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The First-Year Residential Experience (FYRE) is an educational community experience for first-year students with goals of easing student transitions, developing strong, active communities, and stimulating intellectual curiosity.

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My Antigua, An Island Revealed, edited and designed by Professor Janice Levy, was recently published.

The 300-page book consists of photographs, poetry, and prose by thirteen “at risk” students who participated in a two-week intensive photographic workshop Levy taught in January 2014 at GATE (Government Assisted Technology Endevour). Four months later, Levy returned to Antigua with writing instructor and publisher Robert Colley of Standing Stone Books, who inspired the students to write pieces related to their life and work.

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Several weeks ago Conger was interviewed by Liz Covart for Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History.  The episode recently went live and is available for download at http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/

 

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The article was published in the March 2015 issue of "Associates: the Electronic Library Support Staff Journal".  

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 The Office of the Budget announces that the Fiscal Year 2015-16 Budget document approved by the Ithaca College Board of Trustees is available on our web page.

 

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Ithaca College is hosting the 2015 Conference of MACLAS (Middle Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies) on April 17-18 @ Campus Center. The theme is “Altered States: Cross-disciplinary explorations of tradition and the emergent in Latin America.” There will be many panels on various topics, and a link to the program is below (check out fellow students' and faculty research presentations!)

Students and public welcome to the panels.

http://www.maclas.org/wp-content/uploads/MACLAS-2015-DRAFT-PROGRAM.pdf

 

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Anthony Wallace (History, '05), currently Acting Chief of the Collections Processing Unit at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, plays a prominent role in the new Smithsonian Channel Documentary "Planes, Cranes, and Rockets."

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IC Hillel cordially invites you to choose from a variety of Seders for the first night of Passover: Friday April 3rd at 8 pm in Terrace Dining Hall.

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The Ithaca College Office of Alumni Relations is pleased to invite you to join Rhoda Meador, director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, for a free webinar titled "Opportunity Age: Thriving in the Third Stage of Life" on Wednesday, March 25 at 12:00 noon.

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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 juicy steak to your plate, choose from 6 oz. Filet, 12 oz. New York Strip, or 10 oz. Rib Eye! Sides Include a Baked Potato Bar, Onion Rings and your choice of Steakhouse Spinach or Corn.

Dining Services will feature Stone Steakhouse Station in Campus Center Dining Hall Wednesday and Thursday only! Simply swipe your ID card and pay $8 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $8 to the cost of your dinner!

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The thirteenth annual Rainbow Reception will be held on Friday, April 24. The Rainbow Reception is a celebration of Ithaca College's graduating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, asexual, and allied seniors and graduate students. Reservations are required. Please register here.

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 The Ithacan has been named a Gold Medalist for the 2013–14 academic year in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual college newspaper critique.

Among the judge’s comments, “Congratulations on publishing an outstanding print and digital newspaper and your Gold Medalist and All Columbian honors. You entertain, inform, practice enterprise journalism and serve as a student forum, all in an exceptional manner.”

Each year the CSPA evaluates member papers on overall content, news, depth reporting, features, opinion/editorial, sports, arts/entertainment, editing/headline writing, and design/graphics based on more than 150 specific criteria. This year the paper scored 963 on the critique’s 1,000-point scale. The CSPA consistently ranks The Ithacan as a Gold Medalist, its highest category. All Columbian Honors are given within a scorebook section when the sectional total reaches 95% or more of the possible points.

 Five Ithacan students have been honored with 2014 Gold Circle Awards in the Columbia Scholastic Press Association’s annual competition honoring work by individuals in collegiate publications. The 2014 awards are for work produced during the 2013–14 academic year.  

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Dr. Derek Cabrera will give his presentation "Seeing Systems Thinking" on March 25, 2015 at 6:00 pm in Hill Center Room 104.

The 2015 HPPE speaker series is sponsored by the Department of Health Promotion and Physical Education. This year's topic is "Teaching, Learning, and Diversity in the 21st Century."

For more information or to RSVP for the event, visit the calendar listing found here.

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It's On Us is meant to create a cultural shift in the way we think about, talk about and act about SEXUAL ASSAULT.

Monday, April 13, 6:00pm Emerson Suites


Join us for a campus wide, facilitated conversation brought to you by Ask Big Questions at ICIthaca College Hillel, Student Affairs and Campus Life, Office of Residential Life, Public Safety, Ithaca Advocacy Center of Tompkins County, Center for Counseling and Psychological Services. 

RSVP to be invited for a Reception opening the event: http://bit.ly/itsonusithaca

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Ithaca College ITS is very pleased to announce that Campus Center has now successfully passed the testing phase and is now complete.  That means anyone using the Dining Hall, IC Square, or visiting Egbert, or Emerson should have consistent, stable, and robust Wi-Fi connectivity.

Our Network Services team worked hard to roll out the new Wi-Fi just in time for Ed Tech Day.  We monitored the usage that day, and were consistently impressed with the speeds and number of users that we were able to handle.  We received many compliments on the Wi-Fi from our visitors as well as the Ithaca College attendees. Also, almost one-third of all users were connecting using the newest 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard which most new smartphones use.  This would have not been possible before our Wi-Fi remediation.

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Presentations open to the campus community by four finalists for the position of the Dean of the School of Business will be held from 12:10-1:00 on Tuesday March 31, Thursday April 2, Thursday April 9, and Tuesday April 14 in the Park Center for Business Room 111.

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This support group is held every Thursday from 1-1:50pm in the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) group room located on the 2nd floor of the Hammond Health Center.  

 

 

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The sooner you start saving, the more time your money has to grow! Make saving for retirement a priority. Devise a plan, stick to it, and set goals. Remember, it's never too early or too late to start saving.

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This talk is sponsored as part of the H & S Dissertation Diversity Fellowship Program and will be given by Ianna Hawkins Owen, a Ph.D. candidate at UC Berkeley in African Diaspora Studies with a designated concentration on Women, gender, and sexuality.  

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