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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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Take advantage of the more than 350 concerts offered each year by the School of Music. A full listing of all concerts and events is available at; highlights across the next few weeks are listed 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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 Ithaca College Gerontology Institute with the Finger Lakes Geriatric Education Center presents "Life Review of Generative Contributions" on Monday, December 1, from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites, 1100 Danby Road. This workshop is free for IC students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required. Visit to register and for more information.

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Assistant Professor Candidate in Ecology

Cooperation and conflict in pollination networks: the role of foraging behavior”

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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On the week of November 17-19, Marylén Serna Salinas from Colombia will be visiting Central New York on a speaking/sharing tour. She is a Colombian leader of the Movimiento Campesino de Cajibío (MCC), which organizes with women, youth, victims of crimes of state, and agro-ecological small farmers to establish an alternative development proposal, the Plan for a Dignified Life for Cajibío.

Marylen also serves as a spokeswoman for Congreso de los Pueblos (CdP), which a social and political movement in Colombia that resists extractive policies with military backing that lead to displacement, and establishes multiple grassroots legislative processes that focus on the defense of life, protection against confiscation of land and destruction of communities, environmental and economic sustainability, national sovereignty, and peace with social justice.


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This past Friday, Nov. 14, School of Music Dean Karl Paulnack met with students at Indiana University to discuss themes of self-discovery and awareness as they pertain to individual career paths. 

Part of the institution's student-led career development endeavor Project Jumpstart, the luncheon—co-presented by renowned concertmaster and educator Jorja Fleezanis—and the evening workshop allowed attending students to explore personal career goals in a way that synchronized with who they truly are. 

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The following is an ITS System Alert for all users.

Public Safety in partnership with ITS is investigating a phishing scheme perpetrated on one of our students.  The student reported that a pop-up message fraudulently representing Apogee asked her to call them and were attempting to gain access to their computer by installing software to hack into her computer (and our) systems.

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Chris Sperry, the Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp, has recently written an article for Social Education Magazine entitled WWI Through Constructivist Media Decoding. This article looks at teaching about WWI through interactive decoding (analyzing) of propaganda posters from different countries. It lays out the theory and practice of media analysis for teaching critical thinking, questioning strategies, media literacy and core social studies content. 

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On Wednesday, November 19, join us in Business 111 at 7 p.m. for a special event with Thomas Shevory and Donald Beachler, co-authors of When Good Companies Go Bad.

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Join the Society of Professional Journalists Monday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Park 223 (lounge) to Skype with Jessica Bard, a weekend anchor, reporter and producer for WETM 18 News in Elmira.  Jessica landed her reporting job directly out of college, a difficult task in today’s market. She’ll be sharing advice on how students can start preparing themselves to do the same, as well as what to expect during the first few months on the job.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please email as far in advance as possible.




Katalin Lustyik, associate professor in the Department of Media Arts, Sciences, and Studies, gave an invited talk at the Budapest Business School, Hungary on November 11.

The talk, focusing on her current research project, is entitled "Children and Media in the 21st century: research perspectives."

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