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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies,  presented her research "Towards a Theory and Practice of Documentary in Open Space New Media" at Visible Evidence XXII Conference on Documentary in Toronto, Canada, on August 21, 2015.

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Psychology students Maris Krauss and Shannon Rebholz presented the results of their research at the annual convention of the New England Psychological Association on Saturday, October 10.

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Happy Fall Break, Everyone! 

Please Click Here for a downloadable version of our Fall Break Schedule or see below for details.

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“The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy: Critical Thinking in a Multimedia World” by Cyndy Scheibe and Faith Rogow includes 139 lesson ideas using media literacy. The companion website has been updated to include digital resources and complete support documents such as student worksheets, relevant video clips, example PowerPoint slides and key questions for the analysis of media messages for the seven complete lesson plans. 

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 Please join the Chemistry Department in welcoming back Thomas Polson (Chemistry '05) on Tuesday, October 6th in CNS 333 @ 12:05 pm.

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The Office of Career Services is open for drop ins from 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday  through Wednesday, October 12th through the 14th.

Thursday, October 15th our drop-in hours will be 12:30-3:30. On Friday, October 16th we will not have any drop-in hours.

We are open during fall break for appointments and drop-ins on an adjusted schedule. Feel free to drop-in and see us!

Regular drop-in hours resume Monday, October 19th.

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This professional webinar session provides higher education administrators and staff an opportunity to learn about the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain Latina/o faculty members and professional staff. The demographic reality of the growing Hispanic undergraduate and graduate student population compels higher education leaders to employ courageous leadership to create proactive measures that ensures their faculty and leaders reflect the diverse communities that they serve. Towards that goal, this webinar highlights key programmatic and policy recommendations, based on empirical evidence, to support institutional initiatives to improve Latino(a) faculty and professional staff representation.

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The members of the Diversity Awareness Committee (DAC) invite you to attend our monthly meeting and participate in a discussion on domestic violence and sexual abuse as it relates to gender, facilitated by two of our committee members, Darnell Thompson and Maggie Wetter of Residential Life.

On Tuesday, October 13th from noon to 1:00 p.m., we will meet in the Cayuga Lake Meeting Room.  If you would like to join us, please rsvp by emailing For your convenience, I have included the 2015-2016 meeting schedule below.

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Often, managers and educators put together diverse teams or groups, but then work in ways that fail to reap the benefits of that diversity. This highly interactive workshop offers both a framework and practical tips for leveraging the power of diverse teams, optimizing innovation, and strengthening organizational decision-making. It invites participants to become intentional and strategic about this work. Designed for supervisors who lead diverse teams and faculty members who want to leverage diversity to enhance classroom learning or to strengthen students’ readiness to embrace diversity in community settings. Open to all interested in the topics covered.

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In "Hitler's Furies: German Women in the Nazi Killing Fields," Dr. Wendy Lower of Claremont McKenna College will speak on young German women who went to Nazi-occupied eastern Europe and worked as nurses, secretaries, and schoolteachers and there took part in the Nazi genocide of the Jews.

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On Monday, October 12, the Office of Admissions will be hosting an Open House for prospective students and their families.  The M-Lot parking lot at the A&E Center has been designated as reserved parking for that event, and therefore will be unavailable to college staff, faculty, and students in the morning.  Notice of this parking closure was first posted to Intercom on Thursday, October 8.

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Dr. Johnson, emerita professor of Anthropology at Ithaca College, will be speaking during a celebration of the lives of the late Marcia Ascher (former professor of Mathematics at Ithaca College) and Robert Ascher (former professor of Anthropology at Cornell).

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 Susan Durnford, SLPA, Janice Elich Monroe, RLS, Catherine Gooch, Program Manager CLS, and Linda Heyne, RLS presented at the ATRA conference September 27-30, 2015 in Albuquerque, NM. 

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LGBT History Month Continues

Contributed by Luca Maurer on 10/11/2015 

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Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is celebrated in October.  In observance of LGBT History Month, the LGBT Center website will feature videos highlighting different historical figures who have made a difference in the LGBT community.  Visit the LGBT Center website's LGBT History Month Featured Videos section to find a new video each day of October. Here are some figures who will be highlighted in the coming days:


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On Friday, October 9, Ithaca College was made aware that a posting had been made to social media about a planned off-campus party by a group of Ithaca College students. The posting used language that was reprehensible for its racial and class stereotyping. The views expressed in this posting are antithetical to the college’s commitment to respect and inclusivity.

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 The Williams 210 computer lab will be closed beginning Thursday, 10/15.  Please note that normal hours will begin on Monday, 10/19.  The Friends 110 computer lab and fixIT Shop hours are as follows:

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Tuesday, October 13, 9:00-10:15 am, CFE 316 Gannett Center
Faculty facilitator: Dr. Susan Adams Delaney, Department of Writing

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 Submitted on behalf of Provost Benjamin (Ben) Rifkin:

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Blue Sky reimagining process on Thursday, October 8.   We are currently cataloguing all the ideas submitted through the brainstorming process.

In the coming days we will be updating the Blue Sky website with video from our kickoff event and a feedback form to collect additional ideas from the IC community, including alumni and supporters of the College who may live far away. Please stay tuned for updates and more opportunities to share your thoughts with us!


Take advantage of the next two week of concerts offered by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; some highlights are featured below.  

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

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The H&S Dean search committee met this week to initiate the systematic review of applications, and we are pleased with the number and quality even at this very early stage.  This initial review, the first of several stages in the candidate vetting process, will continue until shortly after the October 16 deadline for applications. 


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