intercom home  |  advanced search  |  about intercom  |  alerts  |  faq  |  help  |  rss  

user functions

Log into intercom now

Current Ithaca College community members may contribute stories and comments as well as view additional topics by logging in.

Reset My Password



Sign up to receive a summary of Intercom headlines via e-mail three times a week.

Thank you to the campus community for your patience as the Shared Governance Task Force reviewed the feedback we received in the fall and completed a second Draft of the Charter of Shared Governance. 

The Shared Governance Task Force is pleased to inform the campus community of the following timeline for release of the draft of the shared governance document.

Read more . . . (238 words)

The fifteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 21. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

All students, staff, and faculty who wish to celebrate the accomplishments of our LGBTQA+ and allied seniors and graduate students are welcome and reservations are required

Read more . . . (170 words)

Tompkins County Public Library, in partnership with Humanities New York, will host a weekly discussion series on community and civic engagement beginning April 6 at 6 p.m. in the Library’s Ezra Cornell Reading Room.

Read more . . . (171 words)

Help the Friendship Donations Network with a fun raffle!

Read more . . . (131 words)

On Thursday, March 23rd, the College will be holding its 27th Educational Technology Day.  This exciting event attracts hundreds of visitors to our campus to explore new technologies and learn more about how technology can be used both in and out of the classroom.  We are asking that students, staff, and faculty please be aware of the parking impact of Ed Tech Day on both the event date and the preceding Wednesday, as described below.

Read more . . . (274 words)

After thorough consultation with president-elect Shirley M. Collado and search committee chair Brian Dickens, we have decided to defer the timing of the search for a Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer to the fall semester, after Dr. Collado officially assumes her role as President.

Read more . . . (158 words)

On Thursday March 23rd, 2017 at 8:15 p.m. in Ford Hall, Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa will perform with the IC African Drumming and Dance Ensemble and Worlds of Music Class.

The concert will feature music from the Ewe, Dagomba and Ga tribes of Ghana by the African Drumming and Dance Ensemble and the Worlds of Music Class.

Toby Foyeh and Orchestra Africa is very visual on stage and do an intense performance that incorporates modern African dance to enhance the music with colorful costumes, call and response singing supported by great melodic instruments, guitars, flutes keyboards and percussion featuring the Gangan (Yoruba talking Drum).

Read more . . . (337 words)

The Ithaca College Medieval and Renaissance Colloquium announces a presentation by Dan Breen, titled “Marlowe’s Edward II and the Limits of Humanist History,” on Thursday, March 23, at 12:10 to 1:45 p.m. in Business 301. 

Read more . . . (279 words)

 Five History majors presented original research at the March 4, 2017 meeting of the Phi Alpha Theta Western New York Regional Meeting.The students presented their research to both their peers and faculty who are experts in the fields.  

Naomi Hanson won one of six "Best Conference Paper" awards for "A Royal Encounter: Finding Commonality between Pirate Queen Grace O’Malley and Queen Elizabeth I."

Read more . . . (108 words)

The Ithaca College chapter of the American Marketing Association (ICAMA) was again recognized as one of the leading chapters in the country, receiving numerous awards at the 2017 AMA International Collegiate Conference in New Orleans, March 16-18.

Read more . . . (143 words)

 "The Art of Protest" is currently on display in the Department of Art History hallway display case, on the ground floor of Gannett.  

Read more . . . (93 words)

Learn to Meditate

Contributed by Mary Ann Erickson on 03/20/2017 

View printable version

 Interested in trying meditation, or in practicing with others?  All are welcome to join a 4-session mindfulness workshop, Fridays 3-4:15 starting April 7.

Read more . . . (48 words)

In collaboration with the Office of Programs and Outreach, the weekly D&I Discussion Circle will host a special workshop training focused on how to be an ally with IC alum, Cornell Woodson.  Please join us on Wednesday, March 22 at noon (12pm) in the Taughannock Falls Room

Allyship: What Does It Really Look Like?
With the current climate on college and university campuses, everyone is asking themselves how they can help make spaces more inclusive. While making inclusive spaces is a life long journey, there are actions people can take every day to create spaces where everyone can show up authentically. Through personal narrative, dialogue, and interactive activities; this workshops will provide participants with action items they can immediately implement in their everyday lives.

Read more . . . (105 words)

Thursday, April 6, 3:00-4:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Participants are invited to stay for a reception and light refreshments with the workshop facilitator and International Programs staff from 4:30-5:00

Read more . . . (344 words)

Dr. Ellie Fitts Fulmer (Ithaca College, Education Department) and Dr. Alesha Gayle (University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education) presented a paper at the Ethnography in Education Research Forum at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia last month. Their paper, titled, “LOL? Humor and Racial Literacy in University Classrooms” explores using racial comedy media in college coursework, drawing on a literacy lens for understanding more about this practice. Specifically, Fulmer and Gayle seek to move towards a theory of racial comedy in teacher education, given that this is currently widely practiced in college classrooms absent of a critical framework undergirding it.

Read more . . . (72 words)

 In order to highlight our Fall 2017 course offerings, the Honors program is hosting a community event: The Honors Course Expo will be held Tuesday, March 21 at 4:30 PM in Clark Lounge

Read more . . . (54 words)

Srijana Bajracharya from the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education published an article titled, “Knowledge, Perceived Benefits and Barriers of College Employees Regarding Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Screening: A Replication Study” in a peer reviewed journal, International Journal of Health, Wellness, and Society. This paper was presented at the International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, in Madrid, Spain, in 2015.

The purpose of this project was to replicate a previous study and examine current employees’ knowledge and perception regarding CRC issues and find out if there is any difference between the results from two studies. The main reason for this research was to find out what current population’s needs are so that targeted CRC educational workshops can be planned for them.

Read more . . . (186 words)

Free Parenting Class in Dryden

Contributed by Katie Sack on 03/20/2017 

View printable version

Parenting the Hardest Job in the World: An 8 week series for parents/caregivers.   

Parenting Skills Workshop Series  -- PS: It Works! Communication Skills for All

  • A class for every parent
  • Every parent comes out with something new
  • Share your strengths and learn new strategies
  • You are the most important teacher in your child’s life

Learn to talk with your children using the skills: Encouragement, Can Do, Choices, Self-Control and Respecting Feelings.

Read more . . . (69 words)

Do you have neck pain?

Contributed by Vanessa R. Mirabito on 03/20/2017 

View printable version

Dr. Vanessa R. Mirabito, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC and graduate student researchers from the Department of Physical Therapy are looking for volunteers to participate in a study involving two different taping techniques (kinesio taping) for the treatment of neck pain. 

Read more . . . (323 words)

In the internet age, where a simple Google search can spoil the magic of Santa Claus for kids, Macy’s hoped to fill the World Wide Web with positive affirmations of belief. Cyndy Scheibe, a developmental psychologist from Ithaca College, had conducted her own research on belief in Santa to contribute to Macy’s efforts.

Read more . . . (549 words)

recent stories

News and Notices

Lectures and Presentations

Arts and Performances

Learning Opportunities


News for Faculty

News for Staff

News for Students

Student Organizations

HR News

Comings and Goings