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Contributed by Kathi Powers on 10/18/2016
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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Contributed by Katie Sack on 10/18/2016
Celebrate National Retirement Security Week with a Financial Wellness Check-Up!
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Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 10/18/2016
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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Invitation to Plenary lunch on Monday, October 24th to kick off FLEFF Research Forums on the Geographies of Inclusion, Cultural Fluency and Global Citizenship and to welcome FLEFF Diversity Scholars--RSVP required
Contributed by Warren Schlesinger on 10/17/2016
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 by Dan Verderosa on 10/17/2016
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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Contributed by David Turkon on 10/17/2016
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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Contributed by Sara Jacobs on 10/17/2016
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.
For more information about this commission, see:
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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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Contributed by Peter C Martin on 10/17/2016
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).
Contributed by Peyi Soyinka-Airewele on 10/17/2016
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: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2979/jfemistudreli.32.issue-2
Contributed by Kristin Morse on 10/17/2016
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Contributed by Michelle Warfield on 10/17/2016
submitted on behalf of Mark Fink Director of Teaching and Learning with Technology
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Chemistry Department Welcomes Speaker Robert G. Syvret of Fluorochemicals R&D,King of Prussia, PA USA
Contributed by Paula Larsen on 10/16/2016
Robert G. Syvret Presents Industrial Fluorochemical Synthesis in the Preparation of Low Global Warming Potential (GWP) Fluorocarbons.
Tuesday, October 18th at 12:10pm CNS 333, Pizza and Drinks will be provided.
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Digital Instruction and Information Services is currently planning for critical software upgrades in DIIS-managed computer labs for the spring 2017. If you need software installed or upgraded to support instruction, please submit the software request form at www.ithaca.edu/diis/services/labs/softwarereq/ or contact the DIIS Service Desk at email@example.com, by Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
New Zoom video and audio conferencing system (similar to "WebEx") is now available for all Ithaca College faculty, staff and students.
Contributed by David Weil on 10/16/2016
Ithaca College is pleased to offer faculty, students, and staff a new cloud-based platform for video and audio conferencing, mobile collaboration, and simple online meetings called Zoom. All Ithaca College faculty, staff and students now have the ability to easily start and host collaborative sessions and classes for 2 to 500 participants. Zoom is a next generation service that is similar to “WebEx” and other services, and is becoming widely adopted by numerous colleges and universities.
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