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Professor Barney Beins delivered an address as president of the New England Psychological at its annual convention in October. The talk was entitled Psychological Science and Scientific Literacy: Paths to a Good Life.

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 Please call 1-800-RED CROSS to set up your appointment for whole and Double Red Blood cells now.  Brighten someone  in need of hope for a great Christmas by giving the GIFT OF LIFE. 

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Individuals who had stroke more than 6 months ago are needed for a study investigating the impact of physical therapy on walking and balance. Participants will be randomized to exercise in the water or on land using a treadmill 3 times per week for 4 weeks and will be compensated for their time. Please contact Sarah Fishel at sfishel@ithaca.edu for additional information. 

 

 The Residence Hall Snow Plowing Plan has been established to increase campus safety, increase the thoroughness of plowing efforts and reduce the time it takes to plow in parking lots generally used by residence hall students.

 

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You are invited to join the Ithaca College Department of Physics & Astronomy for a Public Viewing of the night sky at the Clinton B. Ford Observatory, Friday, December 2 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - CANCELED DUE TO POOR VISIBILITY!!

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We hope you will join us this weekend for Thumbprint, by Kamala Sankaram and Susan Yankowitz, the opera that tells the remarkable story of Muhktar Mai and her fight for women's rights, justice, and literacy.

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Beginning in Fall 2016 students are able to get hands-on experience in the research labs by enrolling in BIOC-39000.

As a result, they are able to travel to present their work, as well, as to present locally.

All are welcome to attend.

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Patricia R. Zimmermann, professor of Screen Studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, recently published a tribute to former Ithaca College screen studies faculty member John Hess, in the academic journal Jump Cut: A Review of Contemporary Media.

Professor John Hess was a faculty member in the Department of Cinema and Photography from 1992-1998.  He taught Introduction to Film Aesthetics and Analysis, Fiction Film Theory, and specialty courses on Latin American Cinemas.

Professor Hess passed away in July 2015 from complications from Parkinson's Disease. He was one of the founders of Jump Cut, a leading journal in screen and media studies, now celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. 

Zimmermann's  tribute, entitled "Viva John Hess," can be accessed through the link on the title.

 

As community members, we all see the impact of when we pull together to support the needs of our local community whether it be in the City of Ithaca, Tompkins County or in other surrounding counties where our employees reside. Here is our chance to help.

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Clinical faculty from the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology co-authored two papers presented at iCERi-2016 (International Conference of Education Research and Innovation) in Seville, Spain. These presentations featured outcomes from an ongoing clinical program called ICreate (Ithaca College Ready to Explore/Expand All Transition Experiences), a communication support group for young adults with autism spectrum disorders.

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Thank you to everyone who helped organize and participated in the Educational Affairs Staff Development Committee's Fall Social Fundraiser. We raised $702.00 to donate to the campus emergency relief fund which provides support to faculty, staff, and students in need!! If you were unable to attend, but would still like to contribute to the relief fund, the chapel is always accepting cash and check donations. Thank you again!

Submitted on behalf of Dr. Brian K. Dickens, VP for Human Resources

Early last week, a temporary court injunction was issued that makes it uncertain how the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (FLSA) overtime pay exemptions apply to employees who would be impacted by the new rules that were to go into effect on December 1, 2016.  Although the injunction removes the immediate mandate for December 1, 2016, the College will move forward with our implementation plan.  

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Seasons Eatings, everyone! Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life this Holiday Season? From December 1st through 16th, donations can be made at any of our ten retail dining locations.

All funds raised will go to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier’s Backpack Program to feed children in Tompkins County. When children from food insecure homes are not in school, often times, they aren't able to eat 3 meals per day. A $3.00 donation will fill a backpack with food for a child in need, helping to bridge the gap over weekends and school breaks. 

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TVR320: Topics in Media Technology: The Seduction and Surveillance of New Media (ICC WI) CRN# 30030 focuses on how the seduction of new media (mobile, social, web, etc.) has led to some unanticipated outcomes that affect our personal life experience in both utopic and dystopic ways.

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Luca Maurer, Center for LGBT Education, Outreach & Services program director, has co-authored a suite of multimedia resources with Genny Beemyn, Ph.D., Director of the Stonewall Center at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst: The LGBTQIA+ Supportive Campus: Developing Effective Policies, Programs & Practices Binder, CD + Digital Training Video. The resource is designed to assist higher education professionals and institutions better understand and meet the needs of today's LGBTQIA+ college students.

The resource includes a 100+ page binder, CD, fact sheets for training, and interactive video with self-assessment to measure learning. It addresses ways to create and maintain a welcoming, inclusive community, and to retain LGBTQIA+ students through graduation.

 

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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to thank the Ithaca College and local Ithaca, NY community for supporting Native Heritage: 1st Peoples Month at IC this year. Each event was successful in offering a challenging and transformative experience through dialogue on cultural appropriation, representation in media, gender, historical inaccuracies, and the intersection of identities.

 

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Congratulations and farewell to Professor Wayne Blann, Sport Management, who is retiring after 30 years of distinguished service to Ithaca College.  Professor Blann led the development of the sport management program and mentored countless students over the years, both in class and as they entered the professional world.

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IC Circle K, in partnership with Student United Way, will be having our yearly One World Market fundraiser!

One World Market will be selling a number of their handmade, fair-trade goods on campus, and a portion of the profits will benefit both student organizations. They can help you prepare for the upcoming Ithaca winter with their array of FAIR Trade hats, scarves, and gloves, in addition to help you check some friends and family members off your shopping list this holiday season! The sale will take place in the North Foyer of Campus Center on December 5, 6, and 7, from 9-3 each day.

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 Are you on a meal plan and want to give your dinner a boost? Join us TONIGHT at dinner in Terrace Dining Hall for our By Land and Sea event some get delicious Surf 'n' Turf!

Enjoy a tasty 5 oz. Lobster Tail and a 5 oz. Tenderloin Filet along with your choice of sides, Garlic Mashed Potatoes and Lemon Garlic Green Beans.

Simply swipe your ID card and pay $10 at the register. No meal plan, no problem! Just add $10 to the cost of your dinner! We accept Bonus Bucks, ID Express, Cash, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.

 What are you doing on December 6, 2016 @ 12???  I know, you're coming to see and hear us at Tuesday @ 12 at the Whalen School of Music in the Hockett Family Recital Hall. 

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