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While many of us are coming back with full bellies from Thanksgiving, families across the Southern Tier still go hungry every day. Our “Season’s Eatings!” Food and Fund Drive is in full swing, so now’s your chance to help feed those in need!

 

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Exhibiting artist Sarah Gotowka will host a public workshop with natural dyes in the Handwerker Gallery on Wednesday, December 9, from 11am-1 pm. Drop-ins welcome! Gotowka collaborated with the IC Gardens and Dana Summer Fellow Vin Manta '17 to plant several natural pigment plants over the summer of 2015, the plants of which were harvested with the help of classes from the ICSM program. Dyes include colors derived from Marigold, Indigo, Cosmos, Correopsis, and Hopi Sunflower. All materials supplied the gallery. Participants are welcome to bring in small clean natural-fiber (cotton, wool, linen, flax) objects of clothing/apparel to dye, but should remember to bring plastic bags as well! 

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Posted on behalf of School of Business Dean Sean Reid and Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Management Susan Rosenthal

It is with a profound sense of sadness that we announce the sudden passing on Saturday of our dear friend and colleague, longtime associate professor Don Lifton. Ithaca College, the School of Business, the Department of Management, and our students have all suffered a great loss.

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Please stop by our blood drive in the Fitness center to donate blood on Thursday December 10.  Stop by the sign up table in Campus Center on Monday between 10 and 3 to  make an appointment. Whole blood donation every 15 minutes and  Double Red Donations 3 every hour and Two every half hour.

Help our community and do something nice for someone this Christmas by donating blood, only takes an hour of your time.

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Musical Theatre Workshop: Repertoire & Style invites you to our final performance of the semester, “Rep & Style’s Greatest Hits.”

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 Tuesday the Catholic Community will be holding two special Masses for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Tuesday at 8:10AM and 5:10PM everyone is invited to Muller Chapel for the celebration.

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On the Verge's production of TIS PITY SHE'S A WHORE will feature a cast of faculty members (Catherine Weidner and Greg Bostwick, Theatre Arts; Dan Breen, Paul Hansom and Michael Twomey, English); students (Will Champion, Anastasia Remoundos, Jelani Pitcher, Jordan Friend, Morgan Blanchard, Nicholas Byron, Alexandra Nicopoulos, Michael Trimm, Madeleine Stengel); and a local professional actor (Jacob White). It was directed by Claire Gleitman (English) and assistant directed by Danica Kelley.

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Just a reminder that you are cordially invited to celebrate the accomplishments of our December 2015 graduates at a dessert reception on Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Emerson Suites of Phillips Hall. 

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Dr. Heather Lobban-Viravong, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of English at Grinnell College, will be on campus December 8, and the campus community is encouraged to attend her open presentation in Textor 102 at 12:05.

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Contributed on behalf of Danette Johnson, Search Committee Chair

The first candidate for the Vice President of Human Resources position, Brian Voigt, will be visiting campus on Monday, December 7th.  A question and answer session open to all members of the campus community will be held from 2:45pm - 3:15pm in Clark Lounge.

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Take advantage of the semester's final week of concerts at the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at ithaca.edu/concerts; some highlights are featured below.  

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 last School of Business guest speaker of the semester is one you will not want to miss. Join us in BUS 111 on Tuesday, December 8th from 12:05pm-1:10pm!

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All Faculty: the absolute deadline for submission of final grades is Wednesday December 30 at noon.

 

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No Pressure Blood Pressure is back!
The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, December 9th.

Body: 67 million people have high blood pressure in America

What we already knew:

·         Risk of CVD (Cardio Vascular Disease) doubles for each incremental increase in SBP of 20 mmHg or DBP of 10 mmHg.
·         Aerobic exercise training leads to reduction in resting BP of 5-7 mmHg in those with hypertension.
 

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We are not just paper!

Do you have an amazing digital file that would look great on canvas?  Check out the sample canvas print on display at the Phillips Hall Post Office.  At just $3.50 a square foot, you can gift or keep artwork suitable for framing.  Files should be 300DPI at size or taken with a 10-12 megapixel camera or be vector artwork.

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Savoyards Musical Theatre seeks a baritone to play Florian in its January 10, 2016 production of Princess Ida at the Endicott Performing Arts Center. This role's vocal range is Ab2 to F4.

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      Dyani Johns Taff (Writing) will give a presentation titled "Like the shippes of marchants: Navigating Marriage in Jonson's The Staple of News and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew" TODAY, Friday, December 4, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Friends 210.  All who are interested are invited.  

    Dyani Johns Taff's presentation is sponsored by the IC Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium.

 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Michael Twomey at twomey@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-3564. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

 Critical Health Issues, HLTH 20500 is a 3 credit online Summer Course offered during the two week May Session.  ICC Attribute: Diversity. Social Science. Self and Society. ICC Theme: World of Systems.

Health: the state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.  And so much more.  Health is: nurses, doctors, and hospitals. And so much more...neighborhoods, food, income, education, race, and so much more.  Join this class to discuss these issues and more in the context of health.

Please contact Stewart Auyash at auyash@ithaca.edu for more information.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs is looking for some outstanding student leaders to be nominated for the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership. The PRWAACL recognizes outstanding juniors and seniors who excel in academic performance, perform service to the Ithaca community and beyond, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment. 

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 Mitch Aso is Assistant Professor of the Global Environment at SUNY-Albany. Before arriving in Albany, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the National University of Singapore. He is currently finishing a book manuscript called Forests without Birds:  Rubber Plantations and the Making of Vietnam, 1897-1975, which explores the making of environments, human health, and knowledge through the places and people involved in rubber production. 

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