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Woizero Jarvis, an incoming first-year HEOP and CSTEP student, was invited to attend the Beating the Odds Summit at the White House on July 23rd.   The Summit was part of the White House Reach Higher initiative by First Lady Michelle Obama.  


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Ithaca College was recently awarded a five-year $600,000 competitive grant by the New York State Department of Education, to increase the number of Ithaca College students from under-represented groups who are pursuing professional licensure and careers in mathematics, science, technology and health-related fields.  The grant is specifically for enrolled Ithaca College students who have an expressed interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).  Dr. Orlando-Marquez Kittrell, director for the Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) in the Center for Academic Advancement, serves as the primary investigator (PI) for the State grant.  The grant will provide the following:

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The Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost scheduled for Tuesday, August 4 has been filled.  The next one will be in September with an announcement on the date coming out later next month.  Please contact Karen Emnett at or (607) 274-7918 with any questions.

 The Maplewood Cemetery was incorporated in 1866 and expanded the cemetery area around an older, preexisting burial area. The cemetery was active until the late 1960s early 1970s at which time it went into disuse. Lack of maintenance over forty years resulted in a deterioration of the cemetery. A newly formed board is reviving the cemetery. 

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Due to scheduled maintenance, the campus telephone system, including voicemail, will be unavailable on Thursday, July 30 from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

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Please join us in honoring School of Business Associate Dean, Barbara Howard, and the work she has done for Ithaca College at a retirement reception luncheon on Friday, July 31st, from 12:00-1:30 pm in the Upper Atrium of the School of Business. 

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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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Our next "Brown Bag Lunch with the Provost" is scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, during the lunch hour (1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.) in the Human Resources Mini Conference Room (garden level of the Peggy Ryan Williams Center).   Please bring your lunch; beverage and cookies will be provided.


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ITHACA, N.Y. – Ithaca College Director of Athletics, Susan Bassett ’79, announces a new format for the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  Former Ithaca College Basketball Player and alumnus Kevin Connors ’97 will return to South Hill and serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 46th annual Athletics Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Friday, Sept. 25. This year’s ceremony will take place in the Athletics and Events Center, and begins with a cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. The induction is scheduled to start at 7 p.m.

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Ithaca College ITS is proud to announce that Muller Chapel and The Peggy Ryan Williams Center have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete.  Faculty, staff and students using those buildings should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

The completion of these two buildings leave only the A&E Center left in our project list. The Wi-Fi project team is actively working in that space to give our largest public venue Wi-Fi service that can accomodate a large number of people and allow us to provide excellent service for a multitude of uses in that space. 

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 At IC Square Food Court, we're featuring two new sandwiches from our Summer Unplugged line!

At Selona Grill, we're serving up a Brisket Gouda Burger! It's a quarter pound all beef patty, topped with sliced beef brisket, smoked gouda, pickled slaw and juicy tomatoes with garlic aioli on a seeded roll.

At The Deli, we're featuring a delicious Barbecue Pork BLT! Marinates sliced pork, cheddar cheese, bacon, lettuce, tomato and BBQ sauce are stacked on a ciabatta roll.

Come to the Food Court and try one today!

Please join us for this one-hour community learning webinar which focuses on supporting our underserved students. This is the first in a webinar series sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement and the Office of Human Resources.

Helping Underserved Populations: Assessing Skills and Behaviors to Improve Student Success

Date: Tuesday, July 28
Time: 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Location: Peggy Ryan Williams Center, HR Conference Room

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Due to scheduled maintenance, the campus telephone system, including voicemail, will be unavailable on Thursday, July 30 from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

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August is Family Fun Month!

Contributed by Katie Sack on 07/26/2015 

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Though Family Day is recognized as a holiday in only two states, Arizona and Nevada, it is a worldwide belief that the family is an important part of any nation.

So, we're bringing a little of the West to Ithaca by celebrating family for the whole month of August with a new activity each day!

Check out our August is Family Fun Month website at for a calendar of events you and your family can do together, starting on August 1st! 

The next installment of the “Dollars and $ense” discussion series will take place on Wednesday, August 5th. 

Faculty and Staff are invited to participate in the discussion, which takes place in the Taughannock Falls Room at 9 am. 

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.


Ithaca College ITS is pleased to announce that Facilities Administration, Warehouse, and Center for Public Safety have now passed the Wi-Fi testing phase and are complete. Faculty, Staff and Students using those buildings should now enjoy strong, stable, robust Wi-Fi service.

This completion leaves only three remaining buildings left: Muller Chapel, PRW, and the A&E Center.  The entire ITS Wi-Fi team is proud to bring this project closer to completion, as the largest wireless initiative in the school’s history moves along with success.

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Do you love leadership? Do you have a really awesome presentation or idea you want to share? Consider presenting in the Student Leadership Institute (SLI) series. We are currently accepting proposals from individuals across campus as well as from Student Organizations and Campus Offices that are offering educational programming in Block 1 of the Fall Semester and want to partner with the SLI program. 

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Due to scheduled maintenance, the campus telephone system, including voicemail, will be unavailable on Thursday, July 30 from 6:00-7:00 a.m.

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Ithaca College has had a very successful partnership with Longview, a retirement community located on Danby Road, for the past 15 years. Part of this relationship has involved an ongoing Faculty & Staff Lecture Series at Longview.


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Professor Peter Melcher (Biology) publishes a Commentary “Seeing into the xylem using non-invasive techniques provides clarity in understanding mechanisms involved in long-distance sap transport in plants”. This commentary discusses the importance of a recently published article (July, 2015): “Vulnerability to cavitation differs between current-year and older xylem: nondestructive observation with a compact MRI of two deciduous diffuse-porous species” by Kenji Fukuda, Daichi Kawaguchi, Tomo Aihara, Mayumi Y. Ogasa, Naoko H. Miki, Tomoyuki Haishi and Toshihiro Umebayashi.  Go to for more details.  Full print version will be out soon


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