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Chip Gagnon, Assoc. Prof of Politics, gave an invited talk at the Center for Southeast European Studies at the University of Graz, Austria, on October 27.  The talk, focusing on his current research project, was entitled "Missionaries for Democracy: What can religious missionary work tell us about liberal political systems?"

Please visit the Intercom story dated 10/24/2014 for all the pertinent information. The discussion topic is “Stay on Track for the Holidays”. Now is the perfect time to set the foundation for getting through the holidays...and beyond!

It just so happens that for the very first time, the WW@W Open House falls on the same day as the Employee Benefits & Work/Life Fair in Emerson Suites from 10:00am – 3:00pm. We will have a table there—stop by and say hello!

Please scroll down to the comments to read a couple personal stories shared by currently active members. Very inspiring.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. (Register here) (Registration is recommended, but not required.)
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center
Facilitated by Regi Carpenter, Lecturer, Department of Communication Studies.  Regi is an award-winning storyteller, facilitator, and educator. 

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 Children ages 0-5 years are needed to help undergraduate Occupational Therapy students in the Human Development class learn how young children play.

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Congratulations to the following students who were inducted on October 22, 2014 into Ithaca College's Beta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Delta International Sociology Honor Society:

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We have all heard the numerous advantages of quitting smoking including the health, financial, and social benefits.  But although we hear it over and over, we cannot rid the fact that smoking cigarettes causes one of every five deaths in the United States every year. 

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November is Re-enrollment season, which means it’s time to start thinking about what insurance options you’re going to need for next year! 

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 You don't need to be on a meal plan to participate! The survey is open to all IC Students, Faculty and Staff!

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Click Here to complete the short online dining survey.

2. Insert your name and email address at the end of the survey and hit submit!

3. That's It! You're entered to WIN a GOOGLE NEXUS 7 Tablet!

Good luck everyone and thank you for your feedback!

Assistant Professor Candidate in Ecology

“Mechanisms of adaptation and their consequences for ecological communities”


4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

Part of the Department's Seminar Series.

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Meet for beverages & goodies at 3:45
CNS 1st floor lobby.
All are cordially invited to attend.

View other IC Events here.

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THATCamp Humanities+Science 2014 ( is an open, informal, inexpensive meeting (FREE for IC community!) where students, staff, and faculty interested in any area in the humanities and sciences will learn and build together in collaborative, informal workshops and short sessions.

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Ronald Herring is Professor of Government at Cornell and a Fellow of the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. He has worked mostly in and on rural South Asia, addressing topics that include property, development and agrarian politics…which led naturally to the study of the volatile politics of genetically engineered crops. From an international conference at Cornell, Herring edited a special issue of Journal of Development Studies on connections between transgenic crops and poverty. His current work in editing the Oxford Handbook of Food, Politics and Society continues to follow his interests in food politics.

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Interested in signing a pledge to end sexual violence on campus? 

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Mac McIntosh, Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer for ITS, will give the SIGUCCS 2014 Management Symposium Plenary in Salt Lake City, Utah in November. SIGUCCS is an Association for Computing Machinery Special Interest Group on University and College Computing Services.

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Spring 15 Technology Renewal questionnaire notices have been sent to all guardians and area coordinators, and should be completed by 5pm on Sunday, November 16.

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Deborah Rifkin (Associate Professor of Music Theory) published, "Cultivating Creativity in the Music Theory Classroom: Telling Tales with Timbre and Texture," in Engaging Students: Essays in Music Pedagogy, vol. 2.  

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The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to announce the following November events.  Please visit for updates.  Registration is encouraged, but not required.  welcomed.

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Jack Wang, associate professor in the Department of Writing, has published a novelette/long short story entitled "The Valkyries" in the Fall + Winter 2014/15 issue of The Humber Literary Review, a literary journal out of Humber College in Toronto.

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Your online presence impacts your career success.  Learn how to make your LinkedIn profile impressive, navigate the site and effectively use this networking tool.  We’ll share tips for students which will help you build a successful profile.

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Working outside the United States can be simple or more complicated than you imagined, depending on what you want to do or where in the world you want to go. This workshop will help you figure out how to job search and network internationally, relocate and adjust to new cultural norms, and offer best practices for launching an international career.

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Stephan Wasylko

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

2:30 pm Clark Lounge, Ithaca College Campus Center

Sponsored by the Ithaca College Department of History

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