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December 4, 2015, 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Center for Faculty Excellence, 316 Gannett Center

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All of us experience stress.  Learn about the nature of stress and how to manage it so you can achieve your optimum potential.  This course offers a personalized learning experience, with discussion, workbook activities, and projects focusing on understanding stress and making it stress work for you. 
Attributes:  ICC - Social Sciences, Theme: Mind, Body, Spirit; GE 1: Self & Society, Liberal Arts
3 credits.  HLTH 22700-01 CRN 30050.

For more information contact Deborah Wuest at

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 Dyani Johns Taff (Writing) will give a presentation titled "Like the shippes of marchants: Navigating Marriage in Jonson's The Staple of News and Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew" on Friday, December 3, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. in Friends 210.  All who are interested are invited.  

Dyani Johns Taff's presentation is sponsored by the IC Medieval-Renaissance Colloquium.


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The online submission process for faculty sponsors to submit student presentations for the 19th Annual James J. Whalen Symposium was opened on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

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New York Times correspondent Adam B. Ellick — whose reporting first brought Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai to the attention of the world — has accepted an invitation to deliver the main address at Ithaca College’s 2016 Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 22. Ellick is a 1999 journalism graduate of the Roy H. Park School of Communications.

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The Vice President of Human Resources search committee has met with semi-finalist candidates over the past several weeks and has identified candidates who will come to campus over the next 10-12 days. For each on-campus candidate, there will be an open session where all members of the campus community are invited to ask questions, in addition to specific times for Staff Council, Faculty Council, and SGA to meet with each candidate. Online feedback opportunities will be available so that members of the campus community can share their impressions and observations of each candidate with the search committee. Specific times and days for the campus-wide question and answer sessions will be announced when schedules for the candidate visits are finalized. 

Bonny Griffith, director of client and enrollment marketing in the Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications, has accepted a position as Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Cortland Regional Medical Center, where she will be reporting directly to Mark Webster, president and CEO.

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 Travelers will now get to New York City faster and with less expense as Coach USA rolls out its new Platinum Express Service in Ithaca, on Thursday, December 10, 2015.

The service adds reduced fares and several new non-stops between Ithaca and New York City, as well as new pickup and drop off locations. Platinum Express busses will pick up on-campus at Ithaca College, Cornell University and the Ithaca Bus Terminal; Thursdays, twice on Fridays, and Sundays.

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We are not just paper!

Do you have an amazing digital file that would look great on canvas?  Check out the sample canvas print on display at the Phillips Hall Post Office.  At just $3.50 a square foot, you can gift or keep artwork suitable for framing.  Files should be 300DPI at size or taken with a 10-12 megapixel camera or be vector artwork.

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Contributed by Mary Ann Rishel on 12/02/2015 

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Mary Ann Rishel, Professor Emerita, Writing, recently served on a Ph.D. review committee for the Australian National University, Canberra.  The candidate’s dissertation included an original satiric novel with an exegesis of David Foster Wallace’s novel, The Pale King.

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(An excerpt from a message sent from our leader, Samarra Mbenga, to current At Work members and those subscribed to our listserv) 

We will be launching the biggest change to Weight Watchers in 50 years. Wait until you hear about the innovative improvements to an already stellar program! What is good is getting even better! Please be sure to make it to a meeting next week!

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Imagine being 29 years old and trapped inside your country. Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour is a conscientious objector who refused to take part in mandatory military service and was denied a passport as a result. He wrote WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to dissect the experience of an entire generation born amid the hardship of the Iran-Iraq war, and to get his story heard outside of Iran. 

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 Welcome back from break! While many of us are coming back with full bellies from Thanksgiving, families across the Southern Tier still go hungry every day. Our “Season’s Eatings!” Food and Fund Drive is in full swing, so now’s your chance to help feed those in need!


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Visiting artist Sarah Gotowka's dye workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9, from 11am-1pm.  The event is open to the public and free, and supplies will be available on a first-come basis.  Silk scarves and handkerchiefs are available on-site. Articles of clothing may be brought from home  but they should be clean & cotton/wool, and please bring a plastic bag! Drop-ins welcome!


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Come to the North Foyer of Campus Center on Wednesday, December 2, and Thursday, December 3, to support One World Market and IC Circle K!

From 10-3pm One World Market, a Fair Trade business selling products from around the world, will be here hosting their annual Holiday Sale. There will be winter clothing, scarves, jewelry and even chocolate! A portion on the proceeds will go to help fund Circle K ‘s weekly service projects. Come out and support a great cause!

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 Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? For $8 extra you can add a seared tuna steak or Roasted Rack of Lamb to your plate! Tonight, Dining Services will feature Kalamata in Terrace Dining Hall! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register for a ticket. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner. 

Our full menu is available on Facebook!

Payment types accepted are: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Bonus Bucks, and ID Express.


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Exhibiting artist Sarah Gotowka will give a public lecture on her work in the current exhibition, MAKE DO, contextualizing it within the greater reaches of her practice. Gotowka collaborated with the IC Gardens and Dana Summer Fellow Vin Manta '17 to plant several natural pigment plants over the summer of 2015, the plants of which were harvested with the help of classes from the ICSM program. A dye workshop has been rescheduled for Wednesday, December 9, which community members may take part in-- see Intercom for event posting.


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On Saturday December 5th at 4PM, the Ithaca College Jazz Ensemble will perform a concert of uplifting music at Ford Hall in the Whalen Center of Music.

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Posted on behalf of Roger "Doc" Richardson, Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Dear campus community,
As I write this, the tragic events in Paris and Mali, and the recent loss of our Ithaca College student, Shannon Sakosits, are still fresh on my mind. As a result, I find myself thinking a lot lately about the relationship between losing something or someone that is dear to me and having to live with a new reality. I have lost a number of loved ones during my time here at IC; as I have gained more clarity about my personal and professional life, the realities of loss and change have become more apparent.

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Note the original dates of January 8th/9th have been changed to the 9th/10th.

Digital Instruction and Information Services (DIIS) is planning major network maintenance for late evening Saturday, January 9th into mid-day Sunday, January 10th.

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