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 Dr. Farha Ternikar (Sociology, LeMoyne College) will talk about the fascinating social, global and cultural contexts of brunch, that mid-day meal associated with weekends, leisure, and Bloody Mary drinks.

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Message from Wade Pickren, PhD
Director, Sponsored Research

Saturday, November 1, 2014 –8:30 am – 4:00 pm – CNS 208

The theme of the PKAL Upstate Regional Network fall meeting at Ithaca College is the use of a multidisciplinary approach and sustainability themed questions to enhance student understanding of 21st century problem solving. 

The methods presented may be applicable to making connections between ICC courses.  Although the focus of the workshop is STEM, the MSE project methods apply to any discipline-based course that wants to make meaningful connections to other courses in any other discipline sharing a common theme. 

Morning session speakers will be Dr. Jason Hamilton and Dr. Thomas Pfaff and will examine the need for developing 21st century problem solvers and a framework for connecting disciplines through sustainability themed questions.

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Interested in teaching a summer session course? OES will accept summer course proposals until November 1.

Visit the For Faculty site for more information about the proposal process and summer session policies.

Or contact Jen Wofford (4-3529) for more information.

Summer session course proposals must be approved by your department chair and/or dean's office.

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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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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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Making Ithaca College accessible to all community members will require creative and responsive accommodations. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) addresses the need to make accommodations for persons with disabilities so that they can achieve success in their employment. This workshop provides an insight into what constitutes a “respectful accommodation.” Specific examples of accommodations for employees who have various types of disabilities are included.

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At its October meeting, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees welcomed recently elected member Thad Fortin, who will serve a four-year term on the board.

Fortin is executive vice president and chief strategy officer at Wesco Aircraft, where he is responsible for global strategy, integration, business development (mergers & acquisitions) and global strategic marketing. Wesco is the parent company of Haas Group International, the world’s largest chemical management services company. Fortin had previously served for 33 years at Haas, most recently as chief executive officer.

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Apple has released their latest operating system, OS X Yosemite (version 10.10). This is a free upgrade for most Apple computers and is available for download from the app store.

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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 Faculty, Staff, and Students - don't forget that Emerson Halloween is Sunday, 10/26 from 6-8pm in Emerson Hall! 

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Ithaca College trumpet professor Frank Gabriel Campos will be featured on national public radio this week performing the "Water is Wide and Variations" on American Public Media's 'Performance Today'. 

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The fixIT Shop will be closed during fall break except for Thursday, October 16 from 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm. Regular hours will resume on Monday, October 20 at 10:00 am. The fixIT Shop offers affordable diagnostic and repair services for personal computers. To learn more visit

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The Commencement Committee will be conducting a short series of fireworks tests on the east side of campus on Friday afternoon, October 17, 2014.


Note that these will be very short tests, and the shells will be (relatively) quiet as compared to “normal” fireworks.


As of 2:00 and 2:15 PM today, Terrace and Towers Dining Halls are closed for Fall Break. Campus Center Dining Hall will remain open for continuous dining until 7:30 PM. 

Click here or see below for our posted Hours of Operation. Dining Services' regular schedule will resume on Monday, October 20th. 

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Once again, the men's and women's rowing team is offering to do jobs for the campus community.  You can hire 2 - 12 (or more!) workers to rake leaves, stack wood, dig ditches, clean garages, move furniture, or whatever you may need help with. 

When; Sunday afternoon, November 2, 2pm.

Where; Pick up your workers at the flag-pole outside Textor Hall on campus.  Return them to campus when the work is done.

How: Each worker costs $35.  The minimum order is two.  They are prepared to work until 5pm or until it gets dark.  E-mail Coach Dan at or call at 274-1266 to put in your request.  Individual workers have the right to turn down a job that they deem too risky.

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Monday, October 20, 2014 (Register here)
9:30-10:30 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here)
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014 (Register here)
10:00-11:00 a.m., Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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Full-time, continuing faculty members are invited to submit proposals to the Center for Faculty Excellence for CFRD released time during the 2015-2016 academic year.

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Dr. Valerie Ross '84 will be our guest speaker on Tuesday, October 21st, at 4:15 p.m. in CNS 333.  Val's presentation is titled:  "Medical School...and Beyond,  How I got into Johns Hopkins, what I did there, and what came after..." 

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