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Grab your fedoras & boas and join us on Tuesday, November 4th from 10m to 3pm in Emerson Suites.  In addition to our existing benefit partners, such as Aetna, TIAA-CREF, Liberty Mutual, and eni, this will be your first opportunity to meet our new benefit vendors, The Hartford and Delta Dental.   It’s bound to be a roaring good time with games, give aways, and a feast of yummy eats provided by Sodexo Dining Services.

Benefit Eligible Faculty and Staff Only Please.  Present your College ID for admittance this fete’.

 

Submitted on behalf of Luke Keller and Nancy Pringle, Search Committee Co-Chairs

This is another in a series of informational articles intended to update you on the work of the Provost and Vice President for Educational Affairs Search Committee.

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Welcome back, everyone! As a nod to the crisp weather, we've expanded the service hours at The Library Café! Grab a latte on those late-night study breaks! We've also adjusted Circles Market Hours for the late-night crowd. Click this link for details!

 

 

 

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Professors Ivy Walz, mezzo soprano and Diane Birr, piano will perform "Shades of Love: A recital of Modern American repertoire" on a recital series in Norwalk, CT on Wednesday, October 29 and on WCNY's "LIVE AT NOON" on Saturday, November 15.

At the request of the Office of Risk Management, a working group is being established to draft a policy on the use of drones on campus.  Any faculty or staff member interested in drafting this safety policy is invited to join a working group chaired by Virginia Mansfield-Richardson, Associate Dean in the Roy H. Park School of Communications. 

The group will begin meeting the first week of November.  If you are interested in participating in this group contact Dr. Mansfield-Richardson (vmansfield@ithaca.edu; 274-1021) by October 30.

Professor Catherine Taylor has been awarded a residency at the Djerassi Foundation in northern California in order to work on her writing. She will be in residence during May and June, 2015.

Associate Professor Matt Mogekwu presented two papers this summer at international conferences.

Mogekwu attended the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) in Hyderabad, India, and presented "Global Media Ethics: The Challenge of National Identity and Cultural Boundaries."

Following that conference, he attended the 25th General Conference of the International Peace Research Association (IPRA) in Istanbul, Turkey. There he presented a paper, "Community Theater: The Medium as the Message for Peace." At the conference, he was re-elected to the Governing Council of the Association for a two-year term.

Mogekwu chairs the Department of Journalism.

Stephen Tropiano, associate professor of screen studies, contributed an essay “‘A Safe and Supportive Environment’: LGBTQ Youth and Social Media” to a recently published anthology, Queer Youth and Media Cultures (Palgrave-MacMillan).

Tropiano’s essay examines how two organizations dedicated to enriching and saving the lives of LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) youth--the It Gets Better Project (IGBP) and the Trevor Project--are utilizing social media in unique and creative ways to reach out to young LGBTQ people.

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Complete the Dining Satisfaction Survey from Monday, October 20th to Wednesday, November 5th and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Google Nexus 7!  Click Here to fill out the survey. 

 

Join Team No Kid Hungry! Starting Today, October 20 until November 5, 2014, donate at any Dining Retail Location between October 20th and November 5th to benefit The BackPack Program for the Food Bank of the Southern Tier. Not only will a $3.00 donation fill a BackPack with food for a child in need, but it will also get you into our annual Food Frenzy event!  Are you #TeamNKH?

Want to know more about Food Frenzy? More information is coming soon! Keep your eyes peeled and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for a few sneak peeks of what we have in store!

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Shewanee Howard-Baptiste Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Human Performance University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will be giving two talks at Ithaca College this month:

  • Critiques, Conclusions, and Consequences: Addressing Obesity from a Clinical Perspective 
    Oct. 20 | 4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
    Clark Lounge
  • Faces, Places and Spaces: Critical Self-Reflection for the “Expert” 
    Oct. 21 | 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Clark Lounge

Dr. Howard-Baptiste is a former faculty member in Health Promotion and Physical Education at Ithaca College (IC). Her visit is sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education and the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

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Chris Holmes, Assistant Professor in the Ithaca College Department of English, has been invited to deliver a lecture and guest-direct a graduate seminar at Queen Mary College in the University of London.  The lecture and seminar will take place in the spring semester of 2015, and will focus on the work of the Nobel Prize-winning South African author J.M. Coetzee.

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Join the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute and your colleagues on Wed., Oct. 29, 3-5 pm in Clark Lounge in the Campus Center to celebrate 15 successful years of the IC/Longview partnership!

Come see displays of partnership activities and talk with some of the students, faculty members, and Longview residents who participate each semester. Remarks and light refreshments are also included. Please stop by -- no RSVP necessary! Questions? Call 274-1965. More on the partnership.

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  Rodney Parsons
University of Vermont   "Multiple mechanisms contribute to the pacap-induced modulation of neuronal excitability"

Thursday, October 23
4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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Learn more about City Year, a nonprofit that has hired 10-15 IC seniors each of the last several years, during their information session on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 12:15pm in Career Services.

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Teach for America, the Peace Corps and City Year are hosting a Work that Matters panel on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 5:30pm in Career Services.  If you're interested in working to address educational inequality and/or representing the U.S. in service abroad, you'll want to attend this special event.  Brief descriptions of the organizations are provided below.  Joining in sponsorship of the Work that Matters panel is the Ithaca College African Latino Society.

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As part of our planning around the 25th anniversary of Ed Tech Day on March 19th, ITS and the Center for Faculty Excellence would like to invite interested faculty members to help us explore ways to engage the campus in a dialog about the evolution of technology, both where we have come from, and more importantly, where we are heading over the coming decades and how that will impact how we live, work and learn.

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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; highlights across the next few weeks are listed below. 

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

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Our culture is permeated with conflicts of all kinds. In the family, workplace, government, community, schools, and the religions, the experience of conflict surrounds us. Yet we seem to have developed more skill in avoiding it or suppressing it, than in exploring it and working with it.

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Cultural competence refers to an ability to interact effectively with people of different cultures and socio-economic backgrounds. Developing cultural competence results in an ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with people across cultures. Join us for this interactive works shop on cultural competency.

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