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Dr. Margaret Arnold, Associate Dean of HSHP and Associate Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, recently presented at the Academy of Leisure Sciences Teaching Institute in Pacific Grove, California. Dr. Arnold delivered a presentation entitled "Sense of Community: Tweets, MOOCS, and Branding, Oh My!" with Dr. Charles Bullock, Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, from San Jose State University.

The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs would like to congratulate the following junior and senior students who were selected to receive the Peggy Ryan Williams Award for Academic and Community Leadership this year. The award is given to students who excel academically, perform service to the College community and nation, and represent an exemplary level of accomplishment.

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ITS offers computing workshops every week on a variety of topics in the Technology Learning Center (101 Friends Hall) at no charge to all faculty, staff, and students. The TLC will be offering training on Taskstream, Sakai, Excel, Photoshop, and Access from Monday, March 17 through Friday, March 21.

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School of Business Assistant Dean Dawn Kline, will be presenting at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Region 1 Conference in Newport, RI, March 19-21.

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Congratulations! We posted our first "Quit Smoking" Intercom 4 weeks ago and if you've quit smoking for 4 weeks, you have probably already seen some of these great benefits of quitting: 

  • 20 minutes after quitting: Heart Rate will drop down to normal levels
  • 12 hours: Carbon Monoxide levels in your body reduce to lower values, while blood oxygen levels increase to normal, decreasing your risk for serious cardiovascular problems
  • 1 day: (ONLY 24 HOURS): Reduced risk for heart attack
  • 48 hours: Your ability to smell and taste will improve
  • 3 days: Nicotine will no longer be in your body
  • 2-3 weeks: Improved circulation and lung function, which means you will breathe easier
  • 1-9 months: Lungs start repairing, reducing your risk for infections, coughing and shortness of breath

Keep smoke free! You're doing great!

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Dr. D. Brandon Williams
Vanderbilt University
Medical Department of Surgery

“Obesity: Causes & Cures”
4 pm
CNS 112

Biology Seminar Series
All are welcome to attend.

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Dr. Williams will also present:
A career in medicine: choices along the way

12:10-1 pm, CNS 115

Anyone interested in the health profession should attend.

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Writing Department Associate Professor Cory Brown won one of three finalist awards in The Missouri Review's Jeffrey E. Smith Editor's Prize, for his personal essay "Compliance." The essay is scheduled to be published in the fall issue of South Loop Review.

 

 

According to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 8 to 18 year olds in the US spend nearly 8 hours a day engaged with media. Because of this reality, it is important that our classrooms address contemporary forms of communication if they are to be relevant and engaging platforms for teaching 21st century literacy. On Saturday March 14, Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Project Look Sharp Chris Sperry will present two workshops on Media Literacy in the 21st Century, with one focusing on ELA and Social Studies, and the other on STEM.

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The Web infrastructure maintenance scheduled for Thursday, March 13th is being postponed due to unexpected technical difficulties.

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The Leadership Scholars program recognizes students with a demonstrated record of academic and co-curricular achievements. Students enter the program during their first year at Ithaca College and take on new leadership challenges every semester until they graduate. Components of the program include service projects, professional development, and leadership in student organizations that is recorded in leadership portfolios that are presented to administrators and peers every semester.

 

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When it comes to retirement planning, it’s never too early to start! The more you invest and the earlier you start planning increases the likelihood of a successful retirement. Not sure where to start? Start here: 

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On Friday May 7th, Enrique González Conty presented a paper titled “Redefining Identity in Contemporary Cuban Cinema" at the Mid-Atlantic Council of Latin American Studies Conference in New Brunswick, NJ. The conference was hosted by Rutgers University.

Theresa Radley, Vice President Education and Membership of the Ithaca College Toastmasters Club, won the Area 10 International Speech Contest on Saturday in Cortland with her speech, "Seeing My Strength."

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Ithaca College is pleased to host a regional college fair on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Athletics & Events Center.

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Ithaca, NY – On November 11 2013, the entire teaching at the Elizabeth Anne Clune (EAC) Montessori School in Ithaca New York participated in a full day training that focused on the integration of media production and analysis into core curriculum. Chris Sperry facilitated the workshop as Director of Curriculum and Staff Development for Ithaca College’s media literacy initiative, Project Look Sharp (www.projectlooksharp.org).  Both Project Look Sharp and the Ithaca City School district are excited to be bringing their professional experience to help out the local Montessori schools. 

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As a reminder, ITS full time staff will be participating in an all day retreat on Wednesday March 12, 2014. The Helpdesk will be open normal business hours but second tier support will not be available.

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Writing Department Associate Professor Catherine Taylor gave a presentation on “Research and Innovative Writing: History, Archives, and Documentary Aesthetics” at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a public reading of her creative writing as part of the "Felix Series of New Writing" on Thursday, March 6th.

Click here to read Club Hub Volume IV Issue X and learn about the great work Club Hub, CAC, ALS, SAB and other student organizations are doing on campus.

Mary Ann Erickson, associate professor and chair of aging studies, recently presented at the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education (AGHE)'s Annual Meeting and Educational Leadership Conference in Denver. Erickson's presentation, "What Undergraduate Intellectual Biographies Tell Us About Aging Studies," summarized the narratives of 17 recent graduates, who had participated in a gerontology senior seminar in which they were required to write an intellectual biography outlining the experiences that shaped their identity as a gerontologist.

 

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