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Each year, Ithaca College celebrates cultural diversity through our campus- wide Cultural Theme Month celebrations.  Through the collaborative efforts of the Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs, our campus partners in various departments and offices, and our student organizations, we are able to provide various opportunities to learn, share, celebrate, empower, and appreciate Latino/a Heritage Month, Native American Month, Black History Month, and Focus Asia Month. (For more info about IC Cultural Theme Months please visit 


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Associate Professor Scott Hamula was nominated by the American Advertising Federation (AAF) and has been selected to serve on the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) -- a body that serves to assure that advertising claims are truthful and accurate.

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Learn to meditate!

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 Want to know more about mindfulness and meditation?  Sign up for our 4 session class where we will learn and practice different types of meditation. 

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Lena Sargenti, a Health and Physical Education teaching major in the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education, is a recipient of the Ruth Abernathy Presidential Scholarship awarded by the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America).  This scholarship was developed by past presidents of SHAPE America to honor three outstanding undergraduate and two graduate students in the field of health, physical education, recreation or dance. All scholarships are presented at the SHAPE America National Convention in the spring. 

It’s free and going live on March 8, 2016 from 7-8PM EDT.  Register at

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Assistant Professor Christopher House, Communication Studies, has been invited to speak at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School (CRCDS) on February 10, 2016

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Interested in learning more about study abroad programs??

The IC Student Anthropological Society and Department of Anthropology host an evening of students presenting their fieldwork experiences around the globe.

Thursday Feb. 18 at 7pm in Williams 218. Dinner and dessert will be served. 

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Enter the powerful world of water by viewing engaging documentaries, animations and short films about water issues. We will explore approaches that range from humorous to hard-hitting political pieces, poetic to personal, all created in order to help people understand complex environmental issues. During the course, you will develop concepts and approaches for creating media that can help expand water awareness, including here at Ithaca College.

The only media experience needed is your own film-tv-internet viewing.

1 cr.        TVR 29302          Park Communications 184        Mara Alper

Fri. Feb.  19 + 26    3 - 6:15 pm

Sat. Feb.  20   12 - 6 pm


Contributed by Michael Titlebaum on 02/10/2016 

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Faculty jazz Pianist Nick Weiser along with director of jazz studies saxophonist Mike Titlebaum perform Friday Feb 12th at 7PM in Hockett Recital Hall in the Whalen Center for Music.

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Patricia Zimmermann and Dale Hudson were invited by the prominent new media group <empyre> to moderate a month of discussions exploring themes in their  new book, Thinking Through Digital Media: Transnational Environments and Locative Places

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As first posted on Intercom on 2/8, the U-Lot (Campus Center lot) will be serving as reserved parking for events associated with the Board of Trustees Meetings on February 10 and 11, and therefore will be closed for general use.  The lot will re-open for normal usage at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Thursday.  Individuals seeking handicapped parking can continue to access U-Lot handicapped spaces by speaking with the lot attendant.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding of this lot closure.  

On Tuesday, March 8th, 2016, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. in the Emerson Suites, students are invited to participate in a Master Class conducted by one of the great minds of our time, Dr. Derald Wing Sue. acclaimed author of Microaggressions in Everyday Life, Dr. Derald Wing Sue will share his current and past research on the topics of Race, Culture and Microaggressions.  This event is hosted by the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity.

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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Nominations are open for student or faculty membership in Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Sigma Xi is a national honor society of scientists and engineers who are elected to the society because of their research achievements or potential. The Paulen A. Smith Chapter at Ithaca College was founded in 1965.

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Bigoted comments, jokes, negative assumptions and stereotypes are challenging because they can provoke our emotions and make us reactive, scared, confused, uncertain, judgmental, and less able to access our intelligence and good thinking.


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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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Hannah Hjerpe-Schroeder, an Ithaca College alumna (English '11), has accepted an offer of admission to the Ph.D. program in English Literature at Emory University.  She will begin her course of study in August of this year.

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Jennifer Spitzer, Assistant Professor of English, will present a free public lecture at the Kitchen Theatre tonight (Wednesday, February 10), at 6:45pm.  Her lecture is entitled "The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up:  J.M. Barrie and the Fictions of Arrested Development."

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When: Thursday 2/11/16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

 Where: A&E Center VIP Room

Who: All Ithaca College staff members who are willing to listen openly, respect differing opinions, and to engage in discussion while sharing ideas and constructive feedback are encouraged to attend.

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