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Ithaca College students are invited to participate to come together in a safe environment to share feelings, thoughts, and experiences in a sustained, confidential, frank dialogue around issues of race and racism. The Diversity Awareness Committee will initiate a Student Talking Circle facilitated by professionals from the Multicultural Resource Center. The Talking Circle will be made up of 16 racially and ethnically diverse people who will meet once a week for five consecutive sessions to self-reflect, share experiences, and learn from others’ perspectives and attitudes. Spaces are still available!

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This professional webinar session provides higher education administrators and staff an opportunity to learn about the importance of developing a comprehensive strategy to recruit and retain Latina/o faculty members and professional staff. The demographic reality of the growing Hispanic undergraduate and graduate student population compels higher education leaders to employ courageous leadership to create proactive measures that ensures their faculty and leaders reflect the diverse communities that they serve. Towards that goal, this webinar highlights key programmatic and policy recommendations, based on empirical evidence, to support institutional initiatives to improve Latino(a) faculty and professional staff representation.

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Join your colleagues and join the conversation on Wednesday, October 7th for this month’s Dollars and $ense meeting.  Vice President Hector will update faculty and staff on campus cost control measures currently underway.  The session will be held 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. in Emerson Suite B.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Carly Hills in the office of finance and administration (274-3118 or  We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.


David Kaminsky, Ithaca College 2014 history major graduate will speak on – “From Serbia to Siberia

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Ithaca College is pleased to invite you to hear a free talk by Major General Arthur M. Bartell, U.S. Army (retired), Parent '15, on Tuesday, October 27. His presentation is titled "Leadership: Don't Leave School without It."

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
7:00 p.m.
Emerson Suites, Phillips Hall
Free and open to the public

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Ithaca College in the Media

Contributed by Megan Wolk on 10/06/2015 

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Quoted in the Media: Faculty members Patrick McKeon, Devan Rosen, Jeff Cohen, Michael Smith, Betsy Keller and Gary Sforzo. For more information on the following articles, please visit the IC in the Media Page

 IC in the Media

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The Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities (APCA) held its 2015 North East Regional Conference in Teaneck, NJ from Thursday, October 1, 2015 to Sunday, October 4, 2015. APCA is dedicated to providing leadership training and programming opportunities to students and staff from colleges around the country. Natalie Reed was chosen from a field of candidates to serve as an Intern to the Director of Education and Associate Services at the APCA Conference.

The conference is an opportunity for learning to complement the classroom experience. There are educational sessions addressing such topics as motivation, stress management, communication skills, decision making, ethical leadership and group processing techniques.

The APCA North East Regional Conference is a valuable educational experience for all students who attend. Many of the students return with new perspectives and more definite future goals.

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Professor Kathleen Mulligan will be giving a Powerpoint presentation about her project "Voices of Partition" and the creation of the original theatre piece Dagh Dagh Ujala on Tuesday, October 13 from 12:10-12:50 in Dillingham 08. All are welcome. Please feel free to bring your lunch to this informal talk.



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Submitted on behalf of Robert Sullivan, Associate Professor/Chair, Communication Studies and Faculty in Residence, Center for Faculty Excellence:

As part of Ithaca College’s commitment to undergraduate research, scholarship, and creative activity, support will be provided for approximately 40 student scholars at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) to be held April 7-9, 2016 at the University of North Carolina, Asheville. Transportation, hotel accommodations and registration for the conference will be paid by the College. Students presenting at NCUR are expected to pay only for personal purchases.

Who can apply? Any undergraduate student in any program can apply to present their work. Virtually every discipline is represented at NCUR. Students can also present work that is created in an interdisciplinary posture. Please note, however, that support can typically only be given to one student for work that was prepared with multiple authors. Creative activity, such as musical or theatrical performance, or other work in the fine arts, is also welcome. 

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Please note in today's Ithaca Journal, there is a notice of a gathering to be held on Sunday, October 11, 2015 in Henry's honor at Aladdin's in Ithaca.

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Please join the Roy H. Park School of Communications in offering a fond farewell to Associate Dean Virginia Mansfield-Richardson at a reception on Wednesday, October 14 from 4-6 p.m. in Park Hall, Room 223.

As announced earlier this month, Mansfield-Richardson has been appointed associate provost at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Virginia’s last day at Ithaca College will be October 16.

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Check out our October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month webpage for ways you can raise awareness.

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This past spring the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra’s Willard Daetsch Youth Outreach Program was the recipient of a 2015 Yale Distinguished Music Education Partnership Award.

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Last month Wendy Herbener Mehne, professor of flute in the School of Music, performed on three concerts at the National Flute Association convention in Washington, DC.

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Mara Baldwin, director of Ithaca College's Handwerker Gallery, has been commissioned by Facebook to install a large scale wall drawing in their Astor Place offices in Manhattan, NYC.

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There may have been an incorrect email given in some places for requesting ticket reservations for Dagh Dagh Ujala (This Stained Dawn), the Theatre Wallay production from Pakistan. If you have not received a confirmation email about your request, please send it again to

Please include name, performance selected, and number of tickets.


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Nominations must be received in writing.  Rationale and supporting data are expected at the time of nomination, and should include the following information:

 ·         nominee’s name and contact information

 ·         an explanation of how the nominee meets the criteria for honorary degrees



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A huge kudos goes out to PODER this week for ALL of the events they have sponsored for Latina/o Heritage Month so far!  Award-winning poet Carlos Andres Gomez kicked off the month on September 16 followed by Kat Lazo, a Latina feminist, on September 21.  This past Monday, there was a Bachata Workshop held in the ALS Room in West Tower where attendees learned traditional Bachata moves led by specialized Bachata dance instructors.  Great job with these events

STAT celebrates IC Alumni

Contributed by Theresa Radley on 10/05/2015 

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Kudos to Students Today Alumni Tomorrow (STAT) for working with the IC Alumni Association to put on a fabulous series of Alumni Weekend events this past weekend!  Events included a class reunion party, the Homecoming game vs. Alfred, the athletic hall of fame induction ceremony, a picnic on Saturday, and a special dinner featuring the 2015 alumni award winners.  Thanks for bringing so many alumni back to campus to celebrate!

This past Saturday, the Ithaca College Chapter of the American Advertising Federation held their 12th biannual Creative Crunch competition.  Teams of 2-4 students had just 2 hours to design 2 print ads and a 3rd ad of their choice for a mystery brand.  All students who participated gained valuable skills in advertising and communications as well as some great alumni networking opportunities. In fact, the judges of the competition were some of our own IC alumni!

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