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Is your office, department, or organization interested in tabling at the Residence Hall Association's annual SexFest Event on November 15th?

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The TELE Collaborative (Center for Faculty Excellence, IC Library, Teaching & Learning with Technology/DIIS) is hosting a series of events during Open Access Week that focus on Open Access, Open Educational Resources, and Digital Scholarship.

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The Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday will be celebrated in 2017 during the first week of classes from January 23-28, 2017 (as the Federal holiday falls prior to the return of students this year). MLK Week 2017 marks the 22nd annual Ithaca College community celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his teachings. 

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New hire sessions will continue to be held every other Monday morning through November 28, 2016.  There will be no new hire session the week of December 12, 2016.

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The gender pay gap. Double standards. “Superwoman Syndrome.”  These are just a few of the challenges that many women continue to face in the workplace. During this session we’ll explore specific strategies to tackle these and other issues, as well as ways to create success for yourself in work and in life.

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson & Dr. Brian Dickens 

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students - 

The safety and security of the Ithaca College community is a top priority for the College. As we continuously strive to enhance our policies and programs related to campus security, it is helpful to periodically conduct objective assessments of our initiatives to help us to understand how we may further address the safety of our community.

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Submitted on behalf of Dr. Roger Richardson, Associate Provost/Interim Chief Diversity Officer. 

Following a national search, I am pleased to announce that Dr. David Harker, has been named Director of the Center for Civic Engagement.  As the current Director of the Collaborative for Community Engagement at Colorado College, Dr. Harker has broad professional experience providing and supporting a menu of curricular and co-curricular service learning and community based-learning initiatives.

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Celebrate National Retirement Security Week with a Financial Wellness Check-Up!

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

Ithaca College campus

Co-sponsored by the School of Music and Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival (FLEFF)

All day - starting at 11am and finishing with the spectacular concluding concert at 7:30PM.  Exact schedule for the day will be available soon.

Music from around the world:  America, Africa, Trinidad, Japan, India, Brazil and Argentina

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You are invited to attend an important lunch on Monday, October 24th at 11:30 am in the Emerson Suites to welcome to campus 15 FLEFF Diversity Scholars.  This represents an opportunity for you to help Ithaca College in its recruitment efforts to become more diverse and inclusive.

The Diversity Scholars are graduate students who have expressed an interest in exploring Ithaca College's artistic and intellectual environment. The Diversity Scholars will attend the World Music Festival Concert on Sunday night, October 23 and three Research Forums on October 24th. The 11:30 am lunch will feature Raza Rumi, Ithaca City of Asylum Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College, as the keynote speaker. 


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Contributed on behalf of Tom Grape ’80, chairman of the Board of Trustees

To the Campus Community:

From October 19 to 21, the Ithaca College Board of Trustees and I will be on campus for our first full board meeting of the academic year. I always look forward to the October meeting, because I get to experience the energy of our campus when the semester is in full swing.

After our meetings conclude, I will share updates about our work. In the meantime, I wanted to send you a preview of what we will be working on this fall and beyond. 

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Professor Malpass presented his paper, Middle Preceramic Lithics from the Casma Valley: Bipolar Cores and Edge-Ground Cobbles," at the 35th annual Conference on Andean and Amazonian Archaeology and Ethnohistory, Harvard University, October 15-16, 2016.

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Dr. Evis Sammoutis was recently awarded a highly competitive Chamber Music America Commission to compose a new woodwind quintet for District5. The commission is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the premiere of the new work will take place in fall 2017.

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Submitted on behalf of James W. Nolan Jr. ’77, Parent ’01, chair of the Presidential Search Committee

Your search committee has been active! Since my last communication, we have been very busy in narrowing the pool of applicants. We are pleased by the quality of the candidates we have been in contact with and encouraged by the prospect of a successful conclusion to the search. The work takes time, patience, and persistence, and I am grateful to the committee members for their efforts.

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This is a reminder that there will be an information session on the Education Minor on Tuesday, October 18th from 5:30 to 6:30 in Williams 314.

There will be additional sessions on Thursday, October 20th (12:10-1:00) and Friday, October 21st (9:00-9:50).


Asma Barlas, professor of Politics, has published the lead essay for a round table on Feminism and Islam in the current Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion (Fall, 2016).  The essay, "Secular and Feminist Critiques of the Qur'an: Anti-hermeneutics as Liberation?" has six respondents with a short rejoinder from Barlas. The Journal can be accessed here: 

A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (NARB) has recommended that DirecTV, LLC, modify claims made for its satellite television services to better disclose to consumers that limited programming is available in 4k, or ultra high-definition format, modify its claims that DirecTV is wireless, and discontinue a “free upgrade” to Genie HD DVR claim.

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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 for additional information. 


submitted on behalf of Mark Fink Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology

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"Molecular basis of C. elegans pathogen avoidance behavior"

4:00 p.m.
CNS 112

All are cordially invited to attend.


View other IC events here.

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