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The Office of Student Engagement and Multicultural Affairs congratulates Mary Holland as she takes on an exciting new role as a Program Coordinator in the Office of Student Activities at Syracuse University. Mary has served as the Student Organization Business Specialist for over two years, working with hundreds of student organizations to manage their finances and travel. She brought a fun spirit to her role and created a supportive learning environment for students, and she will be missed! You can say goodbye to Mary at a celebration on her last day: Friday, September 26 from 4:00-5:00pm in the Student Activities Center.

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Submitted on behalf of Nancy Pringle, Vice President for Human and Legal Resources

As a community, Ithaca College values a respectful environment free from harassment and discrimination. I believe that all of us recognize that unwanted advances, sexually explicit conduct, differential treatment, or offensive jokes have a detrimental impact on our community. Our obligations as members of the Ithaca College community, including some responsibilities specific to supervisors are outlined in the College’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, the Institutional Policy on Disability and the Sexual Harassment Policy. 

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Join us on Tuesday, October 7, for an engaging discussion with clean tech leader Dan Miller.  His presentation, “How to Fix Climate Change for Free,” will take place in Textor 102 from 6-7:30 p.m.  

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 The college community is invited to participate in a Virtual Banned Books Read Out.

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 The Ithacan now has an iPhone and iPad app! Download it from the App Store or follow this link and get connected to all the latest news, reviews and features on the Ithacan's daily website. 



A Good Life starts with a Great Score! Take the first step and take a free practice test with Kaplan to see how you will score on the test you may be facing for an advanced degree. No preparing is necessary to see where you are starting!


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Patricia Zimmermann, professor of screen studies and codirector of the Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival, published a book chapter in Transmedia Frictions: The Digital, the Arts, and the Humanities, edited by Marsha Kinder and Tara McPherson (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014).

Her essay is entitled “Transnational/National Digital Imaginaries,” an examination of artists working in new media interfaces that engage a double movement of historical modalities and future imaginaries to map the transnational. The essay was coauthored with John Hess, coeditor of the journal Jump Cut. ​

IC voICes, an employee chorus is starting its 14th year and looking for new members.

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Associate Professor Elizabeth Bergman, Aging Studies, will present "Exploring the Aging Experience" on Thursday, October 2, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Tompkins County Office for the Aging. Bergman will engage participants in a number of activities designed to educate and sensitize individuals to the physical, psychological, social, and other changes that are common as we age. This free workshop is open to family caregivers and others interested in how to communicate with, and assist, older adults in overcoming and copying with age-related changes. Please contact the Office for the Aging to register by calling 274-5492, or email .



Associate Professor Mary Ann Erickson is one of four authors of an article published online in September 2014 in the Journal of Housing for the Elderly. "Aging in Place or Relocation? Plans of Community Dwelling Older Adults" describes the results of a study that examined the anticipated living arrangements of 416 community-dwelling older adults using data from the first two data collections of the Pathways to Life Quality Study. John Krout, professor emeritus and the first director of the Ithaca College Gerontology Institute, is also an author. Read more...


Faculty members are sought to serve as the steering committee for the Linden Award for Learning Portfolio Excellence. The award has been established by Jay and Judith Linden to recognize up to three senior students annually who create outstanding learning portfolios demonstrating the reflective and creative use of technology through the portfolio as an electronically mediated presentation and showing an established relationship and communication with an IC alumnus mentor for the portfolio. Student award recipients will be selected based on the content and quality of their portfolios, including evidence of integrative thinking, critical and analytical problem solving, and reflective learning.


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Mara Keisling, Executive Director of the National Center for Transgender Equality will speak at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday October 9 in the VIP Room of the  A&E Center.

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Gomez (Assistant Professor, Mathematics and Education) and Maceli (retired faculty, Mathematics) recently published their work, "Using Algebraic Expressions to Reveal the Math Behind Puzzles" in the New York State Mathematics Teachers' Journal.  The article explores how to use puzzles to motivate students and foster their understandings of algebra. The journal is published by the Association of Mathematics Teachers of New York State (an affiliate of the NCTM).


This is just a reminder that mandatory fire and emergency evacuation drills will continue in the coming week for academic and residential buildings.

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Department of Physics and Astronomy Associate Professor Michael "Bodhi" Rogers is the Zone 2 councilor on the National Council of the Society of Physics Students. Zone 2 covers New York, Ontario, and Quebec. 

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IC FIT KIDS: Personalized one on one training customized to help your child reach their fitness goals at the Ithaca College Robert R. Colbert Wellness Clinic!

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The next No Pressure Blood Pressure will be held on Wednesday, September 24th.

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Submitted on behalf of Gerald Hector, Vice President for Finance and Administration.

All students, staff and faculty are invited to attend one of two hour-long town hall sessions scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, to provide input on the campus master plan. The sessions will be held in the Emerson Suites, from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. and from 2:35 to 3:35 p.m. 

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Majors in the department of Physics and Astronomy give talks on their summer research Tuesday September 23, 2014 at 12:10 in CNS 204

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GO BIG tomorrow from 5:00-8:00 PM at Terrace Dining Hall. Everything will be over-the-top! Come by to check out our delicious displays, fun games and the chance to win one of four BIG prizes in our National Contest!


What’s up for grabs:


  1. “Big Sound”, Bose CineMate GS Series II Digital Home Theater Speaker System.
  2. “Big Fun”, PS4 Game Console Bundle with 2 Games.
  3. “Big Tech”, Sony Xperia Tablet Z.
  4. “Big Screen”, Samsung LED Smart TV.

Let's GO BIG, IC! 

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