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Communicating with others - peers, faculty and staff, supervisors and colleagues at internships or jobs, or the general public - is something you do every day, so make sure you're doing it professionally. The impressions you make on people can have tremendous impacts on your ability to be successful in the working world. Come to this workshop to learn everything from e-mail and cell phone etiquette, to dining and meeting expectations, to what you should wear in various settings.

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 The Fitness Center will be operating with reduced hours in observance of Thanksgiving Break.  Our Thanksgiving Break hours will be as follows:

Friday 11/21 - 7:00am - 2:00pm

Saturday 11/22 - CLOSED

Sunday 11/23 - CLOSED

Monday 11/24 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Tuesday 11/25 - 11:00am - 2:00pm

Wednesday 11/26 - Sunday 11/30 - CLOSED

We will resume our regular academic year hours on Monday 12/1/14.

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As Thanksgiving break approaches we would like to remind everyone that parking rules and regulations are in effect 24/7, all year round.

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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 can now create Sakai course sites for the Winter 2015 and Spring 2015 terms. 

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ITS is proud to announce that Williams Hall has successfully passed the testing phase and is now officially completed.  We are excited to bring robust and dependable Wi-Fi to the hard working departments and groups in that building.

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Dr. Derek Greenfield has been speaking for 20 years on issues such as diversity, motivation, hip-hop music and culture, reaching today’s students, and many more compelling topics.  He has given presentations to hundreds of multinational companies (the NBA, AT&T/Bell Labs, the L.A. Housing Authority, to name just a few) as well as many colleges and high schools all over the world.  Dr. Greenfield's motivational talk will be in Hockett Recital Hall in the Whalen Center for Music at noon on Friday November 21st.  All students and faculty are invited to attend.  

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Sox Sperry, the Program Associate at Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Green Teacher magazine entitled Sustainability Education and Media Literacy

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Black Oak Wind Farm, in western Tompkins County, is New York State’s First Community-Owned Wind Farm.  The project, slated for completion in the fall of 2015, will consist of seven 1.7 megawatt (mW) wind turbines, and will give New York residents the opportunity to own wind energy assets, providing clean energy to the grid and financial returns to investors.  


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Professor Ron Jude (M.A.S.S.) will exhibit nos•tal•gia, a piece commissioned by the Aperture Foundation for The Photographer's Playspace, an exhibition featuring the work of twenty contemporary photographers. The opening reception for the exhibition is Wednesday, November 19th, from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. 

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Faculty and Staff! 


Planning is currently underway for this year’s Leadership Weekend retreat and we need your help!

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On Thursday, November 20 and Friday, November 21, Ithaca College will be hosting the New York State Public High School Athletic Association girls swimming and diving championships.  Please be aware of the following lot closures which will result from reserved parking for that event.

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Professor Trotti presented a paper titled "Glossing the Text of White Supremacy, 1904" as a part of the panel "Reframing Reconstruction and Race in the Era of Jim Crow" at the 2014 SHA meeting in Atlanta.

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, November 19th.

Important reasons not to miss the next screening:

1. 65 million Americans have hypertension (high blood pressure)

2. Many people don't even know their blood pressure is high because there are no symptoms in most cases

3. Hypertension can lead to heart disease, stroke, heart failure, and kidney disease

4. 66% of those IC employees measured at the last screening were pre-hypertensive   (above ideal )

5. A 20 point increase in systolic blood pressure (top number) or a 10 point increase in diastolic blood pressure (bottom number) doubles the risk of heart disease.

6. Poor diet, inactivity, and being overweight can lead to an increase in blood pressure

7. If one does not adopt a healthy lifestyle, the hypertensive individual will need to take costly medication with potential side effects

8. Physical and emotional stress can elevate your blood pressure

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Assistant Professor Marella Feltrin-Morris will be giving a talk entitled, "Screening Milano: The City in Italian Cinema," on Tuesday, November 18th at 2pm in Job 209 (the Language and Cultural Exchange Cooperative). This talk will be followed by a panoramic on the IES Program in Milan given by Ithaca College student Elizabeth Benz, '14. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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Kathleen Mulligan (Theatre Arts) has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan for her sabbatical project Voices of Partition

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Featuring, Special Guest Speaker, Krystil Smith, Food Policy Coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States, based in Washington, D.C.

Join us, as Krystil speaks about the importance of reducing meat consumption, and presents the benefits of participating in the Meatless Monday program. Krystil's presentation will also be accompanied by a cooking demonstration with Executive Chef, JJ Molina. Not too mention, that delicious, free samples of a tasty vegan dish will be on hand!

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Join us for a talk entitled: Fractals and the Drip Paintings of Jackson Pollock
with Katherine Jones-Smith of the Hamilton College, Department of Physics

Physics Fall Seminar Series
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
CNS 112 at 12:10

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Next spring Primitive Pursuits – who co-teach the popular ENVS Sentinels course – will be offering a rigorous 160-hour training program covering primitive technology skills, naturalist’s skills, and teaching methodologies, culminating in participant certification as a Wilderness Skills Instructor. Please join us for an informational session on Monday, November 17, from 6:00 to 7:00 pm in CNS 1-B. 

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Paul Hansom, Assistant Professor of English, has published three works of fiction, all of which will be available to readers in December.


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