors including Martin Sheen, Kris Kristofferson, Michael J. Fox, Bruce Dern, Jacqueline Bisset, Ernie Hudson, Genevieve Bujold and more. Hyman and Claus have done music for over 20 feature and nationally broadcast documentary films and have worked with Craven on many of his films.

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Donald Beachler's reporting on the behind-closed-doors process employed by the Tompkins County Democratic Committee in selecting candidates in two electoral districts for the upcoming general election is one of the five most read articles in the October 12-20 issue of the Ithaca Times

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The 57th annual Cortaca Jug football game between Ithaca College and Cortland is Saturday, Nov. 14. Read more below to find out how students, faculty, staff and alumni can receive their tickets to the Cortaca Jug game. 

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On October 20, 21, and 22, the U-Lot (Campus Center) parking lot will serve as the reserved parking for numerous events associated with Board of Trustees meetings.  As a result, the lot will be closed to general usage and other campus community members will need to use other parking locations on these dates. 

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Take advantage of the next two week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

Can't make it? Web-streamed performances are available live and on demand at Check the expanded webcasting schedule for more information!

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As Domestic Violence Awareness Month continues to be recognized throughout October, the Office of Public Safety and Emergency Management would like to share a reminder of various resources available to the campus community.  Nationally, locally, and at I.C., people and organizations are here to support you.

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Sponsored by the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and Beyond Benign (a non-profit educational organization based in Massachusettes), the IC Chemistry Department hosted a day-long hands-on workshop on "Green Chemistry" geared toward high school teachers. The workshop, attended by 30 teachers from 16 different counties, emphasized the use of environmentally benign lab activities designed to illustrate important topics in chemical education. Many thanks to all involved for an engaging and innovative day.

World famous saxophonist, James Houlik, to present recital and master class.


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On Tuesday, October 20th, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Fitness Center, Ithaca College will hold its second "POD" event to vaccinate staff, faculty, and students against the seasonal flu!

Please dress appropriately to be able to receive a shot in the upper arm!!

In order to greatly expedite the POD, all faculty, staff, and students who plan to receive the flu shot at this event are asked to print the Influenza Vaccine Screening and Consent form and Vaccine Information Sheet, found at the following link and bring the completed form to the Fitness Center when you come for your shot:

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 Use this FREE practice test resource from Kaplan!

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Chef Liliia Shkileva is an Executive Chef at State Moscow University and will cook on Ithaca College's Campus on Monday, October 19th and Tuesday, October 20th! During her visit, Chef Shkileva will prepare classic dishes from Russia and will provide active demonstrations of meal preparation for guests.  This will provide ample opportunity to interact with Chef Shkileva and experience firsthand the cultural and educational benefits of her visit.

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  Happy Fall Break, Everyone! 

Please Click Here for a downloadable version of our Fall Break Schedule or see below for details.

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Ithaca College's football and women's soccer teams are home Saturday as part of Community Appreciation Day. Football hosts Brockport and women's soccer hosts St. John Fisher, with both games starting at 1 p.m. There will be raffles and prize giveaways at both games. 

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Often, managers and educators put together diverse teams or groups, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tips for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. Designed for supervisors who lead diverse teams and faculty members who want to leverage diversity to enhance classroom learning or to strengthen students’ readiness to embrace diversity in community settings. Open to all interested in the topics covered.

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More Than Incremental Change

Contributed by Wade Pickren on 10/15/2015 

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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 3:00- 4:00 pm
319 Gannett Center

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Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:10-1:05 p.m. (bring your lunch)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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